Andy Wilson Conquers One of the Toughest Final Tables in WPT History to Win RRPO

Andy Wilson On Wednesday, the final six players from a 1,541-entry field returned for final table action in the World Poker Tour (WPT) 2022 Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open (RRPO) $3,500 Main Event at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida.

England’s Andy Wilson began with a healthy chip lead but faced some stiff competition in the form of the defending champ, a three-time WPT winner, and a two-time WPT champ not only looking for back-to-back titles but also the Season 20 Player of the Year lead.

Wilson, who cut his chops playing online but post-pandemic has begun competing on the live stage, managed to weather the onslaught and finish as the last player standing to win a $785,800 top prize, a $10,400 seat into the WPT World Championship, and etch his name on the Mike Sexton WPT Champions Cup. 2022 WPT RRPO Final Table Results

Place Player Prize 1st Andy Wilson $785,800 + $10,400 WPT World Championship seat 2nd Josh Kay $525,000 3rd Chad Eveslage $390,000 4th Brian Altman $290,000 5th Gediminas Uselis $219,000 6th Robel Andemichael $167,000 “In all of these near misses, I have usually been the chip leader in most of these tournaments. Even though I may have fallen short, it usually does get me to the very far end, so I’ve been in this situation a lot, especially online,” Wilson said in his winner interview. “I enjoy being able to play a few more hands, play more pots post, and try to apply pressure to people. That’s kind of where I feel a little bit more comfortable.”

He added: “You had to fight for every pot because these guys weren’t going to roll over at all. As far as WPT final tables are concerned I think this is definitely one of the tougher ones … All of these guys have had success live and I assume they’ll continue to do so in the future.”

What’s even more incredible is that Wilson nearly didn’t make the trip to South Flordia from the UK. Andy Wilson celebrates with his friends. “I was in England watching the World Cup, […]

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