Parkwest Bicycle Casino near Los Angeles, California closed Winnin’ O’ The Green Festival with a bang. The mega series ran from February 28 – April 18 and included the venue World Series of Poker Circuit Stop. It concluded with a $1.5 million guarantee mega millions twenty fourth Event, the 13-day tournament featured over 30 flights and direct entry for day two.
At registration close, 4,817 total entries had been made, creating a prize pool of $2,147,490. $2,560 was entered at the bid price point of $275, with another $2,078 at the $560 level. Then, another 179 entries entered for $3,350 on the second day. Nearly half a million dollars were also paid out by the first day’s ending money and to the players who qualified for the second day multiple times during the first flights.
Nearly two weeks after cards went up in the air for the first time in this massive tournament, one player has finally drawn their last bet. That was Esa Humayun of West Hills, California, who received $266,470 for the win. This was by far the biggest live score in the championship to date, as he squandered the $8,847 he earned by finishing fifth in a $400 buy-in event during 2021. The DeepStack Extravaganza I rifle.
The final day of the event started with only seven competitors remaining after David Ovidov was knocked out of the tournament when AK failed to beat rivals Stephen Kim. According to the venue tournament blog, Uvaydov has committed to play in at least 32 of the 33 starts for this tournament to see if he can turn a profit. It ended up in eighth place with $35,885. After exiting the first flights with net losses of just over $1,000, he ended up with a total profit of nearly $35,000.
Homayrun took the chip lead heading into the seventh round, with Jason Wasser taking the short chip stack. Wasser ended up beating Sean Weingruber (7th – $45,765), Manas Gandhi (6th – $58,300), and Michael Tabrez (5th – $75,495) to reach the fourth round. At this point, the remaining players have accepted the fact that I redistribute the remaining prize money as follows based on their stacks at the time of the deal.
There was still approximately $80,000 in prize money that the other four had set aside to play, along with the title. Homayun went on to upset Kim (4th – $162,070) and Millard (3rd – $188,405) to take the over 3:1 lead in the singles match with Wasser.
On the final hand, all chips ante entered with Wasser holding a K4 To Homayun’s Q. Board reading K.j103 In return, Homayun gave a straight king high and let Wasser draw dead. Wasser earned $174,360 as runner-up.
Here’s a look at the final table results: