Dylan Linde, Run It Once coach, won his first-ever WPT title at the Five Diamond World Poker Class Main Event in Bellagio for a first place prize of $1.6 million and a seat into the season-ending Baccarat Crystal Tournament of Champions.
This year’s Main Event attracted a record field of 1001 entries, topping a prize pool of $9.7 million, making it the biggest $10K tournament in WPT history.
126 players were paid out with the top two places walking away with a million dollar score.
Among the players to participate in the tournament were Phil Hellmuth, Antonio Esfandiari, Joe Hachem, Darren Elias, and Andrew “Lucky Chew” Lichtenberger.
After five days of play, Dylan, along with five other players, made the final table. Lisa Hamilton banked $452k for her fifth-place finish while Andrew “Lucky Chew” Lichtenberger finished in third place for over $800k.