Chang Upsets Seidel, Volpe to Win Bay 101

Weikai Chang
WeiKai Chang

Lesser-known poker player Kai Chang outlasted the big names at the WPT Bay 101 final table to win $1.1 million.

Consummate grinder Erik Seidel was gunning for his second WPT title but couldn’t really get anything going early and became severely short-stacked during four-handed play.

Seidel, who was the final bounty at Bay 101, finally busted when his jack-ten failed to overcome Paul Volpe’s ace-four.

Volpe entered the final table as the chip leader and was looking to take down his first WPT title.

The young poker pro was appearing in his second straight WPT final table as he also finished second at the LAPC for $651,170.

Unfortunately for Volpe, he just missed out on heads-up play this time around. Although three-handed play took hours, it was finally Volpe who fell in third place when his queen-ten failed against Kai Chang’s ace-nine.

On the bright side Volpe picked up $435,610 and is up over $1 million playing tournaments in the last two weeks.

Chang Takes Out Nguyen Heads-Up in Six Hands

Volpe’s elimination proved to be a turning point for the tournament as Chang took a 2-1 chip lead into heads-up play and dominated opponent Joe Nguyen.

Heads-up play would only last six hands as Chang flopped a straight with 8-6 against Nguyen, who had a flush draw. The flush never came and Chang received the tournament-deciding checkmark.

Chang picked up a total of $1,138,350 for his efforts and a $25,000 entry into the WPT World Championship.

Here are the complete final table payouts:

  • 1. WeiKai Chang - $1,138,350
  • 2. Joe Nguyen - $666,750
  • 3. Paul Volpe - $435,610
  • 4. Erik Seidel - $295,590
  • 5. Chris Johnson - $208,910
  • 6. Joe Kuether - $162,240

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