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Sands Tops Cheong for $1m in WPT Super High Roller
Just 21 players signed up for the $100k Super High Roller at the WPT Championship this year but that didn't bother David "Doc" Sands and Joe Cheong too much last night as they took home the lion's share of the prize money.
Sands, taking a 3-1 chip lead over Cheong into heads-up play, held on easily for the win in just four hands to take home the title and $1,023,750.
Former November Niner Cheong earned $614,250 for the runner-up finish, adding to an impressive couple of months that includes a $1.3m win at the Manila Millions and a $500k runner-up in the $50k WSOP APAC High Roller.
Dan Perper was the only other player to cash in the WPT version yesterday with just three places paid. Perper earned $409,500.
Final-tablists Jim Courtney, Steven "Zugwat" Silverman and Andrew Robl went home empty-handed.
Official results from the $100k WPT Super High Roller:
- 1st: David Sands - $1,023,750
- 2nd: Joseph Cheong - $614,250
- 3rd: Daniel Perper - $409,500
- 4th: Jim Courtney - $0
- 5th: Steven Silverman - $0
- 6th: Andrew Robl - $0
For a full recap of the final-table action, check the WPT Live Updates.
Tune in today at 4 pm PT for complete coverage of the $25k WPT Championship final table which includes chip leader Chino Rheem, Erick Lindgren and WPT Montreal champ Jonathan Roy.