$3,300+$200 WPT Borgata WPO Championship
Level 36: Blinds 200,000/400,000/50,000 ante
Daniel Weinman started the day below average in chips, but with 68 big blinds, had enough ammo to work with. Playing a WPT final table on his 29th birthday, he seemed destined to take home the win. He’ll collect $892,433 for 1st place. Not a bad birthday present!
He had pocket Aces at least three times and they held up each time. Pocket Aces were also good to him on Day 4 as he doubled his short-stack twice on his way to this final table.
His forte is mixed cash games, but he was the only player at this final table with more than $1 million in career tournament earnings. Weinman’s been playing poker professionally for about eight years so many people are surprised to find out that he has a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech. He only spent one year working as an engineer before giving up that life in favor of poker. The Georgia native recently relocated to Washington DC to be close to the new MGM National Harbor Casino.
A video interview with the newest World Poker Tour Champions Club member will be posted shortly.