Joey Weissman came into the final table of Event #6: $10,100 No Limit Hold'em as the shortest stack left in the field, but an early double through David Coleman put him on the right track as he went on a tear from there to capture his first PGT title of the season and the $116,000 first-place prize.

Shortly after the double, Weissman would send Joris Ruijs to the rail in fifth place for $23,200 when he flopped top two pair with aces and eights to best the ace-six of Ruijs. 

Coleman saw most of his stack go Weissman's way when he handed him the double, and the rest of his stack would head to Upeshka De Silva when his flopped pair of fives was rivered by De Silva's pair of eights. Coleman picked up his 11th cash of the 2024 season with the fourth-place finish, and the $31,900 prize puts him just shy of one million in PGT earnings on the year. 

Start-of-day chip leader Ed Sebesta could get nothing going at the final table as he could only sit back and watch the battle between De Silva and Weissman unfold. Sebesta showed his chops with some terrific laydowns, but the poker gods failed to reward him as he would send half his stack to De Silva during one of those laydowns before Weissman's ace-queen sent his ace-eight to the rail in third place for $46,400. 

Weissman took 85% of the chips in play to the start of heads-up play and quickly finished off De Silva in short order. About five hands into the match, De Silva found himself all in with queen-seven, only to find himself dominated by Weissman's king-seven. 

The board ran out ten high, and De Silva headed to the payout desk in second place for $72,500, securing his second PGT cash of the season in the process. 

Overall, the penultimate event of the inaugural Texas Poker Open drew 29 entrants, creating a prize pool of $290,000. The final table of five was the only player to reach the money. Jim Collopy was the unfortunate bubble in Event #6 when his ace-king failed to improve against the pocket queens of Sebesta.

 Event #6: $10,100 No-Limit Hold'em Payouts

Place Name Country PGT Points Payout
1st Joey Weissman United States 116 $116,000
2nd Upeshka De Silva United States 73 $72,500
3rd Ed Sebesta United States 46 $46,400
4th David Coleman United States 32 $31,900
5th Joris Ruijs Netherlands 23 $23,200

Weissman Moves Into PGT Top Ten

The win marked Weissman's seventh cash of the 2024 PGT season, but it was his first win of the season. The 116 PGT points were enough to move him up to 8th on the leaderboard with 643 points, but all eyes are still looking up at Coleman, who crossed the 1,300-point mark on the season with the fourth-place finish. 

Sebesta and De Silva both picked up their second cash of the 2024 PGT Season. The pair sits just outside the top 100 with 79 points, 2 points shy of Joshua Ladines, but they will need to pick up the pace if they want to reach the top 40. 

Rank Player Points Wins Cashes Winnings
1 David Coleman 1,304 4 11 $999,200
2 Aram Zobian 1,131 2 11 $1,000,090
3 Dylan Weisman 1,126 3 10 $1,155,640
4 Daniel Negreanu 896 1 11 $776,750
5 Samuli Sipila 749 2 4 $776,140
6 Stephen Chidwick 711 1 8 $847,875
7 Kristen Foxen 678 1 5 $463,025
8 Joey Weissman 643 1 7 $642,950
9 Jesse Lonis 634 1 9 $632,000
10 Jonathan Little 591 2 5 $771,850

One Event Remains at the 2024 Texas Poker Open

The PGT-qualifying portion of the Texas Poker Open ends with Event #7: $10,100 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller already underway. The PGT live reporting team is already hard at work, and you can follow all the day-one action here.

Tomorrow's (May 3rd) final table stream can be seen on PokerGO in its entirety. The tentative start time is 11 a.m. PT, with Brent Hanks and Jeff Platt on the call. 

For complete PGT schedule information, check out pgt.com/schedule.

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