The WSOP Circuit Gold Coast $5K High Roller has come to a close, with Sheng Ye winning a lengthy heads-up over best mate Kenny Wang to claim the coveted champion’s ring.
Wang and Ye faced off after Anthony Hachem was eliminated in third place. Wang held the chip lead for more than 90% of the time played between the two, but one hand was enough to shift it over, and one more after that immediately after found the final result.
From a field of 122 total entries – with 29 returning for the start of Day 2 – Ye outlasted a strong calibre of names, including Huss Hassan, Emmanuel Seal, and Martin Finger, to cash out for $156,211 in prize money.
In his interview with PokerMedia Australia, Ye acknowledged the calibre of talent he had to work past to get through each level, all the way to his victory.
Ye described the moment as “very exciting.”
Originally from China, the Sydney-based Ye rarely plays tournaments and is more of a cash game player.
At various points during heads-up play, Ye expressed his fatigue, however stayed patient in his battle with his best mate, Wang. With this win, he plans to celebrate his friends for dinner, followed by some rest before commencing the Main Event.
2022 WSOP CIRCUIT GOLD COAST $5K HIGH ROLLER – FINAL TABLE RESULTS*
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