Las Vegas poker pro Joe Bartholdi outlasted five final table rivals to capture the World Poker Tour Championship event Monday night at the Bellagio.
Â Â On the final hand, Bartholdi defeated David Matthew in head-to-head action when his pair of 9s held up against Matthew’s flush draw.
Â Â Bartholdi took home $3.7 million for first place while Matthew won $1.9 million for second. Matthew qualified for the WPT event by winning a $25 online satellite.
Â Â The final order of finish and winning amounts include:
Â Â First: Joe Bartholdi, $3,760,165
Â Â Second: David Matthew, $1,903,950
Â Â Third: Roland De Wolfe, $1,025,205
Â Â Fourth: Claus Nielsen, $659,120
Â Â Fifth: James Van Alstyne, $439,375
Â Â Sixth: Men Nguyen, $292,915