WPT championship results

Apr 26, 2006 10:57 PM

Las Vegas poker pro Joe Bartholdi outlasted five final table rivals to capture the World Poker Tour Championship event Monday night at the Bellagio.

   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.

   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.

   The final order of finish and winning amounts include:

   First: Joe Bartholdi, $3,760,165

   Second: David Matthew, $1,903,950

   Third: Roland De Wolfe, $1,025,205

   Fourth: Claus Nielsen, $659,120

   Fifth: James Van Alstyne, $439,375

   Sixth: Men Nguyen, $292,915