Niall Farrell topped a field of 323 entries in the 2016 partypoker WPT Caribbean Main Event to get his hands on the winner’s trophy and $335,000, which includes a $15,000 seat to the WPT Tournament of Champions.
It took 24 hands at the six-handed final table before there was an elimination. Farrell raised to 105,000 from late position with and then called when Stephen Woodhead three-bet all-in for 750,000 from the big blind with the dominated . By the river the board read and Woodhead was gone.
Twenty-three hands later, Yiannis Liperis moved all-in from the button for 375,000 with and was looked up by Anthony Augustino in the big blind holding . Neither player improved on the board, busting Liperis in fifth place.
Fourth place went to Colin Moffatt on the 64th hand of the final table. Farrell made it 125,000 to play from the button, Moffatt three-bet all-in for 1,180,000 in total from the big blind, and Farrell called. Moffatt turned over and was against Farrell’s . The flop gifted Moffatt two pair, but the turn improved Farrell to a set of sixes. The completed the board and sent Moffatt to the rail.
Three-handed play ended with the exit of Augustino at the hands of Farrell. Troy Quenneville folded on the button, Farrell set his sole opponent all-in from the small blind with and Augustino called off his 1,160,000 stack with . Augustino stayed ahead on the flop and remained in front when the arrived on the turn. However, the river saw Farrell’s hand improve to a king-high straight and sent the tournament to the heads-up stage.
Farrell held a commanding 8,130,000 (102 big blinds) to 1,550,000 (19 big blinds) lead over Quenneville going into the one-on-one battle, and it only took one hand to settle matters.
From the button, Farrell moved all-in with and Quenneville called with . The dealer spread the board onto the felt, Quenneville bust, and Farrell was crowned the 2016 partypoker WPT Caribbean champion.