Mike Del Vecchio wins WPT Rolling Thunder Main Event

The American tops a tough final table, plus some of the week’s other big winners.

Del Vecchio

Mike Del Vecchio saw off some top-class competition that included Sorel Mizzi, Oliver Busquet, and Conor Drinan to win the WPT Rolling Thunder Main Event. A field of 421 was trimmed to a big hitting final six that boasted a combined live earnings of around $30 million.

In winning his first major title, Del Vecchio walked away with $284,638 after emerging from an hour long heads up battle with Mizzi who received $190,105 for his second-place finish.

Elsewhere, Stephen Chidwick came through a field of 44 entries to claim the $25,000 Single-Day PokerStars Championship Panama High Roller. The Brit won the event for $366,500 to breach the $7m mark in career earnings.

From the PokerStars Championship to the PokerStars Festival Rozvadov now and a win in the Main Event for the Czech Republic's Petr Svoboda. Playing in a home event, Svoboda won €124,346 plus the trophy after a final day session that lasted an incredible 18 hours. A total of 1,123 began the event, including Team PokerStars Pro Bertrand 'ElkY' Grospellier, who dropped out on the second day.

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