This year’s World Poker Tour Rock’N’Roll Poker Open at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood attracted a record number of entries, 1,566 to be exact.
The event’s entry record was the largest field in its history, and easily surpassed the $2m guarantee for the event. A lucky 196 players received payouts, and after two starting flights and three more days of action, the sizable field in this tournament had been narrowed to just six remaining players.
But there can only be one winner, and this year Lithuania’s Gediminas Uselis walked away with first prize and largest payday awarded in the tournament. Runner-up Jacob Ferro earned $573,605 and 1,350 points.
Out of the more than $5m in total prize money paid out, Uselis was awarded $778,490, his third six-figure score of his career and the largest of his career wins.
His latest win blew away the $325,428 he earned for overcoming a 1,341-entry field in the Mid-States Poker Tour Venetian $1,600 main event in late October.
His other six-figure win was $227,186, which he earned alongside his first bracelet for winning the $400 buy-in World Series of Poker Online no-limit hold’em ‘Forty Stack’ event in 2020.
His two titles won in large-field no-limit hold’em main events were enough to propel him up the rankings and into 41st place in the 2021 POY race, which was sponsored by Global Poker.