The first-ever Benny Binion Shootout occasion was held from Dec. 18-20, 2020 on the South Point Poker Room. The $2,050 buy-in no-limit maintain’em occasion attracted 128 entries to construct a $256,000 prize pool, which was paid out among the many prime 16 finishers. The largest share was in the end awarded to William Firebaugh, who defeated embellished event poker skilled Nicholas Pupillo heads-up to safe the title and the highest prize of $100,000.
This was Firebaugh’s third recorded dwell event win, and his first rating of six-figures or increased. His largest earlier payday got here when he took down the 2019 World Series of Poker Circuit Horseshoe Tunica $600 big-blind ante occasion for $36,219 and a WSOPC gold ring. Firebaugh now has $373,530 in profession event earnings to his title.
In addition to the title and the cash, Firebaugh was additionally awarded 264 Card Player Player of the Year factors because the champion of this occasion. This was his second POY-qualified rating of the yr, having gained a $400 buy-in occasion on the Hard Rock Casino Cincinnati again in January. His two victories are sufficient to maneuver him inside the highest 500 within the 2020 POY race, which is sponsored by Global Poker.
Pupillo took residence $50,000 and 220 factors because the second-place finisher. This was his seventh POY-qualified final-table end of the yr. With $249,732 in year-to-date earnings and 1,139 in complete factors, Pupillo now sits in 52nd place within the total rankings. The rating elevated Pupillo’s lifetime earnings to $3,353,741.
The last desk additionally featured WSOP bracelet winner Dan Matsuzuki, who earned $14,000 for fifth place. Fellow bracelet winner Ronnie Bardah completed thirteenth for $3,000.
Here is a have a look at the payouts and POY factors awarded on the last desk: