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2023/24 WSOP Circuit - Commerce Casino (Los Angeles, CA)

Wednesday, May 22, 2024 to Friday, May 24, 2024

TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS

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  • Buy-in: $0
  • Prizepool: $1,000,000
  • Entries: 559
  • Remaining: 0

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Friday, May 24, 2024 7:30 PM Local Time (about 20 days and 21 hours ago)
Dong Meng Dong Mengby Alicia Skillman

Dong Meng is officially the champion of champions in this first World Series of Poker bracelet event of the season.

Meng emerged victorious after five days of battling against the field of 559 entrants in this Tournament of Champions at The Commerce Casino and Hotel.

Dong Meng Dong Mengby Alicia Skillman

Meng won his seat into this $1 million freeroll by winning the $1,000 Flip 'n Go bracelet event this past summer for $160,469. Now, he's parlayed that into an even bigger score of $200,000 today. 

2024 Tournament of Champions final table results

Place Player Prize
1 Dong Meng $200,000
2 Kevin Will $120,000
3 Nathan Wasson $87,000
4 Richard Gebhart $63,000
5 Cody Bell $46,000
6 Ramon Kropmanns $35,000
7 Scott Dulaney $26,000
8 Alan Merdita $20,000
9 John West $16,000

Action of the day

Meng came into the day fourth of eight in chips when they restarted. He wasn't too active early, sitting back and watching chips fly among the other players while he picked his spots carefully. 

Sometimes, he picked those spots at the wrong time. Even in those spots, he cut his losses to keep himself in the mix, realizing when to wave the white flag. 

In other spots, he had his opponent outkicked and just had to click the call button to collect the chips. That was how Scott Dulaney met his end in 7th place when he couldn't get away from top pair against Meng.

A critical hand came when he was put to the test by Ramon Kropmanns. They both hand a combo draw on the turn, but Meng had a pair with his  on the  board. Kropmanns moved all in with his . Meng made a flush on the  river to begin his late path to victory. 

Dong Meng and Kevin Will Dong Meng and Kevin Willby Alicia Skillman

"I think I got really lucky," Meng told Natalie Bode in a tableside interview. four-handed. "I won two all ins consecutively," said the meek Meng.

The four final players developed a loose and talkative environment at the table even with so much money in play, and Meng enjoyed it.

"I really like the current situation, said Meng. "Those guys are great guys to play with. I'm just trying to play the cards I'm dealt and not make too many mistakes."

Mistakes are hard to make when you're holding quads, and he somehow still extracted loads of value from the ace-high of Kevin Will.

Closing out the series in style

This is the first time the World Series of Poker has come to the Commerce Casino and Hotel. The turnout was great for the housewarming. 

A total of 1,467 entrants took place in the $1,700 Main Event which built a prize pool of $2,222,505, blowing the $1 million guarantee out of the water. 

Dong Meng with his Bracelet Dong Meng with his Braceletby Alicia Skillman

Of the 559 entrants into the Tournament of Champions, 100 of them took home some of the prize pool, many of whom plan to carry it with them to the upcoming Vegas summer series. 

Meng takes home the first coveted WSOP bracelet of the season as well as the best live cash of his career according to Hendon Mob

Dong Meng's WSOP Bracelet Dong Meng WSOP Braceletby Alicia Skillman

Congratulations to Dong Meng for his impressive victory and for his impressive victory against fellow WSOP winners at the Tournament of Champions!


Dong Mengby Alicia Skillman

Meng won his seat into this $1 million freeroll by winning the $1,000 Flip 'n Go bracelet event this past summer for $160,469. Now, he's parlayed that into an even bigger score of $200,000 today. 

2024 Tournament of Champions final table results

Place Player Prize
1 Dong Meng $200,000
2 Kevin Will $120,000
3 Nathan Wasson $87,000
4 Richard Gebhart $63,000
5 Cody Bell $46,000
6 Ramon Kropmanns $35,000
7 Scott Dulaney $26,000
8 Alan Merdita $20,000
9 John West $16,000

Action of the day

Meng came into the day fourth of eight in chips when they restarted. He wasn't too active early, sitting back and watching chips fly among the other players while he picked his spots carefully. 

Sometimes, he picked those spots at the wrong time. Even in those spots, he cut his losses to keep himself in the mix, realizing when to wave the white flag. 

In other spots, he had his opponent outkicked and just had to click the call button to collect the chips. That was how Scott Dulaney met his end in 7th place when he couldn't get away from top pair against Meng.

A critical hand came when he was put to the test by Ramon Kropmanns. They both hand a combo draw on the turn, but Meng had a pair with his    on the      board. Kropmanns moved all in with his   . Meng made a flush on the   river to begin his late path to victory. 

Dong Meng and Kevin Willby Alicia Skillman

"I think I got really lucky," Meng told Natalie Bode in a tableside interview. four-handed. "I won two all ins consecutively," said the meek Meng.

The four final players developed a loose and talkative environment at the table even with so much money in play, and Meng enjoyed it.

"I really like the current situation, said Meng. "Those guys are great guys to play with. I'm just trying to play the cards I'm dealt and not make too many mistakes."

Mistakes are hard to make when you're holding quads, and he somehow still extracted loads of value from the ace-high of Kevin Will.

Closing out the series in style

This is the first time the World Series of Poker has come to the Commerce Casino and Hotel. The turnout was great for the housewarming. 

A total of 1,467 entrants took place in the $1,700 Main Event which built a prize pool of $2,222,505, blowing the $1 million guarantee out of the water. 

Dong Meng with his Braceletby Alicia Skillman

Of the 559 entrants into the Tournament of Champions, 100 of them took home some of the prize pool, many of whom plan to carry it with them to the upcoming Vegas summer series. 

Meng takes home the first coveted WSOP bracelet of the season as well as the best live cash of his career according to Hendon Mob

Dong Meng WSOP Braceletby Alicia Skillman

Congratulations to Dong Meng for his impressive victory and for his impressive victory against fellow WSOP winners at the Tournament of Champions!

Friday, May 24, 2024 1:09 PM Local Time (about 21 days and 3 hours ago)


Friday, May 24, 2024 12:22 PM Local Time (about 21 days and 4 hours ago)
  • Seat 2 - Ramon Kropmanns - 3,365,000 chips
    •  $344,450 in live earnings | 1 WSOP Circuit ring
Ramon Kropmanns Ramon Kropmannsby Alicia Skillman
  • Seat 3 - Richard Gebhart - 1,535,000 chips
    •  $357,104 in live earnings | 2 WSOP Circuit rings
Richard Gebhart Richard Gebhartby Alicia Skillman
  • Seat 4 - Dong Meng - 3,065,0000 chips
    •  $348,608 in live earnings | 1 WSOP bacelet
Dong Meng Dong Mengby Alicia Skillman
  • Seat 5 - Alan Merdita - 1,510,000 chips
    • $45,780 in live earnings | 4 WSOP Circuit rings
Alan Merdita Alan Merditaby Alicia Skillman
  • Seat 6 - Kevin Will - 4,830,000 chips
    •  $33,383 in live earnings | 1 WSOP Circuit ring
Kevin Will Kevin Willby Alicia Skillman
  • Seat 7 - Scott Dulaney - 1,475,000 chips
    •  $389,994 in live earnings | 1 WSOP bracelet
Scott Dulaney Scott Dulaneyby Alicia Skillman
  • Seat 8 - Cody Bell - 4,805,000 chips
    •  $517,877 in live earnings | 1 WSOP bracelet
Cody Bell Cody Bellby Alicia Skillman
  • Seat 9 - Nathan Wasson - 2,015,000
    •  $29,675 in live earnings | 1 WSOP Circuit ring
Nathan Wasson Nathan Wassonby Alicia Skillman

*All numbers according to Hendon Mob

Friday, May 24, 2024 10:25 AM Local Time (about 21 days and 6 hours ago)

 

After 104 players came back for Day 2, the final table was reached late last night on stream. Those players will come back to day to play for the illustrious WSOP gold bracelet and $200,000 up top.

We're reporting based on the live stream per request from production. Given they cut off the stream before the final table was reached, we've not yet posted the final table players and chip counts. As soon as we're given permission or the stream reaches that point today, we'll share the final table information.