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2024 WPT Voyage Full Tournament Results

The 2024 WPT Voyage has officially arrived back at its starting destination, having awarded over $1.5 million in total cash prizes and crowned several new World Poker Tour title holders in the process.

Following is an event-by-event summary of the live poker tournaments that took place on Virgin Voyages’ Valiant Lady cruise ship between March 31st and April 6th, 2024.

2024 WPT Voyage Main Event Winner Aram Oganyan

2024 WPT Voyage Main Event Winner Aram Oganyan | Image Credit: WPT Flickr

2024 WPT Voyage Tournament Results

Live poker tournament action began on the evening of March 31st Eastern Time with the $2,500 buy-in No Limit Hold’em Turbo event.

Once the dust had settled, high stakes rounder Taylor von Kriegenbergh of Massachusetts had outlasted a field of 86 entries to collect a $58,319 first place prize.

The win places von Kriegenbergh even closer to achieving $5 million in career live poker tournament cash prize winning, according to The Hendon Mob.

On April 1st, the $5,000 buy-in 2024 WPT Voyage championship tournament began, which quickly filled up the sea-faring poker room.

Shortly thereafter, Kenneth Compton picked up his first-ever WPT Seniors title with a $12,379 haul upon outlasting a competitive field of nearly 200 hopefuls.

It was Joshua O’Neal who came out on top of the 2024 WPT Voyage Tag Team event. Joshua received close to $10,000 for winning the event.

Next up, on April 1st, was the 2024 WPT Voyage HORSE tournament, which attracted 30 total players who entered the $660 buy-in live event.

2024 WPT Voyage Sea-HORSE winner Jesse Hollander

“Sea-HORSE” winner Jesse Hollander | Image Credit: Allison Hollander

Jesse Hollander blazed a trail through the Mixed Game event and received $7,100 in prize money plus the exclusive trophy upon winning the tournament.

Paul Chung walked away with a $25,062 payday for his victory in the mid-week Pot Limit Omaha event that boasted a $1,100 buy-in and attracted 85 entrants.

Meanwhile, in the highly competitive 2024 WPT Voyage Ladies Event, it was award-winning poker personality, content creator, and player Caitlin Comeskey who collected $10,221 upon surviving a field of 230 opponents.

WPT Executive Tour Director Matt Savage is an award-winning executive within the poker world who’s has received many more accolades for his professional industry role as opposed to his poker playing skills.

However, Matt became a World Poker Tour title holder himself this past week when he won the only tournament he played in while aboard the Virgin Voyages Valiant Lady.

Poker player Duy Ho was the first place finisher in the $325 buy-in Pot Limit Omaha tournament during the cruise.

The $1,100 Mystery Bounty event was won by Mitchell Halverson, who took home the lion’s share just over $20K of the $167,000 prize pool. Notching an even bigger payday, however, was Ben Ludlow, who scored the coveted $25K Bounty prize. Ludlow also finished 5th in the event, for an additional $5K+ to further pad his bankroll.

While results of the $10K High Roller Event haven’t been made available as of press time, we spied a very happy and content-looking Dylan Linde cashing in his payslip — celebratory bottle of wine in hand — just before the ship docked back in Miami, for just over $280,000 after taking the event down.

Dylan Linde win

2024 WPT Voyage Main Event and Prime Champions

Brazilian Gregory De Faria punched his ticket into this year’s WPT World Championship in Las Vegas upon winning the 2024 WPT Voyage Prime Main Event.

De Faria claimed $155,400 in cash prize winnings while giving his exuberant fan base something to cheer for all tournament long.

The most highly coveted live poker tournament prize during the cruise was awarded to high roller Aram Oganyan.

The Armenian-born poker pro who now resides in California took home $214,245 in a three-way final table deal for the 2024 WPT Voyage Main Event.

Finally, it was Las Vegas poker pro Brian Battistone who added $304,920 to his career live tournament earnings upon taking down the $25,000 buy-in No Limit Hold’em high roller event.

2024 WPT Voyage Deemed a Resounding Success

Based on overall attendance and live poker tournament atmosphere, the overwhelming hope among both those preset as well as those FOMO-ing from home is that the World Poker Tour will consider hosting another WPT Voyage during the 2025 calendar year.

Special thank to Virgin Voyages and the crew of the Valiant Lady for their role in providing approximately 1,800 poker players with an unforgettable experience.

The 2024 WPT Voyage was attended by a full cadre of WPT Ambassadors, including Andrew Neeme, as well as Lynn Gilmartin, Vince Van Patten, and Tony Dunst. Also present were many other industry notables like Aceholes podcaster Nikki Limo, GGPoker’s Game of Gold cast members Olga Iermolcheva and  Lukas “Robin Poker” Robinson, among many others.

Finally, a private game was also held aboard the seafaring vessel, which saw nosebleed-stakes games taking place pretty much every moment the Valiant Lady was sailing through international waters.

While we don’t know the exact results of that exclusive cash game, it’s known that Matt Berkey, Jean-Robert Bellande and Rob Yong were among the participants, that many hundreds of thousands of dollars changed hands… and that all the participants had a blast.

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Robbie Strazynski

Robbie founded Cardplayerlifestyle.com in 2009. A veteran member of the poker media corps, in addition to writing and video presenting, Robbie has hosted multiple poker podcasts over the years, including Top Pair, the Red Chip Poker Podcast, The Orbit, and the CardsChat Podcast. In 2019, Robbie translated the autobiography of Poker Hall of Famer Eli […]