It came to be the Hungarian Andras Koroknai who took home the WPT LA Poker classic. Andras Koroknai dominated the final table, and when it was time for heads-up, he had a lead with 13,450,000 against his final opponent Raymond Dolan's 1,450,000 stack. With blinds of 75,000 - 150,000 (25,000 ante) it was just a matter of time before Raymond was forced to move all in and try to double up before his stack would be gone. And as expected, it all came to an end straight away
Andras Koroknai moved all in from the button, and Raymond Dolan called with Q 4. Koroknai flipped over Q 8.
FLOP: 10 9 4
Dolan was now in the lead with a pair of 4's. However, Koroknai still had many outs (flush draw, inside straight draw and all 8's).
The turn card gave Koroknai even more outs with an open-ended straight draw.
Koroknai gets a flush on the river and its all over! His fiends begin chanting in Hungarian and then ran down to the WPT champ, lifted him up, starting throwing him high up in the air! It was almost like a rock concert on the WPT stage!
Congratulations to Andras Koroknai!
1st: Andras Koroknai - $1,788,040 2nd: Raymond Dolan - $1,002,710 3rd: Tri Huynh - $665,140 4th: Gevork Kasabyan - $450,580 5th: Jean-Claude Moussa - $321,840 6th: Michael Kamran - $246,740
Great first prize but not very well played from his oponent at last hand , hey? Perhaps he would starting to be short stack, and, in that case, a Q justifies his move, but any other case, entering all in pre-flop with just a Q, its not very pleasant. I believe that (if the secon prize wasn't also $1M) he still beats wih his head on the walls thinking on what he have done!
nice first prize for him, well done winning it. bad call from his opponent but he couldn't have helped cos of his short stack. and gud this time we have the video too and agree nice chick , anyone know who she is?
wow great result for Andras Koroknai to take such a massive lead with him going to heads up he must have felt invinsible... Just gutted when the 4 come up on the flop...but still in with a shot for the flush, .and then POW! Kh thats it...game over...wooopieeeeee. Cant quite get that in my head 1.8M now thats what i call a pay day...lol Id go straight on holiday to Vegas...my wife would love it im sure...as long as i took her to! I'd soon get a babysitter for the kids....hahahah