Yesterday, the World Poker Tour L.A. Poker Classic final table was played. Carlos Mortensen, from Spain, had the chance to win his 4th title on the WPT tour and because of that many were cheering a little bit extra for him to win the tournament. He did very well on the final table, but unfortunately he was sent packing in 3rd place, which left Gregory Brooks and Vivek Rajkumar playing heads-up. It only took 31 hands before a short stacked Rajkumar was forced to move all-in to stay in the game. Rajkumar had Q10 and Brooks QQ. Brooks queens stood up to the river and gave him the win and the first place prize of $1,654,120. Rajkumar got $908,730 for his second place.
Very nice, Gregory Brooks! He just did what every tournament winner have the will to do but thinks everybody will make fun of him because of that: Picking a lot of money in his hands and show it to everybody. "Just look at my new fortune, look what i just won!" Should be a great sensation to be in his position. Thats why i keep dreaming... one day my $0.01/$0.02 blind cash and my $1.10 tourney buy-in experience will increase to $10/$20 and $550 and perhaps i can manage to take a picture like this. I hope
Well done to Mr Brooks. Its a mighty effort to win any kind of tourney in poker. Regardless of the stake. Pickin up $1.65 million would be a very relieving feeling after toughin it out for so long. big ups