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Dan Shak Wins PartyPoker Premier League VI

Tags: Antonio Esfandiari, Dan Shak, Daniel Cates, Jennifer Tilly, party poker premier league, Sam trickett.
Posted on 25 March 2013 by "T".

In case you didn't watch the live stream yesterday: It was a really thrilling final table of PartyPoker Premier League VI! Over the course of the final table 6 of 8 players took turns at holding the lead, and it took almost 5 levels before the first player (Talal Shakerchi) was eliminated.

Jennifer Tilly, Tobias Reinkemier and Daniel Cates all busted out during the 5th level, which left 4 players fighting for the top prize of $450,000. When four-handed play kicked off it was Jonathan Duhamel who had the biggest stack. However, he was out next after doubling up Sam Trickett and then losing his remaining chips to Dan Shak

Antonio Esfandiari, who defeated Scott Seiver heads-up in the qualifying round, had the smallest stack when three-handed began. He was in great shape for a double up after some time of play, but the poker gods had other plans for him...

Shak opened to 40k with AClub2Diamond. Esfandiari moved all in for 324k with pocket nines. Shak thought for a few moments before making the call.

The flop came out QDiamond7Club2Club and Esfandiari remained in front. The 6Spade on the turn left Shak with only 11.36% chance of winning the hand, but the ADiamond completed the board and sent Esfandiari to the rail.

Shak brought a 2-1 chip advantage to heads up against Trickett, but the Englishman fought well and (after some time of battle) overtook the chip lead when he made a bigger flush against Shak.

Shak, however, kept a cool head and waited for the right moment to strike...

On a board of ASpade8Heart2Heart10Spade7Heart, Shak went all in for 1,165,00 when the pot was only 200,000. Trickett had 10Heart2Diamond for two pair and went into the tank for about 10 minutes before he decided to call.

Shak turned over QHeart4Heart for a rivered flush and took home a massive pot of around 2,500,000. Trickett lost his remaining 78,000 in the very next hand and received $200,000 for his second place finish. Dan Shak joined Juha Helppi, J.C. Tran, David Benyamine, Scott Seiver and Andy Black on the Premier League winners list.

1. Dan Shak, $450,000
2. Sam Trickett, $200,000
3. Antonio Esfandiari, $150,000
4. Jonathan Duhamel, $125,000
5. Daniel "Jungleman" Cates, $100,000
6. Tobias Reinkemeier, $70,000
7. Jennifer Tilly, $60,000
8. Talal Shakerchi, $45,000

 


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5 comments for "Dan Shak Wins PartyPoker Premier League VI"

 lukasb25/03/2013 09:35:43 GMT
Was a bold move calling that all-in holding 10 2... I didn't saw the live streaming but from this decisive hands explained here seems the play was a bit loose all around to say the least.
A lot of luck is needed to win $450k, not just instincts, reads and mathematics.
 Fakiry25/03/2013 10:58:13 GMT
Jonathan Duhamel must have been the most disapointed from all of the pros involved in this event. He had made really well during the heads-up, and then he didn't even got to the final three. His forth place turned things even about his $125k investment to this, ending up in what he got as prize.
 PokerDonV7325/03/2013 16:46:26 GMT
Shak added his name to impressive list of Premier League champions that includes Juha Helppi, Andy Black, J.C.Tran, David Benyamine and Seiver. With the win, Shak now has more than $1.4 million in tournament earnings already in 2013. Imagine that.
 kilak26/03/2013 22:07:58 GMT
Great to see Dan Shak take down PartyPoker Premier League VI. He is such an all round nice guy. did you know he always donates a % of his winnings to charity?Heard that from the commentary team when I was watching him heads up v Isildur1in last years PCA high roller event in the Bahamas. He finished 2nd overall in that event.
 loyd3330/03/2013 06:31:07 GMT
I did watch this final table ... was a very good Poker strategies . Dan was playing with everybody mind and on the head up with Trickett he blow away with is flush dramatic finish

anwsome
will like to play like him

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