Many of the world's best poker players competed in the season XIV World Poker Tour L.A. Poker Classic $10k entry Main Event to create a massive prize pool! After several days of play, however, rather unknown German poker pro Dietrich Fast stood tall as the champion after defeating Season XIV WPT Legends of Poker champion Mike Shariati heads-up!
A big congratulations to Anthony Zinno, the winner of the 2015 World Poker Tour L.A. Poker Classic Main Event! Zinno bested a field of 538 entries to lay hands to lay hands on the $1,015,860 first-place prize and a $15,400 entry into the season-ending WPT World Championship. In addition, he received a WPT Champions Trophy, a pair of gold Monster 24k Headphones and a Hublot Oceanographic 4000 Watch.
The 2015 World Poker Tour LA Poker Classic ($10,000 buy-in single entry event) drew a field of 538 players when it kicked off a few days ago. Now, after four days of intensive play, there are only 12 players left in the hunt for the top prize of $1,015,860! Peter Tran (picture) will lead the remaining players to Day 5 (start this evening) with a stack of 4,120,000, which equals 25 percent of the chips in play.
A big congratulations to Chris Moorman, the winner of the 2014 World Poker Tour L.A. Poker Classic! The 28-year-old British poker professional, who has won more than $11 million online, topped a field of 534 players to secure his first major live tournament title and a sweet $1,015,460 first prize that brings his live tournament career earnings close to $3 million!
Final Table Results:
1: Chris Moorman - $1,015,460 2: Glenn Lafaye - $662,840 3: Michael Rocco - $423,440 4: Patrick Bruel - $332,190 5: Josh Neufeld - $264,520 6: Adam Friedman - $200,440
Next up on the WPT-schedule is the Bay 101 Shooting Star (an event that always attracts some of the biggest names in poker). The event runs from March 10-14 in San Jose, California, and we will post daily updates here in the news section so you won't miss out on anything!
Day 3 of the $10,000 World Poker Tour L.A. Poker Classic came to a close when 63 players remained and the money bubble bursted. The final 63 players that will return for Day 4 tonight are guaranteed to take home at least $18,970 and the chip leader is Jesse Yaginuma (picture) with 804,000.
The second day of World Poker Tour Bay 101 Shooting Star is over and now there are only 44 players left , all of whom are guaranteed $16,890 each. Paul Volpe, a well-known online grinder who finished second in the WPT L.A. Poker Classic last week, is in a decent lead with 1,394,00. In fact, his closest opponent, Brendon Rubie, has less than 900k.
Volpe is not the only poker star who's doing well. Mario Ho, Antonio Esfandiari and Erik Seidel all have about 800,000 chips and all are looking very strong. It will be interesting to see how Day 3 plays out. Right now it looks like we have some big names on the final table - where a $1,138,350 first prize is up for grabs!
The World Poker Tour L.A. Poker Classic came to an end just a few hours ago. Paul "Paulgees81" Volpe, a well-known online pro, brought the largest stack to the final table and Paul Klann was ranked second (about 800,000 less chips than Volpe) when the final table kicked off.
Day 5 of the World Poker Tour LA Poker Classic saw 18 players return to play. Toby Lewis (2010 EPT Vilamoura Main Event Champion) was the chip leader with 1.8 million and his closets opponents were Paul Klann (1,581,000) and Paul "Paulgees81" Volpe (1,581,000).
Day 4 of the World Poker Tour LA Poker Classic saw several big names hit the rail, including all 7 Champions Club members: Scott Clements (30th place), Joe Hachem (33rd place), Scott Seiver (52nd place), Phil Laak (54th place), Carlos Mortensen (55th place), John Hennigan (56 place) and recent bestbet Jacksonville Fall Poker Scramble winner Noah Schwartz (19th place).
Today it's time for the fourth day of the 2013 WPT LA Poker Classic Main Event and 63 of 517 players will return to battle - with Jeremy Ausmus out in front with 1,014,000 chips! Ausmus is best known for his 5th place finish in the 2012 World Series of Poker Main Event for an increadible $2,155,313.
Now he has the chance to boost his bankroll with another $1,004,090. However, there is still a long way to go and there are many great players left in the tournament that he will have to overcome - just to mention a few: Noah Schwartz, Elliot Smith, Joe Hachem, Dan Shak, Ana Marquez and Jesse Sylvia.
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