World Poker Tour LAPC bracelet goes for Strelitz
After five days leading tournament Californian Daniel Strelitz defeats Bulgarian Simeon Naydenov at Heads-up and wins the $10k Main Event del WPT L.A. Poker Classic.
The tournament, hosted by the Commerce Hotel & Casino at Los Angeles, had a field of 521 participants and a prize pool of $5.001.600 shared in 64th prizes.
After being chip leader for 3 days, Strelitz arrived to the Final Table with 6,485,000 chips, making a really big difference with the other players. The Californian player topped an impressive final table that included poker professionals as Jesse Martin, Jared Griener, Richard Tuhrim, Simeon Naydenov, and WPT Commentator Mike Sexton.
Bulgarian Naydenov, really made his way to the HU starting Final Table with 2,860,000 to 8,475,000 chips. The heads-up was se against Californian Strelitz and his 7,150,000 chips. After both players playing aggresively hand #183 will bring the final outcome, Strelitz's eight-high straight won Naydenov pair of Q's and that was it, World Poker Tour title and amazing $1,001,110 prize, including a $15,000 entry into the season-ending WPT Tournament of Champions.
This was the first 7 numbers cash prize for the 27-year-old poker player and without any doubt the most important of his career until now.
Final Table Results
1st: Daniel Strelitz – $1,001,110*
2nd: Simeon Naydenov – $672,190
3rd: Jared Griener – $431,340
4th: Mike Sexton – $300,690
5th: Jesse Martin – $230,380
6th: Richard Tuhrim – $191,490