1,332,482 | Mike Shariati is WPT’s L.A. King

Mike Shariati became a household name last September following his unexpected victory at the WPT Legends of Poker in Los Angeles, defeating the legendary Freddy Deeb heads-up for the title. Six months later, Shariati was back in the LA spotlight, this time attempting to win the WPT L.A. Poker Classic, one of the most prestigious tournament on the live poker circuit. He would once again make it to heads-up play, this time finishing second to German…

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5th | Director Todd Phillips runs deep at WPT Legends

Famous Hollywood film director Todd Phillips (Old School, The Hangover) was in deep ten years ago. Phillips had his eyes set on a WPT title at the 2005 Legends of Poker. Although he wouldn’t be able to pickup the victory in Los Angeles, Phillips did earn a fifth place finish, proving that winning those legendary Hollywood home games may very well be harder than we think! Phillips has also earned a pair of scores in bracelet…

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675,942 | The Bounty

Five months after winning the Mega Millions event during WSOP Circuit Los Angeles, Irvine native Mike Shariati was back at it at the Bicycle Casino on Friday, defeating two-time WPT Champion Freddy Deeb heads-up to win the WPT Legends of Poker. Shariati collects $675,942 for the victory, not bad for the very first WPT result of his career on the live tournament circuit! Top 5 | 2015 WPT Legends of Poker 1st Mike Shariati (USA)…

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1,445 | The Distance

With the WPT Legends of Poker concluding, many players are making their way to Thackerville, Oklahoma to play the 2015 River Poker Series Main Event, hosted by the great Maria Ho. In order to get there, players will first have to fly 1,445 miles from LAX to the Dallas Forth Worth International Airport. Then, it’s time to jump in that rental car to make the 90-minute journey to the WinStar World Casino where a guaranteed…

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#14 | The Streak

The Legends of Poker was first presented in 1995 as Luis Santoni defeated Nhut Tran for the title. In 2002, Chris Karagulleyan became the first ever winner of the WPT Legends of Poker. This marks the 14th year that the event, presented at the Bicycle Casino, has been part of the WPT Schedule. Top 5 | Notable Legends of Poker Champions: 1997 – Erik Seidel (pre-WPT) 2000 – Layne Flack (pre-WPT) 2004 – Doyle Brunson…

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