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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2006 | #TBT Nam Le wins WPT Bay 101

It was on this very day, 10 years ago, where Nam Le became a shooting star winning the WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star in San Jose, defeating Ravi Udayakumar heads-up for the first major championship of his career. Le has collected four other WPT final tables so far in his career, including a return to a final table at the Bay 101 Shooting Star in 2014. Fab Five | 2006 WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star 1. Nam Le (USA),…

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14 | WPT to crown another L.A. Poker Classic Champion

Fourteen years after Gus Hansen was crowned the first ever WPT L.A. Poker Classic Champion, the World Poker Tour is back in Los Angeles this week as the next LAPC winner is set to be crowned on Thursday. Defending Champion Anthony Zinno won the event in 2015 earning back-to-back titles after winning the WPT Fallsview Poker Classic in Niagara Falls prior to his victory in LA. Although Zinno won’t be defending his title (he was…

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423 | WPT Fallsview hits Niagara Falls

The great Anthony Zinno would set up what would become an impressive back-to-back performance on the World Poker Tour, winning the WPT Fallsview Poker Classic in Niagara Falls. This year, 423 competitors are battling it out to replace Zinno at the top in hopes of duplicating his performance, heading to the LAPC with the Fallsview title. Final table play is set for Wednesday! Fab Five | 2015 WPT Fallsview 1. Anthony Zinno (USA), $302,235 2. Mike Leah…

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100% | Cate Hall remains perfect on the World Poker Tour

Not many people can claim they have cashed in their first five events on the World Poker Tour, in fact, we’re not even sure if anyone other than Cate Hall can make the claim. Hall burst onto the live tournament poker scene early in 2015. After a few small scores, she went on to finish 33rd in the $777 event at the World Series of Poker. From there, her WPT career took off, earning five…

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4th | WSOP Champ Joe McKeehen still scoring

Just months after raising the HUGE World Series of Poker Main Event bracelet in victory, Joe McKeehen was back in contention at a major event over the weekend. Although he was unable to reach the winner’s circle this time around, McKeehen finished 4th at the WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open in Atlantic City. Earlier this month, McKeehen collected a pair of 2nd place finishes at the 2016 PCA, including a runner-up finish to Bryn Kenney…

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22nd | Sasha Barrese’s WPT Seminole success

It’s Celebrity Sunday on #PokerStats! We’re approaching the second anniversary of Hollywood star Sasha Barrese’s Top 25 finish at the 2014 WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open in Hollywood, Florida. Barrese, who’s best known for her role as Doug’s wife Tracey in ‘The Hangover’ trilogy, earned her second score on the World Poker Tour last August, earning a 51st place finish at the inaugural WPT Choctaw event in Durant, Oklahoma. Fab Five | 2014 WPT Seminole…

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1,171 | Another big WPT field invades Borgata

Another year, another amazing turnout at the WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open, currently taking place in Atlantic City. The second largest field in the Winter Poker Open’s history has assembled in hopes of becoming the next World Poker Tour Champions Club member. Best of luck to the whopping 1,171 of you who first entered the competition! 2013 WPT Borgata Poker Open 3rd place finisher Cong Pham (pictured) takes the chip lead into Day 2 which…

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5,052,719 | Life’s good if you’re Fedor Holz

German star Fedor Holz ended the 2015 poker season by winning the final major event on the calendar at WPT Alpha8 Las Vegas at Bellagio. Days later, and the 2016 poker year has already as Manila played host to the $200,000 buy-in Triton Super High Roll Series Cali Cup as part of the WPT National Philippines schedule. Holz wasted no time breaking his career-best cash at Alpha8 by taking down the title in Manila, earning…

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#2 | Kevin Eyster wins another WPT title

Louisiana’s Kevin Eyster won his second World Poker Tour title over the weekend at the WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic, one of the most prestigious poker tournaments on the circuit. Eyster, who defeated William Jennings heads-up, won his first WPT title back in April of 2013 the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown in Hollywood, Florida. Fab Five | WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic 1. Kevin Eyster (USA) 2. William Jennings (USA) 3….

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