Hand #183: Daniel Strelitz Wins the WPT L.A. Poker Classic! ($1,001,110*)

Mar 2, 2017

Champion Daniel Strelitz

Daniel Strelitz raises to 260,000, and Simeon Naydenov calls.

The flop comes Spade QClub 7Spade 6, Naydenov checks, Strelitz bets 325,000, and Naydenov check-raises to 975,000. Strelitz thinks for about 20 seconds before he calls.

The turn card is the Heart 8, Naydenov checks, Strelitz bets 1,350,000, and Naydenov thinks for about 30 seconds before he moves all in for 3,860,000.

Strelitz snap-calls with Heart 5Spade 4 for an eight-high straight, and Naydenov turns over Club KDiamond Q for a pair of queens. Naydenov is drawing dead.

The meaningless river card is the Diamond 4, and Daniel Strelitz wins the pot — and the WPT title — with an eight-high straight.

Simeon Naydenov finishes as the runner-up, earning $672,190.

Daniel Strelitz wins the WPT L.A. Poker Classic, earning $1,001,110, which includes his $15,000 entry into the season-ending WPT Tournament of Champions. Strelitz also receives a WPT Champions Trophy, an L.A. Poker Classic Remington trophy, a Hublot King Power Unico Carbon and Red watch, and a pair of Rose Gold Wireless Over-Ear Element Headphones from Monster. Strelitz’s name will be inscribed on the one-and-only WPT Champions Cup, alongside every WPT champion from all 15 seasons.

Champion Daniel Strelitz

Congratulations to Daniel Strelitz!

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

* First-prize amount includes a $15,000 seat into the season-ending WPT Tournament of Champions.

Photo:  Runner-Up Finisher Simeon Naydenov
Heads Up_Simeon Naydenov

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