Friday, September 1, 2017
After a lengthy final table, heads-up play lasted for just about 20 minutes, as Art Papazyan was able to defeat a man who he called one of his poker idols, Phil Hellmuth. On the final hand, Papazyan had to come from behind, with King-Queen against the Ace-King of Hellmuth. A queen came on the flop, and Hellmuth was never able to catch up.
For his efforts, the Bicycle Casino cash game regular will take home $668,692, along with the Legends of Poker title. Scroll down for a full breakdown of the final table payouts. Congratulations to Art Papazyan for his victory. Thanks to everyone who came out this month for the Legends of Poker. See you guys again in October!
1. Art Papazyan - $668,692
2. Phil Hellmuth - $364,370
3. JC Tran - $217,040
4. DJ Alexander - $161,490
5. Marvin Rettenmaier - $120,775
6. Adam Swan - $91,825
Posted at 1:15 AM
Phil Hellmuth will have to settle for $364,370, and will have to wait for another day to earn his first WPT title.
Posted at 12:48 AM
The flop came down [Kd][Jh][5s], giving Hellmuth top pair, and shooting him out to the lead. Tran could still win with an ace or a queen, but he lost a couple of outs on the [4h] turn, as Hellmuth picked up a flush draw. The [2d] completed the board, and Hellmuth scored the knockout.
This gets us to heads up play, with Art Papazyon and Hellmuth virtually even in chips. Papazyan holds 11.8 million to the 11 million of Hellmuth.
There will be a short break for interviews before heads up play starts.
Posted at 12:05 AM