Mike Shariati Wins WPT Legends of Poker for $675,942

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The World Poker Tour Legends of Poker – a $3,700 buy-in Main Event that attracted 786 entrants to Bicycle Casino in California.

Freddy Deeb, was eyeing his record-tying third WPT title, which would put him alongside Gus Hansen, Carlos Mortensen and Anthony Zinno as the only players to accomplish the feat.

Prior to the win, Shariati, who was born in Iran but lives in Irvine, California, had $279,480 in career earnings, all but $4,480 of which came from a single score – a win in March’s World Series of Poker Circuit Event #35: $160 No-Limit Hold’em Mega Millions XII.

Final Table Results and Money:

  1. Mike Shariati – $675,942
  2. Freddy Deeb – $383,090
  3. Brent Roberts – $251,035
  4. Aaron Kweskin – $168,664
  5. Stan Jablonski – $117,673
  6. Craig Chait – $91,523.