After six days of poker German poker pro Dietrich Fast beat Mike Shariati heads-up at the final table of the LA Poker Classic, earning himself his first WPT title and the first price money of $1,000,800.
Mike Shariati, who won a WPT Event in August of last year, was just shy of winning his second WPT title as he couldn't close the deal in heads-up play.
A total of 515 players dug deep in their pockets to enter in the $10,000 WPT Main Event, creating a pricepool of over $5 million.
Dietrich Fast entered the six-handed final table in fifth chip position, but he was able to win a few big pots early on at the final table, mostly at the expense of Anthony Spinella, who started the final table as chipleader but was the first to exit.
At the final hand of the event, Mike Shariati 3bet shoved his 4,850,000 chipstack with A8, and after a minute of deliberating Fast called with A9. The board ran out A J 4 8 J, giving Shariati the lead on the turn, only to find himself counterfeited on the river. This second place earned Shariati $656,540 while Fast scored his first 7-figure payday.