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Card Player Poker Tour: Tigran Manukyan Wins Inaugural Hollywood Park Main Event

Tigran Manukyan Earns $30,005 and a Card Player Poker Tour Title

by Diana Cox |  Published: Nov 26, 2014

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Tigran Manukynan is a regular at Hollywood Park casino in the limit games, but he cemented himself a permanent spot in Card Player Poker Tour history by winning the inaugural stop at the Los Angeles-area casino. Manukyan bested a worthy opponent in Massoud Eskandari heads-up for the title, as he is also a regular in the Los Angeles-area tournament scene with over $834,000 in earnings. The final hand of the CPPT Hollywood Park Westside Poker Championship played out with Manukyan completing from the small blind. When Eskandari shoved for 1.865 million, Manukyan called for what turned out to be the final showdown of the tournament. Eskandari showed Q9 and was behind Manukyan’s A6. A board of KK626 gave Manukyan not only a full-house, but the title of CPPT champion and $30,005. Manukyan is the tenth and final champion of Season II of the CPPT and joined the ranks of nine ...


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