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This Week's Big Winner: Dietrich Fast Wins WPT L.A. Poker Classic Main Event

German Poker Pro Wins Seven Figures In Los Angeles

by Card Player News Team |  Published: Apr 13, 2016


The L.A. Poker Classic main event is one of the marquee tournaments on the World Poker Tour and the 2016 edition was no exception, drawing a field of 515 entrants and generating a prize pool just shy of $5 million. In the end, the title went to German poker pro Dietrich Fast, who took home the trophy and the $1,000,800 first-place prize. Fast defeated Mike Shariati heads-up, who was trying to win his second WPT title of the season after he took down the Legends of Poker main event last August. The victory tripled Fast’s career earnings to $1.5 million. His previous best score was for $179,077 after he won the €500 buy-in event at the 2015 World Series of Poker Europe. Here’s a look at five hands from the final table that propelled him to the win. Tournament: WPT L.A. Poker Classic Buy-In: $10,000 Entries: 515 Prize Pool: $4,944,000 ...

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