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This Week's Big Winner: Pat Lyons Wins WPT Legends of Poker Main Event

by Card Player News Team |  Published: Oct 12, 2016


Pat Lyons has won the 2016 World Poker Tour Legends of Poker $4,000 no-limit hold’em main event at the Bicycle Hotel & Casino, defeating a field of 687 entries to win his first WPT title and the first-place prize of $615,346. The poker player from Hillsborough, California also earned 1,260 Card Player Player of the Year points. This was his second title of 2016, having also won the Arizona State Poker Championship $1,100 main event for $241,700. He has climbed to 39th place in the overall POY standings as a result of his two huge scores. Lyons defeated Benjamin Zamani heads-up for the title. This was Zamani’s third WPT final table of the season, having finished second in both the 2015 WPT bestbet Jacksonville Bounty Scramble and the 2016 WPT Choctaw main event just a month ago. Here are the five biggest hands that propelled Lyons to the win. Tournament: WPT Legends of Poker Buy-In: $4,000 • No. of Entries: 687 • Prize Pool: $2,465,643 • 1st Place Prize: $615,346 The Action ...

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