Andras Koroknai Takes Down WPT LAPC Main EventPublished on March 5th, 2010 3:27 am EST
Andras Koroknai has just taken down the main event for the WPT LAPC (LA Poker Ciassic) for $1,788,040. In addition to winning nearly $2 million, Koroknai will also gain entry to the $25k WPT World Championship at the Bellagio in April.
Raymond Dolan also walked away as a newly-minted millionaire after finishing in second place for $1,002,710.
Andras Koroknai entered heads-up play as the dominant chip leader, and it only ended up taking one hand to eliminate the short-stacked Dolan.
In the final hand of the tournament, Koroknai moved all in from the button holding Qh-8h. Dolan, who had less than 10 big blinds in his stack, decided to make the call with Qc-4h.
The flop came 10h-9h-4d, giving Dolan a pair of fours. Unfortunately for Dolan, Koroknai picked up a flush draw and a gutshot straight draw.
The turn was the 7s, giving Koroknai even more outs to win the hand.
The river brought the Kh, giving Koroknai a flush and the victory.
Here is how the final table finished out:
1. Andras Koroknai, $1,788,040
2. Raymond Dolan, $1,002,710
3. Tri Huynh, $665,140
4. Gevork Kasabyan, $450,580
5. Jean-Claude Moussa, $321,840
6. Michael Kamran, $246,740
One of the biggest hands at the final table came when Koroknai and Dolan got all-in after a flop of Ac-Qd-2d. Prior to this hand, there were only three players remaining in the tournament (Koroknai, Dolan and Huynh), and Dolan was the chip leader.
Koroknai turned over As-Jc for a pair of Aces with a Jack kicker, while Dolan turned over Ah-6h.
The board ran out Ad-Tc, allowing Koroknai to double up and take a commanding chip lead. Shortly after that, Koroknai dispatched of Huynh in third place (As-Kh > Jc-Js all-in pre-flop), and the tournament was soon over.
The final table didn't include any really big names, as Carlos Mortensen and Johnny Chan were both eliminated late in the day on Tuesday.
Congratulations to Andras Koroknai on his $1,788,040 payday.
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