David "ODB" Baker, in entrance of an acclaimed part on the HyperX Esports Area get together in Las Vegas, shipped on 2019 WPT THE Poker Basic for $ 1,015,000, whereas the World Poker Tour GOAT Darren Elias completed in third place ($ 473,280).
David & # 39; ODB & quot; Baker (heart) cannot comprise his enthusiasm after successful $ 1 million and the 2019 WPT LA Poker Basic. (Picture: wpt.com)
To not be confused with fellow poker professional David "Bakes" Baker, "ODB" received his first WPT title, and it was not simple. He received the crown after beating a decent last desk and successful two sick bluffs.
The L.A. Poker Basic debuted final week in Los Angeles at Commerce On line casino. The gamers returned Monday afternoon for the ultimate desk held at Luxor Las Vegas.
Nonetheless the perfect
Darren Elias took third place, however nonetheless holds the WPT file for many titles (four) and cashes (33). And he surpassed David Chiu for 11th on the all-time checklist with simply over $ Three.7 million. It ought to be famous that greater than 90% of the Elias circumstances had been paid after Black Friday. The jackpots and first place cash had been a lot greater earlier than he began competing.
The G.O.A.T. went into the ultimate desk with an enormous lead in chips, however the breaks didn’t happen Monday night time. He fell into the mats shortly after the beginning of the three-handed recreation, however doubled with pocket kings towards Ok-J of Matas Cimbolas.
Baker spent a very good a part of the day with the again. He then dilapidated it briefly however earned a double by Elias with pocket kings towards a six. He then despatched the quadruple WPT champion residence after successful a 60/40 victory. This resulted in a heads-up match with Cimbolas for over one million .
2019 Outcomes of the ultimate desk of the WPT LA Poker Basic
David Baker (United States) $ 1,015,000 Mattas Cimbolas * (Lithuania) $ 646,930 Darren Elias * ( United States) $ 473,280 Jean-Claude Moussa (United States) $ 346,550 John Smith (United States) $ 267,400 Steeve Yea (Korea) $ 201, 650 * Signifies former WPT champion
King of the Mountain
Elias was seeking to increase his WPT file, all eyes had been on David Baker. Greater than 200 spectators invaded the brand new Esports enviornment, most of them got here to cheer for the longer term champion.
With Elias away, Baker and Cimbolas, additionally a former WPT champion, had a rating to settle. . There was an enormous distinction – nearly $ 400,000 – between first and second place. The stress then exerted on these proficient professionals.
Baker began the heads-up recreation with an enormous chip lead – nearly 2.5-1. However Cimbolas had the chance to return to the sport early.
With an extension of Baker's head, Cimbolas crushed the excessive pair on a Eight-Three-2 scoreboard. Baker, with As-Excessive referred to as, then checked-raised all-in on the flip when the four hit. Cimbolas was injured earlier than passing the perfect hand, lacking a possibility to overhaul.
If Cimbolas had referred to as, we would have had a unique finish outcome. However Baker's profitable bluff proved to be a key hand in conquering his first World Poker Tour title.
Within the 39th hand of heads-up, "ODB" crashed a sequel and opposed his opponent to complete the event. He earned the most important wage of his profession and made greater than $ 5.four million in dwell event winnings.
The WPT will as soon as once more host a last desk in Luxor – the Gardens Poker Championship. Frank Stepuchin leads with $ 548,825. You’ll be able to attend the dwell motion on PokerGo from four:30 pm.