After 4 days of search, WPT Bobby Baldwin Classic found its winner in Darren Elias. Elias is now the proud possessor of 4 WPT titles after his present win for $387K.

The tournament, featuring $10k buy-in, saw 162 entries, combining a prize pool of $1,555,200  in total. The first 21 positions cashed at the tournament. One of the celebrated names who cashed out is Phil “Poker Brat” Hellmuth. Helmuth missed the final table by an inch as he got busted at the 7th place.

The Final table was a game of honour-  four WPT Champions Cup winners and a WSOP Main Event champion battling for the title and prize money. Kitty Kuo booked the largest cash of her career at $248,380. Kuo tried hard to break the stereotype at the felts but fell short before Elias.

“She played tough the whole time,” Elias said to WPT officials about his heads-up opponent. “She was definitely tricky, a tough player to play against.”

Joe McKeehen, the 2015 WSOP Main Event winner, was busted by Darren Elias after which Kuo was also railed by him. A deuce on the flop sent McKeehen packing with a payday of $178,610.

The victory allowed Elias to break a tie with Chino Rheem, Carlos Mortensen, Anthony Zinno and Gus Hansen, all three-time WPT champs. It also pushed him over the $6 million mark in lifetime cashes with $6,024,703.

Final Table Results:

1 Darren Elias $387,580
2 Kitty Kuo $248,380
3 Joe McKeehen $178,610
4 Dietrich Fast $130,895
5 Sam Panzica $97,795
6 Jonathan Little $74,520

 

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