Klann Topples Volpe for $1m WPT LAPC Title
Paul Klann is the 2013 WPT LAPC main event champion and $1 million richer this morning after outlasting Paul Volpe heads-up for the title last night.
Coming in to the final table second in chips to Volpe, Klann held course over 170 hands to enter heads-up in roughly the same situation - second to Volpe and down 10m to 5m in chips.
Klann battled back against the experienced pro, though, and after a back-and-forth heads-up match that saw the lead change several times he finally put Volpe away in hand 203 after crippling him with K♣ T♦ vs. J♥ 9♥ the hand before.
Klann Wins in Just 5th WPT Event
Klann, a 41-year-old amateur who runs a disaster restoration company in Vancouver, BC earned $1,004,090 - by far the biggest cash of his career and his first cash in five WPT events. He also earned a $25k seat in the WPT Championship in May.
Volpe, a huge winner online under the nickname paulgees81, settled for $651,170 for his runner-up finish to push his career live earnings up over $1.1 million.
American poker pros Jesse Yaginuma ($429,810), Danny Fuhs ($316,650) and David Fong ($236,250) finished in spots 3-5 while British pro Toby Lewis, the short stack coming into the final table, couldn't muster a challenge and finished sixth.
Official Final Table Results:
- 1. Paul Klann - $1,004,090
- 2. Paul Volpe - $651,170
- 3. Jesse Yaginuma - $429,810
- 4. Danny Fuhs - $316,650
- 5. David Fong - $236,250
- 6. Toby Lewis - $193,560
For a full recap of all the final-table play, check the WPT Live Updates. The next stop on the World Poker Tour is right around the corner at Bay 101 in San Jose starting on Monday.
You May Also Like
The massive PokerStars UKIPT Nottingham event began at the Dusk till Dawn poker club in England today with hundreds of players taking to the...
11 April 2012
Day 1B is over at the PokerStars EPT Madrid main event and David Benyamine, Faraz Jaka and Nicolas Levi are among the leaders.
13 March 2012
This weekend was all about the Sunday Million’s sixth anniversary with slyfox15 of the Netherlands emerging victorious from a field of more than 33,000.
12 March 2012