Klann Topples Volpe for $1m WPT LAPC Title

Runner-up Paul Volpe.

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.