The World Poker Tour L.A. Poker Classic has come to an end. For the first time ever, the last table has been delayed, resuming five days following the last players were named. In the end, it had been David Baker who awakened the field of 546 poker players to make the first place win.
The Commerce Casino in Commerce, California played host to the championship with five days of action seeing a total of 546 players competing in the Main Event. After the final table of six players had been decided, the championship was paused. On March 11th, the Luxor Hotel and Casino’s HyperX Esports Arena Las Vegas would pick up the action of the final table.
It might take over eight hours David Baker to emerge the victor, making the decoration of $1,015,000 along with his first World Poker Tour title.
According to WPT…
Baker commented about the triumph by saying: “It kind of seems corny, but it really means a lot to me. I’ve fought my entire life in the business, I care about the business, I care about the prestige of those things and I understand some of the guys are a little too cool for school. However, I’ve had a glaring omission in my resume. I get to check off all those boxes now and that I ’m overjoyed. ”
From the time heads up play began, Baker would have to take on Matas Cimbolas. The two would battle back and forth till Baker held the chip lead and the last hand went . On the flip side, Cimbolas would limp in on the button and Baker would check.
The flop revealed a 3-A-10 and Baker would check. Cimbolas would bet 300,000 and Baker calls. A 6 of hearts around the flip would visit Baker check again and Cimbolas would bet 600,000. Baker would choose to use his period expansion chip until he opted to call.
The lake was a two of hearts and Baker would subsequently decide to bet 10 million. Cimbolas would have to go all in with his remaining 2,975,000. Baker revealed a 5-4 of clubs which gave his a straight while Cimbolas disclosed 10-5 and had to settle for the second place finish.