WPT LAPC Championship ends with intrigue and suspense at the final table!

Published by CasinoTopsOnline on March 5, 2018 in Industry News

Casino News PokerThe WPT LAPC Championship is the longest running tournament series and celebrated its 25th anniversary edition from 24th of February 2018 to 1st of March 2018. 

The official six-handed final table of the $10,000 buy-in Poker Classic game took place on the 28th of February 2018. 

28 year old, Toby Lewis entered the day with the second largest stack and ended the night bagging the chip lead for the night. Lewis managed to collect 5.39 million in chips throughout the night securing himself a comfortable advantage over the rest. 

Dennis Bleiden, who started the day as the chip leader moved down to second place with 4.125 million in chips. Third runner with the largest chip stack went to Marc Macdonnell who had a total of 1.695 million chips.

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In the series Lewis is clearly the most profitable player to take a seat at the final table of the LAPC Main Event with a total live tournament earnings of $4,379,236. He managed to secure his sixth WPT cash by coming this far in the $10,000 buy-in tournament. The main event will be his third event where he managed to make it to the final table. While Lewis hasn’t won any titles just yet he has shown his worth as a promising poker player. 

Even if Lewis didn’t manage to claim the crown in the WPT series he is no stranger to winning. The poker player was recently crowned champion in the 2018 Aussie Millions Poker Championship. In this event he managed to top the field for a career best cash of A$1,458,198. This is certainly one player to keep an eye on. 

The Final Table & Outcome

The final table was played on the 1st of March 2018 where Lewis, Macdonnell, Blieden, Derek Walters, Peter Hengsakul and Manuel Martinez came into a face off for one last time. Both Lewis and Walters have been at the final table before with other events in the series but for the other 4 it was a first. 

The final table was livestreamed on PokerGO and filmed for television. All six players at the table were guaranteed a minimum cash prize of $186,235 but for the winner a $1 million cash prize lay in waiting. Other prizes for the winner of the table included a secured seat at the season-ending WPT Tournament of Champions which will be played at Aria Resort & Casino in May as well as a luxury Hublot watch. 

The heat was on and the competition was tough but Dennis Blieden managed to fight his way to the top and claim the crown as the latest WPT LAPC champion. While Lewis did not get crowned he stood his ground and took on Blieden on an intense heads-up battle that lasted two rounds. 

For Blieden the night ended with glory, riches and plenty of amazing prizes which included a $5,000 JetSmarter membership. He started the day as the player with the second largest chip count but steadily moved into lead when he won 43 of all the hands played during the final stage of the tournament.