Dan Shak Triumphs At PartyPoker Premier League

Dan Shak Triumphs At PartyPoker Premier LeagueDan Shak has won the PartyPoker Premier League VI, after defeating a talent packed final table to lift the trophy, and collect the $450,000 first place prize.
As the eight-handed final table got underway at the Aspers Casino near London, Shak (390k) was lying third in chips behind Tobias Reinkemeier (460k) and Jonathan Duhamel (420k). Also in action at the final table was Dan Cates, Talal Shakerchi, Sam Trickett, Antonio Esfandiari and Jennifer Tilly.
Jennifer Tilly then eliminated Talal Shakerchi in 8th for $45,000, before being reduced to a short-stack and being eliminated herself in 7th ($60,000) holding 9-5 to Duhamel’s A-Q. Next, Tobias Reinkemeier (K-7) went bust in 6th ($70,000) after going all-in on a 4-7-6 flop only to discover Duhamel held 5-3 for the straight.
Dan Shak subsequently scored his first elimination, albeit with a little help from lady lucky. Shak (4-4) found himself up against the 7-7 of Dan Cates, but fortunately for Shak he hit a set on the flop to end Jungleman’s tournament hopes in 5th for $100,000.
At this stage, Shak stepped up a gear and made a better two pair than Duhamel to dispatch him to the rail in 4th ($125,000), while Esfandiari (9-9) too was eliminated by Shak (A-2) in 3rd ($150,000) to herald in the heads-up phase of the competition.
As the heads-up battle commenced, Shak held a 2-1 chip advantage over the UK’s top player Sam Trickett but the UK pro’s tournament eventually came to an end after being dealt 10-2 and holding two pair on an As-8h-2h-10s-7h board. Despite being just 200,000 in the pot, Dan Shak then made a massive over-shove of 1,165,000 which sent Trickett into the tank for 10 minutes.
“This is the longest I’ve ever taken over any poker decision in my life,” Trickett said.
Finally, Trickett opted to make the call but unfortunately for him Shak (Qh-4h) had made a flush, and reduced to just a chip and a chair Trickett was out on the very next hand.
The final table payouts were as follows:
1 Dan Shak         $450,000
2 Sam Trickett         $200,000
3 Antonio Esfandiari $150,000
4 Jonathan Duhamel   $125,000
5 Daniel Cates         $100,000
6 Tobias Reinkemeier  $70,000
7 Jennifer Tilly      $60,000
8 Talal Shakerchi     $45,000

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