Harut "Harry" Arutyunyan Wins 2014 WPT Legends of Poker

Harut "Harry" Arutyunyan Wins WPT Legends of Poker Harut “Harry” Arutyunyan has has won the World Poker Tour Legends of Poker Main Event, after topping a 566 player field over six days to capture the title, and walk away with the huge $576,369 first place prize.
The $3,500 Main Event was held at the Bicycle Casino in Los Angeles, and attracted enough players to create a prize pool worth $2,157,594. Amongst the notable pros then cashing in at one of the 54 paid spots was David William in 52nd ($8,630), Allyn Jaffrey Shulman in 47th ($8,630), Ryan Riess in 35th ($11,865), Matt Salsberg in 27th ($14,025), David Chiu in 20th ($14,025), and 2010 WPT winner Andy Frankenberger in 10th ($24,815).
By the time the final table was reached, the remaining six players lined up as follows: Massoud Eskandari (5.9m), Arutyunyan (3.6m), Tyler Kenney (2.5m), Tyler Cornell (2.5m), Taylor McFarland (2.2m), and Jeremy Kottler (1.9m).
Two hours later, Mike Eskandari (A-6) dispatched Jeremy Kottler (K-K) to the rail in 6th for $83,075, and it would take a further hour before the next eliminations would take place with Arutyunyan (A-10), Tyler Cornell (K-J), and Taylor McFarland (Q-Q) all-in preflop. The board subsequently rolled out A-9-3-2-2 to eliminate Cornell in 5th for $103,560, and McFarland in 4th for $145,640.
Three-handed play then continued for another two hours until Tyler Kenney four-bet shoved all-in holding A-2 only to be called by Mike Eskandari with pocket sevens. The J-9-5-9-3 board sealed Kenney’ fate, who picked up $213,600 for his deep run while his exit ushered in the heads-up phase of the tournament.
As the final battle commenced, Eskandari held a commanding 15.2 million to 3.7 million chip lead over Arutyunyan, but Arutyunyan was eventually able to move ahead before the defining hand was played with Eskandari moving all-in preflop with A-7, but up against the A-8 of his opponent. The J-3-2-10-6 board brought Eskandari’s WPT hopes to an end, who had to then be satisfied with a runner-up finish worth $330,110, while Harut Arutyunyan was crowned the champion.
Final Table Results:
1st:  Harry Arutyunyan  –  $576,369
2nd:  Mike Eskandari  –  $330,110
3rd:  Tyler Kenney  –  $213,600
4th:  Taylor McFarland  –  $145,640
5th:  Tyler Cornell  –  $103,560
6th:  Jeremy Kottler  –  $83,075

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