Jordan Christos Wins WPT Legends of Poker For $613,355September 5, 2013 11:39 am
Jordan Christos has won the WPT Legends of Poker, after besting a field of 716 players over five days on his way to capturing the prestigious title, and collecting the $613,355 first place prize.
With his latest victory in California, the US pro now boasts $977,106 in live tournament earnings to go with the $681,656 he has won online playing under the screen name Inblue.
The $3,700 buy-in tournament was held at the Bicycle Casino in Bell Gardens, Los Angeles and attracted a tough field of pros to create a prize pool worth $2,430,820. Amongst the notable names placing within the Main Event’s 72 paid spots was Joe Serock in 71st ($7,050), Faraz Jaka in 62nd ($8,095), Ali Eslami in 56th ($8,095), Jesse Yaginuma in 38th ($10,210), David Daneshgar in 35th ($12,155), Zo Karim in 33rd ($12,155), Greg Mueller in 20th ($14,340) and Matt Berkey in 18th ($16,530).
At the final table of six, Jordan Cristos (Q-Q) then proceeded to eliminate Phil Laak (A-8) in 5th for $109,385, and eventually managed to progress through to the heads-up phase of the competition, where he faced off against Dan Heimiller.
As the heads-up battle commenced, Dan Heimiller held a 12.4 million to 8.7 million chip advantage over Cristos, but soon lost his position after folding a 10 million pot to a check-raise on the turn. A few hands later, and Dan Heimiller decided to push all-in pre-flop holding Kh-4h only to be called by his opponent with Ah-9h. The board subsequently rolled out 9-7-Q-6-x to eliminate Heimiller in a runner-up position worth $356,115, while
Jordan Cristos was crowned the 2013 WPT Legends of Poker champion.
Final table payouts as follows:
1 Jordan Cristos $613,355
2 Dan Heimiller $356,115
3 Ryan Goindoo $233,360
4 Alexandru Masek $156,790
5 Phil Laak $109,385
6 John Gordon $85,080