Balakrishna Patur Wins the WPT L.A. Poker Traditional ($1,015,000)


Balakrishna Patur defeated a star-studded closing desk which included the likes of Matas Cimbolas, James Carroll, Scott Hempel, Ka Kwan Lau, and Upeshka De Silva en path to profitable the WPT L.A. Poker Traditional for $1,015,000.

Along with the seven-figure haul, Patur was additionally awarded a WPT Champions Trophy, a Remington trophy from Commerce On line casino, a Hublot Huge Bang Metal Watch, and a set of Baccarat Crystal.

Usually a seat into the WPT Event of Champions valued at $15,000 is added to the winner’s prize as nicely. Nevertheless, this 12 months the WPT TOC has been scrapped as a result of pandemic and as an alternative the WPT added $15,000 in money to Patur’s final haul.

WPT L.A. Poker Traditional Remaining Desk Outcomes

Place Participant Nation Prize
1 Balakrishna Patur United States $1,015,000
2 Matas Cimbolas Lithuania $600,060
3 James Carroll United States $431,585
4 Scott Hempel Canada $323,485
5 Ka Kwan Lau Hong Kong $243,330
6 Upeshka De Silva United States $185,330

Remaining Desk Motion

The ultimate desk was set greater than a 12 months in the past however did not play out till Could 17 as a result of worldwide COVID-19 well being pandemic.

Patur entered the ultimate desk with the chip lead however that does not imply he went coast-to-coast. He was, nevertheless, close to the highest of the chips counts all the day.

In accordance with the WPT Weblog, It took 30 arms for De Silva (sixth – $185,330) turned the primary casualty on the closing desk when he jammed ace-deuce unsuccessfully into Patur’s massive slick.

The motion remained 5 handed for greater than 50 arms and a dinner break earlier than the following elimination passed off. Lau, who was brief on chips, referred to as off his brief stack with ace-jack and did not maintain towards the queen-seven held by Cimbolas to hit the rail in fifth place for $243,330.

Hempel was the following to go in fourth place for $323,485 when his tens did not get there towards Cimbolas’ queens. James Carroll adopted quickly after in third place for $431,585 after working his king-nine into Patur’s cowboys.

Patur started heads-up play with a small chip lead towards Cimbolas earlier than extending it to a 5:1 chip benefit. Cimbolas battled again earlier than Patur prolonged the lead as soon as once more.

Cimbolas, who was vying for his second massive WPT victory, needed to accept the wholesome runner-up prize of $600,060 when his king-six did not get there towards ace-nine.

Balakrishna Patur
Balakrishna Patur wins the WPT L.A. Poker Traditional

*Lead picture and hand info courtesy of the WPT Weblog.

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