In his first ever live tournament, Eric Hershler won the 2007 L.A. Poker Classic. The South African native and Los Angeles resident won $2,429,970 and a $25K seat in the WPT Championships at the Bellagio in April.
Here are today's money winners:
1 Eric Hershler $2,429,970
2 JC Tran $1,177,010
3 Jacobo Fernandez $607,490
4 Paul Wasicka $455,615
5 Chau Giang $341,710
6 David Bach $257,425
Hand #106: On the first hand of heads-up play, Eric Hershler limped and JC Tran raised 700K. Hershler called. The flop was . Tran bet 1.2M and Hershler moved all in. Tran called and showed while Hershler flipped over for two pair. The turn was and the river was . JC Tran was eliminated in second place while Eric Hershler won the L.A. Poker Classic.
JC Tran won $1,177,010 for second place. Eric Hershler won $2,429,970 for first place.
To view the final elimination hand, check out our Hand in Depth feature by clicking on the link to the right.
There's a short break as the staff prepares the money presentation for the final two players. Heads-up action between JC Tran and Eric Hershler will resume shortly. First pace will win $2,429,970, while second place takes home a cool $1,177,010.
Hand #105: Jacobo Fernandez moved all in with and Eric Hershler called . The flop was and Hershler made a set of Aces. The turn was and the river was . That hand put Hershler into the chiplead with over 8M.
Jacobo Fernandez headed to the rail in third place and won $607,490.
To view this elimination, check out our Hand in Depth feature by clicking on the link to the right.
Hand #102: Jacobo Fernandez raised 1M and Eric Hershler smooth called. The flop was . Hershler checked and Fernandez bet 1M. Hershler moved all in for 1.92M. Fernandez sat and analyzed Hershler's check-raise for several minutes before he mucked K-3 face up. Hershler showed and picked up a 3M pot.