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Championship

Level Info

Level 30
Blinds 200,000 / 400,000
Ante 50,000

Players Info

Prize Pool $2,593,600

Eric Hershler Wins 2007 L.A. Poker Classic

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Eric Hershler - 2007 L.A. Poker Classic Champion (Photo Credit: BJ Nemeth)
Eric Hershler - 2007 L.A. Poker Classic Champion (Photo Credit: BJ Nemeth)
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

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JC Tran Eliminated in 2nd Place

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JC Tran - 2nd Place
JC Tran - 2nd Place
Hand #106: On the first hand of heads-up play, Eric Hershler limped and JC Tran raised 700K. Hershler called. The flop was {A-Diamonds}{J-Clubs}{6-Clubs}. Tran bet 1.2M and Hershler moved all in. Tran called and showed {A-Spades}{7-Spades} while Hershler flipped over {J-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds} for two pair. The turn was {4-Diamonds} and the river was {9-Hearts}. 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.

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Money Presentation

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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.

Jacobo Fernandez Eliminated in 3rd Place

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Jacobo Fernandez - 3rd Place
Jacobo Fernandez - 3rd Place
Hand #105: Jacobo Fernandez moved all in with {J-Spades}{2-Clubs}and Eric Hershler called {A-Spades}{A-Hearts}. The flop was {A-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{2-Spades} and Hershler made a set of Aces. The turn was {5-Diamonds} and the river was {2-Hearts}. 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.

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