The World Poker Tour Legends of Poker (WPTFOP) – at the Main Event $3,700 buy-in attracted 786 participants to the Bicycle Casino in California – turned to be an affair full of excitement.
Freddy Deeb, in the early year of the tour made the name for him and was hoping WPT title for the third time in record-tying. This would put Deeb alongside Carlos Mortensen, Anthony Zinno and Gus Hansen.
These are the only players who accomplish the feat.
Deeb played really well and showed his strength in the game. He defeated his opponent one after one easily until heads-up against Mike Shariati. The battle turned up very exciting. It went for 117 hands. Both poker giant played extraordinarily and the battle became most exciting in the history of the World Poker Tournament. Deeb and Shariati battled, and at the end of the game Shariati became lucky and Deeb lost his chance of claiming the third title. And then Shariati claimed the title of WPT.
Shariati is a researcher/genetic engineer and now a professional poker player.
The final table first elimination happened on Hand #6. Here, Craig Chait shoved all in for 855,000.
Sharing his thoughts after finishing second in the tournament Deeb said, “The game was really tough. Though, in the initial rounds, players went on rail easily, but I wasn’t that easy as it looks. Then, playing with Shariati was very challenging. He is a great player. We both tried hard to win the tournament. But, only one has to win and he became the winner. However, I gave him some really tough time. I am satisfied with my performance.”
“If I would have won the tournament, it would have become a legendary win for me. But, it didn’t happen, still I am happy.”