March 1, 2013
Paul Klann is the 2013 WPT LAPC main event champion and $1 million richer this morning after outlasting Paul Volpe heads-up for the title last night.
Coming in to the final table second in chips to Volpe, Klann held course over 170 hands to enter heads-up in roughly the same situation – second to Volpe and down 10m to 5m in chips.
Klann battled back against the experienced pro, though, and after a back-and-forth heads-up match that saw the lead change several times he finally put Volpe away in hand 203 after crippling him with K♣ T♦ vs. J♥ 9♥ the hand before.
Klann Wins in Just 5th WPT Event
Klann, a 41-year-old amateur who runs a disaster restoration company in Vancouver, BC earned $1,004,090 – by far the biggest cash of his career and his first cash in five WPT events. He also earned a $25k seat in the WPT Championship in May.
Volpe, a huge winner online under the nickname paulgees81, settled for $651,170 for his runner-up finish to push his career live earnings up over $1.1 million.
American poker pros Jesse Yaginuma ($429,810), Danny Fuhs ($316,650) and David Fong ($236,250) finished in spots 3-5 while British pro Toby Lewis, the short stack coming into the final table, couldn’t muster a challenge and finished sixth.
Official Final Table Results:
1. Paul Klann – $1,004,090
2. Paul Volpe – $651,170
3. Jesse Yaginuma – $429,810
4. Danny Fuhs – $316,650
5. David Fong – $236,250
6. Toby Lewis – $193,560