The Premier League VI has wrapped up and it was Dan Shak who was able to take home the first place win. The field was very competitive and Shak had to outlast several big name competitors to earn the big win. Competing in the event included: Antonio Esfandiari, Sam Trickett, Jonathan Duahamel and many more.
Shak took on Sam Trickett in heads up play to earn the first place win but not before a little drama unfolded during the event. Daniel Negreanu was knocked out of the competition just short of the money and he was not pleased, especially to lose to a bad beat. Negreanu was so upset that he threw his chips, the ones he just lost, across the table. The tournament then had to go on break so the officials could determine who had what chips.
Once the drama was over, the tournament continued. Player after player would go down until only Shak and Trickett remained. Dan Cates would be eliminated in fifth place; Jonathan Duahamel would go down in fourth, followed by Antonio Esfandiari in third.
When heads up play began, Shak had an almost two to one chip lead but Trickett would gain the chip lead after earning a larger flush on a hand. Shak then came back to gain the lead on a board of A-8-2-10-7. Trickett called with 10-2 and Shak showed Q-4 of hearts for a flush on the river. Trickett then held only 78,000 in chips and would go down on the very next hand, giving Shak the first place win, which included $450,000!
1. Dan Shak – $450,000
2. Sam Trickett – $200,000
3. Antonio Esfandiari – $150,000
4. Jonathan Duahamel – $125,000
5. Dan “Jungleman12” Cates – $100,000
6. Tobias Reinkemeier – $70,000
7. Jennifer Tilly – $60,000
8. Talal Shakerchi – $45,000