For the win, Hershler takes home $2,429,970–the biggest prize in WPT history–and a $25k seat to the WPT finals in April. It was his first ever poker tournament.
It’s worth noting that we ended up as no-shows to watch the final table last night because of a really good dinner at Beechwood in Venice with one of our favorite girls. So all we can offer is a photo of the sunset above and we’ll leave it up to the “pros” to give you recaps of how the rest of the play went down last night. Head over to WorldPokerTour.com, PokerNews.com, CardPlayer.com or read Tao of Poker’s report.
Here’s how the payouts went for the final six.
1. Eric Hershler $2,429,970
2. J.C. Tran $1,177,010
3. Jacobo Fernandez $607,490
4. Paul Wasicka $455,615
5. Chau Giang $341,710
6. David Bach $257,425