Dan Shak wins PartyPoker.com Premier League VI
US poker pro and Wall Street businessman Dan Shak is the winner of the prestigious PartyPoker.com Premier League VI, which concluded early hours Sunday at Aspers Casino in Stratford.
Shak overcome UK super high stakes pro Sam Trickett in a tense heads-up in the WPT Special Event where the balance of power swung a number of times.
“This is unbelievable,” said Shak. “It has been a gruelling week and I am just glad I got through the heads-up as I think Sam would have beaten me if the pots were kept small. This is the best win of my career – the field was super tough.”
Trickett, who cashed for $10 million in last year’s WSOP One Drop was disappointed to finish runner-up but gracious in defeat. When the action went three handed many thought there would be a repeat of the final two of the biggest tournament in history but $18 million winner Antonio Esfandiari ended up third. Also making the final table were Jonathan Duhamel, Daniel ‘Jungleman’ Cates, Tobias Reinkemeier, Jennifer Tilly and UK hedge fund boss and high roller specialist Talal Shakerchi