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David Peters Stuns Fedor Holz, Takes Major Poker Player of the Year Awards

After leading the two races for Poker Player of the Year pretty much since the World Series of Poker concluded in July, it was assumed that German poker superstar Fedor Holz was a lock to take down those awards come the end of December. Well, you know what they say about “assume?” Instead of reveling in the dual victories, Holz had to watch helplessly as David Peters used a late surge literally in the final tournament of the year to pass him and win both major POY races. Peters was a good distance back of Holz on the CardPlayer Magazine Player of the Year race in mid-November, in the second-place slot by almost 1300 points. Peters would then go on a rampage that saw him win an event and finish as the runner up in the November 18-19 Aria High Roller and Super High Roller tournaments to pull within roughly

Mike Shariati Stuns Freddy Deeb in Taking down WPT Legends of Poker Championship

After battling from the brink of elimination, Mike Shariati stunned Freddy Deeb early Saturday morning to capture the championship of the World Poker Tour’s Legends of Poker Main Event at the Bicycle Casino in Bell Gardens, FL. As he had for the prior two day, Aaron Kweskin came to the six-handed WPT final table with a decent chip lead (7.675 million to 5.23 million) over Shariati. Deeb had settled into the third place slot at the table with his 4.495 million in chips and Brent Roberts was still quite viable in the tournament with 3.585 million in chips. The two short stacks at the table, Stan Jablonski (1.56 million) and Craig Chait (1.035 million) had their work cut out for them if they were to make it to the top of the table. Unfortunately, it was the two “shorties” that had their issues in making the charge but, to be