The World Poker Tour Jacksonville bestbet Open concluded on Tuesday with JAX local “Doc” Hirezi outlasting former WPT Champion James Calderaro to take home the $206k+ first place prize and his first WPT Championship.
Hirezi, who was being cheered on by a massive rail, binked a one outer – on the river – to seal the deal.
“You can play poker, you can be lucky but the support sometimes gives you a chance to think even better when you play.” Hirezi said during his winners interview as he gave credit to the Jacksonville locals for helping him get to the WPT promise land.
Here’s the results from the final table, directly from the WPT Live Updates page.
1. Nabil Hirezi – $206,041
2.James Calderaro – $133,764
3. Brian Green – $86,043
4. Peter Le – $63,682
5. Jordan Cristos – $47,802
6. Faraz Jaka – $38,241