WPT Emperors Palace Classic Day 4 – Brits Claims Title

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The World Poker Tour Emperors Palace Poker Classic was finally completed last night in Johannesburg with Daniel Brits, claiming his first ever WPT title after defeating the final six that started the day including that of Eugene Du Plessis during heads up.

He now walks away with $132,128 and a free seat in the WPT World Championships for his supreme efforts after his heads up session went on for a long three hours before the outcome was decided. He started that session with a slight advantage over Du Plessis but the action kept swinging back and forth until the final hand.

That hand saw Du Plessis raise from the button when holding the Jd-7d with Brits calling with the Qs-8d. The flop falls as the Qd-7s-2d which led to a continuation bet from Du Plessis before Brits pushed all-in and got the call he wanted. The turn and river were the 9c and Qc respectively to finally seal the deal for Brits.

One player that would have started the day with big aspirations was Dominik Nitsche. He was the winner of this event last year and had managed to make this final table third in chips to put him in with a great chance of doing the double and winning the event again. However in the end he could only manage a fourth place finish for $44,136 to put an end to those hopes.

It was another great display from Nitsche nonetheless to make it back to the final table once more, not many players in the past have been able to lay claim to the same sort of feat.

The Final Standings

1st) Daniel Brits – $132,128

2nd) Eugene du Plessis – $92,708

3rd) Rob Fenner – $59,634

4th) Dominik Nitsche – $44,136

5th) Wesley Wiegand – $33,130

6th) Ronit Chamani – $26,504

The next World Poker Tour event is not too far away too, so we do not have long to wait for plenty more poker action. The WPT Jacksonville Fall Poker Scramble kicks off on the 15th of November so set your alarm clocks and bookmark us for all of the action as it happens.