Congratulations to Alex Massman, Winner of the 2018 LAPO Main Event!


Given how many key coin flips were at this final table, it seems only appropriate that the final hand was once again a race. In this hand, Adam Demersseman held [6h][6d], while Alex Massman had [Qh][Jh]. The flop of [As][8h][Jd] shot Massman out into the lead, and he kept that lead on the [Kc] turn and [8d] river.

Adam Demersseman will earn $90,340 for his efforts. This score along more than doubles his lifetime earnings coming into the tournament. But the night belongs to Alex Massman, who shared a funny story with us after the win. Today was the first time that Massman wore sunglasses at the table. He said his brother gave them to him, and rather than leave them laying around in his bag, he decided to give them a shot today. Well he might have found a new supersitiation at the table, as Massman will take home the full first place prize of $136,610, as well as a seat to the 2019 LAPC Main Event!

Congratulations again to Alex and Adam, and thank you to everyone who played here at the 2018 LA Poker Open!