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Esfandiari Beats 2006 Champ Gold for WSOPC Ring in Los Angeles

30 March 2016
Poker fans keeping tabs on the latest World Series of Poker Circuit event in Los Angeles got a blast from the past last night.

The final two battling heads-up for the 2016 WSOPC Bicycle Crown and $226,785?

Antonio 'The Magician' Esfandiari and Jamie Gold - two of the most memorable poker personalities of the past 10 years.

This time around it was Esfandiari who got to taste the joy of victory as he clipped Gold heads-up to claim the title.

For Gold, the $139k he claimed for second place is his largest live poker tournament cash since his $12m win in the 2006 WSOP Main Event.

James Woods, Bruce Buffer and More

The celebrity factor was in full effect for the $1,675 WSOPC event in LA with plenty of big-name talent in the field. Hollywood actor and noted poker aficionado James Woods was one of them, as was famed UFC ring announcer Bruce Buffer and actor Bill Fagerbakke.

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Gold again.

They performed fairly well, too, as Woods made it all the way to 30th and Buffer finished 11th.

All told 756 entrants showed up for the event to create a $1,134,000 prize pool.

Full final-table results from the Circuit Main Event at the Bicycle Casino:

1 – Antonio Esfandiari - $226,785
2 – Jamie Gold - $139,820
3 – Barry Woods - $103,080
4 – Ray Henson - $76,830
5 – Alex Greenblatt - $58,025
6 – Bryn Kenney - $44,395
7 – Blaise Hom – 34,395
8 – Ludovic Geilich - $26,980
9 – Jack Duong - $21,420

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