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Mokri Wins Fall Festival Main Event

Norwegian poker pro Kayhan Mokri becomes the first WPT Global player to have their name inscribed on the World Poker Tour Champions Cup, earning the victory in our Fall Festival $3,500 WPT Championship Event.

Mokri - online screen name SinZuang - earned $90,122 for the win in the 104-entry tournament, becoming one of only four players with a name on the Mike Sexton Champions Cup from a WPT online tournament.

Jeff Walsh of the World Poker Tour interviewed Mokri shortly after his victory.

“Heads-up was very frustrating because I had a humongous chip lead and this guy (and) he wouldn’t bust,” Mokri told Walsh. “We ended up going all in four times and I just lost all of them, with flip situations. And then I was getting frustrated, but when I won, I just smashed my office desk and I was like ‘Finally, yes!’ It was more of a relief than anything else.”

As part of his tournament prize, Mokri received an entry in the $10,400 WPT World Championship this December at Wynn Las Vegas.

Mokri has been on a year-long heater, amassing large wins in live and online tournaments, now with nearly $3,300,000 in career tournament earnings, including the EPT HighRoller in Barcelona in August.

“It’s just like you’re in the moment, you’re playing well, when you’re winning it’s easier to play well, you’re more in the zone. And I’m going to continue to play tournaments I think at least for some time,” Mokri told the WPT, “ But I’m going to cut down on the traveling because it’s very exhausting. But for now, I’m enjoying them and mostly the higher buy-ins.”

The previous week, the WPT Prime Fall Festival title went to screen name staples, winning $60,511 in the 306-entry tournament. Staples also earned from the prize pool an entry in the $10,400 WPT World Championship this December at Wynn Las Vegas.

Online player NoRiversPls earned a $12,400 WPT Passport as winner of the WPT Global Fall Festival Tournament of Champions, where winners from each Fall Festival event competed in a post-series freeroll offering an entry in the $10,400 WPT World Championship in Las Vegas and $2,000 in travel expenses.