With ten players left in World Poker Tour Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown US$ 3500 Championship, Cate Hall saw herself in an unparalleled spot.
On one side, she was looking to be the very first female champ of an open World Poker Tour main tour event. And on another, she was looking to end 3rd or better to exceed Mike Shariati as well as win World Poker Tour Player of the Year honor. As it came, her run finished in the 9th spot place and secured Shariati World Poker Tour Player of the Year honors.
Shariati’s win got him a one-of-a-kind, custom-made timepiece from Hublot, the World Poker Tour Player of the Year sponsor, along with hotel accommodation as well as ground transport for all World Poker Tour tournaments he plays in the coming season. He also got himself quite a pocket full of alteration from Season Fourteen, winning one event, keeping 2nd in another, and going deep in Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown US$ 3500 Championship. All said, Shariati got more than US$ 1.36 million from those 3 enders.
In 2015 September, Shariati surprised to the winner’s circle of Legends of Poker US$ 3700 Main Event. It was there that Shariati declined Feddy Deeb his 3rd World Poker Tour award and won US$ 675942.
After that 6 months later in March 2016, Shariati got his way at final table of LA Poker Classic US$ 10000 Main Event from a pack of five-hundred-fifteen entries. Shariati made his path to heads-up game against German Dietrich Fast, but finally fell short of a 2nd award. His runner-up end was worth a consolation prize of US$ 656540.