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Monday, November 21, 2016

Scott Stewart Wins Back To Back Commerce Main Events

Scott Stewart - 1st Place $97,800+$10,000 LAPC Main Event Seat

Scott's winning hand and what lead up to it can be found on the previous post, but something more important that should be mentioned here is the fact that Scott Stewart just won the last two Main Events of the major Commerce Casino Tournament Series. The two tournaments had fields of 408 and 345 of the best players, and his average finish is 1st. Scott is showing that his poker IQ and decision making is on par with some of the greatest, and won this tournament with the utmost class. Congrats to this year's winner Scott Stewart, and from all of us here at Commerce Casino, we can't wait to show you whats in store for this year's LAPC. 

Chris Moorman Is Eliminated In 2nd Place For $85,510

Chris Moorman - 2nd Place $85,510

Once the players reached heads up play, there was plenty of back and forth. Each player took turns taking a 2:1 chip lead, only to double up the other and switch the lead. Each player had a small rail rooting them on, and there was even a short break to take part in the Mannequin Challenge (see Commerce Casino Facebook page). The two eventually agreed to a deal that added 10k to second from first, and about an hour later, Chris 3 bet shoved his big blind with 77 only to be shown the KK from Scott Stewart. The board didn't improve Chris's hand, and he took home 2nd place and $85,510 for his outstanding performance. 

Sameer Aljanedi Eliminated in 3rd Place For $48,550

Sameer Aljanedi - 3rd Place $48,550

Sameer shoves his last 10 big blinds from the small blind and Scott calls. Sameer has Qs2d. Scott has As7d. Sameer flopped a gut shot on the 346 board, but the J on the turn and the A on the river sealed his fate. He finishes in 3rd place, and Chris Moorman and CPS Main Event Champ Scott Stewart are now heads up for the title.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Aaron Kaiser Eliminated In 4th Place For $31,440

Aaron Kaiser - 4th Place $31,400

Scott Stewart raised his button to 65,000. Aaron Kaiser went all in for just over 300,000 with AhQd. Chris Moorman thought for a moment, then called the all in. Scott quickly folded, and Moorman tabled his hand: AdAc. A cooler situation for Aaron. Aaron flopped a gut shot to give himself hope, but it just wasn't his night and he was eliminated in 4th place.

LAPO Main Event Updated Chip Counts

The players are currently on a break in order to race of the 1k chips. They will return to a blind level of 15k/30k with a 5k ante. Here are the updated chip counts of each of the 4 remaining players:


Seat Name Chip Count
1 Scott Stewart 2,585,000
2 Aaron Kaiser 395,000
3 Chris Moorman 2,640,000
5 Sameer Aljanedi 1,280,000

William Sinclair Eliminated In 5th Place For $24,230

William Sinclair - 5th Place $24,230

Action folded to William Sinclair in the small blind, and he shoved his remaining 12 big blinds with 6h6c. Scott Stewart called from the big blind with As10d. The A high board sealed William's fate, and he was eliminated in 5th place. 

Scott Stewart-2,900,000
William Sinclair- Eliminated

David "ODB" Baker Eliminated In 6th Place for $20,050

David Baker - 6th Place $20,050

The action folded to Chris Moorman in the small blind, and he bet enough to put ODB all in. After much consideration, Baker decides to call putting his tournament life on the line. Baker showed 6h6c, and Moorman had Ah10d. The flop was no help to Moorman, but the A on the turn gave him a commanding lead. The river was no help to Baker, and he was eliminated in 6th place. 

Chris Moorman- 2,220,000
David Baker- Eliminated

John Hulett Eliminated in 7th place for $16,820

SCPC Day 4 qualifier John Hulett was just eliminated for the final table. We weren't able to get the hand details, but if I were to guess, it probably went like this....
John limps the button with AsKs hoping to trap the big blind of Scott with the big hand. Scott checks his option however, and they both see a flop of AhAcKh. Excited about flopping the nuts, John checks behind hoping to get the chips in later. The Qh on the turn feels like a good card for John. Scott checks, John bets, Scott raises, and John pushes all in only to see the Jh10h of Scott for the Royal Flush. A truly horrible beat. The meaningless Ad on the river is of no consolation, and John Hulett has been eliminated in 7th place.

LAPO Update: Chip Counts For The Main Event

The players are currently on a break. They'll return to the 12k/24k with 4k antes level when they return. Here's an updated chip count for the remaining 7 players.


Seat Name Chip Count
1 Scott Stewart 2,278,000
2 Aaron Keiser 549,000
3 Chris Moorman 2,186,000
4 David "ODB" Baker 559,000
5 Sameer Aljanedi 721,000
8 John Hulett 205,000
9 William Sinclair 404,000

Yong Han Eliminated In 8th Place For $13,780


With the blinds at 10k/20k, Yong shoves his last 200k in the middle with KhJc. He is called from the big blind by Chris Moorman with the AcKc. The board runs out with no help to Yong, and he is eliminated in 8th place.

Andy "Shooter" Stracuzzi Eliminated in 9th Place For $10,780

9th Place - $10,780

Shooter was able to see a cheap flop from his big blind with 7s4s against Scott Stewart. After the the 733 flop, Shooter pushed his remaining chips into the pot, and was immediately called by the KK of Stewart. The turn and river was no help to Shooter, and he finishes the tournament in 9th place.

LAPO Main Event Final Table Chip Counts

Seat Name Chip Count
1 Scott Stewart 1.75 million
2 Aaron Kaiser 400k
3 Chris Moorman 2.2 million
4 David "ODB" Baker 350k
5 Sameer Aljanedi 400k
6 Andy "Shooter" Stracuzzi 370k
7 Yong Han 250k
8 John Hulett 400k
9 William Sinclair 530k

LAPO Main Event Reaches The Official Final Table

On the first hand at the 10 handed table, Michael Snideman was eliminated and received $9,080 for his finish. The remaining players in the tournament by order of their seat number are:

Scott Stewart
Aaron Kaiser
Chris Moorman
David "ODB" Baker
Sameer Aljanedi
Andy "Shooter"Stracuzzi
Yong Han
John Hulett
William Sinclair

Chip count updates and Final Table pictures will follow shortly.

LAPO Main Event Has Reached The Final 10 Players

Today's starting field of 63 is down to the final 10 players. A list of names and chip counts will follow shortly, but here are the last 8 finishers that led us up to this point.

11th John De La Garza......$9,080
12th Greg Armand.............$9,080
13th Josh Parker.................$7,710
14th Elbert Song.................$7,710
15th Daniel Strelitz.............$7,710
16th Jeremy Yap.................$6,370
17th Rajesh Jagannadham...$6,370
18th Anonymous.................$6,370

LAPO Main Event Down To 2 Tables

There are 18 still remaining in this year's $1,650 Main Event. Among those still remaining are Scott Stewart, Chris Moorman, and David "ODB" Baker. Here are some of the recent eliminations.

19th Chuanhao Zhang....$5,300
20th Paul Chauderson....$5,300
21st Daniel Roberts........$5,300
22nd Thomas Braband....$4,300
23rd Nikan Javadzad.......$4,300
24th Michael Garner........$4,300
25th Einav Shalom..........$3,730
26th Joel Tushnet.............$3,730
27th Dana Kellstrom........$3,730
28th Mike Shariati............$3,150
29th Dylan Nguyen..........$3,150
30th De Angelea Solorio..$3,150
31st Montana Heirman.....$3,150
32nd Young Ji..................$3,150
33rd Levon Khachatry......$3,150
34th Anonymous...............$3,150
35th Oliver Bronfenajer.....$3,150

LAPO Main Event Recent Eliminations

We are down to the final 36 players. The following 8 have all been eliminated, and received $2,590 for their efforts:

37th Gregg Robinson
38th Erich Karle
39th Robert Brown
40th Jose Castillo
41st Jon Lactaoen
42nd Greg Pohler
43rd Mike Noori
44th Deepinider Singh

LAPO Main Event Day 2 Players Are In The Money

The 63 players that returned for Day 2 of the $1,650 Main Event are down to the final 44 and are officially in the money. Current chip leader is the winner of the CPS Main Event, Scott Stewart, who has around 600k in chips. Other notables still in the field are David "ODB" Baker and Chris Moorman, both sitting on healthy stacks. More updates to follow as the day continues.

LAPO Event #8 Day 2 Chip Counts and Table Draw


LAPO EVENT 8 $1,650 NO LIMIT HOLD'EM MAIN EVENT
Players: 345 Prizepool: $517500
Last Name First Name City State Chips Table Seat
1 Stewart  Scott Lakewood CA 435,500 29 3
2 Strelitz Daniel Orange CA 277,500 24 4
3 Sinclair William West Covina  CA 255,500 22 3
4 Yap James Los Angeles CA 247,500 31 4
5 Braband Thomas Grafton WI 209,000 22 7
6 Armand Greg Santa Barbara CA 191,500 24 8
7 Baker David Sahuarita AZ 188,500 50 5
8 Ji Young Anchorage AL 179,000 29 8
9 Parker Josh Los Angeles CA 176,000 22 6
10 Han Yong Palmdale CA 156,500 24 9
11 Shariati Mike Irvine CA 156,500 50 1
12 Chauderson Paul Los Angeles CA 155,000 31 1
13 Tushnet Joel Tarzana CA 151,500 30 4
14 Lindsay Katie Los Angeles CA 149,000 30 8
15 Beleson Alexander Manalpan NJ 145,000 23 1
16 Robinson Gregg Burbank CA 143,000 50 6
17 Aljanedi Sameer Marina Del Ray CA 141,500 23 5
18 Moorman Chris UK 136,000 22 4
19 Jagannadham Rajesh Irvine CA 128,000 31 7
20 Deepinder Singh Los Angeles CA 120,500 29 9
21 Brontenmajer Oliver Los Angeles CA 120,000 23 7
22 Sneideman Michael Oceanside CA 118,000 30 6
23 Nguyen Dylan Gardena CA 117,000 29 1
24 Garza John Whittier CA 116,500 23 9
25 Stracuzzi Andy "Shooter" Long Beach CA 115,000 29 4
26 Lenaghan Ryan Los Angeles CA 110,500 24 6
27 Woods James Los Angeles CA 107,500 22 8
28 Sewell Gary Altadena  CA 102,500 24 3
29 Khachatnyan Levon Glendale CA 102,000 24 2
30 Peteing Jim Las Vegas NV 100,500 22 9
31 Noori Michael Tarzana CA 98,500 24 1
32 Brown Robert Winnetka CA 97,500 31 2
33 Garner Michael Colton CA 90,500 30 9
34 Levin Robert Surfside CA 89,000 30 1
35 Heirman Montana Phoenix AZ 86,500 29 5
36 Javadzad Nikan Orange CA 86,000 22 5
37 Shalom Einav Los Angeles CA 82,000 31 5
38 Katuzian Kamran Los Angeles CA 82,000 50 9
39 Lu Qing Vietnam 79,500 23 3
40 Suihkonen Kirt Huntington Beach CA 78,500 23 6
41 Tauber Matty Los Angeles CA 74,500 31 8
42 Hulett John Sherman Oaks CA 71,500 30 2
43 Rassibi Salamand Woodland Hills CA 68,000 30 3
44 San Tommy El Monte CA 66,500 29 2
45 Qiao Huicun Pasadena CA 63,000 23 8
46 Zhang Chuanhao Ontario CA 61,000 30 5
47 Keiser Aaron Los Angeles CA 59,500 22 1
48 Barratt Walter Venice CA 58,000 29 6
49 Castillo Jose Murrieta CA 58,000 22 2
50 Roberts Daniel Los Angeles CA 57,000 31 3
51 Gramlich Aaron Los Angeles CA 55,000 50 3
52 Karle Erich Redondo Beach CA 53,500 23 2
53 Lactaoen Jon Las Vegas CA 53,000 50 4
54 Umerova Safiya Los Angeles CA 51,500 24 5
55 DeAngela Nava Imperial CA 44,500 50 2
56 Carver David Los Angeles CA 44,000 50 7
57 Hamilton Mark Los Angeles CA 43,500 30 7
58 Song Elbert Bell Gardens CA 43,000 24 7
59 Pohler Greg Truckee CA 31,000 23 4
60 Warkol Jordan Chatsworth CA 30,500 31 6
61 Rozwood Ben Beverly Hills CA 27,000 50 8
62 Dolgon Howard N Hollywood CA 24,500 29 7
63 Kelstrom Dana Stevenson Ranch CA 11,400 31 9
Players will return Sunday 11/20 at 12:00pm
1st $107,800 + $10k Seat 10th-12th $9,080
2nd $75,510 13th-15th $7,710
3rd $48,550 16th-18th $6,370
4th $31,440 19th-21st $5,300
5th $24,230 22nd-24th $4,300
6th $20,050 25th-27th $3,730
7th $16,820 28th-36th $3,150
8th $13,780 37th-44th $2,590
9th $10,780

LAPO Event #8B $1,650 No Limit Hold'em Main Event Chip Counts

The final tally for the second starting day of this year's LAPO Main Event was 215, bringing the total number of players to 345. A total of 63 will return tomorrow to play down to a winner and play for their share of the over $500k prize pool. Here's a list of the results from just those that played day 1B.

LAPO EVENT #8B $1,650 MAIN EVENT
11/19/2016  12:00p
Entries: 215 Prizepool: $322,500
Last Name First Name City State Chips
1 Stewart  Scott Lakewood CA 435,500
2 Strelitz Daniel Orange CA 277,500
3 Sinclair William West Covina  CA 255,500
4 Braband Thomas Grafton WI 209,000
5 Ji Young Anchorage AL 179,000
6 Parker Josh Los Angeles CA 176,000
7 Han Yong Palmdale CA 156,500
8 Shariati Mike Irvine CA 156,500
9 Beleson Alexander Manalpan NJ 145,000
10 Robinson Gregg Burbank CA 143,000
11 Aljanedi Sameer Marina Del Ray CA 141,500
12 Jagannadham Rajesh Irvine CA 128,000
13 Sneideman Michael Oceanside CA 118,000
14 Nguyen Dylan Gardena CA 117,000
15 Garza John Whittier CA 116,500
16 Woods James Los Angeles CA 107,500
17 Sewell Gary Altadena  CA 102,500
18 Brown Robert Winnetka CA 97,500
19 Garner Michael Colton CA 90,500
20 Javadzad Nikan Orange CA 86,000
21 Katuzian Kamran Los Angeles CA 82,000
22 Suihkonen Kirt Huntington Beach CA 78,500
23 Hulett John Sherman Oaks CA 71,500
24 Rassibi Salamand Woodland Hills CA 68,000
25 San Tommy El Monte CA 66,500
26 Qiao Huicun Pasadena CA 63,000
27 Zhang Chuanhao Ontario CA 61,000
28 Keiser Aaron Los Angeles CA 59,500
29 Barratt Walter Venice CA 58,000
30 Castillo Jose Murrieta CA 58,000
31 Karle Erich Redondo Beach CA 53,500
32 Lactaoen Jon Las Vegas CA 53,000
33 Umerova Safiya Los Angeles CA 51,500
34 DeAngela Nava Imperial CA 44,500
35 Song Elbert Bell Gardens CA 43,000
36 Pohler Greg Truckee CA 31,000
37 Rozwood Ben Beverly Hills CA 27,000
38 Dolgon Howard N Hollywood CA 24,500
39 Kelstrom Dana Stevenson Ranch CA 11,400
Players return Sunday at 12pm and play to a winner