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Monday, March 2, 2015

Eliminations 46-54 in Main Event

Darren Elias- 46th Place
We have another round of bustouts for you guys just before the day is wrapping up. The following players all earned $22,660 for their showings.

46. Darren Elias
47. Joshua Macciello
48. Matt Waxman
49. Brandon Crawford
50. Daniel Sosa
51. Nick Shkolnik
52. Ryan Fee
53. Mark Darner
54. Nathan Bjerno

Final Table Photos and Chip Counts for Event #48

Below you will find photos and chip counts for the unofficial final table of the Seven Handed No-Limit Hold'em Day 2. Leading the way is defending WPT Championship winner Keven Stammen, who took down a massive pot off of Jake Toole as we left the table to up his stack to 1.2 million. He has nearly a third of the chips in play at the final table. Check below to see who else is there, and be sure to stay tuned to find out who takes the event down!


Seat 1: Ryan Feldman- 620,000
Seat 2: Bill Faggerbakke- 350,000
Seat 3: Jack Duong- 330,000 
Seat 4: Zhong Wang- 155,000
Seat 5: JJ Liu- 153,000
Seat 6: Jake Toole- 70,000 (short stack) 
Seat 7: Tyler Patterson- 325,000
Seat 8: Keven Stammen- 1.2 million (chip leader)

Two Seats Guaranteed in the $5,100 Satllite

We are now up to 21 players in the $5,100 Mega Satellite, which means there will be at least two tickets up for grabs for tomorrow's $50,000 High Roller Event. Registration is open for another 30 minutes, so there is still time to come down and take your shot at this satellite!

Eliminations 55-63 in Main Event

We have the first table of bustouts in the money in the Main Event. Below you will see all nine players who have busted in the money so far. They all took home $19,050 for their efforts.

55. Sameer Aljanedi
56. John Canawati
57. David Tuthill
58. Ryan Laplante
59. Eran Gold
60. Gordon Vayo
61. Adam Friedman
62. Pratik Ghatge
63. Natasha Barbour

Featured Table Being Streamed Live

We don't have all the bells and whistles working on the live stream, but we did want to pass along that a camera is set up on our stacked featured table. You can view the link by clicking here, and read below for a seating chart to see who is there.

Seat 1: Darren Elias
Seat 2: Scott Seiver
Seat 3: Paul Chanderson
Seat 4: Anthony Zinno
Seat 5: Adam Volen
Seat 6: Tim Cramer
Seat 7: Ryan Fee
Seat 8: Nick Shkolnik
Seat 9: Yegor Tsurikov

We also wanted to share quite the story about the nine seat, Yegor Tsurikov. He came into the day as the shortest stack in the room, with only 16,600 at 1,200-2,400. He moved all in in the first level with pocket fours, and he was dominated by the Kings of Anthony Zinno. Tsurikov caught a four in the window, but that was quickly followed by a King as well on the flop. No matter for Tsurikov, as he caught his one outer, the [4s] on the turn, to score the wild double up.

Well Tsurikov has spun that 16,600 into a stack of 520,000, which is nearly double the average stack in the room. While not quite a chip and a chair, it's still one of the more impressive days of tournament poker we've seen this series.

Cards in the Air: $5,100 Mega Satellite for the High Roller

We wanted to pass along that cards are in the air for the $5,100 Satellite to tomorrow's $50,000 High Roller Event. Right now, we have seven players registered, meaning there will be a seat up for grabs with three more entrants. Players are allow to reenter into the satellite, and registration is open until 7:10 local time. Good luck players, and stay tuned to find out who ships the seat(s)

Matt Berkey is the Bubble Boy

It took a bit over an hour, but the bubble has burst at the 2015 LAPC Main Event. It was pro vs. pro, as Matt Berkey got the last of his chips in with Ace-Nine. However, Mike Leah's Ace-Ten had Berkey just outkicked, and though Berkey turned some chop outs, he wasn't able to survive the hand. No one else was eliminated, meaning that Berkey is the official bubble boy.

With that, the 63 remaining players are all in the money! They have locked up $19,050, but they all have their eyes on that $1 million first place prize!

Some Snapshots From Today's $2,140 Pot-Limit Omaha

We went over to the $2,140 Pot-Limit Omaha event that kicked off at 4 PM to see who was vying for the crown. We spotted a mix of WSOP bracelet winners, along with local pros who are trying to win another title here at Commerce. We saw Brandon Shack-Harris and "Miami" John Cernuto, as well as Allen Le, Sasha Barrese, Rupesh Pattni, and Commerce Grand Slam winner Brian Brubaker.


Brandon Shack-Harris
Brian Brubaker
"Miami" John Cernuto
Allen Le 
Rupesh Pattni 
Sasha Barrese

The Main Event is on the Bubble

We have 64 players remaining in the Main Event, but one of them will leave empty handed today. We are just about to go on a break, so the tension will be lingering in the room for quite some time. We will be sure to report when the bubble has burst. Good luck players!

In the Money in the $2,140 Seven Handed Event

While most of our attention today has been focused on the Main Event, we did want to pass along that the $2,140 7 handed event is now in the money. The two big stacks in the room, Tyler Patterson (340,000), and Jack Duong (325,000), happen to be rubbing elbows at the same table, so there should be plenty of action there. Below you will find a full list of players who are still alive and vying for the title. Once we get down to the final table, we will post photos and chip counts of those players.

Sam Rashid
Jared Jaffe
Keven Stammen
Kunal Patel
Tyler Patterson
Jim Collopy
Ryan Feldman
JJ Liu
Anthony Gregg
Upaid Habib
Jack Duong
Norbert Szecsi
Liv Boeree
Bill Fagerbakke
Jake Toole
Will Molson
Ravi Raghavan
Zhong Wang

Cards in the Air: Event #49 $2,140 7 Handed PLO

It's time for another post Main Event tournament here at the Commerce Casino! Today's event is a $2,140 buy-in 7 Handed Pot-Limit Omaha Event. Players will start with 20,000 in chips, and registration is open until 8:30 tonight. Play will end after Level 12, or once we reach the final table, whichever comes first. Click here for a structure of the event, and stay tuned for updates throughout the day!

And the First Player Over One Million Chips is......

Peter Tran. The man who bagged the Day 1 chip lead has continues his incredible success so far in this event, as he is the first player with over one million chips. To put that in prespective, the 2nd biggest stack, Brent Hart, has just over 600,000. Tran is at a tough table, with Daniel Negreanu to his direct right, but that hasn't slowed him down today. Can he keep stacking chips as the money bubble looms?

Peter Tran- 1.1 million

Two Players Looking for Back-to-Back Final Tables

We came into the day with half of last year's TV final table still alive and looking for a repeat run. However, Michael Rocco was one of the first causalities of the day, and that leaves us with two players from last year's final table. Runner-Up Glenn Lafaye, and 6th place finisher Adam Friedman, are still alive with just 84 players left. If one of them is able to make it back to the final six, they would be the first player to final table the same WPT Main Event since Mohsin Charania finished 5th and 1st in 2012 and 2013 at WPT Paris.

Down to Just 90 Players in the Main Event

We started the day with 120 players, and we've already lost 25% of the field. We are down to our final 90 players, and one of them will walk away a millionaire on Thursday. We will be playing down to the money today, so stay tuned to find out who makes it to that plateau.

Stacked Feature Table

The LAPC is always full of tough tables from start to finish, and today is no exception. The feature table of the day, however, is one of the toughest you will see at any tournament in the world. Read below to see who is at that table, along with a few facts about just how tough it is.  Even crazier is the fact that the two players knocked out at this table were former LAPC Champion Paul Klann, and WSOP Circuit Main Event Winner Nipun Java!

Total Winnings at Table: $37,429,145
WSOP Bracelets: 2
WPT Titles: 7
High Roller Titles: 8

Seat 1- Darren Elias 
Seat 2: Scott Seiver
Seat 3: Igor Kurganov
Seat 4: Anthony Zinno 
Seat 6: Marvin Rettenmaier
Seat 7: Aaron Massey 
Seat 8: Adam Friedman

Cards in the Air: #WPT #LAPC Main Event Day 3

Today is the day we make the money in the LAPC Main Event! 120 players are coming back to play today, but just over half of them, 63, will end up making the money. The plan is to play five levels today, but if we haven't made the money by the end of the fifth level, we will play on until we do.

Brent Hart leads the way with 487,900, which has the rest of the field covered by 100,000.  Michael Kamran, who finished 6th at this event in 2010, is in second with 387,400. You can view the full list of chip counts and seating chart here, and be sure to stay tuned for all the coverage today, as we make our push to the money!

LAPC Event 48 $2,140 7 Handed No Limit Hold'em Day 2 Chip Counts


LAPC-48 DAY 2 $2,140 7 HANDED NO LIMIT HOLD'EM
March 1, 2015  4:00 PM
Entries: 158 Prize Pool: $316,000
Place Last Name First Name City State      Chips  Table Seat
1 RASHID SAM BRANDON FL  256,800 54 2
2 QARTOMY RAY HOUSTON TX  220,900 56 5
3 JAFFE JARED BROOKLYN NY  183,900 54 3
4 STAMMEN KEVEN COLDWATER OH  167,200 62 4
5 PATEL KUNAL      154,100 53 3
6 SPINELA ANTHONY      151,400 61 7
7 EVESLAGE CHAD      131,300 53 6
8 DOLAN JOHN FORT MYERS FL  129,500 62 1
9 PATTERSON TYLER SEATTLE WA  119,300 62 6
10 COLLENY JIM  118,300 53 7
11 FELDMAN RYAN LOS ANGELES CA  115,000 61 4
12 LUI JOANNE      112,000 55 3
13 GREGG ANTHONY      95,600 62 6
14 MANDAVIA ANKUSH RICHMOND TX  95,400 55 1
15 HABIB UPAID      91,200 62 2
16 GEYER ADAM AUSTIN TX  89,900 61 5
17 DUONG JACK SOUTH PLAINFIELD NJ  81,900 61 2
18 SZECSI NORBERT      69,900 55 4
19 BOEREE LIV  68,000 55 6
20 FAGERBAKKE BILL TOPANGA CA  66,900 62 5
21 TOOLE JAKE      63,200 55 2
22 MOLSOR WILL      60,000 56 7
23 LU HENRY BROOKLYN NY  58,100 54 7
24 RAGHAVAN RAVI      57,400 53 4
25 PHILLIPS SAM WEST PALM BEACH FL  51,600 53 2
26 NIA MIKE CALABASAS CA  50,900 61 7
27 WANG ZHONG SANTA CLARA CA  50,400 54 1
28 STULL GREGORY LIBERTYVILLE IL  40,900 54 5
29 GRANGBERG ZACHARY BOOLSBURG PA  39,200 62 7
30 STEIN JEREMY WASHINGTON DC  31,000 53 1
31 JACK SALTER      21,700 61 6
32 CIMPAN CORNEL ANDREW      19,600 53 5
   
PLAYERS WILL RETURN 3/2 AT 1PM LEVEL 13 - 1,000/2,000/300 WITH 60:00 MINUTE LEVELS
   
1st $76,930 8th-10th $9,640    
2nd $56,790 11th-13th $7,270    
3rd $37,290 14th-16th $5,060    
4th $24,400 17th-18th $4,270    
5th $19,500    
6th $14,600    
7th $12,040    
   

Sunday, March 1, 2015

LAPC Event 47 $10,000 WPT No Limit Hold'em Championship Day 3 Chip Counts & Seat Assignments


LAPC-47 DAY 3 $10,000 WPT NO LIMIT HOLD'EM CHAMPIONSHIP
March 2, 2015  12:00 PM
Entries: 538 Prize Pool: $5,164,800
Place Last Name First Name      Chips  Table Seat
1 HART II BRENT   487,900 32 8
2 KAMRAN MICHAEL  387,400 25 2
3 MASHOUR MAX  366,300 24 2
4 ALRIDGE KEN  355,900 31 3
5 HORTIN DYLAN  346,600 34 8
6 GHATGE PRATIK  306,200 38 8
7 NEFF PETER  303,800 24 3
8 MINER WILLIAM  298,500 38 3
9 DIEHL MATTHEW  290,500 28 6
10 CHAUDERSON PAUL  281,000 26 5
11 FARRELL NIALL  268,000 25 1
12 DRINAN CONNOR  267,400 39 1
13 YAROSHEVSKYY IGOR  261,000 39 8
14 BERKEY MATT  247,700 31 7
15 GIMBLE KEVIN  245,400 39 3
16 HUNG TRAN  237,000 38 6
17 TUTHILL DAVID  235,200 33 4
18 LAPLANTE RYAN  232,900 34 4
19 OCHANA EDWARD  230,700 33 7
20 BUDOI VASILE  197,500 32 2
21 VOLEN ADAM  196,200 28 7
22 LEE  RONALD  191,900 26 4
23 SABAT EDDY  190,800 33 1
24 NEGREANU DANIEL  185,200 38 5
25 SMITH JUSTIN  182,500 33 5
26 KOHLBERG CURT  182,500 28 3
27 SANDS DAVID  179,100 34 2
28 MONTIZANTI ELIZABETH  177,300 31 5
29 KURGANOV IGOR  173,800 68 3
30 MANN JASON  170,300 32 4
31 WEST RON  167,500 32 7
32 DARNER MARK  161,000 24 5
33 CRAMER TIM  158,600 35 3
34 BAKER DAVID  158,300 38 7
35 KLODNICKI CHRIS  154,100 33 3
36 JOHNSON KYLE  153,500 27 7
37 YOCKEY BRYCE  152,700 35 2
38 SUDZHYAN VAHAN  152,100 38 2
39 ROCKOWITZ JESSE  147,000 38 9
40 NGUYEN TURBO  145,400 26 2
41 TRAN JC  145,200 31 6
42 BJERNO NATHAN  143,100 34 6
43 FRIEDMAN ADAM  141,700 68 8
44 ALJANEDI SAMEER  135,600 31 2
45 LEAH MIKE  135,000 25 9
46 SEROCK JOE  131,900 40 1
47 CANAWATI JOHN  131,600 35 8
48 YARCHEVER JEFF  131,500 40 6
49 JAFFE JON  130,600 34 3
50 CARROLL JAMES  130,200 24 4
51 WHEELER JASON  129,700 33 6
52 ANTHONY ZINNO  129,100 28 1
53 ARMSTRONG JAMIE  128,000 26 7
54 ESKANDARI MASSOUD  124,000 27 4
55 LONCAR MICHAEL  123,500 39 9
56 DWYER MICHAEL  123,100 27 8
57 SEIDEL ERIK  123,000 27 2
58 MUELLER GREG "FBT"  121,800 26 1
59 KLANN PAUL  118,500 68 4
60 GRIFFIN JEON-PAUL  118,000 40 3
61 MACDONALD ROB  116,600 28 4
62 HACHEM JOE  116,400 32 1
63 BARANOVSKY VADIM  116,400 35 6
64 SOSHNIKOV IVAN  115,000 26 8
65 MCGROTH KILLIAN  114,300 24 1
66 KHALFIN MICHAEL  113,400 28 8
67 ELIAS DARREN  112,300 68 1
68 BUCHANAN SHAWN  110,800 25 7
69 LESKOWITZ BRYAN  110,300 25 4
70 FEE RYAN  104,700 32 6
71 VAYO GORDON  102,900 39 2
72 GOLD ERAN  101,900 25 3
73 HENSON RAY  101,900 27 6
74 VRABEL LUKE  99,000 35 5
75 SEIVOR SCOTT  98,100 68 2
76 COLLINS CANDACE  96,700 31 1
77 WEST TIM  96,500 25 8
78 DOBROVOLSKIY VLADIMIR  93,800 39 5
79 MASSEY AARON  91,200 68 7
80 BUDDIGA PRATYUSM  91,200 31 9
81 JING SHAN  90,600 31 8
82 YOON BRIAN  89,400 39 4
83 CRAWFORD BRANDON  85,500 25 5
84 SOSA DANIEL  84,100 25 6
85 WAXMAN MATTHEW  83,100 32 9
86 ROCCO MICHAEL  83,100 26 6
87 CORNELL TYLER  82,800 39 7
88 MACCIELLO JOSHUA  79,000 38 4
89 ROSENBLOOM DAVID  75,900 31 4
90 STAFF NEIL  66,200 34 5
91 GILLIS TED  64,300 24 6
92 NGUYEN THU  61,100 27 1
93 LAFAYE GLENN  59,700 35 4
94 RETTENMAIER MARVIN  58,200 68 6
95 YACOUBIAN MACRADIJ  57,300 40 7
96 DJOKOVIO AVDO  56,800 35 7
97 ELLEFSON MARK  54,100 32 3
98 MACKA DAVID  53,900 39 6
99 SHKOLNIK NICK  53,700 40 5
100 SALEM NASEEM  53,500 28 2
101 PETRANGELO NICK  52,600 34 1
102 MORDUE JIMMY  52,200 40 2
103 FRIEDMAN IRA  52,000 34 7
104 LAW CHUN  50,100 38 1
105 TAVARES JOSE  50,000 27 5
106 JAVA NIPUN  48,900 68 5
107 MENDELSOHN HEATH  48,800 24 9
108 CRISTOS JORDAN  48,300 24 7
109 SEWELL GARY  46,700 27 3
110 TEPPER ROB  46,300 28 5
111 BARBOUR NATASHA  46,100 26 9
112 PHAN ANDY  45,200 33 2
113 MASEK ALEX  44,700 24 8
114 KIM KYONG  44,600 33 8
115 IDEMA DANIEL  42,100 26 3
116 HARTMANN TONY  41,000 40 8
117 LE DOANH  35,000 35 1
118 PAYDAR TONY  23,300 32 5
119 HABIB HASAN  22,700 40 4
120 TSURIKOV YEGOR  16,600 68 9
   
PLAYERS WILL RETURN 3/2 AT 12PM LEVEL 13 - 1,200/2,400/400 WITH 90:00 MINUTE LEVELS
   
1st $1,000,460   +  $15,400 WPT $73,640    
2nd $701,350 $59,730    
3rd $451,090 $51,490    
4th $333,680 $44,800    
5th $250,260 $40,170    
6th $200,830 $35,530    
7th $167,360 $30,900    
8th $133,370 $26,780    
9th $100,410 $22,660    
$19,050