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Saturday, November 22, 2014

LAPO Main Event Final Numbers & Payouts

Flight A:  115 Entrants - 19 Remaining
Flight B:  143 Entrants - 21 Remaining
Flight C:  211 Entrants - Play concludes after the completion of level 16

Total Entrants: 469  Total Prize Pool: $680,050

Play will resume for all remaining players of flights A, B & C Sunday November 23 at 1pm.  Play will pick up at level 17 - 2,000/4,000 with a 500 ante.

54 will be in the money on Day 2 and the payouts are as follows:

1st$126,650plus a  $10,000 WPT LAPC Seat - 2/28/15
2nd$95,820
3rd$61,610
4th$45,560
5th$34,210
6th$27,410
7th$22,850
8th$18,230
9th$13,670
10th-12th$10,000
13th-15th$8,160
16th-18th$7,000
19th-21st$6,120
22nd-24th$5,510
25th-27th$4,830
28th-36th$4,220
37th-45th$3,670
46th-54th$3,130

Cards are in the Air: LAPO Main Event Day 18C

The last of three starting flights for the 2014 Los Angeles Poker Open Main Event is now underway! Yesterday saw 21 players emerge from the starting field of of 143 players, with Larry Quang leading the way with a stack of 277,500.  Those 21 will combine with the first flight's 19  and the survivors from today's flight to form the final group of players on Sunday, where someone will be walking home with at least $125,000!

Registration is open until 5:30 PM today, so you have plenty of time to come on down and take your shot! $1,600 will get you 20,000 in chips, and all of the levels today will be 40 minutes long. This time table will continue on Sunday until we reach the money, when the levels will be increased to one hour long. We will be bringing you updates all day long, so sit back, relax, and enjoy our coverage from Day 1C of the Main Event!  Play will conclude today after the completion of level 16, approximately 1am.

LAPO-18B CHIP COUNTS


LAPO-18A $1,600 NO LIMIT HOLD'EM
November 21, 2014  1:00 PM
Entries: 143 Prize Pool: $207,350
Place Last Name First Name City State CHIPS
1 QUANG LARRY EL MONTE CA  277,500
2 GOFF FRED LONG BEACH CA  264,000
3 MOGULLA PRABBY TUSTIN CA  263,500
4 LAXINETA LOUIS MALIBU CA  226,500
5 MARQUEZ HECTOR HUNTINGTON BEACH CA  212,000
6 MAKHIJA AMIT BROOKFIELD WI  212,000
7 PHAN AUDY GARDEN GROVE CA  207,000
8 MINKIN KELLY PHOENIX AZ  175,000
9 STEFFIN WILLIAM LOS ANGELES CA  132,500
10 OHANIAN VAZGEN GLENDALE CA  117,000
11 BODNER JOHN PARTS UNKNOWN CA  116,500
12 GEYER RICHARD AUSTIN TX  106,500
13 WARSAW IRV SAN BERNARDINO CA  98,000
14 LANE DARRELL SIERRA MADRE CA  88,500
15 DAO BAO LOS ANGELES CA  86,500
16 AFFLECK MATT SEATTLE WA  58,000
17 BARTSCH RAMON LOS ANGELES CA  57,500
18 HUYNH THIEU FONTANA CA  44,500
19 FRIEDMAN IRA WOODLAND HILLS CA  43,000
20   PATTNI RUPESH LOS ANGELES CA  42,000
21   JONES DAVID LONG BEACH CA  32,000
PLAYERS WILL RETURN 11/23 AT 1PM LEVEL 17 2,000/4,000/500 40:00 MINUTES REMAINING

Friday, November 21, 2014

Notables In The Six Figure Club

With the blinds currently at 1,000-2,000, we have a few notables who are currently over 100,000. We went around and snapped a few photos of these players, and you can check them below. Rupesh Pattni is continuing his stellar play in this series, looking for his second LA Poker Open title.

Rupesh Pattni- 145,000
Charles Coultas- 135,000
Joey Deluca- 110,000
Amit Makhija- 105,000

Updated Notable Chip Counts With Five Tables Left

We are down to the final 45 players, and a few players have cracked the 100k mark. Rupesh Pattni is one of them, and he is looking for his second LA Poker Open title here in just three weeks.  Another player is Amit Makhija, who is looking for another major tournament final table here at Commerce after placing 3rd in the California State Championship for $72,510.  Check out their updated stacks, and a few other notables, below.

Charles Coultas- 116,000
Rupesh Pattni- 110,000
Amit Makhija- 105,000
Joey Deluca- 90,000
Sunny Patel- 73,000
Vadim Baranovsky- 66,000
Nathan Bjerno- 42,000
Matt Affleck- 30,000
Danny Illingworth- 16,500

Twenty Seats to be Given Out in Tonight's Satellite!

We ended up with a grand total of 153 players in tonight's Mega Satellite, meaning that an even 20 people will be earning a seat into tomorrow's final Day 1 session! If you missed out on this satellite, and you still want a shot at getting in for a discounted rate, the Commerce Casino is running six-handed single table satellites around the clock, so come by tomorrow morning and take your shot at one of those!

Some Post Dinner Break Notable Big Stacks

We returned from dinner break with the blinds at 400-800, and we noticed that a few notables were settling in as the big stacks right now. Leading the way of the notables is Matt Aflfeck, who has just under 75,000. He is joined by a few other notables nipping at his heels. Check out their photos and stacks below, and stay tuned for more notable chip counts to be posted later.


Matt Affleck- 73,000

Charles Coultas- 72,000
Amit Makhija- 68,000

Rupesh Pattni- 58,000


Dinner Break for LAPO Main Event Day 1B

Nine levels up, nine levels down here on Day 1B of the Main Event, and the 68 remaining players are now taking a 30 minute dinner break. Once the players return, we will go around the floor and snap a few photos of the notable big stacks. The remaining players will play six more levels before bagging and tagging for the night.

By the Numbers: LAPO Main Event Day 1B

The officially numbers have come through for today's Day 1 flight of the Los Angeles Poker Open Main Event. A grand total of 143 players came out for today's session, up from the 115 who came out yesterday. There ended up being 19 players who advanced yesterday, and those who make it to the end of Level 16 today will join those players on Sunday for the finals.

If you haven't taken your shot at this event, or you have already and been busted, you have one more chance tomorrow! The third and final session will be kicking off at 1 PM local time, so block out the day and take your shot at this prestigious title!

Last Chance To Satellite Into The Main Event Tonight!

Just like yesterday, the Commerce Casino is running a $240 satellite at 7:30 tonight, with 10 seats guaranteed to be handed out for tomorrow's Day 1C in this Main Event. Last night, an identical satellite handed out 17 seats, with 18th place earning a payday of $1,360.  Players start with 7,500 in chips, and registration will be open until 9:30 tonight! Click here for a full structure of the satellite, and good luck to all the players who enter!

Some Notable Stacks as the Second Break Approaches

We are almost four hours into play today, so we went through the field to see how some of the notables are doing. At the top of the list for now is Owen Crowe, who is sitting on nearly 55,000. Amit Makhija is also building his stack up nicely after busting in the middle of yesterday's play. Check out their stacks, and a few other notables, below.

Owen Crowe- 53,000
Cody Shedd- 45,000
Amit Makhija- 42,000
Matt Aflfeck- 36,000
Rupesh Pattni- 34,000
Joey Deluca- 28,000
Sunny Patel- 27,000
Jarod Einsohn- 11,000
Shane Schleger- 11,500
Gavin Griffin- 11,000


Numbers Update on First Break of Day 1B

Today's second flight of the LAPO Main Event is already guaranteed to be bigger than yesterday just two hours in. As the players take their first break, we have 123 players entered, surpassing the 115 players from yesterday. Registration is open until 5:30, so you still have plenty of time to come down and take your shot at this field. Good luck to all the players!

Second Crop of Familiar Faces In LAPO Main Event 1B

As we mentioned before, here is the second round of notable names that we got some snapshots of. In this group, we have Owen Crowe, Shane Schleger, and Rupesh Pattni, who took down Event #2 earlier in this series for a payday of $25,585. Check out those photos below, and stay tuned for more updates later!

Shane Schleger
Jarod Einsohn
Rupesh Pattni
Shahen Martirosian
Owen Crowe

Some Notable Names Early on In Day 1B

Our first round of photos from today's field includes a couple of bracelet winners: Gavin Griffin and David "ODB" Baker.  It also includes Los Angeles regulars Joey Deluca, Hero Aguiluz, Vadim Baranovsky, and Jamie Shaevel. Check out those photos below, and stay tuned for another round of photos coming shortly!


Gavin Griffin
Joey Deluca 
Hero Aguiluz
Vadim Baranovsky
David "ODB" Baker
Jamie Shaevel

Cards in the Air: LAPO Main Event Day 1B

The second of three starting flights for the 2014 Los Angeles Poker Open Main Event is now underway! Yesterday saw 19 players emerge from the starting field of of 115 players, with Larry Elliot leading the way with a stack of 235,500.  Those 19 will combine with the survivors from today's flight and tomorrow's to form the final group of players on Sunday, where someone will be walking home with at least $100,000!

Registration is open until 5:30 PM today, so you have plenty of time to come on down and take your shot! $1,600 will get you 20,000 in chips, and all of the levels today will be 40 minutes long. This time table will continue on Sunday until we reach the money, when the levels will be increased to one hour long. We will be bringing you updates all day long, so sit back, relax, and enjoy our coverage from Day 1B of the Main Event!

LAPO-18A CHIP COUNTS

LAPO-18A $1,600 NO LIMIT HOLD'EM
November 21, 2014  1:00 PM
Entries: 115Prize Pool: $166,750
PlaceLast NameFirst NameCityStateCHIPS
1ELLIOTTLARRYSCOTTSDALEAZ 235,500
2WESTRONLOS ANGELESCA 211,500
3ABDOLRAHIMIKAMALEDDINREDLANDSCA 206,000
4TEHANJOECARPINTERIACA 149,000
5DOVUONGANAHEIMCA 148,000
6SAMAANZAHERLA VERNECA 148,000
7MYERSONALANSHERMAN OAKSCA 140,000
8TALONECHRISTOPHERANAHEIMCA 138,000
9WEEKLEYQUINCYNORTH HOLLYWOODCA 137,500
10YAGINUMAJESSELOS ANGELESCA 129,000
11KATZMICHAELLOS ANGELESCA 121,500
12JOHNSONJAMESSANTA ANACA 84,000
13SIMITYANPOGOSGLENDALECA 82,000
14MORALESLUISBOSTONMA 74,000
15BRUBAKERBRIANMANHATTAN BEACHCA 73,500
16WOODSBARRYMALIBUCA 73,000
17MASEKALEXLOS ANGELESCA 73,000
18CHOIJUNEIRVINECA 62,500
19ZWICKELMARKMANHATTAN BEACHCA 14,500
PLAYERS WILL RETURN 11/23 AT 1PM LEVEL 17 2,000/4,000/500 40:00 MINUTES REMAINING