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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Some Chip Counts from the H.O.R.S.E Event

Limits: 3,000-6,000 Average Stack: 47,300 Players Left: 22

Lynda Tran - 115,000
Alan Myerson - 68,000
Frankie O'Dell - 66,0000
Jay Hong - 42,000
Larry Kanter - 24,000

What's Coming Up: Wednesday, May 4th

The action continues tomorrow here at the Cal State Poker Championship with two more events. First at 2 PM, we continue the Mixed Game events with a $350 buy-in Stud 8-or-Better Event. Just like the previous $350 events, players will be starting with 10,000 in chips, and all levels will be 30 minutes long. Players will be allowed one re-entry, and it will be a one day event.

At 5 PM, we have a $350 buy-in Survivor Event. If you don't know how a survivor event works, here's how it goes. The final 10% will make the money, but unlike other tournaments where they continue to play out, the tournament will end tomorrow when we hit the money. All players, regardless of their chip stacks, will earn $3,000, and the tournament will end. Registration for that event will stay open until 7:15 PM.

A Few Photos From the PLO-8 Event

We have some photos for you guys from tonight's Pot-Limit Omaha 8-or-Better Event, which is up to 63 entries right now. Former WSOP bracelet winner "Miami" John Cernuto is here hoping to add a Commerce bear to his trophy collection, as are Craig Chait, and Levy Salah, who both hopped in this event after busting the H.O.R.S.E Event earlier.

Craig Chait
"Miami" John Cernuto
"Papa" Levy Salah 

By the Numbers: $350 H.O.R.S.E Event

Today's H.O.R.S.E tournament drew a total of 90 players, creating a prizepool of $27,000. First place will take home $8,560 and the bear trophy. The top 12 players will make the money, all locking up at least $680. Scroll down for a full breakdown of the payouts, and stay tuned for a round of notable chip counts coming in an hour or so.

1. $8,560
2. $5,130
3. $3,240
4. $2,090
5. $1,620
6. $1,280
7. $1,080
8. $950
9. $860
10. $780
11. $730
12. $680

More Photos From the H.O.R.S.E Event

Our next round of mixed game event photos today includes two players who took home Remington trophies at this year's LAPC. Matt Schultz won not one, but two Remingtons, earning over $110,000 for his two victories. We also spotted "Papa" Levy Salah, who won one of the major event at the series, earning over $45,000 for his finish. Both players will be hoping to add a bear to their collection of trophies. Stay tuned to find out if they do!


Matt Schultz
Levy Salah 
Jay Hong 
Frankie O'Dell 


Cards in the Air: $350 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-or-Better

The afternoon event has just kicked off here at the Commerce Casino ballroom, and the game today is Pot-Limit Omaha 8-or-Better. The buy-in is $350, and registration will be open tonight until 9:30. Like all of the events here at the Cal State Poker Championship, one re-entry is allowed per player.

Good luck everyone!

Numbers Update From the H.O.R.S.E Event

Today's H.O.R.S.E event has brought some of the best mixed game players in the Los Angeles area to the Commerece Casino today, as 71 have registered on the first break of the event. Registration for this $350 buy-in tournament will be open until 6 PM tonight,so you have plenty of time to come on down and join us for all the mixed game action!

First Round of Horsies Here Today

Our first round of notables in today's H.O.R.S.E event can be viewed below. Included on this list is five-time WSOP bracelet winner Allen Cunningham. We also spotted Randall Holland, who is looking to add another cash to his incredible Commerce Casino resume. You can view those photos, and a few more, below.

Allen Cunningham 
Randall Holland 
Tony Ma  
Frank Lin

CSPC Event #8: $350 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-or-Better

  • Pot-Limit Omaha 8-or-Better
  • 5/3/16 - 5pm 
  • $350 Buy-in
  • 10,000 Starting Stack 
  • All Levels 30 Minutes 
  • Late Register until 9:30pm 
  • Single Re-Entry Allowed
  • One Day Event

Cards in the Air: $350 H.O.R.S.E

We continue with the mixed games today with a tournament that's always popular, the $350 H.O.R.S.E event. This tournament involves the five most played mix games: Limit Hold'em, Omaha 8-or-Better, Razz, Stud, and Stud 8-or-Better. Registration for this tournament will be open until 6 PM tonight, and all players are allowed one re-entry. This is a one day event, so if you want to show off your mixed game skills, and try to win some money, and a bear trophy, then come on down and join us for all the action!

CSPC Event #7: $350 H.O.R.S.E Event

  • H.O.R.S.E
  • 5/3/16 - 2pm 
  • $350 Buy-in
  • 10,000 Starting Stack 
  • All Levels 30 Minutes 
  • Late Register until 6pm 
  • Single Re-Entry Allowed
  • One Day Event

Monday, May 2, 2016

A Few Chippies From the Turbo Event

Blinds: 1,200-2,400 Average: 56,000 Players Left: 36

Vontray Gardner - 125,000
Phong "Turbo" Ngyuen - 39,000
David Hassett - 34,000
Harry Arutyunyan - 32,000

Frankie O'Dell Chip Lead With Three Tables Left

We are down to the final 27 players in today's Omaha 8-or-Better event, and two-time WSOP bracelet winner Frankie O'Dell is our chip leader with nearly 90,000. The average stack is 36,000 at the moment, and we have a few other notables who are still alive vying for the bear trophy today. Check below for those stacks, and stay tuned to find out who wins the event late tonight.

Frankie O'Dell - 86,000
Mario Esquerra - 73,000
Craig Chait - 39,000
"Miami" John Cernuto - 25,000

What's Coming Up: Tuesday, May 3rd

Two more events are kicking off here tomorrow. We start at 2 PM with a H.O.R.S.E tournament. The buy-in will be $350, and that will get players 10,000 in tournament chips. Registration will be open until 6 PM, and all players will have an optional re-entry in that time frame.

We are sticking with mixed games for the afternoon event, but upping the aggression, as the 5 PM is a Pot-Limit Omaha 8-or-Better tournament. Just like the early event, the buy-in will be $350, with an optional re-entry throughout the registration period, which closes at 9:30 PM. All levels will be 30 minutes long, and it's a one day event.

These events could serve as a great bankroll booster for our next massive tournament, the $250,000 Guaranteed event, which kicks off on Thursday.

By the Numbers: $240 Turbo Double Stack Event

Tonight's Turbo Hold'em event drew a total of 130 entries, creating a prizepool of $26,000. The top 17 players will be making some money tonight, with a min-cash earning $500. The top six will lock up at a four figure payday, and first place will be good for $7,350, and a bear trophy. Check below for a full breakdown of the payouts, and best of luck to the 72 remaining turbo warriors!

1. $7,350
2. $4,650
3. $2,760
4. $1,690
5. $1,290
6. $1,090
7. $950
8. $830
9. $730
10-12. $650
13-15. $570
16-17. $500

By the Numbers: $350 Omaha 8-or-Better Event

Today's Omaha 8-or-Better event drew a total of 93 players, making for a prizepool of $27,900. The final 12 players will finish in the money tonight, earning at least $750 for their efforts. The eventual winner will take home $8,840, and of course, the redesigned bear trophy. Check below for a full breakdown of the payouts, and stay tuned to find out who takes down this one day event!

1. $8,840
2. $5,300
3. $3,350
4. $2,160
5. $1,670
6. $1,330
7. $1,120
8. $980
9. $890
10. $810
11. $750
12. $750

A Few Player Photos From the Turbo Double Stack Event

Now it's time for a few player photos from this afternoon's Turbo Double Stack Event, which has 75 players at the moment. You can view a few of those players below. Included on this list if former WPT Champion Harry Arutyunyan, as well as Ron West, who finished 13th at the LAPC Main Event last year for nearly $60,000. You can see those photos below, and stay tuned for more updates from this event.

Harry Arutyunyan
Marcel Sabag 
Ron West
David Hassett 
Jeff Yarchever
William Vo

Cards in the Air: $25,000 Double Stack Turbo Event

It's back to No-Limit Hold'em for our afternoon event here today. The buy-in this afternoon is $240, and the prizepool will be at least $25,000. Players will start with 15,000 in chips, and registration will be open tonight until 7:15 PM. All players will be allowed one re-entry, and this is a one day event with 15 minute blind levels. There should be plenty of action tonight, so be sure to come on out and join us!

Up to 80 Players in the Omaha 8-or-Better Event

Players are about to take their first break of the day here in the Omaha 8-or-Better Event, so we wanted to give you guys a numbers update. So far, 80 people have entered into this event, with registration open until 6:30 PM. All players are allowed one re-entry if they are eliminated before that time period. Remember that this is a one day event, so come on down, play some Omaha 8-or-better, and earn yourself a bear trophy.

Some of the Mixed Game Players Here Today

We have a few player photos for you guys from today's Omaha 8-or-Better Event, the first mixed game event of the 2016 CSPC. We spotted Casey Hayes, who won three Remington trophies last year on his way to winning the LAPC Player of the Series Title. Speaking of the LAPC, we also found former LAPC Main Event Champion Sean Jazayeri in the field. Scroll down to check out their photos, and a few more, as we wait to find out who will be taking home another bear trophy here today. 

Sean Jazayeri
Casey Hayes
Frankie O'Dell
"Super" Mario Esquerra 
Andrew Miramontes 
"Miami" John Cernuto

Cards in the Air: $350 Omaha 8-or-Better Event

It's time for the first mixed game event of the Cal State Poker Championship! Today, the game is Omaha 8-or-Better, and the buy-in is $350.  Players will start with 10,000 in chips, and registration will be open until 6:30 PM. All players are allowed one re-entry, and this is a one day event. Good luck everyone!

CSPC Event #6: $25,000 Guaranteed Double Stack Turbo

  • CSPC Event #6 
  • Double Stack Turbo Event
  • 5/2/16 - 5pm 
  • $240 Buy-in
  • 15,000 Starting Stack 
  • All Levels 15 Minutes
  • Late Register until 7:15pm 
  • One Re-Entry Allowed

CSPC Event #5: $350 Omaha 8-or-Better Event

  • Omaha 8-or-Better
  • 5/2/16 - 2pm 
  • $350 Buy-in
  • 10,000 Starting Stack 
  • All Levels 30 Minutes 
  • Late Register until 6:30pm 
  • Single Re-Entry Allowed
  • One Day Event