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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The Bubble has Burst in Flight 1C

It didn't take long for the bubble to be burst in today's $250,000 Guaranteed Flight, and the remaining players are all in the money with at least $375 locked up. Among the players in the money are Eugene Tito, Lynda Tran, Lawrence Ma, Hermilo Vargas, and Deepinder Singh.

Stay tuned to find out who makes the final 10 to join the rest of the finalists on Sunday!

Chris Grigorian Stacking Chips Like a Pro


Chris Grigorian, known by many as the "Armenian Express", is know for his unique chip stacks whenever he builds up chips. Well he's got a big stack going deep in this Stud 8-or-Better Event, and he's putting his chip stacking abilities to good use. By our count, he's got about 75,000, an above average stack as we approach the money bubble.

Player Profile: Albert Shim, Winner of the $350 Triple Stud Event


It's been a dream start to the 2017 LA Poker Classic for local player Albert Shim. Yesterday, Shim finished second in a five way chop, taking home just under $8,000 for his efforts. It was dejavu all over again here today, as Shim was back at the final table for the Triple Stud. He would once again be involved in a chop, but this time, he finished on top, earning $7,975 for his efforts, and his first Remington Trophy.

"I'm just focused right now. Yeah I'm playing good getting lucky in the right spots. It's been good," said Shim after his win.

Shim is a regular in the Mixed Games here in LA, and that experience has helped guide him so far in this series. As soon as he wrapped up the Omaha 8-or-Better, he hopped into the Triple Stud, and according to him, the tournament was smooth throughout.

"Actually I had no problems it was easy sailing throughout really. Stud Hi-Lo is my favorite game."

While Shim spends most of his time in Los Angeles, like players around the country, he always makes some time to go out to Vegas for the Summer fun.

"I try to go out to the World Series for a month every summer and I'll take shots here and there in LA since I live here. That's about it."



These back-to-back impressive results vaults Shim into the early lead in the Player of the Series race, but according to Shim, he isn't going to focus on that too much.

"I'm gonna play a couple more events but I've got alot of stuff going on besides poker so I'll probably play three more events. I'll play the $350 HORSE and the $500 versions of these events."

Every year at the LAPC, we see some sort of run like Shim is on. Will he continue it, or will the next big run be yours? Come down to the LA Poker Classic to find out!


Some Counts From the Final Three Tables of Stud 8-or-Better

Limits: 2,000-4,000 Average: 44,000 Players Left: 24

Dan Heimiller - 70,000
Larry Kantor - 47,000
Chris Grigorian - 45,000
James Woods - 40,000
Michael Trivett - 39,000

By the Numbers: Flight 1C of the $250,000 Guaranteed Event

Today's flight of the $250,000 Guaranteed Event drew exactly 200 players. That means that the final 10 players will be moving on to the finals on Sunday. That means that after today, 31 players will have advanced to the finals, with five more flights still to be played out. Good luck players!

1-10. Day 2
11-18. $500
19-25 $375

Updated Player of the Series Standings: January 18th


2017 Player of the Series Point Standings as of 1/18/17
PlayerLeader Board Points
1SHIM, ALBERT68.00
2ANDERSON, DAVIN47.00
3PETERSON, JEFFERY42.00
4GUGGINO, NICHOLAS41.00
5DOUGLAS, JAMES39.00
6KHOUDAGOULIAN, MESROP33.00
7PAIK, HARRY30.00
8UNG, MICHAEL30.00
9COHEN, ISACK29.00
10KRUGLOV, VICTOR25.00
11LIGHT, ROSCOE25.00
12SALVATORE, VINCE25.00
13HOPKINS, JOSHUA24.00
14KAZEM, ALI24.00
15KHACHADOUR, LEON24.00
16RUGGIERI, JOHN24.00
17TREPTOW, DANIEL24.00
18DICKSON, ALEX23.00
19CHAIT, CRAIG22.00
20PHAM, KHANG22.00
21ARAZM, AZAD21.00
22KRAUSE, RUSSELL21.00
23COOMBS, MICHAEL20.00
24ODELL, FRANKIE20.00
25CARRILLO, CRAIG19.00
26DE JONGE, SEBASTIAAN19.00
27MARTIN, ANTONIO19.00
28CHUNG, BENJAMIN18.00
29SANNEY, ALEX18.00
30VARGAS, HERMILO18.00
31HAI, CHENG17.00
32MELA, USMAAN16.00
33GARNER, MICHAEL15.00
34MEHTA, SHARAD15.00
35PAYASLYAN, TIGRAN15.00
36RUTER, MICHAEL15.00
37WONG, LAP15.00
38FERGUSON III, HENRY14.00
39TABRIZI, HANNAN14.00
40WILLIAMS, KIMYA14.00
41WOODS, JAMES14.00
42LEE, HEE13.00
43ROSARIO, JOHN13.00
44CHANG, KATHY12.00
45GODDARD, BRIAN12.00
46SCHWARTZ, YLON12.00
47GREENBERG, MATTHEW11.00
48CASTRO, RICHARD EDWARD10.00
49DIEP, WAYNE10.00
50RAGIR, MARSHALL10.00
51RICH, DAVID10.00
52YU, SEAN HEE10.00
53BUCKHOLTZ, RYAN9.00
54CROSSWELL, RONALD9.00
55HALPERN, DONALD9.00
56NGUYEN, HIEN9.00
57REYES, ERIC9.00
58REYES, NELSON9.00
59TRAN, PHUONG THI9.00
60WILSON, CHRISTOPHER9.00
61CHUNG, GIE8.00
62FREITEKH, TAREQIZZAT8.00
63GONZALEZ, RAFAEL8.00
64MARTIN, HECTOR8.00
65SASSANIAN, SIAMAK8.00
66SINGH, DEEPINDER8.00
67WU, POLLY8.00
68YOUSEFIAN, SHAYAN8.00
69ZHANG, CHUANHAO8.00
70ABOLFATHI, KIANOUSH7.00
71BABAHEKIAN, LAURENCE7.00
72BILODEAU, DENIS7.00
73CHOW, SIU7.00
74GISLER, JON-MICHAEL7.00
75HAKOBYAN, ARSEN7.00
76HO, YOUNG7.00
77JONNALAGEDDA, RAGHURAM7.00
78KIM, LUKE7.00
79KIPNIS, ADAM7.00
80MYERSON, ALAN7.00
81QUERCIO, ANTHONY7.00
82RICE, KEVIN7.00
83RODRIGUEZ, CARLOS7.00
84ROSE, CHARLES7.00
85SABAG, MARCEL7.00
86SNIDER, VICTOR7.00
87VALENTINE, SEAN7.00
88WORROW, JEB7.00
89ARA, MATHEW6.00
90ARUTYUNYAN, ARUTYUN6.00
91BENOHOD, MOHAMED6.00
92CARUSO, STEPHEN6.00
93CHOI, JUNG6.00
94CHUNG, JULIAN6.00
95CROCKETT, CHRISTOPHER6.00
96FLORES, NANCY6.00
97FRAZIER, HENRY6.00
98GALE, LEE WILLIAM6.00
99HALFON, MARK6.00
100HENGSAKUL, PETER6.00
101HERRMANN, DYLAN6.00
102HOLLAND, RANDALL6.00
103JUN, MARK6.00
104KANAFANI, TARIK6.00
105LIU, ERIC6.00
106MARIANAKIS, EMMANUEL6.00
107MAYEKAR, SANJAY6.00
108NGUYEN, DI6.00
109POLADIAN, SEVAG6.00
110ROSE, ANDREW6.00
111ROSENBLOOM, DAVID6.00
112SARDARIANPOUR, AZIM6.00
113SHALOM, EINAV6.00
114SMITH, DOUGLAS6.00
115STANCZAK, TIMOTHY6.00
116THU, NAING6.00
117TITO, EUGENE6.00
118ZAMANI, MARTIN6.00
119ZUNIGA, ANTHONY6.00
120ABE, THOMAS5.00
121ACEVEDO, KIRK5.00
122ADAMS, ANDRE5.00
123ANSDELL, ALLAN5.00
124APPLEBAUM, STEPHEN5.00
125ARNALDES, ELI5.00
126ARONESTY, JOSEPH5.00
127AVERY, EVAN5.00
128BALTAZAR, FRANCISCO J.5.00
129BUFFER, BRUCE5.00
130CALDWELL, TYRIN5.00
131CAPENER, MICHAEL5.00
132CELESTINO, ROY5.00
133CERNUTO, JOHN5.00
134CHENG, JEREMY5.00
135CIOFFI, CHRISTOPHER5.00
136CIRIACO, FREDDY5.00
137CONWAY, MICHAEL5.00
138DAVIES, DANIEL5.00
139DOWDY, JAMES5.00
140FAN, WENJIE5.00
141FELIX, JOSE OTHON5.00
142GABARICK, MICHAEL5.00
143GHALE, YISHU5.00
144GOMEZ, GERSON5.00
145GORMAN, BRIAN5.00
146GRIENER, JARED5.00
147GRIPPO, NICHOLAS5.00
148HAN, YONG5.00
149HENNEKAM, THOMAS5.00
150HOLLOMON, BARTON5.00
151HOOSHMAND, AHMAD5.00
152HORNER, BRADLY5.00
153JAIME, RICARDO5.00
154KANE, SUSAN5.00
155KARSCHAMROON, PATRICK5.00
156KILKER, MICHAEL V5.00
157KIM, ANTHONY5.00
158KOVACS, GYORGY5.00
159LEBOWITZ, EUGENE5.00
160LEE, DANIEL J5.00
161LEVY, NISSIM5.00
162LIM, ANAN5.00
163LOERA, FRANCISCO5.00
164LOPEZ, JR, RAFAEL5.00
165LUI, PAUL5.00
166LUI, RACHEL5.00
167MAYFIELD, DOUGLAS5.00
168MC AVOY, JOHN5.00
169MUTASHOBYA, GEORGE5.00
170NAYLOR, MATTHEW5.00
171NEWTSON, TIMOTHY5.00
172NGUYEN, NGUYEN5.00
173NGUYEN, THO VAN5.00
174PHU, MIKE5.00
175POGHOSYAN, ARMEN5.00
176PRAGER, DAVID.A5.00
177PRESTON, SCOTT5.00
178RASMUSSEN, ERIC5.00
179RECHNITZER, GERARD5.00
180RICH, JORDAN5.00
181RICHARDSON, JERRY5.00
182RODRIGUEZ- SOLANO, RIGOBERTO5.00
183SANCHEZ, GREGORY WILLIAM5.00
184SHPINER, ILYA5.00
185SONG, KEVIN K5.00
186SONG, LIPING5.00
187SUMMERS, DAMON5.00
188THOMAS, AMBER5.00
189THURBER, LAURETTE5.00
190WARKOL, JORDAN5.00
191WAYSEI, KOVEH5.00
192YOUNG, NATHAN5.00
193ZHANG, MIN5.00