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Thursday, January 19, 2017

No Need for Hand-for-Hand: Flight 1D is in the Money

There were simultaneous eliminations on two different tables in the $250,000 Guaranteed flight, which means there is no need for hand-for-hand play! The final 29 players are all in the money, but we still need to play down to the final 11 players before the bags come out.

Some Chippies From Flight 1D

Blinds: 2,000-4,000 Average: 78,000 Players Left: 45

Sammy Teranie - 170,000
Wing Ng - 145,000
Osmin Dardon - 130,000
Jason Leifer - 30,000
Jared Griener - 25,000

Some Counts From the Final Five OE Tables

Blinds: 1,000-2,000 Limits 2,000-4,000 Average: 36,000 Players Left: 40

Craig Chait - 75,000
Dan Heimiller - 60,000
Randy Holland - 53,000
Manju Gera - 40,000
Ylon Schwartz - 37,000
Tony Ma - 32,000
Albert Shim - 30,000
Robert Turner - 28,000

By the Numbers: Flight 1D of Event #5

The fourth flight of the $250,000 Guaranteed Event drew a total of 226 players, the highest total since the opening leg on Monday. The final 29 players will be making the money tonight, with the top 11 moving on to the finals on Sunday to battle it out for a first place prize that will be at least $50,000.

1-11. Day 2
12-20. $500
21-29. $375

What's Coming Up: Friday, January 20th

We are switching from the Mixed Games tomorrow to focus on our $250,000 Guaranteed Event, which is well on it's way to over $300,000. We will have two flights tomorrow, at 1 and 5 PM. Registration for those flights will be open until 3:15 and 7:15 PM respectfully, and one re-entry will be allowed in that time frame as well.

This is the second to last day of qualifying for this event, so make sure you don't miss out on your shot!

By the Numbers: $350 Omaha 8/Stud 8 or Better Event

We had another great turnout for today's OE Event, as 144 players came out to play. This created a prizepool of $43,200, money that will be handed out to the final 18 players tonight. A min cash will lock up $790, but the number everyone wants to know is $12,070. That is the first place prize, along with a Remington trophy. The full breakdown of the payouts can be viewed below. Good luck players!

1. $12,070
2. $7,600
3. $4,510
4. $2,720
5. $2,120
6. $1,770
7. $1,530
8. $1,360
9. $1,210
10-12. $1,060
13-15. $920
16-18. $790

Some Snapshots From Today's $250,000 Guaranteed Flight

Below you will see some of the players who are here for the fourth of eight flights in this massive $250,000 Guaranteed Event. Michael Ung is hoping to make another final table after finishing runner up in the $570 buy-in $150,000 Guaranteed Event that took place last Saturday. We also found Phong "Turbo" Nguyen, who had lost some of his stack already, but looked determined to get it back quickly. Those photos are below, along with a few others, so check them out!


Michael Ung

Rupesh Pattni

Phong "Turbo" Nguyen

Thu Nguyen

Rubin Chappell

Player Profile: Jeff Treolo, Winner of the $350 Stud 8 Event




The Mixed Games action is continuing here at the 2017 LAPC, and the latest Remington winner is Jeff Treolo. Treolo came to Commerce Casino and the LAPC for the first time earlier this week, and in just his second tournament here, he has claimed victory. An ecstatic Treolo told us after his victory how great it was to finally play at Commerce.

"I feel really good. There are great players I played with everyone was cordial and very friendly nice place to play here."

Treolo says he is usually a cash game player, and only has one cash for just over $1,000 to his credit. He said that any form of Stud is his favorite game, and he was right at home in this event, holding the chip lead throughout the final table.

"I was fortunate enough to be the chip leader and I was able to hold onto that. But there were alot of tough players. It was a great experience overall."



Treolo is from Vegas originally, and he won't be out here grinding the entire series. But he did tell us that he plans to come back for the HORSE event next week, and the Stud event the week after. When asked if he would be pursuing the Player of the Series race, he let out a laugh, and told us this.

"That would be great but I don't play Hold'em tournaments so I don't think I'd have a chance in that."

This is the last Mixed Game Event of the week, but we are picking them up again next Monday with a Pot-Limit Omaha Event. Be sure you don't miss out on the $250,000 Guaranteed Event, which is playing it's final four legs over the next two days!

Cards in the Air: Flight 1D of Event #5

We are at the halfway point of the $250,000 Guaranteed Event, and we are well on our way to smashing the guarantee. Just like the previous flights, players will start today with 15,000 in chips, and all blind levels will be 15 minutes long. Registration for this flight will be open until 7:15 PM tonight, and the top 5% of survivors will be moving on to Sunday's finals.

Good luck everyone!

Wayne Diep Eliminated in 2nd Place ($6,050), John Treolo is the Champion!


Wayne Diep was all in three hands in a row, chopping the first two, before succumbing in the third one.

Diep: [3d][2c] / [3c][Qh][Jc][Kd] / [2s]
Treolo: [9d][Jh] / [7s][6h][6c][10d] / [Js]

Treolo held the lead throughout the hand, and on the seventh card, both players drew a second pair. But Treolo's two pair were better, and he took down the pot. For his efforts, he will take home $9,800, and is the latest Remington Trophy winner her at the 2017 LAPC!

Wayne Diep On the Ropes

John Treolo has strung together a series of pots, and he has crippled Wayne Diep down to just one big bet.

Wing Wong Eliminated in 3rd Place ($3,630)


Treolo: [x][x] / [Qs][10d][9h][6h] / [x]
Wong: [x][x] / [8s][2h][2d][10h] / [x]

Wing Wong was all in by fifth street, and he was in big trouble, as John Treolo had [Qd][Qc] in the hole for rolled up queens. Wong had [Ac][5h] in the hole, and he was looking for a low card to chop the pot. The [10h] on sixth street was no help for him, and neither was the [Qh] on seventh street.

This leaves us with just two players: John Treolo and Wayne Diep. Both players are fairly even now, and they aren't talking chop, so we are in it for the long haul!

Three Handed Chip Counts in the Stud 8 Event

Limits: 15,000-30,000

Wayne Diep - 490,000
John Treolo - 310,000
Wing Wong - 220,000

Some Player Photos From the OE Event

We went over to the Omaha 8/Stud 8 event just now and grabbed a few photos of some of the notables over there. Albert Shim is back looking for another final table to add to his resume so far this series, as he already has a first and second place showing. We also spotted Henry Ferguson, who made the final table of the Triple Stud Event yesterday as well. Scroll down for a few more photos as we progress through another fantastic Mixed Game event!


Albert Shim 

Wendy Weissman

Henry Ferguson

Alexi Dimitrov

Robert Turner

Tony Ma

Scott Brooks Eliminated in 4th Place ($2,370)


Scott Brooks was all in by sixth street against chip leader John Treolo, who made a six high straight on that card to leave Brooks drawing dead. That get us down to just three players for this next Remington Trophy.

Chris Grigorian Eliminated in 5th Place ($1,830)


Grigorian: [x][x] / [3c][7s][2d][Kh] / [x]
Diep: [x][x] / [Ad][9c][Ks][8d] / [x]
Treolo: [x][x] / [7c][3s][4d][Jh] / [x]

Chris Grigorian was all in on third street, and he got two callers from Wayne Diep and John Treolo. Those two players would check down the side pot, and Diep rolled over [As][6c][5d] at the end for a pair of aces. Neither Treolo or Grigorian would make a low, and the aces were good enough for the high, meaning the whole pot went to Diep.

That gets us down to our final four players. As of yet, there hasn't been any discussion of a deal.

Over 100 Players Entered into Event #8

Today's $350 OE Event has drawn a big crowd so far, as we just crossed the 100 player mark. We still have two and a half hours of registration to go, so this field size will only be growing. Come on down and join us!

LAPC Event #5: $250,000 Guaranteed Flight 1D

  • LAPC Event #5 Flight 1D
  • $250,000 Guaranteed
  • 1/19/17 - 5pm 
  • $240 Buy-in
  • 15,000 Starting Stack 
  • All Levels 15 Minutes
  • Late Register until 7:15pm 
  • One Re-Entry Allowed Per Flight
  • Two Day Event
  • Day 2 Sunday Jan 22nd at 1 PM 

Fresh Chip Counts From the Final Five

John Treolo - 410,000
Wayne Diep - 250,000
Wing Wong - 105,000
Scott Brooks - 80,000
Chris Grigorian - 20,000

Denis Speights Eliminated in 7th Place ($1,280), Todd Lyons Eliminated in 6th Place ($1,500)



Lyons: [x][x] / [Jh][Kd][8s][6h] / [x]
Diep: [8c][6c] / [6h][2d][2h][7d] / [x]
Speights: [Ad][4s] / [10h][5c][9h][Js] / [x]

Todd Lyons's comeback came to a screeching halt after he lost a monster pot to Wayne Diep who had a well disguised full house, leaving him with just a few chips. Those chips would go in on the next hand, as would the short stack of Denis Speights. Diep put them both at risk, and by the end, he had made two pair, sixes and deuces. Neither of his opponents made a low, and Lyons wasn't able to catch up on the high by seventh.

This leaves us with just five players. We will be posting updated chip counts shortly.


William Xu Eliminated in 8th Place ($1,110)


Xu: [x][x] / [Ah][8h][7d][Jd] / [x]
Diep: [x][x] / [2c][6d][Qc][6h] / [x]
Wong: [x][x] / [4s][Qh][Qd][5d] / [x]

William Xu was all in on third street, and he was called by Wing Wong and Wayne Diep. Both players would check down the side pot, and Diep showed [6s][5c] in the hole for trip sixes. Wong showed [8s][3h][2d], giving Wong an eight low. Xu wasn't able to beat either one, and he is the first player eliminated.

On the other end of the spectrum, Todd Lyons, who started the day with less than one big bet, is now amazingly up to 80,000, and is right back in the thick of this final table.

Final Table Photos and Chip Stacks


Seat 1: William Xu - 22,000

Seat 2: Todd Lyons - 7,000 (short stack)

Seat 3: Chris Grigorian - 100,000

Seat 4: Scott Brooks - 105,000

Seat 5: Wayne Diep - 225,000

Seat 6: Wing Wong - 110,000

Seat 7: John Treolo - 340,000 (chip leader) 

Seat 8: Denis Speights - 15,000



Day 2 of the Stud 8-or-Better Underway

The final table has just kicked off in the Stud 8-or-Better event, and we have a few severe short stacks, so we are expecting plenty of action early on.

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

Today we are running a Mixed Game combination event with the $350 Omaha 8-or-Better/Stud 8-or-Better tournament. Players will start with 10,000 in chips, and every table will play one round of Omaha 8 before switching to a round of Stud 8. Registration will be open today until 5:30 PM, and this is a two day event, with the final table playing out tomorrow at 2 PM. Good luck players!

LAPC Event #8: $350 Omaha 8-or-Better/Stud 8-or-Better

  • LAPC Event #8 
  • Half Omaha 8-or-Better Half Stud 8-or-Better
  • 1/18/17 - 1pm 
  • $350 Buy-in
  • 10,000 Starting Stack 
  • Levels 1-8 30 Minutes 
  • Levels 9-Final Table 40 Minutes
  • Final Table Levels 60 Minutes
  • Late Register until 5:30pm 
  • One Re-Entry Allowed
  • Two Day Event
  • Day 2 Friday Jan 20th at 2 PM