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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Limit Hold'em Event on the Bubble

We are down to the final 14 players in the Limit Hold'em Event, but only 13 players are getting paid. Al Barbieri, Tommy San, and Carol Fuchs are among the players still in the tournament. A proposal to pay the bubble was quickly shot down, and there are no real short stacks at the moment, so the bubble could drag for a while.

Some Chip Counts From Flight 1A

Blinds: 400-800 Average: 26,000 Players Left: 67

Jared Griener - 65,000
Michael Ung - 35,000
Brian Gorman - 17,000
Jared Einsohn - 15,500
Tony Ma - 11,000
Rubin Chappell - 9,000

By the Numbers: Flight 1A of Event #16

The first flight of the $300,000 Guaranteed Event drew a total of 176 players. The final 22 players will be in the money this evening, with the top 14 moving on to Sunday's finals.

Your next chance to qualify for this event is tomorrow at 5 PM. Don't miss it!

1-14. Day 2
15-22. $550

Just Three Tables Left in the Limit Hold'em Event

We are down to just 25 players in the Limit Hold'em event, and just over half of them, 13, will be in the money. Here are a few of the notables who are still in contention for the Remington. The limits are currently 1,500-3,000, with an average stack of 40,000.

Tommy San - 96,000
Al Barbieri - 71,000
Thu Nguyen - 35,000
Carol Fuchs - 23,000

Tonight's $225 Main Event Satellite Now Underway

We had a brief delay on tonight's $225 Main Event Satellite, as the cards just hit the air. Remember that one $10,000 seat is guaranteed in this satellite. We had quite an overlay last night, and with only six players to start the satellite tonight, we could be looking at another one. Registration is open until 9:45 PM tonight, so come on down and take your shot!

What's Coming Up: Thursday, January 26th

The last Mixed Game tournament of the week kicks off tomorrow at 1 PM, and it's one of the most eagerly anticipated ones. The $350 HORSE event will see players start with 10,000 in chips. Registration will be open until 5:30 PM, and one  re-entry will be allowed in that time frame as well.

At 5 PM, we have our second $350 buy-in flight for the $300,000 Guaranteed Event. The first flight drew 176 players, and the flights usually grow in size as the tournament progresses, so we are right on track to pass another guarantee on this series.

Lastly, we will have the final table of the $350 Limit Hold'em Event starting up at 2 PM tomorrow. It should be an action packed day of poker, so make sure you don't miss out!

By the Numbers: $350 Limit Hold'em Event

The afternoon $350 Limit Hold'em Event saw exactly 100 players enter, creating a nice even prizepool of $30,000. The final 13 players will be in the money tonight, locking up a min cash of $750. First place will take home $9,120 and the Remington Trophy. Scroll down for a full breakdown of the payouts, and good luck to all the players still in!

1. $9,120
2. $5,630
3. $3,450
4. $2,250
5. $1,760
6. $1,400
7. $1,190
8. $1,040
9. $920
10-12. $830
13. $750

Now For Some Photos of the $300,000 Guaranteed Flight

We have a former LAPC Main Event winner in the house for this opening flight of the $300,000 Guaranteed Event. Eric Hershler defeated a field of 791 players in 2007 to take home over $2.4 million. We also spotted a pair of former WPT runner ups, local regulars Massoud Eskandari and William Vo.

Eric Hershler

Deepinder Singh 
Jarod Einsohn

William Vo

Massoud Eskandari

Player Profile: Justin Vold, Winner of the $350 PLO8 Event


Justin Vold hasn't been playing poker tournaments for very long, but he's already made a bit of a splash on the scene. Vold is usually a cash game player, but dabbled in a few HORSE tournaments last year, and saw some success. 

"I usually just play HORSE Events I cashed in the $1,500 HORSE at the WSOP last year in 45th." 

It appears those results gave Vold the confidence to try a Pot-Limit Omaha 8-or-Better tournament. 

"I'm feeling great, especially because this is my first PLO 8 tournament ever. I play the game alot in a small recreational cash game though."

Vold came into the day with a monster chip lead, holding 362,000. His next closest competitor had just over 100,000. After his victory, Vold talked us through the big hand that got him those chips.

"I doubled on one of the last hands of the night. I was chip leader, second in chips had like one thousand less than me, and we got in a huge pot. We had the same pair, he had the nut flush draw, I had the second nut flush draw, and a low draw. I paired my dangler and won the huge pot. We were probably chop it 50% of the time so I was obviously happy to take it all."

Vold had such a huge lead that he apparently wasn't in a huge rush to get here today! Vold didn't show up to his seat until after 2:30 PM, over 30 minutes after the restart. Thankfully, it didn't end up hurting him much in the end, and Vold laughed it off after.

"Well I showed up half an hour late because of traffic," he said with a chuckle. "I just let them tangle with each other didn't use my stack too much to bully. I just played my game."

With the victory, Vold propels himself into contention for the Player of the Series race. Vold originally said that he would probably only play the HORSE events on the schedule, but after hearing about the standings, and the three Main Event Seats that will be handed out in that freeroll, he said it could change things a bit. 

"I will be playing a few more events because of the freeroll. I need to log on and see where I stand," he said with a smile.

Congratulations again to Justin Vold on his victory. Remember that we have the $300,000 Guaranteed event running the rest of the week, with the finals on Sunday. Don't miss out! 

Some Snapshots From the Limt Hold'em Event

We have a few pictures for you guys from the Limit Hold'em Event, which just closed it's doors to registration. Dan Heimiller is here looking for Remington #2 of the series. Joseph Hoffman is also in the event, hopping straight in after getting knocked out from the PLO8 final table earlier today. Those photos are below, as well as a few others.

Stay tuned for a breakdown of the payouts, and some fresh chip counts in a bit.

Dan Heimiller

Thu Nguyen

Al Barbieri 
Joseph Hoffman

Tommy San


Cards in the Air: Opening Flight of the $300,000 Guaranteed Event

The first of six flights in our $300,000 Guaranteed Event has just started up here in the Commerce tournament area. The buy-in today is $350, with registration open until 7:15 PM. The top 8% will be advancing to the finals on Sunday at 1 PM to battle it out for this massive top prize.

If you can't make it out today, our second flight kicks off tomorrow at 5 PM!

Craig Carrillo Eliminated in 2nd Place ($6,500), Justin Vold Wins Tournament with Quads!


Shortly after getting crippled, Craig Carrillo moved all in preflop with [10h][7h][6c][4s]. Justn Vold put him at risk with [As][Qd][Jh][3s]. The flop of [Qs][6d][Jd] gave Vold two pair, and the [Js] on the turn sealed the hand. To rub some salt in the wounds, the [Jc] completed the board, giving Vold quad jacks!

Carrillo will take home $6,500 for his efforts, but the first prize of $6,995, and the Remington Trophy, will be going to Justin Vold!

Vold Cripples Carrillo

On a completed board of [9h][5h][Ad][Jc][6h], Craig Carrillo fired a pot sized bet of 145,000. Vold thought it over for a bit before calling, and immediately showed [Kh][7h][4s][3d] for a king high flush and six low. Carrillo had [Jh][8h][8s][2h] for a lesser flush and low, and Vold takes nearly all of Carrillo's chips on that hand.

After that pot, Carrillo has just 40,000 of the one million chips in play.

Roller Coaster Hand Ends in a Chop

The fuse was lit after a flop of [Kc][Js][4h], as Craig Carrillo and Justin Void got all the money in the middle. Carrillo had [Jd][Jh][2c][8h] for middle set, while Void had [As][Qh][10s][Ac] for a big wrap draw.

The [Ah] on the turn shot Void into the lead, and all of a sudden, Carrillo needed the case jack for the high, or a low card for the low. The [5s] came, giving Carrillo an eight low, and both players seemed to bemoan their bad luck while also getting some relief from taking half the pot.

Onward we go!

Justin Vold Doubles Up

After a flop of [Qs][6d][2s], Craig Carrillo fired out 35,000. Justin Vold bet pot, a total of 160,000, and Carrillo went into the tank. Eventually he moved all in, Vold called, but neither player appeared to be extremely thrilled.

Carrillo: [Ad][7h][8h][4c]
Vold: Qh][6c][7d][2d]

Vold had bottom two pair, while Carrillo was looking for a low. The [6h] on the turn sealed the high for Vold, and the [2h] on the river sealed the hand.

This gives Vold the big chip lead now, as he has 750,000 to the 250,000 of Carrillo.

The Final Three Have Reached a Deal

The final three players took a look at the numbers for a chip chop, but there was a bit of a wrinkle with the deal. Thomas Adler said he didn't care about the trophy, so if they could get him $5,300, he would walk away and let Craig Carrillo and Justin Vold battle it out for the Remington. They agreed, so now Carrillo and Vold are playing heads up for the trophy. The winner of this battle will take home $6,995, while the runner-up will earn $6,500.

Carrillo has the chip lead right now with 447,000, while Vold has 324,000. Good luck to both!

Christopher Truebe Eliminated in 4th Place ($2,245)


Craig Carrillo is on a tear now, knocking out another player, giving him nearly half the chips in play three handed.

This time, Christopher Truebe raised pot to 35,000, leaving himself with just 2,000 behind. He was called by Carrillo and Justin Vold. The final 2,000 would go in on the flop of [Kd][10h][5h], and the two would then check down the side pot with the runout of [3d] and [3c].

Both Truebe and Vold had Ace-King for their highs, but Carrillo had [Ah][3h][5d][2h] for trip threes.

Chris Carrillo - 460,000
Justin Vold - 310,000
Thomas Adler - 218,000

Joseph Hoffman Eliminated in 5th Place ($1,735)


It ended up being no harm, no foul for Craig Carrillo, as he would bust Joseph Hoffman on the next hand. The two players got in a raising war that saw the chips get into the middle preflop.

Carrillo: [Ah][Ac][Jc][8h]
Hoffman: [As][Qs][4d][3s]

The case ace came on the flop of [Ad][Kc][6h], meaning that Hoffman was looking for a low card to chop the pot. However, two face cards came instead, the [Jd] and [Kc], giving Carrillo a monster pot, and the chop lead.

Craig Carrillo - 380,000
Joseph Hoffman - Out

Joseph Hoffman Doubles Again

Joseph Hoffman keeps hanging around at this final table, as he just shipped another double up through Craig Carrillo. After Carrillo raised to 25,0000 Hoffman moved all in for 78,000. It folded back around to Carrillo, who put him at risk.

Hoffman: [Ah][8h][Qc][3s]
Carrillo: [Kc][Kd][7c][7s]

The flop of [Ac][4s][4h] shot Hoffman out to the lead, and Carrillo only had four outs, or running clubs, for outs now. The board finished out [10d] and [Ad], and Hoffman doubled up.

Craig Carrillo - 230,000
Joseph Hoffman - 150,000

Cuu Hoang Eliminated in 6th Place ($1,390)




Cuu Hoang potted it preflop, leaving himself just a few thousand behind. Next to act, Thomas Adler re-potted, essentially going all in. Christopher Truebe, who was covered by Adler, sat back in his chair, thought for about 30 seconds, then folded. Hoang called the rest of his short stack off, and the cards were flipped.

Hoang: [Ac][8d][7d][Ks]
Adler: [Ad][5d][3h][10h]

The flop of [10s][7s][6s] gave both players a piece, but the [10c] made it tough for Hoang to win anything. The [Js] completed the board, and Adler won the pot to bust Hoang in 6th.

Thomas Adler - 170,000
Cuu Hoang - Out

First Break of the Limit Hold'em Event

Elsewhere in the tournament room, the Limit Hold'em Event is in full swing. We will be getting some photos from that tournament in a bit, but right now we can tell you that 83 players have entered. Registration will stay open until 5:30 PM, so you have plenty of time to beat the rush hour traffic and come join us!

Also don't forget that our next huge event, the $300,000 Guaranteed, starts up at 5 PM today!

Chris Cook Eliminated in 7th Place ($1,180)


Chris Cook and Craig Carrillo get all of Cook's money in the middle after a flop of [Ac][10d][7s]. Carrillo is going high with [Ad][As][Jc][Jh], while Cook is going low with [Qc][9h][3c][2c]. The [7h] on the tunr locks up the high for Carrillo, and the [2h] on the river doesn't give Cook the low.

Craig Carrillo - 250,000
Chris Cook - Out

Joseph Hoffman Doubles Up

Joseph Hoffman has been on the ropes multiple times at this final table, but he's always managed to salvage at least a chop. Well he just got a full double up to get him back to over 100,000, and right back into the final table.

Hoffman got his chips in preflop holding [8c][7h][Ah][4h], and he was up against the [As][Ad][10d][10c] of Chris Cook. The flop of [Ks][5s][4c] gave Hoffman some low and straight outs, and while the [5h] on the turn was no help, the [4d] on the river was a big help. Trip fours gives Hoffman the double, while Cook is back under 100,000.

Joseph Hoffman - 130,000
Chris Cook - 95,000

Mel Randolph Eliminated in 8th Place ($1,035)

Mel Randolph moved all in preflop, and he got three callers. They all checked down a board of [Kc][10h][9d][4h][4c]. Randolph had nothing but low cards, [As][3c][7d][8c], and chip leader Justin Vold had [Kd][7h][6d][3h] for a winning two pair.

Justin Vold - 362,000
Mel Randolph - Out

Mel Randolph Didn't Want to See the Seven

After a flop of [As][Ad][10s], Mel Randolph and Christopher Truebe got all the money in, with Randolph only having a few thousand more.

Randolph: [10h][10c][2c][5c]
Truebe: [Ah][7s][2h][2d]

"No seven," Randolph immediately said when the cards were flipped. Sure enough, the [7d] would come right on the turn, and the [7h] came on the river for a bit of overkill. This leaves Randolph as our severe short stack.

Christopher Truebe - 108,000
Mel Randolph - 8,000

Photos from the PLO8 Final Table


Seat 1: Chris Cook - 100,000

Seat 2: Craig Carrillo - 74,000
Seat 3: Justin Vold - 362,000 (not pictured)


Seat 4: Joseph Hoffman - 98,000

Seat 5: Cuu Hoang - 99,000
Seat 6: Thomas Adler - 109,000
Seat 7: Christopher Truebe - 74,000 

Seat 8: Mel Randolph - 73,000 (not pictured) 






LAPC Event #16: $300,000 Guaranteed Flight 1A

  • LAPC Event #16 Flight 1A
  • $300,000 Guaranteed
  • 1/25/17 - 5pm 
  • $350 Buy-in
  • 10,000 Starting Stack 
  • All Day 1 Levels 30 Minutes
  • Day 2 Levels 40 Minutes Until Final Table
  • Final Table Levels 60 Minutes
  • Late Register until 7:15pm 
  • One Re-Entry Allowed Per Flight
  • Two Day Event
  • Day 2 Sunday Jan 29th at 1 PM 

Cards in the Air: $350 Limit Hold'em Event

Today's opening event is a $350 buy-in Limit Hold'em Event. Players will start with 10,000 in chips today, and registration will be open until 5:30 PM. Players will also be able to re-enter one time in that time frame as well.

This is a two day event, with the final table starting up at 2 PM tomorrow. Also don't forget that the $300,000 Guaranteed Event starts at 5 PM today, with the first of six qualifying flights!

LAPC Event #15: $350 Limit Hold'em

  • LAPC Event #15 
  • Limit Hold'em
  • 1/25/17 - 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 
  • Re-Entry Allowed 
  • Two Day Event
  • Day 2 Thursday Jan 26th at 2 PM 

Event #14 $175 No Limit Hold'em 8 Hours and Times Up Results


LAPC EVENT #14
$175 NO LIMIT HOLD'EM 8 HOURS AND TIME'S UP BOUNTY

11/23/2016 5:00PM
Entries: 220 Prizepool: $33,000
Last First City State Prize
1 Harrison Jeffrey Canada $2,525
2 Cormney Tyler Los Angeles CA $2,430
3 Manzur Moshe Tarzana CA $2,115
4 Hernandez-Diaz Santiago Lompoc CA $1,930
5 Khoigani Vanik Glendale CA $1,685
6 Young Nathan Irvine CA $1,565
7 Sanchez Fabian Arcadia CA $1,195
8 Ugur Murat San Pedro CA $995
9 Mondegari Mehrdad Woodland Hills CA $920
10 Tapiz Edison Granada Hills CA $880
11 Luan Runqing Alhambra CA $730
12 Vo Minh Monterey Park CA $645
13 Chough Sung Los Angeles CA $560
14 Kellstrom Dana Stevenson Ranch CA $425
15 Truong Dung Los Angeles CA $400
16 Morton Jason Hacienda Heights CA $330
17 Sanchez Tommy Los Alamos CA $330
18 Cheung Ho Alhambra CA $330
19 Mcintyre Robert Buena Park CA $260
20 Simanovsky Oleg Phoenix AZ $260
21 Gold Eran Valley Villiage CA $260
22 Srour Ramzi Burbank CA $200
23 Roberts Daniel Santa Monica CA $200
24 Nguyen Steve Westminster CA $200
25 Hanson Matthew Winnetka CA $160
26 Townsend Joseph Huntington Beach CA $160
27 Hartwig Andy Temecula CA $160
28 Ditter James Van Nuys CA $150
14 players were left when time was up and players split according to chip count

Event #13 $350 PLO 8 or Better Results and Chip Counts


LAPC EVENT #13
$350 POT LIMIT OMAHA 8 OR BETTER
1/24/17
Entries: 103 Prizepool: $30,900
Place Last Name First Name City State Chips Table Seat
1 Vold Justin Santa Monica CA 362,000 50 3
2 Adler Thomas Santa Monica CA 109,000 50 6
3 Cook  Chris Hudson OH 100,000 50 1
4 Hoang Cuu Los Angeles CA 99,000 50 5
5 Hoffman Joseph Laguna Woods CA 98,000 50 4
6 Truebe Christopher Fullerton CA 88,000 50 7
7 Carrillo Craig Santa Rosa CA 74,000 50 2
8 Randolph Mel Las Vegas NV 73,000 50 8
Finish Last First City State Prize
9 Sinclair William West Covina CA $910
10 Lira Alejandro Walnut CA $830
11 Concha Luis Downey CA $830
12 Sizer Kenneth Calgary AB $830
13 Stark Philip Los Angeles CA $770
14 Wong Wing Rowland Heights CA $350