Blinds: 300-600 Average: 23,000 Players Left: 81
Erich Karle - 36,000
Cord Garcia - 25,000
Andreas Dassopoulos - 21,000
Michael Ung - 17,000
Peter Hengsakul - 12,500
Aaron Kweskin - 12,000
Thursday, January 26, 2017
The second flight of the $300,000 Guaranteed drew 189 players, slightly more than yesterday's opening flight. The top 15 players will be moving on to Sunday's finals, while the rest of the players in the money tonight will have to settle for $550.
Your next shots at qualifying for this event will be tomorrow at 1 and 5 PM!
1-15. Day 2
Posted by tayke2 at 8:30 PM
James Athanas's first career tournament cash was logged in 1985. From that point until 2009, Athanas amassed over $600,000 in tournament earnings, including a bracelet in 2000 in a Pot-Limit Hold'em Event and a second place in another bracelet event. And then, after the 2009 LA Poker Classic, Athanas disappeared from the poker world.
"I almost went bankrupt because of the real estate business . I had to focus on that and not poker."
Athanas hadn't played another poker tournament since 2009...until yesterday, when he registered for the $350 Limit Hold'em Event. Athanas battled it out with a field of 100 players, and emerged victorious, taking over $9,100 in his triumphant return to poker. When asked why he chose this event to make his return, Athanas offered up a simple answer.
"I've been playing a lot of limit cash games recently and it's kind of become my forte. So I just decided to come in and take a shot."
Athanas had a tough final table to deal with. Seasoned veteran Al Barbieri made it to the end before bowing out in fifth place, and Tommy San, who finished runner-up, has over $500,000 in tournament earnings. Athanas said that despite the experienced final table, he just wanted to keep playing his game throughout.
"I think we decided when we were four handed that no one really wanted to chop. Once we decided to play to win all of my focus was on that. I thought it would get to me and Tommy in the end he's a good player. He got a couple bad breaks against me. I got a couple bad beats again him."
Despite the incredible return to the tournament scene, it appears as though this will be a one time thing more than a change to full tournament play again.
"Even with this result I'm not really too focused on tournaments at this point. I've got lots of personal stuff going on."
Regardless, it is an incredible story, and we want to congratulate James Athanas on his incredible accomplishment. Stay tuned to find out who takes the next Remington Trophy tomorrow in the $350 HORSE Event!
Posted by tayke2 at 8:29 PM
Tomorrow we shift all of our focus to the $300,000 Guaranteed Event. We will be having two flights tomorrow, starting at 1 and 5 PM, with a buy-in of $350. Registration will be open through the end of the first break, and the top 8% will be moving on to the finals on Sunday.
Posted by tayke2 at 7:30 PM
Today's HORSE Event drew a total of 146 players, creating a prizepool of $43,800. The final 18 players will finish in the money tonight, and the first place prize will be worth $12,655. The full breakdown of the payouts can be viewed below. Stay tuned for some chip counts from this event later tonight. Good luck players!
Posted by tayke2 at 6:45 PM
The second flight of the $300,000 Guaranteed Event has drawn just under 150 players, and you can see a few of those below. We have a pair of WSOP bracelet winners in the field today: Cord Garcia and Safiya Umerova. We also spotted Andreas Dassopoulos, who just a few days ago took down the $250,000 Guaranteed Event, taking home over $62,000.
Posted by tayke2 at 6:27 PM
|James Athanas, Event #15 Winner!|
San takes home $5,630 for his efforts, but the night belongs to Athanas, who scores $9,120 for his efforts. This is his first tournament cash since 2009. Congratulations to James Athanas on his big victory!
Posted by tayke2 at 6:13 PM
After a flop of [8d][4d][4c], Tommy San led out. James Athanas called, and the [Js] hit the turn. San bet again, and Athanas announced raise. San had just a few chips more, and he quickly committed them.
Posted by tayke2 at 6:03 PM
Rodriguez showed [As][Jh] for a rivered flush, but it was no good, as Athanas had [Qh][Js] for a better flush. San could only bemoan his bad luck, as he flashed [10s][10d] for a set that was no good.
This get us to heads up play. James Athanas has 800,000, while Tommy San is left with just 200,000.
Posted by tayke2 at 6:02 PM
Tommy San lost a big pot when James Athanas rivered a pair of nines on him, dropping him down to just 40,000 in chips. San would double up on the next hand, and he just spiked a river of his own to score a triple up, vaulting him back up to 130,000. Carlos Rodriguez has just a few chips more, while Athanas is patiently waiting out the two small stacks.
Posted by tayke2 at 5:53 PM
There hasn't been much to report in the Limit Hold'em Final Table. James Athanas still holds a big lead with around 600,000, while Tommy San and Carlos Rodriguez seem to be trading chips back and forth. The limits just went up to 25,000-50,000, so we should see a bustout fairly soon.
Posted by tayke2 at 5:42 PM
Rodriguez thought for a bit before folding, and San flipped over [Ks][3c] for rivered trips. Oliver mucked his hand, and San scoops the pot.
San and Rodrigez both have about 200,000 in chips, while James Athanas has taken a big lead with 600,000.
Posted by tayke2 at 5:03 PM
The second flight of the $300,000 Guaranteed Event has just kicked off here at the Commerce Casino! Yesterday saw Richard Mestas finish at the top of the opening flight with 327,000 in chips. Keith Kozar and Jarod Einsohn also qualified, while Brian Gorman bubbled the Day 2 mark.
Registration for today's flight will be open until 7:15 PM tonight, and the final 8% of players will be moving on to the finals. Good luck everyone!
Posted by tayke2 at 5:00 PM
James Athanas and Tommy San see a flop of [Js][8h][6s]. Athanas checked to San, who fired out. Athanas check raised, and San quickly three-bet it. Athanas called, and the [5h] came on the turn. He checked to San, who bet out his final 30,000 chips,. Athanas called, and saw he was in trouble.
The [10c] on the river kept San in the lead, who said "Staying alive boys," as he stacked his new chips.
Tommy san - 180,000
James Athanas - 125,000
Posted by tayke2 at 4:50 PM
Tommy San was the chip leader coming into this final table, but a string of hands quickly saw him tumble to the short stack. After James Athanas raised, San reraised. Carlos Rodriguez called, as did Athanas, and the flop came down [10d][9s][2h]. San fired out, leaving just 2,000 behind. Both players called, and San tossed the final 2,000 in blind. The [8s] came, his all in was called, and both players checked the [2d] river.
San showed [Kc][10c], and that bested both his opponents, giving San a much needed pot.
Tommy San - 150,000
Posted by tayke2 at 4:16 PM
Below you will see a few of the players who are competing in the $350 HORSE Event today. Craig Carrillo is back fresh off a runner up finish in yesterday's Pot-Limit Omaha 8-or-Better event. We also spotted actor turned part time poker player Bill Fagerbakke, and lastly, the only player to win a tournament in all four Commerce Series's, Brian Brubaker is here making his 2017 LAPC debut.
Posted by tayke2 at 4:09 PM
Barbieri was left all but dead, but he did catch the [9h] on the turn. Proving poker is never that easy, the river was a face card, but it was the [Kh]. This hand keeps San in the lead, while getting us down to just four players.
Posted by tayke2 at 2:56 PM
Singer let out a chuckle when he saw the hands, and it was all over when the flop came down [Qh][Js][2h]. This left Singer drawing dead, while Oliver scoops another pot to climb into second place.
Posted by tayke2 at 2:44 PM
Singer quickly bet out, and Oliver thought for a while before calling. The [3s] completed the board, Singer bet one more time, and Olivier called.
Singer showed [Kh][Js], but it was no good, as Oliver showed [7s][6s] for a rivered straight. Dang flashed two red 10's before mucking her hand, and heading to the payout desk.
This gets us down to six, while Singer is also crippled on the hand.
Tom Oliver - 160,000
Matthew Singer - 12,000
Cindy Dang - Out
Posted by tayke2 at 2:40 PM
The $350 HORSE event is always a popular one here at the LAPC, and today's installment is no different. We have 110 players entered at the moment, with registration open for another three hours. This is a two day event, with the final table starting up at 2 PM tomorrow.
Come join us!
Posted by tayke2 at 2:32 PM
Miller sighed before calling, but Garcia only had [Qc][8c]. Oliver showed [Ac][10c] for a winning pair of tens, and after that hand, we are down to just seven players.
Posted by tayke2 at 2:24 PM
Posted by tayke2 at 2:19 PM
|Seat 1: Al Barbieri - 153,000|
|Seat 2: Cindy Dang - 78,000|
|Seat 4: Carlos Rodriguez - 162,000|
|Seat 5: Matthew Singer - 118,000|
|Seat 6: Marwan Abdel - 4,000|
|Seat 7: Cesar Garcia - 13,000|
|Seat 8: Tom Oliver - 167,000|
|Seat 9: James Athanas - 132,000|
Posted by tayke2 at 2:16 PM
- LAPC Event #16 Flight 1B
- $300,000 Guaranteed
- 1/26/17 - 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
Posted by tayke2 at 2:00 PM
It's time to play a bunch of Mixed Games in one tournament, as the $350 HORSE Event has just kicked off. Today, players will be playing Limit Hold'em, Omaha 8-or-Better, Razz, Stud, and Stud 8-or-Better. Players will start with 10,000 in chips, and registration will remain open until 5:30 PM.
This is a two day event, with the final table kicking off tomorrow at 2 PM. Good luck players!
Posted by tayke2 at 1:00 PM
|LAPC EVENT #16A|
|$350 NO LIMIT HOLD'EM|
|Place||Last Name||First Name||City||State||Chips|
|Day 2 returns Sunday at 1pm|
Posted by Justin Hammer at 4:51 AM
|LAPC EVENT #15|
|$350 LIMIT HOLD'EM|
|Entries: 100||Prizepool: $30,000|
|Place||Last Name||First Name||City||State||Chips||Table||Seat|
Posted by Justin Hammer at 1:07 AM