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Saturday, January 28, 2017

LAPC Player Profile: Kirk "@KirkAcevedo" Acevedo


When playing poker in Los Angeles, it's very common to come across a familiar face that you've never actually met before. Perhaps you've played with them in the past, or maybe they're popular in the local community. Or just maybe you've seen them in one of your favorite movies or TV series. When it comes to Kirk Acevedo, it could be any one of these.

Kirk has many cashes in local tournaments over the last 11 years totally over $100,000 in winnings. His first cash at the LAPC came in 2011 in a $125 No Limit Hold'em Tournament. He came back the next year and did even better by winning first place outright in a $340 No Limit tournament for $16k. If there's a big tournament going on in LA, on he's not on set filming, it's a safe bet you'll find Kirk at the table. He'll be the one that is laser focused when in a hand, but ready to talk about any New York sports franchise when he's not.

Kirk is a staple in the Hollywood community, but is very proud of his New York roots. He was raised in the Bronx where he learned his acting chops. He has a very loyal following of fans through his social media and in the local community. His Twitter account has over 265k followers, and he keeps them entertained with selfies, shoe pics, poker talk, and strong opinions about what's going on politically. 

If you recognize the face, that's because he was almost certainly in one of your favorite movies or TV shows. His breakout role was playing Miguel Alvarez in the HBO Series, "OZ." He went on to appear in movies like The Thin Red Line, Boiler Room, and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. He's also had roles in other TV shows, such as Law and Order, CSI, The Walking Dead, and Blue Bloods. He can currently be found as a lead character in the SyFy hit show, "12 Monkeys," which is set to return for a 3rd season later this year. 

When not on set or staying in touch with his many many fans, you can usually find Kirk Acevedo right where we enjoy him the most: shuffling chips, talking sports, and going deep in events at Commerce. Including right now at the LAPC.

Tonight's $1,100 Main Event Satellite Now Underway

It's Saturday, so that means another $1,100 Main Event Satellite here at the Commerce Casino! This satellite will be guaranteeing at least two $10,000 Main Event seats. Registration for this satellite will be open until 9:15 PM, and re-entry is also allowed in that time frame. Good luck!

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

The eighth and last flight of this huge event has just kicked off in the tournament room. The top 8% from this flight and the 1 PM flight will join the survivors from the previos six flights tomorrow to battle it out for a first place prize that should be at least $60,000.

Registration for this flight will close at 7:15, so if you aren't here yet, hurry on down and join us!

Prize Pool Approaching $400k In Event #16

With almost 400 players in today's field, the total prize pool for this Event is nearing the $400k mark. If tonight's flight is anywhere near this afternoon's, we could see the total go well over $450k. Should be a great start to the Chinese New Year for whoever turns their $350 investment into a near 6 figure score. Tonight's final flight begins at 5pm with registration open until 7:15pm.

LAPC Event #16: $300,000 Guaranteed Flight 1D2

  • LAPC Event #16 Flight 1D2
  • $300,000 Guaranteed
  • 1/28/17 - 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: Event #16 Flight 1D1

The final day of qualifying for this massive $300,000 Guaranteed Event is now underway here at the Commerce Casino. We will be surpassing the posted guarantee in this flight, and when the dust settles, we should have around $400,000 up for grabs tomorrow. Registration for this flight will be open until 2:15 PM, and if you can't make it out in time for that, your last chance to qualify will be at 5 PM today.

Good luck players!

LAPC Event #16: $300,000 Guaranteed Flight 1D1

  • LAPC Event #16 Flight 1D1
  • $300,000 Guaranteed
  • 1/28/17 - 12pm 
  • $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 2:15pm 
  • One Re-Entry Allowed Per Flight
  • Two Day Event
  • Day 2 Sunday Jan 29th at 1 PM 

Event 16 Total Chip Counts Through 4 of 6 Flights


LAPC EVENT #16 CHIP COUNTS
$350 NO LIMIT HOLD'EM 
$300,000 GUARANTEE
THROUGH DAY 1A, 1B, 1C1, 1C2
Entries: 787
Last Name First Name City State Chips
1 Mestas Richard San Fernando CA 327,000
2 Nairin Jeff West Hills CA 290,500
3 Khalili Sohale Los Angeles CA 254,000
4 Gravatt Jason Philadelphia PA 238,000
5 Contreras Hector Los Angeles CA 228,500
6 Rios Brian Monterey Park CA 220,500
7 Gale Lee West Covina  CA 220,000
8 Roy Michael Irvine CA 209,000
9 Dinsay Erwin Rancho Cucamonga CA 206,000
10 Jiang Yunpeng Los Angeles CA 200,000
11 Herrmann Dylan Los Angeles CA 181,500
12 Mactal Emil Burbank CA 177,000
13 Millar Susan Costa Mesa CA 163,500
14 Jaime Ricardo Monterey Park CA 160,500
15 Kim Sean Denver CO 158,500
16 Kozar Keith Hollywood CA 157,000
17 Huerta Brian Newhall CA 154,500
18 Sanchez Greg Los Angeles CA 150,000
19 Dassopoulos Andreas Rancho Cucamonga CA 146,000
20 Lineberger Maxwell Chino CA 143,500
21 Yoo Kyung Burbank CA 143,000
22 Zanot Thomas Phoenix AZ 138,500
23 Brock Dylan Huntington Beach CA 135,500
24 Zaret Samuel Los Angeles CA 132,500
25 Ma Lawrence Diamond Bar CA 130,500
26 Adams Frederick S Elgin IL 126,500
27 Einsohn Jarod Plano TX 126,500
28 Glass Bob Northridge CA 124,500
29 Garcia Cord Houston TX 123,500
30 Tobil Shaun Hanalei HI 123,000
31 Kim Anthony Irvine CA 122,000
32 Baghchehsaraie Sirous Cerritos CA 119,500
33 Hulett John Sherman Oaks CA 117,000
34 Hai Cheng Temple City CA 116,500
35 Arjang Payman Woodland Hills CA 112,000
36 Hanson Monte San Diego CA 106,500
37 Taing Meng Downey CA 105,500
38 Myerson Alan Sherman Oaks CA 101,000
39 Laor Uri Agoura Hills CA 97,000
40 Srour Ramzi Burbank CA 95,000
41 Samson Daniel Pacific Palisades CA 91,500
42 Smith Doug Los Angeles CA 85,000
43 Johnson Ryan Phoenix AZ 82,500
44 Kavle Erich Redondo Beach CA 81,500
45 Vargas Daniel Hermosa Beach CA 81,000
46 Rose Andy Las Vegas NV 78,000
47 Tatikian Tony Glendale CA 77,000
48 Srabian Kevork Montebello CA 77,000
49 Rosso Vincenk Yorba Linda CA 77,000
50 Walker Shawn La Palma CA 73,000
51 Saleba Paul Los Angeles CA 71,000
52 Markley Graham Los Angeles CA 71,000
53 Hershler Eric Los Angeles CA 69,000
54 Loary Mike Burbank CA 65,500
55 Matousian Vanik Los Angeles CA 64,500
56 Xiong Phia Sacramento CA 63,500
57 Martin John Pasadena CA 63,500
58 Turobiner Simon Calabasas CA 51,000
59 Hung Chen Yu Diamond Bar CA 51,000
60 Mayekar Sanjay Los Angeles CA 45,000
61 Valladares Diego Lima Peru 40,000
62 Sellz Howard Calabasas CA 35,500

LAPC Event #16C1 Results and Chip Counts


LAPC EVENT #16C1
$350 NO LIMIT HOLD'EM 
$300,000 GUARANTEE
1/27/17 1:00pm
Entries: 233
Place Last Name First Name City State Chips
1 Roy Michael Irvine CA 209,000
2 Jiang Yunpeng Los Angeles CA 200,000
3 Herrmann Dylan Los Angeles CA 181,500
4 Kim Sean Denver CO 158,500
5 Sanchez Greg Los Angeles CA 150,000
6 Yoo Kyung Burbank CA 143,000
7 Zaret Samuel Los Angeles CA 132,500
8 Ma Lawrence Diamond Bar CA 130,500
9 Adams Frederick S Elgin IL 126,500
10 Tobil Shaun Hanalei HI 123,000
11 Arjang Payman Woodland Hills CA 112,000
12 Hanson Monte San Diego CA 106,500
13 Myerson Alan Sherman Oaks CA 101,000
14 Laor Uri Agoura Hills CA 97,000
15 Srour Ramzi Burbank CA 95,000
16 Smith Doug Los Angeles CA 85,000
17 Walker Shawn La Palma CA 73,000
18 Xiong Phia Sacramento CA 63,500
19 Hung Chen Yu Diamond Bar CA 51,000
Finish Last First City State Prize
20 Vartanian Gamer Glendale CA $550
21 Shariati Mahmoud Irvine CA $550
22 Le Tuyet Westminster CA $550
23 Coburn Jeffrey Chino Hills CA $550
24 Nguyen Danny Westminster CA $550
25 Nguyen Khang Garden Grove CA $550
26 Villanueva John Fullerton CA $550
27 Uemura Dave Ladera Ranch CA $550
28 Lane Darrell Sierra Madre CA $550
29 Magar Guy Los Angeles CA $550
30 Behdarvandi Bo Woodland Hills CA $550
Day 2 returns Sunday at 1pm

LAPC Event #17 $350 HORSE Final Results


LAPC EVENT #17
$350 HORSE

11/26/17-11/27/2017 
Entries: 146 Prizepool: $43,800
Last First City State Prize
1 O'Dell Frankie Wilmington CA $12,655
2 Schwartz Ylon Austin CA $7,570
3 Maier Kurt Rancho Cucamonga CA $4,410
4 Gleitsman Rick Woodland Hills CA $2,665
5 Dreyer Damien Tarzana CA $2,045
6 Vinci Paul Northridge CA $1,700
7 Chait Craig Los Angeles CA $1,480
8 Bloom Ann Los Angeles CA $1,335
9 Tran Linda Monterey Park CA $1,180
10 Shafer Joshua Orange CA $1,030
11 Miller Michael Sherman Oaks CA $1,030
12 Kipnis Adam Porter Ranch CA $1,030
13 McNelis Bernard Las Vegas CA $900
14 Schulze Patrick Glendora CA $900
15 Clayman Adam Chadron CA $900
16 Alvarado Cesar Los Angeles CA $770
17 Do Gary Garden Grove CA $770
18 Rich Jordan Portland CA $770
19 Ferguson III Henry Los Angeles CA $660