Cody Bell Takes Down $1,100 Heads Up


The Championship match in the 64-player $1,100 Heads Up - Event 29 in the LAPC - came down to the very final match with Cody Bell and Nick Phoenix tied at 1 game apiece.

Bell came out victorious in the final game, winning $23,000 as the overall champion, Phoenix collecting $13,000 as the runner-up.

Here’s the final results, along with the match-by-match results on the Big ‘Ole Bracketology Spreadsheet.

The Heads Up Championship Match is Set

Nick Phoenix (Pictured, baseball cap) has defeated Gary Blackwood in one Semifinals match, with Cody Bell (pictured, sunglasses) ousting Nick Grippo on the other semifinal.

Bell and Phoenix are set now for the best 2-out-of-3 to determine the winner of $23,000 and the LAPC $1,100 Heads Up title. Runner-up receives $13,000.

20,000 stacks for each player, 15-minute levels, 30-second shot clock in play.

Blackwood and Grippo both receive $7,000 for their semifinals matches.

Bell v. Grippo in $1,100 Heads-Up Semifinal Match

Nick Grippo has defeated Juan Aragon to capture the Clubs Bracket Championship and advance to the $1,100 Heads Up Semifinals, where he meets up with Cody Bell in a best 2-out-of-3 match.

Winner of the Grippo v Bell match moves on to the finals to face the winner of the Gary Blackwood v. Nick Phoenix semifinal.

Aragon earns $3,500 for his finish.

Semifinals match runners-up earn $7,000

The Heads Up Champion earns $23,000

Heads Up Runner-up takes home $13,000

Phoenix v. Blackwood in Heads Up Semifinals

Nick Phoenix (pictured, bottom) has defeated Daniel Rodriguez to take the Hearts Bracket Championship in the $1,100 HORSE, setting up his Semifinals match with Gary Blackwood (pictured, top), starting now at the LAPC News World Headquarters Feature Table.

Best 2-out-of-3 to advance to the Championship Match. $7,000 for runner-up in this match.

Cody Bell awaits the winner of the Juan Aragon v. Nick Grippo Quarterfinals match. This soon-to-be pairing faces the winner of the Blackwood/Phoenix match in the Championships.

$23,000 to the Champion

$13,000 to the finals runner-up.

Bell, Blackwood advance to Heads Up Semifinals


Cody Bell has defeated Ari Engel in the Spades Bracket Championship, and Gary Blackwood has won the Diamonds Bracket Championship with his win over Eric Cloutier in the quarterfinals of the $1,100 Heads Up.

Bell awaits the winner of the Juan Aragon v. Nick Grippo match for one of the two Semifinals

Blackwood is paired with the winner of the Daniel Rodriguez/Nick Phoenix match for the other Semifinal.

Engel and Cloutier cash for $3,500