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2009 L.A. Poker Classic: More Than $17 Million Won During Popular Tournament Series

by Ryan Lucchesi |  Published: May 19, 2009

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The L.A. Poker Classic tournament series was first hosted at Commerce Casino in 1992. The inaugural LAPC featured 31 events, including a half-dozen lowball tournaments, and culminated with a $5,000 no-limit hold’em championship. This tournament series started out big and stayed that way, thanks to the fact that the cash games found at Commerce Casino, the world’s largest poker room, attract players from around the world all year long. The LAPC became one of the original stops on the World Poker Tour in 2003, and it has been the strongest stop on the tour ever since. It is the second-largest tournament series of the year behind the World Series of Poker, and it took another step forward this year. Tournament Director Matt Savage was hired to run the series this year, and he quickly added $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. and $10,000 heads-up no-limit hold’em events to the schedule, along with a $5,000 ...


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