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A Final Table at Commerce and Matt's changes forthe 2009 LAPC

by Roy Winston |  Published: Nov 20, '08

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I have been at the Commerce the past few days, and as always they run a great operation. I mentioned earlier about Matt Savage joining the staff as tournament director, I had a chance to catch up with him and he talked about the changes in the up coming LA Poker Classic and I thought I'd share them with you, but first….

I played a $545 no limit event at Commerce yesterday which had 142 players and made the final table which resumes at 9pm today. I am actually chip leader with about 111k of 568k with ten players left. There was a very fun hand, at least for me. We had just made the money and with 18 players left they re-draw for seats. I wound up with a relatively tight player on my right that hadn't played a hand for sometime and it was mucked around to him in the cut-off seat. He looked like he wanted to raise before he even looked at his hand and in fact raised 2.5 big blinds. I look down at K J on the button and call. The blinds both fold. The flop comes K J 3 and he bets about 80% of the pot. I tank for a bit and crying call. The turn brings the K and he checks and I check behind. The river brought the K and he bets 80% of the pot again. I quickly move all-in trying to make it look like a bluff, but he won't bite, and quickly folds. I break my own rule and show my quads. What an easy game when you have the nuts and your opponent keeps betting into you.

After that bit of good news, here is what I'm excited about for the 2009 LAPC, beginning January 22 running through March 1st
culminating with the WPT Championship February 21-26, which will be a Six day tournament with:

Added levels to the structure

New Set of Chips

1pm Starting Times

More Starting Chips

New Tournaments:

Two H.O.R.S.E. Events ($1,065 w/ $10,000 seat added and $10,000 Championship Event)

Two Pot Limit Omaha ($1,585 and $5,000 w/1 $5,000 Rebuy)

$10,000 Heads Up Championship Limited to 64 Players
Great Structure starting with $20,000 in Chips
Double Elimination with a losers bracket meaning that you will play at least two different opponents

$130 1st Step Tournaments twice a night January 16-February 20th

$1,050 Megas for the Main Event nightly Starting on Feb 15th

$50,000 Bonus for winning for the trifecta (Winning a seat in the $130-$1,050-Main Event

There are other things that are coming up and I will let you know about them as they come up

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Roy Winston finished 16th in 2007 Card Player, Player of the Year race. He won the WPT Borgata Poker Open and finished the year with well over $2 million in tournament poker winnings. Roy plays online exclusively at Full Tilt. For more information on Roy Winston, you can visit his website: www.oraclepoker.net or send an email to: winstonpoker@yahoo.com with your questions or comments. The contents presented herein on this blog are purely the opinions of Roy Winston, and are not intended to reflect or promote the opinions of any other person, group, or entity. If you like what I write than thanks for reading, and if not well, thanks anyway.

 
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