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L.A. Poker Classic Returns to the Commerce Casino

$10,000 WPT Main Event Begins Feb. 25

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Andras Koroknai Won the 2010 WPT L.A. Poker Classic.The L.A. Poker Classic tournament series will get underway Wednesday with its first of 54 scheduled events over the next six weeks at the Commerce Casino in Los Angeles. The first event is a five-day $335 buy-in no-limit hold’em tournament with a $1 million guarantee. It will feature four starting days, with day 1A beginning at 1 p.m. PST Wednesday. Last year’s field contained 5,847 entrants, creating a prize pool of $1.6 million. Darrell Cain took first place for $363,936.

The tournament series will end on Mar. 3, with a winner being crowned in the $10,000 World Poker Tour no-limit hold’em main event. There were 745 players who entered the 2010 main event. It was Andras Koroknai who took home the biggest chunk of the $7.1 million prize pool — beating Raymond Dolan heads up for the $1.7 million first-place prize.

Along the way there will be opportunities for players to participate in a variety of games, including Texas hold’em, pot-limit Omaha, seven-card stud, Omaha eight-or-better, seven-card stud eight-or-better, H.O.R.S.E., mixed games, deuce-to-seven single draw, and even a special Chinese poker event. Buy-ins range from $125 to $25,100.

Some of the largest events will include a $5,100 heads-up championship (Feb. 22), a $5,100 eight-game mix championship (Feb. 17), and a $25,100 high roller event (Feb. 27). The $10,000 WPT main event begins Feb. 25 and is expected to draw more than 600 participants, creating a prize pool of more than $6 million.

Stay tuned to Card Player for a recap of the action.

Here’s a look at the L.A. Poker Classic schedule:

Event Date Buy-in
Event 1 – No-Limit Hold’em Jan 19 $335
Event 2 – Limit Hold’em Jan 23 $335
Event 3 – No-Limit Hold’em Jan 24 $545
Event 4 – Seven Card Stud Jan 24 $545
Event 5 – No-Limit Hold’em Shootout Jan 25 $335
Event 6 – Omaha 8/B Jan 25 $335
Event 7 – No-Limit Hold’em Jan 26 $545
Event 8 – Seven Card Stud 8/B Jan 26 $335
Event 9 – No-Limit Hold’em Jan 27 $335
Event 10 – Omaha/Stud 8/B Jan 27 $545
Event 11 – No-Limit Hold’em Six Handed Jan 28 $545
Event 12 – No-Limit Hold’em Knockout Bounty Jan 29 $335
Event 13 – H.O.R.S.E. Jan 29 $545
Event 14 – No-Limit Hold.’em Jan 30 $545
Event 15 – Seven Game Mix Jan 30 $335
Event 16 – No-Limit Hold’em Jan 31 $335
Event 17 – Pot-Limit Omaha Jan 31 $335
Event 18 – No-Limit Hold’em Heads Up Feb 01 $345
Event 19 – Limit Hold’em Feb 01 $545
Event 20 – No-Limit Hold’em Turbo Feb 02 $125
Event 21 – No-Limit Hold’em Feb 06 $335
Event 22 – No-Limit Hold’em Feb 07 $545
Event 23 – No-Limit Hold’em Feb 08 $335
Event 24 – Omaha 8/B Feb 08 $545
Event 25 – No-Limit Hold’em Feb 09 $1,065
Event 26 – Stud 8/B Feb 09 $545
Event 27 – No-Limit Hold’em Feb 10 $545
Event 28 – Pot-Limit Omaha 8/B Feb 10 $545
Event 29 – No-Limit Hold’em Turbo Feb 11 $220
Event 30 – No-Limit Hold’em w/ Rebuys Feb 12 $125
Event 31 – No-Limit Hold’em w/ Rebuys Feb 12 $1,065
Event 32 – No-Limit Hold’em Knockout Bounty Feb 13 $335
Event 33 – No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw Feb 13 $1,065
Event 34 – No-Limit Hold’em Tag Team Feb 14 $335
Event 35 – Chinese Poker 1/2 High 1/2 Low Feb 14 $1,585
Event 36 – No-Limit Hold’em Feb 15 $545
Event 37 – 8 Game Mix Feb 15 $1,065
Event 38 – H.O.R.S.E. Feb 16 $1,065
Event 39 – Commerce Bounty Championship Feb 16 $1,600
Event 40 – No-Limit Hold’em Feb 17 $1,065
Event 41 – Commerce 8 Game Mix Championship Feb 17 $5,100
Event 42 – No-Limit Hold’em Shootout Feb 18 $335
Event 43 – Pot-Limit Omaha Six Handed w/ Rebuys Feb 18 $1,065
Event 44 – WPT Celebrity Invitational Feb 19 Invitation only
Event 45 – No-Limit Hold’em Ironman Feb 20 $2,100
Event 46 – No-Limit Hold’em Feb 21 $335
Event 47 – No-Limit Hold’em Six Handed Feb 21 $2,575
Event 48 – No-Limit Hold’em Feb 22 $1,065
Event 49 – Commerce Heads Up Championship Feb 22 $5,100
Event 50 – No-Limit Hold’em Seniors Championship Feb 23 $545
Event 51 – No-Limit Hold’em Shootout Feb 23 $545
Event 52 – No-LImit Hold’em Feb 23 $5,100
WPT L.A. Poker Classic Main Event Feb 25 $10,000
Event 54 – Commerce High Roller Feb 27 $25,100