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Keven Stammen Wins Hollywood Poker Open Championship Event At M Resort

Stammen Earns $347,045 and Moves Into 11th Place In POY Standings


Keven StammenThe $2,500 buy-in 2015 Hollywood Poker Open Championship at the M Resort Spa and Casino in Las Vegas was a huge success, drawing a field of 684 entrants and shattering the $500,000 guarantee, generating a total prize pool of $1,542,420.

After three days of action, it was poker pro Keven Stammen from Celina, Ohio who came away with the title, along with the $347,045 first-place prize.

Stammen, who has five final tables in 2015, earned 1,260 Card Player Player of the Year points for this event, giving him a total of 2,516. He now sits in 11th place overall.

The final table featured a number of notable pros such as Joe Serock (2nd), Alex Keating (3rd) and Esther Taylor-Brady (5th). Other players who cashed in the tournament included Joe Kuether (10th), Garrett Greer (13th), Tom Dobrilovic (16th), Brian Yoon (22nd), Michael Benvenuti (25th), Calvin Anderson (31st), Toby Lewis (33rd), Markus Gonsalves (35th), Ryan Riess (42nd), Darryll Fish (50th) and Brent Hanks (57th).

Other stops on the tour this season included the Hollywood Casino Toledo, Hollywood Casino Tunica, Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course, Hollywood Casino St. Louis, Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races and Hollywood Casino Columbus.

Here is a look at the final table results.

Finish Player Name Prize POY Points
1 Keven Stammen $347,045 1260
2 Joe Serock $214,396 1050
3 Alex Keating $140,514 840
4 Diogo Cardoso $97,653 630
5 Esther Taylor-Brady $70,951 525
6 Jiachen Gong $55,064 420
7 Rudolph Lucas $46,273 315
8 Michael Laake $38,561 210
9 Andrew Fisher $30,848 105

*Picture courtesy of the Hollywood Poker Open