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2018 WPT L.A. Poker Classic Main Event Draws 493 Entries

Top 62 Finishers Will Make The Money With $1 Million Going To Eventual Champion


Registration for the 2018 World Poker Tour L.A. Poker Classic $10,000 no-limit hold’em main event at the Commerce Casino officially closed on Sunday, Feb. 25. The event attracted a total of 493 entries, building a prize pool of $4,681,035. The top 62 finishers will make the money, with a min-cash being worth $16,640. Of course, all of the 102 players who survived to day 3 will have their eyes on the title and the first-place prize of $1,000,000.

Here is a look at the complete list of payouts for the 2018 WPT LAPC main event:

1st: $1,000,000
2nd: $600,630
3rd: $430,210
4th: $319,310
5th: $244,430
6th: $186,235
7th: $143,740
8th: $112,180
9th-10th: $88,590
11th-12th: $70,820
13th-14th: $57,300
15th-16th: $46,940
17th-20th: $38,940
21st-24th: $32,710
25th-32nd: $27,830
33rd-40th: $23,990
41st-48th: $20,950
49th-56th: $18,550
57th-62nd: $16,640

Heading into day 3 Kimbo Ung is the chip leader with 379,400. A few notable players ended day 2 with top stacks, including Chance Kornuth (374,400), 2018 Aussie Millions main event champion Toby Lewis (315,300), Jean Gaspard (298,000) and 2017 WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic champion Ryan Tosoc (254,200).

The tournament is scheduled to conclude on Thursday, March 1. The eventual champion will join a prestigious list of previous winners that includes Antonio Esfandiari, Chris Moorman, Michael Mizrachi, Anthony Zinno, Gus Hansen, Alan Goehring, Dietrich Fast, and Phil Ivey.