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Lisa Fleishman Wins Kickoff Event At CPPT Lone Star State Poker Championship

Second-Annual Lone Star State Poker Championship Is Running July 30 - August 5


Event 1 Champion Lisa FleishmanThe 2nd annual Lone Star State Poker Championship, presented by the Card Player Poker Tour, kicked off this week at the Post Oak Poker Club in Houston, the first licensed poker club in the Lone Star State. The kickoff event of the first major poker tournament tour stop ever held in the state was a $330 buy-in no-limit hold’em ‘black chip’ bounty event. The tournament drew a total of 115 entries, and in the end Lisa Fleishman became the first CPPT champion of the series.

The Missouri City, Texas resident earned $6,800 for the win, along with 96 Card Player Player of the Year points. This was Fleishman’s first live tournament title and the largest score of her tournament career, topping the $5,219 she took home as the 14th-place finisher in a $1,100 event at the 2017 Wynn Summer Classic.

Fleishman defeated William Mattingly heads-up for the title, sending the Frisco, Texas resident home with $4,178. The final table featured a World Series of Poker bracelet winner in Dan Schmiech, who took down the WSOP $5,000 limit hold’em title in 2005. The Houston resident finished sixth in this event for $1,196.

Here is a look at the payouts and POY points awarded at the final table:

Place Player Earnings (USD) POY Points
1 Lisa Fleishman $6,800 96
2 William Mattingly $4,178 80
3 Dmitriy Shilnikov $2,913 64
4 Bruce Rich $2,185 48
5 Ricky Bronstein $1,610 40
6 Dan Schmiech $1,196 32
7 Vu Nguyen $966 24
8 Edmond Powers $782 16
9 Jarrett Karn $621 8

The Lone Star State Poker Championship Main Event, which features a $500 buy-in (plus the $80 seat rental), will run Aug. 3-5. You can check out the full schedule of events here.

The Post Oak Poker Club“We are really going to have a lot of fun and Card Player is the perfect partner to help us get the word out,” said Post Oak Poker Club founder Daniel Kebort.

“We are working to create a festival atmosphere around the event complete with a freeroll tournament, giveaways and a complimentary buffet highlighting the best of Texas in order to welcome Texas Hold’em back home in style,” Kebort said.

Customized gold rings will be awarded to the winners of the following events: Lone Star State PLO Championship, Lone Star State Seniors Poker Championship and the Lone Star State Poker Championship Main Event. The championship rings are crowned with the Texas state gem, blue topaz, cut in a Lone Star shape and featuring black onyx and rubies.

Click here for discount hotel rooms available from the Post Oak Hilton Galleria.

About the Post Oak Poker Club

The Post Oak Poker Club opened in August of 2017 as the first private poker club in Houston. Since then, POPC has continued to pioneer the poker industry in Texas. Along with the Card Player Poker Tour, the Post Oak Poker Club is now poised to set the standard for what players can expect from a major tour stop in Texas. POPC is located in the heart of Uptown Houston, the most exclusive neighborhood in Texas for shopping, dining and now poker.

“Come out and see the best of Houston as we show the world what poker in Texas is all about,” Kebort said. “As the first major tour stop in Texas we are looking forward to sharing our world-class venue and unique membership model poker club with the national poker community.”

In order to fully comply with Texas gambling law, POPC doesn’t take a rake but rather charges fees for seat rentals and other amenities poker players love.

Here’s another look at the schedule for the series:

Date Buy-In Event Chips Levels
30-Jul $330 Black Chip Bounty ($100) 8,000 30 minutes
31-Jul $230 Deepstack NLH 15,000 30 minutes
1-Aug $580 PLO Championship 12,000 30 minutes
2-Aug $230 Seniors NLH 10,000 30 minutes
3-Aug $580 Main Event Flight A 20,000 30 minutes
4-Aug $580 Main Event Flight B 20,000 30 minutes
5-Aug $120 Last Chance NLH 8,000 20 minutes