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Check Out The Results From Events 3-6 of the 10-Event Series With More Than $1.5 Million In Guaranteed Prize Money


Rounders Card Club in San Antonio, Texas is now in the home stretch of its 2022 South Texas Poker Championship. The series kicked off on Nov 7, with more than $1.5 million in guaranteed prize money to be awarded across ten events through Nov. 21.

Today marks the beginning of the marquee $1,000,000 guaranteed $1,400 buy-in no-limit hold’em main event. Main event players will start with 50,000 in chips, with blind levels starting at 40 minutes and increasing to 50 minutes in length later in the event. After a single 5:00 p.m. flight tonight (Nov. 16), there will be two flights on Nov. 17 and 18, with each day featuring both noon and 5:00 p.m. flights. Nov. 19 will see the same, with the addition of a final 20-minute level turbo flight that gets underway at 10:00 p.m.

Day 2 will begin at noon on Nov. 20, with play set to continue until the final table is set. Those that make the final day will be featured on the club’s live-streaming coverage.

Card Player posted a recap of the first two events blast week. Below is a look at the results from events 3-6 of the STPC.

Event no. 3 champion Randy ChavezThe $400 buy-in ‘Big Texas’ no-limit hold’em event ran from Nov. 10-14, with eight starting flights. The $300,000 guaranteed tournament drew a total of 1,180 entries by the time registration officially came to a close, easily surpassing the guarantee to create a final prize pool of $413,000.

The top 141 finishers made the money, with the largest share going to eventual champion Randy Chavez, who earned $60,000 for the win. This was the Texas resident’s largest recorded tournament score yet.

The final table of this event was live-streamed on Rounders Tonight! The top seven finishers all cashed for five figures, with runner-up Christopher Aguilar taking home $56,500 for his strong showing.

Below is a look at the payouts and Card Player Player of the Year points awarded at that final table.

Place Player Earnings POY Points
1 Randy Chavez $60,000 384
2 Christopher Aguilar $56,500 320
3 Thomas Mcgaffigan $31,500 256
4 Erik Gonzalez $24,000 192
5 Raimundo Casal $19,000 160
6 Nektarios Vasilakis $15,000 128
7 Frank Ibarra $12,000 96
8 Denian Costa $9,500 64
9 Flavio Palalon $7,000 32

Bret AtiyehNext up on the agenda was a $400 buy-in Big O tournament with a $15,000 guarantee. A total of 67 entries generated a prize pool of $23,450, with the top nine finishers making the money.

The final pot was scooped by Bret Atiyeh from Chattanooga, Tennessee. Atiyeh reportedly booked a last-minute flight just to play this five-card pot-limit Omaha eight-or-better event due to needing to use up some frequent flyer points. The decision proved to be a profitable one for Atiyeh, who caught a flight home the next morning with the trophy and $4,300 in prize money.

Place Player Earnings POY Points
1 Brett Atiyeh $4,300 58
2 Clinton Hartshorn $3,930 48
3 Sue Smith $3,850 38
4 Jason Molina $3,500 29
5 John Jackson $3,220 24
6 James Farley $1,600 19
7 Han Nguyen $1,300 14
8 Israel Saldivar $1,000 10

Ashley KingWith 91 entries, the $300 pot-limit Omaha event more than doubled its guarantee to create a final prize pool of $23,660.

The tournament ended with Ashley King securing the trophy, after making a deal that saw her earn $5,299. Siyool Lee took home $6,201 as a part of the deal.

The top 11 finishers cashed, with seventh and higher all earning four-figure paydays.

Place Player Earnings POY Points
1 Siyool Lee $6,201 86
2 Ashley King $5,299 72
3 Lazar Hausman $3,000 58
4 Justin Jones $2,400 43
5 Michael Geer $1,920 36
6 Douglas Brown $1,460 29
7 Kenny Holden $1,050 22
8 Donald Le $750 14
9 Beto Valdez $580 7

Trey MayersThe $240 no-limit hold’em ‘Monster Stack’ also surpassed its $40,000 guarantee. With 206 entries, the prize pool expanded to $55,800, with the top 31 all making the money.

Trey Mayers emerged victorious in the end, locking up the $12,500 top prize and the STPC trophy. This was the second-largest score of his career, and it brought his lifetime live tournament earnings to $47,981.

The top 12 finishers earned four-figures or more, with Mayers being the lone player to cash for five-figures.

Place Player Earnings
1 Trey Mayers $12,500
2 Bruen Goolsby $8,600
3 David Cordrey $5,840
4 Joshua Broadway $4,500
5 John George $3,340
6 Matthew Bray $2,640
7 Asa Abdallah $2,100
8 Tony Taranto $1,640
9 Mark Barry $1,280

Rounders Card Club, located at 3723 Colony Dr, Suite 101, San Antonio, TX, has up to 35 poker tables available, alongside other amenities like a full-service restaurant bar & grill, golf simulators, a lounge area, complimentary drinks, a coffee shop, masseuse service, & plenty of TVs around the room. For more info head to the club’s official website, or check them out on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

If you are more of a cash game player, don’t worry. Rounders Card Club has the best action, with some of the biggest $1-$2 and $1-$3 no-limit hold’em, and $5-$5 Big O games in the country.

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