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L.A. Poker Classic -- Preliminary Update Part II

The First Rebuy Event Draws a Star-Studded Field

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The second week of preliminary events at Commerce Casino for the L.A. Poker Classic was highlighted by a $300 no-limit hold’em rebuy event. The tournament drew 623 entrants who purchased 933 rebuys and 356 add-ons. The first-place prize in this event was the largest of the week at $140,467 and it went to Jake Solis. Other professionals who cashed at this solid final table included Michael Kamran (second place), Joe Pelton (third place), and Kevin Song (seventh place). This was the second final table of the week for Song, who also finished in fourth place in event No. 8 ($300 limit hold’em). Chris Bjorin also made his second final-table appearance for the tournament series after finishing in sixth place in event No. 6 ($300 Omaha eight-or-better) last week. This week he finished in seventh place in event No. 9 ($500 no-limit hold’em). Check out the full list of final-table results below:

Event No. 8 (limit hold’em)

Kevin Song Buy-in: $300
Number of Entries: 240
Total Prize Pool: $69,840
First-Place Prize: $20,259
Places Paid: 27

Final-Table Results:

1: Tyson Marks — $20,259
2: John Claycomb — $11,105
3: Seymour Sundell — $7,682
4: Kevin Song — $5,098
5: Cheryl Kaufman — $3,981
6: Michael Longo — $3,143
7: Craig Crivello — $2,375
8: Victor Sobprepena — $1,746
9: Jeff Wright — $1,257

Event No. 9 (no-limit hold’em)

Buy-in: $500
Number of Entries: 409
Total Prize Pool: $198,365
First-Place Prize: $53,560
Places Paid: 45

Final-Table Results:

1: Matthew Lapossie — $53,560
2: Masoud Pourhabib — $27,969
3: Jose Castaneda — $19,837
4: Jim Quach — $13,687
5: Farzin Akhtar — $10,117
6: Roberto Ojeda — $7,935
7: Chris Bjorin — $5,951
8: Daniel Clemente — $4,364
9: Sara Chau — $3,174

Event No. 10 (no-limit hold’em with rebuys)

Michael KamranBuy-in: $300
Number of Entries: 623
Re-buys: 933
Add Ons: 356
Total Prize Pool: $556,392
First-Place Prize: $140,467
Places Paid: 63

Final-Table Results:


1: Jake Solis — $140,467
2: Michael Kamran — $77,895
3: Joe Pelton — $54,526
4: Thanh Luong — $35,887
5: Roy Cook — $25,872
6: Shawn Pilot — $20,030
7: Kevin Song — $15,023
8: Frank Mariani — $11,128
9: Ofir Maimon — $8,068

Event No. 11 (no-limit hold’em deep stack)

Joe PeltonBuy-in: $300
Number of Entries: 760  
Total Prize Pool: $$221,160
First-Place Prize: $55,285
Places Paid: 72

Final-Table Results:


1: Maksim Karandeyen — $55,285
2: Kasey Nam — $29,680
3: Jeff Clayton — $20,568
4: Duran Holycross — $13,933
5: Bassam Alsharairi — $9,592
6: Dorron Margalit — $7,630
7: Ray Brown — $5,750
8: Vinh Luong — $4,202
9: Rocky Boustani — $3,096

Event No. 12 (limit hold’em)

Gioi LuongBuy-in: $500
Number of Entries: 138
Total Prize Pool: $66,930
First-Place Prize: $21,419
Places Paid: 18

Final-Table Results:

1: Eva Neumann — $21,419
2: Thung Huynh — $11,445
3: Jeff Heiberg — $7,295
4: Anonymous — $5,354
5: Ahmad Abghari — $4,350
6: Behzad Javadzadeh — $3,280
7: George Lusby — $2,610
8: Gioi Luong — $1,941
9: Dale Burner — $1,406

Event No. 13 (six-handed no-limit hold’em)

Scott MontgomeryBuy-in: $500
Number of Entries: 308
Total Prize Pool: $149,380
First-Place Prize: $46,306
Places Paid: 24

Final-Table Results:


1: Bryan Bumpas — $46,306
2: Victor Sobprepena — $22,407
3: Kristopher Martonik — $13,892
4: Scott Montgomery — $10,457
5: Alexander Krisak — $7,693
6: Alan Knutsen — $5,602

Event No. 14 (Omaha eight-or-bette/seven-card stud eight-or-better)


Buy-in: $500
Number of Entries: 188
Total Prize Pool: $91,180
First-Place Prize: $27,397
Places Paid: 16

Final-Table Results:


1: Nobuo Hamamoto — $27,397
2: Abdyl Konjuhi — $15,501
3: Jonathan McMichael — $11,033
4: Bryan Hyden — $7,659
5: Michael Mixer — $5,790
6: Eric Plunkett — $4,468
7: Abraham Edusma — $3,556
8: Terry Crowe — $2,644