February 27, 2012 at 5:18 pm #25063
The $10.000 buy-in WPT L.A Poker Classic is now down to final 54 players from the 549 players that started the tournament.
Phil Ivey has been the centre of the attention in the tournament, because this was his first tournament on U.S. soil since the so-called Black Friday.
However, Ivey is now out of the tournament and he was the unfortunate bubble-boy, meaning that he had to leave empty handed.
Some notable names that are still in the tournament, are Joe Hachem, David Sands, Noah Schwartz, Christian Harder, Dan Kelly, Amit Makhija and Tom Marchese.
Top 5 after day 3:
1. Tuan Phan – 1,140,000 (228 BBs)
2. Jason Somerville – 860,000 (172 BBs)
3. Joe Tehan – 831,500 (166 BBs)
4. Casey Stewart – 791,000 (158 BBs)
5. Larry Greenberg – 707,000 (141 BBs)
All of the remaining players have guaranteed at least $21,080 for making it this far while a whopping $1,370,240 is reserved for the eventual winner.
February 28, 2012 at 7:46 pm #31963
Day 4 Ends with Noah Schwartz Leading the Pack
With Sergey Pevzner’s elimination in 19th, Day 4 of the LA Poker Classic Main Event draws to a close. The final 18 players are all guaranteed at least $39,530, but they are all thinking about a bigger payday, namely the more than $1.3 million going to the eventual champion.
Noah Schwartz is fresh off an 18th place finish in the Lucky Hearts Poker Open and will likely improve on that finish here, as he takes the chip lead into Day 5 tomorrow. He ended the day with 1,770,000, but Dan Kelly is hot on his heels with 1,749,000.
The players will be back in action tomorrow starting at 12pm PT. Play won’t stop until the six-handed televised final table is set.
Here are the top five chip counts headed into Day 5:
1. Noah Schwartz – 1,770,000 (89 BBs)
2. Dan Kelly – 1,749,000 (87 BBs)
3. A.J. Jejelowo – 1,573,000 (79 BBs)
4. Stephen Chidwick – 1,420,000 (71 BBs)
5. Jason Dewitt – 1,182,000 (59 BBs)
February 28, 2012 at 7:54 pm #31964AnonymousInactive
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February 29, 2012 at 2:31 pm #31967
L.A. Poker Classic: The Final Table is set!
The World Poker Tour L.A. Poker Classic final table is finally set! It took 5 days of play to narrow down the field of 549 players to only 6 – the players below:
Seat 1. Sean Jazayeri – 4,380,000 (73 BBs)
Seat 2. Jason Burt – 835,000 (13 BBs)
Seat 3. Dan Kelly – 2,570,000 (42 BBs)
Seat 4. Jason Somerville – 840,000 (14 BBs)
Seat 5. Noah Schwartz – 3,835,000 (63 BBs)
Seat 6. David Sands – 4,010,000 (66 BBs)
The final table begins at 4:00 PT and there will be a live stream on WPT’s website. The winner will take home amazing $1,370,240 and the second place pays $806k. But all the finalists are guaranteed to get at least $202,910 each – could easily be the first place prize in any major tournament.
March 1, 2012 at 1:06 pm #25064
Sean Jazayeri Wins WPT LA Poker Classic ($1,370,240)
It ended up being an amateur who won the prestigious World Poker Tour LA Poker Classic! Sean Jazayeri went to the WPT Boot Camp with hopes of improving his game and maybe winning a $1,000 buy-in event. But things went really well for him and he decided to enter the Main Event for $10,000. After 5 days of play, he had made it to the final table with the biggest stack.
On the final table Jazayeri’s plan was to wait it out until the two short stacks at the table busted. And it didn’t take a long time until both short stacks had been sent to the rail. Now Jazayeri started getting worried that the more experienced players would catch up with him in the chip counts. But that didn’t end up being the case as he knocked out the next player and created a monstrous chip lead over the remaining 2 players – David Sands and Dan Kelly. David Sands had the smallest stack and everyone expected him to go out next. But Sands managed to double up through both Kelly and Jazayeri and his stack kept on growing. Then it didn’t take long before he knocked out Dan Kelly in 3rd place.
When the heads-up started, Sands had a small chip lead over Jazayeri. The heads-up match pretty much came to an end when Jazayeri holding AK to Sand’s QQin an all-in situation. An ace came on the flop and the turn and river cards were to no help for Sands. Jazayeri took home a huge pot and suddenly had a 11-2 chip lead. And the very next hand it all came to an end.
Both players went all in before the flop – Sands’ holding KQ to Jazayeri’s A5. The flop came K105 and Sands’ took the lead, but Jazayeri had a pair of fives. The Jon the turn kept Sands in the lead. In fact, Jazayeri could only take home the pot if a five or a queen would hit the river. Jazayeri must have asked the poker gods for help as another 5 came on the river and gave him the pot, the tournament and the first place prize of stunning $1,370,240! David Sands received $806,370 for his second place finish.
Here are the final table results of the Season X LA Poker Classic:
1st: Sean Jazayeri – $1,370,240
2nd: David Sands – $806,370
3rd: Dan Kelly – $521,770
4th: Noah Schwartz – $355,750
5th: Jason Burt – $252,980
6th: Jason Somerville – $202,910
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