Tournament Tracker: Ari Engel Wins 5th WSOPC Ring

Poker was in full swing the past week with events in every time zone. Ari Engel won his fifth WSOPC gold ring, putting him in a three-way tie for second with Mark “Pegasus” Smith and Kyle Cartwright and just one shy of Alex Masek’s record six rings. The LAPC was in full swing and saw an all-star final table for a $5,000 event.

Across the ocean the PokerStars ANZPT Perth festival wrapped up with its Main Event.

WSOP Circuit West Palm Beach

Event 7: No Limit Hold’em

Buy-in: $500

Prize Pool: $106,000

Entrants: 212

  1. Ari Engel – $26,501
  2. John Rhodes – $16,379
  3. Eddie Tronolone – $11,921
  4. Andrew Kelsall – $8,816
  5. Abbey Daniels – $6,622
  6. Harold Mahaffey – $5,051
  7. Jurgen Sternad – $3,911
  8. John Rhodes – $3,074
  9. David Bellavia – $2,452

Event 1: No Limit Hold’em – $1,000,000 Guarantee

Buy-in: $500

Prize Pool: $1,265,505

Entrants: 2,539

  1. Louis Cheffy – $183,983
  2. Joel Furney – $114,540
  3. Derek Csanadi – $87,206
  4. David MacDonald – $67,333
  5. Willliam Pappas – $52,372
  6. Daniel Suied – $41,052
  7. John Holley – $32,436
  8. Marty Hogan – $25,824
  9. David Nicholson – $20,735

Parx Big Stax

Event 6: Main Event

Buy-in: $1,500

Prize Pool: $752,235

Entrants: 517

  1. Robert Boyko – $134,269
  2. Patrick Halter – $134,269
  3. Vincent Napolitaino – $71,086
  4. Michael Dentale – $52,656
  5. Melad Marji – $39,492
  6. James Anderson – $31,594
  7. Barry Dehlin – $26,328
  8. Vimy Ha – $21.063
  9. Mark Whaba – $15,797

Winstar Mini River Poker Series

Event 5: Main Event No Limit Hold’em

Buy-in: $1,000

Prize Pool: $237,000

Entrants: 237

  1. Paul Phillips – $57,043
  2. Huan Ngo – $36,617
  3. John Land – $26,663
  4. Christina Hill – $19,718
  5. Frank Berry – $14,813
  6. James Wilson – $11,305
  7. Michael Cooper – $8,745
  8. John Sullivan – $6,873
  9. Cliff Fisher – $5,475

DeepStacks Poker Tour PacWest Poker Classic

No Limit Hold’em Main Event

Buy-in: $1,000

Prize Pool: $135,682

Entrants: 165

  1. Stephen Gilbert – $39,816
  2. Seth Baldwin – $27,896
  3. Troy Lewt – $17,941
  4. William Melrose – $13,284
  5. Brad Buck – $9,971
  6. Jim Waltenburg – $7,970
  7. Raymond Dandree – $6,626
  8. Brian London – $5,313
  9. Joseph Paysero – $3,969

World Poker Tour LA Poker Classic

Event 60: No Limit Hold’em

Buy-in: $5,000

Prize Pool: $407,400

Entrants: 84

  1. Dani Stern – $122,220
  2. Galen Hall – $85,550
  3. Ana Marquez – $55,000
  4. Joseph Alban – $40,740
  5. Kane Lai – $30,560
  6. Christian Harder – $24,440
  7. Tony Hartman – $20,370
  8. Trevor Pope – $16,300
  9. Matt Giannetti – $12,220

Venetian Deepstack Extravaganza

Event 21: Main Event

Buy-in: $2,500

Prize Pool: $631,212

Entrants: 276

  1. Qasem Jamhour – $151,495
  2. Ravi Raghavan – $93,419
  3. Jacob Balsiger – $63,121
  4. Richard Rinker – $44,816
  5. Lionel Lefevre – $24,717
  6. Ana Marquez – $28,405
  7. Tyler Keriney – $23,670
  8. Daniel Sindelar – $19,883
  9. David “Doc” Sands – $16,412

PokerStars ANZPT Perth Main Event

Buy-in: $2,050

Prize Pool: $449,046

Entrants: 219

  1. Dejan Divkovic – $116,876
  2. Iori Yogo – $73,816
  3. Dale Marsland – $42,034
  4. Philip Gidley-King – $33,627
  5. David Evans – $27,989
  6. Colin Wilford – $23,580
  7. James Broom – $18,967
  8. Luke Brabin – $14,558
  9. David Fragomeni – $11,175
By: Paul Oresteen (690 Posts)

Senior Writer: Paul Oresteen originally joined BLUFF in 2008 as an intern. He covered two World Series of Poker’s before leaving to join PokerNews.com. After a two year hiatus Oresteen returned to BLUFF in November 2012. Since starting as a poker journalist Oresteen has covered the World Series of Poker, WSOP Circuit, World Poker Tour and European Poker Tour. He graduated from Georgia State University with a B.A. in Communications in 2008.


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