Tournament Tracker: LAPC Wrap-Up, Chicago Poker Classic & ANZPT Perth

John Racener also claimed one of the last few Remington trophies at the LAPC, winning the 8-Game Mix event at a final table that included Jonathan Duhamel. (Photo c/o LAPC/Jay "WhoJedi" Newnum)

After a month-and-a-half of tournaments, the 2013 LA Poker Classic is just about finished. In addition to crowning a Main Event champion in Paul Klann, there were several side events worthy of noting in this week’s Tournament Tracker. Michael Nia edged out the likes of Justin Zaki and Dan Smith at the final table of the $2,000 Six-Handed event, while Rodger Johnson was the big winner in the $25,000 High Roller. Johnson bested Brandon Meyers, Micah Raskin and Tom Marchese on his way to that title and over $182,000.

While the LAPC is wrapping up, the Chicago Poker Classic is still running its own Main Event. The series kicked off from the Horseshoe Hammond with a $350 event with a $1 million guaranteed prizepool. Craig Casino beat out a field with 5,161 entries to win $169,304, with Dan Heimiller joining him at that final table. Aaron Massey won the $5,000 Heads-Up title this week as well, earning over $73,000.

Outside of the United States, there were two separate events that each awarded first place prizes of over $100,000. The Masters Finale, presented by the EPT, was a €1,000 in Dortmund, Germany that drew 466 players. Robert Auer beat out a final table that included Ole Schemion, who continues to be on a tremendous tear of late, and won €102,000 (about $134,000). Down in Australia, the ANZPT ran their $AUD 2,000 Main Event got 219 runners, with Dejan Divkovic picking up the victory and $116,876.

2013 Chicago Poker Classic
Horseshoe Casino Hammond, Indiana

Event 1: $1 Million Guaranteed No Limit Hold’em with Re-Entry
Buy-in: $350
Prize Pool: $1,110,015
Number of Entrants: 5,161

  1. Craig Casino – $169,304
  2. Zal Irani – $104,275
  3. Brian Wright – $69,376
  4. Shealyn Zervas – $49,396
  5. Bryan Schumann – $37,852
  6. Dan Heimiller – $30,747
  7. Tavee Kia – $26,418
  8. Nick Guagenti – $23,976
  9. Ryan Johnson – $22,866

Event 4: Heads-Up No Limit Hold’em (64 Player Cap)
Buy-in: $5,000
Prize Pool: $223,391
Number of Entrants: 49

  1. Aaron Massey – $73,721
  2. Erik Roussakis – $42,444
  3. Hao Sun – $22,339
  4. Travis Lutes – $22,339
  5. Max Steinberg – $15,637
  6. Steven Hensley – $15,637
  7. Yorell Groves – $15,637
  8. Joel Casper – $15,637

2013 Masters Finale, Presented by EPT
Spielbank Hohensyburg, Dortmund, Germany

Main Event
Buy-in: €1,000 ($1,320)
Prizepool: $613,738
Entrants: 466

  1. Robert Auer – $134,338
  2. Mitar Saric – $98,778
  3. Andy Finke – $52,682
  4. Samad Ayyad – $36,887
  5. Ole Schemion – $28,975
  6. Alina Volodina – $23,048
  7. Buelent Biley – $17,780
  8. Sven Freese – $13,170

2013 PokerStars ANZPT Perth
Crown Perth, Australia

Main Event
Buy-in: $AUD 2,000 ($2,050)
Prizepool: $449,046
Entrants: 219

  1. Dejan Divkovic – $116,876
  2. Iori Yogo – $73,816
  3. Dale Marstand – $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

2013 LA Poker Classic
Commerce Casino, Commerce, California

Event 62: Six-Handed No Limit Hold’em
Buy-in: $2,000
Prizepool: $213,400
Entrants: 110

  1. Michael Nia – $57,530
  2. Charles Coultas – $38,970
  3. Justin Zaki – $25,460
  4. Dan Smith – $20,360
  5. Gilbert Diaz – $15,280
  6. Matthew O’Donnell – $11,760

Event 64: No Limit Hold’em High Roller (Six-Handed)
Buy-in: $25,000
Prizepool: $590,400
Entrants: 24

  1. Rodger Johnson – $182,315
  2. Brandon Meyers – $172,915
  3. Micah Raskin – $117,140
  4. Tom Marchese – $118,030

Event 65: 8-Game Mix
Buy-in: $2,000
Prizepool: $62,080
Entrants: 32

  1. John Racener – $19,145
  2. Nicholas Verkaik – $19,045
  3. Roland Israelashvili – $15,200
  4. Jonathan Duhamel – $8,690
By: Tim Fiorvanti (994 Posts)

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