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LA Poker Classic: Event one Day one - $300 NLHE

LA Poker Classic: Event one Day one - $300 NLHE 0001

A whopping 799 players paid $300 (+30) to enter the first event at this years LA poker Classic at the Commerce Casino in Los Angeles. This 799 number easily eclipsed the prior record of 678 players from last year's $300 + rebuys NLHE event. The prize pool for the event is a staggering $232,509, with first place receiving over $83,000, or approximately 277 times their initial buy in. Not bad for a day(and a half)'s work.

Notables in the field included Kathy Liebert, Peter Costa, and Max Pescatore. After day one, the chip leader is Peter Nam. Here are the results of day one of play, along with final table seat assignments. The final table plays tonight at 7pm.

Final Table

Peter Nam Seat 7 121,500 in chips

Henrik Antanesian Seat 1 89,500

Dannie Perry Seat 10 81,000

Danny Morgan Seat 9 77,500

Van Nguyen Seat 6 70,500

Mike Leslie Seat 3 62,000

Ross Kelly Seat 5 52,500

Noah Jefferson Seat 2 44,000

John Hoang Seat 8 20,500

Frank Rite Seat 4 20,000

Order of finish

11. Christopher Andre $2,557

12. Binh Ta $2,557

13. Matthew Welsby $2,092

14. Chris Kenik $2,092

15. Peter Costa $2,092

16. David Erickson $1,627

17. Todd Lundwall $1,627

18. Henry Khauv $1,627

19. Michael Chang $1,395

20. Antoine Hasrouni $1,395

21. Stephane Borrero $1,395

22. Binh Ta $1,395

23. Marcella Cabrera $1,395

24. Ricardo Villapando $1,395

25. Tim Norkus $1,395

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