partypoker LIVE MILLIONS North America PokerStars and Monte-Carlo©Casino EPT 2018 Cash Game Festival Tallinn
888poker
New poker experience at 888poker

Join now to get $88 FREE (no deposit needed)

Join now
PokerStars
Double your first deposit up to $400

New players can use bonus code 'STARS400'

Join now
partypoker
partypoker Cashback

Get up to 40% back every week!

Join now
Unibet
€200 progressive bonus

+ a FREE Unibet Open Qualifier ticket

Join now

Michael Lind Beats Rainer Kempe to Win $10K LAPC Side Event

Michael Lind
Sharelines
  • L.A. Poker Classic side event action at Commerce saw Michael Lind win the $10K turbo.

While the eyes of poker fans keeping tabs on the West Coast are focused on the World Poker Tour L.A. Poker Classic $10,000 Main Event, which is down to just 28 players at the time of writing, plenty of action is going down in side events at Commerce Casino.

One such event was the $10,000 One-Day Turbo High Roller, featuring 15-minute levels and a star-studded field. It finished up late Monday night after drawing a field of 30 entries for a prize pool of $293,850.

When the dust settled, Michael Lind had emerged victorious over the tough field, taking down the likes of Rainer Kempe and the red-hot Alex Foxen at the final table. Lind claimed $117,950 in prize money.

With such a small field, the event paid out only four places. David Peters, Olivier Busquet and Nick Petrangelo were among the big names who fired but missed out on the money, according to the live updates.

Final Table Action

Lind scored a double knockout early at the final table when his tens held against {a-Spades}{q-Spades} and {a-Clubs}{8-Hearts}, positioning him for a run to the win. Lind got short again but then found a double with aces against Kempe to get back in contention for the lead.

Tomer Daniel busted on the bubble and Lind eliminated Paul Domb with tens against ace-ten to get it three-handed with Foxen and Kempe. Domb claimed $41,820 for his finish.

Foxen was short-stacked and dealt with quickly when his {j-Diamonds}{10-Spades} failed to overtake Lind's {a-Clubs}{q-Clubs}. The man who final tabled both WPT Five Diamond and PokerStars Championship Prague in the last few months added another $55,440 to his ledger.

Kempe was down in chips and got in a shove-fest with Lind, eventually being caught with {q-Clubs}{8-Clubs} by {a-Spades}{j-Clubs}. The board didn't save Kempe, and so he pocketed $78,640 for his runner-up finish.

There's still more action to come at Commerce with a $25K High Roller on the schedule in addition to the remaining playdown of the LAPC Main Event. Expect more coverage of those tournaments here on PokerNews.

Photo courtesy of Commerce Casino

Have you ever wanted to write your own articles about poker? Maybe you've got some experiences or opinions about poker that you'd like to share. PokerNews is proud to launch The PN Blog where you can have a platform to make your voice heard. Learn more here.

What do you think?

More Stories

Casino News

Other Stories