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

Michael Lind
  • 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

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