Day 1 Completed
Day 1 Completed
Day 2 of the Lone Star Poker Series has come to an end. With 15 players advancing to Day 2 over the two flights.
Tomorrow, the final two flights of Day 1 will take place. PokerNews will pick up coverage at 3 p.m. local time, in the middle of Flight E and bring coverage until the end of the day to set the stage for the pivotal Day 2 on Sunday.
Play has come to an end for the night in Flight D, Isaac Trumbo bagged the runaway chip lead with 626,000 which is the largest stack in any of the flights thus far by over 200,000
One of the most on fire players for the last few levels has been none other than Isaac Trumbo who has built up a huge stack and is currently pacing the field in Flight D.
He was spotted collecting the remains of a fallen opponent's stack, as the field veers very close to the finish for the night.
One of the familiar faces here at Champions Poker Club is Kim Stone, who along with her significant other, Hayden Fortini, founded the Lone Star Poker Series. The poker power couple is expecting their first child later this year, and PokerNews recently spoke to Stone about the Lone Star Poker Series.
PokerNews: How are you feeling now that the Lone Star Poker Series has a few events under their belt?
Kim Stone: Hayden and I are very pleasantly surprised by how much and how quickly the LSPS brand has taken off. We’ve even had to postpone a couple of events outside of Houston because of Baby Fortini coming in July. We feel very fortunate that Texas poker players love our events and already have a sense of loyalty and positive expectations for each series we put together When every event ends, they ask us when the next one is to be scheduled. It’s very humbling but exciting to be a part of something like this from the very beginning.
What should players look forward to in the upcoming series?
Partnering up with Champions Poker Club has been incredible. With their help and their support, we’ve been able to build up to a truly epic series. We are in the process of building a live stream studio under the design advisement of PokerGO. This is not your typical live stream poker table. You will have to see it to understand how amazing it’s going to be. We are elevating the whole player experience by making all the media outlets available to the players and their families and friends.
What sets the Lone Star Poker Series apart from other poker tournaments?
My vision has always been two-fold. First, it’s to have the best staff from around the country to elevate the player experience. Hiring highly experienced staff that run some of the largest fields and best structures around the country, allows our not-so-small poker community here in Houston to experience poker in its best form.
Second is to make poker fun again. Tournament poker is highly competitive and sometimes stressful, but it should never lose the core qualities of being a fun, exciting, and competitive way to gamble and potentially win tens of thousands of dollars! I want every player that plays one of our events to enjoy every minute. Fortunately, my partners allow me a lot of room for spending money on the small things that really matter - like the custom-made money clips and trophy buckles made by Max Lang, the $10,000 added money in the Surprise Bounty Event, and of course, the 1 Million Chip Custom Plaques that will be featured on the final tables of the Ultimate Monster and the $1 Million GTD Main Event
Shortly after the end of registration at the end of the last break, Chan Pelton became the latest beneficiary of the Main Event seat raffle as he will now be guaranteed an entry into the Main Event.
Flight D attracted a total of 55 entries. Play will wrap up for the night when seven players remain.
David O'Brian has emerged as on of the players to watch in the $400 buy-in, $150K GTD Spring Series Kick Off event.
Today was a very good day for O'Brian on the felt as he bagged 245,000 in Flight C and won the Main Event seat raffle.
A very loquacious personality, O'Brian had stories for days for his fellow players about everything from Whitey Bulger and the mob to his Vietnam Days and being in the Marines.
As for his poker playing, "I play for the fun of it, not the money" he said the Lone Star Poker Series. "We will see what happens Sunday."
Flight D has just surpassed the 40 entry threshold as it goes into Level 6. Players have about an hour and a half remaining to register or re-enter into the flight.