2008 LAPC main event winner Phil Ivey
The biggest tournament series in Los Angeles starts today with a massive 68-event schedule.
Taking place at the Commerce Casino, the 2013 L.A. Poker Classic will run from Jan. 15 to March 3.
One of the most popular series on the tournament circuit, this year’s LAPC will include nearly every poker variant known to man with Hold’em, Stud, PLO and everything in between set to be played.
As usual the LAPC will also offer some very unique events such as All-in or Fold, Ante Up and Open Face Chinese Poker.
Of course the signature event of the LAPC is the World Poker Tour $10,000 main event that is set to run Feb. 23-28.
Amateur Poker Player Sean Jazayeri Set to Defend Title
Last year amateur Sean Jazayeri outlasted 549 players to win the LAPC main event for $1.3 million.
Despite last year, the LAPC main event has been won by some of the biggest poker pros in the world including Gus Hansen, Antonio Esfandiari, Michael Mizrachi and Phil Ivey.
The LAPC begins today with a casino employees’ event but tomorrow’s $250 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em tournament is the first open event of the series.
You can view the entire schedule here but here’s a look at some of the highlight events:
$250 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em with $250k GTD. Four starting days including multiple heats on Day 1c and Day 1d.
Facebook Exclusive No-Limit Hold’em event with $25k GTD. Must like Commerce Casino on Facebook to play.
$150 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em Double Stack Turbo with $250k GTD. Four starting days. Eight starting heats.
$10,000 buy-in WPT No-Limit Hold’em Championship.
$25,000 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em High Roller