LA Poker Classic - Live Updates

This February the World Poker Tour is returning to the Commerce Casino in Los Angeles for one of the biggest stops on the schedule! This event gets a huge turnout from the poker world's best, plus tons of Hollywood celebrities, so join us February 20-25 as we bring you live updates, news, photos, chip counts and blogs from the tournament floor.

Day 6 Live Updates

03/05/2010 (4 years ago)

Ship It to Hungary - Koroknai Wins!

Andras Koroknai
Winnar!

Heads up started with Koroknai holding 13.4 million chips to Dolan's 1.4 million and it was over fast.

On the first hand, Koroknai shoved with Q 8, Dolan called with Q 4 and a four in the window sent the crowd into a frenzy.

Dolan appeared as though he would double up, but Korknai picked up an open ender to go with a flush draw on the turn and when the K fell on the river completing the flush, the L.A. Poker Classic title and better than $1.7 million was his.

Dolan settles for the $1 million reserved for second and we are out of here.

 

Level
34
Blinds
75000/150000
Ante
25000
Average Stack
$14,900,000
Players Left
1
Tables Left
1
03/05/2010 (4 years ago)

Heads Up for the LAPC Title

Tri Huynh
If a Tri falls at the Commerce....

We're heads up for the LAPC crown.

Tri Huynh looked down at J J and opened for 400k. After Raymond Dolan folded, Andras Koroknai saw A K and pushed in.

Pausing only a second to think, Huynh made the call and was disappointed by the K 7 2 flop.

The 9 turn and T river didn't help as the pro-Hungarian crowd went absolutely nuts and Huynh was sent to the rail third.

Koroknai will go into heads up with almost 14 million in chips while Dolan has less than two million.

Stay tuned, this could be over quick.

Level
34
Blinds
75000/150000
Ante
25000
Average Stack
$7,450,000
Players Left
2
Tables Left
1
03/05/2010 (4 years ago)

Koroknai Climbing Fast

Raymond Dolan
Dolan dumping

A big pot began to brew when Raymond Dolan raised, Andras Koroknai re-raised and Dolan made the call.

The A Q 2 flop looked action inducing and Koroknai led out for 875k. Dolan tanked before announcing a raise, making it two million total to see the turn.

This sent Koroknai deep into the tank and he emerged pushing all in.

Dolan stared him down as the red all in light filled the WPT final table stage. With so much in the pot already, it appeared as though Dolan would be forced to make the call for 1.73 million more.

A hush fell over the crowd as he delved deeper and deeper into the tank. Eventually he called, putting A 6 on the felt.

Koroknai had A J and despite the A on the turn putting some chop possibilities out there, the river was the T, giving him the double up and the chip lead.

Dolan now appears to be on life support as three-handed play continues.

Level
33
Blinds
60000/120000
Ante
20000
Average Stack
$4,966,667
Players Left
3
Tables Left
1
03/05/2010 (4 years ago)

Kasabyan Kicked Out (4th)

Gevork Kasabyan
Kasabyan creamed.

George Kasabyan has said his goodbyes and there are just three contenders left fighting for the LAPC crown.

Tri Hunyh moved all in on an A 9 8 flop and Kasabyan contemplated the call for a good five minutes before making it.

It was ace-nine for Hunyh against Kasabyan's thin drawing ace-seven.

Hunyh got a little nervous with a seven on the turn, but the river came another nine and Kasabyan headed for the door.

Level
33
Blinds
60000/120000
Ante
20000
Average Stack
$4,966,667
Players Left
3
Tables Left
1
03/05/2010 (4 years ago)

Koroknai Kracks Kings

Andras Koroknai
Paprikash!

The double ups continued here at Commerce with Andras Koroknai pulling a rabbit out of the hat with A J moments ago.

All his chips went in the middle pre-flop against Tri Huynh's K K in a massive pot that had the crowd roaring with every street revealed.

First an ace came in the window of the flop, which appeared to give Koroknai the lead until the A K T flop was fully revealed to have handed Tri trips.

However, the Q turn gave Koroknai a straight and the Hungarian heavy crowd went bananas.

The 3 river ensured the double and a spot on top of the leaderboard for Koroknai with over six million in chips.

He gave a little back doubling a crippled Huynh on the very next hand with A Q versus A T all in pre-flop and the board running out J 5 2 Q 2.

But Koroknai is still the man to beat right now.

New Counts

Andras Koroknai 5525000
Raymond Dolan
4910000
George Kasabyan 2620000
Tri Huynh
1845000
Level
32
Blinds
50000/100000
Ante
10000
Average Stack
$3,725,000
Players Left
4
Tables Left
1
03/05/2010 (4 years ago)

Kasabyan Kicks A$$

Gevork Kasabyan
George not 'Jungled' yet.

Gevork Kasabyan just had a stay of execution.

After a little pre-flop jousting, he got it all in holding A T against Tri Huynh's A 7.

Despite the fact two clubs on the K 6 4 flop gave Kasabyan a scare, the 3 turn and 9 river ensured he would double past the two million chip mark.

We boldly move on four-handed now with Raymond Dolan having pushed himself into the lead and Kasabyan still the shortest despite the double up.

Level
31
Blinds
40000/80000
Ante
10000
Average Stack
$3,725,000
Players Left
4
Tables Left
1
03/05/2010 (4 years ago)

Level 31; Koroknai Still Leads

Andras Koroknai
Chip leader Andras Koroknai.

After two quick eliminations to kick off the day things have slowed down a bit as these four players feel each other out.

Despite losing a monster pot with what must have been an ill-timed bluff, Andras Koroknai is still our chip leader.

We've got the details on that hand as well as the updates chip counts below.

Koroknai Caught; Huynh Benefits

Hungary's Andras Koroknai opened to 180,000 from the button and Tri Huynh called in the big blind. The flop came down 9 7 4 and Huynh check-calls 285k.

The 2 hit the turn and Huynh check-called again, this time a big bet of 490,000.

The Q lands on the river and after Huynh checks, Koroknai bets 1,050,000. Huynh tanks for a long time before making the call and Andras instantly throws his hand in the muck.

The official rule is that Huynh should have to show his hand but he takes the pot and mucks his hand before anyone can see it.

New Counts

Andras Koroknai 5875000
Tri Huynh 5180000
Raymond Dolan 4410000
Gevork Kasabyan 1355000

Level
31
Blinds
40000/80000
Ante
10000
Average Stack
$3,725,000
Players Left
4
Tables Left
1
03/05/2010 (4 years ago)

Ludicrous Speed; Down to Four

Michael Kamran
Commerce regular Michael Kamran.

These final-table players are showing no restraint here and two of them have already paid the price. We've got the details on both those busts below as well as the new chip counts to your right.

Moussa Out (5th)

JC Moussa opened from the button and Tri Huynh three-bet from the big blind. Moussa was holding A-9 and felt it was good enough for a shove.

Huynh had no trouble calling with A-Q and they went to the flop with Moussa's tournament life on the line.

Things went from bad to worse as the board ran out with four hearts. Huynh held the Q and it was good for the pot and the elimination.

JC Moussa takes $321,840 for his finish.

Kamran KO'd (6th)

Michael Kamran came into the day as the shortstack and was looking for a double-up to get himself back in this thing.

He open-shoved for 490k with 7-10 and got a call from Andras Koroknai who held A-J.

We got a big sweat on the 9-8-5 flop and Kamran took the lead with the seven on the turn. Kamran needed to dodge an ace or a ten but he couldn't do it.

An ace on the river was the end of him. He takes $246,740.

Level
31
Blinds
40000/80000
Ante
10000
Average Stack
$3,725,000
Players Left
4
Tables Left
1
03/05/2010 (4 years ago)

Up Up and Away; LAPC Final Table Starts

Andras Koroknai
Andras Koroknai

WPT final tables usually take a few minutes to get going and this one was no different. The crew gets shots of cheering, moaning, yelling and screaming and only then are the players introduced and seated.

All of that is out of the way and the first hand has been dealt.

If you haven't been following the action thus far use the buttons above to check out the previous days' live updates. If you already know what's going down head straight to the chip counts below and get ready for the playdown to a winner!

Level
30
Blinds
30000/60000
Ante
10000
Average Stack
$2,483,334
Players Left
6
Tables Left
1

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Event Information

Event Name
LA Poker Classic
Venue
Commerce Casino, Los Angeles
Date
2010-02-26
Final Day
2010-03-04
Buy In
$10,000
Entrants
745
Prize Pool
$7,152,000
First Prize
$1,788,040

Event Winner

Player Prize Money
1 Andras Koroknai $1,788,001
2 Raymond Dolan $1,002,710
3 Tri Huynh $665,140
4 Gevork Kasabyan $450,580
5 J.C. Moussa $321,840

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