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DINE ON THE WHALES

 Wild Bill's reflections on poker, sports, and issues facing the Gulf Coast. Wild Bill is one half of GCP. Poker player, poker coach, and Gulf Coast Poker Tour operator.

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 Gene D is the other half of GCP. Gene shares his outlook on the local and national poker scene. His mantra is money won is sweeter than money earned. 

THE POKER MONKEY

 Will Souther is the Poker Monkey. Take a look at his always entertaining views on the tournament poker circuit, gambling and life in general.  The founder of the Monkey Minions never sugarcoats it.

 

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 Nolan Dalla.com is where you find the wit and wisdom of one of the most well known poker writers in the industry.   His home blog covers a wide range of topics written with that singular Dalla conviction.  

 

LITTLE THOUGHTS

 Jonathan Little an all time top tournament poker earners, is from Pensacola and currently operates a coaching site, which includes his blogs and videos you can find it here.

 

POKER FACES IN THE CROWD

 BEN SAXTON is writing a poker book based on the Gulf Coast scene.  Here is an archive of interviews and features of poker players from all over but with a spotlight mostly on our locals.

N-SIDE POKER

 PLAYER N scribes tales of grifters, sleaze balls, and beautiful card sharks all hustling on the Coast.

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GULF COAST POKER TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP

March 8, 2023
First Place wins added $10,400 WPT Championship Seat
At Pearl River Resorts


QUALIFIERS AND INFORMATION

"THE MILLY IN PHILLY"


RETURNS:  March 9 - 20th

Pearl River Resorts
Philadelphia, MS


SCHEDULE and STRUCTURES coming soon


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N VEGAS:NEWS
NEWS:

GCP TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP:

The invitation list has been updated. Go here to see if you are on it. If you don't see yourself and you should be there contact us.

Remember we've added a $10,400 WPT Championship Main Event seat to first place.

SCHEDULE FOR MILLY IN PHILLY:

We've added a WPT Championship Satellite and tweaked some of our events. Should be a lot of fun.

SCHEDULE

SPECIAL PODCAST:

Look for a special podcast to be uploaded soon. It is the interview Ben Saxton did with Patrick McNamara a recreational tournament and cash player from New Orleans who recently passed.

We will miss Pat. The actor and director who worked with Stephen Speilberg and Richard Dreyfus also worked with some idiots at GCP on some of our silly videos. We will miss his jokes, friendship and mentorship.

HARRAHS NEW ORLEANS:

Tournaments are back. After a brief hiatus the weekly tournaments have resumed at Harrahs, New Orleans.
That means every Monday and Wednesday at 6pm and Saturday at 11am.

Then once a month, the first Saturday of every month, the Gladiator returns. On that Saturday, the $500 NLHE deep structured Gladiator
will take over the 11am slot and the $200 Saturday will be pushed back to 2pm.
MILLION DOLLAR HEATER RESULTS:

MAIN EVENT:

The Main Event featured the surprise return of Mike Postle who finished 7th. The poker world focused on the Beau Rivage up to and a Postle's bust out hand (watch).

After that, focus went back to the remaining players and saw Koorouch Gaedi (pictured from New Orleans), Brock Gary (Lafayette) and Jeremy Eyer split the loot $144,384 each.

Jacob Corda of Birmingham, AL finished fourth for $72,060. Stanislav Angelov and Kyle Cartwright, two of the more accomplished players fell in 5th ($54,693) and 6th ($42,063) respectively.

Postle won $32,703 for 7th. Rayn Gafford of Denham Springs won over $25k for 8th and James Miller a little over $20k for ninth.

Hai Nguyen returned to day 3 only to bust early for $16,577. Nesrin Can of Istanbul, Turkey finished as the Last Woman Standing winning $16,577 in 11th.

Powerhouses Cody Stanford, Cord Garcia, David Moses, Maxwell Young and David Lee made the final two tables but tripped up before bagging Day 3.


COMPLETE RESULTS:

Place Name Prize Place Name Prize Place Name Prize
1st Kooroush Ghaedi $144,384 37th Corey Souther $3,834 73rd Robert Valden $2,706
2nd Brock Gary $144,384 38th Trace Henderson $3,834 74th Murry Marderosian $2,706
3rd Jeremy Eyer $144,384 39th Kris Kent $3,834 75th Easton Oreman $2,706
4th Jacob Corda $72,060 40th Joseph Carden $3,834 76th Robert Donald $2,706
5th Stanislav Angelov $54,693 41st Vincent Boothe $3,834 77th Randy Kennedy $2,706
6th Kyle Cartwright $42,063 42nd Rodney Bosell $3,834 78th Richard Ali $2,706
7th Mike Postle $32,703 43rd Gordon Hardy $3,834 79th David Chocheles $2,706
8th Ryan Gafford $25,824 44th Michael Augustin $3,834 80th Matthew Johnson $2,706
9th James Miller $20,299 45th Clay Henry $3,834 81st Robert Hankins $2,706
10th Hai Nguyen $16,577 46th Christopher Davis $3,496 82nd Jason Gooch $2,481
11th Nesrin Can $16,577 47th Joseph Imarata $3,496 83rd Teddy Conner $2,481
12th William Stanford $16,577 48th Clayton Adams $3,496 84th Bradely Gardner $2,481
13th Alexandru Vasilescu $13,420 49th Paul Swinney $3,496 85th Ashly Butler $2,481
14th Lance Garcia $13,420 50th Chad Conard $3,496 86th Douglas Marro $2,481
15th David Moses $13,420 51st Chard Melerine $3,496 87th Shane Scorza $2,481
16th Maxwell Young $10,488 52nd Carey Dukes $3,496 88th Clyde Maliauka $2,481
17th David Lee $10,488 53rd Jarron Burdette $3,496 89th Anna Antimony $2,481
18th Collin King $10,488 54th Dustin Nelson $3,496 90th Rodney Corr $2,481
19th Donnie Phan $9,247 55th Mihail Karasoulis $3,158 91st Carroll Domangue $2,481
20th Peggy Winsler $9,247 56th Chad Bockman $3,158 92nd Michael Whitton $2,481
21st Derek Ecenarro $9,247 57th Tyson Richardson $3,158 93rd Matthew Stapleton $2,481
22nd Nghia Le $7,781 58th Benjamin Torian $3,158 94th Tana Karnchanarkphan $2,481
23rd Wyatt Boothe $7,781 59th Thomas Franklin $3,158 95th Philip Cooley $2,481
24th Robert Barca $7,781 60th Michael Berkowitz $3,158 96th Hunter Cichy $2,488
25th Blakely Purris $6,541 61st Timothy Kelley $3,158 97th William Olivera $2,481
26th John Ingle $6,541 62nd Elanit Hasas $3,158 98th John Dolan $2,481
27th David Tuthill $6,541 63rd Andrew barfield $3,158 99th Massimo Dirienzo $2,481
28th Blake Barousse $5,639 64th Corey Harrison $2,932 100th Youssef Aly $2,255
29th Warren Sheaves $5,639 65th Jonathan Alfonso $2,932 101st Michael Benton $2,255
30th Hyunsuk Hong $5,639 66th Edwin Bockman $2,932 102nd Scott Stewart $2,255
31st Johnny Landreth $4,962 67th Marshall White $2,932 103rd Danny Mason JR $2,255
32nd Matthew Higgins $4,962 68th BJ McBrayer $2,932 104th Charles Stevens $2,255
33rd Daniel Scroggins $4,962 69th Pablo Garcia Salas $2,932 105th Rami Owera $2,255
34th Jeremy Moore $4,285 70th Patrick Murphy $2,932 106th Ronngsak Griffeth $2,255
35th Wade Smith $4,285 71st Michael Monaghan $2,932 107th Anthony Lombard III $2,255
36th Ted Lawler $4,285 72nd Tuong To $2,932 108th Justin Harvell $2,255


SURVIVOR:

Place Name Prize
1st Kamvar Razavian $3,346
2nd George Loukatos $3,346
3rd Edward Copain $3,346
4th Kevin Haas $3,346
5th David Valden JR $3,346
6th John Valentine $3,345
7th Ted Barrett $3,345
8th Mark Davis $3,345
9th Brittany Rodriguez $3,345
10th Adam Cotant $3,345
11th DNR $3,345
Eleven players split the loot in the final tournament of the Million Dollar Heater. Each won $3,346. One player did not report.

No slouches in this group including Mark Davis, Adam Cotant, and possibly the player of the series Brittany Rodriquez who cashed four tournaments.

FINAL THANK YOUS:

Big thank you to Adam Nash, Mary Cracchiolo Spain and all the staff at the Beau Rivage. Also to the the hardest working tournament staff and dealers in the business.

This past week brought long hours, unexpected challenges, and a ton of great tournaments and results. And most importantly, thank you to all the players who packed into the Million Dollar Heater creating some amazing prize pools.

MILLION DOLLAR HEATER RESULTS:

ESQUE FREEZES 'EM OUT:

Charles Eque, Greg Brownlow and John Cressend agreed to an even three way chop. Esque and Brownlow dealt out a hand to decide the trophy and bragging rights. Each won $29,066 after a grueling final table finally wound down. After losing three players quickly including maybe the two most accomplished: Mark Davis and Preston McEwen the remaining seven played for hours. Then eliminations gradually pared it to three.

Richard "Sean" Sinclair finish fourth winning almost 14k.

COMPLETE RESULTS:
Place Name Prize Place Name Prize Place Name Prize
1 Charles Esque $29,066 7 Dylan Lemery $6,345 13 Brittany Rodriguez 2,775
2 Greg Brownlow $29,066 8 Mark Davis $4,757 14 Brian Young 2,775
3 John Cressend $29,066 9 Forrest Raleigh $3,171 15 Anna Antimony 2,775
4 Richard Sinclair $13,873 10 Preston McEwen 2,775 16 Joseph Carden 2,775
5 John Turner $10,306 11 Sukhjiner Hare 2,775 17 Marshall White 2,775
6 Keith Canterbury $7,928 12 Matthew Bray 2,775 18 David Burns 2,775


RAY DIDN'T PLAY LIKE A ROOKIE:


Surprisingly one of the only tournaments not to end in some sort of chop played til almost 5 in the morning and it was the rookies. Ray Lauga won first place for just under $10k and Alan Edgin busted in second for a little over $6k. Brittany Rodriguez followed up her deep Freezeout run with a third place in the rookies. We suspect she's soon to graduate out of these fields.

Thao Le, Theodore Smith, Misty Lusby, David Gaffney, Jason Carpenter and Kristy Wagner rounded out the final tabl.

COMPLETE RESULTS:
Place Name Prize Place Name Prize Place Name Prize
1 Ray Lauga $9,976 10 Robert Bradley 706 19 Kevin Morrison 504
2 Alan Edgin $6,149 11 Daniel Spangler 706 20 Elizabeth Morris 504
3 Brittany Rodriguez $4,395 12 Brandon Wolf 706 21 Dennis Davenport III 504
4 Thao Le $3,528 13 Seth Roberson 605 22 Kaitlyn Tatum 504
5 Theodore Smith $2,520 14 Patsy Henry 605 23 Lauren Kaiser 323
6 Misty Lusby $1,814 15 Alexander Bilich 605 24 Elizabeth Berta 323
7 David Gaffney $1,411 16 Jason Pitts 504 25 Ronald Hagan 323
8 Jason Carpenter $1,129 17 Todd Stevens 504 26 James Porter 323
9 Kristy Wagner $806 18 Eric Sievers 504 27 William Youkey 323
MILLION DOLLAR HEATER RESULTS:

GAVIN GETS IT:

The Monster Stack ended with Gavin Munroe getting the biggest chunk in a fourway chop. The final table was dominated by Louisiana players but it was Munroe, originally from Montgomery, AL, and now mostly a Biloxi native who earned $35,160.

Troy Nowlin of North Carolin won $30,000 as did Hiep Doan of NOLA and Mihail Karasoulis of Covington, LA. Just before the chop Todd Cowan, also of Covington, bowed out winning $13,200. Cowan, the Flight A chipleader, got short at the final table and laddered his way through some pay jumps.

Doug Marro, Leart Hasani, and James Miller finished 6th - 8th. Harrahs New Orleans own Hugh Trinh finished 9th. Jenny Roney finished as the "last woman standing," beating out some accomplish poker players and circuit grinders.

COMPLETE RESULTS:

Place Name Prize   Place Name Prize Place Name Prize
1 Gavin Munroe 35160   30 Jodie Menard 1399 59 Otis Williamson 818
2 Troy Nowlin 30000   31 Anthony Lombard 1188 60 Teddy Conner 818
3 Hiep Doan 30000   32 Andrew Barfield 1188 61 Cameron Barber 818
4 Mihail Karasoulis 30000   33 Destry Everhart 1188 62 Alexandru Vasilescu 818
5 Todd Cowan 13200   34 Mary Carey 1056 63 Joshua Adkins 818
6 Douglas Marro 10032   35 Stephen Copeland 1056 64 Lance Garcia 766
7 Leart Hasani 7920   36 David Tuthill 1056 65 Al Dapkus 766
8 James Miller 6072   37 Dylan Lemery 924 66 Travis Smith 766
9 Hugh Trinh 4620   38 Travis To 924 67 Joseph Carden 766
10 Andne Spits 3960   39 Richard Wasson 924 68 Logan Hewett 766
11 Anthony Ezman 3960   40 Clay Henry 924 69 Robert Barca 766
12 James Pomranky 3960   41 Samuel Furr 924 70 Noah Waits 766
13 Daniel Scroggins 3221   42 Michael Whitton 924 71 Jeremy McKissick 766
14 Christopher Staats 3221   43 James Robertson 924 72 Matthew Yates 766
15 Sebastian Crema 3221   44 Johnny Ogle 924 73 Blake Haguewood 713
16 Justin Harvell 2508   45 Paul Delchamps 924 74 Michael Cochran 713
17 Daniel Pralgo 2508   46 Meghan Smith 845 75 Matthew Johnson 713
18 Jennifer Evers Roney 2508   47 Nelson Solar 845 76 John Walker 713
19 Thomas Franklin 2218   48 Ray Labat 845 77 Roger Thompson 713
20 Michael Pugh 2218   49 John Dennis 845 78 Jeremiah Goldman 713
21 Chad Grace 2218   50 Collin King 845 79 David Nicholson 713
22 Todd Stevens 1874   51 Randall James JR 845 80 DNR 713
23 Steven Rash 1874   52 James McCormick 845 81 Ray Parker JR 713
24 Jeremy Sharpe 1874   53 Gregory Salem 845 82 Perrin Rodrigue 660
25 Antonio Madacure 1610   54 Daniel Wagner 845 83 Karl Chesser 660
26 Brian James 1610   55 Mark Barbay 818 84 Hamid Izadi 660
27 Raymond Parks 1610   56 Marshall White 818 85 Robert Lamb 660
28 Trace Henderson 1399   57 Michael Blum 818 86 Susan Hazelgrove 660
29 Brent Sullivan 1399   58 Shane Bellanger 818
MILLION DOLLAR HEATER RESULTS:

SEVILLE SIX MAX CHAMP:

Seville Hale and Michal Raffield both hail from the panhandle of Florida and are now both $13,640 richer. The two made a deal heads up with chipleader Hale earning the winner's picture.

Talented circuit reg David Moses bowed out in fourth winning a little over 7k. Loaded tournament of crushers as they were accompanied at the final table by David Tuthill, Blake Whittington and Christ Staats.



Place Name Prize Place Name Prize
1st Seville Hale 13,640 11th Marshall White 1137
2nd Michael Raffield 13,640 12th Christopher Kilpatrick 1137
3rd David Moses 7,146 13th Joshua Adkins 1137
4th David Tuthill 5,684 14th James McCormick 1137
5th Blake Whittington 4,222 15th James Marshall 1137
6th Christopher Staats 2,923 16th   1137
7th Dustin Nelson 2,274 17th Delia Theroux 1137
8th George Laukatos 1949 18th Robert Elliott 1137
9th Baxter Simmons 1299 19th BJ McBrayer 650
10th Shawn Clavit 1137 20th Danny Miles 650
21st Dylan Lemery 650

MILLION DOLLAR HEATER RESULTS:

SENIORS; HOW WESTBROOK WON:


After agreeing to flatten out the top three spots, Chris Dupuy got coolered with two pair vs. the turned wheel of Charles Westbrook. This enabled Kenneth Turkington's short stack to ladder up into second place. Turkington could not overcome Westbrooks then massive chiplead.

Dupuy won over $14k, Turkington over $19k, and Westbrook a little more than $24k for first. Final table also featured Kooroush Ghaedi, Rodney Ladner, Harold Hill, Morton Davis, Wade Smith and Dean Rutledge.
       
  Place Name Prize Place Name Prize
  1st Charles Westbrook 24,321 23rd Gary Stewart 996
  2nd Kenneth Turkington 19,303 24th Douglas Camper 996
  3rd Christopher Dupuy 14,324 25th Blair Miller 934
  4th Kooroush Ghaedi 53,627 26th William Jarmon 934
  5th Rodney Ladner 9,087 27th Timothy Brown 934
  6th Harold Hill 6,846 28th Stephen Coachys 809
  7th Morton Davis 5,228 29th Susan Hazelgrove 809
  8th Wade Smith 3112 30th Bill Gregg 809
  9th Dean Rutledge 2490 31st Alan Hughes 747
  10th Ramon Ruiz 1992 32nd Michael Blum 747
  11th Rick Wagner 1992 33rd Darren Barbier 747
  12th David Poor 1992 34th William Benford 622
  13th Russ Gould 1618 35th Kenneth Hughes 622
  14th Kelly Bright 1618 36th Robert Wilensky 622
  15th Scott Sanford 1618 37th Charles Gelvin 560
  16th Raymond Riley 1369 38th Daniel Carney 560
  17th John Dennis 1369 39th Norma Dugal 560
  18th Larry Riggs 1369 40th Mofeed Atalla 560
  19th Natalie Trudo 1120 41st William Thompson 560
  20th Mark Ryan 1120 42nd Jerry Winn 560
  21st Deborah Ludolph 1120 43rd Andrea Kenyon 560
  22nd Daniel Zaccaro 996 44th Chester Baugher 560
  45th Jennifer Evers Roney 560
MILLION DOLLAR HEATER RESULTS:

NO MYSTERY TO IT, STANFORD TRIUMPHS:

After a three way deal, Cody Stanford earned a beautiful Million Dollar Heater Trophy to go with $27,500 for first place in the Mystery Bounty.

Eduardo Salinas who pulled the $10,000 bounty earned over $20,000 for second. Danny Mason couldn't stop pulling $1200 Main Event seats (we think he tallied four of them) made $16,000 for third.

Christopher Staats continued his torrid run this series with a fourth place finish over $10k. Robert Roberts (5th $7745), Jodie Menard (6th, $5809), Justin Harvel (8th $4468), Chris Tryba (9th $3575) rounded out the final table.

The Mystery Bounty, yet again, smashed expectations with just under 700 entrants and almost $150k in the prizepool.

COMPLETE RESULTS:

1 William Stanford 27,500 24 Brian Waystack 1117 47 Nicholas Toralba 551
2 Eduardo Salinas 20692 25 Ronald Groeller 968 48 Jeffrey Copeland 551
3 Danny Mason JR 16000 26 William Anderson 968 49 David Tuthill 551
4 Christopher Staats 10277 27 Luther Tran 968 50 Marshall White 551
5 Robert Roberts 7745 28 Jared Wiley 819 51 Christopher Bourgeois 551
6 Jodie Menard 5809 29 Ismael Cabrera 819 52 Charles Brady 551
7 Justin Harvell 4468 30 Ez Delarosa 819 53 John Stiver 551
8 Christopher Tryba 3575 31 Derek Normand 715 54 Steve Meyers 551
9 Collin King 2606 32 Sley Sanchez 715 55 Robert Stephens 506
10 BJ McBrayer 2309 33 Edgar Nugui 715 56 Ronald Morga 506
11 Larry Phillips 2309 34 Travis Lusby 626 57 Alexander Vailescu 506
12 Jeremy Smith 2309 35 Karen Buerki 626 58 Christopher Lanier 506
13 Lucas Hillman 1862 36 Anthony Battaglia 626 59 John Brasfield 506
14 Benjamin Polcer 1862 37 Ava Wilensky 581 60 Joseph Carden 506
15 Daniel Doucet 1862 38 Roy Richards 581 61 Clifford Matthews 506
16 Johnny Ogle 1451 39 Robert Ostler 581 62 Stanley Combs 506
17 JW Carter 1415 40 Dakota Podsfield 581 63 Joel Watts 506
18 Steven Rash 1415 41 Sonny Nguyen 581 64 David Gaskin 447
19 Matthew Ferguson 1266 42 Roanld Lane 581 65 Dylan Lemery 447
20 Jeffrey Hewitt 1266 43 Nancy Ezman 581 66 Vannara Sam 447
21 Stanislav Angelov 1266 44 Chad Reis 581 67 Edward Fritts 447
22 Derek Ridley 1117 45 Keith Cooper 581 68 Steven Oliver 447
23 John Dubard 1117 46 Michael Nguyen 551

MILLION DOLLAR HEATER RESULTS:

CONARD SHARK:

Chad Conard took down event two after an even chop with BJ McBrayer. The dealt one hand for the trophy and the picture. Each player earned almost $26,000. When the dust cleared at registration 628 players bought in, tripling the $50,000 guarantee, and creating a prizepool of $150,720.

Charlette Jackson finished just behind Joshua Bevels (3rd) to be the last woman standing. Charlette pocketed over $10k for fourth and Josh over $14k. Hiep Doan, Randall James, first timer Misty Lusby, and Ron Gilliam rounded out the final table of those that reported.

CARTER COMBACK:

JW Carter rallied at the final table to take down the Omaha 8 event. He bested Mix Games specialist Mark Pharo heads up. Carter earned almost $12k for first and Pharo almost $7,500.  Ray Small, John Cressend and Destry Everhart rounded out the top 6.

COMPLETE RESULTS:
50K Guarantee OMAHA 8
1 Chad Conard 25,905 22 Raymond Young 1,130 43 George Fralic 603 1 JW Carter 11,919
2 BJ McBrayer 25,905 23 Brandon Stiglich 1,130 44 Derek Normand 603 2 Mark Pharo 7,448
3 Joshua Bevels 14,318 24 Chad Kropp 1,130 45 Herman Stewart 603 3 Brent Siebenkittle 5,320
4 Charlette Jackson 10,550 25 Andrew Dykeman 980 46 Jimmy Beyer 558 4 Ray Small 3,830
5 Hiep Doan 7,988 26 Berry Tyler 980 47 Charles Champlin 558 5 John Cressend 2,979
6 Randall James JR 6,029 27 Danny Marshall JR 980 48 Steve Meyers 558 6 Destry Everhart 2,128
7   4,672 28 Eduardo Salinas 829 49 Kelly Gerrard 558 7   1,702
8 Misty Lusby 3,693 29 Timothy Burdette 829 50 Camillo Baggiani 558 8 Jeffrey McCombs 1,277
9 Ron Gilliam 2,638 30 Ray Parker JR 829 51 Johnny Ogle 558 9 Leonard Delateus 851
10 Thomas Honnicutt 2,336 31 Greg Urbanksi 754 52 Daniel Scroggins 558 10 Dawn Weary 851
11 Richard Deaton 2,336 32 Chad Melerine 754 53 William Anderson 558 11 Lawrence Steyer 851
12 Gregory Fleming 2,336 33 Frederick Davis 754 54 Bryne Wilson 558 12   851
13 Dilsad Meraler 1,884 34 Tracey Shutt 648 55 George Sellers 528 13 Steven Edwards 851
14 Jon Svuk 1,884 35 Donald Colletti 648 56 Troy Bercot 528 14 Golda Scott 851
15 Donnie Phan 1,884 36 Keith Cooper 648 57 Michael Monaghan 528 15 Nikit Patalinghug 851
16 Lane LeBlanc 1,432 37 Thomas Franklin 603 58 Micahel Freeman 528
17 Pamela Cobb 1,432 38 Jay Gray 603 59 Nancy Decuers 528
18 Terry Moore 1,432 39 Christopher Kean 603 60 Umut Meraler 528
19 Ryan Pirman 1,281 40 Brent Caldwell 603 61 Raymond Jennings 528
20 Michael Blum 1,281 41 Jeffrey Goldberg 603 62 Richard Ali 528
21 Brandon Curtis 1,281 42   603 63 Frank Bocarge 528
MILLION DOLLAR HEATER EVENT 1:

BENJAMIN BELL WINS IT:

Pensacola's Benjamin Bell won the opener for $163,425. Bell outdueled Preston McEwen heads up to take the title. McEwen navigated his way through the final few table stacking chips in an impressive ever growing pyramid and carried momentum all the way to four handed.

Then the bell rung for Bell and he picked up steam eliminating Dat Nguyen (third $65,815) and Jeffrey Gardner (fourth $53,627) giving Bell the chips to compete heads up. From there a challenging heads up battle engaged with Bell ultimately coming out on top. Here's the final hand.

As popular as the top four players are, the biggest rail at the final table was likely for Larry Duplantis. Lafayette, LA's Duplantis had many of his home game friends cheering him on in the Beau Rivage with just as many following online from afar. He won $41,439 and inspired everybody with his bold play.

James McCormack won $29,251 for sixth place. Ryan Stephens (7th $24,376), Trenton Patterson (8th $19,257) and Edward Johansen (9th $12,188) rounded out the final table. Shannon Sizemore finished 10th for $11,457.

COMPLETE RESULTS:
*blanks mean they have not been paid out yet or DNR.

1 Benjamin Bell 163,425 112 James Joiner 1828 223 David Russsell 1341 334 Greg Urbanski 792
2 Preston McEwen 81,605 113 Jason Eskridge 1828 224 Eric Rivkin 1341 335 Jared Wiley 792
3 Dat Nguyen 65,815 114 Ronnie Hope 1828 225 Manuel Lagarde 1341 336 Richard Palter 792
4 Jeffrey Gardner 53,627 115   1828 226 Wilbur Trippe 1219 337 Blake Whittington 731
5 Larry Duplantis 41,439 116   1828 227 Mathew Powell 1219 338 Roy Richards 731
6 James McCormack 29,251 117 Craig Flood 1828 228 John Dubourd 1219 339 Christopher Wingard 731
7 Ryan Stephens 24,376 118 Anne Smith 1706 229 Nicholas Fromhold 1219 340 Robert Pribbenow JR 731
8 Trenton Patterson 19,257 119 Christopher Baudean 1706 230 David Hirschler 1219 341 Kevin Chochran 731
9 Edward Johansen 12,188 120 Wesley Edelo 1706 231 Clifford Matthews 1219 342 Dane Rutledge 731
10 Shannon Sizemore 11457 121 Eric Brackett 1706 232 Dana Diephouse 1219 343 Charles Champos 731
11 Flavio Palalon 11457 122 Brandon Cornelius 1706 233 Jeffrey Blackmon 1219 344 Dejuante Alexander 731
12 Keegan Westover 11457 123 Jeremy Kolb 1706 234 Chad Sweat 1219 345 David Johnson 731
13 Michael Myers 10847 124   1706 235 Kristin Livingston 1219 346 Richard Doner 731
14 Joseph Carden 10847 125 Troy Bercot 1706 236 Daniel Campbell 1219 347   731
15 Myron Stern 10847 126 Kevin Haas 1706 237 William Green 1219 348 Dean Hines 731
16 Ronald Dignattro 9750 127 Billy McClam 1706 238 Pablo Garci-Salas 1219 349   731
17 Todd Buster 9750 128 Joel Deutsch 1706 239 Randy miller 1219 350 George Morris 731
18 Massimo Dirienzo 9750 129 Michael Lind 1706 240 Ludek Sisak 1219 351 Jason Doallr 731
19 Brian Fontana 8532 130 William Hill 1706 241 David Glancy 1219 352 Ryan Hillstrom 731
20 Richard Speilberger 8532 131 Frank Alpandinar 1706 242 Rafael Junio 1219 353 Kooroush Ghaedi 731
21 Afshin Fathabad 8532 132 Harold Johnson 1706 243 Mitchel Anderson 1219 354 Brent Sullivan  731
22 Adam Wells 7313 133 Brock Gary 1706 244 Duplynn Rhodes 1219 355 Rober Asfaw 731
23 Nicholas Rodrigue 7313 134 Jonathan Sims 1706 245 Edward Fritts 1219 356 Jerry Monroe 731
24 Charles Clubb 7313 135 Samuel Stockwell 1706 246 John Ducote 1219 357 Kayleb Shaw 731
25 Matthew Johnson 6094 136 Tony Sedlar 1706 247 Joshua Huie 1219 358 Chuck Bell 731
26 Jeremy Wright 6094 137 John Willis 1706 248 Daniel Kusnerak 1219 359 Karen Buerki 731
27 Jacob Perkins 6094 138 Larry Smith 1706 249 Justin Burdette 1219 360 Alexander Trommelon 731
28 Robert Guidry 4875 139 Lawrence Broomeill 1706 250   1219 361 Scott Davis 731
29 Thomas Land 4875 140 Allen Braxton 1706 251 Jason Boone 1219 362 Ryan Roussel 731
30 John Fields 4875 141 Paul Campo 1706 252 Christopher Lassinger 1097 363 Kensy Gales 731
31 Lamare Davis 3900 142 Ron Germany 1706 253 Cory Vincent 1097 364 Nicholas Prejeant 731
32 Samuel Ronalds 3900 143 Christopher Savage 1706 254 Tai Cao 1097 365 Darrell Greene 731
33 Kevin Moreno 3900 144 My Nguyen 1706 255 William Akins 1097 366 Michael Blum 731
34 Lance Garcia 3656 145 Lafarrah Weeks 1584 256 John Gormandy 1097 367 James Gilbert 731
35 John Duke 3656 146 Bruce Little 1584 257 Sarah Phillips 1097 368 Wallace Lammons 731
36 Steven Rash 3656 147 Chad Marsh 1584 258 Lance Mobley 1097 369 Edvard Vreca 731
37 David Connolly 3291 148 William Benford 1584 259 David Daniel 1097 370 Richard Cheng 731
38 Curtis Terry 3291 149 Cameron Barber 1584 260 Matthew Higgins 1097 371 Justin King 731
39 Jonathan Huston 3291 150 Thomas McGowen 1584 261 James Elliott 1097 372 James West 731
40 David Jones 3291 151 Robert Naini 1584 262 Danie Fagen 1097 373 Michael Monaghan 731
41 Jonathan Jones 3291 152 Matthew Yates 1584 263 Arthur Winstone 1097 374 Andrew Barfield 731
42 Kristin Kent 3291 153 Daniel Niess 1584 264 Patrick Smith 1097 375 Philip Whittington 670
43 Robert Mammelli 3291 154 Scott Miller 1584 265 Jason May 1097 376 Justin Grider 670
44 Schuyler Thornton 3291 155 John Cressend 1584 266 Robert Henderson 1097 377 Garret Necaise 670
45 Abbott Hayes 2559 156 Todd Markham 1584 267 Myles Barker 1097 378 Barton Tullier 670
46 Fredrick Miller 2559 157 Matthew Bray 1584 268 LaShaun Wallace 1097 379 Paul Brooks 670
47 Richard Estep 2559 158 Nicholas Turalla 1584 269 Collin King 1097 380 David Tanner 670
48 Guy Turner 2559 159 Christopher Turner 1584 270 George Challita 1097 381 Vannara Sam 670
49 Gonzalo Villanueva 2559 160 Demonte Jackson 1584 271 Bryan Meyers 1097 382 William Leaver 670
50 Jordan Richard 2559 161 Anthony Graphia 1584 272 James Robertson 1097 383 Dylan Lemery 670
51 Anthony Ezman 2559 162 Ted Lawler 1584 273 Griff Kelly 1097 384 Roongsak Griffeth 670
52 Christopher Cochran 2559 163 Luther Tran 1584 274 Vernon Langston 1097 385 Randolph Browning 670
53 Khamsinal Leloatvanh 2559 164 Lag Ng 1584 275 Gerald Stogner 1097 386 Warren Hughes 670
54 Stephen Copeland 2559 165 Jordan Holt 1584 276 Rufus Yates 1097 387 Lovell Wilkerson 670
55 Anne McClelland 2348 166 Michael Ferrell 1584 277 Charlene Smith 1097 388 James Wyatt 670
56 Sonkyung Kim 2348 167 Teddy Conner 1584 278 James Starling Jr. 1097 389 George Spice 670
57 Clyde Maliauka 2348 168 Michael Watson 1584 279 Peter Guerney 975 390 Timothy Giancontieru 670
58 Gregory Gough 2348 169   1584 280 Christopher Staats 975 391 David Fisher 670
59 Ivan Vasilchev 2348 170 Alexander Debelle 1584 281 Taylor Aguillard 975 392 Timothy Myers 670
60 Michael Plaxco 2348 171 Mihail Karasoulis 1584 282 John Gwinn 975 393 Stanislav Angelov 670
61 Michael Campbell 2348 172 Joseph Hebert 1463 283 Hiep Doan 975 394 Dai Nguyen 609
62 Wasit Sabir 2348 173 Chad Conard 1463 284 Cody Brown 975 395 Illia Shtondenko 609
63 Joshua Fanguy 2348 174 Jessie Barnes 1463 285 Matthew Knight 975 396 Matthew Blanchard 609
64 Trevilynn Blakeslee 2316 175 Jason Rogers 1463 286 Derek Normand 975 397 Jasmine Mcgehee 609
65 Wagner Wysotchanki 2316 176 Terrence Rose 1463 287 JW Carter 975 398 Danny Smith  609
66 Adam Day 2316 177 Stuart Slaton 1463 288   975 399 Shane Lea 609
67 Baxter Simmons 2316 178 Jackson Niolet 1463 289 Nickolaus Young 975 400 Gerald Sullivan 609
68 Jeff Bell 2316 179 Ronald Sellers 1463 290 Michael Benton 975 401 Leonard Crist 609
69 Taylor Buice 2316 180 Alexander Dmytraczenko 1463 291 Charles Gamble 975 402 Joe Russello 609
70 Stephen Hart 2316 181 Charles Bartlett 1463 292 Michael Pugh 975 403 Mike Eriquezzo 609
71 Hyong Lee 2316 182 Melissa Brown 1463 293 Jason Hall 975 404 Ryan Minvielle 609
72 Todd Garris 2316 183 Christopher Bello 1463 294 Terry Batchelor 975 405 Larry Bailey 609
73 John Lauve 2194 184 Easton Oreman 1463 295   975 406 Donald Braud 609
74 Richard Fowlkes 2194 185 Darron Dusek 1463 296 Trace Henderson 975 407 Larry James 609
75 Richard Campbell 2194 186 Clifton Holt 1463 297 Thomas Franklin 975 408 Eric Lam 609
76 Allan Farber 2194 187 Herman Fulford 1463 298 Alexandru Vasilescu 975 409 Robert Watson 609
77 Eric Wilkinson 2194 188 Ki Kim 1463 299 Robert Roberts 853 410 Jacob Dolehanty 609
78 Christopher Taylor 2194 189 Ashton White 1463 300 Rachel McBrayer 853 411 Fred Sigur 609
79 Brock Sawyer 2194 190 Mark Rabel 1463 301 James Burke 853 412 Mark Holmes 609
80 John Walters 2194 191 Peng Zheng 1463 302 James Auclair 853 413 Kevin Turner 575
81 Corey Harrison 2194 192 Daniel Vitek 1463 303 Albert Disante 853 414 Christopher Morgan 575
82 Henry Gill 1,950 193 Manolite Ayson 1463 304 Denian Costa 853 415 Kyle Collins 575
83 Rowe Rhett 1,950 194 Matthew Lansdon 1463 305 Bennett Bhandi 853 416 Patrick Rogers 575
84 William Dupree 1,950 195 Michael Myers 1463 306 Zackary Enloe 853 417 John Demarco 575
85 Timothy Burt 1,950 196 Anthony Vitale 1463 307 Preston Corft 853 418 Nicholas Ceci 575
86 Jacob Foley 1,950 197 David Moses 1463 308 Disald Meraler 853 419 E Lie 575
87 Richard Connart 1,950 198 William Miller 1463 309 Anthony Whatley 853 420 Joel Pearson 575
88 Michael Rea 1,950 199 Alex Becker 1341 310 Christopher Hamric 853 421 Karl Boruty 575
89 Mofeed Attalla 1,950 200 David Gutfreund 1341 311 Andrew Dykeman 853 422 Bruce Robinson 575
90 Dustin Nelson 1,950 201 Michael Talley 1341 312 Branna Reaves 853 423 Jimmy Bunn 575
91 Lucian McAlpin 1,950 202 Rodney McDonald 1341 313 Princeton Lewis 853 424 Robert Ostler 575
92 Chase Sekul 1,950 203 Rex Kever 1341 314 Rondal Givens 853 425 Walker Miskelly 575
93 James Aman 1,950 204 Paul Rothenberg 1341 315 Joshua Hardin 853 426 Sokchekka Pho 575
94 Michael Dalton 1,950 205 Alejandro Armas 1341 316 Robert Matthews 853 427 Scott Robison 575
95 Daniel Scroggins 1,950 206 Dustin Stewart 1341 317 Leart Hasani 853 428 Christopher Kean 575
96 Maurice Savannah 1,950 207 Jeffrey Winborne 1341 318 Jean Lavilette 792 429 Brandon Stiglich 575
97 Adam Ross 1,950 208 Daniel Lewis 1341 319 Hayden Miller 792 430 Chip Ervin 575
98 Doyle Detuveaux 1,950 209 Kevin Daniel 1341 320 Robert Rhoads 792 431 Richard Ali 575
99 Brandon Brown 1,950 210 Houth Houn 1341 321 Umut Meraler 792 432 Robert Veazy 575
100 Cydney Kelleher 1828 211 Destry Everhart 1341 322 David Nicholson 792 433 David Huwe 575
101 Craig Bernadet 1828 212 Jerry Winn 1341 323 Bradley Grantham 792 434 Timothy Repp 575
102 William Oeitling 1828 213 James Creel 1341 324 Darren Ortego 792 435 William Thompson 575
103 James Dark 1828 214 Terry Breaux 1341 325 Victor Holcombe 792 436 Jonathan Honeycutt 575
104 Joe Jordan 1828 215 Kenneth Gray 1341 326 Leaan Moore 792 437 Terry Mercer 575
105 Benjamin Bredenham 1828 216 Stephen House 1341 327 Orion Allen 792 438 Jacque Germillion 575
106 Christopher Kilpatrick 1828 217 Brittany Rodriguez 1341 328 Roger Henderson 792 439 Vance Silva 575
107 David Valden 1828 218 Amber Douglas 1341 329 Raymond Young 792 440 David Tuthill 575
108 Jeffrey Hewitt 1828 219 Jason Jones 1341 330 Tim Lim 792 441 Bobby Keller 575
109 Rickey Townsend 1828 220 William Smith 1341 331 Frank Booke 792
110 Brandon Gill 1828 221 William Phillips 1341 332 Seth Moore 792
111 Christopher Dupuy 1828 222 Brandon Beudin 1341 333 Carroll Demangue 792
MILLION DOLLAR HEATER IS BACK!!!

Head over to our FACEBOOK to enter the social media contests to win a seat to the $750,000 Guaranteed Event 1 and to the Main Event (one of the best $1200 structures you've ever seen). Adam Nash and all the familiar faces at the Beau Rivage are working with Paul Dutsch and his friendly road crew.  They have put together a loaded schedule.

Highlights include:
Event 1 Double Bag Bonus with $750,000 Guarantee
(1/5 - 1/8) $400

Event 4 Triple Stack Myster Bounty 100k Guarantee
(1/9) $400

Event 6 Six Max Black Chip Bounty
(1/10) $500

Event 8 50k Guarantee Freezeout
(1/12) $1200

Event 9 Main Event with $500,000 Guarantee
(1/13 - 1/16) $1200

BALLYS HOLIDAY 400K MAIN EVENT:

Mack Khan got the big end of a five way ICM chop.  Pictured above: (l to r) Mitch Bombet in red, Mack Khan, Lucas Tae, Elias Fariaus, and Mike McBarron.  Final ten also included Logan Hewett, Bruce Shamback, Speed Frank, Matt Brewer and Josh Emory. The Main Event smashed the 100k Guarantee with 318 players and $159,000 in the prize pool. Notables who cashed included: Kenneth Mason, Brandon Guillory, Roy Henry, Edwin Daniel, Wyatt Boothe, Derek Normand, Jeremy Moore and Alec Wilson in the top twenty. Janet Fitzgerald, BJ McBrayer, Chuck Brady, Robbie Matthews, Philip Longtin, and Joe Taylor also cashed.

EVENT 10 MAIN EVENT
1 Mohammed Khan Bossier City LA 32164 12 Brandon Guillory Opelousas LA 1988 23 Janet Fitzgerald West Palm Beach FL 1113
2 Michael McBarron Forney TX 26106 13 Roy Henry Many LA 1988 26 Billy Jack McBrayer Tuscaloosa AL 1113
3 Lucas Tae Wesley Chapel FL 17710 14 Edwin Daniel Nashville AR 1590 27 Sathese Francis Mesquite TX 1113
4 Mitchell Bombet Baton Rouge LA 16991 15 Wyatt Booth Ferriday LA 1590 28 Charles Brady Norwood LA 1113
5 Elias Fanous Tyler TX 16015 16 Frank Kirkpatrick Memphis TN 1590 29 Philip Longtin Lockesburg AR 1113
6 Logan Hewett Basile LA 6837 17 Jerry Green Glenwood AR 1590 30 John Springer Scurry TX 1113
7 Bruce Schambach Tyler TX 5247 18 Derek Normand Lake Charles LA 1590 31 Robert Matthews Baton Rouge LA 1113
8 Speed Frank Shreveport LA 3975 19 Jeremy Moore Conway AR 1272 32 David "Joey" Taylor Tyler TX 1113
9 Joshua Emory Bossier City LA 3021 20 Alec Wilson Pensacola FL 1272 33 Richard Blake Tyler TX 1113
10 Joseph Brewer Lawrenceburg, TN 2226 21 William Snellings Bossier City LA 1113
11 Kenneth Mason LaVergne TN 1988 22 Jodie Menard Opelousas LA 1113

BALLYS HOLIDAY 400K:

LONNY TIMES FOUR

Events three, four, five and six featured Lonny Weitzel as the big stack in three tournaments and just off the top of the chop in the fourth. The Texarkana player and GCP Senior of the year did a three way deal in the Media Bounty, won the Seniors outright, chopped the Working Man's thirteen ways and eleven ways in the Texas Stack. No chop, a small chop and a giant chop all with the same result of Lonny on top.

In the Texas stack only three other players won more with Judy Leblanc getting the honor of winning it. Weitzel won $1569, $4512, $4923, and $3529 after all the wheeling and dealing. Zach Blythe of Bossier City in the Sizzler top the only tournament with results below Lonny didn't get a piece of the chop.

Complete Results below:
  EVENT TWO SIZZLER EVENT THREE MEDIA BOUNTY EVENT SIX SENIORS
1 Zachary Blythe Bossier City LA 3268 1 Lonny Weitzel Texarkana TX 1569 1 Lonny Weitzel Texarkana TX 4,512.00
2 Gabriel Despit Shreveport LA 3268 2 Robert Henderson Madison, MS 1569 2 Timothy Gilliam Celeste TX 3,379.00
3 David Ross Corpus Christi TX 3268 3 Bryan Chaler Bossier City LA 1568 3 Speed Frank Shreveport LA 2,878.00
4 Robert Donald Brandon MS 3268 4 Cody Jones Dardenelle AR 603 4 Karl Chesser Woodstock AL 2,465.00
5 John Kelley White Oak TX 3268 5 Philip Longtin Lockesburg AR 480 5 Donna Lynn Dallas TX 2,422.00
6 Laurence Dilday Bryant AR 3268 6 Gary Burks Gladewater TX 369 6 Robert Wilson Hot Springs Village AR 2,295.00
7 Marnard Hill Shreveport LA 3266 7 Aubrey Hullaby Shreveport LA 302 7 Eric Geller New Orleans LA 1,020.00
8 Justin Osborne Monroe LA 750 8 Sue Smith Cibolo TX 235 8 Janet Fitzgerald West Palm Beach FL 816.00
9 Thomas Grisham Shreveport LA 688 9 Edwin Daniel Nashville AR 613.00
10 Logan Hoover Shreveport LA 688
EVENT FOUR TEXAS STACK
1 Judy Leblanc New Iberia LA 5746 10 William Svellings Bossier City LA 4923 19 Jimmy Humphries Jefferson TX 689
2 Mark Lodygowski Houston TX 5746 11 Jamell Fielding Henderson TX 4923 20 Adam Campbell Shreveport LA 689
3 Lamar Clack Shreveport LA 5746 12 Scott Gordon Brownsboso TX 1205 21 Lorne McClard Keithville LA 689
4 Lonny Weitzel Texarkana TX 4923 13 Dennis Baker Haughton LA 1033 22 Bryan Purtle Ashdown AR 551
5 Thurmand Boothe Ferriday LA 4923 14 Chester Wilson Hughes Spring TX 1033 23 Chester Dilday West Monroe LA 551
6 Jodie Menard Opelousas LA 4923 15 Willie Ngo Texarkana AR 1033 24 Mark Armstrong Atlanta TX 551
7 Lucas Tae Wesley Chapel FL 4923 16 Ricky McColley DelRay Beach FL 861 25 Michael Mellino Bastrop LA 551
8 Brandon Guillory Opelousas LA 4923 17 Ragan Madden Shreveport LA 861 26 Wyatt Boothe Ferriday LA 551
9 Trinh Vu Houston TX 4923 18 Dacoda Salter Urania LA 861 27 Douglas Gerda Hurst TX 551
EVENT FIVE WORKING MAN'S
1 Lonny Weitzel Texarkana TX 3529 8 Antonio Timmins Texarkana TX 3529 15 Gary Burks Gladewater TX 500
2 Javier Seynos Shreveport LA 3529 9 Jaymie Virtusio Pensacola FL 3529 16 Charles Brady Norwood LA 500
3 Bonnie Weitzel Texarkana TX 3529 10 Tai Cao Lafayette LA 3529 17 Dennis Jones Monroe LA 500
4 David Isbell Kaufman TX 3529 11 Jimmie Baswell Bossier City LA 3529 18 Laurence Dilday Bryant AR 500
5 Jerry Roten Minden LA 3529 12 Cody Jorgerson Hawkins TX 3528 19 Charles Homes Logansport LA 500
6 Cameron Parikh Bossier City LA 3529 13 Edwin Daniel Nashville AR 3528 20 William Prescott Longview TX 500
7 Lam Nuynh Bossier City LA 3529 14 David "Joey" Taylor Tyler TX 625 21 Justin Osborne Monroe LA 500

BALLYS HOLIDAY 400K:

MYSTERY, MONSTER, LADIES:

Lap K Ng of New Orleans was the big stack in a six way chop in the Mystery Bounty. Shawn Dugas, Alec Wilson, Jerry Roten, Travis Lusby and Jaymie Virtusio also were in the chop. Each player won $2479.  Bonnie Weitzel finished eighth just outside the split.

In the Monster Jodie Menard of Opelousas, LA was the big stack when it got divvied up seven ways. Lap Ng also got a piece of the $3643 for each player.

In the ladies Leatha Palculict (left) got a little more after a deal with Ring Winner Morgan McBrayer.
EVENT SEVEN MYSTERY BOUNTY EVENT EIGHT MONSTER STACK EVENT NINE LADIES
1 Lap k NG  New Orleans LA 2,479.00 1 Jodie Menard Opelousas LA 3,643 1 Leatha Palculict ElDorado Ar 2233
2 Shawn Dugas Youngsville LA 2,479.00 2 Jonathan McNulty Dallas Tx 3,643 2 Morgan McBrayer Tuscaloosa AL 2040
3 Alec Wilson Pensacola FL 2,479.00 3 Lap K NG New Orleans LA 3,643 3 Srey Tong Jacksonville TX 1716
4 Jerry Roten Minden LA 2,478.00 4 Jordan Gordan Pineville LA 3,643 4 Elanie Vasser Shreveport LA 1563
5 Travis Lusby Walker LA 2,478.00 5 Alan Hughes Austin TX 3,643 5 Heidi Greene Shreveport LA 1290
6 Jaymie Virtusio Pensacola FL 2,478.00 6 Elias Fanous Tyler TX 3,643 6 Karen Buerki Marietta GA 1156
7 Dominic Butler   850.00 7 Stephen Hart Silsby TX 3,643
8 Bonnie Weitzel Texarkana TX 649.00 8 Mark Holmes Covington LA 1,131
9 Thomas Grisham Shreveport LA 280.00 9 Judy LeBlanc New Iberia LA 848
10 Roy Henry Many LA 800

SHAMBACH TRIUMPHS IN EVENT ONE

Bruce Shamback of Tyler, TX made a three way deal with Jaymie Virtusio of Pensacola and Jason Nguyen of Texarkana, TX with each winning $18,838. Chris Canan, Wyatt Boothe, Thavisak Saycocie, Dom Carollo, Joe Simmons and Paul McCormack rounded out the final table. Teddy Conner who would later jet off to the Venetian to win a Bounty just missed this final table finishing tenth.

The opening event of the series blew past the 100k Guarantee with 558 players. Lots of notables in the field cashed the event including Danny Doucet, Jeff Kester, JW Carter, Wesley Pipes, Bradley Garner, Edwin Daniel, Dennis Jones, JP Kolb, Chester Dilday, John Jacob, Ron Palculict, Lucas Tae, and Laurence Dilday.
EVENT ONE BAG BONUS
1 Bruce Shambach Tyler TX 18838 20 Bradley Garner Natchez MS 1080 39 Chester Dilday West Monroe LA 534
2 Jaymie Virtusio Pensacola FL 18838 21 Edwin Daniel Nashville AR 1080 40 Justin Joiner Tatum TX 534
3 Jason Nguyen Texarkana TX 18838 22 Trevor Aslin Texarkana TX 953 41 Byron Lowe Brandon MS 534
4 Chris Canan Slidell LA 8894 23 Lonny Weitzel Texarkana TX 953 42 Denise Howard Marshall TX 534
5 Wyatt Boothe Ferriday LA 6734 24 David "Joey" Taylor Tyler TX 953 43 John Jacob Texarkana TX 534
6 Thavisak Saycocie Dallas TX 5083 25 Brandon Guillory Opelousas LA 826 44 Richard Ammerman Tuscaloosa AL 534
7 Dominic Carollo New Orleans LA 3939 26 Zachary Blythe Bossier City LA 826 45 Robert Greene Haughton LA 534
8 Joe Simmons Rodessa LA 3177 27 Bobby Barbier Natchitoches LA 826 46 Daniell Lewis Bossier City LA 534
9 Paul McCormack Little Rock AR 2224 28 Jerry Roten Minden LA 736 47 Stephen Kozlowski Bossier City LA 496
10 Teddy Conner Metairie LA 1970 29 Thurmand Boothe Ferriday LA 736 48 Davis Dunn Shreveport LA 496
11 James Thurman Blevins AR 1970 30 Jeffrey Winborne West Monroe LA 736 49 Maynard Hill Shreveport LA 496
12 Danny Doucet Sunset LA 1970 31 Dennis Jones West Monroe LA 673 50 Ron Palculict ElDorado AR 496
13 Bryan Glass Flint TX 1589 32 Robert Veazey Carencro LA 673 51 Bonnie Weitzel Texarkana TX 496
14 Philip Longtin Lockesburg AR 1589 33 Donna Heard Jacksonville AR 673 52 John Duffey Tyler TX 496
15 Jeff Kester Marshall TX 1589 34 Ryan Ainsworth Nacogdoches TX 584 53 Cedric Jones Hope AR 496
16 Dominic Castellano Mabank TX 1207 35 JP Kolb Youngsville LA 584 54 Brian Wassam Bossier City LA 496
17 Katherine Bowen Gladewater TX 1207 36 Logan Hoover Shreveport LA 584 55 Lucas Tae Wesley Chapel FL 477
18 JW Carter Jackson MS 1207 37 Hubert Allen Shreveport LA 534 56 Michael Patterson Marshall TX 477
19 Wesley Pipes Monroe LA 1080 38 Mary Fowler Magnolia AR 534 57 Laurence Dilday Bryant AR 477
BALLYS HOLIDAY 400K:

We are a month away. Excited to be partnering with Ballys Shreveport and Southern Poker to bring you this event.
This schedule has a little bit of everything. Some of our favorite Poker Gras events and some of our Pearl River structures.
Going to be a lot of fun.

Highlights:

Event 1: $300 Double and Triple Bag Bonuses 5 flights. 100k Guaranteed.
Event 4: 50k Texas (starting) Stack. 50k Guaranteed.
Event 5: 9 to 5. Multi-Flight tournament after work hours
Event 10: Main Event $600 Three Flights. 100k Guaranteed.
Event 11: Rookies Event.

GET IN ON THE CHEAP:

We got a few different ways to get you in on the cheap. Working on some room deals for everybody (DM our FACEBOOK account for info) and of course we are giving away seats in our social media contests.

Social Media Contests:

Currently two open with more to come. Go to @GCPNet on Twitter or Instagram AND our Facebook page to earn an entry by liking, sharing and commenting.

Black Friday Satellite:

Not sure there will be a better Black Friday deal than winning a seat to the Texas Stack AND the Main Event.

POKER GRAS MAIN EVENT:



Charles Bartlett (l) won over $44k for first place in the 100k guaranteed tournament. 454 players played the Main event and Bartlett played it out beating Chris Dupuy (r) heads up. Thanks to Easton Oreman for the pics.

Dupuy won $38k for second. Alex Dmytraczenko of Baton Rouge earned a smidge under 30k for third.

Harvey "Rusty" Smith won almost $18k for fourth. Derek Normand earned $13k for fifth place. The remainder of the final table saw Kevin Cooper win just under 10k for sixth, Captain Ronnie Hope pocketed 7.7k for seventh, Jerry Monroe 5.9k for eighth and Johanthan Wisbey win 4.5k for 9th.

Hyunsuk Hong won 4.5k for 10th. Chad Conard, Piyush Mittal, Christopher Cochran, Henry George, Don Atkins, Charlene Smith, Jerald Dyrek and Matt Higgins made the final two tables.

Notables also in the money: Robert Veazey, John Cressend, Chris Read, Donovan Dean, Randy Gordon, Gerald Stogner, Teddy Conner, Allan Farber, Mark Davis, Sley Sanchez, and Tim Sanderson.

Former winner Mihail Karasoulis, Juan Valence, Shannon Spry, Morton Davis, Kenny Schatten, Kevin Oakes, Chris Hight, Ronnie Blanchard, and Brandon Adams also cashed..
 
POKER GRAS RECAP:

VALENCE VICTORIOUS:

Juan Valence prevented Chuck Brady from winning his second Poker Gras trophy of this series (a feat he accomplished last series) by outchipping Brady when a chop was discussed. Ben Polcer, Davon Hayes, Nick Prejeant, Wild Bill Phillips, Chris Sumrall, Dustin Harrelson and Joseph Latapie completed the final table. Also cashing: JOhn Cressend, David Lewis, Frank Folinio, Ben "The Destroyer" Mintz, Kris Kent and Brandon Adams also made the money.

ALEXANDER SOLVES MYSTERY BOUNTY:

Charsles Alexander prevailed in the mystery bounty event beating John Cressend heads up for the title. Alexander won almost $4.4k for first with Cresend winning $2.7k for second.

Hailin Luo finished third winning almost $1.8k. Eric Vogel won over $1.2k for fourth. John Durio, Ronnie Hope, James Burke and Chris Read also cashed.

PELEGRIN DRIPS IN SWAG:

Daniel Pelegrin (pictured l) of Georgia matched Charles Brady's 1st and 2nd place finishes in the Poker Gras series by winning the Swag Event after an icm chop. Alan Leffel, Matt White and Robert Pierce (with yet another cash), also divvied up the loot. Chad Melerine and Jason "J-Bird" Bergeron cashed before the chop.

SURVIVOR AND 1:

Linda Keenan, Birol Lermi and Daniel Fagan survived the field to earn a piece of the 10% prize. The two short stacks split the other share giving Nick Young and Edward Copain a return on their buy-in.

GRAPHIA FREEZEOUT KING:

Nick Graphia (pictured r) overcame a large chip disadvantage to win the title vs. Russell Koch. Graphia won over 20k for first with Koch taking over 12k for second. Matt White finished third with Teddy Conner (4th), Kevin Oakes (5th) and Randy Gordon (6th) also in the money.

LUSBY SHINES IN FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS:

Travis Lusby won over $3.3k for first in the one night event. Geri Bowen and John Keefe finished in second and third after a three way deal. Steve Martiny, Dom Carollow, Juan Valence, Sherry Pluskota, Thomas Teachworth and Valentino Ambrosio also cashed.

BRADY 2 FOR 2 IN 2 FOR 2s:

Charles Brady won the first event in the series and also prevailed in the last event. He matched his previous feat of winning two Poker Gras tournaments with a score just under 5k. Bert Hammant made the heads up deal that gave Charles the trophy. Dan Fagan, cashed again in third. Dilsad Meraler was the last woman standing finishing 4th. Wild Bill Phillips, Chris Read, Ronnie Blanchard, and Ian Yergeau also cashed.
POKER GRAS RECAP:

BULLDOG BRADY BULLDOZES THE FIELD:


Event One of Poker Gras came down to Charles "Bulldog" Brady pipping Nick Rodrique for the 30k up top. Brady quietly hid in the background until he sprung up for a late run. The event featured 547 players making the prize pool over 130k.

Nick Rodrique winning 19k for second was one of many locals who dominated the field. Frank Bocage, 13k for third; Alex Wood, 10k for fourth; JP Kolb, 7.4k for fifth; and Chris Dupuy, 5.6k for sixth, were part of a final table that all had short commutes from South Louisiana to their day two stacks.

Robert Dinger, 7th, Curtis Terry, 8th, and Myles Terry, 9th, also hailed from Louisiana.

Familiar names like Robert Pierce, Rebekah Crosby, Hiep Doan, Kevin Oakes, Jaymie Virtusio, Nekoda Foster, Corey Harrison, Chris Sumrall, Victor Holcombe, Brandon Gill, Teddy Conner, Todd Skinner, Clinton Boynes, and PJ Horrigan were a part of the 56 players that cashed

LUJANO ROOKIE CHAMP:

Bryan Lujano won the top prize after the final ten players in the Rookies event chopped. His big stack earned him $2,174 while the other nine all added $1700 to their Hendon Mob totals. Those nine: Frederick Miller, Zachary Hogan, Travis Lusby, Robert Lasws, Long Nguyen, Alec Tull, Matthew Thomas, Brandon Adams, and Raymond Glasser.
Also cashing: Rock Grundmann, Dom Carollo, Richard Lienhop, Quinn Frenzel and Christian Robbins. This was the second biggest Rookies event ever hosted by GCP (the creators of the Rookies event) and if not for a lack of space it wouldn't have set the record.

LEBLANC AGAIN:

Our ladies champion Judy Leblanc from our recent Pearl River event got first place in the Turbo event after an even chop. Familiar ground for her with fellow ladies Marilyn Charmaine and Davon Hayes also chopping with bigger stacks. Houth Houn, Kenneth Pickering and Shannon Collongues also in the split.

ONE FOR FRANCE:

Theo Verut's second Poker Gras cash was the best one finishing first in the Deep Stack. Steven Daigle, Prissy Giroir, Edward Staples, Mohammad Dastoori, and Jonathan Wisbey also made the money.

AZEMAR BEST IN OVER 40:

Louis Azemar of Lafayette, LA won the Over 40 tournament. Daniel Pelegrin of Georgia had to settle for second place--this time. Ryan Sutherland, Captain Ronnie Hope, Henry "Skip" Gill, Peter Konolige, Christopher Hudson, South African Sunil Devachander, and Trent Marcelle complete the final table. Andrew Becker, Barton Tullier and Hiep Doan also made the money.

 

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