The Big Winners of Mid-August

by , Aug 30, 2011 | 2:19 pm

Here’s some of the big tournaments winners of the past couple of weeks:

Stated for the Record

Three state championships were up for grabs, starting with “Packy P.” collecting $202,703 in the Arizona State Poker Championship at Talking Stick Resort at Casino Niagara. Randy Pfeiffer cashed in for $157,819 in the Heartland Poker Tour Main Event at Turning Stone Resort in Verona, New York during the Empire State Hold’em Championships; while James Wright earned $71,195 at the Indiana State Poker Championship, a WPT Regional event in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.

Legends of Poker

More preliminary action from the Legends of Poker at the Bicycle Casino in Bell Gardens, California featured Brian Patrick earning $80,438 in a $300 preliminary event with a $300,000 guaranteed prize pool. David Funkhouser $53,002 in a $300 event with $200,000 guaranteed.

East Coast Results

Foxwoods Casino recently concluded their traditional Mega Stack Challenge Series with Eric Phan earning the top prize of $74,862 for their $1,200 Main Event.

McLean Karr (w/ Kelly Karr and Tatjana Pasalic - photo courtesy Parx Poker Blog


Parx Casino just outside of Philadelphia held their first major tournament series with the Parx Open Poker Classic, featuring a $2,000 Main Event. The final table that featured Will Failla, Mike “Little Man” Sica and Dan Smith saw WPT winner McLean Karr earn $74,706. This is the second win of the month for Karr after taking down a high-roller event in Macau for over $100,000.

Delaware Park set a record for the longest documented uninterrupted poker tournament as their $500 Iron Man Poker Challenge lasted a grueling 31 hours and 58 minutes. Hieu Tran earned $43,761 and a good night’s rest after outlasting the field of 376 players.

Events Elsewhere

While EPT Barcelona comes to an end later this week, some other results from the other side of the pond. The third €1,500 Unibet Open event of the season went to Dublin for the first time. Paul Vas Nunes earned €105,300 to become the first player from the UK to win a Unibet Open title.

The latest stop on the Asia Pacific Poker Tour brought players to Auckland, New Zealand as German Marcel Schreiner collects a check for NZ $94,300 in a compact field of 127 runners.

For just £100, a field of 1,765 players participated in the GUKPT Goliath tournament held at Ricoh Arena in Coventry, England. Lee Rawson earned £32,705 in outlasting the largest field in European history.

Legends of Poker Final Table

Closing out the month, the WPT Legends of Poker Main Event will be held Tuesday afternoon at 4pm PT with the first US WPT final table streaming with hole cards (on a 30-minute delay). Tony Dunst will call all the action of these 6 players:

Seat 1: Joshua Pollock – 5,315,000
Seat 2: Owais Ahmed – 1,720,000
Seat 3: Will Failla – 6,775,000
Seat 4: Adam Aronson – 2,185,000
Seat 5: Ken Aldridge – 3,640,000
Seat 6: Jeff Vertes – 4,005,000


2 Comments to “The Big Winners of Mid-August”


  1. Guest
    says:

    Just a tip, APPT New Zealand was not held in Australia.


  2. Guest
    says:

    Just a tip, APPT New Zealand was not held in Australia.