--Spaniard Takes Homes $320,000 in her First Live Poker Victory--
Las Vegas, NV, July 1, 2013 – It was a day of many firsts at the inaugural Hollywood Poker Open Championship at the M Resort Spa Casino as Ana Marquez, 26, of Malaga, Spain captured her first 1st place finish in seven years of playing live poker.
Marquez, who started yesterday in 31st place, grinded through the day to reach the final table and earn $320,000 in first place money. On the winning hand, she held two Jacks and caught a third on the Flop to top second place finisher Ryan Tepen’s Ace-King.
“I can’t believe I won, everything was super perfect,” said Marquez. “We (the players) really liked the M. Everything was run very well. We hope they do more in the future.”
Tepen, of Bowling Green, MO, won $197,806. Third place went to Kory Kilpatrick of Athens, GA, who won $129,641; and Ramzi Jelassi of Sweden finished in fourth winning $90,080.
Results and winners photos from Events 41-50
Results and winners photos from Events 36-40
RENO, NV. — The WPT® Regional Western Poker Challenge™ returns to Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Reno, NV from September 13 through 23, 2013. The tournament series features 28 exciting events, including No-Limit Hold‘em and Pot-Limit Omaha tournaments with buy-ins ranging from $120 to $1,650.
Results and winners photos from Events 31-35
Participation up 27% and at 44-Year Highs; Several Records Already Broken
Gold Bracelet Events, Cash Games, Satellites & Daily Deepstacks All Up in 2013
Players From 16 Penn National Gaming Casinos to Join Pros and Amateurs In Spreading Poker Action to the Strip’s South End
Las Vegas, June 21, 2013 -- More than 150 professional and amateur poker players representing 16 Penn National Gaming casinos across North America are coming to Las Vegas June 28-30 for a chance at fame and glory to play in the $500,000 Guaranteed Hollywood Poker Open Championship at the M Resort Spa Casino Las Vegas. Up to another 150 players are expected to buy-in at $2,500 a seat for the Championship.
Among the participants are those who won seats at one of five regional HPO tournament events held at Hollywood Casinos over the last eight months. Others won local tournaments and seat giveaways this year at Hollywood and Penn National Gaming properties throughout North America.
Results and winners photos from Events 26-30
Results and winners photos from Events 21-25
Event 21 Six-Handed No Limit Hold’em
Number of Entries: 807
Total Prize Pool: $2,205,840
Number of Places Paid: 90
First Place Prize: $506,764
June 11 - June 13, 2013
1st: Martin Finger - $506,764
2nd: Matt Stout - $313,370
3rd: Matt Berkey - $199,733
4th: David Pham - $131,679
5th: Nikolai Sears - $89,402
6th: Andrew Dean - $62,458
Event 22 Pot Limit Ohama
Results and winners photos from Events 11-20
Event 11 Six-Handed No Limit Hold’em
Number of Entries: 924
Total Prize Pool: $2,102,100
Number of Places Paid: 108
First Place Prize: $473,019
June 4 - June 6, 2013
1st: Levi Berger - $473,019
2nd: Scott Clements - $292,339
3rd: Ben Palmer - $185,426
4th: Eddy Sabat - $121,711
5th: Jacob Bazeley - $82,297
6th: David Gonia - $57,282
Event 12 Pot Limit Hold’em