Tournament Report: Pre-WSOP 2012 results

Posted by Steve Ruddock on May 28, 2012 Posted in Tournament News | No Comments »

Since we will be doing daily updates from the greatest spectacle in poker (the 2012 version) this will be the last tournament update for a while, but there was definitely plenty of tournaments taking place in the lead-up to the 2012 World Series of Poker, so here is a look at the players that cashed in just before heading to Vegas.

Daniel Acevedo shines bright at HPT in Indiana

The Heartland Poker Tour (HPT) was in Indiana at the Majestic Star Casino, and it was longtime poker player Daniel Acevedo whose star would shine the brightest out of the 377 player field, as the 39 year-old picked-up his first major tournament victory along with over $130k.

Here is a look at the final tabled payouts from the event:

1. Daniel Acevedo – $133,081

2. James Chestnut – $75,281

3. Dawn Sanders – $48,395

4. David Kenniston – $41,620

5. Jerry Gumila – $31,457

6. Jerry Butler – $25,542

Cliff Josephy picks up Bellagio win

If you think Cliff Josephy is only good at picking out stake-horses (hence his nickname of “JohnnyBax”) think again. Josephy just captured the $5k NLHE title at the Bellagio Five Star World Poker Classic, besting a tough field of 90 players, and pocketing $165k in the process.

Here is a look at the final table payouts from the tournament:

1. Cliff Josephy – $165,240

2. William Jones – $94,530

3. Rodger Johnson – $59,595

4. Cary Katz – $32,880

5. Roger Sippl – $26,715

6. Ramana Epparla – $20,550

7. Vitor Coelho – $14,385

8. David Peters – $12,330

9. James Vogl – $10,275

Russian Poker Series Grand Final sees a 5-way chop

The latest stop on the Russian Poker Series (RPS) was in Kiev, and with over $750k in the prize-pool the final five players decided to lock-up as much cash as possible, cutting a deal that saws all five book a at least $73,000. In fact it was second-place finisher pocketing the most, while the perfectly named Dmitry Chop wound up with the lowest payout, a still impressive $73k for a fifth place finish.

Here is a look at the final table payouts with the deal included:

1. Vladislav Shuravin – $108,935*

2. Revaz Gudzhabidze – $125,000*

3. Nikolay Chebotarev – $92,500*

4. Dmitry Chop – $73,000*

5. Kirill Kustov – $82,000*

6. Enver Abduraimov – $36,360

7. Andrey Malyuchenko – $28,785

8. Davoyan Martirasyan – $22,725

Nearly 1,000 players enter WSOPC New Orleans

The Word Series of Poker Circuit Series held a massive event in New Orleans last week with Justin Truesdell pocketing over $200k for his victory over the 945 player field.

Here is a look at the complete final table payouts:

1. Justin Truesdell — $204,747

2. Andrew Nguyen — $126,693

3. Anthony Vidmer — $92,926

4. Daniel Lowery — $69,105

5. Dominic Gabaldon — $52,086

6. Michael Hallen — $39,781

7. Shane Smith — $30,782

8. George Miro — $24,130

9. Ramon Martinez — $19,156

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