Poker’s biggest names in contention for LA Poker Classic title

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Mar 03, 2010 Posted in US Poker News, WPT News | No Comments »

When play resumes at the Commerce Casino Wednesday, 22 poker players will be battling for one of six spots at the final television table at the Los Angeles Poker Classic. Among the 22 hopefuls is a virtual who’s who list of poker stars, apparently being so close to Hollywood demands star-power.

Leading the way is 2001 World Series of Poker Champion Carlos Mortensen, who was able to overtake the chip lead from Day 3 chip-leader Mark Newhouse (who now sits in second place). Also in contention at the LAPC:

Steve Sung, currently in 9th place with 671k chips. You may recall Sung won the “Stimulus Special” at the 2009 WSOP.

Johnny Chan, currently in 17th place with 406k chips. Chan won back-to-back WSOP championships in 1987 and 1988, and finished 2nd in 1989! His 10 WSOP bracelets rank him second on the all-time list.

Annie Duke, currently in 21st place with 241k chips. Duke, along with Phil Hellmuth, is the face of online poker giant UB, and is also known for her appearance –including rivalry with Joan Rivers—on Celebrity Apprentice.

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UB Poker are one of the leading online poker sites on the Cereus Poker Network. The have now been about for a good few years and seem to be growing in strength.

UB have recently went through a massive re-branding. They were better known as Ultimate Bet until this year, when they purchased the domain Since that purchase they have re-branded themselfs as UB, with the help of the sites figure heads, Anne Duke and Phil Hellmuth.

If you want to find out more about UB, visit

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