Caffaro, Bond & Alvarado Amongst Early Winners in Texas Poker Championship

The largest poker collection in Texas historical past is at the moment underway with the Texas Poker Championship at Houston’s Prime Socialwhich has already awarded gamers over $1.7 million in prize cash.

The collection kicked off on March 10 with Occasion #1: $500 Thriller Bountywhich had a staggering seven beginning flights and attracted an unlimited discipline of 1,322 runners. The bounty event had a assured prize pool of $500,000 and surpassed that with $511,840 in prize cash.

Joseph Caffaro took down the opening occasion for the first-place prize of $45,950defeating Charles Saucedo throughout heads-up play to earn Saucedo $38,500. Different gamers who made deep runs within the thriller bounty occasion embody Blake Barousse (third – $25,000), Derek Normand (4th – $18,500), Laura Hoppe (ninth – $5,100) and Kristopher Burchfield (twelfth – $4,000).

Joseph Caffaro
Joseph Caffaro

Later within the collection, Justin Bond took down Occasion #9: $1,100 The Large Texas to earn the trophy and a giant rating of $115,480. Bond defeated Jason Gooch throughout heads-up play to ship the second-place finisher residence with $75,960.

The $500,000 assure event attracted 643 gamers and generated $630,140 in prize cash. Different gamers who made Bond sparred with on the remaining desk embody Sean Cha (third – $56,620) Jeremy Meacham (fifth – $31,740), Mazen Abdallah (seventh – $18,680) and Gabriel Andrade (ninth – $11,540).

Bond, a resident of Dallas, now boasts a powerful $1.8 million in event earnings, which features a thirty fifth place end within the 2017 World Sequence of Poker (WSOP) Fundamental Occasion value $214,913. His newest victory in The Large Texas provides him the fifth greatest rating of his profession.

Occasion #9: $1,100 The Large Texas Last Outcomes

RANK PLAYER HOMETOWN PRIZE (IN USD)
1 Justin Bond Dallas, TX $115,480
2 Jason Gooch Vidor, TX $76,960
3 Sean Cha Houston, TX $56,620
4 Tyler Rawlinson Tomball, TX $42,140
5 Jeremy Meacham Oak Bluffs, MA $31,740
6 Peter Lynn Olympia, WA $24,200
7 Mazen Abdallah Houston, TX $18,680
8 Thongv Nguyen McAllen, TX $14,590
9 Gabriel Andrade Houston, TX $11,540

Later within the collection, Brandon Johnson earned the trophy in Occasion #13: $600 One Day after placing a four-way deal on the remaining desk that additionally left him with $18,500. Johnson had the most important stack when the deal was made and due to this fact earned the victory.

The opposite gamers who bought in on the deal had been Southisak Seunsom (2nd – $18,350), Trung Pham (third – $17,120) and Dara Taherpour (4th – $14,530).

The one-day event had a $100,000 assure and surpassed that with 101 runners bringing the prize pool to $121,680.

Moreover, Ricardo Alvarado took down Occasion #16: $1,100 PLO Championship for $37,640 after defeating Twich streamer Alexander “AlexOptional” Inexperienced throughout heads-up play, who in flip earned $25,100. 4-time WSOP bracelet winner Benny Glaserin the meantime, discovered a third-place end value $17,920.

  Ricardo Alvarado
Ricardo Alvarado

The PLO Match attracted 157 runners to generate $153,860 in prize cash, smashing the assured $100,000.

Different Texas Poker Championship winners to this point embody James Farleywho gained $50,820 in Occasion #2: $400 NLH Jacked Stack, Sergio Bragawho gained $7,510 in Occasion #5: $600 Triple Stud, and Barousse, a two-time WSOP ring winner who took down Occasion #12: $1,100 Thriller Bounty Turbo for $10,000.

The most effective of the Texas Poker Championship at Prime Social remains to be to come back with the $5,300 No-Restrict Maintain’em Fundamental Occasion scheduled to get underway on Thursday, March 24. The four-day occasion has an enormous $2 million assure and can provide three beginning flights.

The Fundamental Occasion will wrap up on Tuesday, March 29 with the ultimate desk being live-streamed with gap playing cards and commentary at twitch.television/primesocialtx.

A full checklist of winners to this point within the Texas Poker Championship is out there within the desk under.

Texas Poker Championship Winners

TOURNAMENT ENTRIES PRIZE POOL WINNER HOMETOWN PRIZE
Occasion #1: $500 $500k GTD Thriller Bounty 1,322 $511,840 Joseph Caffaro Spring, TX $45,950
Occasion #2: $400 NLH Jacked Stack 154 $50,820 James Farley Corpus Christi, TX $13,660
Occasion #3: $600 Omaha 8 55 $28,600 Workforce Wong $8,730
Occasion #4: $400 NLH Brief Deck 21 $7,330 Salim Ishikov N/A $3,660
Occasion #5: $600 Triple Stud 39 $20,280 Sergio Braga N/A $7,510
Occasion #6: $200 Sweat and Go (Canceled) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Occasion # 7: $ 400 NLH Seniors 72 $21,700 Larry Astolfo Houston, TX $8,320
Occasion #8: $600 H.O.R.S.E. 50 $26,000 Jonathan Breneman Woodbury, MN $8,840
Occasion #9: $1,100 The Large Texas $500k GTD 643 $630,140 Justin Bond Dallas, TX $115,480
Occasion #10: $600 Vendor’s Selection 32 $16,640 Jason Fitzpatrick Houston, TX $5,430
Occasion #11: $600 No Restrict 2-7 Single Draw 24 $12,480 Christopher Williams Mesa, AZ $4,185
Occasion #12: $1,100 Thriller Bounty Turbo 37 $51,800 Blake Barousse Lafayette, LA $10,000
Occasion #13: $600 One Day $100k GTD 101 $121,680 Brandon Johnson East Chicago, IL $18,500
Occasion $14: $600 PLO 8 36 $18,720 Ravee Sundara Brooklyn, NY $7,030
Occasion #15: $250 Girls Occasion sponsored by LOUD Lacquer 43 $8,600 alexis lee N/A $3,250
Occasion #16: $1,100 PLO Championship $100k GTD 157 $153,860 Ricardo Alvarado Denison, TX $37,640
Occasion #17: $600 NLH Survivor 96 $50,880 Soiled John Houston, TX $5,300

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