EVENTPREVIEWS&RECAPS
BY MARKANDERSON
LA Poker Classic Starts Today!
February 25, 2022
After a long buildup of preliminary tournaments, the 2011 World Poker Tour LA Poker Classic main event- one of biggest and most prestigious events of the season- is finally ready to get under way.

To call the $10,000 buy-in LAPC “a legend maker” may at first sound hyperbolic, but when one begins listing how many pros became household names partially as a result of this series, the description begins to sound more and more apt.  Just a few of the top names to have gained fame from winning this main event in the past include Phil Ivey, Alan Goehring, Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi, Antonio Esfandiari and Gus Hansen- who won the very first WPT sponsored LAPC main event way back in 2003.

When Hansen won his title, he beat a respectable field of 136 entrants to earn a top prize of $532,490.  As solid proof of how big this event has gotten since then, last year’s champion Andras Koroknai, had to beat out a field of 745, to earn $1,788,040.

This year’s 2011 LAPC main event- which could get even bigger- will start players off with 30,000 in tournament chips and blinds at 50/100.  Players will play about five levels per day, each 90 minutes long.

Much of the poker media world will descend upon the Commerce Casino in order to cover the LAPC proceedings, and in fact many of them already have, and have been there since the first 2011 LAPC preliminary event back in mid-January.  PokerRoad.com will be there as well, with tweets and blogs from our pros and friends, as well as news from the event, and perhaps even a few PokerRoad Radios just to keep things interesting (so keep refreshing that iTunes page).

For more information on the WPT LAPC main event visit www.worldpokertour.com.
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