Local LA Pro Beats Established Greats At Cal State Poker Championship
May 26, 2022
Patrick Karschamroon, a regular fixture in the card rooms of Los Angeles, outlasted a total field of 175 players recently to take down Commerce Casino’s Cal State Poker Championship main event. 

Karschamroon, who previous to this event had never booked a win worth more than $35,000, earned over $160,000 by being the last player sitting with chips in the Commerce tournament room, no easy feat considering the final nine included not only “Miami” John Cernuto but also Gavin Griffin, one of poker’s only “Triple Crown Winners” with a Word Poker Tour victory, a European Poker Tour victory and a World Series of Poker Bracelet already to his credit.

Griffin was clearly one of the biggest threats when this particular final table began, with the second largest stack behind chip leader Lenny Tam, however in the end he was only able to summon himself to third place overall, and a cash worth $56,020.  Tam, and his chip leading stack, made it one step farther and fell to Karschamroon during heads-up play.  “Miami” John settled for fourth.

The final table finish positions for the 2010 California State  Poker Championship were as follows:

1st.  Patrick Karschamroon- $162,970

2nd.  Lenny Tam- $86,570

3rd.  Gavin Griffin- $56,020

4th.  "Miami" John Cernuto- $40,740

5th.  Harold Wasson- $33,100

6th.  Milad Jorshari- $24,950

7th.  Matthew Elsby- $19,860

8th.  David Moskowitz- $14,770

9th.  Payman Arjang- $10,690

For more information on all of the events at this year’s California State Poker Championship visit the Commerce Casino website.
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