Louisiana State Poker champs crowned at Isle Lake Charles

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The inaugural Louisiana State Poker Championship concluded recently (April 19-25) at the Isle of Capri at Lake Charles with five champs emerging. Jon Walker won the $1K main event, good for $38,700 and a bracelet. The pot-limit Omaha tournament, won by Brent Trosclair ($9,270), also was a bracelet event.

Here are all of the results, including pictures of the winners (Event 1 was a satellite into the $1K main event and 21 seats were awarded).

Event #2 • $120 NLHE
Entries: 167 • Prize pool: $16,700
1. William Sims $4,509
2. Trung Pham $2,672
3. Kevin Bicol $1,670
4. Lawrence Tilitzki $1,252.50
5. Elhindi Albarazi $1,002
6. Kenneth Milam $835
7. David Ellender $668
8. Stanley Henderson $501
9. Robert Hulsey $501
10. Douglas Grassmuck $417
11. Vu Oanh $334
12. Mitchell Bono $334
13. Billy Gifford $334
14. Charles Garland $334
15. Michael Callis $250.50
16. Timothy Boyfor $250.50
17. Ronald Bryant $250.50
18. Kenneth Yates $250.50
19. Clive Heyn $167
20. Connie Tilitzki $167

Event #3 • $225 NLHE
Entries: 113 • Prize pool: $22,600
1. Wesley Smith $6,780
2. Larry Bailey $4,068
3. Adam Williams $2,712
4. Kevin Bicol $1,921
5. Carl Certa $1,469
6. Jamin Gore $1,243
7. Juan Tejeda $1,017
8. Joseph Vitable $791
9. Gerry Trahan $678
10. Gary Thibodeaux $565
11. John Dunn $452
12. Douglas Freiss $452
13. Gregory Benoit $452

Event #4 • $335 Pot-Limit Omaha
Entries: 103 • Prize pool: $30,900
1. Brent Trosclair $9,270
2. Cesar Villagran $5,562
3. Jonathan Brown $3,708
4. Todd McKellar $2,626.50
5. Michael Catt $2,008.50
6. Agim Halili $1,699.50
7. Ty Mullins $1,390.50
8. Lawrence Lazar $1,081.50
9. Joseph Vitable $927
10. Ross White $772.50
11. Arnold Johnson $618
12. Santos Martinez $618
13. Mike Dinh $618

Event #5 • $335 NLHE
Entries: 121 • Prize pool: $36,300
1. Joe McMurtrey $10,890
2. Todd LeBlanc $6,534
3. Gregory Benoit $4,356
4. Jason Brice $3,085.50
5. Denise Blanton $2,359.50
6. Darrell Thompson $1,996.50
7. Danny Garza $1,633.50
8. James Doolittle $1,270.50
9. Russell Wright $1,089
10. Juan Salinas $907.50
11. David Altemus $726
12. Mark Baker $726
13. Samuel Kennedy $726

Event #6 • $1,060 Main Event
Entries: 129 • Prize pool: $129,000
1. Jon Walker, $38,700
2. Hamilton McGowan, $23,220
3. Gregory Diaz, $15,480
4. Jerome Moon, $10,965
5. James Hornbeck, $8,385
6. Thomas Helo, $7,095
7. Gregory Benoit, $5,805
8. Forrest Vlahogeorge, $4,515
9. Chad Pelton, $3,870
10. Richard Barkew, $3,225
11. David Altemus, $2,580
12. Bao Dang, $2,580
13. Stephen Shugart, $2,580