Chop Pot Classic at Peppermill had it all

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Mike Gainey’s Chop Pot Classic at the Peppermill Hotel Casino in Reno, Nev., offered players a chance to compete in their favorite mixed games.

All 10 events, from Aug. 31-Sept. 5, featured split-pot games, including Omaha, stud and even crazy pineapple. The live games were packed with action, utilizing every table over the weekend, and even featured a rare $100-$200 no-limit hold’em game where one pot exceeded $200,000.

Whether players were looking for a mixed-game variety or high-stakes action, the Peppermill had it all in this one-of-a-kind tournament experience. — Cory Howard

Chop Pot Classic

Peppermill Hotel Casino, Reno, Nev., Aug. 31-Sept. 5

Event 1 • $120 Omaha/8
Entries: 99 • Prize Pool: $9,603
WINNER: Nick Polydoros, Scottsdale, AZ, $3,168

Event 2 • $120 H.O.R.S.E.
Entries: 52 • Prize Pool: $5,044
WINNER: David Diiorio, Placerville, CA, $1,525

Event 3 • $120 P.O.E.
Entries: 56 • Prize Pool: $5,432
WINNER: James Martini, Incline Village, CA, $1,182

Event 4 • $120 Stud/8
Entries: 36 • Prize Pool: $3,492
WINNER: Bill Hall, Redding, CA, $900

Event 5 • $120 Omaha/8
Entries: 86 • Prize Pool: $8,342
WINNER: Louis Oropallo, Vacerville, CA, $2,237

Event 6 • $120 Crazy Pineapple/8
Entries: 30 • Prize Pool: $2,910
WINNER: Mike Politiski, Newport Bch., OR, $900

Event 7 • $225 Omaha/8
Entries: 54 • Prize Pool: $10,476
WINNER: Ron Ware, Discovery Bay, CA, $2,156

Event 8 • $120 H.O.R.S.E.
Entries: 38 • Prize Pool: $3,686
WINNER: Greg Derov, Reno, NV, $1,143

Event 9 • $225 Crazy Pineapple/8
Entries: 16 • Prize Pool: $3,104
WINNER: Jerry Thomas, Reno, NV, $1,200

Event 10 • $120 Stud/8
Entries: 31 • Prize Pool: $3,007
WINNER: Peter Hsu, San Francisco, $1,207

Event 11 • $120 Omaha/8
Entries: 49 • Prize Pool: $4,753
WINNER: Jason Stern, San Jose, CA, $1,450

Event 12 • $120 H.O.R.S.E.
Entries: 21 • Prize Pool: $2,037
WINNER: Ilene Schefman, Phoenix, $800