Grand Sierra still guarantees a Pot of Gold

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The Grand Sierra Resort Casino hosted its Fall Pot of Gold in October with 52 events and 19 days of guaranteed tournament action. The lineup featured quite the variety, including Omaha/8, H.O.R.S.E., PLO and the $1,500 Deepstacks Live main event.

Poker manager Charles Williams always does a phenomenal job hosting, and under the guidance of tournament director Chris Spears, this Pot of Gold was no exception.

Deepstacks Live pros Michael Mizrachi and Mike Matusow were on hand teaching courses on strategy, while in the poker room a deepstacked $5-$10 no-limit cash game broke out on the weekends featuring local favorite “Mr. Z.”

Most of the events came with guarantees that added money to the prize pools. The $1,500 Deepstacks Live event delivered big, drawing 184 players for a $267,720 prize pool. In the end it was pro Steve Brecher who was the big winner, earning $72,900 and another title to his decorated career.

The next tournament series for Grand Sierra Resort will be the Winter Pot of Gold (Dec. 1-11), the World Poker Challenge (March 1-10) and the Summer Pot of Gold (July 19-31). For more Reno tournament information, see our Where to Play pages in the back of the magazine.

— Cory Howard is Ante Up’s Ambassador for Reno. Email him at antupcory@gmail.com.

Fall Pot of Gold, Grand Sierra Resort, Reno, Nev., Sept. 29-Oct. 17

Event 1 • $200 NLHE
Entries: 288 • Prize Pool: $60,000
Winner: Toan Nguyen, $14,659
Event 2 • $80 NLHE
Entries: 52 • Prize Pool: $4,520
Winner: Brady Glauthier, $737
Event 3 • $200 Omaha/8
Entries: 72 • Prize Pool: $15,000
Winner: George Gray, $3,005
Event 4 • $100 6-Max
Entries: 100 • Prize Pool: $10,185
Winner: Chad Vitale, $1,930
Event 5 • $300 NLHE
Entries: 504 • Prize Pool: $150K
Winner: Kirill Tarasenko, $24,516
Event 6 • $200 H.O.R.S.E
Entries: 64 • Prize Pool: $15,000
Winner: Steve Sahtout, $3,050
Event 7 • $100 w/rebuys
Entries: 70 • Prize Pool: $13,483
Winner: Sean Drake, $4,180
Event 8 • $200 w/rebuys
Entries: 56 • Prize Pool: $25,000
Winner: Melanie Warda, $9,500
Event 9 • $200 PLO/8
Entries: 43 • Prize Pool: $8,342
Winner: Walter Smiley, $1,042
Event 10 • $100 NLHE
Entries: 67 • Prize Pool: $6,984
Winner: Nanette Minow, $1,816
Event 11 • $200 NLHE
Entries: 106 • Prize Pool: $20,564
Winner: Collins Guillebeaux, $4,799
Event 12 • $150 Razz/Stud
Entries: 26 • Prize Pool: $3,783
Winner: Mark Vandyke, $1,235
Event 13 • $100 Raise It
Entries: 58 • Prize Pool: $6,111
Winner: Braden Murphy, $2,121
Event 14 • $200 NLHE
Entries: 91 • Prize Pool: $20,000
Winner: Kyle Hall, $5,080
Event 15 • $150 Stud/8
Entries: 41 • Prize Pool: $5,966
Winner: James Martini, $1,304
Event 16 • $100 w/rebuys
Entries: 35 • Prize Pool: $6,693
Winner: George Williamson, $1,900
Event 17 • $150 O/8-Stud/8
Entries: 44 • Prize Pool: $6,402
Winner: William Husa, $1,172
Event 18 • $100 NLHE
Entries: 70 • Prize Pool: $7,275
Winner: Randy Thomson, $1,850
Event 19 • $300 NLHE
Entries: 203 • Prize Pool: $75,000
Winner: Amy Brady, $19,849
Event 20 • $200 NLHE
Entries: 27 • Prize Pool: $5,238
Winner: Steve Dow, $2,245
Event 21 • $125 6-max bounty
Entries: 51 • Prize Pool: $6,669
Winner: Neal Wilkinson, $1,950
Event 22 • $500 NLHE
Entries: 262 • Prize Pool: $150,000
Winner: Darrel Dier, $36,758
Event 23 • $300 H.O.R.S.E
Entries: 48 • Prize Pool: $20,000
Winner: Frankie O’Dell, $6,320
Event 24 • $100 NLHE
Entries: 78 • Prize Pool: $8,051
Winner: Phil Tardof, $1,332
Event 25 • $300 Omaha/8
Entries: 59 • Prize Pool: $20,000
Winner: Frankie O’Dell, $4,220
Event 26 • $100 NLHE
Entries: 92 • Prize Pool: $9,409
Winner: Sammy Yee, $2,001
Event 27 • $350 Bounty
Entries: 76 • Prize Pool: $26,200
Winner: Randy Gil, $7,921
Event 28 • $150 NLHE
Entries: 47 • Prize Pool: $6,839
Winner: Eric Lowe, $1,733
Event 29 • $100 w/rebuys
Entries: 40 • Prize Pool: $7,954
Winner: Wayne McGregor, $1,982
Event 30 • $200 NLHE
Entries: 105 • Prize Pool: $20,370
Winner: Ryan Reed, $4,788
Event 31 • $200 H.O.R.S.E
Entries: 54 • Prize Pool: $15,000
Winner: Joseph Carlson, $5,700
Event 32 • $100 PLO w/rebuys
Entries: 24 • Prize Pool: $6,596
Winner: Woodey Moore, $1,300
Event 33 • $200 NLHE
Entries: 100 • Prize Pool: $20,000
Winner: Jim Halverson, $4,500
Event 34 • $150 Omaha/8
Entries: 40 • Prize Pool: $5,820
Winner: Bob Theobald, $1,405
Event 35 • $120 6-Max
Entries: 67 • Prize Pool: $6,984
Winner: Andy Strahl, $2,000
Event 36 • $300 NLHE
Entries: 108 • Prize Pool: $31,428
Winner: Erle Mankin, $6,923
Event 39 • $500 NLHE
Entries: 121 • Prize Pool: $58,685
Winner: James Martini, $14,126
Event 40 • $230 Omaha/8
Entries: 59 • Prize Pool: $15,000
Winner: Eve Numoto, $3,300
Event 41 • $120 NLHE
Entries: 38 • Prize Pool: $7,178
Winner: Mark Johnson, $2,197
Event 47 • $350 6-Max
Entries: 20 Prize Pool: $5,790
Winner: Tim Davey, $1,198
Event 48 • $120 NLHE
Entries: 58 Prize Pool: $6,111
Winner: Jason Manibog, $2,001
Event 49 • $200 NLHE
Entries: 77 • Prize Pool: $15,000
Winner: David McCaw, $3,400
Event 50 • $150 NLHE
Entries: 33 • Prize Pool: $4,802
Winner: Roy Peters, $1,365
Event 51 • $80 NLHE
Entries: 27 • Prize Pool: $2,095
Winner: Ian Remmel, $947
Event 52 • $230 NLHE
Entries: 73 • Prize Pool: $15,000
Winner: Kevin Stigall, $4,619