Reno hosted two major tournaments in March: Grand Sierra’s World Poker Challenge and Atlantis’ All In Poker Series. Many quality players came to town, but one deserves the most recognition for his outstanding play. Ivan Holmes won the main event at Grand Sierra for $40,000 and then made the final table of the Atlantis main event.
Holmes first came to Reno as a UNR student, playing on the golf team as one of the best in the country. But it didn’t take long for him to find the poker tables and dominate the cash games. Over the years, Holmes racked up an impressive tournament record with earnings exceeding $200K.
Holmes also won the main event at Grand Sierra’s Pot of Gold in November for a $50K payday. With the World Series of Poker kicking off this month you may expect to see great things from the young pro this summer.
— Cordell Howard is Ante Up’s Ambassador for Reno. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.