Tournaments pick up around Southern California



This month, we have quite a few tournaments on which to report. On July 28, the Pechanga poker room hosted RiverCard’s Quest for the Cup IX. The event, which featured a $240 buy-in and $50K guarantee prize pool, sold out with 383 entrants, pushing the prize pool to $76,600.Winner Marc Pierson took home $20,674.

PALA: George Arsenis, poker room manager at Pala, and Morgan Brown with RiverCard, will co-host the War in the Valley tournament on Sept. 30, featuring an estimated $40K prize pool, $350 entry fee, 25K chips and 30-minute blind levels. Late entries and re-entries will be allowed until the third blind level.Satellites for this tournament are under way. Call the poker room for more information.

VIEJAS: On July 21, the Viejas poker room hosted its $50K guarantee “Aces” tournament, attracting 184 entrants for a $71,116 prize pool.The buy-in was $335 as there was a six-way chop with each player taking home $7,116.

— LoriAnn Persinger is Ante Up’s Southern California Ambassador. Email her

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