On March 16, Harrah’s Rincon hosted the RiverCard Quest for the Cup XV tournament, which drew 263 players to the $30K guarantee sporting a $160 buy-in. Though the final nine chopped for $2,700 each, Kelly Sprankle was declared the champion because he had the most chips, which earned him his name engraved on the RiverCard Cup.
PALA: The Sunday $5K Nooner, which has a $75 buy-in, continues to be popular. Recent winners include Alan Galuterra and Keith Everhart, both of Escondido, Calif., ($556 each, March 10); – Jeremy Bouey of Escondido ($800, March 24) and Tony Lao of Irvine, Calif. ($800, March 31).
In May, those who play live poker from 8 a.m. to noon on Sundays will receive 500 bonus chips in the tournament for each hour played.
SYCUAN: It’s World Series of Poker time again. Sycuan is running its $45 satellites for a WSOP main-event seat. Satellites are Monday-Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. through June 5 as 10 players from each satellite advance to one of the semifinals June 10 and 19. Then 10 players from each semifinal return for the final on June 23 at 6:30 p.m. The winner earns a $10K seat plus $1K for expenses.
— LoriAnn Persinger is Ante Up’s Southern California Ambassador. Email her at email@example.com.