Colorado Poker Championship draws 261 to main event



Poker in Colorado has been fueled recently by various tournaments and cash games throughout the state, most notably the 10th version of the Colorado Poker Championship at Golden Gates Casino in Black Hawk, Colo.

The CPC ran Aug. 15-Sept. 2 with highlights that included a Tournament of Champions, a High Roller ($3K buy-in), a ladies event and the $1,100 main event over Labor Day weekend.

Of the 261 entries in the main event, Michael Monetti was the last player standing, outlasting a grueling field to take home $34,500. The High Roller title went to John Sacha, who took home $22,685, and Julie Geller was crowned ladies champion. Also, Mansour Alipoufard earned $3K as points leader after the series.

The Heartland Poker Tour stopped at Golden Gates on Sept. 5-15, bringing the usual glitz and glory of a nationally televised event. The four-day main event brought its usual strong field of amateurs and pros, and I will update you with all of the winners in our next issue. — Email Hans at

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