Tavish Margers of Santee took down the $40K guarantee main event at the Jamul Poker Room Sweetwater Series that ran Nov. 22-Dec. 1, earning $9,394 after a chop. Jacob Archer of San Diego took second for $6,686 and Andrew McElroy of Milltown, N.J., took third ($5620). This event had 151 entries and rounding out the top five were Justin Downing of San Diego ($2,500) and Thien Phung, also of San Diego ($1,928).
Philip Ambrosetti won the $160 deepstack for $1,500 payday, followed by Troy Ohlsson of Santee ($1,080), Richard Lanes of El Cajon ($945), Mark Feinberg of San Diego ($460) and Bennett Anderson of El Cajon ($200).
Coming in February, Jamul Poker will partner with the Run Good Poker Series for a One Year Anniversary Poker Series featuring a $100K guarantee.
AGUA CALIENTE: The Palm Springs poker room offers $20 to play in a cash game to anyone who enters a daily or nightly tournament. You must play at least one hour in a cash game to receive the $20 offer. The $20 Poker Free Cash offer is valid for 23 hours from the start of the tournament you enter.
Through March, there will four $1,500 freerolls. Two tournaments will be the first Wednesday (last names A-K) and two will be the second Wednesday of each month (last names L-Z). Start times are noon and 6 p.m.
Players may play only one event each month as space is limited to the first 60 players per event. Players finishing in one of the top five places in any freeroll will be entered into the Anniversary Tournament in April. For more information, visit hotwatercasino.com.
COMMERCE CASINO: The 27th annual L.A. Poker Classic, the longest running series in L.A., runs Jan. 15-March 4. It will feature four Player of the Series promotions with Commerce adding $50K-plus: $10K for the best NLHE player, $10K for the best mixed-game player, $10K for the best mega-satellite player and $20K for the best overall player.
The series will wrap up with the $10K World Poker Tour Main Event, where first place is expected to be at least $1M.
Qualify through the biggest satellites into the main event in the history of the LAPC, with 100 seats ($1M total) guaranteed in one day. — Kittie Aleman