March 25 2014, by Eric Danis

GPI Tournament Report: WPT Rolling Thunder, LAPT, Eureka, ANZPT, WSOPC + More

We take you to California, Chile, Vienna, Sydney, Cincinnati, Maryland, Los Angeles, Mississippi, Connecticut and Wisconsin in this week’s GPI Tournament Report:


JC Tran GPIMake it two wins on the World Poker Tour for star circuit veteran JC Tran (GPI#331), who won WPT Rolling Thunder right outside his hometown of Sacramento, California.

Tran, who was part of the latest WSOP November Nine, first won on the WPT in 2007 at the World Poker Challenge in Reno, Nevada.

Benjamin Zamani (GPI#280), one of the newest members of the GPI300, final tabled the event. Zamani has three Top 10 finishes on the live circuit so far this season.

World Poker Tour (WPT) Rolling Thunder
Mar 15-19, 2014  |  Thunder Valley Casino Resort |  Lincoln, CA, USA
$3,500 Buy-In  |  465 Entries  |  $1,488,000 USD Prize Pool

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LAPT logoMario Lopez Rita (GPI#11215) won his very first tournament on the live circuit this weekend, besting over 600 opponents to win the LAPT Chile Main Event, the first event on the 2014 poker calendar on the Latin America Poker Tour.

Latin America Poker Tour (LAPT) Chile
Mar 19-23, 2014  |  Vina del Mar Casino  |  Vina del Mar, CHI
$1,650 Buy-In  |  609 Entries  |  $915,631 USD Prize Pool

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Eureka Poker Tour logoZoltan Gal (GPI#2480) won Eureka Poker Tour Vienna over the weekend. Over 1,400 players entered the event; the Hungarian picked up the biggest cash of his career on the live tournament circuit with the victory.

Accomplished online tournament pro Bryan Paris (GPI#5056) finished 4th in the event.

Eureka Poker Tour Vienna
Mar 19-23, 2014  |  Hofburg Palace  |  Vienna, AUT
€ 1,100 Buy-In  |  1,432 Entries  |  € 1,389,040 Prize Pool

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ANZPT logoThe first ever cash on the live tournament circuit will certainly be one to remember for Aussie amateur Joshua Redhouse (GPI#-), who collected the $123,500 AUD top prize at ANZPT Sydney.

Fellow Aussies Oliver Gill (GPI#1461) and Milan Gurung (GPI#1675) also final tabled the event.

Australia New Zealand Pour Tour (ANZPT) Sydney
Mar 20-24, 2014  |  The Star Casino  |  Sydney, AUS
$2,200 Buy-In  |  458 Entries  |  $916,000 AUD Prize Pool

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Keven Stammen GPINick Guagenti (GPI#1018) earned the first six-figure score of his career on the live tournament circuit winning the Queen City Classic, presented at the Horseshoe Casino in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Guagenti defeated Keven Stammen (GPI#44) heads-up for the win. Stammen, who has been one of the hottest players on tour in the past few weeks, is projected to take over the 2014 GPI Player of the Year race shortly.

Queen City Classic Main Event
Mar 21-24, 2014  |  Horseshoe Cincinnati  |  Cincinnati, OH, USA
$1,500 Buy-In  |  527 Entries  |  $714,150 USD Prize Pool

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$1 Million Live! Poker Classic
Mar 21-24, 2014  |  Maryland Live! Casino  |  Hanover, MD, USA
$3,500 Buy-In  |  131 Entries  |  $399,331 USD Prize Pool

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WSOPC logoWorld Series of Poker Circuit (WSOPC) Los Angeles
Mar 15-19, 2014  |  Bicycle Casino  |  Bell Gardens (Los Angeles), CA, USA
$1,675 Buy-In  |  756 Entries  |  $1,134,000 USD Prize Pool

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HPT logoHeartland Poker Tour (HPT) Mississippi
Mar 21-24, 2014  |  Ameristar Casino Hotel |  Vicksburg, MS, USA
$1,650 Buy-In

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Foxwoods logoFoxwoods Poker Classic Main Event
Mar 21-23, 2014  |  Foxwoods Resort Casino  |  Mashantucket, CT, USA
$2,700 Buy-In  |  226 Entries  |  $548,050 USD Prize Pool

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MSPT logoMid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) Baraboo
Mar 21-23, 2014  |  Ho-Chunk Gaming Wisconsin  |  Baraboo, WI, USA
$1,100 Buy-In  | 383 Entries  |  $368,070 USD Prize Pool

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Eric Danis’ passion for poker came at a very early age but it’s when writing about and covering the game he loves that Danis is most in his element. Danis is better known for creating where he spent a few years covering poker events. Danis is also known for having worked on the poker shows Poker Eh! and The Pulse on the Quad Jacks Network.