Monday, February 26, 2007

L.A. Poker Classic Day 3

By Pauly

After a somewhat short Day 2, there are 152 players remaining at the L.A. Poker Classic at Commerce Casino with JC Tran as the runaway chipleader with over 543K. He scooped the biggest pot of the tournament worth over a half of a million when he busted Day 1 chipleader Joe Sebok. JC Tran is looking for some revenge this year after he had his Aces cracked at the final table last year when Alan Goehring rivered a one outer.

I wrote a Recap of Day 2 which has been posted over at Poker News. Take a peek.

Head over to Poker News for our Live Reporting updates of Day 3 at the L.A. Poker Classic at Commerce Casino.

There's are also plenty of photos courtesy of Amy Calistri in the LAPC Photo Gallery.

Don't forget to check out Poker News' video galleries with our reporter Tiffany Michelle and Schecky interviewing various pros.

Here's an interview with the lovely Erica Schoenberg rocking a nifty retro-rock T-shirt:

Click here to view the video.

Here are some other interesting player interviews that were shot yesterday:
Daniel Negreanu & His New Protege
BoDog Ari
Phil Laak
In case you have been following along with the Prop Bets series on, you will know that Gavin Smith and Joe Sebok have been doing outrageous bets with each other. One of them was settled last night. The two had a last longer bet at the LAPC. The loser now has to get the winner's initials tattooed on their ass. Gavin busted out before Sebok and J.S. will be forever inked on his pale white ass. Poor Gavin. Actually, I feel bad for the guy who actually has to do the inkwork on Gavin's ass.

Head over to to see their last prop bet... a food eating contest. Hilarious.

Noteworthy eliminations on Day 2 included: Joe Sebok, Gavin Smith, David Chui, Kathy Liebert, Newhizzle, Shaniac, Chad Brown, Mike Matusow, Eric "Rizen" Lynch, Erick Lindgren, Carl Olson, Tony Ma, Men the Master, Todd Brunson, Harry Demetriou, Robert Mizrachi, David Benyamine, Phil Laak, Shannon Shorr, Maria Ho, Joe Cassidy, My Main Man Freddy Deeb, Patrik Antonius, Michael Binger, Haralabos Voulgaris, Isabelle Mercier, Erica Schoenberg, Joe Bartholdi, Capt. Tom's Penis, Sean Sheikhan, and Martin De Knijff.

With JC Tran as the chipleader going into Day 3, several other players are left in the hunt including: BoDogAri, CK Hua, Jason Strasser, Joe Tehan, Bill Edler, Paul Wasicka, Parhlad Friedman, Ed Moncada, Nam Le, Barry Greenstein, Greg "FTB" Mueller, Ted Forrest, Kristy Gazes, Mike McClain, Jeff "Happy" Shulman, Dan Schmiech, Crispin Leyser, Ted Lawson, Nick Schulman, Jesse Jones, Danny Alaei, Brian Haveson, Steve Brecher, Quinn Do, The Grinder, Erik Sediel, Toto Leonidas, and Eugene Todd.

Action resumes at 3:30pm local time, so don't forget to stop by Poker News and check out the Live Reporting of the LA Poker Classic.

Original content written and provided by Pauly from Tao of Poker. All rights reserved.

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