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Event 11 Recap: Primo Performance by Niyati

$1,000 + $80 No Limit Hold’em Total Entries: 62 Total Prize Money: $60,140   RECAP “It feels great!  This is life for me,” said Pejman ‘Primo’ Niyati, after winning the $1,000 No Limit Holdem event.  He has been playing poker professionally for about five years and added, “This is a bankroll booster!”  The win garnered him $21,650 […]

Event 13 Recap: Stewart Carpenter Rides HORSE to Victory

$200 + $35 HORSE Total Entries: 45 Total Prize Money: $8,730     RECAP “I feel pretty lucky,” said Stewart Carpenter after winning the HORSE tournament.  The win earned him $3,142 and the custom framed photograph provided by IMPDI.  “I really enjoy the mixed games…you don’t get bored…that’s why I play them.”  The retired librarian […]

Event 12 Recap: George Campbell Books First Win at Beau Rivage

$300 + $45 No Limit Hold’em Total Entries: 97 Total Prize Money: $28,227   RECAP George Campbell has been playing tournaments for about six years and this is his first win here at Beau Rivage.  “It feels exhilarating!” said Campbell.  “It gets me over the hump.”  Campbell works in retail sales in nearby Hattiesburg and […]

Event 10 Recap: Lynch Hangs On to Lead for Win

$100 + $25 No Limit Hold’em Single Re-Entry Total Entries: 145 Total Prize Money: $22,989   RECAP Tom Lynch started the final table as the chip leader and when they were down to five players, he still had a sizable lead.  After 13 hours of play, the final five were ready to call it a […]

Event 9 Recap: Tompkins Tops PLO/8 Field

$200 + $35 Pot Limit Omaha 8 or Better Total Entries: 84 Total Prize Money: $23,377   RECAP Ben Tompkins is studying construction at Auburn University and today he built himself a victory in the Pot Limit Omaha High/Low event.  Heads-up play began with John Scherr holding a slight chip lead over Tompkins, but as […]

Event 8 Recap: Steve Nussrallah Steamrolls Final Table

$200 + 35 No Limit Hold’em   Total Entries: 140 Total Prize Money: $27,160     RECAP After two days, it all came down to a couple of suited Kings.  Chuck McDaniels, who started the final table as chip leader, put his last chips in holding K5 suited.  Steve Nussrallah looked him up with KQ […]

Event 7 Recap: Ray Parker is SixMax Champion

$400+45 SixMax NLH with $100 Bounties Total Entries: 81 Total Prize Money: $23,328   RECAP “AWESOME!  The awesomest ever!  I’m very happy to be playing this game,” he said.  Parker is a bar manager in nearby Long Beach who plays poker semi-professionally.  He’s got a couple of other final tables with similar payouts on his poker […]

Event 6 Recap: Randy Vanhorn Claims 1st in Seniors

$200 + 35 Seniors No Limit Hold’em   Total Entries: 268 Total Prize Money: $51,992     RECAP Randy Vanhorn was second in chips when the final table started today, but thanks to solid play and good cards at the right time, he pulled into the lead.  When the final three players struck a deal, […]

Event 5 Recap: DeVoll Gets DeWin

$200 + $35 Limit Seven Card Stud 8 or Better Total Entries: 59 Total Prize Money: $11,446   RECAP “It feels great.  I had a feeling that I was going to win today,” said Allen DeVoll.  After having a bad run with no cashes, he was “definitely looking forward to winning today.”  He opted to […]

Event 4 Recap: William Stanford Wins Via Chop

$200 + $35 No Limit Hold’em Total Entries: 171 Total Prize Money: $33,174 RECAP William Stanford’s birthday is coming up in a couple of weeks and that will make a full three years since he started playing poker professionally.  “Great!” he said about his first win here at Beau Rivage Resort & Casino.  He has a […]

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