With the Lodge Championship Series set to play out at the Lodge, the week of April 17-23 presented the last full week of regularly-scheduled tournaments until mid-May.
Several events went over the five-figure mark in terms of total prize money, and several Lodge regulars and newcomers came away with sizable paydays.
Let’s take a look at the week that was at the Lodge:
Tuesday $15K Guaranteed Freeroll (April 18)
The Tuesday $15k Freeroll saw 166 players enter, and ended with three of the Lodge’s most prolific tournament players making an ICM deal.
Jeffrey Urbanovsky (1st – $5,000), Adam Garcia (2nd – $4,743) and Jonathan Dull ($4,743) took home nearly $15,000 among just the three of them.
The tournament drew 166 players, with the prize pool reaching $24,680.
$10K Guaranteed Black Chip Bounty (April 22)
The special $10K Guaranteed Black Chip Bounty event drew 115 players, and ended in a three-way ICM chop.
The top three included Nathan Peel (1st – $4,230), James Naughton (2nd – $3,602) and Bryan Obeso (3rd- $2,953).
Sunday $15K Single Re-Entry Deep Stack (April 23)
The biggest prize pool of the week came through the Sunday Singe Re-Entry Deep Stack. A total of 131 players came out, creating a $27,248 prize pool.
The tournament finished with a five-way ICM deal. The top five finishers included Thien Nguyen (1st – $4,823), Bryan Reisner (2nd – $4,493), Benjamin Riley (3rd – $4,154) Eric Tang (4th – $3,757) and Derrick Diaz (5th – $3,587).
Monday $2K Guaranteed Bounty (April 17)
Monday’s $2K Guaranteed Bounty ended with a three-way ICM deal.
Freddy Murphy (1st – $900), Chester Williams (2nd – $659) and Walter Allan (3rd – $390) took the top three spots.
The tournament drew 49 entries, with the prize pool reaching $3,648 (bounties included).
Tuesday $1K Guaranteed NLH (April 18)
Tuesday’s $1,000 Guaranteed No-Limit Hold’em event ended with the final two players agreeing to an even chop.
James Thompson and David Zalk each took home $933 per the terms of the deal.
Wednesday $5K Guaranteed PLO Freeroll (April 19)
The Wednesday $5K Guaranteed Freeroll saw the final two players agree to an even chop.
Daniel Schochet and Cameron Daniel each went away with $2,434 per the terms of the heads-up deal.
Thursday $7.5K Guaranteed “The Dirty Thirty Freeroll” (April 20)
The Thursday “Dirty Thirty” ended with a first-time visitor to the Lodge coming away with one half of a heads-up chop to end the tournament.
Christopher Garcia and Steve Hwang agreed to an even chop, with each taking home $2,746. Other top finishers included Tony Elwood (3rd – $1,480) and Hao Wei Chang ($1,074).
Friday $2K Guaranteed Bounty (April 21)
The Friday $2K Guaranteed Bounty drew 56 players, and ended with an outright winner.
Patty Arends (1st – $1,070) took down the outright win, while Steve Hwang (2nd – $663) took his second top-two finish of the week.
Friday $4K Guaranteed Freezeout (April 21)
The Friday $4K Guaranteed Freezeout drew 99 players, and finished in a four-way ICM chop.
Radica Gordhandas (1st – $2,091), Joseph Wahlen (2nd – $1,919), Tung Tran (3rd – $1,414) and Eric Brown (4th – $1,132) took the top four spots on the payout ladder.
Saturday $4K Guaranteed Bounty (April 22)
Neal Pollack took the outright win in the Saturday $4,000 Guaranteed Bounty, taking home $1,814 in the victory.
Pollack outdueled James Alexander Remitto (2nd – $1,123) in heads-up play.