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Who Won At The Lodge from August 28-September 3?

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With the Fall Mayhem Series just around the corner, tournament action at the Lodge saw big turnouts and big prize money across the board.

The Quarterly Big-O event returned for the third time this year, while the usual pair of weekly $15K Guaranteed events sent several players home with sizeable cash prizes.

Here’s a look at the week that was at the Lodge from August 28 through September 3:

Tuesday $15K Guaranteed Freeroll (August 29)

The Tuesday Texas Freeroll nearly doubled the guarantee. A total of 177 players brought the final prize money to $26,460.

The final five players agreed to an ICM deal. That list included Terry Morales (1st – $6,404), Sergey Dadonkin (2nd – $3,865), Filip Trajkovic (3rd – $3,746), Robert Rosser (4th – $2,855) and Tung Tran (5th – $2,503).

Tuesday $15K Guaranteed Freeroll (August 29)

$10K Guaranteed Quarterly Big-O (September 2)

The third of four Quarterly Big-O events for 2023 saw 81 players register, and the final four agree to an ICM deal.

Joshua McLeod (1st – $3,595) took home the tournament trophy and the biggest share of the prize money. 

Other top finishers included Philip Rhee (2nd – $3,411), John Mintz (3rd – $2,889) and Scott Sundheim (4th – $2,860).

$10K Guaranteed Quarterly Big-O (September 2)

Sunday $15K Single Re-Entry Deep Stack (September 3)

The Sunday $15k Deep Stack Re-Entry saw 98 entries compete for $24,500 in prize money.

The final two players remaining agreed to a heads-up chop. Stephen Hess (1st – $5,053) and Benjamin Riley (2nd – $4,854) topped the winner’s list.

Rounding out the top five were Mark Glendening (3rd – $2,670), Christopher Bess (4th – $1,936) and Elan Lepovic (5th – $1,427).

Sunday $15K Single Re-Entry Deep Stack (September 3)

Monday $3.5K Guaranteed Big-O (August 28)

The Monday Big-O saw the final seven players agree to an even chop, with each of those competitors taking home $797.

That list included Jonathan Rodgers, Andrew Thomas, Robert Richards, Samantha Perryman, Andrew Robinson, Kenneth Rogers, and Kenneth Hoot.

Monday $3.5K Guaranteed Big-O (August 28)

Monday $2K Guaranteed Bounty (August 28)

Monday’s weekly $2K Guaranteed Bounty saw 62 players compete for $4,712 in prize pool plus bounties.

Charles Wood took down the outright win, bagging $1,072 in first-place prize money. Other top finishers included Derrick Diaz (2nd – $661) and Rita Snyder (3rd – $438).

Monday $2K Guaranteed Bounty (August 28)

Tuesday $1K Guaranteed NLH (August 29)

The Tuesday $1K Guaranteed No-Limit Hold’em tournament drew 33 runners.

The top three finishers included Sean Kesler (1st – $737), Chris Taverrite (2nd – $502) and Kiran Desai (3rd – $394).

Tuesday $1K Guaranteed NLH (August 29)

Wednesday $1K Guaranteed Freezeout (August 30)

The Wednesday Freezout saw 39 players compete for a $2,262 prize pool.

Anthony Whatley (1st – $900) and Howard Hammerbeck (2nd – $700) agreed to a heads-up deal to end the tournament.

Wednesday $1K Guaranteed Freezeout (August 30)

Wednesday $5K Guaranteed PLO Freeroll (August 30)

The $5K PLO Texas Freeroll drew 52 players, and finished with a $7,580 prize pool.

The event ended in a three-way ICM deal. That trio of winners included Robert Flores (1st – $2,190), Anthony Martino (2nd – $1,668) and Robert Landers (3rd – $1,440).

Wednesday $5K Guaranteed PLO Freeroll (August 30)

Thursday $1K Guaranteed NLH (August 31)

The Thursday $1K Guaranteed NLH event saw 40 players compete for $2,320 in prize money.

The tournament ended in a heads-up deal, with Richard Walker (1st – $900) and Steven Ward (2nd – $743) finishing in the top two spots.

Thursday $1K Guaranteed NLH (August 31)

Friday $2K Guaranteed Bounty (September 1)

The Friday $2K Guaranteed Bounty drew 45 players, and ended in a four-way ICM chop.

The top four included Ronald Sebastian (1st – $671), Ruth Rivera (2nd – $507), Alan McDonnell (3rd – $450) and Rahman Hasib (4th – $406).

Friday $2K Guaranteed Bounty (September 1)

Friday $4K Guaranteed Freezeout (September 1)

Friday’s weekly $4,000 Guaranteed Freezeout drew 102 entries, and ended in a three-way deal.

The top three included Stephen Sweny (1st – $2,042), Lang Anderson (2nd – $1,900) and Andrew Eis (3rd – $1,900).

Friday $4K Guaranteed Freezeout (September 1)

Austin Ladies Event (September 2)

The September edition of the Austin Ladies event drew 30 players and paid out five places.

Ruth Hall took the outright win, going home with a payday of $1,122. Melinda Hipp finished runner-up for $660.

Austin Ladies Event (September 2)

Saturday $4K Guaranteed Bounty (September 2)

The Saturday $4K Guaranteed Bounty drew 66 players, and ended in a heads-up ICM deal.

The big winners included Lisa Graviel (1st – $1,835) and Steve Hwang (2nd – $1,549).

Saturday $4K Guaranteed Bounty (September 2)

Sunday Big Bet Bounty NLH/PLO (September 3)

The weekly NLH/PLO Round of Each tournament saw the final two players agree to an even chop.

Lang Anderson and Selim Mahtab each took home $933 per the terms of the deal.

Sunday Big Bet Bounty NLH/PLO (September 3)

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