The latest week of poker tournament action at the Lodge saw three different events offered with five-figure prize pool guarantees.
The latest “Big One” Re-Entry tournament ended with the top three finishers bagging nearly $22,000 combined.
Let’s take a look at the week that was in tournament action, from the best poker club in Texas:
The $30K “Big One” Re-Entry (March 11)
The final four players in the “Big One” Re-Entry settled on an ICM chop, then finished out the tournament to see who won the championship trophy.
Richard Hirsch (1st – $7,919) emerged as the winner, followed by Shawn Warzeka (2nd – $7,283), Rafael Sa’adah (3rd – $6,754) and Brandon Moore (4th – $6,470).
The latest edition of the Big One drew 134 total entries.
Tuesday $15K Guaranteed Freeroll (March 7)
The Tuesday $15,000 Guaranteed Freeroll finished with the final three players agreeing to an ICM deal.
That trio of winners included Tommy Nguyen (1st – $4,800), James Romack (2nd – $4,500) and Matthew Bray (3rd – $4,180).
Sunday $15K Guaranteed Deep Stack Freezeout (March 12)
Shawn Warzeka came away with the biggest share of the prize money in the Sunday $15K Deep Stack Freezeout, per the terms of a three-way ICM deal. Warzeka took home $3,924 in the win.
Other top finishers included Patrick Good (2nd – $3,873) and Vaughn Zimmerman (3rd – $3,093)
The tournament drew 81 players, with $16,848 in prize money awarded.
Monday $3.5K Guaranteed Big-O (March 6)
Monday’s $3.5K Big-O event finished with a seven-way ICM chop.
The winners list included Kenneth Flippin (1st – $884), Earnest Jackson (2nd – $884), Nasim Uddin (3rd – $827), and Marc Muntingh (4th – $799).
Rounding out the top seven were Hakim Tirta (5th – $541), William Hendrix (6th – $430) and Keith Watkins (7th – $407).
Tuesday $1K Guaranteed NLH (March 7)
The Tuesday No-Limit Hold’em tournament ended in a three-way ICM deal.
The trio of winners included Steven Ward (1st – $749), Joshua Lowy (2nd – $711) and Jason Walker (3rd – $704).
Wednesday $2K Guaranteed Bounty (March 8)
Wednesday’s $2K Guaranteed Bounty ended in a five-way ICM deal.
The top five included Stephen Dion (1st – $601), Guido Scaramuzza (2nd – $531), Lesley Berger (3rd – $492), Rafael Sa’adah (4th – $422) and Christopher Jones (5th – $276).
Wednesday $5K Guaranteed PLO Freeroll (March 8)
The March 8 edition of the Wednesday PLO Freeroll saw 39 players compete for $6,020 in prize money.
The top six finishers included Tobias Grace (1st – $1,608), Evangeline Seet (2nd – $1,097), Tung Tran (3rd – $931), James Fox (4th – $872), David Wilson (5th – $796) and Eslie Barlow (6th – $716).
Thursday $7.5K Guaranteed “The Dirty Thirty Freeroll” (March 9)
The weekly Thursday “Dirty Thirty” Freeroll ended with a heads-up deal.
Robert Wood (1st – $3,059) and Justin Davis (2nd – $2,100) agreed to the ICM chop to finish the tournament. The latest Dirty Thirty drew 90 players for a $9,960 prize pool.
Friday $4K Guaranteed Freezeout (March 10)
Friday’s $4,000 Guaranteed Freezeout drew 101 runners, and ended with the final two players standing agreeing to a deal.
James Fox (1st – $2,400) and Michael Holst (2nd – $2,214) finished in the top two, with each taking home similar paydays.
Austin Ladies Poker Tournament (March 11)
The monthly Austin Ladies Poker event drew 63 players, with the final prize money reaching $3,150.
Ruth Hall took down the win, earning $1,220 in the process. Other top finishers included Christine Eckert (2nd – $915) and Sheila Stimson ($610).
Saturday $4K Guaranteed Bounty (March 11)
The Saturday night bounty tournament saw 62 entries register, and the final five from that player pool agreed to an ICM deal.
Those top five spots went to Rahul Ramachandran (1st – $1,275), Edward Wendler (2nd – $1,172), Otis Thompson (3rd – $855), Caset Walgren (4th – $855), and Aaron Sceales (5th – $768).