The week of October 17 through 23 saw four different tournaments award five-figure prize pools. One player, Robert Davidson, ended up with a share of the “Dirty Thirty” championship in his first Lodge tournament.
The multi-table tournament action rolled on at the Lodge in the past week; let’s take a look at some of the biggest winners:
Tuesday $15K Guaranteed Freeroll (Oct. 18)
The Tuesday freeroll produced one of the biggest prize pools of the week, per Lodge tradition. A total of 178 entries pushed the final prize money to $26,720.
The trio of players pictured in the winner’s photo below agreed to a chop, with each taking home $3,893. Places fourth through sixth earned $3,000 each.
Sunday $15K Guaranteed Deep Stack Freezeout (Oct. 23)
The $15,000 guaranteed Sunday Freezeout drew 90 runners, with the final prize pool ending up at $18,720.
The tournament ended in a four-way ICM deal. The final four standing included Ronald Watson (1st – $3,897), Scott Haire (2nd – $3,853), Clyde Little (3rd – $3,239), and Kirk Middleton (4th – $3,182).
Monday $2K Guaranteed Bounty (Oct. 17)
The week’s tournament action got started with the $2,000 guaranteed Monday bounty event. The tournament ended in a three-way chop, as Steve Roeder, Aaron Anders, and Howard Hammerbeck all took home $636 for finishing as the top three players.
The tournament drew 47 entries, with a prize pool of $2,397 and bounties totaling $3,572.
Monday $3.5K Guaranteed Big-O (Oct. 17)
Monday’s five-card Omaha event nearly tripled the guarantee. A total of 133 entries came out to compete in Big-O, with the final prize pool ending up at $10,014.
Mark Collier (1st – $2,874) topped the field and took down the tournament. Other top finishers included Andrew Stock (2nd – $1,931), Robin Langley (3rd – $1,347) and Matthew Oritz (4th – $940).
Wednesday $4K Guaranteed PLO Freeroll (October 19)
The “Largest Omaha Freeroll in Central Texas” commenced on Wednesday, with the final six players agreeing to an ICM chop.
Among the big winners were Matthew Bray (1st – $1,675), Christopher Bess (2nd – $1,588), James Fox (3rd – $1,202), Lang Anderson (4th – $1,038), Kenneth Flippin (5th – $990) and Nick Sheldon (6th – $920).
The PLO event drew 64 entries and an $8,220 prize pool.
Thursday $1K Guaranteed “The Over Stack” Freeroll (October 20)
The Thursday Over Stack event ended with John Gribben (1st – $991) and Mark Bowen (2nd – $574) taking down first and second place.
The $1,000 guaranteed tournament paid six places.
Thursday $7.5K Guaranteed “The Dirty Thirty” Freeroll (October 20)
Robert Davidson ended up with a share of “The Dirty Thirty” championship in his first tournament at the Lodge. Davidson and Mark Larson agreed to a heads-up chop that saw each player take home $2,619.
Other top finishers included Don Isbell (3rd – $1,395), James Hejna (4th – $1,021) and David Bruno (5th – $748).
A total of 81 entries registered for the tournament, creating a $10,110 prize pool.
Friday $4K Guaranteed Freezeout (October 21)
Friday’s $4,000 guaranteed Freezout more than doubled the advertised prize pool. The tournament drew 93 players, with final prize money ending up at $8,742.
The final four players remaining agreed to an ICM chop.
That list of champions included Aaron Williams (1st – $1,765), Edward Wendler (2nd – $1,711), Fangyu Shang (3rd – $1,444) and Gopal Pathak (4th – $1,234).
Saturday $4K Guaranteed Bounty (October 22)
A total of 80 entries came out for Saturday’s $4,000 guaranteed Bounty event, with final prize money for the tournament finishing at $7,600.
The event ended in a six-way ICM chop. The big winners included Tung Tran (1st – $1,428), Greg Leroy (2nd – $1,193), Ricardo Schaelfi (3rd – $1,179), John Cramer (4th – $1,089), Jeffrey Christensen (5th – $1,078), and Jeremy Greenhalgh (6th – $797).
Sunday $1K Guaranteed Freezeout (Oct. 23)
The week’s final tournament saw the final two players agree to an ICM chop. Brandon Williams (1st – $814) and Ramin Ramazi (2nd – $709) came away with the biggest shares of the prize money.
A total of 29 runners came out for the tournament, creating a $2,204 prize pool.