Eric Crisp Wins California State Poker Championship

Eric Crips Wins $324,815 at California State Poker Championship Main Event

The $2,500 buy-in California State Poker Championship Main Event ended Sunday night with a win by the relatively anonymous Eric Crisp of Arlington, Virginia. Eric Crisp had cashed in his first major tournament at the sixth event of this year’s California State Poker Championship, which was a $300 buy-in with rebuys No Limit Texas Holdem event. Crisp finished 11th in that event and continued his excellent play by winning the California State Poker Championship Main Event and $324,815.

The Main Event began on Saturday, September 22nd, and ran through most of Sunday, the 23rd. The tournament had 362 participants. with 27 players cashing in at the event which had a total prize pool of $878,000. The most notable name to make the money in the Main Event was poker professional Can Kim Hua.

The other 17 events of the California State Poker Championship were successful and had some notable moments, including former baseball player Jose Canseco finishing in 16th place in event number 6. Jose will still be known more for the Major League Baseball steroids scandal rather than poker though.

Congratulations to Eric Crisp for an excellent win.

Here are the final table payouts…

9th place: Stanley Fulton, Las Vegas, NV — $14,045
8th place: Jose Velador, Lake Elsinore, CA — $17,555
7th place: Abdol Vahedi, Encino, CA — $21,945
6th place: Dallas Jenkins, Los Angeles, CA — $30,725
5th place: Osmin Dardon, West Covina, CA — $39,505
4th place: James Doty, Canyon Country, CA — $52,670
3rd place: Louis Cohen, Denver, CO — $83,395
2nd place: Can Kim Hua, Las Vegas, NV — $166,790
1st place: Eric Crisp, Arlington, VA — $324,815


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