PNW Poker Leaderboard — Hey, Baby, It’s the Fourth of July (2018)

As mentioned in the last leaderboard update, I broke my wrist on Father’s Day weekend, and it’s put a bit of a kink into my plans, not to mention my typing. Not only is this post late, but it only covers results available by 28 June 2018. Which means there’s a lot of stuff. So pardon the brevity and I apologize if I didn’t get your results, I can only manage some of the highlights.

Darrel Gallion of Stevenson had had just one cash on Hendon Mob before this summer, then he min-cashed a $250 WSOP Daily Deepstack on the 24th and got 2nd place in the same event on the next day. Seattle’s Laine Tanaka got 2nd in the same event a couple days earlier for his first cash.

Jonathan Levy (Portland) got his second-ever cash getting official first place in a chop in an event at the Aria Poker Classic. Do not confuse him with the other Jonathan Levy.

Michael Hansen (Lava Hot Spring, Idaho) got his second cash in a big way outside Vegas orbit in a may result that was only recently reported, at the WSOP WARM-UP, in Hammond, Indiana, with a 2-way chop. The single cash moves him into 640th place on the overall PNW leaderboard.

Rep Porter (#6 on the leaderboard) came close to another WSOP bracelet in the WSOP Event #43 PLO Championship for the biggest money win of any PNW player during the middle of the series. Right behind him is Salem’s own Bill Stabler, at his second WSOP Seniors NLHE final table in seven years, taking 2nd this time. He moves up to #43. Taking 5th at the same final table was another PNW player: Bill Bennet of Hoquiam.

Dylan Linde continues to be the volume king, making two WSOP final tables in Event #39 LHE Shootout (4th place) and Event #43 NLHE just two days apart. Jesse Kertland of Ellensberg took 5th in the Shootout.

Portland’s George Wolff is back in action, making the unofficial final table of Event #42 PLO High Roller.

Kao Saechao took 2nd place in GOLIATH #28 $500K GTD NLHE at Planet Hollywood, in what looks like at least a 2-way deal. Michael York of Twin Falls came in 7th in the same event.

Scott Ruegesegger of Monmouth had the biggest cash of his poker career with a win in a  $250 Daily Deepstack on the 19th.

Before he headed out to the WSOP, Chaz Wexler of Arlington popped into the WPTDeepstacks Main Event in Tampa to grab some money for 4th place.

Arturo Davila, Jr., from Buckley, Washington, took advantage of a nearly 12% overlay in the Venetian Deepstack Championship Series #68 $800K GTD NLHE 8-Max to nab 5th place.

Seattle’s Laurence Hughes won a a Wynn Summer Classic $50K GTD NLHE tournament that more than doubled the guarantee.

Jeremy Harkin and his mix-game pals continue their good runs. Harkin made the final table of Event #40 Mixed Big Bet for 6th place (after winning his bracelet earlier in the series), and Jeff Mitseff took 7th in Event #50 Razz after nearly making the final (15th) in Event #46 Mixed Omaha Hi-Lo/Stud Hi-Lo.

Spokane’s Sterling Lipscomb took 2nd in one of the $365 NLHE Turbo Daily Deepstacks on 23 June, then put some of that money into Event #51 NLHE Bounty for 14th place.

An ICM chop in a Aria Poker Classic NLHE Seniors tournament and 7th in the Grand Poker Series #39 NLHE Seniors got Clark Watkins of Eltopia, Washington on the board this edition. Albany’s Stephen Boyd took 3rd place in the Grand tournament.

Boise’s Daniel McFaul won another of the $365 Daily Deepstack NLHE Turbo events on 20 June.

Steven Baker of Renton was runner-up at another Aria Poker Classic NLHE Seniors tournament in at least a six-way chop. Sand Point’s Mike Kinney was 3rd.

Dan Montoya from Kennewick placed 6th in another event at Planet  Hollywood GOLIATH #19 NLHE The Big Low Roller.

Colin Gelker of Blaine took 4th in an event that should be near and dear to Portland players: the GOLIATH #33 Big O.

This report wraps up with Jared Dairy, who’s been a constant on the rails of Portland-area players deep in the series (and online) and bagged his biggest-ever recorded cash with a win in a $200 NLHE Daily Deepstack with nearly 300 entries.

More soon!