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Commerce Casino guarantees $100,000 in lower buy-in event

14 September 2010

COMMERCE, California -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- Commerce Casino continues to achieve new heights in providing huge returns for low buy in-tournament players. A record first prize payout of $100,000 was to be awarded to the last player standing in the $120-buy-in Turbo No Limit Hold 'em event Sunday night in the casino's three-week-long Hold'em Series. Rudy Fulson of Los Angeles topped the field of 3,030 players.

After searching records it was discovered that the $300,000 guaranteed prize pool and the $100,000 guaranteed first prize were the largest payouts ever awarded for a $100 or $120 buy-in casino poker tournament. The tournament allowed players to enter or re-enter over six starting sessions.

Fulson, a full-time plumber and part-time poker player, learned to play poker from his uncle, tried a few tournaments, was successful and has never looked back. "I don't look around at other people's stacks to see where I am in the tournament," said Fulson. "I concentrate on my table and try to be dominant. I'm a winner and I won't settle for anything less."

Given the slow times for service professionals like plumbers, Fulson acknowledged, "I thank God for this win." Asked what he would do with his winnings, he joked, "I have a big family at home and they know that I won, so when I get home they are gonna have their hands out!"

"Commerce Casino continues to provide the biggest guarantees in the world for small buy-in tournaments catering to our local players and a few fortunate out-of-towners, " said Tournament Director Matt Savage. "Due to the enormous success of this event, we have another one slated for Commerce's L.A. Open, which extends from Nov. 3 to Nov. 21."

The current Hold'em Series underway offers $1.2 million dollars in guarantees and continues until Sept. 19.

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