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Pala poker sixth tournament winner announced

20 August 2010

PALA, California -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- Eric Saikin won first place Thursday, Aug. 19, and took home $1,805 from a $7,125 prize pool in the Pala Poker Open's sixth No Limit Hold'em Tournament. There was a seven-way chop for second in the 35-player event. Andrea McNew of Ramona, CA; Ramon Ramil of Murrieta, CA; Jason Jacinto, San Diego, CA; Wally Joseph, Laguna Hills, CA; Buff Harris, Orlando, FL; Scott Murrie, San Marcos, CA, and Kristen Penny, Temecula, CA, each won $760. For Murrie, it was the second time he cashed in the tournament. He won $3,065 for first place in the first Pala Poker Open tournament on Saturday, Aug. 14.

Co-sponsored by DeepStacks Live, the industry leader in poker training, the Pala Poker Open concludes Sunday, Aug. 22 and will provide Southern California poker players the opportunity to compete against such players as World Series of Poker Main Event Champion Tom McEvoy and sponsored pro Adam "Roothlus" Levy in the two-day final event; participate in three-time WSOP bracelet winner Mike "The Mouth" Matusow's DeepStacks Live Advanced Tournament training course, and play poker in five remaining tournaments throughout the week.

Matusow's Advanced Tournament course will be taught from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday, Aug. 20, along with fellow instructors McEvoy and Levy. The $295 entry fee covers one-on-one instruction, table analysis, advanced odds and outs and player perception training.

The remaining tournament schedule is:

Friday, Aug. 20, Noon, Mega Satellite (5 seats guaranteed), $68 buy-in, $10 entry fee. Start with $3,000 in chips with $5 optional bonus buy for additional $2,000.

Friday, Aug. 20, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Mike Matusow DeepStacks Live Advanced Tournament Course.

Saturday, Aug. 21/Sunday, Aug. 22, 11 a.m., No Limit Hold'em DeepStack, $300 buy-in, $40 entry fee. Start with $25,000 in chips with $15 optional bonus buy for additional $5,000. A prize pool of $30,000 is guaranteed.

All tournaments also will offer a staff bonus buy for additional starting chips.

DeepStacks Live Instructors

Matusow, a resident of Las Vegas, NV, is a three-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner and the winner of the 2005 WSOP Tournament of Champions. He has amassed more than $7 million in lifetime earnings.

McEvoy, also a Las Vegas resident, won the inaugural WSOP Champions Invitational in 2009 and the first Binion Cup, named after Benny Binion, the founder of the World Series of Poker. McEvoy also is the 1983 WSOP Main Event Champion and a four-time WSOP bracelet winner.

Levy, a resident of Los Angeles, CA, has won over $3 million playing online poker. An Ultimate Bet sponsored pro, Levy finished fifth in the World Poker Tour championship in 2008.

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