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San Diego poker player wins River Card Halloweekend Tourney

31 October 2016

(PRESS RELEASE) -- Michael Kaplitz, a poker player from San Diego, CA, won $4,846 and the championship of the Pala River Card Halloweekend poker tournament after an agreement to a two-way safety chop Sunday, 30 October, at Pala Casino Spa and Resort.

Kaplitz held the most chips and he and Howard Mazer of Mission Viejo, CA, agreed to the chop after four days of poker action. Mazer won $4,845 for second place.

A total of 216 players vied for the $31,350 prize pool and 22 finalists cashed.

All 22 winners included:
1. Michael Kaplitz, San Diego, CA, $4,846 and the River Card trophy
2. Howard Mazer, Mission Viejo, CA, $4,845
3. Mac Sohrabi, Encinitas, CA, $3,500
4. Eric Fuston, Murrieta, CA, $3,500
5. Leonard Gutierrez, Chino. CA, $1,833
6. Dmitry Shindyalov, San Diego, CA, $1,622
7. Margo Lundahl, Corona Del Mar, CA, $1,410
8. Bradford Lawn, San Diego, CA, $1,198
9. Tim Anders, Las Vegas, NV, $917
10. David Connell, Upland, CA, $708
11. Jay D’Agnencia, Murrieta, CA, $396
12. Georgene Farmer, Ashland, CA, $396
13. Joel Tobiason, Coronado, CA, $339
14. Corey Zorb, Murrieta, CA, $339
15. Rod Clarida, Temecula, CA, $339
16. Marlon Maglaya, Chino, CA, $310
17. Walter Schnell, Escondido, CA, $310
18. Dustin Skarra, Poway, CA, $310
19. Michael Loudermilk, Escondido, CA, $310
20. Ramana Prakash, San Diego, CA, $310
21. David Rimi, Riverside, CA, $216
22. Jose Castanieto, Chula Vista, CA, $216

The 22 players who qualified for the final day also received $100 each at the end of their qualifying session.

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