Local poker players faring well in Sierra Classic at Harveys
April 8, 2009
Greg Pincombe of Redwood, Calif., won the largest payout of the
Sierra Poker Classic on Sunday at Harveys Resort and Casino.
The third event of the satellite event of the World Series of Poker rendered a prize pool of $34,920. Pin-combe’s take was $12,416 in the no-hold’em field of 72 players. Oscar Rodriguez of West Covina, Calif., was runner-up with $6,635.
The first event on Thursday and Friday saw the most success by local players.
James Trott of West Pittsburgh, Penn., won with a payout of $6,299, but a number of local players finished in the top 10, including third-place finisher David Washburn of South Lake Tahoe with $2,535. Also finishing in the money were South Lake Tahoe’s Jim Gooch in seventh place and Chris “Iceman Fimmen of Stateline in eighth. Placerville’s Thomas Metcalf placed ninth.
Andy Miller of Roseville beat out fellow Roseville resident Jeremy Chew in the fourth event, which included 62 entries. Miller made $6,414, while Chew earned $3,428. Steve Kristy of Sacramento was third and Roy Peters of Reno came in eighth.
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Kim A. Rubin of Fair Oaks won the ladies championship Saturday, taking home $2,813 in field of 29 players.
Livermore’s Ed Yang won the second event with $8,068, with Ernie Mankin second. Incline Village’s Jim Pistorio as fifth and Joanne Giannotti of South Lake Tahoe came in sixth.
The poker event runs through Saturday.