The fourth Invitation Only Tournament took place on Saturday, May 30th and Sunday, May 31st. This event was a 2-Day Tournament, and gave away a $10,000 Seat into the World Series of Poker Event in Las Vegas!
To qualify you had to be a 1-year VIP Card Holder, and 162 players came out to play in the Main Event. The Killian Hill Event Hall in Lilburn was the perfect location to have such a large tournament and the Atlanta Poker Club provided snacks and drinks!
There was anticipation and excitement as players took their seats. Facebook updates started almost immediately and Twitter updates were constant! The final table was streamed live, and players all over the city were watching along with families in other states!
At every break players discussed hands and chips stacks and looked around to see who was left. The dinner break was an hour and a half and players had the option to go out to eat or the Killian Hill location provided a dinner you could purchase.
Day 1 ended at 9:35 p.m. with 57 players remaining. Players put their chips in plastic bags along with their table and seat numbers and the TD verified the chip count, and players took home the signed sheet. Handled the way it would be if you played in a World Poker Tour Event or a World Series of Poker Event and you made it past Day 1! If you were the button, the button went into your bag.
It was a long first day for some but the excitement kept the adrenalin flowing and players couldn’t wait for Day 2 to start!
Day 2 – Again there were snacks and drinks for the comfort of the players. Play was moving along as the blinds increased and then the final table started at 6:15 p.m., ended at 8:55 p.m.!
10. Frederick McLam
9. Jeff Blau
8. Sybil Turner
7. David Stout
6. Adam Velez
5. Brandt Wilkerson
4. Danny Bavongkhoun
3. Joel Gatlin
Heads up started with Clint Johnson at an estmated $1.575M in chips versus Chaser’s $1.625M . Heads up lasted one hand.
2. Clint Johnson
and your winner –
DAVID “CHASER” VINING
David will play in the $10,000 Main Event in the World Series of Poker and has $1,000 in travel expenses! We all wish David the best of luck, may his hands hold up, may he have the best poker time of his life, and memories that will last a lifetime!