The 30th Anniversary Los Angeles Poker Classic (LAPC) at The Commerce continues through February before the festival ends on March 5. This week, legendary actor James Woods and specialist in Razz Lynda Tran joined to overthrow Event no. $45,600 HEROS Partners.
The duo took home $1,700 each after beating a field of 19 teams and defeating Robert Turner i Larry Ziman during face up play.
The win gives the Once Upon a Time in America star and Salvador his third LAPC title after winning the $1,100 Omaha 8 or Better for $21,065 in 2016 and the $570 Triple Triple Draw in 2019 for $7,560. Meanwhile, Los Angeles native Tran captures her first LAPC title after several final table appearances.
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The HEROES event, a play on the popular HORSE format, featured Hold’em with a team twist, Stud, Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better, Razz and Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better. Others who cashed in on the event include Henry Ferguson III i Jorge Alba (3rd – $1,750) i Kathy Chang i Daniel Geyser (4th – $1,150).
LAPC event no. $45,600 HEROS Partners Final Table Results
PLACETEAMHOMETOWN AWARD (IN USD) 1James Woods and Lynda TranLos Angeles/Monterey Park $3,400 2Robert Turner and Larry ZimanLos Angeles/West Hollywood $3,390 3Henry Ferguson III and Jorge AlbaLos Angeles/Rancho Cucamonga $1,750 4Kandothy Beach Valencia/Redo Gendoser $1/5
Woods isn’t the only legend to have warmed up at LAPC as the 86-year-old started the series. Perry Green went down $400 Mixed Omaha for $7,020 and his first tournament win in 35 years.
Read how Perry Green won his first tournament in 35 years at LAPC!
Woods & Tran Crushing mixed games
Woods, who in addition to being a legendary actor is a regular on the LA poker scene and at the WSOP, was already having a strong streak heading into this week’s HEROES event. Earlier in the month, Woods finished seventh $400 TOE event for $750 and fifth in the $400 BEAST event for $1,060.
James Woods shows a strong hand at the 2022 WSOP
Tran, whose Twitter bio lists her as the 2022 “No. 1 Female Razz Player,” finished runner-up in Event #73: $1,500 Razz at the 2022 WSOP a Daniel Strelitz as Tran took home a career-best $71,527.
A large portion of Tran Hendon Mob’s cashes dating back to 2010 have come from mixed game events, including a fourth-place finish in the $350 Triple Stud at the 2019 LAPC and an eighth-place finish in the $2,140 HORSE event at the Festival of next year.
Lynda Tran at the 2022 WSOP
There’s plenty of action ahead at the 30th Anniversary LAPC with dozens of events to come, including the $100,000 guaranteed “Remington” No-Limit Hold’em event that will close the series.
For more information on the LAPC, visit www.commercecasino.com/tournament/los-angeles-poker-classic.
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