Welcome to The Commerce Casino

Welcome to The Commerce Casino

Thursday night at the Commerce Casino saw the arrival of our 17 qualifiers from all over the world. We have players from Canada, Russia, Ukraine, Germany, United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Italy, and Sweden. All these guys have come to Los Angeles with one thing in mind – to win the LA Poker Classic.

Thursday evening was more relaxed as the PartyPoker team welcomed the players to Stakes restaurant at the Commerce. While we organised the players registrations and got their seat assignments, the players chatted and relaxed over a welcoming glass of champagne and a delicious dinner.
Dinner is served for the PartyPoker players

Dinner is served for the PartyPoker players

Once dinner was over many of the players hit the cash game tables to get into their poker rhythm ready for Friday’s 12pm start. Many of the most famous names in poker usually take part in the WPT LA Poker Classic and previous winners of this title include Gus Hansen, Antonio Esfandiari and Phil Ivey.

I have already spotted a lot of big name pro’s here this week and I am sure that by the time the players sit down at 12 noon on Friday, I will have spotted a lot more. I will keep you updated on who is playing in this event.

The Commerce is the world’s biggest poker room and famous throughout the world for being a great place to play some poker. Although all the cash game tables are on the ground floor, the tournament will be taking part in a huge tournament room on the second floor. We will be back on Friday to report on the progress of our 17 guys and other well known poker players.

Tournament Director, Matt Savage, His wife Maryann and PartyPokers Mike O'Malley

Tournament Director, Matt Savage, his wife Maryann and Mike O'Malley from PartyPoker

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