Bob Francis

CONGRATULATIONS to Bob Francis of Tucson Arizona, the WINNER of the AZ Regional World Series of Poker Main Event Buy In FINALS!  Bob played his way through 272 players over 2 days on his way to the WIN!  Bob opted for the $5000.00 instead of the Main Event Seat.  We witnessed some truly amazing poker being played for over 19 hours in 2 days!  The FINAL 40 squared off at 1pm on Sunday, June 14th and the last hand was dealt after 7:30pm!  When they reached heads up and after Bob had taken down a huge pot, leaving 2nd place finisher Shylo Gossman with just over 100,000 in chips (Bob had over 3 million in chips) he graciously offered Shylo a fair chop - $4000 to $1000.  True to his word, Shylo said he was in it to win it and turned down the offer.  Shylo said he wanted to play in the main event and no amount of money would change his mind!  The next hand all the chips went into the middle and Bob caught his trip sixes on the turn to eliminate Shylo and take home the WIN! 

We would like to congratulate everyone that qualified and participated in this amazing event!  We would also like to thank all of you for being such GREAT CUSTOMERS and valued supporters of The Poker Pub of Tucson and The Poker Pub of West Phoenix!  We would like to thank all of our venues for hosting our games and all of our players for continuing to support these venues while helping make The Poker Pub the premiere free poker leaue in Arizona!  Special thanks to Clicks Billiards, Famous Sam's (43rd & Glendale) Famous Sam's (57th Ave & Bell) Fox & Hound (Tucson) and Taco Bron for hosting the qualifier tournaments!  Thanks to Executive Inn & Suites of Tucson for hosting the qualifiers and the FINALS!

2009 Main Event Buy In Series Finals - FINAL TABLE:

WINNER - Bob Francis
2nd place - Shylo Gossman
3rd place - Danielle Estrada
4th place - Dewayne Loftis
5th place - Justin Eastman
6th place - Skip Geroux
7th place - Ernest Dagnino
8th place - Richard Cook
9th place - Beverly Calk
10th place - Patrick Doyle
Final Table Bubble Dereck "Bubba" Gardner

Congratulations to these 40 players that made it to day two: 
Jake Schaeffer, Shylo Gossman, Dewayne Loftis, Danielle Estrada, Rick Transue, John Moreno, Mike Frazee, Dave Drolet, Justin Eastman, Bob Francis, Bubba Gardner, Bob Tims, Mark Branaman, Richard Cook, Simon Cain, Patrick Doyle, Brenda Baggett, Travis Smith, Cesle Bustillos, Matt Leach, Chad Riesgo, Todd Mazur, Bev Calk, Pete Alvey, Ernest Dagnino, Rick McDonald, Charles Nicolai, Skip Geroux, Eddie Gonzales, Scott Mendelson, Linda Witte, Linda Vossler, Rich Nicholas, Kerry Hays, Jack Kinnaman, Michael Altsheyn, Bernie LeBrun, Dilan Zespy, Larry Lane, Paul Gaeta, Brenda Perry.

We look forward to doing this again next year, so keep accumulating those WSOP Points and keep an eye on the website for the next round of qualifier tournaments!  Until then, GOOD LUCK to you all and ... "May all your cards be live!"

The Poker Pub of Tucson and The Poker Pub of West Phoenix reserve the right to alter or cancel promotions at any time.

girlfriends  friends 

Starting on Tuesday, June 16th we will be running a special "Bring a Friend" promotion for at least 8 weeks!  Here is how it works: For every *New Player that you bring to any game, you will receive 1000 extra starting chips!  The NEW player will also receive 1000 extra starting chips! 

*This promotion is for NEW PLAYERS ONLY.  New players must fill out registration form.  If you bring the new player to the first session and you both play in the second session, you will receive the 1000 extra starting chips for each session!  There is no limit to the number of players that you can bring in.  If you bring in 10 new members you will start with a HUGE CHIP STACK! (If you don't win the tournament, you will just need to practice a little more!  Cool

If it is discovered that the "new player" is already a member, you will have bad karma for the rest of your poker playing days and you will get cold decked at least twice a week for life!  You will also not be invited to any of our special tournaments since we will consider this to be cheating and everyone knows that we don't tolerate cheating in any form!  GOOD LUCK at the tables and ..."May all your cards be live!"

The Poker Pub of West Phoenix reserves the right to alter or cancel promotions at any time.

martini

Play at Marc's Sports Grill & Nightlife EVERY WEDNESDAY at 7 & 10PM and WIN GIFT CERTIFICATES!  If there are 2 tables for the session Marc's will be awarding $10 Gift Certificate to 1st place and $5 Gift Certificate for 2nd place!  If there are 3 or more tables for the session Marc's will be awarding $20 Gift Certificate for 1st place and $10 Gift Certificate for 2nd place!  Make sure you check out the Marctini Lounge while you are there and say hi to the NEW Manager Steve!

The Poker Pub of West Phoenix reserves the right to alter or cancel promotions at any time.

You have one more chance to qualify (or get your extra starting chips) for the Main Event Buy In Finals!  This qualifier will be for Flight #2.  Please see related story below for more info on this special tournament.  The last chance qualifier will be held on Friday, June 12th at Famous Sam's (43rd Ave & Glendale) at 5:30PM.  We will be awarding seats (or extra starting chips) to at least 50% of the field!  Come out to Famous Sam's (43rd Ave & Glendale) tomorrow and WIN your seat in the Main Event Buy In finals where we will be awarding at least one seat in the Main Event of the World Series of Poker!

The Poker Pub of West Phoenix reserves the right to alter or cancel promotions at any time.

Carlos M

Carlos Mendoza played in Event #7 ($1500.00 Bracelet event) courtesy of The Poker Pub of West Phoenix!  Carlos WON his seat at one of our exclusive WSOP Bracelet Event Buy In satellites!  Unfortunately Carlos didn't make it into the money.  He and his dad did have a great time in Vegas and had the chance to meet a lot of poker pros at the World Series of Poker! Congratulations Carlos!  Hopefully we will see you in next year's WSOP! Until then, GOOD LUCK and may all your cards be live!

Cash in hand   

CONGRATULATIONS to Rebecca Sarantakis, Richard Leonard and Bryan Mazon, the WINNERS of The Poker Pub 2009 National Tournament of Champions!  These 3 players decided to take the cash option and chop the $5000.00 prize pool.  They each received $1600.00 and tipped the Sahara dealers an extra $200.00 for their efforts!

We would like to thank the Sahara Hotel & Casino Poker Room for hosting this special event! Special thanks to Gary, Jeff and ALL the dealers for making sure that ALL of our players had a great experience at the National TOC!
The FINAL TABLE was dominated by players from Arizona!  (The first player eliminated was also from AZ!)

The Poker Pub 2009 National TOC Final Table:

1st Rebecca Sarantakis (St. Louis, MO) Rebecca had the chip lead when they agreed to chop the prize pool.
2nd Richard Leonard (Tucson, AZ)
3rd Bryan Mazon (Tucson, AZ)
4th David Orser (Green Valley, AZ) Money Bubble.
5th Dustin Eiserman (Tucson, AZ)
6th Richard Yochem (W. Phoenix, AZ)
7th Chuck Fredericks (W. Phoenix, AZ)
8th Christina Holliday (Joplin, MO)
9th DeAngelo Brooks (Kansas City, KS)
10th Darrin Downing (Springfield, MO)

We would like to congratulate everyone that qualified and participated in this years National TOC!  We hope to see you all again next year!  Until then... GOOD LUCK and May all your cards be live!

CLICK HERE to view pics of the National TOC and WSOP!

The Sunday sessions at MVP are moving to 6 & 9PM starting on Sunday, June 14th! MVP also hosts sessions EVERY WEDNESDAY AT 5:30 & 8:30PM and EVERY THURSDAY at 7 & 10PM! Come out to MVP, try the GREAT PIZZA and enjoy the GREAT DRINK SPECIALS while you play "NO ENTRY FEE ~ NO LIMIT TEXAS HOLD'EM" with The Poker Pub of West Phoenix!

PLEASE NOTE: The following changes effective Sunday June 14th Famous Sam's (57th & Bell) will be hosting ONE ROUND ONLY at 3PM on Sundays. Monday night games have been cancelled. Come out to Famous Sam's (57th & Bell) EVERY SUNDAY at 3PM, EVERY TUESDAY at 7 & 10PM and EVERY THURSDAY at 7 & 10PM try some of the great food, enjoy your favorite beverages and join The Poker Pub of West Phoenix for "NO ENTRY FEE ~ NO LIMIT TEXAS HOLD'EM" May all your cards be live!

Due to circumstances beyond our control, we will not be hosting the sessions at Pappy's today, Thursday May 28th.  We apologize for the short notice.  The games at Pappy's will resume tomorrow.

speed sports

 Visit the Speed Sports website at http://www.speedsportsusa.net/

We are pleased to announce that Pole Position at Speed Sports has joined The Poker Pub of West Phoenix!  We will be hosting games at Pole Position EVERY WEDNESDAY at 7 & 10PM and EVERY THURSDAY at 7 & 10PM starting on Wednesay, May 27th!  We will be awarding special points for at least the first 2 weeks where the player with the most points for the night will receive $100.00
Speed Sports is the ONLY RC store in the U.S. with a bar & racetrack inside! This place is truly ONE OF A KIND! Come out to Pole Position at Speed Sports and enjoy the good bar food and excellent beer prices while you WIN $100* with The Poker Pub of West Phoenix!

Points for this promotion will be awarded as follows. Please note these points have nothing to do with any points that are entered into the system. These points will only be used to determine an overall winner for the night.

1st - 16pts x total number of players for that session

2nd - 15pts x total number of players for that session

3-      14pts x total number of players for that session

4-      13pts x total number of players for that session

5-      12pts x total number of players for that session

6-      11pts x total number of players for that session

7-      10pts x total number of players for that session

8-      9pts x total number of players for that session

9-      8pts x total number of players for that session

10-   8pts x total number of players for that session

11-   7pts x total number of players for that session

12-   7pts x total number of players for that session

13-   6pts x total number of players for that session

14-   6pts x total number of players for that session

15-   5pts x total number of players for that session

16-   5pts x total number of players for that session

17 Thru 21- 4 x total number of players for that session

22 Thru 28- 3 x total number of players for that session

29 Thru 35- 2 x total number of players for that session

36 Thru 100- 1 x total number of players for that session

In the event of a tie all players involved in the tie will play a tiebreaker tournament to determine the winner. The tiebreaker tournament structure will be as follows: Players will receive 500 in chips.
Blinds will start at 25-50 and will be raised every 5 minutes.

*Payout will be based on the number of players at each session.  The maximum payout will be $100. The minimum payout with at least 2 total tables will be $50.

The Poker Pub of West Phoenix reserves the right to alter or cancel promotions at any time.

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