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May 7, 2024

High Roller Havoc: Champions Club Crowns New Poker Royalty in Texas

This week, the Champions Club in Houston, Texas, became the epicenter of high-stakes poker action, hosting three $5,000 buy-in high rollers that had the poker community on the edge of their seats. Among the victors were Daniel Sepiol, Victoria Livschitz, and Aram Zobian, each clinching a Texas Poker Open (TPO) trophy and etching their names into the annals of poker history in The Lone Star State. With two PokerStake players among the winners, the event was a testament to skill, strategy, and a little bit of luck.

High Roller Havoc: Champions Club Crowns New Poker Royalty in Texas

Key Takeaways:

  • Victoria Livschitz, a PokerStake player, triumphed in the opening high roller event, securing a TPO winners belt buckle and the lion's share of the prize pool.
  • Aram Zobian dominated the final stages of the second high roller event to win $48,600, showcasing his prowess on the felt.
  • In a thrilling conclusion to the third high roller event, a deal between Josh Arieh and Daniel Sepiol saw them splitting the prize, but Sepiol ultimately took home the trophy after a dramatic Pot Limit Omaha hand.

The Texas Poker Open series kicked off with a bang as Victoria Livschitz outlasted a field of 13 entrants in the $5,100-entry No-Limit Hold’em High Roller #1. The event boasted a $65,000 prize pool and saw Livschitz facing off against Michael Wang in a heads-up battle that would not soon be forgotten. Despite the fierce competition, including notable players like Jeremy Ausmus and Chino Rheem, Livschitz emerged victorious, claiming a $45,500 top prize and pushing her lifetime earnings over the $1 million mark.

The high roller action didn't stop there. The second event attracted 18 entrants and a $90,000 prize pool. This time, it was Aram Zobian who stole the show, eliminating his opponents one by one until he faced Jeremy Becker in a heads-up showdown. Zobian's skill was on full display as he secured the $48,600 top prize, leaving Becker to settle for second place.

The third high roller event saw the highest turnout yet, with 33 entrants vying for a piece of the $165,000 prize pool. The competition was fierce, but in the end, it was Daniel Sepiol and Josh Arieh who found themselves battling it out for the title. After striking a deal based on their chip counts, Sepiol and Arieh decided the winner of the coveted belt buckle with a single hand of Pot Limit Omaha. Sepiol emerged victorious, adding a memorable trophy to his collection and boosting his lifetime winnings to over $6.84 million.

The Champions Club in Houston has once again proven itself to be a premier destination for high roller poker action. With its combination of skilled players, significant prize pools, and unforgettable moments, the Texas Poker Open series has set a new standard for poker excellence in the Lone Star State.

Photographs and coverage of the Texas Poker Open are available on PokerGO, the home of high-stakes poker action and the upcoming 55th Annual World Series of Poker.

(First reported by: PokerGO)

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