Our first event here in Reno was a smashing success, drawing more players than the casino has seen for this particular event in years. A good time was had by all, and the event ended in a surprise nine way chop with Ivan Zarate taking the lion’s share of the winnings.
The event featured a $200 buy-in with $50 of that going to a bounty on each player. Zarate ended up with $2,300 on top of the bounties he collected on his way to the final table. This brings Zarate’s tournament winnings to nearly $70,000. The rest of the table received $809 each in addition to the bounties they collected.
The field was an impressive 79 players for a small bounty event on a Thursday, and players loved playing in a room with a view of the high sierras and praised the structure of the event as well.
A satellite went off with a nice crowd as well, with 53 entrants competing for 11 seats into the $40k guaranteed event starting on Friday.