Hollywood Casino (Ind.) happy with Fall Classic turnout

December 23, 2011  

Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg’s annual Hollywood Fall Classic, which featured 14 events, saw Justin Brown of Bloomington, Ind., take down the main event and $82,302.

Tournament director Kevin Dawn was pleased with this year’s turnout.

“Event 1 was up 44 percent (over last year) and the main event was up 96 percent,” he said. “Overall attendance was up 51 percent.”

The HFC is one of three big tournaments Hollywood hosts yearly. The Hollywood Poker Open kicks things off in the spring as the World Poker Tour is expected to return for its third trip to the Hoosier state. The Indiana State Poker Championship follows in late summer.

• The folks from DeepStacks Live invaded Horseshoe Southern Indiana for the Breeders Cup Celebrity Invitational. Michael “Grinder” Mizrachi, with Mike “Mouth” Matusow, Karina Jett, John Racener and other pros converged for the charity tournament in support of the V foundation.

Larry Tingle of Louisville won the event, taking home $2,384.
One lucky player, Cameron Weller, won his way into the tournament by posting on the DeepStacks Live Facebook page.

Weller, a native of Chambersburg, Pa., made the trip for the tournament and was a guest at the Breeders Cup race that week. Weller also sported an anteupmagazine.com patch during the event!

— Don Lawson is the Ante Up Ambassador for Kentuckiana. He’s a part-time journalist and avid poker player. He can be reached at anteupdon@gmail.com.

HOLLYWOOD FALL CLASSIC

Lawrenceberg, Ind., Nov. 10-20
Event 1 • $345 NLHE
Players: 1,419 • Prize Pool: $412,929
WINNER: Steve Lotshaw, $26,270
Event 2 • $200 Seniors
Players 277 • Prize Pool: $53,738
WINNER: Doug Holland, $12,275
Event 3 • $555 NLHE
Players: 124 • Prize Pool: $60,140
WINNER: Sean Bennett, $17,406
Event 4 • $235 PLO/8
Players: 145 • Prize Pool: $28,130
WINNER: Robert Fine, $5,546
Event 5 • $345 NLHE
Players: 139 • Prize Pool: $40,449
WINNER: Michael Scarborough, $12,089
Event 6 • $235 Ladies
Players: 52 • Prize Pool: $10,088
WINNER: Jennifer Cason, $3,000
Event 7 • $235 Bounty
Players: 200 • Prize Pool: 28,800
WINNER: George Lusby, $6,562
Event 8 • $235 PLO
Players: 89 • Prize Pool: $17,266
WINNER: Charles Craig, $5,360
Event 9 • $235 Heads-up
Players: 63 • Prize Pool: $12,222
WINNER: Jonathan Taylor, $3,668
Event 10 • $235 NLHE
Players: 141 • Prize Pool: $27,354
WINNER: Danny Fentress, $6,100
Event 11 • $235 6-Max
Players: 131 • Prize Pool: $25,414
WINNER: Frank Athey, $8,029
Event 12 • $235 Omaha/8
Players: 88 • Prize Pool: $17,072
WINNER: Bradley Butcher, $3,007
Event 13 • $345 NLHE
Players: 300 • Prize Pool: $87,300
WINNER: Akbar Ghori, $17,281
$1,500 Main Event
Players: 198 • Prize Pool: $288,090
WINNER: Justin Brown, $82,302