High-Stakes Hold’em in Station Casinos $1 Million No-Limit Tournaments

Final Table results from the Championship Round (May 24 & 25)

Pocket 6s was the winning hand for Lars B., the 2011 Grand Champion of Station Casinos’ No-Limit Hold’em Poker Tournaments. Lars outlasted a best-of-the-best field of 120 to take the top cash of $60,000 and a Rolex watch.

Five guaranteed $200,000 tournaments at four our Las Vegas poker rooms in less than one month!

“We paid the million dollars even with some huge overlays. Watch for our next one in the spring of 2012,” Station Casinos Poker Tournament Director Derek Glover said.

  1. Lar B. $60,000
  2. Ran C. $31,040
  3. Jonathan E. $25,220
  4. Sonja J. $19,400
  5. Joshua P. $15,520
  6. Brian L. $11,640
  7. Blake K. $9,700
  8. Jeffrey S. $7,760
  9. Frank T. $5,820
  10. Gary B. $3,880

Thanks to all and see ya next year!

Championship Round down to 10.

If you're sitting this table, you cashed at least $3,880.


Final Table results from Red Rock (May 17-22)

Our pictures of Travis were horrible so here's a shot of the satellite tables at Red Rock. So sorry.

Congratulations Travis F. for becoming our fourth $60,000 winner!

Travis beat the biggest field of our four guaranteed $200,000 tournaments at Red Rock and joins our other three champions (see below) in the Championship Round at Red Rock, where the Grand Champion (we need a better title) will be decided from a field of 120 best-of-the-best on May 24 and 25. The Championship Round is another $200,000 tournament, with the top 12 spots cashing, and the winner getting nearly another $60,000 plus a Rolex watch.

If that “other” Vegas hold’em tournament has bracelet winners…we’re going to have a watch winner!

Can’t wait and good luck to the field!

  1. Travis F. $60,000
  2. Daniel O. $32,000
  3. Daniel C. $24,000
  4. Aaron J. $17,000
  5. Matthew L. $12,000
  6. Anthony N. $9,000
  7. Charles D. $6,500
  8. Tommy A. $5,000
  9. Paul N. $4,500
  10. Peter M. $4,000

Final Table results from Sunset Station (May 10-15)

See ya in the Championship Round Chris!

Two reasons to be super excited about the results from the third Main Table this past weekend at Sunset Station:

  • Christopher P. outlasted our biggest field yet, over 200 entries, to become our third $60,000 winner. Congrats Christopher, who joins Mark I. and Frederick N. as our champs so far.
  • Our “Get Staked” facebook contest winner Jeff J. cashed! As you might remember, we backed one player in each of the four tournaments by paying their $1,100 entry fee into the Main Table. After Nick G. (at GVR) and Karen W. (at Palace) didn’t make it to the money, Jeff found the final table for a $4,000 “free roll” payday … and, no, he doesn’t have to pay us back! Congratulations and great job Jeff!
  1. Christopher P. $60,000
  2. Yehuda Y. $29,000
  3. Thomas K. $22,000
  4. Blake K. $18,000
  5. Simon L. $14,000
  6. Christopher P. $11,000
  7. Ran C. $8,500
  8. Assaf B. $6,000
  9. Jeff J. $4,000 (facebook winner!)
  10. Bryce D. $3,000

Onto The Turn, our fourth (and the last tournament you can buy in) with another guaranteed $200,000 prize pool is this week at Red Rock, followed by the Championship Round, also at Red Rock, on May 24 & 25 when someone is going to win another $60,000 and a sweet watch.

Final Table results from Palace Station (May 3-8)

$60,000 poker face from Mark!

Congratulations to Mark I., the winner of the second (of four) final table in our $1 Million No-Limit Hold’em Tournaments. Mark’s $60,000 first-place cash was part of the $200,000 guaranteed prize pool at Palace Station this weekend. Here’s the rest of the payouts from the Top 10:

  1. Mark I. $60,000
  2. Vincent M. $32,000
  3. Michael S. $24,000
  4. Chance K. $18,000
  5. Paul L. $15,000
  6. Frank A. $13,000
  7. Brian L. $10,000
  8. Frank T. $7,000
  9. Raymond W. $6,000
  10. David B. $4,000

No time to rest, another guaranteed $200,000 prize pool is in play this week at Sunset Station.

Good luck!

Our 2nd “Get Staked” Winner was Karen W., who finished out of the money.

Final Table results from Green Valley Ranch (April 26-May 1)

Frederick took home top cash with a tournament winning hand of KC-QC.

  1. Frederick N. $60,000
  2. Jeffery S. $30,000
  3. Robert W. $16,000
  4. Robert T. $16,000
  5. Christopher B. $12,000
  6. Mark I. $10,000
  7. Matthew L. $8,000
  8. Andrew J. $7,000
  9. Sonja J. $6,000

Our 1st “Get Staked” Winner was Nick G. Unfortunately, Nick only lasted about 45 minutes but reportedly had great fun.

LAS VEGAS – With the first $60,000 winner already decided, Station Casinos $1 Million No-Limit Hold’em Tournaments are ready to shuffle up and deal again this weekend at Palace Station Hotel Casino.

In the event’s first tournament at Green Valley Ranch (April 26 – May 1), Frederick Narciso played KC-QC into the winning hand and cashed the first-place amount of $60,000 from the event’s $200,000 prize pool. The nearly five-week poker event now shifts locations to Palace Station.

“Outside the World Series of Poker, we think it’s the best Hold’em Tournament in Las Vegas and the biggest Station Casinos has ever held,” Station Casinos Poker Tournament Director Derek Glover said. “If you can’t afford the buy-ins for the upcoming WSOP, we have three buy-in options starting at the $85 Single-Table Satellite level. Not bad for a shot at at least $60,000.”

Station Casinos is also awarding a “free roll” in each week’s tournament via a “Get Staked” contest on facebook (http://www.facebook.com/sunsetstation), looked for the “Get Staked” tab, where online contestants answer: Why should you be backed in the tournament? The winner gets the $1,100 Main Table buy-in paid for in that week’s tournament.

The Station Casinos $1 Million No-Limit Hold’em Tournaments’ (www.StationCasinosPoker.com) remaining dates and locations, including the Championship Tournament event, are as follows:

  • At Palace Station: qualifying May 3 – 6 with Main Table May 7 & 8
  • At Sunset Station: qualifying May 10 – 13 with Main Table May 14 & 15
  • At Red Rock Resort: qualifying May 17 – 20 with Main Table May 21 & 22
  • Championship Tournament: May 24 & 25 at Red Rock Resort

8 thoughts on “High-Stakes Hold’em in Station Casinos $1 Million No-Limit Tournaments

  1. station casino showed a lot of class in this tournament. it was obvious that they were not going to come close to breaking even with the amount of entries they had, but they decided to pay the 200k guarentee in each tourney, even tho the small print gave them outs. most other casinos would have opted for the outs. very impressive move by the fertittas. next year will at least double the entries just for that move. great overlay, great concept, great tournament. thank you stations for stepping up to the plate. tk

    1. spot on tony k., we’re guessing you are a good “reader” at the table, you’re welcome and thank you

  2. Hey Guys:
    Even though I only made it through once of 3 tries at the $85 tables and then busted out on the satellite I won, this was a great deal and I hope you do it again. It shows a lot of class, just as Tony K. said. Exciting and fun. Thanks, Corky

  3. When will it be announced the players for the championship round- never finished in top 25 but played all four main events so would hope to be included. Very well run tournament so far.

      1. Hi Marky, if this is mark phillips, we emailed you this same info but the field for the Championship Round is posted in the Red Rock poker room. If you get a chance, stop by and confirm. We have been told you need to be at Red Rock by 10:30am tomorrow because you are in the finals. Please see our Tournament Director Derek Glover when you arrive.

  4. Koodoes to Dennis he was at every event every day, and his tenacity insured the professionalism that poker players desire. Thank you Dennis for being the anchor of the tournament. You ran a great event.

    Thomas K AKA Tommy Quads

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