Monday, November 28, 2016

Loncar Wins NorCal Classic ... Again


@Michael_Loncar has been here before. For the second time in three years, the Ante Up Poker Tour NorCal Classic Main Event title is his.

Loncar made his way through the largest 2-flight Main Event field @TVPokerRoom has ever held, a 630-entry field playing for a total of $315,000.

I'd say Loncar was pretty comfortable about his chances, so much so that he showed up for his Day 1 flight wearing a bathrobe, and stayed in that robe all day and night.

Day 2 was quite a bit from the norm, as only one of the top-30 in chips to start the day - 5th place David Valdez - made the final table. Loncar started right in the middle 49/100 with 140,000 chips. He built throughout the day, and took the chiplead right after the 27-player redraw.

At the final table it was Loncar and James Starr who traded the chiplead back-and-forth for the better part of three hours. These two made it heads-up, with Loncar's top pair holding against the second pair of Starr on the final hand.

Aaannnnddddd.... for those who don't believe the bathrobe story ... here's proof.