Perry Green Wins LAPC, the First Poker Tournament in 35 Years

Perry Green, the renowned WSOP player, recently made waves by winning the 30th LAPC (Los Angeles Poker Classic). Since January 13th, the event has attracted 90+ players who competed for a $30k+ prize pool.

The victory marked Perry’s first tournament win after 35 years. The three-time bracelet winner previously won 14,130 dollars at the 1987 Pot of Gold event. The 86-year-old sensation took home $7,020 after topping the $400 mixed Omaha final table.

Here is a quick overview of the final table results:

RankPlayer NameHometownWinning Amount
1stPerry GreenAnchorage7,020* dollars
2ndRobert TahirovicN/A7,000* dollars
3rdWayne PalitzVista3,810 dollars
4thJack MaleehBurbank2,680 dollars
5thUsmaan MelaIrvine1,960 dollars
6thJason LoydEdmond1,490 dollars
7thSean YuLos Angeles1,180 dollars
8thJeff GrimesCentralia970 dollars

Note: The asterisk (*) refers to the heads-up deal.

Eric Hamilton and Emiliano Figueroa both earned 840 dollars for their 9th and 10th place finishes, respectively. Lisa Clay took home 760 dollars for the 11th spot, along with Joseph Deluca, who placed 12th at the event.

While the winning amount is nowhere close to Perry’s top wins, it ended the legend’s losing streak of 35 years. The player won 150,000 dollars back in 1981 by placing second at the WSOP 10,000-dollar Main Event.

Despite not winning any tournaments for a long time, Perry did not stop making an appearance at multiple events. The legend entered the final table at the 1,000-dollar Super Seniors, taking home 24,034 dollars for an 8th-place finish.

At 86, Perry still expresses passion for Poker, stating that it is among the few activities that stimulate the player’s mind.

Joseph Watkins is an avid gambler and also contributes the in-depth & most recent Las Vegas casino news stories. He joins as a news-editor recently with almost two years of experience in sports news writing.

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