They say the proof is in the pudding, and for Chip Leader Coaching (CLC) students and coaches, the flavor of that pudding is “tournament results.”
The only way to gauge whether or not a training course works is by results, and in case you haven’t noticed, the CLC team has been putting up some big ones. In February alone, the CLC Squad notched more than $1.4 million in tournament earnings.
Here’s a look February’s noteworthy news and scores concerning the #CLCsquad:
Last month was when 2003 World Series of Poker Main Event champ Chris Moneymaker joined the team as a student of 2015 WSOP champ Joe McKeehen. It’s no coincidence that the first event he played after doing so, he made the final table and ultimately was a part of a chop in a tournament at Stones Gambling Hall, Sacramento’s newest card room.
Speaking of McKeehen, he’s been having some success on the World Poker Tour (wait until you see what he’s already done in March). That included a 37th-place finish in the WPT L.A. Poker Classic Main Event for $23,990, which came less than a month after he placed fourth in the WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open Championship for $240,251.
In other WSOP bracelet winner news, Minnesota’s John Reading continued his upward trend. He took third in the WSOP Circuit Potawatomi Main Event for $86,052 in early February, and then two weeks later entered the final table of the $1,100 MSPT Canterbury Park as chip leader. A run of cold cards saw him fall in sixth place for $19,466.
February was also a good month for CLC coach Ryan Leng, who killed it on the World Series of Poker Circuit. It began when he headed to Milwaukee and took third in the WSOPC Potawatomi $2,200 High Roller for $27,988 (Fun Fact: he eliminated this author from that very event), and then two weeks later he finished third in the WSOPC Rio Las Vegas $365 Monster Stack for $17,808. Three days later, he was back at a $2,200 High Roller final table, this time finishing in seventh place for $10,070.
Regarding that Vegas High Roller, Ryan Olisar bagged the Day 1 chip lead in the tournament, and ultimately finished in 10th place for $6,302. Oh, and in that Monster Stack event, a tournament that attracted 638 unique entries, that was won by CLC member Mark Perry. The $39,240 he won was the biggest score of his career, and he also laid claim to his first ring.
“I tried to keep the pressure on when I had chips and keep in mind ICM considerations when I was down,” said Perry.
Also, on the WSOPC, nine-time ring winner Robert Hankins nearly won his record-tying 10th gold ring at Rio stop. He finished second in Event #3: $365 NLHE 6-Handed for $11,060. He also placed 31st in the stop’s $1,675 Main Event for $5,987.
In Colorado, CLC co-founder John Beauprez was one of 607 entrants participating in the Heartland Poker Tour $1,650 Main Event at Golden Gates Casino. The WSOP bracelet winner took third in that tournament for $81,288.
Finally, Alex Foxen, who was two months removed from finishing second in the WPT Five Diamond Main Event for $1.1 million, finished out the month strong beat a field of 50 runners to win the $25,000 L.A. Poker Classic Rockstar Energy High Roller for $424,625. That not only marked the second-largest score of his career but brought his lifetime tournament earnings up to $2,677,585.
Oh, and you know who finished runner-up in that tournament for $283,250? That would be CLC coach Nick Petrangelo. It was a #CLCSquad affair!
Clearly the CLC team is doing something right. Be sure to check back often for all the latest and greatest concerning Chip Leader Coaching students and coaches. In the meantime, be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @ChipLDR.