The San Francisco chapter results for the 2018 Startup Poker 2.0 League Championship are in. This year’s SF member winner is Cory Bray with 39 points. Technically, Cory placed second behind our stalwart sponsor, Kellam Nelson from Colliers International. Lucky for Cory that our sponsors are not eligible to win the members’ league championship medallion. And lucky for Kellam that his score qualifies as the winner of the city-wide sponsor championship fought for by all of our sponsors across all of our cities.  Congrats to both winners. The entire leader board is below.

It took us a while to get the championship medallions finished but they were worth wait. Here’s what makes this medallion special:

  • 2oz of solid .999 silver.
  • 14 karat gold plated
  • Encrusted with 1 full caret of genuine lab-grown diamonds
  • Marked with the city and the year (reverse side)

 

2018 San Francisco League Leader Board

Name League Points
1. Kellam Nelson 45.4
2. Cory Bray 39
3. Ariya Hemati 38.6
4. Ned Moorfield 33.925
5. Marty Ringlein 33.65
6. Eugene Otto 32.225
7. Andrew Munday 29.85
8. Ben Park 26.1
9. Will Hubbard 25.6
10. Lyman Thai 21.9
11. Sasha Eslami 21.8
12. Eddie Lee 20.875
13. Syed Usaman 18.2
14. Jason Brown 17.65
15. Amar Chitimalli 16.9
16. Jason Sew Hoy 16.1
17. David Tran 15.4
18. Rebecca Lin 14.425
19. Greg Stucker 14
20. Kevin Watkins 12.65
21. Stanley Tang 11.9
22. David 11.7
23. Peter Boyd 11.2
24. Peter Leonard 11.05
25. Sachin Kanodia 11
26. Allen Hsu 10.45
27. Michael Jue 9.9
28. Ben Hoffman 9.8
29. Martin Ringlen 9.775
30. Anton Gimmel 9.1
31. Bob Crimmins 9.025
32. Michael Hemati 8.25
33. Othmane Rahmouni 8.075
34. Kevin Ngo 7.6
35. Calvin Liu 7.475
36. Amir Hilsch 6.9
37. Charles Sims 6.8
38. Brian Kim 6.325
39. Richard Murutar 6.05
40. Ben Larson 5.525
41. Sirje Joala 5.5

How League Points are Determined

League points are determined by each member’s three highest finishes, adjusted by the number of players in each event. Since the maximum players is 40, the formula for determining win value is the reverse-place finish times the number of players divided by 40. For example, a 5th place finish in a 16-person event is worth 4.8 points, e.g., (165+1) * (16/40). Alternatively, a 5th place finish in a 32-person event is worth 32.4 points. 

In the event of a tie, the winner will be determined by the total number of points earned, including all finishes… not just their top three finishes.