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Championship Event: 11th Place, Robert Quintana – $5,870

$1,500 + $100 + $50 No Limit Hold’em Championship Event (Re-Entry)
Blinds: 6k/12k/1k ante

With the board reading 7h6c3sJc Robert Quintana opened for 27K and Josh Miller raised to 101K. Quintana moved all in and Miller snap called. Robert held JhTh for top pair but he was out-kicked by Miller and his AhJs. The river was the Ac and we’re down to our final ten as Quintana finishes in 11th place.

Robert Quintana
Robert Quintana

Event 11 (am): Final Table

$175 + $25 +$20 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Blinds: 4k/8k/1k ante
10 players remain, 132k avg stack (17 bb)

Just after going to the final table, a player going only by A.L. is the first to go. He’s out in 10th place earning $508.


1 Wilmar Gil (Tampa, FL)
2 Peter Buczkowski (Orlando, FL)
3 Donald Lyerly (Wesley Chapel, FL)
4 Craig Eschleman (Lakewood Ranch, FL)
5 Wally Maddah (Tampa, FL)
6 James Darcangelis (Venice, FL)
7 A.L.(Sarasota, FL) <—–10th Place
8 Robert Beatty (Port Charlotte, FL)
9 Dan Pellechio (Rockledge, FL)
10 Lou Constant(Lake Mary, FL)

Championship Event: Updated Chip Counts On Break

$1,500 + $100 + $50 No Limit Hold’em Championship Event (Re-Entry)
Blinds: 5k/10k/1k ante

Here are updated approximate chip counts on break:

Table 39

Seat 1: Josh Miller 850K
Seat 2: Steven Korfonta 925K
Seat 3: Cord Garcia 900K
Seat 4: Robert Quintana 360K
Seat 5: Ryan Sponaugle 220K

Table 40

Seat 3: Allen Kessler 460K
Seat 5: Brandon Vasapolle 110K
Seat 6: David Tuthill 420K
Seat 7: Dean Dowda 505K
Seat 8: David Deboer 455K
Seat 9: Steve Diamantas 840K

Event 11 (am): In the Money

$175 + $25 +$20 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

Wilmar Gil (Tampa) breaks the bubble with AA against his opponent’s 55. He’s up to 210k and is tied with Wally Maddah (Tampa, FL) for the chip lead.

A look at the first players in the money:


11th Frank Cox $485.00
12th Dewey Petty $462.00
13th Michael Teichman $439.00

Championship Event: 14th Place, Alex Ivan – $4,741

$1,500 + $100 + $50 No Limit Hold’em Championship Event (Re-Entry)
Blinds: 5k/10k/1k ante

It went all downhill for Alex Ivan after winning a big pot earlier and his demise would come at the hand of Steve Diamantas when Ivan shoved with A-4 only to run into Steve and pocket Aces. Ivan finishes in what surely is a disappointing 14th place.

At the other table, Ryan Sponaugle found a double up courtesy of Robert Quintana in a blind vs blind confrontations that went well for Ryan and his Ace high.

Alex Ivan
Alex Ivan