Championship: Defending Champ Arrives

$1,650 Buy-In Championship No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

Level 3: Blinds 100/200
Entries: 56

Manny Minaya & Stephen Diamantas
Minaya & Diamantas

Stephen Diamantas (Tampa, FL), who won the Championship Event here a year ago for $122,000, is in the field.

He has a tough table draw that features Event 7 winner Manny Minaya (Tampa, FL) and John Holley (Destin, FL), fourth in the same event. Douglas Chan (Orlando, FL) is also here, he was the final table and 11th place finisher in the $250 buy-in.

Diamantas has position on all three players who are side-by-side on his right. Holley ($950,000), Minaya ($1.4 million) & Diamantas ($310,000) have combined recorded tournament earnings of $2.65 million.

Douglas Chan, John Holley, Manny Minaya, Stephen Diamantas
(l-r) Chan, Holley, Minaya & Diamantas