Event 3: Final Table Set

$210 No Limit Hold’em Seniors

Level 18: 3,000/6,000/1,000

Here is the seating arrangement for the final table

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1. Thom Nix (pictured) – 239,000
2. Dan Burke – 125,000
3. Al McGee – 160,000
4. Mike Lavington – 110,000
5. Jerry Nadeau – 105,000
6. Brenda Lane – 103,000
7. Bob Christensen – 230,000
8. Sonny Bunce – 183,000
9. Greg McNealy – 192,000

Pam Osteen Eliminated in 11th Place ($492)

$210 No Limit Hold’em Seniors

Level 18: 3,000/6,000/1,000

Pam Osteen committed her last 1,500 chips on a flop of AcQc5d and got called by Sunny Bunce. Osteen shows 6c5c, good for bottom pair and a flush draw and Bunce tables Qh7h, good for second pair.

The turn is the 9d, keeping Bunce in the lead and the river is the 2s. Osteen bricks her flush and is eliminated in 11th place. She takes home $492 for her efforts.

Donnie McBrayer Eliminated in 12th Place ($469)

$210 No Limit Hold’em Seniors

Level 18: 3,000/6,000/1,000

After a limp under-the-gun, Donnie McBrayer moves all in for less than the big blind, as he puts in his last 5,500. Brenda Lane calls from the small blind and the big blind and Sunny Bunce checks from the big blind.

The flop is 8d3h2h and Lane leads out for 20,000. Everybody gets out of the way and leaves her heads-up with McBrayer.

Lane hows 8c4c and is up against McBrayer’s QcTh. The turn is the 9s and the river is the As and McBrayer is eliminated. Lane is now sitting with 83,000

Event 3: Lane Wins a Flip to Burst the Bubble

$210 No Limit Hold’em Seniors

Level 17: 2,500/5,000/500

Brenda Lane limped in from early position and Dale W. went all in for 18,000 on the button. Action folded back to Lane, who called and the cards were exposed.

Lane tabled AhTh and was flipping against Dale’s 2c2d. The board ran out Tc8s4hQc9s and Lane continues to use her birthday luck to burst the bubble.

Everybody left is guaranteed at least $446.

 

SHRT SPRING POKER OPEN FINAL RESULTS – EVENT 1

Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Spring Poker Open
Event 1: $560  No Limit Hold’em
March 7-9, 2014

Entries: 249
Prize Pool: $124,500

1st Place

1st Place

RECAP
Semi-retired businessman Jim Rumptz (Clearwater, FL & Memphis, TN) proved that experience can still triumph over youth today.  He took down the opening event of the Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Spring Poker Open, winning $34,911 and a $1,650 seat in the WPT  Regional Main Event Championship, which begins Friday.

Second place and $20,443 went to Ron Puleo (Sarasota, FL), another veteran of the game.  Ralph Dyer rounded out the top three, earning $13,247 for 3rd place.

All three of these players held the chip lead at some point during three-handed play, so it was anyone’s game.  However it was Ralph Dyer who held the earliest chip lead in the whole event.  On the first hand of Flight 3 on Saturday, he cracked pocket Aces by flopping a set of 9s and busted a player, doubling his starting stack to 30,000.

Three starting flights over two days drew a grand total of 249 entries, building a total prize pool of $124,500, covering the $100,000 Guarantee with ease.  The final 24 players earned a share of the prize money.

After playing 14 levels on Day 1, 41 players made the cut and returned Sunday at 10am for Day 2, after losing an hour of sleep thanks to the start of Daylight Savings Time.  After a couple of hours of play, the money bubble burst and it was time to get paid.

Local attorney John Pappas was 3rd in chips at the start of the day and narrowly avoided busting out on the bubble.  He held on to finish 21st for $1,033.  Nate Kaplan, 2nd in chips at the start of the day, was out right behind him in 20th place ($1,444).

Day 2 chip leader William Alexander busted out in 17th place ($1,805) when he ran QJ into Ralph Dyer’s pocket Kings.

Ryan Sponaugle (Las Vegas, NV) finished second in the Main Event here last December, earning $72,240 and he came into Day 2 dead last in chips.  When they reached the money, he predicted a 4th place finish for himself in this event and then a win in next week’s main event.  He came close, busting out in 6th place ($5,179) just two spots shy of his prediction.  He says he still intends to win the main event.

Jim started playing poker in 2004 and travels to Tunica, MS, and Las Vegas for the WSOP and has recorded several previous cashes, but this is his first tournament win on record.  His largest cash prior to today was when he finished 449th in the 2009 WSOP Main Event for $25,027.

Jim said he made a “steady climb” throughout his starting flight yesterday.  At each break, he had more chips than the previous one, with no major setbacks.  His two sons Scott and Gary followed his progress on the SHRTPoker.com blog as his virtual railbirds.  He’s got to head back to Memphis for business, so won’t be playing any more events during this series.

FINAL RESULTS

PLACENAMEFROMWINNINGS
1JAMES RUMPTZCOLLIERVILLE, TN$34,911
2RONALD PULEOSARASOTA, FL$20,443
3RALPH DYERORLANDO, FL$13,247
4KONSTANTINO PANTARIDISBELLE ISLE, FL$8,429
5TOM NGUYENTAMPA, FL$6,013
6RYAN SPONAUGLEOLDSMAR, FL$5,179
7BARBARA CARDINANDALUSIA, AL$3,972
8JACK ROVELLOIRVINGTON, NY$2,888
9TIMOTHY PETTUSAUBURNDALE, FL$2,764
10NATASHA BARBOURBRADENTON, FL$2,652
11TERRI ANNE CRAWFORDLAKELAND, FL$2,527
12OSCAR LINDOSPRING HILL, FL$2,403
13VICTOR COELHOTAMPA, FL$2,291
14CHRISTOPHER WILLIAMSSAINT PETERSBURG, FL$2,166
15PAUL NEESONSUN CITY CENTER, FL$2,054
16TERRY ROYCANYON, TX$1,930
17WILLIAM ALEXANDERLAND O LAKES, FL$1,805
18MARK PICAREZZICHAMPIONS GT, FL$1,681
19EARL PICKENSMAGNOLIA, OH$1,569
20NATE KAPLANTALLAHASSEE, FL$1,444
21MARC DAVISORLANDO, FL$1,033
22JOHN PAPPASTAMPA, FL$1,033
23JOEL WADSWORTHOCKLAWAHA, FL$1,033
24STERLING SAVILLIDOVER, FL$1,033

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