Championship Event: 10th Place, Dean Dowda – $5,870

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

Steve Korfonta opened for a min raise from early position and was called by David Deboer from the button and Dean Dowda from the big blind. The flop came Jc9c2s and Dowda checked. Korfonta asked the other two how much they had and once he saw he announced that he was all in. Deboer got out of the way but Dowda made the call with the AcTc for the nut flush draw. Korfonta held KsJh. The turn was the 8h giving Dowda an open ended straight draw to go with his flush draw. The river did not hit any of the draws though as it was the 3h. Dowda finishes in 10th place and Korfonta is the new chip leader with just shy of 1.2 million in chips.

Dean Dowda
Dean Dowda

Championship Event: Final Table Seating Assignments And Chip Counts

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

Here is the final ten and their approximate chip counts:

Seat 1: David Deboer (Winter Haven, FL) 520K
Seat 2: Cord Garcia (Katy, TX) 1.0 million
Seat 3: Ryan Sponaugle (Palm Harbor, FL) 235K
Seat 4: Dean Dowda (Orlando, FL) 225K
Seat 5: Allen Kessler (Las Vegas, NV) 455K
Seat 6: Brandon Vasapolle (Riverview, FL) 235K
Seat 7: Steven Korfonta (Ft. Walton Beach, FL) 925K
Seat 8: David Tuthill (St. Petersburg, FL) 380K
Seat 9: Josh Miller (Albany, NY) 1.08 million
Seat 10: Stephen Diamantas (Tampa, FL) 900K

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.

Seat-Name

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:

Place-Name-Payout

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

Championship Event: Tuthill Doubles Through Ivan

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

David Tuthill opened for 20K and found two callers in Dean Dowda and Alex Ivan. The flop came 8s4h2s and Tuthill bet 23K and was called by Ivan. The turn was the 4c and Tuthill bet again, this time for 40K. Ivan announced he was all in and Tuthill wasted little time in calling with pocket 10’s which was ahead of Ivan’s 9c8c. The river was the 5c and Tuthill is up to close to 400K after the hand while Ivan dips below 200K… a far cry from where he was after picking up Aces earlier against Jack McIntyre.

Championship Event: Big Race Leads To New Chip Leader

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

Cord Garcia opened the pot to 25K and was re-raised by Jonathan Marlow to 100K. Garcia moved all in for 526K and Marlow made the call. Garcia showed AcKs and Marlow turned over pocket Jacks and pleaded with the dealer “Don’t do it! Don’t do it!”

She did it. AhKc5d6s9d was the run out and Garcia doubled up to approximately 1.1 million while Marlow was left with just under 100K.

Championship Event: Final 15

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

Chip counts are approximate. Steve Diamantas just doubled through Alex Ivan with A-K against A-J.
Table 39

Seat 1: Josh Miller 520K
Seat 2: Jonathan Marlow 425K
Seat 3: David DeBoer 320K
Seat 4: Steven Korfonta 1.05 million
Seat 6: Salameh Bahhur 300K
Seat 7: Cord Garcia 530K
Seat 8: Robert Quintana 500K
Seat 9: Ryan Sponaugle 175K

Table 40

Seat 1: Josh Erdman 360K
Seat 3: Allen Kessler 115K
Seat 5: Brandon Vasapolle 140K
Seat 6: David Tuthill 150K
Seat 7: Dean Dowda 650K
Seat 8: Alex Ivan 500K
Seat 9: Steve Diamantas 450K

Championship Event: 16th place, Jack McIntyre – $4,064

$1,500 + $100 + $50 No Limit Hold’em Championship Event (Re-Entry)
Blinds: 4k/8k/1k ante

Jack McIntyre lost the majority of his stack to Alex Ivan when the two got it all in pre-flop with Jack holding his namesake, pocket Jacks, and Ivan holding Aces. The Aces held leaving McIntyre on fumes. He would get it all in a few minutes later with Ah3h and would be called by David Tuthill who held QsJs. Tuthill would hit a flush to eliminate McIntyre, who had been among the chip leaders most of the day, in 16th place.

Jack McIntyre
Jack McIntyre

Championship Event: 18th place, Oscar Lindo – $4,064

$1,500 + $100 + $50 No Limit Hold’em Championship Event (Re-Entry)
Blinds: 4k/8k/1k ante

Oscar Lindo moved all in over the top of Josh Erdman’s opening raise. It was 80K total and Erdman made the call with 5’s. Lindo turned over Jacks and Erdman said “oops, wrong read”. The flop came QsTc9d keeping Lindo in the lead but the 5d on the turn would change that. Lindo still had some outs but the Ts on the river was not one of them.

Oscar Lindo
Oscar Lindo

 

Championship Event: 19th place, John Frampton – $3,386

$1,500 + $100 + $50 No Limit Hold’em Championship Event (Re-Entry)
Blinds: 4k/8k/1k ante
18 players remaining, 334k avg (42 bb)

Salameh Bahhur opened the action to 21K and John Frampton moved all in for 102K total. Bahhur thought about it for a moment before deciding to make the call with pocket Jacks. It was a good call as Frampton had 10’s. The flop sealed the deal for Salameh with a Jack and Frampton is our 19th place finisher. They have redrawn to two tables. We’ll get the new seating assignments and approximate chip counts to you shortly.

John Frampton
John Frampton

Championship Event: Back From Dinner

$1,500 + $100 + $50 No Limit Hold’em Championship Event (Re-Entry)
Blinds: 4k/8k/1k ante
19 players remaining, 317k avg (40 bb)

Players are back from dinner break and need one more elimination for a two table redraw.

We nearly had a bustout before the dinner break, but John Frampton survived his all  in with A8 suited when he hit a flush on the river against David Tuthill to stay alive.

Championship Event: Dinner Break Chip Counts

$1,500 + $100 + $50 No Limit Hold’em Championship Event (Re-Entry)
Play Resumes 8:08 pm Next Blinds: 4k/8k/1k ante
19 players remaining, 317k avg (40 bb)

NameChip Count
Dean Dowda685k
Cord Garcia625k
Steve Korfonta500k
Alex Ivan425k
George Lampert410k
Josh Miller405k
Jack McIntyre382k
Stephen Diamantas350k
Allen Kessler282k
Robert Quintana271k
David deBoer270k
Jonathan Marlow256k
Salameh Bahhur250k
David Tuthill243k
Brandon Vasapolle230k
Ryan Sponaugle214k
Oscar Lindo136k
John Frampton136k
Josh Erdman107k