Event 5: 10th Place – Woodbery

$175 + $25 + $20 Seniors 50+ NLH (Re-Entry)
Blinds 5k/10k/1k ante

Herbert Woodbery
Herbert Woodbery (Winter Garden, FL)

On one of the first hands at the final table and the last hand of the level, Herbert Woodbery and Ty Guztwiller see a lop of 8-7-3.  Gutzwiller bets 50k, Woodbery calls all in for 39k.

Woodbery: JQ (Jack high)
Gutzwiller: AT (Ace high)

There’s no help on the turn or river for Woodbery who busts in 10th place for $960.

Event 5: 11th Place – Maddah

$175 + $25 + $20 Seniors 50+ NLH (Re-Entry)
Blinds 5k/10k/1k ante

Wally MaddahWally Maddah (Tampa, FL)

Wally Maddah calls the preflop raise of chip leader Maroun Akiki and the board comes down Q-9-8.  Maddah moves all in for 125k and Akiki snap calls.

Maddah: KQ (top pair)
Akiki: JT (straight)

There are no running full house cards for Maddah who goes out in 11th place to the flopped straight.

“I should’ve pushed preflop,” says Maddah who wonders if an all in would’ve gotten Akiki to fold. “I knew he was raising light.”

Maddah earns $919 and sends the remaining 10 players to a final table redraw.

Event 6: 7 pm Registration Closed

$125 + $20 + $20 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 5: Blinds 150/300/25 ante
$40,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool

The last of the 191 entries are in the field and registration is closed.  This first of three flights will play 16 levels before bagging and tagging at ~ 4 am.

The second flight (Day 1A) goes at 11 am Tuesday, with the third flight (Day 1B) at 7 pm tomorrow night.

Event 5:

$175 + $25 + $20 Seniors 50+ NLH (Re-Entry)
Next Blinds 2.5k/5k/500 ante
25 players remaining, 104k avg (21 bb)

Morino ThomasAll Smiles for Thomas

One of the the nicest players left in the field does the honor of breaking the bubble to send the last 25 players into the money.  Morino Thomas (Clermont) says, “my whole life,” he’s had to explain that his surname should be a first name and vice versa.

Thomas calls the all in of his friend, “Ron something,” with A3 and flops two pairs against KK, “how did I know he had pocket Kings,” he laughs.

“They call me the Godfather in my poker league,” he adds, which is where he knows “Ron” from.

Thomas is up to 160k (32 bb) and is right next to Maroun Akiki (Orlando) who continues to be the chip leader with 355k (71 bb).

Players are on a color-up break as the black (100) chips are raced off.  The next race will be to the cage where everyone will collect their cash.