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Event 7 Day 1C: Break’m Up

$560 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 12: 1,000/2,000/300 Ante

Players are on the final break of the flight with 29 players remaining from the starting 88. That is a slower pace than the previous two flights but that might have something to do with Mike Cohen running over everyone.

We’ll take a look to see who’s competing for second chip count as they play out their last two levels.

Event 7 Day 1C: Cohen Storms Ahead

$560 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 11: 800/1,600/200 Ante

2015 WPO Mike Cohen

We were eyeing up some bigger stack as the field moved through the late levels, catching a few moving over the 100K mark when we came upon Mike Cohen stacking up a monster stack.

He jammed himself clear into six-digit territory and now sitting comfortably with 230,000 with four more levels to go. He’s now in contention for the overall lead at 397,000.

Event 7 Day 1C: Registration Closed; Acquavella Leads

$560 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 9: 500/1,000/100 Ante

Joseph Acquavella (Sanford, FL)
Joseph Acquavella (Sanford, FL)

Level 9 is underway and registration is closed for the third flight of the $200,000 guarantee Event 7. The morning session attracted 88 entrants to put us well over the halfway point.

Eddie Kofler and Bam Angelo continue to have a nice run but Joseph Acquavella has taken over the chip lead with six levels to go in Flight C. He came back to a stack of 87,300 which is good enough for a small lead over the previously mentioned John Pappas’ 85,400.

The field should quickly shrink until the stacks slow things down with two tables by the time we shut this one down for the day.

Flight-by-flight breakdown:

DateFlightEntriesAdvancedChip Count Links
Thurs/11 a.m.A8915Flight A Counts
Thurs/6 p.m.B9720Flight B Counts
 Today/11 a.m.C 88 TBD —
 Tonight/6 p.m.D TBD TBD —
Saturday/11 a.m.ATBDTBD
Saturday/6 p.m.ATBDTBD
Updated Total27435Combined Counts

Event 7 Day 1C: Last Level to Register

$560 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 8: 400/800/100 Ante

Anthony Pellegrini (Largo, FL)
Anthony Pellegrini (Largo, FL)

We’re into the eighth level of the day as we hit 80 entrants in the game, quite a few on their second or third bullet of the flight. Players have this level plus the 15-minute color up break to jump in.

We found two friends willy nilly pushing chips around their table and having fun. AJ Santos’ good-time antics have been well documented and he’s back (we can’t tell where he’ll be from one entry to the next). Anthony Pellegrini is sitting at a nearby table and neither is in their seat for very long.

Both players made the PLO event final table and were part of a three-way deal that saw Pellegrini pick up the bonus $1,650 Winter Poker Open Championship seat. That was the second final table of the series for Pellegrini, he finished 6th in Event 3 and the remaining players immediately chopped it up.

Event 7 Day 1C: Field Filling In

$560 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 6: 200/400/50 Ante

John Pappas back in action
John Pappas back in action

We hit 75 entrants in Level 6 and we inching up towards yesterday’s numbers and more than halfway to the $200,000 guarantee with plenty of time to join in the fun.

We found another familiar face in the crowd today with happy-go-lucky John Pappas slinging chips. He already has two cashes this series including part of a five-way chop in Event 4. Pappas also has three runner-up results here with the biggest coming during our Fall Deep Stack Poker Series.

Event 7 Day 1C: Kofler Takes the Lead

$560 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 5: 150/300/25 Ante

Eddie Kofler, early leader in Flight C
Eddie Kofler, early leader in Flight C

Players are back in their seats and we picked up a few more entrants during the break. The count is up to 65 for the third flight with promises that tonight’s flight will eclipse the morning by a significant percentage.

Eddie Kofler is leading the way after a fine four levels. His 62,600 stack is good enough for the top spot among those still in the game. Kofler only has two results to his credit, but both are pretty nice. He finished second in the 2013 PPC Aruba World Championship and followed that up with a 2013 PPC Tampa Downs Main Event title.

Kofler’s closest competitor is Bam Angelo at the front of the room. He earned most of his 56,000 stack by knocking out a player on the last hand before the break. He sent one out when his Kings full was a little better than the trip Kings he was facing.

Event 7: Early Look at Numbers

$560 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

We’re still early in the process but here’s the breakdown of the first two flights of Event 7 with Flight C underway now with 55 in the game.

We need 400 entrants to reach the $200,000 guarantee and we are on a pace to easily surpass it sometime early Saturday afternoon.

Flight-by-flight breakdown:

DateFlightEntriesAdvancedChip Count Links
Thurs/11 a.m.A8915Flight A Counts
Thurs/6 p.m.B9720Flight B Counts
 Today/11 a.m.C TBD TBD —
 Tonight/6 p.m.D TBD TBD —
Saturday/11 a.m.ATBDTBD
Saturday/6 p.m.ATBDTBD
Updated Total18635Combined Counts

Event 7 Day 1C: Depersio In Early

$560 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 3: 75/150

John Depersio (Parkland, FL)
John Depersio (Parkland, FL)

It can be tough to get poker players to the room while the clock is still showing the morning hours, but we’ve gradually passed over the 40 entrant mark and have a few players lined up at the registration desk as we hit the noon time hour.

One of our early entrants is trying to cap off a nice year. John Depersio has several final tables in 2015 with a couple happening during the 2015 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown and the Coco Poker Open. His biggest moment came in September when he won his first WSOP Circuit ring.