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Championship: Dinner Time Chip Counts

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

Level 9: Blinds 400/800/75 ante

Michael Laake
Michael Laake

Michael Laake leads the remaining 42 players as of dinner with ~185k.  Average stack is ~53k.

Here are some more rough chip counts as of the dinner break:

Marsha Wolak 132k
A. Nonymous 100k
Gabirel Tudorache 90k
Kevin Blewitt 75k
Greg Baird 73k
Tony Tran 69k
Mark Rose 54k
Martin Welch 52k
Herbert Woodbery 47k
Kyle Peck 46k
Anthony Pellegrini 40k
Ron Puleo 40k
Carlos Loving 35k
John O’Neal 34k
Maroun Akiki 31k
Josh Adkins 30k
Amelio Amato 28k
John Pappas 27k
Robert Gill 24k
Brett Bader 18k
Freddie Kirkland 14k
Ed Vasconcelos 12k
Darryll Fish 10k

Championship: Dinner Time!

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

End of Level 8: Blinds 300/600/75 ante

Eight levels are in the books and the remaining players are off on a 45-minute dinner break.  Play will resume at about 6:35.

The indecisive ones out there have until play resumes to decide if they want to late-register or re-enter this flight.  Once level 9 begins, registration will close for this flight.

There are still two more starting flights, beginning at 11am Friday and Saturday, so still plenty of opportunity to get into the action.

Championship: Welch’s Big Bluff

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

Level 8: Blinds 300/600/75 ante

Martin Welch
Martin Welch

Before the blinds went up, Martin Welch pulled off a bluff at tough table.

After an early position player limped, and another limped from the hijack, Tony March (cutoff) and Darryll Fish (button) also limped.

Martin was in the small blind and tossed in two gray chips (10k) making it 10,250 to go.  Michael Laake surrendered his big blind and then one by one, the others tossed their cards in the muck.

As the dealer was pushing the pot to Martin, he showed his 5h3d.  Martin’s up to about 58k.

Martin won the Seniors event here last December in a five-way chop for $3,905 and a seat in the Championship.

Championship: Still In The Hunt

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

Level 7: Blinds 250/500/50 ante

Six tables (9-handed) are still active in this flight, leaving 54 or fewer players in action.

Familiar faces still in the hunt:

Mark Rose
Kyle Peck
Adam Rouse
John Pappas
Amelio Amato
Anthony Pellegrini
Richard Clayton
Carlos Loving
Brett Bader
Rafael Reis
John O’Neal
Gabriel Tudorache
Marsha Wolak
Ron Puleo
Robert Gill
Austin McCullers
Tony March
Darryll Fish
Michael Laake
Kostantinos Pantaridis
Alan Korpi

Championship: Tudorache Takes Out Two

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

Level 7: Blinds 250/500/50 ante
Entries: 68

Gabriel Tudorache
Gabriel Tudorache

Gabriel Tudorache (Reddick, FL) is among the chip leaders after busting two players with a king-high flush.

On a board of Tc8d6dJh, Tudorache and his two opponents are all in.

Tudorache: Kd9d (flush draw)
Opponent 1: Qx9x (straight)
Opponent 2″ JxTx (two pairs)

The Qd on the river gives Tudorache the 45k pot and takes his stack to 90k. “I was up to 110k, but I’m back down after a bad read.” Tudorache, who won Event 4 ($150 buy-in) earlier this series for $13,700, is a top 5 stack with 80k.

Chip Leaders

Moroun Akiki 94k
Marsha Wolak 92k
Gabrial Tudorache 80k
Konstantinos Pantaridis 80k
Kyle Peck 68k
Rafael Reis 53k

Championship: Today’s Schedule

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

Level 6: Blinds 200/400/50 ante
Entries: 68

After this level, players will take a short break, play two levels and then head off to a 45 minute dinner break beginning at ~5:45 pm.

When play resumes at the start of Level 9 (~6:30 pm), registration and re-entry will be done for the day.

The field will play Levels 9-12 after dinner break with bag and tag coming just before 10 pm.

Championship: Hard Rock 80s Night

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

Level 5: Blinds 150/300/25 ante
Entries: 67

Konstantinos Pantaridis
Konstantinos Pantaridis

There are three players fighting for the chip lead and are in the 85k range.

Marsha Wolak (Fort Lauderdale, FL), Maroun Akiki (Kissimee, FL) and Konstantinos Pantaridis (Orlando, FL) have all nearly tripled their 30k starting stack.

Pantaridis doesn’t blink when he finds out he among the leaders and says, “it’s early.”

Players who are in the 60k range include Freddie Kirkland (Lansing, MI) and Tony Tran (Savannah, GA)

Maroun Akiki
Maroun Akiki

Championship: Another Orbit for Satellite Winners

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

Level 4: Blinds 100/200/25 ante
Entries: 65

Charlie Bell
Charlie Bell

Charlie Bell (Deland, FL) says he cruised through yesterday’s 11 am satellite to earn his seat into the Championship Event.

“I had a lot of chips,” he says. Bell was part of the Event 1 chop taking home $17,172.

Ed Vasconcelos (Daytona Beach, FL) says he had a tougher time in the 3 pm satty, but squeaked into the Championship.  “I was the short stack on the bubble, but got a double-up,” he says.

The next satellites are today at 3 pm and 6 pm and you can find full details here.

The Poker Room is also running single table sattys. The tournaments are going as soon as the lists of interest fills up.

Ed Vasconcelos
Ed Vasconcelos

Championship: Wolak Ducking Aces for Chip Lead

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

Level 4: Blinds 100/200/25 ante
Entries: 61

Marsha Wolak
Marsha Wolak

Marsha Wolak (Fort Lauderdale, FL) turns a pocket 2s into the chip lead as she’s up to 80k.

Wolak calls an UTG raise from Gabriel Tudorache (Reddick, FL) in the SB and the BB comes along.

The flop is K-3-2, Tudorache leads, Wolak raises, the BB calls and Tudorache folds.

The turn is a 9 that puts a flush on board, Wolak bets and the BB calls.

The river is another King, Wolak moves all in for nearly 40k and her opponent calls with K6.

“I knew he had a king,” says Wolak who gets the knockout with deuces full of Kings.

Tudorache says he folded pocket Aces after the flop and Wolak says, “I believe him.”

Tony Tran (Savannah, GA) has also chipped up and is at 70k.

Championship: Big Fish Arrives

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

Level 3: Blinds 100/200
Entries: 50

Darryll Fish
Fish Jumps into the Frying Pan

South Florida pro Darryll Fish (Fort Lauderdale, FL) joins the field and doesn’t have an easy draw. The table features John Pappas (Tampa, FL), runner-up in Event 7 ($250 buy-in) for nearly $8,000 earlier this week, and Filipp Khavin (Treasure Island, FL) who won the Deep Stack Turbo here in June.

Fish returns to Tampa where he finished 2nd in 2011 for nearly $80,000. He was runner-up to Dan Clemente (Hernando, MS) in the WPT Regional stop at Hard Rock.

“I haven’t had a home base in awhile,” says Fish, “I consider Earth my home, but if I have to represent one place it’s Fort Lauderdale.”

Fish has more than $1.4 million in career tournament earnings and says he’s recently been playing a lot of cash games including last night’s high stakes game in the Poker Room.