2015 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Player-of-the-Year

Seminole Hard Rock Poker Player-of-the-Year Tournament Leaderboard
The 2015 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Player-of-the-Year (SHRP POY) race kicked off with the Seminole Coco Poker Open tournament series on September 25 – October 6, 2014. This program is designed for the poker player and every entry earns valuable leaderboard points, with bonus points awarded for cash place finished.

The 2015 SHRP POY race incorporates all events held during the following Seminole Hard Rock Poker tournament series:

  • 2014 Coco Poker Open tournament series at Seminole Coconut Creek (Sep 25 – Oct 6)
  • 2014 Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open tournament series at Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood (Nov 13 – Dec 3)
  • 2015 Lucky Hearts Poker Open tournament series at Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood (Jan 22 – Feb 11)
  • 2015 Poker Showdown tournament series at Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood (Apr 2 – 22)
  • 2015 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open tournament series at Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood (Aug 2015)

Players will earn base points for participating in each event during a tournament series and will earn bonus points based on cash placed finished, buy-in amount and total number of entries.

The 2015 SHRP POY Winner will receive a prize package valued at over $35,800 that features entries and casino-based incentives for Seminole Hard Rock Poker’s most prestigious poker events throughout the following year including::

  • $2,500 entry into Coco Poker Open Championship
  • $3,500 entry into Seminole Hard Rock “Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open” Championship
  • $3,500 entry into Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open Championship
  • $3,500 entry into Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Championship
  • $5,300 entry into Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Championship
  • $2,500 entry into a Seminole Hard Rock Championship even
  • $10,000 cash for entry into Main Event
  • $3,000 cash
  • $2,000 in benefits for hotel accommodations and dining

Second place:

  • $3,500 entry into any Seminole Hard Rock Championship event
  • $5,300 entry into the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open
  • $1,200 in room and dining credit

Third place: $5,300 championship entry into the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open
Fourth place: $5,300 championship entry into the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open
Fifth place: $5,300 championship entry into the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open
Sixth through Tenth places: $3,500 championship entry in the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown (April 2015)

2015 SHRP POY points will be recorded and displayed for players to keep track of at hardrockpoker.com

STAX October Leaderboard

(Updated October 20th)

Get rewarded by playing at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek …

Play in any daily or satellite tournament from October 6 – October 31, 2014 and earn Tournament Leaderboard Points!
* Earn Base Points for each tournament entry
* Earn Bonus Points based on:
– tournament buy-in amount
– total entries for event
– cash place finished

Prizes:
1st Place:
$1,500 ($1,000 Cash + $500 Tournament Voucher)

2nd Place:
$750 ($500 Cash + $250 Tournament Voucher)

3rd– 5th Place:
$500 ($350 Cash + $150 Tournament Voucher)

6th– 10th Place:
$200 ($200 Tournament Voucher)

11th – 20th Place:
$100 ($100 Tournament Voucher)

All prizes are non-transferable.

See poker room for details

SEMINOLE CASINO COCONUT CREEK POKER TOURNAMENT LEADERBOARD

(through Oct 19 Tournaments):

NAME
POINTS
IRAJ FARIAB514.101
KRISHNA COLLINS336.758
ALIX ALDONIS328.699
Pathana Boungnasiri294.695
DAVID SCHMIDT265.435
MIGUEL MARTINEZ247.859
MICHAEL MARKS229.993
HELENE ROSENBERG228.641
GARY CATRONIO215.868
STEPHEN THOMAS199.655
DANY BLACKBURN189.096
SHARON AZIZ187.203
RICHARD KESSLER173.340
JACK APPEL166.776
LUKE ROSENBERG158.395
JERMAINE PHANG151.700
ARIS GOMEZ LOPEZ148.835
Arno Kruger144.869
MICHELLE ERB137.810
JULIAN ALVARADO136.861
SPENCER LIEBMANN136.733
WILLY JEAN BAPTISTE132.226
STEVEN RUTCOFSKY131.250
DANIEL GENACHTE129.780
ROMMEL HENRYS129.705
JEFFREY BLAKE128.798
DAVID PRICE126.669
KEVIN SMITH125.129
BRANDON LISSANDRELLO122.355
MONTY DWECK119.738
SUSAN KROWITZ119.270
EUGENE CALDEN119.076
Leonid GOLDSHTEYN118.965
Carl VIDAL118.965
JEFFREY TRUDEAU JR115.915
ROBERT PEOPLES113.989
GAIL COHEN113.605
KENNETH LOEPER113.603
STEVEN GREENBERG113.483
ALAN SLAKMAN109.294
DANIEL WRIGHT108.901
MARIO JAMES108.700
ARNOLD COHEN108.195
LUIS GUARDA107.746
CLIFF GLADSTONE107.635
JOHN SAINT LOUIS107.635
NESLIE SUTTON JR107.635
GEORGE IVANESCU103.515
EDWARD BOU102.851
TAMARA GOLDSHTEYN102.743
AVI HAKMON102.743
PAUL STEINER98.108
ANTON GRINKEVICH97.378
SCOTT SHARP97.378
STANLEY OREMLAND97.375
dane schlick-trask96.801
WENDY COOPER96.425
SAM COSTA96.305
ROBERT GARVEY96.305
ROBERT KESSLER94.268
CHRISTIAN IVENS91.968
JEAN-LOUIS ALCINOR90.640
NATHAN SCHWARTZ85.233
RONALD LEVY84.975
JOSHUA GERZOG83.718
Charles Boyce79.310
HANS OKSNEVAD77.278
JULIUS ZWAIL73.663
Steven ZUKOWSKI73.645
PAUL HUMPHREY72.601
ERIC EWING68.495
jean louis alcinor62.466
MIGUEL McKENZIE62.315
MEGAN ENDRES62.058
Jacqueline Miller57.958
LISA WOODBURN57.180
MICHAEL GLICK56.801
LAUREN KAUFMAN56.650
OSVALDO ALBERTY55.825
JERRY RAND50.750
JASON CASTEN47.251
STEPHEN GOLDFINGER46.093
Robert Fedderman45.835
ROBERT MILLER44.689
FRANCIS ADAMS35.921
WALTER VANZUIDAM35.278
ROSALYN SHEINIS DWECK34.763
LAWRENCE GRADUS34.505
STEVE RAEMAN31.415
JAMES MCGIRR24.978
Bruce Philips24.205
MARK BRANNICK23.433
MARTIN MAY23.433
DAVID STEINBERG23.433
ARLENE VAZQUEZ22.918
MARIANNE DEWITT22.843
JAMES DELEO22.660
RICHARD KELLEHER22.660
GREGORY VICTOR22.660
JONATHAN ROSA22.585
PHILIP PAUL22.070
DAGMAR DASHA TUCKER22.070
FRANK LERCZAK21.813
JEREMY SHAMASH21.630
PAULA HOLDER21.555
BERNARD PARNESS20.965
JOSEPH DEGLI19.313
YVES FEQUIERE19.313
ELISSA HALBREICH19.313
JAMIE GIANNOULIS18.540
PATRICIA CASE17.950
ELAINE SIEGEL17.950
AMIR BARON17.768
MITCHELL SCHULTZ17.768
DAVID BRAINARD17.381
KATHERINE BUTSINAS17.381
DEBRA GIGLIA17.381
JAMES GIGLIA17.381
JEFFREY ROSENBERG17.381
JILL RUKEYSER17.381
DAVID TYLICKI17.381
ARTURO CARRASCO16.995
DAVID FLEISCHER16.995
Aaron Tolchinsky16.995
Wilton Alejandro-boitel16.791
COREY MILLER16.738
DANIEL RESTREPO16.405
ALAN BEYDA16.223
JOSEPH LEIBOVICH16.223
CLAUDIONEI BARBOSA15.225
RAFAEL BERJON15.225
BERNIE BOUDLE15.225
JOHN AMRHEIN12.875
Marlena LEBOFF12.875
TRAVIS MEADOWS12.875
MICHAEL MEGNA12.875
ALFREDO MOLINA12.875
LASCELLES PEART12.875
Errol Rosen12.875
MARIA ROSENBERG12.875
MATTHEW SCHNEIDER12.875
CHERIE THOMAN12.875
MICHAEL GRABELSKY12.489
CHRISTOPHER BOEGLER12.103
RICHARD COPPOLA12.103
THOMAS GITY12.103
JOHN GOURLEY12.103
SCOTT HARRIS12.103
DAVID SMITH12.103
ROBERT TANNER12.103
LARRY RICHIE11.845
STUART ZUCKERMAN11.845
BRIAN JOHNSON11.716
ANTHONY SOTALLARO11.716
MELISSA MANCINI11.513
Scott Greenberg11.459
DEBRA LEVIN11.459
OMAR BRIGHT11.330
ANTHONY BRODERICK11.330
NESTOR CANELON11.330
MARK CONSTANTINO11.330
ROBINEL EUGENE11.330
HOWARD GOODSITE11.330
STEVE GUSTAFSON11.330
david hollander11.330
THOMAS JUNKINS11.330
DAVID KAHAN11.330
DAVID MADDOX11.330
ABRAHAM MEVORAH11.330
CAROLYN MEVORAH11.330
JEFFREY NAHOM11.330
Franc NEMANIC11.330
GARY NOWAK11.330
Matthew PLOTKIN11.330
SCOTT QUECKBOERNER11.330
MARK ROBERTS11.330
CHRISTOPHER SCOPPETTONE11.330
DANIEL SHORTLEY11.330
VINCENT SIMONELLI11.330
HERODE SINTERCE11.330
ROBERT TRANSUE11.330
TRENT TRIMBLE11.330
ALPER UNSOY11.330
PETER VALDES11.330
Stuart Zuckerman11.330
HOWARD LUCKMAN11.073
THOMAS MINORCZYK11.073
LORI PORGES11.073
AARON ALLEN10.815
GARY AXELROD10.815
ELON DIAMOND10.815
PHILIP DIECIDUE10.815
GARY FINKEL10.815
EUGENE MIRABELLO10.815
MARTIN RASCHKOVAN10.815
NICHOLAS FIORE10.740
NICHOLAS VISCONTI10.740
COLLEEN BLANDING10.150
SUSAN STEINBERG10.150
RANDALL AMIEL6.438
MICHAEL ANDRADE6.438
ANGELA ANTONIO6.438
MURRAY ARNITA6.438
JOHN BASTARACHE6.438
MONTY BERGER6.438
GEORGE BERINDEI6.438
NEAL BERMAN6.438
MICHAEL BLUE6.438
MICHAEL CECERE6.438
JEAN CHERY6.438
KURTIS CORBETT6.438
CRAIG CREWS6.438
Jonathan Daniels6.438
GINA DE VARONA6.438
GREGORY EL-HAGE6.438
JEAN ELMA6.438
TODD FROST6.438
STANLEY GOLDBERG6.438
ANDREW GORDON6.438
TODD KASTEN6.438
BRUCE KAUFMAN6.438
JASON KOZLOWSKI6.438
STEPHEN KRICHMAR6.438
CARTER LEWIS6.438
OCTAVIA LEWIS6.438
STEVEN LOVE6.438
DANIEL MALONE6.438
LEVI MALONEY6.438
ROBERT MAZZORANA6.438
DONALD MCCUAIG6.438
BRIAN MOODY6.438
ERIC PAINE6.438
VICTOR PAPEO JR6.438
LUMINITA PETRIC6.438
PAULETTE PIPITONE6.438
PAUL ROSENFELD6.438
SCOTT RUBIN6.438
RICHARD RUIZ6.438
TERESA SHANNON6.438
JOSHUA SMITH6.438
WAYNE STEELE6.438
PATRICIA STRANSKY6.438
MARTIN VALENTINO6.438
ALEX WHITE6.438
DAVID ALBERTSON6.051
RICHARD BLUESTEIN6.051
JOANN COLINY6.051
MICHAEL CONNORS6.051
ANGEL DOMINGUEZ6.051
ALAN EPSTEIN6.051
LINROY FREEMAN6.051
SANDRA GLOYD6.051
JOSEPH HARGADON6.051
PERRY HUCKABY6.051
MITCHELL JAWORSKI6.051
CARL KATZ6.051
ILYA KLOTSMAN6.051
KEVIN MCGILLICUDDY6.051
THOMAS MCKEAN6.051
TONI MILLER6.051
JACOB NEWSTREET6.051
DWAYNE RICHARDS6.051
RICHARD RUIZ6.051
EDWARD RUSSELL6.051
RYAN SWAIN6.051
CUONG TRAN6.051
JORGE VACA6.051
LEVI WALLACE6.051
DAVID WOODARD6.051
JAMES WOODBURN6.051
COURTNEY WRIGHT6.051
DAVID ARONSON5.665
SCOTT ASHLEY5.665
PATRICIA BASILIO5.665
KENNETH BRADDOCK III5.665
KENNETH BRAVERMAN5.665
BRIAN BURTON5.665
RICHARD BURTON5.665
JESSE CATRONIO5.665
MICHAEL CHARASH5.665
JOHN CHIESA JR5.665
CODY CLARK5.665
JOSEPH CONTI5.665
TARA DELHAMER5.665
ANTHONY DICESARE5.665
MICHAEL DIPIERRO5.665
ALFE DONALDSON5.665
CHRISTOPHER DRAWS5.665
ALAN FELLER5.665
ZACK FISH5.665
BARRY GALLAHER5.665
EARL GALLEGOS5.665
Robert Gehring5.665
DAVID GELLEY5.665
Christopher GIORDANO5.665
DEMETRIUS GIVENS5.665
THOMAS HOFFMAN5.665
HEATHER HOMSANY5.665
DAVID HRIN5.665
LESLIE HYDE5.665
ANTONIO IANNIELLO5.665
JOHNNY JIRAU5.665
JUSTIN JIRAU5.665
CATHY JOSEY5.665
GARY KAUFMAN5.665
IAN KEOGH5.665
VLADIMIR KOVALCHUK5.665
AUGUSTO KRUGER5.665
ROBERT LOVETT5.665
FABRICE MACE5.665
MATTHEW MATLOCK5.665
JASON MCCARTY5.665
Michael Mccombs5.665
DENIS MCENERY5.665
NEW MEMBER5.665
MARGARET MITCHELL5.665
JEFFREY MORRISON5.665
JACOB NAHOM5.665
JAMES NEMES5.665
ALAN NOWAK5.665
SEAN OLIVER5.665
JEETANE PATEL5.665
JOSE PEDROZA5.665
PAUL PRICE5.665
LOUIS PUGLIESE5.665
KEVIN REVAK5.665
FIDEL REYES5.665
NINA RUBENSTEIN5.665
MOEZALI SACHEDINA5.665
PEDRO SALCEDO5.665
BRUCE SCHACTER5.665
RONALD SIBELL5.665
TIMOTHY SICKEL5.665
JEFFERY SMURLICK5.665
ORLANDO SPIDALETTO5.665
TERRY STEWART5.665
AARON TOLCHINSKY5.665
DAVID TOMLIN5.665
JOHN VASSER5.665
SEYMOUR WEINER5.665
Gregory Wilson Jr5.665
ADAM YAZEJIAN5.665
Andres YZAGUIRRE5.665
KENNETH BISS5.408
RICHARD BROWN5.408
DANIEL CASHER5.408
HARRY CHAIMOWIZ5.408
BARRY CHAZEN5.408
MARIO DAVIS JR5.408
LETICIA GALINIS5.408
ALLEN GREEN5.408
SCOTT HECKER5.408
ROBERTO HERRERA5.408
RICHARD LOREN HOLLAND5.408
RONALD HOLLIIS5.408
JEROME KOWALSKY5.408
LUCINDA LANTZ5.408
SEAN LYEW-DANIELS5.408
THOMAS NASUTI5.408
TIMOTHY PATRUS5.408
JEFFREY SATINOFF5.408
FRANKLIN SCHUEBERT5.408
ADELE SCIRE5.408
VINCENT SCUCCI5.408
AMBEY SINGH5.408
PATRICK SINGLETARY5.408
STEVEN SLON5.408
WALTER STEPHENS5.408
LAWRENCE TEICH5.408
Sanders Zuckerberg5.408
PAULIUS BIKUS5.075
Marc Bronstein5.075
BOBBY COLE5.075
EDWARD COOPER5.075
JOE GALATI5.075
DENISE HOFFMAN5.075
MATTHEW KREITZ5.075
JOHN YON KWON5.075
DANA LEONAGGEO5.075
PATRICIA LISITANO5.075
ARTHUR LUCAS5.075
Kevin MELENDEZ5.075
JUAN RODRIGUEZ5.075
ERIK ROMM5.075
LOUIS ROSEN5.075
ARTEM SLEPOKOUROV5.075

Championship: Final Results

Seminole Hard Rock Poker presents
Coco Poker Open at Coconut Creek
$2,500 No Limit Hold’em Championship Event
October 2-6, 2014

Total Entries: 419
Total Prize Pool: $1,000,000

John Dolan is no stranger to success at the felt. Prior to today, the Florida resident had accumulated $3,807,388 in lifetime tournament earnings including a sixth place finish in the 2010 World Series of Poker Main Event for $1,772,959. Dolan is no one hit wonder though and he’s proven that of late with a final table at this past summer’s WSOP and a fourth place finish for $548,732 at last month’s Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Main Event.

Dolan has added to those accomplishments with a win here today at the Coco Poker Open Championship Event and with the $219,500 he collected he moved over the four million mark in lifetime earnings. “I might never leave Florida,” Dolan joked when asked about his recent success in his home state. “I was going to play some next week but I think I might take a break now,” Dolan added. A well deserved break. Congratulations on your win John!

John Dolan, Winner, Coco Poker Open Championship Event
John Dolan, Winner, Coco Poker Open Championship Event

 

FINAL TABLE RESULTS

PlaceNamePayout
1stJohn Dolan$219,500.00
2ndRaymond McDonough$150,000.00
3rdBruce Snell$150,000.00
4thHans Winzeler$70,000.00
5thIraj Fariab$50,500.00
6thCliff Gladstone$40,500.00
7thStewart Newman$31,000.00
8thRyan Van Sanford$22,000.00
9thDavid Hass$16,000.00

 

Championship: 4th Place – Hans Winzeler ($70,000)

$2,500 No Limit Hold’em Championship Event
Blinds: 20K/40K/5K ante

Hans Winzeler was able to get a much needed double, but so did Bruce Snell putting him back as the shortest. Action folded to chip leader John Dolan in the small blind and he put out enough chips to cover Winzeler’s entire stack.

He called off for his final 280,000 with Qd5c, two live cards against Dolan’s Kd8c. The 6s4c3c flop gave Winzeler an open-ended straight draw, Dolan hit the 8h turn, and dodged the straight outs on the Ks river to send Winzeler out in 4th place for $70,000.

The last three players are all guaranteed a six-digit payout.

Hans Winzeler - 4th Place ($70,000)
Hans Winzeler – 4th Place ($70,000)

Championship: Snell Doubles

$2,500 No Limit Hold’em Championship Event
Blinds: 20K/40K/5K ante

Bruce Snell opened for a minimum raise under the gun and was called by Skip McDonough out of the big blind. The flop came 9h8d4c and both players checked.

McDonough led out for 85,000 on the 5h turn and was quickly called by Snell. On the 7h river McDonough moved all in for an effective 250,000 and was snap-called by Snell who turned over 6h3h for the rivered flush. McDonough turned over 8s4s for a flopped two pair that was no good.

Championship: Winzeler Doubles

$2,500 No Limit Hold’em Championship Event
Blinds: 15K/30K/5K ante

Former chip lead Hans Winzeler has not had it easy today but found his way back into the game after open shoving for 335,000 with KsQc and getting a caller in Bruce Snell with Kh8h.

The dealer spread a completely drama free board of Ad9s3d2c2h to move Winzeler near 700,000 and leaving Snell as the short stack.

Championship: Dolan Takes Down Three Way Pot

$2,500 No Limit Hold’em Championship Event
Blinds: 20K/40K/5K ante

Hans Winzeler opened pre-flop and found two callers in Skip McDonough and John Dolan. The flop came JcTcTs and Dolan checked out of the big blind. Winzeler made it 105,000 to go and McDonough raised it up to 250,000. Dolan quickly called and Winzeler thought for a moment before also calling.

The turn was the 6d and all three checked. The river was the 7h and again all three checked. McDonough turned over KcJs for jacks and tens. Winzeler turned over KhKs for kings and tens. Both trailed Dolan who had flopped trip tens with his Td9d.

Championship: 5th Place – Iraj Fariab ($50,500)

$2,500 No Limit Hold’em Championship Event
Blinds: 15K/30K/5K ante

A potentially massive pot turned into just another huge pot for Skip McDonough. He opened for a min-raise from the button with Iraj Fariab and Bruce Snell coming along in the blinds to the QcTc4h flop.

Fariab immediately reached for chips and bet out 125,000 before Snell asked how much he was playing. When he saw the stack, Snell min-raised to 250,000 to put the action on McDonough. He opted to call the bet and Fariab moved all-in for his final 410,000.

Snell thought about it before folding and McDonough quickly called with 4s4c.

“You got me again!” Fariab exclaimed as he rolled over top-top AdQs. The 8d turn left Fariab drawing dead and out of the tournament in 5th place for $50,500 while McDonough moved over 4 million.

Iraj Fariab - 5th Place ($50,500)
Iraj Fariab – 5th Place ($50,500)

Championship: McDonough Takes A Big One off Snell

$2,500 No Limit Hold’em Championship Event
Blinds: 15K/30K/5K ante

Skip McDonough opened from late position to 65,000 and was called out of the big blind by Bruce Snell. The flop came Qs6s3c and both players checked. The turn was the 7s and Snell checked to McDonough who put out a large bet of 150,000. Snell called.

The river was the 9c and Snell sprang into action, leading out for 300,000. McDonough thought for a moment before putting in a raise to 650,000. After getting a count Snell made the call and could only shake his head and mutter “good hand” after McDonough turned over the nuts with his AsJs.

The two were about even in chips after the hand with approximately 2.3 million apiece.

Championship: 6th Place – Cliff Gladstone ($40,500)

$2,500 No Limit Hold’em Championship Event
Blinds: 15K/30K/5K ante

Cliff Gladstone was the shortest during the dinner break and talked the other five players into looking at some ICM numbers. Before staff could get back to them, Gladstone shoved for his last 379,000 on the second hand after the break.

John Dolan had opened under the gun for a min-raise and called when action folded to him. Dolan was ahead with AsJs against Ad9s and stayed that way on the AhTc8s flop. Gladstone picked up a straight draw on the 7s turn but missed his draw when the dealer dropped river Th to go out in 6th place for $40,500.

Cliff Gladstone - 6th Place ($40,500)
Cliff Gladstone – 6th Place ($40,500)

Championship: Dinner Break and Chip Counts

$2,500 No Limit Hold’em Championship Event

The remaining six players have 48 minutes left on their dinner break. Here are the updated chip counts. They will return to blinds of 15,000/30,000 with a 5,000 ante.

SeatNameChip Counts
1Skip McDonough1,420,000
2Iraj Fariab685,000
3Bruce Snell3,190,000
4John Dolan1,545,000
5Cliff Gladstone405,000
6Hans Winzeler1,165,000

Championship: 7th Place – Stewart Newman ($31,000)

$2,500 No Limit Hold’em Championship Event
Blinds: 12K/24K/4K ante

Steward Newman was a tough opponent to knock out. He down to 4 big blinds early in the day when he ran pocket Tens into the pocket Aces of Derek Alley but kept battling.

Newman was down to 129,000 and moved all-in after Iraj Fariab limped under the gun. John Dolan counted out the chips and called the raise and Fariab let his hand go. Newman needed help with Kc9c against AdJd but the 8d3d3c flop took away some of his outs.

The 9d turn locked the hand up for Dolan and Newman was sent out in 7th place for $31,000.

Stewart Newman - 7th Place ($31,000)
Stewart Newman – 7th Place ($31,000)

Championship: 8th Place – Ryan Van Sanford ($22,000)

$2,500 No Limit Hold’em Championship Event
Blinds: 12K/24K/4K ante

Ryan Van Sanford was the young gun at the table but wasn’t getting much traction at the final table. He was all-in with a coin flip against leader Bruce Snell with AsKd against ThTc.

Van Sanford missed the 9s3h3c flop and Snell locked it up when the turn came Ts. He was drawing dead to the 5d river and was sent out of the tournament in 8th place for $22,000.

Ryan Van Sanford - 8th Place ($22,000)
Ryan Van Sanford – 8th Place ($22,000)

Championship Event: 9th Place – David Hass ($16,000)

$2,500 No Limit Hold’em Championship Event
Blinds: 12K/24K/4K ante

A short-stacked David Hass moved all in for 390,000 from the button and Iraj Fariab looked at his cards in the big blind and made the call, turning over QcQd.

Hass flipped his cards over with a look of resignation on his face saying “see you guys” as he showed Td5d. The dealer put out a flop of 8d7h2s and Hass asked the dealer for a sweat. The turn was the 5h to give Hass a small sweat but the river was the 9h to knock Hass out in ninth place for $16,000.

“Good game guys,” Hass said as he stood up.

David Hass- 9th Place ($16,000)
David Hass- 9th Place ($16,000)

Championship: McDonough Hits Big Double

$2,500 No Limit Hold’em Championship Event
Blinds: 12K/24K/4K ante

Skip McDonough promised the blogging team we’d be writing about a triple-up right after the last break and he was close to telling the future. It was four-way action to the Ah7c5h flop and it checked around to Hans Winzeler on the button.

He bet out 100,000 and McDonough moved all-in for 596,000 total. Iraj Fariab quickly called and Winzeler considered doing the same. He let his hand go and they saw McDonough with a set holding 5c5s against Fariab’s top two Ad7h.

McDonough dodged the 2s turn and 8s to move over 1.5 million.

Championship: Fariab Straightens Out Winzeler

$2,500 No Limit Hold’em Championship Event
Blinds: 10K/20K/3K ante

Iraj Fariab might be the senior statesman at the table but he’s been showing them some moves throughout the day. The latest had him call a small 35,000 bet by Hans Winzeler after the Qc9h8s flop and then raise to 150,000 after Winzeler made a 6s turn bet of 75,000.

Winzeler called the min-raise and checked the 3c river to get an instant shove from Fariab. That prompted Winzeler to face palm and start the thinking process. It was a 279,000 shove and Winzeler finally called with two-pair Qs8c to see Fariab flopped well with JsTs.

The hand doubled Fariab up but Winzeler is still comfortable with approximately 1.4 million.

Championship Event: 10th Place – Uri Tenenboim ($12,000)

$2,500 No Limit Hold’em Championship Event
Blinds: 10K/20K/3K ante

Uri Tenenboim opened to 50,000 and Hans Winzelar raised to 115,000. It was folded back to Tenenboim who moved the rest of his stack all in. He was snap-called by Winzelar who had woken up with AsAh. Tenenboim turned over his hand, 6s6d, and asked the dealer for a six.

She put out an ace though on the AdQh7h flop and Tenenboim was drawing dead after the 5h turn. The meaningless river was the 8c and Tenenboim was eliminated in tenth place for $12,000.

Uri Tenenboim - 10th place ($12,000)
Uri Tenenboim – 10th place ($12,000)

Championship: Fariab Dodges Belly Buster

$2,500 No Limit Hold’em Championship Event
Blinds: 10K/20K/3K ante

Iraj Fariab limped in middle position then called a raise to 55,000 from Stewart Newman to the 9c8s6s flop. Fariab bet out 100,000 before Newman put him all-in for his final 380,000.

Fariab called and was at risk with top pair Qs9h against Newman’s double belly buster draw QcTc. The As changed nothing and Fariab hit the overkill trip Nines on the 9s for a big double.

Championship Event: Newman Keeps Surviving

$2,500 No Limit Hold’em Championship Event
Blinds: 10K/20K/3K ante

John Dolan opened for 40,000 and David Hass raised it up just a little more than the minimum to 70,000. It was folded to Stewart Newman who moved all in for 394,000 total. Dolan got out of the way but Hass quickly called.

Newman had AdKs and would need to improve as Hass had KcKd. The dealer wasted no time moving Newman into the lead as he put out a flop of AcQc5h. The turn was the Ts prompting Hass to ask the dealer for a jack to split the pot. The river was the 8d though and Newman, who was down to just 42,000 a couple hours ago, doubled up to approximately 850,000. Hass lost a little less than half his stack on the hand and has approximately 550,000.