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 NOVEMBER Leaderboard

(Updated November 19th)

Get rewarded by playing at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek …

Play in any daily or satellite tournament from November 1 – 26, 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:
$3,500 ENTRY INTO THE HARD ROCK “ROCK AND ROLL” POKER OPEN MAIN EVENT

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 NOV 18 Tournaments):

NAME
POINTS
IRAJ FARIAB783.856
JERMAINE PHANG595.335
LAWRENCE GRADUS456.015
HELENE ROSENBERG394.644
JASON CASTEN352.059
KRISHNA COLLINS346.941
ALIX ALDONIS317.401
LUKE ROSENBERG281.360
JEFFREY BERRY250.131
DAVID SCHMIDT246.813
ARTURO CARRASCO242.300
ROBERT FEDDERMAN227.991
ARNO KRUGER222.094
JOHN MAIN213.600
ONEIL MC CALLA212.419
PERRY HUCKABY203.976
MARLENA LEBOFF202.536
KEVIN SMITH200.126
KENNETH KEOUGH199.161
PAUL STEINER184.051
CESAR CAIAFFO183.081
SPENCER LIEBMANN181.105
WILLY JEAN BAPTISTE171.269
NATHAN ROBUSTO164.525
JEFFREY ROSENBERG159.006
MARIO JAMES155.423
JORGE GOMEZ151.945
ROSALYN SHEINIS DWECK148.944
BORIS BERGEN143.115
STEVEN ZUKOWSKI140.953
ANTONIO CAMPBELL140.700
STEPHEN GOLDFINGER137.119
LARRY RICHIE136.853
SEAN REMZ136.499
VIRGINIA SMYTHE132.333
PAUL HUMPHREY132.331
OREN MAIMON129.674
DANE SCHLICK-TRASK120.616
CARL VIDAL120.426
BRUCE PHILIPS119.850
MONTY DWECK119.609
JOHN FREIDKES119.351
ERIK ZUGARAZO118.965
MIGUEL MCKENZIE118.599
JOHN SAINT LOUIS118.495
CARLOS VALENCIA114.951
GREGORY EL-HAGE114.144
DAVID DOLINSKY113.300
DAVID KONOPELSKI113.300
MARK BRANNICK113.216
BARRY GALLAHER111.904
MARK HARTSTEIN111.650
DAVID HRIN108.794
GARY AXELROD108.150
ELON DIAMOND108.150
OMAR BRIGHT107.635
JAMES DELEO107.364
MICHAEL DINARDO107.165
STEFFEN LUE106.829
LLOYD NASTASE103.241
PAULIUS BIKUS102.406
ELLIOTT ZAYDMAN102.356
MATTHEW KREITZ102.356
MICHAEL MCCOMBS102.090
ARNOLD ERENSTOFT101.970
ERIC NUSS101.970
BARRY APPEL101.269
ALEXIS BAEZ101.269
GAIL COHEN97.850
STEVEN LEVINE97.850
STANLEY OREMLAND97.850
CAMERON REID97.850
MICHAEL MORA97.433
JAMES WILSON96.425
THOMAS NICOLETTE96.305
JOSE CUTO96.305
MARIO ANIVARRO95.939
KAMAL BHAVNEET95.939
PETER VALDES93.229
OMAR LEAK91.350
STUART ZUCKERMAN90.640
ERICA HITE90.640
VLADIMIR PUENTES90.640
MICHAEL SENIOR88.724
ANTHONY GIST84.975
JEFFERY SHEPPARD84.975
ADAM YAZEJIAN84.316
RICHARD KESSLER81.391
DEBRA LEVIN81.005
DAGMAR DASHA TUCKER80.294
LISA WOODBURN74.804
MICHAEL PASTEIN73.645
ROBERT TANNER72.601
NATHAN SCHWARTZ68.366
VERLIN BABB68.249
DAVID PRICE67.980
GREGORY VICTOR67.980
WALTER VANZUIDAM66.178
BRIAN LEVINE62.315
JASON MCCARTY62.315
MARCI MILES61.424
MIGUEL MARTINEZ59.354
LASCELLES PEART57.945
DAVID BRAINARD57.943
WALTER BUSS56.650
DANIEL GONZALO56.650
ALEX MEADOW56.650
JUSTIN MYERS56.650
VANESSA PACELLA56.650
LOUIS PUGLIESE56.650
SALVATORE RANAUDO55.000
GARY LEVINGER54.599
SHARON MAIN53.824
JULIUS ZWAIL51.990
ROBERT KESSLER51.758
MICHAEL DWECK50.750
RYAN SWAIN50.750
KENNETH J THOMPSON50.750
JUNE KELLEY48.460
JAMES NEMES46.479
JULIAN ALVARADO45.553
JEAN LOUIS ALCINOR45.470
MICHAEL GRABELSKY40.578
ANTHONY VULPIS36.490
PHILIP PAUL35.128
FRANCIS ADAMS34.763
BRUCE SCHACTER34.559
ALCINOR JEAN-LOUIS34.040
AARON TOLCHINSKY33.990
DANIEL GENACHTE33.861
BARRY BERNSTEIN32.391
GINO VLADO31.415
ARIS GOMEZ LOPEZ31.029
MARTIN MAY30.643
JENNIFER DOMANIC30.643
JACK APPEL29.484
STEVE RAEMAN29.484
ROBERT TRANSUE28.761
MARK CONSTANTINO28.325
GREGORY STRYKER28.325
SCOTT GREENBERG28.304
SHELDON SAITLIN27.918
EUGENE CALDEN27.681
JOHN VASSER27.653
PAUL EFRON27.299
JOSEPH MARCHESE25.750
BERNARD PARNESS25.600
BRANDON LALLOO24.305
TAMARA GOLDSHTEYN23.819
GEORGE IVANESCU23.483
SHARON AZIZ23.433
FREDERICK KARP23.433
JOAQUIN SOSA23.433
DAVID STEINBERG23.433
JORGE VACA23.433
PATHANA BOUNGNASIRI23.046
BIAGIO DIDINO22.324
PAULA HOLDER22.145
MARIE KEOUGH21.398
TONI MILLER20.474
MATTHEW KUNCMAN20.471
DIANE GAGNE19.699
RICHARD GANESH19.699
JOSEPH LEVITT19.699
RANDY BRIDGELAL18.926
MIGUEL MARRERO18.154
GERALD STAPLES17.768
STEPHEN THOMAS17.768
MARIANNE DEWITT17.564
OLIVER LEVINE17.564
LEONID GOLDSHTEYN17.381
DANIEL RESTREPO17.381
WAYNE WURSTER17.381
SCOTT HARRIS17.045
TRACY CASTEN16.995
SCOTT EFRON16.995
FRANK LERCZAK16.995
ROBERT PEOPLES16.995
CHARLES BOYCE16.659
CATHERINE HUCKABY16.659
LUIS PANTOJA16.659
ROBERTO HERRERA16.480
RICHARD LOREN HOLLAND16.351
DAVID FLEISCHER16.323
MELISSA MANCINI16.323
DAVID FREE15.986
MATTHEW PLOTKIN15.986
ALAN KATSNELSON15.815
OSVALDO ALBERTY15.479
LUIS OJALVO15.479
EUGENE MIRABELLO15.375
MICHAEL FRAIDIN15.225
RONALD HIMELBLAU15.225
ASLIN SAGNAKLAR15.225
CHRISTOPHER BOEGLER13.648
CHRISTOPHER DRAWS13.648
STEVEN GROSSMAN13.648
PAUL MABEL13.648
RALPH MANCUSO13.648
CHARLES MARIK13.648
ROBERT MIDGETTE13.648
THOMAS MUCCI13.648
JONATHAN SAELINGER13.648
ROBERT TULLOCH13.648
EVAN BRAUNSTEIN12.875
MATTHEW BRAY12.875
JASON KOZLOWSKI12.875
JAMES MCGIRR12.875
DAVID TYLICKI12.875
ALAN GUTMAN12.489
JAMES HOLOWINSKI12.489
EVEREST LASCALA12.489
SCOTT WEILL12.489
STUART ZUCKERMAN12.489
TREVOR BEEKMAN12.103
NICHOLAS BOCHICCHIO12.103
YOSEF BUKIET12.103
DAVID FRIEDMAN12.103
DAVID MADDOX12.103
BRETT TAYLOR12.103
TODD KASTEN11.899
STEPHEN MENZER11.899
ROBERT THUR11.899
JOHN AMRHEIN11.716
ALFRED BERCHIELLI11.716
PASQUALE CAIAZZA11.716
LUIZ CILENTI11.716
KELLIE KASPRISKE11.716
DAVID SMITH11.716
CARTER LEWIS11.380
LYNN MARGARIS11.380
ANDREW BLAKE11.330
BRIAN BURTON11.330
JOSEPH CONTI11.330
CURTIS DEHART11.330
JEAN ELMA11.330
ALAN EPSTEIN11.330
MARIE FISHER11.330
AUSTIN GRAY11.330
CARL KATZ11.330
JOSHUA LAUFER11.330
STEVEN LAUFER11.330
SONNY LEE11.330
KIMBERLEE LEPA11.330
SUSAN LICHTENSTEIN11.330
LEVI MALONEY11.330
ROBERT MARIN11.330
LESLEY MIMS11.330
JOSEPH SANTANA11.330
FRANKLIN SCHUEBERT11.330
DARREN THORNTON11.330
RODD VAIL11.330
MARK VOGEL11.330
JAMES WOODBURN11.330
DANY BLACKBURN11.126
KATHERINE BUTSINAS11.126
CLIFF GLADSTONE10.994
RICHARD KELLEHER10.994
ILYA KLOTSMAN10.994
MICHELLE ERB10.815
STEVEN GREENBERG10.740
ROBERT MILLER10.740
MARC BRONSTEIN10.658
SHANNON MAHON10.658
OMAR RENTERIA10.658
MICHAEL SHUMAN10.658
SUSAN STEINBERG10.658
DEBBIE UNDERHILL-HIORNS10.658
MICHAEL FLAXMAN10.404
ARNOLD COHEN10.300
CHRISTIAN IVENS10.300
JEROME KOWALSKY10.300
LORI PORGES10.300
MARTIN RASCHKOVAN10.300
JEREMY SHAMASH10.300
LEONARD ST-GERMAIN10.300
ROBERT TOFT10.300
RONALD WINKELVOSS10.300
MICHAEL BLUE10.150
DON HAGEN10.150
ROBERT HOPLER10.150
JEROME NELOMS10.150
WILTON ALEJANDRO-BOITEL6.824
JOHN AURICCHIO6.824
NADER BAHHUR6.824
MICHAEL BAZOS6.824
NICHOLAS BAZOS6.824
NEAL BERMAN6.824
JOSEPH BIEGLER6.824
CHRISTOPHER BOLYARD6.824
CHETRAM BOODRAM6.824
ANTOINE BORTNER6.824
MAURO BOTERO6.824
WILLIAM BUNN6.824
KEVIN CARLSON6.824
EIMEAR COFFEY6.824
SCOTT DAVIDSON6.824
STEPHEN DAVIDSON6.824
ERIC EWING6.824
JAMIE GIANNOULIS6.824
DEMETRIUS GIVENS6.824
ALI HAJI-SEYEDJAVADI6.824
LARISA KOGAN6.824
SCOTT LEFLER6.824
FRANK LICATA6.824
STEVEN LOVE6.824
THOMAS MARCIANO6.824
ROBERT MAZZORANA6.824
MICHAEL MEGNA6.824
SANDRA MEYER6.824
BUTCHIE MITCHELL6.824
HOWARD MOSTISSER6.824
JOHN MURPHY6.824
MARIA NGUYEN6.824
TONY NGUYEN6.824
RONALD SALZMAN6.824
WAYNE STEELE6.824
SANDERS ZUCKERBERG6.824
STEVEN ANDERSON6.051
ANGEL ANGLERO6.051
STEVEN BENNETT6.051
MARK COCHRAN6.051
JULIA COOLEY6.051
BRITTANY DARVIN6.051
MICHAEL FRYETT6.051
HUBERT GANTER6.051
FRANK GIORDANO6.051
ALEXANDER GODINEZ6.051
ROBERT GREEN6.051
AVI HAKMON6.051
JOSEPH HARGADON6.051
KEVIN KESSLER6.051
JAMI KOPACZ6.051
OCTAVIA LEWIS6.051
JONAH MILLER6.051
JEFFREY MORRISON6.051
RICARDO NEGREIRA6.051
MARVIN RAPHAEL6.051
JONATHAN ROSA6.051
JILL RUKEYSER6.051
ROBERT SHAPIRO6.051
MICHAEL TAYLOR6.051
AARON TOLCHINSKY6.051
PETER UDOVIK6.051
ANTHONY UTNAGE6.051
LOUIS VAZQUEZ6.051
GREGG WEISS6.051
LILA WINTERBOURNE6.051
JOSEPH AIELLO5.665
BESSIE ASHER5.665
SCOTT ASHLEY5.665
FREDERICK ATTIAS5.665
NIDAL AYYAD5.665
AMIR BARON5.665
PATRICIA BASILIO5.665
ANNE BLAKE5.665
LAWRENCE BOCK JR5.665
RALPH BRANDT5.665
ALEXANDER BRUTVAN5.665
RONALD CAMPILLO5.665
PATRICIA CASE5.665
RICHARD COPPOLA5.665
JORGE CRUZ5.665
MARIO DAVIS JR5.665
KENNY DESPUZEAU5.665
WILLIAM DREW5.665
RANSOM FAIRCHILD5.665
DEREK FELBINGER5.665
ALAN FELLER5.665
RAYMOND FORD5.665
JOHN-THOMAS GIARRUSSO5.665
CHRISTOPHER GIORDANO5.665
DANIEL GONZALEZ5.665
MICHAEL HOUSTON5.665
GARRETT JACOBS5.665
SHELDON LASKIN5.665
ROBERT LEFF5.665
DAVID LENTINI5.665
DAVID LEVINSON5.665
BENNETT LEVY5.665
AVIVA MARCHAND5.665
MATTHEW MATLOCK5.665
BENJAMIN MCGRAW5.665
STEPHEN MUSCHETT5.665
JOANN NICOLETTE5.665
AVRAHAM NOIMAN5.665
ORI NOIMAN5.665
MARCOS NUNES5.665
JOHN PAINTER5.665
JEETANE PATEL5.665
JOSEPH QUAIDER5.665
JORGE RIVERA5.665
WILSON RIVERA5.665
ROBERT SCHWARTZMAN5.665
DANIEL SHORTLEY5.665
HERODE SINTERCE5.665
ARTEM SLEPOKOUROV5.665
STEVEN SLON5.665
SALVATORE SOLLECITO5.665
SPENCER STEINBERG5.665
TERRY STEWART5.665
ADAM TAPLINGER5.665
NANCY THOMAS5.665
ANDREW TURZAK5.665
WILLIAM VARGAS5.665
ARLENE VAZQUEZ5.665
SEYMOUR WEINER5.665
CARNELL WILLIAMS5.665
NAGUI YASSA5.665
JASON ZELLER5.665
JOSEPH ZSILAVETZ5.665
LEWIS LURIE5.500
LUIS ROSSI5.500
PABLO VARGAS5.500
YUE WANG5.500
JEFFREY BLAKE5.329
PETER BLANCHETTE5.329
BERNIE BOUDLE5.329
ANTHONY BRODERICK5.329
JARED CARTER5.329
BOBBY COLE5.329
RUTH COMEAU5.329
NICOLAS DUQUE5.329
SPENCER FREE5.329
JOE GALATI5.329
JONATHAN GORDON5.329
MICHAEL GUARDINO5.329
JOSHUA HARRIS5.329
ANTONIO JARRETT5.329
PHYLISS JEFFERSON5.329
IAN KEOGH5.329
RICHARD KEOUGH5.329
KEVEN KHORRAMI5.329
GRAIG LUCAS5.329
ROBERT MAIN5.329
DANNY MANESS5.329
FELIPE MARTINEZ5.329
PATRICK MCDONALD5.329
THOMAS MINORCZYK5.329
CHRISTOPHER NASHAWATY5.329
DREYSON PARKER5.329
DIEGO PERES5.329
JASON ROBINSON5.329
ERIK ROMM5.329
PEARL SCHOOLEY5.329
JEFFREY SEADER5.329
RUTH SHARF5.329
RONALD SIBELL5.329
KIRK TONEY5.329
ARNOLD WEISS5.329
CHRISTOPHER WILLIAMS5.329
DAVID WILLOUGHBY5.329
BRADLEY WINKLER5.329
PHILIP DIECIDUE5.150
MICHAEL HRUSECKY5.150
SEAN LYEW-DANIELS5.150
STUART PALL5.150
TIMOTHY PATRUS5.150
RYAN READER5.150
ADELE SCIRE5.150
BENJAMIN TOBIN5.150
MARTY ZABIB5.150
THOMAS BENTON5.075
RUSSELL BEYER5.075
MICHAEL BORRELLI5.075
ROBERT COHEN5.075
NESTOR CRUZ5.075
LUIS DE LOS RIOS5.075
MAXIME GENEST5.075
TYLER GILMOUR5.075
KENNETH HARRIS5.075
ROMMEL HENRYS5.075
MAX KOLBAUER5.075
ANGELO MARINO5.075
GREG MCKENZIE5.075
DANIEL MEDEIROS5.075
SANDRA MEYER5.075
ROCCO PETITO5.075
DIEGO PONCE5.075
GEORGE SANTOLI5.075
RUSS SAVAGE5.075
MICHELLE SCHELL5.075
DAVID SCHNEGELBERGER5.075
RUSSELL STAMPLER5.075
STEVEN THOMSON5.075

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.