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Claudangelo Beaudouin Wins Coco Poker Open Series Opener

2016 Coco Poker Open
Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
Coconut Creek, FL
Event #1
$240 Omaha Hi/Low
Entries: 61
Prize Pool: $12,400
September 21, 2016


South Florida regular adds to long track record of Omaha hi/low success.

Claudangelo Beaudouin kicked off the 2016 Coco Poker Open in style Wednesday night winning the series opening event, a $240 Omaha hi/low tournament. Beaudouin dominated nearly every stage of the tournament, masterfully made his way through its 62-entry field and nabbed a $3,100 top prize following a five-way chop.

The impressive performance didn’t come as all that much of a surprise for Beaudouin. His victory Monday night marked his second Omaha hi/low final table appearance at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek this year. His first came in the form of a runner-up finish during January’s Coco Poker Showdown. That tournament was won by eventual Seminole Hard Rock Poker Player of the Year David Prociak. Additionally, Beaudouin won this very event in 2014.

Event 1 began at 12pm and marked the first of 15 primary events during the Coco Poker Open. The series runs through October 2 with the $1,000,000 guaranteed Championship headlining the schedule beginning this Friday, September 23. In addition to a six-figure prize, the winner of that event earns an added seat into next year’s $5,250 buy-in Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Championship as well as a bundle of points toward the new SHRP Player of the Year race.

Assuming he pulls up a chair, Beaudouin will take a head of steam into the Championship coming off runner-up and two 1st-place finishes in the last two year Seminole Casino Coconut Creek series.

Event 1 final results:

1st: Claudangelo Beaudouin – $3,100
2nd: Mark Belzer – $1,950
3rd: Brian Gelrod – $1,950
4th: David Fleischer – $1,950
5th: Daniel Genachte – $1,218
6th: Aaron Kupin – $744
7th: “Detroit” Al Green – $620
8th: Robert Brown – $496
9th: Brandon Berkenfeld – $372

Event 1: Claudangelo Beaudouin Wins Following Five-Way Chop

$240 Omaha High/Low (Re-Entry)
Level 18: 8,000/16,000 Limits
Players Remaining: 6/62

Claudangelo Beaudouin - Event 1 winner ($3,100)
Claudangelo Beaudouin – Event 1 winner ($3,100)

Shortly after the elimination of Aaron Kupin in 6th place, the remaining five players agreed to a chop. Chip leader Claudangelo Beaudouin went home with $3,100 and the title while Mark Belzer, David Fleischer and Brian Gelrod earned $1,950. Short stack Genachte Daniel, meanwhile, pocketed $1,218.

A brief report will be posted shortly.

Mark Belzer - $1,950
Mark Belzer – $1,950
David Fleischer
David Fleischer – $1,950
Brian Gelrod - $1,950
Brian Gelrod – $1,950
Genachte Daniel - 5th place ($1,218)
Genachte Daniel – 5th place ($1,218)
Aaron Kupin - Eliminated in 6th place ($744)
Aaron Kupin – Eliminated in 6th place ($744)
"Detroit" Al Green - Eliminated in 7th place ($620)
“Detroit” Al Green – Eliminated in 7th place ($620)

8th: Robert Brown – $496
9th: Brandon Berkenfeld – $372

Event 1: Seven Remain at Final Table; Beaudouin Leads

$240 Omaha High/Low (Re-Entry)
Level 17: 6,000/12,000 Limits
Players Remaining: 7/62

It took about 90 minutes of play before Iliad Belkin was eliminated in 10th place bursting the bubble and sending the remaining nine players into the money. From there, Brandon Berkenfeld finished 9th for $372 and Robert Brown finished 8th for $496.

With seven players remaining, Claudangelo Beaudouin leads with about 235,000 chips.

Robert Brown - Eliminated in 8th place ($496)
Robert Brown – Eliminated in 8th place ($496)
Brandon Berkenfeld - Eliminated in 9th place ($372)
Brandon Berkenfeld – Eliminated in 9th place ($372)
Ilia Belkin - Eliminated on the bubble
Ilia Belkin – Eliminated on the bubble

Event 1: Final Table of 10 with David Fleischer in Front

$240 Omaha High/Low (Re-Entry)
Level 14: 3,000/6,000 Limits
Players Remaining: 10/62

David Fleischer
David Fleischer

Following about seven hours of play, the 62-entry field in today’s $240 Omaha hi/low event is down to the final table of 10. Leading the way on the money bubble is David Fleischer with a stack of 142,000.

Here’s a look at the final table seating assignments with chip counts followed by the tournament payouts:


Seat 1: Brandon Berkenfeld – 29,000
Seat 2: Brian Gelrod – 34,500
Seat 3: Ilia Belkin – 66,000
Seat 4: Claudangelo Beaudouin – 99,500
Seat 5: Genachte Daniel – 53,000
Seat 6: David Fleischer – 142,000
Seat 7: Robert Brown – 12,000
Seat 8: Mark Belzer – 94,500
Seat 9: “Detroit” Al Green – 57,000
Seat 10: Aaron Kupin – 32,500

1st – $3,720
2nd – $2,604
3rd – $1,674
4th – $1,240
5th – $930
6th – $744
7th – $620
8th – $496
9th – $372

Event 1: Beaudouin with a Big Lead, Gelrod Second

$240 Omaha High/Low (Re-Entry)
Level 11: 1,600/3,200 Limits
Players Remaining: 26/62

Claudangelo Beaudouin
Claudangelo Beaudouin

Claudangelo Beaudouin is making a statement late in the $240 Omaha hi/low. He sits on a stack of 92,500 and leads the next closest player, Brian Gelrod with 64,000, by a margin.

The clock still shows 26 left with an average stack of just under 24,000.

Brian Gelrod
Brian Gelrod

Claudangelo Beaudouin – 92,500
Brain Gelrod – 64,000

Event 1: Brandon Berkenfeld Toward the Top

$240 Omaha High/Low (Re-Entry)
Level 9: 1,000/2,000 Limits
Players Remaining: 43/62

Brandon Berkenfeld
Brandon Berkenfeld

Delray Beach’s Brandon Berkenfeld is at home on a South Florida poker table. This past January he finished 3rd in this very event during the property’s Coco Poker Showdown. In all, he’s scored nearly $35,000 in earnings following 20 in-the-money finishes at a mix of Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood and a number of other local rooms.

With a stack of 38,500, he currently sits toward the top of the Coco Poker Open Omaha hi/low chip counts and looks to add to a growing list of cashes.

Brandon Berkenfeld – 38,500

Event 1: Final Nine Pay, Winner Pockets $3,720

$240 Omaha High/Low (Re-Entry)
Level 7: 600/1,200 Limits
Players Remaining: 55/62

With the start of Level 7 comes the end of registration in the Coco Poker Open $240 Omaha hi/low event. The 61-entry field generated a total prize pool of $12,400 besting the $10,000 guarantee comfortably. Each of the nine final table participants finishes in the money with a min-cash worth $372. The scores increase from there and top out in the form of a $3,720 first prize.

Full payouts:

Event #1
$240 Omaha Hi/Low
Entries: 61
Prize Pool: $12,400
September 21, 2016


The clock currently shows 55 players remaining toward the middle of Level 7.

Event 1: Play Underway Following First Break; Ron Schroeder Chipping Up

$240 Omaha High/Low (Re-Entry)
Level 5: 300/600 Limits
Entries: 58

Players are freshly back in their seats following the first break in the $240 Coco Poker Open Omaha hi/low event. The clock shows 58 entries, and in typical hi/low fashion, there doesn’t appear to have been much chip movement early.

Ron Schroeder
Ron Schroeder

Despite adding just 4,100 to his 10,000-chip starting stack, Ron Schroeder tops the counts. Registration and re-entry are available for another hour and complete prize pool information will be posted shortly thereafter.

Event 1: Guarantee Gone; A Look at Some Notables

$240 Omaha High/Low (Re-Entry)
Level 3: 150/300 Limits
Entries: 54


The clock reads 54 entries at the beginning of Level 3 and the $10,000 guaranteed in the Coco Poker Open $240 Omaha hi/low is officially busted. The prize pool sits at an unofficial $10,800 with late registration and re-entry still available.

A quick look around the tournament space reveals a slew of notable faces. Among them are Brandon Berkenfeld who finished 3rd in this event during January’s Coco Showdown, Jordan Chizick who own three victories during Seminole Hard Rock Poker series in Hollywood and fellow SHRP winner Kevin Love.

Here’s a look at above standouts as well as some of the other South Florida regulars:

Brandon Berkenfeld
Brandon Berkenfeld
Jordan Chizick
Jordan Chizick
Brian Gelrod
Brian Gelrod
Christian Ivens
Christian Ivens
Claudangelo Beaudouin
Claudangelo Beaudouin