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I CARE Foundation Survivor Event Sees Final 10 Pocket $1,200

2016 Coco Poker Open
Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
Coconut Creek, FL
Event #10
$175 No Limit Hold’em Survivor
Entries: 60
Prize Pool: $12,000
September 27, 2016

Event 10 of the Coco Poker Open lightened the mood in The Pavilion Tuesday evening with a unique event raising awareness for local youth. A $175 No Limit Hold’em Survivor tournament began at 6pm and had a charity component to it that saw $45 of each buy-in go to the I C.A.R.E. Foundation, a South Florida organization that assists underprivileged individuals in their journey to a better life. In all, 60 entries ponied up the buy-in with each of the final 10 survivors pocketing $1,200. Lorenzo Hampton bowed out 11th, leaving the rest of the field in the money.

By his own account, Evan Dollinger held 95,000 of the 600,000 chips in play and was the chip leader at the time of the chop. Joining him in the money were John Holley, Daniel Genachte and former professional football player Errict Rhett. The latter was part of a strong contingent of retired professional athletes that turned out to support fellow pro James Pruitt, the founder of I C.A.R.E. In addition to Rhett, Hampton too played professional football.

The final 10 players weren’t the only winners Tuesday at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek. Tournament buy-ins raised $2,700 for I C.A.R.E. with any private donations and revenue from the silent auction adding to that figure.

Here’s a complete look at those players who went home with a payday:

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Nine of the 10 in-the-money finishers pose for a winners’ photo

Evan Dollinger – $1,200
John Holley – $1,200
Daniel Genachte – $1,200
Errict Rhett – $1,200
Kevin Batt – $1,200
Paula Holder – $1,200
Jeffrey Morrison – $1,200
Jeffrey Smurlick – $1,200
Mark Brannick – $1,200
Jasmine Schofill Nuss – $1,200

Event 10: We Have Some Winners

$175 No Limit Hold’em Survivor (Re-Entry)
Level 10: 800/1,600/200 Ante
Players Remaining: 10 of 60

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Nine of the 10 in-the-money finishers pose for a winners’ photo

With 11 players remaining, everyone agreed to pay short stack Lorenzo Hampton $25. With a fresh $250 in his pocket, Hampton hit the rail 11th leaving the final 10 players with $1,200 each. Among those to finish in the money were John Holley and Daniel Genachte.

The full tournament results will be posted shortly.

Event 10: Prize Pool Finalized; Last 10 Are the Sole Survivors

$175 No Limit Hold’em Survivor (Re-Entry)
Level 7: 400/800/100 Ante
Players Remaining: 18 of 60

Event 10, tonight’s 6pm $175 buy-in No Limit Hold’em Survivor tournament drew 60 entries coming up a little shy of the $12,000 guarantee. The final 10 survivors finish in the money and each pocket $1,200. The players aren’t the only ones going home with some loot, though. Tournament buy-ins alone accounted for raising $2,700 for the I C.A.R.E. Foundation.

Here’s a look at the payouts:

Event #10
$175 No Limit Hold’em Survivor
Entries: 60
Prize Pool: $12,000
September 27, 2016

prize-pool

The clock currently shows 18 players remaining meaning they’re just eight eliminations away from crowning the event’s 10 champions.

Stay tuned!

Event 10: I C.A.R.E.’s Founder James Pruitt Doubles

$175 No Limit Hold’em Survivor (Re-Entry)
Level 3: 100/200
Players: 53

James Pruitt
Former professional football player James Pruitt

Recognized as the vision of former professional football player James Pruitt, the I C.A.R.E. Foundation benefits individuals in need of a support system. The organization looks to instill confidence and independence through education, training and the fostering of healthy relationships.

James Pruitt spikes a 10 to double
James Pruitt spikes a 10 to double

Pruitt is on site promoting the charity and trying to do his part to beef up the prize pool. He recently got his last 1,975 chips in the pot preflop holding jsth against the kd5s of his opponent. A 10 fell on the flop and he doubled up to hang around a bit longer.

In addition to Pruitt, the field is made up of other former professional athletes.

Mark Duper
Former professional football player Mark Duper
Roy Foster
Former professional football player Roy Foster
Lorenzo Hampton
Former professional football player Lorenzo Hampton
James McNight
Former professional football player James McNight
Jeffrey Cross
Former professional football player Jeffrey Cross

Event 10: Survivor Underway with Final 10 Guaranteed $1,200 Each

$175 No Limit Hold’em Survivor (Re-Entry)
Level 1: 50/100

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Event 10 of the 2016 Coco Poker Open at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek is off and running. A change from the norm, the $175 No Limit Hold’em tournament is slated to be played out in the Survivor format. That is, 1-in-10 players are paid with the final 10 guaranteed $1,200 each.

Players will see $45 of their buy-in go to I C.A.R.E., a Florida-based foundation founded by former Miami Dolphins wide receiver James Pruitt. The acronym stands for ‘creating awareness resulting in excellence’ and its main focus is “to improve the successfulness of individuals through education and training.”

Tournament details:

6PM: Event 10 – $175 No Limit Hold’em Survivor (Re-Entry)

  • $12,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 10,000 in tournament chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 7
  • 1 in 10 paid. Final 10 players guaranteed $1,200 each
  • $45 of each entry will go to the I C.A.R.E. Foundation
  • Tournament plays until completion or Tournament Director discretion
  • Event 10 Structure Sheet

Updates throughout the event’s completion will be posted right here at SeminoleCoconutCreekPoker.com.

Coco Poker Open Day 7 Schedule

Main Event Schedule

12PM: Event 9 – $360 No Limit Hold’em Heads-Up (64 Max Players)

  • $20,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Levels in first four rounds will last 15 minutes
  • Levels in the Semi-final and Finals will last 20 minutes
  • See structure sheet for starting stacks per round
  • Event 9 Structure Sheet

6PM: Event 10 – $175 No Limit Hold’em Survivor (Re-Entry)

  • $12,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 10,000 in tournament chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 7
  • 1 in 10 paid. Final 10 players guaranteed $1,200 each
  • $45 of each entry will go to the I C.A.R.E. Foundation
  • Tournament plays until completion or Tournament Director discretion
  • Event 10 Structure Sheet

Secondary and Satellite Schedule

3PM: $80 Turbo Mega Satellite (Re-Entry)

  • 10 seats guaranteed into the $250K GTD Event 13
  • Players begin with 8,000 in tournament chips and 15-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Turbo Mega Satellite Structure