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Leonard St. Germain Wins Omaha Hi/Low Following Six-Way Chop ($2,805)

2016 Coco Poker Open
Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
Coconut Creek, FL
Event #11
$240 Omaha Hi/Low
Entries: 56
Prize Pool: $11,200
September 28, 2016

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Leonard St. Germain is the most recent Coco Poker Open champion following a victory in Event 11 of the 15-tournament series. The $240 buy-in Omaha Hi/Low event kicked off Wednesday in The Pavilion at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek. The 56-entry field surpassed the guarantee and saw St. Germain walk with $2,805 following a six-way chop.

Play stretched deep into the structure with six players remaining in Level 21 and limits of 16,000 and 32,000. Only 560,000 chips were in play and no one had any real wiggle room. The clock struck 11pm and per the structure sheet the decision to play the event out had to be unanimous. Arnold Cohen voted to bag and tag and that was that. After some grumbling from other competitors who wished to play it out, the final six agreed to a deal rather than head home for the night. Among those players still left were Claudangelo Beaudouin who won this very event on Day 1 of the Coco Poker Open. It was an anti-climactic finish for Beaudouin as his run at two tiles hit an abrupt halt, but he was sent home with $1,361.

The victory marks St. Germain’s third career tournament win and his 36th cash. He resides in nearby Southwest Raches, Florida.

Event 11 final results:

1st: Leonard St. Germain – $2,805
2nd: Arnold Cohen – $2,138
3rd: Bryan Scofield – $2,092
4th: Alex Cohen – $1,473
5th: Claudangelo Beaudouin – $1,361
6th: Ricardo Quintero – $1,331

Event 11: Leonard St. Germain Wins in Six-Way Deal ($2,805)

$240 Omaha High/Low (Re-Entry)
Level 21: 16,000/32,000 Limits
Players Remaining: 6 of 56

Leonard St. Germain - Event 11 winner ($2,804)
Leonard St. Germain – Event 11 winner ($2,805)

The clock struck 11pm and Arnold Cohen requested the tournament bag and tag set to return tomorrow at 1pm to play to a winner. With just 17 big bets in play and average stack of roughly three big bets, the remaining six players opted to save themselves the trip and went for an ICM chop instead. Leonard St. Germain held the chip lead at the time of the deal and earned $2,804.

A more complete report will be posted shortly. In the meantime, here’s a look at the in-the-money finishers:

Arnold Cohen - $2,136
Arnold Cohen – $2,136
Bryan Scofield - $2,092
Bryan Scofield – $2,092
Alex Cohen - $1,473
Alex Cohen – $1,473
Claudangelo Beaudouin - $1,361
Claudangelo Beaudouin – $1,361
Ricardo Quintero - $1,331
Ricardo Quintero – $1,331

Event 11: Leticia Galinis Eliminated on the Bubble

$240 Omaha High/Low (Re-Entry)
Level 19: 10,000/20,000 Limits
Players Remaining: 6 of 56

Leticia Galinis
Leticia Galinis

The final seven players checked and raised deep into the structure and the bubble didn’t burst until moments ago with just 28 big bets in play. Leticia Galinis was in the small blind all-in preflop for only 7,000. Alex Cohen had limped from late position while Claudangelo Beaudouin checked his option in the big blind.

Beaudouin and Cohen checked down a qh7s2cqs3d board. Galinis’ tctd9c8s was only good for a high and Beaudouin scooped with adqc6h5h for trip queens with an ace-two low.

Galinis was eliminated on the bubble sending sending the final six players into the money. Here’s a look at what they’ve locked up:

1st – $3,808
2nd – $2,576
3rd – $1,680
4th – $1,344
5th – $1,008
6th – $784

Leticia Galinis – Eliminated

Event 11: Final 10 Combine to One Table; Event 1 Winner Beaudouin Leads

$240 Omaha High/Low (Re-Entry)
Level 16: 5,000/10,000 Limits
Players Remaining: 10 of 56

Claudangelo Beaudouin
Claudangelo Beaudouin

Following about eight hours of play, today’s 12pm $240 Omaha Hi/Low tournament is down to the final 10 and consolidated to one table. While Event 1 3rd-place finisher Brian Gelrod busted shy of back-to-back final table appearances, Claudangelo Beaudouin is in the driver’s seat and looking for his second Omaha Hi/Low victory of the series. Claudangelo, who previously bested 62 players in Event 1 to earn $3,100, holds the chip lead and eyes an unlikely follow-up victory.

Here’s a look at the final 10 players along with their chip counts:

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Seat 1: Bryan Scofield – 44,500
Seat 2: Ricardo Quintero – 41,500
Seat 3: Robert Sarro – 21,000
Seat 4: Alex Cohen – 78,000
Seat 5: Marty Raschkovan – 21,500
Seat 6: Leonard St. Germain – 75,000
Seat 7: Marc Freund – 27,000
Seat 8: Leticia Galinis – 76,000
Seat 9: Claudangelo “Hazardous88” Beaudouin – 121,000
Seat 10: Arnold Cohen – 52,500

Only the top six finish in the money with the champion earning $3,808. Here’s a look at the payouts:

1st – $3,808
2nd – $2,576
3rd – $1,680
4th – $1,344
5th – $1,008
6th – $784

Event 11: A Two Table Stalemate

$240 Omaha High/Low (Re-Entry)
Level 16: 5,000/10,000 Limits
Players Remaining: 11 of 56

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Nearly five levels have passed since play narrowed to the final two tables. The field has shrunk since then, but not enough to combine to the 10-handed finale.

Claudangelo Beaudouin, who won the $240 Omaha Hi/Low opener, is still among the field as is fellow $240 Omaha Hi/Low final tablist Brian Gelrod. The clock shows 11 remaining with one more bustout needed to consolidate to one table. We will provide updated seating assignments and chip counts when that occurs.

Event 11: Dropping Fast

$240 Omaha High/Low (Re-Entry)
Level 12: 2,000/4,000 Limits
Players Remaining: 18 of 56

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Don’t blink or you might miss the action. The escalating limits are pushing the action and having four hole cards isn’t hurting either.

There are only two tables remaining but still some ways away from hitting the money at six players. Local regular Brian Gelrod is still in the game and among the chip leaders, but that can change quickly.

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Event 11: Three Tables Remain

$240 Omaha High/Low (Re-Entry)
Level 11: 1,600/3,200 Limits
Players Remaining: 27 of 56

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The Omaha/8 field has quickly played down after registration closed and only three tables remain to leave 27 players alive for the title. The limits are climbing at a steady pace and it’s a quick parade to the door.

As we get closer to the final table, we will look closer at the big stacks in the front of the room and see who will contend in the end.

Event 11: Prize Pool and Payout Information

$240 Omaha High/Low (Re-Entry)
Level 9: 1,000/2,000 Limits
Players Remaining: 41 of 56

Tournament staff released the payout information for the Omaha/8 event and how they will divide up the $11,200 prize pool. The last six players will each earn a piece with a min-cash taking home $784 and the winner banking $3,808.

2016 Coco Poker Open
Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
Coconut Creek, FL
Event #11
$240 Omaha Hi/Low
Entries: 56
Prize Pool: $11,200
September 28, 2016

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Event 11: Genachte Trying to Move Up

$240 Omaha High/Low (Re-Entry)
Level 7: 600/1,000 Limits
Total Entries: 56

Daniel Genachte
Daniel Genachte

We posted the updated Coco Poker Open Leaderboard earlier today and one name is rising closer to the top. Rafael Indriago leads the way thanks to a 1st, 2nd, and 8th place finish but popular local player Daniel Genachte is working hard to chase him down.

Genachte moved into second place thanks to his cash in the Event 10 Survivor tournament last night which goes along nicely with his 5th place finish in Event 1 and deep 13th place result in the Coco Poker Open Championship. He has a few more shots to take over the top spot and he’s back today in this event.