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Event 13: Stuart Paterson Dominates Day 2 to Win Title

2016 Coco Poker Open
Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
Coconut Creek, FL
Event #13
$350 No Limit Hold’em
Entries: 769
Prize Pool: $250,000
September 29-October 2, 2016

Stuart Paterson, Event 13 Champion
Stuart Paterson, Event 13 Champion

The biggest tournament outside the Coco Poker Open Championship was the $250,000 Guaranteed Event 13 No Limit Hold’em tournament on the last weekend of the series. It drew 769 entrants over multiple starting days and it was popular local pro Stuart Paterson outlasting them all to earn the title.

Event 13 had six starting flights spread over three days and the biggest crowd came out on Saturday evening. Each flight played down to 9% of its starting field to make the money and surviving players returned for Day 2.

There were 73 players back on Sunday with Phil Hernz as the big leader. He would not play a part in the latter parts of the tournament as Paterson asserted his skills early to build the biggest stack in the room.

The tournament quickly dropped down to 12 players at the dinner break and two quick eliminations afterward set the final table. SHRP regulars Michael Newman and Nancy Birnbaum went out in 10th and 9th place respectively and the last eight decided to negotiate a deal to chop up the remaining prize pool.

It took some effort but they eventually worked it out. Paterson was declared the champion with his huge chip lead while the other seven players earned a little extra money based on their position.

This is the second big Coco Poker score for Paterson in less than a year. In January, Paterson was the last player standing in the 161-entrant field during the 2016 Coco Poker Showdown Championship. He earned more than $32,000 for that victory and nearly another $39,000 for this title to push him over $800,000 in career tournament earnings.

Event 13 results:

1st: Stuart Paterson – $38,941
2nd: John Spadavecchia – $27,305
3rd: Jeff Charlton – $20,795
4th: Vlad Grach – $18,422
5th: Andrew Martin – $17,811
6th: David Maslowski – $16,711
7th: Elliott Zaydman – $15,746
8th: Andrew Bennis – $15,684
9th: Nancy Birnbaum – $3,488
10th: Michael Newman – $2,494

Event 13: Stu Paterson Wins Title in 8-Way Deal

$350 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $250,000 Guaranteed
Level 26: 30,000/60,000/10,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 8 of 769

Stuart Paterson, Event 13 Champion
Stuart Paterson, Event 13 Champion

It took a little negotiating, but the last eight players in Event 13 came to an agreement to chop up the remaining prize pool. With the average stack about to hit 15 big blinds, they worked everything out and SHRP regular and Coco Poker Showdown champion Stu Paterson was declared the winner courtesy of his chip lead.

Full details on the deal:

1st: Stuart Paterson – $38,941
2nd: John Spadavecchia – $27,305
3rd: Jeff Charlton – $20,795
4th: Vlad Grach – $18,422
5th: Andrew Martin – $17,811
6th: David Maslowski – $16,711
7th: Elliott Zaydman – $15,746
8th: Andrew Bennis – $15,684

Event 13: Nancy Birnbaum – 9th Place ($3,488)

$350 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $250,000 Guaranteed
Level 26: 30,000/60,000/10,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 8 of 769

Nancy Birnbaum
Nancy Birnbaum

Jeff Charlton opened for 140,000. It folded around to Nancy Birnbaum on the button and she jammed for 435,000. It folded all the way back around to Charlton and he called. Birnbaum was at risk.

Birnbaum: AhKh
Charlton: Qd9d

Runout: Qc5h3h6s6c

Charlton improved to a pair of queens and eliminated Birnbaum in 9th place. Immediately following the bustout, the remaining eight players began talking chop. Stay tuned!

Nancy Birnbaum – Eliminated in 9th place ($3,488)

Event 13: Michael Newman – 10th Place ($2,494)

$350 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $250,000 Guaranteed
Level 26: 30,000/60,000/10,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 9 of 769

Michael Newman
Michael Newman

John Spadavecchia opened to 160,000 from under the gun and Michael Newman moved all-in for 625,000 from the small blind. Spadavecchia called and it was another race to stay in the game.

Newman: 8s8c
Spadavecchia: AhQs

Newman was ahead but Spadavecchia took over on the KcQc5d flop. It only got worse for Newman as the rest of the board finished up a full house AsQh to send him out in tenth place.

Event 13: Final Table Lineup

$350 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $250,000 Guaranteed
Returning to Level 25: 25,000/50,000/5,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 10 of 769

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Player redrew seats for the final table with Stu Paterson continuing to lead the pack.

Seat 1: Jeff Charlton – 1,065,000 (21 bb)
Seat 2: Michael Newman – 715,000 (14 bb)
Seat 3: Stu Paterson – 3,000,000 (60 bb)
Seat 4: John Spadavecchia – 1,245,000 (25 bb)
Seat 5: Vlad Grach – 1,540,000 (31 bb)
Seat 6: David Maslowski – 605,000 (12 bb)
Seat 7: Nancy Birnbaum – 740,000 (15 bb)
Seat 8: Andrew Martin – 1,290,000 (26 bb)
Seat 9: Andrew Bennis – 1,275,000 (26 bb)
Seat 10: Elliott Zaydman – 1,025,000 (21 bb)

Stu Paterson – 3,000,000 (60 bb)
Vlad Grach – 1,540,000 (31 bb)
Andrew Martin – 1,290,000 (26 bb)
Andrew Bennis – 1,275,000 (26 bb)
John Spadavecchia – 1,245,000 (25 bb)
Jeff Charlton – 1,065,000 (21 bb)
Elliott Zaydman – 1,025,000 (21 bb)
Nancy Birnbaum – 740,000 (15 bb)
Michael Newman – 715,000 (14 bb)
David Maslowski – 605,000 (12 bb)

1st – $63,089
2nd – $36,547
3rd – $23,984
4th – $16,109
5th – $11,234
6th – $8,734
7th – $6,734
8th – $4,984
9th – $3,488
10th – $2,494

Event 13: Greg Barker – 11th Place ($2,494)

$350 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $250,000 Guaranteed
Returning to Level 25: 25,000/50,000/5,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 10 of 769

Greg Barker
Greg Barker

While Daniel Betts was going out on Table 16, Greg Barker was all-in and in danger himself but ahead with AhKd against Jeff Charlton’s AdQc.

The fates switched on the QsJc5c flop and Barker could not find a save on the 2d turn or 8d river to go out in 11th place.

Two quick hands after the dinner break and staff paused the clock to form the final table ten.

Event 13: Daniel Betts – 12th Place ($2,494)

$350 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $250,000 Guaranteed
Returning to Level 25: 25,000/50,000/5,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 11 of 769

Daniel Betts
Daniel Betts

Stu Paterson opened to 115,000 from the cutoff and Daniel Betts moved all-in for 910,000 from the small blind.

Vladislav Grach released his big blind and Paterson called to put Betts at risk.

Paterson: JhJd
Betts: AhQd

Betts needed to catch to stay alive for the double but the board ran 9d6s3d3h6c to send him out shortly after the dinner break.

Event 13: Paterson Leads On Dinner Break

$350 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $250,000 Guaranteed
Returning to Level 25: 25,000/50,000/5,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 12 of 769

Stu Paterson
Stu Paterson

We ran the numbers on the twelve remaining players and Stu Paterson will return with the chip with Vladislav Grach, John Spadavecchia, and Andrew Martin the only players with seven-digit stacks.

With the last hand elimination, the tables will be balanced once players return from dinner.

Table 16
Seat 1: John Spadavecchia – 1,390,000 (28 bb)
Seat 2: –Empty–
Seat 3: Jeff Charlton – 675,000 (14 bb)
Seat 4: Andrew Bennis – 925,000 (19 bb)
Seat 5: –Empty–
Seat 6: Michael Newman – 795,000 (16 bb)
Seat 7: Greg Barker – 420,000 (8 bb)
Seat 8: Stu Paterson – 1,990,000 (40 bb)
Seat 9: Nancy Birnbaum – 630,000 (13 bb)

Table 17
Seat 1: –Empty–
Seat 2: –Empty–
Seat 3: Vladislav Grach
Seat 4: Andrew Martin
Seat 5: –Empty–
Seat 6: David Maslowski – 685,000 (14 bb)
Seat 7: –Empty–
Seat 8: Elliott Zaydman – 965,000 (19 bb)
Seat 9: Daniel Letts – 875,000 (18 bb)

Chip counts:

Stu Paterson – 1,990,000 (40 bb)
Vladislav Grach – 1,540,000 (31 bb)
John Spadavecchia – 1,390,000 (28 bb)
Andrew Martin – 1,255,000 (25 bb)
Elliott Zaydman – 965,000 (19 bb)
Andrew Bennis – 925,000 (19 bb)
Daniel Letts – 875,000 (18 bb)
Michael Newman – 795,000 (16 bb)
David Maslowski – 685,000 (14 bb)
Jeff Charlton – 675,000 (14 bb)
Nancy Birnbaum – 630,000 (13 bb)
Greg Barker – 420,000 (8 bb)

Remaining Payouts:

1st – $63,089
2nd – $36,547
3rd – $23,984
4th – $16,109
5th – $11,234
6th – $8,734
7th – $6,734
8th – $4,984
9th – $3,488
10th-12th – $2,494

Event 13: Lawrence Kiang Eliminated in 13th Place ($1,994) on Last Hand Before Break

$350 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $250,000 Guaranteed
End of Level 24: 20,000/40,000/5,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 12 of 769

Lawrence Kiang got the last of his stack on the final hand before the 45-minute dinner break. Kiang held AcKh and was flipping with Andrew Martin’s TcTh.

The flop brought the AsAhJs and the turn was the 7h. Kiang improved to trips, but still needed to fade a 10 on the river. He couldn’t, as it fell the Td spiking a fullhouse for Martin. Kiang was covered and busted in 13th place earning $1,994.

Players are now on a 45-minute dinner break. Cards go back in the air at about 7:20pm. Complete chip counts with seat assignments will be posted shortly.

Andrew Martin – 1,390,000
Lawrence Kiang – Eliminated in 13th place ($1,994)

Event 13: Rava Mahtani Eliminated in 16th Place ($1,694) by John Spadavecchia

$350 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $250,000 Guaranteed
Level 24: 20,000/40,000/5,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 15 of 769

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Rava Mahtani (right) and John Spadavecchia (left)

John Spadavaecchia opened from under the gun for 85,000 and Rava Mahtani shoved for 359,000 more from his direct left. The remaining players in the hand folded and Mahtani was at risk in a classic race.

Mahtani: JcJd
Spadavecchia: AcKs

Runout: AhKd8hAdQh

The runout couldn’t have hit Spadavecchia any harder. He improved to a fullhouse and scored the bustout. Mahtani was eliminated in 16th place earning $1,694.

John Spadavecchia – 850,000
Rava Mahtani – Eliminated in 16th place ($1,694)