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Event 5: Patrick Irwin Goes from Dealing Poker to Winning Poker

2016 Coco Poker Open
Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
Coconut Creek, FL
Event #5
$240 No Limit Hold’em Black Chip Bounty
Entries: 63
Prize Pool: $20,000
September 24, 2016

Patrick Irwin, Event 5 Champion
Patrick Irwin, Event 5 Champion

Event 5 on the Coco Poker Open schedule made it worth it for players to get a little aggressive. Each player had a $100 bounty on their head and it was possible to make a profit before hitting the payout portion of the tournament. When the tournament wrapped up in the early morning hours, poker dealer Patrick Irwin was the next Coco Poker Open Champion.

The tournament had a $240 buy-in with $100 of it going towards that player’s bounty. Knock them out, get a black casino chip with $100. The tournament drew 63 entrants and the prize pool was worth $20,000 with the last nine set to get paid.

The tournament quickly played down to the final table ten with local regular Carl Pipitone playing two games at once. He was deep in the Coco Poker Open Championship but was taking his shot at making the money in Event 5.

It didn’t work out for him and he was eliminated in 10th place to put the rest of the field in the money. Larry Gradus was also there and he completed his run in fifth place, a nice follow-up to his sixth place finish last night in Event 4.

The final table had a fast pace on a Saturday evening and the heads-up action stayed the same. Irwin defeated William Dickinson when his qcjd outflopped Dickinson’s khjs to finish it off and leave him as the Event 5 champion.

It was a great run for Irwin despite an early set back.

“I was down to only 1,275 in the third level,” Irwin commented. “But I stuck around and made it this far.”

This was the second big result Irwin booked here in recent months. He was part of a three-way chop in the recurring $130 buy-in August Deep Stack event for (then) the biggest tournament cash of his career. Along the way today, Irwin also picked up four black chip bounties plus he was able to keep his own.

Irwin is a cash game poker dealer at the Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood Casino and he did well during his time outside the dealer’s box. Congrats to Irwin and everyone else who cashed at the final table.

Event 5 results:

1st: Patrick Irwin – $4,793
2nd: William Dickinson – $2,470
3rd: Jacqueline Miller – $1,781
4th: Jimmy Crim – $1,233
5th: Larry Gradus – $959
6th: Paul Steiner – $754
7th: Scotty Wyler – $617
8th: Andres Morales – $480
9th: Bill Smith – $343

Event 5: Patrick Irwin Defeats William Dickinson for the Title

$240 No Limit Hold’em Black Chip Bounty (Re-Entry)
Level 17: 4,000/8,000/500 Ante
Players Remaining: 1 of 63

Patrick Irwin
Patrick Irwin

The heads-up battle between Patrick Irwin and William Dickinson did not take very long. Irwin quickly took the lead before a short, five-minute break and the chips were in the middle soon after their return.

Dickinson got his chips in good with khjs against qcjd but he fell behind immediately on the qs9d3s flop. The 6s turn was no help and the tournament was locked up after the 8c river sent Dickinson out in 2nd place.

It was an exciting end to the tournament as Irwin picks up his first tournament victory.

A complete recap to come in the near future.

1st: Patrick Irwin – $4,793
2nd: William Dickinson – $2,470
3rd: Jacqueline Miller – $1,781
4th: Jimmy Crim – $1,233
5th: Larry Gradus – $959
6th: Paul Steiner – $754
7th: Scotty Wyler – $617
8th: Andres Morales – $480
9th: Bill Smith – $343

William Dickinson
William Dickinson

Event 5: Jacqueline Miller – 3rd Place ($1,781)

$240 No Limit Hold’em Black Chip Bounty (Re-Entry)
Level 16: 3,000/6,000/500 Ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 63

Jacqueline Miller
Jacqueline Miller

It seemed like a friendly pot between Jacqueline Miller and Patrick Irwin until they lit the fire after the ks4h3h flop.

Miller was all-in and at risk (as it was determined after the hand) but it was a dead heat between Irwin’s middle pair as4c and Miller’s open-ended straight draw/over cards 6c5d.

She hit the 5c turn but the unlucky card was the ac river to give Irwin aces up and the pot.

Event 5: Jimmy Crim – 4th Place ($1,233)

$240 No Limit Hold’em Black Chip Bounty (Re-Entry)
Level 16: 3,000/6,000/500 Ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 63

Jimmy Crim
Jimmy Crim

Jimmy Crim, Patrick Irwin, and William Dickson were three-ways to the 8s4s4d flop when Crim put his final 32,000 chips in the middle. Both Irwin and Dickson called then checked the 6c turn.

Irwin checked the jd river and Dickson moved all-in to get a fold from Irwin.

“I missed,” said Irwin

“I didn’t,” replied Dickson.

Indeed he didn’t when he flopped a full house with 8d8h. It was a tough way to go out for Crim who flopped trip fours with as4h.

Event 5: Larry Gradus – 5th Place ($959)

$240 No Limit Hold’em Black Chip Bounty (Re-Entry)
Level 15: 2,500/5,000/500 Ante
Players Remaining: 4 of 63

Larry Gradus
Larry Gradus

Jacqueline Miller opened to 20,000 and Larry Gradus moved all-in for ~65,000. Miller quickly called with 6h6s to race against the as7d of Gradus.

“At least I have two overs!” joked Gradus.

He had them but neither connected as the dealer spread ks6d2dqd5h to send Gradus out in 5th place.

It was the second nice run in as many days for Gradus, he made the final table of Event 4 last evening when he finished in 6th place.

Event 5: Paul Steiner – 6th Place ($754)

$240 No Limit Hold’em Black Chip Bounty (Re-Entry)
Level 15: 2,500/5,000/500 Ante
Players Remaining: 5 of 63

Paul Steiner
Paul Steiner

Paul Steiner was all-in for 35,700 then picked up two callers in William Dickson and Patrick Irwin.

The two live players checked down the entire board until it read jc9s6h4h3c and all three hands were revealed. Dickson took the pot with adqh against Steiner’s ac5h and Irwin’s 8s7s to send Steiner to the payout desk.

Event 5: Final Table Set

$240 No Limit Hold’em Black Chip Bounty (Re-Entry)
Level 11: 1,000/2,000/200 Ante
Players Remaining: 10 of 63

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While the Championship was playing down to the end of their day, Event 5 hit the final table not long after registration closed. Only nine will get paid so there was a little work left to get done.

Seat 1: Bill Smith – 55,400 (28 bb)
Seat 2: Carl Pipitone – 10,400 (5 bb)
Seat 3: Paul Steiner – 60,000 (30 bb)
Seat 4: William Dickinson – 63,000 (32 bb)
Seat 5: Larry Gradus – 140,000 (70 bb)
Seat 6: Jim Smith – 34,000 (17 bb)
Seat 7: Scott Wyler – 57,000 (29 bb)
Seat 8: Andres Morales – 55,100 (28 bb)
Seat 9: Patrick Irwin – 55,000 (28 bb)
Seat 10: Jacqueline Miller – 100,000 (50 bb)

Event 5: 6pm Event Underway in South Florida

$240 No Limit Hold’em Black Chip Bounty (Re-Entry)
Level 1: 50/100
Players: 17

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It’s 6pm and Event 5 of the Coco Poker Open is freshly underway. Here’s a closer look at the $240 buy-in Black Chip Bounty event.

6PM: Event 5 – $240 No Limit Hold’em Black Chip Bounty (Re-Entry)

  • $20,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 10,000 in tournament chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 10
  • Tournament plays until completion or Tournament Director discretion
  • Event 5 Structure Sheet

We will provide another update when registration closes and the prize pool is finalized.