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Event 8: David DeBernardi Runs Over Everyone

2016 Coco Poker Open
Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
Coconut Creek, FL
Event #8
$130 No Limit Hold’em Deep Stack
Entries: 255
Prize Pool: $30,000
September 26, 2016

David DeBernardi
David DeBernardi

Event 8 was the second small buy-in, big prize pool tournament on the 2016 Coco Poker Open schedule and it drew a nice crowd of 255 entrants. They blasted through the levels and David DeBernardi was the last player standing after a dominant final table.

They were all aiming for a piece of the $30,000 prize pool and the last 27 players picked up some cash. The big money was reserved for the winner and we had $8,400 waiting for the next champion. It took several hours to get into the money and another two to form the final table. Some of our regulars were represented including Lisa Teabagy, Frank Giordano, and Rob Kessler.

Rafael Indriago continued his great series and moved to the top of the Coco Poker Open Leaderboard thanks to another final table. His 5th place finish here went along with his Event 4 title and Event 7 runner-up finish.

There was some talk about making a deal but David DeBernardi wanted to play it out and dominated from that point. He knocked out most of the players at the final table and quickly won the heads up match with Dan Mongeluzi to earn the title.

This was only DeBernardi’s second recorded cash (his first coming during the 2014 Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Winter Poker Open) and a nice way to add to his career totals.

Event 8 Results:

1st: David DeBernardi – $8,400
2nd: Dan Mongeluzi – $4,950
3rd: Rudy Vazquez – $3,300
4th: Rob Kessler – $2,295
5th: Ben Robinson – $1,710
6th: Lisa Teabagy – $1,320
7th: Kevin Chan – $1,020
8th: Rafael Indriago  – $750
9th: Frank Giordano – $540
10th: Jermaine Phang – $420
11th: Scott Hecker – $420
12th: Marco Cantizani Oliveii
13th: Chri Lee – $360
14th: Blaine McRae – $360
15th: Martin Robbins – $360
16th: Nancy Birnbaum – $315
17th: Robert Transue – $315
18th: Robert Williams – $315
19th: Roy Paulena – $270
20th: Charles Spero – $270
21st: Scott Baldelli – $270
22nd: Denise Bohrer – $270
23rd: Aris Gomez Lopez – $270
24th: Donald Bliss – $270
25th: Joseph Levitt – $270
26th: Ebony Johnson – $270
27th: Cesar Fuentes – $270

Event 8: David DeBernardi Wins the Crown

$130 No Limit Hold’em Deep Stack (Re-Entry)
Level 25: 25,000/50,000/5,000 Ante

David DeBernardi
David DeBernardi

With a big lead, the heads-up match did not last long. David Debernardi quickly dispatched Dan Mongeluzi, once again with a nice pair of jacks, to take the title and top prize of $8,400.

Full report to come.

1st: David DeBernardi – $8,400
2nd: Dan Mongeluzi – $4,950
3rd: Rudy Vazquez – $3,300
4th: Rob Kessler – $2,295
5th: Ben Robinson – $1,710
6th: Lisa Teabagy – $1,320
7th: Kevin Chan – $1,020
8th: Rafael Indriago Salazar – $750
9th: Frank Giordano – $540
10th: Jermaine Phang – $420

Dan Mongeluzi
Dan Mongeluzi

Event 8: Rob Kessler – 4th Place ($2,295); Rudy Vazquez – 3rd Place ($3,300)

$130 No Limit Hold’em Deep Stack (Re-Entry)
Level 24: 20,000/40,000/5,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 255

Rob Kessler
Rob Kessler

Rob Kessler lost most of his stack when his acth could not beat Dan Mongeluzi’s ah8h thanks to the 8d6s5s8c7d board.

He’s was left with crumbs and moved all-in from the button after Rudy Vazquez open-shoved from under the gun. Mongeluzi came along and shoved his small blind to make it a three-way run out.

Mongeluzi: khks
Kessler: 9s7s
Vazquez: as6h

Mongeluzi was ahead and had both opponents covered. The board came 9c7d2ckc2d to give Mongeluzi the double KO.

Rudy Vazquez
Rudy Vazquez

Event 8: Lisa Teabagy – 6th Place ($1,320)

$130 No Limit Hold’em Deep Stack (Re-Entry)
Level 24: 20,000/40,000/5,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 5 of 255

Lisa Teabagy
Lisa Teabagy

Lisa Teabagy and David DeBernardi were heads up to the ts9c8c flop before Teabagy moved all-in for her last 625,000. DeBernardi called with jhjc and Teabagy needed help with flopped top pair khth.

She couldn’t beat the over pair as the board finished with the 6c turn and qd river to send her out in 6th place.

Event 8: Final Table Lineup

$130 No Limit Hold’em Deep Stack (Re-Entry)
Level 14: 2,000/4,000/400 Ante
Players Remaining: 10 of 255

2016-coco-event-8-final-table

Seat 1: Lisa Teabagy – 645,000 (27 bb)
Seat 2: Kevin Chan – 355,000 (15 bb)
Seat 3: David DeBernardi – 275,000 (11 bb)
Seat 4: Rudy Vazquez – 449,000 (19 bb)
Seat 5: Rafael Indriago Salazar – 348,000 (15 bb)
Seat 6: Rob Kessler – 400,000 (17 bb)
Seat 7: Frank Giordano – 450,000 (19 bb)
Seat 8: Ben Robinson – 700,000 (29 bb)
Seat 9: Jermaine Phang – 30,000 (1 bb)
Seat 10: Dan Mongeluzi – 500,000 (21 bb)

1st: $8,400
2nd: $4,950
3rd: $3,300
4th: $2,295
5th: $1,710
6th: $1,320
7th: $1,020
8th: $750
9th: $540
10th: $420

Event 8: Prize Pool and Payout Information

$130 No Limit Hold’em Deep Stack (Re-Entry)
Level 14: 2,000/4,000/400 Ante
Players Remaining: 54 of 255

Registration closed on the this evening’s small buy-in, big prize pool tournament with 255 entrants hopping in the game. They will be playing for $30,000 with the last 27 players earning a piece and $$8,400 up top to the winner.

2016 Coco Poker Open
Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
Coconut Creek, FL
Event #8
$130 No Limit Hold’em Deep Stack
Entries: 255
Prize Pool: $30,000
September 26, 2016

2016-coco-event-8-payouts

Event 8: Low Buy-in; Big Money

$130 No Limit Hold’em Deep Stack (Re-Entry)
Level 1: 50/100

The Coco Poker Open Championship is playing down to its winner in the front of the room but we have another new tournament going on in the Pavilion, another chance at a title.

Event 8 is a $130 buy-in tournament with a big $30,000 guaranteed prize pool. Players start with 16,000 stacks and levels will last 20 minutes apiece. Late registration and unlimited re-entries are available until the start of Level 10, then they will play down to a winner late this evening.

Cards are about to fly and we’ll keep an eye on that side of the room throughout the day.

Coco Poker Open Day 6 Schedule

Main Event Schedule

1PM: Coco Poker Championship Event Day 3 (Re-Entry)

6PM: Event 8 – $130 No Limit Hold’em Deep Stack (Re-Entry)

  • $30,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 16,000 in tournament chips and 20-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 10
  • Tournament plays until completion or Tournament Director discretion
  • Event 8 Structure Sheet

Secondary and Satellite Schedule

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

  • 20 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