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Event 1: David Albertson Wins Coco Poker Showdown Opener

Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
Coconut Creek, Fla.
2016 Coco Poker Showdown

Event #1
$130 No Limit Hold’em
Entries: 1,156
Prize Pool: $115,600
January 21-24, 2016

Event 1 winner, David Albertson
Event 1 winner, David Albertson (Margate, Fla.)

Coconut Creek, Fla. (January 24, 2016) — Event 1 of the 2016 Coco Poker Showdown at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek concluded Sunday night in the newly-opened, first-level poker room. The first of nine events on the series schedule, Event 1, a $130 no limit hold’em tournament, drew a stout field of 1,156 entries. The opener boasted a $100,000 guarantee that was bested during the early stages of the sixth and final starting flight. In the end, the prize pool topped out at $115,600.

Following four days and more than 55 hours of play, David Albertson of Margate, Fla. emerged victorious in a three-way chop. Albertson owned nearly 9,000,000 of the 11,560,000 chips in play three handed. He took the lion’s share of the prize pool while Charlie Overstreet and Eric Riley split the remainder evenly. The deal saw Albertson score $25,225 while Overstreet and Riley earned $14,423 apiece.

Albertson is a 55-year-old contractor. He described himself as a local player who plays all the tournament series at Coconut Creek as well as those at the nearby Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood. The win marks his third career tournament victory, 39th cash and pushes him to nearly $130,000 in career earnings.

The Coco Poker Showdown runs daily between now and Sunday, January 31. In addition to Event 1, the 11-day series features two other premiere events. The first, a $350 buy-in $250,000 guaranteed no limit hold’em tournament with eight starting flights, begins this Tuesday. The second, the $1,100 buy-in $100,000 guaranteed Championship, kicks off next Saturday.

The complete series schedule and all structure sheets are available under the “Schedule and Structures” tab above.

Event 1 final results:

1st: David Albertson – $25,225
2nd: Charlie Overstreet – $14,423
3rd: Eric Riley – $14,423
4th: Ryan Anderson – $7,283
5th: Kevin Chan – $5,029
6th: Ken Braddock – $3,873
7th: Oneil McCalla – $2,948
8th: Scott Dibenedetto – $2,162
9th: Marc Sacheli – $1,549
10th: Miguel Martinez – $1,110
11th: Bobby Bradley – $1,110
12th: Eric Sabido – $1,110
13th: Tim Kegel – $867
14th: Allan Dungo – $867
15th: Alan Slakman – $867
16th: Jason Talbot – $728
17th: Alfredo Guevara – $728
18th: Joe Marchese – $728
19th: Allan Kruger – $613
20th: Peter Bejusca – $613
21st: Elliott Zaydman – $613
22nd: Karl Lind – $613
23rd: Jason Casten – $613
24th: Trent Trimble – $613
25th: Opal Whitley – $613
26th: David Richard – $613
27th: Chad Graber – $613
28th: Jason Gooch – $520
29th: Paul Shafran – $520
30th: Joaquin Sosa – $520
31st: Demetrius Givens – $520
32nd: Kaitlin Sims – $520
33rd: Joshua Dichkewich – $520
34th: Charbel El Beyrouti – $520
35th: Dolline Willis – $520
36th: Aris Gomez Lopez – $520
37th: Ronaldo Da Costa Filho – $439
38th: Andrew Baars – $439
39th: Robert Aron – $439
40th: Richard Hutchings – $439
41st: Roger Delgaiso – $439
42nd: Adam Barclay – $439
43rd: Jerrold Solov – $439
44th: Morris Heider – $439
45th: Joseph Patalano – $439
46th: Benjamin Brown – $381
47th: Ismael Delgado – $381
48th: Jonathan Levy – $381
49th: Daniel Ortiz – $381
51st: Jimmy John Sandoval – $381
52nd: Steven Frankel – $381
53rd: Steven Rabb – $381
54th: Pedro Palacio – $381
55th: Wanlop Phonphornwithoon – $335
56th: Thomas Hoffman – $335
57th: Barry Clarke – $335
58th: Amir Baron – $335
59th: Nancy Todd – $335
60th: Ilan Hadida – $335
61st: Manuel Soltero Luna – $335
62nd: Lawrence Paden, Sr. – $335
63rd: Courtney Rowe – $335
64th: Denis Cyr – $301
65th: Zoltan Czinkota – $301
66th: Craig Bagon – $301
67th: Paul Nelson – $301
68th: Mor Hadir – $301
69th: Erin Steinberg – $301
70th: Gloria Anez – $301
71st: David Shaw – $301
72nd: Rayden Abreu – $301
73rd: George Duffield – $266
74th: Stephen Greenstein – $266
75th: Isagani Sabino – $266
76th: Joseph Yselonia – $266
77th: William Brooks – $266
78th: Irwin Block – $266
79th: Donovan Walker, Jr. – $266
80th: Edgard Mendes – $266
81st: Eric Rivkin – $266
82nd: Chad Bleznick – $231
83rd: Alex Cohen – $231
84th: Mark Gaudino – $231
85th: olesya Watchorn – $231
86th: Danit Dayan – $231
87th: Marco Chan – $231
88th: Gili Prizament – $231
89th: Lerory Grant – $231
90th: Richard Newton – $231
91st: Paul Balzano – $208
92nd: Arthur Dipofi – $208
93rd: Antonio De Araujo – $208
94th: Stuart Greenbaum – $208
95th: Ishaq Kundawala – $208
96th: Frederick Hall – $208
97th: Charles Dack – $208
98th: Kirk Toney – $208
99th: David Gelley – $208
100th: Victor Golan – $185
101st: Steven Olek – $185
102nd: Arlene Vazquez – $185
103rd: Charles Marik – $185
104th: Joe Patalano – $185 (Multi-stack payout)

Event 1: David Albertson Wins Following Three-Way Deal

$130 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 29: 60,000/120,000/20,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 1/1,156

After Ryan Anderson busted fourth, the remaining three players in Event 1 of the Coco Poker Showdown came to an agreement and chopped the series opener. At the time, David Albertson held nearly 9,000,000 of the 11,560,000 chips in play. He took $2,000 off of first and divided it among Charlie Overstreet and Eric Riley. The final line saw Albertson pocket $25,225 while Overstreet and Riley went home with $14,423.

A full report on the tournament will be available shortly.

David Albertson, Event 1 winner ($25,225)
David Albertson, Event 1 winner ($25,225)
Charlie Overstreet, 2nd place ($14,423)
Charlie Overstreet, 2nd place ($14,423)
Eric Riley, 3rd place ($14,423)
Eric Riley, 3rd place ($14,423)
Ryan Anderson Eliminated 4th ($7,283)
Ryan Anderson eliminated 4th ($7,283)
Kevin Chan eliminated 5th ($5,029)
Kevin Chan eliminated 5th ($5,029)
Ken Braddock eliminated 6th ($3,873)
Ken Braddock eliminated 6th ($3,873)

Addition final table eliminations:

7th: Oneil McCalla – $2,948
8th: Scott Dibenedetto – $2,162
9th: Marc Sacheli – $1,549
10th: Miguel Martinez – $1,110

Event 1: Final Table Update; Seven Remain

$130 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 26: 30,000/60,000/10,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 7/1,156

Action has been fast to start with three players hitting the rail during the first 20 minutes of final table play. The remaining seven are back in their seats following break with Ryan Anderson retaining his chip lead.

Seven-handed chip counts:

Seat 1: Oneil McCalla – 830,000
Seat 2: Kevin Chan – 965,000
Seat 3: Ken Braddock – 1,650,000
Seat 4: Eric Riley – 2,140,000
Seat 5: Ryan Anderson – 3,080,000
Seat 6: Charlie Overstreet – 1,115,000
Seat 7: David Albertson – 1,210,000

Remaining payouts:

1st – $27,225
2nd – $15,992
3rd – $10,853
4th – $7,283
5th – $5,029
6th – $3,873
7th – $2,948

Updated final table results:

8th: Scott Dibenedetto – $2,162
9th: Marc Sacheli – $1,549
10th: Miguel Martinez – $1,110

Event 1: Ryan Anderson Leads Unofficial Final Table

$130 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 25: 25,000/50,000/5,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 10/1,156

Chip leader Ryan Anderson (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
Chip leader Ryan Anderson (Pittsburgh, Pa.)

From 1,156 entries, Event 1 of the Coco Poker Showdown is down to the final 10. The remaining players represent less than 1 percent of the total field and they’ve all played their way to a $1,110 score.

Ryan Anderson’s stack totals 3,500,000 and he leads the way over second place Eric Riley (1,800,000) comfortably. The tournament’s winner is set to head home with $27,225.

Seating assignments and chip counts:

Ten-handed final table
Ten-handed final table

Seat 1: Oneil McCalla – 840,000
Seat 2: Kevin Chan – 990,000
Seat 3: Ken Braddock – 1,025,000
Seat 4: Eric Riley – 1,800,000
Seat 5: Ryan Anderson – 3,500,000
Seat 6: Miguel Martinez – 450,000
Seat 7: Scott Dibenedetto – 759,000
Seat 8: Charlie Overstreet – 750,000
Seat 9: Marc Sacheli – 305,000
Seat 10: David Albertson – 1,375,000

Remaining payouts:

1st – $27,225
2nd – $15,992
3rd – $10,853
4th – $7,283
5th – $5,029
6th – $3,873
7th – $2,948
8th – $2,162
9th – $1,549
10th – $1,110

Results since last update:

10th: Miguel Martinez – $1,110
11th: Bobby Bradley – $1,110
12th: Eric Sabido – $1,110
13th: Tim Kegel – $867
14th: Allan Dungo – $867
15th: Alan Slakman – $867
16th: Jason Talbot – $728
17th: Alfredo Guevara – $728
18th: Joe Marchese – $728
19th: Allan Kruger – $613
20th: Peter Bejusca – $613
21st: Elliott Zaydman – $613
22nd: Karl Lind – $613
23rd: Jason Casten – $613
24th: Trent Trimble – $613
25th: Opal Whitley – $613
26th: David Richard – $613

Event 1: Joe Marchese Leads Final Three Tables

$130 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 20: 8,000/16,000/2,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 26/1,156

Joe Marchese (Coral Springs, Fla.)
Joe Marchese (Coral Springs, Fla.)

After barely three hours of play, the 103-player restart in Event 1 is down to the final 26 players. Joe Marchese of Coral Springs, Fla. holds just over 1,100,000 chips and appears to hold a slight edge in the counts over Miguel Martinez. All remaining players are assured $613 with the tournament’s winner pocketing $27,225.

Others still in the hunt include Bobby Bradley (535,000), Tim Kegel (335,000) and Alan Slakman (175,000).

Here’s a look at the results since we last touched base with you:

27th: Chad Graber – $613
28th: Jason Gooch – $520
29th: Paul Shafran – $520
30th: Joaquin Sosa – $520
31st: Demetrius Givens – $520
32nd: Kaitlin Sims – $520
33rd: Joshua Dichkewich – $520
34th: Charbel El Beyrouti – $520
35th: Dolline Willis – $520
36th: Aris Gomez Lopez – $520
37th: Ronaldo Da Costa Filho – $439
38th: Andrew Baars – $439
39th: Robert Aron – $439
40th: Richard Hutchings – $439
41st: Roger Delgaiso – $439
42nd: Adam Barclay – $439
43rd: Jerrold Solov – $439
44th: Morris Heider – $439
45th: Joseph Patalano – $439
46th: Benjamin Brown – $381
47th: Ismael Delgado – $381
48th: Jonathan Levy – $381
49th: Daniel Ortiz – $381
51st: Jimmy John Sandoval – $381
52nd: Steven Frankel – $381
53rd: Steven Rabb – $381

Event 1: Restart Field Nearly Chopped in Half

$130 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 17: 4,000/8,000/500 ante
Players Remaining: 53/1,156

Tournament Clock

Following less than two hours of Day 2 play, the 103-player restart in Event 1 of the Coco Poker Showdown is down to under 55. The field has nearly cut in half and players are preparing to head on break for the first time today.

Those still alive include:

  • Adam Barclay
  • Joseph Patalano
  • Dolline Willis
  • Tim Kegel
  • Bobby Bradley
  • Alan Slakman
  • Miguel Martinez

One of the more notable names to hit the rail to this point is that of Wanlop Phonphornwithoon. After starting the day with the chip lead, Phonphornwithoon bowed out 55th earning $335.

Here’s a look at the results to this point:

54th: Pedro Palacio – $381
55th: Wanlop Phonphornwithoon – $335
56th: Thomas Hoffman – $335
57th: Barry Clarke – $335
58th: Amir Baron – $335
59th: Nancy Todd – $335
60th: Ilan Hadida – $335
61st: Manuel Soltero Luna – $335
62nd: Lawrence Paden, Sr. – $335
63rd: Courtney Rowe – $335
64th: Denis Cyr – $301
65th: Zoltan Czinkota – $301
66th: Craig Bagon – $301
67th: Paul Nelson – $301
68th: Mor Hadir – $301
69th: Erin Steinberg – $301
70th: Gloria Anez – $301
71st: David Shaw – $301
72nd: Rayden Abreu – $301
73rd: George Duffield – $266
74th: Stephen Greenstein – $266
75th: Isagani Sabino – $266
76th: Joseph Yselonia – $266
77th: William Brooks – $266
78th: Irwin Block – $266
79th: Donovan Walker, Jr. – $266
80th: Edgard Mendes – $266
81st: Eric Rivkin – $266
82nd: Chad Bleznick – $231
83rd: Alex Cohen – $231
84th: Mark Gaudino – $231
85th: olesya Watchorn – $231
86th: Danit Dayan – $231
87th: Marco Chan – $231
88th: Gili Prizament – $231
89th: Lerory Grant – $231
90th: Richard Newton – $231
91st: Paul Balzano – $208
92nd: Arthur Dipofi – $208
93rd: Antonio De Araujo – $208
94th: Stuart Greenbaum – $208
95th: Ishaq Kundawala – $208
96th: Frederick Hall – $208
97th: Charles Dack – $208
98th: Kirk Toney – $208
99th: David Gelley – $208
100th: Victor Golan – $185
101st: Steven Olek – $185
102nd: Arlene Vazquez – $185
103rd: Charles Marik – $185
104th: Joe Patalano – $185 (Multi-stack payout)

Event 1: Day 2 Underway with 103 Remaining

$130 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 15: 2,500/5,000/500
Players Remaining: 103/1,156

Wanlop Phonphornwithoon (Coral Springs, Fla.)
Chip leader Wanlop Phonphornwithoon (Coral Springs, Fla.)

The 1,156-entry starting field in the $100,000 guaranteed Coco Poker Showdown opening event is down to just 103 players remaining and Day 2 is underway. With 316,500 chips, Wanlop Phonphornwithoon is the only player over 300,000 and he’s in pole position with a $27,225 top prize on the line.

Day 2 Chip Counts | Day 2 Table Draws | Prize Pool

Flight A’s Alan Slakman sits second with 280,500 while Joaquin Sosa is third with 271,000. Each player in the top 10 claims a stack over 200,000 with last week’s Lucky Hearts Poker Open Omaha 8 winner, Bobby Bradley, sitting 11th with 193,500.

Top 10 chip counts:

1. Wanlop Phonphornwithoon – 316,500
2. Alan Slakman – 280,500
3. Joaquin Sosa – 271,000
4. Adam Barclay – 256,500
5. Scott Dibenedetto – 245,500
6. Nancy Todd – 218,000
7. Elliott Zaydman – 211,000
8. Kaitlin Sims – 207,500
9. Pedro Palacio – 203,000
10. Mor Hadir – 200,500

Joseph Patalano (Wellington, Fla.)
Joseph Patalano (Wellington, Fla.)

This unique tournament permitted players to all starting flights and awarded an additional min-cash for each Day 2 a player advanced to after their first. This feat was accomplished by just one player — Joseph Patalano. Patalano bagged a mini, 2,000-chip stack in Flight A before snagging 67,500 chips in Flight D. For his efforts, he pocketed $185 before cards even went in the air this afternoon.

All Day 2 players are in the money and assured a score of at least $185.

Coco Poker Showdown Day 4 Schedule (Sunday)

Seminole Casino Coconut Creek

12PM: Event 2  – $80 No Limit Hold’em Deep Stack Turbo Bounty

  • $5,000 guaranteed prize pool
  • 16,000-chip starting stacks and 15-minute levels
  • Each player carries a $20 bounty
  • Late registration/unlimited re-entry available until the start of Level 13
  • Event 2 structure sheet

1PM: Event 1 Day 2  – $130 No Limit Hold’em

6PM: Event 3  – $80 No Limit Hold’em

  • $5,000 guaranteed prize pool
  • 8,000-chip starting stacks and 20-minute levels
  • Late registration/unlimited re-entry available until the start of Level 10
  • Event 3 structure sheet