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Event 4: Leslie Pelton Wins O8/Stud 8 Event

Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
Coconut Creek, Fla.
2016 Coco Poker Showdown
Event #4
$240 Omaha 8/Stud 8
Entries: 36
Prize Pool: $10,000
January 25, 2016

Event 4 winner, Leslie Pelton (Pompano Beach, Fla.)
Event 4 winner, Leslie Pelton (Pompano Beach, Fla.)

Coconut Creek, Fla. (January 25, 2016) — Leslie Pelton beat out a tough field in Event 4 of the Coco Poker Showdown, a $240 buy-in Omaha 8/stud 8 tournament, at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek Monday. The event drew an intimate field of 36 entries as Joseph Patalano, Chris Ivens, Hoyt Verner and others took to the South Florida felt. Pelton was victorous following a three-way, even chop that saw her chip lead earn her the top spot while Lewis Brant took 2nd and Georges Boyadjian 3rd. The trio of finishers each went home with a $2,387 payday.

Patalano, Ivens and Verner were notbale participants because of their past achievements in the area. Patalano was the only player to earn the multi-bag bonus in Event 1 of the series opener just a few days ago. In addition to pocketing the bonus money, he finished 45th in the 1,156-player field. Ivens and Verner, meanwhile, drew some attention after final tabling the $250 HORSE event at the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Lucky Hearts Poker Open about a week ago. Verner got the best of it, finishing third while Ivens finished 7th. This time around, none of the three left with much of a story. Patalano and Verner were alive late, but busted well short of the final table while Ivens went home with the unenviable honor of being the tournament’s bubble boy.

Following the victory, Pelton’s tournament resume boasts two cashes, both wins at Coconut Creek. Her first came in a recurring event barely a month ago. Her most recent score more than doubles that prize and goes down as her biggest poker accomplishment to date.

Pelton is originally from Utah but now resides in Pompano Beach, Fla. She is self-employed.

Event 4 Final results:

1st: Leslie Pelton – $2,387
2nd: Lewis Brant – $2,387
3rd: Georges Boyadjian – $2,387
4th: Jacabo Milhem – $1,025
5th: Chris Damick – $780
6th: Leticia Galinis – $585
7th: Rocco Vito – $450

Event 4: Leslie Pelton Wins Following Three-Way Chop

$240 Omaha 8/Stud 8
Level 18: 10,000/20,000
Players Remaining: 1/36

Leslie Pelton won Event 4 of the Coco Poker Showdown following a three-way chop. Pelton held the chip lead and goes down as the tournament’s champion while Lewis Brant took 2nd and Georges Boyadjian 3rd.

A full report on the event will be posted shortly.

Event 1 winner, Leslie Pelton ($2,387)
Event 4 winner, Leslie Pelton ($2,387)
Lewis Brant, 2nd place ($2,387)
Lewis Brant, 2nd place ($2,387)
Georges Boyadjian, 3rd place ($2,387)
Georges Boyadjian, 3rd place ($2,387)
Jacobo Milhem eliminated 4th ($1,025)
Jacobo Milhem eliminated 4th ($1,025)
Chris Damick, 5th place ($780)
Chris Damick eliminated 5th ($780)
Leticia Galinis, 6th place ($585)
Leticia Galinis eliminated 6th  ($585)
Rocco Vito, 7th place ($450)
Rocco Vito eliminated 7th ($450)

Event 4: Unofficial Final Table Seating Chart

$240 Omaha 8/Stud 8
Level 14: 3,000/6,000 Limits
Players Remaining: 9/36

Just nine players remain from 36 starting in today’s 12 p.m. $240 Omaha 8/stud 8 event. Two players will head home shy of the money while the remaining seven lock up a payday.

Unofficial final table seating assignments and chip counts:

Seat 1: Rocco Vito – 40,000
Seat 2: Jacobo Milhem – 17,800
Seat 3: Christian Ivens – 23,000
Seat 4: Georges Boyadjian – 43,300
Seat 5: Chris Damick – 16,000
Seat 6: Adam Benman – 5,900
Seat 7: Leticia Galinis – 56,400
Seat 8: Leslie Pelton – 112,000
Seat 9: Lewis Brant – 52,100

Payouts:

1st – $3,810
2nd – $1,975
3rd – $1,375
4th – $1,025
5th – $780
6th – $585
7th – $450

Event 4: Prize Pool Finalized

$240 Omaha 8/Stud 8
Level 11: 1,600/3,200 Limits
Players Remaining: 19/36

Registration is closed in Event 4, today’s noon $240 buy-in Omaha 8/stud 8 tournament. The event drew 36 players creating a slight overlay for the $10,000 guarantee. The top seven finishers earn prize money with the 7th-place player pocketing $450. The tournament’s winner, meanwhile, heads home with $3,810.

Full prize structure:

Prize PoolThe clock currently shows 19 players remaining toward the beginning of Level 11. Among them are Chris Ivens and Hoyt Verner, who just last week shared a final table in Event 15 of the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Lucky Hearts Poker Open HORSE event.

Event 4: An Intimate Field in the Noon Event

$240 Omaha 8/Stud 8
Level 6: 400/800

With 28 entries registered toward the middle of Level 6, Event 4 is poised to draw an intimate field and boast a juiced up prize pool thanks to what will likely be a slight overlay on the $10,000 guarantee.

In addition to potential added value, the tournament represents a good opportunity to earn leaderboard points. Participants in all  Coco Poker Showdown events earn points toward the nine-tournament race to a $1,000 score. Bonus points are awarded based on the tournament buy-in, total number of entries and cash place finished.

We will take a closer look at the updated leaderboard through three events later today.

Event 4: O8/Stud 8 Kicks Off

$240 Omaha 8/Stud 8
Level 1: 50/100 Limits

Seminole Coconut CreekIt’s noon in South Florida and the first non-hold’em event of the #CocoPokerShowdown is officially underway. Event 4, a $240 buy-in Omaha 8/stud 8 tournament with a $10,000 guarantee, features 10,000-chip starting stacks and 20-minute levels. Late registration/unlimited re-entry is available until the start of Level 10. This event is expected to play out in one day.

Event 4 structure sheet

Good luck, players!

Coco Poker Showdown Day 5 Schedule (Monday)

Seminole Casino Coconut CreekThe weekend is behind us and it’s on to Monday at the #CocoPokerShowdown. Here’s a look at the complete Day 5 schedule:

12PM: Event 4  – $240 Omaha 8/Stud 8

  • $10,000 guaranteed prize pool
  • 10,000-chip starting stacks and 20-minute levels
  • Late registration/unlimited re-entry available until the start of Level 10
  • Event 4 structure sheet

6PM: Event 5  – $130 No Limit Hold’em Deep Stack

  • $25,000 guaranteed prize pool
  • 16,000-chip starting stacks and 20-minute levels
  • Late registration/unlimited re-entry available until the start of Level 10
  • Event 5 structure sheet