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Event 5: Yesterday’s Deep Stack Champion

Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
Coconut Creek, Fla.
2016 Coco Poker Showdown
Event #5
$130 No Limit Hold’em Deep Stack
Entries: 340
Prize Pool: $34,000
January 25, 2016

Event 5 winner, Jorge Rivera (Hollywood, Fla.)
Event 5 winner, Jorge Rivera (Hollywood, Fla.)

Hollywood’s Jorge Rivera Wins Coco Poker Showdown Deep Stack Event

Coconut Creek, Fla. (January 26, 2016) — The 2016 Coco Poker Showdown schedule features three headline events — the $130, $100,000 guaranteed opener, the $350, $250,000 guaranteed Event 6, and the $1,100, $100,000 guaranteed Main Event. In addition, there was one sleeper in the lineup — yesterday’s Event 5, a $130 no limit hold’em deep stack tournament with a $25,000 guarantee. Nobody knew quite what the reception would be, but when Level 9 expired and registration closed late Monday, the final tally was one everyone was pleased with.

With 340 players, the prize pool bested the guarantee handily before topping out at $34,000. The tremendous field paid the top 36 players and saw its champion, Jorge Rivera, walk with a top prize of nearly $5,000 following a six-way chop.

Surprisingly, the monster field played down to the final table in just about eight hours. Albert Barney held the chip lead as the only player over 1,000,000, but Rivera sat second. Over the course of the next 60 minutes, the field trimmed itself to just six remaining and Rivera’s stack grew to more than 1,400,000. After some deliberation, all six agreed to an ICM chop with a few minor tweaks. Rivera and his chip lead took the tournament’s top spot and earned a $4,910 payday while Barney went down second and scored $4,515.

Rivera is a 38-year-old security director from nearby Hollywood. The win marks his ninth career tournament cash and second victory. His previous title came in a $125 all in or fold tournament at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.

Joining him in the money in Event 5 were Event 3 runner up Allan Dungo (4th, $3,975), Event 1 Day 2 chip leader Wanlop Phonphornwithoon (9th, $578) and Kevin Chan (12th, $442) who’s in the hunt for the top spot on the points leaderboard.

Event 5 final results:

1st: Jorge Rivera – $4,910
2nd: Albert Barney – $4,515
3rd: Paul Kern – $4,295
4th: Allan Dungo – $3,975
5th: Albert Efremoff – $3,954
6th: Joe Gale – $2,270
7th: Jeff Morrison – $1,105
8th: Ronald Campillo – $799
9th: Wanlop Phonphornwithoon – $578
10th: Bernard Cohen – $442
11th: Luke McIntosh – $442
12th: Kevin Chan – $442
13th: Christian Donahue – $357
14th: Thomas Millward – $357
15th: Nalton Williams – $357
16th: John Amrhein – $306
17th: Vito Polera – $306
18th: Eric Sabido – $306
19th: Diego Mannone – $255
20th: Leonid Goldshteyn – $255
21st: Oscar Rodriguez – $255
22nd: Leroy Jones, Jr. – $255
23rd: David Goldfischer – $255
24th: Jonathan Marks – $255
25th: Oliver Bronfenmajer – $255
26th: Paul Steiner – $255
27th: Jean Chery – $255
28th: Robyn Marshman – $221
29th: John Freidkes – $221
30th: Benjamin Robinson – $221
31st: Seth Gilson – $221
32nd: Carlos Loving – $221
33rd: Scot Hartman – $221
34th: Alex Cohen – $221
35th: Alan Dobrow – $221
36th: Matthew Winslow – $221

Event 5: Jorge Rivera Wins in Six-Way Chop

$130 No Limit Hold’em Deep Stack
Level 24: 20,000/40,000/5,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 1/340

The Event 5 final table players returned from break and promptly made a six-way deal. After seeing the ICM values, they did some wheeling and dealing of their own. In the end, chip leader Jorge Rivera of Hollywood, Fla. took the tournament’s top spot and earned a $4,996 prize.

A full report will be posted in the morning. In the meantime, here’s a look at the final table results:

1st: Jorge Rivera – $4,910
2nd: Albert Barney – $4,515
3rd: Paul Kern – $4,295
4th: Allan Dungo – $3,975
5th: Albert Efremoff – $3,953
6th: Joe Gale – $2,270
7th: Jeff Morrison – $1,105
8th: Ronald Campillo – $799
9th: Wanlop Phonphornwithoon – $578

Additional results are available in the posts below.

Event 5: Jorge Rivera Leads Final Six

$130 No Limit Hold’em Deep Stack
Level 24: 20,000/40,000/5,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 6/340

Chip leader Jorge Rivera (Hollywood, Fla.)
Chip leader Jorge Rivera (Hollywood, Fla.)

Seating assignments and chip counts:

Seat 1: Albert Barney – 1,100,000
Seat 2: Allan Dungo – 860,000
Seat 3: Joe Gale – 300,000
Seat 4: Albert Efremoff – 895,000
Seat 5: Jorge Rivera – 1,420,000
Seat 6: Paul Kern – 950,000

Updated results:

Jeff Morrison eliminated 7th ($1,105)
Jeff Morrison eliminated 7th ($1,105)
Ronald Campillo eliminated 8th ($799)
Ronald Campillo eliminated 8th ($799)
Wanlop Phonphornwithoon eliminated 9th ($578)
Wanlop Phonphornwithoon eliminated 9th ($578)

Additional results:

10th: Bernard Cohen – $442
11th: Luke McIntosh – $442
12th: Kevin Chan – $442
13th: Christian Donahue – $357
14th: Thomas Millward – $357
15th: Nalton Williams – $357
16th: John Amrhein – $306
17th: Vito Polera – $306
18th: Eric Sabido – $306
19th: Diego Mannone – $255

Event 5: Unofficial Final Table

$130 No Limit Hold’em Deep Stack
Level 21: 10,000/20,000/2,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 10/340

From 340 starting, this evening’s $130 no limit hold’em big stack tournament is down to 10 and combined to the unofficial final table. Albert Barney of Avoca, Pa. leads the way comfortably with 1,400,000 of the 5,440,000 chips in play. The next closest stack belongs to Jorge Rivera who claims 805,000.

Each of the remaining 10 players have locked up $442 with the winner earning $9,180.

Seating assignments and chip counts:

Seat 1: Albert Barney – 1,400,000
Seat 2: Allan Dungo – 430,000
Seat 3: Joe Gale – 490,000
Seat 4: Ronald A. Campillo – 354,000
Seat 5: Albert Efremoff – 332,000
Seat 6: Jeff Morrison – 285,000
Seat 7: Bernie Cohen – 278,000
Seat 8: Wonlop Phonphornwithoon – 349,000
Seat 9: Jorge Rivera – 805,000
Seat 10: Paul Kern – 714,000

Remaining payouts:

1st – $9,180
2nd – $5,440
3rd – $3,570
4th – $2,465
5th – $1,819
6th – $1,445
7th – $1,105
8th – $799
9th – $578
10th – $442

Event 5: Two Tables Remain

$130 No Limit Hold’em Deep Stack
Level 20: 8,000/16,000/2,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 18/340

Level 20 is freshly underway and Event 5 is down to the final 18 players. Those still alive include Event 1 fifth-place finisher Kevin Chan, Event 1 Day 2 chip leader Wanlop Phonphornwithoon, bubble burster Joe Gale and Rocco Vito who final tabled today’s noon event before finishing 7th.

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

19th: Diego Mannone – $255
20th: Leonid Goldshteyn – $255
21st: Oscar Rodriguez – $255
22nd: Leroy Jones, Jr. – $255
23rd: David Goldfischer – $255
24th: Jonathan Marks – $255
25th: Oliver Bronfenmajer – $255
26th: Paul Steiner – $255
27th: Jean Chery – $255
28th: Robyn Marshman – $221
29th: John Freidkes – $221
30th: Benjamin Robinson – $221
31st: Seth Gilson – $221
32nd: Carlos Loving – $221
33rd: Scot Hartman – $221
34th: Alex Cohen – $221
35th: Alan Dobrow – $221
36th: Matthew Winslow – $221

Event 5: Deep Stack is in the Money

$130 No Limit Hold’em Deep Stack
Level 17: 4,000/8,000/500 Ante
Players Remaining: 36/340

Joe Gale (Delray Beach, Fla.)
Joe Gale’s pocket tens bust Abbey Daniels’ ace-king

With 37 players remaining and only the top 36 finishing in the money, Abbey Daniels raised. Joe Gale moved all in and Daniels called off her remaining stack.

Gale: TdTh
Daniels: AdKs

The board ran out dry and Gale’s tens burst the money bubble. All remaining players have now locked up at least $221 with the tournament’s winner pocketing $9,180.

In addition to scoring the knockout, Gale earned a pot that put him among the chip leaders. He now holds about 300,000.

Event 5: Prize Pool Finalized

$130 No Limit Hold’em Deep Stack
Level 11: 1,000/2,000/200 Ante
Players Remaining: 130/340

The $25,000 guarantee was but a blip on the radar for Event 5 of the Coco Poker Showdown. The $130 no limit hold’em deep stack tournament drew 340 entries generating a prize pool of $34,000. The top 36 finishers get paid at least $221 with the tournament’s winner pocketing $9,180.

Full prize structure:

Event #5
$130 No Limit Hold’em Deep Stack
Entries: 340
Prize Pool: $34,000
January 25, 2016

Prize Pool

Event 5: So Long, $25,000 Guarantee

$130 No Limit Hold’em Deep Stack
Heading to Level 7: 400/800/100 Ante

Tournament ClockThe $25,000 guarantee didn’t really offer much of a sweat in Event 5, tonight’s $130 no limit hold’em deep stack tournament. The clock shows an unofficial 270 entries registered midway through the first break. That puts the prize pool at $27,000 and counting with late registration/unlimited re-entry available until about 9:15 p.m. ET.

Come and get ’em!

Event 5: $130 Buy-in, $25,000 Guaranteed Deep Stack Underway

$130 No Limit Hold’em Deep Stack
Level 1: 50/100

Chip StackOne of the premiere events of the Coco Poker Showdown, a $130 buy-in no limit hold’em deep stack event with a $25,000 guarantee, is underway. The monster starting stack paired with a monster guarantee is expected to draw a — you guessed it — monster field.

To accommodate the large player pool, the nearby Pavilion banquet space will house the majority of play this evening. Players begin with 16,000 in tournament chips and will log 20-minute levels throughout. Late registration/unlimited re-entry is available until the start of Level 10.

Event 5 structure sheet

This is a one-day tournament expected to conclude during the early morning hours of Tuesday. We will update you again when registration closes and the prize pool is finalized.

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