$560 No Limit Hold’em Deep Stack (Re-Entry) Level 17: 4,000/8,000 with a 500 ante Players Remaining: 10 of 95
It’s deja vu for Nachman Berlin and John Dollinger who find themselves at their second final table in the span of a few hours. Berlin found a 10th-place finish earlier today while Dollinger finished runner up. Both are in contention again, Berlin sitting second in chips and Dollinger in third.
Bubble play is underway now with the final 10 players consolidate to one table and only the top nine finishing in the money.
Seating assignments with chip counts followed by tournament payouts:
Seat 1: Jason Leet – 61,500 Seat 2: Daniel Pearlman – 172,000 Seat 3: Luminita Petric – 94,000 Seat 4: Stephen Greenstein – 66,500 Seat 5: Paul Steiner – 110,000 Seat 6: Nagui Yassa – 470,000 Seat 7: Nachman Berlin – 325,000 Seat 8: John Dollinger – 215,500 Seat 9: Rob Kessler – 150,000 Seat 10: Scott Ashley – 66,000
2016 Coco Poker Showdown Seminole Casino Coconut Creek Coconut Creek, Fla. Event #7 $240 Omaha 8 Entries: 55 Prize Pool: $11,000 January 27, 2016
Coconut Creek, Fla. (January 27, 2016) — Orlando’s David Prociak earned the top spot in Event 7 of the Coco Poker Showdown Wednesday night at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek. The outright victory came in a $240 Omaha 8 tournament and earned Prociak $3,740 along with a much-deserved win.
Less than two months ago, Prociak finished runner up in the Rock ‘n’ Poker Open $3,500 Championship. While the deep run sent him home with a $330,000 consolation prize, it didn’t quench his thirst for a title. Following the score, he stuck to the grind and tried his hand in a few other events. His trip to Coconut Creek paid off not in the way that the Rock ‘n’ Roll’s did, but in a different, more satisfying, way.
“I really didn’t expect to do so well lately,” Prociak said following the win. “It really feels good to actually win a tournament instead of coming in second or fifth or whatever. This is way lower [than][Rock][‘n’][Roll], but it feels really good right now.”
Prociak’s win came at the hands of a small, but tough, field. He brought the chip lead to the final table and watched as Hoyt Verner busted 6th, Howard Luckman 5th, Joseph Patalano 4th and Brandon Berkendfeld 3rd. He carried his advantage all the way to heads up play against Claudangelo Beaudouin. It was only a short time before Prociak got the best of Beaudouin in a couple key pots and eventually busted him second for $2,350.
Prociak is 33 years old and resides in Orlando, Fla. Although now he own his own business, he spent time as an online pro prior to Black Friday. After a few year hiatus, he’s returned to the game in a big way.
“I decided to come back maybe three months ago — out of the blue. I just wanted to start playing poker,” Prociak said.
Since October of 2015, he’s recorded nearly $400,000 in tournament earnings over the course of six cashes. The Event 7 win marked his second victory.
Event 7 final results:
1st: David Prociak – $3,740 2nd: Claudangelo Beaudouin – $2,530 3rd: Brandon Berkenfeld – $1,650 4th: Joseph Patalano – $1,320 5th: Howard Luckman – $990 6th: Hoyt Verner – $770
With seven players left, the board was and Joseph Patalano got his last 8,500 in the pot. It folded to fellow shortstack Jerry Kowalsky and he called off the last of his chips. Patalano tabled for a straight. Kowalsky had for a flush draw. The board completed with the . With neither player claiming a low, Patalano’s straight was best and he busted Kowalsky on the bubble.
The final six players are now in the money. David Prociak retains his chip lead with about 280,000 of the 550,000 chips in play.
Here’s a look at the final tablists who left without a payday:
After about seven hours of play, today’s 12 p.m. $240 Omaha high/low event is down to the final 10 and combined to the unofficial final table. Holding the chip lead with the tournament’s $3,740 top prize up for grabs is none other than Orlando’s David Prociak.
Just two months ago, Prociak finished runner up to Jake Bazeley in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Poker Open Championship for more than $330,000. Now, 60 days later, he’s in pole position at the Coco Poker Showdown’s most recent event.
Ten-handed seating assignments and chip counts:
Seat 1: Matthew Smith – 15,000 Seat 2: Jerry Kowalsky – 65,000 Seat 3: Claudangelo Beaudouin – 48,500 Seat 4: Hoyt Verner – 14,500 Seat 5: Brandon Berkenfeld – 27,000 Seat 6: Gernie Moorhead – 28,000 Seat 7: Joseph Patalano – 40,000 Seat 8: Stephen Reid – 22,500 Seat 9: Howard Luckman – 92,500 Seat 10: David Prociak – 200,000
Registration is closed in today’s noon $240 Omaha high/low event. The tournament drew 55 entries generating an $11,000 prize pool. The final six players all head home with a score of at least $770. The tournament’s winner, meanwhile, pockets $3,740.
Full prize structure:
The field is down to the final 18 players and the last two tables. They’ll combined to the unofficial final table when 10 remain and we’ll provide seating assignments and chip counts at that time.
With 50 entries and growing, the $10,000 guarantee has officially been met in Event 7, today’s $240 Omaha high/low tournament. Despite some rough weather in Coconut Creek and its surrounding areas, the field is strong and getting stronger with each minute.
Late registration/unlimited re-entry is available until about 5 p.m. Complete prize pool information will be posted shortly thereafter. Until then, each new entry is icing on the prize pool cake.
$240 Omaha High/Low Level 1: 25/50 The clock strikes noon and the second non-hold’em event of the Coco Poker Showdown has begun. Event 7, a $240 Omaha 8 or better tournament, features 10,000-chip starting stacks and 30-minute levels. Late registration/unlimited re-entry will be available until the start of Level 10 and the tournament is structured to conclude in one day.
12PM: Event 7 – $240 Omaha High/Low
$10,000 guaranteed prize pool
10,000-chip starting stacks and 30-minute levels
Late registration/unlimited re-entry available until the start of Level 10 (about 5 p.m.)