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Event 7: David Prociak Wins O8 Event Outright

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

Event 7 winner, David Prociak
Event 7 winner, David Prociak

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

Event 7: David Prociak Wins Outright

$240 Omaha High/Low
Level 18: 4,000/8,000
Players Remaining: 1/55

Event 7 winner, David Prociak (
Event 7 winner, David Prociak ($3,740)

David Prociak won Event 7 of the Coco Poker Showdown outright Wednesday night at the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek. For his victory in the $240 Omaha high/low event, Prociak earned $3,740.

A full report on the victory will be posted shortly. In the meantime, here’s a look at its final results:

Event 7 runner up, Claudangelo Beaudouin ($2,530)
Event 7 runner up, Claudangelo Beaudouin ($2,530)

3rd: Brandon Berkenfeld – $1,650
4th: Joseph Patalano – $1,320
5th: Howard Luckman – $990
6th: Hoyt Verner – $770

Event 7: David Prociak vs. Claudangelo Beaudouin Heads Up

$240 Omaha High/Low
Level 17: 3,000/6,000
Players Remaining: 2/55

David Prociak and Claudangelo Beaudouin are heads up in Event 7 of the Coco Poker Showdown. They’ve each secured $2,530 with the tournament’s winner pocketing $3,740.

Prociak holds the early advantage with 340,000 chips to Beaudouin’s 210,000.

Updated results:

Brandon Berkenfeld eliminated 3rd ($1,650)
Brandon Berkenfeld eliminated 3rd ($1,650)
Joseph Patalano eliminated 4th ($1,320)
Joseph Patalano eliminated 4th ($1,320)
Howard Luckman, eliminated 5th ($990)
Howard Luckman, eliminated 5th ($990)
Hoyt Verner eliminated in 6th place ($770)
Hoyt Verner eliminated in 6th place ($770)

Event 7: David Prociak Leads Final Five

$240 Omaha High/Low
Level 17: 3,000/6,000
Players Remaining: 5/55

Seating assignments and chip counts:

Seat 1: Claudangelo Beaudouin – 119,500
Seat 2: Brandon Berkenfeld – 98,000
Seat 3: Joseph Patalano – 69,000
Seat 4: Howard Luckman – 18,000
Seat 5: David Prociak – 245,500

Remaining payouts:

1st – $3,740
2nd – $2,530
3rd – $1,650
4th – $1,320
5th – $990

Updated eliminations:

6th: Hoyt Verner – $770

Event 7: Final Table is in the Money

$240 Omaha High/Low
Level 16: 5,000/10,000
Players Remaining: 6/55

With seven players left, the board was 9d8c7h6d 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 jhtd8d5d for a straight. Kowalsky had adkdah8h for a flush draw. The board completed with the as. 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:

Jerry Kowalsky, eliminated on the bubble
Jerry Kowalsky, eliminated on the bubble
Gernie Moorhead, eliminated shy of the money
Gernie Moorhead, eliminated shy of the money
Stephen Reid, eliminated shy of the money
Stephen Reid, eliminated shy of the money
Matthew Smith, eliminated shy of the money
Matthew Smith, eliminated shy of the money

Event 7: David Prociak Leads 10-Handed Final Table

$240 Omaha High/Low
Level 14: 1,500/3,000
Players Remaining: 10/55

Event 7 final table chip leader, David Prociak (Orlando, Fla.)
Event 7 final table chip leader, David Prociak (Orlando, Fla.)

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:

DSC01045Seat 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

Payouts:

1st – $3,740
2nd – $2,530
3rd – $1,650
4th – $1,320
5th – $990
6th – $770

The tournament still needs to drop four players before the final six are all in the money.

Event 7: Prize Pool Finalized

$240 Omaha High/Low
Level 11: 800/1,600
Players Remaining: 18/55

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:

Event 7 Prize PoolThe 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.

Event 7: Guarantee Gone in Omaha High/Low

$240 Omaha High/Low
Level 6: 200/400

Omaha High/LowWith 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.

Event 7: $10,000 Guaranteed Omaha 8 or Better Begins

$240 Omaha High/Low
Level 1: 25/50 Seminole Coconut CreekThe 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.

More information:

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.)
  • Event 7 structure sheet

We will provide the final attendance figure and prize pool information after registration closes.

Coco Poker Showdown Day 7 Schedule (Wednesday)

It’s Day 7 of the #CocoPokerShowdown at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek. The third and fourth starting days in Event 6 headline the the next 12 hours of play. The $130 buy-in no limit hold’em tournament features a $250,000 guarantee. As is, the field stands at 104 entries with the upcoming flights expected to be the largest.

Joining Event 6 on the schedule will be Event 7, a $240 buy-in Omaha high/low event that begins at noon.

Here’s a look at the day’s full schedule:

11AM: Event 6 Day 1C – $350 No Limit Hold’em

  • $250,000 guaranteed prize pool
  • 12,000-chip starting stacks and 20-minute levels
  • Late registration/unlimited re-entry available until the start of Level 10 (about 2:15 p.m.)
  • Play concludes when 9 percent of the starting field remains
  • Event 6 structure sheet

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.)
  • Event 7 structure sheet

6PM: Event 6 Day 1D – $350 No Limit Hold’em

  • $250,000 guaranteed prize pool
  • 12,000-chip starting stacks and 20-minute levels
  • Late registration/unlimited re-entry available until the start of Level 10 (about 9:15 p.m.)
  • Play concludes when 9 percent of the starting field remains
  • Event 6 structure sheet

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

Updates throughout the series’ completion will be available right here at SeminoleCoconutCreekPoker.com.