Coco Poker Open Championship
Level 9: 400/800/100 Ante
Day 1B Players Remaining: 81 of 199
Two long-time SHRP regulars were battling it out at a back table when Daren Stabinski three-bet after a John Depersio open. He called to the flop and check/called another bet.
Both players checked the turn and Depersio took the lead for 7,000 after the river before Stabinski came over the top to 22,000.
Depersio thought for a bit and told the table “I wish I had a pair”. It was a club-heavy board and he released his hand.
“I have a pair,” Stabinski said. “A big one.”
He turned over pocket queens to show his flopped boat.
Both players have success here and around the state. Depersio won his first WSOP Circuit ring last September and finished third in the 990-entrant strong Coco Poker Open Deep Stack event the very next day. Stabinski has more than a half-dozen tournament wins with most of them coming on Seminole Hard Rock Poker rooms.