Championship: Final Day Underway; Patel Leads 27 Players

Coco Poker Open Championship
Level 19: 4,000/8,000/1,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 27 of 331

It’s 1pm at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek and the final day of play in the $2,500 Coco Poker Open Championship is officially underway. The 331-entry field is down to 27 and they’re in their seats prepped to play to a champion.

Kunal Patel
Kunal Patel

Kunal Patel leads all with a stack of 759,000 chips. The Texas native’s poker resume already boasts three six-figure scores and he eyes his crowning achievement during today’s action.

In addition to Patel, the field is littered with notables including Ryan Van Sanford (283,000), John Dolan (215,000) and Ian O’Hara (157,000).

Ryan Van Sanford
Ryan Van Sanford
John Dolan
John Dolan
Ian O'Hara
Ian O’Hara

Here’s a look at the top 10 stacks:

  1. Kunal Patel – 759,000 (95 bb)
  2. Jason Dollinger – 571,000 (71 bb)
  3. Lascelles Peart – 469,000 (59 bb)
  4. Brett Bader – 457,000 (57 bb)
  5. Sean Shah – 436,000 (55 bb)
  6. Jason Caston – 422,000 (53 bb)
  7. Javier Sarache – 408,000 (51 bb)
  8. Matthew Smith – 399,000 (50 bb)
  9. Daniel Genachte – 393,000 (49 bb)
  10. Rob Kessler – 392,000 (49 bb)

Complete chip counts, updated results and remaining payouts available one post below

Up for grabs in the Coco Poker Open Championship is a $264,000 first prize. In addition, the tournament’s winner earns 105 points toward the 2017 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Player of the Year race as well as an added $5,250 seat in the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Championship.

LINK: 2017 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Player of the Year Details

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