Event 14: Marc Amarante Wins Coco Poker Open Deep Stack Turbo Bounty

2016 Coco Poker Open
Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
Coconut Creek, FL
Event #14
$100 Deep Stack Turbo Bounty
Entries: 52
Prize Pool: $3,700
October 2, 2016


Marc Amarante won the 14th primary event of the 2016 Coco Poker Open Sunday night at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek. The tournament was a $100 buy-in Deep Stack Turbo Bounty and drew 52 entries. Amarante took home the top prize following a four-way chop that saw him pocket $1,100.

The tournament kicked off at 12pm. With 15-minute levels and 16,000-chip starting stacks, action was fast throughout. It took just five and a half hours from kickoff to Steve Touitou’s 5th-place elimination. It was then that Amarante along with Rick Kalgstein, George Duffield and Steven Swaim agreed to an ICM chop.

Amarante is 24 years old and resides in Miami. The victory marks his first major tournament score.

Event 14 final results:

1st: Marc Amarante – $1,100
2nd: Rick Kalgstein – $851
3rd: George Duffield – $670
4th: Steven Swaim – $561
5th: Steven Touitou – $296
6th: Gregg Weiss – $222