Event 8: David DeBernardi Runs Over Everyone

2016 Coco Poker Open
Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
Coconut Creek, FL
Event #8
$130 No Limit Hold’em Deep Stack
Entries: 255
Prize Pool: $30,000
September 26, 2016

David DeBernardi
David DeBernardi

Event 8 was the second small buy-in, big prize pool tournament on the 2016 Coco Poker Open schedule and it drew a nice crowd of 255 entrants. They blasted through the levels and David DeBernardi was the last player standing after a dominant final table.

They were all aiming for a piece of the $30,000 prize pool and the last 27 players picked up some cash. The big money was reserved for the winner and we had $8,400 waiting for the next champion. It took several hours to get into the money and another two to form the final table. Some of our regulars were represented including Lisa Teabagy, Frank Giordano, and Rob Kessler.

Rafael Indriago continued his great series and moved to the top of the Coco Poker Open Leaderboard thanks to another final table. His 5th place finish here went along with his Event 4 title and Event 7 runner-up finish.

There was some talk about making a deal but David DeBernardi wanted to play it out and dominated from that point. He knocked out most of the players at the final table and quickly won the heads up match with Dan Mongeluzi to earn the title.

This was only DeBernardi’s second recorded cash (his first coming during the 2014 Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Winter Poker Open) and a nice way to add to his career totals.

Event 8 Results:

1st: David DeBernardi – $8,400
2nd: Dan Mongeluzi – $4,950
3rd: Rudy Vazquez – $3,300
4th: Rob Kessler – $2,295
5th: Ben Robinson – $1,710
6th: Lisa Teabagy – $1,320
7th: Kevin Chan – $1,020
8th: Rafael Indriago  – $750
9th: Frank Giordano – $540
10th: Jermaine Phang – $420
11th: Scott Hecker – $420
12th: Marco Cantizani Oliveii
13th: Chri Lee – $360
14th: Blaine McRae – $360
15th: Martin Robbins – $360
16th: Nancy Birnbaum – $315
17th: Robert Transue – $315
18th: Robert Williams – $315
19th: Roy Paulena – $270
20th: Charles Spero – $270
21st: Scott Baldelli – $270
22nd: Denise Bohrer – $270
23rd: Aris Gomez Lopez – $270
24th: Donald Bliss – $270
25th: Joseph Levitt – $270
26th: Ebony Johnson – $270
27th: Cesar Fuentes – $270