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Re-Entry: David DiBernardi Cards Largest Career Score Following Win in WSOP Circuit Coconut Creek Multi-Flight Event

Below is a recap for Event 2 of the WSOP Circuit at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek which concluded at about 3:45am Monday

2019 February WSOP Circuit
Seminole Casino Coconut  Creek
Event 2
$400 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$300,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 1,607
Prize Pool: $530,310
February 8-10, 2019

(Coconut Creek, FL) — David DiBernardi is the most recent champion at the World Series of Poker Circuit Seminole Casino Coconut Creek in South Florida. His first major career victory came in Event 2 of the series, a $400 buy-in re-entry tournament with a $300,000 guarantee. The victory marked DiBernardi’s sixth tournament win and earned him an outright score of $88,842.

“[From] 18 players down to 10 I just absolutely crushed it and got the chip lead,” DiBernardi said of a dominating performance.

Much of the dominating came with two tables remaining when DiBernardi already had the chip lead. He picked up a flush-versus-flush against John Utley who also sat toward the top of the counts. The duo got all the chips in the middle on the turn and DiBernardi’s ace-high flush was best. He eliminated Utley in 13th place and accumulated more than 8,000,000 of the roughly 24,000,000 chips in play 12-handed

From there, DiBernardi cruised through the final table ultimately scoring an outright win roughly six hours later.

The victory marked DiBernardi’s largest career score and first gold ring win. He is a 25-year-old pro and recently moved from Ohio to nearby Tampa, Florida to play poker full time. In Tampa, he plays out of the Seminole Hard Rock and has recorded a number of cashes and final tables in both daily and major events there.

Event 2 at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek drew a stout field of 1,607 entries generating a $530,310 prize pool that easily eclipsed the $300,000 guarantee. The top 171 finished in the money and joining DiBernardi as cashers were; John Holley, Sean Shah, Raminder Singh, TK Miles, Ory Hen, Kelly Minkin and others.

Final table results:

1st: David DiBernardi – $88,842 + WSOP Circuit ring
2nd: Jason Earl Eskridge – $55,051
3rd: Justin Sharpe – $40,961
4th: John Holley – $30,906
5th: Ryan Gianquitti – $23,583
6th: Austin Reilly – $18,200
7th: Simon Philip – $14,202
8th: Jacob Ferro – $11,205
9th: Nicholas Baurichter – $8,941

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Re-Entry: David DiBernardi Defeats Jason Earl Eskridge for the Title

$400 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$300,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 35: 120,000/240,000 with a 240,000 ante

David DiBernardi

David DiBernardi began heads up with a small deficit but quickly worked his way into the lead. From that point forward, he kept the pressure on until the first big hand of the match.

Eskridge was on the button when they saw a kd6s2d flop and both checked. DiBernardi bet 400,000 after the qd turn and Eskridge min-raised to 800,000. DiBernardi put in a third bet to 2,050,000 and Eskridge called to the 3h river.

DiBernardi bet 3,600,000 after the 3h river and Eskridge quickly called. DiBernardi tabled 8d3d for the flush and Eskridge mucked. That hand dropped Eskridge down to 3,200,000 and those went in the middle on the next hand.

DiBernardi: ah7s
Eskridge: kd2h

Eskridge needed to hit something with his two live cards but it was DiBernardi hitting the overkill nut flush as the board ran jh8h7h5d9h to give him the title.

Eskridge earned $55,051 for his runner-up finish while DiBernarid took home $88,842 for his biggest career cash plus the WSOP Circuit ring.

A full Event 2 recap will be posted later this morning.

1st: David DiBernardi – $88,842 + WSOP Circuit ring
2nd: Jason Earl Eskridge – $55,051

Re-Entry: Heads-Up Underway

$400 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$300,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 35: 120,000/240,000 with a 240,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 1,607

Jason Earl Eskridge

The heads-up battle for the Event 2 ring is underway with Jason Earl Eskridge holding a small lead over David DiBernardi.

Seat 2: David DiBernardi – 10,700,000 (45 bb)
Seat 7: Jason Earl Eskridge – 13,400,000 (56 bb)

Remaining payouts:

1st: $88,842 + WSOP Circuit ring
2nd: $55,051

David DiBernardi

Re-Entry: Justin Sharpe – 3rd Place ($40,961)

$400 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$300,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 34: 100,000/200,000 with a 200,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 1,607

Justin Sharpe

It was three ways with the board reading qh3h3d8s and Justin Sharpe checked in the small blind. Jason Earl Eskridge bet 800,000 and David DiBernardi folded the button and Sharpe called.

The river was ks, Sharpe checked, and Eskridge announced all in. Sharpe quickly called for his last 3,150,000 and turned over qdth. Queens up was second best to Eskridge’s trip treys 9c3c and Sharpe was eliminated in third place.

Jason Earl Eskridge – 13,400,000 (67 bb)
Justin Sharpe – Eliminated in 3rd Place ($40,961)

Re-Entry: Jason Earl Eskridge Doubles Through David DiBernardi

$400 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$300,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 34: 100,000/200,000 with a 200,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 1,607

On the last hand before the next break, Jason Earl Eskridge had his 4,660,000 stack in the middle from the small blind and David DiBernardi had him at risk from the big.

DiBernardi: ahqd
Eskridge: tsth

Eskridge needed his tens to hold to take the lead and the board ran clean kdkc7h5h9c to send him the big double.

Break time counts:

Seat 2: David DiBernardi – 8,870,000 (44 bb)
Seat 6: Justin Sharpe – 5,765,000 (29 bb)
Seat 7: Jason Earl Eskridge – 9,480,000 (47 bb)

Remaining payouts:

1st: $88,842 + WSOP Circuit ring
2nd: $55,051
3rd: $40,961

Re-Entry: Updated Counts

$400 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$300,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 33: 80,000/160,000 with a 160,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 1,607

The grind continues with everyone taking their share of the pots. Justin Sharpe dropped a little and then got his chips back from David DiBernardi. He fired all streets until the board read jsjd6djckd and forced a fold from DiBernardi after he shoved 4,660,000 on the river.

Seat 2: David DiBernardi – 10,800,000 (68 bb)
Seat 6: Justin Sharpe – 8,730,000 (55 bb)
Seat 7: Jason Earl Eskridge – 4,550,000 (28 bb)

Remaining payouts:

1st: $88,842 + WSOP Circuit ring
2nd: $55,051
3rd: $40,961

Re-Entry: Justin Sharpe Versus Jason Earl Eskridge

$400 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$300,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 33: 80,000/160,000 with a 160,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 1,607

Jason Earl Eskridge opened to 400,000 from the button and Justin Sharpe called in the big blind to a ac5d3s flop. Sharpe checked, Eskridge bet 300,000 and Sharpe called before the 5c turn.

Both players checked, the river was tc and Sharpe bet 800,000. After a minute tank, Eskridge called and Sharpe tabled ad7h. Eskridge knocked the table and mucked his hand to send the big pot to Sharpe.

Justin Sharpe – 9,065,000 (57 bb)
Jason Earl Eskridge – 5,200,000 (33 bb)

Re-Entry: John Holley – 4th Place ($30,906)

$400 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$300,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 32: 60,000/120,000 with a 120,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 1,607

John Holley

David DiBernardi and Justin Sharpe folded before Jason Earl Eskridge moved all in from the small blind. He had John Holley covered in the big blind and he called at risk for ~1,500,000.

Eskridge: ahks
Holley: khjh

“Oh, you do have something,” Holley said the Eskridge.

Holley was dominated and fell short of his seventh WSOPC ring after the board ran out kctd2d7sqh.

Jason Earl Eskridge – 6,800,000 (57 bb)
John Holley – Eliminated in 4th Place ($30,906)

Re-Entry: Ryan Gianquitti – 5th Place ($23,583)

$400 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$300,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 32: 60,000/120,000 with a 120,000 ante
Players Remaining: 4 of 1,607

Ryan Gianquitti

Justin Sharpe opened to 250,000 from the button and Ryan Gianquitti moved all in for ~1,200,000 from the big blind. Sharpe quickly called and Gianquitti was at risk.

Sharpe: adqc
Gainquitti: 8c8s

“Fair fight,” John Holley joked.

Gianquitti was ahead for the double but Sharpe caught the ah9d4h flop to take the lead. The 5d turn and 3h river were no help for Gianquitti and he was eliminated in fifth place.

Justin Sharpe – 9,450,000 (79 bb)
Ryan Gianquitti – Eliminated in 5th place ($23,583)