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Event 3: Eliezer Gonzalez Stages a Comeback to Win the Ring

2019 February WSOP Circuit
Seminole Casino Coconut  Creek
Event 3
$250 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Entries: 226
Prize Pool: $45,200
February 10, 2019

Eliezer Gonzalez

Event 3 on the WSOP Circuit schedule was a one-day tournament, perfect for a Sunday afternoon with some nice money and a ring awaiting the champ. The tournament drew 226 entries and Eliezer Gonzalez made a huge comeback to win the $11,300 first place prize.

The 14-year veteran of the US Coast Guard was sitting with less than one big blind late in the day and still several spots away from the money bubble. He caught fire, his kings held up in a five-way pot, and the heater was on.

“I got kings and got four callers,” Gonzalez said. “Amazingly the kings held up.”

“I got kings again later on and then I got ace-king and knocked out a couple more players. Little by little I built up a stack,” he continued.

“I got extremely lucky.”

The luck continued all the way down to the heads up match with Mark Merritt. With the chip lead, he was all in with pocket fives but was in trouble against pocket nines. Gonzalez found a five on the flop and his set held to give him the title along with the WSOPC ring.

The Sunday afternoon had a $250 buy-in and they pushed the prize pool over $45,000 with 24 getting paid. Among the notables making some money were David Ward, Robert Kessler, Kevin Blewitt, Walter Bravo (making his second final table of the series), Crystal Utley (while her husband was out the last two tables of Event 2), and former SHRP Hollywood RRPO Champion Michael Newman.

It was a fun, fast tournament to close out the weekend. Congratulations to Eliezer Gonzalez on the win and all who cashed.

Event 3 results:

1st: Eliezer Gonzalez – $11,300 + WSOPC ring
2nd: Mark Merritt – $6,984
3rd: David Ward – $5,083
4th: John Van Arnam – $3,759
5th: Arnon Cline – $2,824
6th: Michael Newman – $2,154
7th: Walter Bravo – $1,668
8th: Johnny Gagelonia – $1,311
9th: Jeffrey Morrison – $1,045
10th: Jackie Lee – $846
11th: Gus Masestrales – $846
12th: John Song – $846
13th: Crystal Utley – $695
14th: Michael Tait – $695
15th: Jonathan Gordon – $695
16th: George Lukawski – $578
17th: Joseph Levitt – $578
18th: Michael Fess – $578
19th: Aaron Klausman – $488
20th: Taylor Deane – $488
21st: Wayne Lovell – $488
22nd: Robert Kessler – $417
23rd: Demetric Ferguson – $417
24th: Kevin Blewitt – $417

Event 3: David Ward Leads Final Table

$250 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 15: 6,000/12,000 with a 2,000 ante
Players Remaining: 10 of 226

In a flash, Event 3 is a down to its ten-handed final table with David Ward leading the way. Former SHRP major champ Michael Newman is also in the mix with more than $11,000 up top.

Seat 1: Jackie Lee – 129,000
Seat 2: John Van Arnam – 156,000
Seat 3: David Ward – 454,000
Seat 4: Jeffrey Morrison – 155,000
Seat 5: Michael Newman – 184,000
Seat 6: Arnon Cline – 165,000
Seat 7: Eliezer Gonzalez – 202,000
Seat 8: Walter Bravo – 284,500
Seat 9: Johnny Gagelonia – 154,000
Seat 10: Mark Merritt – 343,000

Remaining payouts:

1st – $11,300 + WSOPC ring
2nd – $6,984
3rd – $5,083
4th – $3,759
5th – $2,824
6th – $2,154
7th – $1,668
8th – $1,311
9th – $1,045
10th – $846

Results so far:

11th: Gus Masestrales – $846
12th: John Song – $846
13th: Crystal Utley – $695
14th: Michael Tait – $695
15th: Jonathan Gordon – $695
16th: George Lukawski – $578
17th: Joseph Levitt – $578
18th: Michael Fess – $578
19th: Aaron Klausman – $488
20th: Taylor Deane – $488
21st: Wayne Lovell – $488
22nd: Robert Kessler – $417
23rd: Demetric Ferguson – $417
24th: Kevin Blewitt – $417

Event 3: Prize Pool and Payouts Finalized

$250 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Structure
Level 13: 2,000/4,000 with a 500 ante
Players Remaining: 29 of 226

Level 13 is underway and registration is closed in Event 3 of the World Series of Poker Circuit at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek. The one-day $250 buy-in tournament drew 226 entries generating a $45,200 prize pool. The to p24 are set to finish in the money with a min-cash worth $417. Payouts escalate from there and top out in the form of an $11,300 first prize.

Here are the details:

2019 February WSOP Circuit
Seminole Casino Coconut  Creek
Event 3
$400 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Entries: 226
Prize Pool: $45,200
February 10, 2019

1st – $11,300 + Gold ring
2nd – $6,984
3rd – $5,083
4th – $3,759
5th – $2,824
6th – $2,154
7th – $1,668
8th – $1,311
9th – $1,045
10th-12th – $846
13th-15th – $695
16th-18th – $578
19th-21st – $488
22nd-24th – $417

With only 29 in the action at this point, the money is right around the corner. Wally Maddah and Michael Newman are among some of the notables in the action.

We will provide another update when play reaches the 10-handed final table.

Event 3: One-Day Ring Up for Grabs at 11am

$250 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Structure
Level 1: 25/50

The Sunday ring event play in Coconut Creek, Florida gets going at 11am. Event 3 of the 14-tournament series has things starting with a $400 buy-in and a one-day structure. Players begin with 10,000 chips and are set to log 30-minute levels throughout. Registration and re-entry stay open through the dinner break, and close at about 5:50pm. The action is expected to conclude during the early morning hours of Monday.

Here are the details on this tournament:

11AM: Event 3 – $250 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 13
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 3 Structure Sheet

Our live updating efforts will be concentrated on the big re-entry restart that comes back for Day 2 at noon. For this $400 one-day, though, we’ll provide the prize pool and payouts, 10-handed final table seating chart and a final report along with the tournament results and winner photo after it finishes.

Good luck, players!

WSOPC Day 4 Schedule

Primary Event Schedule

11AM: Event 3 – $250 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 13
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 3 Structure Sheet

12PM: Event 2 Day 2 – $400 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

4PM: Event 4 Day 1 – $600 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • $50,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips
  • Levels 1-18 last 30 minutes; Levels 19+ last 45-minutes
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 13
  • Day 1 will end after Level 18 or Tournament Director discretion
  • Event 4 Structure Sheet

Secondary and Satellite Schedule

9AM: $65 Event 3 Turbo Satellite

  • Players begin with 3,000 in chips and 10-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 7
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Structure Sheet

2PM: $100 Event 4 Turbo Satellite

  • Players begin with 3,000 in chips and 10-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 7
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Structure Sheet

6PM: $80 Nightly No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • $2,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 8,000 in chips and 20-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Structure Sheet

All satellite winners earn entry into the upcoming numbered event or flight
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