2016 Coco Poker Open

Event 13: Josh Beckley Among Recent Eliminations

$350 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $250,000 Guaranteed
Level 18: 5,000/10,000/1,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 45 of 769

46th: Josh Beckley – $919
47th: Reinaldo Troconis Trutschel – $919
48th: Michael Merisier – $919
49th: Ariel Rosello Quintana – $919
50th: Howard Mash – $919
51st: Julie McGrath – $919
52nd: Marco Rodriguez – $919
53rd: Michael Monaco – $919
54th: Daniel Genachte – $919
55th: Keenan Walter – $819
56th: Armando Gutierrez – $819
57th: Fabrice Mace – $819
58th: Michael Cohen – $819

Additional results available in the posts below.

Event 13: Stu Paterson Takes Chip Lead Following Double Elimination

$350 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $250,000 Guaranteed
Level 18: 5,000/10,000/1,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 49 of 769

Stu Paterson
Stu Paterson

A few hands after his ace-jack was good, Stu Paterson sent two players to the rail to take the chip lead early in Level 18.

According to the table, Julie McGrath shoved under the gun and Paterson was in the small blind. It’s unclear how the action went down, but Paterson and Howard Mash — who was in the big blind — got the last of Mash’s chips in the middle as well. In a three-way pot, Paterson had both players covered and was in the lead with the possibility of eliminating two.

Paterson: TxTx
Mash: 9x9x
McGrath: 7x7x

Paterson’s tens held and he eliminated both players while taking the chip lead in the process.

For Paterson, Coconut Creek success is nothing new. He won the Coco Poker Showdown Championship in January of this year good for $32,785.

Stu Paterson – 930,000

Event 13: Stu Paterson Trending Up

$350 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $250,000 Guaranteed
Level 17: 4,000/8,000/1,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 54 of 769

Stu Paterson
Stu Paterson

After beginning the day just outside the top 10, Stu Paterson is on the upward trend and recently nabbed a nice pot with second pair.

A late position player limped and Paterson raised to 27,000. It folded back around to the late position player and he called.

Flop: QcJh8c — Both players checked.

Turn: QcJh8c8h — The opponent lead for 27,000 and Paterson called.

River: QcJh8c8h7d — The opponent lead for 32,000 and Paterson called.

“Not a thing,” the opponent said immediately.

Paterson flipped over AdJs for second pair and took a nice pot. With that, Paterson has nearly doubled up a few levels into Day 2.

Stu Paterson – 470,000

Event 13: Jacquelyn Scott Among Recent Eliminations

$350 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $250,000 Guaranteed
Level 17: 4,000/8,000/1,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 58 of 769

59th: Sue Sanders – $819
60th: Joe Pozos – $819
61st: Jose Chapui – $819
62nd: Jeffrety Morrison – $819
63rd: Thomas Gregory, Sr. – $819
64th: Josh Wasserman – $722
65th: David Gelley – $722
66th: Craig Bateman – $722
67th: Jacquelyn Scott – $722
68th: Martinez Brett – $722
69th: Shawn Lytle – $722
70th: O’neil McCalla – $722

Additional results available in the posts below.

Event 13: Phil Hernz No Longer Tops

$350 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $250,000 Guaranteed
Level 16: 3,000/6,000/500 Ante
Players Remaining: 61 of 769

Phil Hernz recently took a nice pot after raising under the gun and betting both the flop and turn. He’s chipped up in the first two levels, but is no longer the tournament’s leader. He trails both Jason Gooch and Andrew Bennis.

Jason Gooch
Jason Gooch
Andrew Bennis
Andrew Bennis

Jason Gooch – 523,000
Andrew Bennis – 472,000
Phil Hernz – 465,000

Event 13: Moving Slow with a 33bb Average

$350 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $250,000 Guaranteed
Level 15: 2,500/5,000/500 Ante
Players Remaining: 70 of 769

With 73 players to begin the day, the average stack stood at 33 big blinds leaving plenty of play. It’s been a slow start, but there have been three eliminations.

The first bustout of the day was Lisa Teebagy. In September, Teebagy bested 158 entries in the WPTDeepStacks-Immokalee opener good for a $10,500 score. While her min-cash in Coconut Creek didn’t compare, it’s the latest in a decent string of successes for Teebagy.

Updated payouts:

71st: Martin Zamani – $722
72nd: Blaine McRae – $722
73rd: Lisa Teebagy – $625

Event 13: Day 2 Begins; 73 Are in the Money, Phil Hernz in Front

$350 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $250,000 Guaranteed
Level 15: 2,500/5,000/500 Ante
Players Remaining: 73 of 769

Day 2 of the Coco Poker Open $350 buy-in event is underway. Following six starting flights, the field topped out at 769 entries and saw 73 advance to today’s final match.

Day 2 Chip Counts | Table Draws | Prize Pool

Phil Hernz
Phil Hernz

Phil Hernz of Plantation, Florida, leads the action with a stack of 388,000. Other regulars still jockeying for a title are Jacquelyn Scott (330,500), Stu Paterson (249,000), John Depersio (187,000), Josh Beckley (147,000) and John Holley (99,000).

Josh Beckley
Josh Beckley
John Holley
John Holley

For making it this far, all Day 2 players are rewarded with a payday. Today’s 73rd-place finish is set to earn $625 with payouts escalating all the way up to the tournament’s $63,089 top prize.

Updates throughout the day will be available right here at SeminoleCoconutCreekPoker.com.

Event 14: Deep Stack Turbo Bounty Action is Here

$100 Deep Stack Turbo Bounty (Re-Entry)
Level 1: 50/100

Seminole Coconut Creek Chips

The second-to-last primary event of the 2016 Coco Poker Open at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek is off and running! The $100 Deep Stack Turbo Bounty began just moments ago and players are filing in as we speak. They’ll start with 16,000 chips and log 15-minute levels throughout. Registration and re-entry are available until the start of Level 13 with the tournament structured to play out to completion.

More details:

12PM: Event 14 – $100 Deep Stack Turbo Bounty (Re-Entry)

  • $5,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 16,000 in tournament chips and 15-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 13
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 14 Structure Sheet

Much of our attention today will be focused on the restart of the $250,000 guaranteed Event 13, but we’ll provide final payouts for the Deep Stack Turbo Bounty after registration closes as well as post a final report and winner’s photo when the event concludes.

Good luck, players!

Coco Poker Open Day 12 Schedule

Main Event Schedule

12PM: Event 14 – $100 Deep Stack Turbo Bount (Re-Entry)

  • $5,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 16,000 in tournament chips and 15-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 13
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 14 Structure Sheet

1PM: Event 13 Day 2 – $350 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

6PM: Event 15 – $140 No Limit Hold’em Survivor (Re-Entry)

  • $10,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 10,000 in tournament chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 7
  • 1 in 10 paid, final 10 players guaranteed $1,100 each
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 15 Structure Sheet

Event 13: Day 2 Returning Table/Seat Assignments

$350 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $250,000 Guaranteed
Returning to Level 15: 2,500/5,000/500 Ante
Players Remaining: 73 of 769

FlightDay/TimeEntriesAdvanced
AThursday @ 11am10110
BThursday @ 6pm586
CFriday @ 11am10910
DFriday @ 6pm11311
ESaturday @ 11am15915
FSaturday @ 6pm22921
Totals76973
First NameLast NameChip CountTableSeat
JasmineSchofillnuss140,000161
MitchellSmith87,500162
MichaelMascitelli258,000163
VladislavGrach91,000164
AndrewMartin369,000165
ScottZakheim108,000166
EdwardMedoff207,000167
AlbertBarney369,500168
JohnDepersio187,000169
KevinCurran244,000171
MartinZamani95,500172
BlainMcRae88,000174
NaguiYassa127,000175
ThomasGregory57,500176
DanielLetts168,500177
YvesFequiere153,500178
RaviMahtani286,000179
KeenanWalter118,000181
JosephRomeo174,000182
DavidMaslowski311,500183
ReinaldoTroconis22,500184
DavidGelley205,500186
JoePozos93,500187
AlanBrostoff94,000188
CharlemagneBenjamin75,500189
SteveCardarelli128,500191
JoshBeckley147,000192
SeanBauerschmidt73,500193
NicholasVisconti151,000195
O'NeilMcCalla197,500196
JohnHolley101,000197
BobMather364,500198
JenniferParker59,000199
BrettMartinez26,500201
ClaudioKalili281,000202
MichaelMonaco25,000204
EthielGarcia189,000205
JohnSpadavechia329,000206
JoshWasserman113,500207
SueSanders99,000208
CraigBateman84,000209
GregoryMarcus174,500231
LisaTeebagy71,000232
MichaelNewman332,500233
FabriceMace79,000234
JasonGooch242,000235
MarcoRodriguez178,000236
JacquelynScott332,000237
JeffCharlton118,500238
JulieMcGrath136,500241
JoseChapui126,000242
DanielGenachte228,500243
EilliottZaydman222,500245
LawrenceGradus185,000246
StuartPaterson249,000247
HowardMash66,500248
ArmandGuitierez146,000249
ClaudioneiBarbosa135,500281
ReggieBautista216,500282
BrianSodre36,500283
NancyBirnbaum139,000284
ArielRosello168,500285
MichaelCohen108,000286
ShawnLytle59,500288
MichaelMoreno339,500289
LawrenceKiang152,500292
PhilHernz388,000293
JeffMorrison166,500294
DolphusPowers183,500295
GregBarker89,000296
MichaelMerisier67,000297
AndrewBennis373,000298
DavidShmuel330,500299

Event 13: Day 2 Returning Chip Counts

$350 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $250,000 Guaranteed
Returning to Level 15: 2,500/5,000/500 Ante
Players Remaining: 73 of 769

FlightDay/TimeEntriesAdvanced
AThursday @ 11am10110
BThursday @ 6pm586
CFriday @ 11am10910
DFriday @ 6pm11311
ESaturday @ 11am15915
FSaturday @ 6pm22921
Totals76973
RankFirst NameLast NameChip Count
1PhilHernz388,000
2AndrewBennis373,000
3AlbertBarney369,500
4AndrewMartin369,000
5BobMather364,500
6MichaelMoreno339,500
7MichaelNewman332,500
8JacquelynScott332,000
9DavidShmuel330,500
10JohnSpadavechia329,000
11DavidMaslowski311,500
12RaviMahtani286,000
13ClaudioKalili281,000
14MichaelMascitelli258,000
15StuartPaterson249,000
16KevinCurran244,000
17JasonGooch242,000
18DanielGenachte228,500
19EilliottZaydman222,500
20ReggieBautista216,500
21EdwardMedoff207,000
22DavidGelley205,500
23O'NeilMcCalla197,500
24EthielGarcia189,000
25JohnDepersio187,000
26LawrenceGradus185,000
27DolphusPowers183,500
28MarcoRodriguez178,000
29GregoryMarcus174,500
30JosephRomeo174,000
31DanielLetts168,500
32ArielRosello168,500
33JeffMorrison166,500
34YvesFequiere153,500
35LawrenceKiang152,500
36NicholasVisconti151,000
37JoshBeckley147,000
38ArmandGuitierez146,000
39JasmineSchofillnuss140,000
40NancyBirnbaum139,000
41JulieMcGrath136,500
42ClaudioneiBarbosa135,500
43SteveCardarelli128,500
44NaguiYassa127,000
45JoseChapui126,000
46JeffCharlton118,500
47KeenanWalter118,000
48JoshWasserman113,500
49ScottZakheim108,000
50MichaelCohen108,000
51JohnHolley101,000
52SueSanders99,000
53MartinZamani95,500
54AlanBrostoff94,000
55JoePozos93,500
56VladislavGrach91,000
57GregBarker89,000
58BlainMcRae88,000
59MitchellSmith87,500
60CraigBateman84,000
61FabriceMace79,000
62CharlemagneBenjamin75,500
63SeanBauerschmidt73,500
64LisaTeebagy71,000
65MichaelMerisier67,000
66HowardMash66,500
67ShawnLytle59,500
68JenniferParker59,000
68ThomasGregory57,500
70BrianSodre36,500
71BrettMartinez26,500
72MichaelMonaco25,000
73ReinaldoTroconis22,500

Event 13 Flight F: The Day is Complete

$350 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $250,000 Guaranteed
Level 18: 4,000/8,000/1,000 Ante
Flight F Players Remaining: 21 of 229

Andrew Bennis
Andrew Bennis

After more than a few rounds of hand-for-hand action, plus another break in the middle, the final flight of Event 13 came to an end. It finally hit after several short-stack double ups when Andrew Martin’s AdKd flushed away ThTs on the Jh9s6dQd3d board.

Andrew Bennis walked away with the Flight F lead putting 373,000 in his bag but Andrew Martin and Bob Mather were not far behind.

  1. Andrew Bennis 373,000
  2. Andrew Martin 369,000
  3. Bob Mather 364,500
  4. Michael Moreno 339,500
  5. David Shmuel 330,500
  6. John Depersio 187,000
  7. Marco Rodriguez 178,000
  8. Joseph Romeo 174,000
  9. Ariel Rosello 168,500
  10. Yves Fequiere 153,500
  11. Josh Beckley 147,000
  12. Claudionei Barbosa 135,500
  13. Steve Cardarelli 128,500
  14. Scott Zakheim 108,000
  15. Michael Cohen 108,000
  16. Greg Barker 89,000
  17. Craig Bateman 84,000
  18. Lisa Teebagy 71,000
  19. Michael Merisier 67,000
  20. Howard Mash 66,500
  21. Reinaldo Troconis 22,500

Event 13 Flight F: Last Three Tables

$350 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $250,000 Guaranteed
Level 15: 2,500/5,000/500 Ante
Flight F Players Remaining: 27 of 229

2016-coco-flight-f-three-tables

Only three tables remain and they are the last three of the evening. With 27 players remaining, we are only a half-dozen eliminations away from shutting down for the evening.

Those still around include Josh Beckley, Lisa Teebagy, John Depersio, and SHRP Team Member Mukul Pahuja.

Event 13 Flight F: Romeo is Not Bleeding Chips

$350 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $250,000 Guaranteed
Level 13: 1,500/3,000/400 Ante
Flight F Players Remaining: 50 of 229

Joseph Romeo
Joseph Romeo

Players are back in their seats and we found some big stacks standing out including some SHRP regulars. Joseph Romeo is leading late with Lisa Teebagy and Michael Merisier not far behind.

There’s still plenty of time for player’s to book their seat in tomorrow’s return. More than half the field needs to disappear before action halts for the evening.

Top stacks and notable names:

Joseph Romeo – 193,300 (64 bb)
Lisa Teebagy – 176,400 (59 bb)
Michael Merisier – 172,200 (57 bb)
Michael Grabelslay – 151,400 (50 bb)
Andrew Bennis – 128,000 (43 bb)
Michael Moreno – 118,400 (39 bb)
David Shmuel – 112,500 (38 bb)
Marco Rodriguez – 103,800 (35 bb)
Herbert Woodbery – 90,400 (30 bb)
Debra Dorcy – 65,400 (22 bb)
Howard Mash – 64,900 (22 bb)
Scott Zakheim – 60,900 (20 bb)
Jonathan Hilton – 53,600 (18 bb)
Josh Beckley – 50,700 (17 bb)
John Depersio – 37,000 (12 bb)
Mukul Pahuja – 34,300 (11 bb)

Lisa Teebagy
Lisa Teebagy

Event 13 Flight F: Break Again

$350 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $250,000 Guaranteed
Level 12: 1,000/2,000/300 Ante
Flight F Players Remaining: 50 of 229

Flight F players are on their third break of the day with 50 remaining and 29 eliminations away from making a little money.

With so many players still in the game, we’ll take another opportunity to scoop out some big stacks in the later stages while they are away.

Event 13 Flight F: Quick Exits

$350 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $250,000 Guaranteed
Level 11: 800/1,600/200 Ante
Flight F Players Remaining: 72 of 229

Sean Shah
Sean Shah

Players are wasting no time getting their chips mixed up on a Saturday evening. They’ve quickly dropped down to eight tables remaining and it looks like that one might break at any minute.

We’ve seen some friends exit the building but there are still a few around including Josh Beckley, Mukul Pahuja, Damien Simon, and Sean Shah.

Shah is coming off a nice run last week when he finished in sixth place at the Coco Poker Open Championship for $40,500.

Event 13 Flight F: Registration Closed

$350 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $250,000 Guaranteed
Level 9: 500/1,000/100 Ante
Flight F Players Remaining: 108 of 229

2016-coco-flight-f-field

Registration has officially closed on Event 13 and the tournament drew a combined 769 entrants over the six starting flights. The prize pool will stick at $250,000 with a total of 73 players taking home a piece.

With 229 entries in Flight F, play will continue until 21 remain and they will bag up for a return tomorrow at 1pm for Day 2.

Payout information will be posted as soon as it is released.

FlightDay/TimeEntriesAdvanced
AThursday @ 11am10110
BThursday @ 6pm586
CFriday @ 11am10910
DFriday @ 6pm11311
ESaturday @ 11am15915
FSaturday @ 6pm22921
Totals76973

Event 13 Flight F: Last Level to Register

$350 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $250,000 Guaranteed
Level 8: 400/800/75 Ante
Flight F Entrants: 217

Mukul Pahuja
Mukul Pahuja

Flight F has reached the last level for players to get down to The Pavilion for a chance at the $250,000 guaranteed prize pool, or for players to re-enter should they go bust.

A few more familiar faces popped up in the crowd including Seminole Hard Rock Poker Team Members Mukul Pahuja and Jessica Dawley.

Event 13 Flight F: Two Hundred and Growing

$350 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $250,000 Guaranteed
Level 7: 300/600/75 Ante
Flight F Entrants: 207

Rafael Indriago Salazar
Rafael Indriago Salazar

Flight F moved over 200 entrants and the count continues to climb at an exponential rate as more players bust, then re-enter. We expect more than a few more players to fire once again.

Rafael Indriago is back in The Pavilion and looking to extend his big lead on the Coco Poker Open Leaderboard. He sits at the top courtesy of a win in Event 4 followed by second and eighth place finishes later in the week.

Event 13 Flight F: Beckley Leads Early

$350 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $250,000 Guaranteed
Level 5: 200/400/50 Ante
Flight E Entrants: 195

Josh Beckley
Josh Beckley

Josh Beckley has been in the coverage often lately but the 2015 WSOP Main Event runner-up hasn’t been able to put a stack in a bag yet this tournament. He’s back tonight and sitting atop the counts after the first break.

Beckley’s 55,450 is a bit better than Michael Merisier’s 54,000 and SHRP Team Member Mukul Pahuja is among the leaders as well.

Josh Beckley – 55,450 (139 bb)
Michael Merisier – 54,000 (135 bb)
Mukul Pahuja – 49,200 (123 bb)
Ivan Martin – 47,800 (120 bb)
Yue Wang – 46,800 (117 bb)
Jonathan Ounjian – 40,625 (102 bb)
Karl Manouchakian – 38,375 (96 bb)
Marsha Wolak – 34,525 (86 bb)
Yves Fequiere – 34,000 (85 bb)
Scott Zakheim – 32,125 (80 bb)
Herbert Woodbury – 23,800 (60 bb)
Marcus Stein – 16,000 (40 bb)
Damien Simon – 12,275 (31 bb)

Event 13 Flight E: Done for the Day

$350 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $250,000 Guaranteed
Level 17: 4,000/8,000/1,000 Ante
Flight E Players Remaining: 15 of 159

Phil Hernz
Phil Hernz

The fifth flight of Event 13 has wrapped up for the evening when they hit 15 players remaining. They got there when Kevin Curran called a short-stack shove from the big blind with Kh9h. It took his a few minutes to make the decision but it was correct when he saw his opponent’s Kd8h. The dealer spread Jc9d3d5cAs to lock up the hand and pause the clock for the night.

Phil Hernz ended the day with the flight lead as well as the overall lead with 388,000. Also advancing were SHRP regulars Charlemagne Benjamin and Elliott Zaydman.

Full Flight E Counts:

  1. Phil Hernz 388,000
  2. Michael Mascitelli 258,000
  3. Kevin Curran 244,000
  4. Eilliott Zaydman 222,500
  5. Reggie Bautista 216,500
  6. Ethiel Garcia 189,000
  7. Lawrence Gradus 185,000
  8. Dolphus Powers 183,500
  9. Jeff Morrison 166,500
  10. Lawrence Kiang 152,500
  11. Jeff Charlton 118,500
  12. Sue Sanders 99,000
  13. Charlemagne Benjamin 75,500
  14. Thomas Gregory 57,500
  15. Brian Sodre 36,500

Event 13 Flight E: Two Tables

$350 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $250,000 Guaranteed
Level 16: 3,000/6,000/1,000 Ante
Flight E Players Remaining: 18 of 159

2016-coco-flight-e-two-tables

While the final flight continues to build its field higher, Flight E is down to its last two tables. There are only 18 players remaining and they will stop play when they hit 15. Those players will be in the money and bag up their chips for a return tomorrow afternoon.

Event 13 Flight F: Growing Quickly

$350 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $250,000 Guaranteed
Level 3: 75/150
Flight E Entrants: 132

James Salmon
James Salmon

The final flight of Event 13 is quickly growing and easily on pace to be our biggest starting group of the tournament. We should hit 150 entrants before the first break and continue to move north.

James Salmon is one of our players back and looking for another SHRP title. He has several titles on Seminole properties but his biggest cash came with a second-place finish in the $350 buy-in tournament during the 2016 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown.

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