$1,100 Coco Poker Showdown Championship Level 19: 5,000/10,000 with a 1,000 ante Players Remaining: 14 of 202
Alfonso Perez was all in preflop with and at risk against Elliott Zaydman’s . A flop improved Zaydman to trips and left Perez calling for an ace. The fell on the turn giving Perez the lead in the hand with Broadway. The river had other ideas, though, as it improved Zaydman to a fullhouse. He earned the pot, grew his chip lead and busted Perez in 15th place.
Perez earned $2,525 for the deep run.
Elliott Zaydman – 865,000 (86 bb) Alfonso Perez – Eliminated in 15th place ($2,525)
$1,100 Coco Poker Showdown Championship Level 19: 5,000/10,000 with a 1,000 ante Players Remaining: 15 of 202
Dolphus Powers held for two pair on flop. He moved all in and Edward Novak called flipping over for a flush. Powers stood from the table as the dealer burned and turned two meaningless cards on the turn and river. Powers was eliminated in 16th place earning $2,222.
$1,100 Coco Poker Showdown Championship Level 18: 4,000/8,000 with a 500 ante Players Remaining: 16 of 202
Scott Efron was in early position and raised to 25,000. Daniel Pearlman was on his direct left and moved all in for about 160,000. It folded around to Jimmy Wang who moved all in for more from the small blind. Efron had a decision on his hands. After a minute or so, he folded letting the table know he held queens.
There was some commotion from the table as Efron would have improved to quads Pearlman, meanwhile, stood quietly having busted in 17th place earning $2,222.
Jimmy Wang – 435,000 (54 bb) Daniel Pearlman – Eliminated in 17th place ($2,222)
$1,100 Coco Poker Showdown Championship Level 18: 4,000/8,000 with a 500 ante Players Remaining: 17 of 202
Rafael Oropesa was in position staring down an board. He was facing an all-in bet by Ramon Miquel who had him covered. After some time, the clock was called. Oropesa ran it down to about 20 second remaining before he called off.
Miquel: for two pair Oropesa: for an overpair
The turn and river were no help and Oropesa was eliminated in 18th place earning $2,222.
Rafael Oropesa – Eliminated in 18th place ($2,222)
$1,100 Coco Poker Showdown Championship Level 16: 2,500/5,000 with a 500 ante Players Remaining: 24 of 202
Event 6 winner Sean Shah was just eliminated from the Coco Poker Showdown Championship after getting 28,000 in with against the of Dolphus Powers. The runout didn’t improve either player and Shah, who began the day second-to-last in the counts, was eliminated.
Preceding him on the rail was fellow Florida pro Steve Karp.
$1,100 Coco Poker Showdown Championship Level 15: 2,000/4,000 with a 500 ante Players Remaining: 25 of 202
Migueal Martinez is the most recent Championship elimination falling to Staffan Lind. Martinez flopped the nut flush draw with on a board, but was second best to Lind’s set with . The on the turn and the didn’t improve Martinez and he was eliminated shy of the money.
With the exit, 25 players remain and the top 21 earn a payday.
$1,100 Coco Poker Showdown Championship Level 15: 2,000/4,000 with a 500 ante Players Remaining: 27 of 202
There was a raise to 12,000 from the cutoff. The button folded and action was on Charlie Ciresi in the small blind. Ciresi, who had the cutoff covered as well as Elliott Zaydman who was in the big blind, jammed. Zaydman shoved for less and the cutoff mucked.
Zaydman verbally conceded the pot, saying, “Nice hand,” as the dealer burned and turned. Unfortunately for Ciresi, three clubs fell — — giving Zaydman the nut flush. The turn and river fell meaningless and and Zaydman scored an unlikely double through Ciresi. The all-in call was counted down to 95,500.
$1,100 Coco Poker Showdown Championship Level 15: 2,000/4,000 with a 500 ante Players Remaining: 32 of 202
Cards are in the air for Day 2 of the Coco Poker Showdown Championship. Luminita Petric leads the way as the only player over 500,000. Just 32 players remaining from 202 starting and only 21 will earn a payday.
1pm: $1,100 Coco Poker Showdown Championship — Day 2
Level 14 has expired, players have bagged and Day 1 of the Coco Poker Showdown Championship has wrapped. Action resumes Sunday at 1pm when the remaining participants reconvene to battle it out for the tournament’s $60,600 top prize and a $5,250 seat Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Championship.
1pm: $1,100 Coco Poker Showdown Championship — Day 12
Additional information on the event is available in the posts below.
$1,100 Coco Poker Showdown Championship Level 14: 1,500/3,000 with a 400 ante Players Remaining: 36 of 202
Tournament staff just paused the clock and announced dealers will deal five more hands before play concludes for the evening. Luminita Petric is in command of the late stages of the event and prepped to bag over 450,000.
Complete chip counts will be posted by about 12:30am.
$1,100 Coco Poker Showdown Championship Level 14: 1,500/3,000 with a 400 ante Players Remaining: 37 of 202
In a four-way pot, the board was . The small blind checked as did Daniel Pearlman in the big blind. It was on Miguel Martinez under the gun and he checked, too. A player in middle position, who appeared to be near the top of the counts at the time, bet 20,200. All but Pearlman folded.
Now heads up, the turn fell the . Pearlman checked again. The opponent bet 36,500. Pearlman verified the bet before calling.
The river fell the . Pearlman checked a third time. The opponent pushed forward a bet that looked like 44,400. Pearlman insta-called, casually plopping a purple 500 chip in the middle. The opponent tabled for a set but was second best to Pearlman’s flush. The opponent mucked just as fast as Pearlman had called.
$1,100 Coco Poker Showdown Championship Level 14: 1,500/3,000 with a 400 ante Players Remaining: 39 of 202
The last level of the night is underway with the clock reading 39 players remaining. Among the recent eliminations are Carlos Loving and Ian O’Hara. Those still in, meanwhile, include David Prociak, Charlie Ciresi, Sean Shah, Daniel Genachte, Marsha Wolak, Steve Karp and Miguel Martinez.
Complete chip counts will be posted after play concludes.
$1,100 Coco Poker Showdown Championship Level 13: 1,200/2,400 with a 300 ante Players Remaining: 42 of 202
Luminita Petric is among the chip leaders late in Day 1. She’s continuing a good run of play that came to a head during yesterday’s $560. She participated in five-way chop in the event, finishing fourth for $6,951.
Here in the Championship, Petric has been consistently building a stack throughout the day. Recently, in a four-way, raised pot, action checked to Petric in middle position. She bet 10,500 and the other three players in the hands mucked with little hesitation. Petric took the pot and he stack grew to 300,000.