2017 Coco Showdown

Championship: 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: 14 of 202

Alfonso Perez was all in preflop with kcqs and at risk against Elliott Zaydman’s khjh. A jcjdtc flop improved Zaydman to trips and left Perez calling for an ace. The as fell on the turn giving Perez the lead in the hand with Broadway. The river td 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.

Elliott Zaydman improved to a fullhouse on the river to bust Alfonso 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)

Championship: Dolphus Powers Eliminated in 16th Place ($2,222)

$1,100 Coco Poker Showdown Championship
Level 19: 5,000/10,000 with a 1,000 ante
Players Remaining: 15 of 202

Dolphus Powers

Dolphus Powers held th4h for two pair on ksts4s flop. He moved all in and Edward Novak called flipping over 6s5s 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.

Dolphus Powers – Eliminated in 16th place $2,222

Championship: 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: 16 of 202

Daniel Pearlman

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.

Wang: acad
Pearlman: asks

Runout: qcqhtc8h3h

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)

Championship: Rafael Oropesa Eliminated in 18th 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

Rafael Oropesa was in position staring down an 8h7d5d 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: 8c5c for two pair
Oropesa: 9s9h for an overpair

The turn 8s and river kd were no help and Oropesa was eliminated in 18th place earning $2,222.

Rafael Oropesa – Eliminated in 18th place ($2,222)

Championship: Erik Nomberg Eliminated in 19th Place ($1,919); Two Tables Remain

$1,100 Coco Poker Showdown Championship
Level 18: 4,000/8,000 with a 500 ante
Players Remaining: 18 of 202

Erik Nomberg was eliminated in 19th place moments ago earning $1,919. With the bustout, the field narrowed to the final two tables. Here’s a look at the remaining players:

Table 1

Seat 1: Rafael Oropesa
Seat 2: Alfonso Perez
Seat 3: Jimmy Wang
Seat 4: Ramon Miquel
Seat 5: Elliott Zaydman
Seat 6: Scott Efron
Seat 7: Daniel Pearlman
Seat 8: Luminita Petric
Seat 9: Rich Kessler

Table 2

Seat 1: Scott Levitt
Seat 2: Arturo Carrasco
Seat 3: Staffan Lind
Seat 4: Andrew Woodmancey
Seat 5: Dolphus Powers
Seat 6: Trevor Samuels
Seat 7: Luke Doolittle
Seat 8: Edward Novak
Seat 9: Steve Leahy

1st – $60,600 + $5,250 Seat
2nd – $35,350
3rd – $22,826
4th – $15,958
5th – $12,322
6th – $9,292
7th – $7,272
8th – $5,454
9th – $3,838
10th-12th – $3,030
13th-15th – $2,525
16th-18th – $2,222

19th: Erik Nomberg – $1,919
20th: Daniel Genachte – $1,919
21st: Charlie Ciresi – $1,919

Championship: Zaydman Leads on First Break

$1,100 Coco Poker Showdown Championship
Heading to Level 18: 4,000/8,000 with a 500 ante
Players Remaining: 19 of 202

The 730,000 chips of Elliott Zaydman

The remaining 19 players are in the midst of their first, 15-minute break. Elliott Zaydman has gone a heater during the first three levels and leads the way with 730,000 chips.

When they return, they’ll lose one more player before combining to the final two tables

Championship: Nguyen Eliminated on the Bubble; Remaining 21 Lock Up $1,919

$1,100 Coco Poker Showdown Championship
Level 17: 3,000/6,000 with a 500 ante
Players Remaining: 21 of 202

Dut Nguyen

On the second round of hand-for-hand, Dut Nguyen got 112,500 in the pot from the small blind. He was at risk against Stephen Leahy on the button and the hands were flipped up.

Leahy: asah
Nguyen: adjd

Runout: kh8c6ctdac

Nguyen was eliminated on the bubble while the remaining 21 players were in the money.

Stephen Leahy (left) and Dut Nguyen

Stephen Leahy – 237,000 (39 bb)
Dut Nguyen – Eliminated on the bubble

Tournament payouts:

1st – $60,600 + $5,250 Seat
2nd – $35,350
3rd – $22,826
4th – $15,958
5th – $12,322
6th – $9,292
7th – $7,272
8th – $5,454
9th – $3,838
10th-12th – $3,030
13th-15th – $2,525
16th-18th – $2,222
19th-21st – $1,919

Championship: Zaydman Doubles to Take the Chip Lead; Rukeyser Eliminated

$1,100 Coco Poker Showdown Championship
Level 16: 2,500/5,000 with a 500 ante
Players Remaining: 24 of 202

Jill Rukeyser raised and it folded to Elliott Zaydman on the button who three-bet to 40,000. It went back to Rukeyser and she shoved for 294,500. Zaydman, who claimed a stack of 271,500, called.

Zaydman: kckd
Rukeyser: qhqd

The runout came blanks earning Zaydman a monster pot and leaving Rukeyser with about 25,000 chips. Zaydman took the chip lead while Rukeyser went bust a few hands later.

Elliott Zaydman – 554,500 (110 bb)
Jill Rukeyser – Eliminated

Championship: Shah Eliminated by Powers; Karp Also Bust

$1,100 Coco Poker Showdown Championship
Level 16: 2,500/5,000 with a 500 ante
Players Remaining: 24 of 202

Sean Shah

Event 6 winner Sean Shah was just eliminated from the Coco Poker Showdown Championship after getting 28,000 in with kctc against the thtd 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.

Sean Shah – Eliminated
Steve Karp – Eliminated

Championship: Martinez Eliminated by Lind

$1,100 Coco Poker Showdown Championship
Level 15: 2,000/4,000 with a 500 ante
Players Remaining: 25 of 202

Miguel Martinez stands as his stack is pushed to Staffan Lind

Migueal Martinez is the most recent Championship elimination falling to Staffan Lind. Martinez flopped the nut flush draw with adjd on a td9d8c board, but was second best to Lind’s set with 9c9s. The kh on the turn and the ts 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.

Miguel Martinez – Eliminated

Championship: Zaydman Doubles through Ciresi

$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.

Ciresi: ahkh
Zaydman: acjc

Zaydman verbally conceded the pot, saying, “Nice hand,” as the dealer burned and turned. Unfortunately for Ciresi, three clubs fell — kc6c3c — giving Zaydman the nut flush. The turn and river fell meaningless th and 5s and Zaydman scored an unlikely double through Ciresi. The all-in call was counted down to 95,500.

Elliott Zaydman doubles through Charlie Ciresi

Elliott Zaydman – 210,000 (51 bb)
Charlie Ciresi – 90,000 (22 bb)

Championship: Novak Eliminates Zakheim and Sacheli, Trims Field to Final Three Tables

$1,100 Coco Poker Showdown Championship
Level 15: 2,000/4,000 with a 500 ante
Players Remaining: 27 of 202

Edward Novak

Edward Novak just picked up 8s8c to bust the khqs of Scott Zakheim and the adjs of Marc Sacheli on 7s7h2d5d2s board. Novak scooped a nice pot while trimming the field to just 27 remaining players.

Tournament staff has paused the clock while conducting a three-table redraw.

Scott Zakheim – Eliminated
Marc Sacheli – Eliminated

Championship: Petric Leads Remaining 32 with Day 2 Underway; Top 21 Pay

$1,100 Coco Poker Showdown Championship
Level 15: 2,000/4,000 with a 500 ante
Players Remaining: 32 of 202

Luminita Petric

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

The event is structured to play to a conclusion today and we’ll have updates now until there’s a winner crowned.

Championship Resumes Sunday at 1pm

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.

Championship: Day 2 Chip Counts

$1,100 Coco Poker Showdown Championship
Heading to Level 15: 2,000/4,000 with a 500 ante
Players Remaining: 32 of 202

Prize Pool | Structure Sheet

Day 2 chip counts:

RankNameChip CountTableSeat
1Luminita Petric526,00065
2Daniel Pearlman340,00073
3Scott Levitt325,00099
4Arturo Carrasco266,00064
5Andrew Woodmancey247,50084
6Edward Novak243,50096
7Jill Rukeyser241,00075
8Ramon Miguel214,50082
9Erik Nomberg213,00067
10Charlie Ciresi209,00071
11Steve Leahy187,00072
12Scott Efron157,00062
13Richard Kessler151,50085
14Trevor Samuels148,00077
15Luke Doolittle122,50068
16Steve Karp122,00066
17Daniel Genachte116,00074
18Rafael Oropesa114,00078
19Andrew Blake113,50079
20Marsha Wolak109,00081
21Dolphus Power107,00088
22Dut Nguyen102,50089
23Yue-Jian Wang91,50086
24Staffan Lind90,00097
25Elliott Zaydman86,00093
26Miguel Martinez86,00061
27Alfonso Perez74,00087
28Phil Zifschidz59,00083
29Lee Klosty52,50092
30Scott Zakheim48,50094
31Sean Shah46,50076
32Marc Sacheli44,00098

Championship: Day 2 Table Draws

$1,100 Coco Poker Showdown Championship
Heading to Level 15: 2,000/4,000 with a 500 ante
Players Remaining: 32 of 202

Prize Pool | Structure Sheet

Day 2 table draws

RankNameChip CountTableSeat
26Miguel Martinez86,00061
12Scott Efron157,00062
4Arturo Carrasco266,00064
1Luminita Petric526,00065
16Steve Karp122,00066
9Erik Nomberg213,00067
15Luke Doolittle122,50068
10Charlie Ciresi209,00071
11Steve Leahy187,00072
2Daniel Pearlman340,00073
17Daniel Genachte116,00074
7Jill Rukeyser241,00075
31Sean Shah46,50076
14Trevor Samuels148,00077
18Rafael Oropesa114,00078
19Andrew Blake113,50079
20Marsha Wolak109,00081
8Ramon Miguel214,50082
28Phil Zifschidz59,00083
5Andrew Woodmancey247,50084
13Richard Kessler151,50085
23Yue-Jian Wang91,50086
27Alfonso Perez74,00087
21Dolphus Power107,00088
22Dut Nguyen102,50089
29Lee Klosty52,50092
25Elliott Zaydman86,00093
30Scott Zakheim48,50094
6Edward Novak243,50096
24Staffan Lind90,00097
32Marc Sacheli44,00098
3Scott Levitt325,00099

Championship: Five More Hands; Petric Leads

$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.

Luminita Petric – 466,000

Championship: Pearlman with a Timely Flush

$1,100 Coco Poker Showdown Championship
Level 14: 1,500/3,000 with a 400 ante
Players Remaining: 37 of 202

Daniel Pearlman

In a four-way pot, the board was khtc6h. 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 3h. Pearlman checked again. The opponent bet 36,500. Pearlman verified the bet before calling.

The river fell the ad. 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 axax for a set but was second best to Pearlman’s th4h flush. The opponent mucked just as fast as Pearlman had called.

Pearlman – 265,000

Championship: Last Level of the Night

$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.

Championship: Prociak Doubles with Aces, then Busts O’Hara

$1,100 Coco Poker Showdown Championship
Level 13: 1,200/2,400 with a 300 ante
Players Remaining: 40 of 202

David Prociak

Reigning Seminole Hard Rock Poker Player of the Year David Prociak recently picked up asac and got a full double on an ahth6d5s6s board.

A few hands later, Prociak busted last September’s Coco Poker Open Championship winner Ian O’Hara.

Prociak’s stack now sits at 204,000.

David Prociak – 204,000
Ian O’Hara – Eliminated

Championship: Petric at 300K

$1,100 Coco Poker Showdown Championship
Level 13: 1,200/2,400 with a 300 ante
Players Remaining: 42 of 202

Luminita Petric

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.

Luminita Petric – 300,000

Championship: O’Hara Doubles

$1,100 Coco Poker Showdown Championship
Level 12: 1,000/2,000 with a 200 ante
Players Remaining: 53 of 202

Ian O’Hara

Last September’s Coco Poker Open Championship winner Ian O’Hara recently doubled after picking up pocket kings.

With a raise to 6,000 in front of him, O’Hara shoved for 39,100. It folded back to the original raiser who called.

O’Hara: kskd
Raiser: adqs

Runout: jh7d5c4c6h

The runout — Ian O’Hara’s kings hold against an opponent’s AQ

O’Hara’s kings held and he got the full double.

Ian O’Hara – 82,500

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