$1,100 Coco Poker Showdown Championship Level 12: 1,000/2,000 with a 200 ante Players Remaining: 55 of 202
Scott Levitt retains his chip lead as play is underway for the final session of the evening. Players are set to log three more levels — or two more hours — of action before Day 1 of the Coco Poker Showdown Championship wraps.
Levitt’s stack sits at 315,000 and he’s the only players over the 300,000 mark.
$1,100 Coco Poker Showdown Championship Level 11: 800/1,600 with a 200 ante Players Remaining: 65 of 202
Marsha Wolak is in the midst of another solid run in a Seminole Casino Coconut Creek event. She final tabled the Coco Poker Open Championship last September, ultimately finishing fourth for $70,000. Back at it in the Coco Poker Showdown, she recently hit a straight flush to bust an opponent and cross the 100,000-chip mark.
According to the table, the board laid . Wolak was in position in a heads-up pot. Her opponent checked and Wolak bet. The opponent made a modest raise and Wolak called. The turn fell the . Both players checked. The river was the and the opponent moved all in for about 20,000. Wolak quickly called tabling for a straight flush. The opponent claimed for top pair and was left stunned.
The hand earned Wolak a healthy pot and her stack grew to 120,000.
$1,100 Coco Poker Showdown Championship Level 10: 600/1,200 with a 200 ante Entries: 202
The start of Level 10 marks the close of registration. The 2017 Coco Poker Showdown Championship officially drew 202 entries generating a total prize pool of $202,000. This marks a year-over-year attendance increase of more than 25 percent.
Complete payout information will be posted as soon as it’s made available.
$1,100 Coco Poker Showdown Championship Level 9: 500/1,000 with a 100 ante Entries: 195
Traveling poker tournament supervisor Charlie Ciresi is trending up during the middle stages of play on Day 1 of the Coco Poker Showdown Championship. After hovering just above starting stack, he picked up and faced off against an opponent’s on the last hand before dinner. A board gave Ciresi top set and he busted the opponent’s set of kings.
With that, Ciresi grabbed some grub and is now back in action with a stack of 81,000.
Level 9 marks the final level of open registration in the Championship. In just about 40 minutes the desk will close and we’ll provide the official attendance figure.
$1,100 Coco Poker Showdown Championship Level 8: 400/800 with a 100 ante Entries: 190
Tim Kegel – 135,500 David Prociak – 100,000 Miguel Martinez – 97,000 Nagui Yassa – 85,500 Daniel Genachte – 73,000 Paul Balzano – 50,000 Daren Stabinski – 42,500 Steve Karp – 41,000 Neil Blumenfield – 38,000 Sean Shah – 33,000 Elliott Zaydman – 31,500 Ory Hen – 29,500 Marsha Wolak – 28,000 Charlie Ciresi – 21,500 James Salmon – 20,500 Mike Beasley – 12,000
$1,100 Coco Poker Showdown Championship Level 8: 400/800 with a 100 ante Entries: 187
There was an early-position limp and Daniel Pearlman followed suit from late position. Gunty Sig raised to 2,500 from the cutoff. The small blind called as did the early-position player. Pearlman came along as well.
They were four-handed to the flop. It checked to sig who bet 6,000. The small blind and early-position players folded Pearlman called.
The duo saw a turn of . Both players checked.
The river again got a check out of both players. Pearlman flipped over for top pair and took the pot.
$1,100 Coco Poker Showdown Championship Level 7: 300/600 with a 75 ante Entries: 176
Tim Kegel, who finished third at yesterday’s $350 final table, recently crossed into six-figure territory after busting an opponent in an all-in preflop confrontation. Kegel surrendered a few chips the very next hand, paying off on an board, but still owned a stack over 100,000.
$1,100 Coco Poker Showdown Championship Level 6: 250/500 with a 75 ante Entries: 163
With the addition of the 162nd entry, the 2017 Coco Poker Showdown Championship has officially surpassed last year’s event in terms of attendance. A couple more players have entered since that threshold, and the total field sits at 164 to this point.
Late registration and re-entry are available until the start of Level 10 which should come around 8:30pm.
The victory also moved him to the top of the SHRP Player of the Year race, a 10-tournament contest that he currently sits second in. If he’s able to record a follow-up cash and fade any other deep runs from other POY contenders, O’Hara will take the lead in the prestigious contest.
O’Hara is one of the most recent entries in the Coco Poker Showdown and sits at about starting stack.
$1,100 Coco Poker Showdown Championship Level 4: 150/300 with a 25 ante Entries: 142
Seminole Casino Coconut Creek regular Miguel Martinez opened from early position for 1,200. It folded around to the small blind who moved all in for 7,200. Martinez casually called and the hands were flipped up.
Martinez: Small blind:
Martinez improved to trips and busted the small blind. Martinez raked a pot that put his stack at just under 70,000.
$1,100 Coco Poker Showdown Championship Level 4: 150/300 with a 25 ante Entries: 136
The clock shows 136 entries midway through Level 4. That number has already surpassed the tournament’s $100,000 guarantee and sees the prize pool sitting at an unofficial $136,000. Among those in the action are 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event third-place finisher Neil Blumenfield.
Despite pocketing nearly $3,400,000 for the deep run, Blumenfield is not shy to play low or medium buy-ins. He finished fifth in the Coco Poker Showdown $350 yesterday earning $2,293.
$1,100 Coco Poker Showdown Championship Level 4: 150/300 with a 25 ante Entries: 129
Reigning Seminole Hard Rock Poker Player of the Year David Prociak holds 6,500 chips to start Level 4. On the last hand of Level 3, Prociak was in a heads-up pot with a board of . Prociak bet and his opponent shoved for 13,500. Prociak called and the opponent flipped over for a six-high straight. Prociak’s hand hit the muck and he sent a double-up across the table.
As the 2016 SHRP Player of the Year, David Prociak earned a free entry into each of the 10 SHRP Championships. This still marks entry number one in Coconut Creek, so he’s short, but freerolling.
$1,100 Coco Poker Showdown Championship Level 2: 75/150 Entries:109
There was a middle-position limp, a late-position raise to 1,300 and a call. Action was on Michael Newman in the small blind. Newman was recently crippled, owned just about 2,000 chips. He jammed and all three players called.
After some side pot action trimmed the field, Newman was at risk against just one opponent.
Newman didn’t improve on the turn or river and his ace-high officially eliminated.
Per the structure sheet, the Coco Poker Showdown Championship permits unlimited re-entry through the start of Level 10. With that, Newman is already back in action with a 25,000-chip starting stack. Already owning three Seminole titles, Newman is in search of additional South Florida success.
The Brooklyn native is no stranger to the felt, but took a hiatus for a few years to spend more time with his children. He recently relocated to South Florida and hopes to play more events now that he’s within close proximity to plenty of options. The victory in Hollywood was the first tournament he’d played in two months and he wasted little time getting back in the action following the win.
$1,100 Coco Poker Showdown Championship Level 1: 50/100 Entries: 88
More than 60 entries were registered when cards went in the air just about 35 minutes ago and the count has gone nowhere but up in the time since. Toward the end of Level 1, the clock reads 88 entries all but guaranteeing a prize pool in excess of $100,000.
Last year’s event drew 161 entries putting the total kiddie at $161,000. With a strong start, the 2017 installment is on pace to best that figure.
$1,100 Coco Poker Showdown Championship Level 1: 50/100 Entries: 66
It’s just after 1pm in Coconut Creek and Seminole Casino’s Coco Poker Showdown Championship is freshly underway. Marking the sixth of 10 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Championships, the $1,100 buy-in features a $100,000 guarantee and an added seat in the $5,250 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Championship set for this August.
Players are in their seats and cards in the air. New entries sit down to 25,000-chip starting stacks and are set to log 40-minute levels throughout the day. Late registration and re-entry are available until the start of Level 10 with Day 1 slated to conclude following Level 14 or at 12 percent of the starting field, whichever comes first.
1pm: $1,100 Coco Poker Showdown Championship — Day 1
Day 6 of the Coco Poker Showdown marks the beginning of the series premiere event — the $1,100 buy-in, $100,000 guaranteed Championship. The tournament is points eligible in the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Player of the Year race and awards an added $5,250 seat in next August’s Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Championship.
Last year’s event drew a field of 161 entries generating a total prize pool of $161,000. Florida pro Stu Paterson bested the decorated field earning $32,785 following a four-way chop.
This year’s tournament sees competitors take their seats to 25,000-chips starting stacks and log 40-minute levels throughout. Late registration and re-entry are available until the start of Level 10 with play expected to conclude following Level 14.
Here are the details:
1pm: $1,100 Coco Poker Showdown Championship — Day 1