2017 Coco Showdown

Event 6A: A Double-Double for Kegel

$350 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 6: 300/600 with a 75
Entries: 31

Tim Kegel

Tim Kegel has enjoyed a hot streak of cards since play resumed following the first break. Most recently, he had two players — including previous leader John Magnetta — at risk preflop.

Unknown player: QsQh
Magnetta: 6s6h
Kegel: AcJh

Kegel flopped the jack, then turned the ace giving him the lead over both players. The river 7d brought no set for either and Kegel scored a double elimination with aces up.

Tim Kegel scores a double knockout after improving to two pair on the turn

Prior to that, Kegel enjoyed another double elimination busting Evan Teitelbaum and Daniel Genachte when his flopped flush draw got there.

“Tim, that’s a sexy stack you have over there, sir!” an unknown tablemate laughed.

Kegel’s stack currently sits at about 90,000.

Event 6A: Magnetta Leads at First Break; Registration Available Until 2:15pm

$350 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 5: 200/400 with a 50
Entries: 21

John Magnetta

The first break concluded just moments ago and players are back in their seats with blinds of 200/400 and a 50 ante. Leading the 21 entries to this point with a stack of 36,000 chips is John Magnetta.

Magnetta owns more than $110,000 in reported tournament earnings including two deep runs during last week’s Lucky Hearts Poker Open in Hollywood. Magnetta has more than doubled his stack during the early goings of Event 6 and looks to continue his solid play this week in Coconut Creek.

A portion of John Magnetta’s 36,000 chips

Late registration and re-entry available until about 2:15pm. The final attendance figure will be posted shortly thereafter.

Event 6A: Genachte Gets Action with an Ace-High Flush

$350 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 4: 150/300 with a 25
Entries: 20

Timothy Kegel (left) and Daniel Genachte

In a four-way pot, the board laid Qs2s2hTdJs. The small and big blinds checked sending it to Timothy Kegal and Daniel Genachte in middle position. Kegel bet 1,200 and Genachte promptly raised to 3,400. It was back on the small blind and he announced “call.” The big blind folded as did Kegel. Genachte flashed As6s for an ace-high flush and took the pot.

The hand moved Genachte above starting stack as he now sits just below 20,000.

Event 6A: Blumenfield Among Notables in Level 3

$350 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 3: 100/200
Entries: 18

The Cock poker Showdown $350 is off to a modest start with 18 entries at the beginning of Level 3. Doing their part to grow field are a handful of notables — Neil Blumenfield, Nachman Berlin and Miguel Martinez are among those in their seats competing for a share of $35,000 guaranteed.

Neil Blumenfield

Blumenfield is a notable face in any event he plays. A recent Florida transplant, Blumenfield burst into the poker spotlight in a big way during the 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event. He graced the final table as part of the November Nine and went on to finish third for nearly $3,400,000. In the months since, he’s become a regular on the South Florida circuit and recorded numerous cashes including a 29th-place finish and $25,000 score in last August’s $5,000,000 guaranteed Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Championship.

Blumenfield has chipped up slightly during the first couple levels of Event 6 and sits above 20,000 chips.

Event 6A: $350 buy-in, $35,000 Guaranteed; Play Underway

$350 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 1: 50/100

The clock strikes 11am in South Florida and the first headline event of the 2017 Coco Poker Showdown is underway. Event 6, as it’s known, is a multi-flight, $350 buy-in tournament with a $35,000 guarantee. Flight A begins the action while Flight B continues it tonight at 6pm. The magic number to meet the five-figure guarantee is 117 combined entries.

Players take their seats to 16,000-chip starting stacks and are set to log 30-minute levels. Late registration and re-entry are available until the start of Level 7 (three hours plus breaks) with play concluding when the event narrows to 12 percent of the starters. Those fortunate enough to advanced return tomorrow at 12pm to jockey for the tournament’s top prize.

Details:

11am: Event 6 Flight A – $350 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • $35,000 guaranteed
  • 16,000 starting chips + 30-minute levels
  • Late registration available until start of Level 7
  • Play concludes at 12 percent of the starting field
  • Day 2 begins Friday at 12pm with blinds of 2,500/5,000 and a 500 ante
  • Event 6 Structure Sheet

Periodic updates throughout the day will be available right here at SeminoleCoconutCreekPoker.com. Good luck, players!

Coco Poker Showdown Day 4 — January 26

The 2017 Coco Poker Showdown continues today at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek. Event 6 features a $35,000 guarantee along with two starting flights beginning at 11am and 6pm.

Details:

11am: Event 6 Flight A – $350 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • $35,000 guaranteed
  • 16,000 starting chips + 30-minute levels
  • Late registration available until start of Level 7
  • Play concludes at 12 percent of the starting field
  • Day 2 begins Friday at 1pm with blinds of 2,500/5,000 and a 500 ante
  • Event 6 Structure Sheet

3pm: $130 Championship Turbo Satellite (Re-Entry)

6pm: Event 6 Flight B – $350 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • $35,000 guaranteed
  • 16,000 starting chips + 30-minute levels
  • Late registration available until start of Level 7
  • Play concludes at 12 percent of the starting field
  • Day 2 begins Friday at 1pm with blinds of 2,500/5,000 and a 500 ante
  • Event 6 Structure Sheet

2017 Coco Poker Showdown Schedule

Primary Event Schedule

EventDayDateTimeBuy-InTournament DescriptionDetails
1Mon23-Jan6pm$130Deep Stack NLH ($25K gtd)Results
2Tues24-Jan12pm$100Survivor NLH ($4K gtd)Results
3Tues24-Jan6pm$100Bounty/Turbo NLH ($4K gtd)Results
4Wed25-Jan12pm$240Omaha 8 or Better ($10K gtd)Results
5Wed25-Jan6pm$130Deep Stack NLH ($25K gtd)Results
6AThurs26-Jan11am$350Deep Stack NLH ($35K gtd)Results
6BThurs26-Jan6pm$350Deep Stack NLH ($35K gtd)-
6Fri27-Jan12pm-Day 2-
7Fri27-Jan1pm$560Deep Stack NLH ($50K gtd)Results
8Sat28-Jan1pm$1,100 Championship NLH ($100K gtd/$5,250 seat added)Results
8Sun29-Jan1pm-Day 2-

Tournament Series