2014 Coco Poker Open

2015 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Player-of-the-Year

Seminole Hard Rock Poker Player-of-the-Year Tournament Leaderboard
The 2015 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Player-of-the-Year (SHRP POY) race kicked off with the Seminole Coco Poker Open tournament series on September 25 – October 6, 2014. This program is designed for the poker player and every entry earns valuable leaderboard points, with bonus points awarded for cash place finished.

The 2015 SHRP POY race incorporates all events held during the following Seminole Hard Rock Poker tournament series:

  • 2014 Coco Poker Open tournament series at Seminole Coconut Creek (Sep 25 – Oct 6)
  • 2014 Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open tournament series at Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood (Nov 13 – Dec 3)
  • 2015 Lucky Hearts Poker Open tournament series at Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood (Jan 22 – Feb 11)
  • 2015 Poker Showdown tournament series at Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood (Apr 2 – 22)
  • 2015 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open tournament series at Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood (Aug 2015)

Players will earn base points for participating in each event during a tournament series and will earn bonus points based on cash placed finished, buy-in amount and total number of entries.

The 2015 SHRP POY Winner will receive a prize package valued at over $35,800 that features entries and casino-based incentives for Seminole Hard Rock Poker’s most prestigious poker events throughout the following year including::

  • $2,500 entry into Coco Poker Open Championship
  • $3,500 entry into Seminole Hard Rock “Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open” Championship
  • $3,500 entry into Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open Championship
  • $3,500 entry into Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Championship
  • $5,300 entry into Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Championship
  • $2,500 entry into a Seminole Hard Rock Championship even
  • $10,000 cash for entry into Main Event
  • $3,000 cash
  • $2,000 in benefits for hotel accommodations and dining

Second place:

  • $3,500 entry into any Seminole Hard Rock Championship event
  • $5,300 entry into the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open
  • $1,200 in room and dining credit

Third place: $5,300 championship entry into the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open
Fourth place: $5,300 championship entry into the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open
Fifth place: $5,300 championship entry into the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open
Sixth through Tenth places: $3,500 championship entry in the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown (April 2015)

2015 SHRP POY points will be recorded and displayed for players to keep track of at hardrockpoker.com

Championship: Final Results

Seminole Hard Rock Poker presents
Coco Poker Open at Coconut Creek
$2,500 No Limit Hold’em Championship Event
October 2-6, 2014

Total Entries: 419
Total Prize Pool: $1,000,000

John Dolan is no stranger to success at the felt. Prior to today, the Florida resident had accumulated $3,807,388 in lifetime tournament earnings including a sixth place finish in the 2010 World Series of Poker Main Event for $1,772,959. Dolan is no one hit wonder though and he’s proven that of late with a final table at this past summer’s WSOP and a fourth place finish for $548,732 at last month’s Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Main Event.

Dolan has added to those accomplishments with a win here today at the Coco Poker Open Championship Event and with the $219,500 he collected he moved over the four million mark in lifetime earnings. “I might never leave Florida,” Dolan joked when asked about his recent success in his home state. “I was going to play some next week but I think I might take a break now,” Dolan added. A well deserved break. Congratulations on your win John!

John Dolan, Winner, Coco Poker Open Championship Event
John Dolan, Winner, Coco Poker Open Championship Event

 

FINAL TABLE RESULTS

PlaceNamePayout
1stJohn Dolan$219,500.00
2ndRaymond McDonough$150,000.00
3rdBruce Snell$150,000.00
4thHans Winzeler$70,000.00
5thIraj Fariab$50,500.00
6thCliff Gladstone$40,500.00
7thStewart Newman$31,000.00
8thRyan Van Sanford$22,000.00
9thDavid Hass$16,000.00

 

Championship: 4th Place – Hans Winzeler ($70,000)

$2,500 No Limit Hold’em Championship Event
Blinds: 20K/40K/5K ante

Hans Winzeler was able to get a much needed double, but so did Bruce Snell putting him back as the shortest. Action folded to chip leader John Dolan in the small blind and he put out enough chips to cover Winzeler’s entire stack.

He called off for his final 280,000 with Qd5c, two live cards against Dolan’s Kd8c. The 6s4c3c flop gave Winzeler an open-ended straight draw, Dolan hit the 8h turn, and dodged the straight outs on the Ks river to send Winzeler out in 4th place for $70,000.

The last three players are all guaranteed a six-digit payout.

Hans Winzeler - 4th Place ($70,000)
Hans Winzeler – 4th Place ($70,000)

Championship: Snell Doubles

$2,500 No Limit Hold’em Championship Event
Blinds: 20K/40K/5K ante

Bruce Snell opened for a minimum raise under the gun and was called by Skip McDonough out of the big blind. The flop came 9h8d4c and both players checked.

McDonough led out for 85,000 on the 5h turn and was quickly called by Snell. On the 7h river McDonough moved all in for an effective 250,000 and was snap-called by Snell who turned over 6h3h for the rivered flush. McDonough turned over 8s4s for a flopped two pair that was no good.

Championship: Winzeler Doubles

$2,500 No Limit Hold’em Championship Event
Blinds: 15K/30K/5K ante

Former chip lead Hans Winzeler has not had it easy today but found his way back into the game after open shoving for 335,000 with KsQc and getting a caller in Bruce Snell with Kh8h.

The dealer spread a completely drama free board of Ad9s3d2c2h to move Winzeler near 700,000 and leaving Snell as the short stack.

Championship: Dolan Takes Down Three Way Pot

$2,500 No Limit Hold’em Championship Event
Blinds: 20K/40K/5K ante

Hans Winzeler opened pre-flop and found two callers in Skip McDonough and John Dolan. The flop came JcTcTs and Dolan checked out of the big blind. Winzeler made it 105,000 to go and McDonough raised it up to 250,000. Dolan quickly called and Winzeler thought for a moment before also calling.

The turn was the 6d and all three checked. The river was the 7h and again all three checked. McDonough turned over KcJs for jacks and tens. Winzeler turned over KhKs for kings and tens. Both trailed Dolan who had flopped trip tens with his Td9d.

Championship: 5th Place – Iraj Fariab ($50,500)

$2,500 No Limit Hold’em Championship Event
Blinds: 15K/30K/5K ante

A potentially massive pot turned into just another huge pot for Skip McDonough. He opened for a min-raise from the button with Iraj Fariab and Bruce Snell coming along in the blinds to the QcTc4h flop.

Fariab immediately reached for chips and bet out 125,000 before Snell asked how much he was playing. When he saw the stack, Snell min-raised to 250,000 to put the action on McDonough. He opted to call the bet and Fariab moved all-in for his final 410,000.

Snell thought about it before folding and McDonough quickly called with 4s4c.

“You got me again!” Fariab exclaimed as he rolled over top-top AdQs. The 8d turn left Fariab drawing dead and out of the tournament in 5th place for $50,500 while McDonough moved over 4 million.

Iraj Fariab - 5th Place ($50,500)
Iraj Fariab – 5th Place ($50,500)

Championship: McDonough Takes A Big One off Snell

$2,500 No Limit Hold’em Championship Event
Blinds: 15K/30K/5K ante

Skip McDonough opened from late position to 65,000 and was called out of the big blind by Bruce Snell. The flop came Qs6s3c and both players checked. The turn was the 7s and Snell checked to McDonough who put out a large bet of 150,000. Snell called.

The river was the 9c and Snell sprang into action, leading out for 300,000. McDonough thought for a moment before putting in a raise to 650,000. After getting a count Snell made the call and could only shake his head and mutter “good hand” after McDonough turned over the nuts with his AsJs.

The two were about even in chips after the hand with approximately 2.3 million apiece.

Championship: 6th Place – Cliff Gladstone ($40,500)

$2,500 No Limit Hold’em Championship Event
Blinds: 15K/30K/5K ante

Cliff Gladstone was the shortest during the dinner break and talked the other five players into looking at some ICM numbers. Before staff could get back to them, Gladstone shoved for his last 379,000 on the second hand after the break.

John Dolan had opened under the gun for a min-raise and called when action folded to him. Dolan was ahead with AsJs against Ad9s and stayed that way on the AhTc8s flop. Gladstone picked up a straight draw on the 7s turn but missed his draw when the dealer dropped river Th to go out in 6th place for $40,500.

Cliff Gladstone - 6th Place ($40,500)
Cliff Gladstone – 6th Place ($40,500)

Championship: Dinner Break and Chip Counts

$2,500 No Limit Hold’em Championship Event

The remaining six players have 48 minutes left on their dinner break. Here are the updated chip counts. They will return to blinds of 15,000/30,000 with a 5,000 ante.

SeatNameChip Counts
1Skip McDonough1,420,000
2Iraj Fariab685,000
3Bruce Snell3,190,000
4John Dolan1,545,000
5Cliff Gladstone405,000
6Hans Winzeler1,165,000

Championship: 7th Place – Stewart Newman ($31,000)

$2,500 No Limit Hold’em Championship Event
Blinds: 12K/24K/4K ante

Steward Newman was a tough opponent to knock out. He down to 4 big blinds early in the day when he ran pocket Tens into the pocket Aces of Derek Alley but kept battling.

Newman was down to 129,000 and moved all-in after Iraj Fariab limped under the gun. John Dolan counted out the chips and called the raise and Fariab let his hand go. Newman needed help with Kc9c against AdJd but the 8d3d3c flop took away some of his outs.

The 9d turn locked the hand up for Dolan and Newman was sent out in 7th place for $31,000.

Stewart Newman - 7th Place ($31,000)
Stewart Newman – 7th Place ($31,000)

Championship: 8th Place – Ryan Van Sanford ($22,000)

$2,500 No Limit Hold’em Championship Event
Blinds: 12K/24K/4K ante

Ryan Van Sanford was the young gun at the table but wasn’t getting much traction at the final table. He was all-in with a coin flip against leader Bruce Snell with AsKd against ThTc.

Van Sanford missed the 9s3h3c flop and Snell locked it up when the turn came Ts. He was drawing dead to the 5d river and was sent out of the tournament in 8th place for $22,000.

Ryan Van Sanford - 8th Place ($22,000)
Ryan Van Sanford – 8th Place ($22,000)

Championship Event: 9th Place – David Hass ($16,000)

$2,500 No Limit Hold’em Championship Event
Blinds: 12K/24K/4K ante

A short-stacked David Hass moved all in for 390,000 from the button and Iraj Fariab looked at his cards in the big blind and made the call, turning over QcQd.

Hass flipped his cards over with a look of resignation on his face saying “see you guys” as he showed Td5d. The dealer put out a flop of 8d7h2s and Hass asked the dealer for a sweat. The turn was the 5h to give Hass a small sweat but the river was the 9h to knock Hass out in ninth place for $16,000.

“Good game guys,” Hass said as he stood up.

David Hass- 9th Place ($16,000)
David Hass- 9th Place ($16,000)

Championship: McDonough Hits Big Double

$2,500 No Limit Hold’em Championship Event
Blinds: 12K/24K/4K ante

Skip McDonough promised the blogging team we’d be writing about a triple-up right after the last break and he was close to telling the future. It was four-way action to the Ah7c5h flop and it checked around to Hans Winzeler on the button.

He bet out 100,000 and McDonough moved all-in for 596,000 total. Iraj Fariab quickly called and Winzeler considered doing the same. He let his hand go and they saw McDonough with a set holding 5c5s against Fariab’s top two Ad7h.

McDonough dodged the 2s turn and 8s to move over 1.5 million.

Championship: Fariab Straightens Out Winzeler

$2,500 No Limit Hold’em Championship Event
Blinds: 10K/20K/3K ante

Iraj Fariab might be the senior statesman at the table but he’s been showing them some moves throughout the day. The latest had him call a small 35,000 bet by Hans Winzeler after the Qc9h8s flop and then raise to 150,000 after Winzeler made a 6s turn bet of 75,000.

Winzeler called the min-raise and checked the 3c river to get an instant shove from Fariab. That prompted Winzeler to face palm and start the thinking process. It was a 279,000 shove and Winzeler finally called with two-pair Qs8c to see Fariab flopped well with JsTs.

The hand doubled Fariab up but Winzeler is still comfortable with approximately 1.4 million.

Championship Event: 10th Place – Uri Tenenboim ($12,000)

$2,500 No Limit Hold’em Championship Event
Blinds: 10K/20K/3K ante

Uri Tenenboim opened to 50,000 and Hans Winzelar raised to 115,000. It was folded back to Tenenboim who moved the rest of his stack all in. He was snap-called by Winzelar who had woken up with AsAh. Tenenboim turned over his hand, 6s6d, and asked the dealer for a six.

She put out an ace though on the AdQh7h flop and Tenenboim was drawing dead after the 5h turn. The meaningless river was the 8c and Tenenboim was eliminated in tenth place for $12,000.

Uri Tenenboim - 10th place ($12,000)
Uri Tenenboim – 10th place ($12,000)

Championship: Fariab Dodges Belly Buster

$2,500 No Limit Hold’em Championship Event
Blinds: 10K/20K/3K ante

Iraj Fariab limped in middle position then called a raise to 55,000 from Stewart Newman to the 9c8s6s flop. Fariab bet out 100,000 before Newman put him all-in for his final 380,000.

Fariab called and was at risk with top pair Qs9h against Newman’s double belly buster draw QcTc. The As changed nothing and Fariab hit the overkill trip Nines on the 9s for a big double.

Championship Event: Newman Keeps Surviving

$2,500 No Limit Hold’em Championship Event
Blinds: 10K/20K/3K ante

John Dolan opened for 40,000 and David Hass raised it up just a little more than the minimum to 70,000. It was folded to Stewart Newman who moved all in for 394,000 total. Dolan got out of the way but Hass quickly called.

Newman had AdKs and would need to improve as Hass had KcKd. The dealer wasted no time moving Newman into the lead as he put out a flop of AcQc5h. The turn was the Ts prompting Hass to ask the dealer for a jack to split the pot. The river was the 8d though and Newman, who was down to just 42,000 a couple hours ago, doubled up to approximately 850,000. Hass lost a little less than half his stack on the hand and has approximately 550,000.

Championship: Quads for Bruce

$2,500 No Limit Hold’em Championship Event
Blinds: 10K/20K/3K ante

Iraj Fariab opened for a min-raise with Bruce Snell and Ryan Van Sandford came along to see the 9d6h5h flop. Fariab checked and Snell fired out 75,000 with only Van Sanford coming along to the 7c turn.

Snell checked this time and called after Van Sanford bet out 140,000. The 9s river prompted Snell to action once again for a smooth 175,000 bet and Van Sanford called after a minute of silent contemplation. Snell tabled 9c9h for rivered quads to move over 1,700,000 and take the chip lead.

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