Thursday, July 18, 2019

Thursday, July 18th: Vittori Faricelli Tops Event #1 Chop, As The FSPC Continues On With Event #2 ($130 No Limit Hold'em $100,000 GTD)

ICYMI: There were four "events" on yesterday's tournament schedule, but only one of those was not a satellite, as players returned for Day 2 of Event #1 ($1,100 No Limit Hold'em $100,000 GTD).  A total of (21) players had bagged chips from the pair of opening flights, with (16) players utilizing the Day 2 buy-in option, so action began with (37) players.  From that number, (12) were scheduled to make the money, looking to take home their share of the $100,000 prize pool.  After four hours of play, the money bubble would burst, with the final table being reached shortly after 5:00pm.  Action would eventually end in a three-way chop, with Vittori Faricelli (Boynton Beach, FL) taking home first place money in the deal.  Originally from the Northeast, Vittori earned just his second tournament cash in Florida, and second career major title (after winning an event during the WSOP Circuit at Foxwoods).  Official results from Event #1 of the Florida State Poker Championships are listed below:
  1. Vittorio Faricelli (Boynton Beach, FL) $21,708
  2. Brandon Noe (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) $20,724
  3. Georgii Belianin (Russia) $20,293
  4. Zachary Galati (Delray Beach, FL) $7,750
  5. Ido Ashkenazi (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) $6,000
  6. Daniel Genachte (Deerfield Beach, FL) $4,750
  7. Paul Smerdon (Pompano Beach, FL) $4,000
  8. Joseph Duchman (Miami Beach, FL) $3,500
  9. Jake Embres (Coral Springs, FL) $3,173
  10. TJ Shulman (Boynton Beach, FL) $2,900
  11. Andre Shagilov (Russia) $2,700
  12. Luminita Petric (Boca Raton, FL) $2,502
Tournaments: After the 2019 Florida State Poker Championships started with a larger buy-in event, it's now time for Event #2 ($130 No Limit Hold'em $100,000 GTD), which is likely to be the largest tournament of the series (in terms of field size).  The tournament has eight flights over the next four days, with Day 2 players returning on Monday (at 1:00pm).  Each of the starting flights are structured with 50,000 unit starting stacks, and levels that will last (30) minutes throughout the event.  Registration is open through Level 8 each day, allowing players who decide to enter last minute, a great opportunity to still play deep tournament poker.  The action begins at 11:00am with Flight 1A, and will be followed by Flight 1B, which begins at 6:00pm.

Sandwiched between the two starting flights for Event #1, is another $80 No Limit Hold'em Step Satellite, into the $340 NLH FPSC Main Event Mega (July 23rd).

Promotions: The daily promotions saw a small "makeover" yesterday, and will run with the same schedule each day, for the rest of the month of July.  Things begin with the "Full House Promo," which will open the doors seven day a week!!!  The proceedings begin once the doors of the poker room open, with the first (25) full houses made, earning a $50 prize.  Each jackpot eligible cash game is included in the promotion, with two rules to keep in mind, when thinking about winning the $50.  In order to be eligible, the full house must be made using two cards, and must be the winning hand.

The "standard" high hands will be awarding $150 every (20) minutes (from 9:00am-12:00am).  Every jackpot game is eligible for the same amount, with the full $150 being rewarded, regardless of one or two cards being used to make the high hand.  For those players in tournaments, two-card high hands are worth $100, with one-card high hands walking away with $50.

From 12:00am-3:00am, the high hand will be awarded $100 every (60) minutes.

11:00am: 2019 Florida State Poker Championships | Event #2 $130 No Limit Hold'em ($100,000 GTD) Flight 1A

- Players start with 50,000 in tournament chips
- Late and re-entries for the first (8) levels
- Alternates and late entries will start with a full stack
- Levels will last (30) minutes

3:00pm: $80 NLH Step-Satellite Into $340 FSPC Main Event Mega-Satellite ($1,500 No Limit Hold'em $300,000 GTD) 3 Seats GTD

- Players start with 8,000 in tournament chips
- Late and re-entries for the first (10) levels
- Alternates and late entries will start with a full stack
- Levels will last (15) minutes

6:00pm: 2019 Florida State Poker Championships | Event #2 $130 No Limit Hold'em ($100,000 GTD) Flight 1A

- Players start with 50,000 in tournament chips
- Late and re-entries for the first (8) levels
- Alternates and late entries will start with a full stack
- Levels will last (30) minutes

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Florida State Poker Championships (Event #1): Day 2 Chip Counts And Seating Assignments

2019 Florida State Poker Championships
$1,100 No Limit Hold'em ($100,000 GTD)
Total Entries: 79
Players Remaining: 21
Registration Open Through First Day 2 Hand Dealt 


Wednesday, July 17th: Registration Still Open For Event #1 Of The FSPC, With Day 2 Beginning At 12:00PM (And Still $20,000 Short Of The Guarantee)

ICYMI: Yesterday's scheduled was headlined by the second starting day of Event #1 ($1,1000 No 
Limit Hold'em $100,000 GTD), which was the final opportunity for players to bag chips for today's Day 2.  With registration open throughout the entire flight, the number wouldn't be made official until the bagging process, with (12) players reaching that point (from a total of 43 entries).  We already are beginning to see well-known tournament players returning from the WSOP, with Florida tournament veteran Ido Ashkenazi (252,000) bagging the Day 1B chip lead.  Official chip counts from Day 1B are listed below:

Ido Ashkenazi - 252,000
Paul Smerdon - 153,500
Zachary Mullennix - 129,000
Ory Hen - 112,500
Harjinder Chawla - 110,000
TH Shulman - 102,000
Keith Nassetta - 98,000
Zachary Galati - 92,500
Marc Sacheli - 83,000
George Belianin - 61,000
Brandon Noe - 49,500
Sean Shah - 48,000

With both starting flights in the book, the current prize pool sits at $77,815, which is over $20,000 short of the posted guarantee.  That number is sure to change (because of Day 2 buy-ins), but it will be interesting to see if that posted number is reached (prior to the first hand being dealt).


Tournaments: With the potential for an overlay, players are sure to take advantage of the 10:00am $250 No Limit Hold'em "Hyper Turbo" Satellite into Event #1.

At 1:00pm, Day 2 of the Florida State Poker Championships Event #1 will be getting underway, which will signify the close of registration.  While players can still buy in with the 30,000 unit starting stack, there will be more equity to those stacks, and levels transition to (40) minutes for the rest of the tournament.  

At 3:00pm, there is an $80 No Limit Hold'em Step Satellite, which guarantees (3) seats into the $340 NLH FSPC Main Event Satellite (with runs on July 23rd, at 11:00am).

The days' tournament schedule wraps up at 6:00pm, with a $175 No Limit Hold'em Satellite into the FSPC Main Event ($1,500 No Limit Hold'em $300,000 GTD), that carries a (3) seat guarantee.

Promotions: The daily promotions saw a small "makeover" yesterday, and will run with the same schedule each day, for the rest of the month of July.  Things begin with the "Full House Promo," which will open the doors seven day a week!!!  The proceedings begin once the doors of the poker room open, with the first (25) full houses made, earning a $50 prize.  Each jackpot eligible cash game is included in the promotion, with two rules to keep in mind, when thinking about winning the $50.  In order to be eligible, the full house must be made using two cards, and must be the winning hand.


The "standard" high hands will be awarding $150 every (20) minutes (from 9:00am-12:00am).  Every jackpot game is eligible for the same amount, with the full $150 being rewarded, regardless of one or two cards being used to make the high hand.  For those players in tournaments, two-card high hands are worth $100, with one-card high hands walking away with $50.

From 12:00am-3:00am, the high hand will be awarded $100 every (60) minutes.

10:00am: $250 No Limit Hold'em "Hyper Turbo" Satellite into FSPC Event #1 ($1,100 No Limit Hold'em)

1:00pm: 2019 Florida State Poker Championships | Event #1 $1,100 No Limit Hold'em ($100,000 GTD) Day 2

- Players start with 30,000 in tournament chips
- Late and re-entries for the first (12) levels, including open registration on Day 2, until the first hand of the afternoon is dealt.
- Alternates and late entries will start with a full stack
- Levels will last (40) minutes, transitioning to (60) minutes at the final table

3:00pm: $80 NLH Step-Satellite Into $340 FSPC Main Event Mega-Satellite ($1,500 No Limit Hold'em $300,000 GTD) 3 Seats GTD

- Players start with 8,000 in tournament chips
- Late and re-entries for the first (10) levels
- Alternates and late entries will start with a full stack
- Levels will last (15) minutes

6:00pm: $175 No Limit Hold'em Satellite into FSPC Main Event  ($1,500 No Limit Hold'em $300,000 GTD)

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Tuesday, July 16th: Day 1B Of Event #1 ($1,100 NLH $100,000 GTD) Headlines FSPC Schedule, As Jake Embres Leads The (9) to Bag From Day 1A

ICYMI: Yesterday was the opening day of action for the 2019 Florida State Poker Championships, as players arrived for Day 1A of Event #1 ($1,100 No Limit Hold'em $100,000 GTD).  The pace of entry was steady throughout the day, and after twelve levels of play (and open registration), the field closed with a total of (36) entries.  From that number, a total of (9) players bagged chips for tomorrow's Day 2, led by Jake Embres (231,500).  A full list of players to have booked tickets to Day 2, are listed below:

Jake Embres - 231,500
Vittorio Faricelli - 180,500
Neal Harding - 123,000
Daniel Genachte - 121,000
Andrei Shatilov - 97,500
Mike Horton - 92,000
Joseph Dutchman - 92,000
Luminita Petric - 77,500
Michael Fane - 65,000

The running prize pool currently sits at $35,460, with today's Day 1B yet to have been played, and registration open through the first hand on Day 2.

Tournaments: As mentioned above, today's schedule is headlined by the second of two opening Days for Event #1 of the FSPC ($1,100 No Limit Hold'em $100,000 GTD). The tournament is structured with 30,000 unit starting stacks, and (40) minute levels during each of it's Day 1's (levels will transition to 60 minutes at the final table).  Registration is open through all of Day 1 (which is scheduled to play 12 levels), and will continue to stay open until the first hand is dealt on Day 2.

Before the Day 1B action starts at 12:00pm, there is a $250 No Limit Hold'em "Turbo" Satellite into Event #1, guaranteeing one seat into the event.

There are also two more satellites on today's schedule, including another $250 No Limit Hold'em "Turbo" Satellite into Event #1 (1 Seat Guarantee) at 3:00pm, and a $130 No Limit Hold'em Satellite into Event #1 (2 Seats GTD) at 6:00pm.

Promotions: The daily promotions saw a small "makeover" yesterday, and will run with the same schedule each day, for the rest of the month of July.  Things begin with the "Full House Promo," which will open the doors seven day a week!!!  The proceedings begin once the doors of the poker room open, with the first (25) full houses made, earning a $50 prize.  Each jackpot eligible cash game is included in the promotion, with two rules to keep in mind, when thinking about winning the $50.  In order to be eligible, the full house must be made using two cards, and must be the winning hand.

The "standard" high hands will be awarding $150 every (20) minutes (from 9:00am-12:00am).  Every jackpot game is eligible for the same amount, with the full $150 being rewarded, regardless of one or two cards being used to make the high hand.  For those players in tournaments, two-card high hands are worth $100, with one-card high hands walking away with $50.

From 12:00am-3:00am, the high hand will be awarded $100 every (60) minutes.

10:00am: $250 No Limit Hold'em "Turbo" Satellite into FSPC Event #1 ($1,100 No Limit Hold'em) 1 Seat GTD

12:00pm: 2019 Florida State Poker Championships | Event #1 $1,100 No Limit Hold'em ($100,000 GTD) Day 1B

- Players start with 30,000 in tournament chips
- Late and re-entries for the first (12) levels, including open registration on Day 2, until the first hand of the afternoon is dealt.
- Alternates and late entries will start with a full stack
- Levels will last (40) minutes, transitioning to (60) minutes at the final table

3:00pm: $250 No Limit Hold'em "Turbo" Satellite into FSPC Event #1 ($1,100 No Limit Hold'em) 1 Seat GTD

6:00pm: $130 No Limit Hold'em Satellite into Florida State Poker Championships Event #1 ($1,100 No Limit Hold'em) 2 Seats GTD

Monday, July 15, 2019

Monday, July 15th: After All The Waiting, The 2019 Florida State Poker Championships Has Arrived, Event #1 Begins At 12:00PM

ICYMI: "Satellite Week" for the 2019 Florida State Poker Championships is now over, and while landing the official results of each satellite were difficult to detail, there will be no such mystery over the coming weeks.  Followers of the blog can be confident, that updates from all of the FSPC tournaments will be posted punctually each day (including chip counts, structure sheets, results, etc.).

Tournaments: The 2019 Florida State Poker Championships begin at 12:00pm, as the cards get in the air for Event #1, which is an $1,100 No Limit Hold'em event (with a $100,000 guaranteed prize pool).  The tournament is structured with 30,000 unit starting stacks, and (40) minute levels during each of it's Day 1's (levels will transition to 60 minutes at the final table).  Registration is open through all of Day 1 (which is scheduled to play 12 levels), and will continue to stay open until the first hand is dealt on Day 2.

At 3:00pm, there is a $250 No Limit Hold'em Satellite into Event #1 ($1,100 No Limit Hold'em $100,000), which carries a (1) seat guarantee.  This same satellite ran yesterday afternoon, and ended up awarding (10) seats (and a cash prize for 11th place) to the first event of the series.  

To wrap up the day's schedule, there is an $80 No Limit Hold'em Step Satellite, which guarantees (3) seats into the $340 NLH FSPC Main Event Satellite (with runs on July 23rd, at 11:00am).

Promotions: The "standard" high hands have changed in a big way, as they will be awarding up to $300 every (20) minutes (from 9:00am-12:00am).  Every jackpot game is eligible for the same amount, with the full $300 being awarded to high hands that are made using two cards.  Those made using one card, will be awarded $150.  For those players in tournaments, two-card high hands are worth $100, with one-card high hands walking away with $50.

From 12:00am-3:00am, the high hand will be awarded $100 every (60) minutes.

12:00pm: 2019 Florida State Poker Championships | Event #1 $1,100 No Limit Hold'em ($100,000 GTD) Day 1A

- Players start with 30,000 in tournament chips
- Late and re-entries for the first (12) levels, including open registration on Day 2, until the first hand of the afternoon is dealt.
- Alternates and late entries will start with a full stack
- Levels will last (40) minutes, transitioning to (60) minutes at the final table

3:00pm: $250 No Limit Hold'em Super Satellite into Florida State Poker Championships Event #1 ($1,100 No Limit Hold'em) 1 Seats GTD

6:00pm: $80 NLH Step-Satellite Into $340 FSPC Main Event Mega-Satellite ($1,500 No Limit Hold'em $300,000 GTD) 3 Seats GTD

- Players start with 8,000 in tournament chips
- Late and re-entries for the first (10) levels
- Alternates and late entries will start with a full stack
- Levels will last (15) minutes

Sunday, July 14, 2019

ICYMI: It's A "Super" Sunday, As Players Look To Grab One Of (10) Guaranteed FSPC Event #1 Seats

ICYMI: Yesterday was the final "Satellite Day" (as we've come to know it) for the upcoming Florida State Poker Championships, which begins on Monday of next week (Event #1 $1,100 No Limit Hold'em $100,000 GTD).  The official results from the satellite have not been submitted (as they do not get sent into Hendon Mob), but once access is granted to those details, we will be posting the results here on the blog!!!

Tournaments: Today's tournament schedule is the culmination of a week of satellites, as the $250 No Limit Hold'em Super Satellite (into FSPC Event #1) leads off the day of events (11:00am).  The satellite guarantees (10) seats into the $1,100 No Limit Hold'em event, which begins tomorrow afternoon (Flight 1A).  There are two starting flights for players to choose from, with Flight 1A and Flight 1B, both beginning at 12:00pm (Monday and Tuesday).  

At 3:00pm, there is an $80 NLH Step-Satellite, that offers (3) guaranteed seats into a $340 NLH Mega-Satellite into the FSPC Main Event ($1,500 No Limit Hold'em $300,000 GTD).  

The final event of the day (at 6:00pm), is a $130 No Limit Hold'em Satellite, directly into Event #1 of the FSPC ($1,100 No Limit Hold'em $100,000 GTD).

Promotions: The "standard" high hands have changed in a big way, as they will be awarding up to $300 every (20) minutes (from 9:00am-12:00am).  Every jackpot game is eligible for the same amount, with the full $300 being awarded to high hands that are made using two cards.  Those made using one card, will be awarded $150.  For those players in tournaments, two-card high hands are worth $100, with one-card high hands walking away with $50.

From 12:00am-3:00am, the high hand will be awarded $100 every (60) minutes.

11:00am: $250 No Limit Hold'em Super Satellite into Florida State Poker Championships Event #1 ($1,100 No Limit Hold'em) 10 Seats GTD

3:00pm: $80 NLH Step-Satellite Into $340 FSPC Main Event Mega-Satellite ($1,500 No Limit Hold'em $300,000 GTD)

- Players start with 8,000 in tournament chips
- Late and re-entries for the first (10) levels
- Alternates and late entries will start with a full stack
- Levels will last (15) minutes

6:00pm: $130 No Limit Hold'em Satellite into Florida State Poker Championships Event #1 ($1,100 No Limit Hold'em) 2 Seats GTD

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Saturday, July 13th: Satellite Action Winding Down, As The FSPC Is Now Just Two Days Away!!!!

ICYMI: Of the three satellites that were on Friday's schedule, two ended up running (3:00pm and 6:00pm).  The 3:00pm satellite was an $80 No Limit Hold'em "Step," into the $340 No Limit Hold'em $1,500 FSPC Main Event Mega.  Official results of the satellite ate listed below:
  1. Gene Hochman ($340 NLH FSPC Main Event Mega Ticket)
  2. Duane Levandowski ($340 NLH FSPC Main Event Mega Ticket)
  3. Daniel Genachte ($340 NLH FSPC Main Event Mega Ticket)
The 6:00pm satellite was a $60 buy-in, offering players the opportunity to win a seat into the $250 NLH FSPC Event #1 ($1,100 No Limit Hold'em $100,000 GTD).  Official results from the satellite are listed below:
  1. Daniel Miller ($250 NLH FSPC Event #1 Satellite Ticket)
  2. Michael Horton ($250 NLH FSPC Event #1 Satellite Ticket)
  3. Gene Hochman ($250 NLH FSPC Event #1 Satellite Ticket)
Tournaments: From today until next Monday, each day's tournament schedule focuses on satellites for the 2019 Florida State Poker Championships.  There are two $80 NLH Step-Satellites on the schedule (at 11:00am and 6:00pm), both of which offer (3) guaranteed seats into a $340 NLH Mega-Satellite into the FSPC Main Event ($1,500 No Limit Hold'em $300,000 GTD).

Sandwiched between those two step-satellites (at 3:00pm), is a $60 NLH Step-Satellite, that offers (3) guaranteed seats into a $250 NLH Satellite into Event #1 of the FSPC ($1,100 No Limit Hold'em $100,000 GTD).  



Promotions: Outside of the "standard" high hands, the poker opens with the Early Bird Full House Promotion.  The proceedings begin once the doors of the poker room open, with the first (25) full houses made, earning a $50 prize.  Each jackpot eligible cash game is included in the promotion, with two rules to keep in mind, when thinking about winning the $50.  In order to be eligible, the full house must be made using two cards, and must be the winning hand.

The "standard" high hands will be awarding up to $300 every (20) minutes (from 9:00am-12:00am).  Every jackpot game is eligible for the same amount, with the full $300 being awarded to high hands that are made using two cards.  Those made using one card, will be awarded $150.  For those players in tournaments, two-card high hands are worth $100, with one-card high hands walking away with $50.

From 12:00am-3:00am, the high hand will be awarded $100 every (60) minutes.

11:00am: $80 NLH Step-Satellite Into $340 FSPC Main Event Mega-Satellite ($1,500 No Limit Hold'em $300,000 GTD)

- Players start with 8,000 in tournament chips
- Late and re-entries for the first (10) levels
- Alternates and late entries will start with a full stack
- Levels will last (15) minutes

3:00pm: $60 NLH Step-Satellite Into $250 FSPC Event #1 Satellite ($1,100 No Limit Hold'em $100,000 GTD)

- Players start with 8,000 in tournament chips
- Late and re-entries for the first (10) levels
- Alternates and late entries will start with a full stack
- Levels will last (15) minutes

6:00pm: $80 NLH Step-Satellite Into $340 FSPC Main Event Mega-Satellite ($1,500 No Limit Hold'em $300,000 GTD)

- Players start with 8,000 in tournament chips
- Late and re-entries for the first (10) levels
- Alternates and late entries will start with a full stack
- Levels will last (15) minutes

Friday, July 12, 2019

Friday, July 12th: As The Weekend Begins, The Poker Room Is A Buzz About Upcoming Florida State Poker Championships

ICYMI: Yesterday was the first "Satellite Day" for the upcoming Florida State Poker Championships, which begins on Monday of next week (Event #1 $1,100 No Limit Hold'em $100,000 GTD).  The official results from the satellite have not been submitted (as they do not get sent into Hendon Mob), but once access is granted to those details, we will be posting the results here on the blog!!!

Tournaments: From today until next Monday, each day's tournament schedule focuses on satellites for the 2019 Florida State Poker Championships.  There are two $60 NLH Step-Satellites on the schedule (at 11:00am and 6:00pm), both of which offer (3) guaranteed seats into a $250 NLH Satellite into Event #1 of the FSPC ($1,100 No Limit Hold'em $100,000 GTD).

Sandwiched between those two step-satellites (at 3:00pm), is a $80 NLH Step-Satellite, that offers (3) guaranteed seats into a $340 NLH Mega-Satellite into the FSPC Main Event ($1,500 No Limit Hold'em $300,000 GTD).  


Promotions: The "standard" high hands will be awarding up to $300 every (20) minutes (from 9:00am-12:00am).  Every jackpot game is eligible for the same amount, with the full $300 being awarded to high hands that are made using two cards.  Those made using one card, will be awarded $150.  For those players in tournaments, two-card high hands are worth $100, with one-card high hands walking away with $50.

From 12:00am-3:00am, the high hand will be awarded $100 every (60) minutes.

11:00am: $60 NLH Step-Satellite Into $250 FSPC Event #1 Satellite ($1,100 No Limit Hold'em $100,000 GTD)

- Players start with 8,000 in tournament chips
- Late and re-entries for the first (10) levels
- Alternates and late entries will start with a full stack
- Levels will last (15) minutes

3:00pm: $80 NLH Step-Satellite Into $340 FSPC Main Event Mega-Satellite ($1,500 No Limit Hold'em $300,000 GTD)

- Players start with 8,000 in tournament chips
- Late and re-entries for the first (10) levels
- Alternates and late entries will start with a full stack
- Levels will last (15) minutes

6:00pm: $60 NLH Step-Satellite Into $250 FSPC Event #1 Satellite ($1,100 No Limit Hold'em $100,000 GTD)

- Players start with 8,000 in tournament chips
- Late and re-entries for the first (10) levels
- Alternates and late entries will start with a full stack
- Levels will last (15) minutes

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Thursday, July 11th: Full House Promo, Satellite Thursday, And A Countdown To The 2019 Florida State Poker Championships

ICYMI: Yesterday was the first "Satellite Day" for the upcoming Florida State Poker Championships, which begins on Monday of next week (Event #1 $1,100 No Limit Hold'em $100,000 GTD).  The official results from the satellite have not been submitted (as they do not get sent into Hendon Mob), but once access is granted to those details, we will be posting the results here on the blog!!!

Tournaments: From today until next Monday, each day's tournament schedule focuses on satellites for the 2019 Florida State Poker Championships.  There are two $80 NLH Step-Satellites on the schedule (at 11:00am and 6:00pm), both of which offer (3) guaranteed seats into a $340 NLH Mega-Satellite into the FSPC Main Event ($1,500 No Limit Hold'em $300,000 GTD).

Sandwiched between those two step-satellites (at 3:00pm), is a $60 NLH Step-Satellite, that offers (3) guaranteed seats into a $250 NLH Satellite into Event #1 of the FSPC ($1,100 No Limit Hold'em $100,000 GTD).  


Promotions: Outside of the "standard" high hands, the poker opens with the Early Bird Full House Promotion.  The proceedings begin once the doors of the poker room open, with the first (25) full houses made, earning a $50 prize.  Each jackpot eligible cash game is included in the promotion, with two rules to keep in mind, when thinking about winning the $50.  In order to be eligible, the full house must be made using two cards, and must be the winning hand.

The "standard" high hands will be awarding up to $300 every (20) minutes (from 9:00am-12:00am).  Every jackpot game is eligible for the same amount, with the full $300 being awarded to high hands that are made using two cards.  Those made using one card, will be awarded $150.  For those players in tournaments, two-card high hands are worth $100, with one-card high hands walking away with $50.

From 12:00am-3:00am, the high hand will be awarded $100 every (60) minutes.

11:00am: $80 NLH Step-Satellite Into $340 FSPC Main Event Mega-Satellite ($1,500 No Limit Hold'em $300,000 GTD)

- Players start with 8,000 in tournament chips
- Late and re-entries for the first (10) levels
- Alternates and late entries will start with a full stack
- Levels will last (15) minutes

3:00pm: $60 NLH Step-Satellite Into $250 FSPC Event #1 Satellite ($1,100 No Limit Hold'em $100,000 GTD)

- Players start with 8,000 in tournament chips
- Late and re-entries for the first (10) levels
- Alternates and late entries will start with a full stack
- Levels will last (15) minutes

6:00pm: $80 NLH Step-Satellite Into $340 FSPC Main Event Mega-Satellite ($1,500 No Limit Hold'em $300,000 GTD)

- Players start with 8,000 in tournament chips
- Late and re-entries for the first (10) levels
- Alternates and late entries will start with a full stack
- Levels will last (15) minutes

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Wednesday, July 10th: "Satellite Week" Begins For The 2019 Florida State Poker Championships

ICYMI: Tuesday's tournament schedule began with the $80 No Limit Hold'em ($1,500 GTD) event, which has been an interesting event to follow.  When registration ended, there were (13) entries total, only (4) of which were remaining.  With the ability to buy-in and utilize the add-on, five players ended up joining the action with the 32,000 stack (32 big blinds), during the registration break.  When the dust settled, the $1,500 prize pool was scheduled to be paid out across three spots, with action playing down to an outright winner (with the official results listed below):
  1. Ryan Hollander (Deerfield Beach, FL) $750
  2. Glen Gion (Tamarac, FL) $450
  3. Blaine McRae (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) $300
The 6:00pm time slot hosted the $130 No Limit Hold'em "Chip Buster" ($2,000 GTD), an event that had no problem eclipsing the posted guarantee.  Registration for the tournament closed with a total of (31) entries, and an official prize pool of $3,007 (which was scheduled to be paid out across four spots).  Once again, we saw the action play down to an outright winner, with the official results of the tournament listed below:
  1. Roberto Desogos (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) $1,215
  2. Paula Hramika (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) $950
  3. Ronald Sorci (Parkland, FL) $511
  4. Michael Boykin (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) $331
Tournaments: From today until next Monday, each day's tournament schedule focuses on satellites for the 2019 Florida State Poker Championships.  There are two $60 NLH Step-Satellites on the schedule (at 11:00am and 6:00pm), both of which offer (3) guaranteed seats into a $250 NLH Satellite into Event #1 of the FSPC ($1,100 No Limit Hold'em $100,000 GTD).

Sandwiched between those two step-satellites (at 3:00pm), is a $80 NLH Step-Satellite, that offers (3) guaranteed seats into a $340 NLH Mega-Satellite into the FSPC Main Event ($1,500 No Limit Hold'em $300,000 GTD).  

Promotions: Outside of the "standard" high hands, the poker opens with the Early Bird Full House Promotion.  The proceedings begin once the doors of the poker room open, with the first (25) full houses made, earning a $50 prize.  Each jackpot eligible cash game is included in the promotion, with two rules to keep in mind, when thinking about winning the $50.  In order to be eligible, the full house must be made using two cards, and must be the winning hand.

The "standard" high hands will be awarding up to $300 every (20) minutes (from 9:00am-12:00am).  Every jackpot game is eligible for the same amount, with the full $300 being awarded to high hands that are made using two cards.  Those made using one card, will be awarded $150.  For those players in tournaments, two-card high hands are worth $100, with one-card high hands walking away with $50.

From 12:00am-3:00am, the high hand will be awarded $100 every (60) minutes.

11:00am: $60 NLH Step-Satellite Into $250 FSPC Event #1 Satellite ($1,100 No Limit Hold'em $100,000 GTD)

- Players start with 8,000 in tournament chips
- Late and re-entries for the first (10) levels
- Alternates and late entries will start with a full stack
- Levels will last (15) minutes

3:00pm: $80 NLH Step-Satellite Into $340 FSPC Main Event Mega-Satellite ($1,500 No Limit Hold'em $300,000 GTD)

- Players start with 8,000 in tournament chips
- Late and re-entries for the first (10) levels
- Alternates and late entries will start with a full stack
- Levels will last (15) minutes

6:00pm: $60 NLH Step-Satellite Into $250 FSPC Event #1 Satellite ($1,100 No Limit Hold'em $100,000 GTD)

- Players start with 8,000 in tournament chips
- Late and re-entries for the first (10) levels
- Alternates and late entries will start with a full stack
- Levels will last (15) minutes

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Tuesday, July 9th: Less Than A Week Until The 2019 FSPC, With Lots Of Satellite Opportunities Still Available

ICYMI: For the second Monday in a row, the $130 Omaha 8B Hi/Lo ($2,000 GTD) event, found itself in the afternoon time slot (11:00am).  Things got off to a "slower" start, but a rush of entries midway through registration, helped see the field close with (20) entries.  The $2,000 prize pool was to be spread across three pay spots, but players ended up agreeing to a deal with (6) remaining.  Official results from the tournament are listed below:
  1. Brian Levine (Pompano Beach, FL) $577
  2. Cesar Garcia (Miramar, FL) $368
  3. Michelle Erb (Delray Beach, FL) $283
  4. Michael Boykin (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) $277
  5. Stanley Oremland (Parkland, FL) $265
  6. Gregg Weiss (Delray Beach, FL) $230
The evening time slot (6:00pm) hosted the $90 No Limit Hold'em "Chip Up," which boasted a $1,500 guaranteed prize pool.  Registration for the tournament closed with (15) entries, meaning two players would walk away with their share of the $1,500 prize pool.  Once the money bubble burst, a heads-up deal was agreed to, with the details of the chop listed below:
  1. Roberto DeSogos (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) $750
  2. Oscar Matos (Pompano Beach, FL) $750
Tournaments: The afternoon time slot (11:00am) hosts an $80 No Limit Hold'em event, which boasts a $1,500 guaranteed prize pool.  The tournament is structured with 12,000 unit starting stacks, (20) minute levels, and registration that is open through Level 8.  At the end of registration (prior to Level 9), players have the option to add-on, with a single ($20) or double ($40) add-on.

At 3:00pm, there will be an $60 No Limit Hold'em Step-Satellite, which will award (3) guaranteed seats into a $250 NLH Florida State Poker Championship Event #1 ($1,100 No Limit Hold'em) Satellite.

The 6:00pm event has quickly become a favorite of the recurring tournament players.  The $130 No Limit Hold'em "Chip Buster" has a $2,000 guaranteed prize pool, which is sure to be surpassed, by the time registration closes.  The tournament is structured with 50,000 unit starting stacks, (20) minute levels, and has registration that is open through Level 8 (and the break that follows).     

Promotions: Outside of the "standard" high hands, the poker opens with the Early Bird Full House Promotion.  The proceedings begin once the doors of the poker room open, with the first (25) full houses made, earning a $50 prize.  Each jackpot eligible cash game is included in the promotion, with two rules to keep in mind, when thinking about winning the $50.  In order to be eligible, the full house must be made using two cards, and must be the winning hand.

The "standard" high hands will be awarding up to $300 every (20) minutes (from 9:00am-12:00am).  Every jackpot game is eligible for the same amount, with the full $300 being awarded to high hands that are made using two cards.  Those made using one card, will be awarded $150.  For those players in tournaments, two-card high hands are worth $100, with one-card high hands walking away with $50.

From 12:00am-3:00am, the high hand will be awarded $100 every (60) minutes.

11:00am - $80 No Limit Hold'em ($1,500 GTD)

- Players start with 12,000 in tournament chips
- Late and re-entries for the first (8) levels
- Alternates and late entries will start with a full stack
- Levels will last (20) minutes

3:00pm: $60 No Limit Hold'em Step-Satellite Into $250 FSPC Event #1 Satellite ($1,100 No Limit Hold'em)

6:00pm - $130 No Limit Hold'em "Chip Buster" ($2,000 GTD)

- Players start with 50,000 in tournament chips
- Late and re-entries for the first (8) levels
- Alternates and late entries will start with a full stack
- Levels will last (20) minutes

Monday, July 8, 2019

Monday, July 8th: A New Week Begins, With Omaha (Tournament) Players Getting Used To The Monday Start

ICYMI: Sunday's tournament schedule began with the $80 No Limit Hold'em ($2,000 GTD), which got underway at 11:00am.  After eight levels of open registration, the field would close with (27) entries, and an official prize pool of $2,025 (after optional add-ons were included).  Four players were scheduled to reach the money, and after one in-the-money elimination, a three-way chop was agreed to (with the official results listed below):
  1. Irwin Zamore (Boca Raton, FL) $706
  2. Morris Heider (Boca Raton, FL) $548
  3. Daniel Genachte (Deerfield Beach, FL) $548
  4. Matthew Axelrod (Boynton Beach, FL) $223
The evening tournament (6:00pm) was the $130 No Limit Hold'em "Turbo Bounty," which boasted a $2,000 guaranteed prize pool.  Because of the "turbo" levels, registration was open through Level 10, allowing the field to grow to (18) entries.  The $1,550 prize pool was to be paid out across three spots, and just like the afternoon event, players agreed to a chop after one elimination (in the money). Official results from the event are listed below:
  1. Joakim Dag (Pompano Beach, FL) $672
  2. Clifford Campbell (Coconut Creek, FL) $568
  3. Jason Hopkins (Delray Beach, FL) $310
Tournaments: Monday's tournament schedule starts with a little twist, as the $130 Omaha 8B Hi/Lo ($2,500 GTD) event finds itself in the afternoon time slot (after running Tuesday afternoon for more than a year).  The buy-in has decreased, while the guarantee increases, making it a great little formula for the players.  The structure sees a small change as well, as the starting stacks shift to 12,000 units, with levels that last (20) minutes in length. 

At 3:00pm (and at that time all week), there will be an $80 No Limit Hold'em Satellite, which will awarded (3) guaranteed seats into a $340 NLH Florida State Poker Championship Main Event Mega-Satellite.

The evening time slot (6:00pm) hosts an $80 No Limit Hold'em tournament, which has a $1,500 guarantee.  The event is structured with 15,000 unit starting stacks, (20) minute levels, and registration that is open through Level 8.  Prior to the player's first hand, they have the option to get an add-on for $10.    

Promotions: Outside of the "standard" high hands, the poker opens with the Early Bird Full House Promotion.  The proceedings begin once the doors of the poker room open, with the first (25) full houses made, earning a $50 prize.  Each jackpot eligible cash game is included in the promotion, with two rules to keep in mind, when thinking about winning the $50.  In order to be eligible, the full house must be made using two cards, and must be the winning hand.

The "standard" high hands will be awarding up to $300 every (20) minutes (from 9:00am-12:00am).  Every jackpot game is eligible for the same amount, with the full $300 being awarded to high hands that are made using two cards.  Those made using one card, will be awarded $150.  For those players in tournaments, two-card high hands are worth $100, with one-card high hands walking away with $50.

From 12:00am-3:00am, the high hand will be awarded $100 every (60) minutes.

11:00am - $130 Omaha 8B Hi/Lo ($2,500 GTD)

- Players start with 12,000 in tournament chips
- Late and re-entries for the first (8) levels
- Alternates and late entries will start with a full stack
- Levels will last (20) minutes

3:00pm: $80 No Limit Hold'em Satellite Into $340 NLH FSPC Main Event Mega-Satellite (3 Seats GTD)

6:00pm - $90 No Limit Hold'em ($1,500 GTD)

- Players start with 15,000 in tournament chips
- Late and re-entries for the first (8) levels
- Alternates and late entries will start with a full stack
- Levels will last (20) minutes

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Sunday, July 7th: "Chip Buster" Attracts Impressive Numbers, Staple Sunday Tournament Schedule Headlines Day

ICYMI: Saturday's tournament schedule started with the $130 No Limit Hold'em "Seniors 50+" event, which had a $1,500 guaranteed prize pool.  The field would close with (19) total entries, and a prize pool of $1,843, which was to be spread across three pay spots.  With those healthy payouts available, players ended up agreeing to a three-way deal (after the money bubble burst):
  1. Steven Idels (Jacksonville, FL) $821
  2. Ira Horowitz (Miami, FL) $653
  3. Zaki Lichaa (Pompano Beach, FL) $369
The evening time slot hosted the $130 No Limit Hold'em "Chip Buster" ($2,500 GTD), an event that crushed the posted number.  Registration for the tournament closed with a total of (58) entries in the field, and an official prize pool of $5,626.  Eight spots were scheduled to get paid, and after four in-the-money eliminations, a four-way deal was agreed to (with details posted below):
  1. Erin Colley (Lake Worth, FL) $1,117
  2. Ernest Quirindongo (Lake Worth, FL) $1,117
  3. Brad Bargman (Coral Springs, FL) $1,117
  4. Michael Boykin (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) $1,117
  5. David Coughlin (Lighthouse Point, FL) $394
  6. Alberto Faur (Miami, FL) $309
  7. Matthew Sobel (Boca Raton, FL) $253
  8. Andrew Daire (Boca Raton, FL) $203
Tournaments: Sunday's tournament schedule begins at 11:00am, with an $80 No Limit Hold'em event, that carries a $2,000 guaranteed prize pool.  The tournament is structured with 12,000 unit starting stacks, (20) minute levels, and has registration that is open through Level 8.  At the end of registration, players have the option to take an add, choosing between a single ($20) or double ($40).

At 3:00pm, there will be an $60 No Limit Hold'em Step-Satellite, which will award (3) guaranteed seats into a $250 NLH Florida State Poker Championship Event #1 ($1,100 No Limit Hold'em) Satellite.

The evening time slot (5:00pm) sees the return of the $130 No Limit Hold'em "Turbo Bounty" ($2,000 GTD), which was a Sunday staple for a very long time.  The tournament is structured with 20,000 unit starting stacks, (15) minute levels, and registration that is open through Level 10.

Promotions: The "standard" high hands have changed in a big way, as they will be awarding up to $300 every (20) minutes (from 9:00am-12:00am).  Every jackpot game is eligible for the same amount, with the full $300 being awarded to high hands that are made using two cards.  Those made using one card, will be awarded $150.  For those players in tournaments, two-card high hands are worth $100, with one-card high hands walking away with $50.

From 12:00am-3:00am, the high hand will be awarded $100 every (60) minutes.

11:00am - $80 No Limit Hold'em ($2,000 GTD)

- Players start with 12,000 in tournament chips
- Late and re-entries for the first (8) levels
- Alternates and late entries will start with a full stack
- Levels will last (20) minutes
- Optional single ($20) or double ($40) add-on at the end of registration

3:00pm: $60 No Limit Hold'em Step-Satellite Into $250 FSPC Event #1 Satellite ($1,100 No Limit Hold'em)

5:00pm - $130 No Limit Hold'em "Turbo Bounty" ($2,000 GTD)

- Players start with 20,000 in tournament chips
- Late and re-entries for the first (10) levels
- Alternates and late entries will start with a full stack
- Levels will last (15) minute

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Saturday, July 6th: Fireworks Continuing At The Poker Room, With Holiday Weekend Action For Everyone!!!

ICYMI: Friday's tournament action started at 11:00am, with the $75 No Limit Hold'em "Survivor," which had a $1,000 guarantee.  Two spots are guaranteed to walk away with $500 payouts, but with yesterday's tournament attracting (24) entries, a third place would be added to those payouts (scheduled to walk away with $75).  Before play reached the money bubble, players agreed to a four-way chop (with the results listed below):
  1. Kemhall Grant (Pembroke Pines, FL) $350
  2. Fabio Santos (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) $313
  3. Diniele Da Silva (Parkland, FL) $307
  4. Glen Canelstein (Coconut Creek, FL) $230
The evening tournament was a Friday night staple ($80 No Limit Hold'em $3,000 GTD), which wasn't originally scheduled.  Poker Room Director Kenneth Lambert decided to run the tournament, and honor the guarantee, making many players very happy.  Registration for the event closed with a total of (28) entries, and an official prize pool of $3,000.  Four places were scheduled to get paid, and after an hour of heads-up play, an even deal was agreed to (with official tournament results listed below):
  1. Stephen Bromfield (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) $1,080
  2. A. Nonymous (Boynton Beach, FL) $1,080
  3. Melanie Hochman (Boynton Beach, FL) $510
  4. Melissa Mancini (Oakland Park, FL) $330
Tournaments: Saturday's recurring tournament schedule begins at 11:00am, with a $130 No Limit Hold'em "Seniors 50+" event, which boasts a $2,000 guaranteed prize pool.  The tournament has a very player-friendly structure, with 15,000 unit starting stacks, and (25) minute levels.  Registration for the tournament is open through Level 8, and the ten minute break that follows. 

At 3:00pm, there will be an $60 No Limit Hold'em Step-Satellite, which will award (3) guaranteed seats into a $250 NLH Florida State Poker Championship Event #1 ($1,100 No Limit Hold'em) Satellite.

The 6:00pm event is open to players of all ages, and has quickly become a favorite of the players.  The $130 No Limit Hold'em "Chip Buster" has a $2,500 guaranteed prize pool, which is sure to be surpassed, by the time registration closes.  The tournament is structured with 50,000 unit starting stacks, (20) minute levels, and has registration that is open through Level 8 (and the break that follows). 


Promotions: Outside of the "standard" high hands, the poker opens with the Early Bird Full House Promotion.  The proceedings begin once the doors of the poker room open, with the first (25) full houses made, earning a $50 prize.  Each jackpot eligible cash game is included in the promotion, with two rules to keep in mind, when thinking about winning the $50.  In order to be eligible, the full house must be made using two cards, and must be the winning hand.

The "standard" high hands (beginning today) are changing in a big way today, as they will be awarding up to $300 every (20) minutes (from 9:00am-12:00am).  Every jackpot game is eligible for the same amount, with the full $300 being awarded to high hands that are made using two cards.  Those made using one card, will be awarded $150.  For those players in tournaments, two-card high hands are worth $100, with one-card high hands walking away with $50.

From 12:00am-9:00am, the high hand will be awarded $100 every (60) minutes.

11:00am - $130 No Limit Hold'em "Seniors 50+" ($1,500 GTD)

- Players start with 15,000 in tournament chips
- Late and re-entries for the first (8) levels
- Alternates and late entries will start with a full stack
- Levels will last (25) minutes

3:00pm: $60 No Limit Hold'em Step-Satellite Into $250 FSPC Event #1 Satellite ($1,100 No Limit Hold'em)

6:00pm - $130 No Limit Hold'em "Chip Buster" ($2,500 GTD)

- Players start with 50,000 in tournament chips
- Late and re-entries for the first (8) levels
- Alternates and late entries will start with a full stack
- Levels will last (20) minutes