Sunday, April 30, 2017

"April $100,000 GTD:" Remaining Players Agree To 12-Way Chop

"April $100,000 GTD"
$360 No Limit Hold'em Deep Stack
Level 27 (Blinds 25,000/50,000/5,000)
Total Entries: 742
Players Remaining: 12

"April $100,000 GTD" Ends In A 12-Way Chop

After the ICM numbers were run, and some negotiations went amicably, the remaining (12) players agreed to a chop. 

  1. Dimitry Agrachov - $20,363
  2. Dave Gelley - $15,418
  3. Justin Levy - $15,360
  4. William Underdown - $14,517
  5. Juan Rodriguez - $14,013
  6. Carlos Torres - $12,582
  7. Erik Silevitch - $10,845
  8. Esther Foley - $10,203
  9. Chris Zollo - $9,363
  10. Jim Hamburger - $8,809
  11. David Inselberg - $8,147
  12. Jim Page - $7,586

"April $100,000 GTD:" Inselberg Left Super Short, Schedule Update

"April $100,000 GTD"
$360 No Limit Hold'em Deep Stack
Level 27 (Blinds 25,000/50,000/5,000)
Total Entries: 742
Players Remaining: 12

Tournament Supervisor Rick Mims just made announcement to the players remaining regarding the schedule, letting them know that the plan is to bag after Level 28 (and return tomorrow).  Nothing is set in stone, but that's the tentative plan as of now.

Moments after that announcement, Jim Hamburger and David Inselberg got it in blind v. blind, with Hamburger holding 3 3♠ against David's A♣ Q♣.  Jim would flop a set to double up, leaving Inselberg will just under 300,000.  The two would get it in again just two hands later, with Inselberg getting the best of Hamburger in round two.

Jim Hamburger - 700,000
David Inselberg - 650,000


"April $100,000 GTD:" Updated Chip Counts From Break, Hawkins Busts As Level Ends

"April $100,000 GTD"
$360 No Limit Hold'em Deep Stack
Level 27 (Blinds 25,000/50,000/5,000)
Total Entries: 742
Players Remaining: 13

13. Maurice Hawkins (Plantation, FL) $2,704

Posted below are the updated chip counts from break, with players returning to Level 27, and new blinds of 25,000/50,000/5,000.

Table 1:

  1. Juan Rodriguez - 1,600,000
  2. Dmitry Agrachov - 2,400,000
  3. Justin Levy - 2,500,000
  4. Chris Zollo - 2,300,000
  5. Dave Gelley - 1,700,000
  6. Carlos Torres - 1,400,000
Table 3:
  1. Erik Silevitch - 1,300,000
  2. Jim Hamburger - 500,000
  3. David Inselberg - 720,000
  4. Esther Foley - 850,000
  5. Williams Underdown - 1,500,000
  6. John Page - 1,000,000

"April $100,000 GTD:" Bryce McVay Busted In 15th Place ($2,704), Recke Follows In 14th ($2,704)

"April $100,000 GTD"
$360 No Limit Hold'em Deep Stack
Level 26 (Blinds 20,000/40,000/4,000)
Total Entries: 742
Players Remaining: 14


14. Dave Recke (Pompano Beach, FL)

15. Bryce McVay (Jupiter, FL)


"April $100,000 GTD:" Updated Chip Counts At Level's Transition

"April $100,000 GTD"
$360 No Limit Hold'em Deep Stack
Level 26 (Blinds 20,000/40,000/4,000)
Total Entries: 742
Players Remaining: 15

Posted below are the updated chip counts from the field, with the level transitioning to Level 26, and new blinds of 20,000/40,000/4,000 (1,240,000 chip average).

Table 1:
  1. Dave Recke - 1,300,000
  2. Maurice Hawkins - 1,000,000
  3. Juan Rodriguez - 510,000
  4. Dmitry Agrachov - 1,550,000
  5. Justin Levy - 380,000
  6. Bryce McVay - 1,350,000
  7. Dave Gelley - 2,900,000
  8. Carlos Torres - 970,000
Table 3:
  1. Erik Silevitch - 1,100,000
  2. Jim Hamburger - 1,000,000
  3. Chris Callo - 1,200,000
  4. David Inselberg - 730,000
  5. Esther Foley - 1,900,000
  6. William Underdown - 1,400,000
  7. John Page - 300,000

"April $100,000 GTD:" 16th-18th Places ($2,243)

"April $100,000 GTD"
$360 No Limit Hold'em Deep Stack
Level 25 (Blinds 15,000/30,000/4,000)
Total Entries: 742
Players Remaining: 15

The following players have been eliminated from the $360 No Limit Hold'em Deep Stack ($100,000 GTD), and have cashed for $2,243:


16. Ian Cohen (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)

17. Peter Dragar (Sarasota, FL)

18. Tim Morgan (Pompano Beach, FL)

"April $100,000 GTD:" 19th-21st Places ($1,838)

"April $100,000 GTD"
$360 No Limit Hold'em Deep Stack
Level 25 (Blinds 15,000/30,000/4,000)
Total Entries: 742
Players Remaining: 18

The following players have been eliminated from the $360 No Limit Hold'em Deep Stack ($100,000 GTD), and have cashed for $1,838:

19. Emmanuel Santos (West Palm Beach, FL)
20. Noberto Pardo (Miami, FL)
21. Greg Spinder (Parkland, FL)

"April $100,000 GTD:" Redraw At Eighteen

"April $100,000 GTD"
$360 No Limit Hold'em Deep Stack
Level 25 (Blinds 15,000/30,000/4,000)
Total Entries: 742
Players Remaining: 18

With the elimination of Emmanuele Santos, the field has gone through it's first redraw of the tournament.  Posted below are the new seating assignments, with chip counts to follow.

Table 1:

  1. Dave Recke
  2. Maurice Hawkins
  3. Juan Rodriguez
  4. Dmitry Agrachov
  5. Justin Levy
  6. Bryce McVay
  7. Dave Gelley
  8. Tim Morgan
  9. Carlos Torres
Table 3:
  1. Erik Silevitch
  2. Jim Hamburger
  3. Ian Cohen
  4. Peter Dragar
  5. Chris Callo
  6. David Inselberg
  7. Esther Foley
  8. William Underdown
  9. John Page

"April $100,000 GTD:" Updated Chip Counts From Break

"April $100,000 GTD"
$360 No Limit Hold'em Deep Stack
Level 25 (Blinds 15,000/30,000/4,000)
Total Entries: 742
Players Remaining: 19

Posted below are the chip counts from the remaining field:

Table 1:

  1. Peter Dragar -  210,000
  2. Emmanuel Santos - 440,000
  3. Ian Cohen - 560,000
  4. Dave Gelley - 3,000,000
  5. William Underdown - 1,600,000
  6. John Page - 400,000
Table 2:
  1. Juan Rodriguez - 550,000
  2. Tim Morgan - 380,000
  3. Maurice Hawkins - 1,400,000
  4. David Inselberg - 1,100,000
  5. Dave Recke - 1,500,000
  6. Justin Levy - 1,000,000
  7. Bryce McVay - 600,000
Table 3:
  1. Jim Hamburger - 540,000
  2. Esther Foley -  2,200,000
  3. Carlos Torres - 445,000
  4. Erik Silevitch - 480,000
  5. Dmitry Agrachov - 1,500,000
  6. Chris Callo - 600,000

"April $100,000 GTD:" 22nd-24th Places ($1,562)

"April $100,000 GTD"
$360 No Limit Hold'em Deep Stack
Level 24 (Blinds 12,000/24,000/3,000)
Total Entries: 742
Players Remaining: 21

The following players have been eliminated from the $360 No Limit Hold'em Deep Stack ($100,000 GTD), and have cashed for $1,562:

22. Zakarya Wolgamott (Coconut Creek, FL)
23. Jason Buff (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)
24. Nigel Murray (Miami, FL)

"April $100,000 GTD:" 25th-27th Places ($1,301)

"April $100,000 GTD"
$360 No Limit Hold'em Deep Stack
Level 24 (Blinds 12,000/24,000/3,000)
Total Entries: 742
Players Remaining: 23

The following players have been eliminated from the $360 No Limit Hold'em Deep Stack ($100,000 GTD), and have cashed for $1,301:

25. Angelo Miele Jr. (Davie, FL)
26. Rafael Ramos (Cape Coral, FL)
27. Paul Viera (Pompano Beach, FL)

"April $100,000 GTD:" Foley Flopping Sets, Now Over 1,000,000

"April $100,000 GTD"
$360 No Limit Hold'em Deep Stack
Level 24 (Blinds 12,000/24,000/3,000)
Total Entries: 742
Players Remaining: 26


Esther Foley (Tamarac, FL)

The level transitioned a few minutes ago to Level 14, with blinds going up to 12,000/24,000/3,000, and a 742,000 chip average (just over 30 big blinds).  Esther Foley won a sizable pot towards the end of Level 23, getting it in with 3♣ 3 against the Q♠ Q♣ of Steven Bennett, but fortunate enough to flop a set and eliminate Bennett.  Esther is now over 1,200,000, and holding a top ten stack in the field.  With the elimination of Paula Alibrandi before dinner, Esther is now the "last lady standing."

"April $100,000 GTD:" 28th-36th Places ($1,064)

"April $100,000 GTD"
$360 No Limit Hold'em Deep Stack
Level 23 (Blinds 10,000/20,000/3,000)
Total Entries: 742
Players Remaining: 27

The following players have been eliminated from the $360 No Limit Hold'em Deep Stack ($100,000 GTD), and have cashed for $1,064:

28. Steven Bennett (Deerfield Beach, FL)
29. Edward Novak (Simsbury, CT)
30. David Lopez (Pembroke Pines, FL)
31. Josue Garcia (Miami, FL)
32. Russell Marco (Pompano Beach, FL)
33. Russell Williams (Port St. Lucie, FL)
34. Michael Monaco (Plantation, FL)
35. Gil Guadalpi (North Miami, FL)
36. Paula Alibrandi (Miramar, FL)

"April $100,000 GTD:" Gelley Busts Two, Now Over 1,000,000

"April $100,000 GTD"
$360 No Limit Hold'em Deep Stack
Level 23 (Blinds 10,000/20,000/3,000)
Total Entries: 742
Players Remaining: 28

David Gelley (Boca Raton, FL)

David Lopez started the day with the second largest chip stack (376,500), but had a roller coaster afternoon that saw his graph spike up and down for hours.  Edward Novak began the day with exactly chip average, and spent most of the day trending upward, eclipsing 500,000 at his peak.  They were both all-in and at risk pre against David Gelley, who held the best hand heading to the runout:

Gelley: A♠ J♣
Lopez: J♠ 10♠
Novak: A 8

Board: A♣ K 7 6♠ 5

Gelley's hand would hold the whole way through, and he'd eliminated both players, while chipping up to 1,200,000.

"April $100,000 GTD:" Updated Full Field Chip Counts On Break

"April $100,000 GTD"
$360 No Limit Hold'em Deep Stack
Level 23 (Blinds 10,000/20,000/3,000)
Total Entries: 742
Players Remaining: 30

Posted below are the chip counts from dinner break, which will last until 6:50pm.  Live coverage of the tournament will continue once cards are back in the air.


Table 1:

  1. Peter Dragar - 470,000
  2. Greg Spinder - 435,000
  3. Norberto Pardo - 1,100,000
  4. Rafael Ramos - 115,000
  5. Ian Cohen - 630,000
  6. Zakarya Wolgamott - 300,000
  7. John Page - 440,000
Table 2:
  1. Emmanuel Santos - 405,000
  2. Tim Morgan - 685,000
  3. Maurice Hawkins - 600,000
  4. David Inselberg - 1,200,000
  5. Justin Levy - 1,350,000
  6. Bryce McVay - 1,100,000
  7. Nigel Williams - 590,000
Table 3:
  1. Jason Buff - 320,000
  2. James Hamburger - 525,000
  3. Esther Foley - 900,000
  4. Paul Viera - 260,000
  5. Steven Bennett - 460,000
  6. Erik Silevitch - 360,000
  7. William Underdown - 900,000
  8. Angelo Miele - 1,400,000
Table 4:
  1. Dmitry Agrachov - 500,000
  2. Juan Rodriguez - 870,000
  3. Chris Zollo - 290,000
  4. Carlos Torres - 870,000
  5. David Lopez - 280,000
  6. Dave Recke - 880,000
  7. Edward Novak - 220,000
  8. Dave Gelley - 990,000

"April $100,000 GTD:" 37th-45th Places ($928)

"April $100,000 GTD"
$360 No Limit Hold'em Deep Stack
Level 22 (Blinds 8,000/16,000/2,000)
Total Entries: 742
Players Remaining: 36

The following players have been eliminated from the $360 No Limit Hold'em Deep Stack ($100,000 GTD), and have cashed for $928:

37. Scott Wyler (Ocean Ridge, FL)
38. David Hass (Delray Beach, FL)
39. Matthew Yorra (Miami, FL)
40. Steve McKoy (Coral Springs, FL)
41. Marc Schiller (Davie, FL)
42. Robert Kessler (Parkland, FL)
43. Andrew Dakoski (Stow, OH)
44. Casey Kaplan (Coconut Creek, FL)
45. Daren Stabinski (Plantation, FL)

"April $100,000 GTD:" Table Lineups For The "Final Four"

"April $100,000 GTD"
$360 No Limit Hold'em Deep Stack
Level 22 (Blinds 8,000/16,000/2,000)
Total Entries: 742
Players Remaining: 36

Posted below are the seating assignments for the players that still remain in this event (play is now nine-handed).

Table 1:

  1. A. Nonoymous
  2. Greg Spinder
  3. Norberto Pardo
  4. Rafael Ramos
  5. Ian Cohen
  6. Russell Williams
  7. Zakarya Wolgamott
  8. Michael Monaco
  9. John Page
Table 2:
  1. Josue Garcia
  2. Emmanuel Santos
  3. Tim Morgan
  4. Maurice Hawkins
  5. David Inselberg
  6. Dale Smith
  7. Justin Levy
  8. Bryce McVay
  9. Nigel Williams
Table 3:
  1. Jason Buff
  2. James Hamburger
  3. Esther Foley
  4. Paul Viera
  5. Steven Bennett
  6. William Underdown
  7. Scott Wyler
  8. Paula Alibrandi
  9. Angelo Miele
Table 4:
  1. Dmitry Agrachov
  2. Juan Rodriguez
  3. Chris Zollo
  4. Gil Guadalpi
  5. Carlos Torres
  6. David Lopez
  7. Dave Recke
  8. Edward Novak
  9. Dave Galley

"April $100,000 GTD:" Inselberg The Only Member In The Millionaires Club

"April $100,000 GTD"
$360 No Limit Hold'em Deep Stack
Level 21 (Blinds 6,000/12,000/2,000)
Total Entries: 742
Players Remaining: 41

David Inselberg (New York, NY)

David "Coldstone" Inselberg (New York, NY) returned from break as the only player to eclipse the 1,000,000 chip mark, and while he's lost just a little over the first (20) minutes of Level 21, he still sits with 1,050,000.  Inselberg's name and face may not be familiar to the Florida poker community, but he's been a successful tournament player for close to ten years up north, and is now a heavy favorite to make a deep run in this tournament.

David Inselberg - 1,050,000

"April $100,000 GTD:" 46th-54th Places ($822)

"April $100,000 GTD"
$360 No Limit Hold'em Deep Stack
Level 21 (Blinds 6,000/12,000/2,000)
Total Entries: 742
Players Remaining: 43


The following players have been eliminated from the $360 No Limit Hold'em Deep Stack ($100,000 GTD), and have cashed for $822:

46. Vincenzo Francavilla (Pompano Beach, FL)
47. Ray Carrion (Carolina, Puerto Rico)
48. Corey Brysman (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)
49. Steve Oliver (Miami, FL)
50. Martin Markov (Key West, FL)
51. Anthony Ruberto (Davie, FL)
52. James Magafas (Delray Beach, FL)
53. Walter Pietrzak (Port St. Lucie, FL)
54. Sean Shah (Delray Beach, FL)

"April $100,000 GTD:" To Ladies Remain, But Holding Strong

"April $100,000 GTD"
$360 No Limit Hold'em Deep Stack
Level 20 (Blinds 5,000/10,000/1,000)
Total Entries: 742
Players Remaining: 43


Paula Alibrandi and Esther Foley...last ladies remaining.

Players are about to take their second break of the day, and will be returning to play another two levels.  At the conclusion of the next pair of levels, those still left in the field will head on a (45) minute dinner break.  Of the (43) player that have made it to this stage of the tournament, two of them are women...Paula Alibrandi and Esther Foley.  Alibrandi started the day with 208,000, but has managed to find herself sitting with over 470,000...courtesy of a little luck against Maurice Hawkins.  Paula was all-in and at risk against Hawkins, holding Q♠ Q♣ against his A♣ K, but somehow managed to grab back the lead after a K♠ 8♠ 3♣ flop.  The turn and river brough Paula running spades, and she managed to continue trending up after that good fortune.

Esther Foley was in the bottom third of the chip counts when Day 2 play resumes, but she is now sitting with a top ten stack (770,000).  Esther is coming off a runner-up finish in the $300 No Limit Hold'em Ladies Event during the most recent SHRPO, and it seems as if her good run has continued through this event.

"April $100,000 GTD:" 55th-63rd Places ($742)

"April $100,000 GTD"
$360 No Limit Hold'em Deep Stack
Level 20 (Blinds 5,000/10,000/1,000)
Total Entries: 742
Players Remaining: 52

The following players have been eliminated from the $360 No Limit Hold'em Deep Stack ($100,000 GTD), and have cashed for $742:

55. Cesar Fuentes (Deerfield Beach, FL)
56. Myles German (Boca Raton, FL)
57. Domenic Piziferri (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)
58. Eduardo Christ (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)
59. Dorothy Courten-Plate (Oakland, FL)
60. Qasem Jamhour (Miami, FL)
61. Peter Fellows (Pembroke Pines, FL)
62. Gyorgy Cseke (Tamarac, FL)
63. Jeffrey Silverstein (Delray Beach, FL)

"April $100,000 GTD:" Miele Stacking In Ten-Stacks, Leading The Way

"April $100,000 GTD"
$360 No Limit Hold'em Deep Stack
Level 20 (Blinds 5,000/10,000/1,000)
Total Entries: 742
Players Remaining: 54


Angelo Miele (Hollywood, FL)

Poker players have long arranged their chips in different ways, with the most popular (in tournaments) option being in twenty-stacks.  They are then arranged in a line, a pyramid formation, some like to stack them in forty stacks...some messy, some neat and organized.  One of the more under utilized options is the ten-stacks, as they quickly take up room across the player's personal "surface area."  Angelo Meile (Hollywood, FL) has managed to fit his over 900,000 chip leading stack in ten-stacks in front of him.  It's a long reach to peer down at the cards when they are almost arms length away, but Miele is doing just fine with it.  He's one of a group that has gained some separation from the rest of the field:

Angelo Miele - 925,000
Steven Bennett - 750,000
Russell Williams - 630,000
Edward Novak - 560,000
David Inselberg - 560,000

"April $100,000 GTD:" 64th-72nd Places ($679)

"April $100,000 GTD"
$360 No Limit Hold'em Deep Stack
Level 20 (Blinds 5,000/10,000/1,000)
Total Entries: 742
Players Remaining: 57

The following players have been eliminated from the $360 No Limit Hold'em Deep Stack ($100,000 GTD), and have cashed for $679:

64. Nancy Birnbaum (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)
65. Aldring Gomez (Miami Beach, FL)
66. Todd Russell (Toronto, Canada)
67. Jaime Tran (Duluth, GA)
68. Anthony Ocampo (Miami, FL)
69. Jose Cabrera (Coral Springs, FL)
70. Giovanni Cantatore (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)
71. Robert Williams (Miami Gardens, FL)
72. Anthony Albano (Deerfield Beach, FL)