Monday, June 26, 2017

Monday, June 26th: Three-Way Chop, Duffy Tops, And The Monday Action Never Stops

ICYMI: At 12:00pm yesterday afternoon, the $150 No Limit Hold'em ($10,000 GTD) event kicked off the day's tournament action.  The $10,000 prize pool was comprised of (82) total entries, with eleven spots scheduled to reach the money.  The first player to place in the event would walk away with a $280 min-cash, while all eyes were on the $3,224 first place prize.  After the elimination of Duane Minerva in eleventh place, the players reconvened at the final table, with Willie Wiggins, Elliot Goldman, and Alan Saltzman the only "notables" remaining.  That means that some new names had the opportunity to record scores, like Matthew Paul (Delray Beach, FL), who ended up topping a three-way deal that ended the tournament.  Prior to yesterday's event, Matthew Paul had only one cash on his resume, a $302 finish from Event 10 of the 2017 Isle Poker Classic.  Paul earned $2,353 as his part of the deal, and would split the top three spots with Dai Lam and Lawrence Langsbard.

  1. Matthew Paul (Delray Beach, FL) $2,353
  2. Dai Lam (Margate, FL) $2,247
  3. Lawrence Langsbard (Hallandale, FL) $1,787
  4. Andrew Payson (Parkland, FL) $820
  5. Carlos Garcia (Miami, FL) $625
  6. Alfredo Guevara (Hialeah, FL) $500
  7. Willie Wiggins (Miramar, FL) $415
  8. Elliot Goldman (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) $350
  9. Alan Saltzman (Lantana, FL) $323
  10. Domenico Caruso (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) $300
The "Hard Stop, ICM Chop" event saw the final of three installments get underway at 6:00pm, and would attract a field of (30) entries.  Sunday night was "ladies' night" in terms of tournament poker, as the four-way chop that ended the tournament had only men's name on the payouts.  Karen Duffy (Delray Beach, FL), a tournament poker regular, earned the top spot and $750.
  1. Karen Duffy (Delray Beach, FL) $750
  2. Mauricio Garcia (Wellington, FL) $717
  3. Christine Colantuoni (Hypoluxo, FL) $530
  4. Denise Westerfield (Coconut Creek, FL) $503

Tournaments: There are two tournaments on the schedule to start the week, with the first beginning at 11:00am.  The $80 No Limit Hold'em w/ $10 Bounties tournament carries with it a $2,000 guarantee, and offers players an event structured to finish up in the late afternoon.  This event usually wraps up some time between 3:00-4:00pm, and most often gets chopped up.  While the field for the Monday afternoon event is on average between 20-30 entries, the new evening tournament in place sees upwards of 200-300 entries.  The $60 No Limit Hold'em ($12,000 GTD) had a home on Tuesdays (and Thursdays), but has since relocated to this time slot.  The tournament sees players sit down to starting stacks of 12,000 units, and playing (20) minutes throughout the entire event.


Promotions: Outside of the "standard high hand" promotion, there will be "Turbo High Hands" from 9:00am-12:00pm.  During that window of time, $100 will be awarded to the qualifying high hand every (10) minutes (rollovers apply).

11:00am - $80 No Limit Hold'em w/ $10 Bounties ($2,000 GTD)

- Players will begin with a 10,000 starting stack
- Late and re-entries for the first (8) levels
- Option player "add-on" at the end of Level 8 ($20 for 8,000 tournament chips), with 100% of the "add-on" going to the prize pool 
- Levels are (20) minutes in length

6:00pm - $60 No Limit Hold'em ($12,000 GTD)

- Players will begin with a 12,000 starting stack
- Late and re-entries for the first (8) levels
- Optional player "add-on" at the end of Level 8 ($20 for 8,000 tournament chips), with 100% of the "add-on" going to the prize pool
-  Levels are (20) minutes in length

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Sunday, June 25th: "No Chop Nightly," Barton Takes It Down...Sunday's Strong Slate

ICYMI: Yesterday's action began with the $100 No Limit Hold'em "Big Stack Turbo Bounty" ($3,000 GTD), an event that saw registration close with a total of (39) entries.  The $3,083 prize pool broke down in a fashion that had players earning a $113 min-cash, and first place taking home $610.  A total of seven spots were scheduled to get paid, and once the money was reached, action continued...and continued until there was a winner.  This was one of the first times in a while that the Saturday event wasn't chopped, with Frank Leister earning the outright win.

  1. Frank Leister (Deerfield Beach, FL) $610
  2. Jose Areol (Pompano Beach, FL) $409
  3. David Miller (Davie, FL) $300
  4. Jeffrey Turcotte (Boca Raton, FL) $276
  5. Thomas Hantakas (Deerfield Beach, FL) $216
  6. Howard Braver (Lake Worth, FL) $184
  7. Sara Azmi (Aventura, FL) $113
Last night's evening event was a "special" $120 No Limit Hold'em ($15,000 GTD), which attracted a field that well surpassed the guarantee (178 entries).  A total of (23) spots would reach the money in the tournament, with a min-cash taking home $152, and first place walking away with $4,155.  There were a handful of Isle Poker tournament notables to cash (short of the final table), including Irwin Block (12th place), Linzell Borders (16th place), Thomas Millward (19th place), and Renata Cela (23rd place).  There was a lot of money still to be decided at the final table, and just like the tournament earlier in the day, the deal-making would be left for another day.  Seasoned tournament players like Diane Linke, Robert Transue, and Russell Stampler, would all notch final table scores on their resumes...but the night would be all about Barton Taylor.  Taylor's (Hollywood, FL) best tournament cash coming into the day was $4,026, but things would change after taking home the $4,155 first place prize.
  1. Barton Taylor (Hollywood, FL) $4,155
  2. William More (Boynton Beach, FL) $2,783
  3. Diane Linke (Delray Beach, FL) $1,642
  4. Kenneth Amaez (Boca Raton, FL) $999
  5. Fedner Oralien (Lauderdale Lakes, FL) $771
  6. Robert Transue (N. Lauderhill, FL) $639
  7. Russell Stampler (Weston, FL) $545
  8. Gary Fitzgerald (Miami, FL) $479
  9. John Sailey (Lighthouse Point, FL) $415
  10. Jared Carter (Pompano Beach, FL) $352
Tournaments: After a little "break" on Father's Day, the Sunday tournament schedule sees two tournaments on the slate once again.  The action begins at 12:00pm, with a $150 No Limit Hold'em event, that carries with it a $10,000 guaranteed prize pool.  The structure is very player-friendly, with starting stacks of 20,000 units, and levels that are (25) minutes in length throughout.  Those players that bust just short of the money have a "second chance" at 6:00pm, as the cards get in the air for the third installment of the "Hard Stop, ICM Chop" event.  It's a tournament just like any other on the schedule, with the exception of one small wrinkle...the night will end at a specified point.  Those entering the tournament can be sure that the action will be done no later than 12:00-12:15am.  

Promotions: For a number of months, Sunday's high hand promotion has been of the "turbo" format, with $300 awarded every (15) minutes from 2:00pm-9:00pm (rollovers apply).  While that promotion is still in place this afternoon, there will be an extra six hours of "turbo" high hands, with $100 awarded every (10) minutes, from 8:00am-2:00pm (rollovers apply).  However you break it down, it's $600 worth of high hands up for grabs over the span of (13) hours.  Both tournaments are high hand eligible, adding even more appeal to the events.

12:00pm - $150 No Limit Hold'em ($10,000 GTD)

- Players will start with 20,000 in tournament chips
- Late and re-entries for the first (8) levels
- Alternates and late entries will start with a full stack
- Levels are (25) minutes

6:00pm - $100 No Limit Hold'em "Hard Stop, ICM Chop" ($2,500 GTD)

- Players will start with 16,000 in tournament chips
- Late and re-entries for the first (8) levels
- Alternates and late entries will start with a full stack
- Levels are (20) minutes
- At the end of Level 16, tables will be balanced and tournament will play (10) more hands, in hard-for-hand format.  Tables will be re-balanced after (5) hands.
- At the end of (10) hands, tournament play will end, and all remaining players will chop the prize pool using an ICM calculation.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Saturday, June 24th: Special $15,000 GTD Slides Into Saturday Night Slot

ICYMI: Friday night's have seen three different tournaments in the evening time slot this month, with yesterday being the first time a "repeat" was on the schedule.  The last time the $75 No Limit Hold'em ($5,000 GTD) was run (June 2nd), the tournament attracted a field of (98) entries.  Last night's installment cracked the century mark, and ended up with a total of (110) entries, of which fourteen would reach the money.  The posted first place prize would be just over $2,000, but the eventual winner of the event ended up walking out with $1,529.  Alfredo Gonzalez (Miami, FL) was the declared winner in a four-way chop, with Isle Poker regular Donald Gordon taking second, Fredrick Attias third, and Sam Costa rounding off the deal.  Over $4,500 remained of the $6,880 prize pool for the players to figure out how to split, and because of discrepancies in chop stacks, Gonzalez and Gordon received the lion's share of the prize money.

  1. Alfredo Gonzalez (Miami, FL) $1,529
  2. Donald Gordon (Boynton Beach, FL) $1,496
  3. Fredrick Attias (Boca Raton, FL) $785
  4. Sam Costa (Palm Beach Gardens, FL) $771
  5. Diana Bernal (West Palm Beach, FL) $385
  6. Anna Dikker (Morganville, NJ) $316
  7. Jairo Carillo (Pompano Beach, FL) $268
  8. Kenneth Cole (Lauderhill, FL) $234
  9. Jerrold Solov (Pompano Beach, FL) $206
  10. Thomas Labombarda (Tamarac, FL) $182
Tournaments: This Saturday morning starts off just like so many in the past, with the $100 No Limit Hold'em "Big Stack Turbo Bounty" ($3,000 GTD) starting at 11:00am.  The staple Saturday afternoon event sees players sitting down to starting stacks of 18,000 units, and playing (15) minutes throughout the event.  

The "special" event begins at 6:00pm, as the cards start flying in the $120 No Limit Hold'em ($15,000 GTD) tournament.  With a "mid-major" type structure, the event sees players sitting down to starting stacks of 25,000 units, and playing levels that start at (20) minutes, and transition to (25) minutes towards the later stages of the tournament.

Promotions: The high hand promotions take another "breather" today, between yesterday's (11) hours worth of "turbo" high hands, tomorrow's (7) hours of $300 high hands (awarded every 15 minutes).  The "standard high hand" procedure is in place, awarded prizes to qualifying high hands every (30) minutes (with rollovers).


11:00am - $100 No Limit Hold'em "Big Stack Turbo" w/ $25 Bounties ($3,000 GTD):

- Players will begin with a 18,000 starting stack
- Late and re-entries for the first (10) levels
- Option player "add-on" at the end of Level 10 ($25 for 10,000 tournament chips), with 100% of the "add-on" going to the prize pool 
- Levels are (15) minutes in length

6:00pm - $120 No Limit Hold'em ($15,000 GTD):

- Players will begin with a 25,000 starting stack
- Late and re-entries for the first (8) levels
- Alternates and late entries will enter with full stacks
- Levels 1-8 are (20) minutes in length, transitioning to (25) minutes Levels 9+

Friday, June 23, 2017

Friday, June 23rd: Fifteen Hours Of Bonus High Hands To Start The Weekend

ICYMI: Yesterday afternoon's $100 No Limit Hold'em "Monster Stack" ($3,000 GTD) was made up of (23) entries, and saw Vince LoBianco (Coconut Creek, FL) earn the top spot in a four-way deal.  The "win" would be LoBianco's first ever recorded tournament cash, worth just over $1,000.  Also part of the deal were Isle notables Stanton Drazen (Boynton Beach, FL) and Paul Effron (Coconut Creek, FL).

  1. Vince LoBianco (Coconut Creek, FL) $1,060
  2. David Campiglia (Margate, FL) $715
  3. Stanton Drazen (Boynton Beach, FL) $625
  4. Paul Effron (Coconut Creek, FL) $600
Wednesday night's $130 No Limit Hold'em tournament saw (94) entries make up the field that was battling it out for their share of a $10,000 prize pool.  A total of twelve spots were scheduled to get paid in the event, with a min-cash worth $250, and first place looking to take home $3,173.  There were many familiar names in the field, but once the money was reached, only a few of those notables remained.  Isle Poker "favorite" Luke Rosenberg (Parkland, FL) found himself listed in the payouts for the first time in a while, finishing in fifth place ($600).  Right after Rosenberg's elimination, the remaining four players began discussing a deal, and ended up agreeing to a chop.  Oleg Efremov (Oakland Park, FL) would be the "declared winner," and would follow in LoBianco's footsteps from earlier in the day, earning his first ever recorded cash.
  1. Oleg Efremov (Oakland Park, FL) $2,563
  2. Luis Pichardo (Davie, FL) $1,744
  3. Andrew Thompson (Bloomfield Hills, MI) $1,387
  4. Oscar Rodriguez (Miami, FL) $1,354
  5. Luke Rosenberg (Parkland, FL) $600
  6. Justin Meiler (Parkland, FL) $475
  7. Austin Rosen (Coral Springs, FL) $400
  8. Martin Jorgensen (Pompano Beach, FL) $350
  9. Michael McIntosh (Coral Springs, FL) $317
  10. David Kahan (Boca Raton, FL) $290
Tournaments: There is one tournament on the schedule today, an evening event that begins at 6:00pm ($75 No Limit Hold'em $5,000 GTD).  The tournament's structure offers players a starting stack of 15,000 units, and levels of (20) minutes throughout the event.  

Promotions: The weekend kicks off with a day that's full of bonus high hands, starting the moment the doors open.  From 9:00am-12:00pm, $100 will be awarded every (10) minutes to qualifying high hands, with rollovers.  This promotion is very exciting, as we've seen rollovers that are worth between $500-$1,000 on a consistent basis.  

That period is followed by some "richer" high hands, with $250 awarded every (20) minutes from 12:00pm-4:00pm, and $500 awarded every (20) minutes from 4:00pm-12:00am.  Rollovers apply with this promotion as well, but with so many tables in play, it's not something that happens as often.


6:00pm - $75 No Limit Hold'em ($5,000 GTD)

- Players will begin with a 15,000 starting stack
- Late and re-entries for the first (8) levels
- Alternates and late entries will receive full stacks
- Levels are (20) minutes in length throughout

Thursday, June 22, 2017

ICYMI: "Spin To Win" Money Wheel Results (June 21st)



From 12:00pm-11:00pm yesterday, the "Spin To Win" high hand promotion was running, one of the most popular poker promotions you'll find in the state (as well as one of the richest).  The player with the "winning" high hand from each half hour is awarded an opportunity to spin the "money wheel," which sits located in the "stage area" of the poker room, closest to the cashier.  There are over (70) different slots on the wheel, all with different monetary amounts.  The "major" amounts that can be won are $1,000, $2,000, $3,000, and $5,000.  If (and only if) the high hand that qualifies is a royal flush, the $5,000 "Jackpot" slice is worth $25,000.  Posted below are all of the results from yesterday's promotion (along with the game the player was playing):

12:30pm: $300 (1/2 NLH)
1:00pm: $375 (2/5 NLH)
1:30pm: $400 (1/2 NLH)
2:00pm: $200 (2/5 NLH)
2:30pm: $550 (1/2 NLH)
3:00pm: $3,000 (2/2 LHE)
3:30pm: $475 (1/2 NLH)
4:00pm: $425 (1/2 NLH)
4:30pm: $525 (2/5 NLH)
5:00pm: $425 (2/4 LHE)
5:30pm: $275 (1/2 NLH)
6:00pm: $750 (1/2 NLH)
6:30pm: $200 (MTT)
7:00pm: $250 (MTT)
7:30pm: $500 (1/2 NLH)
8:00pm: $625 (2/4 LHE)
8:30pm: $450 (MTT)
9:00pm: $400 (1/2 NLH)
9:30pm: $200 (1/2 NLH)
10:00pm: $225 (MTT)
10:30pm: $400 (2/5 NLH)
11:00pm: $450 (1/2 NLH)

Over the course of the eleven hour promotion, a total of $11,400 was awarded to players who spun the wheel.  The players to spin the wheel came from a wide array of cash games, as well as four spins from players in tournaments.  There was one "jackpot" hit yesterday, with a $3,000 winner from one of the smaller limit hold'em games that run so often during the afternoons.

Thursday, June 22nd: Collins And Corbett Head Tournament Chops, $20,000 GTD Sure To Attract Once Again

ICYMI: Yesterday's tournament action started at 11:00am with the $100 No Limit Hold'em "Monster Stack," an event that carries with it a $3,000 guaranteed prize pool.  A total of (33) entries made up that $3,000 pool, with a total of five spots scheduled to get paid.  A min-cash in the tournament would earn $240, with the posted first place prize $1,230.  The word "scheduled" is used because of the frequency of chops in these daily tournaments, with Wednesday's afternoon event following suit.  The players made a deal once the money was reached, with Brad Collins (Greenacres, FL) taking home $704 for first place.

  1. Brad Collins (Greenacres, FL) $704
  2. Stanton Drazen (Boynton Beach, FL) $677
  3. Michael Dotson (Jupiter, FL) $618
  4. Brian Haines (Southwest Ranches, FL) $583
  5. David Billa (Plantation, FL) $418
Last night's tournament, which got underway at 6:00pm, was the $60 No Limit Hold'em ($10,000 GTD).  Once registration closed, there were (155) entries in the event, with an official prize pool of $10,000.  Of those in the field when Level 9 began (about 80 players), only twenty of them would be walking away with a recorded cash from the event.  Robert Peoples (Coral Springs, FL) was the first player to head to the payout podium (for the $140 min-cash), and would be followed by the likes of Edgard Mendes (18th place), Michael Gutterman (16th place), and Dale Berman (11th place).  The final table was reached just before midnight, and after two eliminations, players would agree to an eight-way deal.
  1. Michael Corbett (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) $1,436
  2. Domenico Barilla (Deerfield Beach, FL) $1,207
  3. Robert Rotterman (Deerfield Beach, FL) $1,198
  4. Richard Velasco (North Miami, FL) $970
  5. Peter Feld (Hollywood, FL) $843
  6. Jeffrey Herman (Pembroke Pines, FL) $755
  7. Luis Guarda (Coral Springs, FL) $612
  8. Brett Hamburger (Delray Beach, FL) $603
Tournaments: Two tournaments make up the "daily" schedule today, with the $100 No Limit Hold'em "Monster Stack" ($3,000 GTD) getting underway at 11:00am.  The day's headliner comes at 6:00pm though, when the cards get in the air for the $130 No Limit Hold'em ($10,000 GTD).

Promotions: The "Limit Hold'em Early Bird" promotion has been a staple on Thursday's, giving the room a little "break" from the high hand madness that is the "Spin To Win" promotion.  This afternoon sees an addition to the promotional calendar, with "Turbo High Hands" awarded from 12:00pm-4:00pm, and then 7:00pm-11:00pm. High hands will be awarded every (15) minutes, with those qualifying winners taking home $300 (rollovers apply).


11:00am - $100 No Limit Hold'em ($3,000 GTD)

- Players start with 25,000 in tournament chips
- Late and re-entries for the first (8) levels
- Alternates and late entries will start with a full stack
- Level will last (20) minutes throughout the event

6:00pm - $130 No Limit Hold'em ($10,000 GTD)

- Players will begin with a 16,000 starting stack
- Late and re-entries for the first (8) levels
- Alternates and late entries will receive full stacks
- Levels are (20) minutes in length throughout

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Wednesday, June 21st: Big Payouts In The $20,000 GTD, "Spin To Win" And $10,000 GTD Headline Schedule

ICYMI: "Tournament Tuesday" once again lived up to it's name, as both events cruised past their posted guarantees.  The $100 No Limit Hold'em "Monster Stack" ($3,000 GTD) saw registration close with a total of (53) entries, and an official prize pool of $4,081.  There were five spots that were scheduled to get paid, but as the final table played out, discussions of a deal began with seven players remaining.  The numbers sounded good to everyone in the group, and the tournament would conclude with a seven-way chop (results listed below).

  1. James Ensign (North Miami Beach, FL) $882
  2. Michael Dotson (Jupiter, FL) $872
  3. Vincent Trupia (Jupiter, FL) $867
  4. George Tardugno (Weston, FL) $537
  5. Christopher Zito (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) $494
  6. Alan Dobrow (Melville, NY) $245
  7. Carl Handwerker (Pompano Beach, FL) $184
The evening event hosted another massive field, as the $130 No Limit Hold'em ($20,000 GTD) ended up with a total of (231) entries, and a prize pool of $22,407.  A min-cash in the tournament would earn players $155, but it was the $5,283 first place prize that everyone had their eyes on.  As the money was reached, and action played down to the final table, numerous Isle Poker notables earned themselves another tournament cash (Michael Gutterman, Changfei Cui, Chad Millward, Lisa Teebagy, Guillermo Irving, Peter Fellows, and Tom Gity).  Those players fell short of the final table, which actually played down to three-handed action.  With such large payouts up top, this particular tournament usually gets chopped five or six-handed (at the least).  The discrepancy between stack sizes didn't allow such a big chop last night, but things would eventually end in a three-way deal (with results listed below).
  1. Julian Wohlgemuth (Boynton Beach, FL) $4,482
  2. Karen Duffy (Delray Beach, FL) $3,969
  3. Arthur Rodriguez (Pembroke Pines, FL) $2,837
  4. Alan Dobrow (Melville, NY) $1,397
  5. Tuan Pham (West Palm Beach, FL) $1,079
  6. Perla Ojeda (Miami, FL) $894
  7. Melissa Mancini (Oakland Park, FL) $762
  8. Maxim Bejelos (Boca Raton, FL) $650
  9. Bradford Greely (Lake Worth, FL) $528
  10. Justin Danzansky (Deerfield Beach, FL) $461
Tournaments: Today's tournament slate has two events, the first of which begins at 11:00am ($100 No Limit Hold'em "Monster Stack" ($3,000 GTD).  The tournament structure has players sitting down to starting stacks of 25,000 units, and playing (20) minute levels throughout the afternoon.  The "Monster Stack" is then followed by the $60 No Limit Hold'em ($10,000 GTD).  Also one of the more popular events with the players, the $10,000 guaranteed tournament boasts a structure with 12,000 starting stacks, and (20) minute levels.


Promotions: The high hand promotions are in full swing from the moment the doors open this morning, with the "Turbo High Hands" ($100 awarded every 10 minutes from 9:00am-12:00pm, with rollovers) distributing money at a rapid pace.  The transition at 12:00pm begins the "Spin To Win" promotion, which awarded over $11,000 in promotional prize money last week (over a span of eleven hours).  It's the high hand promotion that makes all others jealous, and affords those that have a qualifying high hand (awarded every 30 minutes), an opportunity to spin the ever-popular "Money Wheel."  The total amount awarded...along with hourly breakdown, will be published tomorrow afternoon, here on the blog.

11:00am - $100 No Limit Hold'em ($3,000 GTD)

- Players start with 25,000 in tournament chips
- Late and re-entries for the first (8) levels
- Alternates and late entries will start with a full stack
- Level will last (20) minutes throughout the event

6:00pm - $60 No Limit Hold'em ($10,000 GTD)

- Players will begin with a 12,000 starting stack
- Late and re-entries for the first (8) levels
- Optional player "add-on" at the end of Level 8 ($20 for 8,000 tournament chips), with 100% of the "add-on" going to the prize pool
-  Levels are (20) minutes in length

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

ICYMI: 2017 Florida State Poker Championships Official Schedule Released!!


2017 Florida State Poker Championship Tournament Schedule

June 20, 2017 - The Isle Casino Poker Room at Pompano Beach released the official schedule for the 2017 Florida State Poker Championships, which includes of $1,100,000 in guaranteed tournaments.

The series runs from July 5th through July 31st, and features a $1,500 buy-in ($500,000 guaranteed prize pool) Championship Event starting on July 27th.  The FSPC Championship Event has three starting flights (July 27th, July 28th, and July 29th), and concludes on Monday, July 31st.

The action kicks off with the $175 No Limit Hold'em opening event on July 5th, a tournament that carries with it a $100,000 guarantee.  This event has eight starting flights, and a player-friendly structure offering starting stacks of 20,000 units, and (25) minute levels throughout the tournament.  The event will finish on July 9th, as Day 2 action plays down to a winner.

Also among the Florida State Poker Championship's (22) tournament schedule are the $175 buy-in Seniors' Championship, the $175 buy-in Ladies' Championship, the $360 No Limit Hold'em ($150,000 guaranteed prize pool), and the $1,100 No Limit Hold'em ($150,000 guaranteed prize pool) event.

There will be satellites to Event 7 ($360 NLH), Event 14 ($1,100 NLH), and the $1,500 Championship Event, with a full list of tournaments and structure sheets found at the 2017 FSPC booklet.

Tuesday, June 20th: Block And Dungo Chop The $8,000 GTD, $20,000 GTD On Tap For This Evening

ICYMI: The first event on yesterday's schedule was the $80 No Limit Hold'em w/ $10 Bounties ($2,000 GTD), which began at 11:00am.  The field was comprised of (19) entries, with the $2,000 prize pool offering up $905 for first place.  There were three spots scheduled to get paid in the event, but once action reach four-handed, players decided to add a fourth pay spot, and a deal was agreed upon.

  1. David Campinglia (Margate, FL) $569
  2. Brian Haines (Southwest Ranches, FL) $537
  3. John Reslow (Delray Beach, FL) $395
  4. Lorenzo Bullard (Pompano Beach, FL) $309
At 6:00pm, the $40 No Limit Hold'em ($8,000 GTD) got underway, and it was clear from the moment that the cards got in the air, that the guarantee was never as risk.  A total of (294) entries made up the field, along with a prize pool of $9,698.  The large field would payout (37) spots, with a min-cash worth $59, and first place scheduled to get $2,133.  John Reslow (Delray Beach, FL) would cash in his second event of the day (34th Place - $66), joining the likes of Daniel Cruz, Elias Nassif, Omar Sader, David Licht, and Garrick Young (all players to cash, but fall short of the final table).  The final table action would continue late into the night, with some notables names vying for the event's title (Lisa Teebagy, Michele Milker, and Danilo Parada).  In the end though, it would be Irwin Block (Deerfield Beach, FL) and Allan Dungo (Dania Beach, FL) chopping the tournament heads-up.
  1. Irwin Block (Deerfield Beach, FL) $1,818
  2. Allan Dungo (Dania Beach, FL) $1,818
  3. Danilo Parada (Oakland Park, FL) $967
  4. Lamar Brown (Pompano Beach, FL) $604
  5. Michael Corbet (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) $466
  6. Joshua Poiner (Weston, FL) $386
  7. Michele Milker (Delray Beach, FL) $324
  8. Lisa Teebagy (Lighthouse Point, FL) $267
  9. Ebony Johnson (Plantation, FL) $214
  10. Jeffrey Dodson (Atlanta, GA) $181
Tournaments: "Tournament Tuesday" returns with two of the most popular "daily" events on today's schedule.  The first event, which begins at 11:00am, is the $100 No Limit Hold'em "Monster Stack" ($3,000 GTD).  This tournament offers players a structure with 25,000 unit starting stacks and (20) minute levels.  That event is followed at 6:00pm by the $130 No Limit Hold'em ($20,000 GTD), a tournament that crushes the guarantee each and every time.  The nightly's structure sees players sitting down to starting stacks of 16,000 units, and playing (20) minute levels throughout.


Promotions: Outside of what we like to refer to as the "standard high hand" promotion, today's promotion calendar feature the "Early Bird Limit Hold'em" special.  This promotion sees those players, only playing limit hold'em, earn money for each full house they have (it's required that the hand also wins the pot).  Those playing 2/2 LHE will earn $20 for each full house, while those playing 2/4 LHE will earn $40 for each full house.

11:00am - $100 No Limit Hold'em ($3,000 GTD)

- Players start with 25,000 in tournament chips
- Late and re-entries for the first (8) levels
- Alternates and late entries will start with a full stack
- Level will last (20) minutes throughout the event

6:00pm - $130 No Limit Hold'em ($20,000 GTD)

- Players will begin with a 16,000 starting stack
- Late and re-entries for the first (8) levels
- Alternates and late entries will receive full stacks
- Levels are (20) minutes in length throughout

Monday, June 19, 2017

Monday, June 19th: Final Full Week Of June Starts With A Full Slate

ICYMI: Yesterday's tournament action was on the "lighter" side, as most players were with their families celebrating Father's Day (which is the reason there was no guarantee on the event).  The $150 No Limit Hold'em tournament saw registration close with (16) entries, and a prize pool of $1,840.  Three spots were scheduled to get paid, and once players reached the money, the trio agreed to a fairly even chop.  Peter Odiot (Hollywood, FL) would be the "declared winner," and would earn just one dollar more than his fellow competitors.  

  1. Peter Odiot (Hollywood, FL) $614
  2. Alan Saltzman (Lantana, FL) $613
  3. Maikel Reeder (Amsterdam, Netherlands) $613
Tournaments: There are two tournaments on the schedule to start the week, with the first beginning at 11:00am.  The $80 No Limit Hold'em w/ $10 Bounties tournament carries with it a $2,000 guarantee, and offers players an event structured to finish up in the late afternoon.  This event usually wraps up some time between 3:00-4:00pm, and most often gets chopped up.  While the field for the Monday afternoon event is on average between 20-30 entries, the new evening tournament in place sees upwards of 200-300 entries.  The $40 No Limit Hold'em ($8,000 GTD) had a home on Tuesdays, but has since relocated to this time slot.  The tournament sees players sit down to starting stacks of 12,000 units, and playing (20) minutes throughout the entire event.


Promotions: Outside of the "standard high hand" promotion, there will be "Turbo High Hands" from 9:00am-12:00pm.  During that window of time, $100 will be awarded to the qualifying high hand every (10) minutes (rollovers apply).

11:00am - $80 No Limit Hold'em w/ $10 Bounties ($2,000 GTD)

- Players will begin with a 10,000 starting stack
- Late and re-entries for the first (8) levels
- Option player "add-on" at the end of Level 8 ($20 for 8,000 tournament chips), with 100% of the "add-on" going to the prize pool 
- Levels are (20) minutes in length

6:00pm - $40 No Limit Hold'em ($8,000 GTD)

- Players will begin with a 12,000 starting stack
- Late and re-entries for the first (8) levels
- Optional player "add-on" at the end of Level 8 ($20 for 8,000 tournament chips), with 100% of the "add-on" going to the prize pool
-  Levels are (20) minutes in length

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Sunday, June 18th: Saturday Story-lines, Happy Father's Day To All The Dads!!

ICYMI: Yesterday's tournament action began at 11:00am, with the $100 No Limit Hold'em "Big Stack Turbo Bounty," an event with a $3,000 guaranteed prize pool.  A field of (33) total entries made up the prize pool ($2,175 prize pool and $825 bounty pool).  Five players would reach the money in the event, and once action reached that point, the play continued on.  It's wasn't until Zakaraya Wolgamott and John Reslow were heads-up, that discussions of a chop ensued.  A deal would eventually be struck between the two players, with the "Gentle Giant" (Wolgamott) receiving first place honors (and first place money).

  1. Zakaraya Wolgamott (Columbus, OH) $750
  2. John Reslow (Delray Beach, FL) $686
  3. Jeff Zwerin (Naples, FL) $326
  4. Robert Zwerin (Naples, FL) $239
  5. Phillip Tuttle (Delray Beach, FL) $174
For the second time in the month of June, the Saturday evening tournament slot would be filled by the $120 No Limit Hold'em ($8,000 GTD) event.  The field was comprised of (113) total entries, which equated to prize pool just over $9,600.  There were (15) places scheduled to be paid, with a min-cash in the tournament worth $216, and $2,833 up top.  Some familiar names that reached the money (but fell short of the final table), were Linzell Borders (Tamarac, FL) and Gary Fitzgerald (Miami, FL).  The final table hosted some notable players as well, and the eventually became pieces of what would be a ten-way chop.  Sharon Pickard (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) earned her first ever "tournament win," and would almost match her career (recorded) earnings with this one cash.
  1. Sharon Pickard (Ft. Lauaderdale, FL) $1,289
  2. Tina Tellone (Sunrise, FL) $1,000
  3. David Aronson (Hallandale, FL) $914
  4. David Kahan (Boca Raton, FL) $904
  5. Derek Felbinger (Boca Raton, FL) $861
  6. Elliot Goldman (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) $783
  7. Michael Dotson (Jupiter, FL) $750
  8. Hosney Boutros (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) $743
  9. Fausto Terisgni (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) $674
  10. Alain Alvarado (Miami, FL) $539
Tournaments: With today being Father's Day, there is only one tournament on the daily schedule, a $150 No Limit Hold'em event that begins at 12:00pm.  Players in the event sit down to starting stacks of 20,000 units, and will be playing (25) minutes throughout.

Promotions: For a number of months, Sunday's high hand promotion has been of the "turbo" format, with $300 awarded every (15) minutes from 2:00pm-9:00pm (rollovers apply).  While that promotion is still in place this afternoon, there will be an extra six hours of "turbo" high hands, with $100 awarded every (10) minutes, from 8:00am-2:00pm (rollovers apply).  However you break it down, it's $600 worth of high hands up for grabs over the span of (13) hours.  Both tournaments are high hand eligible, adding even more appeal to the events.


12:00pm - $150 No Limit Hold'em

- Players will start with 20,000 in tournament chips
- Late and re-entries for the first (8) levels
- Alternates and late entries will start with a full stack
- Levels are (25) minutes

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Saturday, June 17th: Rodriguez Tops Inaugural "Last Longer Bounty," "Spin To Win" Returns To Weekend

ICYMI: Last night's $150 No Limit Hold'em "Last Longer Bounty" ($8,000 GTD) had a field that was comprised of (56) total entries.  The overall sentiment from the players was very positive, as a new dynamic was introduced to an otherwise "untouched" game.  Even those that didn't reach the money (seven spots paid out) received a portion of the $2,750 in "bounties" that were awarded.  There were two "goal marks" that were designated to get a bounty, when the field reached 30% of total entries, and 20% of total entries.  After both of those points were reached, players focused on the real money at stack, with the money bubble bursting just before 11:30pm.  Nicholas Persad (Coconut Creek, FL) would be the first player to cash (in seventh place), and he would be followed by Alex Meadow and Albert Barney (in sixth and fifth respectively).  The discussion of deal then began with players four-handed, and after just a few moments, a chop would be agreed to. 

  1. Rafael Rodriguez (Columbia) $1,300
  2. Steve Moreno (Miami, FL) $1,100
  3. Jared Carter (Pompano Beach, FL) $1,000
  4. Bryan Hurdle (Delray Beach, FL) $905
  5. Albert Barney (Pompano Beach, FL) $394
  6. Alex Meadow (Boca Raton, FL) $315
  7. Nicholas Persad (Coconut Creek, FL) $236

Tournaments: Two tournaments make up the day's schedule, both of which are "high hand eligible," which is a big deal, considering that they are worth a money wheel spin from 12:00pm-11:00pm.  The $100 No Limit Hold'em "Big Stack Turbo Bounty" ($3,000 GTD) gets underway at 11:00am (18,000 starting stack and 15 minute levels), followed by the $120 No Limit Hold'em ($8,000 GTD) at 6:00pm (25,000 starting stack, and 20/25 minute levels).

Promotions: The "standard" high hand promotions are in place for a good portion of the day/night, but the window from 12:00pm-11:00pm is what most all of the players have circled.  Players that have the qualifying high hand each hour during that time period will earn the opportunity to spin the money wheel.  This Wednesday promotion is returning to the weekend for the first time in a while, which should bring out the crowds.


10:00am - $100 No Limit Hold'em "Big Stack Turbo" w/ $25 Bounties ($3,000 GTD):

- Players will begin with a 18,000 starting stack
- Late and re-entries for the first (10) levels
- Option player "add-on" at the end of Level 10 ($25 for 10,000 tournament chips), with 100% of the "add-on" going to the prize pool 
- Levels are (15) minutes in length

6:00pm - $120 No Limit Hold'em ($8,000 GTD):

- Players will begin with a 25,000 starting stack
- Late and re-entries for the first (8) levels
- Alternates and late entries will enter with full stacks
- Levels 1-8 are (20) minutes in length, transitioning to (25) minutes Levels 9+

Friday, June 16, 2017

Friday, June 16th: Palacio Bests Massive Field In $20,000 GTD, "Last Longer Bounty" Makes Its' First Run

ICYMI: Thursday's action got underway at 11:00am, as the cards began flying in the $100 No Limit Hold'em "Monster Stack" ($3,000 GTD).  The "intimate" field was made up of (26) entries, with the $3,000 prize pool yielding a first place prize over $1,200.  The "afternoon" player pool is comprised of a group that is very familiar with each other, so it should come as no surprise that the tournament ended in a multi-way chop.  The final five players decided to make a deal, with just over $200 separating first and fifth place.

  1. Michael Spadafore (Coconut Creek, FL) $668
  2. Vincent Lo Bianco (Coconut Creek, FL) $663
  3. Francois Gagne (Hillsboro Beach, FL) $625
  4. Patrick Chin (Coral Springs, FL) $582
  5. Stacy Thomas (Jupiter, FL) $462
There was another scenario to play out yesterday that should come as no surprise...the $130 No Limit Hold'em ($20,000 GTD) just crushing the number.  This event has quickly become one of the "fan favorites," and once the registration window closed last night, a total of (260) entries were in the field.  The prize pool officially closed at $25,220, with a min-cash in the event worth $173, and the eventual winner scheduled to get $5,743.  There were numerous notables players to cash the tournament short of the final table, including Patrick Chin (Coral Springs, FL), who had also finished in fourth place earlier in the day (in the $100 NLH "Monster Stack").  Chin would earn $227 for his 22nd place finish, bringing his days total over $800.  The final table continued play until six players remained, at which point an ICM chop was agreed to, with Pedro Palacio (Delray Beach, FL) taking home $3,810 for first place.
  1. Pedro Palacio (Delray Beach, FL) $3,810
  2. Cherie Thoman (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) $3,130
  3. Craig Stern (Aventura, FL) $2,426
  4. Steve Raemen (Pompano Beach, FL) $2,415
  5. Marie Fisher (Cooper City, FL) $2,267
  6. Robert Transue (North Lauderdale, FL) $2,113
Tournaments: Tonight marks the initial running of another special tournament, with the "Last Longer Bounty" starting at 6:00pm.  The event is a $150 buy-in No Limit Hold'em tournament ($8,000 GTD), with a little "addition" to the structure.  Players sit down to starting stacks of 16,000 units, and play (25) minute levels throughout the event.  There are three "steps" to reach that see everyone remaining in the field earn money.  When 50% of the field remains, the clock will be paused for a brief moment, while the players receive a $25 "bounty."  That procedure will then occur at two more "goal points," which are predetermined on the structure sheet.  It's an interesting new dynamic added, and gives players something "fresh" to work with on the tournament schedule.

Promotions: From the moment the doors to the poker room open at 9:00am, the high hand promotions begin this Friday. From 9:00am-12:00pm, qualifying high hands will be awarded $100 every (10) minutes.  These "turbo high hands" usually see four or five rollovers in a row, making this one of the more exciting promotions for the players who are in the room "early."  The promotion then transitions to $250 every (20) minutes (from 12:00pm-4:00pm), followed by another jump from 4:00pm-12:00am.  That last jump sees those with the qualifying high hand earn $500, with rollovers applying throughout both time periods.

6:00pm - $150 No Limit Hold'em "Last Longer Bounty" ($8,000 GTD)

- Players will begin with a 16,000 starting stack
- Late and re-entries for the first (8) levels
- Alternates and late entries will receive full stacks

- Levels are (25) minutes in length throughout
- Players remaining at the following point will receive a designated bounty (When 50% of total entries remain - $25, when 30% of total entries remain - $50, and when 20% of total entries remain - $100)

Thursday, June 15, 2017

ICYMI: "Spin To Win" Money Wheel Results (June 14th)



From 12:00pm-11:00pm yesterday, the "Spin To Win" high hand promotion was running, one of the most popular poker promotions you'll find in the state (as well as one of the richest).  The player with the "winning" high hand from each half hour is awarded an opportunity to spin the "money wheel," which sits located in the "stage area" of the poker room, closest to the cashier.  There are over (70) different slots on the wheel, all with different monetary amounts.  The "major" amounts that can be won are $1,000, $2,000, $3,000, and $5,000.  If (and only if) the high hand that qualifies is a royal flush, the $5,000 "Jackpot' slice is worth $25,000.  Posted below are all of the results from yesterday's promotion (along with the game the player was playing):

12:30pm: $1,000 (MTT)
1:00pm: $3,000 (10/20 Mixed Games)
1:30pm: $550 (1/2 NLH)
2:00pm: $300 (1/2 NLH)
2:30pm: $325 (2/5 NLH)
3:00pm: $475 (2/5 NLH)
3:30pm: $400 (1/2 NLH)
4:00pm: $400 (2/2 LHE)
4:30pm: $300 (2/4 LHE)
5:00pm: $475 (2/2 LHE)
5:30pm: $675 (2/5 NLH)
6:00pm: $750 (1/2 NLH)
6:30pm: $525 (10/20 Mixed Games)
7:00pm: $525 (MTT)
7:30pm: $425 (1/2 NLH)
8:00pm: $450 (2/5 NLH)
8:30pm: $450 (1/2 NLH)
9:00pm: $350 (MTT)
9:30pm: $400 (2/5 NLH)
10:00pm: $499 (2/2 LHE) *Royal Spin*
10:30pm: $225 (2/4 LHE)
11:00pm: $250 (2/4 LHE)

Over the course of the eleven hour promotion, a total of $12,749 was awarded to players who spun the wheel.  The players to spin the wheel came from a wide array of cash games, as well as three spins from players in tournaments. The day started off super strong, with two jackpot sized spins, for $1,000 and $3,000 respectively.  There was one "Royal Spin" yesterday, but it did not yield the $25,000 jackpot prize.

Thursday, June 15th: Elvis (Miller) Was King Last Night, $20,000 GTD "Nightly" Headlines Schedule

ICMYI: Players seem to be liking the addition of an afternoon tournament on Wednesday's, as the $100 No Limit Hold'em "Monster Stack" surpassed the $3,000 guarantee once again.  Yesterday's field was comprised of (42) entries, piecing together an official prize pool of $3,234.  Six places were scheduled to be paid in the tournament, with all eyes on the $1,261 first place prize.  Tournament regulars like Joseph Mancuso, Brian Haines, and Stacy Thomas all notched cashes for their resume, but it would be two "newer" names topping the field.  Matthew Suffoletto (Boca Raton, FL) and Christopher Zito (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) found themselves heads-up, and fairly even in chips, so they decided to make a deal right there.

  1. Matthew Suffoletto (Boca Raton, FL) $1,003
  2. Christopher Zito (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) $1,002
  3. Joseph Ritzie (Hamilton, OH) $453
  4. Brian Haines (Southwest Ranches, FL) $323
  5. Joseph Mancuso (Deerfield Beach, FL) $259
  6. Stacy Thomas (Jupiter, FL) $194
The $60 No Limit Hold'em ($10,000 GTD) is getting comfortable in it's new Wednesday evening spot, with (148) total entries making up last night's installment.  The $10,000 prize pool would be broken down into (19) pay spots, with a min-cash earning $150, and first place taking home $2,760.  This tournament normally wraps up somewhere around 1:30-2:00am, but last night was the exception.  Once players took their seats at the ten-handed final table, discussions of a deal immediately started.  After breaking down the numbers, the remaining players agreed to a chop, with Elvis Miller (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) earning (what looks to be) his first ever tournament win.  The breakdown of final table payouts are as followed:
  1. Elvis Miller (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) $1,065
  2. Hector Pacheco (Davie, FL) $998
  3. Henry Rogers (Sunrise, FL) $960
  4. Sam Costa (Palm Beach Gardens, FL) $951
  5. Arthur Meliksetian (Boca Raton, FL) $908
  6. Dennis Hoffer (New Columbia, PA) $743
  7. David Cohen (Davie, FL) $743
  8. David Licht (New York, NY) $683
  9. Paula Abend (Delray Beach, FL) $638
  10. Edgard Mendes (Deerfield Beach, FL) $541
Tournaments: Two tournaments make up the "daily" schedule today, with the $100 No Limit Hold'em "Monster Stack" ($3,000 GTD) getting underway at 11:00am.  The day's headliner comes at 6:00pm though, when the cards get in the air for the $130 No Limit Hold'em ($20,000 GTD).  Since appearing on the tournament calendar, this event has consistently drawn large fields, and even larger payouts.  Players sit down to 16,000 unit starting stacks for this event, and play (20) minute levels throughout the evening.  Edward Rappa (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) took first place in this same tournament last Tuesday, and ended up walking away with $3,585 as part of a five-way deal.


Promotions: Today's "special" promotion (outside of the standard high hands), is the Limit Hold'em Early Bird, in which the first (50) full houses (in a limit hold'em game) are paid the minimum buy-in for the designated game.  Those players in the 2/2 LHE game will receive $20 for each "winning" full house (or better), while those in 2/4 LHE will receive $40.



11:00am - $100 No Limit Hold'em ($3,000 GTD)

- Players start with 25,000 in tournament chips
- Late and re-entries for the first (8) levels
- Alternates and late entries will start with a full stack
- Level will last (20) minutes throughout the event

6:00pm - $130 No Limit Hold'em ($20,000 GTD)

- Players will begin with a 16,000 starting stack
- Late and re-entries for the first (8) levels
- Alternates and late entries will receive full stacks
- Levels are (20) minutes in length throughout

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

"Week In Review:" Official Daily Tournament Results (June 5th-11th)

Monday, June 5th started off like many Mondays of the past, but things were a little different in the evening.  The introduction of the $40 No Limit Hold'em ($8,000 GTD) to the night's time slot went off without a hitch, as the guarantee was surpassed by almost $750.  The tournament's final table included numerous notables players (Edgard Mendes, Karin Powsner, Markus Petteway, Michele Milker), but it would be Shamir Patel and Richard Scmitt topping the list (with a heads-up chop).

$80 No Limit Hold'em w/ $10 Bounties ($2,000 GTD)
Total Entries: 27
Total Prize Pool: $1,730 ($270 Bounty Pool)
  1. Morris Heider (Boca Raton, FL) $665
  2. Brian Haines (Southwest Ranches, FL) $328
  3. Paul Efron (Coconut Creek, FL) $265
  4. Angelo Castaldi (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) $258
  5. Todd Kasten (Boynton Beach, FL) $214
$40 No Limit Hold'em ($8,000 GTD)
Total Entries: 269
Total Prize Pool: $8,743
  1. Shamir Patel (Boca Raton, FL) $1,119
  2. Richard Scmitt (Tamarac, FL) $1,063
  3. Edgard Mendes (Deerfield Beach, FL) $690
  4. Karin Powsner (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) $643
  5. John Reslow (Delray Beach, FL) $613
  6. Michael Corbett (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) $570
  7. Markus Petteway (Pompano Beach, FL) $515
  8. Michele Milker (Delray Beach, FL) $460
  9. Michael Rayner (Deerfield Beach, FL) $438
  10. Jose Moscatel (Sunny Isles Beach, FL) $362
  11. Robert Slater, Jr. (Boynton Beach, FL) $166
  12. Scott Krautman (Boca Raton, FL) $166
  13. Ursula Buffa (Pompano Beach, FL) $142
  14. Andrew McDonald (Islamorada, FL) $142
  15. Kevin Marsh (Indianapolis, IN) $142
  16. David Esquijarosa (Miami, FL) $119
  17. Hari Sukhu (Miramar, FL) $119
  18. Peter Bejusca (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) $119
  19. Elizabeth Hagensick (Boca Raton, FL) $98
  20. Jason Young (Delray Beach, FL) $98
  21. Andres Rodriguez (Miami, FL) $98
  22. R.M. Spadafore (Boynton Beach, FL) $79
  23. Koreen Ford (Boca Raton, FL) $79
  24. John St. Louis (N. Lauderdale, FL) $79
  25. Julian Alvarado (Deerfield Beach, FL) $68
  26. Anthony Gallo (Tallahassee, FL) $68
  27. Paul Behthel (Miami, FL) $68
  28. Richard Fortunato (Deerfield Beach, FL) $60
  29. Gail Lutin (Boca Raton, FL) $60
  30. Fabrice Mace (Boca Raton, FL) $60
  31. Rosa Gonzalez (Deerfield Beach, FL) $60
  32. Emilio Andino (Miami, FL) $60
  33. Willie Wiggins (Pembroke Pines, FL) $60
  34. Fedner Oralien (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) $60
"Tournament Tuesday" lived up to it's name once again, with both events crushing their guarantees on Tuesday, June 6th.  The afternoon "Monster Stack" concluded with a six-way chop, after the elimination of David Light (New York, NY) in seventh place.  Robert Lowery (Pompano Beach, FL) would be the tournament's "declared winner," taking home the largest payout of the deal.  The $130 No Limit Hold'em ($20,000 GTD) saw some big names at the final table, with a handful earning over $2,000 each in a deal that was agreed to.  Edward Rappa (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) earned $3,585 for first place, with Lisa Teebagy, R.M. Spadafore, Gili Prizament, and Myles German all earning healthy scores.

$100 No Limit Hold'em "Monster Stack" ($3,000 GTD)
Total Entries: 52
Total Prize Pool: $4,004
  1. Robert Lowery (Pompano Beach, FL) $733
  2. Robert Tanner (Wellington, FL) $693
  3. James Pendergrass (Pompano Beach, FL) $685
  4. Brian Haines (Southwest Ranches, FL) $630
  5. Daniel Wayson (Annapolis, MD) $598
  6. Ramon Gonzalez (Miami, FL) $485
  7. David Light (New York, NY) $180
$130 No Limit Hold'em ($20,000 GTD)
Total Entries: 228
Total Prize Pool: $22,116
  1. Edward Rappa (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) $3,585
  2. Lisa Teebagy (Lighthouse Point, FL) $3,072
  3. R.M. Spadafore (Boynton Beach, FL) $2,042
  4. Gili Prizament (Biscayne Park, FL) $2,329
  5. Myles German (Boca Raton, FL) $2,193
  6. Roberto Barreto (Deerfield Beach, FL) $882
  7. James Hamburger (Delray Beach, FL) $752
  8. John Reslow (Delray Beach, FL) $641
  9. Charles Bury (Boca Raton, FL) $521
  10. Terry Wooten (Pompano Beach, FL) $455
  11. Thomas Nicolette (Cooper City, FL) $455
  12. Jean Chery (West Palm Beach, FL) $455
  13. Dane Schlick-Trask  (Lakewood Ranch, FL) $390
  14. Roy Paulena (West Palm Beach, FL) $390
  15. David Licht (New York, NY) $390
  16. Michael Larkin (Palm Beach Gardens, FL) $326
  17. Daniel Miller (Pompano Beach, FL) $326
  18. Robert Kuznietz (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) $326
  19. Tom Gity (Pompano Beach, FL) $261
  20. Gregory Noss (Miami, FL) $261
  21. Lupini Bianchi (Caracas, VN) $261
  22. Robert Blanchette (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) $205
  23. Andrew McDonald (Islamorada, FL) $205
  24. Yuriy Kouzenkov (Delray Beach, FL) $205
  25. Robert Urspruch (Plantation, FL) $174
  26. Markus Petteway (Pompano Beach, FL) $174
  27. Charles Marik (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) $174
  28. Conley Howard (Boca Raton, FL) $153
  29. Dai Lam (Margate, FL) $153
Wednesday, June 7th was almost like the appetizer leading up to a special meal, with the "June $50,000 GTD" beginning the next day.  Both tournaments (which are jackpot eligible) had interesting story lines, with the afternoon event seeing a payout list that hosted loyal Isle Poker regulars...and an evening event that introduced many new names to the blog.

$100 No Limit Hold'em "Monster Stack" ($3,000 GTD)
Total Entries: 40
Total Prize Pool: $3,080
  1. Edgard Mendes (Deerfield Beach, FL) $819
  2. Stacy Thomas (Jupiter, FL) $699
  3. Morris Heider (Boca Raton, FL) $671
  4. Daniel Genachte (Deerfield Beach, FL) $558
  5. Arnold Cohen (West Palm Beach, FL) $333
$60 No Limit Hold'em ($10,000 GTD)
Total Entries: 144
Total Prize Pool: $10,000
  1. Clint Roman (Plantation, FL) $2,040
  2. Jonah Wasserstrom (Hollywood, FL) $1,932
  3. Stefan Korolczuk (Tamarac, FL) $1,299
  4. Neil Zonenashvili (Hollywood, FL) $955
  5. Richard Scmitt (Tamarac, FL) $490
  6. Megan Endres (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) $410
  7. Michael Bonsignore (Hollywood, FL) $355
  8. Robert Kuznietz (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) $316
  9. Thelma Schuman (Delray Beach, FL) $280
  10. Larry Bass (Tamarac, FL) $245
  11. Eli Math (Hollywood, FL) $245
  12. Danny Blackburn (Deerfield Beach, FL) $245
  13. Luis Guarda (Coral Springs, FL) $213
  14. Shannon Stash (Boca Raton, FL) $213
  15. Eric West (Austin, IN) $213
  16. Allen Levine (Cooper City, FL) $183
  17. Jose Arvelo (Pompano Beach, FL) $183
  18. David Licht (New York, NY) $183
From Thursday, June 8th to Sunday, June 11th, the daily tournament schedule was put on hold, as the $75 No Limit Hold'em $50,000 GTD ran nine starting flights (three each day).  The tournament attracted a field of 1,725 total entries, which helped the prize pool soar past the guarantee.  With a good portion of players that usually frequent larger guarantee tournaments currently in Las Vegas (for the WSOP), this event allowed for some different names to shine bright.  The tournament would eventually end in an eight-way chop, with Andrew Blake (Boynton Beach, FL) earning first place money, and adding to his already impressive resume.

$75 No Limit Hold'em "June $50,000 GTD" 
Total Entries: 1,725
Total Prize Pool: $86,925
  1. Andrew Blake (Boynton Beach, FL) $9,613
  2. Washington Gavilanes (Margate, FL) $7,653
  3. Joseph Latona (Delray Beach, GL) $6,404
  4. Andrew Davis (Delray Beach, FL) $6,071
  5. Juan Martell (Deltona, FL) $5,074
  6. Lisa Teebagy (Boca Raton, FL) $4,500
  7. Jonathan Kranker (Port St. Lucie, FL) $4,196
  8. Jacob Thomas (Sunrise, FL) $3,118
  9. Adlay Lago (Miami, FL) $1,428
  10. Yves Fequiere (Miami, FL) $1,058
  11. Lynette Robinson (Miami, FL) $1,058
  12. Danilo Parada (Oakland Park, FL) $1,058
  13. Gili Prizament (Biscayne Park, FL) $816
  14. Maxim Bjelos (Boca Raton, FL) $816
  15. Martin Belous (Hollywood, FL) $816
  16. Mahendran Ramanathan (Pembroke Pines, FL) $650
  17. Scott Hecker (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) $650
  18. Thomas Millward (Boca Raton, FL) $650
  19. Gregory Abell (Dania, FL) $515
  20. Lawrence Gradus (Margate, FL) $515
  21. Patricia Basilio (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) $515
  22. Erin Steinberg (Parkland, FL) $432
  23. Alexander Thomas (Gainesville, FL) $432
  24. Chad Millward (Boca Raton, FL) $432
  25. Diane Linke (Delray Beach, FL) $359
  26. Dean Arahovites (Margate, FL) $359
  27. Anthony Bennett (West Palm Beach, FL) $359
  28. Alba Zeledon (Miami, FL) $303
  29. Nicholas Persad (Coconut Creek, FL) $303
  30. Kevin McGillicuddy (Sunrise, FL) $303
  31. Michael Dotson (Jupiter, FL) $303
  32. Sagi Zommer (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) $303
  33. Anthony Casas (Miami, FL) $303
  34. Yigal Hen (Cooper City, FL) $303
  35. Kareem Bernardo (Tamarac, FL) $303
  36. Karen Duffy (Delray Beach, FL) $303
  37. James Scott (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) $251
  38. Jeffrey Rodriguez (Atlanta, GA) $251
  39. Lazaro Hernandez (Miami, FL) $251
  40. Kevin Montagna (Coral Springs, FL) $251
  41. Vito Polera (Coral Springs, FL) $251
  42. Joelle Guarino (Parkland, FL) $251
  43. Santana Noronha (Davie, FL) $251
  44. Steven Marcozzi (Naples, FL) $251
  45. Nestor Caraballo (Miami, FL) $251
  46. Ebrahim Figueroa (Toa Toa, PR) $216
  47. Zachary Kadel (Delray Beach, FL) $216
  48. Mohd Majid (Parkland, FL) $216
  49. Juan De Los Santos (Hollywood, FL) $216
  50. Alejandro Bristol (Davie, FL) $216
  51. Erol Gunter (Coral Springs, FL) $216
  52. William Cusella (West Palm Beach, FL) $216
  53. Prabhu Gubbi (Wellington, FL) $216
  54. James Gavin (Deltona, FL) $216
  55. Randolph Grayson (Parkland, FL) $190
  56. Michael Guardino (Coconut Creek, FL) $190
  57. Marianne Dewitt (Lauderdale Lakes, FL) $190
  58. Frank Traino (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) $190
  59. Barton Taylor (Miramar, FL) $190
  60. Kirby Conserve (Miramar, FL) $190
  61. Hector Pacheco (Davie, FL) $190
  62. Daniel Ayson (Annapolis, MD) $190
  63. Raj Mathur (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) $190
  64. James Lewis (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) $174
  65. John Mayers (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)