Friday, March 22, 2019

Friday, March 22nd: With Two Flights In The Books, Event #2 Of The Battles At The Beach Heads Into The Weekend

ICYMI: Less than (24) hours after the conclusion of Event #1, the Event #2 action got underway (yesterday), with Flight 1A beginning at 11:00am.  The opening flight of the $360 No Limit Hold'em ($100,000 GTD) event attracted a total of (53) entries, of which (6) players bagged chips for Day 2.  Carlo Rodriguez bagged the flight's chip lead (with a stack of 227,000), which was just 2,000 more than notable TJ Shulman.  A full list of Flight 1A chip counts are posted below:

Carlo Rodriguez - 227,000
TJ Shulman - 225,000
Dwight Pinkerton - 220,000
Yaroslav Nakonechvny - 187,000
Nicholas Baurichter - 125,000
Mark Wiser - 82,000

Flight 1B got underway at 6:00pm, and saw registration close with a total of (50) entries, of which (6) players bagged chips.  Matthew Bretzfield bagged the flight's chip lead, along with the overall chip lead, as he packed away 302,000 for Monday's Day 2.  Official Flight 1B chip counts are listed below:

Matt Bretzfield - 302,000
Thomas Gari - 203,000
Andrew Jones - 154,000
Rotem Halbani - 146,000
Kevin Chan - 123,000
Engelberth Valera - 102,000

Tournaments: After a nice start to Event #2 of the Battles At The Beach ($360 No Limit Hold'em $100,000 GTD), the second pair of starting flights headline Friday's schedule.  Event #2 is structured with 20,000 unit starting stacks, (30) minute levels, and registration that is open through Level 8.   Action is scheduled to play through Level 16, or the 10% mark (of the final field entry number), whichever happens to be reached first.  Those players that are successful in bagging chips at the end of either Flight 1C or Flight 1D, will then return Monday (at 12:00pm) for Day 2.  Players can choose between Flight 1C (at 11:00am) or Flight 1D (at 6:00pm).

There is a $90 No Limit Hold'em satellite into Event #2, which begins at 3:00pm, and is structured with: 10,000 unit starting stacks, (20) minute levels, and registration that is open through Level 8.     

Promotions: The high hands will run from 9:00am-12:00am, with the opportunity to win $400 every (30) minutes.  During that period, the promotion sees tournament players eligible each half-hour for $100 high hands, 2/2 limit hold'em players eligible for $200 high hands, 2/4 limit hold'em players eligible for $300 high hands, and all other raked games (1/2-5/10 NLH, 4/8 Omaha 8B, 6/12 O.E., etc.) eligible for $400 high hands.  

It should also be noted that players are able to win the high hand using only one card in their hand.  The payouts for those that use one card are different than the standard numbers listed above, and can be found (full listing of one-card payouts on flyers in the poker room).

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

11:00am - 2019 Battles At The Beach (Event #2) | $360 No Limit Hold'em ($100,000 GTD) Flight 1C

- Players 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 will last (30) minutes

3:00pm - $90 No Limit Hold'em Satellite Into Battles At The Beach Event #2 ($360 No Limit Hold'em $100,000 GTD) 5 Seats GTD

- Players start with 10,000 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

6:00pm - 2019 Battles At The Beach (Event #2) | $360 No Limit Hold'em ($100,000 GTD) Flight 1D

- Players 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 will last (30) minutes

Thursday, March 21, 2019

ICYMI: 2019 Battles At The Beach Event #1 (Official Results)

2019 Battles At The Beach
Event #1 ($150 No Limit Hold'em)
$50,000 GTD
Total Entries: 640
Event #1 Prize Pool: $72,320


PlaceNameHometownWinnings
1Dennis BrinnBoca Raton, FL$7,850
2Terry SieleDelray Beach, FL $7,600
3Alexander ThomasGainesville, FL$7,031
4Jacobo MilhemMiami, FL $6,508
5William FarnanJupiter, FL $4,638
6Ronald JohnstonPort Orange, FL$4,169
7Lebert GrinanHavana, Cuba$4,067
8Scott SchalkRoyal Palm Beach, FL$3,842
9Scott LevittDelray Beach, FL $1,430
10Milord VitalMiramar, FL$1,180
11Carlos VazquezWeston, Fl$1,180
12Devond MarshallMiami, FL $1,180
13Jose Fabian SaulBolivariano, Venezuela$935
14Harold KleinBoca Raton, FL$935
15Nancy BirnbaumFt. Lauderdale, FL $935
16Irwin BlockDeerfield Beach, FL $790
17Donald AlbaumBoynton Beach, FL$790
18Gunnar RabeBoca Raton, FL$790
19Paul MartineDavie, FL $665
20Taylor ConwayErie, CO$665
21Dane Kelly Hobe Sound, FL $665
22Katherine HoyleWest Palm Beach, FL $555
23Edward VojvodichPompano Beach, FL$555
24Pete D'Alonzo Boca Raton, FL$555
25Aldring GomezHollywood, FL $480
26Karsten PhilippGermany$480
27Robert LeffOpalocka, FL$480
28Julia BinderglassFt. Lauderdale, FL $420
29Alexander Perez Miami, FL $420
30Miriam MacwilliamsJupiter, FL $420
31Alan BrostoffBoca Raton, FL$420
32Stephen IbrahimFt. Lauderdale, FL $420
33Staffan Lind Vero Beach, FL $420
34Vicki Holmes Boynton Beach, FL$420
35Charlemagne BenjaminMiami Gardens, FL $420
36Solange LucasDavie, FL$420
37Leonardo ClavelMiami, FL $360
38William SwicickiBoca Raton, FL$360
39Mitchell SmithPalm Beach, FL$360
40Henry MillerMiramar, FL$360
41Dennis TuttleCoconut Creek, FL$360
42John MagnettaBoynton Beach, FL$360
43Rolando QuinonesNYC, NY$360
44Joao SantosDelray Beach, FL $360
45Dan Blackburn Deerfield Beach, FL $360
46Steven Mezey Meridan, CT $310
47Christopher LawsonLivingston, TX$310
48Gafur TursunovMiami, FL $310
49Ellen Smith West Palm Beach, FL $310
50David Albertson Coral Springs, FL $310
51Thomas GariAventura, FL $310
52Chris MullHollywood, FL $310
53John MayersFt. Lauderdale, FL $310
54Barry Shapiro Hollywood, FL $310
55Michael Boykin Ft. Lauderdale, FL $260
56Renny BarrettKingston, Jamaica$260
57Bruno Fortin Lauderhill, FL $260
58Rollin HernandezWellington, FL $260
59David Williams Plantation, FL $260
60Carlos MatosoMargate, FL $260

Thursday, March 21st: Dennis Brinn Tops Event #1 Chop, As The Battles At The Beach Rolls On

ICYMI: Before the Day 2 action for Event #1 of the Battles At The Beach resumed, yesterday's tournament schedule began with the $130 No Limit Hold'em "Survivor" ($3,000 GTD).  The field officially closed with (25) entries, which was just short of the number needed, but the guarantee would (of course) still be honored.  Three spots were scheduled to walk away with $1,000 prizes, but players ended up agreeing to a multi-way deal, well short of the money.  Official details of the deal are listed below:
  1. Marc Freund (Plantation, FL) $564
  2. Daniel Genachte (Deerfield Beach, FL) $528
  3. Lawrence Joseph (Delray Beach, FL) $523
  4. Sal Accardi (Pompano Beach, FL) $499
  5. Robert Mantin (Las Vegas, NV) $336
  6. Ron Nicholas (Queens, NY) $290
  7. Barry Shapiro (Hollywood, FL) $260
The headliner for Wednesday was the return of players for Day 2 of Event #1 (2019 Battles At The Beach).  Of the tournament's (640) total entries, (69) players came back at 12:00pm, of which (60) would reach the money.  Once the money bubble burst (just over an our into the day), the field would shrink at a rapid pace.  The tables turned over the course of the day, as many of the top stacks that entered Day 2, bowed out well short of the final table.  The final table didn't last long, as a deal was agreed to after the eliminations of Milord Vital and Scott Levitt (10th and 9th place respectively).  The details of the deal are listed below, with full tournament results to be posted early this afternoon:
  1. Dennis Brinn (Boca Raton, FL) $7,850
  2. Terry Siele (Delray Beach, FL) $7,600
  3. Alexander Thomas (Gainesville, FL) $7,031
  4. Jacobo Milhem (Miami, FL) $6,508
  5. William Farnan (Jupiter, FL) $4,638
  6. Ronald Johnston (Port Orange, FL) $4,169
  7. Lebert Grinan (Havana, Cuba) $4,067
  8. Scott Schalk (Royal Palm Beach, FL) $3,842
Tournaments: There is no gap between action in the Battles At The Beach, as Event #2 headlines today's schedule.  The opening pair of flights for the $360 No Limit Hold'em ($100,000 GTD) event play out at 11:00am, and 6:00pm, with a $90 No Limit Hold'em Satellite sandwiched in between (at 3:00pm).

Event #2 is structured with 20,000 unit starting stacks, (30) minute levels, and registration that is open through Level 8.   Action is scheduled to play through Level 16, or the 10% mark (of the final field entry number), whichever happens to be reached first.  Those players that are successful in bagging chips at the end of either Flight 1A or Flight 1B, will then return Monday (at 12:00pm) for Day 2.  Players can choose between Flight 1A (at 11:00am) or Flight 1B (at 6:00pm).

The $90 No Limit Hold'em satellite into Event #2 begins at 3:00pm, and is structured with: 10,000 unit starting stacks, (20) minute levels, and registration that is open through Level 8.              

Promotions: The high hands will run from 9:00am-12:00am, with the opportunity to win $400 every (30) minutes.  During that period, the promotion sees tournament players eligible each half-hour for $100 high hands, 2/2 limit hold'em players eligible for $200 high hands, 2/4 limit hold'em players eligible for $300 high hands, and all other raked games (1/2-5/10 NLH, 4/8 Omaha 8B, 6/12 O.E., etc.) eligible for $400 high hands.  

It should also be noted that players are able to win the high hand using only one card in their hand.  The payouts for those that use one card are different than the standard numbers listed above, and can be found (full listing of one-card payouts on flyers in the poker room).

There is an addition to the day's promotions, with the "Twilight Full House" promo beginning at 6:00pm.  The first (25) full houses made (after 6:00pm), that are tens full or better, will be awarded up to $100 (dependent on which game is being played).  A full list of payouts for each game are posted in the poker room (with the promo's official flyer to be posted here on the blog shortly).

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

11:00am - 2019 Battles At The Beach (Event #2) | $360 No Limit Hold'em ($100,000 GTD) Flight 1A

- Players 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 will last (30) minutes

3:00pm - $90 No Limit Hold'em Satellite Into Battles At The Beach Event #2 ($360 No Limit Hold'em $100,000 GTD) 5 Seats GTD

- Players start with 10,000 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

6:00pm - 2019 Battles At The Beach (Event #2) | $360 No Limit Hold'em ($100,000 GTD) Flight 1B

- Players 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 will last (30) minutes