Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Tuesday, March 28th: Two More "Daily" Deals Yesterday, As "Tuesday $10k" Headlines Schedule

ICYMI: Two tournaments were on the daily tournament schedule yesterday, the first of which was an $80 No Limit Hold'em w/ $10 Bounties ($2,000 GTD) at 11:00am.  The field consisted of (35) total entries, bringing the official prize pool to $1,730 (plus a $350 bounty pool).  There were four spots getting paid in the tournament, and after the elimination of Glen Popkin (Coral Springs, FL) in fourth place ($208), the three remaining players agreed to a deal.  Leonid Goldshteyn (Tamarac, FL) was the declared winner ($508), with Gustavo Izaguirre (North Miami Beach, FL) and Pedro Palacio (Delray Beach, FL) both earning $507 for their second and third place respectively.

The evening tournament, which was a $230 No Limit Hold'em "Deep Stack Bounty" w/ $100 Bounties, began at 6:00pm.  The tournament's prize pool once registration closed was $1,200 (plus $1,200 bounty pool), and would see three spots scheduled to make money.  Once again, the players would wait for one elimination in the money (James McCaffery, 3rd Place - $240), before agreeing to a deal.  John McCann (Philadelphia, PA) was the declared winner in the heads-up chop, earning himself $500, while Myles German (Boca Raton, FL) took home $460 for his runner-up finish.

Tournaments: There are once again two tournaments on the daily schedule today, with the first beginning at 11:00am.  The $100 No Limit Hold'em "Monster Stack" ($3,000 GTD) offers those in the tournament some deep play, as the starting stack is 25,000 in chips.  William Catlett (Lisbon, OH) has won this event two weeks in a row, so it will be interesting to see if he's in the field, looking for a three-peat.

Most of the attention will be focused on this evening's event though, the "Tuesday $10k," which begins at 6:00pm.  The $40 No Limit Hold'em ($10,000 GTD) event gets well over (300) entries on a consistent basis, and offers players the potential for an incredible ROI (return on investment).  The posted first place prize for the tournament is usually over $3,500, which is over (80) buy-ins!!!

Promotions: Outside of the "standard high hand" promotion that runs from 9:00am-3:00am (while the poker room is open), today's promotion is the Limit Hold'em Early Bird Promotion.  If you're a limit hold'em player, today is the day you circle on your calendar, as the first (50) full houses get paid a promotional amount (depending on what limit game you are playing).


11:00am - $100 No Limit Hold'em "Monster Stack" ($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 - $40 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

Monday, March 27, 2017

"Week In Review:" Official Daily Tournament Results (March 20th-26th)

Last week was another "full week" of scheduled tournaments, highlighted by both the "Tuesday 10k," and the "Thursday $12k."  Both William Catlett (Lisbon, OH) and Adel Jo (Miami, FL) had standout weeks, cashing in multiple tournaments, and both booking "wins" over the course of the week.

Monday, March 20th saw both the above mentioned players get off to a strong start for the week, with Catlett finishing fourth in the afternoon event ($80 No Limit Hold'em $2,000 GTD), and Adel Jo (Miami, FL) winning the evening event ($230 No Limit Hold'em w/ $100 Bounties) outright.

$80 No Limit Hold'em w/ $10 Bounties ($2,000 GTD)
Total Entries: 39
Total Prize Pool: $2,432


  1. Scott Jaffa (Wayne, NJ) $800
  2. Gerald Blum (Boca Raton, FL) $590
  3. David Gray (Pompano Beach, FL) $333
  4. William Catlett (Lisbon, OH) $235

$230 No Limit Hold'em w/ $100 Bounties
Total Entries: 29
Total Prize Pool: $2,900
  1. Adel Jo (Miami, FL) $1,450
  2. Patrick Lacoste (Hallandale Beach, FL) $870
  3. Maury Halperin (Lauderdale By The Sea, FL) $580
William Catlett (Lisbon, OH) followed up Monday's performance with a "win" on Tuesday, March 21st, as he was listed on top of a four-way deal in the afternoon event ($100 No Limit Hold'em "Monster Stack" $3,000 GTD).

$100 No Limit Hold'em "Monster Stack" ($3,000 GTD)
Total Entries: 38
Total Prize Pool: $3,000
  1. William Catlett (Lisbon, OH) $800
  2. Yesniel Pulido (Davie, FL) $800
  3. Alfonso Perez (Coconut Creek, FL) $800
  4. Robert Cavataio (Delray Beach, FL) $800
$40 No Limit Hold'em ($10,000 GTD)
Total Entries: 338
Total Prize Pool: $11,126
  1. Daniel Shortly (Lake Worth, FL) $1,545
  2. Maxton Habitzreuter (Pompano Beach, FL) $1,248
  3. Nicholas Smith (Miami Gardens, FL) $891
  4. Luis Pichardo  (Davie, FL) $861
  5. Abimael Mathurin (Boca Raton, FL) $807
  6. Sahadeo Seenarraine (Tamarac, FL) $752
  7. Damien Simon (Hialeah, FL) $671
  8. Karen Rutherford (Meadville, PA) $613
  9. Peter Bejusca (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) $481
  10. John Tice (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) $481
  11. Larisa Kogan (Delray Beach, FL) $435
  12. Walter Swirsky (Delray Beach, FL) $295
  13. Miguel Briganty (Sunrise, FL) $117
  14. Whitney Nordelius (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) $117
  15. Sean Crooks (Port St. Lucie, FL) $117
  16. Patricia Miles (Canada) $100
  17. Sean Ryan (Pompano Beach, FL) $100
  18. Richard Block (Hagerstown, MD) $100
  19. Larry Rhenschmidt (Pompano Beach, FL) $83
  20. Alan Werner (Cooper City, FL) $83
  21. Jean Chery (West Palm Beach, FL) $83
  22. Raymond Rickard (Oakland Park, FL) $83
  23. David Licht (New York, NY) $83
  24. Grant Harkonen (Trumbull, CT) $83
  25. Paul Efron (Coconut Creek, FL) $83
  26. Robert Rotterman (Deerfield Beach, FL) $83
  27. Charles Zusag (Plantation, FL) $83
  28. Luis Guarda (Coral Springs, FL) $72
  29. Michael Derenzo (Staten Island, NY) $72
  30. Yesniel Pulido (Davie, FL) $72
  31. Matthew Nielsen (Pompano Beach, FL) $72
  32. Angelo Ingham (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) $72
  33. Anthony Vulpis (Lauderdale By The Sea, FL) $72
  34. Jeffrey Harris (Oakland Park, FL) $72
  35. Dai Lam (Miami, FL) $72
  36. Bradford Greeley (Lake Worth, FL) $72
With the "Spin To Win" high hand promotion garnering much of the attention on Wednesday, March 22nd, only one tournament was on the schedule (evening), the $100 No Limit Hold'em "Big Stack Turbo" w/ $25 Bounties ($5,000 GTD).  The tournament paid eight spots, but it wasn't until the elimination of Linzell Borders (Tamarac, FL) in the eight spot, when players began talking about making an even deal.

$100 No Limit Hold'em "Big Stack Turbo Bounty" ($5,000 GTD)
Total Entries: 77
Total Prize Pool: $4,404
  1. David Goldfarb (Boca Raton, FL) $609
  2. Joseph Verrastro (Hollywood, FL) $606
  3. Christian Humphries (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) $606
  4. Allen Levine (Cooper City, FL) $606
  5. James Podwika (Buffalo, NY) $606
  6. John Costello (Boca Raton, FL) $606
  7. Michael Gaigelas (Lake Worth, FL) $606
  8. Linzell Borders (Tamarac, FL) $159
Thursday, March 23rd hosted the second largest tournament of the week, as a total of (273) entries made up the "Thursday $12k."  Isle Poker notable Tom Millward (Boca Raton, FL) found himself on top of the payouts, as he won the even outright.  Millward definitely earned the win, besting a final table that consisted of some of the top players in the community (Tom Gity, Patrick Carnakie, Adel Jo, Karen Rutherford, and Bruce Smith).

$80 No Limit Hold'em ($2,000 GTD)
Total Entries: 20
Total Prize Pool: $1,800
  1. Michael Dotson (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) $560
  2. Michael Hefley (Lake Worth, FL) $497
  3. Morris Heider (Boca Raton, FL) $356
  4. Andre Allon (Boca Raton, FL) $276
  5. Erik Romm (Boynton Beach, FL) $111
$60 No Limit Hold'em ($12,000 GTD)
Total Entries: 273
Total Prize Pool: $13,646
  1. Tom Millward (Boca Raton, FL) $3,819
  2. Bart Lino (Coral Springs, FL) $2,252
  3. Tom Gity (Pompano Beach, FL) $1,501
  4. Patrick Carnakie (West Palm Beach, FL) $1,044
  5. Adel Jo (Miami, FL) $778
  6. Charles Lee (Tamarac, FL) $600
  7. Simon Welds (West Palm Beach, FL) $464
  8. Karan Rutherford (Meadeville, PA) $341
  9. Bruce Levin (Delray Beach, FL) $246
  10. Bruce Smith (West Palm Beach, FL) $191
  11. Michael Gutterman (Delray Beach, FL) $191
  12. Joanne Granteed (Cooper City, FL) $191
  13. Jeffrey Pardue (Jupiter, FL) $164
  14. Calixto Rodriguez (Pembroke Pines, FL) $164
  15. Ebrahim Figueroa (Toa-Alta, PR) $164
  16. Amit Savani (Miami, FL) $143
  17. Manuel Amaro Alvarez (West Palm Beach, FL) $143
  18. Irwin Block (Coconut Creek, FL) $143
  19. Robert Kline (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) $123
  20. Franc Nemanic (Coconut Creek, FL) $123
  21. Vincent Laino (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) $123
  22. Gary Lopes (Delray Beach, FL) $123
  23. Michael Corbett (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) $123
  24. Patricia Conrad (Palm Beach Gardens, FL) $123
  25. Mark Bernstein (Hollywood, FL) $123
  26. Waldemar Wasilewski (Deerfield Beach, FL) $123
  27. Matthew Meeuwen (Green Acres, FL) $123
In regards to tournaments, the weekend (Friday, March 25th) started as it usually does, with the $150 No Limit Hold'em ($10,000).  The event, which is the only tournament on the schedule for the day, begins at 6:00pm, and most always attracts a nice crowd of "weekend warriors."

$150 No Limit Hold'em ($10,000 GTD)
Total Entries: 92
Total Prize Pool: $10,580
  1. Hosney "Tony" Boutros (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) $2,161
  2. Juan Martinez (Margate, FL) $1,728
  3. Anthony Kuchar (Palm Beach Gardens, FL) $1,643
  4. Patricia Miles (Lapeer, MI) $1,416
  5. Eric Nuss (Waterloo, ON) $1,302
  6. David Levine (Miami, FL) $993
  7. Gyorgy Cseke (Tamarac, FL) $444
  8. Daniel Spengler (Pompano Beach, FL) $360
  9. John Palace (Jupiter, FL) $290
  10. Robert Mikuski (Margate, FL) $243
Saturday, March 26th was the final day of the week to host two tournaments, both of which eclipsed their posted guarantees.  The afternoon event, a $100 No Limit Hold'em "Big Stack Turbo" w/ $25 Bounties ($3,000 GTD) attracted a total of (40) entries at 11:00am.  Later in the evening (6:00pm), the $120 No Limit Hold'em "New Monster Stack" ($8,000 GTD) saw (118) total entries, and ended in a final table chop.

$100 No Limit Hold'em "Big Stack Turbo Bounty" ($3,000 GTD)
Total Entries: 40
Total Prize Pool: $2,380
  1. Luis Sa (Baton Rouge, LA) $646
  2. Joshua Rothlein (Tamarac, FL) $420
  3. Jeremiah Pinto (Coral Springs, FL) $406
  4. Aslin Sagknacklar (Dania Beach, FL) $334
  5. Ramon Gonzalo (Miami, FL) $210
  6. Joseph Mancuso (Deerfield Beach, FL) $192
  7. David Miller (Davie, FL) $172
$120 No Limit Hold'em "New Monster Stack" ($8,000 GTD)
Total Entries: 118
Total Prize Pool: $10,030
  1. Neal Freeman (Boca Raton, FL) $1,334
  2. Peter Odiot (Hollywood, FL) $1,313
  3. Willie Wiggins (Miramar, FL) $1,253
  4. Eric LaNeve (Twin Lakes, WI) $1,052
  5. Ramon Gonzalez (Miami, FL) $886
  6. Jennifer David (Miami Lakes, FL) $807
  7. Thomas Starkey (Lakewood, CO) $788
  8. Jerrold Solov (Pompano Beach, FL) $781
  9. David Brainard (Deerfield Beach, FL) $744
  10. Jose Cabrera (Coral Springs, FL) $720
  11. David Cooper (Tamarac, FL) $176
  12. James McCaffrey (Sunrise, FL) $176
The week of daily tournaments concluded yesterday (Sunday, March 26th), with the $150 No Limit Hold'em ($10,000 GTD), which gets underway at 12:00pm.  The event attracted a total of (82) entries, and ended up with an official prize pool of $10,000.  

$150 No Limit Hold'em ($10,000 GTD)
Total Entries: 82
Total Prize Pool: $10,000
  1. Steven Zukowski (Coral Springs, FL) $2,750
  2. Alan Dobrow (Melville, NY) $2,750
  3. David Moreno (Hallandale Beach, FL) $1,300
  4. Andre Allon (Boca Raton, FL) $900
  5. Peter Odiot (Hollywood, FL) $700
  6. Fred Allenspach (Plantation, FL) $550
  7. Angelina Rosarbo (Branford, CT) $450
  8. Elliot Goldman (Delray Beach, FL) $350
  9. Giovanni Cantatore (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) $250

Monday, March 27th: Last Week Of Of March's "Madness" Upon Us

ICYMI: There was one tournament on Sunday's daily schedule, the $150 No Limit Hold'em ($10,000 GTD) event, which began at 12:00pm.  The tournament's registration wrapped up with a total of (82) entries, and an official prize pool of $10,000.  The final nine players would earn themselves money in the event, with the min-cash bringing home $250, and first place receiving $3,400.  While this is one of the events we usually see end in a multi-way chop, yesterday's installment got down to heads-up play, before the final two decided to split things evenly.  Steven Zukowski (Coral Springs, FL) and Alan Dobrow (Melville, NY) both got $2,750 as part of their heads-up deal, and added another cash t their already impressive tournament resumes.  Zukowski sees his career tournament earnings eclipse $37,000, while notching his fourth recorded cash of the year.  Dobrow crosses the $60,000 mark in career tournament earnings, and records his third cash of the year.

The full results from yesterday's event will be published later this afternoon, in the "Week In Review" feature, and can also be found under the "Daily Tournament Results" link on the righthand sidebar of the blog.

Tournaments: There are two tournaments on Monday's schedule to start the week, the first being the $80 No Limit Hold'em ($2,000 GTD) event, which begins at 11:00am.  The tournament offers a 12,000 unit starting stack, (20) minute levels throughout the event, and $10 bounties for each player elimination.  

Later in the day, starting a 6:00pm, is the $230 No Limit Hold'em w/ $100 Bounties event.  This tournament was one of the "newer introductions" to this month's daily schedule, and has picked up in popularity each and every week.  It is the largest buy-in tournament on the schedule, and has attracted some of the more notable names to frequent the room.

Promotions: Outside of the "standard" high hand promotion, the weeks gets a "quick" start with "Turbo High Hands," offering $100 every (10) minutes from the period of 9:00am-12:00pm.  Rollovers do apply with this promotion (with each game in the house eligible), so it's not uncommon to see a player pick up anywhere from $100-$500 during the promotion.

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 - $230 No Limit Hold'em "Deep Stack Bounty" w/ $100 Bounties

- Players will begin with a 15,000 starting stack
- Late and re-entries for the first (8) levels
- Alternates and late entries will begin with a full stack
- Levels are (20) minutes (Levels 1-9), transitioning to (25) minutes (Levels 9+)

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Sunday, March 26th: "Turbo High Hands" And $10,000 GTD Close Out Week

Tournaments: There is one tournament on the schedule this afternoon, a $150 No Limit Hold'em ($10,000 GTD) event.  The levels are (25) minutes throughout the tournament, and offers players a 20,000 starting stack. 

Promotions: Outside of the "standard" high hands during the day, the "Turbo High Hands" return, with $300 awarded to qualifying high hands from 2:00pm-9:00pm (every 15 minutes).



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

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Saturday, March 25th: Weekend Warriors Have Their Day

ICYMI: Friday's evening tournament ($150 No Limit Hold'em $10,000 GTD) drew a sizable crowd, with the official prize pool eclipsing the posted $10,000 guarantee ($10,580).  The final ten spots would be paid, and once that point was reached, we had a final table housing numerous Isle Poker Room tournament regulars.  After Robert Mikuski (Margate, FL) was eliminated in 10th place ($243), John Palace (Jupiter, FL) would become the first well-known player to exit the tournament (9th Place - $290).  It wouldn't be until Gyorgy Cseke (Tamarac, FL) in 7th place ($444), that the remaining players would start discussing a deal.

After some number crunching, the final six players agreed to a chop:

  1. Hosney "Tony" Boutros (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) $2,161
  2. Juan Martinez (Margate, FL) $1,728
  3. Anthony Kuchar (Palm Beach Gardens, FL) $1,643
  4. Patricia Miles (Lapeer, MI) $1,416
  5. Eric Nuss (Waterloo, ON) $1,302
  6. David Levine (Miami, FL) $993
The full results will be posted in Monday's "Week In Review" feature, along with all of the official numbers from each tournament held this past week.

Tournaments: Two tournaments are on today's schedule, totaling $11,000 in guaranteed prize money.  The first tournament, which begins at 11:00am, is a $100 No Limit Hold'em "Big Stack Turbo" w/ $25 Bounties ($3,000 GTD).  That event is followed at 6:00pm by the "New Monster Stack," a $120 No Limit Hold'em tournament with an $8,000 guaranteed prize pool.  This tournament offers a "mid-major" feel, with a 25,000 chip starting stack, and (25) minute levels throughout.

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:oopm - $120 No Limit Hold'em "New Monster Stack" ($8,000 GTD):

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

Friday, March 24, 2017

Friday, March 24th: Millward Tops Star-Studded "Thursday $12k" Final Table, Weekend Starts Off Strong

ICYMI: Last night's "Thursday $12k" was another successful tournament, attracting a total of (273) entries, and ending with an official prize pool of $13,646.  As expected, it was a "who's who" of Isle Pompano tournament poker regulars in the crowed, including the likes of Michelle Milker, Pedro Palacio, Changfei Cui, Tom Millward, Tom Gity, Antonio Albanes, Irwin Block, and Adel Jo (just to name a few).  After registration closed (around 9:00pm), and all of the player add-ons were added to the prize pool, just over half of the field remained.  With no option for re-entry, those left had their eyes on one of the (27) spots getting paid...most staring at the $3,819 first place prize.  

Matthew Meeuwen (Green Acres, FL) was the first player to cash in the tournament, earning $123 and beginning the flurry of short stacks busting from the field.  Some of the names to grab a min-cash were Waldemar Wasilewski (Deerfield Beach, FL), Patricia Conrad (Palm Beach Gardens, FL), Gary Lopes (Delray Beach, FL), and Robert Kline (Ft. Lauderdale, FL).  As the field continued to shrink, more big names made their way to the tournament podium to receive their prize money, including Irwin Block (18th Place - $143), Calixto Rodriguez (14th Place - $164), and Michael Gutterman (11th Place - $191).

When the final table was reached, the players that remained were some of the most successful Isle Casino Poker tournament regulars: Tom Gity, Adel Jo, Bruce Smith, Bruce Levin, Karen Rutherford, Simon Welds, Charles Lee, Patrick Carnakie, Bart Lino, and Tom Milward.  Bruce Smith (West Palm Beach, FL) was the first player eliminated from the final table, earning himself $191.  Smith was followed by Bruce Levin in 9th place ($246), Karen Rutherford in 8th place ($341), Simon Welds in 7th place ($464), and Charles Lee in 6th place ($600).  The interesting thing to note about this final table, it that a deal was never really something the players were considering.  There sitting, with five players remaining, some of the top players to frequent the daily tournaments.  The event played down to an outright winner, with Tom Millward (Boca Raton, FL) hoisting his first ever Isle Casino Poker trophy, after besting Bart Lino (Coral Springs, FL) heads-up.  The rest of the final five results are as followed:

  1. Tom Millward (Boca Raton, FL) $3,819
  2. Bart Lino (Coral Springs, FL) $2,252
  3. Tom Gity (Pompano Beach, FL) $1,501
  4. Patrick Carnakie (West Palm Beach, FL) $1,044
  5. Adel Jo (Miami, FL) $778
All of the results will be posted next Monday, in the "Week In Review" featured, along with the "Daily Tournament Results" link on the right-hand sidebar of the blog.

Tournaments: There is one tournament on the schedule this evening, beginning at 6:00pm.  The $150 No Limit Hold'em has a $10,000 guarantee, and has surpassed that number each Friday more months.  It's the first of four events for the weekend, and is tied for the largest guarantee as well.

Promotions: With a one day "breather" on Thursday, the high hand promotions are back in full swing to start the weekend, beginning with the "Turbo High Hands."  From the moment the doors open at 9:00am, until 12:00pm, $100 will be awarded to the qualifying high hand every (10) minutes (with rollovers).  

At noon, the high hands transition to $250 every (20) minutes, lasting until 4:00pm (with rollovers)...at which point they ladder up $500 every (20) minutes (with rollovers), running from 4:00pm-12:00am.  It's well over $16,000 in high hand money ready to be awarded over the course of the day, and with the NCAA tournament going on as well, the poker room will surely be buzzing.


6:00pm - $150 No Limit Hold'em  $10,000 GTD

- Players will begin with a 20,000 starting stack
- Late and re-entries for the first (12) levels
- Alternates and late entries will start with a full stack
- Levels are (25) minutes in length


Thursday, March 23, 2017

ICYMI: "Spin to Win: Money Wheel Results (March 23rd)


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: $400 (2/2 LHE)
1:00pm: $400 (2/4 LHE)
1:30pm: $625 (2/2 LHE)
2:00pm: $200 (1/2 NLH)
2:30pm: $375 (6/12 OE)
3:00pm: $475 (2/5 NLH)
3:30pm: $325 (2/5 NLH)
4:00pm: $275 (1/2 NLH)
4:30pm: $425 (2/5 NLH)
5:00pm: $3,000 (1/2 NLH)
5:30pm: $300 (2/4 LHE)
6:00pm: $625 (1/2 NLH)
6:30pm: $300 (1/2 NLH)
7:00pm: $450 (5/10 NLH)
7:30pm: $525 (6/12 OE)
8:00pm: $250 (2/2 LHE)
8:30pm: $200 (1/2 NLH)
9:00pm: $500 (Tournament)
9:30pm: $325 (2/5 NLH)
10:00pm: $300 (1/2 NLH)
10:30pm: $200 (2/2 LHE)
11:00pm: $550 (2/5 NLH)

Thursday, March 23rd: "Big Stack Turbo Bounty" Chops Evenly, "Thursday $12k" Headlines Schedule

ICYMI: With the "Spin To Win" promotion garnering much of the attention yesterday, there was one tournament on the schedule ($100 No Limit Hold'em "Big Stack Turbo Bounty" $5,000 GTD).  The event attracted a total of (77) entries, and finished with an official prize pool of $4,404 (excluding bounties).  Eight spots were getting paid, and after one elimination in the money (Linzell Borders in 8th place), the remaining seven players agreed to an even chop (as close to even as possible).  David Goldfarb (Boca Raton, FL) was the declared winner, and earned a few more dollars than the rest of the group ($609).  The rest of the players involved in the deal earned themselves $606: Joseph Verrasto, Christian Humphries, Allen Levine, James Podwika, John Costello, and Michael Gaigelas.


Promotions: After an incredible day of wheel spins yesterday, and (15) hours of "special" high hand promotions coming up tomorrow, today is more of a "light day," in terms of high hand promotions.  From 9:00am-12:00am, the "standard" high hand promotion will be in place, awarding qualifying high hands every (30) minutes across that time period (rollovers are live).  The No Limit Hold'em Early Bird Promotion will run coinciding to start the day, as the first (50) full houses earn $60, with only those playing in a no limit cash game eligible.

Tournaments: There are two tournaments on the schedule today, beginning at 11:00am with the $80 No Limit Hold'em w/ $10 Bounties ($2,000 GTD).  That tournament is followed this evening with the increasingly popular $60 No Limit Hold'em $12,000 GTD, getting underway at 6:00pm.

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 14,000 starting stack
- Late and re-entries for the first (8) levels 
- Levels are (20) minutes in length 
- Optional add-on at the end of Level 8 ($20 for 10,000 units), 100% goes towards the prize pool)

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Wednesday, March 22nd: Catlett Goes "Back-To-Back", "Spin To Win" Begins At Noon

Daniel Shortley (Lake Worth, FL)
ICYMI: There were two tournaments on the schedule yesterday, the first being the $100 No Limit Hold'em "Monster Stack" ($3,000 GTD).  William Catlett (Lisbon, OH), who has made his name familiar to those following daily tournament results, won the event for the second week in a row.  The tournament, which had (38) entries and a $3,000 prize pool, did end in a four way deal...but it was Catlett's name on top of the results (earning $800).  Yesniel Pulido (Davie, FL) also took home $800 for his second place finish, along with Alfonso Perez (Coconut Creek, FL) for third ($800), and Robert Cavataio (Delray Beach, FL) rounding out the deal with $600 for fourth place.

The "Tuesday $10k," a $40 No Limit Hold'em ($10,000 GTD) tournament that always attracts huge fields, continued that trend last night.  A total of (338) entries joined in on the action, with the official prize pool having grown to $11,126.  A total of (36) spots got paid in the event, which ended in a twelve-way chop.  It's the second time in a week that we've seen one of these daily tournaments end in a deal that consisted of more than the final table.  Daniel Shortley (Lake Worth, FL) was the declared winner, taking home $1,545 for his "first place prize."  Maxton Habitzreuter (Pompano Beach, FL) also took home over four-figures for his "runnel-up" finish ($1,248), with Isle Poker notables Sahadeo Seenarraine (Tamarac, FL), Karen Rutherford (Meadville, PA), and Walter Swirsky (Delray Beach, FL) taking part in the chop as well.  Full results can be found listed in the "Week In Review" feature (posted next Monday), along with the "Daily Tournament Results" link on the righthand sidebar.

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 $15,000 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.

Tournaments: With much of the focus on the high hand promotions for the day, there is only one event on the tournament schedule.  At 6:00pm, the $100 No Limit Hold'em "Big Stack Turbo Bounty" ($5,000 GTD) gets underway, offering up 18,000 chip starting stacks, and (15) minute levels throughout the event.  The tournament is a "green chip bounty," meaning players are awarded $25 for every elimination they get over the course of the event.

6:00pm - $100 No Limit Hold'em "Big Stack Turbo" w/ $25 Bounties ($5,000 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

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Tuesday, March 21st: Jo Back On Top Again..."Monster Stack" And "Tuesday $10k" Headline Schedule

Adel Jo (Miami, FL)
ICYMI: Yesterday's afternoon event, the $80 No Limit Hold'em w/ $10 Bounties ($2,000 GTD), officially ended with (39) total entries ($1,958 prize pool).  The were four spots getting paid in the tournament, with the final table action playing down to an outright winner.  Scott Jaffa (Wayne, NJ) earned his first ever Isle Casino Poker tournament win, taking home $800 for his efforts.  Jaffa bested Gerald Blum (Boca Raton, FL) during heads-up play, with Blum earning $590 for the runner-up finish.  Rounding out the top four were David Gray (Pompano Beach, FL) in third place ($333), and William Catlett (Lisbon, OH) in fourth place ($235).

The evening event, a $230 No Limit Hold'em w/ $100 Bounties, also played down to an outright winner.  With (29) total entries and a $2,900 prize pool (bounties are not included in official prize fund), it would be Adel Jo (Miami, FL) returning to the winner's circle ($1,450).  It's Jo's third tournament win here at the Isle Poker Room (recorded on Hendon Mob), as well as his fourth final table of the year.  Adel also won the $100 No Limit Hold'em DeepStack Turbo event last month during the Battles At The Beach (Event 13 - $1,583).  There were only three spots paid in the tournament, with Patrick Lacoste (Hallandale Beach, FL) the runner-up ($870), and Maury Halperin (Lauderdale By The Sea, FL) finishing in third place ($580).

Tournaments: There are two tournaments on the schedule today, including one that has become the most popular event with the players.  The "Tuesday 10k" affords players the opportunity earn an incredible return on investment, shelling out only $40 for the buy-in.  The tournament has consistently attracted over (350-400) total entries, and tonight should be no different.  Last week's installment of the tournament had (384) total entries, and ended in an eleven-way chop, one of the first times we've seen more than the final table agree to a deal.  The afternoon event is the $100 No Limit Hold'em "Monster Stack," which carries with it a $3,000 guaranteed prize pool.

Promotions: Today's promotion was so popular amongst players, that those playing no limit hold'em became somewhat envious (and have now been given their own day for the same promotion).  The Limit Hold'em Early Bird Promotion kicks off the moments the poker room doors open (9:00am), and award those playing any limit game the opportunity to earn the "table minimum" for a full house.  Players in the 2/2 LH will earn $20 for each full house, with those in the 2/4 LH receiving $40 for their full houses.

11:00am - $100 No Limit Hold'em "Monster Stack" ($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 - $40 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

Monday, March 20, 2017

"Week In Review:" Official Daily Tournament Results (March 13th-19th)

Last week was the first full week of "daily tournaments" for the month, with the first two involving events from the 2017 Battles At The Beach.  The week was highlighted by two more good showings from the "Tuesday $10k" and "Thursday $12k," along with Edgard Mendes' (Miami, FL) special Saturday.

Monday, March 13th kicked the week off with two tournaments, The $80 No Limit Hold'em w/ $10 Bounties ($2,000 GTD) at 11:00am, followed by the inaugural running of the $230 No Limit Hold'em w/ $100 Bounties.

$80 No Limit Hold'em w/ $10 Bounties ($2,000 GTD)
Total Entries: 24
Total Prize Pool: $2,000

  1. George Lukawski (Parkland, FL) $755
  2. Robert Tinsbloom (Delray Beach, FL) $513
  3. Walter Swirsky (Delray Beach, FL) $491
$230 No Limit Hold'em w/ $100 Bounties
Total Entries: 29
Total Prize Pool: $2,900
  1. David Richardson (Cape Coral, FL) $1,160
  2. Adel Jo (Miami, FL) $1,160
  3. Rafiki Brown (Pembroke Pines, FL) $580
As mentioned above, we saw another great showing from "Tuesday $10k" on Tuesday, March 14th, with over (380) runners in the event.  It's clearly become the most popular tournament on the "daily" schedule, and posted a first place prize over $3,500 (although the tournament would eventually be chopped).

$100 No Limit Hold'em "Monster Stack" ($3,000 GTD)
Total Entries: 48
Total Prize Pool: $3,696
  1. William Catlett (Lisbon, OH) $1,200
  2. Alfonso Perez (Coconut Creek, FL) $897
  3. Scott Krautman (Boca Raton, FL) $896
  4. Stacy Thomas (Jupiter, FL) $407
  5. Steven Lipkins (Boca Raton, FL) $296
$40 No Limit Hold'em ($10,000 GTD)
Total Entries: 384
Total Prize Pool: $13,068
  1. Henry Behr ($1,469)
  2. Rob Hindman (Knoxville, TN) $1,346
  3. Raj Mathur (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) $990
  4. David Poces (Boca Raton, FL) $984
  5. Roy Paulena (West Palm Beach, FL) $953
  6. Wilfredo Madrigal (Lake Worth, FL) $941
  7. Sean Ryan (Pompano Beach, FL) $941
  8. Barry Chazan (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) $928
  9. Rob Schmeltzer (Boca Raton, FL) $760
  10. Rick Kalgstein (Sunrise, FL) $687
  11. Mark Bernstein (Hollywood, FL) $487
  12. Charles Horton (Clewiston, FL) $170
  13. Patrick Carnakie (West Palm Beach, FL) $137
  14. Michael Corbett (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) $137
  15. William Underdown (Boca Raton, FL) $137
  16. David Hassen (Dania Beach, FL) $118
  17. Janet Solov (Pompano Beach, FL) $118
  18. Alan Werner (Cooper City, FL) $118
  19. Glen Canelstein (Coconut Creek, FL) $98
  20. Alan Golad (Riviera Beach, FL) $98
  21. Dennis Dacosta (Pompano Beach, FL) $98
  22. Jean-Pierre Gagnon (Quebec City, Canada) $98
  23. Glen Sugarman (Coconut Creek, FL) $98
  24. Jeffrey Pardue (Jupiter, FL) $98
  25. Markus Petteway (Pompano Beach, FL) $98
  26. Dan Avitsur (Miami, FL) $98
  27. Michael Ingber (Boca Raton, FL) $98
  28. Yesniel Pulido (Davie, FL) $85
  29. David Miller (Davie, FL) $85
  30. Bruno Fortin (Lauderhill, FL) $85
  31. Maxton Habitzreuter (Pompano Beach, FL) $85
  32. Scott Greenberg (Delray Beach, FL) $85
  33. Peter Leone (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) $85
  34. Salvatore Accardi (Pompano Beach, FL) $85
  35. Francisco Pulido Castil (Pembroke Pines, FL) $85
  36. Herschel Williams (Lighthouse Point, FL) $85
With the "Spin To Win" high hand promotion garnering much of the focus on Wednesday, March 15th, there was just one tournament on the schedule.  The "Big Stack Turbo Bounty" drew a nice sized field, and saw the event finish in a four-way deal.  David Padilla (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) ended up getting the "winner's share" of the chop, and earned the largest live tournament cash of his career ($878).

$100 No Limit Hold'em "Big Stack Turbo Bounty" ($5,000 GTD)
Total Entries: 67
Total Prize Pool: $3,959
  1. David Padilla (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) $878
  2. Carmine Napolitano (Waxhaw, NC) $878
  3. Thomas Tranfo (Greenwich, CT) $788
  4. Justin Walker (Tamarac, FL) $726
  5. David Levine (Miami, FL) $289
  6. Stefan Korolczuk (Tamarac, FL) $222
  7. Kathleen Heckman (Reading, PA) $178
Thursday, March 16th saw two tournaments back on the schedule, with both ending in four-way deals.  The highlight of the day was the "Thursday $12k," which attracted (265) total entries, and had an official prize pool of $13,290.

$80 No Limit Hold'em ($2,000 GTD)
Total Entries: 23
Total Prize Pool: $2,000
  1. Ryan Baroff (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) $630
  2. Charles MacClennan (Boca Raton, FL) $475
  3. Gerald Bloom (Boca Raton, FL) $342
  4. William Catlett (Lisbon, OH) $323
$60 No Limit Hold'em ($12,000 GTD)
Total Entries: 265
Total Prize Pool: $13,290
  1. Charles Marik (Coconut Creek, FL) $2,195
  2. Felix Acevedo Beltre (West Palm Beach, FL) $2,194
  3. Nivaldo Gutierrez (Hialeah, FL) $2,000
  4. Eric Goldstein (Boca Raton, FL) $2,000
  5. David Kahan (Boca Raton, FL) $758
  6. David Zwiebel (Boca Raton, FL) $585
  7. Michael Swerdloff (Florham, NJ) $452
  8. Will Underwood (Boca Raton, FL) $332
  9. Claude Comtois (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) $239
  10. Alex White (Boca Raton, FL) $186
  11. Patrick Carnakie (West Palm Beach, FL) $186
  12. Jeffrey Neubauer (Bronxville, NY) $186
  13. Robert Perniola (Pompano Beach, FL) 
  14. Eugene Cohen (Hollywood, FL) $159
  15. Jeffrey Pardue (Jupiter, FL) $159
  16. Steven Randall (Boca Raton, FL) $140
  17. Craig Witz (Hypoluxo, FL) $140
  18. Jason Sterling (Mirimar, FL) $140
  19. Robert Schafer (Sunrise, FL) $120
  20. Greg Tomlinson (Jupiter, FL) $120
  21. Mark Bernstein (Hollywood, FL) $120
  22. Edina Pantinchin (Miami Beach, FL) $120
  23. Jaori Carrilo (Pompano Beach, FL) $120
  24. Scott Jaffa (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) $120
  25. Allen Gload (Riviera Beach, FL) $120
  26. Raj Mathur (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) $120
  27. Berton Rutherford (Meadeville, PA) $120
The high hands were the focus on Friday, March 17th, but the scheduled evening tournament is always a great start to the weekend, offering up a more "mid-major" type structure, and allowing for deeper play than some of the other tournaments during the week.  

$150 No Limit Hold'em ($10,000 GTD)
Total Entries: 68
Total Prize Pool: $10,000
  1. Robert Tanner (Wellington, FL) $2,500
  2. Barry Price (N. Palm Beach, FL) $1,507
  3. Carlos Molinet (Davie, FL) $1,371
  4. Wayne Luggery (Plantation, FL) $1,351
  5. Adam Schwartz (Coral Springs, FL) $1,151
  6. Walter Swirsky (Delray Beach, FL) $1,151
  7. Roland Trocher (Hollywood, FL) $969
Saturday, March 18th was all about Edgard Mendes (Deerfield Beach, FL), a player that chopped the afternoon event evenly ($432), and then went on to win the evening event!  The Isle Casino Poker Room regular, better known as "Corona," is one of the first players in recent memory to accomplish the feat.

$100 No Limit Hold'em "Big Stack Turbo Bounty" ($3,000 GTD)
Total Entries: 44
Total Prize Pool: $2,593
  1. Alan Dubrow (Melville, NY) $433
  2. Edgard Mendes (Deerfield Beach, FL) $432
  3. David Miller (Lauderhill, FL) $432
  4. John Sherman (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) $432
  5. Rahamim Ezra (Hallandale, FL) $432
  6. Curtis "Ace" Dehart (Melbourne, FL) $432
$120 No Limit Hold'em "New Monster Stack" ($8,000 GTD)
Total Entries: 117
Total Prize Pool: $9,945
  1. Edgard Mendes (Deerfield Beach, FL) $1,514
  2. Rubin Brown (West Palm Beach, FL) $1,408
  3. David Gordon (Rockville, MD) $1,349
  4. Alan Hamby (Pompano Beach, FL) $1,172
  5. Willie Wiggins (Miramar, FL) $1,120
  6. Bart Lino (Coral Springs, FL) $1,032
  7. Jerrold Solov (Pompano Beach, FL) $1,025
  8. Chad Millward (Boca Raton, FL) $579
  9. Walter Swirsky (Delray Beach, FL) $224
  10. Michael Buffa (Pompano Beach, FL) $174
  11. Barry Sisselman (Deerfield Beach, FL) $174
  12. Brendan Rogers (Plantation, FL) $174
With only one tournament on the schedule on Sunday, March 19th, players can experience a "deeper stacked" event, with the assurance that they will not be playing late into the night (some players have work the next day).

$150 No Limit Hold'em ($10,000 GTD)
Total Entries: 72
Total Prize Pool: $10,000
  1. Anthony Gonzalez (Orlando, FL) $1,986
  2. Hosney Boutros (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) $1,581
  3. Raymond Becker (Boca Raton, FL) $1,422
  4. Curtis Dehart (Melbourne, FL) $1,275
  5. Jason Greenberg (Delray Beach, FL) $1,161
  6. Pedro Castro (Coral Springs, FL) $1,145
  7. Karin Powsner (Pompano Beach, FL) $830
  8. Elizabeth Davis (West Palm Beach, FL) $350
  9. Neal Freeman (Boca Raton, FL) $250





Monday, March 20th: New Week, "Big Game Bounty Hunters" Eye Tonight's Event

ICYMI: There was one tournament on the "daily schedule" yesterday, a $150 No Limit Hold'em ($10,000 GTD), which got underway at 12:00pm.  The tournament drew a total of (72) entries, and officially ended up with a $10,000 prize pool.  There were nine spots getting paid, and after reaching the final table (and losing four players), the remaining six would end up agreeing to a deal.  Anthony Gonzalez (Orlando, FL) earned the second largest cash of his tournament career, receiving $1,986 for his "first place finish."  Also involved in the deal were Hosney Boutros ($1,581), Raymond Becker ($1,422), Curtis Dehart ($1,275), Jason Greenberg ($1,161), and Pedro Castro ($1,145).  The full results, along with hometowns and places, will be posted later this afternoon in the "Week In Review" feature.

Tournaments: This week's daily tournament schedule begins with two events today, the $80 No Limit Hold'em ($2,000 GTD) at 11:00am, followed by the largest buy-in tournament of the week.  At 6:00pm, the $230 No Limit Hold'em w/ $100 Bounties will be making it's "second run.".  This "Deep Stack Bounty" event sees players sitting down to starting stack of 15,000 units, and offers a structure with (20) minute levels (Levels 1-8), which transition to (25) minutes (Levels 9+).

Promotions: Outside of the "standard" high hand promotion, the weeks gets a "quick" start with "Turbo High Hands," offering $100 every (10) minutes from the period of 9:00am-12:00pm.  Rollovers do apply with this promotion (with each game in the house eligible), so it's not uncommon to see a player pick up anywhere from $100-$500 during the promotion.

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 - $230 No Limit Hold'em "Deep Stack Bounty" w/ $100 Bounties

- Players will begin with a 15,000 starting stack
- Late and re-entries for the first (8) levels
- Alternates and late entries will begin with a full stack
- Levels are (20) minutes (Levels 1-9), transitioning to (25) minutes (Levels 9+)

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Sunday, March 19th: "Turbo High Hands," And A $10,000 Guarantee

ICYMI: Yesterday's afternoon event ($100 No Limit Hold'em "Big Stack Turbo Bounty" $3,000 GTD) drew a crowd of (44) total entries, ending with an official prize pool of $3,693.  There were six spots getting paid in the event, and when the field reached that point, the players agreed to an even chop (well...as close to even as possible).  Alan Dobrow (Melville, NY) took home $433 for first place money, while the rest of the group earned $432 (Edgard Mendes, David Miller, John Sherman, Rahamim Ezra, and Curtis "Ace" Dehart).

Edgard Mendes (Deerfield Beach, FL) then pulled the "double" later in the evening, a feat that not many players have accomplished.  After essentially taking first place money in the tournament earlier in the day, Mendes was awarded first place money in an eight-way chop of the evening event ($120 No Limit Hold'em "New Monster Stack").  The event, which attracted a total of (117) entries, finished with prize pool of $9,945).  "Corona" (Edgard's nickname) ended up making another $1,514, in addition to his earlier cash from the afternoon.  The rest of the tournament's results and payouts will be posted tomorrow afternoon, in the "Week In Review" feature.

Tournaments: There is one tournament on the schedule this afternoon, a $150 No Limit Hold'em ($10,000 GTD) event.  The levels are (25) minutes throughout the tournament, and offers players a 20,000 starting stack. 

Promotions: Outside of the "standard" high hands during the day, the "Turbo High Hands" return, with $300 awarded to qualifying high hands from 2:00pm-9:00pm (every 15 minutes).


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

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Saturday, March 18th: Whether It's "Turbo" Or "Deep," Today's Tournaments Have It All

ICYMI: There was one tournament on the schedule yesterday, the $150 No Limit Hold'em ($10,000 GTD), which began at 6:00pm.  The tournament attracted a total of (68) entries, with a prize pool of $10,000.  Seven places were getting paid, and once the money bubble burst, the players began discussing a deal.  The numbers worked for everyone involved, and a seven-way chop was agreed to, with Robert Tanner (Wellington, FL) receiving first place money ($2,500).  The cash brings Tanner's career earnings just short of $30,000 lifetime, and is his first cash at the Isle since winning Event 16 of 2017 Isle Poker Classic ($150 No Limit Hold'em - $14,202).  The rest of the players involved in the deal, along with the official results, will be posted in Monday's "Week In Review" feature.

Tournaments: Two tournaments are on today's schedule, totaling $11,000 in guaranteed prize money.  The first tournament, which begins at 11:00am, is a $100 No Limit Hold'em "Big Stack Turbo" w/ $25 Bounties ($3,000 GTD).  That event is followed at 6:00pm by the "New Monster Stack," a $120 No Limit Hold'em tournament with an $8,000 guaranteed prize pool.  This tournament offers a "mid-major" feel, with a 25,000 chip starting stack, and (25) minute levels throughout.

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:oopm - $120 No Limit Hold'em "New Monster Stack" ($8,000 GTD):

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

Friday, March 17, 2017

ICYMI: Table Games Are Really Taking Off!!!

Players in the poker room may have noticed some loud, boisterous cheering recently, coming from just outside the rails...don't worry though, those are just winners from one of the three new table games!!! At the beginning of February, the Isle Casino Pompano Park saw the return of "3-Card Poker," along with the introduction of "Ultimate Texas Hold'em" and "One-Card Poker" (otherwise known at "Casino War").

"3-Card Poker "Makes Its Triumphant Return

Riding the wave of player interest across the country, Isle Casino Pompano Park now offer's "Florida's version" of Three-Card Poker.  The game is played against a "player banker," opposed to the "house," and offers the prospect of some pretty large payouts.  The gameplay is easy to learn, as players are dealt three cards, with the objective of the game to beat the dealer's hand.  The hand rankings are the same as tradition poker (pairs, three-of-a-kind, flushes, straights, straight-flushes, mini royal), with one small twist in the rankings (straights beat flushes in three-card poker).  For those looking for the rules to the game prior to playing, they can be found on a flyer in the poker room, on the actual table, or you can ask available staff for help.

One of the most appealing features of this game here at the Isle is the "minimum bet."  Players at the table can wager anywhere from $5 to $500, making the game affordable to most anyone. The $5 minimum wager is something that players won't find at many casinos, and allows those at the table to play at their own pace.  Three-card poker (one table) get's the cards in the air at 11:00am, and runs through the close of the casino.


Texas Hold'em Is Even Better When It's "Ultimate"

What's better than Texas Hold'em? Ultimate Texas Hold'em...a game that was introduced to casinos across the country years ago, and has really taken off in terms of popularity.  It's very similar to the Texas Hold'em that's played in the neighboring poker room, with those at the table getting two cards (including a "dealers" hand), along with a flop, turn, and river (five-card community board).  The object of the game is to beat the dealer's hand, with all of the "rules of the game" found on a flyer in the poker room, on the actual table, or you can ask available staff for help.

If the $5 minimum bet seemed attractive from the Three-Card Poker, then the $3 minimum at Ultimate Texas Hold'em becomes even more appealing.  Once again, it's an example of the Isle Casino Pompano Park setting itself apart from the "field."  Players have the opportunity to enjoy the game for an extended period of time, while comfortably wagering any amount between $3-$300.  There are currently (2) Ultimate Texas Hold'em tables located just across from the cashier (next to the Three-Card Poker table), with action getting underway at 11:00am each day.





Friday, March 17th: High Hand Promotions Garner Today's Attention

Ryan Baroff (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)
ICYMI: Yesterday's afternoon event had an "intimate" field of (23) entries, all competing for their piece of the $2,000 prize pool.  Once play was four-handed, the remaining players agreed to a chop, with Ryan Baroff (Ft.Lauderdale, FL) the declared "winner," earning himself $630 for his share of the deal.  Charles MacClennan (Boca Raton, FL) took home $475 for second place, Gerald Bloom walked away with $342 for third place, and William Catlett (Lisbon, OH) rounded out the deal with $323 for fourth place.

The evening event ($60 No Limit Hold'em $12,000 GTD) was where the big numbers were, with a total of (265) entries getting involved in the action before the registration window closed.  One registration wrapped up, the players were vying for their piece of a $13,290 prize pool, with (27) spots getting paid.  A quick scan of the results would yield a lot of new names (to followers of the blog), and while we usually see this event make a deal once the final table is reached, action played down until four players remained.  Just like the afternoon tournament, the four players that were left agreed to a deal, with Charles Marik (Coconut Creek, FL) declared the "winner" taking home just one dollar more ($2,195) than the "second place" finisher, Felix Acevedo Beltre ($2,194). Both Nivaldo Gutierrez (Hialeah, FL) and Eric Goldstein (Boca Raton, FL) earned $2,000 for their third and fourth place finishes respectively.

Tournaments: There is one tournament on the schedule this evening, beginning at 6:00pm.  The $150 No Limit Hold'em has a $10,000 guarantee, and has surpassed that number each Friday more months.  It's the first of four events for the weekend, and is tied for the largest guarantee as well.

Promotions: With a one day "breather" on Thursday, the high hand promotions are back in full swing to start the weekend, beginning with the "Turbo High Hands."  From the moment the doors open at 9:00am, until 12:00pm, $100 will be awarded to the qualifying high hand every (10) minutes (with rollovers).  

At noon, the high hands transition to $250 every (20) minutes, lasting until 4:00pm (with rollovers)...at which point they ladder up $500 every (20) minutes (with rollovers), running from 4:00pm-12:00am.  It's well over $16,000 in high hand money ready to be awarded over the course of the day, and with the NCAA tournament going on as well, the poker room will surely be buzzing.


6:00pm - $150 No Limit Hold'em  $10,000 GTD

- Players will begin with a 20,000 starting stack
- Late and re-entries for the first (12) levels
- Alternates and late entries will start with a full stack
- Levels are (25) minutes in length