Thursday, December 13, 2018

Thursday, December 13th: Deluca And Linke Top Wednesday's Results, With Two Tournament "Staples" On Thursday's Schedule

ICYMI: Yesterday's tournament schedule kicked off (at 11:00am) with the $130 No Limit Hold'em "Survivor" ($3,000 GTD).  Registration for the event closed with (27) entries, meaning three players were scheduled to wall away with $1,000 prizes.  Long before the money bubble, players agreed to a chop, with seven spots walking away with a piece of the prize pool.  Official details of the tournament are listed below:
  1. Stefania Deluca (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) $636
  2. Stanton Drazen (Boynton Beach, FL) $582
  3. Chris Cheyne (London, ON) $380
  4. Ryszard Szarek (London, ON) $370
  5. Margeret Martin (Staten Island, NY) $367
  6. Bernie Parness (Deerfield Beach, FL) $341
  7. Dwight Pinkerton (Boca Raton, FL) $324
The 6:00pm tournament was an $80 No Limit Hold'em event, that offered optional single or double add-ons.  After eight levels of open registration, the tournament field closed with (23) entries, and an official prize pool of $1,511.  The event ended in a three-way deal, with Isle Poker notable Diane Linke (Boynton Beach, FL) topping the chop.  Listed below, are the official details from the deal:
  1. Diane Linke (Boynton Beach, FL) $571
  2. Joseph Sansevero (Hollywood, FL) $570
  3. Frederic Berkowitz (Bedford, MA) $370
Tournaments: Two "staple" tournaments of the recurring schedule return on Thursday, beginning at 11:00am, with the $130 No Limit Hold'em "Monster Stack."  The player-friendly event is structured with 25,000 unit starting stacks, (20) minute levels, and registration that is open through Level 8.  This tournament has a history of attracted nice sized fields, with today's installment expected nothing less.

The "Monster Stack" is followed at 6:00pm, by a $130 No Limit Hold'em "Bounty" event.  It should be noted, that this tournament is not the "turbo bounty" that runs on Sunday's, as players get extended levels of (20) minutes (along with the 20,000 unit starting stacks).  Registration is also open through Level 8, not the ten levels that the turbo allows.

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

11:00am - $130 No Limit Hold'em "Monster Stack"

- 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
- Levels will last (20) minutes

6:00pm - $130 No Limit Hold'em "Bounty"

- 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 (20) minutes

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

ICYMI: Isle Poker Classic Event #9 (Official Results)

2018 Isle Poker Classic (Event #9)
$360 No Limit Hold'em "Black Chip Bounty"

Total Event #9 Entries: 24
Event #9 Prize Pool: $5,040

Results:

PlaceNameHometownWinnings
1John MagnettaBoynton Beach, FL$2,520
2Christopher ArcidiaconoPort Charlotte, FL$1,512
3Philip ConsoloAventura, FL$1,008

ICYMI: Isle Poker Classic Event #8 (Official Results)

2018 Isle Poker Classic (Event #8)
$150 No Limit Hold'em "Turbo Bounty"

Total Event #8 Entries: 33
Event #8 Prize Pool: $3,175

Results:

PlaceNameHometownWinnings
1Marc CohenBoca Raton, FL$1,048
2Torrin BrauchDelray Beach, FL$1,048
3German ZagaTamarac, FL$476
4Roberto DeSogosFt. Lauderdale, FL$349
5Susan KrowitzFt. Lauderdale, FL$254

ICYMI: Isle Poker Classic Event #7 (Official Results)

2018 Isle Poker Classic (Event #7)
$1,100 No Limit Hold'em Main Event

$200,000 GTD
Total Event #7 Entries: 234
Event #7 Prize Pool: $239,120

Results:

PlaceNameHometownWinnings
1Jeffrey TrudeauOrlando, FL$55,416
2Elliot ZaydmanGlenrock, NJ$38,941
3Hunter CichyCoon Rapids, MI$24,510
4Scott BaumsteinFort Lauderdale, FL$14,909
5Matthew SmithCoconut Creek, FL$11,514
6Bruno FortinQuebec$9,541
7Tom GityPompano Beach, FL$8,130
8Brinbaum, NancyFort Lauderdale, FL$6,934
9Wiegrefe, JamieMiami, FL$5,543
10Scott ZakheimDavie, FL$4,699
11Blansko BoskoviceCzech Republic$4,699
12Mihaly LukacsFort Lauderdale, FL$4,699
13AJ GambinoAventura, FL$4,041
14Jason AtherleyLantana, FL$4,041
15Sebastian KosBrno, Czech Republic$4,041
16Connor WhiteTraverse City, MI$3,384
17Denis CyrBoischatel, Quebec$3,384
18Frederico DavusDoral, FL$3,384
19Christopher HowardWellington, FL$2,779
20Josh HillockLighthouse Point, FL$2,779
21Ivan StarostinAventura, FL$2,779
22Isaiah GoldmanBoynton Beach, FL$2,200
23Santana NoronhaDavie, FL$2,200
24Erik NombergBoca Raton, FL$2,200
25Thomas MaceyBoca Raton, FL$1,927
26Brandon NoeFort Lauderdale$1,927
27Howard DarnoldVero Beach, FL$1,927
28Sean ShawDelray Beach, FL$1,648
29John MagnettaBoynton Beach, FL$1,648
30Evan TietelbaumParkland, FL$1,648
31Kobi RibakDelray Beach, FL$1,648

Wednesday, December 12th: Jeff Trudeau Wins Isle Poker Classic Main Event, Returning To The Recurring Schedule

ICYMI: Before we returned to the recurring tournament schedule, there was a little unfinished business to settle yesterday afternoon.  At 12:00pm, the three remaining players from the Isle Poker Classic Main Event resumed play, with Day 3 lasting less than twenty minutes.  On the second hand of Day 3 play, Jeff Trudeau eliminated Hunter Cichy (Coon Rapids, MI) in third place, with just Elliot Zaydman standing between Trudeau and a title.  With an almost seven-to-one chip deficit, the heads-up battle was going to be an uphill climb for Zaydman.  He managed to double-up a few hands in, and looked poised to creep even closer...until Trudeau found a fortunate river (turning trips against Zaydman's top pair) to ship the title.  Official results from Day 3 are listed below:
  1. Jeff Trudeau (Orlando, FL) $55,416
  2. Elliot Zaydman (Glenrock, NJ) $38,941
  3. Hunter Cichy (Coon Rapids, MI) $24,510
Tuesday's recurring schedule was all about "mixed-games," with the 11:00am time slot hosting a $150 Limit Omaha 8B Hi/Lo ($3,000 GTD) event.  Registration for the tournament would close with (22) entries, and an official prize pool of $3,000.  Three players were scheduled to reach the money, but a deal was agreed to (long before the money bubble), with six players getting paid.  Official results of the tournament are listed below:
  1. Peter Nathan (Pompano Beach, FL) $961
  2. Eugene Calder (Boynton Beach, FL) $851
  3. Richard Quintero (Miramar, FL) $380
  4. Gerald Hertz (Pompano Beach, FL) $310
  5. Timothy Patrus (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) $305
  6. Lazaro Rodriguez (Kendall, FL) $193
The evening tournament (6:00pm) was a $100 H.O.R.S.E., which signified the first time ever, that a mixed-game event was run in the evening.  The numbers were surprisingly successful, as the field closed with (23) entries, and an official prize pool of $1,725.  Just like the afternoon tournament, three players were scheduled to get paid, but things ended with a deal (agreed to on the money bubble).  Official results of the tournament are listed below:
  1. Michael Daw (Eldred, NY) $561
  2. Gregg Weiss (Delray Beach, FL) $473
  3. Andrew Daire (Boca Raton, FL) $370
  4. Ryan Steele (Pompano Beach, FL) $321

Tournaments: Yesterday saw the return to the recurring tournament schedule, but today is the first slate of the month, that does not include an Isle Poker Classic event.  The day's action begins at 11:00am, with the $130 No Limit Hold'em "Survivor" ($3,000 GTD).  The event is structured with 16,000 unit starting stacks, levels that last (20) minutes, and registration that is open through Level 8. Every 1 in 10 entries will earn $1,000, which has been a very popular format with the players, as we've seen extra cash prizes the last few survivors run.

The "Survivor" is followed at 6:00pm, by an $80 No Limit Hold'em tournament. The event is structured with 12,000 unit starting stacks, (20) minute levels, and registration that is open through Level 8.  At the end of registration, players have the option to add-on, and can decide between a single ($20) or a double ($40).


Promotions: Outside of the "standard" high hands, the poker room opens with the "new" Full House Promotion.  The proceedings begin once the doors of the poker room open, with the first (25) full houses made, earning a $40 prize.  Each jackpot eligible cash game is included in the promotion, with two rules to keep in mind, when thinking about winning the $40.  In order to be eligible, the full  house must be made using two cards, and must be the winning hand.

 The day's "standard" high hand period will last 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-3:00am, the high hand will be awarded $100 every (60) minutes.

11:00am - $130 No Limit Hold'em "Survivor" ($3,000 GTD)

- Players 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 will last (20) minutes

6:00pm - $80 No Limit Hold'em

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

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Isle Poker Classic Event #8 (Day 3): Jeffrey Trudeau Wins The Isle Poker Classic Main Event ($55,416), Elliot Zaydman Runner-Up ($38,941)

2018 Isle Poker Classic (Event #7)
$1,100 No Limit Hold'em Main Event
$200,000 GTD
Level 25 (Blinds 20,000/40,000/40,000)
Total Event #7 Entries: 244
Players Remaining: 1


2018 Isle Poker Classic Main Event Champion - Jeff Trudeau (Orlando, FL)

On the final hand of the 2018 Isle Poker Classic Main Event, Jeff Trudeau opened for a raise, with Elliot Zaydman shoving for 1,200,000.  Trudeau made the call, and wished Elliot luck, as the cards found their backs:

Trudeau: A 5
Zaydman: Q♠ 10

Runout: 10♠ 5♣ 2 8♠ 5♠

Both players flopped pairs, and Elliot was in great shape to score a second double-up.  The turn came out clean for Zaydman, but he was unable to fade the river, as Trudeau made trip fives.  Jeff wins $55,416 along with the trophy, as his 2018 earnings now eclipse $600,000.  This has been a special year for Trudeau, who has really "broke out" onto the tournament scene (which is hard to say, considering he had over $394,000 last year).  

Elliot earned the third largest tournament cash of his career, taking home $38,941 for second place.  The result brings his lifetime earnings north of $700,000, and helped his 2018 earnings eclipse $100,000.

Isle Poker Classic Event #8 (Day 3): Zaydman Helps His Comeback Cause With A Double Up

2018 Isle Poker Classic (Event #7)
$1,100 No Limit Hold'em Main Event
$200,000 GTD
Level 25 (Blinds 20,000/40,000/40,000)
Total Event #7 Entries: 244
Players Remaining: 2

On the river of a board reading 2♣ J♠ 5♠ 5 K, Elliot Zaydman would bet 135,000, which was about half-pot.  Trudeau asked to see Elliot's remaining stack, with Zaydman jokingly covering up his chips from sight.  After finding out that Zaydman had 720,000 remaining, Trudeau announced himself all-in, with Elliot tossing in a chip for a call.

"I have a king," Trudeau said, with Zaydman then rolling over 5 3 (having turned trips).  Elliot is still at a big chip disadvantage, but closes the gap slightly.

Jeff Trudeau - 5,600,000
Elliot Zaydman - 1,700,000

Isle Poker Classic Event #8 (Day 3): No Time To Get Settled, Hunter Cichy Eliminated In 3rd Place ($24,510)

2018 Isle Poker Classic (Event #7)
$1,100 No Limit Hold'em Main Event
$200,000 GTD
Level 25 (Blinds 20,000/40,000/40,000)
Total Event #7 Entries: 244
Players Remaining: 2


Hunter Cichy (Coon Rapids, MN) came into Day 3 as the shortest stack, and would find himself eliminated just two hands into the day.

The Day 3 action got off to a very quick start, with Hunter Cichy shoving from the small blind for 615,000.  Jeff Trudeau was in the big blind, and after taking a look at the tournament clock, he eventually found a call:

Cichy: J 9
Trudeau: K♠ 7♣

Runout: Q J 6♣ 5♣ K♣

Cichy was behind when the cards were tabled, but managed to outflow Trudeau, and take a commanding lead in the hand.  The turn only strengthened Hunter's lead in the hand, but Jeff hit a three-outer on the river to steal the pot, and eliminate Cichy in third place ($24,510).

Jeff Trudeau and Elliot Zaydman are now heads up for the Isle Poker Classic title, with the following chip counts:

Jeff Trudeau - 6,300,000
Elliot Zaydman - 1,000,000

Tuesday, December 11th: All Eyes On The Conclusion Of The Isle Poker Classic Main Event (12:00PM), As Mixed-Game Players Own Tuesday's Tournament Schedule

ICYMI: Yesterday afternoon (at 12:00pm), (60) players returned for Day 2 of the $1,100 No Limit Hold'em Isle Poker Classic Main Event.  Registration was open until the first hand was dealt, with eight players deciding to take that option.  So play started with (68) players remaining, of which (31) were going to reach the money.  Action moved pretty swiftly to start the day, with the money bubble bursting four hours into the day.  After the elimination of Dmitry Agrachov (on the bubble), player's focused turned from making the money...to make "the money."  The top five final table spots were scheduled to receive five-figures, with all eyes on the first place prize of $55,416.  

The final table was reached at 9:00pm, and while the stack sizes were pretty deep, the eliminations were fast and furious.  When the scheduled conclusion of Day 2 was reached, three players remained, led by Jeff Trudeau.  Jeff, along with Hunter Cichy and Elliot Zaydman, will be returning to play at 12:00pm this afternoon.  Listed below, are the players chip counts, along with the payouts they are playing for:
  1. Hunter Cichy - 695,000
  2. Jeff Trudeau - 5,565,000
  3. Elliot Zaydman - 1,145,000
Here is a reminder of what they are playing for:
  1. $55,416
  2. $38,941
  3. $25,410
Tournaments: Even though the Isle Poker Classic is "technically" still running, today we see the return to the recurring tournament schedule.  If you're a mixed-game player, than today's slate is what dreams are made of.  At 11:00am, we have the $150 Limit Omaha 8B Hi/Lo ($3,000 GTD) event, which has been a Tuesday staple for months.  The event is structured with 15,000 unit starting stacks, and levels that last (20) minutes (as per player's requests).  Registration for the tournament is open through Level 8, and the ten minute break that follows.

For the first time ever, the 6:00pm time slot also hosts a non-no limit hold'em event.  The $100 H.O.R.S.E. tournament is sure to bring out a nice crowd, considering the fact that micid-game players haven't had an evening option to play in.  The tournament is structured with 12,000 unit starting stacks, (20) minute levels, and registration that is open through Level 8.

Promotions: Outside of the "standard" high hands, the poker opens with the "new" Full House Promotion.  The proceedings begin once the doors of the poker room open, with the first (25) full houses made, earning a $40 prize.  Each jackpot eligible cash game is included in the promotion, with two rules to keep in mind, when thinking about winning the $40.  In order to be eligible, the full  house must be made using two cards, and must be the winning hand.

 The day's "standard" high hand period will last 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-3:00am, the high hand will be awarded $100 every (60) minutes.

11:00am - $150 Omaha 8B Hi/Lo ($3,000 GTD)

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

6:00pm - $100 H.O.R.S.E.

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

Isle Poker Classic Event #8 (Day 2): Wrapping Up Day 2, Players Bagging Up For Tomorrow's Day 3 (12:00PM)

2018 Isle Poker Classic (Event #7)
$1,100 No Limit Hold'em Main Event
$200,000 GTD
Level 24 (Blinds 15,000/30,000/30,000)
Total Event #7 Entries: 244
Players Remaining: 3

The three remaining players in Event #8 ($1,100 Isle Poker Classic Main Event) just wrapped up the action for Day 2, and have packed away their chips for tomorrow.  Day 3 will resume tomorrow afternoon at 12:00pm, with players returning to the following chip counts (in the listed seating assignments):
  1. Hunter Cichy - 695,000
  2. Jeff Trudeau - 5,565,000
  3. Elliot Zaydman - 1,145,000
Here is a reminder of what they are playing for:
  1. $55,416
  2. $38,941
  3. $25,410