Feeding SFL: Chris Moneymaker Wins Seminole Hard Rock Charity Event, Runner-Up Esteban Garcia Earns $30K Platinum Pass

Feeding South Florida Charity Event
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida

$300 Buy-In No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000+ in Cash and Prizes
Entries: 89
November 13, 2018

Chris Moneymaker (right) and Esteban Garcia

The Feeding South Florida Charity Event ended late Tuesday night with 2003 WSOP Main Event champion Chris Moneymaker taking the top spot. The event generated charitable donations of more than $14,000 and Moneymaker earned $3,000 along with a prize package for the win.

Chris Moneymaker and Esteban Garcia

As a PokerStars ambassador, Moneymaker was not eligible to win the $30,000 PokerStars Platinum Pass that was added to first place. That huge prize went to runner-up Esteban Garcia. With that, Garcia punched his ticket to the $25,000 buy-in PokerStars Players No Limit Hold’em Championship slated to run this January in the Bahamas.

Jorge Aristizabal (Seat 1) busts third officially earning Esteban Garcia a Platinum Pass
Platinum Pass winner Estaban Garcia

Final results:

1st: Chris Moneymaker – $3,000 + $5,250 SHRPO entry, 4-night stay, dinner for 2
2nd: Estaban Garcia – $2,000 + $30,000 Platinum Pass
3rd: Jorge Aristizabal – $1,400 + $3,500 entry, dinner for 2
4th: Harold O’Brien – $1,100 + Hard Rock AC 4-night stay
5th: Nagui Yass – $800 + Ferragamo wallet, $200 gift card
6th: Jack Sumner – $700 + Ferragamo wallet, $200 gift card
7th: Antonio Arencibia – $600 + Michael Kors wallet, $200 gift card
8th: Rick Levy – $500
9th: Kimberley Kusser – $400
10th: Aaron Allen – $300

That wraps the Feeding South Florida charity event. Next up is the Rock ‘n’ Roll Poker Open kicking off tomorrow at 11am with the opening flight in the $360 buy-in, $1,000,000 guarantee!

Feeding SFL: Chris Moneymaker Leads Final 10

Feeding South Florida Charity Event
Over $50,000 in Cash and Prizes
Level 15: 5,000/10,000 with a 10,000 ante
Players Remaining: 10 of 89

Chris Moneymaker

For the second time in his short stay at the Seminole Hard Rock, Chris Moneymaker leads the final 10 in a PokerStars Platinum Pass event. Over the weekend, he finished runner-up in his namesake Moneymaker Tour event making his way through an impressive 957 entries.

Now, just two days later, he’s maneuvered through 89 entries in the Feeding South Florida Charity Event and finds himself in the money and leading the final table.

Seat 1: Jorge Aristizabal – 129,000
Seat 2: Aaron Allen – 41,000
Seat 3: Kim Kusser – 65,000
Seat 4: Chris Moneymaker – 220,000
Seat 5: Rick Levy – 2,500
Seat 6: Esteban Garcia – 56,000
Seat 7: Jack Sumner – 70,000
Seat 8: Antonio Arencibia – 16,000
Seat 9: Harold O’Brien – 153,000
Seat 10: Nagui Yassa – 130,500

As a PokerStars representative, Moneymake is not eligible to earn the $30,000 Platinum Pass that’s added to first. In the event were he to win, it would go to second place.

Stay tuned!

Feeding SFL: Quick Road to Two Tables

Feeding South Florida Charity Event
Over $50,000 in Cash and Prizes
Level 12: 2,000/4,000 with a 4,000 ante
Players Remaining: 18 of 89

Table 1, including Chris Moneymaker

Barely three hours since kickoff, the Feeding South Florida Charity Event is down to 18 players and consolidated to the final two tables. Chris Moneymaker is in the midst of yet another deep run already having finished runner-up in his namesake Moneymaker Tour event on Sunday (from 957 starting entries) and again finishing second in a small media invite sit n go earlier today.

In addition to Moneymaker, others still in include PokerStars’ Garry Gates, Steven Bennett, Matt Yorra and Nagui Yassa.

 

Feeding SFL: Registration Closed Generating $14K Toward Charity

Feeding South Florida Charity Event
Over $50,000 in Cash and Prizes
Level 9: 500/1,000 with a 1,000 ante
Players Remaining: 36 of 89

The first break wrapped, the silent auction is done and registration closed. The Feeding South Florida Charity Event is final with 89 entries generating more than $14,000 toward charity. The silent auction items will add to that total providing even more meals to South Florida families in need.

Here’s a look at the payouts set to head to the final 10 players:

Feeding South Florida Charity Event
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida

$300 Buy-In No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000+ in Cash and Prizes
Entries: 89
November 13, 2018

1st – $3,000 + $30,000 Platinum Pass
2nd – $2,000 + $5,250 SHRPO entry, 4-night stay, dinner for 2
3rd – $1,400 + $3,500 entry, dinner for 2
4th – $1,100 + Hard Rock AC 4-night stay
5th – $800 + Ferragamo wallet, $200 gift card
6th – $700 + Ferragamo wallet, $200 gift card
7th – $600 + Michael Kors wallet, $200 gift card
8th – $500
9th – $400
10th – $300

Feeding SFL: The Guest of Honor Representing PokerStars

Feeding South Florida Charity Event
Over $50,000 in Cash and Prizes
Level 7: 300/600
Entries: 75

Chris Moneymaker

Arguably the most iconic player in the game, 2003 WSOP Main Event champion Chris Moneymaker has been on property for the last few days playing poker, greeting fans and taking pictures.

Partnered with PokerStars, Moneymaker is promoting the upcoming PokerStars Players No Limit Hold’em Championship, a $25,000 buy-in event slated for January in the Bahamas. A $30,000 “Platinum Pass” (inclusive of a tournament entry and $5,000 travel) was up for grabs in this weekend’s $86 buy-in Moneymaker Tour event and Moneymaker went on to finish runner-up.

The Seminole Hard Rock is again adding value via an added Platinum Pass in this $300 charity event. Moneymaker, of course, can’t win it, but that hasn’t stopped him from coming out and support South Florida charity.