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2019 Fun in the Sun Recap

The 2019 Fun in the Sun Poker Open began Thursday, December 26th and concluded late in the evening on Monday, December 30th. In that time, five guitar trophies were awarded, highlighted by  Devond Marshall’s win in the $570 buy-in Main Event.

2019 FITS Main Event Champion, Devond Marshall & Tournament Manager, Jason Heidenthal

Here are the recaps to all of the events:

Next up at the Seminole Hard Rock is the 2020 Lucky Hearts Poker Open. Action begins January 7th and complete series details can be found here.

Thank you to everyone who played in the 2019 Fun in the Sun Poker Open!

Alain Teffaud Wins Event 5 of 2019 F.I.T.S. After Seven-Way Deal

2019 Fun in the Sun
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 5
$250 Deep Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$30,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 242
Prize Pool:  $50,820
December 30, 2019

2019 Fun in the Sun Event 5 Champion Alain Teffaud

Event 5 of the 2019 Fun in the Sun was a $250 Deep Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry). A field of 242 entries generated a prize pool of $50,820, easily surpassing the $30,000 guarantee.

A deal between the final seven players took place and as the chip leader, it was Alain Teffaud who earned the official victory and first-place payday of $6,779.

PlaceFirst NameLast NamePrize Amount
1AlainTeffaud$6,779*
2DavidEsquijarosa$6,342*
3NeilBlumenfield$5,533*
4ChristopherHughes$4,664*
5TrentSmith$4,052*
6LuisRivera Pena$3,776*
7AnthonyMoreda$3,484*
8CesarFlorin$1,474
9DonaldAbdelhay$1,178
10LuisMantilla$999
11MichaelTait$999
12HectorPacheco$999
13ZoltanCzinkota$859
14LazaroRodriguez$859
15JamesSchwamman$859
16AlanLevin$719
17MiltonMiranda Jr$719
18LuriLeite$719
19RobertLeff$591
20JairoCarrillo$591
21AlejandroRodriguez$591
22RichardHarris$468
23ProsperAzoulay$468
24BenjaminTaft$468
25AllanBieler$410
26StevenKarp$410
27WilliamStanton$410
28KevinChan$350
29NicholasMcAlister$350
30DanielCouzens$350
31JoshuaMilrad$350
*Seven Way Deal

Event 5: We Have a Deal!

$250 Deep Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$30,000 Guarantee | Structure | Payouts
Level 25: 20,000/40,000 with a 40,000 ante
Players Remaining: 7 of 242

After playing seven handed for a few minutes, the remaining players agreed to a deal.

Here were their chip counts at the time:

Alain Teffaud – 1,255,000
David Esquijarosa – 1,085,000
Neil Blumenfield – 815,000
Christopher Hughes – 575,000
Trent Smith – 430,000
Luis Rivera – 370,000
Anthony Moreda – 310,000

Here were the payouts:

Alain Teffaud – $6,779
David Esquijarosa – $6,342
Neil Blumenfield – $5,533
Christopher Hughes – $4,664
Trent Smith – $4,052
Luis Rivera – $3,776
Anthony Moreda – $3,484

As the chip leader, Alain Teffaud is officially the winner of Event 5 of the 2019 Fun in the Sun!

 

Event 5: Cesar Florin – 8th Place ($1,474)

$250 Deep Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$30,000 Guarantee | Structure | Payouts
Level 24: 20,000/30,000 with a 30,000 ante
Players Remaining: 7 of 242

Cesar Florin raised all in for 220,000 from under the gun, Neil Blumenfield called from middle position and Alain Teffaud called from the button.

Blumenfield and Teffaud proceeded to check down a board of Kh2c2h9c4s.

Florin: AsJd
Blumenfield: AcJh
Teffaud: 7d7c

Teffaud took it down with sevens and deuces, eliminating Florin in eighth place.

Alain Teffaud – 1,340,000
Neil Blumenfield – 700,000
Cesar Florin – Eliminated in 8th Place ($1,474)

Event 5: Donald Abdelhay – 9th Place ($1,178)

$250 Deep Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$30,000 Guarantee | Structure | Payouts
Level 23: 15,000/25,000 with a 25,000 ante
Players Remaining: 8 of 242

Donald Abdelhay raised all in for 150,000 from under the gun and Alain Teffaud isolated with a shove of his own from the next seat over.

Abdelhay: 10s10h
Teffaud: AdJd

The board ran out 6s7hJcKsQd, giving Teffaud a pair of jacks to eliminate Abdelhay in ninth place.

Alain Teffaud – 925,000
Donald Abdelhay – Eliminated in 9th Place ($1,178)