Haitham Kaki lost chips for a while, then doubled up his short stack with against Randal Fernandez’s — Kaki spiked a deuce on the turn, but Fernandez still had a big lead.
A short while later, Kaki got it all in for 350,000 with , and he needed to improve to stay alive against Fernandez’s .
The board came , and Fernandez won the pot — and back-to-back SHRPO charity titles — with a flopped pair of nines.
Haitham Kaki finished as the runner-up, earning $3,000 and a two-night stay at Seminole Hard Rock Tampa and a $1,650 seat into the December Winter Poker Open.
Randal Fernandez won the $300 Jeff Conine Celebrity Charity Event, earning $3,250 and a $5,250 seat into the SHRPO Championship. Fernandez also receives a three-night stay at Hard Rock Vallarta, Mexico in a Hard Rock Deluxe Room, plus a SHRPO trophy and a custom-framed winner’s photo courtesy of IMPDI. Fernandez’s name will also be inscribed a second time on the Jeff Conine Clubhouse Trophy.
Congratulations to Randal Fernandez!
1st: Randal Fernandez – $3,250 + prize package
2nd: Haitham Kaki – $3,000 + prize package
3rd: Chris Cote – $3,000 + prize package
4th: Steve Iodice – $1,250 + prize package
5th: James Scott – $950 + prize package
6th: Ronald Benedetto – $850 + prize package
7th: Daniel Genachte – $750 + prize package
8th: Rob Lenkey – $700 + prize package
9th: Robbie Kubusheski – $650 + prize package
10th: Raul Cabrera – $600 + prize package