Fun in the Sun

2021 Fun in the Sun Review

Event 1:  Michael Newman  ($400 Deep Stack)  –  $11,427
Event 2:  Ducarmel Beaubien  ($150 Triple Stack Turbo)  –  $5,520
Event 3:  Alcides Gomez  ($400 Black Chip Bounty)  –  $10,835
Event 4:  Ory Hen  ($600 Deep Stack Main Event)  –  $23,607
Event 5:  Marty Robbins  ($250 Holiday Deep Stack)  –  $6,991

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2021 Fun in the Sun!

The next tournament series at the Seminole Hard Rock is the 2022 Lucky Hearts Poker Open. The action begins on January 13th and series details can be found here.

Marty Robbins Wins Event 5 of the 2021 Fun in the Sun After Six-Way Deal

2021 Fun in the Sun
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 5
$250 Holiday Deep Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$20,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 264
Prize Pool:  $55,440
December 30, 2021

2021 Fun in the Sun Event 5 Winner Marty Robbins

Event 5 of the 2021 Fun in the Sun was the closing event, the $250 Holiday Deep Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry). A field of 264 entries helped create a prize pool of $55,440, nearly tripling the guarantee. 

A deal was reached among the final six players and as the chip leader, Marty Robbins was the official winner for $6,991.

PlaceFirst NameLast NamePrize Amount
1MartyRobbins$6,991*
2ZakiLichaa$6,619*
3EduardoRagolta Franco$6,253*
4DovVogel$5,223*
5WillieWiggins$4,664*
6StevenBennett$4,015*
7DavidWiedbusch$1,860
8AldringGomez$1,550
9FrancoisGagne$1,265
10JackRosenthal$1,265
11JorgeDi Cataldo$1,065
12MarkGaudino$1,065
13CarlosCorrea$900
14DamionDaley$900
15DavidSingh$900
16CarlMoultrie$900
17PatrickRiley$770
18NancyRegan$770
19DevondMarshall$770
20SeanShah$770
21VictorNassif$640
22YigalHen$640
23PeterPilz$640
24ShamicaLamar$640
25MichaelDreznick$485
26YobanisLevya Mendoza$485
27AlejandroRosales Saez$485
28EricPiderit$485
29CalebPiderit$485
30JosephRosen$485
31JamesDiaz$485
32BryanHunter$485
33MichaelLu$485

*denotes six-way deal

 

Event 5: We Have a Deal!

$250 Holiday Deep Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$20,000 Guarantee | Structure | Payouts
Level 23:  15,000/25,000 with a 15,000 ante
Players Remaining:  6 of 264

After playing six-handed for a few minutes, the remaining six players decided to look at numbers and agreed to a deal.

Here were their chip counts at the time:

Marty Robbins  –  1,370,000  (55 bb)
Zaki Lichaa  –  1,090,000  (44 bb)
Eduardo Ragolta Franco  –  1,065,000  (42 bb)
Dov Vogel  –  810,000  (32 bb)
Willie Wiggins  –  555,000  (22 bb)
Steven Bennett  –  390,000  (16 bb)

Here were the resulting payouts:

Marty Robbins  –  $6,991
Zaki Lichaa  –  $6,619
Eduardo Ragolta Franco  –  $6,253
Dov Vogel  –  $5,223
Willie Wiggins  –  $4,664
Steven Bennett  –  $4,015

As the chip leader, Marty Robbins is the official Event 5 winner of the 2021 Fun in the Sun.

Event 5: David Wiedbusch – 7th Place ($1,860)

$250 Holiday Deep Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$20,000 Guarantee | Structure | Payouts
Level 23:  15,000/25,000 with a 15,000 ante
Players Remaining:  6 of 264

Marty Robbins limped from under the gun, Dov Vogel did the same from the next seat over and David Wiedbusch raised to 135,000 from the cutoff. Robins reraised all in, Vogel folded and Wiedbusch called all in for about 575,000.

Robbins:  AcAd
Wiedbusch:  AhKc

The board came down Qs7s5cJs2d, no help to Wiedbusch, ending his tournament in seventh place.

Marty Robbins  –  1,370,000  (55 bb)
David Wiedbusch  –  Eliminated in 7th Place  ($1,860)

Event 5: Al Gomez – 8th Place ($1,550)

$250 Holiday Deep Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$20,000 Guarantee | Structure | Payouts
Level 21:  10,000/15,000 with a 15,000 ante
Players Remaining:  7 of 264

David Wiedbusch raised to 35,000 from middle position, Al Gomez three-bet all in for about 240,000 from the cutoff and Wiedbusch called with AdKh, racing with Gomez’s 10h10s.

The board ran out 9d4h8hKs2d, giving Wiedbusch a pair of kings to eliminate Gomez in eighth place.

David Wiedbusch  –  840,000  (56 bb)
Al Gomez  –  Eliminated in 8th Place  ($1,550)

Event 5: Eduardo Ragolta Franco Wins a Big One Against Willie Wiggins

$250 Holiday Deep Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$20,000 Guarantee | Structure | Payouts
Level 21:  10,000/15,000 with a 15,000 ante
Players Remaining:  8 of 264

With about 250,000 in the pot and the board reading 6c10cKh2d6h, Willie Wiggins bet 200,000 from the big blind. Eduardo Ragolta Franco raised to 500,000 and Wiggins called with Kd10d for kings and tens.

Franco, however, tabled KsKc for kings full of sixes to win the pot and take the chip lead.

Eduardo Ragolta Franco  –  1,430,000  (95 bb)
Willie Wiggins  –  800,000  (53 bb)

Event 5: Francois Gagne – 9th Place ($1,265)

$250 Holiday Deep Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$20,000 Guarantee | Structure | Payouts
Level 21:  10,000/15,000 with a 15,000 ante
Players Remaining:  8 of 264

Willie Wiggins raised from the cutoff and Francois Gagne called from the big blind.

The flop was JdJc10d, Gagne shoved for about 130,000 and Wiggins called with AsJs for trip jacks, leading Gagne’s 9s8s for an open-ended straight draw.

The 2h turn and Jh river completed the board, further improving Wiggins to quad jacks to eliminate Gagne in ninth place.

Willie Wiggins  –  1,470,000  (98 bb)
Francois Gagne  –  Eliminated in 9th Place  ($1,265)

Event 5: Final Table Lineup

$250 Holiday Deep Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$20,000 Guarantee | Structure | Payouts
Level 20:  5,000/15,000 with a 15,000 ante
Players Remaining:  9 of 264

2021 Fun in the Sun Event 5 Final Table

Seat 1:  Marty Robbins  –  810,000  (54 bb)
Seat 2:  Francois Gagne  –  205,000  (14 bb)
Seat 3:  Dov Vogel  –  410,000  (27 bb)
Seat 4:  Zaki Lichaa  –  380,000  (26 bb)
Seat 5:  David Wiedbusch  –  435,000  (25 bb)
Seat 6:  Eduardo Ragolta Franco  –  950,000  (63 bb)
Seat 7:  Al Gomez  –  370,000  (25 bb)
Seat 8:  Willie Wiggins  –  1,325,000  (88 bb)
Seat 9:  Steven Bennett  –  390,000  (26 bb)

1st:  $12,240
2nd:  $8,085
3rd:  $5,185
4th:  $3,360
5th:  $2,670
6th:  $2,225
7th:  $1,860
8th:  $1,550
9th:  $1,265

Recent Eliminations
10th:  Jack Rosenthal  –  $1,265
11th:  Jorge Di Cataldo  –  $1,065
12th:  Mark Gaudino  –  $1,065

Event 5: Carlos Correa Eliminated in 13th Place by Steven Bennett

$250 Holiday Deep Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$20,000 Guarantee | Structure | Payouts
Level 20:  5,000/15,000 with a 15,000 ante
Players Remaining:  12 of 264

Steven Bennett raised to 35,000 from the hijack, Carlos Correa three-bet all in for 165,000 from the button and Bennett called.

Bennett:  AdJd
Correa:  KsQh

The board ran out Ah2d5c9hAs, giving Bennett trip aces to eliminate Correa in 13th place.

Steven Bennett  –  510,000  (34 bb)
Carlos Correa  –  Eliminated in 13th Place  ($900)

Recent Eliminations
14th:  Damion Daley  –  $900
15th:  David Singh  –  $900
16th:  Carl Moultrie  –  $900

Event 5: Final Two Tables

$250 Holiday Deep Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$20,000 Guarantee | Structure | Payouts
Level 19:  5,000/10,000 with a 10,000 ante
Players Remaining:  16 of 264

Table 20
Seat 1:  Jack Rosenthal  –  80,000  (8 bb)
Seat 2:  Jorge Di Cataldo  –  140,000  (14 bb)
Seat 3:  Al Gomez  –  180,000  (18 bb)
Seat 4:  David Wiedbusch  –  560,000  (56 bb)
Seat 5:  Eduardo Ragolta Franco  –  580,000  (58 bb)
Seat 6:  Francois Gagne  –  520,000  (52 bb)
Seat 7:  Damion Daley  –  150,000  (15 bb)
Seat 8:  Mark Gaudino  –  160,000  (16 bb)

Table 27
Seat 1:  Martin Robbins  –  475,000  (48 bb)
Seat 2:  Carlos Correa  –  230,000  (23 bb)
Seat 3:  Willie Wiggins  –  980,000  (98 bb)
Seat 4:  Zaki Lichaa  –  310,000  (31 bb)
Seat 5:  Carl Moultrie  –  85,000  (9 bb)
Seat 6:  Dov Vogel  –  375,000  (38 bb)
Seat 7:  David Singh  –   100,000  (10 bb)
Seat 8:  Steven Bennett  –  200,000  (20 bb)

1st:  $12,240
2nd:  $8,085
3rd:  $5,185
4th:  $3,360
5th:  $2,670
6th:  $2,225
7th:  $1,860
8th:  $1,550
9th-10th:  $1,265
11th-12th:  $1,065
13th-16th:  $900