2016 Fun in the Sun Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood, FL $250 Big Stack No Limit Hold’em Entries: 114 Prize Pool: $25,000 December 29, 2016
Daren Stabinski won Event 5 of the Fun in the Sun at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood on Thursday evening. Stabinski emerged victorious from a field of 114 entries in the series’ $250 Big Stack No Limit Hold’em tournament. A deal was reached between the final seven players and Stabinski, who began the unofficial final table as the short stack, scored a double up and all three eliminations to seize the chip lead before the deal was agreed upon.
Stabinski resides in Miami, Florida and the victory marks his seventh at the Seminole Hard Rock and moves him just below $550,000 in career tournament earnings.
$250 Big Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) Level 18: 4,000/8,000 with a 1,000 ante Players Remaining: 15 of 114 Average Stack: 114,000 (14 bb)
With the eliminations of Willie Wiggins and former big stacks Jorge Gomez and James Smith, play became hand for hand. A few minutes into it, Trent Smith raised all in for about 62,000 from middle position and Daren Stabinski isolated the action with a shove of his own from from the cutoff.
The board ran out , giving Stabinski jacks full of aces to eliminate Smith and send the remaining field into the money.
Daren Stabinski – 170,000 (21 bb) Trent Smith – Eliminated on the money bubble