CSOP/Jeff Conine: Final Table Batting Order

$300 CSOP/Jeff Conine Celebrity Event (Re-Entry)
Structure | Prizes
Level 22: 20,000/40,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 10 of 307

The starting field of 307 entries has been reduced to just 10 players, and they’re now seated around the Conine Poker Classic final table.

Here’s the lineup:

Seat 1: Adele Harrington – 95,000 (2 bb)
Seat 2: Hugh Joiner – 155,000 (4 bb)
Seat 3: Jeff Rose – 85,000 (2 bb)
Seat 4: Aron Dermer – 340,000 (9 bb)
Seat 5: James Scott – 495,000 (12 bb)
Seat 6: Jason Southwell – 270,000 (7 bb)
Seat 7: Matthew Yorra – 465,000 (12 bb)
Seat 8: Randy Moller – 430,000 (11 bb)
Seat 9: Jordan Rothenberg – 315,000 (8 bb)
Seat 10: Patrick Eskandar – 330,000 (8 bb)

And here are the prizes up for grabs:

Place Cash Prize Additional Prize
1st $5,000 SHRPO Championship Seat
2nd $2,000 Hard Rock Punta Cana Package & $1,000 Travel Money (3 Night Stay)
3rd $1,500 Party Like a Rock Star Guitar Package (An authentic electric guitar autographed by Flo Rida, Deluxe Accommodations for a 2 Night stay at The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood ($600 max value), Dinner for 2 to Council Oak Steaks and Seafood ($150 max value), Dinner for 2 to Kuro ($150 max value), $100 Gift card to Rock Spa, Assorted logo items)
4th $1,150 Party Like a Rock Star Guitar Package: (An authentic acoustic guitar autographed by Ronnie Dunn from Brooks & Dunn, Deluxe Accommodations for a 1 Night stay at The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood ($300 max value), Dinner for 2 to Council Oak Steaks and Seafood or Kuro ($150 max value), Assorted logo items)
5th $950 SHRPO Big 4 Seat ($1,100)
6th $850 SHRPO Big 4 Seat ($1,100)
7th $750 Stay Like a Rock Star Package: (A Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino black leather duffle bag, Deluxe Accommodations for a 1 Night stay at The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood ($300 max value), Dinner for 2 to Council Oak Steaks and Seafood ($150 max value), Dinner for 2 to Kuro ($150 max value), Assorted logo items)
8th $700 Stay Like a Rock Star Package: (A Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino black leather duffle bag, Deluxe Accommodations for a 1 Night stay at The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood ($300 max value), Dinner for 2 to Council Oak Steaks and Seafood ($150 max value), Dinner for 2 to Kuro ($150 max value), Assorted logo items)
9th $650 Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Men’s Spa Package: ($100 gift certificate to The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Rock Spa, One Black Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino luxurious bathrobe, Four premium cigars, One bottle of Maker’s Mark w/ a pair Waterford Crystal glasses, Peace of Mind Soy Delicious candle, Naturopathica Sweet Birch Deep Muscle Rub, Bvlgari cologne for men)
10th $600 Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Women’s Spa Package: ($100 gift certificate to The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Rock Spa, One White Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino luxurious bathrobe, One bottle of Grey Goose w/ Martini set, Lotus Soy Delicious candle, Naturopathica Sweet Birch Magnesium Bath Flakes, N5 Chanel perfume for women)

CSOP/Jeff Conine: Gaby Sanchez Bubbles; Final Table Set

$300 CSOP/Jeff Conine Celebrity Event (Re-Entry)
Structure | Prizes
Level 21: 15,000/30,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 11 of 307

Gaby Sanchez

Adele Harrington limped in under the gun, and Jordan Rothenberg completed in the small blind. Gaby Sanchez was in the big blind with just 45,000 total chips, and he raised all in for his small remainder. Both opponents called.

The flop was [Ac Ad 8d], and a bet from Rothenberg was enough to chase Harrington out of the pot. Sanchez was at risk, and the news was not good.

Jeff Conine sees Gaby Sanchez’s cards

Sanchez: [8s 6s]
Rothenberg: [As 5h]

The [Jh] turn and [Kc] river completed the board, and Rothenberg won the pot with trip aces. Sanchez, a Major League Baseball free agent, was eliminated on the bubble, cueing the redraw for the 10-handed final table.

Jordan Rothenberg – 315,000 (11 bb)
Gaby Sanchez – Eliminated

CSOP/Jeff Conine: Double KO For James Scott

$300 CSOP/Jeff Conine Celebrity Event (Re-Entry)
Structure | Prizes
Level 21: 15,000/30,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 14 of 307

James Scott moved all in for around 250,000 in early position, with the player in the big blind already all in for less. The small blind called all in for just over 100,000 himself, and Scott had both opponents at risk and in trouble as the cards were turned up.

Scott: [As Ah]
Small blind: [Kc Th]
Big blind: [Ks 8h]

The board ran out [9h 4h 2s 4d 3h]. Scott’s aces held to earn him the double knockout, shrinking the field to 12 players in the process.

James Scott – 410,000 (21 bb)

CSOP/Jeff Conine: More For Matthew Yorra

$300 CSOP/Jeff Conine Celebrity Event (Re-Entry)
Structure | Prizes
Level 19: 8,000/16,000 with a 2,000 ante
Players Remaining: 18 of 307

Matthew Yorra

Neil Blumenfield limped under the gun, and a player behind him called. Matthew Yorra squeezed all in with his big stack in position, and the big blind was already all in for his last 9,500. Blumenfield and the player behind him both folded, and Yorra was heads-up with a chance at a knockout.

Yorra: [9s 9h]
Big blind: [Kh 9d]

The board ran out [Ah Qd 5c 2h 6d], and Yorra’s pair held. He moved into a dead heat with Aron Dermer for the chip lead, trimming the field to 17 players as he collected that pot.

Matthew Yorra – 455,000 (28 bb)

CSOP/Jeff Conine: Kurt Jewell Eliminated by Jeff Rose

$300 CSOP/Jeff Conine Celebrity Event (Re-Entry)
Structure | Prizes
Level 17: 5,000/10,000 with a 1,500 ante
Players Remaining: 27 of 307

Chance Korunth (left) and Kurt Jewell (right)

Kurt Jewell moved all in for about 90,000 under the gun, and Jeff Rose found a calling hand in the big blind.

Jewell: [Qc 9c]
Rose: [Ah Qd]

The board ran out [Ac Kd 8h 9h Js], and Rose won the pot with a pair of aces. Jewell was eliminated.

Jeff Rose – 325,000 (33 bb)
Kurt Jewell – Eliminated

CSOP/Jeff Conine: Michael Mizrachi Eliminated by Matthew Yorra

$300 CSOP/Jeff Conine Celebrity Event (Re-Entry)
Structure | Prizes
Level 17: 5,000/10,000 with a 1,500 ante
Players Remaining: 36 of 307

Michael Mizrachi

Michael Mizrachi turned up during late registration, and he’s been nursing a shortening stack for the last several orbits. “The Grinder” found a recent spot to get his last few big blinds into the middle preflop, while Matthew Yorra and another opponent played a pot on the side.

The board ran out [9c 5c 9h Qd Th], and Yorra bet 20,000 on the river. His opponent called, but she couldn’t beat Yorra’s [Kh Jc]. He’d run down the nut straight, and Mizrachi helicoptered his defeated [7c 7h] onto the felt as he departed.

Yorra is now among the chip leaders with four tables left.

Matthew Yorra – 305,000 (31 bb)
Michael Mizrachi – Eliminated

CSOP/Jeff Conine: Neil Blumenfield Among the Leaders

$300 CSOP/Jeff Conine Celebrity Event (Re-Entry)
Structure | Prizes
Level 15: 3,000/6,000 with a 1,000 ante
Players Remaining: 44 of 307

Neil Blumenfield

Neil Blumenfield opened to 16,000 in early position, and the player in the cutoff re-raised all in for 17,500 total. The player in the big blind re-shoved for 22,500, and Blumenfield called the remainder to put both opponents at risk.

Blumenfield: [Ah 6h]
Cutoff: [Th 8d]
Big blind: [Tc 5c]

The board ran out [Ac Qs 4c 7h 4h], and nobody could catch up to Blumenfield. He won the pot with aces up, thinning the field by two in the process. He’s now one of the owner of one of the biggest stacks left in the field with 44 players remaining.

Neil Blumenfield – 235,000 (39 bb)

CSOP/Jeff Conine: “You Guys Make it Happen”

$300 CSOP/Jeff Conine Celebrity Event (Re-Entry)
Structure | Prizes
Level 13: 1,500/3,000 with a 500 ante
Players Remaining: 65 of 307

Two players limped into the pot before Jeff Conine raised all in for 6,500. Joe Ankus was the first limper, and he back-shoved all in over the top, isolating himself against this event’s host with a chance to knock him out of his own tournament.

Ankus: [Kh Qs]
Conine: [Kd Jc]

The board ran out [Td 6h 4d Qh Kc], and Ankus won the pot with kings up.

Conine remained at the table for a few minutes, long enough for emcee Dave Lamont to stop by for an interview.

“What did you learn today?” Lamont asked at one point.

“That I’m not very good at poker,” Conine answered, mock-crying into his hands.

After an ovation from the room, the table thanked Conine for organizing this event, but he wanted none of the credit.

“You guys make it happen,” he said. “Thank you.”

Joe Ankus – 75,000
Jeff Conine – Eliminated

CSOP/Jeff Conine: A Charity Event or the Main Event?

$300 CSOP/Jeff Conine Celebrity Event (Re-Entry)
Structure | Prizes
Level 11: 800/1,600 with a 200 ante
Players Remaining: 120 of 307

Most of the tables in the field are filled with amateur poker players, sports personalities, local celebrities, and the like, and there’s nobody in the room who’s having a bad time, from the looks of it. One table is just slightly more serious than the others, though.

Over in the far corner of the room, there’s a table that contains Michael Mizrachi, Jorie Damiani, Ronit Chamani, Patrick Eskandar, and Jon Gorsuch — five professional or semi-professional players. Eskandar is the one driving most of the action thanks to his big stack, but both Chamani and Mizrachi recently won significant pots, too.

Chamani got a full double-up for 9,900 chips despite getting in preflop trouble with [9d 9h] against an opponent’s [Ad Ac]. Chamani found a nine on the flop, though, and the board ran out [Kc 9s 2d 3c Qd] to double her up to about 20,000.

Just a moment later, Mizrachi got involved in a battle of the blinds in which he put his next-door neighbor at risk with [Jd Jh] against [Ks 7s]. The [Qd Td 3h 7d Ac] runout gave Mizrachi the knockout and a boost up to about 30,000 chips.