Charity Event: Raul Cabrera – 10th Place ($600 + Prize Package)

$300 Jeff Conine Celebrity Charity Event
Structure | Payouts
Level 19:  50,000/75,000 with a 75,000 ante
Players Remaining:  9 out of 370

Raul Cabrera
Raul Cabrera

Raul Cabrera was all in for 125,000 with 10c9c, but he was dominated by the 10h10d of Steve Iodice as he faced elimination.

The board came 8s8c7hQc8h — Cabrera flopped an open-ended straight draw, turned a gutshot straight-flush draw, but Iodice rivered a full house, eights full of tens, to win the pot and eliminate Cabrera in 10th place.

Steve Iodice  –  600,000  (8 bb)
Raul Cabrera  –  Eliminated in 10th Place  ($600 + prize package below)

Raul Cabrera - 10th Place
Raul Cabrera – 10th Place

Cabrera’s prize package includes a $150 gift certificate to the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Rock Spa, a Bottle of Grey Goose, a martini set, a pocket mirror, a Soy Delicious candle, Lady Mont Blanc Emblem perfume, a Pure Fiji spa package, a Tiffany Twisted Knot Pendant Silver Necklace, and a Michael Kors brown belt bag.

Charity Event: Defending Champion Randal Fernandez Leads as the Final Table Begins

$300 Jeff Conine Celebrity Charity Event
Structure | Payouts
Level 19:  50,000/75,000 with a 75,000 ante
Players Remaining:  10 out of 370

Event 16 Final Table
Charity Event Final Table

The final 10 players redraw for random seats at the final table, and they are now “in the money.” But since this is a charity event, it’s not a traditional prizepool, and the final 10 players will win a combination of cash and prize packages. Check out the prizes by clicking here.

Here are the approximate chip counts for the final 10 players:

Seat 1.  Daniel Genachte  –  500,000  (7 bb)
Seat 2.  Chris Cote  –  410,000  (5 bb)
Seat 3.  Robbie Kubusheski  –  80,000  (1 bb)
Seat 4.  James Scott  –  335,000  (4 bb)
Seat 5.  Rob Lenkey  –  400,000  (5 bb)
Seat 6.  Raul Cabrera  –  125,000  (2 bb)
Seat 7.  Haitham Kaki  –  550,000  (7 bb)
Seat 8.  Ronald Benedetto  –  320,000  (4 bb)
Seat 9.  Randal Fernandez  –  615,000  (8 bb)
Seat 10.  Steve Iodice  –  455,000  (6 bb)

Defending champion Randal Fernandez has the chip lead, and it would be amazing if he could go back-to-back in a big field charity event like this.

Charity Event: 38 Left at 2nd Break; Chris Cote Leads with 280K

$300 Jeff Conine Celebrity Charity Event
Structure | Payouts
Level 16:  10,000/20,000 with a 20,000 ante
Players Remaining:  38 out of 370

Chris Cote
Chipleader Chris Cote doesn’t have a lot of physical chips, but those 11 blue chips and one beige chip are worth 280K.

When the players took their second break around 11:30 pm, there were only 38 players remaining, and only three of them had more than 200K in chips.

1.  Chris Cote  –  280,000  (14 bb)
2.  Julia Sturm  –  210,000  (11 bb)
3.  Steve Iodice  –  200,000  (10 bb)

Julia Sturm
Julia Sturm is second in chips at the second break.

In the last level before the break, Michael Damiani was down to just 17,500, which was less than two big blinds, and he got it all in preflop with pocket kings in a big multi-way pot.

The flop came 9c6d3s, one of the other players shoved for an additional 28,000, and another player called, covering both. At this point, Jeff Conine was calling the action on the microphone.

Jeff Conine watches as Michael Damiani Sextuples Up With Kings
Jeff Conine watches as Michael Damiani wins a huge pot with pocket kings.

Big Stack:  As7d
Middle Stack:  Ac9h
Michael Damiani:  KhKd

The turn card was the Js, the river card was the 5c, and Damiani won the main pot with his pocket kings to more than sextuple (6x) his chip stack up to 112,500.

Michael Damiani  –  112,500  (6 bb)

The field is shrinking quickly, and they will probably be at the final table soon.

Charity Event: Down to 60 Players; Conine and Luongo are Out

$300 Jeff Conine Celebrity Charity Event
Structure | Payouts
Level 13:  3,000/6,000 with a 6,000 ante
Players Remaining:  60 out of 370

Final Seven Tables
Final Seven Tables

The field is quickly shrinking, and it’s already down to the final six tables. With about 60 players remaining, the average chip stack is about 62,000 (10 big blinds).

Retired NHL goalie Roberto Luongo and tournament namesake Jeff Conine have both busted in the last few levels, but defending champion Randall Fernandez is still in with a chance to defend his title.

Josh Trinkler  –  55,000  (9 bb)
Randall Fernandez  –  30,000  (5 bb)
Michael Damiani  –  17,000  (3 bb)

Charity Event: Jeff Conine Is Still Alive in His Namesake Charity Event

$300 Jeff Conine Celebrity Charity Event
Structure | Payouts
Level 11:  2,000/3,000 with a 3,000 ante
Players Remaining:  ~90 out of 370

Jeff Conine After the 1st Break
Jeff Conine is still in the field after the first break.

As Level 11 begins, the field is down to the final 10 tables, which means there are about 90 players remaining, with an average chip stack around 41,000 (14 big blinds).

It turns out that Jeff Conine did survive the start of the tournament, but he built up enough chips that he could afford to spend a lot of time away from the table mingling with people.

But now that the first break is over (along with the auctions), Conine can focus on the poker along with everyone else.

Roberto Luongo and Richard Gress
Roberto Luongo (left) and Event 1 Final Tablist Richard Gress (right)

Retired Florida Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo is also still in the field, and he’s seated next to Richard Gress, who final tabled Event 1 a couple days ago to earn $21,325.

Michael Damiani is still holding on, as is defending champion Randall Fernandez.

Here are a few updated chip counts from after the break:

Jeff Conine  –  57,000
Michael Damiani  –  33,000
Randall Fernandez  –  22,000
Roberto Luongo  –  22,000
Richard Gress  –  7,000