Jeff Trudeau Wins WSOP Circuit Seminole Coconut Creek $2,200 High Roller for 7th Gold Ring

Jeff Trudeau Wins WSOP Circuit Seminole Coconut Creek $2,200 High Roller for 7th Gold Ring

Jeff Trudeau

Table Of Contents

  • Final Table Results
  • Final Day Action
  • Recap of Coconut Creek Main Event Day 1a
  • Top 10 Day 1a Chip Counts

The $2,200 High Roller at Seminole Coconut Creek (Florida) came to an end after two days of play and Jeff Trudeau became the latest World Series of Poker Circuit winner after besting a field of 73 to claim the title.

Trudeau took down the star-studded event for a $46,363 first-place prize, bringing his career earnings to over $1.7 million. Along with the cash, Trudeau also secured a shiny gold WSOPC ring which brings his total to seven in his career.

“I feel pretty good. I just played and ran really well during the final table. I had some very fortunate spots,” Trudeau said after his victory.

Trudeau started the final table as the chip leader but he had to outlast tough players to end up at the finish line. Four of the nine finalists were WSOP Circuit champions in hopes of another circuit title

“There were a lot of tough players. I was just trying to play my best," replied Trudeau when asked about the competition. His best paid off as he took down the title, adding another cash to his already impressive resume, along with his seventh WSOPC ring.

Final Table Results

Place Player Hometown Prize (USD)
1 Jeffrey Trudeau Orlando, Florida $46,363
2 David Prociak Orlando, Florida $28,655
3 Carlos Guerrero Orlando, Florida $18,984
4 Sam Panzica Saline, Michigan $13,108
5 Brett Bader Jericho, Ney York $9,451
6 Chad Eveslage Ramsey, Indiana $7,128
7 Nicholas Visconti Boca Raton, Florida $5,636
8 John Corsi Northville, Michigan $4,683

Final Day Action

The late registration period brought eight new faces to the tournament by the restart time on Day 2, bringing the total to start the day to 28. After just three levels of play, only 16 remained as the final two tables redrew and the bubble loomed. The next hour saw four more take an exit en route to hand-for-hand play. During the beginning of this time, Ian O’Hara secured a double with his aces over the kings of Carlos Guerrero but failed to land another double shortly after when he ran into the aces of Guerrero, holding ace-queen. O’Hara was sent out as the inevitable bubble boy.

Two bracelet winners took to a pot shortly after that resulted in one taking an exit. Howard Mash moved all in from the button with the dead man’s hand and David Prociak hit the call button from the big blind with his ace-ten. Prociak’s ten kicker ended up playing and Mash took an exit just shy of the unofficial final table of nine. Jason Shinbaum came into the final nine near the bottom and quickly saw all of his chips go into the middle with a flopped duck against the flush draw of Prociak. The turn completed the flush for Prociak and Shinbaum took an exit in ninth.

John Corsi was the next short stack to make a move when he shoved all in holding ace-ten and Sam Panzica called from the big blind with his queen-five of hearts. The flop came down with two paint cards, one of which was a queen, and Corsi failed to catch up as Panzica took down the pot, sending Corsi out the door in the eighth spot. The shortest stack to start the final table was Nicholas Visconti who managed to climb two more spots on the ladder before falling victim to Chad Eveslage, who held a pair of sailboats when Visconti moved all in with his pair of treys. Eveslage held on for the pot, sending Visconti to the payout desk in seventh.

David Prociak
Runner-up David Prociak

Shortly after, Eveslage found himself all in against Trudeau and the two were flipping. Eveslage held a pair of sixes to the ace-queen of Trudeau and the board brought a flush for the latter, who took down the pot and sent Eveslage out in sixth place. Brett Bader was stacking up nicely during the final table until the first few eliminations took place, then suddenly he went cold and ground off most of his stack. When he did get it all in it was at the wrong time, running his snowmen into the kings of Trudeau. Bader failed to improve and Trudeau pulled in another pot, eliminating yet another opponent.

Panzica was the next player to take a walk over to the payout desk after he was eliminated by Trudeau. Panzica lost most of his stack with ace-six of clubs against the sevens of Prociak and elected to move all in during the next hand. Panzica held ace-jack, falling to the king-seven of Trudeau after he hit a cowboy on the turn. Three-handed play went on for almost two levels before a tournament changing cooler took place. Prociak limped the button, Guerrero raised it up and Prociak shoved. Guerrero snap-called with a pair of queens only to see the pocket aces of Prociak and the rest is history as Gurrero took an exit.

When the heads-up portion of play started, Trudeau found himself battling against a bracelet winner in Prociak, who was at a two-to-one chip deficit. Trudeau applied maximum amounts of pressure, only to see Prociak take the lead and return the favor. Trudeau dropped down to under a quarter of the chips in play before he found traction and made a comeback. The final hand saw Trudeau limp-shove with ace-six and was snap-called by Prociak who had ace-king. The flop gave Trudeau two pair and Prociak could not find any help to stay alive as he was eliminated in second for a respectable $28,655. Trudeau took down the first-place money along with a new WSOPC ring to add to his collection.

Recap of Coconut Creek Main Event Day 1a

Mihaly Lukacs
chip leader Mihaly Lukacs

Day 1a of Event 10: $1,700 Main Event of the 2019 WSOP Circuit Seminole Casino Coconut Creek is in the books after a long day of action.

Some 296 players took their aim at the long road to a coveted WSOP Circuit Ring and when the chips stopped flying, just 57 players remained. Leading those remaining players was Mihaly Lukacs who bagged a whopping 404,000, which is a full 100,000 more than the next closest player. The Hungarian player was spotted toward the end of play as he took a large pot off of previous big stack Scott Efron and he would ride that wave to the end of play.

Some distance behind in second place was Tyler Phillips who ended play with 292,000. James Kirvin bagged 279,000, which was good enough for third place. Steven Sarmiento (275,000) and Thomas Alcorn (265,000) rounded out the top five chip counts.

Other notable players to advance to Day 2 include; Timothy Miles (156,500), who had a roller coaster toward the end of the day but finished with a healthy stack, Jake Schwartz (151,000) and Ian O’Hara (143,500).

Many players who attempted to make Day 2 failed in their attempt and will have to try again on Day 1b if they wish to advance, including Irene Carey, Loni Harwood, Allen Kessler and local South Florida rapper Kevin Pouya.

The players who survived Day 1a shall join those who survive Day 1b, which begins at 11 a.m. local time on Saturday, September 28 to converge for Day 2 on Sunday.

Top 10 Day 1a Chip Counts

Place Player Count
1 Mihaly Lukacs 404000
2 Tyler Phillips 292000
3 James Kirvin 279000
4 Steven Sarmiento 275000
5 Thomas Alcorn 265000
6 Fredy Moreno 262500
7 David Moses 244000
8 Mitchell Smith 242500
9 Nick Yunis 242000
10 Stephen Smith 229500

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