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Will "Poker Monkey" Souther

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DINE ON THE WHALES

 Wild Bill's reflections on poker, sports, and issues facing the Gulf Coast. Wild Bill is one half of GCP. Poker player, poker coach, and Gulf Coast Poker Tour operator.

 POKER IS WAR>

 Gene D is the other half of GCP. Gene shares his outlook on the local and national poker scene. His mantra is money won is sweeter than money earned. 

THE POKER MONKEY

 Will Souther is the Poker Monkey. Take a look at his always entertaining views on the tournament poker circuit, gambling and life in general.  The founder of the Monkey Minions never sugarcoats it.

 

NO DOUBT'N NOLAN DALLA

 Nolan Dalla.com is where you find the wit and wisdom of one of the most well known poker writers in the industry.   His home blog covers a wide range of topics written with that singular Dalla conviction.  

 

LITTLE THOUGHTS

 Jonathan Little an all time top tournament poker earners, is from Pensacola and currently operates a coaching site, which includes his blogs and videos you can find it here.

 

POKER FACES IN THE CROWD

 BEN SAXTON is writing a poker book based on the Gulf Coast scene.  Here is an archive of interviews and features of poker players from all over but with a spotlight mostly on our locals.

N-SIDE POKER

 PLAYER N scribes tales of grifters, sleaze balls, and beautiful card sharks all hustling on the Coast.

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SCHEDULE and STRUCTURES

Schedule and structures won't be released for a while but basically you can overlay the last event's schedule on those dates (obviously will be some tweaks) if you are an early planner.

POKER GRAS

September 22 - October 2nd we are back in Harrahs, NOLA for Poker Gras. We will have our GCP Awards there too. Still got the WSOP to play out but start shooting us your nominations for Player of the Year, Female Player of the Year, Senior of the Year, Love of Poker Award, Content Provider of the Year, and Industry Professional of the Year.

We are in discussions with an as yet unannouced property (in the South) for a November Series, and aim to return to Bossier City for another December series!
 
FRESH PODCAST MAY 26:

2019 Gulf Coast Player of the Year and Poker Gras winner Joe Saleh

You can find us on your favorite podcast apps. We have info on the Podcast archives on left how to get to Spotify and Stitcher. Please listen, like and subscribe to Podcast. Also check out our archives.

N VEGAS:NEWS
WSOP 2022:

HURRICANE CAT 4:

Sean Legendre of Metaire, turned his $800 buy-in in Event 25 NLHE Deepstack into 125k finishing fourth. Sean basically plays online and only plays live at the WSOP every summer. Since our last update he also final tabled the Online Event#3 finishing sixth and winning almost 21k on his $400 buyin. He then mincashed the 3k 6 Handed Event 33 for $5,254 finishing 144th. That was his fifth cash this series.

The 125k lick represents by far his biggest live WSOP score. Not many photos are out there of the kid who goes by Hurricane27 online but heres one from SHRT. Also, an article from a while back when he first popped up, albeit somewaht anonymously in 2017.
 
Interestingly enough, in 79th place was another new name from Metairie, Mohammed Shahlaei who recorded his first live cash.

EYER FLIPS AND GOES TO 24TH:

Jeremy Eyer entered the WSOP's Flip and Go Event and parlayed his one hand of Pineapple win into a 6k hit for 24th. This was his second WSOP cash of the summer after min-cashing the Housewarming Event.

PUPILLO LIMITED TO 10TH PLACE:

Nick Pupillo who pops into Harrahs, NOLA every now and then, won over 18k for 10th place in Event 26. The 10k Limit Hold'em Championship was his sixth cash of this year's WSOP. He also finished 8th in a $1500 Limit Hold'em event.

SALAZAR SECOND IN ONLINE ULTRA EVENT:

Brian Altman won their heads up duel pocketing 110k at the very end of the Ultra Deep Stack tournament. Salazar, of NC, took home 68k for second in Online Event 3. This the same even Legendre won almost 21k for sixth.

DEARDORFF MONSTER RUN:

Kristen Deardorff, formerly of Gulfport, just missed the final table of the $1500 Monster stack. She won almost 60k for 12th place battling through an over 6500 player field.  Pictured right.

MINIONS 2022:


So far the investor team has raised money for four players: Mark Davis, Dallas Pirman, BarStool Nate and a suprise player (known to investors but not to the player). Former Last Minion Standing Jason Bond has just been named to the fifth spot.

The Minions, created by the Poker Monkey (Will Souther) pairs Will's extensive network of investors with players that might thrive in the Main Event but lack the resources to get a buy-in on their own.

The investors get a good chunk of the profit and the player's buy-in back if they cash.

If enough investors want to buy pieces additional players, most likely from this pool will be named: Michael "Carwash" Schneider, Prissy Giroir, Taylor Dean, James Fender, and Easton Oreman. Email WILD BILL  for more information.
WSOP UPDATES:

DARIO BUBBLES STANFORD:

Cody Stanford is taking his shot in Vegas. In the 25k Highroller he took two successive beats to bust to Dario Sammartino. Cody won his first round match with Phil Galfond and then beat Max Kruse.

Had his hands held vs. Sammartino Cody would have been in the Elite Eight and in the money. Sammartino finished third winning 193k. Dan Smith won his first bracelet and half a million dollars.  Cody also jumped in a 50k high roller too.

Phil Galfond discusses his first round matchup with Cody around the 16:16 mark of this video.



ARIEH THIRD IN 8 HANDED HIGH ROLLER:

Josh Arieh of Alpharetta, GA won over 600k for third place. Chad Eveslage of Indiana finished first winning 1.4million.

HURRICANE IN THE MONEY:

Metairie's Sean Legendre back to what he does best cashing WSOP online events. He finished 23rd in the No Limit Hold'em Big $500 to go with a top 200 finish in the $600 buy in Event 11 Deepstack.
Those were his 31st and 32nd WSOP cashes.

BRABHAM GRABS'EM IN 11TH:

Trey Brabham formerly of Mccomb, MS won over 24k for his 11th place finish in Event 11's Deepstack event.

DAILY DEEPSTACKERS 1K OR MORE SCORES:

David Mason of Gainesville, GA won $4,820 June 2 in $200 buyin for 1st place. 122 players. He then won $9,364 in the June 6 $200 Daily Deepstack again for first place!

Gerald Stogner, Kokomo, MS won $5216 June 5 in $400 buy-in for 4th place (pictured in 9 seat). 216 entrants. Bill Akins (pictured in 7 seat) of Columbia, TN $2,225 for 7th place. Frank Covich of Murfreesboro (just missed the pic), TN $1,187 for 10th place.

Allan Farber, Metairie, LA won $9,841, June 3 in $400 buyin for 1st place. 110 players. Peggy Joyner of Brookhaven, GA third for $4,202. Don Crabtree of Mount Juliet, TN 5th for $2,219.

Peggy Jordan 5th for $3,248 in $250 buy-in June 4th.

Jeff Godchaux, Lafayette, LA won $1,248 June 2 in $250 buyin for 7th place. 202 players.

MINION UPDATE:

We have basically funded three players' Main Event including the number 1 WPT ranked player Mark Davis. If you would like to get a sweat of their main event. Email Wild Bill now for details.

DAVIS WINS A MILLION AND IS A MINION:

DAVIS DOES IT... AGAIN:

Let's talk about Mark Davis' 2022. January 6th, at our Milly in Philly, he binked a 55k score finishing second in our opener. That was his biggest cash ever. Then he min cashed our Main Event, min cashed the Tunica Main Event and then hit for 8th place for almost 19k in the $400 re-entry at Cherokee.

Followed that up with his new biggest score a 334k for his win in the Cherokee Main Event. He min cashed our opener in the March Milly in Philly then won our High Roller for 26k. Video here. Might as well head to Seminole Hard Rock in April and make the final table second in chips. WPT paused for a month to film the final table in Vegas this week. Meanwhile, Mark min cashed the next main at Cherokee and then...

He headed to Vegas to take on Andrew Barfield, Viet Vo, and the WPT GOAT Darren Elias (four titles) with over one million dollars to first. Yeah, that record 334k win didn't last long as Mark hit for seven figures beating Darren Elias after four hours of heads up play.

All told in 2022 Mark has won over 1.444 million dollars. Guess, what he's fourth in the world for GPOY points right now AND you have a chance to sweat his WSOP Main Event. Details for that below but first...

Congrats to Andrew Barfield (pictured left) who "only" hit for 280k in the same WPT event. One of the bigger scores this year in the South and Andrew doesn't even get top billing. The 280k lick is Andrew's biggest win ever (previously he won 110k for first at a Beau Rivage event). Andrew also just missed the final table in our May Main Event at Pearl River. Viet Vo of Houston won 370k for fourth on his third WPT final table in the last two years.
 
MINIONS:

So, is there a player on a bigger heater than Mark Davis right now? Probably not. Mark has done some very cool things in this rich vein of form including a very generous topping off of David Hendrix's GoFundMe fund. So Atom Bomb (pictured at his most recent final table) will get to play in Las Vegas and live out his dream. Thanks to Mark and EVERYBODY that donated.

Mark also is a big supporter of the Minions. What's the Minions?

Will Souther created the Monkey's Minions a few years ago. He recognized there were a lot of deserving poker players that maybe couldn't risk 10k off their bankroll to play the WSOP Main Event and unlike him did not have the network to raise those funds. So Will created the Minions as a chance to give more poker players a shot at playing the Main Event.

Will's network of investors raised money to put an ever growing team of players in the Main Event. After no Minions last year, the team is back. Shares are $200 a piece (no limit) and investors have an opportunity to get an a sweat of every player in the Minions.
 
This year GCP's Wild Bill has taken on running the Minions and Mark Davis reached out. Mark said he's loved the concept and would be willing to play as a Minion to maybe drum up investors to create more slots for other players. Time is running short to be a Minion but plenty of time to get a piece of Mark's Main Event as an investor in the Minions.

Reach out to Bill via email, Twitter or Facebook DMs (can do it through GCP's facebook page too) to if you'd like to invest. He will fill you in on how everything works and link you to the profiles of the players nominated or applying to be Minions this year.

MAY MILLY IN PHILLY:

MAIN EVENT:

In the early hours of the morning Maurice Hawkins prevailed winning over 46k after a 5 way chop. Stanislav Angelov and Charles Johnson both won over 41k for second and third. Luther Tran took home over 35k for fourth and Marshall White over 31k for fifth. Clay Henry busted a good bit earlier in the night winning over 14k for sixth. Rusell Sartin of Slidell, Gordon Hardy of Pensacola, and Daniel Calway-Fagen of Nashville rounded out the final nine. A slew of big names littered the final five tables in the event accounting for an absurd amount of rings, bracelets, and trophies.

MAIN EVENT RESULTS:
1 Maurice Hawkins 46597 27 Adam Cotant 2002 53 Jerry Giroir 1201
2 Stanislav Angelov 41013 28 Cody Stanford 2002 54 Stephen Cleghorn 1201
3 Charles Johnson 41013 29 Terry Simpson 2002 55 Howell Cochran 1165
4 Luther Tran 35243 30 Damon Tucker 2002 56 Sley Sanchez 1165
5 Marshall White 31487 31 Prissy Giroir 1674 57 Stefan Cvetkovski 1165
6 Clay Henry 14196 32 Justin Allen 1674 58 Andrew Brinkley 1165
7 Russell Sartin 10920 33 Matthew Johnson 1674 59 Stanley Williams 1165
8 Gordon Hardy 8736 34 Clifford Matthews 1529 60 Stephen Dodd 1165
9 Daniel Calway-Fagen 6370 35 Matthew Clarkson 1529 61 Matthew Ferguson 1165
10 Bill Atkins 5606 36 Dylan Lemery 1529 62 Irene Carey 1165
11 Derek Normand 5606 37 Levi Carden 1347 63 Lucas Hillman 1165
12 Andrew Barfield 5606 38 Richard Sinclair 1347 64 Roger McCandless 1056
13 Nabil Abdulrahman 4550 39 Mike Monaghan 1347 65 Lakisha Slaughter 1056
14 Sherwin Samuel 4550 40 Timothey Medley 1347 66 Dung Anh Tran 1056
15 David Huwe 4550 41 Shane Maxwell 1347 67 Jessica Roberts 1056
16 Jason Greeson 3458 42 Sanh Wong 1347 68 Timothy Lenox 1056
17 Walker Miskelly 3458 43 Hebert Baker 1347 69 Tai Cao 1056
18 Micahel Cordell 3458 44 Sokchheka Pho 1347 70 Kenny Schatten 1056
19 Jeremy Gaubert 3094 45 Chase Turner 1347 71 David Martin 1056
20 Cody Manning 3094 46 Jaime Strickland 1201 72 John Song 1056
21 Michael Owens JR 2657 47 Peter Gurney 1201 73 Sean Smalls 983
22 William Brock 2657 48 Leo Boothe 1201 74 Michael Price 983
23 Robert Matthews III 2657 49 William Hendrix 1201 75 David Bradshaw 983
24 Donovan Dean 2293 50 Robert Veazey 1201 76 Cody Alan Cunningham 983
25 Joe Hebert 2293 51 BJ McBrayer 1201 77 Derek Warriner 983
26 Leann Moore 2002 52 Bryant Grady 1201


HIGH ROLLER:

To determine who had the better series between Donovan Dean and Stanislav Angelov is to split hairs. Donovan beat Stanislav heads up to win his second GCP trophy of the series (in the two biggest buy-ins) in the High Roller. Dean won 38k and Stanislav almost 23k. Dean also won the $1100 Freezeout and made the final few tables of the Main. While, Stanislav chopped the Main Event, won the opener AND triple bagged it (a first for the re-entry winner). Either way both players had tremendous series.

Side note Greg Urbanski got the call on his drive home that his second best guess in the Social Media contest earned him a free seat in the high roller. He turned around and made over 8k. Shannon Spry, one of our new friends from Canada, won a seat in a drawing and made almost 6k for 7th. We should probably add up just how much our social media contest free seats have won people. At least two players have won events outright and multiple have made the final table. Lot of opportunity to win for those that take advantage of it.  Karl Chesser the chipleader in the Survivor also pictured.

HIGH ROLLER, ROOKIES AND SURVIVOR RESULTS:
High Roller Survivor Rookie
1 Donovan Dean 38169   1 Karl Chesser 1280 1 Regis Jenkins 4463
2 Stanislav Angelov 22903   2 Jerry Giroir 1280 2 Cornelius Jackson II 2678
3 Sean Small 16443   3 David Gregg 1280 3 Brandy Redder 1934
4 Adam Cotant 10571   4 Eric Stoehr 1280 4 Jessica Roberts 1339
5 Greg Urbanski 8222   5 Salvador Villaluz 1280 5 Casy Wilcher 1042
6 Justin Allen 7047   6 Kenneth Schatten 1280 6 Forrest Wofford 893
7 Shannon Spry 5873   7 John Farmer 744
8 Ralph Robinson 4698   8 Kirby Henshaw 595
9 Johnathon Price 3542 9 Derek Ridley 298
11 Alexius Gooch 298 10 June Massengale 298
12 David Gregg 298 11 Alexius Gooch 298
12 David Gregg 298


LIVE STREAMS ARCHIVED:

We were able to stream each of the 100k+ Guarantee event final tables. Think we improved with each of those final tables. Credit to Don Dove for his hard work on making it happen. Hopefully, we will be able to steam future Pearl River Events as we think players and families enjoyed.
Go to Blue Chip Media Productions for all those streams.
MAY MILLY IN PHILLY RESULTS:



SUPER STACK:

Josh Turner (pictured above left) returned to the South to capture first place in the live streamed final table of the  Super Stack event.Damon Tucker fought bravely through the final table to finish second for $16,850. Michael Cheeks of Waynesboro finished third for over $12k. David McKim (fourth, $8,849) pipped the last standing woman Susan Murphey (fifth, $6667). Joe Hebert (6th, $5,091), Stanislav Angelov (7th, $4000), and Jason Greeson (8th, $3031) were the first three to bust on the stream. The exits of William Akins and Prissy Giroir came too fast for the stream going out 8th and 9th respectively. 
Super Stack
1 Josh Turner 27,577 16 Dennis Self 1333 31 Nabil Abdul Rahman 727
2 Damon Tucker 16,850 17 Walter Jackson 1333 32 Carl Masters 727
3 Michael Cheeks 12,001 18 Kris Kent 1333 33 Dylan Lemery 727
4 David McKim Jr 8,849 19 Luther Tran 1091 34 Russell Boyette 606
5 Susan Murphey  6,667 20 Clifford Matthews 1091 35 Chad Melerine 606
6 Joe Hebert 5,091 21 William Thomas 1091 36 Matthew Ferguson 606
7 Stanislav Angleov 4000 22 Philip Whittington 970 37 Kenneth Christopher 546
8 Jason Greeson 3031 23 Bryan Loch 970 38 David Huwe 546
9 William Akins 2425 24 Kenneth Steele 970 39 David Gregg 546
10 Priscilla Giroir 1940 25 Kevin Grinder 909 40 Maurice Hawkins 546
11 Raymond Parks 1940 26 James Heath III 909 41 Dana Garris 546
12 Micheal Mathis 1940 27 Nicolas Connart 909 42 Edward Staples 546
13 Charles Bounds 1576 28 Hamid Izadi 788 43 Stephen Cleghorn 546
14 Karl Chesser 1576 29 Emelita Lancaster 788 44 Huey Hulin 546
15 Kenneth Mason JR 1576 30 Konstantin Suvorkin 788 45 Scott Mauer 546

SENIORS:

Jerry Giroir (pictured above riight) won his second GCP trophy after coming to a deal with William "Jeter" Brock. Both players made over $7600. James Mitchell busted third winning $4200. John Sinnot, Grant Hart, Ernest Wiliams, Donald Colleti, and Greg Rabalais made up the rest of the final table.

ROOKIES:

Regis Jenkins prevailed putting him another $4463 away from not qualifying for the Rookies event. To compete all players must have less than $25k in Hendon Mob earnings. Cornelius Jackson made $2678 for second. Derek Ridley who has won this event before made the final table. Brandy Redder and Jessica Roberts were the highest placing females in third and fourth.

FULL RESULTS:
Rookies Seniors
1 Regis Jenkins 4463 1 Jerry Giroir 7644 9 Greg Rabalais 672
2 Cornelius Jackson II 2678 2 William "Jeter" Brock 7644 10 Charles Bell 672
3 Brandy Redder 1934 3 James Mitchell Jr 4200 11 Timothy Medley 672
4 Jessica Roberts 1339 4 John Sinnot II 3024 12 Eric Geller 672
5 Casy Wilcher 1042 5 Grant Hart 2352 13 Shannon Hamblen 672
6 Forrest Wofford 893 6 Ernest Wiliams 1680 14 Stanley Williams 672
7 John Farmer 744 7 Donald Colleti 1344 15 Robert Veazey 672
8 Kirby Henshaw 595 8 Ronald Womack 1008
9 Derek Ridley 298
10 June Massengale 298
11 Alexius Gooch 298
12 David Gregg 298
MAY MILLY IN PHILLY RESULTS:

FREEZEOUT:

A loaded field, as per usual, finished with Donovan Dean beating Irene Carey (pictured above left) in heads up play. Carey called Dean's shove with Ace Queen only to see Dean's Ace King. A queen high flop gave the illusion just for a second that Carey had caught up. Nope because a Jack and Ten came with it.  Dan Calway battled all day and finished third. Charlene Smith won over 6k for fourth. James Heath, Dustin Stewart, Derek Normand and Kenny Schatten rounded out the final in the money players. Kenneth Mason made the unofficial final table but bubbled the money.

INDIAN WINS MONSTER STACK

Randall "Indian" Smith (pictured above left) prevailed in the Big Monster Stack streamed final table. After a three way chop with David Cook and Derek Normand, Indian earned the trophy as the chip leader but each got over 16k. Kenneth Mason who just seems to final table everything here the last two series finished fourth for $7615 and Richard Porter fifth for $5737. Jerome Hall Jr. carefully picked his spots and laddered into sixth place winning $4381. Kenny Schatten another player going deep in everything like Skip Gill in March won $3442 for seventh. Carl Masters and sentimental favorite David Hendrix each got $2608 for eigth and ninth place. Ron Hubka was unlucky to miss the stream busted 10th.

If you'd like to watch the replay go here:  https://youtu.be/y0Gv8lygUsc?t=2427

Other notables to cash: Frank Wyville, Irene Carey, Matt Blanchard, David Dunlap, CLay Henry, Jody Millsaps, Matt Bowen, Derek Ridley, Austin Reilly, Marshall White and Jo Cain.



CARDEN GETS HIS TROPHY:

Few players have made as many final tables as Levi Carden (pictured above right) at Pearl River Resorts yet many of them with less won the one thing that eluded Levi until Tuesday. Levi earned his first GCP/PRR trophy and $4,522 in cash to go with the prizes he won in the mystery bounties. Eric Stoehr finished second but was the champion bounty hunter winning four of the five best prizes ($1500 seat, $600 Main Event seat, and two $400 seats) as well as slew of cash bounties. Another long term GCP supporter Karl Chesser won just under 2k for third dancing his way from the bounties to the cashier cage. Also at the final table John Littich, Patrick Lacy, Fred Ryman, Ronald Duckworth, Kenneth Mason and Kevin Grinder. Stanley Williams, Larry Little and James Robinson also cashed.

WILLIAMSON WINS MONSTER:

Joe Hebert fell in heads up play to Donald Williamson (pictured above left) of Atlanta. Donald earned over 13k and Hebert over 8k. Greg Rabalais won $5500 for third. Robert Logan, Marshall WHite, Joshua Heinze, Bryan Loch and CHristopher Lassinger rouned out the final 9.

FULL RESULTS:
Big Monster Stack
1 Randall "Indian" Smith 16,187 10 Ronald Hubka 1669 19 Edward Staples 939
2 David Cook $16,187 11 David Dunlap 1669 20 Derek Ridley 939
3 Derek Normand $16,187 12 Matthew Blanchard 1669 21 Austin Reilly 939
4 Kenneth Mason 7615 13 Frank Wyville 1356 22 Khua Bui 834
5 Richard Porter 5737 14 Irene Carey 1356 23 Nelson Solar 834
6 Jerome Hall Jr 4381 15 Jody Millsaps 1356 24 Joshua Fanguy 834
7 Kenneth Schatten 3442 16 Priscilla Giroir 1147 25 Bryant Grady 782
8 Carl Masters 2608 17 Clay Henry 1147 26 Marshall White 782
9 David Hendrix 2068 18 Matthew Bowen 1147 27 Jo Cain 782
28 Tyler Burger 678
Freezeout Celeb Mystery Bounty Celeb Mystery Bounty
1 Donovan Dean 22440 1 Levi Carden $4,522 7 Ronald Duckworth 754
2 Irene Carey 13860 2 Eric Stoehr $2,713 8 Kenneth Mason JR 603
3 Dan Calway 9240 3 Karl Chesser $1,959 9 Kevin Grinder 301
4 Charlene Smith 6210 4 John Littich $1,356 10 Stanely Williams 301
5 James Heath 4830 5 Patrick Lacy $1,055 11 Larry Little 301
6 Dustin Stewart 4140 6 Frederick Ryman 904 12 James Robinson 301
7 Derek Normand 3450
8 Kenneth Schatten 2760
Monster Stack
1 Donald Williamson 13000 8 Bryan Loch 1500 15 Matthew Ferguson 875
2 Joseph Hebert 8000 9 Christopher Lassinger 1000 16 Clinton Bordelon 875
3 Greg Rabalais 5500 10 Robert Matthews 875 17 Matt Chaney 875
4 Robert Logan 4375 11 Scott Weiss 875 18 Shannon Spry 875
5 Marshall White 3250 12 Johnathan Cain 875 19 Clinton Teal 500
6 Joshua Heinze 2250 13 Anthony Hargrove 875 20 Thurman Boothe 500
7 Hamid Izadi 1750 14 David Hendrix 875 21 Jason Greeson 500
MAY MILLY IN PHILLY RESULTS:

STANISLAV ANGELOV HARD TO TOP:

For the first time in the history of the BagWow! multi-flight opener a player bagged three times then won first place. Stanislav after a chop added $54,608 to the $1500 High Roller seat and $3,000 bonus he won for bagging three times. Only Angelov, Kenneth Christopher and Jaymie Virtusio bagged three times in the event.

Angelov was the only player to do it in the first three flights. Which is interesting because a tweak that has been discussed to the format for September would put him in a good spot for that too. We will have full details if any format changes are made. David Lee, our man from Memphis, finished second pocketing $41,500 for his weekend's efforts. John Song won over $38k for third. Also a the final table: Bryne Wilson, fourth, won over 20k; Yousef Saleh, 5th, won over $15k; Lee Thibodaux, 6th, won over $11k; Brandon Gill, 7th, won over $9k; David Huwe, 8th, won over $7k; Karl Chesser, 9th, won almost 6k, and David Champion finished 10th for just under 5k.

This was the first final table we've streamed and though we had some hiccups we are glad we got to bring it to you.

Follow this link to rewatch the broadcast:

https://youtu.be/81-qDT_Q78U  (corrected)

Full Results below:

BAGWOW!
1 Stanislav Angelov $54,608 41 Jerry Giroir $1,103 81 Luther Tran 736
2 David Lee $41,500 42 Frederick McClam $1,103 82 Wesley Lasher 669
3 John Song $38,485 43 Huey Hulin $1,103 83 Amber Douglas 669
4 Bryne Wilson $20,426 44 Jean Lavilette $1,103 84 Larry Holmes 669
5 Yousef Saleh $15,575 45 Ralph Robinson $1,103 85 William Akins 669
6 Lee Thibodaux $11,896 46 James Hand 970 86 Eric Stoehr 669
7 Brandon Gill $9,287 47 James Davis 970 87 Jeremy Miskissick 669
8 David Huwe $7,347 48 Gregory Gough 970 88 Wade Eagen 669
9 Karl Chesser $5,875 49 Richard Blankenship 970 89 Byron Lowe 669
10 David Champion $4,717 50 Joe Hebert 970 90 Terrence Rose 669
11 Harvey Smith JR $4,717 51 Angela Rentzeles 970 91 Mark Barbay 669
12 Dustin Stewart $4,717 52 Chester Dilday 970 92 Richard Runyon 669
13 Jacob Long $3,729 53 John Humphries 970 93 Trey Harrison 669
14 Robert Matthews $3,729 54 Stanley Higgins 970 94 Phillip Holifield 669
15 Richard Ward $3,729 55 Durand Bass 870 95 Jimmy Channell 669
16 Bradley Garner $3,110 56 Alan Downey 870 96 Raleigh Mills 669
17 Christopher Richards $3,110 57 Albert Booke 870 97 Stanley Williams 669
18 David Moses $3,110 58 Robert Gregory 870 98 Kenneth Steele 669
19 Josh Emory $2,642 59 Wallace Lammont 870 99 Chad Marsh 669
20 Alec Tull $2,642 60 Doug Hazer 870 100 Patrick Lacy 602
21 Michael Esquivel $2,642 61 Jerom Hall 870 101 Bryant Grady 602
22 Michael Buchanan $2,208 62 Bilal Ahmed 870 102 Michael Hamilton 602
23 Brandon Black $2,208 63 Forrest Wofford 870 103 Josie Campbell 602
24 Ralph Reid $2,208 64 Jaymie Virtusio 803 104 Ray Henry 602
25 Marshall White $1,873 65 Darrell Robinson 803 105 Christopher Bourgeois 602
26 Alex Pines $1,873 66 DNR 803 106 Michael Green 602
27 David Tanner $1,873 67 Nickolaus Young 803 107 Preston McEwen 602
28 John Major $1,605 68 BJ McBrayer 803 108 David Crawford 602
29 JW Carter $1,605 69 David Hendrix 803 109 Larry Little 602
30 Sean Small $1,605 70 Kenneth Christopher 803 110 Mitchell Beck 602
31 Kenneth Schatten $1,405 71 Benjamin Bell 803 111 Edward Staples 602
32 Jason Greeson $1,405 72 Andrew Digerolamo 803 112 Nelson Solar 602
33 Vernon Langston $1,405 73 Cody Suman 736 113 Larry White 602
34 David Dunlap $1,238 74 Walker Miskelly 736 114 Mike Monaghan 602
35 Paul Leggett $1,238 75 William Doty 736 115 Preston Croft 602
36 Randall Smith $1,238 76 Frank Winstead 736 116 David Richardson 602
37 John McGraw $1,103 77 George Challita 736 117 William McGehee 602
38 Charles $1,103 78 Peter Gurney 736 118 Jeremy Hartley 602
39 Cody Stanford $1,103 79 Micahel Session 736 119 Joshua Turner 602
40 Justin Kelly $1,103 80 Matthew Johnson 736 120 Angela Sayers 602
121 Chico Pho 602


LOWERYS ADD TO TROPHY COLLECTION:

Krista Lowery won the ladies event adding a trophy to the Lowery's collection. Now, she and husband Dan have matching Fleur-de-Lis trophies from Pearl River Resorts. Magen West finished second for $1152 and Elaine Horvath third for $768.

CORDELL WINS SIZZLER:

James Cordell bested David Digesu heads up to win the trophy. Cordell earned $13,000 and Digesu $8,000. In third place William Akins won $5500, and our friend from Canada, Shannon Spry with Milo, won over 4k for fourth. Rufus Yates, Rick Matthews, Samuel Bowles, Levi Carden and Matt Higgins rounded out the final table.
185 players fired in the event.

PLO CHOPPED:

Michael Esquivel and Patrick Lacy chopped for the most in the PLO event each winning $2313 dollars. Preston McEwen and Konstantin Suvorkin won 2k each as well.

FULL RESULTS BELOW:

SIZZLER SIZZLER CONT… POP UP PLO
1 James Cordell 13000 15 Donald Kelly 875 1 Michael Esquivel 2313
2 David Digesu 8000 16 Kenneth Christopher 875 2 Patrick Lacy 2313
3 William Akins 5500 17 Jerome Hall JR 875 3 Preston McEwen 2000
4 Shannon Spry 4375 18 James Craft 875 4 Konstantin Suvorkin 2000
5 Rufus Yates 3250 19 Peter Gurney 500 5 DNR 454
6 Clifford Matthews 2250 20 Laurence Dilday 500
7 Samuel Bowles 1750 21 Anthony Hargrove 500
8 Levi Carden 1500
9 Matthew Higgins 1000 LADIES EVENT
10 David Moses 875 1 Krista Lowery $1,920
11 Richard Blankenship 875 2 Magen West 1152
12 Nelson Solar 875 3 Elaine Horvath 768
13 Kenneth Mason 875
14 Durand Bass 875
WPT SEMINOLE HARD ROCK:

Mark Davis of Birmingham, AL (pictured left) continued his torrid year with yet another final table. He came into Day Four with the chip lead and ended it second with 26.55 million. Only four time WPT champion Darren Elias bagged more (38.825m). The two of them have almost two thirds of the chips.

Viet Vo of Houston, TX also made the final table duplicating his 2021 run where he finished third for 593k. Vo is third in chips wtih 11.9m. Andrew Barfield (pictured right) from the Mississippi coast is the short stack of the six with 5.5m but still has 18 big blinds. Marcos Exterkotter (10.9m) and Michael Laufer (6.75m) are the other two players.

The final table will resume May 25th in Las Vegas to be recorded for the WPT telecast. Payouts: first will be 1 million; second 660k; third 490k; fourth 370k; fifth 280k; and sixth 215k.  We were also pulling for Rob Georato of Florida who fell in 13th place winning $63,000. Shannon Shorr won 24k for 37th. Harrison Gimbel, Yuval Bronshtein, Jeff Trudeau, Michael Lech, and TK Miles all cashed too.
CONTESTS AND A POKER DREAM:

SOCIAL MEDIA CONTESTS:

Currently on our Facebook page we have three social media contests open. All three offer seats to the Milly In Philly, May 5 through the 16. Guess the number of players in the opening event and you can win a $600 Main Event seat. Post your worst bad beat in life or poker and win a $300 seat to the opening event. Suggest what we should do in future Gulf Coast Poker Tour events and win a seat to the Wednesday Monster stack. By the way, two suggestions streaming and maybe pulling from receipts for prizes we might do VERY soon.

And be on the look out for our last contest for this event. We will be giving away a $1500 high roller seat. They bumped the guarantee in the high roller to 100k (gulp) so there will be a lot to play for. Last go round one of our social media contest winners won his event and another finished in the money in the high roller. A wise man in poker once told us, never pass up a freeroll.

DAVID "ATOM BOMB" HENDRIX WANTS TO PLAY IN VEGAS:

You may remember the inspirational story of David Hendrix winning an event at Pearl River. PokerNews covered it here. David has Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 1 and is the oldest living person with this disability after doctors said he wouldn't make it to two.

One of his great pleasures in life is poker and his dream is to play in Las Vegas at least once. As a child the Make-A-Wish foundation set up his wish to fly in a helicopter but David was hospitalized and miss the ride. As they paid the expense to fuel it up they said the wish was granted. He never got to live out his wish. Now as an adult he has a new wish we can help make happen.

His family and friends are trying to raise $20,000 to help pay for travel expenses and a week of tournaments in Las Vegas for him. He's 20% to that goal. If you'd like to donate please click the link below. Nobody has a better attitude about life than David so let's make his life's dream happen.

https://gofund.me/a4c03bb0
 
CHEROKEE WSOP-C WRAP-UP:

MAIN EVENT:

Bearbuck gets his ring! Jared Ingles of Dry Prong, LA (pictured left) took down the Cherokee circuit Main Event winning 300k in the process. The cash game player and part time tournament player earned the largest live score of his career. Changlong Zeng of Greensboro, NC won 185k for second. A couple of Atlantans, Fikret Kovac and Adam Ney finished 6th and 7th winning 82k and 64k. Marsahll White of Boone, NC won 31k for 9th.

LaDarren Banks of Tuscaloosa, Al won 25k for 12th. Samuel Scheidecker of Pleasant Hill, MS won almost 14k for 20th. Also cashing in the top 50: Charles Johnson, Carl Masters, Hasan Ibrahim, Matt Higgins, Andrew2 Brinkley, Hank Sitton, Stanislav Angelov, Donnie Phan, Ken Christopher and Youssef Aly.

In the money outside the top 50: David Bradshaw, Walker Miskelly, Warren Sheaves, Nate Bandy, Eric Salazar, BJ McBrayer, Tai Cao, Preston McEwen, Gavin Muroe, Laskisha Slaughter, David Moses, Justin Harvell, and Jerry Monroe.

MOSES VS MASSIMO:

Event 9 a $1100 buy-in with 435 entrants came down to two familiar names. David Moses and Massimo Dirienzo (pictured above right) faced off in heads up play. Bracelet winner David got the best of Massimo on the day and won 87k to go along witha ciruit ring. Massimo took almost 54k back to Atlanta. Blake Whittington finished 7th for 12.6k.

OTHER NOTABLE FINAL TABLISTS:

Irene Carey won almost 29k in Event 8 for fifth place. Spencer Smith of Atlanta finished on top of Event 8 winning 107k. Dylan Lemery of Ooltewah, TN place second in Event 5 winning over 24k. Nathan Proctor of Kings and Queens fame won 19k for 3rd place in the first Seniors Event. Scott Mauer of Chattanooga won 15k for third place in Event 3.
MILLY IN PHILLY MAIN EVENT:



LOWERY AGAIN!

Daniel Lowery added to his impressive resume at Pearl River with his second Main Event win. With another 59k added to his total he's near the top of all time winnings at the venue. After the three way chop to end the tournament, Chris Barger got credit for second place winning over 53k and local Jay Bishop over 50k for third. The loaded final table also featured Preston McEwen (4th, 26k), David Chocheles (5th, 20k), and Hamid Izadi (7th, 11.8k). David McJenkin took some tough hands to bow out sixth for 15k. Skip Gill continues to mash this venue finishing 8th for 9k. David Huwe and Johnny Landreth rounded out the ten handed final table winning almost 7k and 6k respectively.

The tournament featured 788 entrants, the second biggest Main Event in Pearl River history, with a prize pool just under 394k. 81 players were paid with a min cash of 1064.

RESULTS:
1 Daniel Lowery 59345 28 Gerald Stogner 2128 55 Derrick Cutler 1221
2 Christopher Barger 53016 29 Joe Laro 2128 56 William Stanford 1221
3 Jay Bishop 50875 30 Grant Ellis 2128 57 Jason Flock 1221
4 Preston McEwen 26398 31 Douglas Roby 1812 58 Wesley Edelo 1221
5 David Chocheles 20094 32 Duane Fontentot 1812 59 Benny Morgan 1221
6 David McJenkin 15366 33 Curtis Terry 1812 60 David Knuckles 1221
7 Hamid Izadi 11820 34 Mark Barbay 1615 61 Jeffrey Hewitt 1221
8 Henry Gill 9062 35 Rene McDaniel 1615 62 Dustin Stewart 1221
9 David Huwe 6895 36 Jerry Giroir 1615 63 Timothy Maxwell 1221
10 Johnny Landreth 5949 37 David Aker 1418 64 Adam Cotant 1143
11 Clifford Matthews 5949 38 Michael Cordell 1418 65 Jerol Drane 1143
12 Jeremy Eyer 5949 39 Philip Holifield 1418 66 JW Carter 1143
13 Bradley Gardner 4846 40 Irene Carey 1418 67 David Moses 1143
14 Russell Boyette 4846 41 Joseph Carden 1418 68 Harry Short 1143
15 Gregory Cook 4846 42 Robert Parnell 1418 69 Matthew Welch 1143
16 Michael Smith 3743 43 Michael Monaghan 1418 70 Thomas Corder 1143
17 Troy Harrison 3743 44 Michael McCullough 1418 71 Charles Finley 1143
18 Mark Holmes 3743 45 Bradley Gray 1418 72 Paul Price 1143
19 Donnie Phan 3349 46 Jay Friedman 1261 73 Robert Donald 1064
20 Huey Hulin 3349 47 Carl Masters 1261 74 Ricky Sherrill 1064
21 Ralph Robinson 3349 48 Leo Booth 1261 75 Nancy Smith 1064
22 Rodney Shows 2837 49 Gregory Shivers 1261 76 David Lee 1064
23 Bryne Wilson 2837 50 Jason Greeson 1261 77 Joe Hebert 1064
24 Mitchell McCaleb 2837 51 Brandon Robinson 1261 78 Calvin Lynch 1064
25 Randall Paguio 2443 52 Shirley Lewis 1261 79 Daniel Howard 1064
26 Michael Kalmowicz 2443 53 Tara Snow 1261 80 Charles Johnson 1064
27 Morton Davis 2443 54 Dylan Lemery 1261 81 Hiep Doan 1064


MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT:

During the High Roller tournament, TD Paul Dutsch made the annoucement that the High Roller event in May will add another 100k guarantee to our schedule. With less than 20 in the event when the announcement was made gasps went through the room. It will be tough to pull off but as yesterday showed with the entrant total climbing to 40 there is demand for this price point in our region. So tell you high roller friends we'll see you all in May!
MILLY IN PHILLY RESULTS:


SUPER STACK:

We got lots of video of hands from the final table of the first Super Stack tournament at Pearl River Resorts. Check out our FACEBOOK page for the videos. Fittingly, one of our celebrity bounties Dallas Pirman took it down. Watch out Tara Snow the princess is coming for your Queen of Pearl River crown.

Dallas Pirman got the best of Chico Pho after a lengthy heads up battle that culminated in a level with only 19 big blinds total. Dallas won over 28k for first. Chico made 17k for second. Event 1 winner Fred Ryman finished third for 12k. Ken Christopher continued his success in this series with a fourth place finish for 9k. Kenneth Mason Jr. who is riding his own hot streak won 6.8k for fifth. Donnie Phan, Gary Guilisano, Randall Paguio, and Cody Stanford rounded out the final table.

Curtis Terry went out 10th but maybe had the best line of the day (see videos on our Facebook page). With 385 players there was a prize pool of $125,125.

1 Dallas Pirman 28,468 16 Richard Moats 1376 31 Andrew Brinkley 751
2 Chico Pho 17,392 17 Henry Gill 1376 32 Kevin Grinder 751
3 Fred Ryman 12,387 18 Patrick Horrigan III 1376 33 Ron Duckworth 751
4 Ken Christopher 9,134 19 Hamid Izadi 1126 34 Lance Jones  626
5 Kenneth Mason JR 6,882 20 David Moses 1126 35 Bradley Gray 626
6 Donnie Phan 5,255 21 Jason Greeson 1126 36 Walker Miskelly 626
7 Gary Guilisano 4129 22 Frank Boswell 1001 37 Tai Cao 563
8 Randall Paguio 3128 23 Ralph Reid 1001 38 Dennis Meisinger 563
9 William Stanford 2503 24 Brandon Robinson 1001 39 Scott Weiss 563
10 Curtis Terry 2002 25 Alec Wilson 938 40 June Jenkins 563
11 Kastardo Asekou 2002 26 Daniel Lowery 938 41 Gregory James 563
12 Lisa Weaver 2002 27 George Fralic 938 42 Starr Valdez 563
13 David Champion 1627 28 Johnnnie Hughes 813 43 Justin Kelley 563
14 Robert Donald 1627 29 Jason Flock 813 44 Mark Armstrong 563
15 Roger Bice 1627 30 Robert Taylor 813 45 Roy Henry 563


SENIORS:


Johnny Landreth bested Gregory Cook in heads up play. Landreth won almost 10k for first and cook just under 6k for second. Roy Westover earned 4.4k for third and Kenneth Schatten skillfully navigated a short stack through out the final table all the way to fourth winning 3.2k. Arlene Berhold, LeeAnn Moore and Elaine Horvath went out fifth, sixth and seventh. Two names familiar to Pearl River Harry Short and David Hayes rounded out the final table.
Also in the money: Robert Veazey, Hiep Doan, Danny Doucet, and Rick Matthews.

ROOKIES

Always great to see new faces and new names in this event. 150 players set a Rookies record. Congrats to Eddy Smith, David Dunlop and Brandon Stiglich for their three way chop for $3480 each. Jessica Roberts finished sixth as the highest placing female in the event.

ROOKIES SENIORS
1 Eddy Smith 3480 1 Johnny Landreth 9911 10 Christopher Moore 643
2 David Dunlop 3480 2 Gregory Cook 5875 11 George Tapia 643
3 Brandon Stiglich 3480 3 Roy Westover 4406 12 Robert Veazey 643
4 Edward Basham 1620 4 Kenneth Schatten 3213 13 Michael Miller 643
5 Candyman Gamble 1260 5 Arlene Berghold 2387 14 Hiep Doan 643
6 Jessica Roberts 900 6 Leeann Moore 1836 15 Robert Galbraith 643
7 Christopher Canterbury 720 7 Elaine Horvath 1469 16 Kenneth Pendergrast 643
8 Kevin Grinder 540 8 Harry Short 1102 17 Daniel Doucet 643
9 Brayden Brown 360 9 David Hayes 734 18 Clifford Matthews 643
10 James Depappa 360
11 Herman Shumaker 360
12 Wesley Edelo 360
13 David Gregg 360
14 Rodney Desselle 360
15 Ronald Duckworth JR 360
MILLY IN PHILLY RESULTS:




FREEZEOUT:

In maybe our most prestigious event two tough players battled it out in heads up play. Jeremy "The Chemist" Gaubert couldn't find the winning formula against Stanislav Angelov who won over 22k for first. Gaubert earned almost 14k for second. Walker Miskelly the defending champion was the very last day 1 elimination going out third. Also, cashing the final table: Timothy Maxwell, Andrew Brinkley, Jeff Grimes, Grant Ellis and Christopher Young.

CELEBRITY BOUNTY:

Always one of our favorite events and this time a pretty cool story line emanted from our social media contest. Joshua Acker joins Jonathan Pansano as a player who has won a GCP social media contest then parlayed that entry into first place in the event.

Josh's accomplishment might be even more impressive as previously he has only played live poker on Cruise Ship sit 'n goes. To review: he nominated a person to be a celebrity bounty, was drawn from all the eligible entries, took that seat won a ton of bounties himself and $5710 for first place. If you aren't participating in our contests you are costing yourself money.

Chico Pho finished second for over $3.5k. June Jenkins third. Luther Tran cashed again in fourth.

FREEZEOUT CELEBRITY BOUNTY
1 Stanislav, Angelov 22440   1 Joshua Acker $5,710 12 Gladys Corrin 384
2 Jeremy Gaubert 13860   2 Sokchheka Pho $3,514 13 William McCacey 384
3 Walker Miskelly 9240   3 June Jenkins $2,416 14 Donnie Phan 384
4 Timothy Maxwell 5940   4 Luther Tran $1,922 15 Dale Trosclair 384
5 Andrew Brinkley 4620   5 Kevin Visentin $1,427 16 Joanne Liu 384
6 Jeff Grimes 3960   6 Theodore Barrick 988 17 Clifford Matthews 384
7 Grant Ellis 3300   7 Trace Henderson 769 18 Clinton Bordelon 384
8 Christopher Young 2640   8 Walter Jackson JR 659 19 James Kizer 220
  9 Joseph Carden 439 20 Konstatin Sovokin 220
10 Morton Davis III 384 21 Starr Vladez 220
11 Kenneth Mason 384


POP UP PLO:

David Bradshaw took first in yet another GCP event after heads up chop with Steve Oven. Donnie Phan, Bridget Stecker, Joseph Carden, Jason Greeson, Prissy Giroir, and William Stanford rounded out the final table.  Bradshaw won a dollar less than 5k with over just under 4k.

MONSTER STACK:

Dennis Self earned the tophy after an even fourway chop via his chip lead. All four pocketed $7,719 dollars. Freddie Gladney, Dylan Lemery, and Samuel Folkins came to the agreement with Self after an hour of play with no elimiantions. Sley Sanchez, Curtis Terry, Levi Carden (again), Ernest Williams and Debra Irvine also made the final table. 21 players cashed for part of the $48,000 prize pool.
PLO MONSTER STACK
1 David Bradshaw 4999 1 Dennis Self 7719 12 Brittany Rodriquez 875
2 Steve Oven 3835 2 Freddie Gladney 7719 13 Jason Flock 875
3 Donnie Phan 2248 3 Dylan Lemery 7719 14 Lance Jones 875
4 Bridget Stecker 1445 4 Samuel Folkins 7718 15 Daniel Doucet 875
5 Joseph Carden 1124 5 Sley Sanchez 3250 16 Sai Morakonda 875
6 Jason Greeson 964 6 Curtis Terry 2250 17 Bryant Grady 875
7 Priscilla Giroir 803 7 Levi Carden 1750 18 Daniel Garner 875
8 William Stanford 642 8 Ernest Williams 1500 19 Alec Wilson 500
9 Debra Irvine 1000 20 Beverly Walker 500
10 Steven Daigle 875 21 Starr Valdez 500
11 Larry Little 875


BIG MONSTER STACK:

Dale Roesel and Rayfell Parker chopped it heads up winning over 21k each. Andrew Brinkley unluck in third with 11k won. Clint Bordelon, a former social media contest winner, finished fourth for 8.3k. JJ Lium finished fifth for 6.3k. Walker Miskelly's strong series continued with almost 5k won for sixth. Vernell Hoskins, Clifford Chisolm, and Jacob Perkins rounded out the fina table. With a prize pool of 114k, 45 players earned a trip to the cashier's cage.
1 Dale Roesel 21,047 16 Chester Dilday 1263 31 Salvador Villaluz 689
2 Rayfell Parker 21047 17 Brian Page 1263 32 Kennthe Mason JF 689
3 Andrew Brinkely 11371 18 Dylan Lemery 1263 33 Jason Greeson 689
4 Clinton Bordelon 8384 19 Massimo Dirienzo 1034 34 Kennth Neal 574
5 Joanne Liu 6317 20 Thurmond Boothe 1034 35 Kevin Grinder 574
6 Walker Miskelly 4824 21 Chase Turner 1034 36 Samuel Folkins 574
7 Vernell Hoskins 3790 22 Kenneth Schatten 919 37 Nickolaus Young 517
8 Clifford Chisolm 2871 23 Albert Booker 919 38 James Kizer 517
9 Jacob Perkins 2297 24 Andrew Head 919 39 Greg Raymer 517
10 Kha Bui 1838 25 Tara Snow 861 40 Gregory James 517
11 Robert Henderson 1838 26 James "Mousey" Davis 861 41 Justin Kelley 517
12 Herman Stewart 1838 27 Jody Millsaps 861 42 Robert Donald 517
13 Michael Owens JR 1493 28 Ronnie Pittman 747 43 John Demarco 517
14 Frerick McClam 1493 29 Trace Henderson 747 44 Ryan Pirman 517
15 Jon Clement 1493 30 Brandon Doherty 747 45 Priscilla Giroir 517

MILLY IN PHILLY:



LADIES:

JJ Liu took first place in the Ladies event. Pretty loaded final table. 52 entries in the event, which may be a record here or close to it. Thanks to Bonnie Weitzel and the WPA and all the ladies that have contributed to growing this tournament. JJ has been crushing it this week.  Here she is with fellow celebrity bounties Joe Hebert and Greg Raymer.

SIZZLER:

In the Sizzler, Chester Dilday gets the trophy, after a final table chope was hashed out late night. Hanhn Nguyen, Brandon Robinson, Ray Langston, Lonny Weitzel, Sam Folkins, Janet McCarter, David Montgomery, and Chad Marsh all got a piece of the spoils. Chester and Hanh took home the most with $5299 each. The others all got $4366.  Chester is pictured right.

Ladies Sizzler
1 Joanne Liu 2856 1 Chester Dilday 5299 12 James Kizer Jr 882
2 Patsy Henry 2158 2 Hanh Nguyen 5299 13 Raymond Young 882
3 Angela Carnegie 2101 3 Brandon Robinson  4336 14 David Sugg 882
4 Brittany Rodriguez 1671 4 Ray Langston 4366 15 Michael Sizemore 882
5 Kristen Deardorff 699 5 Lonny Weitzel 4366 16 Errol Eagan 882
6 Criztine Quinn 499 6 Samuel Folkins 4366 17 Nichloas Prejeant 882
7 Janet McCarter 4366 18 Joe Hebert 882
8 David Montgomery 4366 19 Paula Norwood 504
9 Chad Marsh 4366 20 Debra Irvine 504
10 Joseph Lamberta 882 21 Kenneth Green 252
11 DNR 882 22 Richard Ward 252

MILLY IN PHILLY :

BAGWOW OPENER

Frederick Ryman bested Roger Sheaves in an epic heads up battle to win over 65k. The Missouri player was tops out of 182 players who returned for Day Two already in the money. 1899 total players in event 1 created a prizepool over 455k.

Ken Christopher of Theodore, AL placed third for 36k. Bradley Gardner of Natchez, MS led for much of the day before bowing out in fourth for over 22k. Harry Short made his return to poker after going through a health crisis and won over 17k for fifth.

Also in the five digits Raymond Walton (13.5k) and William Akins (10.5k). William Popwell rounded out the final table. Robyn Kluth was our last woman standing winning 2.1k for 25th.

Complete results:
1 Frederick Ryman 65395 62 Ralph Chambers 961 123 Randy Godwin 600
2 Roger Sheaves Jr 36049 63 Danald Marffray 961 124 David Hayes 600
3 Kenneth Christopher 36049 64 Michael Lins 881 125 James Kizer 600
4 Bradley Gardner 22438 65 Vernon Langston 881 126 Sean Lavilette 600
5 Harry Short 17474 66 Chase Weeks 881 127 Paul Legget 600
6 Raymond Walton 13550 67 Kevin Arrowood 881 128 James Craft 600
7 William Akins 10558 68 Tara Snow 881 129 Dennis Hatcher 600
8 Kenneth Mason 8386 69 ronald Womack 881 130 Jimmy Milsaps 600
9 William Popwell 6705 70 Kevin Fazzio 881 131 Chad Marsh 600
10 Huey Hulin 5335 71 David Tanner 881 132 Stephen Bastow 600
11 Cody Cunningham 5335 72 Byron Lowe 881 133 Richard Moats 600
12 William Stanford 5335 73 Mitchell McCaleb 800 134 Clifton Collins 600
13 Wesley Edelo 4323 74 Taylor Crutchfield 800 135 Massimo Dirienzo 600
14 Alec Tull 4323 75 John Holley 800 136 Robert Heard 600
15 Wayne Neyland III 4323 76 Wyatt Boothe 800 137 Joseph Carden 600
16 Lee Craft 3603 77 John Jolly 800 138 John teague 600
17 Peace Marvel 3603 78 Kenard Bowie 800 139 Michael Hamilton 600
18 Patrick Horrigan III 3603 79 Luke Martin 800 140 David Butler 600
19 Rabuh Ghossein 2963 80 Christian Gibbons 800 141 Forrest Wofford 600
20 Joseph Hebert 2963 81 Randy Gordon 800 142 Timothy Maxwell 600
21 Johnny Tang 2963 82 Dennis Self 721 143 Jaymie Virtusio 600
22 Chase Turner 2523 83 Toby Bell 721 144 Craig Hosch 600
23 Dennis Meisinger 2523 84 Brandon Williams 721 145 Marc Hampson 560
24 Joshua Floyd 2523 85 Charles Cowen 721 146 Jason Bergeron 560
25 Robyn Kluth 2121 86 Hal Bryan 721 147 Wade Eagan 560
26 Edward Smith 2121 87 Charles Bounds 721 148 Michael Cheeks 560
27 Matt Higgins 2121 88 Trace Henderson 721 149 Malcolm Davenport 560
28 Lonnie Weitzel 1842 89 Hiep Doan 721 150 Eric Little 560
29 Edward Allen 1842 90 Michael Vardeman 721 151 Darrell Manning 560
30 Israel Robinson 1842 91 Harvey Smith 721 152 Prissy Giroir 560
31 Jerry McCarter 1561 92 Durand Bass 721 153 Mark Holmes 560
32 Dale Roesel 1561 93 Austin Hebert 721 154 June Jenkins 560
33 Tony Brown 1561 94 Chris Read 721 155 Shane Maxwell 560
34 Clifford Matthews 1361 95 Karl Chesser 721 156 Nanthalansy Thongla 560
35 David Richardson 1361 96 Benny Morgan 721 157 Timothy McKnight 560
36 William Simpson 1361 97 Alton Peterson 721 158 Thomas Jacobs 560
37 Billy McBrayer 1201 98 Richard Diamond 721 159 Samuel Stockwell 560
38 Elton Ford 1201 99 Greg Urbanski 721 160 William Leaver 560
39 Brandon Robinson 1201 100 Jason Walker 640 161 John Philak 560
40 Charles Johnson 1201 101 Michael Monaghan 640 162 Joshua Dean 560
41 Charles Westbrook 1201 102 James Heath III 640 163 Roy Henry 560
42 Robert Breiner 1201 103 Mark Clapham 640 164 Keith Jacobs 560
43 Jeffrey Drenner 1201 104 Desmond Adams 640 165 Bobby Bryant 560
44 James Davis  1201 105 Grant Ellis 640 166 Stephen Dodd 560
45 Scott Weiss 1201 106 Ricahrd Byrd 640 167 Dawn Smith 560
46 James McCauley 1081 107 Bonnie Weitzel 640 168 Russell Dewase 560
47 Ronnie Pittman 1081 108 Mark Brown 640 169 John Ducote 560
48 Wesley Lasher 1081 109 Edward Staples 640 170 Rufus Yates 560
49 Ron Palculict 1081 110 Laurence Dilday 640 171 Duan Fontenot 560
50 Walker Miskelly 1081 111 George Fralic 640 172 George Challite 521
51 Andrew Brinkley 1081 112 Fredrick McLam 640 173 David Hendrix 521
52 Mark Davis 1081 113 Frank Wyville 640 174 Brian Trotter 521
53 Terry Griffith 1081 114 Gary Stewart 640 175 Jacob Perkins 521
54 Sokchheka Pho 1081 115 Stephen Henson 640 176 Preston McEwen 521
55 Douglas Hunichen 961 116 Jerry Giroir 640 177 Angela Sayers 521
56 Johnny Ogle 961 117 Brian Page 640 178 Timothy McKnight 521
57 Donnie Phan 961 118 Gregory Shivers 600 179 Helen McBrearty 521
58 Morton Davis 961 119 Jeremy Gaubert 600 180 David Koontz 521
59 Clifford Chisolm 961 120 David Champion 600 181 Aaron Decord 521
60 Michael Kalmowicz 961 121 Robert Parnell 600 182 Tai Cao 521
61 Lenard Anderson 961 122 Derrick Cutler 600
FRIENDS OF GCP WIN IN THE 'KEE:

DAVIS DOES IT:

Mark Davis (pictured left from WSOP.com), who recently won one of our events at Pearl River, added to his trophy haul with his first Gold Ring. While the ring is nice we are guessing the Birmingham native is probably happier with the payday of well over 330k. More than 1400 players played the Main creating a prizepool greater than  2.1 million. Mark entered Day 2 with a sizable chip lead and ran it all the way to first place. Mark beat Adam Ney (Atlanta) heads up winning a flip and one of the biggest first place prizes on the circuit. Ney pocketed over 200k for second. Chris George of Roswell, GA won 157k for third. Scott Dobbs of Covington, GA won 120k for fourth.

Ney and Davis both navigated the gigantic Event Two (3334 players) to make that final table too. Ney won 15k for ninth and Mark 18.5k for eighth. Josh Dean of Buford Georgia finished third in that event for 65k.

Also cashing the Main: Jared Ingles (29th, 9.5k); Mike Monaghan (32nd 8.1k); Hank Sitton (40th, 6.1k); David Lee (55th, 4.7k); Holly Meliet (61st, 4.7k); and Donovan Dean (75th, 3.8k).

LONNY CRUSHING:

Lonny Weitzel recently took down a seniors event in Aruba for a ring and got another W in the seniors event in January at Pearl River. He closed out the Cherokee stop this time with another win, earning over 40k for first place.  Lonny is pictured (WSOP.com) with his wife Bonnie.

Austin Reilly of Gulf Shores finished third for 18k. Derrick Cutler of Marietta fourth for 13k.
NEWSBITS:

MAXIMUM RUNGOOD FOR NEW TAT:

Joe Hebert won his first ring at Pompano Park in Florida. Excellent WSOP Circuit write up here.
 
Terrific final three as Joe had to best his roomate (8 ring and bracelet winner Michael Lech third 8k) and two time bracelet winner Anthanasios Polychronopoulos (2nd 11k). Our buddy Salvador Villaluz out of Canada also had a few cashes in the series.

MAXIMUM GIVEAWAY:

The new schedule for the Milly in Philly (March 17 - 29) is out and we are giving away a seat to the biggest buy-in on the docket. We've added a $1500 High Roller to close the week and added a day to it.  Go to www.facebook.com/GulfCoastPoker.NET to enter the contest. All you gotta do is guess how many Main Event players we'll have in March.

Other highlights on the schedule an awesome 100k Guaranteed tournament added on Thursday. Players tell us how much you love our 100k on a Monday so we are giving ya'll a chance to double dip with that.

MAXIMUM PAYNE:

Tyler Payne won the maximum at the 2022 Winter Open main Event. He left BestBet Jacksonville with over 140k in prize money for first place. Adam Wells of Tallahassee, Florida finished third for almost 69k. Gavin Murnore fifth for a little over 38k. Warren Sheaves of Asheville finished 8th winning over 17k.

Austin Reilly won over 11k for 12th. Other notables in the money: Trace Henderson, Jeffrey Trudeau, Carl Masters, and TK Miles.
LINKAGE:

HOLMES TELLS ALL:

Don't forget to check out our podcast with George Holmes linked above as it's a good listen. Not sure anybody has a better ROI then George in poker. He's cashed the WSOP Main Event twice. He's played the Main Event twice. He's only played TWO live tournaments--yeah, the Main Event. And, one of those finishes was a second place.  Episode 7 /2022

HIGH STAKES POKER RETURNS:

Next week High Stakes Poker will start airing on PokerGO. Gabe Kaplan and A.J. Benza return to do commentary. Players will include Daniel Negreanu, Phil Ivey, Doyle Burnson, Patrik Antonius, Tom Dwan, and new(-ish) faces like Koray Aldemir, Garret Adelstein, Bryn Kenny, James Bord, and Jennifer Tilly.  Blinds will range from $200-$400, $500-$100 with straddles. Said to be plenty of six figure pots and some seven figure stacks. Cardplayer has a ton more info including many of the old school and new school pros almost gushing about playing with one another.

1000s PLAYING POKER IN THE METAVERSE:

Decentraland's ICE POKER accounts for 30% of the virtual casino's daily users. Coindesk gets deeper in the details on this NFT based platform. Speaking of NFT's and poker Yahoo has an article on the connection between poker pros and NFTS.

HELLMUTH EXPLORED CORNHOLE:

You may have missed the ESPN premier of Celebrity Cornhole that featured Hellmuth on the 11th but he did battle with the likes of ChumLee from Pawn Stars. A step down in athleticism from NFL players like Daniel and Mac Jones who played previously.
TUNICA WSOP RECAP:



MAIN EVENT:

Randy Paguio of San Diego, CA came to Tunica, won a $250 satellite and left with over 193k and a WSOP-C Main Event ring. The final table included Adam Ross of Roswell, GA (5th almost 50k), Donovan Dean of Rainsville, AL (6th 37k), John Gallaher of Lebanon, TN (8th 22k), BJ McBrayer (9th almost 18k) and Tim Burt (14k). Kenneth Mason of Laverge, TN finished second winning a hair under 120k.

Some notables in the money included: Eric Salazar, Levi Carden, Carl Masters, Preston McEwen, Mo Hawkins, James Fender, Chico Pho, Robert Hankins, Day 1 chipleader Mark Davis, Kyle Cartwright, David Moses, Tai Cao, Adam Cotant, David Flowers, Kevin Grinder, Brett Apter, Jeremy Eyer, Hamid Izadi and TK Miles.

WINNERS:

Donnie Phan (top left) won the final event for over 13k on a $400 buyin. The Nashville pro paired a ring he won earlier in the week in Event 7.
That ring paid a little more giving him 34k for first. His final table there included Robert Keller, Stephen Thomas, David Delchamps, James Stampley, Matt Chaney and Jo Cain.

Chico Pho (top right) of Memphis won 13k for first place in the PLO tournament. Jaimie Kizer also at the final table.
Lovell "Da Wiz" Wilkerson struck gold in the 288 player event 6. First place earned him 20k. James Fender, Brandon Simmons, and Hamid Izadi were also at the final table.



In a biblical battle Flapjack Jesus prevailed over Moses. Preston came out on top of the heads up duel with David Moses winning 18k for first with David taking 11k for second. Preston and David with friends pictured above left. Steve Meyers of Mandeville third for 8k.

John Holley won his 7th(!) ring beating Michael Sanders heads up. Holley earned over 14k and Sanders 9k.  The pair pictured above right. James Stampley finished third for 6.3k. Holley is one of only 21 players with at least seven rings.

OTHER EVENTS:

REENTRY: Hamid Izadi came close in the massive 1585 person reentry. Hamid won over 35k for third place. Jeremy Eyer also at the final table. Michael Zuro of Oregon bested Lexington, TN player Joshua Blakenship heads up. Zuro won almost 78k and Blankenship 48k. Good to see David Frasier in the money too.

EVENT 3 THE CHARM: Dale James of Tracie City, TN won his first ring in Event 3 and 14k. Mike Monaghan and Carl Masters made the final table.

LADIES: Chris Read and Jaymie Virtusio (former last women standing in Pearl River events) made the ladies final table. Also deep Tiffany Keathley and Kristen Deardorff. Sallie Williams of Memphis, won first place and 4k after beating Lori Lindley of Missouri heads up.

HARRAHS WEEKLIES:

If you still got a poker tournament itch to scratch after the Milly in Philly just a reminder there is weekly tournament action going on locally.

Harrahs NOLA 2022 schedule:


Monday Night Madness
$130 buy-in $10,000 starting stack
Registration opens at 5:15pm
Tournament starts at 6:15pm

Wednesday Bounty
$200 buy-in (includes $50 Bounty)
$12,000 starting stack
Registration opens at 5:15pm
Tournament starts at 6:15pm

Saturday Morning
$200 buy-in $12,000 starting stack
Registration opens at 10:15am
Tournament starts at 11:15am
MILLY IN PHILLY:



MAIN EVENT:

Trace Henderson and Hamid Izadi chopped early in the morning after outlasting the other 988 players in the biggest Main Event ever at Pearl River. After registration wrapped the prizepool swelled to almost 500k. They both got north of $75k.

Trace, with the chiplead, got the trophy and credit for the win. Our last woman standing came close to duplicating Tara Snow's feat of being the last woman AND last player standing. Dallas Pirman of Pearl, MS busted in third place winning over $42k. Rebekah Crosby gave her a run for her money for the PLON prize package bowing out in 15th.

Trace, Hamid and Dallas  survived a loaded final table including: Brandon Robinson who has been there before (4th just under $32k), Joe Hebert (5th $24k), Matthew Yates (6th almost $19k), David Bradshaw (7th $14k), Luther Tran (8th $11k), and Gavin Munroe (9th ~$9k).

RESULTS:

1 Trace Henderson 75566 34 Blake Whittington 1931 67 Robert Parnell 1386
2 Hamid Izadi 75566 35 James Craft 1931 68 Bonnie Weitzel 1386
3 Dallas Pirman 42570 36 Greg Urbanski 1683 69 Youssef Aly 1386
4 Brandon Robinson 31878 37 Raymond Walton 1683 70 Randy Gordon 1386
5 Joseph Hebert 24107 38 Stephen Klein 1683 71 Justin Grider 1386
6 Matthew Yates 18662 39 Priscilla Giroir 1683 72 Joseph Carden 1386
7 David Bradshaw 14355 40 Gregory Orlick 1683 73 Chester Dilday 1287
8 Luther Tran 11385 41 Joanne Cain 1683 74 Kevin Grinder 1287
9 Gavin Munroe 8910 42 Timothy Sanderson 1683 75 Jonathan Kotula 1287
10 Jesse Greer 7277 43 Ty Watson 1683 76 Starr Valdez 1287
11 Jason Greeson 7277 44 Kyle Cartwright 1683 77 Stephen Schorr 1287
12 Sokchheka Pho 7277 45 Davon Hayes 1683 78 Mike Monaghan 1287
13 Jeremy Eyer 5940 46 Joanne Liu 1584 79 David Moses 1287
14 Chan Pelton 5940 47 Randall Paguio 1584 80 Douglas Gore 1287
15 Rebekah Crosby 5940 48 Jason Flock 1584 81 Yekaterina Lukina 1188
16 Walker Miskelly 4604 49 Kris Kent 1584 82 John Ducote 1188
17 Aaron James 4604 50 Matthew Clarksen 1584 83 Ralph Robinson 1188
18 John Cressend 4604 51 Leo Booth 1584 84 Sarah Smith 1188
19 Forrest Raleigh 4109 52 Preston McEwen 1584 85 Gerald Stogner 1188
20 Daniel Bonet 4109 53 Ken Christopher 1584 86 Alex Pines 1188
21 Michael Lane 4109 54 David Champion 1584 87 David Sugg 1188
22 Massimo Dirienzo 3416 55 Peace Marvel  1485 88 David Huwe 1188
23 Jason Desha 3416 56 Austin Reilly 1485 89 Derrick Cutler 1188
24 Derek Normand 3416 57 Mark Davis 1485 90 Thuy Djedios 1188
25 Daniel Doucet 2921 58 Dylan Lemery 1485 91 Yousef Saleh 1,089
26 Greg Raymer 2921 59 Robert Logan 1485 92 Charles Bartlett 1089
27 Keith Canterbury 2921 60 Tommy Bishop 1485 93 Kenneth Jones 1,089
28 Jeffrey Hewit 2525 61 Tai Cao 1485 94 Matt South 1089
29 Christopher Miles 2525 62 Taylor Bridges 1485 95 Larry Cochran 1,089
30 David Gregg 2525 63 Curtis Terry 1485 96 Derek Bradley 1089
31 William Olivera 2178 64 Byron Love 1386 97 Dennis Self 1,089
32 John Gibbons  2178 65 Robert Moreno 1386 98 William Martello 1089
33 Marshall White 1931 66 William Brock 1386 99 Andrew Moon SPLIT 1089
100 Justin McNeil SPLIT 1089

MILLY IN PHILLY:
SURVIVOR:

Peace.. again. A deal was struck to chop with 8 players. Peace Marvel got a little more as the chip leader. The group including Randy Gordon, David Aker, Curtis Teryy, Kenneth Schatten, Derrick Cutler, Bonnie Weitzel and JJ Liu. If it weren't a survivor tournament that would have been one of the better final tables of the week.

ROOKIES:


After an "unique" deal Justin McNeil got credit for first and the trophy. Nine other players chopped up the money with Mark Holmes the chipleader.

RESULTS:

SURVIVOR: ROOKIES:
1 Peace Marvel 2600 1 Justin McNeil 150 9 Thomas Corder 1645
2 Randy Gordon 2235 2 Mark Holmes 1652 10 Jimmy Bunn 1644
3 David Aker 2235 3 Bobby Walls 1651 11 Anthony Brown 334
4 Curtis Terry 2234 4 Broc Peden 1650 12 Gerald Upton 334
5 Kenneth Schatten 2234 5 Michael Kalypwicz 1649 13 Richard Morgigno 334
6 Derrick Cutler 2234 6 Leeann Moore 1648 14 Peter Gurney 334
7 Bonnie Weitzel 2234 7 Vick Ashusa 1647 15 Kevin Grinder 334
8 Joanne Liu 2234 8 Herman Shoemaker 1646

MILLY IN PHILLY:

HIGH ROLLER FREEZEOUT:




Walker Miskelly (left) won over 35k after overcoming a chip disadvangte against the most well dressed man in the room and now the official all time money winner at Pearl River Resorts Matt Higgins (right). Matt won over 21k for second. Once again the final table was loaded including Donnie Phan, Ken Christopher, JW Carter, Chris McDaniel., Peter Gurney, Michael Casey and last woman standing Yakaterina Lukina. Full payouts and results below.

Freezeout
1 Walker Miskelly 35425
2 Matt Higgins 21255
3 Donnie Phan 15260
4 Kenneth Christopher 9810
5 JW Carter 7630
6 Christopher McDaniel 6540
7 Peter B. Gurney 5450
8 Michael Casey 4360
9 Yekaterina Lukina 3270

SENIORS:


Lonny Weitzel took down his second senior tournament in a row (WSOP-C Aruba) after a chop was agreed to by the remaining 8 players.
Each player got $3804 a piece including: Michael Miller, Alvin Harris, Michael Benton, Carl Masters, Randy Gordon, Huey Hulin, and Stephen Nusrallah.  Herman Stewart was the unlucky 9th place player who missed the chop winning $768. The last woman standing was Joanne Liu. Complete results below:
Seniors
1 Lonny Weitzel 3804 8 Stephen Nusrallah 3804 15 Howard Hankins 672
2 Michael Miller 3804 9 Herman Stewart 768 16 Vernon Langston 672
3 Alvin Harris 3804 10 Brian Mapes 672 17 Stranley Williams 672
4 Michael Benton 3804 11 Charles Temple 672 18 Carver Griffin 672
5 Carl Masters 3804 12 Robbie Matthews 672 19 Joanne Liu 384
6 Randy Gordon 3804 13 William Truett 672 20 Jerry Giroir 384
7 Huey Hulin 3804 14 Forrest Wofford 672 21 Patrick Kennedy 384

MILLY IN PHILLY RESULTS:

MONSTER:

Peace reigns! After a long battle with 267 entrants wrapped up it was one of our favorite fishermen holding the trophy at the end. A threeway chop was brokered between Peace Marvel, Henry "Skip" Gill (who seems to final table everything here this week), and Preston Croft. Peace earned the trophy. His son once asked if you play poker why don't you have any trophies. Now he does.

Again, a loaded final table included James Craft, Jeremy Eyer, David Davis, Stanley Williams, Hamid Izadi and Prissy Giroir. 

Pictured L to R: Skip Gill, Peace Marvel, and Prissy Giroir

Results:

1 Peace Marvel 10872 10 Russell Vaughn 1121 19 Jeffrey Hearn 641
2 Henry Gill 10872 11 James Hall 1121 20 Matthew Aycock 641
3 Preston Croft 10871 12 Aaron James 1121 21 Marco Hodges 641
4 James Craft 5607 13 Mark Holmes 961 22 Trace Henderson 513
5 Jeremy Eyer 4005 14 Joseph Boutwell 961 23 Terry Meece 513
6 David Davis 2884 15 Joanne Cain 961 24 Alec Wilson 513
7 Stanley Williams 2243 16 Scott Lyons 801 25 Randall Albritton 513
8 Hamid Izadi 1794 17 John Ducote JR 801 26 Alvin Harris 513
9 Priscilla Giroir 1282 18 Collin Dimitroff 801 27 William Brock 513
MILLY IN PHILLY RESULTS:

50K LAST LONGER:

Judge Leo Boothe won the event earning just under 15k. He rallied from an incredibly short stack in the money to first place. The players chopped up the last longer when they reached the final table.  Chico Pho finished second for $9150. Brandon Robinson exited in third place winning $6540.

Also at the final table were James Craft, Marshall White, Henry "Skip" Gill, Clifford Mills, Sean Small and Jeff Martin.

Rebekah Crosby was the last woman standing once again placing 10th.

Others in the money included Luther Tran, Derek Normand, John Cressend, Dominic Carollo, Frank Wyville, JJ Liu, Duane Fontenot, Joseph Carden, and Walter Jackson Jr.

Complete Results:

1 Thurmond Boothe 14850 15 Christopher McDaniel 900
2 Sokchheka Pho 9150 16 John Cressend 750
3 Brandon Robinson 6540 17 Dominic Carollo 750
4 James Craft 5250 18 Frank Wyville 750
5 Marshall White 3750 19 Kevin Oakes 600
6 Henry Gill 2700 20 Joanne Liu 600
7 Clifford Mills 2100 21 Kenneth Schwab 600
8 Sean Small 1680 22 Duane Fontenot 480
9 Jeff Martin 1200 23 Joseph Carden 480
10 Rebekah Crosby 1050 24 Christopher Cochran 480
11 David Davis 1050 25 James Meloni 480
12 Luther Tran 1050 26 Horace Louie 480
13 Tim McCaffrey 900 27 Walter Jackson Jr. 480
14 Derek Normand 900
MILLY IN PHILLY RESULTS:

CELEBRITY BOUNTY:


Congratulations to Carl Masters who won the tournament for over 6k and ended up with one of the biggest bounty stacks. Matt Higgins finished as the sole celebrity at the final table. Greg Raymer, David Moses, Susan Murphey, June Jenkins, and Chad Disante all had to part with their money bling earlier in the tournament.



While they might not have had as much fun as the players and staff at music night in town those in the celebrity bounty tournament created a great environment. Greg Raymer gave out his fossil to the player that sent him to the rail and David Moses added a Grinch hat to the bling and the $ bounty. Rebekah Crosby finished as the last woman standing placing fourth and bagged Raymer's fossil.

Complete results below:
1 Carl Masters $6,306
2 Damon Tucker $3,878
3 Rebekah Crosby $2,666
4 Salvador Villaluz $2,121
5 Michael Cheeks $1,576
6 Matthew Higgins 1091
7 Ron Gilliam 848
8 Karl Chesser 727
9 Justin McNeil 485
10 Robert Ray 424
11 Terry Breaux 424
12 Stanley Williams 424
13 Robert Logan 424
14 Peter Gurney 424
15 Herman Shumaker 424
16 Giner Kitchen Master 424
17 Mark Dempsey 424
18 Don Willis 424
19 Matthew South 242
20 Michael McCullough 242
21 Brandon Robinson 242
MILLY IN PHILLY RESULTS:

100K ON A MONDAY?

Another day, another smashed guarantee, another record. John Cressend (pictured left), of Metairie, LA, took down event 4 building up a big stack before they made it to the money and riding it all the way to the 35k payday.  He's also a great accountant so with tax season around the corner... if you need a new guy he's the man to talk to. Doesn't hurt that he knows poker.

Yousseff Aly finished second for $21,644. Jonathan Hrachoby third for $15,623. It was a tough final table with Derek Normand in fourth, Samuel Folkins fifth, Dustin Stewart 6th, Robert Taylor 7th, Phil Whittington 8th, and Brandon Johnson 9th.



Joanne Cain ended up the last woman standing bowing out in 10th. She had run up a very healthy stack early. Also, notables cashing included:
Kennii Nguyen, Jerry Giroir, Albert Booke, Cliff Chisolm, John Finnan, Charles Brady, Matt Higgins, Hedge Carter, Mark Dempsey, Blake Whittington, Karl Chesser, William Anderson, Justin Kelley, Starr Valdez, and Wayne Neyland.

Pic of our Sunday Sizzler winner Kevin Comeens to the right above. Complete 100k results below:

 
1 John Cressend 35,073 21 Albert Booke 1383 41 Blake Whittington 683
2 Youssef Aly 21644 22 Clifford Chisolm 1221 42 James Joiner 683
3 Jonathan Hrachovy 15623 23 Carl Hardy 1221 43 Karl Chesser 683
4 Derek Normand 11391 24 David Naquin 1221 44 William Anderson 683
5 Samuel Folkins 8625 25 James Willis 1058 45 Robert Henderson 683
6 Dustin Stewart 6509 26 Christopher McDaniel 1058 46 Justin Kelley 635
7 Robert Taylor Jr. 5045 27 John Finnan 1058 47 Herman Stewart 635
8 Phil Whittington 4068 28 Joshua Reeves 944 48 Karen Stutts 635
9 Brandon Johnson 2848 29 Thomas Williams 944 49 Massimo Dirienzo 635
10 Joanne Cain 2522 30 Robert Matt Chaney 944 50 Matthew Mortiz 635
11 Stephen Bastow  2522 31 Jeanne Millsaps 862 51 David Hines 635
12 Justin Grider 2522 32 Charles Brady Jr 862 52 Austin Reilly 635
13 Norman Mckeldin III 2034 33 Matthew Higgins 862 53 Jason Goodall 635
14 Monika Ray 2034 34 John Chandler 749 54 Daniel Howard 635
15 Stanley Williams 2034 35 Ginger Yaster 749 55 Chad Tucker 618
16 Billy Banks 1546 36 Justin Bracy 749 56 Todd Urbina 618
17 Kurt Scheer 1546 37 Hedgemann Carter 683 57 Harold Johnson 618
18 Kennii Nguyen 1546 38 Paul Price 683 58 Starr Valdez 618
19 Alex Pines 1383 39 Mark Dempsey 683 59 Wayne Neyland III 618
20 Jerry Giroir 1383 40 James Craft 683
MILLY IN PHILLY RESULTS:

Benny Morgan (right), a regular at Pearl River, chopped heads up with Mark Davis for 55k each and got the trophy as the chipleader. With 2341 runners event one set records with every flight of the event.  Frank Wyville rode a big stack all day to third place and a 32k payday. Also, at the final table Dylan Lemery (4th 25k), David Adker (5th 20k), James Fender (6th, almost 16k), Duane Fontenot, former event 1 winner (7th 12k), Mark Barbay (8th 9.9k) and David Champion (9th 8k).  We had a slew of double and triple baggers who won 1k and 3k respectively.

Jaymie Virtusio, of Pensacola, was the last woman standing and won the prize donated by PLON ambassador Prissy Giroir.

In the WPA sponsored ladies event, June Jenkins, who traveled from Canada to play, got the trophy after a heads up chop with Branda Rogers. In the Sizzler, Kevin Comeens, Jenna Amacher and Dennis Self agreed to a three way chop. In our record setting PLO event Larry Barker and Michael Reese chopped heads up.

Complete results below:

EVENT 1 BAG WOW BAG WOW cont. BAG WOW cont.
1 Benny Morgan 55074 78 Jerry Giroir 949 155 John Holley 700
2 Mark Davis 55073 79 Angela Sayers 949 156 Frank Folino 700
3 Frank Wyville 32505 80 Danny Dorcey 949 157 Michael Teague 700
4 Dylan Lemery 25422 81 Judge Leo Boothe 949 158 David Peltzer 700
5 David Aker 20427 82 William Anderson 849 159 Russell Boyette 700
6 James Fender 15932 83 Guillermo Villasenor 849 160 David Hayes 700
7 Duane Fontenot 12436 84 Nelson Solar 849 161 Bryne Wilson 700
8 Mark Barbay 9939 85 June Jenkins 849 162 Debra Irvine 700
9 David Champion 8040 86 Lenard Anderson 849 163 Gregory Orlick 700
10 Alec Tulll 6491 87 Ryan Rumrill 849 164 Daniel Kusnerak 700
11 Brandan Brewer 6491 88 Victor Taylor 849 165 Timothy Sanderson 700
12 Priscilla Giroir 6491 89 Chester Dilday 849 166 David Mason 700
13 Gerald Stogner 5341 90 Roger Henderson 849 167 Cody Wiler 700
14 Charles Johnson 5341 91 Thomas Raspberry 849 168 Sean Smalls 700
15 Henry Gill 5341 92 Corey Harrison 849 169 Tara Snow 700
16 Alberto Hawayek 4393 93 Larry Little 849 170 Robih Al Gossein 700
17 Booby Woodruff 4393 94 Horace Lovie 849 171 Matthew Welch 700
18 John Kelsey 4393 95 Tai Cao 849 172 Daniel Bonet 650
19 Christopher Harrison 3643 96 Jeremy Letson 849 173 Noel Schuh 650
20 Jesse Lott 3643 97 Deral Mobley 849 174 Jean Lavilette 650
21 Cheyenne Auterson 3643 98 Faris Brooks 849 175 Dustin Stewart 650
22 Austin Reilly 3043 99 Wayne Neyland 849 176 Preston McEwen 650
23 Stanislav Angelov 3043 100 Ronald Womack 799 177 Derrick Cutler 650
24 Khoa Bui 3043 101 Frederic Barbosa Cabral 799 178 Jason Bergeron 650
25 Robert Henderson 2575 102 Ronnie Roach 799 179 Jimmy Milsaps 650
26 Kennii Nguyen 2575 103 Clinton Carney 799 180 Chip Ervin 650
27 David Hines 2575 104 Christopher Thomas 799 181 John Gibbons 650
28 Jaymie Virtusio 2226 105 Matthew Smith 799 182 David Johnson 650
29 David Moses 2226 106 Christopher McDaniel 799 183 Nicholas Prejeant 650
30 Lucas Hillman 2226 107 Kenneth Jones 799 184 Jefferson Morrill 650
31 Hyman Friedman 1878 108 Charles Westbrook 799 185 David Sugg 650
32 Daniel Fagen 1878 109 Trace Henderson 799 186 Clifton Collins 650
33 Timothy Kelly 1878 110 Paul Leggett 799 187 Ronald Ellison 650
34 Larry McCully 1629 111 Paul Wade 799 188 Tyler Ketterling 650
35 Kenneth Steele 1629 112 Albert Franklin 799 189 Clifford Matthews 650
36 Preson Croft 1629 113 Robert Griffin 799 190 Steve Meyers 650
37 Christopher Barger 1448 114 Michael Green 799 191 Christopher Locklear 650
38 Kurt Scheer 1448 115 Matthew Lawrence 799 192 Nathan Proctor 650
39 Laurence Dilday 1448 116 David Burnett 799 193 Huey Hulin 650
40 Alex Pines 1448 117 Gregory Genge 799 194 Ryan Ngo 650
41 Justin McNeil 1448 118 Charles Wilson 799 195 Helen McBreatry 650
42 Michael Monaghan 1448 119 Robert Matthews 750 196 Dennis Jones 650
43 Thongla Nanthansy 1448 120 Trenton Pippen 750 197 Cody Stanford 650
44 Mary Carey 1448 121 Aaron James 750 198 Sokechheka Pho 650
45 Frank Miller 1448 122 DNR 750 199 Jerry Monroe 650
46 Antonie Hilliard 1249 123 Danny Miles 750 200 Adam Byars 650
47 Brandon Robinson 1249 124 Gavin Munroe 750 201 Matthew Baker 650
48 Forrest Raleigh 1249 125 James Allen 750 202 Bobby Hawkins 650
49 Byron Lowe 1249 126 Alec Wilson 750 203 David Corbell 650
50 Jeremy Smith 1249 127 James Craft 750 204 Michael Owens 650
51 James Boulware 1249 128 Michael Buchanan 750 205 James Stampley 650
52 Blake Whittington 1249 129 Brandon Gill 750 206 Lori Silvers 650
53 Tracy Clark 1249 130 Jakees Holman 750 207 Leonard Crist 650
54 Matthew Higgins 1249 131 Peter Gurney 750 208 Jonathan Frye 650
55 Lonny Weitzel 1249 132 Randall Smith 750 209 Charlene Smith 650
56 Charles Bounds 1249 133 David Davis 750 210 James Davis 650
57 Samuel Stockwell 1149 134 Ahmed Gomez 750 211 Gordon Hardy 650
58 Thierry Quintin 1149 135 Donnie Phan 750 212 Rogan Chhabra 650
59 Michael McCullough 1149 136 Roger Sheaves 750 213 John Teague 650
60 Douglas Jobbit 1149 137 Raymond Young 750 214 Marshall White 650
61 Jason Greeson 1149 138 Joey Huey 750 215 Harvey Smith 650
62 Mitchell McCaleb 1149 139 Kevin Grinder 750 216 Ronnie Scott 650
63 Daniel Doucet 1149 140 Max Dove 750 217 Gregory Gough 650
64 Ronnie Pittman 1049 141 Wesley Lashee 750 218 Charles Finley 650
65 Tracy Polk 1049 142 Gregory Besse 750 219 Kevin Simpson  650
66 Brandon Atkinson 1049 143 Craig Monstere 750 220 Nicholas Bowman 650
67 Josh Palmer 1049 144 Rufus Yates 750 221 JW Carter 650
68 Adam Ross 1049 145 Larry Holmes 700 222 Michael Talley 650
69 Joe Graydon 1049 146 Greg Raymer 700 223 David Chocheles 650
70 Andrew Becker 1049 147 Chad Disante 700 224 Randall Paguio 650
71 Danyon Rose 1049 148 David Lee 700 225 Leann Moore 650
72 Chris Cochran 1049 149 Chase Turner 700 226 Jason Eskridge 575
73 Robert Breiner 949 150 Donna Ried 700 227 Hiep Doan 575
74 Tony Ketterling 949 151 Austin Hunt 700 228 Ronald Crabtree 575
75 Keith Sims 949 152 Wyattt Boothe 700 229 Linda Kennedy 575
76 Lap K Ng 949 153 Gregory Fleming  700 230 Fredrick Mclam 575
77 Derek Normand 949 154 William Rogers 700 231 William Gowers 575
232 Karl Chesser 575
LADIES SIZZLER SIZZLER CONT.
1 June Jenkins 2554 1 Kevin Comeens 11087 17 Sameul Folkins 834
2 Branda Rogers 2553 2 Jenna Amacher 11087 18 Mary Carey 834
3 Sherry Jones 1094 3 Dennis Self 11087 19 Danyon Rose 667
4 Karen Stutts 730 4 Stgephen Schorr 5538 20 Lawrence Dilday 667
5 Lori Silvers 365 5 Eric Lefort 4003 21 Andrew Toth 667
6 David Sugg 3002 22 Wade Smith 534
PLO 7 Matthew Laurence 2335 23 Russell Boyette 534
1 Larry Barker 6718 8 Lenard Anderson 1835 24 Curtis Terry 534
2 Micheal Reese 6717 9 Matthew Mortize 1168 25 Christopher McDaniel 500
3 Robert Lemke 3617 10 Jacorey Briddy 1168 26 William Anderson JR 500
4 Jason Greeson 2325 11 Gavin Munroe 1168 27 Paul Norwood 500
5 James Burke II 1808 12 John Cressend 1168 28 Bret Hansen 434
6 Larry McCully 1550 13 Massimo Dirienzo 1001
7 Ross Pine  1292 14 Jeremy Smith 1001
8 Evan Buschard 1033 15 Thomas Jacobs 1001
9 Phillip Hemba 775 16 Lonny Weitzel 834

 

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