Complete results from the Beau’s Gulf Coast Poker Championships

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GULF COAST POKER CHAMPIONSHIP

AUG. 26-SEPT. 7, 2010 • BEAU RIVAGE • BILOXI, MISS.

Another stellar series for the Beau Rivage meant another stellar series for Floridiansas they captured four of the 15 events up for grabs, including Mark Rose of Orlando winning the $5K main event. Let’s meet this aspiring pro from the Sunshine State.

When you hear Mark Rose tell you he began playing poker for free on PokerStars just four years ago (and he played that way for a year), it’s hard to imagine, especially since he just took down the GCPC $5K main event for the first six-figure cash and title of his young career.

“My game has evolved,” said the Troy State graduate. “I’m primarily an Internet player, but I put a lot of hard work into my game. So I came into Biloxi with a load of confidence. This was just the second time I’ve had the chance to play in a larger buy-in event because I’ve been trying to be very diligent with managing my bankroll.”

He won his seat in a $540 satellite, which was his main goal, and the $177K payout was a pretty good return on his investment.

“It’s one of those weird feelings you have,” said the single dad who celebrated his 44th birthday one day after his victory. “I told some friends that I was due for a score. … The whole time that I played, from when I won my seat to Day 1, my confidence level was so high and I’ve worked so hard at it that my skill equity is maybe above average compared to the people I’m playing against. … I think I had a lot of momentum once I built a big stack.”
Rose made the final table with two popular players, Florida pro and defending champ Chad Brown, who has become legendary for making final tables in Mississippi, and Will “Monkey” Souther, who is legendary for being himself.

Brown’s quest to repeat ended when he got it all-in as a huge favorite (A-K vs. A-J) vs. second-place finisher Kai Landry, only to be outflopped. He had to settle for fourth place and $39,419.

Shortly thereafter Souther was knocked out as well, officially giving the Poker Monkey a $59,129 payday.

When it got to heads-up the hand that helped Landry get there ultimately spelled the end for him as Rose’s A-J outflopped Landry’s 7-7 and gave Rose his first big victory and a $10K seat in the Beau’s Southern Poker Championship in January.

“The Beau is great to play at,” Rose said.

And why has he had so much success as of late?

“I’ve taken the game much more seriously the past year and I’ve tried to enhance my skills, reading hand histories, online training and so forth, which has really accelerated my game.”
— Christopher Cosenza

Event #1 • $230 NLHE
Players: 439 • Prize pool: $85,166
1. Thomas Hicks, Bluffton, SC, $22,997
2. Todd Skinner, Youngsville, LA, $12,775
3. Harold Mahaffey, Anderson, SC, $7,495
4. Dana Murse, Millbrook, AL, $5,791
5. Jay James, Suwanee, GA, $4,940
6. Jeffry Sanford, Tampa, FL, $4,088
7. Brad Peterson, Dinuba, CA, $3,236
8. Frank Alpandinar, Baton Rouge, $2,385
9. Brandon Spencer, Slidell, LA, $1,533
10. Devin Jarreau, $1,192
11. Marla Coleman, $1,192
12. Byron Higueros, $1,192
13. Taylor Black, $1,022
14. Rusty Moorer, $1,022
15. Philip Walsh, $1,022
16. Don Burrill, $852
17. Kevin Kaylor, $852
18. Thomas Stade, $852
19. Long Tran, $681
20. Michael Windham, $681
21. Christopher Schadel, $681
22. Marvin Crawford, $681
23. Michael Whitton, $681
24. Nekuda Foster, $681
25. Joe Waid, $681
26. Richard Read, $681
27. Mederic Lemenager, $681
28. Danny Little, $511
29. Nick Cook, $511
30. George Sellers, $511
31. Scott Blumenfeld, $511
32. Michael Bradford, $511
33. Richard Estep, $511
34. Randy Gordon, $511
35. Kenneth Christopher, $511
36. David Matthews, $511

Event 2 • $230 Ladies NLHE
Players: 98 • Prize Pool: $19,012
1. Ramona Szmurlo, Milton, FL, $6,845
2. Michelle Russo, Pan. City Bch, FL, $3,612
3. Chantale Cote, Destin, FL, $2,281
4. Mary Haught, Chappel Hill, TX, $1,521
5. Kim Simpson, Jacksonville, FL, $1,331
6. Faith Giordano, New Orleans, LA, $1,141
7. Maria Lopez, Biloxi, MS, $951
8. Wanda Kelley, Dothan, AL, $760
9. Mary Rouse, Gilmer, TX, $570

Event 3 • $340 NLHE
Players: 459 • Prize Pool: $133,569
1. Tim Morgan, Pompano Beach, FL, $34,659
2. Blake Pool, Mobile, AL, $18,700
3. Cameron Ainswor, Frogmore, LA, $10,686
4. Jason Bain, Memphis, $8,816
5. Denis Devenport, Kenner, LA, $7,480
6. Scott Hammer, Smyrna, GA, $6,144
7. Donald Norman, Marion, IL, $4,808
8. Leslie Roussell, Laurel, MS, $3,473
9. Ed Bridges, Spanish Fort, AL, $2,137
10. Kristen Deardorff, $1,870
11. Nicholas Sellers, $1,870
12. Bridget Fredericks, $1,870
13. Grady Myrick, $1,603
14. Walter Chambers, $1,603
15. Lindsey Spence, $1,603
16. Ron Brown, $1,336
17. Edward Gingerella, $1,336
18. Brandon Owens, $1,336

Event 4 • $230 NLHE (charity)
Players: 179 • Prize Pool: $34,726
1. John Robinson, Brookhaven, MS, $11,459
2. Farid Nasserazad, Atlanta, $6,320
3. Robert Ray, Hurley, MS, $3,473
4. Eric Kaplan, Biloxi, MS, $2,778
5. Thomas Gardner, Tampa, FL, $2,084
6. Brad Peterson, Dinuba, CA, $1,736
7. Terry Siele, Delray Beach, FL, $1,389
8. James Eubank, Houston, $1,042
9. Gary Allen, Tallahassee, FL, $695
10. John Poole, $486
11. Davon George, $486
12. Curtis Terry, $486
13. Brian Traster, $417
14. Alan Smi , $417
15. John Riola, $417
16. Patrick Jones, $347
17. Richard Palter, $347
18. Yong Chen, $347

Event 5 • $340 NLHE
Players: 257 • Prize Pool: $74,787
1. Steven Marshall, Cumming, GA, $22,440
2. Allan Barne, Atlanta, $11,966
3. Herbie Crook, Pascagoula, MS, $6,731
4. John Poole, Trinity, AL, $5,235
5. Rob Habisreitinger, Covington, LA, $4,487
6. Scott Blumenfield, Potomac, MD, $3,739
7. Shane Delaney, Palm Harbor, FL, $2,991
8. Mark Gray, Atlanta, $2,244
9. Ben Livingston, Lynn Haven, FL, $1,496
10. Matthew Queior, $1,047
11. James White, $1,047
12. Tyler Dixon, $1,047
13. Tommy Combs, $897
14. Ismail Birben, $897
15. Carl Adkins, $897
16. Will “Monkey” Souther, $748
17. John Nguyen, $748
18. Chip Ervin, $748
19. Dayson Westbrooks, $598
20. Herbert Tapscott, $598
21. Robert Whitten, $598
22. Robert Hall, $598
23. Barron Whipple, $598
24. Thomas George, $598
25. Justin Hunt, $598
26. Patrick Pintavalle, $598
27. John Cornelison, $598

Event 6 • $340 LHE
Players: 43 • Prize Pool: $12,513
1. Walter Chambers, Baton Rouge, $5,631
2. Kevin Kaylor, Houston, $3,128
3. Joey Carlson, Houston, $1,877
4. Douglas Saab, Trussville, AL, $1,251
5. Daniel Carney, Long Beach, MS, $626

Event 7 • $230 NLHE
Players: 207 • Prize Pool: $40,158
1. Will “Monkey” Souther, Biloxi, MS, $2,008
2. Mohammad Moeini, Gulfport, MS, $2,008
3. Gary Bland, Edwardsville, IL, $2,008
4. Edward Corrado, Naples, FL, $2,008
5. Gerald Bergeron, Houma, LA, $2,008
6. Mike Massengale, Newalla, OK, $2,008
7. Jeffrey Gill, Gulf Breeze, FL, $2,008
8. Kerri Dorsey, Gautier, MS, $2,008
9. Tam Nguyen, Hammond, LA, $2,008
10. Charles Hayes, Biloxi, MS, $2,008
11. Nick Visconti, Boca Raton, FL, $2,008
12. Mary Prats, Mandeville, LA, $2,008
13. Chris Sharkady, North Glen, CO, $2,008
14. Paula Halata, Houston, $2,008
15. Daniel Kim, Suwanee, GA, $2,008
16. Stephen Cooper, Atlanta, $2,008
17. Ryan Williamson, Bluffton, SC, $2,008
18. Merton Toler, Princeton, WV, $2,008
19. Chris Collins, Irvington, AL, $2,008
20. Justin Jones, Wesley Chapel, FL, $2,006

Event 8 • $340 Omaha/8
Players: 89 • Prize Pool: $25,899
1. Jacob Viccellio, Pride, LA, $9,324
2. Dan Walsh, Powder Springs, GA, $4,921
3. Joshua Palmer, Daphne, AL, $3,108
4. Mark Wilds, Biloxi, MS, $2,072
5. Allan Barrie, Atlanta, $1,813
6. Phillip Cornell, D’Iberville, MS, $1,554
7. Calvin Newman, Irvington, AL, $1,295
8. Donald Spagnuolo, Akron, OH, $1,036
9. James Alello, Baton Rouge, $777
Event 9 • $340 NLHE
Players: 250 • Prize Pool: $72,750
1. Jim “Sarge” Quick, Decatur, TN, $21,820
2. Barry Washington, Beaverton, OR, $11,640
3. Mark Kehrees, Alexander, AR, $6,548
4. John Riola, Biloxi, MS, $5,093
5. Mike Gilbert, Fortson, GA, $4,365
6. Jason Lipscomb, Ponchatoula, LA, $3,638
7. Tim Louie, Metarie, LA, $2,910
8. Brian Fontana, Slidell, LA, $2,183
9. Peter Barrell, Mandeville, LA, $1,455
10. Michael Crowder, $1,019
11. Ronald Richardson, $1,019
12. Christopher Brauch, $1,019
13. Nicolas Visconti, $873
14. Ane Amato, $873
15. Danny Doucet, $873
16. Leonard Nicoletta, $728
17. Elliot Howze, $728
18. Eugene Dudek, $728
19. Clint Schaffer, $582
20. Carl Baker, $582
21. Bertel Ladner, $582
22. Timmy Blanchard, $582
23. Song Hong, $582
24. Michael Barbaree, $582
25. Larry Carroll, $582
26. Fred Boatwright, $582
27. Peter Ruszkiewize, $582

Event 10 • $340 Stud Mix
Players: 30 • Prize Pool: $8,730
1. Grady Yeager, Cape Coral, FL, $3,928
2. Daniel Prejean, Port Allen, LA, $2,619
3. Kai Landry, Biloxi, MS, $1,310
4. Kirk Flom, Gulfport, MS, $873

Event 11 • $340 NLHE
Players: 242 • Prize Pool: $70,422
1. Gary Bland, Edwardsville, IL, $23,240
2. James Reed, Newnan, GA, $12,817
3. Phillip Starner, Ocala, FL, $7,042
4. Henry Gill, Baton Rouge, LA, $5,634
5. “Chilly” Williams, Orange Park, FL, $4,225
6. Cornelius O’Sullivan, New Orleans, $3,521
7. Rich Woodward, Baton Rouge, $2,817
8. Ron Lee, Long Beach, MS, $2,113
9. Howard Mash, Coral Springs, FL, $1,408
10. Curtis Terry, $986
11. Elliot Howze, $986
12. Carl Adkins, $986
13. James Marlowe, $845
14. Robert Skulman, $845
15. Roger Ledford, $845
16. Alexander DeBelle, $704
17. Glafiro Valle, $704
18. Joseph Freck, $704

Event 12 • PLO w/rebuys
Players: 22 • Prize Pool: $19,885
1. William Bryant, Bossier City, LA, $9,942
2. Matt Landson, Montgomery, AL, $5,966
3. Galen Kester, Senatobia, MS, $3,977

Event 13 • NLHE Turbo
Players: 201 • Prize pool: $58,491
1. Barry Washington, Beaverton, OR, $19,301
2. Norwood Chesnutt, Gastonia, NC, $10,645
3. Michael Nasserazad, Atlanta, $5,849
4. Ankush Mandavia, Atlanta, $4,679
5. Mohammed Moeini, Gulfport, MS, $3,509
6. Judy Rhodes, Houma, LA, $2,925
7. Ronnie Loflin, Raleigh, NC, $2,340
8. Tom Darce, Prairieville, LA, $1,755
9. Christopher Galvez, Houston, $1,170
10. Marvin McCord, $819
11. Kelley Farrar, $819
12. Lance Wedgewor, $819
13. James Theodocion, $702
14. James Lenaghan, $702
15. Aaron Brant, $702
16. Donald Fulps, $585
17. Michael Glsondi, $585
18. Jeffrey Rothwell, $585

Event 14 • $5K Main Event
Players: 108 • Prize pool: $492,710
1. Mark Rose, Orlando, FL, $177,386
2. Kai Landry, Biloxi, MS, $93,621
3. Will “Monkey” Souther, Biloxi, MS, $59,129
4. Chad Brown, Margate, FL, $39,419
5. Jonathan Stanton, St. Pete, FL, $34,492
6. Mike Bradford, Douglasville, GA, $29,534
7. Ricky Bennett, Rockmart, GA, $24,637
8. Ben Chan, Panama City, FL, $19,710
9. Ron Romano, Acworth, GA, $14,782

Event 15 • $230 NLHE Turbo
Players: 69 • Prize Pool: $13,386
1. Chris Cornell, Clarksville, TN, $4,820
2. Tommy McCullom, Gulfport, MS, $2,543
3. Mong Ngo, Bayou LaBatre, AL, $1,606
4. Sam Al-Shurie, Pensacola, FL, $1,071
5. Bert Ladner, Biloxi, MS, $937
6. Alex DeBelle, Gulfport, MS, $803
7. Ramzey Awerie, St. Louis, $669
8. Mike Windham, Slidell, LA, $535
9. Hamid Izadi, Atlanta, $402