Turner wins Florida Million III at Orange Park (Fla.)

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The third installment of the Florida Million wrapped up April 10 at the Orange Park Kennel Club, and for the first time in the tournament’s brief history there were no chops.

The unique tournament featured more than 20 Day 1s at eight poker rooms across Florida for a total player count of 1,532 and a prize pool of more than $760K.

The event was stacked with great players, including recent Palm Beach World Series of Poker Circuit main event champion John Riordan, who snagged sixth place. Two others from the same WSOPC final table, David MacDonald and Austin Buchanan, also went deep in the Million, finishing eighth and 12th, respectively.

The final table culminated in a great heads-up match between local player Dann Turner and Richard Sessions from Palm Beach. After several dramatic chip-lead changes, Turner finished the tournament when his A-J beat Richards’ K-Q to become the Florida Million III champion. Turner took home $150,000 for his play, while Sessions took second place and the $90K payout.

Robert Georato finished third ($55K) followed by Joseph Parrish ($40K), Alan Phillips ($30K), Riordan ($22K), Joseph Azato ($16,500), MacDonald ($13,500), John Ott ($10,500) and Charles Swansfeger ($8,400)