Bestbet Jacksonville’s $50K guarantee had a whopping 642 entrants for the $200 no-limit hold’em, essentially more than doubling the guarantee as the prize pool reached $110K. Drew Pacifico had an amazing run at the final table, once having just 2.5 big blinds left before rallying to win the title and $20K. The five-hour final table was heavy with veteran players, including Blake Whittington and Jeremiah Pierce from the Carolinas. Each has won multiday tournaments at bestbet in the past and has been named Player of the Series in Jax’s series last summer and fall, respectively.
The World Poker Tour Jacksonville Spring Series was wrapping up at press time so be sure to look for coverage from that event in our next issue.
DAYTONA BEACH: The always popular Deep Stack Charity Classic returns to Daytona Beach Kennel Club on May 4-5.
GRETNA/PGT: Pensacola Greyhound Track and sister property Creek Entertainment Gretna continue to hold their Player of the Month tournament where players earn points for the annual POY tournament in January. The Player of the Month for January was Tracey McKenzie and Timothy Whaley won February’s honor.
EBRO: Ebro Greyhound Park’s poker room has brought back Three Card Poker. Along with its daily, weekly and monthly tournaments, Ebro also runs a Player of the Year tournament, where the top 10 of each month compete in a tournament. The winner of that tournament receives a voucher that enters them into the Player of the Year event. Only the top 10 players participate in that tournament. … Ebro’s Emerald Coast Spring Classic series continues through May 5, including the $550 main event on May 4. For more details, call 850-234-3943.
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