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Evan Snow, Doron Malinasky win big Isle State tournaments

More Florida State Poker Championship events are in the books, and two big ones: Evan Snow captured the 1,100 sit-and-go bounty championship, and Doron Malinasky won a $550 tournament.

I like that sit-and-go format, and as Snow, who compares it back to home game days, says, "This one was circled on my calendar."

The results (provided by the Isle's Mike Smith and cut-and-pasted by me):


Event No. 6 $1,100 sit-n-go bounty:
88 players and $200 bounties

Evan Snow Coral Springs $22,000
Evan Teitelbaum Parkland $14,000
Bernard Aliberti Tamarac $9,000
David Bell Parkland $5,000
Todd Arnold Lauderdale By The Sea $5,000
Charley Alexander Coral Springs $5,000
Kevin Spires West Palm Beach $5,000
Dominick Minaya Tampa $5,000
Peter Han Boca Raton$5,000
Enrique Deahora Miami $5,000


Championship Event 5 $550 Buy-in 628 Players $314,000 Prize Pool
Doron Malinasky Hollywood, FL $70,000
Taylor Fortini Vero Beach, FL $29,787
Earl Carroll Lake Worth, FL $29,786
Robert Totalo Palm Bch Gardens, $29,237
Alcides Gomez ll Miami, Fl $12,450
Romel Nicholas Miami, Fl $10,707

Casey Kaplan Sunrise, FL $8,217
Derrick Foster Pembroke Pines, FL $5,976
Leon Benmargui Hollywood, FL $5,727
Scott Zakheim Davie, FL $5,478
Robert Kessler Parkland, FL $5,229
Jeffrey Lindeman Plantation, FL $4,980
David Poces Boca Raton, FL $4,731
Barry Pevner Cooper City, FL $4,482
Allen Sami Boca Raton, FL $4,233
Scott Mcinnis Boca Raton, FL $3,984
Brayden Fritzshall Boca Raton, FL $3,735
David Hunt Williston, FL $3,486
Dylan Smith Brick, NJ $3,237
Davis Weaver Jr. Ft. Lauderdale, FL $2,988
Diane Linke Delray Beach, FL $1,900
Zachary Bird Plantation, FL $1,900
Adewale Adeyemi Pembroke Pines, FL $1,900
Nadar Bahhur Hollywood, FL $1,900
Tony Herring Fort Myers, FL $1,900
Robert Lebeau St. Petersburg, Fl $1,800
Brian Gray Coral Springs, FL $1,800
James Gleason Boca Raton, FL $1,800
Man Le Sunrise, FL $1,800
John Sladek Clearwater, FL $1,800
Howard Hobbs Hollywood, FL $1,700
Narciso Domingo Jr Fort Myers, FL $1,700
Raminder Singh Delray Beach, FL $1,700
Robert Antunes Boca Raton, FL $1,700
Alan Phillips Palm Coast, FL $1,700
James Beetz Houston, TX $1,600
Yue-Jian Wang Boca Raton, FL $1,600
Jian Zhao Hobe Sound, FL $1,600
Daniel Palma Fort Lauderdale, FL $1,600
Barry Davidson Bradenton, FL $1,600
Juan Tambolini Pombano Beach, FL $1,500
William Campbell Palm Beach Gardens, FL $1,500
Yaroslav Nakonechnyy Hallandale Beach, FL $1,500
Dale Stewart West Park, FL $1,500
Haim Toorgeman Kenner, LA $1,500
Amelio Amato Sarasota, Fl $1,400
Steve Senter Plantation, Fl $1,400
Steven Lipkins Boca Raton, FL $1,400
Barry Hutter Coconut Creek, FL $1,400
Ken Davis Boca Raton, FL $1,400
Jose Rodriguez Miami, Fl $1,300
Zhen Wen Cai Melbourne, FL $1,300
Micheal Lewin Boca Raton, FL $1,300
Ernest Ward Ocean Springs, MS $1,300
Andrew Mueller Hilliard, OH $1,300
Kenneth Fifer Deerfield, FL $1,200
Scott Hart Parkland, FL $1,200
Matt Erdogan Bal Harbour, FL $1,200
John Desoto Hialeah, FL $1,200
Peter Francis Parkland, FL $1,200
Harrell Dean Hardin Gastonia, NC $1,000
Elizabeth Provan Bradenton, FL $1,000
Jose Avila Miami, Fl $1,000

Event No. 3: $330 buy-in
Name Home Town Prize $

Eugenio Castaneda Port St Lucie $12,432
Jeffrie Charlton Lake Worth $11,032
Bruce Mac Gregor Port Orange $8,356
Trevor Samuels Miramar $6,492
Zoltan Czinkota Davie $4,115
Gregg Kotch Boca Raton $2,645
Laurie Porteus Hollywood $2,030
Matthew Sobel Boca Raton $1,476
Jason Ficarra Boca Raton $1,415
Gedas Bertulis Boca Raton $1,353
Stephen Davidson Margate $1,292
Richard Whitebrook Miami $1,230
Diana Bernal Hollywood $1,169
Antoine Bunkley West palm Beach $1,107
Andres Gomez Miami $1,046
Joe Massaro West palm Beach $984
Joseph McKeehen Pennsylvania $923
Peter Tagliaferro Queens, NY $861
Andrew Conroy West palm Beach $800
John Murphy Coral Springs $738
Niv Harpaz Delray $600

Event No. 4 was the $340 Seniors Event and it looks like they chopped:

David Poces Boca Raton, FL $3,910.00
Robert "Papa Bear" Transue N. Ft. Lauderdale, FL $3,909.00
Steve Raeman Pompano Beach, FL $3,908.00
Gene Black Coral Springs, FL $3,908.00
Arlene Vazquez Parkland, FL $3,908.00
George Zillig Columbia, MD $3,908.00
Richard Semander Pembroke Pines, FL $1,159.00
James Armstrong Hurst, TX $949.00
Gary Brudener University Park, FL $791.00

Event No. 7: $200 Pot-Limit Omaha
86 Players 159 re-buys $47,280 Prize Pool

Mark Thoenes Greenville, SC $16,076
Jeffrie Rine Coral Springs $9,409
Clifford Ziff Miami $6,146
Barnet Shenken Boca Raton $4,492
Timothy Morgan Pompano Beach $3,357
Dylan Smith Brick, NJ $2,080
Ken Bruno Lake Worth $2,600
Catherine Dellapi Parkland, FL $1,702
Louis Santoni Pembroke Pines $1,418

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