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Mike Sexton (not THAT one) among Isle winners


It's one of the famous names in poker, that of a hall of famer. But this Mike Sexton is from Coral Springs.

Like the man who made the World Poker Tour what it is, though, this Mike Sexton is a champion: He won event No. 8, a $330-buy-in Texas Hold 'em event, on July 19.
The results:

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Mike Sexton Coral Springs $12,500
Charley Sickmeir Evansville, IN $10,236
Preecha Taepakdee Boynton Beach $10,054
Zachary Stites Orlando $7,811
Tyler Denson New Smyrna $5,300
Steve Karp N. Miami Beach $4,943
Barry Smith St. Louis, MO $4,341
Jim Gibson Crystal River $4,140
Marty Markowitz Boca Raton $3,968
Austin Kempa Cocoa Beach $3,590
Leonard Pastan Palm Beach $1,682
Andrew Mullens Miami $1,602
Marc Duquette Boca Raton $1,522
Fabrice Mace Boca Raton $1,442
Richie Russ Hallandale Beach $1,362
Fred Allenspach Plantation $1,282
Abbey Daniels Coral Springs $1,202
Mark Levy Boynton Beach $1,121
Linda Lipkins Boca Raton $1,041
Nathan Adler Ft. Meyers $961
Tony Mariotto Ft Pierce $720
Chaim Halpern Boca Raton $720
Andrew Josephy Coral Springs $720
Kevin Larkin Miami $720
Neil Freeman Boca Raton $600
Trevour Samuels Miramar $600
Brenda Nelson Delray $600
Irving Rice Delray $600
Mike Orecchio Pompano $600

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Event No. 9; $200 tournament with rebuys

Steven Gurney-Goldman New York, NY $15,672
Zachary Bird Plantation, Fl $8,883
Zachary Baker Martinez, GA $5,890
Michael Palumbo Fort Myers, FL $4,228
Griffin Malatino Fort Lauderdale, FL $3,088
Gary Flur Plantation, Fl $2,375
Roberto Riva West Palm Beach, $1,853
Nicholas Visconti Jr Boca Raton, FL $1,378
James Raborn Martinez, GA $1,140
Mark Gaudino Davie, Fl $1,045
Trevin Douglas Plantation, Fl $998
Robert Perez Weston, Fl $950

Event No. 10: $550 buy-in
Barry Hutter ll Bradenton, FL $30,011
Mohammas Siddiqui Pembrook Pines, FL $17,595
Evan Snow Coral Springs, Fl $11,385
Justin Kohen Coral Springs, Fl $7,245
Michael Lewin Delray Beach, FL $5,175
Don Todd Davie, FL $4,451
Harry Baldwin Clinton, SC $3,416
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Julio Fernadez Miami, Fl $2,484
Aaron Friedman Miami Beach, FL $2,381
Ben Zamani Boca Raton, FL $2,277
Rick Lenoble Coral Springs, Fl $2,174
Mark Gallo Atlantis, FL $2,070
Mark Miller Delray Beach, FL $1,967
Ory Hen Cooper City, FL $1,863
Steve Karp N. Miami Bch., FL $1,760
Peter Han Boca Raton, FL $1,656
Ariel Rosello Miami, Fl $1,553
Randall Olsavsky Laud. By the Sea $1,449
Tyler Denson New Smyrna Bch, FL $1,346
Kenneth Coleman Hollywood, FL $1,242
Mark Zand Weston, FL $1,000
Billy Campbell Palm Beach Gardens $500
Howard Mash Sunrise, FL $500

Event No. 11: $1,600 buy-in with $500 bounties
Mark Shoichet Royal Palm Bch, FL $60,000
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Carleen Heath Belleview $51,000
John Dobson Magnolia $35,490
Roger Goindoo Coconut Creek, FL $17,990
Andrew Touchette Wakefield, MA $12,850
Salman Jaddi Pembrook Pines, FL $11,051
Chris Mcnamara Ormond Beach, FL $8,481
Taylor VonKriegenbergh Stoneham, MA $6,168
Steven Bucknew Orlando, FL $5,911
Brenda Nelson Delray Beach, FL $5,654
Matthew Wantman Stoneham, MA $5,397
Brayden Fritzshall Boca Raton, FL $5,140
Brian Lindsey Coral Springs, FL $4,883
Robert Lebeau St. Petersburg $4,626
John Mayers Ft. Lauderdale, FL $4,369
Jeffrey Sharkey Royal Palm Bch, FL $4,112
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Kenneth Fifer Deerfield Bch, FL $3,855
Hung Le Casselberry, FL $3,598
David Johnston Pompano Beach, FL $3,341
Daniel Palma Ft. Lauderdale, FL $3,084
Mike Beasley Hollywood, FL $2,400
David Grandieri Danbury, Conn $2,400
Morty Benowitz Lake Worth, FL $2,400
Jeff Rine Coral Springs, FL $2,400
Juan Tambolini Pompano Beach, FL $2,400
Yesniel Pulido Pembrook Pines, FL $2,000
Richard Kirsch Ft. Lauderdale $2,000
Tim Seidensticker Miami, FL $2,000


Event No. 12: $225 ladies event
Samantha Hesley Wellington, FL $3,760
Brittany Darvin Davie, FL $2,350
Robyn Marshman Sunrise, FL $1,504
Ivy Ikerd Orlando, FL $1,034
Janis Newman Mims, FL $752

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NICK SORTAL began playing 3-card "gut" and "Indian poker" on high school band trips, moved on to "night baseball" and "pass the trash" during a Dr. Pepper-infused midnight game in the 1980s at the St. Louis Globe-Democrat, and now play in a regular neighborhood Hold 'Em game in Plantation. I have been given the assignment of writing about the gambling life in South Florida casinos for the Sun-Sentinel...which means sitting around watching poker on TV now counts as research.
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