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Studz adds Aug. 6 tourney; $100 high hands every 15 minutes on Tuesdays

Calder’s Studz Poker Club will host a $350 buy-in, $30,000 guaranteed tournament on Saturday, Aug. 6.

The single-day $25,000 guaranteed tournament on July 2 drew 241 players for a total prize pool of $48,200. The final 10 players agreed to a chop based off of their chip stacks.

“We're very happy with the turnout,” said Chris Trabue, Director of Poker for Studz Poker Club, said in a press release. “We look forward to offering our players larger guaranteed tournaments in the future.”

The Final Table:
1st - Harry Freeman - Palm Beach Gardens - $4,900
2nd - Brian Okeefe - Sunrise - $4,900
3rd - Alain Guilbaud - Miami - $4,900
4th - Julio Fernandez - Miami - $4,900
5th - Gerardo Marquez - Cuttler Bay - $4,900
6th - Maryon Harper II - Miami - $3,800
7th - Joseph Lachkovich - Sunny Isles Beach - $3,800
8th - Ivan Rodriguez - Seattle, WA - $3,114
9th - Alberto Garcia - Miami - $2,000
10th - Rosana Delarosa - Miami - $2,000

Also new for August, Studz will have $100 high hands every 15 minutes on Tuesdays. This is a new addition to their existing $200 high hands every 30 minutes Wednesdays and Thursdays, and $500 high hands every 30 minutes Fridays and Saturdays.

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