Anthony Ruberto Wins WPT Jacksonville

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On Tuesday the final six players sat down to play poker at the final table of the first ever Jacksonville WPT main event. On the 149th hand, Anthony Ruberto would become the victor after calling with KcJh to beat the Kh7h held by Sam Soverel.

There were 393 people who entered into the Jacksonville WPT main event. The buy-in was $3,500. The event ran from 11/18/2011 thru 11/22/2011. The total prize pool was $1,277,250, with first prize paying $325,928.

The event was broken down into four days, with two individual day ones. Players could enter on day 1a, and if they busted re-enter on day 1b. Registration was open until the end of level four each day.

Day 1A, Friday 11/18/2011

There were about 85 survivors from Day 1A, and they will have the day off on Saturday before returning for Day 2 on Sunday. Today saw about 187 entries.

Here’s an unofficial look at the top of the leaderboard from day 1a:

1. Matthew Jarvis – 190,300
2. Eli Gomez – 181,300
3. Shaun Deeb – 174,900
4. Robert LeBeau – 170,000
5. David “The Dragon” Pham – 165,600

Day 1B, Saturday 11/19/2011

There were about 89 survivors from Day 1B starting field of 205entrants.

Here is a look at the unofficial top five from Day 1B:

1. Tommy Vedes – 209,200
2. Imari Love – 172,000
3. Barry Wiedemann – 162,100
4. Michael Swimelar – 158,100
5. Dann Turner – 148,200

Day 2, Sunday 11/20/2011

Tommy Vedes is the only player who began Day 2 with more than 200,000 chips. Day 2 of WPT Jacksonville began with 168 players

Day 3, Monday 11/21/2011

Day 3 of WPT Jacksonville began with 42 players, but only 40 of them would finish in the money.  The day was an exciting day of poker, and played down to the final six.

After about an hour of play, two players where eliminated and everyone was in the money. It would take about eleven more hours to get down to the unofficial final table of ten players.

Seat 1:  Darryll Fish  –  1,000,000  (50 BBs)
Seat 2:  Chris Tryba  –  680,000  (34 BBs)
Seat 3:  Anthony Ruberto  –  3,946,000  (197 BBs)
Seat 4:  Michael Messick  –  465,000  (23 BBs)
Seat 5:  Sam Soverel  –  440,000  (22 BBs)
Seat 6:  Matt Ezrol  –  720,000  (36 BBs)
Seat 7:  Vitor Coelho  –  2,060,000  (103 BBs)
Seat 8:  Artie Rodriguez  –  680,000  (34 BBs)
Seat 9:  Lisa Hamilton  –  1,327,000  (66 BBs)
Seat 10:  Alex Venovski  –  745,000  (37 BBs)

It would take another fifty hands before the final six would emerge for the Tuesday final battle.

Day 4, Tuesday 11/22/2011

Day four is the final table. It contained six players.

Starting chip stacks and seats:

Seat 1. Darryll Fish – 641,000 (26 BBs)
Seat 2. Anthony Ruberto – 4,512,000 (187 BBs)
Seat 3. Sam Soverel – 1,432,000 (59 BBs)
Seat 4. Vitor Coelho – 2,570,000 (107 BBs)
Seat 5. Artie Rodriguez – 797,000 (32 BBs)
Seat 6. Lisa Hamilton – 1,901,000 (79 BBs)

After it was all said and done, Anthony Ruberto took down first place and $325,928.

1st: Anthony Ruberto – $325,928
2nd: Sam Soverel – $187,762
3rd: Lisa Hamilton – $112,657
4th: Vitor Coelho – $75,105
5th: Artie Rodriguez – $55,077
6th: Darryll Fish – $46,315

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