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Brian Cox Wins 2020 bestbet Jacksonville Fall Frenzy Main Event

The Jacksonville Resident Defeated A Field of 213 Entries in The $1,500 Buy-In Tournament To Win $69,349

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2020 bestbet Jacksonville Fall Frenzy Main Event Champion Brian CoxThe 2020 Fall Frenzy $1,500 no-limit hold’em main event at bestbet Jacksonville attracted a total of 213 entries, creating a $285,420 prize pool. That money was paid out among the top 27 finishers, with the largest share going to eventual champion Brian Cox. The Jacksonville, FL resident took home $69,349 and the championship trophy for the win after coming out on top of the final table that was broadcast on bestbetLIVE.

The tournament kicked off on Saturday, October 24. The field of 213 entries was narrowed down to a final table of eight players during the course of day 1, with Joseph Crosby bagging up the chip lead. Nikhil Sunku ended the day in second chip position, while Cox would start in fifth place.

Cox won a huge pot early on with a flopped set of sevens against the top pair and flush draw of Brian Dumaplin. The set held up to see Cox double up, while Dumaplin was left short and soon was eliminated in seventh place ($9,704).

During five-handed action a wild hand arose that resulted in a three-way all-in. Short-stack Christina Read picked up AHeart SuitADiamond Suit under the gun and raised to 110,000. Cox picked up KHeart SuitKClub Suit to her left and three-bet to 300,000. Joseph Crosby looked down at ASpade SuitKDiamond Suit in the small blind and moved all-in for 1,126,000 total. Read called all-in for 300,000 total and Cox came along with his pocket kings, having both of his opponents covered. The board ran out JSpade SuitJClub Suit9Spade Suit8Club Suit8Heart Suit and Read tripled up by winning the main pot. Cox’s kings held up on the massive side pot to send Crosby home in fifth place ($13,743).

Cox increased his stack despite losing the main pot. He knocked out Christopher Alen in third place ($29,256) to take a sizable lead into heads-up play with Nikhil Sunku. In the final hand, Sunku shoved from the button with KSpade Suit10Club Suit for around 13 big blinds. Cox called with AHeart Suit7Club Suit and the 5Club Suit4Diamond Suit2Club Suit6Diamond Suit4Heart Suit runout kept Cox ahead to earn him the pot and the title. Sunku cashed for $48,130 as the runner-up finisher.

Here is a look at the payouts and POY points awarded at the final table:

Place Name Earnings POY Points
1 Brian Cox $69,349 360
2 Nikhil Sunku $48,130 300
3 Christopher Alen $29,256 240
4 Christina Read $17,796 180
5 Joseph Crosby $13,743 150
6 Derek Bowers $11,388 120
7 Brian Dumaplin $9,704 90
8 Ben Asaf $8,306 60

Photos via bestbet Jacksonville Twitter account.