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Buy-In: $1,100
Prize Pool: $280,330
Entrants: 289

$1,100 No-Limit Hold'em $200K GTD

  • Jun 24, '16 - Jun 27, '16
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Updates on Final Day (Jun 27, 16)

 
 

Zac Stites Wins Card Player Poker Tour bestbet Jacksonville Main Event

Zac Stites, an industrial engineer from Orlando, has won the $1,100 buy-in Card Player Poker Tour bestbet Jacksonville main event for $61,136. The event easily surpassed the $200,000 guarantee.

The 25-year-old outlasted a starting field of 289 players, which created a prize pool of $280,330. Mark Smith, a golf caddy from Naples, FL, was able to survive with a short stack for much of the final table to finish second. There was no final-table deal.

On the final hand of their heads-up match, Mark Smith shoved for 435,000 with the JDiamond Suit9Spade Suit, and Stites, who was sitting with nearly 6.8 million, insta-called with the AHeart Suit3Diamond Suit.

The dealer put out the 5Heart Suit4Diamond Suit2Heart Suit flop, which gave Stites a wheel and a near lock on the title. The JSpade Suit on the turn had Smith drawing dead on the river. The 2Club Suit completed the board, and Smith was gone in second, collecting $42,986 for his efforts.

Stites played solid poker at the final table, but he was no doubt helped out by a cooler against poker pro Brandon Miller. The action begin with Miller opening preflop; Stites three-bet, and Miller flatted.

On a board reading AClub SuitQSpade Suit3Heart Suit, Miller check-shoved to put Stites all in for 1.15 million. Stites insta-called with the ASpade SuitAHeart Suit for top set. Miller exposed the ADiamond SuitKDiamond Suit and needed runner-runner for Broadway to win the hand.

The 8Spade Suit on the turn was of no help, and a meaningless 5Club Suit landed on the river to send Miller down to just 200,000. Stites was up to about 2.7 million. He basically coasted the rest of the way thru a speedy three-hour final table.

Stites entered the final table third out of nine. Going into day 2, he was second in chips out of 69, so he was one of the big stacks thru a lot of the tournament.

The four-day tournament began on Friday and featured two starting days.

Brian Woods, a local poker dealer in Orange Park, had the chip lead going into the final table, but he ended up finishing fifth when Stites busted him.

Here’s a look at the final table results:

1. Zac Stites: $61,136
2. Mark Smith: $42,986
3. John Redlitz: $27,650
4. John Swope: $17,246
5. Brian Woods: $13,326
6. Brandon Miller: $11,038
7. Brittney Loy: $9,277
8. Jared Reinstein: $7,627
9. Jie Liu: $6,112

 

Mark Smith Eliminated In 2nd Place ($42,986)

Mark SmithOn the final hand of their heads-up match, Mark Smith shoved for 435,000 with the JDiamond Suit9Spade Suit, and Zac Stites, who was sitting with nearly 6.8 million, insta-called with the AHeart Suit3Diamond Suit.

The dealer put out a 5Heart Suit4Diamond Suit2Heart Suit, which gave Stites a straight a near lock on the hand. The JSpade Suit on the turn had Smith drawing dead on the river. The 2Club Suit completed the board, and Smith was gone in second.

Player Tags: Zac Stites,   Mark Smith
 

John Redlitz Eliminated In 3rd Place ($27,650)

John Redlitz was all in for his tournament life with A-J against the pocket nines of massive chip leader Zac Stites. The nines held, and Redlitz was knocked out in third.

Player Tags: John Redlitz
 

John Swope Eliminated In 4th Place ($17,246)

John Swope and Zac Stites had been playing a lot of pots together over the past hour or so, and the final one between them began with Swope raising to 150,000 from UTG.

Stites called from the button, and the blinds folded.

The flop fell ASpade Suit10Spade Suit7Club Suit, and Swope open-shoved for about 1 million. Stites insta-called with the ADiamond Suit10Diamond Suit for top two.

Swope tabled a dominated 10Heart Suit7Spade Suit.

The turn was the 10Club Suit, which gave both players a full house. Swope was now drawing dead. The meaningless 9Diamond Suit on the river gave Stites the hand.

Player Tags: Zac Stites,   John Swope
 

Chip Counts For Final Four

Zac Stites: 3,040,000
John Swope: 2,535,000
John Redlitz: 1,145,000
Mark Smith: 505,000

Players will return from break playing 25,000-50,000.

 

Brian Woods Eliminated In 5th Place ($13,326)

Brian Woods, who entered the final table as the chip leader, is out in fifth.

Woods’ demise began when John Redlitz shoved for 430,000 with pocket fives, and Woods woke up with the ASpade SuitQSpade Suit. The board ran out KSpade Suit8Heart Suit2Club Suit6Heart Suit5Diamond Suit, and Woods was left with less than 200,000.

The next hand, Zac Stites opened to 85,000, and Woods shoved for 180,000. It was folded back around to Stites, and he made the call with the KSpade SuitJClub Suit.

Woods tabled the AHeart Suit3Diamond Suit.

The 10Spade Suit7Diamond Suit2Heart Suit flop was safe for Woods, but the JHeart Suit on the turn put Stites in the lead. The 9Spade Suit on the river didn’t change anything, and Woods was gone.

Player Tags: Zac Stites,   John Redlitz,   Brian Woods
 

Brandon Miller Eliminated In 6th Place ($11,038)

On a board reading AClub SuitQSpade Suit3Heart Suit, Brandon Miller put Zac Stites all in for 1.15 million. Stites insta-called with the ASpade SuitAHeart Suit for top set. Miller exposed the ADiamond SuitKDiamond Suit and needed runner-runner for Broadway to win the hand.

The 8Spade Suit on the turn was of no help, and a meaningless 5Club Suit landed on the river to send Miller down to just 200,000. Stites was up to about 2.7 million.

A couple of hands later Miller was at risk in a blind-versus-blind spot. John Redlitz held the JSpade Suit4Diamond Suit and Miller had the AClub Suit8Club Suit.

The board ran out JClub Suit10Spade Suit5Heart Suit8Heart Suit3Diamond Suit to give Redlitz the pot. Miller hit the rail in sixth place.

Player Tags: Brandon Miller
 

Mark Smith Doubles Thru Zac Stites

Zac Stites opened to 85,000 at the 20,000-40,000 blind level, and Mark Smith shoved for 320,000. It was folded back to Stites, and he called with the 10Heart Suit9Heart Suit.

Smith tabled the KDiamond SuitQDiamond Suit.

The board ran out 8Club Suit3Club Suit3Diamond Suit5Club Suit2Diamond Suit, to give Smith the double.

Player Tags: Zac Stites,   Mark Smith
 

Brittney Loy Eliminated In 7th Place ($9,277)

Brittney Loy’s short stack was in the middle versus John Swope. Loy had the AClub SuitJClub Suit and needed help against Swope’s ASpade SuitKHeart Suit.

The flop fell 9Heart Suit7Spade Suit5Club Suit, which was of no help to Loy. The 2Club Suit on the turn gave her a flush draw. The glimmer of hope was short-lived, as the 2Heart Suit on the river sent her to the rail in seventh.

Player Tags: John Swope
 

Jared Reinstein Eliminated In 8th Place ($7,627)

Jared Reinstein shoved in early position for 170,000 with A-10 offsuit and it was folded around to Zac Stites on the button. He made the call, and it was on Brian Woods in the small blind. He called as well. Mark Smith folded from the big blind.

The flop fell JDiamond Suit8Spade Suit5Diamond Suit, which was a whole lot of nothing for Reinstein. Woods checked, and Stites bet 200,000.

Woods quickly folded, and Stites tabled the JHeart SuitJSpade Suit for top set. Reinstein needed to go runner-runner to double up.

The 6Spade Suit on the turn had Reinstein drawing dead. A meaningless 9Heart Suit landed on the river, and Reinstein went to collect $7,627 for his efforts.

 
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