Texas Hold'em Poker Championship Match

FALL SEASON 2007 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
DATE: THURSDAY NOVEMBER 1, 2007
START TIME: 6:52PM
END TIME: 11:00PM
LAPSE TIME: 4 HOURS, 52 MINUTES
BUY IN: $50.00
FINALISTS: RICK QUARANTO, MONICA FROMAN, RENE' RODRIGUEZ, TIM ENTWISTLE, SCOTT LAZAREK, JIM ENTWISTLE
POT: $453.93
PAYOUT: 1ST PLACE 100%
Pre Tournament Statistics
FALL SEASON 2007 Poll Results: Favorite To Win The Championship Match
Fall Season 2007 Pot Take (CLICK TO GRAPH ENLARGE)
Fall Season 2007 Rate Of Win (CLICK GRAPH TO ENLARGE)
Game Highlights
Four bracelet holders make their way to another final table: Rene' Rodriguez (Summer 2006), Tim Entwistle (Winter 05/06), Monica Froman (Summer 2007), and Scott Lazarek (Spring 06 & Spring 07). From the players code named "The Fantastic Four" (Rodriguez, Froman, Quaranto, and Leeson - all who finished in the money in games 1 and 2 of the season) only three made the top 6. Quaranto, who had perhaps his best season so far this Fall, lead the rest, finishing 1st in ten games, starting off with 750 in chips at the final table. Jim Entwistle squeezed his way to the 6th place after finishing in the first place in game 10 of 10. Entwistle holds the record for making it to the most final tables without having won a bracelet.

The game began with a short prayer for Russ Tripoli, a former Thursday night card player who lost his fight with cancer on October 27th, just days before the Championship match.

Things were nice and tight over the first hour, but poker has a way about not allowing multiple first place winners... and Froman was first to recognize that someone had to go. Froman, who calls Entwistle's (AK s) raise with pocket 4's, flops a third 4 against Entwistle's pair of aces. Froman re-raises Entwistle to all-in, who also holds the nut flush draw. No spade to come and Froman takes a gigantic pot. Thirty two minutes later, Scott Lazarek becomes Froman's next victim. Froman makes a queen high flush and sends Lazarek to the cash game. Tim Entwistle, now on the short stack, makes a move with a jack and a 10. Rodriguez takes him out with ace high after they both make a pair of sixes on the board. Rodriguez stays alive for forty more minutes until Rick Quaranto wakes up from his nap and busts her pair of sevens with a pair of aces. Heads up now, the Summer Season 07 Champion against a Summer Guy looking to put his kind on the map. They pass chips back and forth for forty minutes until Quaranto (Master P) finds that in the end, his two pair, aces and fives, could not stand up to the full house (5's over queens) that Froman concocted to take the win. Froman is the second player to currently hold two bracelets. She is the first player to have won two consecutive Championship matches and she is the first woman to hold two bracelets.

Tournament Results & Finalyst's Statistics
6th Place Finisher: JIM ENTWISTLE
POSITION IN:
6TH
STARTING CHIPS: 500
ELIMINATED BY: MONICA FROMAN
LOOSING HAND: PAIR OF ACES
LOST TO: THREE OF A KIND (FOURS)
TIME ELIMINATED: 8:37PM
WINNINGS: $0.00
WINNINGS THIS SEASON: $334.80
GRAND TOTAL WINNINGS: $2,981.41
5th Place Finisher: SCOTT LAZAREK
POSITION IN:
5TH
STARTING CHIPS: 550
ELIMINATED BY: MONICA FROMAN
LOOSING HAND: TWO PAIR (JACKS & TENS)
LOST TO: QUEEN HIGH FLUSH
TIME ELIMINATED: 9:09PM
WINNINGS: $0.00
WINNINGS THIS SEASON: $351.00
GRAND TOTAL WINNINGS: $3,642.05
4th Place Finisher: TIM ENTWISTLE
POSITION IN:
4TH
STARTING CHIPS: 600
ELIMINATED BY: RENE' RODRIGUEZ
LOOSING HAND: PAIR OF SIXES (JACK KICKER)
LOST TO: PAIR OF SIXES (ACE KICKER)
TIME ELIMINATED: 9:40PM
WINNINGS: $0.00
WINNINGS THIS SEASON: $394.20
GRAND TOTAL WINNINGS: $4,617.14
3rd Place Finisher: RENE' RODRIGUEZ
POSITION IN:
3RD
STARTING CHIPS: 650
ELIMINATED BY: RICK QUARANTO
LOOSING HAND: PAIR OF SEVENS
LOST TO: PAIR OF ACES
TIME ELIMINATED: 10:20PM
WINNINGS: $0.00
WINNINGS THIS SEASON: $486.00
GRAND TOTAL WINNINGS: $2,745.57
2nd Place Finisher: RICK QUARANTO
POSITION IN:
1ST
STARTING CHIPS: 750
ELIMINATED BY: MONICA FROMAN
LOOSING HAND: TWO PAIR (ACES & FIVES)
LOST TO: FULL HOUSE (FIVES / QUEENS)
TIME ELIMINATED: 11:00PM
WINNINGS THIS SEASON: $648.00
GRAND TOTAL WINNINGS: $1,437.60
FALL SEASON 2007 CHAMPION: MONICA FROMAN
POSITION IN:
2ND
STARTING CHIPS: 700
WINNING HAND: FULL HOUSE (FIVES / QUEENS)
HAND BEAT FOR THE WIN: TWO PAIR (ACES & FIVES)
WINNINGS: $453.93 + GOLD BRACELET
WINNINGS THIS SEASON: $999.33
GRAND TOTAL WINNINGS: $2,154.25
Tournament Video



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A Very Special Thanks To:
Thanks to BOB PAURA for volunteering his time to deal for the Fall Season 2007 Championship Match. Thanks to JOAN ENTWISTLE for her time spent taking video footage of the event. Thanks to SANDY HENGSTLER, who stayed to help clean up.
Previous Championship Tournament Results
FALL 2005 | WINTER 05/06 | SPRING 2006 | SUMMER 2006 | FALL 2006 | WINTER 06/07 | SPRING 2007 | SUMMER 2007
FRAME OF FAME
WINTER SEASON 07/08 begins: NOVEMBER 15th

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