Texas Hold'em Poker Championship Match
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Winter 08/09 Champion

The Winter Season's Top 6
WINTER SEASON 2008/2009 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
DATE: THURSDAY FEBRUARY 5, 2009
START TIME: 6:40PM
END TIME: 11:30PM
LAPSE TIME: 5 HOURS, 10 MINUTES
BUY IN: $50.00
FINALISTS: SCOTT LAZAREK, TIM ENTWISTLE, BOB PAURA, ERIC SMITH, BRIAN HENGSTLER, LUKE VAIANA
POT: $495.00
PAYOUT: 1ST PLACE 100%
Pre Tournament Statistics
Winter Season 08/09 - Poll Results
Winter Season 2008/2009 Poll Results: Favorite To Win The Championship Match
Winter Season 08/09 - Pot Take
Winter Season 08/09 - Rate Of Win
Winter Season 08/09 Pot Take (CLICK TO GRAPH ENLARGE)
Winter Season 08/09 Rate Of Win (CLICK GRAPH TO ENLARGE)
Game Highlights
Scott Lazarek wins his third bracelet after qualifying in first position this season, for the final table match! It was a long road for Lazarek however, with five hours and ten minutes of wondering whether or not it could be done. Qualifying in the second place, two-time bracelet winner, Tim Entwistle, leading money maker in the league, was going to be big trouble. In third position, Bob Paura, yet another two-time bracelet winner to contend with. Lazarek would also have to defeat Summer Guy Eric Smith, who qualified for his first final table match in 4th position, with much determination to take this win and be the first Summer Guy to win a bracelet. In fifth position, Brian Hengstler, running a hot season and not willing to back down to any of the bracelets that surrounded him. Lazarek's golden wrists were no exception. Coming into the match in the 6th position, back from California and eager to show 'em all that he was no brainless surfer dude, Luke Vaiana, new to a final table, but not to the game of no-limit hold'em.

Bob Paura finds himself in trouble when his pair of jacks get jacked up by Vaiana's queens at 8:57PM. Paura is the first to be eliminated. The game would continue 5 up for another hour and fifty seven minutes when Tim Entwistle finds himself needing to move in with a king and a jack. As he sweats it out, Vaiana peeks down at ace king and makes the call. Vaiana's hand holds and Entwistle is eliminated. Vaiana is in good shape for the moment and looks on as Lazarek sends Hengstler packing at 11:03PM. Lazarek's jack attack disintegrates Hengstler's stack, unable to defend with his pair of deuces. After a crushing blow to his chip stack the hand before, Vaiana has no choice but to put the last of it in with a sickly 6 9. Lazarek pounces, catching a set of sevens, and the young man from Cali surfs his way away from the felt.

Lazarek has the chip lead at 11:30PM when Smith peeks down at a pair of kings. Lazarek moves all in with his ace five and it is 3:1 in favor of Smith's kings as the dealer begins to drop the flop. The river makes Lazarek a nine high straight, defeating Smith's kings. Scott Lazarek's job is done. The first player to win three championship titles in the league!

Tournament Results & Finalist's Statistics
6th Place
6th Place Finisher: BOB PAURA
POSITION IN:
3RD
STARTING CHIPS: 650
ELIMINATED BY: LUKE VAIANA
LOOSING HAND: TWO PAIRS JACKS & EIGHTS
LOST TO: TWO PAIRS QUEENS & EIGHTS
TIME ELIMINATED: 8:57PM
WINNINGS: $0.00
WINNINGS THIS SEASON: $472.80
GRAND TOTAL WINNINGS: $4,848.93
5th Place
5th Place Finisher: TIM ENTWISTLE
POSITION IN:
2ND
STARTING CHIPS: 700
ELIMINATED BY: LUKE VAIANA
LOOSING HAND: KING HIGH
LOST TO: ACE HIGH
TIME ELIMINATED: 10:54PM
WINNINGS: $0.00
WINNINGS THIS SEASON: $628.50
GRAND TOTAL WINNINGS: $7,293.67
4th Place
4th Place Finisher: BRIAN HENGSTLER
POSITION IN:
5TH
STARTING CHIPS: 550
ELIMINATED BY: SCOTT LAZAREK
LOOSING HAND: PAIR OF TWOS
LOST TO: PAIR OF JACKS
TIME ELIMINATED: 11:03PM
WINNINGS: $0.00
WINNINGS THIS SEASON: $336.00
GRAND TOTAL WINNINGS: $3,075.60
3rd Place
3rd Place Finisher: LUKE VAIANA
POSITION IN:
6TH
STARTING CHIPS: 500
ELIMINATED BY: SCOTT LAZAREK
LOOSING HAND: NINE HIGH
LOST TO: THREE OF A KIND 7S
TIME ELIMINATED: 11:26PM
WINNINGS: $0.00
WINNINGS THIS SEASON: $330.00
GRAND TOTAL WINNINGS: $598.80
2nd Place
2nd Place Finisher: ERIC SMITH
POSITION IN:
4TH
STARTING CHIPS: 600
ELIMINATED BY: SCOTT LAZAREK
LOOSING HAND: PAIR OF KINGS
LOST TO: STRAIGHT, NINE HIGH
TIME ELIMINATED: 11:30PM
WINNINGS: $0.00
WINNINGS THIS SEASON: $414.30
GRAND TOTAL WINNINGS: $1,838.70
1st Place
WINTER SEASON 2008/09 CHAMPION: SCOTT LAZAREK
POSITION IN:
1ST
STARTING CHIPS: 750
WINNING HAND: STRAIGHT, NINE HIGH
HAND BEAT FOR THE WIN: PAIR OF KINGS
WINNINGS: $495.00 + GOLD BRACELET
WINNINGS THIS SEASON: $1,157.40
GRAND TOTAL WINNINGS: $5,688.05
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A Very Special Thanks To:
Thanks to DAVE COIN, dealer for the Winter Season 08/09 Championship match. Thanks to JOAN ENTWISTLE for allowing this craziness to take place in her home!
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