USPC Results - Events 9 to14
The professionals have begun to make their imprint on this series as two WSOP bracelet winners took down events in the past week.
Event #9 - Lemke Adds to Resume
Brian Lemke took down this $560 NL event. He broke through this past summer winning the $5,000 NL Holdem event at the World Series of Poker. He made this final heads-up with his friend Matthew Kupiec. The final hand was won with the infamous 10-2, also known as the "Brunson." Lemke added $38,080 to his lifetime earnings.
Event #10 - Former Coach Wins Short Handed Event
Former high school and Division III college football coach Marc Gendleman took down the $560 Six-Handed event. This solid players took $12,220 for his win.
Event #11 - "Miami" John Cernuto Wins Omaha 8 Bracelet
The final table of this event was stacked. Last year's champion, Dan Spear, made this event and finished in 9th. Cash game pros Ray Ferreti and Lina Carter also made the final, finishing 7th and 6th respectively. None were any bigger than three-time WSOP bracelet winner "Miami" John Cernuto. Two of Cernuto's bracelets are in Omaha, one in limit Omaha and one in Omaha 8 or better. Cernuto ultimately came out on top to win the title and $16,020. Cernuto has nearly $4 Million in tournament winnings.
"Miami" John Cernuto wins 2009 USPC Event 11
Event #12 - Amateur Takes Out Author for Omaha Title
Only 26 players showed up for the $340 PLO with Rebuys event. Only the final five players made the money in this event, with first receiving $4,995. Heads-up was between Sheree Bykofsky and Gregory Donatelli. Bykofsky works as a literary agent for 15 different pros and has written three books, including "Secrets the Pros Won't Tell You About Winning Hold'em Poker." In the end, amateur Gregory Donatelli took down the first place prize.
Greg Donatelli wins 2009 USPC Event 12
Event #13 - Home Builder defeats Mechanic for NL Win
Event #13 was another $340 NL event. 144 players turned out and were shooting for the top prize of $14,688. The third place finisher, David Russell, cashed in the 2009 WSOP Main Event, finishing in 232nd. Heads-up was between mechanic Ronald Pento and home builder David Howard. In the end, the builder nailed it down to take the title.
David Howard wins 2009 USPC Event 13
Event #14 - Two Players Make 2nd Final Table of USPC
Event #14 was another $560 NL Holdem event. The event drew 131 players for a prize pool of $65,500. Both Anthony Santanello and "Miami" John Cernuto made their 2nd final table of the USPC in this event. Santanello made the final of Event #1. Cernuto made a strong run in this one, finishing 3rd. Heads-up was between Anthony Santanello and Christopher Lovett. Lovett's biggest poker accomplishment to date was a 187th finish in the "Stimulus Event" at the 2009 WSOP. In the end, it was Santanello who took down the event and $22,270.
Greg Santanello wins 2009 USPC Event 14
More events are still to come at the USPC including two televised events to include the $5,000 NL Holdem Championship. Stayed tuned to poker junkie as we bring you all the results from this series.