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    Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011 by Ryan

The World Poker Tour features many excellent events with buy-in’s that allow different levels of players to compete in the action. The event currently going on is the World Poker Tour Jacksonville Event. The event is taking place in the Jacksonville Poker Room, and the action started with a solid field of 393 players. Day 3 kicked off with 42 players remaining, and the plan for the day was to knock that number down to the final table, and leave only six players left in the action before heading into the final day of tournament. It was interesting though, as they still needed another elimination and the poker room was set to close at 3:30am. Fortunately though, the final elimination came with just around an hour and a half before closing time, and that left the final table ready to roll. The final elimination came when Matt Ezrol was sent home in 7th place with a payday of just over $40k for his run.

The final six players looked as follows, in order of their chips: Anthony Ruberto (4.5 million chips), Victor Coelho (2.57 million chips), Lisa Hamilton (1.9 million chips), Sam Soverel (1.43 million chips), Artie Rodriguez (797k chips), and Darryll Fish (641k chips). As you can tell by these stacks, Ruberto was a heavy chip leader heading into the final day, and while he has earned $437,259 in terms of live poker tournament play, many people have never heard his name before. He’s a player on the rise, and also has quite a few final table appearances in his arsenal. To top that off, he also has two tournament wins, but they have been smaller tournaments. His largest win came from the $4,750 No-Limit Hold’em Fall Poker Open Championship which is at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida. He pulled in a second place finish which was good for a solid $275,242 payday. Regardless of how he finished today, this will be one of his largest scores to date, and will also make for his second World Poker Tour cash. He also has a World Series of Poker cash as well.

Another name that sticks out above, is Lisa Hamilton; who is actually attempting to become the first woman to ever win a World Poker Tour title. Hamilton has had a few solid scores though, and she actually won the Ladies’ Championship at the World Series of Poker back in 2009. On top of that, she has a 5th place score at the 2010 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, which was an incredibly nice payday when all was said and done.

The champion of this event will be decided later in the day, and the winner will receive a payday of $325,928 for their impressive run. And even for the player who is the first to be eliminated from the final table, they’ll find that they still get a nice prize of just over $46k. As far as the runner up goes, they’ll be taking home $287,762, which is a nice pay out for coming in second.

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