Nobody walked out with the advertised first prize of $50,000, but at least seven poker players walked away happy Sunday at Isle Casino and Racing.
The inaugural Isle Summer Slam advertised a $50,000 first prize for a $75 buy-in. To do that, the card room clearly needed massive entrants, and held 12 Day 1s in June. Those drew 3,939 players; the Isle needed 4,000 in order to hit $300K in buy-ins, and by not doing so had to reach into its own pocket. (Then there were the card room's tournament expenses...)
So chip leader Nathan Woodside Jr. of North Lauderdale took home $26,020 in a typical business decision poker players make when the disparity between first-place money and second is large. The deal was made with seven players, left, and everyone, as usual, got more than the lower places would have paid.
Aww, heck, you know what I mean. They chopped it.
1Nathan Woodside JrNorth Lauderdale, FL$26,020$50,0002DNRMiami Beach FL$24,015$25,0003Guillermo HamiltonMiami, FL$23,041$20,0004Michael CorbettFort Lauderdale, FL$19,393$15,0005Lisa TeebagyLighthouse Point, FL$19,221$12,5006Frank TrainoFort Lauderdale, FL$15,056$10,0007Lois BovitBoynton Beach, FL$13,754$8,0008Rolando WongMiami, FL$6,000 9Jeremy WilbyPompano Beach, FL$4,000 10Jason PrestBoca Raton, FL$3,000 11Andrew TouchetteCoconut Creek, FL$3,000 12Ronald SimmonsHighsprings, FL$3,000 13Robert BlanchetteFort Lauderdale, FL$2,400 14Josue GarcisMiami, FL$2,400 15Claudy RosierBoynton Beach, FL$2,400 16Elisha GreenwoodPhiladelphia, PA$2,000 17John RodriguezMiramar, FL$2,000 18Stephen GonotDeerfield Beach, FL$2,000 19Adlay LagoMiami, FL$1,750 20Claude Nganga CodruHollywood, FL$1,750 21Abbey DanielsCoral Springs, FL$1,750 22Richard HopeDade City, FL$1,750 23Eric LundiFort Lauderdale, FL$1,750 24Lloyd NastaseCoral Springs, FL$1,750 25Russell WilliamsPort St Lucie, FL$1,750 26Preecha TaepakdeeSunrise, FL$1,750 27Adam MannBoca Raton, FL$1,750