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NOVEMBER FINAL TABLE CHAMPIONSHIP, QUALIFYING PLAYERS: Seated from front left: Jorge Peralta, Fabian Ramos, Nate Beal, Tournament Director S. Michael Bishop (standing), Jared Gunn, Don Crosbie, Ritta Jilwaya, and Maverick Marquee. Not pictured: Ahmad Ahmad





1st: Fabian Ramos

1st: Matthew Dex

2nd: Merri Furlong

2nd: Joe Rondon

3rd: Ritta Jilwaya

3rd: Edgar Sandoval

4th: Jorge Peralta

4th: Shawnee Barton

5th: Maverick Marquee

5th: Gina Zalowitz

6th: Don Crosbie

6th: Rafael Medrano

7th: Ahmad Ahmad


8th: Nate Beal


9th: Jared Gunn




This was a tremendous Final Table Championship! The chip leadership changed hands many times. Congratulations to all players!

STARTING STACK: Each player starts with 10000 units. Units are free and have no exchange for cash, prizes, or other things of value. Each player also has one "re-entry" option for another stack of 10000 units, but only after they have gone "all-in" and busted out.

430pm 50/100 Holdem Play begins with 50-100 blinds
445pm 100/200 Holdem The table narrowly escapes disaster as Jared Gunn flops quad 3's but gets no action. Picture is below with pocket 3's at bottom left

450pm 100/200 Holdem Ahmad Ahmad re-enters.
510pm 100/200 Omaha A huge hand on the Open Tables as Matthew Dex makes deuces full of 10's to bust 3 all-in players! Picture is below with the winning hand at bottom right.

515pm 200/400 Omaha Jared Gunn re-enters.
535pm 400/800 5-stud Blinds hit 400/800
600pm 400/800 5-stud Jared Gunn is the first casualty, out in 9th place.
640pm 1200/2400   Blinds hit 1200/2400
700pm 2000/4000 Omaha Huge Omaha pot builds with 3 spades on the board threatening a flush possibility. In a tough all-in call for Jorge Peralta, he splits the pot with Ritta Jilwaya when both show an unsuited Ace-King for 2 pair. Picture is below.

720pm 2000/4000


In a pivotal 5-card stud hand, Ritta Jilwaya catches a pair of Kings on 5th street to bust Maverick Marquee and take down a 30,000 pot.
800pm 5000/10000   With 4 players remaining, blinds hit 5000/10000 at 3 and a half hours into the tournament.
840pm 7000/14000


Ritta Jilwaya busts out in 3rd to make it heads up between Merri Furlong and Fabian Ramos.
910pm 10000/20000


Merri Furlong re-enters.
915pm 10000/20000


On the comeback trail, Furlong hits quad 2's in Omaha to add about 50,000 to her stack. Picture is below.

930pm 10000/20000


Merri Furlong draws one card to a 10-low but pairs her 3. Fabian Ramos' Jack low holds up to win the hand and the November Poker Championship!


730pm OPEN TABLE   The final hand on the open tables finds Matthew Dex heads-up against Joe Rondon. Dex makes a 3-7 straight to claim first place and a seat at the 2006 Grand Championship!

Congratulations to all players who made the November 2006 Championship a memorable event!