The 2011 Gold Coast Poker Championship wrapped up at Jupiters Casino over the weekend, with Adrian Sportelli going home the victor after four tough days of poker action.
There were a solid 226 players who payed $1,100 to sit at the felt on the Gold Coast and by the end of the two Day 1 flights, there were only 104 players who started play on Day 2.
The likes of Kahle Burns, Jesse McKenie and Octavian Voegele would be among those taking to to the tables on Day 2 but they would exit the door throughout the day to watch as a final table was set late into the evening.
Final Table Lineup Seat 1: Adrian Sportelli Seat 2: Brent Taunton Seat 3: Stephen Ford Seat 4: Ivan Zalac Seat 5: Elisabeth Buisson Seat 6: Joel Guy Seat 7: Jeanette Stewart Seat 8: Bowdy Tolphof Seat 9: Louis Zenonos
With the demise of Louis Zenonos, Bowdy Tolphof, Jeanette Stewart and Joel Guy, the play was whittled down to just five before Elisabeth Buisson would be eliminated in 5th place to be the last lady standing.
Ivan Zalac and Stephen Ford would be railed in 4th and 3rd place respectively before a fierce heads-up battle began between Sportelli and Brent Taunton.
The final hand of the night would be somewhat of a cooler as Taunton would wake up with pocket kings and run into the pocket aces of Sportelli. The players got all their chips in preflop and the pocket rockets of Sportelli would hold up as Taunton was sent packing in a respectable 2nd place, while Sportelli was crowned the Gold Coast Poker Champs victor!
2011 Gold Coast Poker Championships results 1st place: Adrian Sportelli - $58,195 2nd place: Brent Taunton - $37,177 3rd place: Stephen Ford - $21,018 4th place: Ivan Zalac - $16,724 5th place: Elisabeth Buisson - $13,786 6th place: Joel Guy - $11,526 7th place: Jeanette Stewart - $9,266 8th place: Bowdy Tolphof - $7,345
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Adrian Sportelli, winner of the 2011 Gold Coast Poker Championship.
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