Final table take big winnings at Montecasino Poker Challenge

Nov 28, 2012 10:59 AM

After three days of non-stop poker action the R12 000 No Limit Texas Hold’em Freeze Out Montecasino Poker Challenge 2012 came to an end on Sunday, 18 November with Jarred Solomon of Johannesburg  taking the title and R440 000 in cash.

From 135 entrants and a net prize pool of R1.458 million, the final 10 placements and their takings were:

1. Jarred Solomon – R440,000

2. Ray Rahme – R277,500

3. Ronit Chamani – R172,500

4. Levi Dare – R117,000

5. Max Sartirana – R86,000

6. Neville Eber – R65,999

7. Peter Kahn – R58,499

8. Alan Hoffman – R50,999

9. Emmanuel Kistan – R43,499

10. Phatizwe Malinga – R36,002

11. Ricky Sandler –  R29,500

12. Jay Sookoo – R29,500

13. Shadley Abrahams – R25,500

14. Mark Christy – R25,500

The Montecasino Poker Challenge 2012 took place at La Toscana at Montecasino and followed an evening of High Rollers poker in the Montecasino Poker Lounge where 34 players were slowly  whittled down to a final table of four players with the overall winner taking R400 000 from a gross prize pool of R1.02 million. 

The final four placements of the High Rollers event were:

1. Greg Tucker – R400 000

2. James Parker – R275 000

3. Rudolf Fourie – R150 000

4. Sean Stringer – R93 000

This puts the total amount of prize money and rake re-distributed by Montecasino in the last week alone at R2.640 million. 

Says Steve Howell, General Manager of Montecasino, “The annual Montecasino Poker Challenge, together with our exclusive Poker Lounge, regular weekly tournaments, eight poker tables and 44 poker machines, gives poker lovers every opportunity to revel in the game they love.  The recent addition of our premium gaming tables area called ‘Club Select’, plus fun and funky new dice and roulette tables, and Dirty Dancing-themed slot machines, further guarantees that you’ll find everything you’re looking for to enjoy a thrilling night of gaming at Montecasino.”

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