Nope, not that poker-playing Affleck, the good one. Yes, Matt Affleck took home the top prize of $264,000 at the Coco Poker Open Championship (played at the Seminole Casino in Coconut Creek, Fla.), a win that pushed his career live-tournament winnings over $1.8 million. It had been almost two years since Affleck’s last tournament win which came at the World Poker Tour Borgata Winter Poker Open in Atlantic City.
The Coco Poker Open saw 410 entrants with a $1 million guaranteed prize pool. The top 45 places reached the money.
Going into the final table, Affleck was second-to-last in chips but doubled-up against James Brown, who eventually went out in sixth-place, with quads. By the time the final seven took a dinner break, Affleck was held the chip lead.
When it came down to the final three, Cord Garcia went all in with 7♡, 7♧ against Affleck’s A♢, Q♧. Affleck made trip queens to win the hand and send Garcia packing. That set up heads-up play between Affleck and Jean “Prince” Gaspard. But Gaspard never really had a chance at that point, holding just 1.6 million in chips compared to the winner’s 8.6 million.
Gaspard got his money in on a decent hand, shoving with A♧, 7♡. Unfortunately, Affleck was holding pocket eights and hit a set that sealed the deal.
The Coco Championship was the second-biggest payday of Affleck’s career – the first was his 15th-place finish at the 2010 WSOP $10,000 World Championship, which grossed him a $500,165 score.
2015 Coco Poker Open Championship final table results:
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