Thursday, April 15, 2010

Event 4: Champion - Mizzi

East Coast Championship
$7200 + $300 (NL)

Klodnick Runner-Up

Sorel Mizzi - $170,313

After three long days of play, Sorel Mizzi (Toronto, ON, Canada) wins the East Coast Championship event by defeating Chris Klodnicki (Vorhees, NJ) heads-up. On the final hand, all the money gets in on the river and Mizzi tables two pairs with 73♣.

"This is great. I played really well and am happy to survive," says Mizzi who takes home $170,313 for first place. "This was a tough, tough field."

Mizzi also gets a crystal trophy and a gold bracelet.

Klodnicki's deep run in this deep field has him feeling good, despite a second place finish. "It's some of the best poker I've ever played in a big tournament," says Klodnicki, who's bankroll increases $92,456 for finishing second.

"It was a small field, but a tough field, the toughest I've played," adds Klodnicki. "There weren't too many soft spots."

For Mizzi, this was his first time in Atlantic City and he'll definitely be back. "This was a great structure, giving you a lot of room to play."

Klodnicki agrees, "I had more than 100 big blinds most of the tournament. There was a lot of post flop play, which helped me out a lot."

The first East Coast Championship is in the books and you can look for many of the players returning for the Championship Event, which is a $1 Million Guarantee.

Chris Klodnicki - $92,456

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