$350/$100K: Three Flight Total, 349 Entries

$350 Deep Stack NLH Re-Entry
$100,000 Guaranteed
| Structure
Level 10: 1,000/1,500 with a 1,500 ante
Flight C Entries: 148 (Total Entries: 349)

Level 10 is underway and registration is closed in Flight C of the Winter Poker Open $350. The third of four starting options drew 148 marking the largest of the lot thus far. The combined field sits at 349 putting the prize pool comfortably over the $100,000 guarantee.

Here are the details thus far:

FlightDay/TimeEntries
AYesterday, 11am87
BYesterday, 6pm114
CUnderway148
DTonight, 6pm (Reg until ~11pm)TBD
Day 2Tomorrow, 12pmTBD
Total349

The fourth and final flight begins tonight at 6pm with registration and re-entry available until ~11pm.

$350/$100K: David DiBernardi Doubles

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$100,000 Guaranteed
| Structure
Level 9: 600/1,200 with a 1,200 ante
Flight C Entries: 141 (Total Entries: 342)

David DiBernardi

David DiBernardi raised from early position and Anthony Dianaty three-bet to 9,000 from late position. An unknown player jammed the small blind for less and action was sent back to DiBernardi. He shoved for about 30,000 and Dianaty called.

DiBernardi: kxkx
Dianaty: acqh
Small blind: tsth

Runout: qc9s6h5c4h

Dianaty paired his queen, but it wasn’t good enough. DiBernardi held to double up and then some while the small blind hit the rail.

$350/$100K: Guarantee Gone; Six Figure Prize Pool Up for Grabs

$350 Deep Stack NLH Re-Entry
$100,000 Guaranteed
| Structure
Level 7: 400/800 with a 800 ante
Flight C Entries: 141 (Total Entries: 342)

Tuesday’s strong turnout recently pushed the $350 buy-in re-entry past the combined mark of 334 entries. That puts the total prize pool over $100,000 and officially bests the guarantee. Registration and re-entry are available in Flight C until about 4pm while Flight D is slated to kick off at 6pm.

$350/$100K: Al Krux Back for More

$350 Deep Stack NLH Re-Entry
$100,000 Guaranteed
| Structure
Level 6: 300/600 with a 600 ante
Flight C Entries: 131 (Total Entries: 332)

Al Krux

Al Krux started the 2018 Winter Poker Open strong running up a top stack late in one of the opening flights in the $570/$300K. It wasn’t meant to be, though, as he ran his pair and a flush draw into the top set of fellow big stack Joseph Orsino. The pot was worth a pile of chips and the duo got it all in the middle. Krux bricked the turn and river and Orsino won the pot crossing 700,000 chips and taking a massive chip lead to Day 2.

Krux fell short there, but is rolling again in Flight C of this $350. He claims one of the largest stacks in the room with just under 80,000 late in Level 6.

$350/$100K: Anthony Dianaty Near the Top

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$100,000 Guaranteed
| Structure
Level 6: 300/600 with a 600 ante
Flight C Entries: 129 (Total Entries: 330)

Anthony Dianaty

Players are back in their seat following two-and-a-half hours, five levels of play and a 15-minute break. There are a number of stacks climbing the counts and one of the largest belongs to Tampa regular Anthony Dianaty.

Dianaty, who cashed 20th in the $570 opener, has tripled his holdings as he begins Level 6 with about 76,000 chips.

$350/$100K: Triple Digits in Play

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$100,000 Guaranteed
| Structure
Level 4: 200/300 with a 300 ante
Flight C Entries: 105 (Total Entries: 306)

Just about 90 minutes into Flight C and already more than 100 entries are in the $350 buy-in game. With 104 jockeying for a title, the tournament sits at a combined field of over 300 and the $100,000 guarantee is a lock to be bested.

Registration and re-entry are available until about 4pm.

$350/$100K: Tuesday Play Going in Tampa

$350 Deep Stack NLH Re-Entry
$100,000 Guaranteed
| Structure
Level 1: 100/100

The clock ticks to the 11am hour and Flight C of the Winter Poker Open $350 buy-in, $100,000 guarantee is going in Tampa. Through yesterday’s play, the field sits at 201 entries good for $60,300 toward the $100,000 guarantee. The targeted prize pool should be easily surpassed today with a strong turnout expected.

As they did yesterday, players in today’s Flight C begin with 25,000 chips and are set to log 30-minute levels on Day 1. Registration and re-entry are available until about 4pm with play wrapping at roughly 6:45pm.

Here are the details:

11am: $350 Deep Stack NLH Re-Entry, Flight C

  • $350 buy-in and $100,000 guaranteed
  • First place receives $1,650 seat
  • 25,000 chips and 30-/40-minute levels
  • Registration and unlimited re-entry available until the start of Level 10 (~4pm)
  • Play concludes following Level 14 (~6:45pm)
  • Day 2 begins Wednesday, December 12 at noon
  • Structure sheet

Good luck, players!

$350/$100K: Chip Counts through Flight B

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$100,000 Guaranteed
| Structure
Day 2 Blinds: 3,000/5,000 with a 5,000 ante
Flight A Players Remaining: 26 of 201

Flight A: 87 Entries, 10 Advanced
Flight B: 114 Entries, 16 Advanced
Flight C/D: Tuesday at 11am/6pm
Day 2: Wednesday at 12pm

Chip counts through Flight B:

RANKFIRST NAMELAST NAMECHIP COUNT
1MAURICEPARADIS441,000
2WESLEYHUMPHRIES305,000
3ANTHONYASTARITA302,000
4TONYTRAN285,000
5MICHAELHASSAB284,000
6AntonioFernandez278,000
7KEVINBLEWITT272,000
8DANIELLOBATO266,000
9KARLMANOUCHAKIAN258,000
10ANDREWMAZZURCO248,000
11MICKEYMA239,000
12TOMASZSZYMECKI215,000
13SEANTANSEY203,000
14DAVIDBROOKMAN201,000
15HARRYJOHNSON IV173,000
16AARONKERNS160,000
17THANGPHU147,000
18RICHARDKINCAID123,000
19TROYBERCOT114,000
20KEVINPAHL112,000
21JACOBNAUMANN103,000
22CHARLESKAHRS83,000
23SAMUELSCHENKER82,000
24DANIELBROWN57,000
25ROBERTPANETTA JR52,000
26JOSEPHGANT33,000

Winter Poker Open Day 6 Schedule

11am: $350 Deep Stack NLH Re-Entry, Flight C

  • $350 buy-in and $100,000 guaranteed
  • First place receives $1,650 seat
  • 25,000 chips and 30-/40-minute levels
  • Registration and unlimited re-entry available until the start of Level 10 (~4pm)
  • Play concludes following Level 14 (~6:45pm)
  • Day 2 begins Wednesday, December 12 at noon
  • Structure sheet

6pm: $350 Deep Stack NLH Re-Entry, Flight D

  • $350 buy-in and $100,000 guaranteed
  • First place receives $1,650 seat
  • 25,000 chips and 30-/40-minute levels
  • Registration and unlimited re-entry available until the start of Level 10 (~11pm)
  • Play concludes following Level 14 (~1:45am)
  • Day 2 begins Wednesday, December 12 at noon
  • Structure sheet

Winter Poker Open Monday Updates Conclude

Flight A of the $350 is a wrap and Flight B is settling in for about seven more hours of play. With that, updates staff is heading home for the night. Complete chip counts through Flight B will be posted before 9am local time while updates are slated to resumes at 11am.

Here’s Tuesday’s full upcoming schedule:

  • 11am: $350 Deep Stack NLH Re-Entry, Flight C
  • 6pm: $350 Deep Stack NLH Re-Entry, Flight D

2018 Winter Poker Open Tournament Schedule

Goodnight and see you in the morning!

$350/$100K: 10 Advance from Flight A

$350 Deep Stack NLH Re-Entry
$100,000 Guaranteed
| Structure
End of Level 14: 2,000/4,000 with a 4,000 ante
Flight A Players Remaining: 10 of 87

Flight A’s final 10

Following 14 levels of play, just 10 remain in Flight A of the Winter Poker Open $570. With a stack of 441,000 Fred Paradis is tops, but he has a tough field on his heels.

Flight A chip leader Fred Paridis

Others advancing from Flight A include 2016 WPTDeepStacks Tampa Main Event champion Anthony Astarita and 2017 WPTDeepStacks Tampa Main Event 5th-place finisher Charles Kahrs.

Anthony Astarita
Charles Kahrs

Here is a look at the full Flight A chip counts:

  • Fred Paradis – 441,000
  • Wed Humpheries – 305,000
  • Anthony Astarita – 302,000
  • Michael Hassab – 284,000
  • Kevin Blewitt – 272,000
  • Mickey Ma – 239,000
  • Troy Bercot – 114,000
  • Kevin Pahl – 112,000
  • Charles Kahrs – 83,000
  • Joseph Gant – 33,000

Each of the above advancers will join those who move from Flight B, C and D for Day 2 Wednesday at 12pm.

$350/$100K: Maurice Paradis Leads Late

$350 Deep Stack NLH Re-Entry
$100,000 Guaranteed
| Structure
Level 13: 2,000/3,000 with a 3,000 ante
Flight A Players Remaining: 12 of 87

Maurice Paradis

With roughly 400,000 chips, Maurice Paradis is in front of his respective field late in Flight A of the $350. That figure is good for more than 130 big blinds and has Paradis nearly doubled up on the average stack.

Level 13 is about halfway through and we’re just a few minutes from the start of the final level of the night. We’ll provide chip counts after the action concludes.

$350/$100K: 6pm Flight B Underway

$350 Deep Stack NLH Re-Entry
$100,000 Guaranteed
| Structure
Level 1: 100/100
Flight B Entries: 36 (Total Entries: 123)

It’s 6pm in Tampa, Florida and Flight B of this Winter Poker Open $350 buy-in with a $100,000 guarantee is freshly underway. Play is slated to follow the same schedule as Flight A with 25,000 chips and 30-minute levels. Registration and re-entry are available until about 11pm with play concluding at about 1:45am. Those still in the game will bag and tag set to return for Day 2 Wednesday at noon.

Details:

6pm: $350 Deep Stack NLH Re-Entry, Flight B

  • $350 buy-in and $100,000 guaranteed
  • First place receives $1,650 seat
  • 25,000 chips and 30-/40-minute levels
  • Registration and unlimited re-entry available until the start of Level 10 (~11pm)
  • Play concludes following Level 14 (~1:45am)
  • Day 2 begins Wednesday, December 12 at noon
  • Structure sheet

We will provide the complete chip counts through Flight B tomorrow morning before 9am.

$350/$100K: Two Tables Left in Flight A

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$100,000 Guaranteed
| Structure
Level 12: 1,500/2,500 with a 2,500 ante
Flight A Players Remaining: 16 of 87

The Flight A field is under 18 players and they’re past the two-table threshold playing a couple of eight-handed games.

There are some big stacks building — including Anthony Astarita — and we’ll take a look at the biggest following next break.

$350/$100K: Dwindling Down in Level 11

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$100,000 Guaranteed
| Structure
Level 11: 1,000/2,000 with a 2,000 ante
Flight A Players Remaining: 26 of 87

The field is narrowing as registration has closed and the blinds have climbed up. From the 87 starters, less than a third remain with the clock showing only 26 still around.

John Dolan

One of the recent eliminations was Tampa pro John Dolan. He got 21,000 in from late position with as3s and was called by his opponent’s ad4d. A chop was possible, but the opponent tripped up his fours and sent Dolan home.

$350/$100K: Flight A Hits 87 Entries

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$100,000 Guaranteed
| Structure
Level 10: 1,000/1,500 with a 1,500 ante
Flight A Entries: 87

Registration is closed in Flight A of the Winter Poker Open $350 and the entry count is final. The first of four starting days drew 87 entries amassing $26,100 toward the $100,000 guarantee. That puts the prize pool well on pace to crack six figures with tonight’s 6pm installment and tomorrow’s 11am and 6pm installments still to come.

Details:

FlightDay/TimeEntries
AUnderway87
BTonight, 6pm (Reg until ~11pm)TBD
CTomorrow, 11amTBD
DTomorrow, 6pmTBD
Day 2Wednesday, 12pmTBD
Total87

$350/$100K: Trophy and $1,650 Seat to the Champ

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$100,000 Guaranteed
| Structure
Level 8: 500/1,000 with a 1,000 ante
Flight A Entries: 83

In addition to the winner’s share of a $100,000 guaranteed prize pool, first place in this Winter Poker Open $350 is set to receive the property’s signature guitar trophy. On top of that, they’ll go home with a $1,650 seat in next weekend’s $500,000 guaranteed Main Event.

$350/$100K: Tom Nguyen Doubled Up Early

$350 Deep Stack NLH Re-Entry
$100,000 Guaranteed
| Structure
Level 8: 500/1,000 with a 1,000 ante
Flight A Entries: 79

2018 WPO, Event 4

Tampa’s Tom Nguyen is doing it again doubling up early in a big, re-entry field. With a handful of wins at the property and a number of five-figure cashes, Nguyen is no stranger to deep runs here in the poker room. There’s a ways to go in Flight A, but he’s in position early on to find a bag and earn a day off before Wednesday’s Day 2.

Registration and re-entry area available until about 4pm and we’ll take a look at how the event stacks up at that time.

$350/$100K: A Past Champion of Sorts

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$100,000 Guaranteed
| Structure
Level 5: 200/400 with a 400 ante
Flight A Entries: 62

Bob Gallo

Bob Gallo isn’t a past champion of this event, per se. However, he did win the exact same tournament June 2017’s WPTDeepStacks event. Back then, Gallo took it all the way to heads-up play before finding an even chop with Collin Wilson. The pair each took better than $29,000, but as chip leader it was Gallo that got the guitar trophy.

Gallo cashed in yesterday’s $570, too, finishing 18th for $4,366. Having made his way through better than 95% of the field, Gallo is back in action here in Flight A of the $350 and looks for another deep run.

$350/$100K: Rafael Reis in the Monday Game

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$100,000 Guaranteed
| Structure
Level 4: 200/300 with a 300 ante
Flight A Entries: 58

Rafael Reis

Rafael Reis is a standout in any Florida event he plays. It was two years ago now he captured a win in the Hollywood Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open $360 buy-in, $1,000,000 guaranteed re-entry opener.  Adding to the significance and stamping Reis’ name in the poker record books was the fact that event had 5,018 entries and went down as the largest tournament in state history. Reis earned better than $155,000 marking his largest career score at the time.

Reis has found a cash many times since then and hopes to add another to his resume here in the Winter Poker Open $350.

$350/$100K: Monday Field Filling in

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$100,000 Guaranteed
| Structure
Level 3: 100/200 with a 200 ante
Flight A Entries: 51

Since play began just over an hour ago there’s been a steady tick up in the entry count. Now early in Level 3, the clock shows 52 in the action with registration and re-entry available all the way until about 4pm.

We’ll take a walk through the field shortly and look at some of the notables.

$350/$100K: Shuffle Up and Deal; Flight A Underway

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$100,000 Guaranteed
| Structure
Level 1: 100/100

It’s 11am in Tampa, Florida and Event 4 of the Winter Poker Open is underway. The $350 buy-in, $100,000 guaranteed tournament boasts four starting flights starting with today’s play. All participants are set to sit down to 25,000-chip stacks and they’ll log 30-minute levels on Day 1. Registration and re-entry are available until about 4pm while play is slated to conclude at roughly 6:45pm.

Here are the details:

11am: $350 Deep Stack NLH Re-Entry, Flight A

  • $350 buy-in and $100,000 guaranteed
  • First place receives $1,650 seat
  • 25,000 chips and 30-/40-minute levels
  • Registration and unlimited re-entry available until the start of Level 10 (~4pm)
  • Play concludes following Level 14 (~6:45pm)
  • Day 2 begins Wednesday, December 12 at noon
  • Structure sheet

Updates throughout Flight A will be available right here at SHRTPoker.com.

Good luck, players!

$250/$20K: Scott Riddell Wins Trophy in $250 NLH Following Heads-Up Chop

Below are the results from Event 3 of the Winter Poker Open which concluded around 2:30am Monday

2018 Winter Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tampa, Florida
Event 3
$250 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$20,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 215
Prize Pool: $44,075
December 9, 2018

1st: Scott Riddell – $10,250 + Trophy
2nd: Daniel Allalouf – $9,000
3rd: Aaron Kerns – $4,520
4th: Donald Linsky – $2,750
5th: Nathan Barnavon – $2,122
6th: Chris Williams – $1,759
7th: David Smith – $1,521
8th: Jonathan Zacher – $1,331
9th: Naomi Mayor – $1,158
10th: Eric Klatt – $987
11th: Timo Liuhto – $987
12th: Timothy Buckley – $987
13th: Antuan Bunkley – $835
14th: Kaleb Hanshaw – $835
15th: Daniel Kasper – $835
16th: Harvey Vandeven – $694
17th: David Ormsbee – $694
18th: Kevin Blewitt – $694
19th: Hanif Johnson – $562
20th: James Graziosi – $562
21st: Salvador Ramos – $562
22nd: David Roy – $430

Winter Poker Open Day 5 Schedule

11am: $350 Deep Stack NLH Re-Entry, Flight A

  • $350 buy-in and $100,000 guaranteed
  • First place receives $1,650 seat
  • 25,000 chips and 30-/40-minute levels
  • Registration and unlimited re-entry available until the start of Level 10 (~4pm)
  • Play concludes following Level 14 (~6:45pm)
  • Day 2 begins Wednesday, December 12 at noon
  • Structure sheet

6pm: $350 Deep Stack NLH Re-Entry, Flight B

  • $350 buy-in and $100,000 guaranteed
  • First place receives $1,650 seat
  • 25,000 chips and 30-/40-minute levels
  • Registration and unlimited re-entry available until the start of Level 10 (~11pm)
  • Play concludes following Level 14 (~1:45am)
  • Day 2 begins Wednesday, December 12 at noon
  • Structure sheet

Winter Poker Open Sunday Updates Conclude

That’s a wrap on Sunday’s Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Winter Poker Open play. Action resumes Monday at 11am with Flight A of the $350 buy-in, $100,000 guarantee.

Here’s a look at the day’s full upcoming schedule:

  • 11am: $350 Deep Stack NLH Re-Entry, Flight A
  • 6pm: $350 Deep Stack NLH Re-Entry, Flight B

2018 Winter Poker Open Tournament Schedule

Goodnight and see you in the morning!