Event 4A: Another WPO Mutli-Flight Trophy

Event 3: $350 Deep Stack, $100K Gtd
Level 1: 25/50 | Structure

The clock ticks to 11am at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and Event 4 of the property’s Winter Poker Open is off and running in the poker room. Players in the $350 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em Re-Entry tournament take their seats to 20,000 starting chips and will play 30-minute levels on Day 1. Registration and re-entry are available until about 3:30pm with action set to conclude around 6:45 pm.

Here are the details:

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

  • $350 buy-in and $100,000 guaranteed
  • 20,000 chips and 30-/40-minute levels
  • Registration and unlimited re-entry available until the start of Level 9 (~3:30pm)
  • Play concludes following Level 14 (~6:45pm)
  • Day 2 begins Wednesday, December 13 at 12pm
  • Structure sheet

Those unable to make today’s play can register Flight B tonight at 6pm, Flight C tomorrow at 11am or Flight D tomorrow at 6pm.

We will take another look at this event after the first break. Good luck, players!

Winter Poker Open Day 5 Schedule

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

  • $350 buy-in and $100,000 guaranteed
  • 20,000 chips and 30-/40-minute levels
  • Registration and unlimited re-entry available until the start of Level 9 (~3:30pm)
  • Play concludes following Level 14 (~6:45pm)
  • Day 2 begins Wednesday, December 13 at 12pm
  • Structure sheet

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

  • $350 buy-in and $100,000 guaranteed
  • 20,000 chips and 30-/40-minute levels
  • Registration and unlimited re-entry available until the start of Level 9 (~10:30pm)
  • Play concludes following Level 14 (~1:45am)
  • Day 2 begins Wednesday, December 13 at 12pm
  • Structure sheet

2017 Winter Poker Open Tournament Schedule

Winter Poker Open Day 4 Updates Conclude

Day 4 of the Winter Poker Open is a wrap at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa, Florida. Action resumes tomorrow (Monday) at 11am with Flight A of the $350 buy-in, $100,000 guarantee.

Here’s a look at Monday’s complete schedule:

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

2017 Winter Poker Open Tournament Schedule

Goodnight and see you in the morning!

Event 1: Gil Aboodi Wins Following Four-Way Chop

Event 1: $570 Deep Stack, $300K Gtd
Level 33: 100,000/200,000/20,000 | Structure | Payouts
Players Remaining: 4/892

Gil Aboodi

With climbing blinds, the final four players agreed to a rough ICM chop. Here’s a look at estimated chip counts at the time of the deal followed by the payouts.

Gil Aboodi – 7,775,000
Cedric Tercy – 6,500,000
Mark “Bud” Wiser – 2,600,000
Quyen Hoang – 1,300,000

1st: Gil Aboodi – $71,890 + Guitar Trophy
2nd: Cedric Tercy – $67,099
3rd: Mark “Bud” Wiser – $48,850
4th: Quyen Hoang – $41,064

Cedric Tercy
Mark “Bud” Wiser
Quyen Hoang

A full report on the event will be posted Monday afternoon. In the meantime, here’s a look at the tournament’s final results:

1st: Gil Aboodi – $71,890 + Guitar Trophy
2nd: Cedric Tercy – $67,099
3rd: Mark “Bud” Wiser – $48,850
4th: Quyen Hoang – $41,064
5th: Alex Beece – $24,530
6th: PJ Walsworth – $20,070
7th: David Nadeau – $16,056
8th: Rami Mikhail – $12,042
9th: Phil Salewski – $8,474
10th: Joe Godbolt – $5,575
11th: Brandon Caputo – $5,575
12th: Xu Jiaqi – $5,575
13th: Jaya Malapati – $4,014
14th: Toby Boas – $4,014
15th: Joseph Orsino – $4,014
16th: Nashaat Antonious – $2,631
17th: Justin Harrell – $2,631
18th: William Kopp – $2,631
19th: Josh Lowing – $2,230
20th: Forrest Jahn – $2,230
21st: Anh Lu – $2,230
22nd: Randy Spain – $2,230
23rd: Filipp Khavin – $2,230
24th: Jim Brinkley – $2,230
25th: Ricardo Eyzaguirre – $2,230
26th: Michael Vails – $2,230
27th: Jared Reinstein – $2,230
28th: Ty Wilson – $1,918
29th: Christopher Davis – $1,918
30th: Li Zhou – $1,918
31st: Bill McKown – $1,918
32nd: James McKeon – $1,918
33rd: Joe Steur – $1,918
34th: Matt Leecy – $1,918
35th: John Dolan – $1,918
36th: Sebastien Syssau – $1,918
37th: Harry Johnson – $1,695
38th: Bradley Patton – $1,695
39th: Alberto Serino – $1,695
40th: Salvador Ramos – $1,695
41st: John Pizano – $1,695
42nd: Monir Maher – $1,695
43rd: Abhishek Chhallani – $1,695
44th: Tom Nguyen – $1,695
45th: David Lawrence – $1,695
46th: Russell Waggoner – $1,516
47th: Blake Kouwenhoven – $1,516
48th: Rusty Moorer – $1,516
49th: Chad Kitchen – $1,516
50th: Nikolaos Costarelis – $1,516
51st: Karl Manouchakian – $1,516
52nd: Joseph Boulais – $1,516
53rd: Jenny Marczynski – $1,516
54th: Mark Medlinskas – $1,516
55th: Ricardo Rodriguez – $1,338
56th: John Racener – $1,338
57th: William Muniz – $1,338
58th: Andrew Roush – $1,338
59th: Larry Lee – $1,338
60th: Laudrey McCray – $1,338
61st: Carlos Loving – $1,338
62nd: Derek Worley – $1,338
63rd: John O’Neal – $1,338
64th: Keith Eidschun – $1,204
65th: Peter Kosakowski – $1,204
66th: Andrew Boyer – $1,204
67th: Peter Hsu – $1,204
68th: Jim Gladwell – $1,204
69th: A.J. Kelsall – $1,204
70th: Kenny Brinkley – $1,204
71st: Sean Turow – $1,204
72nd: Mark Winchell – $1,204
73rd: Sara Hall – $1,115
74th: Michael Turton – $1,115
75th: Juan Maldonado – $1,115
76th: David Stewart – $1,115
77th: Vincent Nicastro – $1,115
78th: Brandon Byars – $1,115
79th: Sanjib Acharya – $1,115
80th: Kyle Peck – $1,115
81st: Kate Kopp – $1,115

Event 1: Alex Beece — 5th Place ($24,530)

Event 1: $570 Deep Stack, $300K Gtd
Level 32: 80,000/160,000/20,000 | Structure | Payouts
Players Remaining: 4/892

Alex Beece

Gil Aboodi opened to 325,000 from under the gun and Alex Beece moved all-in for 255,000 from his direct left. It folded to Mark “Bud” Wiser in the small blind and he called. The big blind mucked and Wiser and Aboodi battled for a side pot while Beece was at risk.

Flop: td9h7s

Wiser lead for 400,000. Aboodie called.

Turn: td9h7s6d

Both players checked.

River: td9h7s6d4h

Both players checked again.

All three hands were tabled and it was Wiser’s tcth set that was best. Beece busted in fifth place.

Alex Beece – Eliminated in 5th place ($24,530)

Event 1: PJ Walsworth — 6th Place ($20,070)

Event 1: $570 Deep Stack, $300K Gtd
Level 32: 80,000/160,000/20,000 | Structure | Payouts
Players Remaining: 5/892

PJ Walsworth

Down to his last 750,000, PJ Walsworth moved all-in preflop. Cedric Tercy called from the button while the blinds released. Walsworth was flipping for his tournament life.

Walsworth: 4c4d
Tercy: ahqs

Runout: qh7h6d9s5h

Tercy pair his queen and Walsworth was eliminated.

PJ Walsworth – Eliminated in 6th place ($20,070)

Event 1: Cedric Tercy Doubles through Mark Wiser

Event 1: $570 Deep Stack, $300K Gtd
Level 32: 80,000/160,000/20,000 | Structure | Payouts
Players Remaining: 6/892

Cedric Tercy shoved from under the gun for 2,155,000. Mark “Bud” Wiser was on his direct left and jammed for more. It folded around and Tercy was at risk.

Tercy: 9h9d
Wiser: ahkd

Runout: ks7s3hts9c

Wiser hit a king on the flop, but Tercy spiked an unlikely set on the river. Tercy doubled through Wiser.

Cedric Tercy – 5,400,000
Mark “Bud” Wiser – 1,100,000

Event 1: Updated Chip Counts

Event 1: $570 Deep Stack, $300K Gtd
Heading to Level 31: 60,000/120,000/20,000 | Structure | Payouts
Players Remaining: 6/892

Seat 1: — Empty —
Seat 2: — Empty —
Seat 3: Cedric Tercy – 1,880,000
Seat 4: Mark “Bud” Wiser – 2,635,000
Seat 5: — Empty —
Seat 6: — Empty —
Seat 7: Quyen Hoang – 5,485,000
Seat 8: Gil Aboodi – 3,511,000
Seat 9: Alex Beece – 2,609,000
Seat 10: PJ Walsworth – 1,720,000

1st – $102,583 + Guitar Trophy
2nd – $59,764
3rd – $36,572
4th – $30,105
5th – $24,530
6th – $20,070

Event 1: David Nadeau — 7th Place ($16,056)

Event 1: $570 Deep Stack, $300K Gtd
Level 30: 50,000/100,000/10,000 | Structure | Payouts
Players Remaining: 6/892

David Nadeau

PJ Walsworth opened for 200,000. It folded to David Nadeau in the small blind and he jammed for about 950,000. Next up was Quyen Hoang in the big blind and he shoved having Walsworth covered. Walsworth open-folded kxtx and Nadeau was at risk.

Hoang: asah
Nadeau: 8h8d

Runout: qhth3sadkd

Hoang’s aces were best and Nadeau was eliminated in seventh place.

David Nadeau — Eliminated in 7th Place ($16,056)

Event 1: Rami Mikhail — 8th Place ($12,042)

Event 1: $570 Deep Stack, $300K Gtd
Level 30: 50,000/100,000/10,000 | Structure | Payouts
Players Remaining: 7/892

Rami Mikhail

Gil Aboodi started it with a raise to 275,000 from early position. It folded to Rami Mikhail on the button.

“I raise,” he said sliding 900,000 chips into the pot, then going back into his stack for his last 120,000.

It was ruled a string-raise and Mikhail was forced to keep 120,000 behind while the 900,000-chip bet stood.

Next up was Mark “Bud” Wiser in the big blind. He shoved for about 1,700,000 total. Aboodi folded and Mikhail was at risk.

Wiser: ackc
Mikhail: jdtd

Runout: qs8c5sqdah

Mikhail had a sweat, but his straight never came through. Wiser paired his ace on the river making it official. Mikhail was eliminated in eighth place.

Rami Mikhail – Eliminated in 8th place ($12,042)

Event 1: Phil Salewski — 9th Place ($8,474)

Event 1: $570 Deep Stack, $300K Gtd
Level 29: 40,000/80,000/10,000 | Structure | Payouts
Players Remaining: 8/892

Phil Salewski

Phil Salewski was in the cutoff and open-shoved for about 975,000. It folded to Quyen Hoang in the small blind and he called. Next up was Gil Aboodi in the big blind and he thought for a moment before folding pocket sixes face up. Salewski was at risk versus Hoang.

Hoang: acqh
Salewski: as5s

Runout: ts4d2c6dth

Salewski was eliminated in ninth place while Hoang took the chip lead.

Phil Salewski – Eliminated in 9th Place ($8,474)

Event 3: William Heher Victorious in Deep Stack Turbo Following Four-Way Chop

2017 Winter Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tampa, Florida
Event 3
$250 Deep Stack Turbo
Entries: 165
Prize Pool: $34,650
December 10, 2017

Winner Name: William Heher
Age: 23
Hometown: Orlando, Florida
Occupation: Carpenter
Birthplace: Michigan

Tampa, Florida — It took William Heher just over eight hours to secure victory in Event 3 of the Winter Poker Open Sunday night at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The $250 buy-in Deep Stack tournament was played over a turbo structure with 15-minute levels throughout. From 165 starting entries, the field was down to four by about 10:30pm. With blinds of 50,000/100,000, the average stack was only about eight bigs. After much chop talk, the final four players agreed to a deal that saw Heher, the chip leader, go down as the winner.

Chop results:

1st: William Heher – $7,049 + Guitar Trophy
2nd: Joseph De Lucia – $5,627
3rd: Richard Schillen – $4,999
4th: James Darcangelis – $4,500

Heher is 23 years old and resides in nearby Orlando where he works as a carpenter. He beat out a tough field in the turbo facing off against Seminole Hard Rock Tampa poker ambassador Wally Maddah at the final table before Maddah bowed out seventh. Antuan Bunkley followed Maddah not too long after busting fifth and the final four got a deal done.

In all, the tournament took about eight-and-a-half hours to play out with Heher boasting an hourly of about $830. For Heher, this marked his first recorded tournament cash and he got on the board in style making it a win.

Event 3 marked the first of two $250 turbo tournaments on the 2017 WPO schedule. The second, Event 6, takes place Sunday, December 17 alongside Day 2 of the Main Event.

Final results:

1st: William Heher – $7,049 + Guitar Trophy
2nd: Joseph De Lucia – $5,627
3rd: Richard Schillen – $4,999
4th: James Darcangelis – $4,500
5th: Antuan Bunkley – $2,079
6th: Richard Doss – $1,733
7th: Wally Maddah – $1,386
8th: Lance Biery – $1,040
9th: Jason Jones – $780
10th: Charlie Riley – $693
11th: Adam Fauser – $693
12th: Mahmoud Bidarian – $693
13th: Kostas Kalathakis – $606
14th: Mansoor Kader – $606
15th: Leighton Wright – $606
16th: Kevin Blewitt – $520
17th: Emanuel Quinonez – $520
18th: Scott Anderson – $520

Event 1: 10-Handed Final Table

Event 1: $570 Deep Stack, $300K Gtd
Level 26: 20,000/40,000/5,000 | Structure | Payouts
Players Remaining: 10/892

Seat 1: Rami Mikhail – 1,560,000
Seat 2: Joe Godbolt – 1,750,000
Seat 3: Cedric Tercy – 890,000
Seat 4: Mark “Bud” Wiser – 890,000
Seat 5: Phil Salewski – 640,000
Seat 6: David Nadeau – 1,625,000
Seat 7: Quyen Hoang – 2,195,000
Seat 8: Gil Aboodi – 2,800,000
Seat 9: Alex Beece – 2,275,000
Seat 10: PJ Walsworth – 2,850,000

1st – $102,583 + Guitar Trophy
2nd – $59,764
3rd – $36,572
4th – $30,105
5th – $24,530
6th – $20,070
7th – $16,056
8th – $12,042
9th – $8,474
10th – $5,575

Event 1: Brandon Caputo — 11th Place ($5,575)

Event 1: $570 Deep Stack, $300K Gtd
Level 26: 20,000/40,000/5,000 | Structure | Payouts
Players Remaining: 10/892

Brandon Caputo

Brandon Caputo was under the gun and open-shoved about 500,000. It folded to Gil Aboodi in the small blind and he called. Joe Godbolt folded his big and Caputo was at risk.

Aboodi: adjc
Caputo: kdth

Runout: actc7d8d5h

Aboodi’s ace-high held and Caputo was eliminated in 11th place. The event narrowed to 10 players and promptly consolidated to one table.

Brandon Caputo – Eliminated in 11th place ($5,575)

Event 1: Xu Jiaqi — 12th Place ($5,575)

Event 1: $570 Deep Stack, $300K Gtd
Level 26: 20,000/40,000/5,000 | Structure | Payouts
Players Remaining: 11/892

Xu Jiaqi

Xu Jiaqi open-shoved the button for 420,000. It was on Gil Aboodi in the big blind and he took a couple moments to think before he called. Jiaqi was at risk.

Aboodi: ah4s
Jiaqi: ks4d

Runout: 8d7c5dtd3s

Aboodi’s ah4s was good and Jiaqi hit the rail 12th.

Xu Jiaqi – Eliminated in 12th place ($5,575)

Event 1: Jaya Malapati — 13th Place ($4,014)

Event 1: $570 Deep Stack, $300K Gtd
Level 26: 20,000/40,000/5,000 | Structure | Payouts
Players Remaining: 12/892

Jaya Malapati

In a heads-up pot between Gil Aboodi and Jaya Malapati, the board read 6s4s3hjh8d. Malapati got all-in holding 6d4h for flopped two pair. Aboodi was quick to call with 7h5c for the nut straight. Malapati was eliminated in 13th place.

Jaya Malapati – Eliminated in 13th place ($4,014)

Event 1: Toby Boas — 14th Place ($4,014)

Event 1: $570 Deep Stack, $300K Gtd
Level 26: 20,000/40,000/5,000 | Structure | Payouts
Players Remaining: 13/892

Toby Boas

Toby Boas and Pete Walsworth got into a preflop raising war that saw Boas get his last roughly 800,000 in the middle. Walsworth happily called with kskc and had Boas’ 7s7h in rough shape.

Runout: 9c8c8d4sts

Walsworth’s kings held and Boas was eliminated in 14th place.

Toby Boas – Eliminated in 14th place ($4,014)

Event 1: Joseph Orsino — 15th Place ($4,014); Nashaat Antonious — 16th Place ($2,631)

Event 1: $570 Deep Stack, $300K Gtd
Level 25: 15,000/30,000/5,000 | Structure | Payouts
Players Remaining: 14/892

Joseph Orsino

Joseph Orsino and Nashaat Antonious were the last two players to hit the rail. Orsino finished 15th for $4,014 while Antonious finished 16th for $2,631.

Joseph Orsino – Eliminated in 15th place ($4,014)
Nashaat Antonious — Eliminated in 16th place ($2,631)

Event 1: Justin Harrell — 17th Place ($2,631)

Event 1: $570 Deep Stack, $300K Gtd
Level 24: 12,000/24,000/4,000 | Structure | Payouts
Players Remaining: 16/892

Justin Harrell

Pete Walsworth raised under the gun to 50,000 and Just Harrell shoved for 299,000 from early position. It was on Quyen Hoang on the button and he shoved. The blinds folded. Walsworth folded and Harrell was at risk and behind.

Hoang: kskd
Harrell: asqd

Runout: 5s4d2d4c4s

Hoang’s kings held and Harrell was eliminated in 17th place.

Justin Harrell – Eliminated in 17th place ($2,631)

Event 1: Josh Lowing — 19th Place ($2,230)

Event 1: $570 Deep Stack, $300K Gtd
Level 24: 12,000/24,000/4,000 | Structure | Payouts
Players Remaining: 18/892

Josh Lowing (right) and Phil Salewski (left)

Phil Salewski opened the button and Josh Lowing shoved from the small blind. Salewski snapped and the hands were up.

Salewski: askd
Lowing: ac2d

Salewski had a stranglehold on the hand and the runout fell blanks for Lowing. Lowing was eliminated in 19th place earning $2,230.

Josh Lowing – Eliminated in 19th place ($2,230)

Event 1: Dinner Break Update

Event 1: $570 Deep Stack, $300K Gtd
Heading to Level 24: 12,000/24,000/4,000 | Structure | Payouts
Players Remaining: 20/892

A portion of Quyen Hoang’s chip leading stack

The remaining 20 players are in the midst of their 40-minute dinner break. Cards go back in the air at roughly 7:35pm with each having locked up a payday of $2,230. Leading the way at this point is Quyen Hoang. Hoang claims 2,340,000 chips good for 117 big blinds.

Here’s a look at who’s left on dinner:

Table 1
Seat 1: — Empty —
Seat 2: Pete Walsworth
Seat 3: Alex Beece
Seat 4: Justin Harrell
Seat 5: Joseph Orsino
Seat 6: Quyen Hoang
Seat 7: — Empty —
Seat 8: — Empty —
Seat 9: William Kopp

Table 2
Seat 1: — Empty —
Seat 2: Phil Salewski
Seat 3: Josh Lowing
Seat 4: — Empty —
Seat 5: Cedric Tercy
Seat 6: Gil Aboodi
Seat 7: Jaya Malapati
Seat 8: Joe Godbolt
Seat 9: Forrest Jahn

Table 3
Seat 1: Mark “Bud” Wiser
Seat 2: David Nadeau
Seat 3: — Empty —
Seat 4: Toby Boas
Seat 5: Rami Mikhail
Seat 6: Xu Jiaqi
Seat 7: Brandon Caputo
Seat 8: Nashaat Antonious
Seat 9: — Empty —

Event 1: Justin Harrell Eliminates Randy Spain in 22nd Place ($2,230)

Event 1: $570 Deep Stack, $300K Gtd
Level 23: 10,000/20,000/3,000 | Structure | Payouts
Players Remaining: 23/892

Justin Harrell

Justin Harrell’s kcqd was best versus Randy Spain’s 7s7h on a qd6s3h2djh board. Spain, who had his last roughly 190,000 in the middle, was eliminated in 22nd place.

Justin Harrell – 1,350,000
Randy Spain – Eliminated in 22nd place ($2,230)