2018 Winter Poker Open Schedule

Primary Event Schedule

EventDayDateTimeBuy-inDescriptionStructure
1AThu6-Dec11am$570Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry) $300,000 GTDStructure
1BThu6-Dec6pm$570Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry) $300,000 GTDStructure
1CFri7-Dec11am$570Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry) $300,000 GTDStructure
1DFri7-Dec5pm$570Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry) $300,000 GTDStructure
1ESat8-Dec10am$570Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry) $300,000 GTDStructure
1FSat8-Dec3pm$570Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry) $300,000 GTDStructure
1Sun9-Dec12pm--Day 2--
2Fri7-Dec2pm$250PLO (Re-Entry) $20,000 GTDStructure
3Sun9-Dec2pm$250Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry) $20,000 GTDStructure
4AMon10-Dec11am$350Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry) $100,000 GTDStructure
4BMon10-Dec6pm$350Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry) $100,000 GTDStructure
4CTue11-Dec11am$350Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry) $100,000 GTDStructure
4DTue11-Dec6pm$350Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry) $100,000 GTDStructure
4Wed12-Dec12pm--Day 2--
5AThu13-Dec11am$1,650 Tampa Main Event (Re-Entry) $500,000 GTDStructure
5BFri14-Dec11am$1,650 Tampa Main Event (Re-Entry) $500,000 GTDStructure
5CSat15-Dec11am$1,650 Tampa Main Event (Re-Entry) $500,000 GTDStructure
5Sun16-Dec12pm--Day 2--
5Mon17-Dec2pm--Day 3 (Final Table)--
6Sun16-Dec2pm$250Deep Stack 8 Max NLH (Re-Entry) $20,000 GTDStructure

Secondary Event/Satellite Schedule

EventDayDateTimeBuy-InDescriptionStructure
7Wed12-Dec11am$200Satellite Into WPO Main Event (1 in 10) 10 Seats GTDStructure
8Wed12-Dec6pm$200Satellite Into WPO Main Event (1 in 10) 10 Seats GTDStructure
9Thu13-Dec2pm$200Satellite Into WPO Main Event (1 in 10) 5 Seats GTDStructure
10Thu13-Dec7pm$200Satellite Into WPO Main Event (1 in 10) 5 Seats GTDStructure
11Fri14-Dec4pm$200Satellite Into WPO Main Event (1 in 10) 5 Seats GTDStructure
12Sun16-Dec6pm$100 + $50Double Stack Bounty Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)Structure

December Tournament Calendar

DateTimeBuy-InTournament DetailsDetails
Sat, Dec 0110:00 AM$250Triple 30s No Limit Hold'em (RE) $30,000 GTD Coming Soon
Mon, Dec 0311:00 AM$75Satellite 1 in 10 into $570 Winter Poker Open Event 1 (5 Seats GTD)Coming Soon
Mon, Dec 036:00 PM$150Deep Stack Turbo No Limit Hold'em (RE) $5,000 GTDComing Soon
Tue, Dec 0411:00 AM$75Satellite 1 in 10 into $570 Winter Poker Open Event 1 (5 Seats GTD)Coming Soon
Tue, Dec 046:00 PM$75Satellite 1 in 10 into $570 Winter Poker Open Event 1 (5 Seats GTD)Coming Soon
Wed, Dec 0511:00 AM$280Satellite into Winter Poker Open Event 1, 4, and 5 $2,570 Package (5 Packages GTD)Coming Soon
Wed, Dec 056:00 PM$280Satellite into Winter Poker Open Event 1, 4, and 5 $2,570 Package (5 Packages GTD)Coming Soon
Thu, Dec 0611:00 AM$570Winter Poker Open Event 1 Deep Stack Day 1A $300,000 GTDStructure
Thu, Dec 066:00 PM$570Winter Poker Open Event 1 Deep Stack Day 1B $300,000 GTDStructure
Fri, Dec 0711:00 AM$570Winter Poker Open Event 1 Deep Stack Day 1C $300,000 GTDStructure
Fri, Dec 072:00 PM$250Winter Poker Open Event 2 PLO $20,000 GTDStructure
Fri, Dec 075:00 PM$570Winter Poker Open Event 1 Deep Stack Day 1D $300,000 GTDStructure
Sat, Dec 0810:00 AM$570Winter Poker Open Event 1 Deep Stack Day 1E $300,000 GTDStructure
Sat, Dec 083:00 PM$570Winter Poker Open Event 1 Deep Stack Day 1F $300,000 GTDStructure
Sun, Dec 0912:00 PMDay 2Winter Poker Open Event 1 Deep Stack Day 2 $300,000 GTD--
Sun, Dec 092:00 PM$250Winter Poker Open Event 3 Deep Stack $20,000 GTDStructure
Mon, Dec 1011:00 AM$350Winter Poker Open Event 4 Deep Stack Day 1A $100,000 GTDStructure
Mon, Dec 106:00 PM$350Winter Poker Open Event 4 Deep Stack Day 1B $100,000 GTDStructure
Tue, Dec 1111:00 AM$350Winter Poker Open Event 4 Deep Stack Day 1C $100,000 GTDStructure
Tue, Dec 116:00 PM$350Winter Poker Open Event 4 Deep Stack Day 1D $100,000 GTDStructure
Wed, Dec 1211:00 AM$200Satellite 1 in 10 into $1,650 Winter Poker Open Event 5 (10 Seats GTD)Structure
Wed, Dec 1212:00 PMDay 2Winter Poker Open Event 4 Deep Stack Day 2 $100,000 GTD--
Wed, Dec 126:00 PM$200Satellite 1 in 10 into $1,650 Winter Poker Open Event 5 (10 Seats GTD)Structure
Thu, Dec 1311:00 AM$1,650 Winter Poker Open Event 5 Tampa Main Event Day 1A $500,000 GTDStructure
Thu, Dec 132:00 PM$200Satellite 1 in 10 into $1,650 Winter Poker Open Event 5 (10 Seats GTD)Structure
Thu, Dec 137:00 PM$200Satellite 1 in 10 into $1,650 Winter Poker Open Event 5 (10 Seats GTD)Structure
Fri, Dec 1411:00 AM$1,650 Winter Poker Open Event 5 Tampa Main Event Day 1B $500,000 GTDStructure
Fri, Dec 144:00 PM$200Satellite 1 in 10 into $1,650 Winter Poker Open Event 5 (5 Seats GTD)Structure
Sat, Dec 1511:00 AM$1,650 Winter Poker Open Event 5 Tampa Main Event Day 1C $500,000 GTDStructure
Sun, Dec 1612:00 PMDay 2Winter Poker Open Event 5 Tampa Main Event Day 2 $500,000 GTD--
Sun, Dec 162:00 PM$250Winter Poker Open Event 6 Deep Stack 8 Max NLH (Re-Entry) $20,000 GTDStructure
Sun, Dec 166:00 PM$100 + $50Winter Poker Open Double Green Chip Bounty Turbo No Limit Hold'em (RE)Structure
Mon, Dec 1711:00 AM$70No Limit Hold'em (RE)Coming Soon
Mon, Dec 172:00 PMDay 3Winter Poker Open Event 5 Tampa Main Event Final Table--
Mon, Dec 176:00 PM$150Deep Stack Turbo No Limit Hold'em (RE) $5,000 GTDComing Soon
Tue, Dec 1811:00 AM$70No Limit Hold'em (RE)Coming Soon
Tue, Dec 186:00 PM$185Triple Stack Special No Limit Hold'em (RE) $20,000 GTDComing Soon
Wed, Dec 1911:00 AM$150Deep Stack Turbo No Limit Hold'em (RE) $4,000 GTDComing Soon
Wed, Dec 196:00 PM$230No Limit Hold'em (RE) $10,000 GTDComing Soon
Thu, Dec 2011:00 AM$100Deep Stack Turbo No Limit Hold'em (RE)Coming Soon
Thu, Dec 206:00 PM$100 + $50Double Green Chip Bounty Turbo NLH (RE)Coming Soon
Fri, Dec 2111:00 AM$150GrindersNo Limit Hold'em (RE) $10,000 GTDComing Soon
Fri, Dec 216:00 PM$300No Limit Hold'em (Single Re-Entry) $10,000 GTDComing Soon
Sat, Dec 2210:00 AM$250Triple 30s No Limit Hold'em (RE) $30,000 GTD Coming Soon
Sat, Dec 226:00 PM$100 + $50Double Green Chip Bounty NLH Freeze OutComing Soon
Sun, Dec 2312:00 PM$200Triple Stack Special No Limit Hold'em (RE) $20,000 GTDComing Soon
Sun, Dec 232:00 PM$150Limit Omaha 8 or Better - $5,000 GTD Prize PoolComing Soon
Mon, Dec 2411:00 AM$70No Limit Hold'em (RE)Coming Soon
Wed, Dec 2611:00 AM$150Deep Stack Turbo No Limit Hold'em (RE) $4,000 GTDComing Soon
Wed, Dec 266:00 PM$230No Limit Hold'em (RE) $10,000 GTDComing Soon
Thu, Dec 2711:00 AM$140Satellite 1 in 7 into $777 Super 7's NLH (5 Seats GTD)Coming Soon
Thu, Dec 276:00 PM$140Satellite 1 in 7 into $777 Super 7's NLH (5 Seats GTD)Coming Soon
Fri, Dec 289:00 AM$95Turbo Satellite 1 in 10 into $777 Super 7's NLHComing Soon
Fri, Dec 2811:00 AM$777Super 7's Day 1A No Limit Hold'em (RE) $100,000 GTDComing Soon
Sat, Dec 299:00 AM$95Turbo Satellite 1 in 10 into $777 Super 7's NLHComing Soon
Sat, Dec 2911:00 AM$777Super 7's Day 1B No Limit Hold'em (RE) $100,000 GTDComing Soon
Sun, Dec 3011:00 AMDay 2Super 7's Day 2 No Limit Hold'em (RE) $100,000 GTDComing Soon
Sun, Dec 3012:00 PM$200Triple Stack Special No Limit Hold'em (RE) $20,000 GTDComing Soon
Mon, Dec 3111:00 AM$70No Limit Hold'em (RE)Coming Soon

Little Slick: Mehdi Abidi Victorious in Heads-Up Chop, Wins Guitar and Nearly $32K

November Little Slick
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tampa, Florida

$200 Buy-In No Limit Hold’em ( Single Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 1,420
Prize Pool: $231,460
November 5-11, 2018

November Little Slick champion, Mehdi Abidi

Final results:

FINISHFIRST NAMELAST NAMEPRIZE
1MEHDIABIDI$31,918
2DAVIDEDWARDS$31,917
3SHADRACH SAMUELTERCY$17,069
4ZOHAIRKARIM$12,649
5MITCHELLMENES$9,558
6SHERRIEEWILLIAMS$7,728
7SANJIBACHARYA$6,384
8TIMOTHYSTEORTS$5,060
9JOHNNYKENNEDY$3,752
10ROBERTWUESTNER$2,884
11KENNETHJAMES$2,884
12ERICKLATT$2,884
13STEPHENALLING$2,259
14HARMEETCHAWLA$2,259
15HERBERTWOODBERY$2,259
16JOSIASCARDOSO DOS SANTOS$1,835
17HYONGLEE$1,835
18ABDELOUAHEDBOUANANI$1,835
19BRYCEMCVAY$1,500
20ISAACALI$1,500
21MARVINKARLINS$1,500
22VINCENTNICASTRO$1,237
23ANTHONYARGENTO$1,237
24JOSEAMEZQUITA$1,237
25ALANTHOMAS$1,087
26MICHAELTRAFICANTE$1,087
27NATHANLEE$1,087
28DANIELLOBATO$951
29LOUISFRANK$951
30SHAWNSORGI$951
31JENNIFERHASELTON$951
32ANTHONYDIANATY$951
33JAMESBATES$951
34COREYMAJOR$951
35JOHNAMBROSI$951
36AntonioFernandez$951
37KRISTOFERWERDER$817
38ERICMUTSCHLER$817
39JEFFREYMORZELLA$817
40TONYNGUYEN$817
41RONALDBOARDWINE$817
42JAMESSTALNAKER$817
43MICHAELSANCHEZ$817
44LUKESPEER$817
45DAVIDJACKSON$817
46THOMASHUNNICUTT$728
47DONALDGROVES$728
48MARIOTAMAYOSACO$728
49RACHELCAUDILL$728
50ROBERTSCHMAL$728
51CRAIGHENDERSON$728
52SALVADORRAMOS$728
53ERVINBRADLEY$728
54GALVINGALLARDO$728
55MATTHEWSTRUCKLE$661
56LewisGallo Jr$661
57KEVINPAHL$661
58NASHAATANTONIOUS$661
59GENEVAPINNEY$661
60OKHASELTON$661
61NORBERTKARA$661
62MICHAELPETTY$661
63ROBERTORTIZ$661
64DENNISJOHNSON$616
65DONALDANDERSON$616
66JOSEPHGADAH$616
67JOSEPHWRIGHT$616
68RafaelOsorio Sainz$616
69GREGORYOSBORNE$616
70HUONGLISENBEE$616
71RALPHSOWDER$616
72RichardDecarlo$616
73CHRISTOPHERPLACKO$571
74ANTHONYCARTER$571
75CHRISTOPHERBINION$571
76TIMOTHYTERHUNE$571
77THOMASAPREA JR$571
78JOHNMARLOW$571
79WALIDMADDAH$571
80CHARLESTURNER$571
81JOHNUTLEY JR$571
82JAKECLARK$527
83JOSEPHMANZULLO$527
84JEFFREYSANDERS$527
85JEROMEHALL JR$527
86JOHNFOLSOM$527
87DANIELWILSON$527
88DAVIDHEIMAN$527
89FRANKPEREZ$527
90VENCENTWHITE$527
91JASONMATOS$484
92IGNACIOPADRON$484
93ANTUANBUNKLEY$484
94FRANKLINLEWIS$484
95JOSEDELACRUZ$484
96MICHAELYOUNG$484
97DANIELDELLA ROSA$484
98FEMIFASHAKIN$484
99SCOTTCARACCIOLO$484
100JOHNBAKER$449
101STEVENSCHWEEN$446
102CHARLESFETTERLY$446
103MATTHEWWHITE$446
104ROBERTMCMANUS$446
105LACHENIMKHAOUN$446
106JOSIECAMPBELL$446
107ROBERTIRBY$446
108JOHNMCCARTHY$446
109WILFREDTEMPLETON$411
110ERICBUEL$411
111STEVENPELLINGRA$411
112TRAVISKEPPEL$411
113SARBJITSINGH$411
114DANIELDEDOMENICO$411
115CHRISTOPHERBOYLE$411
116JUANRODRIGUEZ$411
117GREGORYWYTKA$411
118MAHMOUDBIDARIAN$375
119STEPHENHORNE$375
120EDGARWARD$375
121ANDO$375
122TOMNGUYEN$375
123MARIODE LA PUENTA$375
124NIKOLAOSCOSTARELIS$375
125ALANRAMKHALAWAN$375
126MATTHEWARMSTRONG$375
127MARIANNEDMONDSON$339
128MARKHAZLETT$339
129PAULSTANECHEWSKI$339
130ALEXANDERBURY$339
131ANTHONYSOLARES GONZALEZ$339
132SALEEMDELAWALLA$339
133WILLIAMHARRELL$339
134KENNETHHAWKINS$339
135TUANVU$339
136GEORGENIEVES$304
137MICHAELGARAVUSO$304
138TERRANCEMITCHELL$304
139JOHNBENNETT$304
140THOMASSAWYER$304
141OSCARLINDO ZELEDON$304
142LYNNFOLSOM$304
143JEFFREYRUTLAND JR$304

Mega Stack Results: Li Zhou Victorious in Heads-Up Chop with William Harrell, Duo Takes $26K Apiece

November Mega Stack
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tampa, Florida

$570 Buy-In No Limit Hold’em ( Single Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 319
Prize Pool: $159,500
November 2-4, 2018

November Mega Stack champion, Li Zhou

November Mega Stack final results:

FINISHFIRST NAMELAST NAMEPRIZE
1LIZHOU$26,620
2WILLIAMHARRELL$26,619
3JACOBNAUMANN$13,272
4GREGORYWHITE$9,075
5GUILLAUMESTAREK$7,109
6TUANVU$5,748
7DAVIDASHKENASI$4,840
8GERALDDUNN$4,159
9LawrenceDowling$3,479
10HERBERTWOODBERY$3,025
11TIMOTHYCHAKOS$3,025
12MARVINKARLINS$3,025
13SANJIBACHARYA$2,647
14MICHAELGALLO$2,647
15PAULSTANECHEWSKI$2,647
16BRYCEMCVAY$2,269
17GENEVAPINNEY$2,269
18SHAWNBARNETT$2,269
19JOSIASCARDOSO DOS SANTOS$2,118
20ALANTHOMAS$2,118
21MichaelWARREN$2,118
22ANTHONYASTARITA$1,966
23JOSEPHORSINO$1,966
24JOSEGARCIA$1,966
25TODDIGNARSKI$1,853
26MARKWISER$1,853
27ANTHONYGUAGLIARDO$1,853
28DERRICKCUTLER$1,739
29ALANRAMKHALAWAN$1,739
30SAMUELSCHENKER$1,739
31BRIANSTEWART$1,739
32ROBERTORTIZ$1,739

November Holiday Mini Series Schedule

EventDayDateTimeBuy-inDescriptionStructure:
-Wed21-Nov6:00 PM$230Satellite in Holiday Mini Series Event 1, 2 & 3 - 5 Packages GTDStructure
1Fri23-Nov11:00 AM$355Black Friday NLH (Single RE) $15,000 GTD, $1,650 WPO seat addedStructure
-Fri23-Nov6:00 PM$185Satellite in Holiday Mini Series Event 2 & 3 - 5 Packages GTDStructure
2Sat24-Nov10:00 AM$475ONE DAY $100K NLH (RE)Structure
-Sat24-Nov4:00 PM$140Satellite in Holiday Mini Series Event 3Structure
-Sun25-Nov10:00 AM$140Satellite in Holiday Mini Series Event 3Structure
3Sun25-Nov12:00 PM$1,100Mega Stack NLH (Single RE) $20,000 GTD, $1,650 WPO seat addedStructure
4Sun25-Nov2:00 PM$200Omaha 8/Stud 8 (RE) $5,000 GTDStructure

November Tournament Calendar

DateTimeBuy-InTournamentDetails
Thu, Nov 0111:00 AM$70No Limit Hold'em (RE)Structure
Thu, Nov 016:00 PM$140Satellite 1 in 5 into $570 Mega Stack 5 Seats GTDStructure
Fri, Nov 0211:00 AM$570Mega Stack Day 1A No Limit Hold'em (Single RE) $100,000 GTDStructure
Fri, Nov 026:00 PM$570Mega Stack Day 1B No Limit Hold'em (Single RE) $100,000 GTDStructure
Sat, Nov 0310:00 AM$570Mega Stack Day 1C No Limit Hold'em (Single RE) $100,000 GTDStructure
Sat, Nov 033:00 PM$570Mega Stack Day 1D No Limit Hold'em (Single RE) $100,000 GTDStructure
Sun, Nov 0412:00 PM$200Triple Stack Special No Limit Hold'em (Single RE) $20,000 GTDStructure
Sun, Nov 041:00 PMDay 2Mega Stack Day 2 No Limit Hold'em (Single RE) $100,000 GTD--
Mon, Nov 0510:00 AM$200November Little Slick Poker Series - Flight AStructure
Mon, Nov 056:00 PM$200November Little Slick Poker Series - Flight BStructure
Tue, Nov 0610:00 AM$200November Little Slick Poker Series - Flight CStructure
Tue, Nov 066:00 PM$200November Little Slick Poker Series - Flight DStructure
Wed, Nov 0710:00 AM$200November Little Slick Poker Series - Flight EStructure
Wed, Nov 076:00 PM$200November Little Slick Poker Series - Flight FStructure
Thu, Nov 0810:00 AM$200November Little Slick Poker Series - Flight GStructure
Thu, Nov 086:00 PM$200November Little Slick Poker Series - Flight HStructure
Fri, Nov 0910:00 AM$200November Little Slick Poker Series - Flight IStructure
Fri, Nov 095:00 PM$200November Little Slick Poker Series - Flight JStructure
Sat, Nov 1010:00 AM$200November Little Slick Poker Series - Flight KStructure
Sat, Nov 103:00 PM$200November Little Slick Poker Series - Flight LStructure
Sun, Nov 1112:00 PM$200Triple Stack Special No Limit Hold'em (RE) $20,000 GTDStructure
Sun, Nov 111:00 PMDay 2November Little Slick Poker Series - Day 2--
Mon, Nov 1211:00 AM$70No Limit Hold'em (RE)Structure
Mon, Nov 126:00 PM$150Deep Stack Turbo No Limit Hold'em (RE) $5,000 GTDStructure
Tue, Nov 1311:00 AM$70No Limit Hold'em (RE)Structure
Tue, Nov 136:00 PM$185Triple Stack Special No Limit Hold'em (RE) $20,000 GTDStructure
Wed, Nov 1411:00 AM$150Deep Stack Turbo No Limit Hold'em (RE) $4,000 GTDStructure
Wed, Nov 146:00 PM$230No Limit Hold'em (RE) $10,000 GTDStructure
Thu, Nov 1511:00 AM$70No Limit Hold'em (RE)Structure
Thu, Nov 156:00 PM$100 + $50Double Green Chip Bounty Turbo No Limit Hold'em (RE)Structure
Fri, Nov 1611:00 AM$150Grinders No Limit Hold'em (RE) $10,000 GTDStructure
Fri, Nov 166:00 PM$300No Limit Hold'em (Single Re-Entry) $10,000 GTDStructure
Sat, Nov 1710:00 AM$250Triple 30s No Limit Hold'em (RE) 9 Max $30,000 GTD Structure
Sat, Nov 176:00 PM$100 + $50Double Green Chip Bounty NLH Freeze OutStructure
Sun, Nov 1812:00 PM$75Bankroll Builder No Limit Hold'em (RE) $10,000 GTDStructure
Sun, Nov 182:00 PM$150Limit Omaha 8 or Better - $5,000 GTDStructure
Mon, Nov 1911:00 AM$70No Limit Hold'em (RE)Structure
Mon, Nov 196:00 PM$150Deep Stack Turbo No Limit Hold'em (RE) $5,000 GTDStructure
Tue, Nov 2011:00 AM$70No Limit Hold'em (RE)Structure
Tue, Nov 206:00 PM$185Triple Stack Special No Limit Hold'em (RE) $20,000 GTDStructure
Wed, Nov 2111:00 AM$150Deep Stack Turbo No Limit Hold'em (RE) $4,000 GTDStructure
Wed, Nov 216:00 PM$230Satellite into $355 Event 1, $475 Event 2 and $1100 Event 3 NLH (RE) 5 Packages GTDStructure
Fri, Nov 2311:00 AM$355Holiday Mini Series Event 1 Black Friday No Limit Hold'em (Single Re-Entry)Structure
Fri, Nov 236:00 PM$185Satellite 1 in 10 into Holiday Mini Series Event 2, 3 $1,575 Package 5 Packages GTDStructure
Sat, Nov 2410:00 AM$475Holiday Mini Series Event 2 ONE DAY $100K No Limit Hold'em (RE)Structure
Sat, Nov 244:00 PM$140Satellite 1 in 10 into $1,100 Holiday Mini Series Event 3Structure
Sun, Nov 2510:00 AM$140Turbo Satellite 1 in 10 into $1,100 Holiday Mini Series Event 3Structure
Sun, Nov 2512:00 PM$1,100 Holiday Mini Series Event 3 No Limit Hold'em (Single Re-Entry) $20,000 GTDStructure
Sun, Nov 252:00 PM$200Holiday Mini Series Event 4 O.E. $5,000 GTDStructure
Mon, Nov 2611:00 AM$70No Limit Hold'em (RE)Structure
Mon, Nov 266:00 PM$150Deep Stack Turbo No Limit Hold'em (RE) $5,000 GTDStructure
Tue, Nov 2711:00 AM$70No Limit Hold'em (RE)Structure
Tue, Nov 276:00 PM$185Triple Stack Special No Limit Hold'em (RE) $20,000 GTDStructure
Wed, Nov 2811:00 AM$150Deep Stack Turbo No Limit Hold'em (RE) $4,000 GTDStructure
Wed, Nov 286:00 PM$230No Limit Hold'em (RE) $10,000 GTDStructure
Thu, Nov 2911:00 AM$70No Limit Hold'em (RE)Structure
Thu, Nov 296:00 PM$100 + $50Double Green Chip Bounty Turbo No Limit Hold'em (RE)Structure
Fri, Nov 3011:00 AM$150GrindersNo Limit Hold'em (RE) $10,000 GTDStructure
Fri, Nov 306:00 PM$280Satellite into Winter Poker Open Event 1, 4, and 5 $2,570 Package 5 Packages GTDStructure

First-Ever Pinktober Poker Open Concludes with $11K+ Raised for Charity

Pinktober Poker Open branded felt

 The first ever Pinktober Poker Open ran October 6th through the 14th concluding during the early morning hours of Monday. The unique, charitable series boasted six primary tournaments and a handful of secondaries. A portion of each buy-in was withheld for charity raising more than $11,000 for the American Cancer Society.

Headlining the play was the $565 buy-in, $200,000 guaranteed Main Event which drew over 500 entries. Claiming victory and scoring $39,102 along with a guitar trophy was Vinny Censabella.

Full tournament results:

That’s a wrap for the Pinktober Poker Open. Next up, the Winter Poker Open December 6th-17th!

Vinny Censabella Wins First-Ever Pinktober Poker Open $565/$200K Headliner

2018 Pinktober Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tampa, Florida
Event 5
$565 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 505
Prize Pool: $252,500
October 11-14, 2018

Tampa, FL – It took until the wee morning hours of Monday, but Vinny Censabella is a Pinktober Poker Open champion following a win in the series-headlining $565 buy-in, $200,000 guarantee. The title came after a long Day 2 that saw Censabella take the top spot following a five-way chop just before 3am. As chip leader, Censabella earned the lion’s share of the prize pool — a $39,102 payout — along with the property’s token guitar trophy.

Officially recognized as Event 5 of the first-ever series, the Pinktober Poker Open headliner drew 505 entries easily surpassing the $200,000 guarantee. Censabella was among a tough crew of talent that included John Dolan, Justin Zaki and Jonthan Hilton — all of whom finished in the money. Unfazed, Censabella took the chip lead midway through the day and never looked back riding it all the way to short-handed play.

Joining Censabella in the chop was Tampa regular Tony March who took home $20,560 for his performance. A portion of all tournament buy-ins already went toward the American Cancer Society, but March doubled down donating all of his winnings to his charity, the Pay it Backward Foundation.

The Pinktober Poker Open kicked off October 6th and ran all the way through Sunday’s $565 final table. In that time, more than $11,000 was raised for charity and Censabella co-headlined the event as the standout champion. Censabella is a 26-year-old project engineer from Winter Springs, Florida. He has a handful of recorded cashes both here in Tampa and in Hollywood, but his winnings are modest — less than $10,000. The Pinktober Poker Open win marks his largest and most notable poker accomplishment to day.

Stay tuned as the Seminole Hard Rock Tampa looks to run it back in October 2019!

Full $565 results:

1st: Vinny Censabella – $39,102
2nd: Gregory White – $31,298 + $1,650 WPO Seat
3rd: Michael Garavuso – $20,812 + $1,650 WPO Seat
4th: Tony March – $20,560 + $1,650 WPO Seat
5th: Joseph Skarzynski – $14,906 + $1,650 WPO Seat
6th: Anthony Dianaty – $8,299
7th: Trevor Hurst – $6,701
8th: Lahcen Imkhaoun – $5,471
9th: Ryan Sullivan – $4,734
10th: Wayne Daley – $4,119
11th: Rafael Perez Guerrero – $4,119
12th: Chris Williams – $4,119
13th: Brian Hooser – $3,627
14th: John Dolan – $3,627
15th: Mark “Bud” Wiser – $3,627
16th: Sarbjit Singh – $3,135
17th: Helberth Ortiz – $3,135
18th: Huyen Vo – $3,135
19th: Eric Mutschler – $2,643
20th: Timothy Shortell – $2,643
21st: Dushyant Gulati – $2,643
22nd: David DiBernardi– $2,385
23rd: Tara Schwartz – $2,385
24th: Daniel Brown – $2,385
25th: Sanjib Archarya – $2,139
26th: Steve Collins – $2,139
27th: Wil McCraney – $2,139
28th: Petr Hruska – $1,906
29th: Bradley Patton – $1,906
30th: Andre Rakusa – $1,906
31st: Ron Lane – $1,906
32nd: Kevin Malick – $1,906
33rd: Zo Karim – $1,906
34th: Fernando Rodriguez – $1,906
35th: Dmitriy Konikov – $1,906
36th: Allen Hedin – $1,906
37th: Christopher Holland – $1,623
38th: Rami Mikhail – $1,623
39th: Justin Zaki – $1,623
40th: Daniel Rogers – $1,623
41st: Witold Wasik – $1,623
42nd: Jonathan Hilton – $1,623
43rd: Alex Beece – $1,623
44th: Aaron Speer – $1,623
45th: Saj Illikal – $1,623
46th: Oscar Lindo Zeledon – $1,352
47th: Meir Barack – $1,352
48th: Brandon Lamora – $1,352
49th: Steve Trizis – $1,352
50th: Michael Traficante – $1,352
51st: Patrick Murphy – $1,352

Event 5: Vinny Censabella Wins in Five-Way Chop

$565 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guaranteed
| Structure | Payouts
Level 27: 30,000/60,000 with a 60,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 5 of 505

Vinny Censabella

Soon after Anthony Dianaty hit the rail, the remaining players agreed to a modified ICM chop. Vinny Censabella held the chip lead and gave up his $1,650 seat to short stack Joseph Skarzynski. Additionally, Skarzynski negotiated for $1,000 from everyone.

Here were the rough chip counts at the time of the deal followed by the agreed payouts:

Vinny Censabella – 4,800,000 – $39,102
Gregory White – 3,850,000 – $31,298 + $1,650 WPO Seat
Michael Garavuso – 2,600,000 – $20,812 + $1,650 WPO Seat
Tony March – 2,575,000 – $20,560 + $1,650 WPO Seat
Joseph Skarzynski – 1,300,000 – $14,906 + $1,650 WPO Seat

Greg White
Michael Garavuso
Tony March
Joseph Skarzynski

Additional information on the event will be posted shortly. In the meantime, here’s a look at the final table results:

1st: Vinny Censabella – $39,102
2nd: Gregory White – $31,298 + $1,650 WPO Seat
3rd: Michael Garavuso – $20,812 + $1,650 WPO Seat
4th: Tony March – $20,560 + $1,650 WPO Seat
5th: Joseph Skarzynski – $14,906 + $1,650 WPO Seat
6th: Anthony Dianaty – $8,299
7th: Trevor Hurst – $6,701
8th: Lahcen Imkhaoun – $5,471
9th: Ryan Sullivan – $4,734

Additional results are available in the posts below.

Event 5: Anthony Dianaty — 6th Place ($8,299)

$565 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guaranteed
| Structure | Payouts
Level 27: 30,000/60,000 with a 60,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 5 of 505

Anthony Dianaty

Anthony Dianaty was short stacked and shoved preflop. Michael Garavuso called and tabled adks — well ahead of Dianaty’s ac4h.

Runout: jc2c2dtd7s

Dianaty was eliminated in sixth place and the remaining six players promptly talked chop.

Anthony Dianaty – Eliminated in 6th place ($8,299)

Event 5: Trevor Hurst – 7th Place ($6,701)

$565 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guaranteed
| Structure | Payouts
Level 26: 25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 6 of 505

Trevor Hurst

Tony March raised to 150,000 and Trevor Hurst shoved for his last 500,000. March called Hurst was at risk.

Hurst: ahqd
March: khqc

A tired table started calling for a king.

Runout: td8s5sks9d

The king came on the turn giving March the best of it. Hurst was eliminated in seventh place.

Tony March – 2,400,000
Trevor Hurst – Eliminated in 7th place ($6,701)

Event 5: Rough Chip Counts on Break

$565 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guaranteed
| Structure | Payouts
Heading to Level 26: 25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 7 of 505

Players are in the midst of a 10-minute break. Here’s a look at the rough chip estimates followed by the remaining payouts:

Seat 1: — Empty —
Seat 2: — Empty —
Seat 3: Michael Garavuso – 920,000
Seat 4: Joseph Skarzynski – 2,300,000
Seat 5: — Empty —
Seat 6: Tony March – 1,900,000
Seat 7: Greg White – 3,000,000
Seat 8: Trevor Hurst – 1,025,000
Seat 9: Anthony Dianaty – 1,925,000
Seat 10: Vinny Censabella – 4,030,000

1st: – $49,711 + $1,650 WPO Seat
2nd: – $31,352 + $1,650 WPO Seat
3rd: – $20,656 + $1,650 WPO Seat
4th: – $14,262 + $1,650 WPO Seat
5th: – $10,697
6th: – $8,299
7th: – $6,701

Event 5: Ryan Sullivan – 9th Place ($4,734)

$565 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guaranteed
| Structure | Payouts
Level 24: 15,000/30,000 with a 30,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 8 of 505

Ryan Sullivan

There was five-way action between Trevor Hurst in the small blind, Anthony Dianaty in the big, Vinny Censabella under the gun and Ryan Sullivan UTG+1.

The flop came qhjc3d and Hurst and Dianaty checked to Censabella. Censabella bet 150,000 and Sullivan shoved for about 675,000. It folded around back to Censabella.

“Alright,” he said. “It stinks of queen-jack, but I call.”

Censabella: asah for a pair of aces
Sullivan: ksqc for top pair

Turn and river: 4d9s

Censabella’s aces held and Sullivan was eliminated in ninth place.

Vinny Censabell – 3,550,000
Ryan Sullivan – Eliminated in 9th place ($4,734)

Event 5: 10-Handed Seating Assignments and Chip Counts

$565 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guaranteed
| Structure | Payouts
Level 24: 15,000/30,000 with a 30,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 10 of 505

Seat 1: Wayne Daley – 640,000
Seat 2: Ryan Sullivan – 2,200,000
Seat 3: Michael Garavuso – 430,000
Seat 4: Joseph Skarzynski – 1,030,000
Seat 5: Lahcen Imkhaoun – 785,000
Seat 6: Tony March – 1,690,000
Seat 7: Greg White – 2,300,000
Seat 8: Trevor Hurst – 2,600,000
Seat 9: Anthony Dianaty – 2,000,000
Seat 10: Vinny Censabella – 1,980,000

1st: – $49,711 + $1,650 WPO Seat
2nd: – $31,352 + $1,650 WPO Seat
3rd: – $20,656 + $1,650 WPO Seat
4th: – $14,262 + $1,650 WPO Seat
5th: – $10,697
6th: – $8,299
7th: – $6,701
8th: – $5,471
9th: – $4,734
10th: – $4,119

Event 5: Rafael Perez Guerrero — 11th Place ($4,119)

$565 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guaranteed
| Structure | Payouts
Level 24: 15,000/30,000 with a 30,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 10 of 505

Rafael Perez Guerrero

Anthony Dianaty raised to 90,000 and Rafael Perez Guerrero shoved 290,000. Dianaty called and the cards were put face up.

Guerrero: acks
Dianaty: khqh

Runout: 9c7h2h5h6c

Dianaty hit an unlikely flush coming from behind to bust Guerrero in 11th place. With that, the tournament narrowed to 10 players and staff began the redraw.

Updated seating assignments and chip counts will be posted shortly.

Rafael Perez Guerrero – Eliminated in 11th place ($4,119)

Event 5: Chris Williams — 12th Place ($4,119)

$565 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guaranteed
| Structure | Payouts
Level 23: 12,000/24,000 with a 24,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 11 of 505

Chris Williams

Almost simultaneously with Brian Hooser, Chris Williams got all-in versus Trevor Hurst. It was a classic race — Williams’ axkx versus Hurst’s jxjx. The flop fell blanks, while the turn brought a jx improving Hurst to a set. Williams was drawing dead from there and went on to finish in 12th place.

Trevor Hurst – 2,420,000
Chris Williams – Eliminated in 12th place ($4,119)

Event 5: Brian Hooser – 13th Place ($3,627)

$565 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guaranteed
| Structure | Payouts
Level 23: 12,000/24,000 with a 24,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 12 of 505

Brian Hooser

According to the table, Brian Hooser was short stacked and got all in with ax8x against Ryan Sullivan’s qxjx. Hooser was ahead, and got a little help pairing his eight on the flop. A queen on the turn, though, spelled the end for Hooser. Sullivan improved to a better pair and there was no help for Hooser on the river.

Hooser was eliminated in 13th place.

Ryan Sullivan – 1,720,000
Brian Hooser – Eliminated in 13th place ($3,627)

Event 5: John Dolan — 14th Place ($3,627)

$565 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guaranteed
| Structure | Payouts
Level 22: 10,000/20,000 with a 20,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 13 of 505

John Dolan

Gregory White was on the button and opened to 40,000. It folded to John Dolan in the big blind and he three-bet to 140,000. White called and the pair saw a flop.

Flop: jsts4h – Dolan lead for a little over 100,000 and White shoved. Dolan called off and the hands went face up.

“Oh wow,” White said.

Dolan: kckh for an overpair
White: kdqh for an open-ended straight draw

Turn and river: ahtc

The river brought one of White’s outs. He improved to Broadway while Dolan was left busted. The 14th-place elimination earned the former November Niner $3,627.

Gregory White – 1,820,000
John Dolan – Eliminated in 14th place ($3,627)

Event 5: Anthony Dianaty Trending the Right Way

$565 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guaranteed
| Structure | Payouts
Level 22: 10,000/20,000 with a 20,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 14 of 505

Anthony Dianaty

Anthony Dianaty’s stack is headed the right way at the right time late in the Pinktober $565. With 14 players remaining, he sits at 1,800,000 chips good for one of the chip leaders in the room.

Each player still in has locked up $3,627, but all are vying for a $49,711 top prize.

Anthony Dianaty – 1,800,000

Event 5: Mark “Bud” Wiser, Sarbjit Singh and Helberth Ortiz Eliminated

$565 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guaranteed
| Structure | Payouts
Level 22: 10,000/20,000 with a 20,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 14 of 505

Mark “Bud” Wiser

In a rush of bustouts since combining to two tables, Mark “Bud” Wiser, Sarbjit Singh and Helberth Ortiz have been eliminated.

Sarbjit Singh

Mark “Bud” Wiser –  Eliminated in 15th place ($3,627)
Sarbjit Singh – Eliminated in 16th place ($3,135)
Helberth Ortiz – Eliminated in 17th place ($3,135)

Event 5: John Dolan Eliminates Eric Mutschler in 19th Place; Huyen Vo Goes Shortly After in 18th

$565 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guaranteed
| Structure | Payouts
Level 22: 10,000/20,000 with a 20,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 17 of 505

John Dolan flops a pair to bust Eric Mutschler

Eric Mutschler busted within minutes after dinner break ended. The fateful hand saw him face off against John Dolan preflop for the last of his stack. Mutschler had the best of it — ahqc versus ac7c — but a kh9c7d flop changed that. Dolan hit an unlikely pair to bust Mutschler and send the event to the final two tables.

As the tables were consolidating, Huyen Vo followed Mutschler to the rail busting in 18th.

John Dolan – 600,000
Huyen Vo – Eliminated in 18th place ($3,135)
Eric Mutschler – Eliminated in 19th place ($2,643)