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)
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.
Wiser lead for 400,000. Aboodie called.
Both players checked.
Both players checked again.
All three hands were tabled and it was Wiser’s set that was best. Beece busted in fifth place.
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 and Nadeau was at risk.
Hoang’s aces were best and Nadeau was eliminated in seventh place.
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.
Salewski was eliminated in ninth place while Hoang took the chip lead.
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.
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.
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
In a heads-up pot between Gil Aboodi and Jaya Malapati, the board read . Malapati got all-in holding for flopped two pair. Aboodi was quick to call with for the nut straight. Malapati was eliminated in 13th place.
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’s kings held and Harrell was eliminated in 17th place.
Justin Harrell – Eliminated in 17th place ($2,631)
Event 1: $570 Deep Stack, $300K Gtd Heading to Level 24: 12,000/24,000/4,000 | Structure | Payouts Players Remaining: 20/892
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