Below is a recap of Event 11 of the Winter Poker Open, the $180 Seniors Classic Rockers event, that concluded during the early morning hours of Wednesday, December 14.
2016 Winter Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
$180 Seniors Classic Rockers 50+
Prize Pool: $19,375
December 13, 2016
Billy Dubay became the latest Winter Poker Open guitar trophy winner at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa during the early morning hours of Wednesday. Dubay’s title came at the hands of 145 “seniors” in the $180 Seniors Classic Rockers event and was the result of a heads-up chop with Andrew Butte. The duo split the prize pool evenly — each pocketing $4,503 — but Dubay went home with a $1,650 Championship seat and, of course, the trophy to boot.
There was plenty of play late in the tournament with big stacks and 30-minute levels. In fact, play was so deep that the bubble lasted 27 hands. After the better part of an hour, it was none other than Seminole Hard Rock Tampa ambassador Wally Maddah who busted 19th and went home with the unenviable honor of bubble boy. Maddah got short when he ran his fullhouse into an opponent’s better full house, then got his last 13,000 in during the 4,000/8,000 level. His pair was no good.
With Maddah’s exit, the remaining 18 locked up a score and play picked up. Notables to work their way into a scored include World Series of Poker gold bracelet winner Andre Boyer and Tampa regular Marvin Karlins.
Dubay started the final table as one of the short stacks, but quickly busted Byron Schenk 10th and Pete Kosakowski ninth. From there, he watched as Wes Skinner went out eighth, Randy Spain seventh, Debra Dorcy sixth and Lenny Rubin fifth. He went back into action busting Brenda Worley fourth and Elton “Skunk” Hates third. Dubay and Butte played a couple hands heads up, but quickly agreed to the aforementioned chop.
Dubay is a regular of the Tampa property and has recorded multiple cashes including an eighth-place finish in this very event in 2014. The win marks his first major tournament win and moves him to over $35,000 career earnings.
The Seniors Classic Rockers event was open to all participants age 50 or older. The 145-entry field generated a prize pool of $19,375.
Seniors Classic Rockers final results:
1st: Billy Dubay – $4,503 + Championship seat
2nd: Andrew Butte – $4,503
3rd: Elton “Skunk” Hayes – $1,841
4th: Brenda Lane-Worley – $1,550
5th: Lenny Rubin – $1,163
6th: Debra Dorcy – $969
7th: Randy Spain – $775
8th: Wes Skinner – $581
9th: Pete Kosakowski – $436
10th: Byron Schenk – $388
11th: Daniel Wilson – $388
12th: Ben Van Klink – $388
13th: Andre Boyer – $339
14th: George Bailey – $339
15th: Marvin Karlins – $339
16th: Michael Simon, Sr. – $291
17th: Peter Martin – $291
18th: Robert Brandl – $291