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Kostas Papastavrou Steamrolls His Way to Victory in WPO $150

2016 Winter Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tampa, FL
Event 4
$150 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em
Entries: 508
Prize Pool: $59,310
December 5-7, 2016

Kostas Papastavrou pulled off a convincing performance Wednesday night at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa winning Event 4 of the property’s Winter Poker Open. Papastavrou claimed the top spot in the $150 Deep Stack defeating a tough field of 508 entries. For his efforts, he went home with $13,071, a $1,650 seat in the $300,000 guaranteed Championship and a guitar trophy.

With 30-minute levels on Day 1 and 40-minute levels on Day 2, the event moved fast to start but offered plenty of play late. The final table was reached around 6:45pm but play didn’t conclude until nearly 10:45pm. There was some talk of a chop nine-handed, but Papastavrou insisited on playing it out. The one roadblock to an early night went on to take a massive chip lead when he played pot worth nearly 4,000,000 against the start-of-day leader Devaraj Munisekar. With six players left, Munisekar raised and Papastavrou made it 445,000 to go. Munisekar shoved and Papastavrou called off 1,944,000. It turned out to be a race — a race that Papastavrou’s ace-king won.

The hand catapulted Papastavrou into the lead and he bullied his way to a heads-up berth against Kevin Pahl. The pair debated briefly before deciding on a chop that saw Papastavrou take the top spot while Pahl went home with an even $10,000.

With a modest pricepoint and a super-sized field, one might be surprised to see the talent that made Day 2 of Event 4. Five-time WSOP Circuit ring winner John Holley, 2016 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown $350 winner Vitor Coelho, 2016 WPTDeepStacks-Tampe Main Event champion Anthony Astarita and Seminole Hard Rock Tampa ambassador Wally Maddah were among those who returned to compete for the top prize. While they each cashed, it was Papastavrou’s trophy for the taking.

Papastavrou is a 54-year-old professional poker player. He immigrated to the United States from Greece about 38  years ago and has spent much of his time Stateside in Florida. He’s been playing for a living for 21 years and has recorded two major victories prior to this.

Event 4 results:

1st: Kostas Papastavrou – $13,071 + $1,650 Seat
2nd: Kevin Pahl – $10,000
3rd: Mark “Bud” Wiser- $5,338
4th: Brandon Sinawi – $4,241
5th: Kevin Goldstein – $3,321
6th: Devaraj Munisekar – $2,728
7th: Angelo Valdez – $2,165
8th: Tony March – $1,690
9th: Will Dominguez – $1,186
10th: Onder Ekinci – $771
11th: Vitor Coelho – $771
12th: Daniel Ramirez – $771
13th: Mal O’Connor- $593
14th: Antonio Rangel – $593
15th: Jean Zabin – $593
16th: James Gibson – $445
17th: Wally Maddah – $445
18th: Anthony Astarita – $445
19th: Erik Zika – $326
20th: Christina Taylor – $326
21st: Eric Buel – $326
22nd: Sumit Mantaporn – $326
23rd: Michael Henin – $326
24th: Jimmy Davis – $326
25th: Michael Scott – $326
26th: James Smith – $326
27th: Carlos Loving – $326
28th: Jason Hamilton – $297
29th: Oscar Lindo Zeledon – $297
30th: David Hudick – $297
31st: Joao Figueiredo – $297
32nd: Robert Panetta – $297
33rd: Ryan Hughes – $297
34th: John Holley – $297
35th: Hank Zheng – $297
36th: Greg Osborne – $297
37th: John Ambrosi – $267
38th: Ian Pearson – $267
39th: Matthew Mirabella – $267
40th: Rina Coss – $267
41st: Michael Nostrame – $267
42nd: Chase Kinchen – $267
43rd: William Sanford – $267
44th: Brian Dokendorf – $267
45th: Mohammad Affaneh – $267
46th: Chad Kitchen – $237
47th: Vencent White – $237
48th: Vicki Holmes – $237
49th: Kenneth James – $237
50th: Jordan Keller – $237
51st: William McPhillips – $237
52nd: Anthony Thomas – $237
53rd: Jeffrey Kichman – $237
54th: James Wood – $237

Event 4: Kostas Papastavrou Wins in Heads Up Deal ($13,071); Kevin Pahl Runner Up ($10,000)

$150 Big Stack NL Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 28: 30,000/60,000 with a 10,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 508

Kostas Papastavrou

Kostas Papastavrou and Kevin Pahl agreed to a heads up deal that saw Pahl pocket an even $10,000. Papastavrou, meanwhile, earned $13,071 along with the guitar trophy and a $1,650 seat in the $300,000 guaranteed Championship.

Kevin Pahl

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

1st: Kostas Papastavrou – $13,071 + $1,650 Seat
2nd: Kevin Pahl – $10,000
3rd: Mark “Bud” Wiser- $5,338
4th: Brandon Sinawi – $4,241
5th: Kevin Goldstein – $3,321
6th: Devaraj Munisekar – $2,728
7th: Angelo Valdez – $2,165
8th: Tony March – $1,690
9th: Will Dominguez – $1,186
10th: Onder Ekinci – $771
11th: Vitor Coelho – $771
12th: Daniel Ramirez – $771
13th: Mal O’Connor- $593
14th: Antonio Rangel – $593
15th: Jean Zabin – $593
16th: James Gibson – $445
17th: Wally Maddah – $445
18th: Anthony Astarita – $445
19th: Erik Zika – $326
20th: Christina Taylor – $326
21st: Eric Buel – $326
22nd: Sumit Mantaporn – $326
23rd: Michael Henin – $326
24th: Jimmy Davis – $326
25th: Michael Scott – $326
26th: James Smith – $326
27th: Carlos Loving – $326
28th: Jason Hamilton – $297
29th: Oscar Lindo Zeledon – $297
30th: David Hudick – $297
31st: Joao Figueiredo – $297
32nd: Robert Panetta – $297
33rd: Ryan Hughes – $297
34th: John Holley – $297
35th: Hank Zheng – $297
36th: Greg Osborne – $297
37th: John Ambrosi – $267
38th: Ian Pearson – $267
39th: Matthew Mirabella – $267
40th: Rina Coss – $267
41st: Michael Nostrame – $267
42nd: Chase Kinchen – $267
43rd: William Sanford – $267
44th: Brian Dokendorf – $267
45th: Mohammad Affaneh – $267
46th: Chad Kitchen – $237
47th: Vencent White – $237
48th: Vicki Holmes – $237
49th: Kenneth James – $237
50th: Jordan Keller – $237
51st: William McPhillips – $237
52nd: Anthony Thomas – $237
53rd: Jeffrey Kichman – $237
54th: James Wood – $237

Event 4: Mark “Bud” Wiser — 3rd Place ($5,338)

$150 Big Stack NL Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 28: 30,000/60,000 with a 10,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 508

Mark “Bud” Wiser

In a raised pot, Kevin Pahl was in position versus Mark “Bud” Wiser. The flop was Td8d3c and Pahl shoved. Wiser took a minute or two, but called off his last 650,000. Wiser held Ac8s and was paired versus the KdJd of Pahl’s flush draw, overcards and backdoor straight draws.

The turn fell the Ad completing Pahl’s flush. Wiser called for another ace in hopes to improve to a fullhouse, but it never came. The river Jh sealed the deal and Wiser was eliminated in third place earning $5,338.

Pahl went into heads up play against Kostas Papastavrou with a massive chip deficit.

Mark “Bud” Wiser – Eliminated in third place ($5,338)

Event 4: Brandon Sinawi — 4th Place ($4,241); Kevin Goldstein — 5th Place ($3,321)

$150 Big Stack NL Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 27: 25,000/50,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 508

Brandon Sinawi

Brandon Sinawi  and Kevin Goldstein were just eliminated in a span of only a couple hands by chip leader Kostas Papastavrou. Papastavrou’s lead grew while Sinawi was eliminated fourth for $4,241 and Goldstein fifth for $3,321.

Kevin Goldstein

Brandon Sinawi – Eliminated in fourth place ($4,241)
Kevin Goldstein – Eliminated in fifth place ($3,321)

Event 4: Devaraj Munisekar — 6th Place ($2,728)

$150 Big Stack NL Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 27: 25,000/50,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 5 of 508

Devaraj Munisekar

Devaraj Munisekar open-shoved for 280,000. Action was sent to Kevin Pahl in the small blind and he moved all in for more. The big blind folded and Munisekar was at risk.

Pahl: AhJh
Devaraj Munisekar: Qd2d

Runout: Ac8h7cQs8c

Pahl’s aces took the pot and Munisekar was eliminated in sixth place for $2,728.

Devaraj Munisekar – Eliminated in sixth place ($2,728)

Event 4: Papastavrou Doubles through Munisekar in Massive All-In

$150 Big Stack NL Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 26: 20,000/40,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 6 of 508

Devaraj Munisekar raised to 100,000 from late position and Kostas Papastavrou made it 445,000 behind him. It was back on Munisekar and he moved all-in. Papastavrou called and with that the two biggest stacks at the table were all in preflop. It was unclear who had who covered.

Munisekar: JhJd
Papastavrou: AhKd

Runout: Qd7h4sKh5d

Papastavrou spiked his king on the turn to win the hand. His stack was counted down to 1,944,000. Munisekar sent the pot Papastavrou’s way and was left with just 160,000. Papastavrou, meanwhile, took a massive chip lead.

Kostas Papastavrou – 3,975,000 (99 bb)
Devaraj Munisekar – 160,000 (4 bb)

Event 4: Angelo Valdez — 7th Place ($2,165)

$150 Big Stack NL Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 26: 20,000/40,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 6 of 508

Angelo Valdez

Kevin Goldstein moved all in from late position and Angelo Valdez called from the small blind. Valdez was at risk.

Valdez: KcKd
Goldstein: QcQd

Goldstein, who previously doubled through Valdez’s queens, joked about good he was running. The flop fell 9s7s5h.

“I’m running really well right now,” Goldstein said. “The queen’s coming on the turn or river.”

He was wrong about the 7h turn, but smacked the Qh river improving him to a set and earning himself the pot. Valdez was eliminated in seventh place good for a $2,165 score.

Angel Valdez – Eliminated in seventh place ($2,165)

Event 4: Tony March — 8th Place ($1,690)

$150 Big Stack NL Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 25: 15,000/30,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 7 of 508

Tony March

Tony March was playing on borrowed time after his jacks ran into aces on an ace-high board. The turn and river completed the wheel for an unlikely chop and March lived to fight another day.

He met his fate recently, though, when he limped and Devaraj Munisekar raised to 150,000 from late position. It folded back to March who called.

March checked the 9s7h2s flop and Munisekar bet 175,000. March called.

The turn was the Ks and March ended up getting his last roughly 500,000 in the pot. Munisekar had AhAd for an overpair and was pleased to see March’s JhTh bluff. The river fell the 6s and March was eliminated in eighth place earning $1,690.

Tony March – Eliminated in eighth place ($1,690)

Event 4: Will Dominguez — 9th Place ($1,186)

$150 Big Stack NL Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 24: 12,000/24,000 with a 4,000 ante
Players Remaining: 8 of 508

Will Dominguez

Brandon Sinawi got it started by jamming about 360,000. It folded to Will Dominguez on the button and he shoved forward his final 202,000 chips. The blinds folded and Sinawi was in good shape claiming AcJc to Dominguez’s QdJh

An Ad9c4d flop spelled the end for Dominguez. Didn’t improve on the 2c turn or 2s river and was sent to the rail ninth earning $1,186.

Brandon Sinawi – 595,000 (24 bb)
Will Dominguez – Eliminated in ninth place ($1,186)

Event 4: Final Nine Head to Dinner

$150 Big Stack NL Hold’em (Re-Entry)
End of Level 23: 10,000/20,000 with a 3,000 ante
Players Remaining: 9 of 508

The remaining nine players are on a 40-minute dinner break. Action resumes at roughly 7:30pm. While you wait, here’s a look at the remaining payouts followed by the updated tournament results:

1st – $14,768 + $1,650 Seat
2nd – $8,303
3rd – $5,338
4th – $4,241
5th – $3,321
6th – $2,728
7th – $2,165
8th – $1,690
9th – $1,186

10th: Onder Ekinci – $771
11th: Vitor Coelho – $771
12th: Daniel Ramirez – $771
13th: Mal O’Connor- $593
14th: Antonio Rangel – $593
15th: Jean Zabin – $593
16th: James Gibson – $445
17th: Wally Maddah – $445
18th: Anthony Astarita – $445
19th: Erik Zika – $326
20th: Christina Taylor – $326
21st: Eric Buel – $326
22nd: Sumit Mantaporn – $326
23rd: Michael Henin – $326
24th: Jimmy Davis – $326
25th: Michael Scott – $326
26th: James Smith – $326
27th: Carlos Loving – $326
28th: Jason Hamilton – $297
29th: Oscar Lindo Zeledon – $297
30th: David Hudick – $297
31st: Joao Figueiredo – $297
32nd: Robert Panetta – $297
33rd: Ryan Hughes – $297
34th: John Holley – $297
35th: Hank Zheng – $297
36th: Greg Osborne – $297
37th: John Ambrosi – $267
38th: Ian Pearson – $267
39th: Matthew Mirabella – $267
40th: Rina Coss – $267
41st: Michael Nostrame – $267
42nd: Chase Kinchen – $267
43rd: William Sanford – $267
44th: Brian Dokendorf – $267
45th: Mohammad Affaneh – $267
46th: Chad Kitchen – $237
47th: Vencent White – $237
48th: Vicki Holmes – $237
49th: Kenneth James – $237
50th: Jordan Keller – $237
51st: William McPhillips – $237
52nd: Anthony Thomas – $237
53rd: Jeffrey Kichman – $237
54th: James Wood – $237

Event 4: Onder Ekinci — 10th Place ($771)

$150 Big Stack NL Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 23: 10,000/20,000 with a 3,000 ante
Players Remaining: 9 of 508

Onder Ekinci

Onder Ekinci open-shoved 249,000 and Kostas Papastavrou casually called. The remaining players in the hand folded and Ekinci was at risk.

Papastavrou: AsQs
Ekinci: Ac5c

Runout: 7d4s2sQc4h

Papastavrou’s ace-queen high held and Ekinci was eliminated in 10th place earning $771.

Onder Ekinci – Eliminated in 10th place ($771)

Event 4: Final Table of 10 Reached Following Vitor Coelho’s 11th-Place Elimination

$150 Big Stack NL Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 23: 10,000/20,000 with a 3,000 ante
Players Remaining: 10 of 508

The $150 restart is down to 10 players following the elimination of Vitor Coelho. Here’s a look at their chip counts and seating assignments followed by the remaining payouts:

Seat 1: Mark “Bud” Wiser – 655,000
Seat 2: Tony March – 900,000
seat 3: Will Dominguez – 245,000
Seat 4: Devaraj Munisekar – 1,170,000
Seat 5: Onder Ekinci – 261,000
Seat 6: Kevin Goldstein – 101,000
Seat 7: Kostas Papastavrou – 1,800,000
Seat 8: Angelo Valdez – 775,000
Seat 9: Brandon Sinawi – 267,000
Seat 10: Kevin Pahl – 1,270,000

1st – $14,768 + $1,650 Seat
2nd – $8,303
3rd – $5,338
4th – $4,241
5th – $3,321
6th – $2,728
7th – $2,165
8th – $1,690
9th – $1,186
10th – $771

11th: Vitor Coelho – $771

Event 4: Valdez Eliminates Astarita 18th and Maddah 17th in Double Knockout

$150 Big Stack NL Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 22: 8,000/16,000 with a 2,000 ante
Players Remaining: 15 of 508

There was a flurry of eliminations to start two-table play including that of June’s WPTDeepStacks-Tampa Main Event Champion Anthony Astarita and Seminole Hard Rock Tampa ambassador Wally Maddah.

Astarita open-shoved for about 120,000 and Maddah re-shoved for about 150,000. Angelo Valdez called and had both players at risk.

Maddah: JxJx
Valdez: AxKx
Astarita: Ax7x

Valez had both players covered and spiked a king to bust two of the most accomplished individuals left. While they were getting paid out, another player hit the rail narrowing the field to just 15 remaining.

Angelo Valdez

Angelo Valdez – 625,000 (39 bb)
Wally Maddah – Eliminated in 17th place ($445)
Anthony Astaria – Eliminated in 18th place ($445)

Event 4: Daniel Ramirez Eliminates Erik Zika to Narrow Play to Two Tables

$150 Big Stack NL Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 21: 6,000/12,000 with a 2,000 ante
Players Remaining: 18 of 508

Daniel Ramirez has been on a tear over the last 40 minutes and now leads the field comfortably in the Winter Poker Open $150. He most recently eliminated Erik Zika in 19th place collapsing the tournament to the final two tables.

Here’s a glance at the scene followed by updated results places 19th-27th:

Table 1
Table 2

19th: Erik Zika – $326
20th: Christina Taylor – $326
21st: Eric Buel – $326
22nd: Sumit Mantaporn – $326
23rd: Michael Henin – $326
24th: Jimmy Davis – $326
25th: Michael Scott – $326
26th: James Smith – $326
27th: Carlos Loving – $326

Additional results are available in the posts below.

Event 4: Costas Papastavrou Leads Following Break

$150 Big Stack NL Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 21: 6,000/12,000 with a 2,000 ante
Players Remaining: 22 of 508

Costas Papastavou

Cards are in the air following the second break of the day with 22 players remaining. Out in front of the action as the tournament continues to play down toward a winner is Costas Papastavrou. Papastavrou sits on 865,000 chips good for 72 big blinds. All players have locked up a score of $326.

Costas Papastavrou – 865,000 (72 bb)

Event 4: Daniel Ramirez Eliminates Mike Henin in 23rd Place

$150 Big Stack NL Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 20: 5,000/10,000 with a 1,000 ante
Players Remaining: 22 of 508

Mike Henin shoved all in for his last 191,000 and Daniel Ramirez asked for a count from the big blind. The dealer broke down the stack to 191,000 and Ramirez casually plopped a blue 25,000 chip into the pot.

Ramirez: 6s6d
Henin: 3c3d

Runout: AsJs9d2sQd

Ramirez’s sixes held and Henin was eliminated in 23rd place earning $326. The pair exchanged some words as Henin angrily hit the rail. The pot put Ramirez’s stack at 775,000 just as players headed on their second break of the day.

Daniel Ramirez – 775,000 (77 bb)

Event 4: Another Table Gone; Updated Results

$150 Big Stack NL Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 19: 4,000/8,000 with a 1,000 ante
Players Remaining: 27 of 508

The stacks have been shallowing and the field has been narrowing. Just 27 players remain — putting the event down to the final three tables — with the tournament’s $14,768 top prize right around the corner.

28th: Jason Hamilton – $297
29th: Oscar Lindo Zeledon – $297
30th: David Hudick – $297
31st: Joao Figueiredo – $297
32nd: Robert Panetta – $297
33rd: Ryan Hughes – $297
34th: John Holley – $297
35th: Hank Zheng – $297

Additional results are available in the posts below.

Event 4: Vitor Coelho Cruising Early in Level 19

$150 Big Stack NL Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 19: 4,000/8,000 with a 1,000 ante
Players Remaining: 28 of 508

Vitor Coelho

Vitor Coelho recently hit a fortuitous runout to double his 212,000-chip stack. On the fateful hand, a player to his right raised, Coelho moved all-in and the player called.

Opponent: AxAx
Coelho: AxKx

Coelho was drawing slim, but the runout improved him to a straight. He doubled up and now sits with 450,000 chips early in Level 19.

Vitor Coelho – 450,000 (56 bb)

Event 4: Checking in with the Start of Day Chip Leader

$150 Big Stack NL Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 18: 3,000/6,000 with a 1,000 ante
Players Remaining: 32 of 508

Devaraj Munisekar

Devaraj Munisekar started Day 2 with a massive chip lead. He made his way into the money easily, but has only seen his stack shrink during the first three hours of play.

Recently, he was in a three-way pot staring down a 10-high flop. Daniel Ramirez bet and the player on his direct left jammed for slightly more. It was on Munisekar who pulled his cards up off the table and stared them down before folding. Ramirez called and showed ace-eight while the all-in player flipped over king-jack. Neither player had a made hand.

The board completed with two blanks and Ramirez’s ace-high was best. Munisekar stood in disgust as he revealed he folded king-10 — top pair.

Despite missing out on the pot, he’s still one of the big stacks with 385,000.

Devaraj Munisekar – 385,000 (64 bb)

Event 4: Plenty of Notables Remain with Four Tables Left

$150 Big Stack NL Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 18: 3,000/6,000 with a 1,000 ante
Players Remaining: 35 of 508

Even at the $150 pricepoint, Event 4 of the Winter Poker Open drew quite a collection of notables. As the event gets deeper and deeper into the money, many familiar faces are still drawing live for a Tampa title.

Here’s a look at some of the recognizable faces still in followed by another round of results:

Anthony Astarita – 375,000
Daniel Ramirez – 366,000
Tony March – 250,000
John Holley – 220,000
Carlos Loving – 95,000

36th: Greg Osborne – $297
37th: John Ambrosi – $267
38th: Ian Pearson – $267
39th: Matthew Mirabella – $267
40th: Rina Coss – $267
41st: Michael Nostrame – $267
42nd: Chase Kinchen – $267
43rd: William Sanford – $267
44th: Brian Dokendorf – $267
45th: Mohammad Affaneh – $267
46th: Chad Kitchen – $237
47th: Vencent White – $237

Additional results are available in the posts below.

Event 4: #Ambassador Maddah Chipping Up in the Money

$150 Big Stack NL Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 17: 2,500/5,000 with a 500 ante
Players Remaining: 44 of 508

Wally Maddah

Seminole Hard Rock Tampa ambassador Wally Maddah is in the midst of a streak of tournament runs that’s second to none in the state. In addition to numerous daily event final tables, Maddah finished 18th in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Poker Open’s record-breaking $360 and final tabled the series’ massive $570 a few days later. He returned home to Tampa only to chop the $350 Winter Poker Open evert nine ways after maneuvering through more than 700 entries.

He’s making moves again in today’s $150 restart. After starting the day with 47,000 chips sitting 63rd of 68 in the counts, Maddah has chipped up to 128,000 and is in great position to continue his impressive streak with the tournament now in the money.

Wally Maddah – 128,000 (25 bb)

Event 4: First Round of Results

$150 Big Stack NL Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 17: 2,500/5,000 with a 500 ante
Players Remaining: 47 of 508

Winter Poker Open Event 4 trophy

With an average stack of over 30 big blinds, there’s quite a bit of play in the money in Event 4. The eliminations have been slow to start, but a handful of players have met their maker since the bubble burst about 30 minutes ago.

48th: Vicki Holmes – $237
49th: Kenneth James – $237
50th: Jordan Keller – $237
51st: William McPhillips – $237
52nd: Anthony Thomas – $237
53rd: Jeffrey Kichman – $237
54th: James Wood – $237

Event 4: Raymond Delcueto Eliminated on the Bubble by Hank Zheng

$150 Big Stack NL Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 16: 2,000/4,000 with a 500 ante
Players Remaining: 54 of 508

Raymond Delcueto

The $150 Big Stack cruised right past bubble play and into the money when Raymond Delcueto jammed 121,000 into the pot with 55 players remaining. Delcueto held TcTd and was in a bad place versus the QsQd of Hank Zheng.

Runout: 5s3d2c3s7h

Delcueto didn’t spike a set and his elimination sent the final 54 players into the money. Zheng meanwhile, took a nice stack into late stages of play.

Hank Zheng

Tournament payouts:

1st – $14,768 + $1,650 Seat
2nd – $8,303
3rd – $5,338
4th – $4,241
5th – $3,321
6th – $2,728
7th – $2,165
8th – $1,690
9th – $1,186
10th-12th – $771
13th-15th – $593
16th-18th – $445
19th-27th – $326
28th-36th – $297
37th-45th – $267
46th-54th – $237

Event 4: Day 2 Underway; 68 Remain, 54 Pay with a Championship Seat Up Top

$150 Big Stack NL Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 15: 1,500/3,000 with a 500 ante
Players Remaining: 68 of 508

Day 2 chip leader Devaraj Munisekar

The clock strikes 12-noon at Seminole Hard Rock Tampa and Day 2 of Event 4 of the Winter Poker Open is underway. The $150 tournament drew 508 players besting its $50,000 guarantee before the prize pool settled at $59,310. All 68 remaining participants have accomplished something by making it this far, but only the top 54 are set to go how with a score.

Chip Counts | Table Draws | Payouts

Leading the restart with a massive stack of 426,700 is Devaraj Munisekar. Munisekar put a hurt on Flight B bagging a monster and he starts today more than 125,000 chips ahead of second place Daniel Ramirez.

Other notables among the restart crowd include John Holley (216,000), 2016 WPTDeepStacks-Tampa champion Anthony Astarita (141,000), Tom Nguyen (136,000), Tony March (100,000) and Seminole Hard Rock Tampa team member Wally Maddah (47,000).

Anthony Astarita
Wally Maddah

A min-cash in the tournament is good for a $237 score while the eventual champion earns $14,768 along with the guitar trophy and a seat in the $300,000 guaranteed Championship.

Action is expected to start fast and we’ll provide details on the bubble play as soon as it bursts.