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Event 7: Dmitry Agrachov Wins First Title

2016 Winter Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tampa, FL
Event 7
$570 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em
Entries: 624
Prize Pool: $310,350
December 8 – 11, 2016

Dmitry Agrachov, Event 7 Champion

Event 7 was the third multi-day tournament on the 2016 Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Winter Poker Open schedule and it brought out the players. Six starting flights combined to put 624 entries in the game and SHRP regular Dmitry Agrachov outlasted them all to become the next WPO champion after an eight-way deal put $40,727 in his bankroll.

The $570 buy-in tournament was on pace to hit its $200,000 guaranteed prize pool after the first two flights and then blasted past it on the weekend. They pushed the prize over $300,000 by the time registration closed and 113 players returned for Day 2 with a chance to earn a piece of it.

Jerry Silva was the big stack chip leader at the restart but the best he could manage was a 44th place finish with 63 getting paid. Other notables making the money were Tony March, John Holley, David Tuthill, 2010 WSOP November Niner John Dolan, and reigning SHRP Player of the Year David Prociak.

None of them were around as the tournament neared the big money at the final table. Steve Tziris went out in 11th place to set up the ten-handed final table but Joseph Boulais went out at the same time on the other table to make it nine.

Ari Prostak hit the rail shortly after they redrew seats and the remaining eight players worked out a deal to divide up the remaining prize pool. SHRP regular Dmitry Agrachov had run his stack over 3 million and was awarded the title.

Nikita Patalinghug did well to take home more than $30,000 after late trouble. She was down to a single big blind with 16 players remaining then ran up her short stack to the second biggest at the final table.

Rafael Reis continues his hot streak after winning the record-setting Event 1 field during the 2016 Seminole Hard Rock “Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open” series and Jenn Haselton took away a nice cash while her mother was finishing 20th in the Turbo Event 8 nearby.

But Agrachov is the marquee name at the end of the day. He has nearly $400,000 in career earnings including several close calls to winning a first title. Agrachov has now locked up those honors and now has a tournament win to his credit along with the guitar trophy and a seat $1,650 Winter Poker Open Championship.

Event 7 results:

1st: Dmitry Agrachov – $40,727 + Championship seat
2nd: Nikita Patalinghug – $30,151
3rd: Rafael Reis – $28,360
4th: Steve Pellingra – $26,710
5th: Scott “Twitch” Anderson – $24,730
6th: John Alegria – $23,680
7th: Sean Heywood – $20,700
8th: Jenn Haselton – $20,200
9th: Ari Prostak – $5,897

Download Final Results (PDF)

Event 7: Dmitry Agrachov Takes the Title After 8-Way Deal

$570 Deep Stack NL Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 27: 25,000/50,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 8 of 624

Dmitry Agrachov

After Ari Prostak’s elimination, the eight remaining players decided to discuss a deal to divide the remaining prize pool. It took a while to get there but they eventually reached a deal with Dmitry Agrachov taking the title as chip leader.

We will have full details of the deal once they all cash out.

Event 7: Ari Prostak – 9th Place ($5,897)

$570 Deep Stack NL Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 27: 25,000/50,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 8 of 624

Ari Prostak

Scott Anderson opened to 125,000 under the gun, Nikita Patalinghug called on the button, and Ari Prostak moved all-in for ~475,000 from the small blind.

Anderson released and Patalinghug called after a short think.

Patalinghug: KdQd
Prostak: JsJc

It was a race and Patalinghug took the lead on the AsKc9h flop. Prostak blanked the 8s turn and was sent out in ninth place after the 2d river.

R. Nikita Patalinghug – 1,700,000 (34 bb)
Ari Prostak – Eliminated in 9th place ($5,897)

Event 7: Final Table Lineup and Counts

$570 Deep Stack NL Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 27: 25,000/50,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 9 of 624

Seat 1: Rafael Reis – 2,310,000 (46 bb)
Seat 2: Dimitry Agrachov – 3,420,000 (68 bb)
Seat 3: Steven Pellingra – 1,600,000 (32 bb)
Seat 4: Joey Alegria – 715,000 (14 bb)
Seat 5: R. Nikita Patalinghug – 1,240,000 (25 bb)
Seat 6: Ari Prostak – 535,000 (11 bb)
Seat 7: Jenn Haselton – 780,000 (16 bb)
Seat 8: Scott Anderson – 920,000 (18 bb)
Seat 9: Sean Heywood – 875,000 (18 bb)

Event 7: Steve Trizis – 11th Place ($4,035); Joseph Boulais – 10th Place ($4,035)

$570 Deep Stack NL Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 27: 25,000/50,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 9 of 624

Steve Trizis

After a brief slowdown, we had two big hands hit at the same time on each table.

On Table 42, action folded to Rafael Reis in the small blind, he moved all-in, and short-stacked Steve Trizis quickly called in the big.

Reis: 7d4s
Trizis: 3c3d

Trizis folded the over cards on the Js9c2s flop but Reis hit the 7h turn. No saving on the 6c river and Trizis went out in 11th place.

While that was happening, Joseph Boulais and Dmitry Agrachov mixed it up after the Jd8h6d flop. Boulais put all his chips in the middle with top pair but Agrachov had him out kicked.

Agrachov: AcJc
Boulais: QhJs

The 3s turn and 2c river did not help Boulias and we had a nine-handed final table to prepare. Tournament staff paused the clock and we will have counts once they are back underway.

Joseph Boulais

Event 7: John O’Neal – 12th Place ($4,035)

$570 Deep Stack NL Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 26: 20,000/40,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 11 of 624

John O’Neal

John O’Neal opened to 100,000 from the cutoff and Rafael Reis made it 270,000 from the small blind. O’Neal moved all-in for ~1.3 million and Reis called after a short think.

Reis: AsKc
O’Neal: AcQs

Reis was dominating and the 9c4h3h6sJd send O’Neal out in 12th place while giving Reis a huge lead with 11 players remaining.

Rafael Reis – 2,750,000 (69 bb)
John O’Neal – Eliminated in 12th place ($4,035)

Event 7: Carlos Loving — 13th Place ($2,948)

$570 Deep Stack NL Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 25: 15,000/30,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 12 of 624

Scott Anderson opened for 85,000 and Carlos Loving moved all-in for a modest stack. Anderson called, flipped over TsTd and was in good shape against Loving’s KhQh.

The Th on the flop was good enough for Anderson who improved to a set. Loving never got any love and he went on to bust in 13th place.

Scott Anderson – 1,200,000 (30bb)
Carlos Loving – Eliminated in 13th place ($2,948)

Event 7: Scott Caracciolo – 14th Place ($2,948)

$570 Deep Stack NL Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 26: 20,000/40,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 13 of 624

Scott Caracciolo

Scott Caracciolo moved all-in for ~150,000 and Rafael Reis called to put him at risk.

Reis: Jh8h
Caracciolo: Th9h

Caracciolo had two live cards but his hearts were covered and picked up a gutshot on the KdQs5c flop. The 4d turn changed nothing and he was sent out after the 6h river.

Rafael Reis – 1,600,000 (40 bb)
Scott Caracciolo – Eliminated in 14th place ($2,948)

Event 7: Aric Pluskat — 15th Place ($2,958)

$570 Deep Stack NL Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 25: 15,000/30,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 14 of 624

Aric Pluskat

Sean Heywood opened shoved for about 360,000 and Aric Pluskat called for less.

Heywood: Ac4s
Pluskat: KdJh

Runout: 9c6s2cTs4d

Heywood improved to a pair of fours and eliminated Aric Pluskat in 15th place.

Sean Heywood – 650,000 (21 bb)
Aric Pluskat – Eliminated in 15th place ($2,958)

Event 7: Manny Minaya — 16th Place ($2,172)

$570 Deep Stack NL Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 24: 12,000/24,000 with a 4,000 ante
Players Remaining: 15 of 624

Manny Minaya

Manny Minaya open-shoved for 230,000 and Joseph Boulais shoved for 260,000 from his direct left. It folded to Remedios Patalinghug and she called having both players covered.

Minaya: AdKh
Boulais: AcQh
Patalinghug: Qd8d

Runout: Qc6c4hAs4c

Boulais’ two pair was best and he tripled up. Patalinghug was left with 42,000 while Minaya was eliminated in 16th place for $2,172.

Joe Boulais – 822,000 (34 bb)
Remedios Patalinghug – 42,000 (1 bb)
Manny Minaya – Eliminated in 16th place ($2,172)

Manny Minaya (left) and Joseph Boulais (right)

Event 7: Two Table Lineup

$570 Deep Stack NL Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 24: 12,000/24,000 with a 4,000 ante
Players Remaining: 16 of 624

Table 42
Seat 1: Steve Trizis
Seat 2: Scott Caracciolo
Seat 3: Jennifer Haselton
Seat 4: Scott Anderson
Seat 5: Ari Prostak
Seat 6: — Empty —
Seat 7: John O’Neal
Seat 8: Steve Pellingra
Seat 9: Rafael Reis

Table 43
Seat 1: Remedios Patalinghug
Seat 2: John Alegria
Seat 3: — Empty —
Seat 4: Sean Heywood
Seat 5: Aric Pluskat
Seat 6: Manny Minaya
Seat 7: Joseph Boulais
Seat 8: Dmitry Agrachov
Seat 9: Carlos Loving

Event 7: Ari Prostak Eliminates Amie Martini and David Coolman

$570 Deep Stack NL Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 24: 12,000/24,000 with a 4,000 ante
Players Remaining: 17 of 624

Ari Prostak

The damn broke after the dinner break with some short stacks returning. On one of the first hands back, there was a three-way all-in between Ari Prostak, Amie Martini, and David Coolman.

Prostak: TsTc
Coolman: AhQh
Martini: 9d8d

Prostack had a lot to dodge and Martini caught a piece of the KsJs8c flop while Coolman had added a small gutshot draw. The 4h turn was a blank and the Kc river completed a double KO for Prostak.

Coolman earned 18th place money because of the bigger stack and Table 44 was broken.

Ari Prostak – 622,000 (26 bb)
David Coolman – Eliminated in 18th place ($2,172)
Amie Martini – Eliminated in 19th place ($1,707)

Event 7: Dinner Break Counts

$570 Deep Stack NL Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Returning to Level 24: 12,000/24,000 with a 4,000 ante
Players Remaining: 19 of 624

Only 19 players remain in Event 7 as they enjoy their 40-minute dinner break. Carlos Loving leads with Dmitry Agrachov not far behind.

Table 42
Seat 1: Steve Trizis – 830,000 (35 bb)
Seat 2: Scott Caracciolo – 1,200,000 (50 bb)
Seat 3: — Empty —
Seat 4: Scott Anderson – 530,000 (22 bb)
Seat 5: Ari Prostak – 290,000 (12 bb)
Seat 6: David Coolman – 191,000 (8 bb)
Seat 7: John O’Neal – 403,000 (17 bb)
Seat 8: — Empty —
Seat 9: Amie Martini – 210,000 (9 bb)

Table 43
Seat 1: Remedios Patalinghug – 368,000 (15 bb)
Seat 2: John Alegria – 615,000 (26 bb)
Seat 3: Vitor Coelho – 210,000 (9 bb)
Seat 4: — Empty —
Seat 5: Aric Pluskat – 320,000 (13 bb)
Seat 6: Manny Minaya – 1,010,000 (42 bb)
Seat 7: Joseph Boulais – 317,000 (13 bb)
Seat 8: — Empty —
Seat 9: — Empty —

Table 44
Seat 1: — Empty —
Seat 2: Steve Pellingra – 720,000 (30 bb)
Seat 3: Dmitry Agrachov – 1,600,000 (67 bb)
Seat 4: Rafael Reis – 1,125,000 (47 bb)
Seat 5: — Empty —
Seat 6: Jennifer Haselton – 405,000 (17 bb)
Seat 7: Sean Heywood – 280,000 (12 bb)
Seat 8: Carlos Loving – 1,700,000 (71 bb)
Seat 9: — Empty —

Carlos Loving – 1,700,000 (71 bb)
Dmitry Agrachov – 1,600,000 (67 bb)
Scott Caracciolo – 1,200,000 (50 bb)
Rafael Reis – 1,125,000 (47 bb)
Manny Minaya – 1,010,000 (42 bb)
Steve Trizis – 830,000 (35 bb)
Steve Pellingra – 720,000 (30 bb)
John Alegria – 615,000 (26 bb)
Scott Anderson – 530,000 (22 bb)
Jennifer Haselton – 405,000 (17 bb)
Anonymous – 403,000 (17 bb)
Remedios Patalinghug – 368,000 (15 bb)
Aric Pluskat – 320,000 (13 bb)
Joseph Boulais – 317,000 (13 bb)
Ari Prostak – 290,000 (12 bb)
Sean Heywood – 280,000 (12 bb)
Amie Martini – 210,000 (9 bb)
Vitor Coelho – 210,000 (9 bb)
David Coolman – 191,000 (8 bb)

Event 7: Carlos Loving Scoops a Big One Before Break

$570 Deep Stack NL Hold’em (Re-Entry)
End of Level 23: 10,000/20,000 with a 3,000 ante
Players Remaining: 19 of 624

Carlos Loving

Carlos Loving went on the 40-minute dinner break with a head of steam following a confrontation with John Alegria. In a raised pot, the pair got 225,000 in on the turn before Loving’s river bet elicited a fold from Alegria. Loving scooped a massive pot and the players are now on dinner.

An updated seating chart of the remaining 19 players will be posted shortly. In the meantime, here’s a look at the updated results:

20th: Brandon Byars – $1,707
21st: Davian Santana – $1,707
22nd: Alex Ivan – $1,707
23rd: John Dolan – $1,707
24th: Bradley Patton – $1,707
25th: Donald Scheib – $1,707
26th: Onder Ekinci – $1,707
27th: Andrew Lanoue – $1,707

Additional results are available in the posts below.

Event 7: Aric Pluskat Doubles Through Vitor Coelho

$570 Deep Stack NL Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 23: 10,000/20,000 with a 3,000 ante
Players Remaining: 22 of 624

Aric Pluskat

The slow, steady pace continues as Event 7 crawls towards the dinner break. There were two double ups without an elimination with former leader Aric Pluskat catching the biggest.

He was all-in with QcQd against Vitor Coelho’s 9c9d.

“My lucky nines!” Coelho laughed.

The 5d4s3h flop made no difference but they both twitched on the 8h turn.

“You guys though it was a nine, didn’t you?” joked a tablemate.

The 5c river completed the clean runout for Pluskat’s double.

Aric Pluskat – 400,000 (20 bb)
Vitor Coelho – 143,000 (7 bb)

Event 7: John Dolan Eliminated in 23rd Place by Scott Caracciolo

$570 Deep Stack NL Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 22: 8,000/16,000 with a 2,000 ante
Players Remaining: 22 of 624

John Dolan

John Dolan opened it up with a raise to 35,000 from the cutoff. The button called as did the Scott Caracciolo in the big blind. The trio saw a flop of 8s4c3c and Caracciolo checked. Dolan bet 50,000 getting the button to flold. It was back on Caracciolo and he called.

They were then heads up and the dealer peeled the 3d turn. Caracciolo checked and Dolan bet 70,000. Caracciolo verified the value of the bet, then reached deep into hist stack for a raise to 225,000.

Caracciolo raises on the turn.

Dolan thought for a good minute or so, then moved all-in for just slightly more than the 225,000-chip bet. Caracciolo called and Dolan was at risk.

Caracciolo: As3h for trips
Dolan: Jd8h for top pair

The board completed with the 6h. Dolan was left stunned as he was sent home in 23rd place earning $1,707.

Scott Caracciolo

Scott Caracciolo – 1,065,000
John Dolan – Eliminated in 23rd place ($1,707)

Event 7: Davian Santana vs. Brandon Byars

$570 Deep Stack NL Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 22: 8,000/16,000 with a 2,000 ante
Players Remaining: 25 of 624

Davian Santana

Brandon Byars, who was sitting on over 500,000 at the time, kicked it off with a raise to 35,000. It folded around to Davian Santana in the big blind and he called.

Flop: AdKhTh

Santana checked. Byars bet 60,000. Santana called.

Turn: AdKhTh5d

Santana checked again. Byars bet again, this time an even 100,000. Santana called again leaving himself about 165,000 behind.

River: AdKhTh5dKd pairing the board

Santana lead for an all-in bet of roughly 165,000. Byars frustratingly folded. Santana raked the pot.

For Byars, the hand was a small hiccup in what’s been a great Day 2. After being below 50,000 chips on the money bubble, he ran it up and currently sits at 350,000.

Davian Santana – 567,000 (35 bb)
Brandon Byars – 350,000 (21 bb)

Event 7: Three Tables Remain; Updated Results

$570 Deep Stack NL Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 21: 6,000/12,000 with a 2,000 ante
Players Remaining: 27 of 624

Play is down to the final three tables and freshly redrawn. There are plenty of notables still in as Brandon Byars, Steve Trizis, John Dolan, Rafael Reis, Carlos Loving, Manny Minaya, Alex Ivan, Onder Ekinci and John Alegria are all among those still battling for the $74,513 top prize.

Here’s a glance at the final three tables followed by the remaining payouts and another round of results:

Table 1
Table 2
Table 3

1st – $74,513 + Championship seat
2nd – $41,897
3rd – $26,380
4th – $21,414
5th – $17,069
6th – $14,121
7th – $11,328
8th – $8,535
9th – $5,897
10th-12th – $4,035
13th-15th – $2,948
16th-18th – $2,172
19th-27th – $1,707

28th: Jose Garcia – $1,521
29th: Ian Pearson – $1,521
30th: William Kopp – $1,521
31st: Bryce McVay – $1,521
32nd: Tim Steorts – $1,521
33rd: David Tuthill – $1,521
34th: Joe Buonodono – $1,521
35th: Ross Monteleone – $1,521
36th: Daniel Brown – $1,521

Additional results available in the posts below.

Event 7: David Tuthill Eliminated in 33rd Place by Dimitry Agrachov

$570 Deep Stack NL Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 20: 5,000/10,000 with a 1,000 ante
Players Remaining: 32 of 624

David Tuthill

David Tuthill got about 140,000 in preflop holding pocket fives against the pocket sevens of Dimitry Agrachov. Tuthill never improved on the runout and was eliminated in 33rd place earning $1,521. Agrachov’s stack grew to 612,000.

Dimitry Agrachov – 612,000 (61 bb)
David Tuthill – Eliminated in 33rd place ($1,521)

Event 7: Another Round of Results

$570 Deep Stack NL Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 20: 5,000/10,000 with a 1,000 ante
Players Remaining: 36 of 624

37th: John Ryan – $1,366
38th: Scott Riddell – $1,366
39th: David Prociak – $1,366
40th: Joseph Messer – $1,366
41st: Sheldon Gross – $1,366
42nd: Michael Traficante – $1,366
43rd: William McIntyre – $1,366
44th: Gerald Silva – $1,366
45th: Claudemir Osorio – $1,366
46th: Michael Sanchez – $1,210
47th: Joseph Acquavella – $1,210
48th: John Holley – $1,210

Additional results are available in the posts below.

Event 7: Trizis Wins Monster Against Kopp

$570 Deep Stack NL Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 20: 5,000/10,000 with a 1,000 ante
Players Remaining: 39 of 624

Steve Trizis

The board was dealt and the damage was done. Steve Trizis’ KhJd was face up and William Kopp’s 4s3s was already killed. The board laid Js3h2s7d9h and the dealer was breaking down the stack of Trizis who had just doubled to over 900,000. Trizis’ stack was counted down to over 400,000 and Kopp shipped a massive pot across the table.

Steve Trizis – 921,000 (92 bb)
William Kopp – 300,000 (30 bb)

Event 7: Osorio Eliminated in 45th Place by Kopp

$570 Deep Stack NL Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 19: 4,000/8,000 with a 1,000 ante
Players Remaining: 44 of 624

According to the table, David Prociak raised to 25,000 and William Kopp three-bet to 55,000. Claudemier Osorio called while Prociak got out of the way.

Kopp and Osorio checked a king-high flop. The turn brought another king and Osorio ended up getting the last of his stack in following some back-and-forth action.

Kopp: KsJs for trips
Osorio: TxTx for a pair of tens

Osorio didn’t improve on the river and he was eliminated in 45th place. Kopp, meanwhile, kept up his Day 2 winnings ways.

William Kopp

William Kopp – 730,000 (91 bb)
Claudemir Osorio – Eliminated in 45th place ($1,366)

Event 7: First Round of Results

$570 Deep Stack NL Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 19: 4,000/8,000 with a 1,000 ante
Players Remaining: 48 of 624

49th: Timothy Shortell – $1,210
50th: Mark Scacewater – $1,210
51st: Andrew Boccia – $1,210
52nd: Ahmad Hamoush – $1,210
53rd: Terri-Anne Crawford – $1,210
54th: Elizabeth Provan – $1,210
55th: Andre Boyer – $1,055
56th: Carlos Rodriguez – $1,055
57th: Tony March – $1,055
58th: Josias Santos – $1,055
59th: Chris Gilcher – $1,055
60th: Frank Perez – $1,055
61st: Michael Dimitry – $1,055
62nd: Nicholas Williams – $1,055
63rd: Derek Bowers – $1,055

Event 7: Maroun Akiki Eliminated on the Bubble by Alex Ivan

$570 Deep Stack NL Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 18: 3,000/6,000 with a 1,000 ante
Players Remaining: 63 of 624

On the second round of hand-for-hand play, Tampa regular Maroun Akiki met his fate at the hands of fellow regular Alex Ivan.

Akiki was on the button with 20,000 in the middle and action was on Ivan in the big blind. Ivan contemplated his options before shoving all-in for 181,000. It was back on Akiki and he did some contemplating of his own. It took a few moments of thought, but he called. At the time, it was unclear who was at risk.

Akiki: ThTd
Ivan: As9s

The flop nailed Ivan, falling Ad7c4h. The turn 2d and river 6c didn’t change a thing and Ivan earned the pot. Akiki’s stack was counted down to 180,000 — Ivan had him covered by a lone orange 1,000 chip. Akiki was eliminated 64th sending the final 63 into the money.

Maroun Akiki

Here’s a look at the tournament payouts:

1st – $74,513 + Championship seat
2nd – $41,897
3rd – $26,380
4th – $21,414
5th – $17,069
6th – $14,121
7th – $11,328
8th – $8,535
9th – $5,897
10th-12th – $4,035
13th-15th – $2,948
16th-18th – $2,172
19th-27th – $1,7007
28th-36th – $1,521
37th-45th – $1,366
46th-54th – $1,210
55th-63rd – $1,055

Some of the notables still around for in-the-money play include Onder Ekinci, Brandon Byars, John Dolan, Steve Trizis, David Prociak, Rafael Reis and John Alegria.

Anthony Astarits and Karl Manouchakian are among those who busted shy of the top 63.