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Event 8: Another SHRP Victory for Alan Phillips

Below is a recap of Event 8 of the Winter Poker Open, a $150 Deep Stack Turbo event that concluded Sunday, December 11.

2016 Winter Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tampa, FL
Event 8
$150 Deep Stack Turbo
Entries: 236
Prize Pool: $26,670
December 11, 2016

Alan Phillips continued a hot streak of Seminole Hard Rock Poker results Sunday night at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa. He made his way through a big, 236-entry field in Event 8 of the property’s Winter Poker Open, a $150 deep stack turbo tournament to earn $4,900 following a four-way chop. On top of the prizes, Phillips punched his ticket into the series Championship and earned his second SHRP trophy.

Phillips’ solid play first paid off last month during Hollywood’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Poker Open. He carded an outright victory in a $360 big stack — Event 10 — good for a payday of $15,484. With that score fresh in his pocket, the Palm Coast, Florida resident headed west to Tampa. He quickly experienced success again, finishing fourth in WPO Event 6, a $250 big stack, and adding another $1,533 to his score. His Sunday night victory would come just a few days later and put an exclamation point on the end of his year.

The $150 deep stack turbo was Event 8 of 14 primary events on the 2016 WPO schedule. It drew plenty of notables and even saw defending WPTDeepStacks-Tampa Main Event Champion Anthony Astarita play his way into the money. Phillips’ victory came after some deliberation of a chop. After Ian Pearson exited in fifth, the final four players agreed to a deal. Phillips held the chip lead and went down as the champ while Jack McIntyre pocketed $4,263, David Bander $4,150 and Ron Brown $3,142.

Phillips is a 64-year-old retiree. He was born in the Bronx, but is now a resident of Florida.

Event 8 final results:

1st: Alan Phillips – $4,900 + Championship seat
2nd: Jack McIntyre- $4,263
3rd: David Bander – $4,150
4th: Ron Brown – $3,142
5th: Ian Pearson – $1,600
6th: Stan Blacker – $1,334
7th: Sam Purses – $1,067
8th: John Metz – $800
9th: Roberto Lam – $533
10th: Marc Lowe – $347
11th: Marvelle Ballentine – $347
12th: Hank Zheng – $347
13th: Terrance Patterson – $293
14th: Noel Sheils – $293
15th: Dustin Pope – $293
16th: Greg Osborne – $267
17th: Rodney Legendre – $267
18th: Nick Coukos – $267
19th: Steven Bander – $240
20th: Ok Haselton – $240
21st: Mohammad Affaneh – $240
22nd: Dallas Henderson – $240
23rd: Nicholas Williams – $240
24th: John Holley – $240
25th: Rina Coss – $240
26th: Frederick Gaines – $240
27th: Anthony Astarita – $240

Event 8: Alan Phillips Wins in Four-Way Chop ($4,900)

$150 Deep Stack Turbo NL Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 30: 50,000/100,000 with a 15,000 ante
Players Remaining: 4 of 236

1st: Alan Phillips – $4,900

Following Ian Pearson’s fifth-place elimination, the remaining four players agreed to a chop. Chip leader Alan Phillips earned $4,900, the $1,650 seat and the trophy while Jack McIntyre pocketed $4,253, David Bander $4,140 and Ron Brown $3,132.

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

2nd: Jack McIntyre – $4,263
3rd: David Bander – $4,150
4th: Ron Brown – $3,142

5th: Ian Pearson – $1,600
6th: Stan Blacker – $1,334
7th: Sam Purses – $1,067
8th: John Metz – $800
9th: Roberto Lam – $533
10th: Marc Lowe – $347
11th: Marvelle Ballentine – $347
12th: Hank Zheng – $347
13th: Terrance Patterson – $293
14th: Noel Sheils – $293
15th: Dustin Pope – $293
16th: Greg Osborne – $267
17th: Rodney Legendre – $267
18th: Nick Coukos – $267
19th: Steven Bander – $240
20th: Ok Haselton – $240
21st: Mohammad Affaneh – $240
22nd: Dallas Henderson – $240
23rd: Nicholas Williams – $240
24th: John Holley – $240
25th: Rina Coss – $240
26th: Frederick Gaines – $240
27th: Anthony Astarita – $240

Event 8: Ian Pearson — 5th Place ($1,600)

$150 Deep Stack Turbo NL Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 29: 40,000/80,000 with a 10,000 ante
Players Remaining: 4 of 236

Ian Pearson

Ian Pearson shoved the small blind for 455,000. Alan Phillips called and flipped over KhJs. Pearson needed to improve holding the 8c7h.

Runout: KdJh3cQc4d

Phillips hit two pair and Pearson was eliminated.

The remaining four players are now taking the chop talk a little deeper.

Ian Pearson – Eliminated in 5th place ($1,600)

Event 8: Stan Blacker — 6th Place ($1,334)

$150 Deep Stack Turbo NL Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 28: 30,000/60,000 with a 10,000 ante
Players Remaining: 5 of 236

Stan Blacker

With some talk of chop making its way around the table, Stan Blacker moved all in and Alan Phillips called. It wasn’t much contest as Phillips’ KcKd was well in front of Blacker’s 4s4d.

The runout changed nothing and Blacker was eliminated.

Stan Blacker – Eliminated in 6th place ($1,334)

Event 8: John Metz — 8th Place ($800)

$150 Deep Stack Turbo NL Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 27: 25,000/50,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 7 of 236

John Metz

Ian Pearson was in the small blind and pushed a modest stack forward that happened to have John Metz covered in the big blind. Metz called off his last 90,000.

Pearson held 9d6h and needed to improve versus the QsJh of Metz. He did just that on an Ac8d6d7s8c runout. Metz was eliminated.

John Metz – Eliminated in 8th place ($800)

Event 8: Roberto Lam — 9th Place ($533)

$150 Deep Stack Turbo NL Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 26: 20,000/40,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 8 of 236

Roberto Lam

Roberto Lam shoved the button and Jack McIntyre called from the small blind.

McIntyre: QsJd
Lam: 7h6h

Runout: Qc6c6d3sQd

Both players hit a boat, but McIntyre’s was better. He scooped a pot that added to his massive chip lead.

Roberto Lam – Eliminated in 9th place ($533)

Event 8: In the Money with the Final Table Closing in

$150 Deep Stack Turbo NL Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 25: 15,000/30,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 19 of 236

The money bubble came and went and the 2pm turbo is moving right along with 19 players remaining. Here’s a look at the results to this point:

20th: Ok Haselton – $240
21st: Mohammad Affaneh – $240
22nd: Dallas Henderson – $240
23rd: Nicholas Williams – $240
24th: John Holley – $240
25th: Rina Coss – $240
26th: Frederick Gaines – $240
27th: Anthony Astarita – $240

We will provide another update when the 10-handed final table is reached.

Event 8: Prize Pool Finalized with Field Rapidly Shrinking

$150 Deep Stack Turbo NL Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 14: 1,200/2,400 with a 400 ante
Players Remaining: 80 of 236

Registration is closed and the final numbers for today’s 2pm turbo are in.

The fast-paced event drew an impressive 236 entries generating a prize pool of $26,670 which more than doubled the event’s guarantee. Each of the top 27 players finish in the money with a min-cash worth $240. In addition to $7,466 in prizes, the tournament’s champion is slated to go home with a $1,650 Championship seat and, of course, the property’s token guitar trophy.

Payouts:

2016 Winter Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tampa, FL
Event 8
$150 Deep Stack Turbo
Entries: 236
Prize Pool: $26,670
December 11, 2016

1st – $7,466 + Championship seat
2nd – $4,401
3rd – $2,534
4th – $2,054
5th – $1,600
6th – $1,334
7th – $1,067
8th – $800
9th – $533
10th-12th – $346
13th-15th – $293
16th-18th – $267
19th-27th $240

Per usual, the tournament is narrowing fast. The clock shows just 80 players remaining toward the end of Level 14. We will provide another update when the bubble bursts.

Event 8: Tampa Turbo Time

$150 Deep Stack Turbo NL Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 1: 25/50

The second of three, one-day turbo events on the Winter Poker Open schedule is underway. The first drew 184 entries and saw Brazil’s Josias Santos earn the guitar trophy and $4,749 following a heads-up chop.

Like its predecessor, today’s installment sees players sit to 20,000-chip stacks. Levels are 15-minutes throughout with late registration and re-entry permitted until the start of Level 12. The tournament is expected to conclude around 10pm and its winner earns a $1,650 seat in the Championship as well as a Seminole Hard Rock Tampa guitar trophy.

Here’s a look at the details:

2PM: Event 8 – $150 Deep Stack Turbo NL Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • $15,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips and 15-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 13
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 8 Structure Sheet

We will provide another update when registration closes and the payouts are finalized.

WPO Day 11 Schedule

Main Event Schedule

12PM: Event 7 Day 2 – $570 Deep Stack NL Hold’em (Re-Entry)

2PM: Event 8 – $150 Deep Stack Turbo NL Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • $15,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips and 15-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 13
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 8 Structure Sheet

WPO Day 10: More than $300K Up for Grabs Tomorrow

We have now completed ten days of the 2016 Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Winter Poker Open and Day 11 will award two more guitar trophies.

Today we ran the last two flights of the $570 buy-in/$200,000 Guarantee Event 7 and they surpassed the guarantee early in the day. It was gone before the first hour was through and they ran it up over $300,000 before the final flight closed registration.

All told, Event 7 drew 624 entrants to create a prize pool worth $310,350 with the winner set to take home nearly $75,000 along with the guitar trophy and a seat in the WPO Championship.

Tampa regular Onder Ekinci went from short stack to chip leader during the last level in the early flight to bag the biggest stack in Flight E while Seminole Hard Rock Player of the Year David Prociak (pictured) was the big bag in Flight C.

Other big names returning tomorrow for Day 2 are John Dolan, Rafael Reis, John Holley, David Tuthill, John Christian Templeton, Carlos Loving, and Seminole Hard Rock Tampa ambassador Wally Maddah.

Event 7 has 113 players returning for Day 2 on Sunday at noon with 63 players making the money.

For those who didn’t make Day 2 or bust out early from Event 7, we have a $150 buy-in No Limit Hold’em Turbo event kicking off at 2pm with a $15,000 guaranteed prize pool. It will move along at a brisk pace and award another guitar trophy along with a $1,650 WPO Championship seat.

Sunday will be a busy day in the poker room with some big money on the line.