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William Heher Victorious in Deep Stack Turbo Following Four-Way Chop

2017 Winter Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tampa, Florida
Event 3
$250 Deep Stack Turbo
Entries: 165
Prize Pool: $34,650
December 10, 2017

Winner Name: William Heher
Age: 23
Hometown: Orlando, Florida
Occupation: Carpenter
Birthplace: Michigan

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.

Chop results:

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.

Final results:

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

Event 3: One-Day Guitar Trophy at 2pm

Event 2: $250 Deep Stack Turbo, $20K Gtd
Level 1: 25/50 | Structure

We’re just moments away from kickoff of another Winter Poker Open trophy event at the Seminole Hard Rock. Event 3, a $250 buy-in Deep Stack Turbo tournament, begins at 2pm. Up for grabs is the winner’s share of a $20,000 guaranteed prize pool along with the property’s token guitar trophy.

Here are the details:

2pm: $250 Deep Stack Turbo NLH Re-Entry

  • $250 buy-in, $20,000 guaranteed
  • 20,000 chips and 15-minute levels
  • Registration and unlimited re-entry available until the start of Level 13 (~5:30pm)
  • Structure sheet

Much of our live reporting efforts will be concentrated on the $570, but we’ll provide the final results, a final report and winner’s photo of the $250 after it concludes.

Good luck, players!