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Event 5: Corey Major Earns $4,822 and the Guitar in WPTDeepStacks $250 Turbo

2017 WPTDeepStacks
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tampa, Florida
Event #5
$250 Turbo
No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Entries: 123
Prize Pool: $25,830
June 18, 2017

(Tampa, Fla.) — Corey Major of nearby Jacksonville, Florida bested 123 entries in Event 5 of the WPTDeepStacks at Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Sunday night. The victory came in a $250 No Limit Hold’em Turbo tournament and Major earned $4,822 following a three-way chop with Samuel Destefon and Michael Imperiale.

Major is 44 years old and originally from Savannah, Georgia. Following the win, his tournament resume boasts nine final tables and two victories good for nearly $80,000 in reported earnings. He is a retired member of the United States Marine Corps.

Final results:

1st: Corey Major – $4,822 + Guitar Trophy
2nd: Samuel Destefon – $4,822
3rd: Michael Imperiale – $4,821
4th: Raymond Kalmbach – $2,066
5th: Darlene Budda – $1,550
6th: Barbara Gene Cardin – $1,292
7th: Richard Doss – $1,033
8th: Joseph Dinardo – $775
9th: Paul Heiligenthaler – $581
10th: Qinghao Zheng – $517
11th: Hung Le – $517
12th: Michael Parisi – $517
13th: Sanjib Acharya – $452
14th: Jeffrey Biezunski – $452
15th: Jordan Robinson – $452
16th: Anthony Pellegrini – $387
17th: Nicholas Owens – $387
18th: David Goldfischer – $387

Event 5: Turbo Closer Gets Underway in Tampa

$250 Deep Stack Turbo
Level 1: 25/50

It’s 2pm at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa and the final primary event of the 2017 WPTDeepStacks is underway. Players in the $250 turbo event take their seats to 20,000-chip stacks and will log 15-minute levels throughout. The event is points-eligible in the Player of the Series race and boasts a $20,000 guarantee. In addition to a cash prize, the champion wins a Seminole Hard Rock Tampa guitar trophy.


2pm: Event 5 ($250 Deep Stack Turbo) — One-Day Event

  • $20,000 guaranteed
  • 20,000 chips and 15-minute levels
  • Late registration and re-entry available until the start of Level 13 (~5:15pm)
  • Structure Sheet

Much of our live reporting efforts will be focused on Day 2 of the Main Event, but turbo final results along with a winner photo will be posted after play concludes.