2018 WPTDeepStacks Tampa Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa, Florida Event 2 $20,000 Guaranteed $250 Turbo No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) Entries: 160 Prize Pool: $32,500 June 10, 2018
Most players wanted to take part in the big Event 1 restart going in the other part of the poker room but some took their shot at a one-day trophy event in its place. The first turbo tournament on the 2018 WPTDeepStacks Tampa schedule played quickly and Jose Amezquita walked away with the top prize after the last four players agreed to a deal.
The $250 buy-in Turbo Event 3 had a $20,000 guaranteed prize pool that was bested by the 160 entries who took part in the game. It was a mix of players coming in just for this tournament and those who busted early from Event 1. They created a prize pool worth $32,500 with the last 20 spots being paid.
They had a short dinner break and the money bubble burst shortly after their return. Ten eliminations later and they were at the final table where Julio Marerro-Sosa held a huge chip lead. He could not hold onto to all his chips and he was sitting in second position when they hit four-handed play.
Amezquita had taken the lead at that point and the four remaining players worked out a deal to chop up on the remaining prize pool. With the biggest stack, he earned the win and the guitar trophy along with $5,748 for the efforts.
The turbo event was a great way to make some money and earn some honors all in one day. We have another one running next Sunday to close out the series and it should be another fun tournament.
Event 2 results:
1st: Jose Amezquita – $5,748 + Guitar Trophy * 2nd: Julio Marerro-Sosa – $5,231 * 3rd: William Medina-Diaz – $5,231 * 4th: Terrance Patterson – $3,831 * 5th: Brandon Mitchell – $1,568 6th: Scott Queckboerner – $1,300 7th: Geneva Pinney – $1,129 8th: Bounleuth Soundara – $1,014 9th: Charlie Riley – $874 10th: Kerri Puckett – $764 11th: Edwin Ruiz – $764 12th: Ralph Dyer – $764 13th: David Vo – $658 14th: Padarath Lutchman – $658 15th: Millwood Motley – $658 16th: David Pamone – $556 17th: Joseph Orsino – $556 18th: Mansoor Kuder – $556 19th: Brian Holter – $455 20th: David Cochran – $455 * – denotes results of a four-way deal
$250 Turbo No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $20,000 Guaranteed | Payouts Level 22: 20,000/40,000 with a 5,000 ante Players Remaining: 10 of 160
Zooming right along like the turbo tournament that it is, Event 2 is down to its final table less than seven hours after it kicked off. Julio Marrero hit the final table with the chip lead but things can change quickly at this pace.
Cards are in the air for the second tournament on the WPTDeepStacks schedule and it will cruise in the fast lane. Event 2 is a $250 buy-in tournament with a $20,000 guaranteed prize pool and turbo structure. The one-day trophy event will crown a winner before the night is through.
Players sit down to 25,000 starting stacks and all levels with last 15 minutes long. Late registration and unlimited re-entries are available until the start of Level 13 at 5:30pm. Once registration is closed they will play down to our Event 2 champion.
$20,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
Players begin with 25,000 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