Event 9: Familiar Faces

$600 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$30,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 11:  1,000/2,000 with a 2,000 ante
Players Remaining:  72 of 186

Ricardo Eyzaguirre

A look through the field found a lot of old friends back in the poker room for the series and a bunch who already took a shot in the WPO. Ricardo Eyzaguirre made the trek across the start for some preliminary and Main Event action.

Thomas Elder bounced from South Florida to North Carolina to Tampa and our most recent Main Event champ after winning the Pinktober Poker Open headliner.

Edgardo Rosario is a regular feature in our poker room and earned himself a WPO trophy late last night/early this morning in Event 8.

Thomas Elder
Edgardo Rosario

Event 9: Prize Pool and Payouts with $26,870 Up Top

2021 Tampa Winter Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tampa, Florida
Event 9
$600 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$30,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 186
Prize Pool:  $98,580
December 7, 2021

Registration closed for Winter Poker Open with 186 entries creating a prize pool worth $98,580 and crushing the $30,000 guarantee. The last 19 spots will earn some money with $1,450 for a min-cash and $26,870 awaiting the Event 9 winner.

1st: $26,870 + WPO trophy
2nd: $16,600
3rd: $11,440
4th: $8,100
5th: $5,900
6th: $4,430
7th: $3,420
8th: $2,730
9th-10th: $2,250
11th-12th: $1,910
13th-14th: $1,680
15th-16th: $1,530
17th-19th: $1,450

Event 9: Registration Closed with 186 Entries

$600 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$30,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 9:  600/1,200 with a 1,200 ante
Entries:  186

The second break came to an end and registration closed for WPO Event 9. Another huge turnout for the series and the 186 entries more than tripled the $30,000 guarantee.

We will publish the official prize pool and payout information as soon as it is available.

Event 9: Going Bigger

$600 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$30,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 1:  100/100 with a 100 ante

As we near the WPO Main Event, the buy-ins are going to get bigger along with the prize money paid out. Today we have a $600 game with a $30,000 guaranteed prize getting underway at 11 am in the Poker Room.

Players will start with 30,000 stacks out front and all levels will last 30 minutes. Late registration and unlimited re-entries are available until the start of Level 9 at 3:30 pm. They have a dinner break around 8 pm depending on bubble play and the tournament at that time.

Cards fly at the top of the hour and we will pick up the action when registration has closed to lock down the prize pool.

  • $30,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 30,000 in chips
  • Levels last 30 minutes each
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9 (3:30pm)
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays to completion
  • Event 9 Structure Sheet

WPO Day 7 Schedule

Primary Event Schedule

11AM: Event 9 – $600 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • $30,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 30,000 in chips
  • Levels last 30 minutes each
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9 (3:30pm)
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays to completion
  • Event 9 Structure Sheet

Satellite Schedule

6PM: Event 14 – $140 WPO Event 10 Satellite (1-in-10)

  • Two seats guaranteed into WPO $1,100 One-Day Challenge
  • Players begin with 15,000 in chips
  • Levels last 20 minutes each
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 7 (8:15pm)
  • Event 14 Structure Sheet

2021 Winter Poker Open Schedule

Cecil Riddle Wins WPO Seniors Title Outright for $10,090

2021 Tampa Winter Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tampa, Florida
Event 7
$250 Seniors 50+ NLH (Re-Entry)
$10,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 181
Prize Pool:  $37,110
December 6, 2021

Cecil Riddle

The new week kicked off the popular Winter Poker Open Seniors Event and our elder group showed up in full force. The $250 buy-in tournament drew 181 entries to crush the $10,000 guarantee and Cecil Riddle took the first place prize of $10,090 for the outright win.

The prize pool topped out at $37,110 for another huge tournament during the series. The last 19 players earned some money and they burst the bubble within minutes of the dinner break.

Both Tony March and Wilmer Chavira held big leads at various points but neither was able to capture the title. Joan Delker was the last woman standing after Terri-Anne Crawford was eliminated in 11th place.

The battle came down between Riddle and Don Linksy. The two briefly considered a heads-up deal but they decided to play it out. Riddle had a huge lead but the two battled hard until the end. Linsky had to settle for second play and $6,250 while Riddle because the 2021 WPO Seniors Event champion.

1st: Cecil Riddle – $10,090
2nd: Don Linsky – $6,250
3rd: Wilmer Chavira – $4,300
4th: Mark Winchell – $3,050
5th: Joan Delker – $2,220
6th: Marcus Little – $1,670
7th: Rick Drake – $1,290
8th: Mark Babine – $1,030
9th: Tony March – $850
10th: Marcus Gurley – $850
11th: Terri-Anne Crawford – $720
12th: Antonio Payne – $720
13th: Thomas Leonzio – $630
14th: Randy Raji – $630
15th: Adam Farjam – $580
16th: David Stargel – $580
17th: Bascaran Mariathasan – $550
18th: Michael Picciola – $550
19th: Jerry Miller – $550

Seniors: Final Table Lineup

$250 Seniors 50+ NLH (Re-Entry)
$10,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 19:  6,000/12,000 with a 12,000 ante
Players Remaining:  8 of 181

Seat 1: Cecil Riddle – 1,080,000 (68 bb)
Seat 2: Rick Drake – 226,000 (14 bb)
Seat 3: Joan “Last Woman Standing” Delker – 160,000 (10 bb)
Seat 4: Mark Winchell – 339,000 (21 bb)
Seat 5: Mark Babine – 118,000 (7 bb)
Seat 6: Marcus Little – 253,000 (16 bb)
Seat 7: Don Linsky – 135,000 (8 bb)
Seat 8: Wilmer Chavira – 1,310,000 (82 bb)

Remaining payouts:

1st: $10,090 + WPO trophy
2nd: $6,250
3rd: $4,300
4th: $3,050
5th: $2,220
6th: $1,670
7th: $1,290
8th: $1,030

Seniors: Short-Handed Final Table Set

$250 Seniors 50+ NLH (Re-Entry)
$10,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 19:  6,000/12,000 with a 12,000 ante
Players Remaining:  8 of 181

The Seniors Event was poised to form the final table when Marcus Gurley was eliminated in 10th place but before that, former chip leader Tony March was eliminated in ninth on the other table.

That means we have eight players gathering at the Seniors Event final table with everyone guaranteed at least $1,030 with $10,090 awaiting the winner.

Remaining payouts:

1st: $10,090
2nd: $6,250
3rd: $4,300
4th: $3,050
5th: $2,220
6th: $1,670
7th: $1,290
8th: $1,030

Results so far:

9th: Tony March – $850
10th: Marcus Gurley – $850
11th: Terri-Anne Crawford – $720
12th: Antonio Payne – $720
13th: Thomas Leonzio – $630
14th: Randy Raji – $630
15th: Adam Farjam – $580
16th: David Stargel – $580
17th: Bascaran Mariathasan – $550
18th: Michael Picciola – $550
19th: Jerry Miller – $550

Event 8: Prize Pool and Payouts with $10,360 to Triple Stack Champ

2021 Tampa Winter Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tampa, Florida
Event 8
$180 Triple Stack Special (Re-Entry)
$20,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 288
Prize Pool:  $41,470
December 6, 2021

Registration closed for the Triple Stack Special with 288 entries more than doubling up the $20,000 guarantee. They put together a prize pool worth $41,470 and the last 29 spots will be paid with $400 for a min-cash and $10,360 to the winner.

That’s a lot of money for the buy-in.

1st: $10,360 + WPO trophy
2nd: $6,380
3rd: $4,440
4th: $3,170
5th: $2,310
6th: $1,720
7th: $1,320
8th: $1,030
9th-10th: $830
11th-12th: $690
13th-14th: $580
15th-16th: $510
17th-20th: $460
21st-24th: $420
25th-29th: $400

Seniors: Two-Table Redraw

$250 Seniors 50+ NLH (Re-Entry)
$10,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 17:  4,000/8,000 with a 8,000 ante
Players Remaining:  16 of 181

The Seniors Event returned from dinner and quickly played down to the last few tables. Bascaran Mariathasan unfortunately when his big slick ran into AsJs and a jack on the flop.

Tournament staff paused the clock mid-way through Level 17 and players redrew new seats at the last two tables of the tournament.

17th: Bascaran Mariathasan – $550
18th: Michael Picciola – $550
19th: Jerry Miller – $550