Summer Deep Stack Poker Series 2015

Summer Deep Stack Poker Series 2015! From August 20-30, the Summer Deep Stack Poker Series lands in the Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Poker Room. Don’t miss the qualifier on August 19!

EventEvent DayDayDateTimeBuy-InDescriptionDetails
QualifierFor 1 & 9WedAug 1911A$110No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)Details [PDF]
QualifierFor 1 & 9WedAug 193P$110
QualifierFor 1 & 9WedAug 197P$110
11AThuAug 2011A$350Deep Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)
$150,000 Guaranteed
Details [PDF]
1BThuAug 206P$350
1CFriAug 2111A$350
1DFriAug 216P$350
1ESatAug 2211A$350
1FSatAug 226P$350
2SunAug 2312P$350
2-SunAug 232P$150Deep Stack Turbo No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)
$15,000 Guaranteed
Details [PDF]
3-MonAug 2411A$150Deeper Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)
$10,000 Guaranteed
Details [PDF]
4-MonAug 246P$125Deep Stack Turbo No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)
$5,000 Guaranteed
Details [PDF]
5-TueAug 2511A$250Deep Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)
$15,000 Guaranteed
Details [PDF]
6-TueAug 256P$125Survivor Deep Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)
1 in 10 wins $1,000
Details [PDF]
7- WedAug 2611A$250Deeper Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)
$15,000 Guaranteed
Details [PDF]
8-WedAug 266P$125Deep Stack Double Green Chip Bounty No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)
$5,000 Guaranteed
Details [PDF]
91AThuAug 2711A$560Deep Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guaranteed
Details [PDF]
1BThuAug 276P$560
1CFriAug 2811A$560
1DFriAug 286P$560
1ESatAug 2911A$560
1FSatAug 296P$560
2SunAug 3012P$560
10-SunAug 302P$150Deep Stack Turbo No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)
$15,000 Guaranteed
Details [PDF]

Event 5: RECAP

Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Deep Stack Spring Poker Series

$560 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$250,000 Guaranteed

May 14-17, 2015

Total Entries:  565
Total Prize Pool: $282,500

Claudemir Osorio - 1st Place
Claudemir Osorio – 1st Place

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RECAP

Claudemir Osorio finally has a Seminole Hard Rock Tampa signature trophy guitar after a near-miss just a couple of days ago in Event 4.  In back-to-back events, he held the chip lead at the end when a deal was made. In Event 4, he agreed to an even-money heads-up chop and let the cards decide who got the guitar.  This time, Osorio got a larger share of the prize pool and the guitar to go along with it.

Norbert Kara, who took 1st place and the guitar in Event 4, also made the final table of this event, busting out in 7th place.

The largest buy-in event of the Spring Deep Stack Series boasted a $250,000 guarantee on the prize pool.  Over six starting flights, the event drew 565 entries, pushing the prize pool up to $282,500.  The final 54 players earned a payday.

Jonathan Marlow was the chip leader at the end of starting flight A and the overall chip leader coming into Day 2.  He rode that big stack all the way to the final table with his father, John, watching from the rail.  Marlow took 3rd place in the deal.

Thuy ‘Cindy’ Beltran was the last woman in this event.  She started Day 2 in the middle of the field and was short-stacked most of the day.  She held on to make it to a 5th place finish.

Originally from Brazil, Osorio now lives in Orlando and is playing poker professionally.  He’s got two previous final tables and several cashes here in Tampa over the last year.  He and some friends are all headed for Las Vegas for the WSOP, which starts in about ten days.

This event and the entire Spring Deep Stack Series brought out some big names looking for a warm-up before the WSOP.  Seminole Hard Rock Tampa poker ambassador John Racener, who was the runner-up in the 2010 WSOP Main Event, played this event.  He made it to Day 2, but was short-stacked and did not make the money.

Other big names turning out for this event were David Levi, Michael Laake, David Tuthill, and 2014 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Player of the Year, Angel Vu.  Unfortunately they all failed to advance to Day 2.

 

Final Table Results

1st – Claudemir Osorio $41,878
2nd – Gil George $38,878
3rd – Jonathan Marlow $38,878
4th – Mike Dimitry $35,878
5th – Thuy ‘Cindy’ Beltran  $15,820
6th – Jin Chen  $12,995
7th – Norbert Kara  $10,311
8th – Stan Holley  $8,051
9th – Nick Mann  $6,050
10th – Randy Raji $3,673

Event 6: RECAP

Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Deep Stack Spring Poker Series

$150 Deep Stack Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)
$15,000 Guaranteed

May 17, 2015

Total Entries:  172
Total Prize Pool: $20,640

Alan Ramkhalawan - 1st Place
Alan Ramkhalawan – 1st Place

 

 

 

 

 

RECAP

Alan Ramkhalawan, a local pharmacist, won his first Seminole Hard Rock Tampa major event title today after agreeing to a heads-up chop with Craig Jenkins.  Ramkhalawan was the chip leader when they got heads-up after about eight and a half hours of play.

Despite his amateur status, Ramkhalawan has more than $147,000 in reported tournament earnings over the last eight years that he’s been playing.  The biggest portion of which came from a 3rd place finish one year ago in the WSOP Circuit Championship event in New Orleans ($79,356).

The final event of the 2015 Spring Deep Stack Series was a one-day Turbo NLH event carrying a $15,000 guarantee on the prize pool.  Players came out in force for this final event, producing a total of 172 entries and pushing the prize pool over the $20,000 mark, to $20,640.  The final 18 players earned a piece of the pie.

Second place went to Craig Jenkins, another local who tweeted after it was over that he was finally ‘unstuck for the year’.   Linda Strope was the last woman in this event, finishing 3rd.  Also of note was perennial favorite and regular on the felt Wally Maddah, who booked his third cash of the series, finishing 18th for $310.

 

Final Table Results

1st – Alan Ramkhalawan  $4,799
2nd – Craig Jenkins  $4,798
3rd – Linda Strope  $1,961
4th – Woodrow Pass  $1,651
5th – Justin King  $1,238
6th – Joseph Worth  $1,032
7th – Christian Jabbour  $826
8th – Joe Williams  $619
9th – Ok Haselton  $464
10th – Renato Moraes $413

Event 5: Claudemir Osorio Takes 1st in 4-way Chop

$560 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$250,000 Guaranteed

Claudemir Osorio - 1st Place
Claudemir Osorio – 1st Place

Level 32:  Blinds 100k/200k/30k ante

Total Entries:  565
Players Remaining:   4
Average Stack:  4.2 million (21 big blinds)

After nearly two hours of 4-handed play, the final four agreed on a division of the remaining prize pool and are headed for bed.

As the chip leader, Claudemir Osorio is getting 1st place and the signature Hard Rock guitar trophy, along with $41,878.

Final Four Results:

1st – Claudemir Osorio $41,878
2nd – Gil George $38,878
3rd – Jonathan Marlow $38,878
4th – Mike Dimitry $35,878

Special mention goes to John Marlow, father of Jonathan Marlow, who was here all day supporting his son.  Jonathan started Day 2 as the overall chip leader and played his way to the final table as his father looked on.

Event 5: Claudemir Climbing

$560 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$250,000 Guaranteed

Level 32:  Blinds 100k/200k/30k ante

Total Entries:  565
Players Remaining:   4
Average Stack:  4.2 million (21 big blinds)

The blinds continue to climb.  Approximate counts (in millions):

Jonathan Marlow – 5.3
Claudemir Osorio – 4.8
Gil George – 4.3
Mike Dimitry – 2.4

Claudemir opened for 400k utg, then Jonathan Marlow 3-bet to 900k.  Claudemir shoved for 3.91 million on top and after some thought, Jonathan folded.  His stack dropped to about 4.4 million.

Claudemir is back up over 6 million.

 

Event 5: George Doubles Thru Osorio

$560 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$250,000 Guaranteed

Level 31:  Blinds 80k/160k/20k ante

Total Entries:  565
Players Remaining:   4
Average Stack:  4.2 million (26 big blinds)

On the turn with a board of A 8 5 6, Claudemir Osorio (button) bet 600k and Gil George (utg) shoved.  Claudemir snapped, showing pocket 5s for bottom set.

Gil showed pocket Aces for top set.  River was a 4 and changed nothing.  Gil more than doubled up to nearly 4 million.  Claudemir’s stack dropped to about 4.6 million.

Event 5: Final Four Chip Counts

$560 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$250,000 Guaranteed

Level 31:  Blinds 80k/160k/20k ante

Total Entries:  565
Players Remaining:   4
Average Stack:  4.2 million (26 big blinds)

Blinds rise once again.  Approximate chip counts:

Jonathan Marlow – 6.2 million
Claudemir Osorio – 6 million
Mike Dimitry – 2.7 million
Gil George – 1.7 million

Event 5: Osorio Gets Some Back

$560 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$250,000 Guaranteed

Level 30:  Blinds 60k/120k/20k ante

Total Entries:  565
Players Remaining:   4
Average Stack:  4.2 million (35 big blinds)

Gil George has been all-in a couple of times without getting called and has built his stack back up to about 10 big blinds.

Claudemir Osorio opened for 325k utg and Mike Dimitry called from the small blind.  On the flop of td7c3h Mike checked, Claudemir bet 350k, Mike raised to 900k and Claudemir called.

Turn was the 9s and Mike checked.  Claudemire bet 1 million.  Mike tanked for a bit, then folded.  Claudemir showed pocket Tens for top set.  Mike wanted to rabbit-hunt the stub (not allowed!) so apparently he had some sort of draw.

And so the chips continue to shift around the felt.

Event 5: Dimitry Takes Big Pot From Osorio

$560 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$250,000 Guaranteed

Level 30:  Blinds 60k/120k/20k ante

Total Entries:  565
Players Remaining:   4
Average Stack:  4.2 million (35 big blinds)

Claudemir Osorio opened for 310k and got a call from Mike Dimitry in the big blind.  The flop came 9s3s3c and Mike checked.  Claudemir bet 325k and Mike called.  Turn was the ts and again Mike checked.  Claudemir bet 400k and Mike called.

River was the kd and Mike led out for 725k.  After some thought, Claudemir called, showing th9h for two pair.  Mike rolled over kxtx for two better pair to take the pot.  He chipped up to about 5.5 million while Claudemir’s stack dropped to about 4.6 million.

Event 5: Break Time Chip Counts

$560 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$250,000 Guaranteed

Level 30:  Blinds 60k/120k/20k ante

Total Entries:  565
Players Remaining:   4
Average Stack:  4.2 million (35 big blinds)

The final four are back on the felt, ready to continue the battle.

Here are the chip counts:

Claudemir Osorio – 6.765 million
Jonathan Marlow – 5.925 million
Mike Dimitry – 3.4 million
Gil George – 860k

Event 5: 5th Place – Thuy ‘Cindy’ Beltran

$560 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$250,000 Guaranteed

Level 29:  Blinds 50k/100k/10k ante

Thuy Beltran - 5th Place
Thuy Beltran – 5th Place

Total Entries:  565
Players Remaining:   4
Average Stack:  4.2 million (42 big blinds)

On the last hand of the level, Thuy ‘Cindy’ Beltran shoved utg for 820k and got called by Mike Dimitry on the button.  Cindy’s ah5h needed help against Mike’s 9d9c.

The flop came ks7h3s and changed nothing.  When the 8h came on the turn, Thuy got some hope with a flush draw, but the river was the 3c and no help to her.

Thuy Bletran busted out in 5th place, earning $15,820.  Now that the last woman is gone, it’s all testosterone from now on.

End of level and the final four are taking a break.

Event 5: 6th Place – Jin Chen

$560 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$250,000 Guaranteed

Level 29:  Blinds 50k/100k/10k ante

Total Entries:  565
Players Remaining:   5
Average Stack:  3.4 million (34 big blinds)

Jin Chen - 6th Place
Jin Chen – 6th Place

Gil George opened for 250k from the cutoff and Claudemir Osorio shoved for 3.24 million from the button.  Gil called, showing AK offsuit.  Claudemir was dominated with AJ.

Then the board came 9 6 2 J 6 and Claudemir paired his kicker to take the pot, doubling to about 6.7 million.  Gil dropped to about 800k.

Jin Chen shoved his last 340k from the cutoff and got called by Mike Dimitry in the big blind, who had AJ.  Jin’s JT was in trouble.   The board came A J x T x giving both two pair, but sending the pot to Mike.

Jin Chen finished in 6th place, earning $12,995.

Event 5: And the Oscar Goes To…

$560 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$250,000 Guaranteed

Level 29:  Blinds 50k/100k/10k ante

Total Entries:  565
Players Remaining:   6
Average Stack:  2.8 million (28 big blinds)

Claudemir Osorio had 1-million-chip-bet in front of him and Jonathan Marlow (bb) was in the tank.

“You’ve been pushing people around all day,” said Jonathan.  After a bit more time, he announced he was all-in.

Claudemir gave it a little thought as well, prompting Jonathan to add “that’s a good sign,”.

Eventually Claudemir released his hand, showing the qs.  Jonathan showed pocket Aces, surprising players and spectators alike.

Nice acting job!  He chipped up to about 4.85 million while Claudemir’s stack dropped to about 3 million.

Event 5: 7th Place – Norbert Kara

$560 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$250,000 Guaranteed

Level 29:  Blinds 50k/100k/10k ante

Norbert Kara - 7th Place
Norbert Kara – 7th Place

Total Entries:  565
Players Remaining:   6
Average Stack:  2.8 million (28 big blinds)

Gil George opened the pot and Norbert Kara shoved.  Gill called with pocket 8s and was way ahead of Norbert’s pocket 6s.

The board changed nothing and Gil took the pot, chipping up to about 4.5 million.

Nobert will not be repeating his Event 4 victory tonight, but back-to-back final tables is still quite and accomplishment.  He earned $10,311 for his 7th place finish.

Event 5: Chip Counts for Final Seven

$560 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$250,000 Guaranteed

Level 28:  Blinds 40k/80k/10k ante

Total Entries:  565
Players Remaining:   7
Average Stack:  2.4 million (30 big blinds)

Rough chip counts for the final seven (in millions):

Claudemir Osorio- 4.275
Jonathan Marlow – 3.42
Mike Dimitry – 2.4
Gil George – 2.2
Norbert Kara – 1.7
Thuy Beltran – 1.65
Jin Chen – 1.3

Event 5: 8th Place – Stan Holley

$560 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$250,000 Guaranteed

Level 27:  Blinds 30k/60k/5k ante

Stan Holley - 8th Place
Stan Holley – 8th Place

Total Entries:  565
Players Remaining:   7
Average Stack:  2.4 million (40 big blinds)

On a flop of A J 4 with two hearts, Stan Holley shoved and got looked up by Jonathan Marlow.

Stan had ah9h for top pair with flush draw.  Jonathan was ahead with AQ for top pair and better kicker.

The last two were 7 J and heart-less, so Jonathan’s kicker played.

Stan Holley finished in 8th place, earning $8,051.

Event 5: 9th Place – Nick Mann

$560 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$250,000 Guaranteed

Level 27:  Blinds 30k/60k/5k ante

Total Entries:  565
Players Remaining:   8
Average Stack:  2.1 million (35 big blinds)

Nick Mann - 9th Place
Nick Mann – 9th Place

Nick Mann shoved from the button holding QT, but ran into Claudemir Osorio in the big blind, who called with A9.  Nick failed to connect with the board and was eliminated.  He earned $5,650 for 9th place.

Thuy Beltran doubled up when her pocket Aces held up against Gil George’s pocket Jacks.  She chipped up to over 1.2 million.