$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
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.
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.
$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
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
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
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
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.