2022 Winter Poker Open Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa, Florida Event 1 $400 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $250,000 Guaranteed Entries: 1,334 Prize Pool: $446,890 November 30 – December 4, 2022
Registration closed for the opening event of the 2022 Tampa Winter Poker Open with 1,334 entries turning the $250,000 guarantee into a prize pool worth $446,890. The 136 players returning for Day 2 will be in the money and guaranteed at least $770 with $74,650 awaiting the winner.
$400 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $250,000 Guaranteed | Structure Level 17: 5,000/10,000 with a 10,000 ante Flight F Players Remaining: 48 of 477
Flight F reached 49 players and tournament staff began the process of going hand-for-hand on the money bubble. But they never got there.
While that was happening, Anthony Astarita put his last 81,000 in the middle with but ran right into and couldn’t find a miracle to exit on the bubble.
The 48 remaining players advance to Day 2 and Josh Babcock moved to the top of the counts at the end, bagging 563,000 for the Flight F lead. Jason Hinote put 601,000 in his bag while Anthony Askey and Timothy Pettus both finished with 560,000.
We will post the payout information along with the Day 2 seat draw as soon as it is available.
$400 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $250,000 Guaranteed | Structure Level 17: 5,000/10,000 with a 10,000 ante Flight F Players Remaining: 51 of 477
Cards are back in the air after the last break of the flight and down to 51 players after a little spurt of action at the return.
We have a race to see who can bag the biggest stack, though it will be tough to catch Nathan Lee’s 722K from last night. Jason Hinote has the lead with 576,000 followed by Sam Kim with 570,000 and Anthony Askey with 564,000.
$400 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $250,000 Guaranteed | Structure Level 16: 4,000/8,000 with a 8,000 ante Flight F Players Remaining: 56 of 477
Flight F is down to 56 players at seven tables, and they will not break another one. They will go into hand-for-hand mode when 49 players remain and stop play when 48 are ready to advance to Day 2. They will slide one more break into the day and come back to play the bubble.
A dangerous player is gaining chips in the tournament. Raminder Singh recently booked his record ninth major Hollywood trophy and now stacked over 400K late in the day.
$400 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $250,000 Guaranteed | Structure Level 15: 3,000/6,000 with a 6,000 ante Flight F Players Remaining: 64 of 477
Moving right along as we head into the evening with 64 players still here and 48 of them set to make Day 2. They’ll still likely have one more break but they have a chance to finish it out before that happens.
Tarun Singh and John Gordon are the two latest to make moves up the chip counts. Singh is up to 371,000 while Gordon is cruising with 315,000.
$400 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $250,000 Guaranteed | Structure Level 13: 2,000/4,000 with a 4,000 ante Flight F Players Remaining: 104 of 477
Players returned to their seats after the color-up break, ready to make a run to the money in a few hours. 104 players are remaining but that will drop quickly over the short-term but tighten up as they near the bubble.
We have new names at the top of the counts, all close to each other. Matt Sundberg was the leader during the break with 381,000, followed by Ty Wilson with 375,000 and Timothy Pettus with 365,000.
$400 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $250,000 Guaranteed | Structure Level 10: 1,000/2,000 with a 2,000 ante Flight F Players Remaining: 144 of 477
Flight F is down to 144 players already at 18 tables trying to make the last 48 players into Day 2. There’s still a lot of work to be done to get there but they can see the end.
WSOP bracelet winner Chris Tryba is the latest to run up a big stack with 233,000 heading into the latter part of the day. Others still in contention include Alan Thomas, Dion Jagroo, Nicole Diaz, Ryan Luker, Brandon Byars, John Gordon, and a pair of Anthonys (Astarita and Askey).