Frederico Camara Defeats 1,826 Entries to Win Little Slick

2016 Little Slick Summer Poker Series
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
Tampa, Fla.
$150 No Limit Hold’em
Entries: 1,826
Prize Pool: $219,120
July 18-24, 2016

Frederico-Camara-Winner

Another massive field at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tampa generates prize pool in excess of $200,000.

Frederico Camara is poker’s latest champion following a victory in the Summer Little Slick Poker Series at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tampa Sunday night. Camara, who is 34 years old and hails from Brazil, defeated 1,826 entries in the $150 buy-in event. The win marks his third reported tournament cash and sends him home with $39,797 as well as the token guitar trophy.

Over the course of six days and 11 starting flights, the event’s massive field generated a total prize pool of $219,120 smashing the $150,000 guarantee. The top 180 players finished in the money including June’s WPTDeepStacks-Tampa Player of the Series Karl Manouchakian (eighth, $5,368), Antuan Bunkley (31st, $811), Herbert Woodbery (60th, $504) and Tom Nguyen (91st, $340).

Final table results:

1st: Frederico Camara – $39,797
2nd: Jeffrey Thompson – $25,199
3rd: Robert Irby – $16,719
4th: Raymond Sykes – $14,177
5th: Paul Mastella – $11,723
6th: Peter Harris – $9,422
7th: Liam Murphy – $7,341
8th: Karl Manouchakian – $5,368
9th: John Utter – $3,835

Little Slick Final Results

The Little Slick is just the most recent of major events taking place at the Seminole Hard Rock Tampa. Next up is the property’s Summer Deep Stack Poker Series set to run August 18-28. That series’ full schedule is available HERE.

Summer Deep Stack Poker Series Schedule and Structures

Download: Summer Deep Stack Series Full Schedule

EventDayDateTimeTournament DescriptionDetails
1AThu18-Aug11am$350 NLH ($150,000 Guaranteed)Structure
-Thu18-Aug3pm$110 Satellite into Event 1 & 5 (5 Packages Guarnateed)Structure
1BThu18-Aug6pm$350 NLH ($150,000 Guaranteed)Structure
1CFri19-Aug11am$350 NLH ($150,000 Guaranteed)Structure
-Fri19-Aug3pm$110 Satellite into Event 1 & 5 (5 Packages Guarnateed)Structure
1DFri19-Aug6pm$350 NLH ($150,000 Guaranteed)Structure
1ESat20-Aug11am$350 NLH ($150,000 Guaranteed)Structure
1FSat20-Aug6pm$350 NLH ($150,000 Guaranteed)Structure
1Sun21-Aug12pmDay 2-
2Sun21-Aug2pm$150 NLH Turbo ($15,000 Guaranteed)Structure
3AMon22-Aug11am$150 NLH ($50,000 Guaranteed)Structure
3BMon22-Aug6pm$150 NLH ($50,000 Guaranteed)Structure
3CTue23-Aug11am$150 NLH ($50,000 Guaranteed)Structure
3DTue23-Aug6pm$150 NLH ($50,000 Guaranteed)Structure
3Wed24-Aug11amDay 2-
4Wed24-Aug12pm$250 NLH Deep Stack ($20,000 Guaranteed)Structure
-Wed24-Aug6pm$75 Satellite into Event 5 (5 Seats Guaranteed)Structure
5AThurs25-Aug11am$575 NLH ($200,000 Guaranteed)Structure
-Thurs25-Aug3pm$75 Satellite into Event 5 (5 Seats Guaranteed)Structure
5BThurs25-Aug6pm$575 NLH ($200,000 Guaranteed)Structure
5CFri26-Aug11am$575 NLH ($200,000 Guaranteed)Structure
5DFri26-Aug6pm$575 NLH ($200,000 Guaranteed)Structure
5ESat27-Aug11am$575 NLH ($200,000 Guaranteed)Structure
5FSat27-Aug6pm$575 NLH ($200,000 Guaranteed)Structure
5Sun28-Aug12pmDay 2-
6Sun28-Aug2pm$250 NLH Turbo ($20,000 Guaranteed)Structure

The WPTDeepStacks-Tampa in Review

WPTDeepStacks-Tampa Main Event winner, Anthony Astarita

The 2016 WPTDeepStacks-Tampa series ran June 9-20 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. The 12-day festival was headlined by $570/$200K and $350/$100K prelims as well as a $1,100/$300K Main Event.

The series headliner, the Main Event drew 538 entries generating a prize of $527,240. Following three starting flights, a play-down day and a live streamed final table, Anthony Astarita of Flemington, N.J. laid claim to the tournament’s $130,541 top prize.

2016 WPTDeepStacks-Tampa winners:

Impressively, Astarita’s Main Event victory wasn’t his only cash of the series. He finished 55th in Event 1 and 17th in Event 2 narrowly missing Series Champion honors. That title went to Karl Manouchakian who owned the prelims finish runner up in Event 1 and winning Event 3.

Next up for the Seminole Hard Rock is the Winter Poker Open scheduled for December of this year. Stay tuned and thanks for following along!

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Anthony Astarita Wins WPTDeepStacks-Tampa Main Event and $130K

2016 WPTDeepStacks-Tampa
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
Tampa, Fla.
Event #4
$1,100 Main Event No Limit Hold’em
Entries: 538
Prize Pool: $527,240
June 16-20, 2016

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Anthony Astarita is Seminole Gaming’s newest poker champion following a masterful performance at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tampa Monday afternoon. Astarita laid claim to the top spot in the property’s WPTDeepStacks-Tampa Main Event, a $1,100 buy-in tournament that drew 538 entries generating a total prize pool of $527,240. For the performance, Astarita went home with $130,541 in prize money along with a $3,000 package that includes entry into the WPTDeepStacks’ season-ending Championship.

“I just want to thank my family and friends that supported me through this,” Astarita said. “I thank God for the opportunity to do this. It’s been an amazing run from the beginning of the week. I don’t really play poker tournaments, but knew that I had the skill to do it.”

The Main Event marked the fourth of five primary events on the WPTDeepStacks-Tampa schedule. The $300,000 guarantee was barely a blip on the tournament’s radar as it was surpassed before cards event went in the air for the third starting flight. A tournament rookie, Astarita’s crowning achievement came at the hands of a battle-tested field that included Seminole Hard Rock Poker Player of the Year Points Leader David Prociak, tournament legend Sam Grizzle and others. While it was Prociak who sat near the top of the counts to start Day 2, it was Grizzle who faced off against Astarita at the final table. After he bowed out fourth, Astarita sat across from an unlikely opponent — Justin Fawcett.

Fawcett began Day 2 106th of 106 returning players, but spun up a stack and miraculously went on to finish 3rd. Falling at the hands of Astarita, Fawcett’s chips went the way of the eventual champion. Their duel left Astarita holding more than 13,300,000 of the 13,450,00 chips in play. It took only two hands for George Wolf, winner of the 2015 WPTDeepStacks-Jacksonville Main Event, to bust 2nd for $73,394.

“It feels amazing,” Astarita said. “First, I cashed in [Event][1][and][Event][3]. A lifetime goal was to a play a Main Event — especially World Poker Tour sponsored. I came into today chip leader and then took a couple bad beats and then gained it back.”

Astarita’s unlikely two weeks began with a 55th-place finish in Event 1, continued with a 17th-place finish in Event 3 and were capped off with a win in the Main Event. His final table run played out in front of the live stream cameras on WPT.com for the world to see.

“I loved the [live][stream][with][hole][cards],” Astarita said. “At the first break I had about 40 text messages from friends and family — missed calls — saying they were watching it. It was really to cool to see that. That was something I never really thought I would be a part of, but to actually be a part of it has been awesome.”

The partnership with WPTDeepStacks and the live stream final table was a first-time occurence for the Seminole Hard Rock. With a 538-entry Main Event and more than $1,000,000 in prize money awarded between the five primary events, the 12-day series was a smashing success that everyone in the poker world took notice of.

“I thought it was a great, great event,” Astarita said. “Especially the final day here at the final table. The setup up was beautiful.”

Astarita is 29  years old and resides in Flemington, N.J. where he works in sales. His three cashes at the Seminole Hard Rock are the first reported in-the-money finishes of his career. Impressively, his solid play nearly anointed him Series Champion, a title he narrowly missed finishing second to Karl Manouchakian who followed up a runner-up finish in Event 1 with a victory in Event 3.

Main Event results:

1st: Anthony Astarita – $130,541 + $3,000 Package
2nd: George Wolfe – $73,394
3rd: Justin Fawcett – $47,182
4th: Sam Grizzle – $37,483
5th: Cody Sullivan – $29,357
6th: Mario Lopez – $24,115
7th: Bob Gallo – $19,135
8th: Tim Kegel – $14,941
9th: Steve Tziris – $10,485
10th: Plamen Stoyanov – $6,815
11th: Sam Wynder – $6,815
12th: Matthew Rose – $6,815
13th: Daniel Griggs – $5,242
14th: Aaron Young – $5,242
15th: Brian Reinert – $5,242
16th: Joel Gossett – $3,932
17th: Mark Wiser – $3,932
18th: Cody Hernandez – $3,932
19th: Daiane Mendes – $2,883
20th: Benjamin Van Klink – $2,883
21st: Jeff Trudeau – $2,883
22nd: Seth Bobet – $2,883
23rd: Jose Alicea – $2,883
24th: Wally Maddah – $2,883
25th: Alvin Cotton-Lovett – $2,883
26th: Dwayne Sullivan – $2,883
27th: Claudemir Osorio – $2,883
28th: Nicholas Williams – $2,621
29th: Ricardo Rodriguez – $2,621
30th: John O’Neal – $2,621
31st: Alexander Beece – $2,621
32nd: Michael Stokes – $2,621
33rd: Gregory Marcus – $2,621
34th: Charlemagne Benjamin – $2,621
35th: Bob Heinz – $2,621
36th: Ryan Wyant – $2,621
37th: Tom Nguyen – $2,359
38th: Andrew Leadbetter – $2,359
39th: Alfred Muncey – $2,359
40th: Matthew O’Donnell – $2,359
41st: William McPhillips – $2,359
42nd: Len Nhoung – $2,359
43rd: Ioannis Patsourakis – $2,359
44th: Timothy Harrell – $2,359
45th: Zoltan Czinkota – $2,359
46th: Amelio Amato – $2,097
47th: Antuan Bunkley – $2,097
48th: Alban Frasheri – $2,097
49th: Anthony Pellegrini – $2,097
50th: Michael Turton – $2,097
51st: Geoffrey Creagh – $2,097
52nd: David Prociak – $2,097
53rd: Albert Cohen – $2,097
54th: Michael Newman – $2,097

Next up for the Seminole Hard Rock is the Winter Poker Open expected to take place in December of this year. More information on that series will be available at SHRTPoker.com as soon as it’s finalized.

Main Event: Anthony Astarita Wins ($130,541), George Wolfe Eliminated 2nd ($73,394)

$1,100 Main Event No Limit Hold’em
Level 34: 100,000/200,000/25,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 1/538

WPTDeepStacks-Tampa Main Event champion Anthony Astarita ($130,541)
WPTDeepStacks-Tampa Main Event champion Anthony Astarita ($130,541)

On the second hand of heads-up play, a severely shortstacked George Wolfe got all in holding 6c4h. He was second best to Anthony Astarita’s ah5d.

The runout fell asjd2d9d4c giving Astarita a pair of aces. With that, Wolfe busted second earning $73,394 and Anthony Astarita earned $130,541 along with a $3,000 Championship package.

George Wolfe - Eliminated 2nd ($73,394)
George Wolfe – Eliminated 2nd ($73,394)

More on the event will be posted shortly. In the meantime, here’s a look at the tournament’s final results:

1st: Anthony Astarita – $130,541 + $3,000 Package
2nd: George Wolfe – $73,394
3rd: Justin Fawcett – $47,182
4th: Sam Grizzle – $37,483
5th: Cody Sullivan – $29,357
6th: Mario Lopez – $24,115
7th: Bob Gallo – $19,135
8th: Tim Kegel – $14,941
9th: Steve Tziris – $10,485
10th: Plamen Stoyanov – $6,815
11th: Sam Wynder – $6,815
12th: Matthew Rose – $6,815
13th: Daniel Griggs – $5,242
14th: Aaron Young – $5,242
15th: Brian Reinert – $5,242
16th: Joel Gossett – $3,932
17th: Mark Wiser – $3,932
18th: Cody Hernandez – $3,932
19th: Daiane Mendes – $2,883
20th: Benjamin Van Klink – $2,883
21st: Jeff Trudeau – $2,883
22nd: Seth Bobet – $2,883
23rd: Jose Alicea – $2,883
24th: Wally Maddah – $2,883
25th: Alvin Cotton-Lovett – $2,883
26th: Dwayne Sullivan – $2,883
27th: Claudemir Osorio – $2,883
28th: Nicholas Williams – $2,621
29th: Ricardo Rodriguez – $2,621
30th: John O’Neal – $2,621
31st: Alexander Beece – $2,621
32nd: Michael Stokes – $2,621
33rd: Gregory Marcus – $2,621
34th: Charlemagne Benjamin – $2,621
35th: Bob Heinz – $2,621
36th: Ryan Wyant – $2,621
37th: Tom Nguyen – $2,359
38th: Andrew Leadbetter – $2,359
39th: Alfred Muncey – $2,359
40th: Matthew O’Donnell – $2,359
41st: William McPhillips – $2,359
42nd: Len Nhoung – $2,359
43rd: Ioannis Patsourakis – $2,359
44th: Timothy Harrell – $2,359
45th: Zoltan Czinkota – $2,359
46th: Amelio Amato – $2,097
47th: Antuan Bunkley – $2,097
48th: Alban Frasheri – $2,097
49th: Anthony Pellegrini – $2,097
50th: Michael Turton – $2,097
51st: Geoffrey Creagh – $2,097
52nd: David Prociak – $2,097
53rd: Albert Cohen – $2,097
54th: Michael Newman – $2,097

Main Event: Justin Fawcett Eliminated 3rd ($47,182)

$1,100 Main Event No Limit Hold’em
Level 34: 100,000/200,000/25,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 2/538

Justin Fawcett
Justin Fawcett

Justin Fawcett open-shoved the button and Anthony Astarita called from the small blind. George Wolfe folded his option and Fawcett was officially at risk.

Astarita: 7s7c
Fawcett: ac4c

The flop fell hard, coming jh7d5d improving Astarita to a set.

The turn was the 2c giving Fawcett outs to a straight.

The river was a blank — the as. Fawcett busted 3rd earning $47,182.

Astarita now owns 13,365,000 chips to George Wolfe’s 85,000. Players are on a quick break while production staff sets up the set for heads-up play.

Anthony Astarita – 13,365,000
George Wolfe – 85,000
Justin Fawcett – Eliminated 3rd ($47,182)

Main Event: Astarita Doubles through Fawcett

$1,100 Main Event No Limit Hold’em
Level 34: 100,000/200,000/25,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 3/538

Justin Fawcett called from the small blind and Anthony Astarita raised to 550,000 from the big blind. They were heads up.

Flop: ad5h2h

Fawcett checked. Astarita bet 1,075,000. Action was back on Fawcett and he three-bet to 2,500,000 — enough to put Astarita all in. Astarita called off and Fawcett had the opportunity to bust a player.

Astarita: asqh
Fawcett: ac9h

The board completed with the tc and 8s and Astarita doubled through Fawcett sending Fawcett to the bottom of the chip counts.

Main Event: Sam Grizzle Eliminated 4th ($37,483)

$1,100 Main Event No Limit Hold’em
Level 33: 75,000/150,000/20,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 3/538

Sam Grizzle
Sam Grizzle

Justin Fawcett opened the button for 350,000. It folded to Sam Grizzle in the big blind. He called.

They saw a flop of jd4s3h. Both players checked.

The turn fell the 2c. Grizzle checked again. Fawcett bet 350,000. Grizzle check-raised to 900,000 leaving himself about 1,200,000 behind. Fawcett moved all-in. Grizzle called and was at risk.

Fawcett: 6s5c for a six-high straight
Grizzle: 4c3c for two pair

The river completed the action with the 9c and Grizzle busted fourth earning $37,483

Justin Fawcett – 6,600,000
Sam Grizzle – Eliminated 4th ($37,483)

Main Event: Cody Sullivan Eliminated 5th ($29,357)

$1,100 Main Event No Limit Hold’em
Level 32: 60,000/120,000/20,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 4/538

Cody Sullivan
Cody Sullivan

Cody Sullivan was under the gun and opened for the last of his 710,000-chip stack. Action was on Justin Fawcett in the cutoff and he three-bet to 1,700,000. The button and blinds folded and and Sullivan was at risk versus Fawcett.

Fawcett: as9s
Sullivan: kd2s

The flop paired Sullivan, but gave Fawcett an ace-high flush draw — ksjs3c.

No flush fell on the turn, but the ac gave Fawcett a pair of aces and the lead in the hand.

The river completed with the 7s and Fawcett improved to a flush for good measure. Sullivan busted 5th taking with him $29,357 in prize money.

Justin Fawcett – 3,900,000
Cody Sullivan – Eliminated 5th ($29,357)

Main Event: Mario Lopez Eliminated 6th ($24,115)

$1,100 Main Event No Limit Hold’em
Level 32: 60,000/120,000/20,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 5/538

Mario Lopez
Mario Lopez

The flop was qs6c5c and Mario Lopez ended up getting the last of his stack in holding ksqh versus the asqc of Justin Fawcett. Lopez’s top pair was outkicked as they headed to the turn.

Fourth street fell the ts. The river completed the action with the 3c and Lopez busted at the hands of Fawcett. Lopez earned $24,115 for his 6th-place finish.

Justin Fawcett – 3,500,000
Mario Lopez – Eliminated 6th ($24,115)

Main Event: Break Time Chip Counts

$1,100 Main Event No Limit Hold’em
Heading to Level 32: 60,000/120,000/20,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 6/538

The final six players are in the midst of their first 15-minute break of the day. Here’s a final table update:

Seat 1: Samuel Grizzle – 2,075,000
Seat 2: George Wolfe – 2,075,000
Seat 3: Cody Sullivan – 1,050,000
Seat 4: Bob Gallo – 985,000 – Eliminated 7th ($19,135)
Seat 5: Steve Trizis – Eliminated 9th ($10,485)
Seat 6: Mario Lopez – 1,180,000
Seat 7: Justin Fawcett – 1,715,000
Seat 8: Tim Kegel – 795,000 – ($14,941)
Seat 9: Anthony Astarita – 5,360,000

1st – $130,541 + $3,000 Package
2nd – $73,394
3rd – $47,182
4th – $37,483
5th – $29,357
6th – $24,115

Main Event: Grizzle Doubles Again, This time Through Fawcett

$1,100 Main Event No Limit Hold’em
Level 30: 40,000/80,000/10,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 6/538

The flop was 7h6h3s. Justin Fawectt lead for 400,000. Sam Grizzle shoved for 710,000 and Mario Lopez folded. It was back on Fawcett and he called.

Fawcett: 5c3c for a pair of threes with a gutshot
Grizzle: ahth for an ace-high flush draw

Fawcett’s pair of threes wasn’t much, but it was ahead. The turn 8h quickly changed that as it improved Grizzle to an ace-high flush and left Fawcett drawing dead. The river fell the ks to make it official. Grizzle doubled through Fawcett.

Sam Grizzle – 2,100,000
Justin Fawcett – 880,000

Main Event: Bob Gallo Eliminated 7th ($19,135)

$1,100 Main Event No Limit Hold’em
Level 30: 40,000/80,000/10,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 6/538

Bob Gallo
Bob Gallo

George Wolfe open-shoved the button for 785,000. Bob Gallo called off from the big blind and the hands were tabled.

Gallo: khqh
Wolfe: js7s

The flop paired Wolfe, falling jd6h2s. The ts turn and 7c river didn’t bring any help for Gallo. Wolfe’s stack was counted down to 785,000 and he had Gallo barely covered. Gallo busted 7th earning $19,135.

George Wolfe – 1,750,000
Bob Gallo – Eliminated 7th ($19,135)

Main Event: Astarita’s Aces Double through Fawcett’s Jacks

$1,100 Main Event No Limit Hold’em
Level 30: 40,000/80,000/10,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 7/538

Start-of-day leader Anthony Astarita opened the action from under the gun and Justin Fawcett defended from the big blind.

The flop fell td8c7h and Fawcett checked. Astarita bet 425,000 and Fawcett, who was the chip leader, moved all in. Astarita went into the tank for a minute or so before he called.

Astarita: asah
Fawcett: jsjh

Astarita’s overpair of aces was best. The turn and river completed the board with the qd and 6s. Astarita’s all-in call was counted down to 2,140,000

Anthony Astarita – 4,780,000
Justin Fawcett – 1,725,000

Main Event: Tim Kegel Eliminated 8th ($14,941)

$1,100 Main Event No Limit Hold’em
Level 29: 30,000/60,000/10,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 7/538

Tim Kegel
Tim Kegel

Justin Fawcett opened from late position and Tim Kegel jammed all in for 490,000 from the cutoff. The button and blinds folded and Fawcett quickly called tabling ahqh. Kegel was behind holding kcjs.

Runout: td4c2htc6d

Fawcett’s ace-queen high held and he busted Kegel 8th sending him home with $14,941.

Justin Fawcett – 4,250,000
Tim Kegel – Eliminated 8th ($14,941)

Main Event: Grizzle Doubles through Astarita

$1,100 Main Event No Limit Hold’em
Level 29: 30,000/60,000/10,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 8/538

Start-of-day chip leader Anthony Astarita opened the action for a min-raise and Sam Grizzle moved all in for 530,000 from his direct left. The remaining players folded and Astarita called putting the shortstacked Grizzle at risk.

Astarita: tstc
Grizzle: adks

An 8s5c4h flop and 3h turn kept Astarita the lead. The ac river changed that as it improved Grizzle to a pair of aces. Grizzle doubled through Astarita.

Anthony Astarita – 2,475,000
Sam Grizzle – 1,230,000

Main Event: Steve Tziris Eliminated 9th ($10,485)

$1,100 Main Event No Limit Hold’em
Level 29: 30,000/60,000/10,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 8/538

Steve Tziris
Steve Tziris

Sam Grizzle opened for 155,000 and it folded to Steve Tziris on the button. He three-bet all in for 835,000 sending it to Mario Lopez in the small blind. Lopez broke down his stack before making an all-in bet of his own. He had Tziris covered and it was back on Grizzle who quickly folded.

Lopez: asac
Tziris: khkd

The qh6h5s5d7d runout didn’t change a thing. With that, Steve Tziris was the first elimination of the day coming roughly 20 minutes into the final table.

Mario Lopez – 2,040,000
Steve Tziris – Eliminated 9th ($10,485)

Main Event: Shuffle Up and Deal

$1,100 Main Event No Limit Hold’em
Level 29: 30,000/60,000/10,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 9/538

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The final nine are in their seats and cards are in the air for the final table of the WPTDeepStacks-Tampa Main Event. The 538-entry field is down to the last few and they’re about to battle it out for the tournament’s $130,541 top prize.

Here’s a look at the seating assignments with chip counts followed by the remaining payouts:

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Seat 1: Samuel Grizzle – 785,000
Seat 2: George Wolfe – 1,735,000
Seat 3: Cody Sullivan – 1,250,000
Seat 4: Lewis Gallo, Jr. – 985,000
Seat 5: Steve Trizis – 985,000
Seat 6: Mario Lopez – 1,205,000
Seat 7: Justin Fawcett – 3,005,000
Seat 8: Tim Kegel – 795,000
Seat 9: Anthony Astarita – 3,035,000

1st – $130,541 + $3,000 Package
2nd – $73,394
3rd – $47,182
4th – $37,483
5th – $29,357
6th – $24,115
7th – $19,135
8th – $14,941
9th – $10,485