Event 1: Thomas Clements Jr Wins WPO Opener

2019 Winter Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tampa, Florida
Event 1
$160 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 653
Prize Pool: $81,625
December 4, 2019

Thomas Clements Jr, WPO Event 1 Champion

The 2019 Winter Poker Open came flying out of the gates on the first day and put up huge numbers. The first event of the series was a $160 buy-in No Limit Hold’em game that packed the room. After a long day at the tables, Thomas Clements Jr took home the title, the Guitar Trophy, and $15,610 after a five-was deal was struck at the final table.

The tournament drew an incredible 653 entries to blast the $50,000 guaranteed prize pool all the way up to $81,625. A huge number for the size of the buy-in. The last 65 spots were paid and they hit the money bubble not long after the dinner break.

The final table was formed as the clocked clicked later into the evening and the five remaining players decided to split the remaining prize pool and call it a night. Clements Jr earned the biggest share as the chip leader with Herbert Woodbery, Mitchell King, Karl Manouchakian, and Ryan Basile part of the deal.

It was a fantastic start to the series and a great omen for the next 11 days.

Event 1 final table results:

1st: Thomas Clements Jr – $10,237 + Guitar Trophy *
2nd: Herbert Woodbery – $8,348 *
3rd: Mitchell King – $7,631 *
4th: Karl Manouchakian – $7,125 *
5th: Ryan Basile – $6,618 *
6th: Donald Scheib – $2,653
7th: Daniel Wilson – $2,196
8th: Darcell Eggleston – $1,755
9th: James Patterson – $1,510
* – results of five-way deal