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Event 2: Cards in the Air

$150 Ladies No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 1: 25/50

Ladies

After a short delay to get everyone seated, the $150 buy-in Ladies event is underway and it has already topped last year’s attendance.

This tournament drew 18 players for the special event and we had that many in the game before cards flew. There are a few more we should see before registration closes at 6pm and we’ll be on the look out for Dani Mae, last year’s champion.

There is not prize pool guarantee on this event but tournament staff have added on something nice for the eventual winner. On top of first place money, the Ladies Event champion will also take home a $600 gift certificate to the Rock Spa at Seminole Hard Rock Tampa.

Dani Mae Ladies Winner
Dani Mae
Ladies Winner

Event 2: Ladies Night

$150 Ladies No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 1: 25/50

While there are more than 80 players grinding away in Event 1 this afternoon, it’s the Ladies Event which will crown the first champion of the series.

They are about to kick things off in the middle of the poker room with the $150 Ladies Event and we expect to see some regular faces in the crowd. They are getting plenty of play with 15K starting stacks and 25-minute levels throughout the day.

Late registration is open until the start of Level 7 at 6pm and they can re-enter of often as they like if they lose their stack. Players will be taking their seat in the next few minutes and we’ll be underway.

Event 1 Day 1C: Petrovic Leads Early

$350 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 5: 150/300/25 Ante

Richard Petrovic is your early Flight 1C chip leader
Richard Petrovic is your early Flight 1C chip leader

There are a few big stacks around the room but it’s Richard Petrovic with the early lead. He more than tripled his 20K starting stack and went on the first break with 61,550 to pace the rest of the field.

There’s still plenty of time to catch the man up top but Petrovic has set himself up for a deep run this afternoon.

 

Event 1 Day 1C: First Break

$350 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 4: 100/200

Players are heading off on their first break of the day and the afternoon flight continues to grow with 71 entrants so far. They have until 3:30pm after the second break in the game, we’re all but assured of topping yesterday’s biggest flight.

We’ll track down our big stacks and find our first leader on break.

Event 1: First Day Counts

$350 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

The opening day of the 2015 Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Winter Poker Open drew 157 entrants across the first two flights of Event 1. A fine kickoff to the festival and more players are getting in the game today.

We have 21 players coming back on Sunday so far with Peter Kosakowski holding a big lead. He’s the only player over 400,000 or 300,000. This tournament is a “best stack forward” event so even the shorter stacks have a chance to come back today or tomorrow and run up a bigger one for Sunday.

The end-of-day chip average was just shy of 150,000 and 37 big blinds when they return to 2,000,/4,000 blinds.

FIRST NAMELAST NAMECITYSTCHIP COUNT
PETERKOSAKOWSKILUTZFL441,500
MARCLOWETAMPAFL284,500
ThomasClementsNEW PORT RICHEYFL229,500
VITORCOELHOWESLEY CHAPELFL218,000
DAVIDLAPPANOLUTZFL216,500
ENZO GROMANOBRANDONFL213,500
STEVENPELLINGRATAMPAFL193,000
HERBERTWOODBERYWINTER GARDENFL160,500
GERALDSILVATAMPAFL158,500
BENJAMINREHMNORTH PORTFL151,500
ERICWILKINSONPALMETTOFL128,500
STEVENBELLASORLANDOFL118,500
TOMNGUYENTAMPAFL108,500
MOHDEIDATTLEBOROMA96,000
ERICRIVKINE HAMPTONNY95,000
MICHAELSCOTTTAMPAFL91,000
JOHNSIMCOXAPOPKA PL SZFL74,000
DAVIDDIBERNARDIMADEIRA BEACHFL72,500
ARCHIBALDMCLAUCHLINST PETERSBURGFL53,500
CRAIGCOMERFORDAPOPKAFL48,500
ERIKNELSONVALRICOFL44,000

Event 1 Day 1C: The Weekend Grind

$350 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 1: 25/50

2015 WPO Poker Room

The first weekend is here for the Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Winter Poker Open and we continue to build up the big Event 1 guaranteed prize pool.

More than 150 entrants jumped in the $350 buy-in tournament during Thursday’s opening flights and we expect the numbers to climb higher today as players spend a little of their time off at the tables. We can expect to surpass the $150,000 guarantee sometime early Saturday.

They will sit down to deep 20,000 stacks and play 30-minute levels throughout the day. Late registration and unlimited re-entries are available until the start of Level 9 at 3:30pm but they still have three more starting flights if they bust after that point.

The flight will play down through 14 levels and survivors will bag up their chips for Day 2 on Sunday.

Cards are in the air and players are looking at a big day.

Schedule for December 4

Main Event Schedule

11AM: Event 1 Day 1C – $350 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • $150,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 20,000 in tournament chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • Day 1 will end after Level 14 or Tournament Director discretion
  • Event 1 Structure Sheet

3PM: Event 2 – $150 Ladies No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • Players begin with 15,000 in tournament chips and 25-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 7
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 2 Structure Sheet

6PM: Event 1 Day 1D – $350 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • $150,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 20,000 in tournament chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • Day 1 will end after Level 14 or Tournament Director discretion
  • Event 1 Structure Sheet