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Event 8: Turbo in the Money

$150 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em Turbo (Re-Entry)
Level 20: 10,000/20,000/3,000 Ante

In the money

The Turbo event quickly played down to the money bubble and it took just three hands to get the rest of the way. Wally Maddah put them in the money when his small blind KsJd was good against William Linderman’s QxJx when the board ran out KdJc8h2d9d.

The field actually lost two players on the hand but it was Linderman’s bigger stack that gave him 27th place money.

Kevin “Kevmath” Mathers, Johnny Pappas, and Cheri Beatty joined Maddah in making the money. With the average stack hovering around 10 big blinds, this is going to move along quickly.

Wally Maddah put the Turbo event in the money
Wally Maddah put the Turbo event in the money
Kevin "Kevmath" Mathers survives an all-in to cash
Kevin “Kevmath” Mathers (left) survives a money bubble all-in to cash
Cheri Beatty makes the Turbo money
Cheri Beatty makes the Turbo money

Event 8: Turbo Payouts

$150 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em Turbo (Re-Entry)

Registration closed for the $15,000 Guarantee Turbo event with 202 entrants to create a prize pool worth nearly $25,000. The last 27 players will earn a piece of the money with $6,328 and a Winter Poker Open Championship seat to the winner.

1st: $6,328 + $1,650 WPO Championship Seat
2nd: $3,727
3rd: $2,146
4th: $1,739
5th: $1,355
6th: $1,130
7th: $904
8th: $678
9th: $452
10-12th: $294
13-15th: $248
16-18th: $226
19-27th: $203

Event 8: Registration Closed

$150 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em Turbo (Re-Entry)
Level 13: 2,000/4,000/500 Ante

2015 WPO Turboooo

Registration has closed for the Turbo Event 8 and they pipped it up a few entrants from last week. Where this tournament drew 199 entrants this past Sunday, today we have 202 entrants in the field.

A fine showing for a Sunday afternoon.

Of those 202 starters, less than 80 remain after the break and we expect the action to be move at a brisk pace throughout.

Event 8: Double Money Attempts

$150 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em Turbo (Re-Entry)
Level 12: 1,200/2,400/400 Ante

Wally Maddah (Tampa, FL)
Wally Maddah (Tampa, FL)

Another good reason for a Sunday afternoon Turbo, besides the obvious value, is the second chance opportunity for those who fall short in the multi-day field Event 7.

We’ve seen players bust out of that event and immediately jump into Event 8. The format dictates that it won’t last into the wee hours of the morning and also allows players a chance at the rare double cash day.

Seminole Hard Rock Tampa ambassador Wally Maddah and fun-time AJ “Doc” Santos both cashed in Event 7 (Maddah in 47th, Santos in 38th). Now they’re in the Turbo looking to add another cash to their bankroll without ever leaving the property.

AJ "Doc" Santos (Oxford, FL)
AJ “Doc” Santos (Oxford, FL)

Event 8: Lovers of Turbo

$150 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em Turbo (Re-Entry)
Level 7: 400/800/100 Ante

Cheri Beatty (Tampa, FL)
Cheri Beatty (Tampa, FL)

The Turbo event is shaping up to have another nice turnout for some Sunday afternoon poker. Last week’s version drew 199 entrants and we have over 150 in the game with two more levels of late registration to go.

We ran into Cheri Beatty catching a big double/knockout and asking “where was this yesterday (in the $560)?” She’s run her stack over 80,000 and in good position for the long haul.

Kevin “Kevmath” Mathers, the holder of mass poker knowledge, is back in action today after falling short in Event 7. He took a break last night, enjoyed a Tampa Bay Lightnings game, and firing into the Turbo event.

Kevin "Kevmath" Mathers (rumored to be half man/half computer)
Kevin “Kevmath” Mathers (rumored to be half man/half computer)

Event 7: Stanechewski Ends Moser’s Day

$560 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 18: 5,000/10,000/1,000 Ante

Victoria Moser (right) eliminated by Paul Stanechewski
Victoria Moser (right) eliminated by Paul Stanechewski

Victoria (Jubb) Moser began the day with a top ten chip stack but she was unable to ride it further than a min-cash. Nothing went well for her since she sent an opponent out at the start of the day and ran into a big coin flip with Paul Stanechewski.

All the chips were in the middle preflop and their stacks were very close. Stanechewski was ahead with JhJc against Moser’s AdKc and nothing changed as the board ran Qd9h2hQh2c.

It was a tough end to her day while Stanechewski moved over 400,000.

Paul Stanechewski (Tampa, FL)
Paul Stanechewski (Tampa, FL)

Schedule for December 13

Main Event Schedule

12PM: Event 7 Day 2 – $560 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

2PM: Event 8 – $150 Deep Stack Turbo No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • $15,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 25,000 in tournament chips and 15-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 13
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 8 Structure Sheet

Event 7 Day 1F: Mitchell Takes Overall Lead

$560 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
End of Level 14: 1,500/3,000/400 Ante

Christopher Mitchell (Birmingham, AL)
Christopher Mitchell (Birmingham, AL)

Chris Mitchell was able to bag the biggest stack heading into Day 2 when he finished up the day with 405,000. Mansoor Kader came out of nowhere and will begin his Day 2 with 395,000 and Victoria Moser has the third best of the day with 302,500.

There were 25 survivors at the end of the flight to make a total of 133 returning for Day 2.

Chris Mitchell – 405,000 (101 bb)
Mansoor Kader – 330,500 (83 bb)
Victoria Moser – 302,500 (76 bb)
T.K. Miles – 220,500 (55 bb)
John Dollinger – 215,500 (54 bb)
Dennis Stacy – 187,000 (47 bb)
Rasam Mohammodan – 180,500 (45 bb)
Brandon Byars – 101,000 (25 bb)
John Holley – 93,500 (23 bb)
Wally Maddah – 82,500 (21 bb)
Fernando Gutierez Alfonso – 82,000 (21 bb)
Sanjib Acharya – 74,000 (19 bb)
Crystal Utley – 72,500 (18 bb)
Jared Reinstein – 71,500 (18 bb)
Anthony Pellegrini – 69,500 (17 bb)
Laurie Hilton – 66,000 (17 bb)
Jeffrey Trudeau Jr. – 60,500 (15 bb)
James Daniels – 46,500 (12 bb)
Brandon Miller – 22,500 (6 bb)
Tom Vilaihong – 14,500 (4 bb)
Did Not Report – 10,400 (3 BB)
James Calkine – DNR
Alexander Beece – DNR
Shaun Occhipinti – DNR
Dustin Gaelias – DNR

Event 7 Day 1F: Last Level and Moser on the Move

$560 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 14: 1,500/3,000/400 Ante

Victoria Moser is charging
Victoria Moser is charging

Flight F is into the last level of the evening and they recently were combined down to three tables. We should lose a few more over the next few orbits and to get near 25.

Chris Mitchell continues to lead but Victoria Moser is running up a stack late. She was over 200,000 at the last break and spun it up over 300,000 heading into Level 14.

Event 7 Day 1F: Two to Go

$560 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 13: 1,200/2,400/400 Ante

2015 WPO Metting

Players are back and ready to grind out the last hour of play. Chris Mitchell continues to lead as the only player over 300,000 but Victoria Moser is making a bid to catch him at the other side of the table.

Meanwhile, there was a bit of a high-level powwow in the middle of the room. Gathered for a brief bit were the big brains of Tournament Supervisor Josh Land, new Manager of Poker Marketing for Seminole Gaming Lukas Willems (and part-time blogger here), man/computer Kevin “Kevmath” Mathers, and #Ambassador Wally Maddah.

Event 7 Day 1F: Mitchell Leads; End is Nigh

$560 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 12: 1,000/2,000/300 Ante

Christopher Mitchell (Birmingham, AL)
Christopher Mitchell (Birmingham, AL)

After some technical difficulties, the hamsters have been fed and we are back in the tournament updating business.

While we were gone, Chris Mitchell decided he wanted the Flight F chip lead and challenge Maroun Akiki for the overall lead. His table broke at the start of Level 12 and he racked up more than 325,000 for the walk down the aisle.

Akiki finished with 397,000 in Flight A and Mike Cohen came close yesterday evening with 371,000.

Mitchell has some success on property, he took down the PLO title during last February’s Deep Stack Winter Poker Series.

Event 7 Day 1F: Registration Closed; Goudy and Moser Lead

$560 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 9: 500/1,000/100 Ante

Bob Goudy (Orlando, FL)
Bob Goudy (Orlando, FL)

Registration has closed for the final flight of Event 7 and the unofficial number is 126 entrants. That takes the combined total up to 634 total entrants and a prize pool in the neighborhood of $315,350. We will have the official numbers once the smart folks tally everything together.

Two stacks stood out as we walked the room on break. Bob Goudy’s table is the only non-cash game in his row so it wasn’t getting much attention. We started paying attention when we saw Goudy during the color up and he’s closing in on 200,000.

His 184,400 was good enough for the Level 9 lead while regular Victoria Moser isn’t far behind. When everything was added up after her color up, her 155,000 is nothing to complain about either.

Victoria Moser has the second biggest chip stack in the room
Victoria Moser has the second biggest chip stack in the room

Event 7 Day 1F: Champion by Miles

$560 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 8: 400/800/100 Ante

Timothy "T.K." Miles (Tallahassee, FL)
Timothy “T.K.” Miles (Tallahassee, FL)

Only one level left for players to get in the game for a piece of the +$300,000 prize pool. We will get a few more entrants as late comers buy-in and short stacks play fast and loose to double or bust.

One of the more successful players in the room has taken a seat in Event 7. Timothy “T.K.” Miles is a bit shy of $1.3 million in career earnings with a WSOP Circuit ring among his accomplishments. His biggest cash came here in June 2014 when he captured the Summer Poker Open Championship for $295,000.

Event 7 Day 1F: Trudeau Looking for Another Score

$560 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 7: 300/600/75 Ante

Jeff Trudeau Jr. (Orlando, FL)
Jeffrey Trudeau Jr. (Orlando, FL)

The count keeps climbing and the field has grown over 100 while getting closer to 120 with an hour left to register.

Jeffrey Trudeau Jr. is making his first appearance this series and hoping to add to an already impressive list of accomplishments. He has cashed for nearly $200,000 in his short career with 51 tournament cashes, all but one coming in the state of Florida.

Trudeau recently turned 21 years old so he’s free to venture to games outside the state but he’s had a good start to his career.

Event 7 Day 1F: $300,000 and Climbing

$560 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 6: 200/400/50 Ante

With our 92nd entrant in this evenings flight, the prize pool officially climbed over $300,000 for Event 7 and players continue to push it up.

Here’s a look at the previous flights and results:

DateFlightEntriesAdvancedChip Count Links
Thurs/11 a.m.A8915Flight A Counts
Thurs/6 p.m.B9720Flight B Counts
 Friday/11 a.m.C8820Flight C Counts
 Friday/6 p.m.D10722Flight D Counts
Sat/11 a.m.E12731Flight E Counts
UnderwayFTBDTBD
Updated Total508108Combined Counts

Event 7: Combined Counts for ABCDE Flights

$560 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 6: 200/400

With the final flight moving right along, here’s a look at those who have advanced through to the restart tomorrow at noon. The first five flights drew 508 entrants with 108 of them moving forward.

RankFirst NameLast NameCityStateChip Count
1MarounAkikiKISSIMMEEFL397,000
2MICHAELCOHENMANALAPANNJ371,000
3FEMIFASHAKINORLANDOFL305,500
4JESSEFULMERBELLE CENTEROH272,000
5CHARLESCARRAGHERPENSACOLAFL266,000
6JaredBrintzTampaFL259,000
7DANIELRAMIREZTAMPAFL253,500
8RYANCARTERSARASOTAFL245,500
9JENNYMARCZYNSKIBRADENTONFL245,000
10RAPHAELDOROMALORLANDOFL221,000
11JOHNPAPPASTAMPAFL220,000
12MAURYBARRETTCLERMONTFL209,000
13MICHAELLAAKEBOCA RATONFL207,500
14ROBERTMASCARELLIPATCHOGUENY207,000
15JIMMYDOWDAGROVELANDFL206,000
16JAMES CPALADINOGAINESVILLEFL198,000
17DANIELLIVALRICOFL185,500
18PAULSTANECHEWSKITAMPAFL181,000
19PLAMENSTOYANOVSAINT PETERSBURGFL173,000
20NORBERTKARALAKITELEK167,000
21JOSEPHMALONE JRLAND O LAKESFL160,000
22JAMESLOVEMELBOURNEFL159,000
23VITORCOELHOWESLEY CHAPELFL155,000
24ANTHONYMARCHTAMPAFL151,000
25JEFFREYRUSSELLCOLUMBUSOH150,000
26HRISTOSTSIRONISORLANDOFL148,500
27GARYLUCCIAMHERSTNS143,500
28CHRISTOPHERDEOLIVEIRAWAYNENJ141,500
29HERBERTWOODBERYWINTER GARDENFL137,500
30OSCARLINDO ZELEDONSPRING HILLFL137,000
31RYANDUNNTALLAHASSEEFL136,500
32RONALDSULLIVANSARASOTAFL135,500
33HARRYROSENBLUMMELBOURNEFL133,000
34IOANNISPATSOURAKISWINTER HAVENFL132,500
35JASONOLOUGHLINORLANDOFL132,000
36TODDRODGERSLAS VEGASNV130,000
37RAFAELMARCONDES REISKENTWA127,500
38DanielDumontMAITLANDFL122,500
39JOSEPHBUONODONOTAMPAFL122,000
40ANTHONYGUAGLIARDOTAMPAFL119,500
41TERRI-ANNECRAWFORDLAKELANDFL119,500
42AUSTINBUCHANANWINTER PARKFL116,000
43MICHAELTRAFICANTETAMPAFL114,500
44JOSEPHBOULAISCOCOAFL114,000
45GEORGEGORDONBRANDONFL113,500
46JORDANWUNDERTAMPAFL113,000
47JEFFREYSANDERSROCKLEDGEFL112,000
48ZACHARYGILBERTRENONV110,500
49MICHAELTURTONNAPLESFL110,500
50TOMNGUYENTAMPAFL110,000
51LARRYRAM110,000
52BenjaminLazerWOODSTOCKNY108,500
53SufianSoufanTAMPAFL107,000
54BRENDALANE-WORLEYRIVERVIEWFL103,500
55MARKWISERBOCA RATONFL102,500
56JOHNO'NEALJACKSONVILLEFL102,000
57GREGORYMCNEALYVALRICOFL101,500
58ROSSMONTELEONEMURFREESBOROTN97,500
59MOHDEIDATTLEBOROMA92,500
60TIMOTHYSTEORTSLAKE WALESFL91,500
61LEONKREISLERTARPON SPRINGSFL90,000
62ERICLORENZIDAYTONA BEACHFL88,000
63DEREKWORLEYRIVERVIEWFL88,000
64STEVENBENNETTDEERFIELD BEACHFL86,500
65CARLOSGUERREROORLANDOFL86,500
66HALLEYLEWIS IIITALLAHASSEEFL86,000
67JOHNDEPERSIOPARKLANDFL85,000
68RONALDPULEOSARASOTAFL84,500
69JONGRAHAMLONGWOODFL83,000
70EDWARDKOFLERTAMPAFL82,500
71BRADJARRETTORLANDOFL80,500
72VICTORIAJUBBCLEARWATERFL80,000
73HUICUNQIAOORLANDOFL75,500
74JORDANROBINSONLUTZFL74,000
75MOHAMMEDTARKMANITAMPAFL73,500
76HUENGUYENCLEVELANDOH73,000
77LEIFOSKARSSONCLEARWATERFL71,500
78DOMINICKMINAYATAMPAFL71,000
79ADAMASTORSANTOSOXFORDFL70,000
80STEVENBELLASORLANDOFL69,500
81AMELIOAMATOSARASOTAFL69,000
82RICARDORODRIGUEZTAMPAFL68,000
83SHAWNSORGIORLANDOFL67,000
84SALVADORRAMOSOCALAFL67,000
85ARIELVELAZQUEZHOLLY SPRINGSMS65,000
86RAULGONZALESSt PetersburgFL64,000
87JODYKEELINGTAMPAFL64,000
88PHILLIPWEASTTAMPAFL61,500
89TROYBERCOTPALMETTOFL61,500
90WILLIAMSMITHOCOEEFL55,000
91JOSEPHACQUAVELLASANFORDFL53,000
92ALANRAMKHALAWANTAMPAFL52,500
93JOSHUAFULFORDLARGOFL52,000
94MARIAHARRELLTAMPAFL52,000
95DIMITRYAGRACHOVWESTONFL49,000
96BAMANGELOROGERS CITYMI47,500
97AYEDSHWEIHATCLAWSONMI47,500
98TROYSTROMERPOMPANO BEACHFL46,000
99JAMESCARMADELLAPALM HARBORFL45,500
100THOMASMACEYMIAMI BEACHFL45,000
101AGNESBARTONCLEARWATERFL39,000
102FREDDIEKIRKLANDTAMPAFL39,000
103ELLENHELLERLUTZFL38,500
104BRIANMCKANEHOLMDELNJ38,000
105DUSTYNSCHINDEWOLFKISSIMMEEFL28,500
106ADAMMACINTYREVALRICOFL26,000
107MATTHEWSILVABRADENTONFL20,000
108MITCHELLGOTTLIEBLUTZFLNA

Event 7 Day 1F: Vilaihong Holds Nice Lead

$560 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 5: 150/300

Tom Vilaihong (New Port Richey) successfully hides from the camera
Tom Vilaihong (New Port Richey, FL) successfully hides from the camera

Players are back in their seats and it’s Tom Vilaihong leading the way, while deftly dodging efforts to capture his image. He is leading by far with 96,100 and no one else over 80,000.

Seminole Hard Rock Tampa ambassador Wally Maddah has a success four first levels and nearly doubled his starting stack. He came back to 48,000 out front and trying to bag after several failed attempts.

Event 7 Day 1F: Pellegrini Looking for a Second

$560 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 4: 100/200

Anthony Pellegrini (Largo, FL)
Anthony Pellegrini (Largo, FL)

Anthony Pellegrini is another player in today’s field looking for more success this series. He played in Event 5 with a tournament full of PLO wizards and outlasted most of them. Pellegrini was part of a three-way chop in the PLO event that had him take top honors as the chip leader and he already has a seat in the $1,650 Winter Poker Open Championship.

We’re inching towards 90 entrants at the midpoint of Level 4 with nearly three hours of late registration available. We’re also very close to hitting a $300,000 prize pool.

Event 7 Day 1F: Byars Running for More

$560 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 3: 75/150

Brandon Byars (Tampa, FL)
Brandon Byars (Tampa, FL)

The entrant count is slowly climbing and we’ve reached 70 for the final flight so far. We’re some players back in the game after firing multiple bullets earlier and a few players having a good series.

Brandon Byars took a few days away from the table and is back with us today. Byars had a nice run last week when he final tabled back-to-back tournaments, picking up an 8th place finish in the Deep Stack Turbo and a runner-up result in the multi-day Event 4.

Event 7 Day 1F: Final Flight Ready to Fly

$560 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 1: 25/50

If you haven’t bagged up chips in Event 7 over the first five flights, now is the time to hit the poker room for the last flight of the $200,000 guaranteed tournament.

That guarantee was met early this afternoon and now entrants are just piling money on top, we should send it over $300,000 at some point this evening.

Less than 100 players have advanced to Day 2 from the first four flight and we’ll see how many make it through today.

Players sit down to 25,000 stacks and 30-minute levels throughout Day 1. Late registration and unlimited re-entries are available until the start of Level 9 at 10:30pm and we’ll know the final tally when the registration desk closes.

They will continue through the evening and everyone with chips will bag them up at the end of Level 14.

Event 7 Day 1C: Play Complete with Cohen Leading

$560 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
End of Level 14: 1,500/3,000/400 Ante

Mike Cohen
Mike Cohen ends with the Flight C lead

There was little doubt that Mike Cohen would end Flight C with the lead, no other stacks were close. The question was who would bag up the second spot and that honor belongs to Johnny Pappas (“Call me Johnny Pappas. It’s been a long time since someone called me Johnny.” Yessir.)

Cohen finished with 376,000 which puts him just behind overall leader Maroun Akiki at 397,000 while Pappas put 220,000 in his bag. Other notables returning include AJ “Doc” Santos, Greg McNealy, and Dan Dumont.

Full chip counts coming when they are available.

Johnny Pappas
Johnny Pappas

Event 7 Day 1C: Closing Time

$560 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 14: 1,500/3,000/400 Ante

Wally Maddah
Wally Maddah

We’ve reached the end and it’s time to find some chip leaders among the baggers. They’ll play a few more hands then call it a night with around 15 players by the time it wraps.

While looking at the two tables remaining, we found #Ambassador Wally Maddah happily grinding in the evening flight.