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Event 1 Day 1C: Full Chip Counts

$350 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Start of Level 15: 2,000/4,000/500 Ante

Flight 1C drew 90 entrants with 18 returning for Day 2 on Sunday with blinds at 2,000/4,000 and a 500 ante.

Greg McNealy – 265,500 (66 bb)
Misti Murphy – 227,000 (57 bb)
Michael Cohen – 190,000 (48 bb)
Harlon Kinnery – 139,000 (35 bb)
James Gibson – 134,000 (34 bb)
Staffan Lind – 108,000 (27 bb)
Julius Gaduang – 91,500 (23 bb)
Rocco DeFina – 86,500 (22 bb)
Plamen Stoyanov – 79,000 (20 bb)
George Hemphill – 75,000 (19 bb)
Terri Kiersey – 73,500 (18 bb)
Richard Petrovic – 70,500 (18 bb)
Maury Barrett – 61,000 (15 bb)
Oscar Lindo – 59,000 (15 bb)
Dan Dumont – 53,500 (13 bb)
William Dubay – 38,000 (10 bb)
Douglas Chan – 27,500 (7 bb)
Steve Zaritsky – 17,000 (4 bb)

Event 1 Day 1C: McNealy Holds Onto Lead

$350 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
End of Level 14: 1,500/3,000/400 Ante

Greg McNealy (Tampa, FL)
Greg McNealy (Tampa, FL)

Play has come to an end for Flight 1C with 18 players remaining of the starting 90 entrants. That brings the midway total to 39 players returning for Day 2 on Sunday for a piece of the $150,000 guaranteed prizepool.

Greg McNealy held onto his chip lead and put 265,500 in his bag followed by Misti Murphy’s 247,000. Michael Cohen had the third biggest bag with 190,000 and all three will be in contention late on Sunday.

Michael Cohen (Marlboro, NJ)
Michael Cohen (Marlboro, NJ)
Misti Murphy lead Flight 1C at second break
Misti Murphy (Tuscon, AZ)

Event 2: Registration Closed

$150 Ladies No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 7: 300/600/75 Ante

Brenda Lyons (Orlando, FL)
Brenda Lyons (Orlando, FL)

Registration has closed for the Ladies Event as they come back to Level 7. The tournament drew 40 entrants, a fine increase from the 18 who played this event last year.

Brenda Lyons, former WSOP Circuit Ladies Event final table member, is your latest leader. Her stack has increased from the starting 15,000 up to 62,000 and she added another 10,000 on one of the first hands after break.

Payouts and prizepool information will be posted shortly.

Event 1 Day 1D: Fourth Flight Flying

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

The second flight of the day, and fourth overall for Event 1, is underway in the corner of the poker room. This flight puts every poker table in use with the exception of those breaking in the other two tournaments.

They don’t stay empty for very long, floor staff transition those right into the ever-increasing number of live cash games rolling.

Event 1 has 247 entrants counted over the first three starting flights and tonight will boost it closer to the $150,000 Guarantee. For the $350 buy-in, players sit with 20,000 stacks and will move through 30-minute levels on Day 1. Late registration and unlimited re-entries are available until the start of Level 9 at 10:30pm.

Players are in their seats and cards are in the air.

Event 1 Day 1C: McNealy Closing on 200K

$350 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 13: 1,200/2,400/300 Ante

Greg McNealy (Tampa, FL)
Greg McNealy (Tampa, FL)

Players are back in their seats after the break and have two more levels to build up their stack. Misti Murphy continues to have a very nice day and increased her stack to 177,700 over the previous four levels.

But she is not longer leading, thT honor belongs to Greg McNealy who is closing in on 200,000. His 190,500 at break would be good enough for a top ten stack through the first three flights but things could change in the next hour.

McNealy has some nice success in our poker room. He captured the “Classic Rockers” event during the 2014 Spring Poker Open and his biggest score came when he won the $560 Deep Stacks Series event in 2013 for almost $65,000.

Event 1 Day 1C: Final Break

$350 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 12: 1,000/2,000/300 Ante

Players are getting ready to head on their final break of the flight with 25 of the starting 90 entrants still around.

Jon “Pearljammer” Turner hit the rail in the previous level and will have to try again in the 6pm flight. Misti Murphy seems to be increasing her stack size but we will double check the last three tables when they take a walk.

Event 2: Stokes Grabs Lead

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

Debbie Stokes out front in the Ladies Event
Debbie Stokes out front in the Ladies Event

The Ladies Event is back from the first break and Debbie Stokes is the early chip leader. She more than doubled her 15K starting stack and sits with 42,000 at the start of Level 4.

There are few players not far behind including Trevilynn Blakeslee and Dani Mae.

There are three more levels of late registration and re-entries available and we had two more additions during the break to hit 37 for the event so far.

Trevilynn Blakeslee
Trevilynn Blakeslee

Event 2: Defending Champ Enters; First Break Time

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

Dani Mae (St. Petersburg, FL)
Dani Mae (St. Petersburg, FL)

The Ladies Event is taking its first break of the day and they’ve already built a nice field. The 35 in the game right now makes it look while we’ll double the 18 entrants from this event last year for a big prize pool.

We found our defending champion at her table before the break. Dani Mae has one career tournament cash and the St. Petersburg made the most of it with the win.

We’ll return with an updated count plus our first break leaders.

Event 1 Day 1C: Pearljammer Jamming

$350 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 10: 600/1,200/200 Ante

Jon "Pearljammer" Turner
Jon “Pearljammer” Turner

One player stands out in the 1C field after registration closed and he has some juicy results. Jon “Pearljammer” Turner took a seat at the front of the poker room and is quietly grinding this $150,000 Guarantee.

Turner has over $1.7 million in career live tournament earnings including nine WSOP final tables. He really made his mark back in the glory days of online poker when he amassed a very impressive $7.7 million in tournament earnings.

Good luck Table 31.

Event 1 Day 1C: Murphy Takes the Lead

$350 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 9: 500/1,000/100 Ante

Misti Murphy lead Flight 1C at second break
Misti Murphy lead Flight 1C at second break

Misti Murphy is having a good time during the mid-point of the flight and came back from the second break to the biggest stack in the room, and the only one in six-digit territory.

Her 106,700 is way out front of the rest of the field with several in the 80K range and former leader Richard Petrovic making little progress over the last four levels.

Registration has closed for the flight with an unofficial 90 entrants. There are three more starting flights to go with the next kicking off at 6pm.

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