2019 Winter Poker Open Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa, Florida Event 2 $360 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $250,000 Guaranteed Entries: 1,010 Prize Pool: $303,000 December 4-8, 2019
The accounting is complete and we have the official numbers for Winter Poker Open Event 2. The $360 buy-in tournament drew 1,010 entries to create a prize pool worth $303,000 and beat the $250,000 guarantee.
The last 102 spots will be paid out with a min-cash earning $612 and the Event 2 banks $53,902 along with the Winter Poker Open Guitar Trophy.
$360 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $250,000 Guaranteed | Structure Level 9: 500/1,000 with a 1,000 ante Flight F Entries: 363
There was a late surge at the registration desk and Flight F hit 363 entries to push the combined total to 1,010 for a $303,000 prize pool. A great turnout for the first multi-flight tournament of the series.
Tournament staff are calculation the payouts and we will post them as soon as they are available.
$360 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $250,000 Guaranteed | Structure Level 8: 400/800 with a 800 ante Flight F Entries: 338
Level 8 is here which means time is running out if you want to be a part of the big Event 2 field. They will take a 15-minute break when the level is complete and registration will close down for good for this tournament.
$360 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $250,000 Guaranteed | Structure Level 6: 300/500 with a 500 ante Flight F Entries: 315
Flight F hit 300 entries in Level 6 and showing no signs of slowing down. Recent arrivals including Wally Maddah, Rafael Reis, and James Calderaro.
“Caldo” is the most accomplished player in today’s field though he only has two recorded tournament wins. But they were big ones.
In 2014, Calderaro put his name on the WPT Champions Cup with a win in the WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open Championship in Hollywood and added a WSOP bracelet in 2017 for a win in the $25K Pot Limit Omaha High Roller.
$360 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $250,000 Guaranteed | Structure Level 3: 100/200 with a 200 ante Flight F Entries: 187
Flight F beat the clock.
Right as the second level of the day was about to expire, entry number 187 hit the tournament to put the combined total at 834. That puts the prize pool at $250,200 to officially best the big guarantee.
And it won’t stop there. With a lot more players expected, they should have a really big number by the time registration closes at 3:30 pm.
$360 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $250,000 Guaranteed | Structure Level 2: 100/100 with a 100 ante Flight F Entries: 152
The entry count doubled over the first level and very close to hitting the mark for the guarantee. It will be a race to which gets here first; entry number 187 or the clock hitting noon. Either way, beating the $250,000 guarantee is a lock.
A few loyal locals are back with us including James Baune taking a shot. He’s a regular presence in any big Seminole Hard Rock Poker festival and this one is no different. Baune had several close calls in the past with more than $50K in career earnings and final tables but still looking for his first SHRP trophy. One of his most recent scores was a final table appearance at a WSOP Circuit PLO ring event in Choctaw.