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Event 2 Flight F: Bryce McVay Leads Late

$360 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$250,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 11: 1,000/1,500 with a 1,500 ante
Flight F Players Remaining:  126 of 363

Bryce McVay

Flight F is flying along and only 126 players are still around of the starting 363 entries. That means some stacks must be building and we found a nice one in front of Bryce McVay.

The two-time Tampa Turbo winner is up to 133,500 with a little over four more levels to run it higher.

Event 2: Prize Pool and Payouts with $53,902 Up Top

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.

1st: $53,902 + Guitar Trophy
2nd: $37,799
3rd: $24,404
4th: $18,059
5th: $13,756
6th: $10,926
7th: $9,042
8th: $7,193
9th: $5,390
10th-12th: $4,427
13th-15th: $3,506
16th-18th: $2,909
19th-21st: $2,388
22nd-24th: $2,024
25th-27th: $1,676
28th-36th: $1,394
37th-45th: $1,212
46th-54th: $1,076
55th-63rd: $973
64th-72nd: $885
73rd-81st: $809
82nd-90th: $742
91st-99th: $676
100th-102nd: $612

Event 2 Flight F: Registration Closed with 363 Entries

$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.

Wednesday at 6pmA748
Thursday at 11amB11613
Thursday at 6pmC9915
Friday at 11amD17320
Friday at 6pmE18525
Saturday at 11amF363TBD

Chip counts through Flight E

Event 2 Flight F: James Calderaro Joins 300+ Field

$360 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$250,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 6: 300/500 with a 500 ante
Flight F Entries:  315

James Calderaro

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.

Event 2 Flight F: Abdelouahed Bouanani Leads Early

$360 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$250,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 5: 200/400 with a 400 ante
Flight F Entries:  285

Abdelouahed Bouanani

Players are back in their seats as we continue to see a surge in the entry count. Another 60 jumped in recently and the field is very close to pushing the prize pool over $300,000.

There were few huge stacks found during the break but there was at least one. SHR Tampa regular Abdelouahed Bouanani is stacked up to 81,100 going into Level 5, more than 4x his starting stack.

He has two wins here on property but his biggest score came at our sister room in Hollywood with a Poker Showdown $360 Deep Stack win in 2017.

Event 2 Flight F: Two Hundred and Counting

$360 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$250,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 4: 200/300 with a 300 ante
Flight F Entries:  221

Travis Jackson is one of the 200 entries in early action

There continued to be a steady stream of players entering Flight F, including seven entries from the recently concluded satellite, and the entry count jumped over 200.

Between the Event 2 field and the $500 Bonus High Hand promotion on the cash tables, the Poker Room is a mass of people playing our favorite game.

Event 2 Flight F: Guarantee Passed By

$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.

Event 2 Flight F: Nearing the Guarantee

$360 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$250,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 2: 100/100 with a 100 ante
Flight F Entries:  152

James Baune

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.