Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Winter Poker Open
Event 10: $150 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
December 21, 2014
Prize Pool: $25,560
The last event of the Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Winter Poker Open was a seven-way chop with Paulo Castro (Sao Paulo, Brazil) taking home the final custom guitar trophy.
Casto is declared the winner based on having the chip lead, slightly more than runner-up Denise Tuck.
“It’s good,” said the soft spoken Brazilian, who finished 7th earlier in the series in Event 7 ($250 buy-in) for $1,934. He said a key hand in the tournament when his AQ beat pocket 6s.
“Flopped a boat,” smiled Tuck on her key hand. She held AK on an A-A-K flop, “ace-king was the catalyst to get me this far.”
Gary Lucci, Jared Grey, Justin Dunn, Ray Lambert and Norbert Kara are the other five players who all agreed to an even split of the remaining prize pool money.Each player took home ~$2,800.
The tournament began with 213 entries as the top 27 earned a piece of the $25,560 prize pool.
“It was a long day, I’m tired,” said Grey.
Castro is part of a strong Brazilian contingent that has been playing throughout the series. He’s currently living and working in Miami and Castro said this is one of his best tournament cashes.
1st Paulo Castro (Sao Paulo, Brazil) $2,801
2nd Denise Tuck (Bradenton, FL) $2,801
3rd Gary Lucci (Amherst, Nova Scotia) $2,801
4th Jared Grey (Nashville, TN) $2,801
5th Justin Dunn (Ocala, FL) $2,801
6th Ray Lambert (Clearwater, FL) $2,800
7th Norbert Kara (Clearwater, FL) $2,800
8th Rachel Rosario (Warwick, RI) $767
9th Marv “Flying Duckman” Karlins (Riverview, FL) $511
10th Terri Crawford (Lakeland, FL) $332
11th John Stillitano (Trenton, NJ) $332
12th Scott Parttridg (Riverside Heights, FL) $332
13th Garrett Topping (Atlanta, GA) $281
14th Jaeli Moron (Tampa, FL) $281
15th Frank Gomez (Lakeland, FL) $281
16th Rob Thomas (Tampa, FL) $256
17th Travis Fulford (Lakeland, FL)) $256
18th Teresa Mullen (New Hampshire) $256
19th Michael Schmidt $230
20th Matthew Gary $230
21st Kim McCann $230
22nd Gerald Panagrossi $230
23rd Scott Caracciolo $230
24th Joe Squires $230
25th Nagabhushan Begur $230
26th Matt Silva $230
27th Juan Angel Garcia $230