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Little Slick Chip Counts (through Flight G)

Summer Little Slick Poker Series
$150 Buy-In, $100,000 Guaranteed
Day 2 Blinds: 1,500/3,000/500
Players Remaining: 186/1,355

Flight A: 292 Entries, 40 Advanced
Flight B: 147 Entries, 21 Advanced
Flight C: 155 Entries, 20 Advanced
Flight D: 204 Entries, 23 Advanced
Flight E: 156 Entries, 21 Advanced
Flight F: 204 Entries, 35 Advanced
Flight G: 197 Entries, 27 Advanced
Flight H/I: Thursday at 11am/6pm
Day 2: Friday at 12pm | Structure Sheet

Chip Counts through Flight G:

RANKFIRST NAMELAST NAMECHIP COUNTTABLESEAT
1NGHIALY434,000133
2LEONARDRUBIN423,500121
3TANNERENOCH237,000136
4ALFREDMCNEILL230,000177
5FRANKLINBRIGHAM228,50091
6BRIANTOROK224,00051
7QUINTONSUTTON208,50014
8MICHAELONEILL197,50039
9JOSEPHORSINO196,000164
10JASONHATFIELD188,000132
11JUANMALDONADO186,500127
12JAREDLASKEY185,50083
13GILBERTSANCHEZ181,00011
14JOHNROVETO173,000138
15JOSHUAMCMUTRIE172,50026
16MARVINKARLINS172,500139
17JACOBKELLLY170,500123
18DANIEL LCASTILLO160,500198
19DAVIDVO159,50076
20JAIMEMELGAREJO159,000151
21STEVENCURTIS146,00079
22DAVIDHAWN146,000159
23AMIRUBIN144,50035
24LARRYMARKLAND144,00017
25CHARLESLEBOWITZ141,00061
26KEVINBLEWITT140,500147
27WILLIAMMCINTYRE140,000113
28NIKOLAOSCOSTARELIS137,00018
29ANDREWHIDALGO136,500208
30BRIANBARTLEY136,000206
31RAYMONDSYKES JR136,00045
32GregoryWytka135,00063
33JAMESAMAN132,00087
34ERICWILKINSON128,000108
35ANNEAMATO128,00013
36SAMUELVIZZA127,500232
37JOHNSINGLETON127,00097
38TONYJACKS127,000167
39JOSEPHWRIGHT124,000112
40FRANKWEIGEL121,50056
41JACKTAYLOR121,000183
42KEVINSMITH120,500137
43ALANSTEWART117,500158
44NATHANLEE114,000144
45GILBERTRODRIGUEZ113,000237
46TUANVO111,000172
47MICHAELHALPRIN111,00044
48RAMESHGULLURI110,500192
49DAVIDTHOMAS110,00023
50KRISTYSTEVENS108,00072
51QUOCVAN105,000197
52STEVENANKNEY103,000236
53ANTUANBUNKLEY SR102,500149
54PATRICKHOBEN102,000226
55DARINTHOMPSON99,000196
56CHRISTOPHERYOUNG98,000122
57LewisGallo Jr97,000141
58DERRILMCDONALD96,500157
59MICHAELALDACOSTA96,00025
60FRANCISCOGOMEZ95,500227
61ALFREDOTOMEY-IMBERT94,000228
62GLENBALLENGER93,50031
63PHUONGQUACH93,500229
64FRANKLINWAMSLEY93,00059
65CARLTONSEYBOLT92,000194
66MAHMOUDBIDARIAN91,00024
67KEITHGARCIA90,000201
68TRAVISJACKSON90,000203
69CRAIGKARDON89,50082
70CHRISTOPHEROOLEY86,00046
71SCOTTBREWIS85,00016
72THOMASROBERTSON84,000182
73TERRI-ANNECRAWFORD84,000199
74RYANKENNEDY82,00089
75CRAIGLEOPARD82,00048
76REMEDIOSPATALINGHUG82,000163
77MICHAELPLATT82,000154
78CARLOSEVANGELISTA81,50036
79CALVINMORLEY80,500153
80RONALDLOWE80,000107
81FREDERICKGAINES II80,00054
82DOUGLASMARRO79,00074
83JASONMATOS78,000193
84MICHAELHENIN77,000224
85DAVIDTIFFENBERG76,00084
86GUYBODLE76,00068
87CARLOSDIAZ JR75,50047
88AMAURYLOPEZ75,00064
89AUSTINFOWLER74,000114
90JORDANPERALTA72,000213
91VENCENTWHITE71,000221
92JOHNPLATT70,500214
93PETERGUILLETTE70,000207
94BRIANPLEW69,000143
95DARRENKAHN69,000191
96JAMIEKALB68,00021
97JUANDE LA GUARDLA68,000209
98GEOFFSTENBERG67,50077
99JEREMYBUCKWALTER66,00093
100HAROLDANGLE66,000117
101SHAYMONTES66,00075
102CHRISTOPHERLOWE65,000178
103REMSAIGANOV64,000171
104JAMESWALDEN64,000116
105MARKMILLER63,50066
106GARRYHICKS63,50034
107DARRYLBRUGGEMANN63,500142
108JASONSMITH63,00058
109DAVIDWALKER62,50094
110CORE'DINIZ62,500179
111JUANMARTINEZ62,00086
112ENZO GROMANO62,000186
113CYRILGAMBER JR62,00015
114JAMESGORDON61,50019
115KENNETHJAMES61,50052
116ANTONIOMOODY61,50029
117SCOTTREINHARDT61,00012
118DAVIDORMSBEE60,000169
119DEENHIRA59,50081
120JEREDORTON59,00038
121MOSHENIZAN58,500148
122PETERBRADLEY58,500174
123CHRISTOPHERWILLIAMS58,000152
124VLADIMIRSMOLIAKOV57,00027
125DUANEDUNN56,500124
126RYANCOLE56,00098
127RICHARDPETROVIC55,000219
128ADNANKAZIM54,50043
129CHARLESFAWCETT53,00037
130CONRADOFRANCISCO52,500161
131QUYENHOANG52,500162
132ROGERSTEWART52,50033
133RANDYGLOVER51,500239
134DUCLE51,000166
135RICHARDHORSWELL51,000187
136XIAOHE51,000168
137ROBERTSMITH50,500173
138KIMMCCANN50,00078
139SEANTANSEY48,500126
140RICHARDTHAI48,000189
141CHRISTOPHERBOWLING47,500111
142JEFFERYBIEZUNSKI47,50067
143GLENNTARRANT47,500231
144RONALDHUERKAMP45,000217
145ERICFRIDENBERG44,000106
146WILLIAMHARRELL43,50071
147KARLMANOUCHAKIAN43,500233
148CHADWITT43,500176
149ANTHONYBEROUTY43,000134
150REGINALOWE42,50096
151MONIKAKENT41,000104
152RONALDJOHNSTON41,000202
153KARENHAYES40,50053
154ROBERTOGABINO40,000146
155VLADIMIRKHIZNICHENKO39,50042
156JAMESDANIELS JR39,000211
157JOHNCIURCZAK38,500103
158DEBRAHARRISON37,500131
159JOSEPHBROWN37,500184
160H ROBERTPRESS37,00032
161PAULSTANECHEWSKI36,00092
162WILBURALLISON36,000223
163ERICBUEL35,50062
164HAROLDMARTIN III35,500118
165CHRISTOPHERGERDES35,000204
166JASONWOOD35,00065
167JAMESCARMADELLA34,00099
168ROBERTFISCHER34,00022
169MAURYBARRETT34,000181
170EZRAELIASHAOUL33,500222
171ANGELORTIZ32,500102
172LYNNFOLSOM31,50088
173ARTHURSHULER JR31,000218
174STEPHENMURPHY30,000129
175WILLIAMDUNN29,000119
176MATTHEWWHITE29,000109
177RICHARDCOOLEY27,500128
178PAULSEXTON27,000188
179MARKBECKER25,500101
180EDITHNORMAN25,50041
181DONALDLOPEZ25,500156
182MAURICIOFARIAS22,00073
183BENJAMINGURTHIE20,50069
184URBANKOCH17,50028
185QINGHAOZHENG10,50049
186JOHNLODERN/A234

Little Slick Daily Schedule — $100K Guaranteed July 16th-21st

Flights A through G have completed. Complete chip counts will be posted later this morning.

Thursday, July 20th

11am: Flight H – $150 buy-in, $100,000 guaranteed

  • 12,000 chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration and re-entry available until the start of Level 9 (~3:30pm)
  • Play concludes following Level 13 (~6:15pm)

6pm: Flight I – $150 buy-in, $100,000 guaranteed

  • 12,000 chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration and re-entry available until the start of Level 9 (~10:30pm)
  • Play concludes following Level 13 (~1:15am)

Friday, July 21st

12pm: Day 2

The 2017 WPTDeepStacks in Review

The second annual WPTDeepStacks-Tampa took place at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino beginning June 8th and concluding June 19th with the live streamed $1,100 Main Event final table. The series boasted five primary events and was headlined by the finale which drew 704 entries marking a 30 percent year over year attendance increase and going down as the third largest Main Event in the tour’s four-year history.

Claiming victory along with $162,354, a $5,250 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Championship seat and a guitar trophy was Rex Clinkscales of  Las Vegas. The victory marked Clinkscales’ ninth tournament victory and his largest score to date. In addition to earning the Main Event title, Clinkscales went down as the Player of the Series.

Here’s a look at each of the five series champions:

That’s a wrap for WPTDeepStacks-Tampa. Follow @SHRTPoker on Twitter and check back with us here at SHRTPoker.com for more information on all future series.

Rex Clinkscales Defeats 704 Entries in WPTDeepStacks Main Event, Wins $162K

2017 WPTDeepStacks
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tampa, Florida
Main Event
$1,100 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Entries: 704
Prize Pool: $689,920
June 15-19, 2017

Photo: Drew Amato/WPTDeepStacks

WPTDeepStacks Main Event draws more than 700 entries, marks 30 percent year over year growth for Tampa and the third-largest finale in the tour’s history

(Tampa, Fla.) — Rex Clinkscales came out on top of the third-largest field in WPTDeepStacks Main Event history Monday evening at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Clinkscales, a Las Vegas-based professional poker player, maneuvered through 704 entries in the $1,100 buy-in event taking home $162,354 and a $5,250 seat in the August’s Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Championship. In addition, the top prize is inclusive of a $3,000 WPTDeepStacks Championship package.

“It feels amazing,” Clinkscales told WPTDeepStacks’ Jeanine Deeb. “It’s an incredible feeling. I’m just really blessed and really fortunate to even be here. I’m just very thankful to be able to win.”

The 2017 series marked the second consecutive year for the Tampa property to host the WPTDeepStacks. The inaugural event was a huge success drawing more than 500 entries, but year two blew the doors off the Seminole Hard Rock’s new, state-of-the-art poker room. The 704-entry turnout marked an attendance increase of more than 30 percent year over year. The prize pool more than doubled the $300,000 guarantee before settling in at $689,920.

“I realized and I remembered that this tournament was going on in Tampa,” said Clinkscales, who left Las Vegas to play the event. “[Seminole][Hard][Rock][Tampa] is amazing. This place is gorgeous, the staff is great. I highly recommend this place to everyone.”

Starting flights for the event ran at 12pm, Thursday, June 15, Friday, June 16 and Saturday June 17. The first two days drew 191 and 199 entries respectively while Saturday’s play settled in at a stout 314. Day 2 began Sunday at 12pm with 127 players remaining and only the top 72 finishing in the money. Reigning Seminole Hard Rock Poker Player of the Year David Prociak, WPTDeepStacks-Hollywood Main Event champion Michael Graffeo and Seminole Hard Rock Tampa poker ambassador Wally Maddah were among those to bust shy of the money.

The bubble burst a couple hours in to Day 2 and defending Champion Anthony Astarita (22nd, $3,641) headlined those who finished in the money. The action concluded when nine players remained and they returned Monday at 12pm to play the event out in Hard Rock Cafe on the live streamed final table. Sebastian Momtazi lead the way while Clinkscales sat second in the counts. Joining the duo at the top were hometown favorites Daniel Lobato, Amelio Amato and reigning WPTDeepStacks Player of the Series Karl Manouchakian.

The action moved fast as Manouchakian, Lobato and Amato exited ninth, eighth and seventh respectively. Clinkscales cruised as Zoltan Anda busted sixth, Ryan Luker fifth and Andrew Boccia fourth. Clinkscales eliminated Momtazi third and took a nearly three-to-one chip lead into heads up play against Michael Cohen. The final duel lasted only a few hands as Cohen succumbed to Clinkscales finishing runner up for $92,734.

Clinkscales is 34 years old and a regular on the poker tournament circuit. His tournament resume boasts over 120 cashes and nine victories. His win in Tampa marks his largest score to date and moves him over $1,175,000 in career earnings.

The WPTDeepStacks at Seminole Hard Rock began June 8th and concluded Monday evening with Clinkscales’ victory. In all, the series boasted five primary events. In addition to the Main Event, the 12-day festival was headlined by $570 and $350 prelims.

Main Event results:

1st: Rex Clinkscales – $162,354* + Guitar Trophy/SHRPO Seat
2nd: Michael Cohen – $92,734
3rd: Sebastian Momtazi – $56,671
4th: Andrew Boccia – $46,711
5th: Ryan Luker – $37,781
6th: Zoltan Anda – $30,911
7th: Amelio Amato – $24,729
8th: Daniel Lobato – $18,890
9th: Karl Manouchakian – $13,051
10th: Michael Gallo – $8,587
11th: Jeff Krusinski – $8,587
12th: Shawn Barnett – $8,587
13th: Harvey Vandeven – $6,182
14th: Jennifer Parker – $6,182
15th: Michael Vadala – $6,182
16th: Matt Steinberg – $4,259
17th: Rafael Fernandes – $4,259
18th: Howard Millian – $4,259
19th: Claudemir Osorio – $3,641
20th: John Ott – $3,641
21st: David Rauf – $3,641
22nd: Anthony Astarita – $3,641
23rd: Ryan Galpern – $3,641
24th: Larry Lee – $3,641
25th: Chad Padgett – $3,641
26th: Mirza Sopovic – $3,641
27th: Maroun Akiki – $3,641
28th: Andrew Grose – $3,229
29th: James Nettnin – $3,229
30th: Kyle Jensen – $3,229
31st: Joseph Mole – $3,229
32nd: Christian De Guzman – $3,229
33rd: Li ZHou – $3,229
34th: James Sutherland – $3,229
35th: Danny Wilson – $3,229
36th: Charles Johnson – $3,229
37th: Gregory Balot – $2,885
38th: Dillon Burns – $2,885
39th: Mauricio Farias – $2,885
40th: Steve Trizis – $2,885
41st: Daniel Griggs – $2,885
42nd: Natalia Nogina – $2,885
43rd: Stepas Tindziulis – $2,885
44th: Haroon Samnani – $2,885
45th: Peter Walsworth – $2,885
46th: Carlos Evangelista – $2,542
47th: Jeffrey Albright – $2,542
48th: James McDonald – $2,542
49th: Christopher Hyden – $2,542
50th: Michael Landress – $2,542
51st: David Tiffenberg – $2,542
52nd: Michael Palumbo – $2,542
53rd: Ronald Sullivan – $2,542
54th: Gareth Walker – $2,542
55th: Evan Panesis – $2,267
56th: Dustin Smith – $2,267
57th: Collin Wilson – $2,267
58th: Katherine Stahl – $2,267
59th: Robert Woodward – $2,267
60th: James Smith – $2,267
61st: David Owens – $2,267
62nd: John McCarthy – $2,267
63rd: Michael Le May – $2,267
64th: Harry Rosenblum– $1,992
65th: Alexander Colin – $1,992
66th: Brett Howard – $1,992
67th: Peter Bradley – $1,992
68th: Ok Haselton – $1,992
69th: Wagner Wysotchanski – $1,992
70th: Jorge Gomez – $1,992
71st: Amie Martini – $1,992
72nd: Andre Crooks – $1,992

Main Event: Rex Clinkscales Wins WPTDeepStacks Main Event ($162,354); Michael Cohen Eliminated in 2nd Place ($92,734)

$1,100 WPTDeepStacks Main Event
$300,000 Guaranteed | Live Streamed Final Table
Level 36: 150,000/300,000/50,000 | Payouts
Players Remaining: 1/704

Rex Clinkscales

Michael Cohen open-shoved the button for just over 3,000,000. Rex Clinkscales snap-called and Cohen was drawing slim.

Clinkscales: tcth
Cohen: 9d6d

Runout: 5c4c3skc5h

Clinkscales’ tens held and he won the WPTDeepStacks Main Event for $162,354. Michael Cohen was eliminated in second place earning $92,734.

Michael Cohen

A full report will be posted shortly. In the meantime, here’s a look at the final table results:

1st: Rex Clinkscales – $162,354* + Guitar Trophy/SHRPO Seat
2nd: Michael Cohen – $92,734
3rd: Sebastian Momtazi – $56,671
4th: Andrew Boccia – $46,711
5th: Ryan Luker – $37,781
6th: Zoltan Anda – $30,911
7th: Ameilio Amato – $24,729
8th: Daniel Lobato – $18,890
9th: Karl Manouchakian – $13,051

Main Event: Sebastian Momtazi Eliminated in 3rd Place ($56,671)

$1,100 WPTDeepStacks Main Event
$300,000 Guaranteed | Live Streamed Final Table
Level 35: 125,000/250,000/25,000 | Payouts
Players Remaining: 2/704

Sebastian Momtazi

Rex Clinkscales raised the small blind to 600,000 and it was on Sebastian Momtazi in the big blind. He shoved and Clinkscales called.

Clinkscales: 3h3d
Momtazi: kcjh

Runout: asad9h8s7h

Clinkscales’ threes held and Momtazi was eliminated in third place.

Sebastian Momtazi – Eliminated in 3rd place ($56,671)

Main Event: Andrew Boccia Eliminated in 4th Place ($46,711)

$1,100 WPTDeepStacks Main Event
$300,000 Guaranteed | Live Streamed Final Table
Level 35: 125,000/250,000/25,000 | Payouts
Players Remaining: 3/704

Andrew Boccia

Sebastian Momtazi shoved 4,005,000 from under the gun and Michael Cohen folded the button. It was on Andrew Boccia in the small blind and he moved all-in for less. Rex Clinkscales was in the big blind and asked for a count before folding. Boccia was at risk.

Boccia: ackc
Momtazi: asjd

Runout: 7d3c2h9hjh

Momtazi spiked a jack on the river to take the lead in the hand and bust Boccia in fourth place.

Sebastian Momtazi – 5,200,000
Andrew Boccia – Eliminated in 4th place ($46,711)

Main Event: Updated Chip Counts, Remaining Payouts and Final Table Results

$1,100 WPTDeepStacks Main Event
$300,000 Guaranteed | Live Streamed Final Table
Level 35: 125,000/250,000/25,000 | Payouts
Players Remaining: 4/704

Seat 1: Sebastian Momtazi – 4,455,000
Seat 2: Michael Cohen – 2,355,000
Seat 3: Andrew Boccia – 3,180,000
Seat 4: Rex Clinkscales – 7,575,000

1st – $162,354* + Guitar Trophy/$5,250 SHRPO Seat
2nd – $92,734
3rd – $56,671
4th – $46,711

5th: Ryan Luker – $37,781
6th: Zoltan Anda – $30,911
7th: Ameilio Amato – $24,729
8th: Daniel Lobato – $18,890
9th: Karl Manouchakian – $13,051

Main Event: Rex Clinkscales Takes Chip Lead via Andrew Boccia

$1,100 WPTDeepStacks Main Event
$300,000 Guaranteed | Live Streamed Final Table
Level 34: 100,000/200,000/25,000 | Payouts
Players Remaining: 4/704

Rex Clinkscales opened to 475,000 from late position and Andrew Boccia — who had Clinkscales covered — shoved the big blind. Clinkscales called off and the hands were put face up.

Clinkscales: tdth
Boccia: adts

Runout: jc9h3skc2s

Clinkscales’ tens held and he doubled through the previous chip leader.

Rex Clinkscales – 9,870,000
Andrew Boccia – 475,000

Main Event: Ryan Luker Eliminated in 5th Place ($37,781)

$1,100 WPTDeepStacks Main Event
$300,000 Guaranteed | Live Streamed Final Table
Level 34: 100,000/200,000/25,000 | Payouts
Players Remaining: 4/704

Ryan Luker

Ryan Luker shoved 1,435,000 from the cutoff and Rex Clinkscales called from the button. The blinds folded and Luker was at risk.

Luker: as8s
Clinkscales: ad3h

Luker was in great position to double, but a kd8h7h2h5h runout changed that. With four hearts on the board, Clinkscales improved to a flush and earned the pot. Luker was eliminated in fifth place.

Ryan Luker – Eliminated in 5th place ($37,781)

Main Event: Sebastian Momtazi Doubles through Andrew Boccia

$1,100 WPTDeepStacks Main Event
$300,000 Guaranteed | Live Streamed Final Table
Level 33: 75,000/150,000/25,000 | Payouts
Players Remaining: 5/704

Andrew Boccia opened from early position and Sebastian Momtazi shoved the big blind. Boccia called putting Momtazi at risk.

Momtazi: ac8d
Boccia: kcjs

Runout: ts6c4hqd3h

Boccia turned Broadway outs, but the river 3h wasn’t one of them. Momtazi’s ace-hight was good and he doubled.

Sebastian Momtazi – 3,335,000

Main Event: Ryan Luker Doubles through Andrew Boccia

$1,100 WPTDeepStacks Main Event
$300,000 Guaranteed | Live Streamed Final Table
Level 33: 75,000/150,000/25,000 | Payouts
Players Remaining: 5/704

Andrew Boccia raised the button to 375,000 and Ryan Luker shoved the small blind for 1,205,000. Boccia called and Luker was at risk.

Luker: 5s5d
Boccia: ac5c

Runout: kcjstd2s9d

Luker’s fives held and he doubled through the chip leader.

Ryan Luker – 2,735,000
Andrew Boccia – 7,400,000

Main Event: Zoltan Anda Eliminated in 6th Place ($30,911)

$1,100 WPTDeepStacks Main Event
$300,000 Guaranteed | Live Streamed Final Table
Level 32: 60,000/120,000/20,000 | Payouts
Players Remaining: 5/704

Zoltan Anda

Andrew Boccia raised to 270,000 from early position and Zoltan Anda moved all-in for less — 55,000 — from the button. Rex Clinkscales called the 270,000 from the small blind and played for a side pot with Boccia.

Flop: jh5c5h

Clinkscales checked. Boccia bet 250,000. Clinkscales folded and Boccia earned the side pot and went face up for the main pot with Anda.

Boccia: asjc for top pair top kicker
Anda: 9s4d for nine-high

Turn and river: 8s3s

Anda was eliminated in sixth place earning $30,911 while Boccia added to his lead.

Zoltan Anda – Eliminated in 6th place ($30,911)

Main Event: Rex Clinkscales Doubles through Zoltan Anda

$1,100 WPTDeepStacks Main Event
$300,000 Guaranteed | Live Streamed Final Table
Level 32: 60,000/120,000/20,000 | Payouts
Players Remaining: 6/704

In a blind-versus-blind  battle, Zoltan Anda was in the small and Rex Clinkscales in the bag. The flop was kckdtc and the pair got the last of Clinkscales’ stack in. Clinkscales had the nuts with ksts for a fullhouse. Anda owned qsqd and was second best but had Clinkscales covered.

Turn and river: qc8h

Anda improved to a fullhouse, but it was still second best to Clinkscales. Clinkscales doubled.

Rex Clinkscales – 4,050,000