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Little Slick Tournament Results

2018 Winter Little Slick
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 
Tampa, Florida
$150 No Limit Hold’em Re-Entry
Entries: 1,456
Prize Pool: $174,720
January 7-12, 2018

PlaceFirst NameLast NamePrize
1stJalenHeald$23,358
2ndRossCorless$18,516
3rdJamesWilkins$14,874
4thKevinGreene$14,224
5thBryanCuzino$14,209
6thPraveenChallagundla$11,220
7thShawnGrayson$9,515
8thMichaelMcGovern$4,298
9thJeremyParker$3,093
10thAnthonyCerone$2,044
11thDavidLawrence$2,044
12thDennisAltman$2,044
13thNicholasLarisa$1,363
14thJohnEpiscpio$1,363
15thEricHunte$1,363
16thAlexanderGrassia$926
17thKennethJames$926
18thAvindMohip$926
19thStephenMurphy$772
20thRexSchuman$772
21stGuyWard$772
22ndWilliamLondon$772
23rdDavidOrmsbee$772
24thKathyHartwick$772
25thStevenAnkney$772
26thFabioLozano$772
27thHungTran$772
28thSchirriahMcCoy$650
29thStevenRabey$650
30thPaulDiSciullo$650
31stMowafaqAbunada$650
32ndAnthonyMarch$650
33rdClarkHamilton$650
34thCharlesLebowitz$650
35thBrendaLane-Worley$650
36thBenjaminVanklink$650
37thRichardCarr$556
38thCarlosEvangelista$556
39thAdnanKazim$556
40thRyanParsons$556
41stDanielBarnes$556
42ndJoaquinPeriere$556
43rdDavidNeidige$556
44thShadrachTercy$556
45thLouisFaria$556
46thViolaPinney$480
47thJosephAcquavella$480
48thOrsonCurtis III$480
49thReneishaBrown-Lewis$480
50thJosephOrsino$480
51stAnthonySwedberg$480
52ndOkHaselton$480
53rdMallonOconnor$480
54thForrestJahn$480
55thAnthonyPaulino$419
56thSaraO'Friel$419
57thChristopherPlacko$419
58thJontaMention$419
59thPatrickSweeney$419
60thVITTARIOIEMOLO$419
61stMichaelPlatt$419
62ndVictorLutz$419
63rdDustinDaly$419
64thNicolasEgarhos$358
65thToneyWooten$358
66thLiorKimchi$358
67thLeonardRubin$358
68thCharlesFawcett$358
69thJustinHarden$358
70thLewisGallo Jr$358
71stWilliamSimmons$358
72ndWilliamCardinal$358
73rdRobertMundy$325
74thSanjibAcharya$325
75thJosephOleske$325
76thROBERTLEFF$325
77thEdwardKane$325
78thKennethGreen$325
79thAnthonyCarter$325
80thDanielDeclaire$325
81stMichaelVadala$325
82ndTerryKiersey$306
83rdJorgeValiente$306
84thGasparDeSiongco$306
85thSebastienSyssau$306
86thTerryKnapp$306
87thScottCaracciolo$306
88thJordankeller$306
89thCaseySteege$306
90thThomasPoulos$306
91stAdamFauser$292
92ndMartinRodriguez$292
93rdJamesHorton$292
94thToddRogers$292
95thKarlManouchakian$292
96thDeVaughnSmith$292
97thKevinDunlap$292
98thHarmeetChawla$292
99thMichaelJeanes$292
100thMelodyMurphy$292
101stRyanSchofstoll$280
102ndMichaelArmbruster$280
103rdDanielDumont$280
104thBlancyMitchell$280
105thJacquelineCarter$280
106thMichaelHenin$280
107thMichaelLaw$280
108thRamsesRosa$280
109thDerekWallace$280
110thMichaelSilva$280
111thScottHuling$269
112thLarryRomine$269
113thTariqAhmed$269
114thTimothyDallman$269
115thAnthonyBerouty$269
116thBrandonTjhang$269
117thGaylaHartwick$269
118thArthurDoherty$269
119thKarmaGilchrist$269
120thAllenCerone$269
121stTrevorBach$262
122ndRussellNelson$262
123rdCliveGavin$262
124thAdamLehmann$262
125thChristopherHonore$262
126thAmiRubin$262
127thWillHeddon$262
128thSergioCruz$262
129thRicardoRamos$262
130thJimmiePogue$262
131stGilAlferez$259
132ndBruceSnell$259
133rdThangPhu$259
134thHaroldAngle$259
135thJosiasSantos$259
136thEdithNorman$259
137thJoshuaHarrison$259
138thScottStrickland$259
139thRinaCoss$259
140thHarryJohnson$259

Farid Jattin Headlines 2017 Winter Poker Open as Main Event Champion

The 2017 Winter Poker Open went at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino beginning December 7th and concluding December 18th. The six-event series enjoyed attendance increases across the board highlighted by the $1,650 Main Event. The series finale drew 671 entries generating a total prize pool of more than $1,000,000. Scoring the title and $241,651 prize following an outright win was Farid Jattin of Colombia.

Winter Poker Open Main Event champion, Farid Jattin

Here’s a look at each of the series’ six champions as well as links to live reporting logs of each event:

The next major in-room series in Tampa is slated for this June when the WPTDeepStacks returns to the Seminole Hard Rock.

Thank you to every who played the Winter Poker Open!

International Pro Farid Jattin Wins Tampa’s Winter Poker Open Main Event Outright for $241K

2017 Winter Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tampa, Florida
Event 5
$1,650 Main Event
Entries: 671
Prize Pool: $1,006,500
December 14-18, 2017

Series finale sees 671 entries generate $1,006,500 prize pool, enjoys year-over-year attendance increase of over 37 percent.

Colombian pro Farid Jattin goes wire-to-wire with the chip lead, records largest first-place score of his career with $241,651 prize.

Tampa, Florida — The Winter Poker Open Main Event at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa, Florida kicked off Thursday, December 14 in the property’s newly-opened, state-of-the-art poker room. The $1,650 buy-in series finale boasted a $500,000 guarantee that was more than doubled by the time 671 entries generated a $1,006,500 prize pool. After the five-day tournament concluded, Colombian pro Farid Jattin claimed the title outright along with a $241,651 score.

“I feel like I put up a really good performance,” Jattin said following the win. “I was really, really focused the whole time […] I ran pretty good, but I felt like I played amazing. I don’t feel like I made any big mistakes.”

Jattin bagged a huge stack in Flight B of the three-flight tournament. He began Day 2 as the only player over the 400,000 mark and claimed the chip lead with the tournament slated to play down to the final 10. The restart lasted the better part of 14 hours as past champion David Bradshaw and John-Christian Templeton hit the rail. By the time the final table was reached, Jattin ended the day just as he started — with a massive advantage.

On the third and final day, Jattin was in front of a tough 10-handed final table that included John Racener, Filipp Khavin, Seminole Hard Rock Poker team member Mike Laake and a slew of Tampa regulars. With 5,500,000 of the 20,000,000 chips in play, it was his tournament to lose and he maneuvered his way to heads-up play busting seven of the tournament’s nine final tablists including the aforementioned Khavin fifth, Racener sixth and Laake ninth. There was but a brief moment at the final table where he relinquished the chip lead to heads-up opponent Witold Wasik before ultimately sealing the deal on the largest first-place payday of his career.

“It was a gift from me to me. It’s my birthday in two days,” Jattin said of his dominant performance. “I thought it was an amazing tournament, well run. The room is amazing and I’ll definitely be coming back.”

Jattin, born in Colombia, is currently 28 years old and has a home in Miami. He spends much of his time traveling South America and was supposed to be in Prague during the Winter Poker Open, but woke up feeling ill on his travel day. He canceled his flight overseas, but still had the urge to play a tournament. A quick glance through the schedules, he stumbled upon the Winter Poker Open and made his way northwest to Tampa.

“Sometimes crazy things happen,” Jattin said of his unscheduled trip to the Tampa property.

The Winter Poker Open enjoyed huge attendance increases across the board. With a $1,006,500 prize pool, the series’ Main Event solidified its spot on the tournament calendar as the event to play before the New Year.

“Obviously it’s a big, big score, but I’m more happy for myself that I finally got the win,” Jattin said. “It’s been a while. I’m there all the time. For the volume that I put in, I’m very, very consistent and I don’t get the wins. I’m just really happy I got the win finally.”

Final table results:

1st: Farid Jattin – $241,651 + Guitar Trophy
2nd: Witold Wassik – $135,878
3rd: Scott Caracciolo – $85,553
4th: Joseph Skarzynski – $69,449
5th: Filipp Khavin – $55,358
6th: John Racener – $45,796
7th: Satish Surapaneni – $36,737
8th: Kevin O’Donnell – $27,679
9th: Mike Laake – $19,124

Next up at the Seminole Hard Rock in Tampa is WPTDeepStacks slated for June of 2018.

Main Event: Farid Jattin Wins Main Event ($241,651); Witold Wasik 2nd Place ($135,878)

Winter Poker Open Main Event
$1,650 Buy-In, $500,000 Guaranteed
Level 32: 80,000/160,000/25,000 | Payouts
Players Remaining: 1/671

Farid Jattin

Farid Jattin was on the button and casually plopped a pile of white chips in the middle that had Wasik well covered. Wasik called off and the hands were put face up.

Wasik: kh6s
Jattin: jd8s

Runout: 5h3d2h8c8d

Jattin’s trips were best and he won the Winter Poker Open Main Event for $241,651. Wasik, meanwhile, was sent home with a $135,878 consolation prize.

Witold Wasik

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

1st: Farid Jattin – $241,651 + Guitar Trophy
2nd: Witold Wassik – $135,878
3rd: Scott Caracciolo – $85,553
4th: Joseph Skarzynski – $69,449
5th: Filipp Khavin – $55,358
6th: John Racener – $45,796
7th: Satish Surapaneni – $36,737
8th: Kevin O’Donnell – $27,679
9th: Mike Laake – $19,124

Main Event: Farid Jattin Takes Commanding Chip Lead over Witold Wasik

Winter Poker Open Main Event
$1,650 Buy-In, $500,000 Guaranteed
Level 31: 60,000/120,000/20,000 | Payouts
Players Remaining: 2/671

Farid Jattin was on the button and limped. Witold Wasik checked his option and the pair saw a flop.

Flop: 9c6d4c — Both players checked.

Turn: 9c6d4cqs — Wasik lead for 500,000 and Jatin called.

River: 9c6d4cqs8h — Wasik checked. Jattin moved all-in for 9,035,000. Wasik verified both Jattin’s all-in bet as well as his own stack. After Wasik found out he held the chip advantage, he called putting Jattin at risk.

Jattin: jhts for the nuts straight
Wasik: 8s6c for two pair

Wasik shipped a monster pot across the table and the pair promptly went on a 15-minute break.

Farid Jattin – 19,345,000
Witold Wasik – 785,000

Main Event: Witold Wasik Doubles through Farid Jattin; Stacks Dead Even

Winter Poker Open Main Event
$1,650 Buy-In, $500,000 Guaranteed
Level 31: 60,000/120,000/20,000 | Payouts
Players Remaining: 2/671

Farid Jattin raised the button to 275,000 and Witold Wasik called.

Through the turn, the pair checked down a 9c7c4ckc board.

The river fell the 5c and Wasik switched gears, jamming for 4,645,000. Jattin asked for a count, but before it was final announced, “call.” Wasik turned over jc2c for a jack-high flush. Jattin’s hand hit the muck and Wasik doubled through the pro to even the stacks.

Witold Wasik – 10,060,000
Farid Jattin – 10,070,000

Main Event: No Chop for the Final Two

Winter Poker Open Main Event
$1,650 Buy-In, $500,000 Guaranteed
Level 30: 50,000/100,000/15,000 | Payouts
Players Remaining: 2/671

Farid Jattin (left) leads Witold Wasik heads up

With $241,651 up top and $135,878 to second, Farid Jattin offered to take $230,000 while giving Witold Wasik $147,529. Wasik countered at $180,000 and Jattin quickly declined. The pair played on.

“Good luck,” Jattin said.

Soon after, Wasik raised the button to 350,000 and Jattin called. The flop was ks8h6s. Jattin checked and Wasik bet 500,000. Jattin called.

The turn was the qc. Jattin checked again and Wasik bet again, this time 1,400,000. Jattin called.

The river fell the as. Jattin open-shoved all-in having Wasik well covered. Wasik quickly folded and Jattin took the pot.

Farid Jattin – 17,130,000
Witold Wasik – 3,000,000

Main Event: Scott Caracciolo Eliminated in 3rd Place by Farid Jattin

Winter Poker Open Main Event
$1,650 Buy-In, $500,000 Guaranteed
Level 30: 50,000/100,000/15,000 | Payouts
Players Remaining: 2/671

Scott Caracciolo

With Witold Wasik running up a stack, Scott Caracciolo open-shoved the button. Wasik folded the small, but Jattin called from the big.

Caracciolo: 8c8d
Jattin: adks

Runout: khtc4sjc5c

Jattin spiked his pair and bested the eights of Caracciolo. Caracciolo was eliminated in third place while Jattin took the chip lead into heads-up play.

Farid Jattin – 15,180,000
Witold Wasik – 4,950,000
Scott Caracciolo – Eliminated in 3rd place ($85,553)

Main Event: Witold Wasik Doubles through Farid Jattin

Winter Poker Open Main Event
$1,650 Buy-In, $500,000 Guaranteed
Level 30: 50,000/100,000/15,000 | Payouts
Players Remaining: 3/671

Severely short stacked, Witold Wasik doubled on the first hand back from break and parlayed his good fortune into another double just a few moments ago.

Farid Jattin opened the button to 200,000. It was on Wasik in the big blind and he moved all-in for 1,990,000. Jattin called and Wasik was at risk.

Jattin: qcqh
Wasik: 6h5h

Runout: 9s9h8ckd7s

Wasik rivered an unlikely straight to best Jattin’s big pair. He doubled through the chip leader.

Witold Wasik – 4,175,000

Main Event: Three-Handed Chip Counts

Winter Poker Open Main Event
$1,650 Buy-In, $500,000 Guaranteed
Level 30: 50,000/100,000/15,000 | Payouts
Players Remaining: 3/671

Farid Jattin’s chip-leading stack

Farid Jattin – 15,450,000 (154 bb)
Scott Caracciolo – 4,005,000 (40 bb)
Witol Wasik – 675,000 (6 bb)

1st – $241,651 + Guitar Trophy
2nd – $135,878
3rd – $85,553

4th: Joseph Skarzynski – $69,449
5th: Filipp Khavin – $55,358
6th: John Racener – $45,796
7th: Satish Surapaneni – $36,737
8th: Kevin O’Donnell – $27,679
9th: Mike Laake – $19,124

Main Event: Joseph Skarzynski Eliminated in 4th Place by Farid Jattin

Winter Poker Open Main Event
$1,650 Buy-In, $500,000 Guaranteed
Level 29: 40,000/80,000/10,000 | Payouts
Players Remaining: 3/671

Joseph Skarzynski

Farid Jattin raised the cutoff and Joseph Skarzynski three-bet the button. Jattin called and they saw a flop.

Flop: 8h4h5c — Jattin checked and Skarzynski shoved 2,985,000. Jattin thought for a minute, but found a huge call.

Jattin: 8s6c for top pair
Skarzynski: kcts for two overs

Turn and river: qsjd

Jattin’s pair held and he took a massive chip lead into three-handed play. Skarzynski was eliminated in fourth place earning $69,449.

Joseph Skarzynski – Eliminated in 4th place ($69,449)

Main Event: Filipp Khavin Eliminated in 5th Place by Farid Jattin

Winter Poker Open Main Event
$1,650 Buy-In, $500,000 Guaranteed
Level 29: 40,000/80,000/10,000 | Payouts
Players Remaining: 4/671

Filipp Khavin

In a blind-versus-blind battle, short stack Filipp Khavin was at risk holding ackd against chip leader Farid Jattin’s adah.

Runout: kctc7d6sas

Jattin’s set was good and he continued his final table dominance. Khavin, meanwhile, was eliminated in fifth place.

Filipp Khavin – Eliminated in 5th place ($55,358)

Main Event: John Racener Eliminated in 6th Place by Farid Jattin

Winter Poker Open Main Event
$1,650 Buy-In, $500,000 Guaranteed
Level 29: 40,000/80,000/10,000 | Payouts
Players Remaining: 5/671

John Racener

John Racener shoved the cutoff for 1,480,000. Farid Jattin was on the button and called. The remaining players folded and Racener was racing for his tournament life.

Racener: 7s7h
Jattin: adqd

Runout: qs8h2s2c6c

Jattin paired up and Racener was second best. He was eliminated in sixth place earning $45,796. Jattin, meanwhile, added to his chip lead.

John Racener – Eliminated in 6th place ($45,796)

Main Event: John Racener Doubles through Filipp Khavin

Winter Poker Open Main Event
$1,650 Buy-In, $500,000 Guaranteed
Level 29: 40,000/80,000/10,000 | Payouts
Players Remaining: 6/671

Filipp Khavin opened under the gun for 200,000 and John Racener jammed for 825,000 from his direct left. It folded around and Khavin called.

Khavin: 8s8d
Racener: adjc

Runout: 9s4d2cjh3d

Racener paired his jack and doubled through Khavin.

John Racener – 1,830,000
Filipp Khavin – 1,500,000

Main Event: Satish Surapaneni Eliminated in 7th Place by Scott Caracciolo

Winter Poker Open Main Event
$1,650 Buy-In, $500,000 Guaranteed
Level 29: 40,000/80,000/10,000 | Payouts
Players Remaining: 6/671

Satish Surapaneni

Action folded around to Scott Caracciolo in the small blind. Satish Surapaneni was quite short stacked in the big and Caracciolo splashed a stack of white 100,000 in the middle putting him all-in. Surapaneni called off in a hurry.

Surapaneni: ac6h
Caracciolo: kc2c

Runout: js8s3s2h3c

Caracciolo paired his deuce to bust Surapaneni in sixth place.

Scott Caracciolo – 5,475,000
Satish Surapaneni – Eliminated in 7th place ($36,737)

Main Event: Filipp Khavin Doubles through Witold Wasik

Winter Poker Open Main Event
$1,650 Buy-In, $500,000 Guaranteed
Level 29: 40,000/80,000/10,000 | Payouts
Players Remaining: 7/671

Scott Caracciolo raised to 190,000 and Witold Wasik called from the button. It was no Filipp Khavin in the small and he shoved for 1,100,000 total. John Racener folded his big and Caracciolo got out of the way, too. Wasik called and Khavin was at risk.

Khavin: 5s5d
Wasik: acjc

Runout: as9s6s8c2s

Wasik flopped a pair to take the lead, but couldn’t fade Khavin’s four-flush. Khavin doubled through Wasik.

Filipp Khavin – 2,580,000
Witold Wasik – 950,000

Main Event: Kenneth O’Donnell Eliminated in 8th Place by Farid Jattin

Winter Poker Open Main Event
$1,650 Buy-In, $500,000 Guaranteed
Level 28: 30,000/60,000/10,000 | Payouts
Players Remaining: 7/671

Kenneth O’Donnell

Short stack Kenneth O’Donnell shoved the cutoff and Farid Jattin called from the big blind.

O’Donnell: 5s5c
Jattin: asqh

Runout: ac7h3s8hkh

Jattin paired his ace to bust O’Donnell in eighth place.

Kenneth O’Donnell – Eliminated in 8th place ($27,679)

Main Event: Witold Wasik Doubles through Farid Jattin

Winter Poker Open Main Event
$1,650 Buy-In, $500,000 Guaranteed
Level 28: 30,000/60,000/10,000 | Payouts
Players Remaining: 8/671

Farid Jattin was under the gun with 505,00 in the middle while Witold Wasik was in the cutoff with 200,000 already comitted. Action was on Wasik and he called.

Flop: ac9c4s — Jattin checked. Wasik shoved for 905,000 and Jattin promptly called.

Jattin: asah for top set
Wasik: kcqc for a flush draw

Turn and river: 7d5c

Wasik hit his flush to double through the chip leader.

“I love this game,” Wasik said in celebration.

Witold Wasik – 2,990,000
Farid Jattin – 5,800,000

Main Event: Scott Caracciolo Doubles through Farid Jattin

Winter Poker Open Main Event
$1,650 Buy-In, $500,000 Guaranteed
Level 28: 30,000/60,000/10,000 | Payouts
Players Remaining: 8/671

Farid Jattin opened to 145,000 from late position. Scott Caracciolo called from the cutoff and Kenneth O’Donnell defended the big.

The trio saw a flop of 5s3s3c. It checked to Caracciolo and he bet 475,000. O’Donnell got out of the way. Jattin reached into his stack and slid forward enough to Caracciolo all-in. Caracciolo snapped and the hands were up.

Caracciolo: tctd for an overpair
Jattin: asqc for ace-queen high

Turn and river: 8c2h

Caracciolo doubled through the chip leader.

Scott Caracciolo – 3,275,000
Farid Jattin – 7,000,000

Main Event: Filipp Khavin Doubles through John Racener

Winter Poker Open Main Event
$1,650 Buy-In, $500,000 Guaranteed
Level 28: 30,000/60,000/10,000 | Payouts
Players Remaining: 8/671

Filipp Khavin raised all-in from late position for 725,000. John Racener called from the cutoff and the remaining players folded. Khavin was at risk.

Racener: 7h7d
Khavin: adth

Runout: kdqh2hjc2c

Khavin spiked Broadway on the turn and doubled through Racener.

Filipp Khavin – 1,620,000
John Racener – 1,050,000