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2019 Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Poker Classic

Primary Event Schedule

EventDayDateTimeBuy-inDescription
1AWed20-Feb11am$360Deepstack Challenge - $200,000 Gtd
1BWed20-Feb6pm$360--
1CThu21-Feb11am$360--
1DThu21-Feb6pm$360--
1EFri22-Feb11am$360--
1FSat23-Feb11am$360--
1Sun24-Feb12pm--Day 2
2Sun24-Feb2pm$360Deepstack 8 Max - $20,000 Gtd
3AMon25-Feb11am$570Deepstack - $100,000 Gtd
3BMon25-Feb6pm$570--
3CTue26-Feb11am$570--
3DTue26-Feb6pm$570--
3Wed27-Feb12pm--Day 2
4Mon25-Feb12pm$300Omaha 8
5Tue26-Feb12pm$300Omaha 8/Stud 8
6Wed27-Feb2pm$300PLO 8/Big O
7Wed27-Feb6pm$570Deepstack PLO
7Thu28-Feb3pm--Day 2
8AThu28-Feb11am$1,650Tampa Main Event - $300,000 Gtd
8BFri1-Mar11am$1,650--
8CSat2-Mar11am$1,650--
8Sun3-Mar12pm--Day 2
8Mon4-Mar12pm--Day 3
9Sun3-Mar2pm$360Deepstack 6 Max - $20,000 Gtd
10ASun3-Mar6pm$150Big Stack - $50,000 Gtd
10BMon4-Mar11am$150--
10CMon4-Mar6pm$150--
10DTue5-Mar11am$150--
10ETue5-Mar6pm$150--
10Wed6-Mar12pm--Day 2

Secondary Event Schedule

EventDayDateTimeBuy-inDescription
11Wed20-Feb9am$90Turbo Satellite into Event 1 (1 in 5) - 2 Seats Gtd
12Thu21-Feb9am$90Turbo Satellite into Event 1 (1 in 5) - 2 Seats Gtd
13Fri22-Feb9am$90Turbo Satellite into Event 1 (1 in 5) - 2 Seats Gtd
14Fri22-Feb3pm$200Main Event Satellite (1 in 10) - 2 Seats Gtd
15Sat23-Feb9am$90Turbo Satellite into Event 1 (1 in 5) - 2 Seats Gtd
16Sat23-Feb2pm$200Main Event Satellite (1 in 10) - 2 Seats Gtd
17Sun24-Feb6pm$75Satellite into Event 2 (1 in 10) - 5 Seats Gtd
18Mon25-Feb9am$75Turbo Satellite into Event 2 (1 in 10) - 2 Seats Gtd
19Tue26-Feb9am$75Turbo Satellite into Event 2 (1 in 10) - 2 Seats Gtd
20Wed27-Feb3pm$200Main Event Satellite (1 in 10) - 10 Seats Gtd
21Thu28-Feb9am$100Mega Turbo Main Event Satellite (1 in 20) - 1 Seat Gtd
22Thu28-Feb7pm$200Main Event Satellite (1 in 10) - 5 Seats Gtd
23Fri1-Mar9am$100Mega Turbo Main Event Satellite (1 in 20) - 1 Seat Gtd
24Fri1-Mar4pm$200Main Event Satellite (1 in 10) - 5 Seats Gtd
25Fri1-Mar7pm$200Main Event Satellite (1 in 10) - 5 Seats Gtd
26Sat2-Mar9am$200Turbo Main Event Satellite (1 in 10) - 2 Seats Gtd

Super 7’s: Hunter Cichy Scores Outright Win, $32K and the Guitar

Tampa Super 7’s
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tampa, Florida
$777 Buy-In No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 178
Prize Pool: $124,600
December 28-30, 2018

Final results:

PlaceFirstNameLastNameCityStateWINNINGS
1HUNTERCICHYFORT LAUDERDALEFL$32,645
2ANTHONYDIANATYTAMPAFL$20,684
3CARLOSGUERREROORLANDOFL$12,335
4HYNDIKHOMUTETSKYORLANDOFL$9,220
5JAMESBATESLUTZFL$7,476
6JEREMYBECKERNEW CITYNY$5,358
7LIZHOUSEFFNERFL$4,486
8KEITHOAKLEYWIMAUMAFL$3,863
9YASARSHALABITAMPAFL$3,489
10LUKEGRAHAMPALM CITYFL$3,115
11MARIEHARRELLTAMPAFL$3,115
12DONALDLINSKYTAMPAFL$3,115
13WILLIAMMUNIZTAMPAFL$2,741
14PHILLIPTAYLOR$2,741
15GIANCARLODISALVOTAMPAFL$2,741
16RICHARDMARTINLONGWOODFL$2,492
17HUNGTRANORLANDOFL$2,492
18SIU WEILI$2,492

January Tournament Calendar

DateTimeBuy-InDesriptionDetails
Tue, Jan 0111:00 AM$350New Year's Deep Stack No Limit Hold'em (RE) $50,000 GTD Structure
Tue, Jan 016:00 PM$185Triple Stack Special No Limit Hold'em (RE) $20,000 GTDStructure
Wed, Jan 0211:00 AM$150Deep Stack Turbo No Limit Hold'em (RE) $4,000 GTDStructure
Wed, Jan 026:00 PM$230No Limit Hold'em (RE) $10,000 GTDStructure
Thu, Jan 0311:00 AM$100No Limit Hold'em (RE)Structure
Thu, Jan 036:00 PM$100 + $50Double Green Chip Bounty Turbo NLH (RE)Structure
Fri, Jan 0411:00 AM$150Grinders No Limit Hold'em (RE)Structure
Fri, Jan 046:00 PM$570Deep Stack PLO (RE)Structure
Sat, Jan 0511:00 AM$250Triple 30s No Limit Hold'em (RE) $30,000 GTD Structure
Sun, Jan 0612:00 PM$200Triple Stack Special No Limit Hold'em (RE) $20,000 GTDStructure
Sun, Jan 062:00 PM$200Omaha H/L & Stud 8 (RE) $5,000 GTDStructure
Mon, Jan 0711:00 AM$70No Limit Hold'em (RE)Structure
Mon, Jan 076:00 PM$150Deep Stack Turbo No Limit Hold'em (RE) $5,000 GTDStructure
Tue, Jan 0811:00 AM$70No Limit Hold'em (RE)Structure
Tue, Jan 086:00 PM185Triple Stack Special No Limit Hold'em (RE) $20,000 GTDStructure
Wed, Jan 0911:00 AM$150Deep Stack Turbo No Limit Hold'em (RE) $4,000 GTDStructure
Wed, Jan 096:00 PM$230No Limit Hold'em (RE) $10,000 GTDStructure
Thu, Jan 1011:00 AM$100No Limit Hold'em (RE)Structure
Thu, Jan 106:00 PM$100 + $50Double Green Chip Bounty Turbo NLH (RE)Structure
Fri, Jan 1111:00 AM$150Grinders No Limit Hold'em (RE)Structure
Fri, Jan 116:00 PM$230No Limit Hold'em (RE) $10,000 GTDStructure
Sat, Jan 1211:00 AM$250Triple 30s No Limit Hold'em (RE) $30,000 GTD Structure
Sun, Jan 1312:00 PM$200Triple Stack Special No Limit Hold'em (RE) $20,000 GTDStructure
Sun, Jan 136:00 PM$140Satellite 1 in 10 into LHPO $1,100 WPTDS Main Event (Hollywood)Structure
Mon, Jan 1411:00 AM$70No Limit Hold'em (RE)Structure
Mon, Jan 146:00 PM$150Deep Stack Turbo No Limit Hold'em (RE) $5,000 GTDStructure
Tue, Jan 1511:00 AM$70No Limit Hold'em (RE)Structure
Tue, Jan 156:00 PM185Triple Stack Special No Limit Hold'em (RE) $20,000 GTDStructure
Wed, Jan 1611:00 AM$150Deep Stack Turbo No Limit Hold'em (RE) $4,000 GTDStructure
Wed, Jan 166:00 PM$230No Limit Hold'em (RE) $10,000 GTDStructure
Thu, Jan 1711:00 AM$100No Limit Hold'em (RE)Structure
Thu, Jan 176:00 PM$100 + $50Double Green Chip Bounty Turbo NLH (RE)Structure
Fri, Jan 1811:00 AM$150Grinders No Limit Hold'em (RE)Structure
Fri, Jan 186:00 PM$230No Limit Hold'em (RE) $10,000 GTDStructure
Sat, Jan 1911:00 AM$250Triple 30s No Limit Hold'em (RE) $30,000 GTD Structure
Sun, Jan 2012:00 PM$200Triple Stack Special No Limit Hold'em (RE) $20,000 GTDStructure
Sun, Jan 202:00 PM$150Omaha H/L 8 or Better (RE) $5,000 GTDStructure
Mon, Jan 2111:00 AM$250MLK Deep Stack No Limit Hold'em (RE) $30,000 GTDStructure
Mon, Jan 216:00 PM$150Deep Stack Turbo No Limit Hold'em (RE) $5,000 GTDStructure
Tue, Jan 2211:00 AM$70No Limit Hold'em (RE)Structure
Tue, Jan 226:00 PM185Triple Stack Special No Limit Hold'em (RE) $20,000 GTDStructure
Wed, Jan 2311:00 AM$90Satellite 1 in 5 into $360 Deep Stack 5 Seats GTDStructure
Wed, Jan 236:00 PM$360Flight A Deep Stack No Limit Hold'em (RE) $200,000 GTDStructure
Thu, Jan 249:00 AM$90Turbo satellite 1 in 5 into $360 Deep Stack 2 Seats GTDStructure
Thu, Jan 2411:00 AM$360Flight B Deep Stack No Limit Hold'em (RE) $200,000 GTDStructure
Thu, Jan 246:00 PM$360Flight C Deep Stack No Limit Hold'em (RE) $200,000 GTDStructure
Fri, Jan 2511:00 AM$360Flight D Deep Stack No Limit Hold'em (RE) $200,000 GTDStructure
Fri, Jan 256:00 PM$360Flight E Deep Stack No Limit Hold'em (RE) $200,000 GTDStructure
Sat, Jan 269:00 AM$90Turbo satellite 1 in 5 into $360 Deep Stack 2 Seats GTDStructure
Sat, Jan 2611:00 AM$360Flight F Deep Stack No Limit Hold'em (RE) $200,000 GTDStructure
Sun, Jan 2711:00 AMDay 2Deep Stack No Limit Hold'em (RE) $200,000 GTD--
Sun, Jan 2712:00 PM$200Triple Stack Special No Limit Hold'em (RE) $20,000 GTDStructure
Mon, Jan 2811:00 AM$70No Limit Hold'em (RE)Structure
Mon, Jan 286:00 PM$150Deep Stack Turbo No Limit Hold'em (RE) $5,000 GTDStructure
Tue, Jan 2911:00 AM$70No Limit Hold'em (RE)Structure
Tue, Jan 296:00 PM185Triple Stack Special No Limit Hold'em (RE) $20,000 GTDStructure
Wed, Jan 3011:00 AM$150Deep Stack Turbo No Limit Hold'em (RE) $4,000 GTDStructure
Wed, Jan 306:00 PM$230No Limit Hold'em (RE) $10,000 GTDStructure
Thu, Jan 3111:00 AM$100No Limit Hold'em (RE)Structure
Thu, Jan 316:00 PM$100 + $50Double Green Chip Bounty Turbo NLH (RE)Structure

2018 Winter Poker Open in Review

The 2018 Winter Poker Open ran December 6th through the 17th at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tampa. In that time, six guitar trophy events took place including the $1,650 Main Event. Laying claim to the series headliner was Michael McCarthy defeating a field of 609 entries and capturing $135,000 along with the guitar trophy.

For the fourth straight year, the Main Event drew massive numbers smashing the $500,000 guarantee. This year’s 609 entries generated a total prize pool worth better than $910,000.

Here’s a look at the complete series results:

That’s a wrap for the Winter Poker Open! Please check back with us as we look to release details on a new series slated to begin toward the end of February.

Thank you to every who played!

Michael McCarthy Wins Winter Poker Open Main Event for $135K and a Guitar

2018 Winter Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 
Tampa, Florida
Main Event
$1,650 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$500,000 Guaranteed

Entries: 609
Prize Pool: $913,500
December 13-17, 2018

(Tampa, Florida) – The Winter Poker Open Main Event concluded Monday night at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Tampa, Florida. The $1,650 buy-in tournament drew droves of pros and amateurs alike and was won by New York’s Michael McCarthy following a three-way chop. As the champion, McCarthy was awarded $135,000 along with the property’s token trophy — a guitar.

2018 marked the fourth straight year the Main Event drew a supersized field smashing the $500,000 guarantee. With 609 entries, the guarantee was surpassed before cards went in the air on the third and final starting day and the field grew and grew until registration closed. In the end, 609 entries ponied up $1,650 generating a total kiddie worth $913,500.

There was a big influence of pros including 2004 World Series of Poker Main Event champion Greg Raymer, former November Niners John Dolan and Neil Blumenfield as well as Tampa regular Jeff Trudeau who finished 26th in last July’s WSOP Main Event. Of these players, only Dolan found an in-the-money finish.

McCarthy kicked off the 2018 Winter Poker Open with an 11th-place finish in the big $570 buy-in, 867-entry opener last weekend. He parlayed that deep run and $6,564 score into a Main Event entry and some confidence heading into the spotlight event.

He kept a level head through all stages of play and never got dangerously short. He started Day 2 in the middle of the pack and remained in the middle of the pack by the time play narrowed to the nine-handed final table. As a matter of fact, McCarthy never made a run at the chip lead until he eliminated Tampa’s Alex Ivan in 5th place. Next to go was reigning Seminole Hard Rock Poker Player of the Year Brett Bader in 4th. McCarthy hit and ran getting the chip lead three-handed before agreeing to a chop. McCarthy and runner-up Richard Carr each took $135,000 while Michael Turton went down 3rd for just over $117,000. McCarthy went down as the champion take 1st place along with the trophy.

In addition to the trio of finalists, Rob Manjura (12th), Tom Nguyen (27th), AJ Kelsall (28th) and Anthony Dianaty (33rd) also finished in the money. One of the most notable scores of the event came via Duff Charette’s 11th-place finish. Charette was down to less than two big blinds prior to the money bubble and grinded his way all the way to a $14,890 score.

McCarthy is 29 years old and resides in Levittown, New York. He is a professional poker play now with four tournament wins and just over $200,000 in career earnings.

Final table results:

1st: Michael McCarthy – $135,000 + Trophy
2nd: Richard Carr – $135,000
3rd: Michael Turton – $117,615
4th: Brett Bader – $55,851
5th: Alex Ivan – $42,871
6th: James Peterson – $35,736
7th: Zach Gilbert – $29,826
8th: Huicun Qiao – $23,915
9th: Ryan Anderkin – $19,023

Main Event: Michael McCarthy Wins the Guitar in Three-Way Chop; Richard Carr — 2nd Place ($135,000), Michael Turton — 3rd Place ($117,615)

$1,650 Main Event (Re-Entry)
$500,000 Guaranteed
| Structure | Payouts
Level 30: 60,000/120,000 with a 120,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 609

The top three finishers

The chop talk took only a brief recess before the trio of remaining players came to a deal. Michael Turton worked his way up slightly from his ICM number, getting $117,615. As the two top stacks Michael McCarthy and Richard Carr each took $135,000 apiece. McCarthy went down as the champion taking 1st place and the guitar.

Michael McCarthy
Richard Carr
Michael Turton

A full recap will be posted later tonight. In the meantime, here’s a look at the tournament’s full results:

1st: Michael McCarthy – $135,000 + Trophy
2nd: Richard Carr – $135,000
3rd: Michael Turton – $117,615
4th: Brett Bader – $55,851
5th: Alex Ivan – $42,871
6th: James Peterson – $35,736
7th: Zach Gilbert – $29,826
8th: Huicun Qiao – $23,915
9th: Ryan Anderkin – $19,023
10th: Richard Kane – $14,890
11th: Duff Charette – $14,890
12th: Rob Manjura – $14,890
13th: Chris Greaves – $11,775
14th: Nashaat Antonious – $11,775
15th: Mirza Nagji – $11,775
16th: Huayi Zheng – $9,939
17th: Carlos Loving – $9,939
18th: Nick Carter – $9,939
19th: Lunique Petiote – $8,377
20th: Josias Santos – $8,377
21st: Mark Wiser – $8,377
22nd: Jason Goldman – $7,016
23rd: Jordan Joeckel – $7,016
24th: Juan Endara – $7,016
25th: Brandon Caputo – $6,047
26th: Joel Wadsworth – $6,047
27th: Tom Nguyen – $6,047
28th: AJ Kelsall – $5,253
29th: Lawrence Kiang – $5,253
30th: Julio Delgado Reyes – $5,253
31st: Derek Bowers – $5,253
32nd: Maksim Budovskiy – $5,253
33rd: Anthony Dianaty – $5,253
34th: David Harmon – $5,253
35th: Craig Eshleman – $5,253
36th: Corey Lipke – $5,253
37th: Antonio Fernandez – $4,522
38th: Mark Scacewater – $4,522
39th: Ioannis Patsourakis – $4,522
40th: Aaron Speer – $4,522
41st: David Tuthill – $4,522
42nd: Staffan Lind – $4,522
43rd: Christopher Holland – $4,522
44th: Karen Longfellow – $4,522
45th: Cesar Solares – $4,522
46th: Kharlin Sued – $3,837
47th: William Corvino – $3,837
48th: Kristopher Villanueva – $3,837
49th: Jeffrey Russell – $3,837
50th: Wilbur Allison – $3,837
51st: Travis Jackson – $3,837
52nd: John Dolan – $3,837
53rd: Praveen Challagundla – $3,837
54th: Michael Traficante – $3,837
55th: Matthew Leecy – $3,289
56th: Vitor Coelho – $3,289
57th: Oscar Zeledon – $3,289
58th: Keith Oakley – $3,289
59th: Fredrick Hadden – $3,289
60th: Walter Connors – $3,289
61st: Farhad Madhani – $3,289

Main Event: No Deal; Play Goes On

$1,650 Main Event (Re-Entry)
$500,000 Guaranteed
| Structure | Payouts
Level 30: 60,000/120,000 with a 120,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 609

There was brief discussion of a chop, but both chip leader Richard Carr and second in chips Michael McCarthy insisted they get the guitar. There was no agreement and play went on.

Approximate chip counts:

  • Richard Carr – 7,895,000
  • Michael McCarthy – 6,965,000
  • Michael Turton – 3,530,000

Main Event: Reigning SHRP POY Brett Bader — 4th Place ($55,851)

$1,650 Main Event (Re-Entry)
$500,000 Guaranteed
| Structure | Payouts
Level 30: 60,000/120,000 with a 120,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 609

Brett Bader

Short stack and reigning Seminole Hard Rock Poker Player of the Year Brett Bader got his last roughly 2,000,000 in the middle preflop and was at risk against the start-of-day chip leader Richard Carr.

Carr: ahjd
Bader: qcjc

Runout: 8s8d3c6h6c

Bader got no help and was eliminated in 4th place. Bader’s deep run and $55,851 came off just one entry — a promo entry he received as the 2018 POY.

The remaining three players promptly began chop talk.

Brett Bader – Eliminated in 4th place ($55,851)

Main Event: Alex Ivan – 5th Place ($42,871)

$1,650 Main Event (Re-Entry)
$500,000 Guaranteed
| Structure | Payouts
Level 30: 60,000/120,000 with a 120,000 ante
Players Remaining: 4 of 609

Alex Ivan

Alex Ivan shoved the button — about 1,500,000. Michael Turton released from the small blind and Michael McCarthy called from the big. Ivan was at risk.

McCarthy: ahkh
Ivan: ac5h

Runout: 9s7d2cqd8h

Ivan couldn’t get any traction on the runout and he was eliminated in 5th place.

Alex Ivan (left) and Michael McCarthy shake hands

Michael McCarthy – 6,800,000
Alex Ivan – Eliminated in 5th place ($42,871)

Main Event: Updated Chip Counts on Break

$1,650 Main Event (Re-Entry)
$500,000 Guaranteed
| Structure | Payouts
Heading to Level 30: 60,000/120,000 with a 120,000 ante
Players Remaining: 5 of 609

Seat 1: — empty —
Seat 2: Richard Carr – 6,905,000
Seat 3: Brett Bader – 1,650,000
Seat 4: — empty —
Seat 5: Alex Ivan – 2,365,000
Seat 6: Michael Turton – 2,800,000
Seat 7: Michael McCarthy – 4,670,000
Seat 8: — empty —
Seat 9: — empty —

1st – $180,205 + Trophy
2nd – $126,246
3rd – $81,164
4th – $55,851
5th – $42,871

Main Event: Michael Versus Michael, Turton Doubles through McCarthy

$1,650 Main Event (Re-Entry)
$500,000 Guaranteed
| Structure | Payouts
Level 29: 50,000/100,000 with a 100,000 ante
Players Remaining: 5 of 609

Michael Turton open-shoved the small blind for 1,450,000. Michael McCarthy made a reluctant called from the big blind and the cards were up.

Turton: ac7h
McCarthy: kdqs

Runout: 4c3h2cjd7s

Turton’s ace-high was best and he doubled through McCarthy.

Michael Turton – 3,150,000
Michael McCarthy  – 4,490,000

Main Event: Another Double for Brett Bader

$1,650 Main Event (Re-Entry)
$500,000 Guaranteed
| Structure | Payouts
Level 29: 50,000/100,000 with a 100,000 ante
Players Remaining: 5 of 609

Brett Bader recently doubled up Michael Turton leaving himself with about 900,000 chips. Since then, he’s managed to double up twice, most recently picking up askd to double through Richard Carr’s ah6d all-in preflop.

Brett Bader – 2,500,000

Main Event: James Peterson – 6th Place ($35,736)

$1,650 Main Event (Re-Entry)
$500,000 Guaranteed
| Structure | Payouts
Level 28: 40,000/80,000 with a 80,000 ante
Players Remaining: 5 of 609

James Peterson

James Peterson was under the gun and opened with a raise to 185,000. Richard Carr was next up and three-bet to 400,000. It folded back around to Peterson and he called. They were heads up.

Flop: 9d7h5c – Both players checked.

Turn: 9d7h5c3h – Peterson lead for 500,000. Carr called.

River: 9d7h5c3h9h – Peterson jammed about 1,900,000. Carr asked for a rough count, then called.

“Aces,” Peterson announced flipping over ahad.

Carr’s trip nines qc9c were best and Peterson was eliminated. Carr took the chip lead.

James Peterson – Eliminated in 6th place ($35,736)

Main Event: Michael Turton Doubles through Richard Carr

$1,650 Main Event (Re-Entry)
$500,000 Guaranteed
| Structure | Payouts
Level 28: 40,000/80,000 with a 80,000 ante
Players Remaining: 6 of 609

Michael Turton open-shoved late position for 760,000. Start-of-day chip leader Richard Carr moved all-in for more from the small and Brett Bader folded his option. Turton was at risk.

Carr: asqc
Turton: kh9s

Runout: ahks7skdqs

Turton hit trips on the turn and rendering Carr’s two pair useless. He doubled through Carr.

Michael Turton – 1,720,000

Main Event: Brett Bader Flops a Flush

$1,650 Main Event (Re-Entry)
$500,000 Guaranteed
| Structure | Payouts
Level 28: 40,000/80,000 with a 80,000 ante
Players Remaining: 6 of 609

It was blind versus blind with Brett Bader in the small and Alex Ivan in the big. Bader called while Ivan checked his option.

Flop: 9s5s3s – Bader lead for 100,000. Ivan called.

Turn: 9s5s3sqc – Bader lead for 270,000. Ivan called.

River: 9s5s3sqckc – Bader lead for 500,000 only leaving himself about 400,000 behind. Ivan called.

Bader: 8s7s for a flopped flush

Ivan mucked and sent the pot to Bader.

Brett Bader – 2,375,000
Alex Ivan – 3,050,000

Main Event: Break Time Update; Six Remain

$1,650 Main Event (Re-Entry)
$500,000 Guaranteed
| Structure | Payouts
Heading to Level 28: 40,000/80,000 with a 80,000 ante
Players Remaining: 6 of 609

Seat 1: Ryan Anderkin – Eliminated in 9th place ($19,023)
Seat 2: Richard Carr – 4,975,000
Seat 3: Brett Bader – 1,550,000
Seat 4: Huicun Qiao – Eliminated in 8th place ($23,915)
Seat 5: Alex Ivan – 3,150,000
Seat 6: Michael Turton – 1,055,000
Seat 7: Michael McCarthy – 2,685,000
Seat 8: Zachary Gilbert – Eliminated in 7th place ($29,826)
Seat 9: James Peterson – 4,720,000

1st – $180,205 + Trophy
2nd – $126,246
3rd – $81,164
4th – $55,851
5th – $42,871
6th – $35,736

Main Event: Jacks Spike a Set Versus Aces AIPF; Zachary Gilbert – 7th Place ($29,826)

$1,650 Main Event (Re-Entry)
$500,000 Guaranteed
| Structure | Payouts
Level 27: 30,000/60,000 with a 60,000 ante
Players Remaining: 6 of 609

Zachary Gilbert

Alex Ivan raised to 135,000 from late position. Zachary Gilbert shoved the small blind for what looked like just under 900,000. James Peterson folded the big sending it back to Ivan. He called and Gilbert was at risk but a huge favorite.

Gilbert: acah
Ivan: jhjd

Runout: jc6c5d9s9d

The jack fell in the window giving Ivan a winning hand. Gilbert was eliminated in 7th place earning $29,826.

Alex Ivan – 3,350,000
Zachary Gilbert – Eliminated in 7th place ($29,826)

Main Event: Huicun Qiao – 8th Place ($23,915)

$1,650 Main Event (Re-Entry)
$500,000 Guaranteed
| Structure | Payouts
Level 27: 30,000/60,000 with a 60,000 ante
Players Remaining: 7 of 609

Huicun Qiao

Huicun Qiao had his last roughly 600,000 in the middle preflop versus Alex Ivan. Ivan had Qiao covered and had the lead as the dealer began the burn and turn.

Ivan: adks
Qiao: qsjs

Runout: th5d3dkh4h

Qiao had outs all the way to the river, but it fell dry. He was eliminated in 8th place earning $23,915.

Alex Ivan – 2,595,000
Huicun Qiao – Eliminated in 8th place ($23,915)

Main Event: Aces Best Kings; Ryan Anderkin — 9th Place ($19,023)

$1,650 Main Event (Re-Entry)
$500,000 Guaranteed
| Structure | Payouts
Level 27: 30,000/60,000 with a 60,000 ante
Players Remaining: 8 of 609

Ryan Anderkin

After an uneventful 45 minutes, James Peterson opened from early position to 135,000. It was on Ryan Anderkin in late position and he shoved for 935,000. It folded all the way back to Peterson and he called.

Ryan Anderkin’s 935,000 preflop shove

Peterson: ahad
Anderkin: kskh

Runout: qc8c5s8hjs

Peterson’s aces held and Anderkin went down as the first elimination at the final table. Peterson took the chip lead.

James Peterson – 5,350,000
Ryan Anderkin – Eliminated in 9th place ($19,023)

Main Event: Final Table Underway at Seminole Hard Rock Tampa

$1,650 Main Event (Re-Entry)
$500,000 Guaranteed
| Structure | Payouts
Level 26: 25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 ante
Players Remaining: 9 of 609

The clock ticks past the 2pm hour and the final table of the Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Winter Poker Open Main Event is underway.

1st – $180,205 + Trophy
2nd – $126,246
3rd – $81,164
4th – $55,851
5th – $42,871
6th – $35,736
7th – $29,826
8th – $23,915
9th – $19,023

Main Event: Final Nine Return at 2pm to Compete for $180K and a Guitar

$1,650 Main Event (Re-Entry)
$500,000 Guaranteed
| Structure | Payouts
Returning to Level 26: 25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 ante
Players Remaining: 9 of 609

Winter Poker Open Main Event guitar trophy

The Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Winter Poker Open Main Event began Thursday, Friday and Saturday with Day 1A, 1B and 1C. In those three days, more than 600 entries ponied up $1,650 to compete for a prize pool that topped $900,000. Following yesterday’s Day 2, only nine remain and Richard Carr leads the way with $180,205 and a guitar trophy reserved for the champion.

Carr is trailed closed by James Peterson in second place and also has the likes of reigning Seminole Hard Rock Poker Player of the Year Brett Bader and Tampa regulars Michael Turton and Alex Ivan on his heels.

Play resumes today at 2pm in the poker room. Each of the nine remaining players has locked up $19,023.

Here are the details:

Seat 1: Ryan Anderkin – 835,000
Seat 2: Richard Carr – 4,250,000
Seat 3: Brett Bader – 2,125,000
Seat 4: Huicun Qiao – 805,000
Seat 5: Alex Ivan – 875,000
Seat 6: Michael Turton – 1,875,000
Seat 7: Michael McCarthy – 2,260,000
Seat 8: Zach Gilbert – 1,240,000
Seat 9: James Peterson – 4,115,000

1st – $180,205 + Trophy
2nd – $126,246
3rd – $81,164
4th – $55,851
5th – $42,871
6th – $35,736
7th – $29,826
8th – $23,915
9th – $19,023

Tournament updates will begin at 2pm.

$250 Eight Max: Adam Lamphere Wins Eight Max Trophy and $9K

Below are the results from Event 6 of the Winter Poker Open which concluded after 1am Monday

2018 Winter Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tampa, Florida
Event 6
$250 Eight Max (Re-Entry)
$20,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 249
Prize Pool: $51,045
December 16, 2018

FINISHFIRST NAMELAST NAMEWINNINGS
1ADAMLAMPHERE$9,702 + Trophy
2TERRI-ANNECRAWFORD$7,900
3PETERHSU$6,168
4THANGPHU$6,099
5JOSEFBAUTISTA$2,458
6KEVINBLEWITT$2,037
7OSCARLINDO ZELEDON$1,736
8QUIONTUSGRIFFIN$1,501
9JACKBENGE$1,271
10AARONSPEER$1,105
11BRUNOCASTRO$1,105
12CHERIBEATTY$1,105
13ELLIOTTMILLER$944
14ROBERTBRANDL$944
15CECILRIDDLE$944
16ROBERTBENFORD$784
17EDITHNORMAN$784
18ANGELJARA$784
19ANTHONYASTARITA$625
20NEILBLUMENFIELD$625
21LASZLONAGY$625
22SINDUJASATHEYASEELAN$472
23SHANESMITH$472
24TOMMYTRAN$472
25TERRANCEMITCHELL$383

Winter Poker Open Sunday Updates Conclude

That’s a wrap for Sunday’s Winter Poker Open tournament updates. The complete results and a winner’s photo from today’s 2pm $250 eight max will be posted in the morning. Main Event updates will resume at 2pm with the final table.

Here’s a look at Monday’s full upcoming schedule:

  • 2pm: $1,650 Winter Poker Open Main Event – Final Table

Goodnight and see you in the morning!