The third trophy of the Winter Poker Open is officially up for grabs at the Seminole Hard Rock Tampa. Event 3 is a $250 buy-in no limit hold’em re-entry tournament with $20,000 guaranteed. Players begin with 20,000 chips and are set to log 30-minute levels throughout. Registration and re-entry are available until about 7pm.
This is a one-day event and with a big field, an early morning finish is anticipated. Here are the details:
2pm: $250 Deep Stack NLH Re-Entry
$250 buy-in, $20,000 guaranteed
20,000 chips and 30-minute levels
Registration and unlimited re-entry available until the start of Level 10 (~7pm)
This is a one-day event structured to play to completion
$570 Deep Stack NLH Re-Entry $300,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts Level 17: 4,000/8,000 with a 8,000 ante Players Remaining: 97 of 867
The first break of the restart wrapped just moments ago and the $570 is only 10 from the money
With 96 players remaining, just nine more need to hit the rail before the remaining 87 are assured scores. A min-cash earns $1,062 while the tournament champion is set to $79,228, a $1,650 seat and a trophy.
$570 Deep Stack NLH Re-Entry $300,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts Level 16: 3,000/6,000 with a 6,000 ante Players Remaining: 123 of 867
Steve Trizis grinded out yesterday’s Flight E bagging a modest stack of only 46,000 (from 30,000 starting). Day 2 has yielded a different story, though, as the Tampa native has quintupled up with over 200,000 in front of him to start Level 16.
There was three-way all-in preflop action between Delgado Reyes, Aboodi and Lynn Folsom.
Folsom: Delgado Reyes: Aboodi:
Delgado Reyes was second best of the trio, but had both players covered.
Runout: — The table erupted as Delgado Reyes flopped quads leaving Aboodi and Folsom stunned. The pair stood from the table, silently heading toward the rail while Delgado Reyes scooped both the main and side pots.
Julio Delgado Reyes – 285,000 Gil Aboodi – Eliminated Lynn Folsom – Eliminated
$570 Deep Stack NLH Re-Entry $300,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts Level 15: 3,000/5,000 with a 5,000 ante Players Remaining: 158 of 867
The clock ticks to the noon hour and Day 2 of the Winter Poker Open $570 buy-in, $300,000 guarantee is underway at Seminole Hard Rock Tampa. Over the course of six starting flights playing 14 levels apiece, the 867-entry field is narrowed to only 158 and they’re all jockeying for one of 87 in-the-money spots. A min-cash is set to award $1,062 while the tournament champion has $79,228, a trophy and a $1,650 seat reserved for him or her.
Leading the restart by a margin is Joseph Orsino. Orsino started hot bagging a monster 734,000-chip stack in Thursday’s Flight A. He earned a few days off and returns today as the top stack. The next closest holdings belong to Alex Beece who sits with 566,000.
Day 2 is also littered with Tampa regulars including Marvin Karlins, Anthony Dianaty and Wally Maddah.
Updates will be available now all the way through to the crowning of our champion. Good luck, players!
Flight E of the $570 has freshly bagged and Flight F is settling in for about five more hours of play. With that, updates are concluding for the night, however we will provide the prize pool and payouts for the $570 as well as the Day 2 chip counts and table draws before midnight.
Tournament play resumes tomorrow at 12pm. Here’s a complete look at Sunday’s upcoming schedule:
$570 Deep Stack NLH Re-Entry $300,000 Guaranteed | Structure Level 14: 2,000/4,000 with a 4,000 ante Flight E Players Remaining: 37 of 192
The day’s last Flight E level is underway with 37 players and five tables in the mix. Those in and eying a Day 2 berth include Steve Trizis, Antuan Bunkley, John Dolan and Marvin Karlins. It’s Carlos Guerrero that leads with only a few minutes left in the day.
When the clock shows 10:00, tournament staff will announce a set number of hands to be played. We’ll provide a look at the chip leader as well as some of the notable counts shortly thereafter.
Complete Day 2 chip counts, table draws and prize pool information will be posted before midnight tonight.
$570 Deep Stack NLH Re-Entry $300,000 Guaranteed | Structure Level 13: 2,000/3,000 with a 3,000 ante Flight E Players Remaining: 45 of 192
Flight E of the Winter Poker Open $570 is moving along and players just finished their last break of the night. From 192 starting, they’re down to only 45 left with just one hour of play remaining in the day.
This is the point in the tournament where lots of movement in the stacks can often take place. One player that’s already seen a lot of movement in his 30,000-chip starting stack is Carlos Guerrero.
After starting the day about seven hours ago on a level playing field, he’s worked his way way up the counts and has a pile of chips worth about 430,000. As is, he’s tops in his flight easily and that figure puts him at fifth in the overall counts for now.
His stack is so big, in fact, he’s late returning to play choosing to instead let a few rounds of blinds and antes come out before the end of the night.
$570 Deep Stack NLH Re-Entry $300,000 Guaranteed | Structure Level 1: 100/100 Flight F Entries: 36 (Total Entries: 686)
The sixth and final flight of the Winter Poker Open opener is off and running in the back of the Seminole Hard Rock Tampa poker room. This marks players’ final opportunity to get in the game and play for a piece of a prize pool that’s already up over $325,000.
As they have in all other flights, Flight F participants begin with 30,000 chips and are set to log 14, 30-minute levels on Day 1. Registration and re-entry are available until ~8pm with play slated to conclude around 10:45pm.
3pm: $570 Deep Stack NLH Re-Entry, Flight F
$570 buy-in and $300,000 guaranteed
First place receives $1,650 seat
30,000 chips and 30-minute levels on Day 1
Registration and unlimited re-entry available until the start of Level 10 (~8pm)
Our live reporting efforts will be concentrated on the 10am Flight E, but we will provide the complete prize pool when Flight F registration closes and the full Day 2 chip counts and table draws when it concludes.
$570 Deep Stack NLH Re-Entry $300,000 Guaranteed | Structure Level 10: 1,000/1,500 with a 1,500 ante Flight E Entries: 192 (Total Entries: 650)
Registration is closed in the Saturday 10am installment of the Winter Poker Open $570 buy-in. The $300,000 guarantee was surpassed during the five hours of open registration and re-entry as the weekend field settled in at 192 entries. Through five flights, that puts the field at 650 good for a prize pool of $325,000 and growing.
Tournament breakdown thus far:
Underway (Reg closed)
Underway (Reg until ~8pm)
Underway now alongside this Flight E is the sixth and final flight, Flight F. Registration and re-entry in that flight is open until about 8pm. Shortly thereafter, the complete prize pool and payout information will be posted for your viewing pleasure.
$570 Deep Stack NLH Re-Entry $300,000 Guaranteed | Structure Level 7: 400/800 with a 800 ante Flight E Entries: 190 (Total Entries: 648)
The Flight E field is looking up at Geneva Pinney as the second break of the day is nearing. Pinney is tops with a stack of roughly 150,000 and she looks to keep a hot November/December going that already includes 2nd-, 4th- and 5th-place finishes and about $16,500 in earnings.
There are a number of familiar and decorated faces in the field and we’ll take a look at some of them after registration closes.
$570 Deep Stack NLH Re-Entry $300,000 Guaranteed | Structure Level 7: 400/800 with a 800 ante Flight E Entries: 176 (Total Entries: 634)
Never one to shy from action, it’s no surprise to see Marvin “The Duckman” Karlins with a big stack early here in Flight E of the $570. Karlins, a published author and university professor, is a regular in the Tampa poker room. His poker achievements include a final table appearance in a $5,000 buy-in event in Jacksonville along with more than $280,000 in earnings.
Karlin’s tournament resume is devoid of any wins, though, and he’s hoping a hot start here in the $570 is the first step toward finding the winner’s circle. Later in Level 7 he’s already tripled up and sits with about 100,000 chips.
Below is the final report from Event 2 of the Winter Poker Open which concluded just after 3am Saturday
2018 Winter Poker Open Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa, Florida Event 2 $250 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry) $20,000 Guarantee Entries: 102 Prize Pool: $21,420 December 7, 2018
(Tampa, Florida) – It was during the early morning hours of Saturday, December 8 when Tampa’s own Eugenio Alvarez won Event 2 of the Winter Poker Open, a $250 buy-in pot limit Omaha re-entry tournament with a $20,000 guarantee.
Wrapping up just after 3am local time, the event took more than 13 hours to complete and it didn’t find a conclusion until Alvarez, Jeremiah Minaya and Alexandru Ivan agreed to an even chop three-handed. As chip leader, Alvarez earned $4,561 and the trophy while Minaya and Ivan claimed $4,560 apiece and went down second and third respectively.
1st: Eugenio Alvarez – $4,561 + Trophy 2nd: Jeremiah Minaya – $4,560 3rd: Alexandru Ivan – $4,560
The $250 PLO event kicked off Friday at 2pm alongside Flight C and D of the big $570 buy-in opener. It drew 102 entries generating a total prize pool worth $21,420. Alvarez earned the lion’s share of the kiddie which was spread out among the final 11 participants.
A number of notables took part in the event including Tampa regulars Wally Maddah and Manny Minaya as well as defending champion Charles Davis. No member of this trio made their way into the money, though.
Alvarez is quite comfortable in the Tampa poker room owning a number of cashes throughout 2017. From April to December of that year he finishes in the money four times including three final table appearances and nearly $13,000 in earnings.
The PLO trophy win marks Alvarez’s largest career score and first tournament victory.
1st: Eugenio Alvarez – $4,561 + Trophy 2nd: Jeremiah Minaya – $4,560 3rd: Alexandru Ivan – $4,560 4th: Roberto Enrique Sanchez – $1,756 5th: Kris Villanueva – $1,339 6th: Richard Thompson – $1,071 7th: Charles Kapetanakos – $889 8th: Michael Parisi, Jr. – $750 9th: Wayne Brown – $691 10th: Monique Lisenbee – $643 11th: Gerald Seabury – $600
$570 Deep Stack NLH Re-Entry $300,000 Guaranteed | Structure Level 5: 200/400 with a 400 ante Flight E Entries: 143 (Total Entries: 601)
Early in Level 5, the Flight E entry count passed the 142 threshold ticking up to 143. That grew the combined field to 601 entries which surpasses the $570 buy-in Winter Poker Open opener’s $300,000 guarantee. Registration and re-entry are available in Flight E until ~3pm. The sixth and final flight kicks off then, too.
$570 Deep Stack NLH Re-Entry $300,000 Guaranteed | Structure Level 1: 100/100 Flight E Entries: 47 (Total Entries: 505)
It’s 10am Saturday morning and the fifth of six starting flights — Flight E — in the Winter Poker Open $570 is underway. Through Flight D, the combined field sat at 458 entries putting the event just 142 shy of the $300,000 guarantee. That figure should be eclipsed later this morning as a huge Saturday showing is expected from the Tampa crowd.
Here are the Flight E details:
10am: $570 Deep Stack NLH Re-Entry, Flight E
$570 buy-in and $300,000 guaranteed
First place receives $1,650 seat
30,000 chips and 30-minute levels on Day 1
Registration and unlimited re-entry available until the start of Level 10 (~3pm)
A long day of poker play at the Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Winter Poker Open has wrapped. Action resumes Saturday with the final two flights in the $570 buy-in opener and the $300,000 guarantee is expected to be bested during the early stages of play.
Here’s a complete look at Saturday’s upcoming schedule: