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Little Slick: $200 Buy-In with $200K Gtd Monday to Sunday

Monday, July 15th

11am: Flight A – $200 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • $200 buy-in, $200,000 guaranteed
  • 20,000 chips and 30-/40-minute levels
  • Registration and re-entry available until the start of Level 9 (about 3:30pm)
  • Play concludes following Level 14 (about 6:45pm)
  • Day 2 Sunday, July 21st at 11am

6pm: Flight B – $200 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • $200 buy-in, $200,000 guaranteed
  • 20,000 chips and 30-/40-minute levels
  • Registration and re-entry available until the start of Level 9 (about 10:30pm)
  • Play concludes following Level 14 (about 1:45am)
  • Day 2 Sunday, July 21st at 11am
Tuesday, July 16th

11am: Flight C – $200 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • $200 buy-in, $200,000 guaranteed
  • 20,000 chips and 30-/40-minute levels
  • Registration and re-entry available until the start of Level 9 (about 3:30pm)
  • Play concludes following Level 14 (about 6:45pm)
  • Day 2 Sunday, July 21st at 11am

6pm: Flight D – $200 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • $200 buy-in, $200,000 guaranteed
  • 20,000 chips and 30-/40-minute levels
  • Registration and re-entry available until the start of Level 9 (about 10:30pm)
  • Play concludes following Level 14 (about 1:45am)
  • Day 2 Sunday, July 21st at 11am
Wednesday, July 17th

11am: Flight E – $200 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • $200 buy-in, $200,000 guaranteed
  • 20,000 chips and 30-/40-minute levels
  • Registration and re-entry available until the start of Level 9 (about 3:30pm)
  • Play concludes following Level 14 (about 6:45pm)
  • Day 2 Sunday, July 21st at 11am

6pm: Flight F – $200 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • $200 buy-in, $200,000 guaranteed
  • 20,000 chips and 30-/40-minute levels
  • Registration and re-entry available until the start of Level 9 (about 10:30pm)
  • Play concludes following Level 14 (about 1:45am)
  • Day 2 Sunday, July 21st at 11am
Thursday, July 18th

11am: Flight G – $200 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • $200 buy-in, $200,000 guaranteed
  • 20,000 chips and 30-/40-minute levels
  • Registration and re-entry available until the start of Level 9 (about 3:30pm)
  • Play concludes following Level 14 (about 6:45pm)
  • Day 2 Sunday, July 21st at 11am

6pm: Flight H – $200 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • $200 buy-in, $200,000 guaranteed
  • 20,000 chips and 30-/40-minute levels
  • Registration and re-entry available until the start of Level 9 (about 10:30pm)
  • Play concludes following Level 14 (about 1:45am)
  • Day 2 Sunday, July 21st at 11am
Friday, July 19th

11am: Flight I – $200 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • $200 buy-in, $200,000 guaranteed
  • 20,000 chips and 30-/40-minute levels
  • Registration and re-entry available until the start of Level 9 (about 3:30pm)
  • Play concludes following Level 14 (about 6:45pm)
  • Day 2 Sunday, July 21st at 11am

6pm: Flight J – $200 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • $200 buy-in, $200,000 guaranteed
  • 20,000 chips and 30-/40-minute levels
  • Registration and re-entry available until the start of Level 9 (about 10:30pm)
  • Play concludes following Level 14 (about 1:45am)
  • Day 2 Sunday, July 21st at 11am
Saturday, July 20th

11am: Flight K – $200 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • $200 buy-in, $200,000 guaranteed
  • 20,000 chips and 30-/40-minute levels
  • Registration and re-entry available until the start of Level 9 (about 3:30pm)
  • Play concludes following Level 14 (about 6:45pm)
  • Day 2 Sunday, July 21st at 11am
Sunday, July 21st

11am: Day 2 – $200 No Limit Hold’em Re-Entry

Mega Stack: Earl Vanlandingham Scores $22K Fourth of July Weekend in Tampa

Mega Stack
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tampa, Florida
$360 Buy-In No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 617
Prize Pool: $185,100
July 4-7, 2019

July 2019 Mega Stack champion, Earl VanLandingham

Complete tournament results:

FINISHFIRST NAMELAST NAMEPRIZE
1EARLVANLANDINGHAM III$22,917
2ROBERTSCHMAL$21,926
3SONGO$15,098
4WILLIAMGALLOWAY$14,581
5CHRISTOPHERPERRY$13,674
6CECILRIDDLE$9,612
7JULIODELGADO REYES$4,998
8VALERIKROUTKO$4,072
9ERICFEASLEY$3,517
10JEREMYBECKER$3,054
11ROBERTSCHOLZ$3,054
12THOMASPOULTON$3,054
13SOELEE$2,684
14ZACHARYKREMPLER$2,684
15ROBERTIRBY$2,684
16CARLOSEVANGELISTA$2,295
17JUSTINHOSTUTLER$2,295
18THOMASBEAN$2,295
19STEVENCOLLINS$1,907
20FRISCOLADD$1,907
21AMELIOAMATO$1,907
22DANTEDALERE$1,703
23JAMESBACK$1,703
24MICHAELJONES$1,703
25ALEXIHERNANDEZ$1,499
26ROBERTBERRY$1,499
27NIKOLAOSCOSTARELIS$1,499
28STEPHENHERBERT$1,296
29HELBERTHORTIZ$1,296
30CHRISTOPHERCOLLINS$1,296
31CHRISTOPHERPERKINS$1,296
32JESSIEVIZCAINO$1,296
33MATTHEWBALL$1,296
34THOMASMERCIER$1,296
35HUANNGO$1,296
36TODDSILVERMAN$1,296
37BUTCHIEMITCHELL$1,092
38RAYMONDKALMBACH$1,092
39ROBINWALKER$1,092
40KEVINGREENE$1,092
41APHIDETHNAKHONEINH$1,092
42GEORGEHELMER$1,092
43MAHNAZGOODARZI$1,092
44QUINTONSUTTON$1,092
45MICHAELTRAFICANTE$1,092
46ANDREWNEIDING$907
47DAVIDHEILMAN$907
48TYLERCRANE$907
49BRETTSTREICHER$907
50WILFREDTEMPLETON$907
51OSCARLINDO ZELEDON$907
52CARYALTER$907
53DERRICKCUTLER$907
54WILLIAMHOOD$907
55DUSHYANTGULATI$703
56WILLIAMMUNIZ$703
57LYLEVINCENT$703
58JOSEGARCIA$703
59TYLERHOLMQUIST$703
60KARLMANOUCHAKIAN$703
61DAVIDRYLANDER$703
62QUOCVAN$703

2019 WPTDeepStacks Tampa in Review

WPTDeepStacks Main Event champion Jeff Trudeau and friends (Photo Credit: WPT/Eric Harkins)

The WPTDeepStacks returned to Seminole Hard Rock Tampa for the fourth straight year June 5th through 19th. In that time, 10 new champions were crowned including Jeff Trudeau who took down the $1,100 buy-in Main Event.

For the first time in series history, the guarantee in the finale was raised to $500,000 and the turnout surged accordingly. A total of 659 entries blasted past the half-million dollar target for a total prize pool of $639,230. For the win, Trudeau pocketed better than $120,000 — a figure inclusive of a $3,000 season-ending WPTDeepStacks Championship package where he’ll represent the Seminole Hard Rock.

Here’s a look at the other series champions:

That’s a wrap for this year’s WPTDeepStacks action. Thank you to everyone who participated and see you next year!

Event 10: Patricia Bedford Wins WPTDeepStacks Closer, $16,593

Below are the final results from Event 10 of the WPTDeepStacks Tampa series, a multi-flight $160 buy-in trophy event that finished Wednesday night

2019 WPTDeepStacks Tampa
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tampa, Florida
Event 10
$160 Buy-in NLH (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 618
Prize Pool: $77,250
June 16-19, 2019

WPTDeepStacks Event 10 champion, Patricia Bedford
FINISHFIRST NAMELAST NAMECITYSTATEPRIZE
1PATRICIABEDFORDNAPLESFL$16,593
2TYLERKOMOROSKECHARLOTTENC$11,632
3MARKWISERLAND O LAKESFL$7,479
4JEANBRIGAGAO DO NASCIMENRIO DE JANEIRO$4,793
5KEITHBOREHAMAPOLLO BEACHFL$3,696
6ANTHONYSEMENTELLIHOBE SOUNDFL$3,059
7RAYLAMBERTCLEARWATERFL$2,569
8ROBERTSCHOLZREDINGTON SHORESFL$2,109
9SKYCONNOYERGOTHAFL$1,659
10JEREMYDEMERSBRADENTONFL$1,398
11JONTAMENTIONWESLEY CHAPELFL$1,398
12TOANDINHWILDWOODFL$1,398
13GUYWARDWESLEY CHAPELFL$1,190
14JENNIFERHASELTONTAMPAFL$1,190
15RONALDBROWNWINTER PARKFL$1,190
16ROBERTROHRWESLEY CHAPELFL$989
17ROYGURNERTAMPAFL$989
18MATTHEWBALLTAMPAFL$989
19EDWARDCOMPTONRIVERVIEWFL$815
20QUYENHOANGORLANDOFL$815
21COURTNEYROWEWEST PALM BEACHFL$815
22SCOTTBROWNTAMPAFL$664
23BLAKEHAINESTAMPAFL$664
24SeanTanseyTAMPAFL$664
25MANSOORKADERLAND O LAKESFL$576
26ANTHONYROQUEWESLEY CHAPELFL$576
27CHARLESLEBOWITZTAMPAFL$576
28ROBERTOTTUNKNOWN$487
29AARONCOHENORLANDOFL$487
30PETERHSUBROOKSVILLEFL$487
31BASKALKORKISTARPON SPRINGSFL$487
32VIOLAPINNEYCAPE CANAVERALFL$487
33JERRYARGENTONEW PORT RICHEYFL$487
34TIMOTHYPETTUSAUBURNDALEFL$487
35DONALDLINSKYTAMPAFL$487
36DANIELWILSONAPOLLO BEACHFL$487
37BRETTROSSILUTZFL$397
38MATTHEWTEDESCOCLEARWATERFL$397
39RODNEYCURLTAMPAFL$397
40MARCUSCARTERORLANDOFL$397
41JAMESBATESLUTZFL$397
42ROSSCORLESSORLANDOFL$397

Event 10: Prize Pool and Payouts

2019 WPTDeepStacks Tampa
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tampa, Florida
Event 10
$160 Buy-in NLH (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 618
Prize Pool: $77,250
June 16-19, 2019

1st – $16,593 + Trophy
2nd – $11,632
3rd – $7,479
4th – $4,793
5th – $3,696
6th – $3,059
7th – $2,659
8th – $2,109
9th – $1,659
10th-12th – $1,398
13th-15th – $1,190
16th-18th – $989
19th-21st – $815
22nd-24th – $664
25th-27th – $576
28th-36th – $487
37th-42nd – $397

Event 10: Day 2 Table Draws

$160 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guarantee
| Structure
Day 2 Blinds: 2,000/4,000 with a 4,000 ante
Players Remaining: 63 of 618

Flight A: 58 Entries, 6 Advanced
Flight B: 93 Entries, 10 Advanced
Flight C: 129 Entries, 11 Advanced
Flight D: 159 Entries, 18 Advanced
Flight E: 179 Entries, 18 Advanced

Day 2: Wednesday at 12pm

Day 2 table draws:

FIRST NAMELAST NAMECHIP COUNTTABLESEAT
MENTIONJT168,00011
BERNINGERLI69,00012
LAMBERTRAY121,00013
ROYGURNER379,50014
GOITIAVICTOR117,50015
TERCYSHADRACH95,50016
ROCHESTERGREGORY48,50017
OSCARLINDO ZELEDON149,00018
SCHULTZBRANDON58,00019
HSUPETER354,50021
ROSSCORLESS145,00022
KEITHBOREHAM419,00023
KEARNEYGREGORY82,50024
TYLERKOMOROSKE84,00025
PALACIOSJASON211,00026
GILESJAY75,00027
JENNIFERHASELTON91,50028
BROWNSCOTT73,50029
MATTHEWBALL255,50031
GUYWARD142,00032
CURLRODNEY67,00033
RYANARKIN64,00034
TEDESCOMATT67,00035
BEDFORDPATRICIA233,00036
CONNOYERSKY487,00037
COMPTONEDWARD103,00038
PINNEYGENEVA128,00039
BRETTROSSI155,000121
ZHENGQINGHAO70,000122
CYNTHIABUTLER132,500123
WISERMARK135,000124
QUYENHOANG83,500125
JERRYARGENTO37,500126
RONALDBROWN302,500127
COHENAARON167,000128
DEMERSJEREMY420,000129
DINHTOAN218,000131
HAINESBLAKE115,500132
TANSEYSEAN71,500133
HICKMANJONATHAN81,000134
MARKMACKENZIE125,000135
CHARLESWHITE24,500136
ROHRROBERT228,500137
HEALDJALEN144,500138
MELODYMURPHY97,500139
JAMESBATES97,500141
WILSONDANIEL69,000142
KADERMANSOOR169,500143
KARLMANOUCHAKIAN60,500144
CHRISTINEHOLUBECK55,000145
ROBERTOTT73,500146
NASCIMENJEAN100,000147
CARTERMARCUS141,000148
ROWECOURTNEY89,500149
PETTUSTIMOTHY163,000151
ANTHONYROQUE290,000152
FLIPFOKSINSKI71,500153
BASKALKORKIS85,000154
ROBERTSCHOLZ422,500155
LEBOWITZCHARLES70,000156
LINSKYDONALD90,000157
FRANCISCOOKE208,000158
ANTHONYSEMENTELLI145,500159

Event 10: Day 2 Chip Counts

$160 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guarantee
| Structure
Day 2 Blinds: 2,000/4,000 with a 4,000 ante
Players Remaining: 63 of 618

Flight A: 58 Entries, 6 Advanced
Flight B: 93 Entries, 10 Advanced
Flight C: 129 Entries, 11 Advanced
Flight D: 159 Entries, 18 Advanced
Flight E: 179 Entries, 18 Advanced

Day 2: Wednesday at 12pm

Day 2 chip counts:

RANKFIRST NAMELAST NAMECHIP COUNTTABLESEAT
1CONNOYERSKY487,00037
2ROBERTSCHOLZ422,500155
3DEMERSJEREMY420,000129
4KEITHBOREHAM419,00023
5ROYGURNER379,50014
6HSUPETER354,50021
7RONALDBROWN302,500127
8ANTHONYROQUE290,000152
9MATTHEWBALL255,50031
10BEDFORDPATRICIA233,00036
11ROHRROBERT228,500137
12DINHTOAN218,000131
13PALACIOSJASON211,00026
14FRANCISCOOKE208,000158
15KADERMANSOOR169,500143
16MENTIONJT168,00011
17COHENAARON167,000128
18PETTUSTIMOTHY163,000151
19BRETTROSSI155,000121
20OSCARLINDO ZELEDON149,00018
21ANTHONYSEMENTELLI145,500159
22ROSSCORLESS145,00022
23HEALDJALEN144,500138
24GUYWARD142,00032
25CARTERMARCUS141,000148
26WISERMARK135,000124
27CYNTHIABUTLER132,500123
28PINNEYGENEVA128,00039
29MARKMACKENZIE125,000135
30LAMBERTRAY121,00013
31GOITIAVICTOR117,50015
32HAINESBLAKE115,500132
33COMPTONEDWARD103,00038
34NASCIMENJEAN100,000147
35MELODYMURPHY97,500139
36JAMESBATES97,500141
37TERCYSHADRACH95,50016
38JENNIFERHASELTON91,50028
39LINSKYDONALD90,000157
40ROWECOURTNEY89,500149
41BASKALKORKIS85,000154
42TYLERKOMOROSKE84,00025
43QUYENHOANG83,500125
44KEARNEYGREGORY82,50024
45HICKMANJONATHAN81,000134
46GILESJAY75,00027
47BROWNSCOTT73,50029
48ROBERTOTT73,500146
49TANSEYSEAN71,500133
50FLIPFOKSINSKI71,500153
51ZHENGQINGHAO70,000122
52LEBOWITZCHARLES70,000156
53BERNINGERLI69,00012
54WILSONDANIEL69,000142
55CURLRODNEY67,00033
56TEDESCOMATT67,00035
57RYANARKIN64,00034
58KARLMANOUCHAKIAN60,500144
59SCHULTZBRANDON58,00019
60CHRISTINEHOLUBECK55,000145
61ROCHESTERGREGORY48,50017
62JERRYARGENTO37,500126
63CHARLESWHITE24,500136

Florida’s Jeff Trudeau Wins WPTDeepStacks Main Event, $120,842

2019 WPTDeepStacks Tampa
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tampa, Florida
Event 8
$1,100 Buy-in Main Event (Re-Entry)
$500,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 659
Prize Pool: $639,230
June 13-17, 2019

(Photo Credit: WPT/Eric Harkins)

(Tampa, FL) — The WPTDeepStacks Main Event concluded Monday evening at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tampa. Claiming an outright win in the $1,100 buy-in series finale was Jeff Trudeau, a Seminole regular, earning $120,842. That prize figure is inclusive of a $3,000 package into the season-ending WPTDeepStacks Champions where Trudeau will represent the Seminole Hard Rock.

Trudeau was a man of few words following the win.

“Pretty good,” he laughed when asked how it felt to be a WPTDeepStacks Tampa champion.

Running over the course of three starting flights and two restart days, Trudeau’s win was a marathon that went deep into the structure. His Day 2 bag came in Flight C and he stayed toward the top of the list before bagging the second biggest stack at the final table.

Monday’s final session action was fast, losing the first six players in just over two hours. Trudeau was a spectator for much of that and could only watch as tablemate Fabian Foster built a huge stack. Following Wendy Vo’s third-place elimination, it was heads and Trudeau was a 2-to-1 underdog. He doubled to level the stacks, but gave up a double a few hands later was a 4-to-1 chip underdog. In the end, he overcame Foster to be crowned a WPTDeepStacks champion. Foster, who was born and raised in Jamaica, earned $82,627 for his second-place finish.

Trudeau is a 25-year-old poker professional from nearby Mount Dora. His WPTDeepStacks victory is a career highlight, but the winner’s circle is familiar territory for the accomplished pro. Dating back to 2011, he’s recorded more than 170 tournament cashes including 19 tournament wins and totaling more than $1,500,000. Monday’s six-figure score marks his second-largest cash to date behind only a 26th-place finish in last year’s $10,000 World Series of Poker Main Event.

The WPTDeepStacks Main Event marked the eighth of 10 trophy events on the Tampa schedule which began June 5. With 659 entries, the $500,000 prize pool was easily surpassed topping out at $639,230. Additionally, the turnout marked a notable year-over-year attendance increase of nearly 40 entries.

It was Trudeau that got the best of it, but a slew of other notables finished in the money; Jonathan Hilton (12th, $9,792), Jordan Joeckel (13th, $7,794), Steve Trizis (30th, $3,118), Wally Maddah (39th, $2,736), Tony March (40th, $2,736) and Anthony Astarita (68th, $1,934). Astarita’s 68th-place finish might not seem like much, but he won the inaugural WPTDeepStacks Tampa in 2016 and has recorded cashes every since.

Thank you to everyone who played this event and see you next year!

(Photo Credit: WPT/Eric Harkins)

WPTDeepStacks Tampa results:

1st: Jeff Trudeau – $120,842 + Trophy
2nd: Fabian Foster – $82,627
3rd: Wendy Vo – $53,259
4th: Saj Illikal – $38,765
5th: Dan Chalifour – $29,712
6th: Mark Scacewater – $23,776
7th: Peter Walsworth – $19,704
8th: Ryan Anderkin – $15,689
9th: Alex Kimpel – $11,783

Complete tournament results available by clicking the link below

Continue reading Florida’s Jeff Trudeau Wins WPTDeepStacks Main Event, $120,842

Main Event: Jeff Trudeau Wins WPTDeepStacks Tampa Main Event ($120,842); Fabian Foster — 2nd Place ($82,627)

$1,100 WPTDeepStacks Main Event
$500,000 Guarantee
| Structure | Payouts
Level 35: 200,000/400,000 with a 400,000 ante
Players Remaining: 1 of 659

Jeff Trudeau (Photo Credit: WPT/Eric Harkins)

Fabian Foster had worked his way back up to about 4,500,000, but ultimately succumbed to Jeff Trudeau.

On the final hand, Foster’s aforementioned 4,500,000 went into the middle preflop and Trudeau had him at risk.

Trudeau: JsJd
Foster: As8c

Runout: QdTc3d3h6c

Trudeau’s pair held and he was crowned champion of the WPTDeepStacks Tampa Main Event for $120,842. Foster went home the runner-up earning $82,627.

Fabian Foster (Photo Credit: WPT/Eric Harkins)

A full report from the event will be posted within the hour.

1st: Jeff Trudeau – $120,842 + Trophy
2nd: Fabian Foster – $82,627

*First prize inclusive of $3,000 WPTDeepStacks Championship package

Main Event: Fabian Foster Down to 2,150,000

$1,100 WPTDeepStacks Main Event
$500,000 Guarantee
| Structure | Payouts
Level 35: 200,000/400,000 with a 400,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 659

Fabian limped the button the Jeff Trudeau raised it to 1,000,000. Foster called and the flop fell Qs9h5c. Trudeau lead for 1,050,000 and Foster shoved. Trudeau called off 7,650,000 total and the cards were up.

Trudeau: KhQh for top pair, king kicker
Foster: Qc6c for top pair, six kicker

Turn and river: 2hKs

Trudeau improved even more and doubled through Foster. Foster was left with only 2,150,000.

Jeff Trudeau – 17,620,000
Fabian Foster – 2,150,000