Event 10: Local Favorite Manny Minaya Wins Bounty Title

2016 Winter Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tampa, FL
Event 10
$150 Double Green Chip Bounty
Entries: 103
Prize Pool: $7,210
December 12, 2016

Manny Minaya, Event 10 Champion

While Event 9 was playing down to its final table, the other tournament in the room was awarding money from the beginning of the event. Event 10 put a $50 bounty on each player’s head and local favorite Manny Minaya conquered them all to win his second career Seminole Hard Rock Tampa title.

The tournament drew 103 entries to beat the $10,000 guaranteed prize pool by a clear shot and they put $7,210 in the regular prize pool plus more than $5,000 in player bounties.

The tournament was full of recognizable players including defending champion Jami Cvek, Herbert Woodbery, and Seminole Hard Rock Tampa ambassador Wally Maddah. But it was other regulars making the final table like Matt Silva, Karl Manouchakian, Scott “Twitch” Anderson, Brandon Byars, and former WPO champ Eric Wert.

The final table was deep and played at a steady pace until the blinds began catching up. Seminole Hard Rock Tampa staple Manny Minaya held the chip lead through most of the final table and took home the trophy after chopping up the remaining prize pool three ways.

Event 10 results:

1st: Manny Minaya – $1,558
2nd: Brandon Byars – $1,557
3rd: Scott Anderson – $1,557
4th: David Hendry – $649
5th: Brian Mirras – $483
6th: Sean McCleary – $375
7th: David Kolaskey – $288
8th: Karl Manouchakian – $231
9th: Eric Wert – $195
10th: Matt Silva – $166
11th: Eric Werner – $151