Championship: Familiar Faces Fill Hard Rock Tampa Poker Tables

$1,500 + $100 + $50 No Limit Hold’em Championship Event (Re-Entry)
Level 2: Blinds 75/150

John Pizano, Scott Strickland, Robert Manjua-Boody, Allen Kessler & Ayed Shweihat
(l-r) Pizano, Strickland, Manjua-Boody, Kessler, Shweihat

One of the tougher tables features some series stalwarts along with a fresh face to Tampa this week in Allen Kessler.

Kessler’s a WPT veteran with nearly $2.8 million in career tournament earnings. He’s seated next to Robert Manjua-Boody and Scott Strickland, who both earned parts of chops earlier this series.

Robert Manjua-Boody was part of yesterday’s Turbo 4-way deal (Event 8), while Strickland was part of the 10-way final table chop in the $165 entry (Event 6).

Also at the table is John Pizano who final tabled last month’s Rock ‘N Roll Poker Open at Hollywood (7th place – $24,000) and Ayed Shweihat who made Day 2 of Event 6, but missed the money.

More than 50 players, and counting, are in this opening flight.