Joel Deutsch Wins the Final Event of the SPS Series at Seminole Hard Rock Tampa

2023 Tampa Signature Poker Series
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tampa, Florida
Event 25
$180 Triple Stack NLHE (Re-Entry)
Entries: 74
Prize Pool: $10,730
September 19, 2023

Joel Deutsch

The final tournament at the SPS series ended in a chop seven ways to decide the title tonight with Joel Deutsch as the champion, He claimed the top prize of $1,910 along with the SPS guitar pick trophy for his efforts. The Seminole Hard Rock regular all over the state of Florida now holds above $780,000 in career tournament earnings.

Here is what he had to say right after the win to end the night, “It’s good, this was a nice series with the opener obviously [he][finished][in][sixth][place][for][$38,500], that was nicer, and then I took pleasure with this. It’s not a lot of money, but it’s nice.”

He continued, “I wish this series was a little longer with some bigger guarantees, I think they could pull it off since this is Florida. I just like the big openers, and big-field ones. I played the mixed one, it was a lot of fun, but I didn’t belong there.”

“I have two places with up here in Tampa, and close to home in Hollywood. My kids are in Hollywood, and I have a place here that’s 40 minutes away so I get really excited when they run a tournament series here. These days you don’t have to leave Florida, but I used to travel a lot. Florida is hot, so I don’t have to travel a lot. It’s tremendous, and plus my kids are here, it’s definitely very great, it’s beneficial,” said Deutsch to close out the interview about his affinity for the poker scene close to home here in Florida.

Final Results:

1st: Joel Deutsch – $1,910
2nd: Likang Berninger – $1,845
3rd: Christopher Placko – $1,640
4th: Mark Wiser – $1,485
5th: William Vedadi – $1,235
6th: Richard Glazier – $1,035
7th: Amol Dhaliwall – $470
8th: Ross Lebo – $430
9th: Lawrence Miles – $360
10th: Shane Dellus – $320