Main Event: 2018 WPTDeepStacks 1st Place, 2017 Winter Poker Open 2nd Place

$1,650 Main Event (Re-Entry)
$500,000 Guaranteed
| Structure
Level 2: 100/200 with a 100 ante
Day 1B Entries: 112 (Total Entries: 227)

Quentin Jones (right) and Witold Wassik (left)

At present, Seminole Hard Rock Tampa holds two major poker events per year — WPTDeepStacks in June and the Winter Poker Open in December. Each of the last two Main Events are represented here in the 2018 installment of the Winter Poker Open Day 1B.

First, the reigning WPTDeepStacks Tampa champion Quentin Jones was in his seat at shuffle up and deal. Jones defeated 620 entries just six months ago earning $116,435 and a WPTDeepStacks title.

Second, the reigning Winter Poker Open Main Event runner-up Witold Wassik was also in his seat at shuffle up and deal today — it just so happens that seat was right next to Jones. Last year, Wassik fell one spot shy of a title busting second to the eventual champion in this event Farid Jattin.

With that, 1st place and 2nd place from the last two majors having a showing here and are looking to either defend or improve on their previous performances.