Main Event: Colossus Cord and Rafael Reis

Winter Poker Open Main Event
$1,650 Buy-In, $500,000 Guaranteed
Level 4: 100/200/25 | Structure
Flight B Entries: 130 | Total Entries: 294

Rafael Reis (left) and Cord Garcia

Cord Garcia and Rafael Reis each claim some notable tournament titles from their time on the felt. Garcia captured a gold bracelet in the largest tournament by entries in poker history, the 2015 World Series of Poker Colossus event. He maneuvered through a mine field of more than 22,000 players and earned better than $635,000.

Reis, too, owns a “largest ever” win. In November of 2016, he bested 5,018 entries in Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood’s $360 Deep Stack. That event went down as the largest poker tournament ever to take place in the state of Florida and earned Reis better than $155,000.

The pair clearly knows how to make their way through big fields, and they’ll have to learn how to make their way through eachother in Tampa. They are seated side-by-side at Table 12 early in Flight B of the Main Event.