Main Event: Rex Clinkscales Doubles through Zoltan Anda

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In a blind-versus-blind  battle, Zoltan Anda was in the small and Rex Clinkscales in the bag. The flop was kckdtc and the pair got the last of Clinkscales’ stack in. Clinkscales had the nuts with ksts for a fullhouse. Anda owned qsqd and was second best but had Clinkscales covered.

Turn and river: qc8h

Anda improved to a fullhouse, but it was still second best to Clinkscales. Clinkscales doubled.

Rex Clinkscales – 4,050,000

Main Event: Amelio Amato Eliminated in 7th Place ($24,729)

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Amelio Amato

Sebastien Momtazi opened from late position to 250,000. It folded to Andrew Boccia on the button and he called. It was on Amelio Amato in the small blind and he moved all-in for 1,160,000. Momtazi folded and Boccia found a call.

Amato: adth
Boccia: ksqs

Runout: kckh2s7ctc

Boccia improved to trips and grew his chip lead. Amato was eliminated in seventh place earning $24,729.

Amelio Amato

Amelio Amato – Eliminated in 7th place ($24,729)

Main Event: Updated Counts and Remaining Payouts

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Seat 1: Sebastian Momtazi – 2,485,000
Seat 2: Michael Cohen – 1,375,000
Seat 3: Andrew Boccia – 6,390,000
Seat 4: Amelio Amato – 1,750,000
Seat 5: Ryan Luker – 1,350,000
Seat 6: Zoltan Anda – 2,365,000
Seat 7: Rex Clinkscales – 1,850,000

1st – $162,354* + Guitar Trophy/$5,250 SHRPO Seat
2nd – $92,734
3rd – $56,671
4th – $46,711
5th – $37,781
6th – $30,911
7th – $24,729

Main Event: Daniel Lobato Eliminated in 8th Place ($18,890)

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Daniel Lobato

Sebastian Momtazi opened it for a raise from late position and Andrew Boccia shoved the cutoff. It was on Daniel Lobato on the button and he moved all-in for less — about 1,200,000. The blinds folded as did Momtazi in late position. Lobato was at risk against Boccia.

Boccia: qcqh
Lobato: tsth

Runout: kh9h4h9s4s

Lobato’s tens were no good and he busted in eighth place earning $18,890.

Daniel Lobato

Daniel Lobato – Eliminated in 8th place ($18,890)

Main Event: Rex Clinkscales vs. Sebastian Momtazi

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Rex Clinkscales raised the button to 200,000. Start-of-day chip leader Sebastian Momtazi called from the small blind and they saw a flop heads up.

Flop: js8c5c – Momtazi checked and Clinkscales bet 180,000. Momtazi called.

Turn: js8c5c7d – Both players checked.

River: js8c5c7d3d – Momtazi checked a third time. Clinkscales bet 210,000 and Momtazi called.

Clinkscales: 9s9c

Momtazi’s cards hit the muck and Clinkscales took the pot.

Rex Clinkscales – 3,650,000
Sebastian Momtazi – 1,650,000

Main Event: Karl Manouchakian Eliminated in 9th Place ($13,051)

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Karl Manouchakian

Karl Manouchakian shoved the cutoff for 560,000. It folded to Zoltan Anda in the small blind and he called. Rex Clinkscales folded his big blind and Manouchakian was at risk.

Anda: acjc
Manouchakian: kh8h

Runout: 9d6h5c2c6d

Manouchakian never caught up and the Seminole Hard Rock Tampa standout was eliminated in ninth place.

Manouchakian is a professional poker player who was born in Lebanon but now resides in Tampa. He’s the reigning WPTDeepStacks Player of the Series having finished runner-up in last year’s opener and winning the $350 re-entry a few days later.

The ninth-place finish today marked his third largest score to date.

Karl Manouchakian

Karl Manouchakian – Eliminated in 9th place ($13,051)

Main Event: Day 2 Resumes; Sebastien Momtazi Leads Final Nine

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It’s just after 12pm at the Seminole Hard Rock in Tampa, Florida and the final day of action in the property’s WPTDeepStacks Main Event is underway. From 704 starting entries, the field is down to the final nine. They’ve each locked up $13,051 but the winner is slated to head home with $162,354 along with a $5,250 seat in the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Championship and the signature guitar trophy.

It’s Sebastien Momtazi who leads a stout field with a stack of 2,840,000. He’s trailed by a tough lineup that includes Seminole Hard Rock Tampa regulars Daniel Lobato, Karl Manouchakian, Amelio Amato.

Seat 1: Sebastian Momtazi – 2,840,000
Seat 2: Michael Cohen – 2,150,000
Seat 3: Andrew Boccia – 2,590,000
Seat 4: Daniel Lobato – 1,800,000
Seat 5: Amelio Amato – 600,000
Seat 6: Karl Manouchakian – 885,000
Seat 7: Ryan Luker – 1,320,000
Seat 8: Zoltan Anda – 2,680,000
Seat 9: Rex Clinkscales – 2,700,000

1st – $162,354* + Guitar Trophy/$5,250 SHRPO Seat
2nd – $92,734
3rd – $56,671
4th – $46,711
5th – $37,781
6th – $30,911
7th – $24,729
8th – $18,890
9th – $13,051

The live stream is set to begin 30 minutes from now with hole cards and commentary by last year’s champion Anthony Astarita. Updates throughout the day will be available right here at SHRTPoker.com.

Main Event: Restart at 12pm with $162K Up Top; Live Stream at WPTDSLive.com

Seat 1: Sebastian Momtazi – 2,840,000
Seat 2: Michael Cohen – 2,150,000
Seat 3: Andrew Boccia – 2,590,000
Seat 4: Daniel Lobato – 1,800,000
Seat 5: Amelio Amato – 600,000
Seat 6: Karl Manouchakian – 885,000
Seat 7: Ryan Luker – 1,320,000
Seat 8: Zoltan Anda – 2,680,000
Seat 9: Rex Clinkscales – 2,700,000

1st – $162,354* + Guitar Trophy/$5,250 SHRPO Seat
2nd – $92,734
3rd – $56,671
4th – $46,711
5th – $37,781
6th – $30,911
7th – $24,729
8th – $18,890
9th – $13,051

Nine Remain in WPTDeepStacks Main Event; Live Streamed Final Table Begins Monday at 12pm, $162K Up Top

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The WPTDeepStacks Main Event at Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood marked the third largest finale in the tour’s four-year history. From 704 starting entries, the $1,100 buy-in event is down to the final nine left jockeying for the lion’s share of the $689,920 prize pool. Each remaining player has locked up $13,051 while the tournament’s champion is set to pocket $162,354 along with a $5,250 seat in August’s Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Championship.

WPTDeepStacks regular Rex Clinkscales sits second in the counts trailing chip leader Sebastian Momtazi just slightly. Clinkscales holds 2,700,000 while Momtazi owns 2,840,000. Seminole Hard Rock Tampa regulars Karl Manouchakian and Amelio Amato join the action as the tournament short stacks.

Karl Manouchakian
Amelio Amato

Final table seating assignments and chip counts:

Seat 1: Sebastian Momtazi – 2,840,000
Seat 2: Michael Cohen – 2,150,000
Seat 3: Andrew Boccia – 2,590,000
Seat 4: Daniel Lobato – 1,800,000
Seat 5: Amelio Amato – 600,000
Seat 6: Karl Manouchakian – 885,000
Seat 7: Ryan Luker – 1,320,000
Seat 8: Zoltan Anda – 2,680,000
Seat 9: Rex Clinkscales – 2,700,000

1st – $162,354* + Guitar Trophy/$5,250 SHRPO Seat
2nd – $92,734
3rd – $56,671
4th – $46,711
5th – $37,781
6th – $30,911
7th – $24,729
8th – $18,890
9th – $13,051

Play resumes Monday at 12pm with 10:38 left in Level 28 — 25,000/50,000 with a 5,000 ante.

The final table will be live streamed with hole cards on a 30-minute delay on WPTDSLive.com. Tournament updates will be available right here at SHRTPoker.com.

Main Event: Michael Gallo Eliminated in 10th Place ($8,587)

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Michael Gallo

Michael Gallo shoved his last 245,000 from late position and Andrew Boccia called from the button.

Boccia: ad9h
Gallo: as2h

Runout: jh8h4cjcah

Both players rivered an ace, but Boccia’s nine played. He earned the pot while Gallo was eliminated in 10th place.

With nine players remaining, Day 2 has now concluded. They’ll return Monday at 12pm to play for the event’s $162,354 first prize.

Michael Gallo – Eliminated in 10th place ($8,587)

Main Event: Ten-Handed Final Table

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Players Remaining: 10/704

Seat 1: Sebastian Momtazi
Seat 2: Michael Gallo
Seat 3: Michael Cohen
Seat 4: Andrew Boccia
Seat 5: Daniel Lobato
Seat 6: Amelio Amato
Seat 7: Karl Manouchakian
Seat 8: Ryan Luker
Seat 9: Zoltan Anda
Seat 10: Rex Clinkscales

1st – $162,354* + Guitar Trophy/$5,250 SHRPO Seat
2nd – $92,734
3rd – $56,671
4th – $46,711
5th – $37,781
6th – $30,911
7th – $24,729
8th – $18,890
9th – $13,051
10th – $8,587

Main Event: Jeff Krusinski Eliminated in 11th Place ($8,587)

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Jeff Krusinski

The board was dealt, the hands were up and the damage was done. Jeff Krusinski had just under 1,000,000 in the pot and Zoltan Anda had him covered.

Anda: qsqd
Krusinski: 9c9h

Runout: 7h6s4d2s5h

Anda’s queens were good and scooped a huge pot. With the bustout, the event narrowed to 10 players and they combined to one table.

Jeff Krusinski – Eliminated in 11th place ($8,587)

Event 5: Corey Major Earns $4,822 and the Guitar in WPTDeepStacks $250 Turbo

2017 WPTDeepStacks
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tampa, Florida
Event #5
$250 Turbo
No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Entries: 123
Prize Pool: $25,830
June 18, 2017

(Tampa, Fla.) — Corey Major of nearby Jacksonville, Florida bested 123 entries in Event 5 of the WPTDeepStacks at Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Sunday night. The victory came in a $250 No Limit Hold’em Turbo tournament and Major earned $4,822 following a three-way chop with Samuel Destefon and Michael Imperiale.

Major is 44 years old and originally from Savannah, Georgia. Following the win, his tournament resume boasts nine final tables and two victories good for nearly $80,000 in reported earnings. He is a retired member of the United States Marine Corps.

Final results:

1st: Corey Major – $4,822 + Guitar Trophy
2nd: Samuel Destefon – $4,822
3rd: Michael Imperiale – $4,821
4th: Raymond Kalmbach – $2,066
5th: Darlene Budda – $1,550
6th: Barbara Gene Cardin – $1,292
7th: Richard Doss – $1,033
8th: Joseph Dinardo – $775
9th: Paul Heiligenthaler – $581
10th: Qinghao Zheng – $517
11th: Hung Le – $517
12th: Michael Parisi – $517
13th: Sanjib Acharya – $452
14th: Jeffrey Biezunski – $452
15th: Jordan Robinson – $452
16th: Anthony Pellegrini – $387
17th: Nicholas Owens – $387
18th: David Goldfischer – $387

Main Event: Updated Results

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Players Remaining: 13/704

14th: Jennifer Parker – $6,182
15th: Michael Vadala – $6,182
16th: Matt Steinberg – $4,259
17th: Rafael Fernandes – $4,259
18th: Howard Millian – $4,259
19th: Claudemir Osorio – $3,641
20th: John Ott – $3,641
21st: David Rauf – $3,641
22nd: Anthony Astarita – $3,641
23rd: Ryan Galpern – $3,641
24th: Larry Lee – $3,641
25th: Chad Padgett – $3,641
26th: Mirza Sopovic – $3,641
27th: Maroun Akiki – $3,641
28th: Andrew Grose – $3,229

Additional results are available in the posts below.

Main Event: Howard Millian Eliminated in 18th Place ($4,259)

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Howard Millian

Howard Millian was in a heads-up pot with with Zoltan Anda. The flop laid 9c7h7d and Millian, who was in the small blind, shoved for over 300,000. Anda snapped and turned over ac9s for top pair, top kicker. Millian’s ahkc was no good.

Turn and river: qstc

Millian was second best and busted in 18th place.

Zoltan Anda – 1,275,000
Howard Millian – Eliminated in 18th place ($4,259)

Main Event: Claudemir Osorio Eliminated in 19th Place ($3,641)

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Claudemir Osorio

Claudemir Osorio raised to 90,000 from late position and Sebastian Momtazi called from the cutoff. The flop fell ts5h4d and Osorio shoved about 475,000. Momtazi called and turned over 5c5d for middle set. Osorio held as6s and was caught with ace-high. The turn and river fell 6c and 7s.

Sebastian Momtazi – 2,880,000
Claudemir Osorio – Eliminated in 19th place ($3,641)

Main Event: David Rauf Eliminated in 21st Place ($3,641)

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David Rauf

David Rauf was debilitated after his axqx couldn’t run down the 7x7x of an all-in opponent. A few hands later, he got his last 65,000 in preflop with ahad. He was in great shape against Matt Steinberg’s asts, but a qsjc5c7dkc runout changed that. Steinberg rivered Broadway and Rauf was busted.

Matt Steinberg – 525,000
David Rauf – Eliminated in 21st place ($3,641)

Main Event: Anthony Astarita Eliminated in 22nd Place ($3,641)

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Anthony Astarita

According to the table, Anthony Astarita got about 190,000 in the middle and John Ott reshoved for about 240,000. The remaining players folded and Astarita was at risk.

Ott: kdth
Astarita: ks8s

Astarita never caught up and the defending champion was eliminated in 22nd place earning $3,641.

John Ott – 494,000
Anthony Astarita – Eliminated in 22nd place ($3,641)

Main Event: Amelio Amato Doubles through Anthony Astarita

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Amelio Amato casually pushed his last 178,000 in the middle from the small blind and defending WPTDeepStacks Main Event champion Anthony Astarita casually called from the big blind. Amato was at risk.

Amelio Amato (Seat 9) doubles through Anthony Astarita (Seat 1)

Astarita: asqd
Amato: 9d3h

Runout: 8d4c3c9c3d

Amato improved on every street before settling in on a fullhouse. He doubled leaving Astarita with less than 100,000 chips.

Amelio Amato – 420,000
Anthony Astarita – 90,000