Event 4A: Big Top Prize and Guitar Trophy to the Champ

Event 4: $350 Deep Stack, $100K Gtd
Level 12: 800/1,600/200 | Structure
Flight A Players Remaining: 43/133

Winter Poker Open Event 4 trophy

In addition to the lion’s share of a $100,000 guaranteed prize pool, the winner of the Winter Poker Open is slated to earn the property’s token guitar trophy. Players who we unable to make today’s 11am play have three more chances to get in the game.

  • Flight B – Tonight at 6pm
  • Flight C – Tomorrow at 11am
  • Flight D – Tomorrow at 6pm

Registration for all flights is available for four-and-a-half more hours.

Seminole Hard Rock Tampa poker ambassador Wally Maddah poses with the token guitar trophy

Event 4A: Jack McIntyre Building in Level 11

Event 4: $350 Deep Stack, $100K Gtd
Level 11: 600/1,200/200 | Structure
Flight A Players Remaining: 43/133

Jack McIntyre

Jack McIntyre eclipsed the 100,000 mark and enjoys a stack of 129,000 chips here in Flight A. McIntyre has gone deep in a handful of events here at the Seminole Hard Rock, but is still in search of the elusive win. If he’s able to put together a few more good levels, he’ll put a good stack in the bag and be in position to run it up on Day 2.

Event 4A: Claudemir Osorio Best in Three-Way All-In

Event 4: $350 Deep Stack, $100K Gtd
Level 10: 500/1,000/100 | Structure
Flight A Players Remaining: 55/133

Claudemir Osorio

There was an early -position raise and Claudemir Osorio promptly shoved for about 7,500 from behind. It folded to the big blind who jammed for more and it was back on the original raiser. He called having both players covered.

Osorio: KsKd
Original raiser: TcTd
At-risk opponent: 3s3h

Runout: QhJs7c5s5c

Osorio’s kings held and he tripled while the at risk opponent hit the rail.

Claudemir Osorio – 24,500

Osorio owns two major wins here at the Seminole Hard Rock. The first came during one of the Deep Stack Series in May of 2015, while the second happened during the WPTDeepStacks series in June of 2016.

Event 4A: Registration Closed

Event 4: $350 Deep Stack, $100K Gtd
Level 9: 400/800/100 | Structure
Flight A Players Remaining: 67/133

The second break of the day expired and players in Flight A of the $350 are back in their seats. The board shows a count of 133 entries in the action giving the event a huge head start toward its $100,000 guaranteed.

$350 Deep Stack Breakdown

Day/DateFlightEntriesAdvanced
Mon @ 11amA 133TBD
Mon @ 6pmB —
Tues @ 11amC
Tues @ 6pmD — —
Total133TBD

With blinds of 400 and 800, the field has already chopped in half with 67 remaining. They’re set to log six more hours of play before those still in bag and tag set to return for Day 2 Wednesday at 12pm.

Event 4A: Ambassador Wally Maddah Back in the Game

Event 4: $350 Deep Stack, $100K Gtd
Level 7: 250/500/50 | Structure
Flight A Entries: 124

Wally Maddah

The $350 Flight A clock shows 123 entries adding on to an already strong turnout in the tournament opener. Doing his part to help the entry count was ambassador Wally Maddah. Starting his Monday a bit on the hungry side, Maddah got all-in early and found the felt. He used his down time to grab some grub and is now in the midst of his second buy-in to the event.

Maddah is a staple at any Seminole Hard Rock series. His HendonMob shows over $300,000 in career earnings which go along with a number of reported, side-event wins too. Most recently, the Tampa resident final tabled a HORSE event during the Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open as well as Sunday’s Winter Poker Open $250 Turbo.

Gil Aboodi Bests 892 Entries in Winter Poker Open $570, Scores $71K and a Guitar

Below is the final report from Event 1 of the Winter Poker Open which concluded just before 3am Monday

2017 Winter Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tampa, Florida
Event 1
$570 Deep Stack Re-Entry
Entries: 892
Prize Pool: $446,000
December 7-10, 2017

Tampa, Florida — Gil Aboodi came out on top in a marathon event Sunday at the Winter Poker Open in Tampa. As Day 2 in the $570 Deep Stack stretched closer to the 15-hour mark, the final four players in the big, 892-entry tournament agreed to an ICM deal. With blinds of 100,000/200,000, the average stack dipped below 23 big blinds before the quartet of Aboodi, Cedric Tercy, Mark “Bud” Wiser and Quyen Hoang surrendered and found an agreement. As chip leader, Aboodi took the lion’s share of the prize pool — $71,890 — along with the guitar trophy.

Rough chip counts and ICM payouts:

Gil Aboodi – 7,775,000 – 1st for $71,890 + Guitar Trophy
Cedric Tercy – 6,500,000 – 2nd for $67,099
Mark “Bud” Wiser – 2,600,000 – 3rd for $48,350
Quyen Hoang – 1,300,000 – 4th for $41,685

The WPO kickoff event boasted six starting flights — two daily Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The 892-entry field generated a prize pool that easily surpassed the $300,000 guarantee before leveling out at $446,000. Additionally, it marked a year-over-year attendance increase of better than 42 percent.

Flight-by-Flight Breakdown:

Flight A: 174 Entries, 35 Advanced
Flight B: 127 Entries, 24 Advanced
Flight C: 113 Entries, 26 Advanced
Flight D: 111 Entries, 22 Advanced
Flight E: 216 Entries, 43 Advanced
Flight F: 151 Entries, 27 Advanced
Total: 892 Entries, 177 Advanced

Top pros John Dolan and John Racener got in the game as well as a slew of Tampa regulars like ambassador Wally Maddah, Karl Manouchakian and Anthony Astarita. Of these, Dolan, Manouchakian and Racener cashed finishing 35th, 51st and 56th respectively.

Download Final Results (PDF)

Following the win, Aboodi is a two-time tournament champion with more than $185,000 in reported earnings. While the WPO score is a good prize, it’s not the largest win of his career. Just three months ago he finished second in a World Series of Poker Circuit $580 at the Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood for better than $83,000.

The $570 re-entry was recognized as Event 1 of the WPO. The 12-day series boasts six primary events headlined by a $1,650 buy-in, $500,000 guaranteed Main Event. Having flirted with the $750,000 mark last year, big things are expected from the finale which kicks off Thursday with the first of three starting flights.

2017 Winter Poker Open Schedule + Structures

Final results:

1st: Gil Aboodi – $71,890 + Guitar Trophy
2nd: Cedric Tercy – $67,099
3rd: Mark “Bud” Wiser – $48,350
4th: Quyen Hoang – $41,685
5th: Alex Beece – $24,530
6th: PJ Walsworth – $20,070
7th: David Nadeau – $16,056
8th: Rami Mikhail – $12,042
9th: Phil Salewski – $8,474
10th: Joe Godbolt – $5,575
11th: Brandon Caputo – $5,575
12th: Xu Jiaqi – $5,575
13th: Jaya Malapati – $4,014
14th: Toby Boas – $4,014
15th: Joseph Orsino – $4,014
16th: Nashaat Antonious – $2,631
17th: Justin Harrell – $2,631
18th: William Kopp – $2,631
19th: Josh Lowing – $2,230
20th: Forrest Jahn – $2,230
21st: Anh Lu – $2,230
22nd: Randy Spain – $2,230
23rd: Filipp Khavin – $2,230
24th: Jim Brinkley – $2,230
25th: Ricardo Eyzaguirre – $2,230
26th: Michael Vails – $2,230
27th: Jared Reinstein – $2,230
28th: Ty Wilson – $1,918
29th: Christopher Davis – $1,918
30th: Li Zhou – $1,918
31st: Bill McKown – $1,918
32nd: James McKeon – $1,918
33rd: Joe Steur – $1,918
34th: Matt Leecy – $1,918
35th: John Dolan – $1,918
36th: Sebastien Syssau – $1,918
37th: Harry Johnson – $1,695
38th: Bradley Patton – $1,695
39th: Alberto Serino – $1,695
40th: Salvador Ramos – $1,695
41st: John Pizano – $1,695
42nd: Monir Maher – $1,695
43rd: Abhishek Chhallani – $1,695
44th: Tom Nguyen – $1,695
45th: David Lawrence – $1,695
46th: Russell Waggoner – $1,516
47th: Blake Kouwenhoven – $1,516
48th: Rusty Moorer – $1,516
49th: Chad Kitchen – $1,516
50th: Nikolaos Costarelis – $1,516
51st: Karl Manouchakian – $1,516
52nd: Joseph Boulais – $1,516
53rd: Jenny Marczynski – $1,516
54th: Mark Medlinskas – $1,516
55th: Ricardo Rodriguez – $1,338
56th: John Racener – $1,338
57th: William Muniz – $1,338
58th: Andrew Roush – $1,338
59th: Larry Lee – $1,338
60th: Laudrey McCray – $1,338
61st: Carlos Loving – $1,338
62nd: Derek Worley – $1,338
63rd: John O’Neal – $1,338
64th: Keith Eidschun – $1,204
65th: Peter Kosakowski – $1,204
66th: Andrew Boyer – $1,204
67th: Peter Hsu – $1,204
68th: Jim Gladwell – $1,204
69th: A.J. Kelsall – $1,204
70th: Kenny Brinkley – $1,204
71st: Sean Turow – $1,204
72nd: Mark Winchell – $1,204
73rd: Sara Hall – $1,115
74th: Michael Turton – $1,115
75th: Juan Maldonado – $1,115
76th: David Stewart – $1,115
77th: Vincent Nicastro – $1,115
78th: Brandon Byars – $1,115
79th: Sanjib Acharya – $1,115
80th: Kyle Peck – $1,115
81st: Kate Kopp – $1,115

Event 4A: Quadruple Stack for Jimmy Farmsworth

Event 4: $350 Deep Stack, $100K Gtd
Level 5: 150/300/50 | Structure
Flight A Entries: 107

Jimmy Farmsworth

Jimmy Farmsworth stands above the rest following the first break in Flight A of the $350. From 20,000 starting chips, he’s basically quadrupled his holdings and now flirts with the 80,000 mark. Farmsworth has put together some cashes here at the Seminole Hard Rock, but not in an event of this magnitude. There’s a long way to go, but it’s tough to imagine a better start than quadrupling up in the first four levels.

The clock shows 107 entries putting the event already ahead of place of last year. Registration and re-entry are available until about 3:30pm and the final attendance figure will be posted at that time.

Event 4A: Another WPO Mutli-Flight Trophy

Event 4: $350 Deep Stack, $100K Gtd
Level 1: 25/50 | Structure

The clock ticks to 11am at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and Event 4 of the property’s Winter Poker Open is off and running in the poker room. Players in the $350 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em Re-Entry tournament take their seats to 20,000 starting chips and will play 30-minute levels on Day 1. Registration and re-entry are available until about 3:30pm with action set to conclude around 6:45 pm.

Here are the details:

11am: $350 Deep Stack NLH Re-Entry, Flight A

  • $350 buy-in and $100,000 guaranteed
  • 20,000 chips and 30-/40-minute levels
  • Registration and unlimited re-entry available until the start of Level 9 (~3:30pm)
  • Play concludes following Level 14 (~6:45pm)
  • Day 2 begins Wednesday, December 13 at 12pm
  • Structure sheet

Those unable to make today’s play can register Flight B tonight at 6pm, Flight C tomorrow at 11am or Flight D tomorrow at 6pm.

We will take another look at this event after the first break. Good luck, players!

Winter Poker Open Day 5 Schedule

11am: $350 Deep Stack NLH Re-Entry, Flight A

  • $350 buy-in and $100,000 guaranteed
  • 20,000 chips and 30-/40-minute levels
  • Registration and unlimited re-entry available until the start of Level 9 (~3:30pm)
  • Play concludes following Level 14 (~6:45pm)
  • Day 2 begins Wednesday, December 13 at 12pm
  • Structure sheet

6pm: $350 Deep Stack NLH Re-Entry, Flight B

  • $350 buy-in and $100,000 guaranteed
  • 20,000 chips and 30-/40-minute levels
  • Registration and unlimited re-entry available until the start of Level 9 (~10:30pm)
  • Play concludes following Level 14 (~1:45am)
  • Day 2 begins Wednesday, December 13 at 12pm
  • Structure sheet

2017 Winter Poker Open Tournament Schedule

Winter Poker Open Day 4 Updates Conclude

Day 4 of the Winter Poker Open is a wrap at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa, Florida. Action resumes tomorrow (Monday) at 11am with Flight A of the $350 buy-in, $100,000 guarantee.

Here’s a look at Monday’s complete schedule:

  • 11am: $350 Deep Stack NLH Re-Entry, Flight A
  • 6pm: $350 Deep Stack NLH Re-Entry, Flight B

2017 Winter Poker Open Tournament Schedule

Goodnight and see you in the morning!