Event 6: Day 2 Restart Seat Assignments

$125 + $20 + $20 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Play Resumes 2 pm

321Sang Ho Yu52,900
322Ryan Gittings25,900
323Walid Maddah79,400
324David Bell106,900
325Amie Martini127,200
326Pat Hoben102,100
327Suzette Johnson81,700
328Julio Novo120,000
329Tony Pellegrini89,000
331Terri Anne Crawford38,500
332Antonio Lyons12,500
333Farrell Lapi47,500
334DeAndre Poindexter32,800
335Michael Manticoff75,400
336Anthony Brammer146,500
337Alfie Orta35,200
338Robert Messina151,100
339Ross Topping167,100

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Event 6: Payouts

$125 + $20 + $20 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Play Resumes 2 pm


1st $19,559
2nd $11,456
3rd $7,485
4th $5,079
5th $3,590
6th $2,788
7th $2,139
8th $1,566
9th $1,107
10th-12th $840
13th-15th $649
16th-18th $535
19th-27th $458
28th-36th $390
37th-45th $328
46th-54th $290
55th-63rd $260

Event 7: 6-Max Attack

$300 + $30 + $20 NLH 6-Max (Re-Entry)
Level 1: Blinds 50/100

One of the more popular events in any series is a 6-max tournament. The shorter tables allow for more action and hyper-aggression as players continue with more hands and wider ranges.

Players start with 10k chips and levels last 30 minutes each.

Re-entry and late registration is open for the first four levels and through the first break of the day with the cage closing at ~1:15 pm.

It’s a one day tournament and the winner, in addition to the prize money, earns a $1,650 entry into the WPT Hard Rock Tampa Winter Poker Open Championship (Dec 13-15).

Event 6: Day 2 Preview, Chip Counts Full List

$125 + $20 + $20 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Blinds Continue at 1k/2k/300 ante

85 players return for Day 2 to take their shot at the $76,500 prize pool. While the official totals are still being reviewed, expect ~61 places paid, with first place in the $19,000 range.

Check back after 12 pm for the restart table draws with play resuming 2 pm Wednesday.

Flight: Entries/Remaining Players

1: 190/27
1A: 206/29
1B: 216/29

Total Entries: 612/85
Total Prize Pool: $76,500

Start of Day 2 Chip Counts

Kyron Jordan 187,500 (94 bb)
R Topping 167,100
Greg Brannon 165,700
Scott Strickland 164,300
Daniel Tirrell 157,600
Robert Messina 151,100
Anthony Brammer 146,500
Jesse Goulding 143,700
Marc Picarazzi 139,700
Stephen Diamantas 134,000
Amie Martini 127,200
John Templeton 123,800
Kelli Hastings 123,000
Julio Novo 120,000
Larry Thompson 119,300
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Event 6B: Third Flight End of Night Chip Counts

$125 + $20 + $20 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 13 (14 min remaining): Blinds 1k/2k/300 ante

Kyron Jordan (2)Kyron Jordan, Overall Chip Leader

Kyron Jordan (Sebring, FL) is the big stack from the third flight and overall chip leader heading into Day 2 of this event with 187,500.

Jordan’s heater saw him knock out multiple people with hands like 9-6 and Q-4 for big pots.

The third and final flight had 29 players bag and tag for Wednesday’s 2 pm finale.

Third Flight Chip Counts

Kyron Jordan 187,500 (94 bb)
Greg Brannon 165,700
Scott Strickland 164,300
Anthony Brammer 146,500
John Templeton 123,800
Srini Yarlagadda 100,800
Patrick Irwin 97,900
Ray Martinez, Jr. 92,400
Vitor Coelho 87,100
Wally Maddah 79,400
Joe Cacaro 78,600
Dustin Pope 76,300
John Stillitano 76,100
Dominick Minaya 69,400
Bennett Foster 57,400
Ken Canty 56,000
Bruno Gigante 54,000
Sang Ho Yu 52,900
Farrell Lapi 47,500
Tuan Vu 46,700
Christopher Gamble 45,600
Michael Monter 45,000
Daniel Carlton 43,400
Joe Cameron 44,100
Kozina Llazari 34,500
Greg Argento 31,700
Nicholas Fisher Malone 26,100
Carol Hudson 24,900
Chris Holmes 9,100

Event 6B: Jordan, Just Doin’ It

$125 + $20 + $20 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 11 : Blinds 600/1,200/200 ante
46 players remaining; 47k avg (39 bb)

Chip leader Kyron Jordan (Sebring) is on a serious heater.  Earlier in the night we see him call an all in bet with 9-6 against KK and hits two pairs on the turn.

“I can’t win with good cards, these are the ones that are hitting for me,” said Jordan at the time.

Two levels later and Jordan’s still on fire.

He calls two all ins on the same hand for roughly 40k each with JT against A2 and QQ. “I went runner-runner Jack-Ten,” he says while adding another 80k to his stack.

The table confirms the hand and one player says, “what about Queen-four?”

“Yeah,” Jordan continues, “against pocket Kings, I flopped trips. He had about 27k,”

All told, Jordan was as high as 250k, but bluffed off 25k on a hand against former chip leader Greg Brannon (Montgomery, AL), who was recently moved to the table. “I got nothing,” says Jordan while mucking his cards.

Jordan is still the big stack with 210k, while Brannon is at 190k.Play will wrap for the night when 30 players remain or 8 minutes left on Level 13, which ever comes first.

Event 6B: Simply Sheldon

$125 + $20 + $20 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 10: Blinds 5k/1k/100 ante
60 players remaining, 36k avg (36 bb)

Sheldon ZCall Me Sheldon, Just Sheldon

Sheldon (Tampa) calls himself a “poker degenerate,” who plays all around the world and up to 100 hours a week at Hard Rock Tampa. But despite his ubiquitous presence and unique look, he’s trying to keep a low profile.

“No last name,” he says while sporting a scarf, hoodie and Rollie Fingers-esque mustache (young players can Google him). “I’m always cold.” he says knowing full well that Tampa’s in a heat wave with 80 degree December temperatures.

Sheldon is good for the game and entertaining the table while playing an above average 40k (40 bb) stack.

Event 6B: Working Overtime

$125 + $20 + $20 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 9: Blinds 400/800/100 ante
Remaining Players 74, 29k avg (36 bb)

Greg BrannonBrannon Hoping for Hard Time Managing Software

Chip leader Greg Brannon (Montgomery, AL) is in town on a business trip, and thought playing poker would be a good idea. So far, so good, unless you consider that work is going to interfere with poker if Brannon makes it to Day 2

“I just walked in looking to play poker and heard WPT and said I’ll give it a shot,” says Brannon who’s in the computer software industry.  “I knew when I signed up it would be risky.”

Brannon, who is up to 125k (156 bb), says he has an installation to do in the morning and it’s a project that will take some time.  And he definitely won’t be done by the 2 pm restart.

“I’ll be lucky if I can get here by 3,” he says, knowing that he has to first bag and tag tonight.

Brannon’s a recreational player who plays a lot of home games and isn’t worried if the boss finds out about the potential pickle.

“I can’t get in trouble, I own the company,” he laughs while looking forward to the next few hours of play.  Bag & tag is projected for ~2:30 am.

Event 6B: 90(k) Proof

$125 + $20 + $20 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 8: Blinds 300/600/75 ante
95 players remaining, 23k avg (38 bb)

Martin Welch
Martin Welch

While the Minaya’s struggle, Manny just busted and Dominick is just above the 10k starting stack, another part of the Event 1 chop is doing just fine.

Martin Welch (Zephyrhills, FL) is up to 90k (150 bb) and one of the big stacks. Welch finished in 9th place in the opener for $6,378.

This is the last level before the green chips are removed from play.