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Main Event: Results through 40th Place

Winter Poker Open Main Event
$1,650 Buy-In, $500,000 Guaranteed
Level 20: 5,000/10,000/1,000 | Payouts
Players Remaining: 39/671

40th: Mark Wiser – $4,429
41st: Michael Turton – $4,429
42nd: Jeffrey Trudeau, Jr. – $4,429
43rd: Joseph Mole – $4,429
44th: Robert Cornette – $4,429
45th: Marcus Gurley – $4,429
46th: Robert Woodward – $3,925
47th: Nghia Le – $3,925
48th: Kevin Dunlap – $3,925
49th: Bradley Patton – $3,925
50th: Robert Manjura – $3,925
51st: Brandon Tjhang – $3,925
52nd: Glorida Jackson – $3,925
53rd: Santana Noronha – $3,925
54th: Bartley O’Connell– $3,925

Additional results are available in the posts below.

Main Event: Some Counts from Around the Room

Winter Poker Open Main Event
$1,650 Buy-In, $500,000 Guaranteed
Level 20: 5,000/10,000/1,000 | Payouts
Players Remaining: 41/671

  • Kevin Chan – 1,210,000
  • Joe Skarzynski – 790,000
  • John Racener – 694,000
  • Brett bade – 590,000
  • Josias Santos – 515,000
  • Jake Snider – 405,000
  • Austin Buchanan – 395,000
  • John-Christian Templeton – 290,000
  • Cedric Tercy – 241,000
  • John O’Neal – 220,000
  • Juan Martinez – 195,000
  • Mark Wiser – 48,000

Main Event: Good Go of Day 2 for Team Member Mike Laake

Winter Poker Open Main Event
$1,650 Buy-In, $500,000 Guaranteed
Level 20: 5,000/10,000/1,000 | Payouts
Players Remaining: 42/671

Mike Laake

Seminole Hard Rock Poker team member Mike Laake began Day 2 with a top-15 stack and only trended up in the hours that followed. Now, midway through the days sixth level, Laake enjoys a stack of 1,550,000.

Mike Laake – 1,550,000

Main Event: Farid Jattin vs. Thai Ha

Winter Poker Open Main Event
$1,650 Buy-In, $500,000 Guaranteed
Level 20: 5,000/10,000/1,000 | Payouts
Players Remaining: 43/671

Farid Jattin

In a raised pot, Thai Ha was in early position against Farid Jattin on the button.

Flop: Jc9s6s

Ha lead and Jattin called.

Turn: Jc9s6s4c

Ha checked. Jattin bet 64,000. Ha called.

River: Jc9s6s4cAh

Farid Jattin bets 303,000 on the river

Ha checked again. Jattin reached deep into his stack and came back out with a 303,000-chip bet. Ha thought for a bit before he called.

Jattin: JsJh for top set

Ha’s cards hit the muck and Jattin took a big pot.

Farid Jattin – 1,340,000
Thai Ha – 800,000

Main Event: Witold Wasik Jumps in the Counts while Rob Manjura Busts 50th

Winter Poker Open Main Event
$1,650 Buy-In, $500,000 Guaranteed
Level 20: 5,000/10,000/1,000 | Payouts
Players Remaining: 49/671

Witold Wasik

Rob Manjura was in a heads-up pot with Witold Wasik. On a board of Qh5h4sAs, Manjura was out of position with Wasik on the button. According to the table, Wasik shoved about 388,000 out of turn into a roughly 250,000 pot. After a clarification on the ruling in this situation, Manjura checked, the all-in bet stood and Manjura called having Wasik covered.

Manjura: 5x5x for a set of fives
Wasik: Ah6h for top pair and a flush draw

River: Jh

Wasik spiked his flush and he doubled through Manjura. Manjura busted a few hands later while Wasik enjoyed a stack of over 1,000,000.

Witold Wasik – 1,200,000
Rob Manjura – Eliminated in 50th place ($3,925)

Main Event: Results through 55th Place

Winter Poker Open Main Event
$1,650 Buy-In, $500,000 Guaranteed
Level 19: 4,000/8,000/1,000 | Payouts
Players Remaining: 54/671

62nd: Joe De Lucia – $3,422

55th: Terri-Anne Crawford – $3,422
56th: Amelio Amato – $3,422
57th: Chris McLean – $3,422
58th: Plamen Stoyanov – $3,422
59th: Elilton Gouveia – $3,422
60th: Paul Stanechewski – $3,422
61st: James Rumptz – $3,422
62nd: Joe De Lucia – $3,422
63rd: Myung Shin – $3,422

Main Event: No Hand-for-Hand Necessary as Two Bust

Winter Poker Open Main Event
$1,650 Buy-In, $500,000 Guaranteed
Level 19: 4,000/8,000/1,000 | Payouts
Players Remaining: 63/671

With 65 players left, shortstack Randy Spain limped the small blind and start-of-day chip leader Farid Jattin promptly piled in a stack of gray. Spain got the last of his roughly 120,000-chips stack in, too, and the hands were face up.

Jattin: 2h2d
Spain: Ac7c

Runout: Qc9h4h3s6c

Randy Spain (middle) bubbles the bubble at the hands of Farid Jattin (right)

Jattin’s deuces held and Spain busted 65th sending the tournament down to the final 64 players and the money bubble.

Before the hand could finish, though, Brandon Caputo and Chad DeBerry finished out a hand a few tables down that would burst the bubble.

The board laid Qc6c4d5s and Caputo check-shoved having DeBerry covered. DeBerry called off and flipped over 5d5h for a set. DeBerry’s 9c5c pair and a flush draw was second best, but he had outs.

River: Jc

Caputo’s flush draw came through and DeBerry was the bubble boy sending the last 63 into the money.

1st – $241,651 + Guitar Trophy
2nd – $135,878
3rd – $85,553
4th – $69,449
5th – $55,358
6th – $45,796
7th – $36,737
8th – $27,679
9th – $19,124
10th-12th – $13,085
13th-15th – $9,562
16th-18th – $7,046
19th-27th – $5,536
28th-36th – $4,932
37th-45th – $4,429
46th-54th – $3,925
55th-63rd – $3,422

Main Event: Heading to Level 19; Anthony Astarita Among Recent Bustouts

Winter Poker Open Main Event
$1,650 Buy-In, $500,000 Guaranteed
Level 19: 4,000/8,000/1,000 | Payouts
Players Remaining: 66/671

Anthony Astarita

2016 WPTDeepStacks-Tampa Main Event champion Anthony Astarita hit the rail shortly before the second break of the day. Players return to their seats in a few short minutes with the clock showing 66 still around and only the top 63 spots finishing in the money.

Anthony Astarita – Eliminated

Main Event: 2015 WPO Main Event Champion John-Christian Templeton Doubles Near the Bubble

Winter Poker Open Main Event
$1,650 Buy-In, $500,000 Guaranteed
Level 18: 3,000/6,000/1,000 | Payouts
Players Remaining: 67/671

John-Christian Templeton

John-Christian Templeton was in the cutoff and jammed his last 57,000. It was on Cedric Tercy on the button and he flatted. The small blind shoved for 109,000 total. After a couple minutes in the tank, Tercy folded. Templeton was at risk against a single player.

Small blind: AhKh
Templeton: JdTs

Runout: 5c4s4c7cTc

Templeton spiked a 10 on the river to stay alive with a triple up.

John-Christian Templeton – 189,000

Main Event: Thai Ha Cracks 1,000,000; Alan Schein Eliminated

Winter Poker Open Main Event
$1,650 Buy-In, $500,000 Guaranteed
Level 18: 3,000/6,000/1,000 | Payouts
Players Remaining: 69/671

Thai Ha

According to the table, Thai Ha faced off against Alan Schein on an AxQxXx flop. Schein got about 200,000 in the middle and Ha called.

Schein: Ax7x for top pair
Ha: KxQx for second pair

Ha was behind, but spiked his queen to take the lead in the hand. Schein was unable to recover and Ha took a huge pot.

Thai Ha – 1,000,000
Alan Schein – Eliminated

Main Event: Joe Skarzynski Doubles

Winter Poker Open Main Event
$1,650 Buy-In, $500,000 Guaranteed
Level 18: 3,000/6,000/1,000 | Payouts
Players Remaining: 75/671

Joe Skarzynski

Joe Skarzynski claimed QcQh on a KdTd8c9d2h runout. He had 202,500 chips against his opponent’s JcJh. Skarzynski was best and he doubled through with queens.

Skarzynski began the day with a top 10 stack and the most-recent double up has him back over 400,000.

Joe Skarzynski – 423,000

Main Event: Start-of-Day Chip Leaders Share a Table

Winter Poker Open Main Event
$1,650 Buy-In, $500,000 Guaranteed
Level 17: 2,500/5,000/500 | Payouts
Players Remaining: 84/671

Table 8

Farid Jattin began the day at the top of the counts while Juan Martinez sat third. Now, less than three levels into the day, the duo shares Table 8. Martinez began the restart hot, but recently doubled up Terri-Anne Crawford shipping a sizable pot her way. Jattin, meanwhile, has chipped up a bit and holds over 600,000.

Table 8

Other notables at Table 8 include Austin Buchanan and Rob Manjura, both with chips.

Farid Jattin – 620,000
Juan Martinez – 235,000

Main Event: Cedric Tercy Eliminates Huyen Vo

Winter Poker Open Main Event
$1,650 Buy-In, $500,000 Guaranteed
Level 17: 2,500/5,000/500 | Payouts
Players Remaining: 17/671

Cedric Tercy

Huyen Vo had her last 74,000 at risk against Winter Poker Open $570 runner-up Cedric Tercy. Vo was in tough shape with JsJh versus Tercy’s AhAd.

The runout fell now help and Vo was eliminated while Tercy stacked her chips.

Cedric Tercy – 236,000
Huyen Vo – Eliminated

Event 6: Last Chance Turbo Trophy

$250 Deep Stack Turbo NLH Re-Entry
Level 1: 25/50

The Winter Poker Open’s last chance turbo is underway in the poker room at the Seminole Hard Rock. Players in the event take their seats to 20,000 chips and will play 15 minutes levels throughout. The tournament boasts a $20,000 guarantee and will see its champion earn one of the property’s token guitar trophies.

Details:

2pm: $250 Deep Stack Turbo NLH Re-Entry

  • $250 buy-in, $20,000 guaranteed
  • 20,000 chips and 15-minute levels
  • Registration and unlimited re-entry available until the start of Level 13 (~5:30pm)
  • Structure sheet

We will provide a winner’s report and final results when the tournament concludes. Good luck, players!

Main Event: Brandon Byars Eliminated

Winter Poker Open Main Event
$1,650 Buy-In, $500,000 Guaranteed
Level 16: 2,000/4,000/500 | Payouts
Players Remaining: 96/671

Brandon Byars

There was three-way action on a Tc6s2c board. Brandon Byars was all-in from the small blind for about 25,000. Anthony Astarita was in early position and action was on him. He folded sending it around to Brandon Tjhang on the button. Tjhang called and the hands were up.

Tjhang: Th9h for top pair
Byars: 8c8d for a pair of eights

Turn and river: Ah7h

Byars was eliminated as the clock dipped below 100 players remaining.

Brandon Byars – Eliminated

Main Event: Charlemagne Benjamin Eliminated by Satish Surapaneni

Winter Poker Open Main Event
$1,650 Buy-In, $500,000 Guaranteed
Level 16: 2,000/4,000/500 | Payouts
Players Remaining: 102/671

Charlemagne Benjamin was eliminated by Satish Surapaneni moments ago in an all-in preflop confrontation.

Benjamin (small blind): AsKc
Surapaneni (big blind): AhTd

Runout: Ks9d2d3dJd

Benjamin flopped a king, but the board ran out with four diamonds. Surapaneni claimed the Td and his flush was good. Benjamin surrendered the last of his 39,000 chips and hit the rail early on Day 2.

Satish Surapaneni – 450,000
Charlemagne Benjamin – Eliminated

Main Event: Witold Wasik Doubles, Joey Wideman Crippled

Winter Poker Open Main Event
$1,650 Buy-In, $500,000 Guaranteed
Level 16: 2,000/4,000/500 | Payouts
Players Remaining: 112/671

Witold Wasik

We approached the tabled to find the board dealt and the action complete. Witold Wasik was an all-in player while Joey Wideman was on the wrong end of a double-up.

Board: AdQs7d9hTd

Wasik: AcAh for top set
Wideman: JsJc for a pair of jacks

A huge chunk of Joey Wideman’s stack is pushed across the table

Wideman shipped a double across the table to Wasik. The hand left Wideman, who started Day 2 with a top 10 stack, with only 32,000.

Witold Wasik – 280,000
Joey Wideman – 32,000

Main Event: Defending Champion David Bradshaw Eliminated

Winter Poker Open Main Event
$1,650 Buy-In, $500,000 Guaranteed
Level 15: 1,500/3,000/500 | Payouts
Players Remaining: 119/671

David Bradshaw

Defending Winter Poker Open Main Event champion David Bradshaw just hit the rail courtesy of Talesh Patel. Last year, Bradshaw defeated 489 entries earning better than $154,000.

With that, only 2015 champion John Christian Templeton remains in the game and drawing live for a two-time title.

Talesh Patel – 290,000
David Bradshaw – Eliminated

Main Event: Early Action for Juan Martinez

Winter Poker Open Main Event
$1,650 Buy-In, $500,000 Guaranteed
Level 15: 1,500/3,000/500 | Payouts
Players Remaining: 131/671

Juan Martinez (left) and Haim Toorgeman (right)

Juan Martinez built his holdings up to over 500,000 to take the chip lead from Farid Jattin early. Shortly after, we approached Martinez’s table to find him in the cutoff with 30,000 in front of him and Haim Toorgeman on the button with an all-in bet of 162,000 in front of him. Martinez debated for a bit before folding queens face up. Toorgeman flashed aces and the pair shared a laugh.

“That’s the shit that’s wins championships right there,” Martinez said of his laydown.

Juan Martinez – 525,000
Haim Toorgeman – 190,000

Main Event: Day 2 Underway; 146 Remain and 63 Pay with $241K Up Top

Winter Poker Open Main Event
$1,650 Buy-In, $500,000 Guaranteed
Level 15: 1,500/3,000/500 | Payouts
Players Remaining: 146/671

From 671 starting entries, the Winter Poker Open Main Event is down to 146 and on to Day 2. The super-sized field generated a prize pool  that eclipsed the $1,000,000 mark before topping out at $1,006,500. Just the top 63 finish in the money and it will be a grind to get there as the field needs to cut in half and then some.

Farid Jattin

Leading the action to start Day 2 is Flight B’s Farid Jattin. Jattin, an international pro, beat up his start day and enjoys a stack of 435,500 to start today. He’s the only player over 400,000 as Justin Harvel sits second with 381,000 and Juan Martinez third with 377,500.

Justin Harvell
Juan Martinez

Others near the top include Tom Nguyen (364,000), Seminole Hard Rock Poker team member Mike Laake (253,500) and Sean Shah (232,000).

Day 2 Chip Counts | Table Draws | Payouts

Top 10 Day 2 stacks:

  1. Farid Jattin – 435,500
  2. Justin Harvell – 381,000
  3. Juan Martinez – 377,500
  4. Brett Bader – 371,500
  5. Tom Nguyen – 364,000
  6. Job Jonathan – 361,500
  7. Brandon Tjhang – 305,000
  8. Joseph Skarzynski – 300,500
  9. Joey Wideman – 273,000
  10. Ricardo Eyzaguirre – 271,500

Day 2 is underway now and scheduled to play down to the final table. Updates will be available throughout the day right here at SHRTPoker.com.