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Event 2: Bryce McVay Wins Third Guitar Trophy, Claims Title in WPTDeepStacks $250 Turbo

2017 WPTDeepStacks
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tampa, Florida
Event #2
$250 Turbo
No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Entries: 194
Prize Pool: $40,740
June 11, 2017

(Tampa, Fla.) — Bryce McVay is a three-time Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino tournament champion following a victorious performance in Event 2 of the property’s WPTDeepStacks series. McVay maneuvered through a tough field of 194 entries in the $250 No Limit Hold’em Turbo tournament ultimately needing just eight hours to secure the outright win. In addition to his third Seminole Hard Rock Tampa guitar trophy, McVay earned $12,222.

The tournament’s 194-entry field marked a year-over-year attendance increase of nearly 20 percent. It ran alongside the restart of the WPTDeepStacks $570 opener and soaked up many of that event’s bustouts. Seminole Hard Rock Tampa ambassador Wally Maddah and Jordan Chizick were among those who busted the restart and promptly entered the turbo. Unfortunately, neither finished in the money.

Joining McVay at the turbo final table was Joey Alegria. Alegria primarily plays cash, but caught the tournament bug recording his first cash here last August. In the months since, he’s recorded four more cashes including an eighth-place finish and $21,272 score in December’s Winter Poker Open Championship. He finished seventh in the turbo earning $1,630.

McVay is 30 years old and resides in Jupiter, Florida. His first guitar trophy came during a $350 that ran as part of the property’s Deep Stack Series in 2014. His next trophy came during last year’s Winter Poker Open, also in a $250 turbo. He now claims nearly $215,000 in reported tournament earnings.

Final results:

1st: Bryce McVay – $12,222 + Trophy
2nd: Sanjib Acharya – $6,722
3rd: Raymond Kalmbach – $3,870
4th: Adam Hoffman – $3,259
5th: Ying Lin – $2,444
6th: Wilson Alemany – $2,037
7th: Joey Alegria – $1,630
8th: Christopher Hyden – $1,222
9th: Oren Segev – $917
10th: Roberto Polanco – $815
11th: Hai Ly – $815
12th: Jonathan Buck – $815
13th: William McKown – $713
14th: Charlie Riley – $713
15th: John Burdin – $713
16th: Tam Nguyen – $611
17th: Michael Micelli – $611
18th: Ryan Fiveland – $611

The WPTDeepStacks-Tampa runs now through June 19th. The $1,100 buy-in Main Event features a $300,000 guarantee and live streamed final table. That tournament begins June 15th.

Event 2: Registration Final with 194 Entries

$250 Deep Stack Turbo
$20,000 Guaranteed
| Structure Sheet
Level 14: 1,200/2,400/400
Players Remaining: 72/194

WPTDeepStacks Event 2 trophy

Today’s 2pm $250 Turbo is final with 194 entries. That marks a notable increase over last year’s event — which drew 163 — and saw the prize pool easily eclipse its $20,000 guarantee. In all, the top 18 finishers are paid a share of $40,740 with a min-cash worth $611. In addition to $12,222, the tournament’s champion earns a guitar trophy.

Full prize pool and payout information:

2017 WPTDeepStacks
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tampa, Florida
Event #2
$250 Turbo
No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Entries: 194
Prize Pool: $40,740
June 11, 2017

1st – $12,222 + Trophy
2nd – $6,722
3rd – $3,870
4th – $3,259
5th – $2,444
6th – $2,037
7th – $1,630
8th – $1,222
9th – $917
10th-12th – $815
13th-15th – $713
16th-18th – $611

Toward the start of Level 14, the clock reads 72 players remaining. Among them are Seminole Hard Rock Tampa ambassador Wally Maddah, Joey Alegria, Martin Markov, Anthony Hobbs and Bruce Snell.

A winner photo and the final tournament results will be posted after the event concludes.

Event 2: Turbo Event Underway with $20K and a Guitar Trophy Up for Grabs

$250 Deep Stack Turbo
$20,000 Guaranteed
| Structure Sheet
Level 1: 25/50

It’s 2pm at Seminole Hard Rock Tampa and Event 2 of the WPTDeepStacks series is underway. The tournament is a $250 buy-in turbo. In addition to $20,000 guaranteed, it boasts a guitar trophy set to go to the champ.

Here are the details:

2pm: Event 2 ($250 Deep Stack Turbo) — One-Day Event

  • $20,000 guaranteed
  • 20,000 chips and 15-minute levels
  • Late registration and re-entry available until the start of Level 13 (~5:15pm)
  • Structure Sheet

With the $570 playing down toward the final table, much of our live reporting efforts will concentrate on that. We’ll pop in and provide a look at the $250 turbo a couple of times throughout the day as well as post the winner photo and final results after it concludes.