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Event 4: Jacob Naumann Wins After Heads-Up Deal

$570 Eight-Handed NLH (Re-Entry)
$30,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 25:  20,000/40,000 with a 40,000 ante
Players Remaining:  2 of 106

Jacob Naumann

The two players looked at the tournament and decided on a heads-up deal. Karl Manouchakian took home $10,000 for second place while Jacob Naumann earned $14,505 for the win plus the Guitar Trophy.

1st: Jacob Naumann – $14,505 + Guitar Trophy
2nd: Karl Manouchakian – $10,000

Karl Manouchakian

Event 4: Ashraf Chehata – 3rd Place ($6,371)

$570 Eight-Handed NLH (Re-Entry)
$30,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 25:  20,000/40,000 with a 40,000 ante
Players Remaining:  2 of 106

Ashraf Chehata

Jacob Naumann opened to 80,000 and Ashraf Chehate moved all in for 460,000. Karl Manouchakian folded and Naumann called.

Naumann: AcKc
Chehata: AhJc

Chehata was in trouble and needed a lot of help to stay in the game. Naumann locked up the hand as the dealer spread the Kd9h8cJd2c board.

Jacob Naumann – 1,810,000 (45 bb)
Ashraf Chehata – Eliminated in 3rd Place ($6,371)

Event 4: Jacob Naumann Triples Up

$570 Eight-Handed NLH (Re-Entry)
$30,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 24:  15,000/30,000 with a 30,000 ante
Players Remaining:  3 of 106

Jacob Naumann open-shoved from the button for 270,000 and Ashraf Chehata called in the small blind.

“It might end right here boys,” Karl Manouchakian said to them from the big blind.

He called and it was three-ways with Naumann all in. The flop came JdTs7d and Chehata moved all in for 480,000. Manouchakian unhappily folded.

Naumann: 8s6d
Chehata: AcKd

Naumann still needed help and found it on the 6s turn to take the lead. The river 7h finished the board and Naumann pulled the huge triple.

Jacob Naumann – 840,000 (28 bb)
Ashraf Chehata – 480,000 (16 bb)
Karl Manouchakian – 1,330,000 (44 bb)

Event 4: Fernando Rodriguez – 4th Place ($4,474)

$570 Eight-Handed NLH (Re-Entry)
$30,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 24:  15,000/30,000 with a 30,000 ante
Players Remaining:  3 of 106

Fernando Rodriguez

Action folded to Karl Manouchakian in the small blind, he opened to 65,000 and Fernando Rodriguez moved all in from the big. Manouchakian thought for several moments and called.

Manouchakian: KcJc
Rodriguez: 6h2s

Both had similiar stacks and the board ran out 9c8s4hKd7c to give Manouchakian the pot. After counting down the stacks, Manouchakian’s 695,000 had Rodriguez’s 640,000 covered.

Karl Manouchakian – 1,365,000 (46 bb)
Fernando Rodriguez – Eliminated in 4th Place ($4,474)

Event 4: Jacob Naumann Doubles Through Fernando Rodriguez

$570 Eight-Handed NLH (Re-Entry)
$30,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 24:  15,000/30,000 with a 30,000 ante
Players Remaining:  4 of 106

Jacob Naumann open-shoved from under the gun for 270,000 and Fernando Rodriguez called in the big blind.

Naumann: 8d6h
Rodriguez: KsQs

Naumann was live for a double, picked up a heart draw on the Jh5h2h flop and got there on the 4h turn to double once again.

Jacob Naumann – 570,000 (23 bb)
Fernando Rodriguez – 610,000 (24 bb)

Event 4: Amelio Amato – 5th Place ($3,245)

$570 Eight-Handed NLH (Re-Entry)
$30,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 23:  15,000/25,000 with a 25,000 ante
Players Remaining:  4 of 106

Amelio Amato

In a battle of the blind, Amelio Amato and Ashraf Chehata put all their chips in the middle with like-sized stacks.

Chehata: AcTc
Amato: Ah7d

Chehata was in a dominant position and both paired the Td7h2s flop to keep Chehata in the lead. Amato found no help on the 9d turn or 5s river to exit in fifth place.

Ashraf Chehata – 575,000 (23 bb)
Amelio Amato – Eliminated in 5th Place ($3,245)

Event 4: Karl Manouchakian Doubles Through Jacob Naumann

$570 Eight-Handed NLH (Re-Entry)
$30,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 23:  15,000/25,000 with a 25,000 ante
Players Remaining:  5 of 106

Karl Manouchakian opened to 375,000 from under the gun, leaving only 35,000 behind, and it folded to Jacob Naumann on the button. He announced all in and Manouchakian called at risk.

Manouchakian: 6c6s
Naumann: Ad9c

Manouchakian was ahead in the race and double big after the Qh7c3sJs5h. Naumann was down to only 75,000 but found two quick doubles to get a playable stack.

Event 4: Updated Counts

$570 Eight-Handed NLH (Re-Entry)
$30,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 23:  15,000/25,000 with a 25,000 ante
Players Remaining:  5 of 106

There was little action after the Amato/Chehata double up and the five remaining players went on break with Fernando Rodriguez still in the lead.

Seat 4: Jacob Naumann – 475,000 (19 bb)
Seat 6: Ashraf Chehata – 290,000 (12 bb)
Seat 7: Amelio Amato – 235,000 (9 bb)
Seat 8: Karl Manouchakian – 555,000 (22 bb)
Seat 9: Fernando Rodriguez – 1,095,000 (44 bb)

Remaining payouts:

1st: $15,145 + Guitar Trophy
2nd: $9,360
3rd: $6,371
4th: $4,474
5th: $3,245

Event 4: Ashraf Chehata Doubles Through Amelio Amato

$570 Eight-Handed NLH (Re-Entry)
$30,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 21:  10,000/15,000 with a 15,000 ante
Players Remaining:  5 of 106

In a blind versus blind battle, Ashraf Chehata got his 200,000 stack in the middle from the big blind against Amelio Amato in the small.

Chehata: AhTh
Amato: 8c8d

Chehata’s suited ace gave him a chance to double and he took the lead on the Ad9s2h flop. The board finished with the 4s turn and 4c river to send Chehata the double.

Ashraf Chehata – 415,000 (28 bb)
Amelio Amato – 325,000 (22 bb)

Event 4: Ken O’Donnell – 6th Place ($2,432)

$570 Eight-Handed NLH (Re-Entry)
$30,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 21:  10,000/15,000 with a 15,000 ante
Players Remaining:  5 of 106

Ken O’Donnell

Fernando Rodriguez opened to 30,000 from the button and Ken O’Donnell announced all in from the small blind. Jacob Naumann folded his big blind and Rodriguez shrugged then called for a huge pot. Both players had over 500,000 and the stacks would be counted down after the hand.

Rodriguez: AdKh
O’Donnell: 7d7c

It was a race for the biggest pot of the tournament so far. Rodriguez paired his ace on the AhTs3h flop to take the lead and neither the 3d turn not 8c river could help O’Donnell.

O’Donnell was all in for 515,000 and Rodriguez had him barely covered with 565,000 to send him out in sixth place.

Fernando Rodriguez – 1,110,000 (74 bb)
Ken O’Donnell – Eliminated in 6th Place ($2,432)

Event 4: Deborah Farmer – 7th Place ($1,887)

$570 Eight-Handed NLH (Re-Entry)
$30,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 20:  5,000/15,000 with a 15,000 ante
Players Remaining:  6 of 106

Deborah Farmer

Ken O’Donnell opened to 35,000 and Deborah Farmer three-bet shoved for 130,000 next to act. The rest of the table folded and O’Donnell called.

O’Donnell: QcTh
Farmer: Jd9d

Farmer had two, live suited cards to double back into the game but could not find a save on the 6d5h2cKsAs run out. The former Tampa Summer Deep Stack Poker Series winner was sent out in seventh place after a great run.

Ken O’Donnell – 510,000 (34 bb)
Deborah Farmer – Eliminated in 7th Place ($1,887)

Event 4: A.J. Kelsall – 8th Place ($1,518)

$570 Eight-Handed NLH (Re-Entry)
$30,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 20:  5,000/15,000 with a 15,000 ante
Players Remaining:  7 of 106

A.J. Kelsall

Karl Manouchakian opened to 30,000 from middle position and it folded to A.J. Kelsall in the small blind. He three-bet shipped for 135,000 and talked Manouchakian into a call.

“Come on Karl,” Kelsall joked. “The price is right.”

Manouchakian called and Kelsall was ahead.

Manouchakian: KsQs
Kelsall: QhQd

It looked good for Kelsall but he started standing up after the KhTd8d put Manouchakian in the lead. He paused when he picked up a diamond draw on the 5d turn but the Js sent him off his second final table of the series.

Karl Manouchakian – 620,000 (41 bb)
A.J. Kelsall – Eliminated in 8th Place ($1,518)

Event 4: Michael Scoma – 9th Place ($1,266)

$570 Eight-Handed NLH (Re-Entry)
$30,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 19:  5,000/10,000 with a 10,000 ante
Players Remaining:  8 of 106

Michael Scoma

Jacob Naumann opened to 25,000 from under the gun and it folded around to Michael Scoma in the big blind. He moved all in for 35,000 and Naumann quickly called.

Naumann: AsAc
Scoma: 6h5h

Scoma ran into a monster of a hand and Naumann improved on the Ah9h8d flop. Scoma was drawing to a gutshot straight, missed the Qd turn and Naumann overkilled it with a boat on the Qs river.

Jacob Naumann – 380,000 (38 bb)
Michael Scoma – Eliminated in 9th Place ($1,266)

Event 4: Queens Cracked for Joe Bartholdi; Final Table Set

$570 Eight-Handed NLH (Re-Entry)
$30,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 19:  5,000/10,000 with a 10,000 ante
Players Remaining:  9 of 106

With ten players remaining on the final table bubble, Joe Bartholdi was all in versus Fernando Rodriguez with similar stacks.

Bartholdi was looking solid with QcQh against Kc8c but Rodriguez made a flush on the 8d5c3c6c3h run out. The dealer counted down the stacks and Rodriguez had Bartholdi to send him out for tenth place money.

Tournament staff paused the clock and the nine remaining players redrew seats for the final table. The average stack is 295,000 or 29.5 big blinds.

Seat 1: Ken O’Donnell – 425,000 (43 bb)
Seat 2: Deborah Farmer – 175,000 (18 bb)
Seat 3: Michael Scoma – 85,000 (9 bb)
Seat 4: Jacob Naumann – 340,000 (34 bb)
Seat 5: A.J. Kelsall – 290,000 (29 bb)
Seat 6: Ashraf Chehata – 260,000 (26 bb)
Seat 7: Amelio Amato – 295,000 (30 bb)
Seat 8: Karl Manouchakian – 430,000 (43 bb)
Seat 9: Fernando Rodriguez – 365,000 (37 bb)

1st: $15,145 + Guitar Trophy
2nd: $9,360
3rd: $6,371
4th: $4,474
5th: $3,245
6th: $2,432
7th: $1,887
8th: $1,518
9th: $1,266

10th: Joe Bartholdi – $1,266
11th: Bryant Miller – $1,097

Event 4: Color Up Break

$570 Eight-Handed NLH (Re-Entry)
$30,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 19:  5,000/10,000 with a 10,000 ante
Players Remaining:  11 of 106

No other players were eliminated during Level 18 and the 11 remaining players were sent on a 15-minute break while the 1K chips are taken out of play.

With the average stack coming back at 240,000 (24 big blinds), it should not take long to hit the final table once they return.

Event 4: Nearing the Final Table

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$30,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 18:  4,000/8,000 with a 8,000 ante
Players Remaining:  11 of 106

Josias Santos

Level 17 came to an end with only five players hitting the rail. That leaves 11 players in the game with nine waiting for seats at the final table.

12th: Filipp Khavin – $1,097
13th: Justin Zaki – $990
14th: Steven Lemma – $990
15th: Matthew Ramker – $931
16th: Josias Santos – $931

Filipp Khavin

 

Event 4: Joe Bartholdi Bursts the Bubble

$570 Eight-Handed NLH (Re-Entry)
$30,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 16:  3,000/5,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining:  16 of 106

Joe Bartholdi

On the third round of hand-for-hand action, Joe Bartholdi was in the small blind, put the big blind player all in, and he called for his last 33,000.

Bartholdi: 9h4d
Opponent: QsQc

His opponent picked up a big bubble hand but Bartholdi flopped a diamond draw on the Kd8d3d board that got there on the Qd turn. The big blind had outs to make a full house but blanked the Jh river to exit on the bubble.

Tournament staff broke Table 14 and the remaining 16 players are in the money.

1st: $15,145 + Guitar Trophy
2nd: $9,360
3rd: $6,371
4th: $4,474
5th: $3,245
6th: $2,432
7th: $1,887
8th: $1,518
9th-10th: $1,266
11th-12th: $1,097
13th-14th: $990
15th-16th: $931

Event 4: Bubble Time

$570 Eight-Handed NLH (Re-Entry)
$30,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 16:  3,000/5,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining:  17 of 106

At the midpoint of Level 16, Aaron Thivyanathan was eliminated in 18th place to set up the money bubble. Tournament staff paused the clock and instructed dealers to begin the hand-for-hand process. Two minutes would come off the clock for each hand until one player was eliminated.

Event 4: Karl Manouchakian Up Big Near the Bubble

$570 Eight-Handed NLH (Re-Entry)
$30,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 16:  3,000/5,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining:  19 of 106

Karl Manouchakian

Only two players hit the rail after the dinner break with the stacks still deep and the structure slow.

Tampa regular Karl Manouchakian seems to be making the most of his time during that level. He’s now up to 289,000 and a contender for the title later this evening.

Event 4: Filipp Khavin Leads Near Bubble

$570 Eight-Handed NLH (Re-Entry)
$30,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 14:  1,500/3,000 with a 3,000 ante
Players Remaining:  22 of 106

Filipp Khavin

Event 4 is down to the last three tables of the tournament and nearing the money bubble with 16 of them getting paid. The dinner break is less than 30 minutes away so it’s unlikely they get to the money first.

Filipp Khavin is the leader as the bubble nears, his 193,000 putting him in good position for a final table run.

Event 4: Cruising Along

$570 Eight-Handed NLH (Re-Entry)
$30,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 13:  1,500/2,500 with a 2,500 ante
Players Remaining:  31 of 106

Peter Walsworth

Event 4 is moving right along and down to 31 players a little more than an hour after registration closed. Some new faces are in the crowd today including Josias Santos and Peter Walsworth fresh off a successful trip on the Northeast.

Once Level 14 is complete, the remaining players will take a 40-minute dinner break and return to play down to a champion.

Josias Santos

Event 4: Prize Pool and Payouts with $15,145 Up Top

$570 Eight-Handed NLH (Re-Entry)
$30,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 12:  1,000/2,000 with a 2,000 ante
Players Remaining:  45 of 106

The numbers are in and the 106 entries in Event 4 created a prize pool worth $53,000. The last 16 players, two tables, will earn some money with a $931 min-cash and $15,145 first-place prize along with the coveted Winter Poker Open Guitar Trophy.

2019 Winter Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tampa, Florida
Event 3
$570 Eight-Handed NLH (Re-Entry)
$30,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 106
Prize Pool: $53,000
December 10, 2019

1st: $15,145 + Guitar Trophy
2nd: $9,360
3rd: $6,371
4th: $4,474
5th: $3,245
6th: $2,432
7th: $1,887
8th: $1,518
9th-10th: $1,266
11th-12th: $1,097
13th-14th: $990
15th-16th: $931