Tag Archives: 2019 Winter Poker Open

Main Event: Austin Buchanan – 9th Place ($14,959)

$1,650 Winter Poker Open Main Event
$500,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 25:  20,000/40,000 with a 40,000 ante
Players Remaining:  8 of 479

Austin Buchanan

Austin Buchanan was the shortest stack coming into the final table and found a spot he like. He moved all in for 360,000 from under the gun and Justin Zaki called next to act. Several other players thought about coming along but in the end it was only Zaki.

Zaki: 9s9d
Buchanan: AdTs

Buchanan needed to win the race to double but the board ran QsQc3d9c5d to send him out in ninth place.

Justin Zaki – 2,915,000 (97 bb)
Austin Buchanan – Eliminated in 9th Place ($14,959)

Main Event: Justin Zaki Versus David Moses

$1,650 Winter Poker Open Main Event
$500,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 24:  20,000/30,000 with a 30,000 ante
Players Remaining:  9 of 479

The final table didn’t wait long for the first big pot. On the first hand of the day, David Moses opened to 65,000 from the cutoff and Justin Zaki defended in the big blind to see the KsJc8c flop.

Both players checked and the turn was Qd. Zaki bet 85,000, Moses called, and the river was 5h. Zaki bet 240,000 and Moses went into the tank.

“Why so much Justin?” Moses asked.

He put in a call, Zaki showed QhQs and his set of queens was good.

Justin Zaki – 2,555,000 (85 bb)
David Moser – 1,880,000 (63 bb)

Main Event: Final Table Underway

$1,650 Winter Poker Open Main Event
$500,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 24:  20,000/30,000 with a 30,000 ante
Players Remaining:  9 of 479

Cards are in the air for the Winter Poker Open Main Event. Terri-Anne Crawford drew the button for the first hand and there are 13 minutes and 35 seconds remaining in Level 24.

Seat 1: Nick Mann – 1,750,000 (58 bb)
Seat 2: TK Miles – 1,640,000 (55 bb)
Seat 3: Mark Scacewater – 1,015,000 (34 bb)
Seat 4: Duff Charette – 1,175,000 (39 bb)
Seat 5: David Moser – 2,270,000 (76 bb)
Seat 6: Terri-Anne Crawford – 930,000 (31 bb)
Seat 7: Austin Buchanan – 380,000 (13 bb)
Seat 8: Justin Zaki – 2,165,000 (72 bb)
Seat 9: Manny Minaya – 3,075,000 (103 bb)

Remaining payouts:

1st: $149,595 + Guitar Trophy
2nd: $104,750
3rd: $67,345
4th: $44,367
5th: $34,165
6th: $28,295
7th: $23,711
8th: $19,320
9th: $14,959

Main Event: Manny Minaya Leads Final Table Return

$1,650 Winter Poker Open Main Event
$500,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 24:  20,000/30,000 with a 30,000 ante
Players Remaining:  9 of 479

Manny Minaya

The Main Event is down to the final table and the nine remaining players had a nice rest break overnight and return at noon to begin playing it down to a Champion.

SHR Tampa regular Manny Minaya went from short stack to leader late on Day 2 and returns with the biggest stack. But there’s plenty of talent coming back for the final table and it is still anyone’s game.

Cards go back in the air at noon with 13:35 remaining in Level 24. Blinds are still 20,000/30,000 with a 30,000 big blind ante and the average stack is 1,600,000 (53 bb)

Seat 1: Nick Mann – 1,750,000 (58 bb)
Seat 2: TK Miles – 1,640,000 (55 bb)
Seat 3: Mark Scacewater – 1,015,000 (34 bb)
Seat 4: Duff Charette – 1,175,000 (39 bb)
Seat 5: David Moser – 2,270,000 (76 bb)
Seat 6: Terri-Anne Crawford – 930,000 (31 bb)
Seat 7: Austin Buchanan – 380,000 (13 bb)
Seat 8: Justin Zaki – 2,165,000 (72 bb)
Seat 9: Manny Minaya – 3,075,000 (103 bb)

Remaining payouts:

1st: $149,595 + Guitar Trophy
2nd: $104,750
3rd: $67,345
4th: $44,367
5th: $34,165
6th: $28,295
7th: $23,711
8th: $19,320
9th: $14,959

Event 7: Shadrach Tercy Wins Final WPO Trophy

2019 Winter Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tampa, Florida
Event 7

$480 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 264
Prize Pool: $109,560
December 15, 2019

Shadrach Tercy

The last event on the Winter Poker Open schedule turned out to be a huge one on a Sunday afternoon that turned into Monday morning.

At the brisk time of 7 am, Shadrach Tercy and Victor Goitia divided up the remaining prize pool after a two-hour heads up match. Goitia took home $19,585 for second place while Tercy earned $21,004 along with the WPT Guitar Trophy.

Event 7 results:

1st: Shadrach Tercy – $21,004 *
2nd: Victor Goitia – $19,585 *
3rd: Wilmer Chavira – $9,860
4th: Peter Nguyen – $6,793
5th: Jeffrey Sanders – $5,368
6th: Steven Rash – $4,273
7th: Arthur Bond – $3,615
8th: Konstantinos Tsompanellis – $3,177
9th: Roque Veviurka – $2,849
10th: Melody Murphy – $2,301
11th: Jennifer Haselton – $2,301
12th: Andra Zachow – $2,301
13th: Nick Palma – $2,082
14th: Jonmikel MacNicols – $2,082
15th: Toan Pham – $2,082
16th: Mark Wiser – $1,863
17th: Vitor Coelho – $1,863
18th: Jeremy Becker – $1,863
19th: Mark Manesh – $1,698
20th: Aaron Speer – $1,698
21st: Ken O’Donnell – $1,698
22nd: Drew Dodge – $1,589
23rd: Chase Kalivan – $1,589
24th: Michael Rashid Jr – $1,589
25th: Olamide Otti – $1,479
26th: Harry Bindo – $1,479
27th: Scott Maxwell – $1,479
* – denotes results of heads-up deal

Main Event: Final Table Set; Manny Minaya Leads

$1,650 Winter Poker Open Main Event
$500,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 24:  20,000/30,000 with a 30,000 ante
Players Remaining:  9 of 479

Manny Minaya returns with the final table lead

Day 2 of the Winter Poker Open Main Event has come to an end after going from 71 returning players to the final table nine.

Manny Minaya was a short stack for most of the evening but went on a huge heater to put himself at the top of the counts. The other eight players have tons of talent as well and there are no soft spots around the table.

They will return on Monday at noon with 13:35 remaining in Level 24 and the average stack is 1,600,000 (51 bb).

Seat 1: Nick Mann – 1,750,000 (58 bb)
Seat 2: TK Miles – 1,640,000 (55 bb)
Seat 3: Mark Scacewater – 1,015,000 (34 bb)
Seat 4: Duff Charette – 1,175,000 (39 bb)
Seat 5: David Moser – 2,270,000 (76 bb)
Seat 6: Terri-Anne Crawford – 930,000 (31 bb)
Seat 7: Austin Buchanan – 380,000 (13 bb)
Seat 8: Justin Zaki – 2,165,000 (72 bb)
Seat 9: Manny Minaya – 3,075,000 (103 bb)

Remaining payouts:

1st: $149,595 + Guitar Trophy
2nd: $104,750
3rd: $67,345
4th: $44,367
5th: $34,165
6th: $28,295
7th: $23,711
8th: $19,320
9th: $14,959

Main Event: Ken Fishman Eliminated by Manny Minaya

$1,650 Winter Poker Open Main Event
$500,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 24:  20,000/30,000 with a 30,000 ante
Players Remaining:  9 of 479

Ken Fishman

Shortly after Peter Vitantonio was sent out, Ken Fishman open-shoved for 475,000 from middle position and Manny Minaya called on the button.

Minaya: AhJc
Fishman: As5s

Fishman was in a lot of trouble but found no help as the dealer spread the KhQc3d4s6c run out ended his tournament.

Tournament staff paused the clock and the Main Event final table nine are set to return tomorrow at noon to play it out.

Chip counts and seat assignments to come shortly.

Main Event: Peter Vitantonio Eliminated by Manny Minaya

$1,650 Winter Poker Open Main Event
$500,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 24:  20,000/30,000 with a 30,000 ante
Players Remaining:  10 of 479

Peter Vitantonio

Manny Minaya opened to 70,000 from the button and Peter Vitantonio shipped for 830,000 from the small blind. David Moses folded the big and Minaya called.

Minaya: AhKd
Vitantonio: 7d7s

The flop came Kh9h7c and they both hit a piece. Vitantonio’s set of sevens was still best but Minaya added a flush draw on the 6h turn.

“Heart!” Minaya requested.

The river was 2h.

“There it is!” Minaya exclaimed as his flush sent Vinantonio out in 11th place.

Manny Minaya – 2,200,000 (73 bb)
Peter Vitantonio – Eliminated in 11th Place ($12,516)

While that was going on, TK Miles picked up a huge double. He was heads up with Duff Charette to a Qs9s4c flop. Charette checked from the big blind, Miles bet 75,000 and Charette. The turn was 6c, Charette checked again, and Miles moved all in for 620,000. Charette thought for a moment and called.

Miles: JcTc
Charette: KcQd

Charette was ahead to set the final table but Miles spiked the Qc on the river. The club flush sent the huge pot to Miles.

TK Miles – 1,450,000 (48 bb)
Duff Charette – 825,000 (28 bb)

Main Event: Michael Cohen Eliminated by TK Miles

$1,650 Winter Poker Open Main Event
$500,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 24:  20,000/30,000 with a 30,000 ante
Players Remaining:  11 of 479

Michael Cohen

Action folded to Michael Cohen in the cutoff and he open-shipped for 330,000. Mark Scacewater (button) and Nick Mann (small blind) folded before big blind TK Miles asked for a count. He thought for a minute and called with a bigger stack.

Miles: 6d6s
Cohen: Ah3h

Miles was ahead, Cohen needed help, and he picked up a flush draw on the Js9h5h flop. The 4s turn was no help to Cohen and he was out in 13th place after the 5d river.

TK Miles – 825,000 (28 bb)
Michael Cohen – Eliminated in 13th Place ($10,598)

While Cohen was being knocked out on Table 21, John Dolan was unable to bounce back his short stack and busted in 12 place.

Main Event: Manny Minaya Doubles Through John Dolan

$1,650 Winter Poker Open Main Event
$500,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 24:  20,000/30,000 with a 30,000 ante
Players Remaining:  13 of 479

John Dolan opened to 60,000 from the cutoff and Manny Minaya three-bet to 170,000 from the big blind. After checking how much Minaya had behind, Dolan announced all in and Minaya called at risk for 710,000 total.

Minaya: KcKd
Dolan: AhKh

Minaya was way out in front before Dolan picked up a flush draw on the Qh9h3s flop. The Ks turn gave Minaya a set of kings but more outs to a straight for Dolan. The Qd river was a blank for Dolan and Minaya doubled up big.

Manny Minaya – 1,440,000 (48 bb)
John Dolan – 175,000 (6 bb)

Event 7: Prize Pool and Payouts with $25K to the Winner

$480 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 14:  2,000/3,000 with a 3,000 ante
Players Remaining:  56 of 264

2019 Winter Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tampa, Florida
Event 7

$480 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 264
Prize Pool: $109,560
December 15, 2019

1st: $25,196 + Guitar Trophy
2nd: $15,393
3rd: $9,860
4th: $6,793
5th: $5,368
6th: $4,273
7th: $3,615
8th: $3,177
9th: $2,849
10th-12th: $2,301
13th-15th: $2,082
16th-18th: $1,863
19th-21st: $1,698
22nd-24th: $1,589
25th-27th: $1,479

Main Event: Level Up

$1,650 Winter Poker Open Main Event
$500,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 24:  20,000/30,000 with a 30,000 ante
Players Remaining:  13 of 479

Another break rolled around and the 13 remaining players grabbed another quick breather. Blinds are now 20,000/30,000 with a 30,000 big blind ante and the average stack is 1,105,000 (37 bb).

They will continue playing this evening until only nine players remain.

Main Event: David Moses Doubles Through Austin Buchanan

$1,650 Winter Poker Open Main Event
$500,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 23:  15,000/25,000 with a 25,000 ante
Players Remaining:  13 of 479

David Moses

Austin Buchanan opened from the cutoff and David Moses shipped from the small blind for 715,000. That has been his move the last few orbits, this time Buchanan looked him up.

Moses: 6d6h
Buchanan: AdQs

Another race and both hit the KcQh6c though Moses’ set of sixes was well ahead of Buchanan’s paired queen. The 8c turn and 9h river finished the board to give Moses a huge double.

David Moses – 1,470,000 (59 bb)
Austin Buchanan – 325,000 (13 bb)

Main Event: Antonious Nashaat Eliminated by Peter Vitantonio

$1,650 Winter Poker Open Main Event
$500,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 23:  15,000/25,000 with a 25,000 ante
Players Remaining:  13 of 479

Antonious Nashaat

Antonious Nashaat took a shot to double back into the game after he sent some chips to Michael Cohen. He was all in for 340,000 and Peter Vitantonio had him at risk.

Vitantonio: AdKd
Nashaat: 3d3h

Nashaat needed his small pair to hold but Vitantonio took the lead on the Kh8h4c flop. Neither the Jc turn nor the 6h river could save Nashaat’s tournament.

Peter Vitantonio – 1,050,000 (42 bb)
Antonious Nashaat – Eliminated in 14th Place ($10,598)

Main Event: Alex Rocha Eliminated by Nick Mann

$1,650 Winter Poker Open Main Event
$500,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 23:  15,000/25,000 with a 25,000 ante
Players Remaining:  14 of 479

Alex Rocha

With the flop reading 8s7s7d, Alex Rocha checked, and Nick Mann bet 160,000. Rocha check-raised to 400,000 and Mann announced all in after two minutes of thought. Rocha double-checked his cards and called for an addition ~300,000 on top of his check-raise.

Mann: JcJh
Rocha: KsJs

Mann was ahead with his over pair and Rocha needed to make his flush or hit a king. The Tc turn did not help Rocha and he was eliminated after the 2h river.

Nick Mann – 1,300,000 (52 bb)
Alex Rocha – Eliminated in 15th Place ($10,598)

Main Event: Adam Templeman Eliminated by John Dolan

$1,650 Winter Poker Open Main Event
$500,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 23:  15,000/25,000 with a 25,000 ante
Players Remaining:  16 of 479

Adam Templeman

With the flop reading 8h6s5c, John Dolan checked from the big blind and Adam Templeman bet 75,000. Dolan check-raised to 225,000 and Templeman moved all in for ~400,000 total to get a quick call.

Dolan: Ks6h
Templeman: AdAh

Dolan flopped trip sixes against Templeman’s aces, turned a boat on the Kh turn, and Templeman was out in 18th after the 3h river.

John Dolan – 1,275,000 (51 bb)
Adam Templeman – Eliminated in 18th Place ($8,679)

As Templeman was going out on Table 10, Joseph Mole was eliminated on Table 21.

Main Event: Level Up

$1,650 Winter Poker Open Main Event
$500,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 23:  15,000/25,000 with a 25,000 ante
Players Remaining:  18 of 479

The Main Event is down to two tables as the blind go up to 15,000/25,000 with a 25,000 big blind ante. The average stack is 800,000 (32 bb) with 18 players remaining.

Table 10
Seat 1: David Moses – 600,000 (24 bb)
Seat 2: Michael Cohen – 325,000 (13 bb)
Seat 3: John Dolan – 750,000 (30 bb)
Seat 4: Antonious Nashaat – 550,000 (22 bb)
Seat 5: Ken Fishman – 1,250,000 (50 bb)
Seat 6: Austin Buchanan – 1,325,000 (53 bb)
Seat 7: Manny Minaya – 275,000 (11 bb)
Seat 8: Adam Templeman – 420,000 (17 bb)
Seat 9: Peter Vitantonio – 550,000 (22 bb)

Table 21
Seat 1: TK Miles – 510,000 (20 bb)
Seat 2: Connor Rash – 325,000 (13 bb)
Seat 3: Joseph Mole – 460,000 (18 bb)
Seat 4: Justin Zaki – 1,800,000 (72 bb)
Seat 5: Terri-Anne Crawford – 950,000 (38 bb)
Seat 6: Duff Charette – 1,550,000 (62 bb)
Seat 7: Alex Rocha – 630,000 (25 bb)
Seat 8: Mark Scacewater – 880,000 (35 bb)
Seat 9: Nick Mann – 605,000 (24 bb)

Main Event: Brian Stewart Eliminated by Mark Scacewater

$1,650 Winter Poker Open Main Event
$500,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 22:  10,000/20,000 with a 20,000 ante
Players Remaining:  18 of 479

Brian Stewart

Brian Stewart open-shoved his short stack from under the gun for barely a min-raise, Alex Rocha called in the small blind, and Mark Scacewater moved all in from the big to get a Rocha fold.

Scacewater: 9h9s
Stewart: Kc8c

Stewart needed some luck to double but there was no help on the QcQh5h7h9c run out.

Mark Scacewater – 720,000 (36 bb)
Brian Stewart – Eliminated in 20th Place ($7,221)

As Stewart was being eliminated on Table 21, Kevin Eyster was knocked out from Table 11 in 19th place for $7,221. Tournament staff are breaking Table 11 to create the last two, full tables.

Main Event: Austin Buchanan Doubles Through TK Miles

$1,650 Winter Poker Open Main Event
$500,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 22:  10,000/20,000 with a 20,000 ante
Players Remaining:  20 of 479

Austin Buchanan (left) versus TK Miles (right)

Duff Charette opened to 45,000 from the hijack and Austin Buchanan three-bet shoved from the cutoff for 625,000. TK Miles checked his cards on the button and moved all in. The blinds folded and Charette ended up releasing.

Buchanan: TsTh
Miles: AdKd

A race for a big pot. The Qs8s2s flop took away two of Miles’ outs spade out, the 3d turn changed nothing, and Buchanan overkilled it when the 7s filled his flush.

Austin Buchanan – 1,345,000 (67 bb)
TK Miles – 315,000 (16 bb)

Main Event: Scott Riddell Eliminated by Michael Cohen

$1,650 Winter Poker Open Main Event
$500,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 22:  10,000/20,000 with a 20,000 ante
Players Remaining:  20 of 479

Scott Riddell

Scott Riddell lost a big pot to Peter Vitantonio after dinner and was left with only 55,000. He put those in the middle under the gun and it folded to Michael Cohen in the cutoff. He reshipped to get folds from the button and blinds.

Cohen: ah]Ts
Riddell: 7d4d

Riddel had live cards but could not find a save on the Qc8h8sJdJs after Cohen turned a queen-high straight.

Michael Cohen – 460,000 (23 bb)
Scott Riddell – Eliminated in 21st Place ($7,221)

Main Event: Updated Counts on Dinner

$1,650 Winter Poker Open Main Event
$500,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 22:  10,000/20,000 with a 20,000 ante
Players Remaining:  21 of 479

Table 10
Seat 1: David Moses – 520,000 (26 bb)
Seat 2: Michael Cohen – 320,000 (16 bb)
Seat 3: John Dolan – 765,000 (38 bb)
Seat 4: Antonious Nashaat – 530,000 (27 bb)
Seat 5: Ken Fishman – 1,050,000 (53 bb)
Seat 6: Scott Riddell – 650,000 (33 bb)
Seat 7: — Empty —
Seat 8: — Empty —
Seat 9: Peter Vitantonio – 495,000 (25 bb)

Table 11
Seat 1: — Empty —
Seat 2: Duff Charette – 1,585,000 (79 bb)
Seat 3: Austin Buchanan – 460,000 (23 bb)
Seat 4: TK Miles – 820,000 (41 bb)
Seat 5: — Empty —
Seat 6: Manny Minaya – 430,000 (22 bb)
Seat 7: Adam Templeman – 400,000 (20 bb)
Seat 8: Kevin Eyster – 570,000 (29 bb)
Seat 9: Justin Zaki – 1,195,000 (60 bb)

Table 21
Seat 1: Brian Stewart – 440,000 (22 bb)
Seat 2: Connor Rash – 595,000 (30 bb)
Seat 3: — Empty —
Seat 4: Joseph Mole – 395,000 (20 bb)
Seat 5: Terri-Anne Crawford – 670,000 (34 bb)
Seat 6: — Empty —
Seat 7: Alex Rocha – 860,000 (43 bb)
Seat 8: Mark Scacewater – 650,000 (33 bb)
Seat 9: Nick Mann – 1,000,000 (50 bb)

Main Event: Dinner Break

$1,650 Winter Poker Open Main Event
$500,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 21:  10,000/15,000 with a 15,000 ante
Players Remaining:  21 of 479

While David DiBernardi was getting bad beat out of the Main Event, Rob Marjura was also eliminated to drop the field to 21 players. There were no major pots after that point and the remaining players are now on a 60-minute dinner break.

Updated counts to come while they are gone.

Main Event: David DiBernardi Eliminated by Connor Rash

$1,650 Winter Poker Open Main Event
$500,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 21:  10,000/15,000 with a 15,000 ante
Players Remaining:  22 of 479

David DiBernardi catches a bad river

With the flop reading Tc6c2h, David DiBernardi had his last 260,000 in the middle and Connor Rash had him at risk.

DiBernardi: AhAc
Rash: KcJc

Rash caught a flush draw against DiBernardi’s aces, it missed the 8h turn, but the beat was complete for DiBernardi on the 2c river to send the former Tampa champ out.

Connor Rash – 815,000 (54 bb)
David DiBernardi – Eliminated in 23rd Place ($5,694)