$600 Double Stack NLH (Re-Entry) $500,000 Guaranteed | Structure Level 6: 200/400 with a 400 ante Flight A Entries: 270
The entry count moved up to 270 as the afternoon progresses and they are only halfway through the registration/re-entry period. That is a huge number and the fields will only get bigger as we hit the weekend.
Edwards Muñiz is back in his home casino after quite a trip across the state last month. The Tampa regular played in the WPTDeepStacks Hollywood opening event of the Lucky Hearts Poker Open and went on to win the title for more than $225,000. But that wasn’t the only thing he accomplished.
After bagging the chip lead in Flight B, Muñiz fired the Big O tournament (the first time in his career) on his day off. Naturally, he went on to win that trophy a few days before he took home the huge WPTDeepStacks hardware.
We expected a great field in the Pot Limit Omaha tournament and it is not disappointing. There are 90 entries in the tournament already as the first break nears.
David Prociak was in the game early and has to be considered one of the favorites. He earned a WSOP bracelet in 2016 and followed that up his first WSOP Circuit ring in this very event when it was run in Hollywood.
$600 Double Stack NLH (Re-Entry) $500,000 Guaranteed | Structure Level 4: 100/200 with a 200 ante Flight A Entries: 235
The clock is ticking down on Level 4 and Flight A players will soon take their first break of the day. The tournament count quickly jumped over 200 with more than five hours left to register.
We have plenty of regular but also a nice group of travelers here already including Michael Wang from the Garden State. He already owns two WSOP Circuit rings to go along with his 2015 WSOP bracelet in the $5K NLH tournament but I’m sure Wang wouldn’t mind adding another.
$600 Double Stack NLH (Re-Entry) $500,000 Guaranteed | Structure Level 3: 100/200 with a 200 ante Flight A Entries: 196
Flight A of Event 1 is nearing the 200 entry mark well before the first break of the day, a great start to the series and the tournament is at an easy pace to reach the $500,000 guarantee.
Anthony Astarita was an early entry and he can add to his nice list of accomplishments. The Tampa regular has a lot of big scores in our poker room but none bigger than the $131K he banked as the WPTDeepStacks Tampa champion in 2016.
$400 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry) Structure Level 1: 100/100
The $500,000 guarantee Double Stack isn’t the only game in town this afternoon; we also have a $400 Pot Limit Omaha game that will award a WSOP Circuit ring tomorrow afternoon. The game is very popular in our area and we expect a talented group of players.
Event 2 entrants will start with 15,000 stacks and the first 22 levels last 30 minutes long. Late registration and unlimited re-entries are available until the start of Level 9 at 4:30 pm and there is a 30-minute dinner break at 6:30 pm.
This is a two-day tournament and the PLO players will make their way through 22 levels today or stop when the tournament reaches the official final table.
Cards go in the air at noon and we will hit the highlights along the way.
Players begin with 15,000 in chips
Levels 1-22 last 30 minutes; Levels 23+ last 45 minutes
Late registration available until start of Level 9
Day 1 will end at the conclusion of level 22 or final table
The wait is over and the long-anticipated World Series of Poker Circuit has come to Tampa. We are kicking off the series with a huge tournament that will draw a massive crowd. Event 1 is a $600 buy-in Double Stack tournament with a $500,000 guaranteed prize pool with five starting flights.
The first goes at 11 am with another starting at 5 pm, two more on Friday and one massive one on Saturday.
Players will sit down to 40,000 starting stack and the first 24 levels will last 30 minutes, increasing to 45 minutes in Level 25. Late registration is open until the start of Level 13 at 6 pm with unlimited re-entries available during that time.
Each flight is scheduled to play through Level 24 but they will stop if the field reaches 10%. Those players will return on Sunday for Day 2 with the field already in the money.
It is an exciting time in the Event Center and we look forward to a fantastic series for our local regulars and traveling guests.
$500,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
Players begin with 40,000 in chips
Levels 1-24 last 30 minutes; Levels 25+ last 45 minutes
Late registration available until start of Level 13
Day 1 will end at the conclusion of level 24 or 10% of the field