$1,100 Pinktober Main Event (Re-Entry) $300,000 Guaranteed | Structure Level 2: 100/100 with a 100 ante Flight A Entries: 39
The seats are filling in nicely while the morning moves into the afternoon. Players are waking up, getting to the poker room, and getting into the action.
Woodrow Pass was here early and working up his stack. The SHR Tampa regular had a nice September at these tables with five cashes, four final table and two wins. One of those final tables was a second place finish and another for third place.
Pass picked up one of his four guitar trophies last October when he won the Triple Stack Pinktober Poker Open tournament.
2019 Pinktober Poker Open Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa Event 1 $360 Mega Stack NLH (Re-Entry) $150,000 Guaranteed Entries: 610 Prize Pool: $179,950 October 9-13, 2019
The 2019 Pinktober Poker Open kicked things off with a big multi-day tournament and the $360 buy-in Mega Stack blasted over the $150,000 Guarantee. The 610 entries over the four starting flights combined to create a prize pool worth $179,950 and the last 62 spots will be paid.
A min-cash is worth $644 while all are aiming for the huge $35,360 top prize and the popular SHR Tampa Poker guitar trophy.
In addition to the prize pool, the first tournament of the series generated $3,050 for the American Cancer Society. Thanks to everyone for the great turnout!
2019 Seminole Hard Rock WPTDeepStacks Tampa Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa, Florida Event 1 $360 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $250,000 Guaranteed Entries: 1,012 Prize Pool: $303,600 June 5-9, 2019
(Tampa, Florida) – The 2019 WPTDeepStacks Tampa series kicked off on June 5 with a big, multi-day tournament the produced a great turnout. The $360 buy-in tournament beat its $250,000 Guarantee with more than one thousand entries and local Robbie Godbey was the player posing with the guitar trophy at the end before he collected $31,000 for the title.
Event 1 featured seven starting flights and it all built up to the huge day on Saturday afternoon. All flights combined to put 1,012 entries into the tournament and the prize pool grew to $303,600 by the time registration closed.
Of those 1,012 entries, we had 155 survive their opening flight to return on Sunday for Day 2. Former SHR Tampa winner Scott Caracciolo had the biggest stack coming back but his day did not go as expected and he had to settle for a 29th place finish.
The field quickly hit the money with 102 getting paid. The hand-for-hand process was quick and painless for all but one. David Yo’s could not beat Jermaine Gerlin’s to send him out on the bubble.
There was no slowdown throughout the day and Event 1 was down to its final table before the dinner break came around. Several of the last nine players took turns at top of the counts among those nine players including Gerlin, Shadrach Tercy, and Romel “Romeo” Huelga. Godbey hovered in the middle of the pack until he went on a heater.
With seven players remaining, Godbey wrestled control of the chips with more than 5 million, more than a million better than second position Tercy. The day was getting late and the last seven players were ready to call it a night.
On the last break of the day, they negotiated and reached an agreement for an ICM division of the remaining prize pool. Godbey took the lion’s share of the money and nearly doubled his career earnings total with this $31,000 payday. In addition to the prize money, Godbey also won a $1,100 seat into the 2019 WPTDeepStacks Tampa $3,00,000 Guarantee Main Event kicking off on June 13.
Congratulations to Robbie and thanks to our local favorites and out of town friends for making the opening event such a great success.
$360 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $250,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts Level 33: 150,000/250,000 with a 250,000 ante Players Remaining: 7 of 1,012
The seven remaining players made it to another break. This time instead of walking away, they counted down their stacks and agreed to an ICM adjusted payout deal. Robbie Godbey was holding a nice lead at the time and took the title along with $31,000 and the WPTDeepStacks Main Event seat followed by long time leader Shadrach Tercy.
They were paid out per the counts below along with the deal numbers.
We will post a full tournament recap later this evening.
Robbie Godbey – 5,100,000 Shadrach Tercy – 3,900,000 Jose Garcia – 3,300,000 Kevin Blewitt – 2,500,000 Jermaine “Lion” Gerlin – 2,300,000 Romel “Romeo” Huelga – 1,800,000 Mehdi Belhassan – 1,300,000
1st: Robbie Godbey – $31,000 + WPTDeepStacks Main Event Seat 2nd: Shadrach Tercy – $29,013 3rd: Jose Garcia – $25,818 4th: Kevin Blewitt – $22,769 5th: Jermaine Gerlin – $21,923 6th: Romel Huelga – $19,631 7th: Mehdi Belhassan – $17,459
$360 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $250,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts Level 30: 75,000/125,000 with a 125,000 ante Players Remaining: 9 of 1,012
Level 29 came to an end and the blinds were raised to 75,000/125,000 with a 125,000 big blind ante. There’s been little activity since Mehdi Belhassan’s double, mostly the bigger stacks pushing around the middle-of-the-road stacks as they try to outlast the short stacks.