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Classic Rockers: Billy Dubay Wins Seniors Event for $4,503 and a Seat

Below is a recap of Event 11 of the Winter Poker Open, the $180 Seniors Classic Rockers event, that concluded during the early morning hours of Wednesday, December 14.

2016 Winter Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tampa, FL
Event 11
$180 Seniors Classic Rockers 50+
Entries: 145
Prize Pool: $19,375
December 13, 2016

Billy Dubay became the latest Winter Poker Open guitar trophy winner at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa during the early morning hours of Wednesday. Dubay’s title came at the hands of 145 “seniors” in the $180 Seniors Classic Rockers event and was the result of a heads-up chop with Andrew Butte. The duo split the prize pool evenly — each pocketing $4,503 — but Dubay went home with a $1,650 Championship seat and, of course, the trophy to boot.

There was plenty of play late in the tournament with big stacks and 30-minute levels. In fact, play was so deep that the bubble lasted 27 hands. After the better part of an hour, it was none other than Seminole Hard Rock Tampa ambassador Wally Maddah who busted 19th and went home with the unenviable honor of bubble boy. Maddah got short when he ran his fullhouse into an opponent’s better full house, then got his last 13,000 in during the 4,000/8,000 level. His pair was no good.

With Maddah’s exit, the remaining 18 locked up a score and play picked up. Notables to work their way into a scored include World Series of Poker gold bracelet winner Andre Boyer and Tampa regular Marvin Karlins.

Dubay started the final table as one of the short stacks, but quickly busted Byron Schenk 10th and Pete Kosakowski ninth. From there, he watched as Wes Skinner went out eighth, Randy Spain seventh, Debra Dorcy sixth and Lenny Rubin fifth. He went back into action busting Brenda Worley fourth and Elton “Skunk” Hates third. Dubay and Butte played a couple hands heads up, but quickly agreed to the aforementioned chop.

Dubay is a regular of the Tampa property and has recorded multiple cashes including an eighth-place finish in this very event in 2014. The win marks his first major tournament win and moves him to over $35,000 career earnings.

The Seniors Classic Rockers event was open to all participants age 50 or older. The 145-entry field generated a prize pool of $19,375.

Seniors Classic Rockers final results:

1st: Billy Dubay – $4,503 + Championship seat
2nd: Andrew Butte – $4,503
3rd: Elton “Skunk” Hayes – $1,841
4th: Brenda Lane-Worley – $1,550
5th: Lenny Rubin – $1,163
6th: Debra Dorcy – $969
7th: Randy Spain – $775
8th: Wes Skinner – $581
9th: Pete Kosakowski – $436
10th: Byron Schenk – $388
11th: Daniel Wilson – $388
12th: Ben Van Klink – $388
13th: Andre Boyer – $339
14th: George Bailey – $339
15th: Marvin Karlins – $339
16th: Michael Simon, Sr. – $291
17th: Peter Martin – $291
18th: Robert Brandl – $291

Classic Rockers: Billy Dubay Top Rocker After Heads Up Deal

$180 Seniors Classic Rockers 50+ (Re-Entry)
Level 26: 20,000/40,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 145

Billy Dubay

Andrew Butte was able to find a small double up at the start of heads up play but it wasn’t a big dent for Dubay’s stack. The two decided to split the remaining prize pool right down the middle with Dubay taking the title, guitar trophy, and $1,650 WPO Championship seat courtesy of his massive lead.

Seniors Rocker Classic recap yet to come.

1st: Billy Dubay – $4,503 + Championship seat
2nd: Andrew Butte – $4,503
3rd: Elton “Skunk” Hayes – $1,841
4th: Brenda Lane-Worley – $1,550
5th: Lenny Rubin – $1,163
6th: Debra Dorcy – $969
7th: Randy Spain – $775
8th: Wes Skinner – $581
9th: Pete Kosakowski – $436
10th: Byron Schenk – $388

Andrew Butte

Classic Rockers: Elton “Skunk” Hayes – 3rd Place ($1,841)

$180 Seniors Classic Rockers 50+ (Re-Entry)
Level 26: 20,000/40,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 145

Elton “Skunk” Hayes

Elton “Skunk” Hayes was tough to knock out. He was giving the table all he could, doubling up multiple times but never building a stack back up to put Billy Dubay at risk.

The final hand came when he called a 125,000 raise from Dubay leaving 140,000 behind. Hayes put those in the middle after the Qh7c2d flop and was ahead with KsQs versus Dubay’s QcTd.

This time is was Dubay coming from behind thanks to the Th turn and Hayes could not return the favor on the 5d river to exit in third place.

Billy Dubay – 2,625,000 (66 bb)
Andrew Butte – 275,000 (7 bb)
Elton “Skunk” Hayes – Eliminated in 3rd place ($1,841)

Classic Rockers: Brenda Lane-Worley – 4th Place ($1,550)

$180 Seniors Classic Rockers 50+ (Re-Entry)
Level 25: 15,000/30,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 145

Brenda Lane-Worley

Billy Dubay continued to apply pressure with his huge stack and the short stacks were forced to take a stand to double up. Brenda Lane-Worley was the first to give it a shot.

Dubay: AhQh
Lane-Worley: QcJc

It was bad luck running into a dominant hand from the big stack and the (mostly) red board Td7h6s6d7d never gave her a sweat. It was a great run but Lane-Worley was the next out, gone in fourth place.

Billy Dubay – 2,400,000 (80 bb)
Brenda Lane-Worley – Eliminated in 4th place ($1,550)

Classic Rockers: Lenny Rubin – 5th Place ($1,163)

$180 Seniors Classic Rockers 50+ (Re-Entry)
Level 25: 15,000/30,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 4 of 145

Lenny Rubin

Lenny Rubin had zero good luck and a lot of bad luck against Elton “Skunk” Hayes. First it was Rubin running his smaller boat into the bigger boat of Hayes, then they got it in with Rubin dominating holding 7h7d against 5s5h only to have the board run out KsQcJdTs9s to chop the pot.

Rubin got his chips in good once again but it followed the same pattern.

Hayes: JcTs
Rubin: AhTd

Rubin hit the AcQc4h flop while Hayes picked up a gutshot draw and backdoor flush draw. The 7c turn gave Hayes more outs and he hit both draws on the Kc river. His flush knocked Rubin down under one big blind and he was eliminated on the next hand.

Elton “Skunk” Hayes – 340,000 (11 bb)
Lenny Rubin – Eliminated in 5th place ($1,163)

Classic Rockers: Break Time Counts

$180 Seniors Classic Rockers 50+ (Re-Entry)
Returning to Level 25: 15,000/30,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 5 of 145

Five players remain in the Seniors Classic Rocker event with Billy Dubay holding more than half of the chips in play.

Seat 2: Lenny Rubin – 165,000 (6 bb)
Seat 4: Brenda Lane-Worley – 430,000 (14 bb)
Seat 5: Billy Dubay – 1,500,000 (50 bb)
Seat 6: Andrew Butte – 530,000 (18 bb)
Seat 9: Elton “Skunk” Hayes – 155,000 (5 bb)

Classic Rockers: Debra Dorcy – 6th Place ($969)

$180 Seniors Classic Rockers 50+ (Re-Entry)
Level 24: 12,000/24,000 with a 4,000 ante
Players Remaining: 5 of 145

Debra Dorcy

Debra Dorcy open/shoved for 192,000 and Brenda Lane-Worley called from the button. The blinds released and the hands were flipped over.

Lane-Worley: AsKs
Dorcy: Ah4c

Lane-Worley had the bigger ace and never had a sweat as the board ran out Qc8h6s6h2h to eliminate Dorcy from her second final table of the series.

Brenda Lane-Worley – 480,000 (20 bb)
Debra Dorcy – Eliminated in 6th place ($969)

Classic Rockers: Randy Spain – 7th Place ($775)

$180 Seniors Classic Rockers 50+ (Re-Entry)
Level 22: 8,000/16,000 with a 2,000 ante
Players Remaining: 6 of 145

Randy Spain

Randy Spain open/shoved for 134,000 from the hijack, Billy Dubay thought about it for a moment, then patted himself on the back for his fold after Andrew Butte quickly called.

Butte: QsQc
Spain: Kh9h

It was an action-heavy AsQhJh flop to give Spain a lot of stay-alive outs. Butte dodged the flush and gut shot draws on the 6s turn and 5s river to send Spain out in seventh place.

Andrew Butte – 620,000 (39 bb)
Randy Spain – Eliminated in 7th place ($775)

Classic Rockers: Wes Skinner – 8th Place ($581)

$180 Seniors Classic Rockers 50+ (Re-Entry)
Level 22: 8,000/16,000 with a 2,000 ante
Players Remaining: 7 of 145

Wes Skinner

Wes Skinner and Elton “Skunk” Hayes were heads up to the AsQhJh flop when all the chips went in the middle.

Hayes: KsTh
Skinner: Ad8h

Skinner had top pair and a backdoor flush draw but Hayes flopped the joint. The 6s turn left Skinner drawing dead to the 5s river and an eighth place finish.

Elton “Skunk” Hayes – 290,000 (18 bb)
Wes Skinner – Eliminated in 8th place ($581)

Classic Rockers: Pete Kosakowski – 9th Place ($436)

$180 Seniors Classic Rockers 50+ (Re-Entry)
Level 21: 6,000/12,000 with a 2,000 ante
Players Remaining: 8 of 145

Pete Kosakowski

Brenda Lane-Worly opened to 27,000 from late position, Billy Dubay called on the button, Andrew Butte called in the small blind, and Pete Kosakowski was all-in from the big blind for less.

The three live players checked down the entire Th7h2h4d9h board and Dubay tabled Kh6s for the second nut flush. Kosakowski never improved his Js4s and was sent out in ninth place.

Billy Dubay – 560,000 (47 bb)
Pete Kosakowski – Eliminated in 9th place ($436)

Classic Rockers: Byron Schenk – 10th Place ($388)

$180 Seniors Classic Rockers 50+ (Re-Entry)
Level 21: 6,000/12,000 with a 2,000 ante
Players Remaining: 9 of 145

Byron Schenk

Soon after they returned from break, Billy Dubay and Byron Schenk mixed it up in a big pot. All the chips went in the middle and they were racing for a lot of chips.

Dubay: JcJs
Schenk: AhKd

Schenk needed to catch his over cards but the dealer kept it low on the Td8h5d2h9s board. Schenk was down to a single big blind and was eliminated on the next hand.

Billy Dubay – 460,000 (38 bb)
Byron Schenk – Eliminated in 10th place ($388)

Classic Rockers: Final Table Lineup

$180 Seniors Classic Rockers 50+ (Re-Entry)
Level 21: 6,000/12,000 with a 2,000 ante
Players Remaining: 10 of 145

The Classic Rocker field hit the final table ten right as the next break was coming around. Tournament staff redrew seats and players are on their 15-minute breather. Lenny Rubin leads the way with a big lead but it’s still anyone’s game.

Seat 1: Randy Spain – 220,000 (18 bb)
Seat 2: Lenny Rubin – 680,500 (57 bb)
Seat 3: Wes Skinner – 272,000 (23 bb)
Seat 4: Brenda Lane-Worley – 163,000 (14 bb)
Seat 5: Billy Dubay – 228,000 (19 bb)
Seat 6: Andrew Butte – 488,000 (41 bb)
Seat 7: Byron Schenk – 267,000 (22 bb)
Seat 8: Pete Kosakowski – 28,000 (2 bb)
Seat 9: Elton “Skunk” Hayes – 220,000 (18 bb)
Seat 10: Debra Dorcy – 360,000 (30 bb)

Classic Rockers: Final Table of 10 Reached Before Break

$180 Seniors Classic Rockers 50+ (Re-Entry)
End of Level 20: 5,000/10,000 with a 1,000 ante
Players Remaining: 10 of 145

Following Daniel Wilson’s 11th-place elimination, the Seniors Classic Rockers event narrowed to 10 players remaining. The break occurred simultaneously with the bustout, so it will be a minute before the official redraw is posted.

In the meantime, here’s a look at the tournament’s up-to-date results:

11th: Daniel Wilson – $388
12th: Ben Van Klink – $388
13th: Andrew Boyer – $339
14th: George Bailey – $339
15th: Marvin Karlins – $339
16th: Michael Simon, Sr. – $291
17th: Peter Martin – $291
18th: Robert Brandl – $291

Classic Rockers: Ambassador Maddah Busts Following 27-Hand Bubble

$180 Seniors Classic Rockers 50+ (Re-Entry)
Level 19: 4,000/8,000 with a 1,000 ante
Players Remaining: 18 of 145

Wally Maddah

It took 27 rounds of hand-for-hand play, but the Seniors Classic Rockers bubble boy was none other than Seminole Hard Rock Tampa ambassador Wally Maddah. Maddah got crippled in a boat-versus-boat battle and eventually was down to his final 13,000 at 4,000/8,000 with a 1,000 ante. The small blind limped and Maddah checked in the big blind with 3,000 behind.

Flop: Tc6h4h

The small blind checked and Maddah pump-faked his last 3,000 chips before playfully throwing them in the pot. The small blind called and the hands were tabled.

Small blind: 8s8h for a pair of eights
Maddah: 6d2d for a pair of twos

The turn and river brought no help and Maddah was eliminated on the stone bubble.

Here’s a look at what the remaining players are jockeying for:

1st – $5,809 + Championship seat
2nd – $3,197
3rd – $1,841
4th – $1,550
5th – $1,163
6th – $969
7th – $775
8th – $581
9th – $436
10th-12th – $388
13th-15th – $339
16th-18th – $291

Classic Rockers: Defending Champion Bo Bloom Eliminated

$180 Seniors Classic Rockers 50+ (Re-Entry)
Level 17: 2,500/5,000 with a 500 ante
Players Remaining: 20 of 145

Defending Seniors Classic Rockers event champion Bo Bloom just busted in a three-way all-in. Lenny Rubin had opened to 15,000 and Mike Simone jammed for 16,000 from the cutoff. Bloom called as did Rubin.

The flop fell Js9c3h. Rubin bet and Bloom moved all-in. Rubin snapped and the hands were flipped.

Simon: 9s9h for a set
Rubin: AhAd for an overpair
Bloom: KsJc for top pair

The runout didn’t improve any player and earned Simon the main pot and a triple-up. Rubin’s overpair won the side pot while Bloom was rendered a rail bird.

With that, the defending champion has been eliminated and the money bubble is right around the corner.

Classic Rockers: Three Tables Remain

$180 Seniors Classic Rockers 50+ (Re-Entry)
Level 15: 1,500/3,000 with a 500 ante
Players Remaining: 26 of 145

Under 27 players remain and those still in combined to the final three tables just a few moments ago. With stacks shallowing, an unknown player busted 27th. In the hunt and chipping up is Seminole Hard Rock Tampa ambassador Wally Maddah.

Only the top 18 finish in the money and the bubble is right around the corner.

Here’s the final three tables at a glance:

Table 1
Table 2
Table 3

Recent eliminations from the event include the husband and wife duo of Shari and Amelio Amato.

Classic Rockers: New Tablemates

$180 Seniors Classic Rockers 50+ (Re-Entry)
Level 13: 1,000/2,000 with a 300 ante
Players Remaining: 39 of 145

Bo Bloom (left) and Andre Boyer

A table broke shortly after cards went back in the air following the 30-minute dinner break. As luck would have it, two of the more notable players still in are seated right next to eachother. In Seat 9 is defending champion Bo Bloom while World Series of Poker bracelet winner and current chip leader Andre Boyer is on his direct left in Seat 10.

With 39 players still in the action, the money is far away yet with only the top 18 earning a score.

Classic Rockers: WSOP Bracelet Winner Andre Boyer Leads at Dinner

$180 Seniors Classic Rockers 50+ (Re-Entry)
End of Level 12: 800/1,600 with a 300 ante
Players Remaining: 41 of 145

Andre Boyer

Andre Boyer earned a World Series of Poker gold bracelet during the summer of 2015 winning $250,000 in a $1,500 six-max event. Now, just about 18 months later, he’s in search of a guitar to complement his bracelet and is in great position. Boyer holds over 200,000 chips and leads the way in the Classic Rockers.

Players are currently on a 30-minute dinner break with cards going back in the air at about 6pm.

Classic Rockers: The Amatos Making a Run

$180 Seniors Classic Rockers 50+ (Re-Entry)
Level 10: 500/1,000 with a 100 ante
Players Remaining: 63 of 145

Amelio Amato

For Amelio and Shari Amato, today’s Classic Rockers event is a family affair. The poker-playing husband and wife duo has experienced tremendous success, both owning six figures in career earnings.

With the 145-entry starting field in today’s event already down to 63, both are putting themselves in position to add to their resumes. Additionally, they’re seated at adjacent tables and can keep tabs on the eachother quite easily.

At present, Amelio has the edge on his better half claiming 55,000 chips to her 45,000.

Shari Amato

Classic Rockers: Prize Pool Finalized with $5,809 and a Seat to the Champ

$180 Seniors Classic Rockers 50+ (Re-Entry)
Level 9: 400/800 with a 100 ante
Players Remaining: 80 of 145

Registration is closed in today’s 11am $180 Seniors Classic Rockers event. The tournament drew 145 entries generating a total prize pool of $19,375. The top 18 finishers earn prize money with a min-cash worth $291. Payouts culminate in a $5,809, but in addition to the cash, the tournament’s winner earns a guitar trophy and a seat in the $300,000 guaranteed Championship.

Prize pool details:

2016 Winter Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tampa, FL
Event 11
$180 Seniors Classic Rockers
Entries: 145
Prize Pool: $19,375
December 13, 2016

1st – $5,809 + Championship seat
2nd – $3,197
3rd – $1,841
4th – $1,550
5th – $1,163
6th – $969
7th – $775
8th – $581
9th – $436
10th-12th – $388
13th-15th – $339
16th-18th – $291

The clock currently shows 80 players remaining in the middle of Level 9. Among them are defending champion Bo Bloom, Seminole Hard Rock Tampa ambassador Wally Maddah, last year’s seventh-place finisher Ray Delcueto, Tony March and Markvin Karlins.

Classic Rockers: Late Registration Coming to a Close

$180 Seniors Classic Rockers 50+ (Re-Entry)
End of Level 8: 300/600 with a 100 ante
Entries: 142

With registration still open, but the blinds and antes climbing, there’s a delicate dance between the field growing and shrinking at the same time. Nearly half a row of tables have broken and the players are on their second 15-minute break of the day. When they return, registration will close and the prize pool will be finalized.

We’ll provide the complete payout information when available.

Classic Rockers: Set into a Royal for Ambassador Maddah, Then 99>TT AIPF

$180 Seniors Classic Rockers 50+ (Re-Entry)
Level 7: 250/500 with a 75 ante
Entries: 134

Wally Maddah

Seminole Hard Rock Tampa ambassador Wally Maddah has had a tough go of it early. He kicked off the Seniors Classic Rockers event running his flopped set into the Royal Flush of Shari Amato.

Shari Amato

Maddah had a stack and was still fighting, but met some more misfortune a few hands later. Maddah was in the small blind eyeing a raise from the button. He three-bet, the button moved all-in and he called.

Maddah: ThTd
Button: 9h9d

Runout: AcJc2c9c5s

Maddah was feeling good after the flop, but the button spiked a set on the turn for a come-from-behind win. Maddah acknowledged her win with a, “Nice hand” and shipped the double her way.

Despite the cold streak, the ambassador is still alive in the event.