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Event 14: John Holley Wins Final Turbo

2016 Winter Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tampa, FL
Event 14
$250 Deep Stack Turbo No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Entries: 102
Prize Pool: $21,420
December 18, 2016

John Holley, Event 14 Champion

SHRP regular John Holley made a declaration at the start of the 2016 Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Winter Poker Open. He was going to take home one of the WPO guitar trophies. After Event 14 was complete, he was taking a winner’s photo with one before walking out the door with it.

Event 14 was the final tournament on the WPO schedule and it was a $250 buy-in, fast-paced, turbo format on a Sunday afternoon. The 102 entries surpassed the $20,000 guaranteed prize pool with the last 18 players earning a piece.

The tournament quickly played down to the money bubble after registration closed with Lily Kiletto and Seminole Hard Rock Tampa ambassador Wally Maddah making some money. They would fall short of a final table that included Event 12 champion John Pishos, 2015 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Event 10 winner Michael Ortiz, 2015 WPO Turbo runner-up Dallas Henderson, and the five-time WSOP Circuit ring winner Holley.

The final table moved along at the same snappy pace as the rest of the tournament and Holley was soon heads-up with India resident Abhishek Chhallani. Holley had better than a two-to-one chip lead and they decided to chop the remaining prize pool down the middle with Holley taking top honors due to his stack.

“It’s tough for me to play a post-lim after busting the main event,” Holley said. He came into Day 2 of the Championship but was unable to make it deep.

“It’s tough when you go from playing for $187,000 and then only $6,000,” he continued. “I’m just happy I finally got my guitar.”

Besides his five WSOP-C wins, Holley has amassed more than $1.5 million in a career that includes tournament wins at our sister properties in Hollywood and Coconut Creek. Now Holley can add Seminole Hard Rock Tampa champion to his list of credits as well.

Event 14 results:

1st: John Holley – $4,981
2nd: Abhishek Chhallani – $4,980
3rd: Michael Ortiz – $2,035
4th: John Pishos – $1,714
5th: Dallas Henderson – $1,285
6th: Gil Alferez – $1,071
7th: John Gordon – $857
8th: Eric Eisenberg – $643
9th: Qinghao Zheng – $482
10th: Jacob Snider – $428
11th: Lily Kiletto – $428
12th: Sufian Soufan – $428
13th: Wally Maddah – $375
14th: Martin Markov – $375
15th: Harlon Kinney – $375
16th: Lonny Weitzel – $321
17th: Joseph DeLucia – $321
18th: Mahmoud Bidarian – $321

Event 14: Prize Pool and Payout Information

$250 Deep Stack Turbo NL Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 14: 1,200/2,400 with a 400 ante
Players Remaining: 32 of 102

While most eyes were on the Championship playing down, the final tournament on the schedule finished off the series by beating another guaranteed prize pool.

Event 14 drew 102 entries to the $250 Deep Stack Turbo NLH tournament to create a prize pool worth $21,420. The last 18 players will take home some money with min-cash earning $321 while the last champion of the series will grab $6,427 and the WPO guitar trophy.

2016 Winter Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tampa, FL
Event 14
$250 Deep Stack Turbo No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Entries: 102
Prize Pool: $21,420
December 18, 2016

1st: $6,427
2nd: $3,534
3rd: $2,035
4th: $1,714
5th: $1,285
6th: $1,071
7th: $857
8th: $643
9th: $482
10th – 12th: $428
13th – 15th: $375
16th – 18th: $321

We will provide the final results after this tournament concludes.

Event 14: Closing with a Turbo

$250 Deep Stack Turbo NL Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 1: 25/50

It’s the final day of the 2016 Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Winter Poker Open and we’re closing things out with a fast-paced tournament. Event 14 is a $250 buy-in Turbo tournament with a $20,000 guaranteed prize pool.

Players will sit down to 20,000 deep starting stacks and the tournament will run 15-minute levels from start to finish. Late registration is open until the start of Level 13 around 5:30pm and they will continue grinding until we have a winner.

We will be concentrating our coverage on the Championship but will keep one eye on the Turbo as it progresses through the day.

  • $20,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips and 15-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 13
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 14 Structure Sheet

WPO Day 18 Schedule

Main Event Schedule

12PM: Day 2 – $1,650 WPO Championship (Re-Entry)

2PM: Event 14 – $250 Deep Stack Turbo NL Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • $20,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips and 15-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 13
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 14 Structure Sheet

Event 14: Mohd Eid Wins Final WPO Event

2015 Winter Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tampa
Event #14
$150 Deep Stack Turbo No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Total Entries: 210
Prize Pool: $25,200
December 20, 2015

Mohn Eid, Event 14 Champion
Mohn Eid, Event 14 Champion

Tampa, FL (December 20, 2015) — The last tournament on the 2015 Winter Poker Open schedule kicked off Sunday afternoon in the poker room while the Championship played out nearby. It was a $150 buy-in Turbo No Limit Hold’em event which drew a nice 210 entrant crowd to close out the series.

Mohd Eid outlasted the entire field and beat Eric Wert heads up to claim the title and $7,054 first place prize. Just like the fast-paced Turbo events before it, Event 14 quickly played down to the final table in less than seven hours with Event 4 title winner Wert coming in as the chip leader.

Wert wasn’t the only player at the final table with success this series. “Tampa Bay Ray” Del Cueto finished seventh in the Seniors Event and Jay Giles finish seventh in this event last Tuesday.

The final table took less than an hour to play out with 15-minute levels and built-to-move stack sizes. James Rigsby went out in fourth place and the remaining three considered a deal but Eid took Wert and Huicun Qiao before they could calculate the numbers.

This is Eid’s first career title and third best tournament cash. His wife was in attendance and just as excited as her husband. Eid tried to make a deep run in the Championship but was unable to bag chips for Day 2. His result here takes some of the sting out.

“It feels good. It makes up for the [Championship].” Eid said. “I ran really bad in the [Championship]. It feels good. I almost didn’t come to play [Event][14].”

“I just wanted to take a break then I said, ‘It’s Sunday, let me come and play.” he finished.

A recent transplant from Massachusetts, he now resides in Pinellas Park, FL and enjoyed his first success at Seminole Hard Rock Tampa.

“I love [the][Winter][Poker][Open]. I hope they have it more often. I just moved here, to Florida. I like it.”

Event 14 was a fun way to wrap up the 2015 Winter Poker Open schedule for all those unable to make it deep in the Championship. The turnout and results prove this is a great format to end a successful series.

Event 14 Results:

1st: Mohd Eid – $7,054
2nd: Eric Wert – $4,158
3rd: Huicun Qiao – $2,394
4th: James Rigsby – $1,940
5th: Jeffrey Slayton – $1,512
6th: Alexander Bury – $1,260
7th: Patrick Kelly – $1,008
8th: Ray Del Cueto – $756
9th: Marc Saddik – $504
10th: Jay Giles – $328
11th: Ryan Hittel – $328
12th: James Rickard – $328
13th: David Loveless – $277
14th: Brian Kinser – $277
15th: Donald Drapel – $277
16th: Edith Norman – $252
17th: Frank Mast – $252
18th: Frank Muir – $252
19th: Maria Harrell – $227
20th: Christopher Binion – $227
21st: John Pishos – $227
22nd: Kevin Boyd – $227
23rd: Debra Keller – $227
24th: Mansoor Kader – $227
25th: Luke Gresock – $227
26th: Jami Cvek – $227
27th: Michael Shannon – $227

Event 14: Turbo Final Table

$150 Deep Stack Turbo No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 23: 25,000/50,000/5,000 Ante

While almost all eyes are on the Championship playing down towards its final table and winner, Event 14 quickly hit its own final table. The last tournament on the 2015 Winter Poker Open has ten players remaining with Event 4 winner Eric Wert leading the way.

Final Table
Seat 1: Eric Wert – 883,000 (18 bb)
Seat 2: James Will Rigsby – 460,000 (9 bb)
Seat 3: Huiluix Qiao – 698,000 (14 bb)
Seat 4: Jeffrey Slayton – 600,000 (12 bb)
Seat 5: Marc Saddin – 451,000 (9 bb)
Seat 6: “Tampa Bay Ray” Del Cueto – 200,000 (4 bb)
Seat 7: Jay Giles – 255,000 (5 bb)
Seat 8: Patrick Kelly – 425,000 (9 bb)
Seat 9: Mohn Eid – 823,000 (16 bb)
Seat 10: Alex Bury – 464,000 (9 bb)

Eric Wert – 883,000 (18 bb)
Mohn Eid – 823,000 (16 bb)
Huiluix Qiao – 698,000 (14 bb)
Jeffrey Slayton – 600,000 (12 bb)
Alex Bury – 464,000 (9 bb)
James Will Rigsby – 460,000 (9 bb)
Marc Saddin – 451,000 (9 bb)
Patrick Kelly – 425,000 (9 bb)
Jay Giles – 255,000 (5 bb)
“Tampa Bay Ray” Del Cueto – 200,000 (4 bb)

Event 14: Prize Pool Finalized

$150 Deep Stack Turbo No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 15: 3,000/6,000/500 Ante

Event 14 was the third of three turbos on the Winter Poker Open schedule and also happened to be the largest. The 210-entry field generated a prize pool of $25,200, mashing the $15,000 guarantee and paying the top 27. A min-cash earns $227 while the tournament’s winner pockets $7,054.

Here’s a look at the complete prize structure:

FinishPrize
1st$7,054
2nd$4,158
3rd$2,394
4th$1,940
5th$1,512
6th$1,260
7th$1,008
8th$756
9th$504
10th-12th$328
13th-15th$277
16th-18th$252
19th-27th$227

The clock reads 48 players remaining toward the middle of Level 15. We will touch base with you again when the 10-handed final table is reached.

Event 14: Shuffle Up and Deal

$150 Deep Stack Turbo No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 1: 25/50

The last of the Winter Poker Open primary events is underway at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Tampa. The $150 deep stack turbo no limit hold’em tournament is the third of its kind on the series schedule. The other two drew fields of just under and just over 200 players and finished in about seven hours a piece.

Players take their seats to starting stacks of 25,000 and will play 15-minute levels. Registration/re-entry remains open until the start of start of Level 13 and players have until then to help the tournament best its $15,000 guarantee.

EVENT 14 STRUCTURE SHEET

We will touch base with you again when the prize pool is finalized. Good luck players!

The Final Day of the 2015 Winter Poker Open

12PM: $1,650 Winter Poker Open Championship – Day 2

2PM: Event 14 – $150 Deep Stack Turbo No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • $15,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 25,000 in tournament chips and 15-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 13
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 14 Structure Sheet