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Harmeet Singh Celebrates Presidents Day by Winning His First WSOP Circuit Ring

2020 WSOP Circuit – February
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tampa, Florida
Event 14
$250 Double Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed
Entries:  455
Prize Pool:  $91,000
February 17, 2020

Event 14 Champion Harmeet Singh
Event 14 Champion Harmeet Singh

With the day off from his full-time job due to the national holiday, Presidents Day, Harmeet Singh entered the final event of this series, the $250 Double Stack. It ended up being a Presidents Day to remember, as Singh not only final tabled the event with a friend, but Singh went on to win his first WSOP Circuit ring and $17,990.

“It’s the best feeling for any poker player,” said Singh after his victory, “and I really appreciate it.

When the final river card hit, the fifth-place finisher, Siddharth Siddharth, seemed even more excited for Singh than Singh was for himself. Singh introduced Siddharth to poker, and taught him a lot about the game.

“I introduced him to poker,” said Singh, who then began speaking about the person who helped guide him through the poker world. “My teacher has been my uncle, Raminder Singh, who has already won a WSOP Circuit ring. He is my mentor. He’s a teacher, a poker player, he’s my friend, he’s my parent, he’s my everything.” (Raminder Singh not only has a WSOP Circuit ring on his resume, but he is one of the winningest players in Seminole Hard Rock history with six trophies. )

The $17,990 that Singh won in this event was the second largest cash of his career, but if poker continues for him the same way that it has for his Uncle Raminder, then he has many more victories to look forward to.

Event 14 Champion Harmeet Singh with Siddharth Siddharth
Event 14 Champion Harmeet Singh poses with his poker student, Siddharth Siddharth, who finished fifth.

Final Table Results:

1st:  Harmeet Singh  –  $17,990 + WSOP Circuit ring
2nd:  Kenneth Frey  –  $11,116
3rd:  David Tuthill  –  $8,140
4th:  Richard Porter  –  $6,042
5th:  Siddharth Siddharth  –  $4,546
6th:  James Soper  –  $3,469
7th:  Luke Speer  –  $2,685
8th:  Garth Fudens  –  $2,108
9th:  John Bossinger  –  $1,679
10th:  Chad Summers  –  $1,357

Event 14: Final Table Begins with Kenneth Frey in the Lead

$250 Double Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 27:  25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 ante
Players Remaining:  10 of 455

Event 14 Final Table
Event 14 Final Table

After the elimination of Daniel Smith in 11th place, the final 10 players drew for random seats at the final table. These were their chip counts:

Seat 1.  Kenneth Frey  –  2,060,000  (41 bb)
Seat 2.  Rick Porter  –  1,000,000  (20 bb)
Seat 3.  Siddharth Siddharth  –  1,005,000  (20 bb)
Seat 4.  John H. Bossinger  –  700,000  (14 bb)
Seat 5.  Jim Soper  –  885,000  (18 bb)
Seat 6.  Luke Speer  –  450,000  (9 bb)
Seat 7.  David Tuthill  –  1,190,000  (24 bb)
Seat 8.  Chad Summers  –  425,000  (9 bb)
Seat 9.  Garth Fudens  –  170,000  (3 bb)
Seat 10.  Harmeet Singh  –  1,270,000  (25 bb)

And here is the remaining prizepool, followed by the money finishers so far:

1st:  $17,990 + WSOP Circuit ring
2nd:  $11,116
3rd:  $8,140
4th:  $6,042
5th:  $4,546
6th:  $3,469
7th:  $2,685
8th:  $2,108
9th:  $1,679
10th:  $1,357

11th:  Daniel Smith  –  $1,357
12th:  Adnan Kazim  –  $1,357
13th:  Jenn Ruf  –  $1,114
14th:  Philip Vera  –  $1,114
15th:  Steven Fiorentini  –  $1,114
16th:  Joseph Parrish  –  $928
17th:  Blake Whittington  –  $928
18th:  Andrew Kaplan  –  $928
19th:  James Courtney  –  $785
20th:  Aaron Lipstet  –  $785
21st:  Michael Hassab  –  $785
22nd:  Ronald Braswell  –  $675
23rd:  Cain Elkins  –  $675
24th:  Mark Cannon  –  $675
25th:  Edith Norman  –  $589
26th:  Jacqulyn Kagan  –  $589
27th:  Sandra Brown  –  $589
28th:  Christian Ramsey  –  $523
29th:  Paul Joiner  –  $523
30th:  Sharon Fekete  –  $523
31st:  Travis Jackson  –  $472
32nd:  Antonio Machado  –  $472
33rd:  Jeremy Becker  –  $472
34th:  David Piccolo  –  $433
35th:  Jayson Jones  –  $433
36th:  Benjamin Miner  –  $433
37th:  Jeffrey Isman  –  $404
38th:  Joseph Istvan  –  $404
39th:  Steven Cenal  –  $404
40th:  Michael Petrella  –  $404
41st:  Kimberly Unger  –  $404
42nd:  Michael Berkstresser  –  $404
43rd:  Offir Rodan  –  $404
44th:  George Hemphill  –  $404
45th:  Carson Shidel  –  $404
46th:  Nikolaos Costarelis  –  $383
47th:  Angel Pinkham  –  $383
48th:  David Sidler  –  $383
49th:  Matthew Silva  –  $383
50th:  Kate Kopp  –  $383
51st:  Daniel Chandler  –  $383
52nd:  Axel Zengotita  –  $383
53rd:  Steffan Siebel-Cortopassi  –  $383
54th:  George Goodman  –  $383
55th:  Marcus Little  –  $370
56th:  Todd Kobrin  –  $370
57th:  Paul Pfleiderer  –  $370
58th:  John Haldie  –  $370
59th:  Todd McFeeley  –  $370
60th:  Melody Murphy  –  $370
61st:  Mario Tamayosaco  –  $370
62nd:  Kurt Carriveau  –  $370
63rd:  Shannon Moore  –  $370
64th:  Jarrod Parr  –  $364
65th:  Lawrence Dowling  –  $364
66th:  Ronald Puleo  –  $364
67th:  Robert Sutton  –  $364
68th:  Daniel Antunes Lopes  –  $364
69th:  Mark Katz  –  $364

They will be playing down to a winner tonight.

Event 14 Final Table
Event 14 Final Table

Event 14: Prize Pool and Payouts with $17,990 Up Top

$250 Double Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 13:  1,000/2,000 with a 2,000 ante
Players Remaining:  198 of 455

It only seems appropriate that we would close out our first WSOP Circuit series with another blasting of a guarantee. The $250 Double Stack Event 14 drew 455 entries to push the $50,000 up to $91,000 and we couldn’t be happier.

The last 69 players will make the money with $365 for a min-cash and $17,990 plus the ring for the champion.

2020 WSOP Circuit – February
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tampa, Florida
Event 14
$250 Double Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed
Entries:  455
Prize Pool:  $91,000
February 17, 2020

1st: $17,990 + WSOP Circuit ring
2nd: $11,116
3rd: $8,140
4th: $6,042
5th: $4,546
6th: $3,469
7th: $2,685
8th: $2,108
9th: $1,679
10th-12th: $1,357
13th-15th: $1,114
16th-18th: $928
19th-21st: $785
22nd-24th: $675
25th-27th: $589
28th-30th: $523
31st-33rd: $472
34th-36th: $433
37th-45th: $404
46th-54th: $383
55th-63rd: $370
64th-69th: $364

Event 14: Closing the Series

$250 Double Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 1:  100/100

We are down to the last day of the WSOP Circuit series and kick off the last tournament on the schedule at 11 am in the Event Center. It is a $250 buy-in Double Stack NLH game with a $50,000 guaranteed prize pool.

Players will sit down to 20,000 starting stacks and all levels will last 20 minutes. Late registration and unlimited re-entries are available until the start of Level 9 at 1:50 pm with a 30-minute dinner break following Level 16.

This will be a big way to close out the series and it will draw a great crowd.

  • $50,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips
  • Levels last 20 minutes
  • Late registration available until start of Level 9
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 14 Structure Sheet

WSOP Circuit Day 12 Schedule

Primary Event Schedule

11AM: Event 14 – $250 Double Stack NLH (Re-Entry)

  • $50,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips
  • Levels last 20 minutes
  • Late registration available until start of Level 9
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 14 Structure Sheet

12PM: Day 2 – $1,700 WSOPC Main Event (Single Re-Entry)

12PM: Event 13 – $600 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

NOTE:  Due to the large field, Day 2 of Event 13 will begin earlier than originally scheduled, with the cards in the air at 12:00 noon.

Secondary and Satellite Schedule

9AM: Event 55 – $65 Event 14 Turbo Satellite (Re-Entry)

    • Players begin with 7,000 in chips and 15-minute levels
    • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 7
    • Structure Sheet

Complete 2020 WSOPC Tampa Schedule

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