2019 Pinktober Poker Open Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa Event 3 $250 Seniors Event (Re-Entry) $10,000 Guaranteed Entries: 117 Prize Pool: $23,400 October 14, 2019
Monday had one new tournament on the Pinktober Poker Open schedule and it turned out to be a big one. The Seniors Event is always a popular game and the 117 entries more than doubled the $10,000 guaranteed prize pool. In the end, Guy Ward took the title in a heads-up deal with Michael Kerr to win the title along with $5,593.
1st: Guy Ward – $5,593 * 2nd: Michael Kerr – $5,592 * 3rd: James Farnsworth – $2,761 4th: Wilmer Chavira – $2,083 5th: Thomas Hunnicutt – $1,568 6th: John Ripstra – $1,217 7th: Ronald Defina – $1,053 8th: John King – $819 9th: Sandra Brown – $749 10th: Salameh Bahhur – $702 11th: Ok Haselton – $655 12th: Seth Bobet – $608 * – Denotes results of heads-up deal
2019 Seminole Hard Rock WPTDeepStacks Tampa Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa, Florida Event 3 $360 Pot Limit Omaha 8/Big O (Re-Entry) Entries: 35 Prize Pool: $10,500 June 6, 2019
The WPTDeepStacks Tampa series hit the second day on the schedule and we continue to bring you a steady dose of non-hold’em games. On Thursday it was a $360 buy-in Pot Limit Omaha 8/Big O mix and Ramses Rosa won the second SHR Tampa title of his career.
Tampa loves Omaha and the tournament drew 35 entries on weekday afternoon to create a prize pool worth $10,500. Several of our top players joined the field including Scott Anderson, Wally Maddah, and Event 1 champ Mario De La Puente.
After a long grind, they made the final table and into the money with four getting paid. They played it all the way out and Rosa earned $4,620 plus the guitar trophy after defeating Michael Bozeman heads-up.
This is the second time Rosa took home a title and his first since 2011. That one came in an Omaha 8 game so look out for him when we run the next. Rosa picked up the biggest cash of his career last week when he banked more than $20,000 for a fourth-place finish in the Memorial Day weekend $150 Big Stack Special.
Event 3 results:
1st: Ramses Rosa – $4,620 + Guitar trophy 2nd: Michael Bozeman – $2,625 3rd: Doug Arcadi – $1,890 4th: Ronald Brown – $1,365
$360 Pot Limit Omaha 8/Big O (Re-Entry) Structure | Payouts Level 10: 600/1,200 Players Remaining: 15 of 35
Event 3 continues on its trek to the next WPTDeepStacks Tampa champion but the live updates team is calling it a night. There are two tables remaining with a little work to reach the final table, and then hit the money bubble with five remaining.
Later tonight they will divide up the $10,500 and someone will walk away with the guitar trophy. We will post the results first thing in the morning and announce the winner.
$360 Pot Limit Omaha 8/Big O (Re-Entry) Structure Level 1: 50/100
No Limit Hold’em isn’t the only game in town. While Event 1 continues to play into the weekend, we continue to roll out a slate of games for our one-day trophy tournaments. Yesterday it was Limit Omaha 8, today we bring you some Omaha mix.
Event 3 is a $360 buy-in tournament that will switch games between standard Pot Limit Omaha 8 and Big O, the five-card variant of PLO8. A favorite of our local grinders.
Each player will start with a 12,000 stack and 30-minute levels. Late registration is available until the start of Level 9 around 6:45 pm after a 30-minute dinner break and players can re-enter as often as needed during that time.
Since this is a one-day tournament, we will crown another WPTDeepStacks Tampa series champion later this evening.
Players begin with 12,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
2019 Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Poker Classic Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa, Florida Event 3 $570 Deepstack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $100,000 Guaranteed Entries: 287 Prize Pool: $143,500 February 25-27, 2019
Event 3 was the second multi-day tournament on the Tampa Poker Classic schedule and the early week tournament put together a six-digit prize pool. After a long grind on Day 2, Orlando’s Glyn Griffis topped a tough final table to earn the title along with more than $33,000.
The tournament featured four starting flights and a $100,000 Guarantee. It hit the mark at the start of the fourth flight and the 287 entries created a prize pool worth $143,500. The last 29 spots paid with 56 players returning for Day 2.
They made the money shortly after the first break and Griffis began to assert himself. He quickly moved himself up among the leaders and was the big stack when they reached the final table. Griffis continued to catch big hands as players dropped around him. He had only one hiccup along the way, and it was self-induced.
Griffis made a technical error late on the final table that cost him a third of his stack, a live misclick of an all-in, but he bounced back after the misstep to dispatch Juan Rodriguez heads-up for the outright win.
Our Event 3 champ was excited to collect his first career tournament win. Griffis earned $33,430 for the title and happily packed up his Tampa Poker Classic guitar for the trip back to Orlando.
Final table results:
1st: Glyn Griffis – $33,430 + $1,650 TPC Main Event seat 2nd: Juan Rodriguez – $23,473 3rd: Brian Arbaugh – $14,540 4th: Hanish Patel – $8,844 5th: Bryce McVay – $6,830 6th: Derek Bowers – $5,660 7th: Tom Nguyen- $4,823 8th: James Soper – $4,114 9th: Gerald Silva – $3,343 10th: JT Mention – $2,919
$570 Deepstack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts Level 27: 30,000/60,000 with a 60,000 ante
The heads-up match did not last long. Griffis continued to apply pressure and extended his lead. After a flop of , Rodriguez put his last 1,380,000 in the middle and Griffis called after a minute.
Rodriguez was ahead with ace-high and a gutshot wheel draw but had a lot of outs to fade to double. The turn kept him in the lead but Griffis had 18 river outs to end the match. The paired him to give him the hand, the pot, and the title.
Rodriguez earned $23,473 for the runner-up finish while Griffis walked away with $33,430 along with a seat into the Tampa Poker Classic Main Event kicking off in the morning.
1st: Glyn Griffis – $33,430 + $1,650 TPC Main Event seat 2nd: Juan Rodriguez – $23,473
We will post a complete tournament recap on Thursday morning.
$570 Deepstack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts Level 25: 20,000/40,000 with a 40,000 ante Players Remaining: 7 of 287
Glyn Griffis opened to 100,000 from the button, Derek Bowers folded his small blind, and Brian Arbaugh moved all in for 500,000. That’s when things became a little interesting. Griffis open was with four blue chips and he went to replace them with a barrel of 5Ks but did not say “fold” first.
After consulting the floor supervisor, the action was deemed a call and Griffis put in the 500,000.
Griffis’ live misclick had a dream to crack kings after the flop but the turn and river meant he had to ship a nice chunk of his stack across the table.
$570 Deepstack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts Level 24: 15,000/30,000 with a 30,000 ante Players Remaining: 7 of 287
James Soper opened to 60,000 from under the gun and Glyn Griffis three-bet to 150,000 from the hijack. It folded back around to Soper, he called, and the flop came . Soper checked out both stacks and announced all in. Griffis quickly called and Soper was in for ~425,000.
Griffis was ahead with top two and Soper was left with a gutshot plus backdoor flush outs. The turn and river were no help and Soper was sent out.
“Pay jump for me!” short-stacked Tom Nguyen laughed.
Glyn Griffis – 2,200,000 (73 bb) James Soper – Eliminated in 8th place ($4,114)
$570 Deepstack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts Level 24: 15,000/30,000 with a 30,000 ante Players Remaining: 9 of 287
The players are still on break but here’s how the chip counts will look when they return. Glyn Griffis, Juan Rodriguez, and Derek Bowers hold the big stacks while the other six have 25 big blinds or less.
$570 Deepstack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts Level 23: 15,000/25,000 with a 25,000 ante Players Remaining: 9 of 287
Juancho Rodriguez opened to 60,000 from the cutoff and Hanish Patel defended in the big blind to the flop. Both players checked and Patel bet 100,000 after the turn and Rodriguez moved all in for 585,000. After a short think, Patel called.
Rodriguez had the big hand (with an open-ender), Patel had top pair with a flush draw but his gutshot draw was dead. The river came to give Rodriguez the king-straight and a big double up.
The final table played three more hands and they were sent on a 40-minute dinner break.
$570 Deepstack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts Level 22: 10,000/20,000 with a 20,000 ante Players Remaining: 13 of 287
Event 3 is inching its way to the final table but Lawrence Whyte will not be a part of it. The 2015 WPTDeepStacks Hollywood champ went out in 14th place to leave them only three from the final table.
While the last few levels have not been fortunate for some, former Tampa Summer Poker Open Black Chip bounty champ Derek Bowers has been running it up. He sits with more than 1,000,000 and the only player in seven digits.