$570 Deepstack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts Level 20: 6,000/12,000 with a 12,000 ante Players Remaining: 18 of 287
There was a quick little spurt of activity as Level 20 came to a close. Trey Harrell was among the recent eliminations when he ran his into aces and Jake Naumann went out in 19th with a battle of the blinds going down to Derek Bowers’ .
Naumann was eliminated on the last hand before the orange chip color up so technically three tables still remain but they will break a table when after they return.
19th: Jake Naumann – $1,672 20th: Troy Bercot – $1,672 21st: Trey Harrell – $1,672 22nd: Benjamin Keathley – $1,312 23rd: Luke Graham – $1,312 24th: Adam Fauser – $1,312
$570 Deepstack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts Level 20: 6,000/12,000 with a 12,000 ante Players Remaining: 24 of 287
The slowdown is back on with 40-minute levels giving them plenty of time to make their moves. We lost only one player in the last bit of play with former SHRP LHPO winner Oscar Lindo going out in 25th place.
Glynn Griffis grabbed the lead during bubble play and his stack has only expanded. He now sits with 840,000 for a huge advantage and Tom Nguyen currently sits in second with 550,000.
$570 Deepstack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts Level 17: 3,000/6,000 with a 6,000 ante Players Remaining: 35 of 287
Event 3 is nearing the bubble with four tables in play, 35 players remaining, and 29 getting paid. They have about 30 minutes before the first break and it will be close which gets here first.
Trey Harrell had a small dip earlier in the day in a three-way pot but it was merely a blip on his Day 2 run so far. He sent some chips to Aaron Thivyanathan but those came back when Harrell sent him out. After starting Day 2 with less than 200K, he now sits with 320,000.
$570 Deepstack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts Level 16: 2,500/5,000 with a 5,000 ante Players Remaining: 40 of 287
Another table and another big three-way all-in pot. This time around it was Kevin Blewitt at risk for 41,500 with the best hand, just like Carlos Loving before him. James Baune was all in for 79,000 and Tom Nguyen had them both covered with his big stack.
Blewitt: Baune: Nguyen:
Blewitt asked the dealer to keep his fours good but the dropped his hand from best to third of three hands. The turn and river completed the board to send Blewitt out and push Baune over 200,000.
James Baune – 207,000 (41 bb) Tom Nguyen – 305,000 (61 bb) Kevin Blewitt – Eliminated
$570 Deepstack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts Level 15: 2,000/4,000 with a 4,000 ante Players Remaining: 56 of 287
Event 3 was a good multi-day tournament to kick off the new week and the four starting flights put 287 entries into the $570 game. It barely blinked at the $100,000 guaranteed prize pool and it ended up at $143,500 by the time registration closed.
Of those 287 entries, only 56 booked their seat into Day 2. Hanish Patel bagged the overall chip lead late in Flight D to barely beat out Flight A leader Fred Paradis. There are plenty of interesting players still in the hunt including Justin Zaki, Bryce McVay, Josias Santos, Derek Bowers, Herbert Woodbery, Jose Reyes, Hunter Cichy, and 2017 WPTDeepStacks Tampa Main Event champ Anthony Astarita.
The last 29 players will earn a piece of the prize pool and they begin playing down once action gets underway at noon.
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
Registration closed on the four starting flights of Event 3 and the big multi-day tournament drew 287 entries to easily eclipse the $100,000 Guarantee. They put $143,500 in the prize pool and the last 29 spot will be paid.
A min-cash will worth $980 while the Event 3 champion will earn $33,430 along with their $1,650 seat into the Tampa Poker Classic $300,000 Guarantee Main Event.
$570 Deepstack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $100,000 Guaranteed | Structure Level 4: 200/300 with a 300 ante Flight D Entries: 58 (Total Entries: 254)
Flight D players are heading on the first break of the day as the combined entry count topped 250 with two and a half hours left to move the needle higher.
We have plenty of notables in the last flight including Alex Ivan, Wally Maddah, Brandon Byars, Jennifer and Ok Haselton, Jose Reyes, John Dolan, Manny Minaya, and Thomas Leonzio.
Flight D will continue through their day with registration closing at the start of Level 9 and the day ending after Level 14. Survivors will join the other 42 players who already advanced to Day 2.
That will conclude our live updates for the evening but we will return in a few hours to post the Event 3 prize pool and payout information. Day 2 chip counts and seat assignments will be posted in the early morning hours as soon as they are available after Flight D concludes. We will also have an Event 5 recap in the morning with the Omaha 8/Stud 8 champion.
$570 Deepstack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $100,000 Guaranteed | Structure Level 13: 2,000/3,000 with a 3,000 ante Flight C Players Remaining: 19 of 89
Flight C of Event 3 came to an end with 19 players advancing to Day 2. Tom Nguyen came storming from the middle of the back to the top over the last level and put 257,500 away for tomorrow. That’s good enough to lead the flight but still some distance from Fred Paradis with the overall lead.
Tournament staff are pulling the chip slips and we will post the full list of counts as soon as they are available.
$570 Deepstack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $100,000 Guaranteed | Structure Level 13: 2,000/3,000 with a 3,000 ante Flight C Players Remaining: 21 of 89
Flight C reached their last level of the night with 21 players remaining, all trying to bag up for Day 2 tomorrow. Among the crowd still in contention, we have Anthony Astarita, Tom Nguyen, Carey Pickus, Justin Zaki, Duong Dieu, Carlos Loving, Joseph Orsino, Kevin Blewitt, and Guillaume Starek
$570 Deepstack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $100,000 Guaranteed | Structure Level 1: 100/100 Flight D Entries: 13 (Total Entries: 209)
Before a single hand was dealt in Flight D, Event 3 officially hit its $100,000 guaranteed prize pool. We expect to see a big crowd this evening and we will know the final numbers once registration closes after the second break.
$570 Deepstack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $100,000 Guaranteed | Structure Level 12: 1,000/2,000 with a 2,000 ante Flight C Players Remaining: 26 of 89
The last break has come and gone and Flight C is down to only three tables remaining. We expect to get under 20 players after they finish out their last three levels.
With another break comes another chip leader. This time around it is Duong Dieu with 185,000 to pace the field. We’re still waiting to see if anyone can catch Fred Paradis massive 300K Day 2 bag from Flight A but no one has come close yet.
$570 Deepstack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $100,000 Guaranteed | Structure Level 10: 500/1,500 with a 1,500 ante Flight C Players Remaining: 37 of 89
The mathing is complete and Flight C officially drew 89 entries to push the combined total to 196 for Event 3 so far. Only four entries are required in Flight D to make the $100,000 Guarantee and they will be there before cards go in the air.
$570 Deepstack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $100,000 Guaranteed | Structure Level 8: 400/800 with a 800 ante Flight C Entries: 84 (Total Entries: 191)
The race is on.
Flight C is in the last level with registration open and Event 3 is only nine entries away from hitting the $100,000 Guarantee. Flight C has 20 minutes to get there or we’ll have to officially wait until 6pm for the prize pool to hit $100K.
Randy Spain is in Tampa trying to continue a nice hot streak on his third Seminole property. In January, he had a deep run in the WPTDeepStacks Hollywood Main Event and finished in 20th place. Spain followed that up with a move to Seminole Coconut Creek for their WSOP Circuit series. Another Main Event and another top finish, this time in 23rd. Next up will be the Tampa Poker Classic Main Event kicking off on Thursday.