$570 No Limit Hold’em (Freeze-Out) Structure Level 6: 300/500 with a 500 ante Entries: 75
Event 3 continued the climb higher after the break and aiming for a $40,000 prize pool. It will be tight without the re-entries but it’s a great turnout either way.
Tony March is back in the Poker Room only a few hours after becoming the Winter Poker Open Event 2 champ. The Tampa favorite cruised through that final table and won the tournament. March took the guitar trophy home but donated the entire $45,851 first-place prize to his Pay It Backward Foundation.
$570 No Limit Hold’em (Freeze-Out) Structure Level 4: 200/300 with a 300 ante Entries: 65
Level 4 is coming to a close and the Freeze-Out players will be taking a 15-minute break at its conclusion. The 65 players in the game so far, the prize pool is up to $32.500 with two more hours of registration remaining.
$570 No Limit Hold’em (Freeze-Out) Structure Level 2: 100/100 with a 100 ante Entries: 42
The Freeze-Out field is growing and up to 42 entries after the first level. That’s a fine start to a Monday morning and a tournament that will not see any re-entries.
Marvin “The Duckman” Karlins was one of the first in the room and putting everyone on notice that he will be taking home the guitar trophy this evening. He’s already pulled out his handy duck call after a tablemate showed pocket deuces for a win.
Susan MacPherson was also in her seat at the start. She’s a familiar face in our big tournaments and she has the results to show for it. She has a handful of final tables and picked up her biggest score with a final table appearance at the 2016 Tampa Winter Poker Open Championship final table.
$570 No Limit Hold’em (Freeze-Out) Structure Level 1: 100/100
We are kicking off the new week with a little No Limit Hold’em Freeze-Out action at 11 am. The $570 buy-in tournament has late registration open until 3 pm but they only get a single entry, no re-entries allowed.
They’ll start with big 25,000 stacks and all levels will run for 30 minutes. There is a dinner break schedule around 6:45 pm and they’ll return to play it out for the win along with the guitar trophy.
Players begin with 25,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
Late registration available until start of Level 8; No re-entries
This is one-day tournament and plays till completion
$360 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $250,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts Level 23: 15,000/25,000 with a 25,000 ante Players Remaining: 21 of 1,010
There seems to be no slowing Event 2 down but the end of Level 24 might do it. Five more players picked up a payout after the three-table redraw to leave only 21 around before blind levels increase to 40 minutes.
A.J. Kelsall is the new leader as he jumped up to 2,135,000 to eclipse the 1,955,000 of Vincent Yenko.
22nd: Robert Schmal – $2,024 23rd: Rafael Perez Guerrero – $2,024 24th: Matthew Larson – $2,024 25th: Jacob Naumann – $1,676 26th: John Gordon – $1,676 27th: Marvin Kharlines – $1,676
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.