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Event 3 Flight C: Last Level to Register

$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)

Randy Spain

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.

Event 3 Flight C: Guillaume Starek Leads

$570 Deepstack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed 
Structure
Level 6: 300/500 with a 500 ante
Flight C Entries: 79 (Total Entries: 186)

Guillaume Starek

Time is running out for players to enter Flight C and it looks like we will have to wait until the start of Flight D to officially surpass the $100,000 Guarantee. The field only needs 14 to get there and Flight C might still get there. But if not, it will be topped before Flight D even gets underway.

While players are coming and going, Guillaume Starek is just stacking chips. He had 81,600 at the break but now he’s up to 118,000 near the midpoint of the day.

Event 3 Flight C: More Talented Players Join

$570 Deepstack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed 
Structure
Level 4: 200/300 with a 300 ante
Flight C Entries: 57 (Total Entries: 164)

Carey Pickus

We hit 57 entries at the start of Level 4 to make this the biggest flight of the tournament so far and the $100,000 guaranteed prize pool is within sight.

More tough players hopped in the game including a group of our talented regular grinders. Carey Pickus, Deborah Farmer, and the mother-daughter tandem of Ok and Jennifer Haselton all have the ability to the final table and win the title.

Jennifer Haselton
Ok Haselton
Deborah Farmer

Event 3 Flight C: Running it Up

$570 Deepstack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed 
Structure
Level 2: 100/100 with a 100 ante
Flight C Entries: 46 (Total Entries: 153)

Steve Tziris

The Flight C entry count nearly doubled itself over the first two levels and it’s a virtual lock this will be the biggest session of the three so far.

Steve Tziris, always having a good time, is one of the early entrants and the SHR Tampa regular is really trying to that first Tampa win after so many close calls.

Event 3 Flight C: Cards in the Air

$570 Deepstack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed 
Structure
Level 1: 100/100
Flight C Entries: 25 (Total Entries: 132)

After a short pause at the start to get everyone settled, tournament staff announced “shuffle up and deal” to get action underway in Flight C.

There are 25 entries here at the start (with another three coming soon from the 9am satellite) as we head towards the $100,000 guaranteed prize pool later this evening.

Event 3 Flight C: Last Two Chances

$570 Deepstack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed 
Structure
Level 1: 100/100

Two flights are down for Event 3 and the tournament is more than halfway to its big guaranteed prize pool. Flight C starts at 11am in the poker room with a $570 buy-in and that nice $100,000 Guarantee.

The first two flights combined to put 107 into Event 3 with 23 players already set for a Day 2 return.

Players will start with 25,000 deep stacks and all Day 1 levels will last 30 minutes before switching to 40 on Day 2. Late registration and unlimited re-entries are available until the start of Level 9 at 3:30pm and their day will come to an end after Level 14. Those still with chips will bag them up for a Day 2 return on Wednesday.

Chip counts through Flight B

  • $100,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 25,000 in chips
  • Day 1 levels last 30 minutes; Day 2 levels last 40 minutes
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • Day 1 will end after Level 14 or Tournament Director discretion
  • Event 3 Structure Sheet

Event 3: Chip Counts Through Flight B

$570 Deepstack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed Structure
Return to Level 15: 2,000/4,000 with a 4,000 ante
Players Remaining: 23 of 107

Flight A: 52 Entries; 10 Advanced
Flight B: 55 Entries; 13 Advanced
Flight C: Tuesday at 11am
Flight D: Tuesday at 6pm
Day 2: Wednesday at noon

RANKFIRST NAMELAST NAMECITYSTCHIP COUNT
1FREDPARADISOLDSMARFL338,500
2HERBERTWOODBERYWINTER GARDENFL190,000
3MARKWINCHELLLARGOFL175,000
4JAMESSOPERTAMPAFL171,500
5BRIANARBAUGHRIVERVIEWFL153,500
6TROYBERCOTBRADENTONFL151,500
7TOMASZSZYMECKILARGOFL142,000
8GERALDSILVATAMPAFL140,000
9ADAMFAUSERWESLEY CHAPELFL135,000
10DONALDLINSKYTAMPAFL130,500
11LAWRENCEWHYTELAS VEGASNV124,500
12BRYCEMCVAYJUPITERFL123,000
13KARLMANOUCHAKIANTAMPAFL99,000
14DAVIDSMITHAVON PARKFL83,000
15MARKWISERLAND O LAKESFL80,000
16SANJIBACHARYATAMPAFL75,000
17ERIKCHRISTENSENHALLANDALE BEACHFL74,500
18BRANDONMILLERPALM BAYFL69,500
19BENJAMINKEATHLEYDOUGLAS CITYCA64,000
20HUNTERCICHYFORT LAUDERDALEFL55,500
21EDWARDGILFILLANDECATURGA55,000
22JACOBNAUMANNLARGOFL55,000
23LUKESPEERLAKE MARYFL32,500

Poker Classic Day 7 Schedule

Primary Event Schedule

11AM: Event 3 Day 1C – $570 Deepstack NLH (Re-Entry)

  • $100,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 25,000 in chips
  • Day 1 levels last 30 minutes; Day 2 levels last 40 minutes
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • Day 1 will end after Level 14 or Tournament Director discretion
  • Event 3 Structure Sheet

12PM: Event 5 – $300 Omaha 8/Stud 8 (Re-Entry)

  • 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
  • Event 5 Structure Sheet

6PM: Event 3 Day 1D – $570 Deepstack NLH (Re-Entry)

  • $100,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 25,000 in chips
  • Day 1 levels last 30 minutes; Day 2 levels last 40 minutes
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • Day 1 will end after Level 14 or Tournament Director discretion
  • Event 3 Structure Sheet

Secondary and Satellite Schedule

9AM: Event 19 – $75 Event 3 Turbo Satellite (1-in-10)

  • 2 seats guaranteed into $100,000 GTD Event 3
  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips and 20-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 19 Structure Sheet

Event 3 Flight B: Heading into the Evening

$570 Deepstack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed 
Structure
Level 6: 300/500 with a 500 ante
Flight B Entries: 52 (Total Entries: 104)

Anthony Dianaty

Flight B of Event 3 reached 52 entries after the first break to match the number they had in Flight A. That puts the tournament past the midpoint to reaching the $100,000 guaranteed prize pool and it should easily reach it tomorrow.

Several top players remain in the game including Anthony Dianaty fresh off his runner-up finish in last night’s Event 2. Also grinding we have Wally Maddah, Anthony Astarita, Karl Manouchakian, Hunter Cichy, and Erik Christensen.

This will bring our Tampa Poker Classic coverage to an end for the evening. We will return tomorrow morning with all the action from Flights C and D of Event 3 along with chip counts from Flight B and a recap of the Omaha 8 final table.

Hunter Cichy
Karl Manouchakian
Wally Maddah

Event 3 Flight B: Brandon Byars Leads Near First Break

$570 Deepstack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed 
Structure
Level 4: 200/300 with a 300 ante
Flight B Entries: 43 (Total Entries: 95)

Brandon Byars

Flight B is closing out Level 4 which means it’s just about time for that first break from the action. The combined count is nearing triple digits and the halfway point to the $100,000 Guarantee.

It appears Brandon Byars is the current leader with more than 60,000 from his 25,000 starting stack. A good start with ten more levels to go.

Event 3: Chip Counts Through Flight A

$570 Deepstack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed 
Structure
Return to Level 15: 2,000/4,000 with a 4,000 ante
Flight A Players Remaining: 10 of 52

Flight A: 52 Entries; 10 Advanced
Flight B: Underway; Late registration till 10:30pm
Flight C: Tuesday at 11am
Flight D: Tuesday at 6pm
Day 2: Wednesday at noon

RANKFIRST NAMELAST NAMECHIP COUNT
1FredParadis338,500
2HerbertWoodbery190,000
3TroyBercot151,500
4AdamFauser135,000
5LawrenceWhyte124,500
6BryceMcVay123,000
7MarkWiser80,000
8SanjibAcharya75,000
9BenjaminKeathby64,000
10LukeSpeer32,500

Event 3 Flight A: Fred Paradis Bags the Lead

$570 Deepstack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed 
Structure
End of Level 14: 2,000/3,000 with a 3,000 ante
Flight A Players Remaining: 10 of 52

Fred Paradis

Flight A of Event 3 came to an end with ten players remaining but barely. Mark Wiser was all in on the last hand with Ad2c against queens and flopped two aces to double.

Fred Paradis bagged up the biggest stack with 338,500 with Herbert Woodbery in second with 190,000.

We will post the full set of chip counts once everything is settled and the numbers are checked.

Event 3 Flight B: Monday Evening Poker

$570 Deepstack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed 
| Structure
Level 1: 100/100

We are rolling out another multi-flight tournament over the next couple days to move us closer to the Main. Flight B of Event 3 starts at 6pm in the poker room with a $570 buy-in and healthy $100,000 Guarantee.

Flight A put 51 entries in so far and we expect an even bigger turnout this evening.

Players will start with 25,000 deep stacks and all Day 1 levels will last 30 minutes before switching to 40 on Day 2. Late registration and unlimited re-entries are available until the start of Level 9 at 10:30pm and their day will come to an end after Level 14. Those still with chips will bag them up for a Day 2 return on Wednesday.

  • $100,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 25,000 in chips
  • Day 1 levels last 30 minutes; Day 2 levels last 40 minutes
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • Day 1 will end after Level 14 or Tournament Director discretion
  • Event 3 Structure Sheet

Event 3 Flight A: Fred Paradis Leads After Last 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 A Players Remaining: 15 of 52

Fred Paradis

The last break is complete and the 15 remaining players are back in their seats ready to make their way through three more levels.

Fred Paradis is the new leader they are chasing and his 215,000 is the only stack over 200K. Herbert Woodbury is the closest with 170,000 but it is anyone’s game to bag the end-of-day lead.

Event 3 Flight A: Down to Two Tables

$570 Deepstack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed 
Structure
Level 11: 1,000/1,500 with a 1,500 ante
Flight A Players Remaining: 16 of 52

They are wasting no time in Flight A. The 52 entries have been whittled down to two tables and 16 players remaining. They will take a break after this level and there will still be three more levels after that.

If they fail here, Flight B kicks off at 6pm.

Herbert Woodbery, Bryce McVay, Derrick Cutler, Mark Wiser, and Lawrence Whyte are still in contention for a Day 2 bag.

Event 3 Flight A: Registration Closed with 52 Entries

$570 Deepstack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed 
Structure
Level 10: 500/1,500 with a 1,500 ante
Flight A Players Remaining: 27 of 52

The numbers are in and we had two more players jump in during the break to push the Flight A count up to 52. That’s the perfect pace for the $100,000 Guarantee with three more flights to go, the next up at 6pm with late registration till 10:30pm.

Flight A is down to the last three tables but we expect action to slow now with the average stack around 50 big blinds. They will continue to play until the end of Level 14 when survivors will bag up for a return on Wednesday for Day 2.

Day/TimeFlightEntriesAdvanced
Monday at 11amA52TBD
Monday at 6pmB
Tuesday at 11amC
Tuesday at 6pmD
Total52TBD

Event 3 Flight A: Derrick Cutler Leads

$570 Deepstack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed 
Structure
Level 9: 500/1,000 with a 1,000 ante
Flight A Entries: 50

Derrick Cutler

The second break is complete and registration is closed on Flight A of Event 3. The clock shows an unofficial 50 entries and we will update once the numbers are counted.

After eight levels, Derrick Cutler ran his 25,000 starting stacks up to 100,000 on the nose. Then he won the race off to move to 100,500. That’s good enough for the lead with Mark Wiser sitting with more than 80,000.

Cutler has two wins, both in the state, but his biggest result saw him part of SHRP history. Back in 2013, SHR Hollywood ran the first massive SHRPO Championship, complete with a $10,000,000 Guarantee and $12,000,000 prize pool. Cutler was among the 2,384 entries and made the final table where he collected a whopping $232,000 for an eighth-place finish.

Event 3 Flight A: Last Level to Register

$570 Deepstack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed 
Structure
Level 8: 400/800 with a 800 ante
Flight A Entries: 49

Justin Zaki

Flight A moved into Level 8 and that means time is running out to jump in the game this afternoon. We should hit 50 entries before that time, the exact number we need per flight to hit the $100,000 Guarantee, and this will likely be the smallest of the four sessions.

Tampa reg Justin Zaki was one of the latest to get in the game but he does not have a soft table. The 2018 WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open runner-up was moved to a new table as soon as he arrived and joined John Dolan and Bryce McVay in a short-handed, tough lineup.

Event 3 Flight A: WPTDeepStacks Champ Joins

$570 Deepstack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed 
Structure
Level 7: 300/600 with a 600 ante
Flight A Entries: 47

Lawrence Whyte

WPTDeepStacks events have been a mainstay on our schedules for a few years with some great results. But back in the early history of the tour, the first DeepStacks Poker Tour event run on a Seminole property was in Hollywood back in 2015. This was at the time when the tour was beginning its transition to the World Poker Tour banner and the 2015 SHR Hollywood LHPO Main Event, at the time, was one of the biggest the tour ran.

Compared to more recent turnouts, the 396 entries in that tournament might seem small but it set the standard moving forward for bigger, stronger, four-figure WPTDS fields.

This afternoon we have the winner of that tournament. Lawrence Whyte captured the title in 2015 over a tough final table that included Stuart Greenbaum, Stephen Diamantas, Nick Pupillo, Carlos Loving, soon-to-be SHRP Player of the Year Ory Hen, and current SHRP POY Brett Bader.

Whyte earned $91,000 for the title along with a piece of SHRP history.

Event 3 Flight A: John Dolan Enters

$570 Deepstack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed 
Structure
Level 5: 200/400 with a 400 ante
Flight A Entries: 44

John Dolan

The first break is complete and action is back underway in Flight A. We picked up a couple more entries while they were gone and it’s a nice, comfortable afternoon for poker.

Local favorite John Dolan took his seat before the break and remarkably aiming for his first SHR Tampa title. He has nearly $4.8 million in live career earnings with WSOP Circuit titles and a Coco Poker Open Championship win along with his 2010 WSOP Main Event November Nine fourth-place finish. But he’s still waiting on that first big score on his home turf.

Event 3 Flight A: Mark Wiser Back for More

$570 Deepstack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed 
Structure
Level 3: 100/200 with a 200 ante
Flight A Entries: 39

Mark Wiser

The Event 3 entry count is moving up for Flight A as we move into the afternoon hours and pacing nicely to beat the $100,000 Guarantee.

Mark Wiser returned to the poker room and the SHR Tampa regular had another deep run yesterday. He was grinding his way through Day 2 of the Deepstack Challenge opening event and made his way to the last two tables, finishing 17th out of 1,128 entries to walk away with more than $3,000.