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Event 3: Melody Murphy – 9th Place ($1,056)

$570 No Limit Hold’em (Freeze-Out)
Structure | Payouts
Level 16:  3,000/5,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining:  8 of 80

In a four-way pot, the flop came Th6s3s and Joshua Poe checked from the hijack. Melody Murphy moved all in form 116,000 from cutoff to get folds from Andrew Boyer on the button and Bryce McVay in the big blind.

Poe thought for a minute and called.

Poe: 5s2s
Murphy: 9s8s

“Oh,” was all Poe could muster.

Murphy was ahead with the bigger cards and better draws. The Qd turn changed nothing but Poe paired his five on the 5d river to send her out in ninth place.

Joshua Poe – 345,000 (69 bb)
Melody Murphy – Eliminated in 9th Place ($1,056)

Event 3: Final Table Set

$570 No Limit Hold’em (Freeze-Out)
Structure | Payouts
Level 16:  3,000/5,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining:  9 of 80

Three players hit the payout desk after dinner and the Freeze-Out final table is set Vittario Iemolo the new leader.

Seat 1: Andrew Boyer – 330,000 (66 bb)
Seat 2: John Dolan – 115,000 (23 bb)
Seat 3: Bryce McVay – 244,000 (49 bb)
Seat 4: Vittario Iemolo – 370,000 (74 bb)
Seat 5: David DiBernardi – 279,000 (56 bb)
Seat 6: Jeff Morzella – 120,000 (24 bb)
Seat 7: Mark Stephen Edwards – 120,000 (24 bb)
Seat 8: Joshua Poe – 281,000 (56 bb)
Seat 9: Melody Murphy – 153,000 (31 bb)

Remaining payouts:

1st: $12,379 + Guitar Trophy
2nd: $7,651
3rd: $5,132
4th: $3,569
5th: $2,578
6th: $1,937
7th: $1,515
8th: $1,237
9th: $1,056

10th: David Sweeley – $1,056
11th: Jeffrey Higgins – $945
12th: Oscar Lindo – $945

Event 3: Back in Action

$570 No Limit Hold’em (Freeze-Out)
Structure | Payouts
Level 15:  2,000/4,000 with a 4,000 ante
Players Remaining:  12 of 80

Bryce McVay

The dinner break is complete and players are back in their seats with Bryce McVay leading. Only 12 players remain and they are in the money.

Top five returning stacks:

  1. Bryce McVay – 314,000 (79 bb)
  2. Andrew Boyer – 303,000 (76 bb)
  3. Vittario Iemolo – 202,000 (51 bb)
  4. David DiBernardi – 199,000 (50 bb)
  5. Joshua Poe – 190,000 (48 bb)

Event 3: Mario Alonso Eliminated by Mark Stephen Edwards on the Bubble

$570 No Limit Hold’em (Freeze-Out)
Structure | Payouts
Level 15:  2,000/4,000 with a 4,000 ante
Players Remaining:  12 of 80

Mario Alonso

Karl Manouchakian was eliminated shortly before the dinner break and the field was on the money bubble with 13 remaining. Tournament staff pushed the clock past the dinner break until they reached the money.

On the third hand of the bubble, WSOPC Coco ring winner Mark Stephen Edwards opened the action, Joshua Poe called from the small blind, and Mario Alonso moved all in for 21,000 from the big. Both live players called the shove and the flop was Ad7d2h.

Poe checked and Edwards bet 15,000 to get a fold.

Edwards: Ac5d
Alonso: Kh7h

Alonso paired the board but so did Edwards and his ace was ahead. The 9h turn and Ts river finished the board to send Alonso out on the bubble and the remaining players on dinner break.

Event 3: Bubble or Dinner?

$570 No Limit Hold’em (Freeze-Out)
Structure | Payouts
Level 14:  1,500/3,000 with a 3,000 ante
Players Remaining:  17 of 80

WSOP Circuit Coco ring winner David DiBernardi is in contention near the bubble

Level 14 is upon them as the field broke down to the last two tables. There are 17 players remaining with 12 getting paid and the dinner break on the horizon.

It will be a race to see which gets there first.

Event 3: Jeff Morzella Joins Leaders

$570 No Limit Hold’em (Freeze-Out)
Structure | Payouts
Level 13:  1,500/2,500 with a 2,500 ante
Players Remaining:  21 of 80

Jeff Morzella

Event 3 is nearing the dinner break and also the last two tables. Tampa regular Jeff Morzella moved among the leaders as others dropped, his 206,000 good enough for the top spot at the moment.

The dinner break is scheduled at 6:45 pm and will last 40 minutes.

Event 3: Big Stacks at Break

$570 No Limit Hold’em (Freeze-Out)
Structure | Payouts
Level 11:  1,000/1,500 with a 1,500 ante
Players Remaining:  30 of 80

Karl Manouchakian

Another break is complete as the black chips came out of play. There are only 30 players remaining as the march to the title continues.

Joshua Poe is back in the leader seat with 165,500 with Bryce McVay not far behind with 154,500. Tampa regular Karl Manouchakian is a new name near the top and he’s sitting with 125,000.

They will play three more levels before taking a dinner break after Level 14.

Event 3: Prize Pool and Payouts with $12,379 to the Freeze-Out Champ

$570 No Limit Hold’em (Freeze-Out)
Structure | Payouts
Level 10:  600/1,200 with a 1,200 ante
Players Remaining:  35 of 80

The numbers were crunched and the payout information was released. Event 3 officially drew 80 entries to create a nice, even $40,000 prize pool. The top 12 spots will make the money with a min-cash earning $945 and the Freeze-Out winner taking home $12,379 plus the Winter Poker Open Guitar Trophy.

2019 Winter Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tampa, Florida
Event 3
$570 No Limit Hold’em (Freeze-Out)
Entries: 80
Prize Pool: $40,000
December 9, 2019

1st: $12,379 + Guitar Trophy
2nd: $7,651
3rd: $5,132
4th: $3,569
5th: $2,578
6th: $1,937
7th: $1,515
8th: $1,237
9th-10th: $1,056
11th-12th: $945

Event 3: Big Stacks for Andrew Boyer and Bryce McVay

$570 No Limit Hold’em (Freeze-Out)
Structure
Level 9:  500/1,000 with a 1,000 ante
Players Remaining:  45 of 80

Andrew Boyer

There are two big stacks emerging from the crowd of Freeze-Outters. Andrew Boyer was the biggest at break with 119,200 but he added another 30,000 shortly after by sending out an opponent.

Former SHR Tampa Winter Poker Open winner Bryce McVay was second at the time with 112,600 and aiming for another guitar trophy.

Bryce McVay