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Event 4: Chris Kennedy Takes the OE Crown

2019 Seminole Hard Rock WPTDeepStacks Tampa
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tampa, Florida
Event 4
$360 Omaha 8/Stud 8 (Re-Entry)
Entries: 24
Prize Pool: $7,200
June 7, 2019

Chris Kennedy

The WPTDeepStacks Tampa series put some non-hold’em games on the schedule and the last one played out last night. Event 4 was a $360 buy-in tournament that switched games between Limit Omaha 8 and Seven-Card Stud 8 throughout the day until Alabama’s Chris Kennedy walked away with the win, the guitar trophy and $3,600.

The tournament drew 24 split pot specialist for a small but talented field. The divided the $7,200 prize pool among the last three players and Kennedy defeated Tampa regular Tom Nguyen heads up for the title.

1st: Chris Kennedy – $3,600 + Guitar trophy
2nd: Tom Nguyen – $2,160
3rd: Jang Hung – $1,440

Event 4: Prize Pool and Payouts with $3,600 to the OE Champ

$360 Omaha 8/Stud 8 (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 9: 1,000/2,000 Limits
Total Entries: 24

Registration closed on Event 4 and the $360 buy-in Omaha 8/Stud 8 tournament drew 24 entries to create a prize pool worth $7,200. The last three spots will be paid with 3,600 and the guitar trophy sit aside for our next champ.

2019 Seminole Hard Rock WPTDeepStacks Tampa
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tampa, Florida
Event 4
$360 Omaha 8/Stud 8 (Re-Entry)
Entries: 24
Prize Pool: $7,200
June 7, 2019

1st: $3,600 + Guitar trophy
2nd: $2,160
3rd: $1,440

Event 4: Splitting Pots

$360 Omaha 8/Stud 8 (Re-Entry)
Structure
Level 1: 100/200 Limits

Another day, another non-hold’em game on the WPTDeepStacks Tampa schedule. Event 4 brings another mix game into play with a $360 buy-in tournament that will switch between Limit Omaha 8 and Stud 8 every eight hands.

It will be a smaller field but a talented one as they try to scoop their opponents until they walk away with the guitar trophy.

Players will sit down to 12,000 starting stacks and play 30-minute levels. Late registration is available until the start of Level 9 around 6:30 pm with unlimited re-entries if they bust out. They have a 30-minute dinner break scheduled after Level 11 and they will return to play it out to a champion.

Cards go in the air at 2 pm and we will bring some highlights along the way.

  • 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 3 Structure Sheet

WPTDeepStacks Day 3 Schedule

Primary Event Schedule

11AM: Event 1 Day 1E – $360 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • $250,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips with 30-minute levels
  • Single ante will be paid from the big blind for the entire table
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • Day 1 will end after Level 14 or Tournament Director discretion
  • Event 1 Structure Sheet

2PM: Event 4 – $360 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 3 Structure Sheet

6PM: Event 1 Day 1F – $360 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • $250,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips with 30-minute levels
  • Single ante will be paid from the big blind for the entire table
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • Day 1 will end after Level 14 or Tournament Director discretion
  • Event 1 Structure Sheet

Complete 2019 WPTDeepStacks Tampa Schedule

Event 4: Shawn Platt Notches Omaha 8 Title

Below are the final results from Event 4 of the Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Poker Classic, a one-day $300 buy-in Omaha 8 tournament that concluded Monday, February 25th

2019 Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Poker Classic
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tampa, Florida
Event 4
$300 Omaha 8 (Re-Entry)
Entries: 71
Prize Pool: $17,750
February 25, 2019

Shawn Platt

The first non-hold’em game on the Tampa Poker Classic produced a great turnout, as expected when Tampa sees an Omaha game. The $300 Omaha 8 game attracted a big 71-entry field and Shawn Pratt earned his first title after the dust settled.

The tournament produced a $17,750 prize pool and the last eight players would make some money. That meant the ten final table players still had some work to do. Michael Steckler and Greg Masterson tried their best with very short stacks, made the final table, but fell short in ninth and tenth places.

Pratt was second in chips to start the table behind only Michael Dreese. The chip leader could not turn his advantage into a title, dropping in fourth place.

Platt ended his Monday night with an Omaha 8 win for $5,643. This is Platt’s second-biggest score behind a third-place payout in the $150 event during the 2017 Summer Little Slick Series.

PlaceFirstNameLastNameCityStateWINNINGS
1SHAWNPLATTSARASOTAFL$5,643
2BRYCEFOXPITTSBURGHPA$4,500
3AUBREYGILBERTCLERMONTFL$2,352
4MICHAELDREESENEWTONMA$1,598
5ALEXSAIDENSTATWILMINGTONNC$1,243
6YAOZHAOTIANJIN$976
7KARENLONGFELLOWINDIAN SHORESFL$799
8DANIELMARTINEZORLANDOFL$639

Event 4: Michael Dreese Leads Omaha 8 Final Table

$300 Omaha 8 (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 16: 5,000/1,000 Limits
Players Remaining: 10 of 71

After a long slowdown 11-handed, the Omaha 8 tournament made the final table with ten remaining. Michael Dreese is the big stack starting the action with Shawn Platt his closest competitor. Greg Masterson and Michael Steckler are very short but found doubles to stick around.

They still have a little work to get done with only eight of the ten getting paid, that should not take too long from this point.

We will provide a final tournament recap complete with details and results on Tuesday morning.

Seat 1: Shawn Platt – 133,000
Seat 2: Alex Saidenstat – 40,000
Seat 3: Yao Zhao – 82,000
Seat 4: Michael Dreese – 191,000
Seat 5: Daniel Martinez – 101,000
Seat 6: Aubrey Gilbert – 120,000
Seat 7: Karen Longfellow – 80,000
Seat 8: Greg Masterson – 8,000
Seat 9: Bryce Fox – 79,000
Seat 10: Michael Steckler – 18,000

Payouts:

1st: $6,389 + TPC Guitar trophy
2nd: $3,754
3rd: $2,352
4th: $1,598
5th: $1,243
6th: $976
7th: $799
8th: $639

Event 4: Prize Pool and Payouts with $6,389 to Omaha Champ

$300 Omaha 8 (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 10: 1,200/2,400 Limits
Players Remaining: 45 of 71

The math is complete and Event 4 performed like a champ itself. Without any kind of guarantee on the tournament, it drew 71 entries to create a prize pool worth $17,750 for the $300 buy-in tournament.

The last eight spots will be paid with a min-cash earning $639 and the Omaha 8 champ will take home $6,839 along with the Tampa Poker Classic guitar.

2019 Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Poker Classic
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tampa, Florida
Event 4
$300 Omaha 8 (Re-Entry)
Entries: 71
Prize Pool: $17,750
February 25, 2019

1st: $6,389 + TPC Guitar trophy
2nd: $3,754
3rd: $2,352
4th: $1,598
5th: $1,243
6th: $976
7th: $799
8th: $639

Event 4: Great Turnout

$300 Omaha 8 (Re-Entry)
Structure
Level 3: 200/400 Limits
Entries: 50

Ronnie Morone

The Omaha 8 tournament continues to pull in great numbers, further proof that Tampa loves the game. We have 50 entries in Event 4 after the first hour and the back of the poker room is filling up on a Monday afternoon.

We have a few friends in town from the other side of the Sunshine State trying to take a guitar trophy home with them. Carey Pickus has some H.O.R.S.E. success with two third-place finishes in back-to-back years at the SHR Hollywood RRPO series. So she knows her Omaha and split pot games.

Ronnie Morone has spent time at the table in two different capacities; as a dealer and a player. On the playing side, Morone won the SHR Hollywood LHPO Omaha 8 event in 2017.

Event 4: Split Pot Omaha

$300 Omaha 8 (Re-Entry)
Structure
Level 1: 100/200 Limits

Omaha is a very popular game in our area and today we have our first four-card tournament on the Tampa Poker Classic Schedule. Event 4 will play with an Omaha 8 format with a $300 buy-in with some of the best talent in the area.

They will sit down to 12,000 starting stacks and all levels will last 30 minutes in this one-day tournament. Late registration and unlimited re-entries are available until the start of Level 9 at 4:30pm and they will have a 30-minute dinner break after Level 11.

They will continue playing down this evening until we have our Omaha 8 champion.

  • 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 4 Structure Sheet

Poker Classic Day 6 Schedule

Primary Event Schedule

11AM: Event 3 Day 1A – $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 4 – $300 Omaha 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 4 Structure Sheet

6PM: Event 3 Day 1B – $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 18 – $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 18 Structure Sheet

$350/$100K: James Kerr, an Outright Winner for $30,602 and a Trophy

Below is the final report from Event 4 of the Winter Poker Open which concluded just before 12:30am Thursday

2018 Winter Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tampa, Florida
Event 4
$350 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 502
Prize Pool: $150,600
December 10-12, 2018

(Tampa, Florida) — There was an outright winner during the early morning hours of Thursday at the Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Winter Poker Open. James “Ping” Kerr of Sterling Park, FL outlasted more than 500 entries in Event 4, a $350 multi-flight no limit hold’em tournament, earning $30,602 a trophy and $1,650 Main Event seat in the process. Kerr, 33, is a past champion at this property having previously won the Tampa Summer Poker Open Championship in 2014.

The Event 4 field was 502 entries generating a $150,600 prize pool — well in excess of the $100,000 guarantee. Over the course of four starting flights and 14 early levels, the tournament narrowed to just 74 advancers. Kerr held a top-10 stack on Day 2 and watched as notables like start-of-day chip leader Fred Paradis hit the rail shy of the money. Kerr kept his cool eventually working his way to the top stack with three tables left. He retained the lead with two tables left and relinquished it just slightly by the time action reached 10-handed.

The final table moved fast and after less than three hours it was heads-up between Kerr and Nelder De Carvalho without a peep of a chop. The pair played aggressive, getting in multiple all-in pots before Kerr found himself with the top stack and holding the best of it all-in preflop — AcTc versus Kd7h. A blank runout officially anointed Kerr the champion while De Carvalho placed 2nd for $21,441.

Kerr is 33 years old and resides nearby in Sterling Park with his wife and three children. He is a restaurant owner by trade, but has more than $165,000 in reported poker tournament earnings.

Complete Event 4 results:

1st: James Kerr – $30,602 + Trophy and $1,650 seat
2nd: Nelder De Carvalho – $21,441
3rd: David Ashkenasi – $13,787
4th: Cedric Tercy – $9,175
5th: Michael Nguyen – $7,060
6th: Sean Tansey – $5,846
7th: Juan Rodriguez – $4,908
8th: Richard Kincaid – $3,984
9th: Al Krux – $3,061
10th: Joseph Acquavella – $2,577
11th: Joe Godbolt – $2,577
12th: Landon Brown – $2,577
13th: Michael Hassab – $2,160
14th: Chris Williams – $2,160
15th: David Brookman – $2,160
16th: Aaron Kerns – $1,773
17th: Duff Charette
18th: Anthony Astarita
20th: Nick Avena – $1,475
21st: Sam Harvey – $1,475
22nd: Li Zhou – $1,241
23rd: Mickey Ma – $1,241
24th: Jacob Naumann – $1,241
25th: Alex Ribeiro – $1,035
26th: Robert Johnson – $1,035
27th: Jean Nascimen – $1,035
28th: Kevin Blewitt – $842
29th: Andrew Mazzurco – $842
30th: Andrew Lanoue – $842
31st: Kevin Pahl – $842
32nd: Warren Jurkowitz – $842
33rd: Tomasz Szymecki – $842
34th: Antonio Fernandez – $842
35th: Robert Panetta – $842
36th: Simon Verkhovsky – $842
37th: Steven Worr – $751
38th: Daniel DeDomenico – $751
39th: Samuel Schenker – $751
40th: Huicun Qiao – $751
41st: Robert Irby – $751
42nd: Cheri Beatty – $751
43rd: Doyle Elliott – $751
44th: Russell Waggoner – $751
45th: Daniel Lobato – $751
46th: Tony Tran – $661
47th: Ahmed Gomez – $661
48th: Herbert Woodbery – $661
49th: Karl Manouchakian – $661
50th: Charles Kahrs – $661
51st: Thang Phu – $661

$350/$100K: James Kerr Wins Outright ($30,602); Nelder De Carvalho — 2nd Place ($21,441)

$350 Deep Stack NLH Re-Entry
$100,000 Guaranteed
| Structure | Payouts
Level 30: 80,000/160,000 with a 160,000 ante
Players Remaining: 1 of 502

James Kerr

After about 45 minutes of heads-up play, the final hand was dealt in the $350 buy-in Winter Poker Open trophy event.

James Kerr worked his way to the chip lead and called from the button. Nelder De Carvalho shoved 4,315,000 from the big blind and Kerr snapped with the title within reach.

Kerr: AcTc
De Carvalho: Kd7h

Runout: Td6d5h9h2c

With that, Kerr scored an outright win and $30,602. De Carvalho was sent home with 2nd-place money worth $21,441.

Nelder De Carvalho

A complete report on the event will be posted Thursday afternoon. In the meantime, here’s a look at the final table results:

1st: James Kerr – $30,602 + Trophy and $1,650 seat
2nd: Nelder De Carvalho – $21,441
3rd: David Ashkenasi – $13,787
4th: Cedric Tercy – $9,175
5th: Michael Nguyen – $7,060
6th: Sean Tansey – $5,846
7th: Juan Rodriguez – $4,908
8th: Richard Kincaid – $3,984
9th: Al Krux – $3,061

Full results are available throughout the posts below.

$350/$100K: David Ashkenasi — 3rd Place ($13,787)

$350 Deep Stack NLH Re-Entry
$100,000 Guaranteed
| Structure | Payouts
Level 28: 50,000/100,000 with a 100,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 502

David Ashkenasi

Short stack David Ashkenasi called from the small blind and James Kerr raised the big to 275,000. Ashkenasi promptly moved all-in for about 1,900,000 and Kerr called even more promptly.

Kerr: AcKh
Ashkenasi: Ah6h

Runout: Ks8c8dJd2d

Kerr’s kings were best and Ashkenasi was eliminated in 3rd place.

David Ashkenasi – Eliminated in 3rd place ($13,787)

$350/$100K: Cedric Tercy – 4th Place ($9,175); James Kerr Nearly Triples

$350 Deep Stack NLH Re-Entry
$100,000 Guaranteed
| Structure | Payouts
Level 28: 50,000/100,000 with a 100,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 502

Cedric Tercy

After holding on for numerous doubles, Cedric Tercy has found the rail in fourth place.

On the button, David Ashkenasi open-shoved for just under 3,400,000. Tercy called off about 830,000 from the small blind and it was on James Kerr in the big. He verified the amount Tercy was all-in for and called off about 2,200,000 shortly thereafter. The hands were exposed with Ashkenasi able to eliminate two players.

Kerr: 9c9h
Ashkenasi: As7h
Tercy: KsTh

Runout: Qs6c3s4c2h

Kerr’s pair held and he scooped the main and the side pot.

James Kerr – 5,430,000
Tercy – Eliminated in 4th place ($9,175)

$350/$100K: Four-Handed Play

$350 Deep Stack NLH Re-Entry
$100,000 Guaranteed
| Structure | Payouts
Level 28: 50,000/100,000 with a 100,000 ante
Players Remaining: 4 of 502

Seat 1: Cedric Tercy, Seat 2: James Kerr, Seat 3: Nelder De Carvalho, Seat 4: David Ashkenasi

Here’s a look at the four-handed scene with Nelder De Carvalho in first, David Ashkenasi second, James Kerr third and Cedric Tercy the short stack.

1st – $30,602 + Trophy and $1,650 seat
2nd – $21,441
3rd – $13,787
4th – $9,175

$350/$100K: Michael Nguyen — 5th Place ($7,060)

$350 Deep Stack NLH Re-Entry
$100,000 Guaranteed
| Structure | Payouts
Level 27: 40,000/80,000 with a 80,000 ante
Players Remaining: 4 of 502

Michael Nguyen

Minutes after David Ashkenasi eliminated Sean Tansey in 5th place, he sent Michael Nguyen home in 5th. Nguyen earned $7,060 while Ashkenasi stacked more chips.

Michael Nguyen – Eliminated in 5th place ($7,060)

$350/$100K: Sean Tansey — 6th Place ($5,846)

$350 Deep Stack NLH Re-Entry
$100,000 Guaranteed
| Structure | Payouts
Level 27: 40,000/80,000 with a 80,000 ante
Players Remaining: 5 of 502

Sean Tansey

Sean Tansey was in the cutoff and his last 600,000 made it in the middle. David Ashkenasi had him at risk from the small blind and the hands were up.

Ashkenasi: AhTs
Tansey: Kh6h

Runout: AdKcJs5c3d

Ashkenasi’s pair of aces was best and he Tansey went to the rail 6th.

David Ashkenasi – 3,620,000
Sean Tansey – Eliminated in 6th place ($5,846)

$350/$100K: Final Table Update

$350 Deep Stack NLH Re-Entry
$100,000 Guaranteed
| Structure | Payouts
Level 27: 40,000/80,000 with a 80,000 ante
Players Remaining: 6 of 502

Seat 1: Cedric Tercy – 1,620,000
Seat 2: James “Ping” Kerr – 2,250,000
Seat 3: Nelder De Carvalho – 3,875,000
Seat 4: Sean Tansey – 1,200,000
Seat 5: — Empty —
Seat 6: Michael Nguyen – 1,900,000
Seat 7: — Empty —
Seat 8: — Empty —
Seat 9: David Ashkenasi – 1,700,000

1st – $30,602 + Trophy and $1,650 seat
2nd – $21,441
3rd – $13,787
4th – $9,175
5th – $7,060
6th – $5,846

$350/$100K: Richard Kincaid — 8th Place ($3,984)

$350 Deep Stack NLH Re-Entry
$100,000 Guaranteed
| Structure | Payouts
Level 26: 30,000/60,000 with a 60,000 ante
Players Remaining: 7 of 502

Richard Kincaid

Michael Nguyen raised the button and Richard Kincaid shoved 620,000 from the big blind. Nguyen called and Kincaid’s tournament life was in jeopardy.

Nguyen: 4s4d
Kincaid: KdQc

Runout: As7c5s6h7s

The dealer counted down Kincaid’s stack and it was revealed he was indeed covered. He hit the rail 8th while Nguyen stacked the pot.

Michael Nguyen – 1,750,000
Richard Kincaid – Eliminated in 8th place ($3,984)