Tag Archives: Event 5

Event 5: Mario De La Puente Wins Second Title of Series

2019 Seminole Hard Rock WPTDeepStacks Tampa
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tampa, Florida
Event 5
$1,650 Mega Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 59
Prize Pool: $100,000
June 9-10, 2019

Mario De La Puente

(Tampa, FL) – Event 5 was a new tournament on the WPTDeepStacks Tampa schedule and the high buy-in tournament drew a talented group of players. SHR Tampa regular Mario De La Puente battled against a tough final table to earn his second title of the series along with $39,000.

We had 55 entries into the $1,650 two-day tournament and registration remained open until the start of Day 2. Four more players took a late shot at the tournament, including Tony March who played both Event 5 and Flight A of Event 7. The tournament had a $100,000 prize pool up for grabs with the last six spots getting some of it.

De La Puente began Day 2 with a huge lead and never let up until the tournament reached heads-up play. The talented final table included Joseph Orsino, Rodney Turvin, “Magic” Jack, and 2016 WPTDeepStacks Tampa champ Anthony Astarita all making the money.

De La Puente went into heads-up action with local favorite Karl Manouchakian with a significant lead but the tables turned early to put Manouchakian out front. De La Puente lost the lead for the first time all day and found himself in danger of going out in second place. He had six river outs against Manouchakian to stay alive and a river ace gave him a double.

Soon after, the match was won by De La Puente and Manouchakian had to settle for $23,000 runner-up money. Da Le Puente briefly celebrated his second tournament win to go along with his Event 1 Limit Omaha 8 title before getting ready for more action tomorrow. Another big payday continues a heater for De La Puente who banked another $35,000 a few weeks ago with a second place finish in the $200 Little Slick Poker Series tournament.

Congrats to Mario and good luck in the Main Event.

Event 5 results:

1st: Mario De Le Puente – $39,000 + Guitar trophy
2nd: Karl Manouchakian –  $23,000
3rd: Anthony Astarita – $14,000
4th: Russell Jaicks – $10,000
5th: Rodney Turvin – $8,000
6th: Joseph Orsino – $6,000

Event 5: Mario De La Puente Defeats Karl Manouchakian Outright for the Title

$1,650 Mega Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 24: 15,000/30,000 with a 30,000 ante

Mario De La Puente

Mario De La Puente was on the button and announced all in. Karl Manouchakian checked his cards and called for his last 305,000.

Manouchakian: QsJh
De La Puente: Ac7s

Manouchakian was live to double up but he could not catch the 9s5d2s7h8c to fall short of the title in second place.

Manouchakian earned $23,000 while De La Puente went almost wire-to-wire to take the title along with the $39,000 first place prize.

Full tournament recap to come later this evening.

1st: Mario De La Puente – $39,000 + Guitar trophy
2nd: Karl Manouchakian – $23,000

Karl Manouchakian

Event 5: Mario De La Puente Doubles Twice Back to the Lead

$1,650 Mega Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 23: 15,000/25,000 with a 25,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 59

Mario De La Puente

Karl Manouchakian ground Mario De La Puente down to 465,000 and he put those in the middle from the button and Manouchakian had a chance to lock up the title.

De La Puente: AsKc
Manouchakian: TdTc

Manouchakian needed to win the race to take the title and faded the Qh3c2s flop. The 3h turn left De La Puente with six outs to stay alive and he hit the Ac river to double up.

A few hands later, with the board reading TcTh4h9s8h, De La Puente shoved for 705,000 and Manouchakian called.

De La Puente: Ts8s
Manouchakian: JdJh

De La Puente doubled again to a commanding lead with his flopped trip tens and rivered full house.

Mario De La Puente – 1,935,000 (77 bb)
Karl Manouchakian – 425,000 (17 bb)

Event 5: Karl Manouchakian Doubles Into the Lead

$1,650 Mega Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 22: 10,000/20,000 with a 20,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 59

Karl Manouchakian

Karl Manouchakian limped his button, Mario De La Puente checked, and the flop was 5d2d2c. De La Puente bet 35,000, Manouchakian called, and the turn was Qc. De La Puente bet another 45,000 and Manoucharkian called. The river was 7h and De La Puente announced: “all in”.

Manouchakian would be at risk if he called for his last 525,000. He thought for several minutes and called. De La Puente made to muck his hand and Manouchakian tabled KcQh to take the pot with two pair queens and deuces to double into the lead.

Karl Manouchakian – 1,285,000 (64 bb)
Mario De La Puente – 1,075,000 (54 bb)

Event 5: Karl Manouchakian Draws First Blood

$1,650 Mega Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 22: 10,000/20,000 with a 20,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 59

Mario De La Puente limped his button and Karl Manouchakian raised to 60,000. De La Puente called, the flop was 6h5c2h and both players checked.

The turn was 9c, Manouchakian checked, De La Puente bet 60,000 and Manouchakian called. The river was 6c, Manouchakian checked, De La Puente bet 75,000 and Manouchakian check-raised to 210,000 and De La Puente called. Manouchakian tabled KcQc for the second nut flush and De La Puente mucked.

Karl Manouchakian – 950,000 (48 bb)
Mario De La Puente – 1,410,000 (71 bb)

Event 5: Heads-Up Underway

$1,650 Mega Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 22: 10,000/20,000 with a 20,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 59

Karl Manouchakian (left) versus Mario De La Puente (right)

After readjusting and moving seats, the heads-up match for the Event 5 title is underway.

Seat 4: Karl Manouchakian – 650,000 (33 bb)
Seat 5: Mario De La Puente – 1,710,000 (86 bb)

Remaining payouts:

1st: $39,000 + Guitar trophy
2nd: $23,000

Event 5: Anthony Astarita – 3rd Place ($14,000)

$1,650 Mega Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 22: 10,000/20,000 with a 20,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 59

Anthony Astarita

Karl Manouchakian folded his button, Mario De La Puente looked at his cards and announced all in from the small blind. Anthony Astarita checked his cards and call at risk for 280,000.

De La Puente: Qd7h
Astarita: JsTs

Astarita had two live suited cards but both players hit the QcJh5c flop. The turn was 6h and the river was Qs to send the 2016 WPTDeepStacks Tampa Main Event winner out in third place.

Mario De La Puente – 1,710,000 (86 bb)
Anthony Astarita – Eliminated in 3rd Place ($14,000)

Event 5: Back in Action

$1,650 Mega Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 22: 10,000/20,000 with a 20,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 59

The dinner break is complete and cards are back in the air.

Seat 4: Karl Manouchakian – 840,000 (42 bb)
Seat 5: Mario De La Puente – 1,305,000 (65 bb)
Seat 7: Anthony Astarita – 215,000 (11 bb)

Remaining payouts:

1st: $39,000 + Guitar trophy
2nd: $23,000
3rd: $14,000

Event 5: Dinner Time Counts

$1,650 Mega Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 22: 10,000/20,000 with a 20,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 59

At the end of Level 21, tournament staff sent the three remaining players on a 40-minute dinner break to recharge and refresh.

Seat 4: Karl Manouchakian – 840,000 (42 bb)
Seat 5: Mario De La Puente – 1,305,000 (65 bb)
Seat 7: Anthony Astarita – 215,000 (11 bb)

Remaining payouts:

1st: $39,000 + Guitar trophy
2nd: $23,000
3rd: $14,000

Event 5: Anthony Astarita Doubles Through Mario De La Puente Part II

$1,650 Mega Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 21: 10,000/15,000 with a 15,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 59

Mario De La Puente limped from the button and Anthony Astarita moved all in from the small blind for 225,000. Karl Manouchakian folded his big and De La Puente called.

Astarita: 9d9s
De La Puente: 9c8c

“Oh,” De La Puente said when he saw the hands. Astarita was bigger than he expected.

Astarita was safe on the Js4c2s flop but picked up a fade when Th turn made De La Puente open-ended. The river 2c was safe for Astarita and his double up.

Anthony Astarita – 480,000 (32 bb)
Mario De La Puente – 1,295,000 (86 bb)

Event 5: Mario De La Puente Back In Control

$1,650 Mega Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 21: 10,000/15,000 with a 15,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 59

After sending a few chips to his opponents, Mario De La Puente is back to pressuring the other two and extending his lead once again.

Seat 4: Karl Manouchakian – 585,000 (39 bb)
Seat 5: Mario De La Puente – 1,470,000 (98 bb)
Seat 7: Anthony Astarita – 305,000 (20 bb)

Event 5: Anthony Astarita Doubles Through Mario De La Puente

$1,650 Mega Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 20: 5,000/15,000 with a 15,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 59

Karl Manouchakian opened to 30,000 from the button, Mario De La Puente called in the small blind, and Anthony Astarita moved all in from the big for 225,000. Manouchakian folded and De La Puente called.

Astarita: AhKs
De La Puente: As7h

Astarita was ahead for his double and picked it up after the dealer ran it out Jh6h5cTdKd.

Anthony Astarita – 495,000 (33 bb)
Mario De La Puente – 1,050,000 (70 bb)

Event 5: Mario De La Puente Moves Further Ahead

$1,650 Mega Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 20: 5,000/15,000 with a 15,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 59

There have been few major pots at the three-handed final table but Mario De La Puente is wielding his big stack to pick up chips and pull away from the other two.

Seat 4: Karl Manouchakian – 510,000 (34 bb)
Seat 5: Mario De La Puente – 1,480,000 (99 bb)
Seat 7: Anthony Astarita – 370,000 (25 bb)

Remaining payouts:

1st: $39,000 + Guitar trophy
2nd: $23,000
3rd: $14,000

Event 5: Rodney Turvin – 5th Place ($8,000) and “Magic” Jack – 4th Place ($10,000)

$1,650 Mega Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 19: 5,000/10,000 with a 10,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 59

Rodney Turvin

In a crazy spurt of action, both Rodney Turvin and “Magic” Jack were sent out in consecutive hands. First Turvin ran his AhKh into Anthony Astarita’s KxQx and Astarita out flopped him to go out in fifth place.

On the next hand, “Magic” Jack put his stack in the middle and could not crack Mario De La Puente’s AcAd on the 9s2d2cKh3d board to exit on third place.

Seat 4: Karl Manouchakian – 815,000 (82 bb)
Seat 5: Mario De La Puente – 1,250,000 (125 bb)
Seat 7: Anthony Astarita – 295,000 (30 bb)

“Magic” Jack

Event 5: Joseph Orsino – 6th Place ($6,000)

$1,650 Mega Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 19: 5,000/10,000 with a 10,000 ante
Players Remaining: 5 of 59

Joseph Orsino

Mario De La Puente opened to 30,000 from the cutoff and Joseph Orsino three-bet all in for 160,000 from the button. The blinds folded and De La Puente quickly called.

De La Puente: 6h6d
Orsino: JsTs

Orsino needed to catch something to stay in the game but missed the Qc7c4sAs2d board to exit in sixth place.

Mario De La Puente – 900,000 (90 bb)
Joseph Orsino – Eliminated in 6th Place ($6,000)

Event 5: Joseph Orsino Doubles Through Mario De La Puente

$1,650 Mega Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 19: 5,000/10,000 with a 10,000 ante
Players Remaining: 6 of 59

Mario La Puente limped his button and Joseph Orsino moved all in for 90,000. Anthony Astarita folded his big blind and De La Puente called.

Orsino: AhAd
De La Puente: 3c3h

Orsino was in great shape and turned a boat on the 8c2h2dAs7c board to secure his double.

Joseph Orsino – 200,000 (20 bb)
Mario De La Puente – 710,000 (71 bb)

Event 5: Color Up Break

$1,650 Mega Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 19: 5,000/10,000 with a 10,000 ante
Players Remaining: 6 of 59

The six remaining players are taking another 15-minute break as the 1K chips come out of play and the 25K chips are introduced.

Seat 2: “Magic” Jack – 555,000 (56 bb)
Seat 4: Karl Manouchakian – 565,000 (57 bb)
Seat 5: Mario De La Puente – 800,000 (80 bb)
Seat 6: Joseph Orsino – 110,000 (11 bb)
Seat 7: Anthony Astarita – 235,000 (24 bb)
Seat 8: Rodney Turvin – 95,000 (10 bb)

Payouts:

1st: $39,000 + Guitar trophy
2nd: $23,000
3rd: $14,000
4th: $10,000
5th: $8,000
6th: $6,000

Event 5: Abdelouahed Bouanani Eliminated by Anthony Astarita on the Bubble

$1,650 Mega Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 18: 4,000/8,000 with a 8,000 ante
Players Remaining: 6 of 59

Abdelouahed Bouanani

Anthony Astarita was the shortest stack on the bubble but found a needed double through Mario De La Puente when his AhJs outflopped 4h4s.

On the next hand, Astarita opened to 21,000 from the cutoff and Abdelouahed Bouanani moved all in for ~100,000 from the big blind. Astarita called and his 124,000 had Bouanani covered.

Bouanani: AhQh
Astarita: AsKh

Bouanani was drawing thin, found no help on the 9s8h2d, but hit the Qc turn to take the lead. It was short-lived because Astarita returned the favor on the Ks river to burst the bubble.

Anthony Astarita – 224,000 (28 bb)
Abdelouahed Bouanani – Eliminated on the bubble

Event 5: Level Up Counts

$1,650 Mega Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 18: 4,000/8,000 with a 8,000 ante
Players Remaining: 7 of 59

Event 5 continues to play on the money bubble with Anthony Astarita riding the short stack and shoving a few hands that get through.

Seat 2: “Magic” Jack – 480,000 (60 bb)
Seat 3: Abdelouahed Bouanani – 110,000 (14 bb)
Seat 4: Karl Manouchakian – 610,000 (76 bb)
Seat 5: Mario De La Puente – 660,000 (83 bb)
Seat 6: Joseph Orsino – 240,000 (30 bb)
Seat 7: Anthony Astarita – 75,000 (9 bb)
Seat 8: Rodney Turvin – 206,000 (26 bb)

Event 5: Woodrow Pass Eliminated by Karl Manouchakian

$1,650 Mega Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 17: 3,000/6,000 with a 6,000 ante
Players Remaining: 7 of 59

Woodrow Pass

It was three-ways with the board reading KhJsTs7h and Mario De La Puente bet 28,000 from the small blind. Woodrow Pass raised to 85,000 from middle position and Karl Manouchakian three-bet to 200,000 from the button. De La Puente folded, Pass announced “all in” and Manouchakian quickly called.

“You have Ace-Queen?” Pass asked.

He did.

Manouchakian: AcQs
Pass: 9h8h

Pass was drawing dead to the 2s river when his jack-high straight was second best to Manouchakian’s flopped Broadway.

The seven remaining players are now on the money bubble with six getting paid.

Karl Manouchakian – 620,000 (103 bb)
Woodrow Pass – Eliminated

Event 5: Woodrow Pass Versus Mario De La Puente

$1,650 Mega Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 16: 3,000/5,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 8 of 59

Mario De La Puente opened to 15,000 from under the gun and Woodrow Pass called from the cutoff. Both players checked it down to the river with the board reading KhJd4c6cAs board and De La Puente checked again.

Pass dropped 75,000 in the middle and De La Puente quickly called. Pass showed QsTc for the river Broadway straight and De La Puente mucked.

Woodrow Pass – 265,000 (53 bb)
Mario De La Puente – 658,000 (132 bb)

Event 5: Rodney Turvin Doubles Through Woodrow Pass

$1,650 Mega Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 16: 3,000/5,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 8 of 59

Rodney Turvin

Joseph Orsino opened to 11,000 from under the gun and Rodney Turvin moved all in for 85,000. Woodrow Pass called, the rest of the table folded followed by Orsino surrendering his raise.

Turvin: 8c8d
Pass: AsKd

Another final table race and Turvin doubled after the JdTc6d6c2s spread.

Rodney Turvin – 194,000 (39 bb)
Woodrow Pass – 160,000 (32 bb)

Event 5: Stephen Brite Eliminated by Joseph Orsino

$1,650 Mega Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 16: 3,000/5,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 8 of 59

Stephen Brite

Joseph Orsino opened to 12,000 from the hijack, Anthony Astarita called from the cutoff, and Stephen Brite moved all in from the big blind for 66,000. Orsino moved all in over the top and Astarita folded.

Orsino: AcQc
Brite: AsTd

Brite was in bad shape and could not find a save on the Kc8c8h9s6s board to exit in ninth place.

Joseph Orsino – 265,000 (53 bb)
Stephen Brite – Eliminated

Event 5: Updated Counts

$1,650 Mega Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 16: 3,000/5,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 9 of 59

Woodrow Pass was competing with Mario De La Puente for the chip lead until the final hand before the break. De La Puente took a big pot off the four-time Tampa champ to take a huge lead at the final table.

Tournament staff are pulling the 500 denom purple chips out of play and they will return in 15 minutes.

Seat 1: Stephen Brite – 71,000 (14 bb)
Seat 2: “Magic” Jack – 366,000 (73 bb)
Seat 3: Abdelouahed Bouanani – 136,000 (27 bb)
Seat 4: Karl Manouchakian – 322,000 (64 bb)
Seat 5: Mario De La Puente – 633,000 (127 bb)
Seat 6: Joseph Orsino – 179,000 (36 bb)
Seat 7: Anthony Astarita – 223,000 (45 bb)
Seat 8: Rodney Turvin – 109,000 (22 bb)
Seat 9: Woodrow Pass – 281,000 (56 bb)