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Mario Arribas Wins WPO PLO Title Outright for $9,665

2024 Winter Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tampa, Florida
Event 6
$400 Pot-Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Entries:  103
Prize Pool:  $34,505
January 31, 2024

PlaceFirst NameLast NameCityStatePrize Amount
1MarioArribasLake OrionMI$9,665
2MatthewMcGinnisRiverviewFL$6,450
3WilliamDeckard IIINew Port RicheyFL$4,380
4AdibHashemGainesvilleFL$3,080
5NicholasGiovineMiddletownNJ$2,250
6CoryWoodValricoFL$1,710
7WallaceONealGainesvilleFL$1,360
8MarkStruzynskiPawtucketRI$1,120
9FilipposStavrakisForest HillMD$970
10ClydeMaliaukaClearwaterFL$970
11KennethJustinLexingtonMA$850
12RileyPriceLargoFL$850
13JamisonAlfordCharlestonSC$850

Event 6: Prize Pool and Payouts with $9,665 to PLO Champ

2024 Winter Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tampa, Florida
Event 6
$400 Pot-Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Entries:  103
Prize Pool:  $34,505
January 31, 2024

Registration closed for the $400 Pot-Limit Omaha tournament with 103 entries creating a prize pool worth $34,505. The last 13 players will make the money with $850 for a min-cash and $9,665 to the Event 6 champ.

1st: $9,665 + WPO Trophy
2nd: $6,450
3rd: $4,380
4th: $3,080
5th: $2,250
6th: $1,710
7th: $1,360
8th: $1,120
9th-10th: $970
11th-13th: $850

Event 6: Last Warmup

$400 Pot-Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Structure
Level 1:  100/100 with a 100 ante

We are one day away from kicking off the 2024 WPO Championship which means today we have our last warmups for the big game. Omaha has always been popular, especially PLO, and we have a $400 Pot-Limit Omaha trophy event at 11 am for the fans.

Players start with 20K stacks and all levels last 30 minutes for the one-day tournament. Late registration and unlimited re-entries are available until the start of Level 9 at 3:30 pm. There is a 30-minute dinner break scheduled at 5:30 pm and they’ll return to play down to our Event 6 champ.

  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips
  • Levels last 30 minutes
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9 (3:30pm)
  • This is a one day tournament and plays to completion
  • Event 6 Structure Sheet

WPO Day 8 Schedule

Primary Event Schedule

11AM: Event 6 – $400 Pot-Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)

  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips
  • Levels last 30 minutes
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9 (3:30pm)
  • This is a one day tournament and plays to completion
  • Event 6 Structure Sheet

1PM: Event 4 Day 2 – $700 Deep Stack Challenge (Re-Entry)

Secondary and Satellite Schedule

6PM: $200 WPO Championship Satellite (1-in-10)

  • Two seats guaranteed into WPO Championship Day 1A
  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips
  • Levels last 20 minutes
  • Late registration until start of Level 7 (8:15pm)
  • Structure Sheet

2024 Winter Poker Open Schedule

Frank Weigel Calls His Shot; Wins The PPO Championship

2023 Pinktober Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tampa, Florida
$1,100 PPO Championship (Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 298

Prize Pool: $283,100
October 26 – 30, 2023

Frank Weigel, 2023 PPO Champion

The $1,100 buy-in Championship headlined the 2023 Pinktober Poker Open with three starting flights and many great players. After calling his shot earlier in the tournament, Frank Weigel dominated a tough final table to win the title outright for $60,190.

The PPO Championship drew 298 entries over three flights, and Weigel made it through on Friday evening. While putting his chips into the bag, he left a message for your media guy.

Weigel wrote us a note saying he was going to win it; three days and a lot of hands later, Weigel was the player posing with the PPO Guitar trophy at the end.

“It feels awesome, always feels good,” Weigel said afterward. “And this one feels really good.”

It wasn’t all smooth sailing for the eventual champ; Weigel had to get lucky against Tampa legend Karl Manouchakian. With 11 players remaining, the two played the biggest pot of the Championship up to that point when he ran big slick into Manouchakian’s kings.

An ace on the flop put Weigel into the chip lead, and Manouchakian was left with a surprising 11th-place finish.

“That was the hand that changed everything,” Weigel recalled. “We were playing five-handed, and I’m not getting away from ace-king there. I got lucky, got an ace, and rode the momentum from there.”

“You have to get lucky two or three times to win a big tournament,” he finished.

Weigel began the final table second to WSOP bracelet winner Brett Apter. While the rest of the table was knocking each other around, he stuck to his strategy until it was time to switch it up.

“My strategy was to play very tight, let them shoot themselves in the foot a little,” Weigel said. “With about five left, I said I was going to get more aggressive. I got a lot of cards at the end, and the big hands held.”

Weigel collected his second major SHR Tampa title to go along with his $1,100 Deep Stack victory during last year’s PPO series, and he also owns a May Little Slick win. He banked $60,190 for his 2023 PPO Championship title, plus the accomplishment of calling his shot and making it happen.

Congrats Frank and thanks to all of our players for making this another successful series!

Final table results:

1st: Frank Weigel – $60,190 + PPO Trophy
2nd: Harry Binda Jr – $40,070
3rd: Vincent Cafone – $29,190
4th: Shane Melert – $21,550
5th: Brett Apter – $16,130
6th: Doug Marro – $12,240
7th: Anthony Bertuccio – $9,410
8th: Bo Gray – $7,340
9th: Aaron Thivyanathan – $5,800

Frank Weigel

Championship: Frank Weigel ($60,190) Defeats Harry Binda Jr ($40,070)

$1,100 PPO Championship (Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 27:  50,000/100,000 with a 100,000 ante

Frank Weigel

Frank Weigel had a big lead going into heads-up play and only extended it over the first few hands. Harry Binda Jr was down to 425K, moved all in from his button, and Weigel called.

Weigel showed 8d2s and was surprised when Binda Jr told him he was ahead. He shoved with 5d2h and was in trouble.

“Run it clean one more time dealer!” Weigel asked.

The flop came Th4c4s followed by the 2s turn. It looked like a chopped pot, both with fours and deuces, but the Ts river gave them both two pair tens and fours, and their kickers played.

An odd but fun hand to end the PPO Championship with Binda Jr earning $40,070 as the runner-up and Weigel taking home $60,190 for the title.

Final table results:

1st: Frank Weigel – $60,190 + PPO Trophy
2nd: Harry Binda Jr – $40,070
3rd: Vincent Cafone – $29,190
4th: Shane Melert – $21,550
5th: Brett Apter – $16,130
6th: Doug Marro – $12,240
7th: Anthony Bertuccio – $9,410
8th: Bo Gray – $7,340
9th: Aaron Thivyanathan – $5,800

Harry Binda Jr

Championship: Heads-Up Counts

$1,100 PPO Championship (Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 27:  50,000/100,000 with a 100,000 ante
Players Remaining:  2 of 29

Harry Binda (left) versus Jr Frank Weigel (right)

The heads-up match for the PPO Championship title is underway with Frank Weigel holding a big lead. They will play out Level 27 and go to 30-minute levels for the rest of the match.

Seat 4: Harry Binda Jr – 1,450,000 (15 bb)
Seat 7: Frank Weigel – 7,500,000 (75 bb)

1st: $60,190 + PPO Trophy
2nd: $40,070

Championship: Vincent Cafone – 3rd Place ($29,190)

$1,100 PPO Championship (Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 27:  50,000/100,000 with a 100,000 ante
Players Remaining:  2 of 29

Vincent Cafone

Frank Weigel opened to 250,000 from the small blind, Vincent Cafone shipped from the big blind and Weigel quickly called.

Weigel: JsJd
Cafone: AdQc

They were racing for a huge pot and Weigel’s jacks held on the 9h6d2cKs8h board. Cafone was eliminated in third place and heads-up for the Championship got underway.

Frank Weigel – 7,500,000 (75 bb)
Vincent Cafone – Eliminated in 3rd Place ($29,190)

Championship: Counts on Break

$1,100 PPO Championship (Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 27:  50,000/100,000 with a 100,000 ante
Players Remaining:  3 of 298

Seat 4: Harry Binda Jr – 1,475,000 (15 bb)
Seat 7: Frank Weigel – 5,300,000 (53 bb)
Seat 8: Vincent Cafone – 2,200,000 (22 bb)

1st: $60,190 + PPO Trophy
2nd: $40,070
3rd: $29,190
4th: Shane Melert – $21,550
5th: Brett Apter – $16,130
6th: Doug Marro – $12,240
7th: Anthony Bertuccio – $9,410
8th: Bo Gray – $7,340
9th: Aaron Thivyanathan – $5,800

Championship: Vincent Cafone and Harry Binda Jr Swap Doubles

$1,100 PPO Championship (Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 26:  40,000/80,000 with a 80,000 ante
Players Remaining:  3 of 298

Vincent Cafone shipped from the button for 1,025,000 to get a call from Harry Binda Jr and folded from Frank Weigel.

Cafone: Kd7s
Binda Jr: Ah9c

Cafone needed help to double back into contention and took the lead when he paired his king on the Ks5h2d flop. The 6d turn and Jd river finished the board for Carfone’s double.

Vincent Cafone – 2,210,000 (28 bb)
Harry Binda Jr – 905,000 (11 bb)

Soon after, Binda Jr moved all in for 805,000 from button and Cafone called in the big blind.

Cafone: Ac5d
Binda Jr: QsQh

Binda Jr was much stronger this time around and faded a scary 9d7s4d6d2h board to double back.

Harry Binda Jr – 1,730,000 (22 bb)
Vincent Cafone – 1,180,000 (15 bb)