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Event 8: Kevin Dilk Wins Black Chip Bounty in Heads-Up Deal

2021 Tampa Poker Classic
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tampa, Florida
Event 8

$400 Black Chip Bounty NLH (Re-Entry)
Entries: 226
Prize Pool: $53,110
Bounty Prize Pool: $22,600
March 1, 2021

Kevin Dilk
PlaceFirst NameLast NameCityStateWinnings
1KevinDilkGreenwoodIN$12,774 *
2MarcSullivanOcalaFL$10,000 *
3JohnGorsuchOkeechobeeFL$5,969
4BrentBalentineRiverviewMI$4,204
5BruceBaileyPort CharlotteFL$3,042
6LikangBerningerLargoFL$2,263
7KristenNymanClermontFL$1,733
8RyanDibbleBeverly HillsCA$1,367
9MichaelMccrayNaplesFL$1,111
10DhimitriLleshiClawsonMI$1,111
11NicholasRobertsAllen ParkMI$932
12GilAlferezWinter GardenFL$932
13FranciscoMcgowanWyalusingPA$807
14BarbaraRogersSunset PinesPA$807
15MarcWagnerTresckowPA$723
16WalterRossiValricoFL$723
17JamesPooleKansas CityMO$670
18TracyAllenLouisvilleKY$670
19PearceArnoldWashingtonDC$670
20StephenBlackmanBrandonFL$670
21WilliamEmmerichApopkaFL$644
22BradSailorLombardIL$644
23AdamJaffeBeachwoodOH$644

* – Denotes results of heads-up deal

Event 8: Black Chip Bounty

$400 Black Chip Bounty NLH (Re-Entry)
Structure
Level 1:  100/100

The Main Event is playing down in the back of the Poker Room but if you missed out on that, we have one last chance for you to win a TPC guitar trophy starting at 2 pm.

Event 8 is a $400 buy-in Black Chip Bounty NLH tournament with $100 bounties on each player’s head. They’ll sit down to 20,000 starting stacks and all levels in this one-day tournament will last 30 minutes long. Late registration is open until the start of Level 5 at 4:15 pm with re-entries available until the start of Level 9 at 6:30 pm.

It should be a fun time on a Sunday afternoon and a great chance to take home a trophy with a pile of money.

  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration available until the start of Level 5
  • Re-entry available until the start of Level 9
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays to completion
  • Event 8 Structure Sheet

2021 TPC Day 12 Schedule

12PM: Day 2 – $1,700 TPC Main Event (Re-Entry)

2PM: Event 8 – $400 Black Chip Bounty NLH (Re-Entry)

  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration available until the start of Level 5
  • Re-entry available until the start of Level 9
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays to completion
  • Event 8 Structure Sheet

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Harmeet Chawla Wins Another Tampa Title

2020 Winter Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tampa, Florida
Event 8
$400 Black Chip Bounty NLH

Entries: 153
Prize Pool: $35,955
Bounty Prize Pool: $15,300

December 13, 2020

Harmeet Chawla, Event 8 Champion

While Day 2 of the WPO Main Event was playing down, we had one last guitar trophy event to kick off. WPO Event 8 was a $400 buy-in Black Chip Bounty No Limit Hold’em game that rewarded players a $100 bounty for knocking out an opponent. In the early morning hours, Harmeet Chawla took home the outright title along with $9,707 and the guitar trophy.

The tournament drew 153 entries to make the main prize pool worth $35,955 and a $15,300 bounty prize pool. That last 16 players earned a piece and they made the money shortly after the dinner break.

Harmeet Chawla outlasted the entire field to take home his second major Tampa title of the year following his WSOP Circuit win here in February. Chawla began his series on a roll when he finished fifth out of 811 entries in Event 2 and closed it out with a win.

Congrats to Harmeet on another great series!

Event 8 results:

1st: Harmeet Chawla – $9,707 + Guitar Trophy
2nd: Jason Giles – $6,112
3rd: Noam Muallem – $3,703
4th: Derrick Cutler – $2,697
5th: Adrian Moseley – $2,157
6th: Asaf Ben Shushan – $1,690
7th: Josias Santos – $1,366
8th: Tony Faris – $1,187
9th: Samuel Sternfield – $1,043
10th: Alexander Chiang – $971
11th: Sebastian Syssau – $971
12th: Mitchell Smith – $971
13th: Nadeem Hirani – $863
14th: Illia Shtondenko – $863
15th: Jeremy Becker – $863
16th: Vasyl Chubei – $791

Event 8: Prize Pool and Payouts with $9,707 to Black Chip Champ

$400 Black Chip Bounty NLH (Re-Entry)
Structure
Level 6:  300/500 with a 500 ante
Players Remaining:  91 of 153

Registration closed on the last tournament of the series and the $400 Black Chip Bounty drew 153 entries. That created a prize pool worth $35,955 along with the $15,300 in bounies. The last 16 spots will be paid with a min-cash worth $791 and the champ will take home $9,707 along with the guitar trophy.

2020 Winter Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tampa, Florida
Event 8
$400 Black Chip Bounty NLH

Entries: 153
Prize Pool: $35,955
Bounty Prize Pool: $15,300

December 13, 2020

1st: $9,707 + Guitar Trophy
2nd: $6,112
3rd: $3,703
4th: $2,697
5th: $2,157
6th: $1,690
7th: $1,366
8th: $1,187
9th: $1,043
10th-12th: $971
13th-15th: $863
16th: $791

Event 8: Last Chance for a Guitar

$400 Black Chip Bounty NLH (Re-Entry)
Structure
Level 1:  100/100

Day 2 of the WPO Main Event is well into its day but we have one more tournament on the schedule at 2pm for those who missed out on that big Main Event money.

Event 8 is a $400 buy-in No Limit Hold’em tournament with a $100 bounty on every player’s head. They’ll start with 20,000 stacks and all levels will late 30 minutes. Late registration and unlimited re-entries are available until the start of Level 5 at 4:15pm.

This is your last chance to take home one of those WPO guitar trophies and we expect one last great crowd to close out the series

  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until the start of Level 5
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays to completion
  • Event 8 Structure Sheet

2020 WPO Day 12 Schedule

Primary Event Schedule

12PM: Day 2 – $1,700 WPO Main Event (Re-Entry)

2PM: Event 8 – $400 Black Chip Bounty NLH (Re-Entry)

  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until the start of Level 5
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays to completion
  • Event 8 Structure Sheet

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Romeo Mendoza Comes From Behind to Defeat A.J. Kelsall in the $2,200 High Roller

2020 WSOP Circuit – February
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tampa, Florida – Event 8
$2,200 High Roller (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed
Entries:  173
Prize Pool:  $346,000
February 12-13, 2020

Romeo Mendoza
Romeo Mendoza

When heads-up play began in Event 8 ($2,200 High Roller) between Romeo Mendoza and A.J. Kelsall, Mendoza was outchipped by more than 3.5-to-1. But an ace on the river reversed Kelsall’s momentum, and Mendoza held onto the lead after that and closed out the victory for his first WSOP Circuit ring.

“It means a lot,” said Mendoza, “especially because I won it here in my hometown. I’ve been playing at this casino since it opened.”

When the 10-handed final table began, Kelsall had a sizable lead with 132 big blinds, and it looked like he might coast to his first February 13th victory. (More on that later.) When there were four players left, Kelsall had almost as many chips as the other three players combined, and he had that 3.5-to-1 lead over Mendoza when heads-up play began.

Then there was the river card that changed everything.

Kelsall check-shoved the turn on a board of Qh10s9d6c, and Mendoza tanked for a long time before he called with AsAd for an overpair. But Kelsall turned over Qd6s for two pair, and Kelsall was one card away from his first February 13th victory. (Don’t worry, that’ll make sense soon.)

But the river card was the Ah, giving Mendoza a set to win the pot and double into a 3-to-2 chip lead. Mendoza was in control after that, eventually winning when his KsQs beat Kelsall’s 10s10c after the board double-paired with aces and jacks.

“I’ve been playing with A.J. for over 15 years,” said Mendoza. “We’re both hometown guys. We play high-stakes cash games all the time together, so it’s really cool that it was me and him.” But even though they are friends, they were playing for a WSOP Circuit ring, and both of them wanted it. “I felt that if me and A.J. got heads-up, I would win. I kind of know how he plays.”

As for Kelsall, this is the third time in the past four years that he made a final table on February 13th. The last two times (2017 and 2018) he lost to two-time WSOP bracelet winner Loni Harwood, something they’ve joked about ever since.

With Harwood absent from this final table and Kelsall holding a commanding chip lead, all signs pointed to this being Kelsall’s year to finally win on February 13th. Until that ace of hearts fell on the river.


Final Table Results:

1st:  Romeo Mendoza  –  $88,717 + WSOP Circuit ring
2nd:  A.J. Kelsall  –  $54,831
3rd:  Eric Salazar  –  $38,190
4th:  Steven Veneziano  –  $27,206
5th:  James Calderaro  –  $19,834
6th:  Miguel Hernandez  –  $14,805
7th:  William Medina Diaz  –  $11,322
8th:  Hamid Izadi  –  $8,876
9th:  Ben Diebold  –  $7,138
10th:  Arkadiy Tsinis  –  $5,891

$2,200 High Roller: Romeo Mendoza Wins ($88,717); A.J. Kelsall Finishes as Runner-Up ($54,831)

$2,200 High Roller (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guarantee | Structure | Payouts
Level 27:  25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 ante
Players Remaining:  1 of 173

Romeo Mendoza
Event 8 Champion Romeo Mendoza

After Mendoza caught an ace on the river to double thru Kelsall, he carried that momentum over the next 20 minutes or so into the chip lead.

Finally, A.J. Kelsall raised to 125,000, Romeo Mendoza reraised to 425,000, and Kelsall thought for a while before he moved all in for 1,445,000.

Mendoza thought for a bit before he called with KsQs, and Kelsall turned over 10s10c. Kelsall needed his hand to hold to stay alive.

The board came AhJc3cJsAd, and the board double-paired to counterfeit Kelsall’s pocket tens, giving Mendoza the victory with the two pair on the board and his king kicker.

Kelsall finished as the runner-up, earning $54,831, while Mendoza won the title, the WSOP Circuit Ring, and $88,717.

Stay tuned for a recap for this event.

A.J. Kelsall
Runner-Up A.J. Kelsall

1st:  Romeo Mendoza  –  $88,717 + WSOP Circuit ring
2nd:  A.J. Kelsall  –  $54,831
3rd:  Eric Salazar  –  $38,190
4th:  Steven Veneziano  –  $27,206
5th:  James Calderaro  –  $19,834
6th:  Miguel Hernandez  –  $14,805
7th:  William Medina Diaz  –  $11,322
8th:  Hamid Izadi  –  $8,876
9th:  Ben Diebold  –  $7,138
10th:  Arkadiy Tsinis  –  $5,891

$2,200 High Roller: Romeo Mendoza Spikes an Ace on the River to Double Thru A.J. Kelsall

$2,200 High Roller (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guarantee | Structure | Payouts
Level 27:  25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 ante
Players Remaining:  2 of 173

Romeo Mendoza
Romeo Mendoza

With the board showing Qh10s9d6c on the turn and about 350K already in the pot, A.J. Kelsall checked, Romeo Mendoza bet 200,000, and Kelsall check-raised all in. Mendoza went into the tank with 660,000 left in his stack.

As he considered the situation, Kelsall asked if Mendoza had ace-queen.

Mendoza asked, “Is ace-queen good?”

“Depends on the river,” answered Kelsall.”

Mendoza thought for a while longer before asking Kelsall if he had queen-six.

Kelsall pointed to his cards and asked, “Are these cards marked?”

Eventually, Mendoza called with AsAd, and Kelsall turned over — Qd6s. Kelsall had turned two pair, and Mendoza needed to improve to stay alive.

The river card was — the Ah. Mendoza rivered a set of aces to win the pot and double up in chips.

Romeo Mendoza  –  3,125,000  (63 bb)
A.J. Kelsall  –  2,075,000  (42 bb)

A.J. Kelsall
A.J. Kelsall