$150 Deep Stack Turbo NL Hold’em (Re-Entry) Level 14: 1,200/2,400 with a 400 ante Players Remaining: 80 of 236
Registration is closed and the final numbers for today’s 2pm turbo are in.
The fast-paced event drew an impressive 236 entries generating a prize pool of $26,670 which more than doubled the event’s guarantee. Each of the top 27 players finish in the money with a min-cash worth $240. In addition to $7,466 in prizes, the tournament’s champion is slated to go home with a $1,650 Championship seat and, of course, the property’s token guitar trophy.
2016 Winter Poker Open Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa, FL Event 8 $150 Deep Stack Turbo Entries: 236 Prize Pool: $26,670 December 11, 2016
$150 Deep Stack Turbo NL Hold’em (Re-Entry) Level 1: 25/50
The second of three, one-day turbo events on the Winter Poker Open schedule is underway. The first drew 184 entries and saw Brazil’s Josias Santos earn the guitar trophy and $4,749 following a heads-up chop.
Like its predecessor, today’s installment sees players sit to 20,000-chip stacks. Levels are 15-minutes throughout with late registration and re-entry permitted until the start of Level 12. The tournament is expected to conclude around 10pm and its winner earns a $1,650 seat in the Championship as well as a Seminole Hard Rock Tampa guitar trophy.
We have now completed ten days of the 2016 Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Winter Poker Open and Day 11 will award two more guitar trophies.
Today we ran the last two flights of the $570 buy-in/$200,000 Guarantee Event 7 and they surpassed the guarantee early in the day. It was gone before the first hour was through and they ran it up over $300,000 before the final flight closed registration.
All told, Event 7 drew 624 entrants to create a prize pool worth $310,350 with the winner set to take home nearly $75,000 along with the guitar trophy and a seat in the WPO Championship.
Tampa regular Onder Ekinci went from short stack to chip leader during the last level in the early flight to bag the biggest stack in Flight E while Seminole Hard Rock Player of the Year David Prociak (pictured) was the big bag in Flight C.
Other big names returning tomorrow for Day 2 are John Dolan, Rafael Reis, John Holley, David Tuthill, John Christian Templeton, Carlos Loving, and Seminole Hard Rock Tampa ambassador Wally Maddah.
Event 7 has 113 players returning for Day 2 on Sunday at noon with 63 players making the money.
For those who didn’t make Day 2 or bust out early from Event 7, we have a $150 buy-in No Limit Hold’em Turbo event kicking off at 2pm with a $15,000 guaranteed prize pool. It will move along at a brisk pace and award another guitar trophy along with a $1,650 WPO Championship seat.
Sunday will be a busy day in the poker room with some big money on the line.
2015 Winter Poker Open Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tampa Event #8 $150 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em Turbo (Re-Entry) Total Entries: 202 Prize Pool: $24,240 December 13, 2015
Tampa, Fla. (December 9, 2015) – The second weekend of the 2015 Winter Poker Open brought out another Turbo crowd on a Sunday afternoon. The second such event on the schedule drew a nice crowd of 202 entrants and it was local favorite John Pappas taking home the title along with a $1,650 Winter Poker Open Championship seat.
This week’s field topped the 199 entrants from Event 3 but they played down just as fast. Less than half the field remained when registration closed at the start of Level 13 and they were facing the money bubble not longer after.
Seminole Hard Rock Tampa ambassador Wally Maddah did the heavy lifting to get the last 27 players in the money and he was joined by local regular Cheri Beatty, social media superstar Kevin “Kevmath” Mathers, and John “Call Me Johnny” Pappas.
After a short break, they played down to the final table in short time and it was wrapped up within the hour. Kostas Papstavrov, Mike Drawdy, and James D’Arcangelis went out in the first few hands followed by Agnes Barton and Beatty, two of the three women at the final table.
After Chad Policarpio’s knockout in 5th place, the last four players negotiated a deal to evenly divide the remaining prize pool and Pappas picked up the title as the chip leader. He earned the honor along with a seat in the $1,650 Winter Poker Open Championship.
“I was already going to play,” Pappas quipped. “Now I already have my seat.”
The wins puts the Brooklyn-born amateur’s career earnings a little further over $100,000. The win is his third cash during the 2015 Winter Poker Open and second final table after a 5th place finish in Event 4.
Event 8 Results:
1st: John Pappas – $3,485 + $1,650 WPO Championship seat* 2nd: Josh Fulford – $3,485* 3rd: Pamela Osteen – $3,485* 4th: Stephen Davidson – $3,485* 5th: Chad Policarpio – $1,355 6th: Cheri Beatty – $1,130 7th: Agnes Barton – $904 8th: James D’Arcangelis – $678 9th: Mike Drawdy – $452 10th: Kostas Papastavrov – $294 11th: Kozma Llazari – $294 12th: Kevin Mathers – $294 13th: Dave Phillips – $248 14th: Seth Newberry – $248 15th: Achin Sahay – $248 16th: Wally Maddah – $226 17th: Allauddin Khan – $226 18th: Dustyn Schindewolf – $226 19th: Peter Cantine – $203 20th: Joshua Rose – $203 21st: David Hall – $203 22nd: Stanley Holley – $203 23rd: Mahmoud Bidarian – $203 24th: Anthony Paulino – $203 25th: Ronald Rose – $203 26th: David Smith – $203 27th: William Linderman – $203
$150 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em Turbo (Re-Entry) Level 26: 40,000/80,000/10,000 Ante
There was barely a pause between big hands and Chad Policarpio was the next to try for a double up, but his fate was the same as the others before.
His final hand saw Josh Fulford open to 200,000 from the small blind and Policarpio moved all-in from the big blind with . Fulford called with the superior and the board ran clean to give Fulford the pot. Policarpio had a nice run but had to settle for 5th place money.
$150 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em Turbo (Re-Entry) Level 25: 30,000/60,000/10,000 Ante
Cheri Beatty made a few moves at the final table with none of her shoves getting called. She took another shot and this time Josh Fulford looked her up with .
Beatty tabled and asked for an Eight to take the race pressure off. Instead of help, she saw Fulford add gutshot outs on the flop and get there on the turn to leave her drawing dead to 6th pace and the first four-digit payout of the Turbo.
$150 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em Turbo (Re-Entry) Level 23: 25,000/50,000/5,000 Ante
The tournament ended for Agnes Barton in two big hands. The first happened against Stephen Davidson when her was beaten by on the board to leave her with just 30,000. Enough for her next ante and small blind.
She managed one double up but was gone two hands later when Chad Policarpio knocked her out with over .
$150 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em Turbo (Re-Entry) Level 20: 10,000/20,000/3,000 Ante
The Turbo event quickly played down to the money bubble and it took just three hands to get the rest of the way. Wally Maddah put them in the money when his small blind was good against William Linderman’s when the board ran out .
The field actually lost two players on the hand but it was Linderman’s bigger stack that gave him 27th place money.
Kevin “Kevmath” Mathers, Johnny Pappas, and Cheri Beatty joined Maddah in making the money. With the average stack hovering around 10 big blinds, this is going to move along quickly.
Registration closed for the $15,000 Guarantee Turbo event with 202 entrants to create a prize pool worth nearly $25,000. The last 27 players will earn a piece of the money with $6,328 and a Winter Poker Open Championship seat to the winner.
$150 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em Turbo (Re-Entry) Level 12: 1,200/2,400/400 Ante
Another good reason for a Sunday afternoon Turbo, besides the obvious value, is the second chance opportunity for those who fall short in the multi-day field Event 7.
We’ve seen players bust out of that event and immediately jump into Event 8. The format dictates that it won’t last into the wee hours of the morning and also allows players a chance at the rare double cash day.
Seminole Hard Rock Tampa ambassador Wally Maddah and fun-time AJ “Doc” Santos both cashed in Event 7 (Maddah in 47th, Santos in 38th). Now they’re in the Turbo looking to add another cash to their bankroll without ever leaving the property.
$150 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em Turbo (Re-Entry) Level 7: 400/800/100 Ante
The Turbo event is shaping up to have another nice turnout for some Sunday afternoon poker. Last week’s version drew 199 entrants and we have over 150 in the game with two more levels of late registration to go.
We ran into Cheri Beatty catching a big double/knockout and asking “where was this yesterday (in the $560)?” She’s run her stack over 80,000 and in good position for the long haul.
Kevin “Kevmath” Mathers, the holder of mass poker knowledge, is back in action today after falling short in Event 7. He took a break last night, enjoyed a Tampa Bay Lightnings game, and firing into the Turbo event.
$150 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em Turbo (Re-Entry) Beginning of Level 1: 25/50
The clock strikes 2 p.m. and the eighth of 14 Winter Poker Open primary events is underway. The $150 deep stack no limit hold’em turbo tournament features a $15,000 guarantee, a starting stack of 25,000 chips and 15-minute levels. Late registration/re-entry is available until the start of Level 13.
Last Sunday’s turbo tournament saw a field of 199 entries generate a prize pool $22,230. John Duhig of Lithia, FL beat the field in record time — less than eight hours — to earn $4,668.
We’ll take a deeper dive into today’s 2 p.m. event a bit later. Until then… Good luck, players!