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Event 8: Ian Pearson — 5th Place ($1,600)

$150 Deep Stack Turbo NL Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 29: 40,000/80,000 with a 10,000 ante
Players Remaining: 4 of 236

Ian Pearson

Ian Pearson shoved the small blind for 455,000. Alan Phillips called and flipped over KhJs. Pearson needed to improve holding the 8c7h.

Runout: KdJh3cQc4d

Phillips hit two pair and Pearson was eliminated.

The remaining four players are now taking the chop talk a little deeper.

Ian Pearson – Eliminated in 5th place ($1,600)

Event 8: Stan Blacker — 6th Place ($1,334)

$150 Deep Stack Turbo NL Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 28: 30,000/60,000 with a 10,000 ante
Players Remaining: 5 of 236

Stan Blacker

With some talk of chop making its way around the table, Stan Blacker moved all in and Alan Phillips called. It wasn’t much contest as Phillips’ KcKd was well in front of Blacker’s 4s4d.

The runout changed nothing and Blacker was eliminated.

Stan Blacker – Eliminated in 6th place ($1,334)

Event 8: John Metz — 8th Place ($800)

$150 Deep Stack Turbo NL Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 27: 25,000/50,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 7 of 236

John Metz

Ian Pearson was in the small blind and pushed a modest stack forward that happened to have John Metz covered in the big blind. Metz called off his last 90,000.

Pearson held 9d6h and needed to improve versus the QsJh of Metz. He did just that on an Ac8d6d7s8c runout. Metz was eliminated.

John Metz – Eliminated in 8th place ($800)

Event 8: Roberto Lam — 9th Place ($533)

$150 Deep Stack Turbo NL Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 26: 20,000/40,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 8 of 236

Roberto Lam

Roberto Lam shoved the button and Jack McIntyre called from the small blind.

McIntyre: QsJd
Lam: 7h6h

Runout: Qc6c6d3sQd

Both players hit a boat, but McIntyre’s was better. He scooped a pot that added to his massive chip lead.

Roberto Lam – Eliminated in 9th place ($533)

Event 8: In the Money with the Final Table Closing in

$150 Deep Stack Turbo NL Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 25: 15,000/30,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 19 of 236

The money bubble came and went and the 2pm turbo is moving right along with 19 players remaining. Here’s a look at the results to this point:

20th: Ok Haselton – $240
21st: Mohammad Affaneh – $240
22nd: Dallas Henderson – $240
23rd: Nicholas Williams – $240
24th: John Holley – $240
25th: Rina Coss – $240
26th: Frederick Gaines – $240
27th: Anthony Astarita – $240

We will provide another update when the 10-handed final table is reached.

Event 8: Prize Pool Finalized with Field Rapidly Shrinking

$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.

Payouts:

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

1st – $7,466 + Championship seat
2nd – $4,401
3rd – $2,534
4th – $2,054
5th – $1,600
6th – $1,334
7th – $1,067
8th – $800
9th – $533
10th-12th – $346
13th-15th – $293
16th-18th – $267
19th-27th $240

Per usual, the tournament is narrowing fast. The clock shows just 80 players remaining toward the end of Level 14. We will provide another update when the bubble bursts.

Event 8: Tampa Turbo Time

$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.

Here’s a look at the details:

2PM: Event 8 – $150 Deep Stack Turbo NL Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • $15,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips and 15-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 13
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 8 Structure Sheet

We will provide another update when registration closes and the payouts are finalized.

WPO Day 11 Schedule

Main Event Schedule

12PM: Event 7 Day 2 – $570 Deep Stack NL Hold’em (Re-Entry)

2PM: Event 8 – $150 Deep Stack Turbo NL Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • $15,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips and 15-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 13
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 8 Structure Sheet

WPO Day 10: More than $300K Up for Grabs Tomorrow

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.

Event 8: John Pappas Wins in Four-Way Deal

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

John Pappas, Event 8 Champions
John Pappas, Event 8 Champions

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

* – Denotes four-way deal

Event 8: Chad Policarpio – 5th Place ($1,355)

$150 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em Turbo (Re-Entry)
Level 26: 40,000/80,000/10,000 Ante

Chad Policarpio (Orlando, FL)
Chad Policarpio (Orlando, FL)

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 AdJh. Fulford called with the superior AcKh and the ThTd3h6d9c board ran clean to give Fulford the pot. Policarpio had a nice run but had to settle for 5th place money.

Event 8: Cheri Beatty – 6th Place ($1,130)

$150 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em Turbo (Re-Entry)
Level 25: 30,000/60,000/10,000 Ante

Cheri Beatty (Tampa, FL)
Cheri Beatty (Tampa, FL)

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 AhTc.

Beatty tabled 8h8s and asked for an Eight to take the race pressure off. Instead of help, she saw Fulford add gutshot outs on the KsJd5s flop and get there on the Qh turn to leave her drawing dead to 6th pace and the first four-digit payout of the Turbo.

Event 8: Agnes Barton – 7th Place ($904)

$150 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em Turbo (Re-Entry)
Level 23: 25,000/50,000/5,000 Ante

Agnes Barton
Agnes Barton

The tournament ended for Agnes Barton in two big hands. The first happened against Stephen Davidson when her AsQd was beaten by JsTh on the Ks8c7h3c9s 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 Jh5h over 8c6c.

Event 8: Kostas Papastavrov – 10th Place ($294)

$150 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em Turbo (Re-Entry)
Level 22: 20,000/40,000/5,000 Ante

Kostas Papastavrov (Tarpon Springs, FL)
Kostas Papastavrov (Tarpon Springs, FL)

The Turbo format kept things hopping, even at the final table. On the second hand after they got settled, Kostas Papastavrov open-shoved with 6d5d and Johnny Pappas called on the button with AdQh.

Papastavrov’s live cards went away on the Qc3d2h flop and he was left with a gutshot. He missed the Js turn and Kc river to be our first gone from the final table.

Event 8: Turbo Final Table Set

$150 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em Turbo (Re-Entry)
Level 22: 20,000/40,000/5,000 Ante

We lost Wally Maddah and Kevin “Kevmath” Mathers on the final table bubble and 10 players remain with a chance for the title.

Final Table
Seat 1: Pamela Osteen – 1,025,000 (26 bb)
Seat 2: Mike Drawdy – 209,000 (5 bb)
Seat 3: James D’Arcangelis – 207,000 (5 bb)
Seat 4: Kostas Papastavrov – 220,000 (6 bb)
Seat 5: Cheri Beatty – 353,000 (9 bb)
Seat 6: Stephen Davidson – 241,000 (6 bb)
Seat 7: Johnny Pappas – 1,069,000 (27 bb)
Seat 8: Agnes Barton – 337,000 (8 bb)
Seat 9: Josh Fulford – 952,000 (24 bb)
Seat 10: Chad Policarpio – 409,000 (10 bb)

Event 8: Turbo in the Money

$150 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em Turbo (Re-Entry)
Level 20: 10,000/20,000/3,000 Ante

In the money

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 KsJd was good against William Linderman’s QxJx when the board ran out KdJc8h2d9d.

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.

Wally Maddah put the Turbo event in the money
Wally Maddah put the Turbo event in the money
Kevin "Kevmath" Mathers survives an all-in to cash
Kevin “Kevmath” Mathers (left) survives a money bubble all-in to cash
Cheri Beatty makes the Turbo money
Cheri Beatty makes the Turbo money

Event 8: Turbo Payouts

$150 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em Turbo (Re-Entry)

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.

1st: $6,328 + $1,650 WPO Championship Seat
2nd: $3,727
3rd: $2,146
4th: $1,739
5th: $1,355
6th: $1,130
7th: $904
8th: $678
9th: $452
10-12th: $294
13-15th: $248
16-18th: $226
19-27th: $203

Event 8: Registration Closed

$150 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em Turbo (Re-Entry)
Level 13: 2,000/4,000/500 Ante

2015 WPO Turboooo

Registration has closed for the Turbo Event 8 and they pipped it up a few entrants from last week. Where this tournament drew 199 entrants this past Sunday, today we have 202 entrants in the field.

A fine showing for a Sunday afternoon.

Of those 202 starters, less than 80 remain after the break and we expect the action to be move at a brisk pace throughout.

Event 8: Double Money Attempts

$150 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em Turbo (Re-Entry)
Level 12: 1,200/2,400/400 Ante

Wally Maddah (Tampa, FL)
Wally Maddah (Tampa, FL)

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.

AJ "Doc" Santos (Oxford, FL)
AJ “Doc” Santos (Oxford, FL)

Event 8: Lovers of Turbo

$150 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em Turbo (Re-Entry)
Level 7: 400/800/100 Ante

Cheri Beatty (Tampa, FL)
Cheri Beatty (Tampa, FL)

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.

Kevin "Kevmath" Mathers (rumored to be half man/half computer)
Kevin “Kevmath” Mathers (rumored to be half man/half computer)

Event 8: Turbo Time in Tampa

$150 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em Turbo (Re-Entry)
Beginning of Level 1: 25/50

John Duhig
Last week’s Event 3 turbo winner John Duhig earned $4,668 in less than eight hours.

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!