2016 Little Slick Spring Poker Series
Seminole Hard Rock Tampa
$150 Buy-In, $150,000 Guaranteed
Prize Pool: $231,720
April 11-17, 2016
The 2016 Little Slick Spring Poker Series concluded late Sunday night at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tampa. With 11 starting flights, the event played out over the course of a week and saw local grinder Brandon Byars walk with its top spot and $30,422.
The Little Slick boasted a $150 buy-in and a $150,000 guarantee. The six-figure target proved to be a formality as it was edged out during Friday’s Flight J and obliterated during Saturdays 452-entry Flight K. In all, the tournament saw a field of 1,931 generate a prize pool of $231,720.
Flight A: 122 Entries, 13 Advanced
Flight B: 127 Entries, 11 Advanced
Flight C: 92 Entries, 12 Advanced
Flight D: 117 Entries, 15 Advanced
Flight E: 123 Entries, 16 Advanced
Flight F: 134 Entries, 14 Advanced
Flight G: 149 Entries, 19 Advanced
Flight H: 155 Entries, 23 Advanced
Flight I: 191 Entries, 21 Advanced
Flight J: 269 Entries, 27 Advanced
Flight K: 452 Entries, 61 Advanced
Total: 1,931 Entries, 232 Advanced
Remaining players returned for Day 2 Sunday at 11 a.m. and the tournament played out in a fury finishing less than 12 hours later after a four-way chop. While Byars left the top dog, Rafael Marcondes Reis finished 2nd ($27,000), Bryan Maguire 3rd ($24,000) and James Gavin 4th ($20,000).
Byars is 36 years old and resides in Tampa. The victory marks his eighth career cash and more than doubles his lifetime earnings
Final table results:
1st: Brandon Byars – $30,422
2nd: Rafael Marcondes Reis – $27,000
3rd: Bryan Maguire – $24,000
4th: James Gavin – $20,000
5th: Bradley Patton – $12,397
6th: Steven Bander – $9,964
7th: Antuan Bunkley – $7,763
8th: Matthew Longfellow – $5,677
9th: Eric Wilkinson – $4,055
That’s a wrap on the 2016 installment of the Little Slick. Hope to see you in June for WPTDeepStacks!