2016 WPTDeepStacks

The WPTDeepStacks-Tampa in Review

WPTDeepStacks-Tampa Main Event winner, Anthony Astarita

The 2016 WPTDeepStacks-Tampa series ran June 9-20 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. The 12-day festival was headlined by $570/$200K and $350/$100K prelims as well as a $1,100/$300K Main Event.

The series headliner, the Main Event drew 538 entries generating a prize of $527,240. Following three starting flights, a play-down day and a live streamed final table, Anthony Astarita of Flemington, N.J. laid claim to the tournament’s $130,541 top prize.

2016 WPTDeepStacks-Tampa winners:

Impressively, Astarita’s Main Event victory wasn’t his only cash of the series. He finished 55th in Event 1 and 17th in Event 2 narrowly missing Series Champion honors. That title went to Karl Manouchakian who owned the prelims finish runner up in Event 1 and winning Event 3.

Next up for the Seminole Hard Rock is the Winter Poker Open scheduled for December of this year. Stay tuned and thanks for following along!

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Anthony Astarita Wins WPTDeepStacks-Tampa Main Event and $130K

2016 WPTDeepStacks-Tampa
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
Tampa, Fla.
Event #4
$1,100 Main Event No Limit Hold’em
Entries: 538
Prize Pool: $527,240
June 16-20, 2016

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Anthony Astarita is Seminole Gaming’s newest poker champion following a masterful performance at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tampa Monday afternoon. Astarita laid claim to the top spot in the property’s WPTDeepStacks-Tampa Main Event, a $1,100 buy-in tournament that drew 538 entries generating a total prize pool of $527,240. For the performance, Astarita went home with $130,541 in prize money along with a $3,000 package that includes entry into the WPTDeepStacks’ season-ending Championship.

“I just want to thank my family and friends that supported me through this,” Astarita said. “I thank God for the opportunity to do this. It’s been an amazing run from the beginning of the week. I don’t really play poker tournaments, but knew that I had the skill to do it.”

The Main Event marked the fourth of five primary events on the WPTDeepStacks-Tampa schedule. The $300,000 guarantee was barely a blip on the tournament’s radar as it was surpassed before cards event went in the air for the third starting flight. A tournament rookie, Astarita’s crowning achievement came at the hands of a battle-tested field that included Seminole Hard Rock Poker Player of the Year Points Leader David Prociak, tournament legend Sam Grizzle and others. While it was Prociak who sat near the top of the counts to start Day 2, it was Grizzle who faced off against Astarita at the final table. After he bowed out fourth, Astarita sat across from an unlikely opponent — Justin Fawcett.

Fawcett began Day 2 106th of 106 returning players, but spun up a stack and miraculously went on to finish 3rd. Falling at the hands of Astarita, Fawcett’s chips went the way of the eventual champion. Their duel left Astarita holding more than 13,300,000 of the 13,450,00 chips in play. It took only two hands for George Wolf, winner of the 2015 WPTDeepStacks-Jacksonville Main Event, to bust 2nd for $73,394.

“It feels amazing,” Astarita said. “First, I cashed in [Event][1][and][Event][3]. A lifetime goal was to a play a Main Event — especially World Poker Tour sponsored. I came into today chip leader and then took a couple bad beats and then gained it back.”

Astarita’s unlikely two weeks began with a 55th-place finish in Event 1, continued with a 17th-place finish in Event 3 and were capped off with a win in the Main Event. His final table run played out in front of the live stream cameras on WPT.com for the world to see.

“I loved the [live][stream][with][hole][cards],” Astarita said. “At the first break I had about 40 text messages from friends and family — missed calls — saying they were watching it. It was really to cool to see that. That was something I never really thought I would be a part of, but to actually be a part of it has been awesome.”

The partnership with WPTDeepStacks and the live stream final table was a first-time occurence for the Seminole Hard Rock. With a 538-entry Main Event and more than $1,000,000 in prize money awarded between the five primary events, the 12-day series was a smashing success that everyone in the poker world took notice of.

“I thought it was a great, great event,” Astarita said. “Especially the final day here at the final table. The setup up was beautiful.”

Astarita is 29  years old and resides in Flemington, N.J. where he works in sales. His three cashes at the Seminole Hard Rock are the first reported in-the-money finishes of his career. Impressively, his solid play nearly anointed him Series Champion, a title he narrowly missed finishing second to Karl Manouchakian who followed up a runner-up finish in Event 1 with a victory in Event 3.

Main Event results:

1st: Anthony Astarita – $130,541 + $3,000 Package
2nd: George Wolfe – $73,394
3rd: Justin Fawcett – $47,182
4th: Sam Grizzle – $37,483
5th: Cody Sullivan – $29,357
6th: Mario Lopez – $24,115
7th: Bob Gallo – $19,135
8th: Tim Kegel – $14,941
9th: Steve Tziris – $10,485
10th: Plamen Stoyanov – $6,815
11th: Sam Wynder – $6,815
12th: Matthew Rose – $6,815
13th: Daniel Griggs – $5,242
14th: Aaron Young – $5,242
15th: Brian Reinert – $5,242
16th: Joel Gossett – $3,932
17th: Mark Wiser – $3,932
18th: Cody Hernandez – $3,932
19th: Daiane Mendes – $2,883
20th: Benjamin Van Klink – $2,883
21st: Jeff Trudeau – $2,883
22nd: Seth Bobet – $2,883
23rd: Jose Alicea – $2,883
24th: Wally Maddah – $2,883
25th: Alvin Cotton-Lovett – $2,883
26th: Dwayne Sullivan – $2,883
27th: Claudemir Osorio – $2,883
28th: Nicholas Williams – $2,621
29th: Ricardo Rodriguez – $2,621
30th: John O’Neal – $2,621
31st: Alexander Beece – $2,621
32nd: Michael Stokes – $2,621
33rd: Gregory Marcus – $2,621
34th: Charlemagne Benjamin – $2,621
35th: Bob Heinz – $2,621
36th: Ryan Wyant – $2,621
37th: Tom Nguyen – $2,359
38th: Andrew Leadbetter – $2,359
39th: Alfred Muncey – $2,359
40th: Matthew O’Donnell – $2,359
41st: William McPhillips – $2,359
42nd: Len Nhoung – $2,359
43rd: Ioannis Patsourakis – $2,359
44th: Timothy Harrell – $2,359
45th: Zoltan Czinkota – $2,359
46th: Amelio Amato – $2,097
47th: Antuan Bunkley – $2,097
48th: Alban Frasheri – $2,097
49th: Anthony Pellegrini – $2,097
50th: Michael Turton – $2,097
51st: Geoffrey Creagh – $2,097
52nd: David Prociak – $2,097
53rd: Albert Cohen – $2,097
54th: Michael Newman – $2,097

Next up for the Seminole Hard Rock is the Winter Poker Open expected to take place in December of this year. More information on that series will be available at SHRTPoker.com as soon as it’s finalized.

Main Event: Anthony Astarita Wins ($130,541), George Wolfe Eliminated 2nd ($73,394)

$1,100 Main Event No Limit Hold’em
Level 34: 100,000/200,000/25,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 1/538

WPTDeepStacks-Tampa Main Event champion Anthony Astarita ($130,541)
WPTDeepStacks-Tampa Main Event champion Anthony Astarita ($130,541)

On the second hand of heads-up play, a severely shortstacked George Wolfe got all in holding 6c4h. He was second best to Anthony Astarita’s ah5d.

The runout fell asjd2d9d4c giving Astarita a pair of aces. With that, Wolfe busted second earning $73,394 and Anthony Astarita earned $130,541 along with a $3,000 Championship package.

George Wolfe - Eliminated 2nd ($73,394)
George Wolfe – Eliminated 2nd ($73,394)

More on the event will be posted shortly. In the meantime, here’s a look at the tournament’s final results:

1st: Anthony Astarita – $130,541 + $3,000 Package
2nd: George Wolfe – $73,394
3rd: Justin Fawcett – $47,182
4th: Sam Grizzle – $37,483
5th: Cody Sullivan – $29,357
6th: Mario Lopez – $24,115
7th: Bob Gallo – $19,135
8th: Tim Kegel – $14,941
9th: Steve Tziris – $10,485
10th: Plamen Stoyanov – $6,815
11th: Sam Wynder – $6,815
12th: Matthew Rose – $6,815
13th: Daniel Griggs – $5,242
14th: Aaron Young – $5,242
15th: Brian Reinert – $5,242
16th: Joel Gossett – $3,932
17th: Mark Wiser – $3,932
18th: Cody Hernandez – $3,932
19th: Daiane Mendes – $2,883
20th: Benjamin Van Klink – $2,883
21st: Jeff Trudeau – $2,883
22nd: Seth Bobet – $2,883
23rd: Jose Alicea – $2,883
24th: Wally Maddah – $2,883
25th: Alvin Cotton-Lovett – $2,883
26th: Dwayne Sullivan – $2,883
27th: Claudemir Osorio – $2,883
28th: Nicholas Williams – $2,621
29th: Ricardo Rodriguez – $2,621
30th: John O’Neal – $2,621
31st: Alexander Beece – $2,621
32nd: Michael Stokes – $2,621
33rd: Gregory Marcus – $2,621
34th: Charlemagne Benjamin – $2,621
35th: Bob Heinz – $2,621
36th: Ryan Wyant – $2,621
37th: Tom Nguyen – $2,359
38th: Andrew Leadbetter – $2,359
39th: Alfred Muncey – $2,359
40th: Matthew O’Donnell – $2,359
41st: William McPhillips – $2,359
42nd: Len Nhoung – $2,359
43rd: Ioannis Patsourakis – $2,359
44th: Timothy Harrell – $2,359
45th: Zoltan Czinkota – $2,359
46th: Amelio Amato – $2,097
47th: Antuan Bunkley – $2,097
48th: Alban Frasheri – $2,097
49th: Anthony Pellegrini – $2,097
50th: Michael Turton – $2,097
51st: Geoffrey Creagh – $2,097
52nd: David Prociak – $2,097
53rd: Albert Cohen – $2,097
54th: Michael Newman – $2,097

Main Event: Justin Fawcett Eliminated 3rd ($47,182)

$1,100 Main Event No Limit Hold’em
Level 34: 100,000/200,000/25,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 2/538

Justin Fawcett
Justin Fawcett

Justin Fawcett open-shoved the button and Anthony Astarita called from the small blind. George Wolfe folded his option and Fawcett was officially at risk.

Astarita: 7s7c
Fawcett: ac4c

The flop fell hard, coming jh7d5d improving Astarita to a set.

The turn was the 2c giving Fawcett outs to a straight.

The river was a blank — the as. Fawcett busted 3rd earning $47,182.

Astarita now owns 13,365,000 chips to George Wolfe’s 85,000. Players are on a quick break while production staff sets up the set for heads-up play.

Anthony Astarita – 13,365,000
George Wolfe – 85,000
Justin Fawcett – Eliminated 3rd ($47,182)

Main Event: Astarita Doubles through Fawcett

$1,100 Main Event No Limit Hold’em
Level 34: 100,000/200,000/25,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 3/538

Justin Fawcett called from the small blind and Anthony Astarita raised to 550,000 from the big blind. They were heads up.

Flop: ad5h2h

Fawcett checked. Astarita bet 1,075,000. Action was back on Fawcett and he three-bet to 2,500,000 — enough to put Astarita all in. Astarita called off and Fawcett had the opportunity to bust a player.

Astarita: asqh
Fawcett: ac9h

The board completed with the tc and 8s and Astarita doubled through Fawcett sending Fawcett to the bottom of the chip counts.

Main Event: Sam Grizzle Eliminated 4th ($37,483)

$1,100 Main Event No Limit Hold’em
Level 33: 75,000/150,000/20,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 3/538

Sam Grizzle
Sam Grizzle

Justin Fawcett opened the button for 350,000. It folded to Sam Grizzle in the big blind. He called.

They saw a flop of jd4s3h. Both players checked.

The turn fell the 2c. Grizzle checked again. Fawcett bet 350,000. Grizzle check-raised to 900,000 leaving himself about 1,200,000 behind. Fawcett moved all-in. Grizzle called and was at risk.

Fawcett: 6s5c for a six-high straight
Grizzle: 4c3c for two pair

The river completed the action with the 9c and Grizzle busted fourth earning $37,483

Justin Fawcett – 6,600,000
Sam Grizzle – Eliminated 4th ($37,483)

Main Event: Cody Sullivan Eliminated 5th ($29,357)

$1,100 Main Event No Limit Hold’em
Level 32: 60,000/120,000/20,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 4/538

Cody Sullivan
Cody Sullivan

Cody Sullivan was under the gun and opened for the last of his 710,000-chip stack. Action was on Justin Fawcett in the cutoff and he three-bet to 1,700,000. The button and blinds folded and and Sullivan was at risk versus Fawcett.

Fawcett: as9s
Sullivan: kd2s

The flop paired Sullivan, but gave Fawcett an ace-high flush draw — ksjs3c.

No flush fell on the turn, but the ac gave Fawcett a pair of aces and the lead in the hand.

The river completed with the 7s and Fawcett improved to a flush for good measure. Sullivan busted 5th taking with him $29,357 in prize money.

Justin Fawcett – 3,900,000
Cody Sullivan – Eliminated 5th ($29,357)

Main Event: Mario Lopez Eliminated 6th ($24,115)

$1,100 Main Event No Limit Hold’em
Level 32: 60,000/120,000/20,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 5/538

Mario Lopez
Mario Lopez

The flop was qs6c5c and Mario Lopez ended up getting the last of his stack in holding ksqh versus the asqc of Justin Fawcett. Lopez’s top pair was outkicked as they headed to the turn.

Fourth street fell the ts. The river completed the action with the 3c and Lopez busted at the hands of Fawcett. Lopez earned $24,115 for his 6th-place finish.

Justin Fawcett – 3,500,000
Mario Lopez – Eliminated 6th ($24,115)

Main Event: Break Time Chip Counts

$1,100 Main Event No Limit Hold’em
Heading to Level 32: 60,000/120,000/20,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 6/538

The final six players are in the midst of their first 15-minute break of the day. Here’s a final table update:

Seat 1: Samuel Grizzle – 2,075,000
Seat 2: George Wolfe – 2,075,000
Seat 3: Cody Sullivan – 1,050,000
Seat 4: Bob Gallo – 985,000 – Eliminated 7th ($19,135)
Seat 5: Steve Trizis – Eliminated 9th ($10,485)
Seat 6: Mario Lopez – 1,180,000
Seat 7: Justin Fawcett – 1,715,000
Seat 8: Tim Kegel – 795,000 – ($14,941)
Seat 9: Anthony Astarita – 5,360,000

1st – $130,541 + $3,000 Package
2nd – $73,394
3rd – $47,182
4th – $37,483
5th – $29,357
6th – $24,115

Main Event: Grizzle Doubles Again, This time Through Fawcett

$1,100 Main Event No Limit Hold’em
Level 30: 40,000/80,000/10,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 6/538

The flop was 7h6h3s. Justin Fawectt lead for 400,000. Sam Grizzle shoved for 710,000 and Mario Lopez folded. It was back on Fawcett and he called.

Fawcett: 5c3c for a pair of threes with a gutshot
Grizzle: ahth for an ace-high flush draw

Fawcett’s pair of threes wasn’t much, but it was ahead. The turn 8h quickly changed that as it improved Grizzle to an ace-high flush and left Fawcett drawing dead. The river fell the ks to make it official. Grizzle doubled through Fawcett.

Sam Grizzle – 2,100,000
Justin Fawcett – 880,000

Main Event: Bob Gallo Eliminated 7th ($19,135)

$1,100 Main Event No Limit Hold’em
Level 30: 40,000/80,000/10,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 6/538

Bob Gallo
Bob Gallo

George Wolfe open-shoved the button for 785,000. Bob Gallo called off from the big blind and the hands were tabled.

Gallo: khqh
Wolfe: js7s

The flop paired Wolfe, falling jd6h2s. The ts turn and 7c river didn’t bring any help for Gallo. Wolfe’s stack was counted down to 785,000 and he had Gallo barely covered. Gallo busted 7th earning $19,135.

George Wolfe – 1,750,000
Bob Gallo – Eliminated 7th ($19,135)

Main Event: Astarita’s Aces Double through Fawcett’s Jacks

$1,100 Main Event No Limit Hold’em
Level 30: 40,000/80,000/10,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 7/538

Start-of-day leader Anthony Astarita opened the action from under the gun and Justin Fawcett defended from the big blind.

The flop fell td8c7h and Fawcett checked. Astarita bet 425,000 and Fawcett, who was the chip leader, moved all in. Astarita went into the tank for a minute or so before he called.

Astarita: asah
Fawcett: jsjh

Astarita’s overpair of aces was best. The turn and river completed the board with the qd and 6s. Astarita’s all-in call was counted down to 2,140,000

Anthony Astarita – 4,780,000
Justin Fawcett – 1,725,000

Main Event: Tim Kegel Eliminated 8th ($14,941)

$1,100 Main Event No Limit Hold’em
Level 29: 30,000/60,000/10,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 7/538

Tim Kegel
Tim Kegel

Justin Fawcett opened from late position and Tim Kegel jammed all in for 490,000 from the cutoff. The button and blinds folded and Fawcett quickly called tabling ahqh. Kegel was behind holding kcjs.

Runout: td4c2htc6d

Fawcett’s ace-queen high held and he busted Kegel 8th sending him home with $14,941.

Justin Fawcett – 4,250,000
Tim Kegel – Eliminated 8th ($14,941)

Main Event: Grizzle Doubles through Astarita

$1,100 Main Event No Limit Hold’em
Level 29: 30,000/60,000/10,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 8/538

Start-of-day chip leader Anthony Astarita opened the action for a min-raise and Sam Grizzle moved all in for 530,000 from his direct left. The remaining players folded and Astarita called putting the shortstacked Grizzle at risk.

Astarita: tstc
Grizzle: adks

An 8s5c4h flop and 3h turn kept Astarita the lead. The ac river changed that as it improved Grizzle to a pair of aces. Grizzle doubled through Astarita.

Anthony Astarita – 2,475,000
Sam Grizzle – 1,230,000

Main Event: Steve Tziris Eliminated 9th ($10,485)

$1,100 Main Event No Limit Hold’em
Level 29: 30,000/60,000/10,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 8/538

Steve Tziris
Steve Tziris

Sam Grizzle opened for 155,000 and it folded to Steve Tziris on the button. He three-bet all in for 835,000 sending it to Mario Lopez in the small blind. Lopez broke down his stack before making an all-in bet of his own. He had Tziris covered and it was back on Grizzle who quickly folded.

Lopez: asac
Tziris: khkd

The qh6h5s5d7d runout didn’t change a thing. With that, Steve Tziris was the first elimination of the day coming roughly 20 minutes into the final table.

Mario Lopez – 2,040,000
Steve Tziris – Eliminated 9th ($10,485)

Main Event: Shuffle Up and Deal

$1,100 Main Event No Limit Hold’em
Level 29: 30,000/60,000/10,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 9/538

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The final nine are in their seats and cards are in the air for the final table of the WPTDeepStacks-Tampa Main Event. The 538-entry field is down to the last few and they’re about to battle it out for the tournament’s $130,541 top prize.

Here’s a look at the seating assignments with chip counts followed by the remaining payouts:

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Seat 1: Samuel Grizzle – 785,000
Seat 2: George Wolfe – 1,735,000
Seat 3: Cody Sullivan – 1,250,000
Seat 4: Lewis Gallo, Jr. – 985,000
Seat 5: Steve Trizis – 985,000
Seat 6: Mario Lopez – 1,205,000
Seat 7: Justin Fawcett – 3,005,000
Seat 8: Tim Kegel – 795,000
Seat 9: Anthony Astarita – 3,035,000

1st – $130,541 + $3,000 Package
2nd – $73,394
3rd – $47,182
4th – $37,483
5th – $29,357
6th – $24,115
7th – $19,135
8th – $14,941
9th – $10,485

Main Event: Astarita Leads Final Nine; Play Resumes Monday at Noon

$1,100 Main Event No Limit Hold’em
Level 29: 30,000/60,000/10,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 9/538

Anthony Astarita
Anthony Astarita

The $1,100 WPTDeepStacks-Tampa Main Event is down to the final nine following nearly 12 hours of action on Sunday. Out in front of the finale is a pair of chip leaders at the top. Anthony Astarita claims 3,035,000 chips giving him a slight edge over second place Justin Fawcett’s 3,005,000.

Justin Fawcett
Justin Fawcett

The nine remaining mark all that’s left of a 538-entry field and they’ll return Sunday at noon to battle for the tournament’s $130,541 top prize.

The final table will be streamed with hole cards on a 30-minute delay at WPTDSLive.com.

Here’s where the event stands:

Seat 1: Samuel Grizzle – 785,000
Seat 2: George Wolfe – 1,735,000
Seat 3: Cody Sullivan – 1,250,000
Seat 4: Lewis Gallo, Jr. – 985,000
Seat 5: Steve Trizis – 985,000
Seat 6: Mario Lopez – 1,205,000
Seat 7: Justin Fawcett – 3,005,000
Seat 8: Tim Kegel – 795,000
Seat 9: Anthony Astarita – 3,035,000

1st – $130,541 + $3,000 Package
2nd – $73,394
3rd – $47,182
4th – $37,483
5th – $29,357
6th – $24,115
7th – $19,135
8th – $14,941
9th – $10,485

10th: Plamen Stoyanov – $6,815
11th: Sam Wynder – $6,815
12th: Matthew Rose – $6,815
13th: Daniel Griggs – $5,242
14th: Aaron Young – $5,242
15th: Brian Reinert – $5,242
16th: Joel Gossett – $3,932
17th: Mark Wiser – $3,932
18th: Cody Hernandez – $3,932
19th: Daiane Mendes – $2,883
20th: Benjamin Van Klink – $2,883
21st: Jeff Trudeau – $2,883
22nd: Seth Bobet – $2,883
23rd: Jose Alicea – $2,883
24th: Wally Maddah – $2,883
25th: Alvin Cotton-Lovett – $2,883
26th: Dwayne Sullivan – $2,883
27th: Claudemir Osorio – $2,883
28th: Nicholas Williams – $2,621
29th: Ricardo Rodriguez – $2,621
30th: John O’Neal – $2,621
31st: Alexander Beece – $2,621
32nd: Michael Stokes – $2,621
33rd: Gregory Marcus – $2,621
34th: Charlemagne Benjamin – $2,621
35th: Bob Heinz – $2,621
36th: Ryan Wyant – $2,621
37th: Tom Nguyen – $2,359
38th: Andrew Leadbetter – $2,359
39th: Alfred Muncey – $2,359
40th: Matthew O’Donnell – $2,359
41st: William McPhillips – $2,359
42nd: Len Nhoung – $2,359
43rd: Ioannis Patsourakis – $2,359
44th: Timothy Harrell – $2,359
45th: Zoltan Czinkota – $2,359
46th: Amelio Amato – $2,097
47th: Antuan Bunkley – $2,097
48th: Alban Frasheri – $2,097
49th: Anthony Pellegrini – $2,097
50th: Michael Turton – $2,097
51st: Geoffrey Creagh – $2,097
52nd: David Prociak – $2,097
53rd: Albert Cohen – $2,097
54th: Michael Newman – $2,097

Event 5: Chris Dibari Wins $250 Last Chance Turbo

2016 WPTDeepStacks-Tampa
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
Tampa, Fla.
Event #5
$250 Turbo No Limit Hold’em
Entries: 142
Prize Pool: $29,820
June 19, 2016

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Chris DiBari won the fifth and final primary event of the 2016 WPTDeepStacks-Tampa series Sunday night at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. DiBari came out on top of a field of 142 entries in the $250 Turbo following a heads-up chop with Justin Matecki. DiBari took home the lion’s share of the prize pool in the form of a $6,934 first prize. Matecki earned $6,933 as the runner up.

Following the victory, DiBari owns seven tournament cashes totaling more than $36,000. His Sunday night performance marks his second tournament win and the crowning achievement in a young career as a professional poker player. He is 26 years old and resides in Palm City, Fla.

The 2016 WPTDeepStacks-Tampa series began Thursday, June 9 with a $570 buy-in, $200,000 guaranteed tournament. The event drew a massive, 698-entry field generating a $349,000 prize pool. From there, a $350 buy-in, $100,000 guarantee picked up the action. As expected, it drew a healthy field of 495 entries generating a $147,400 prize pool. Finally, the 12-day series was headlined by the $1,100 Main Event. In addition to a $300,000 guarantee, the finale, which played down alongside the $250 Turbo, is set to have a live streamed final table beginning Monday, June 20 at noon.

Event 4 final results:

1st: Chris DiBari – $6,934
2nd: Justin Matecki – $6,933
3rd: Tyler Wilson – $2,833
4th: David Garcia – $2,386
5th: Gerald Aiello – $1,789
6th: Carlos Guerrero – $1,491
7th: Jeffrey Krusinski – $1,193
8th: David Edwards – $895
9th: Brett Apter – $671
10th: Gregory Garvy – $596
11th: Peter Kosakowski – $596
12th: Frederick Gaines – $596
13th: Mark Smith – $522
14th: Justin Peckholot – $522
15th: James Darcangelis – $522
16th: Anthony Berouty – $447
17th: John Dollinger – $447
18th: Sufian Soufan – $447

Main Event: Plamen Stoyanov Eliminated 10th ($6,815)

$1,100 Main Event No Limit Hold’em
Level 29: 30,000/60,000/10,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 9/538

Plamen Stoyanov
Plamen Stoyanov

Justin Fawcett opened for 160,000 and Anthony Astarita called from the button. It was on Plamen Stoyanov in the small blind and he shoved for 235,000. Both Fawcett and Astarita called. They were three handed with Stoyanov at risk.

Flop: acasjs

Fawcett checked and Astarita moved all in. Fawcett folded and Astarita turned over jcjh for a flopped fullhouse. Stoyanov’s 5x5x was drawing very slim.

A turn 9d left Stoyanov drawing dead, but Astarita hits quads — the jd — on the river just for good measure. Ployanov was eliminated 10th earning $6,815 and the final nine baggged and tagged set to return Monday at noon for the live streamed final table.

Updated chip counts for the remaining nine will be posted shortly.

Plamen Stoyanov – Eliminated 10th ($6,815)

Main Event: 10-Handed Seating Chart and Remaining Payouts

$1,100 Main Event No Limit Hold’em
Level 28: 25,000/50,000/5,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 10/538

Main-Event-1A-06015

Seat 1: Sam Grizzle
Seat 2: George Wolfe
Seat 3: Cody Sullivan
Seat 4: Bob Gallo
Seat 5: Steve Tziris
Seat 6: Mario Lopez
Seat 7: Justin Fawcett
Seat 8: Anthony Astarita
Seat 9: Plamen Stoyanov

1st: – $130,541 + $3,000 Package
2nd: – $73,394
3rd: – $47,182
4th: – $37,483
5th: – $29,357
6th: – $24,115
7th: – $19,135
8th: – $14,941
9th: – $10,485
10th: – $6,815

Main Event: Sam Wynder Eliminated 11th ($6,815)

$1,100 Main Event No Limit Hold’em
Level 28: 25,000/50,000/5,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 10/538

Sam Wynder
Sam Wynder

Cody Sullivan opened for 125,000 and Sam Wynder moved all in for an unknown amount. It folded back to Sullivan and he called putting Wynder at risk.

Sulliva: qhqd
Wynder:n asts

Runout: th8c7c5d3c

Wynder’s ace high was no good and he busted 11th earning $6,815.

The final 10 players are now combining to one table. They’ll play until they lose one more and the final nine will bag and tag at that time.

Sam Wynder – Eliminated 11th ($6,815)

Main Event: Matthew Rose Eliminated 12th ($6,815)

$1,100 Main Event No Limit Hold’em
Level 28: 25,000/50,000/5,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 11/538

Matthew Rose
Matthew Rose

The flop was dealt and it laid 5s 4s 3h]. In a heads up pot, Matthew Rose was in the small blind and shoved for 515,000. Tim Kegel called from late position and Rose was at risk.

Kegel: ts7s for a flush draw
Rose: 9s6c for an open-ended straight draw

The turn and river fell the 5d and ad. Both draws bricked, but Kegel’s 10-high was best. Rose busted 12th earning $6,815.

Matthew Rose – Eliminated 11th ($6,815)