The 2022 Tampa Winter Poker Open was our last major series of the year and it was another great turnout by our players, outstanding from start to finish. We came up just ten entries shy of 2,500 for the series and we awarded more than $1.5 million in prize money.
Prize Pools: $1,557,790
Numbers are one thing but the series also produced some great stories. Raminder Singh captured the $1,100 Deep Stack for his fourth major Tampa title and 14 overall across all our Seminole Hard Rock Poker rooms.
We ran three one-day tournaments leading up to the WPO Championship with escalating buy-ins; a $600 Deep Stack followed by an $1,100 and $2,200. Adam Jaffe final tabled all three and then took home the trophy in the $2,200.
The opening event of the series drew 1,334 entries over six starting flights and Julio Delgado dominated late to take the title. Jordan Joeckel won the Limit Omaha 8 tournament and finished sixth in the Mixed Pot Limit Omaha the next evening.
But the star of the series with the $500,000 guaranteed WPO Championship that drew 471 entries over the three starting days. Local cash game regular Ken McAdams ran pure at the final table and booked the $108,000 victory.
Thank you to our local players and those who traveled to take part in the Tampa Winter Poker Open. We appreciate you and hope to see you again, maybe at our next major series in March with the 2023 Tampa Poker Classic.
That full schedule can be found by clicking here, 2023 Tampa Poker Classic schedule, followed by a link to each WPO tournament.
WPO Championship – Ken McAdams – $108,000
Event 1 ($400 NLH): Julio Delgado – $62,750
Event 2 ($400 NLH): Jack Sumner – $10,749
Event 3 ($400 O8): Jordan Joeckel – $5,165
Event 4 ($600 NLH): Fabian Caicedo – $15,925
Event 5 ($400 Mixed PLO): Joseph Kessman – $6,475
Event 6 ($1,100 NLH): Raminder Singh – $21,486
Event 7 ($2,200 NLH): Adam Jaffe – $32,000
Event 9 ($2,500 NLH): Justin Jones – $14,625
Event 10 ($250 Early Bird): Michael Quinn – $5,000