2019 Winter Poker Open

Event 2 Flight B: Fernando Rodriguez Bags Big

$360 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$250,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 14:  2,000/3,000 with a 3,000 ante
Flight B Players Remaining:  13 of 116

Fernando Rodriguez

Flight B came to an end with 13 players set to return for Day 2 on Sunday at 11 am. Fernando Rodriguez made a late push and put 370,000 away in his bag. The was good enough for the Flight B and only 15,000 behind overall leader Woodrow Pass.

We will post the combined counts as soon as they are available.

Flight B stacks:

Fernando Rodriguez – 370,000
Shahab Mazaheri – 306,000
Joseph Orsino – 247,000
Joe Bartholdi – 234,000
Samuel Oh – 203,000
Tony March – 170,000
Li Zhou – 143,000
Scott Swatscheno – 138,000
A.J. Kelsall – 131,000
Daniel Greer – 126,000
Jacqulyn Kagan – 95,000
John McCarthy – 77,000
Ryan Luker – 73,000

Event 2 Flight C: Another Night Flight

$360 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$250,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 1: 100/100

Registration has shutdown on two of the six starting flights of Event 2 and 190 entries are in the game. That is a good start and the session will only get bigger as we near the weekend. The $360 buy-in tournament has a $250,000 guaranteed prize pool that will be met early on Saturday.

Players will sit down to 20,000 stacks and the first 24 levels last 30 minutes and increase to 40 from Level 25 forward. Late registration and unlimited re-entries are available until the start of Level 9 at 10:30 pm and Flight C will come to an end after Level 14. Anyone still around will advance to Day 2 on Sunday at 11 am.

Action gets underway at 6 pm in the Poker Room and we will pick up the coverage later in the afternoon.

  • $250,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips
  • Levels 1-24 last 30 minutes; Levels 25+ last 40 minutes
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • Day 1 will end after Level 14 or Tournament Director discretion
  • Event 2 Structure Sheet

Event 2 Flight B: Joe Barthodi Leads Late

$360 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$250,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 12:  1,000/2,000 with a 2,000 ante
Flight B Players Remaining:  29 of 116

Joe Bartholdi

The second break is complete and we have an idea who is in contention for the end-of-flight lead. Joe Bartholdi holds the biggest stack of the 26 remaining players and the 2006 WPT Championship victor is up to 224,000 with three more levels to go.

Shahab Mazaheri sits in second with 205,000 with several other close to hitting the 200K mark.

Shahab Mazaheri

Event 2 Flight B: Last Break Coming Up

$360 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$250,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 11:  1,000/1,500 with a 1,500 ante
Flight B Players Remaining:  29 of 116

A.J. Kelsall

Flight B is flying right along as they hit the last level before the last break of their day. There were 116 entries added to the game but the field is already down to 29 with three more levels to go after the break.

One of those in today’s field made the trek across the state after a nice run in Hollywood. Our sister room just wrapped up their Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open and A.J. Kelsall picked up a nice $60K score after winning the $2,200 Six-Max Turbo. Wasting no time, he flew north and west to Tampa and joining us now for Event 2.

Event 2 Flight B: Registration Closed with 116 Entries

$360 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$250,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 9:  500/1,000 with a 1,000 ante
Flight B Players Remaining:  52 of 116

Registration closed on the second flight of Winter Poker Open Event 1 and another 116 entries were added to the total. That puts the combined number at 190 with four big flights left to go, the next at 6 pm this evening.

DayFlightEntriesAdvanced
Wednesday at 6pmA748
Thursday at 11amB116TBD
Thursday at 6pmC
Friday at 11amD
Friday at 6pmE
Saturday at 11amF
Total1908

Chip counts through Flight A

Event 2 Flight B: Second Change

$360 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$250,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 1: 100/100

After a successful first day of the Winter Poker Open, we are back today with two more flights of the $250,000 guaranteed Event 2. Flight B of the $360 buy-in tournament starts at 11 am with Flight C going to 6 pm. The first flight on Wednesday drew 74 entries and the fields will build as we move into the weekend.

Players will sit down to 20,000 stacks and the first 24 levels last 30 minutes and increase to 40 from Level 25 forward. Late registration and unlimited re-entries are available until the start of Level 9 at 3:30 pm and Flight B will come to an end after Level 14. Anyone still around will advance to Day 2 on Sunday at 11 am.

Action gets underway at 11 am in the Poker Room and we will pick up the coverage later in the afternoon.

  • $250,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips
  • Levels 1-24 last 30 minutes; Levels 25+ last 40 minutes
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • Day 1 will end after Level 14 or Tournament Director discretion
  • Event 2 Structure Sheet

Event 2: Chip Counts Through Flight A

$360 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$250,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 13:  1,500/3,000 with a 3,000 ante
Players Remaining:  8 of 74

Flight A ended with 0:43 remaining in Level 13. The starting Day 2 level will roll back to the earliest finishing flight.

Flight A: 74 Entries; 8 Advanced
Flight B: Thursday at 11 am
Flight C: Thursday at 6 pm
Flight D: Friday at 11 am
Flight E: Friday at 6 pm
Flight F: Saturday at 11 am
Day 2: Sunday at 11 am

RankFirst NameLast NameCitySTChip Count
1WoodrowPassSeffnerFL385,000
2TomNguyenTampaFL318,000
3DavidMeagherLakelandFL278,000
4JohnDisantisTampaFL190,000
5RobertStienstrawRiverviewFL123,000
6StevenBojarskiClearwaterFL90,000
7DanielDedomenicoOdessaFL69,000
8SamuelDiMaggioClearwaterFL63,000

Event 1: Thomas Clements Jr Wins WPO Opener

2019 Winter Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tampa, Florida
Event 1
$160 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 653
Prize Pool: $81,625
December 4, 2019

Thomas Clements Jr, WPO Event 1 Champion

The 2019 Winter Poker Open came flying out of the gates on the first day and put up huge numbers. The first event of the series was a $160 buy-in No Limit Hold’em game that packed the room. After a long day at the tables, Thomas Clements Jr took home the title, the Guitar Trophy, and $15,610 after a five-was deal was struck at the final table.

The tournament drew an incredible 653 entries to blast the $50,000 guaranteed prize pool all the way up to $81,625. A huge number for the size of the buy-in. The last 65 spots were paid and they hit the money bubble not long after the dinner break.

The final table was formed as the clocked clicked later into the evening and the five remaining players decided to split the remaining prize pool and call it a night. Clements Jr earned the biggest share as the chip leader with Herbert Woodbery, Mitchell King, Karl Manouchakian, and Ryan Basile part of the deal.

It was a fantastic start to the series and a great omen for the next 11 days.

Event 1 final table results:

1st: Thomas Clements Jr – $10,237 + Guitar Trophy *
2nd: Herbert Woodbery – $8,348 *
3rd: Mitchell King – $7,631 *
4th: Karl Manouchakian – $7,125 *
5th: Ryan Basile – $6,618 *
6th: Donald Scheib – $2,653
7th: Daniel Wilson – $2,196
8th: Darcell Eggleston – $1,755
9th: James Patterson – $1,510
* – results of five-way deal

WPO Day 2 Schedule

Primary Event Schedule

11AM: Event 2 Day 1B – $360 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • $250,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips
  • Levels 1-24 last 30 minutes; Levels 25+ last 40 minutes
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • Day 1 will end after Level 14 or Tournament Director discretion
  • Event 2 Structure Sheet

6PM: Event 2 Day 1C – $360 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • $250,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips
  • Levels 1-24 last 30 minutes; Levels 25+ last 40 minutes
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • Day 1 will end after Level 14 or Tournament Director discretion
  • Event 2 Structure Sheet

Secondary Event Schedule

9AM: $100 Satellite into Event 2 

  • 3 seats guaranteed into WPO Event 2
  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips and 20-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 7
  • Winner will be entered into the first available flight and chips will be in play when the tournament starts
  • Satellite Structure Sheet

Complete 2019 Winter Poker Open Schedule

Event 2 Flight A: Registration Closed with 74 Entries

$360 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$250,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 10:  500/1,500 with a 1,500 ante
Players Remaining:  24 of 74

Registration closed on the first flight of Winter Poker Open Event 2 and it drew 74 entries. A good start for the first of six flights. They will continue playing through Level 14 or if the field reaches eight players. Those with chips at that time will have a seat for Day 2 on Sunday at 11 am.

DayFlightEntriesAdvanced
Wednesday at 6pmA74TBD
Thursday at 11amB
Thursday at 6pmC
Friday at 11amD
Friday at 6pmE
Saturday at 11amF
Total74TBD

Event 2 Flight A: First Multi-Day Tournament

$360 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$250,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 1: 100/100

Event 1 of the Winter Poker Open was a massive start to the series and that is a one-day tournament. Now it is time to kick off the first big multi-day tournament on the schedule. Event 2 is a $360 buy-in No Limit Hold’em tournament with a $250,000 guaranteed prize pool and six starting flights between now and Saturday.

Players will start with 20,000 stacks and the first 24 levels will last 30 minutes each, increasing to 40 minutes from level 25 forward. Late registration is available until the start of Level 9 at ~10:45 pm with unlimited re-entries available. Flight A will come to an end after Level 14 and those with ships will return on Sunday at 11 am for Day 2.

Cards go in the air at 6 pm and we look forward to continuing the big day.

  • $250,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips
  • Levels 1-24 last 30 minutes; Levels 25+ last 40 minutes
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • Day 1 will end after Level 14 or Tournament Director discretion
  • Event 2 Structure Sheet

Event 1: Prize Pool and Payouts with $15,610 Up Top

$160 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 11:  1,000/1,500 with a 1,500 ante
Players Remaining:  225 of 653

Registration closed on the opening tournament on the 2019 Winter Poker Open and it was a big one. The $160 buy-in Event 1 had a $50,000 guaranteed prize pool and the 653 entries blasted it. They combined to put $81,625 up for grabs, a great number for the buy-in size.

The last 65 spots will be paid with $282 going for a min-cash and $15,610 set aside for the winner along with the WPO Guitar Trophy.

2019 Winter Poker Opne
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tampa, Florida
Event 1
$160 Buy-in NLH (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 653
Prize Pool: $81,625
December 4, 2019

1st: $15,610 + Guitar Trophy
2nd: $9,713
3rd: $6,612
4th: $4,571
5th: $3,453
6th: $2,653
7th: $2,196
8th: $1,755
9th: $1,510
10th-12th: $1,347
13th-15th: $1,175
16th-18th: $1,004
19th-21st: $833
22nd-24th: $743
25th-27th: $653
28th-36th: $563
37th-45th: $473
46th-54th: $384
55th-63rd: $327
64th-65th: $282

Event 1: Guarantee Gone Early

$160 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 4:  200/300 with a 300 ante
Entries:  403

Event 1 of the Winter Poker Open did not wait long to make a big splash on the first day. The one-day tournament hit its $50,000 guaranteed prize pool before the first break of the day.

With registration available until ~4:45 pm, this is turning out to be a huge opening tournament.

Event 1: Kicking Off the WPO

$160 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 1:  100/100

The wait is over. The 2019 Tampa Winter Poker Open is here and ready to run out a great series of tournaments starting with Event 1 at 11 am. Starting everything with a game you will recognize, a $160 buy-in tournament with a big $50,000 guaranteed prize pool and a guitar trophy awaiting the winner.

Players start with 20,000 deep stacks for Event 1 with 30-minute levels. Late registration is available until the start of Level 11 and they’ll keep playing until we award the first guitar trophy of the series.

  • 50,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 11
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 1 Structure Sheet

WPO Day 1 Schedule

Primary Event Schedule

11AM: Event 1 – $160 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • $50,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 11
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 1 Structure Sheet

6PM: Event 2 Day 1A – $360 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • $250,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips
  • Levels 1-24 last 30 minutes; Levels 25+ last 40 minutes
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • Day 1 will end after Level 14 or Tournament Director discretion
  • Event 2 Structure Sheet

Complete 2019 Winter Poker Open Schedule

2019 Winter Poker Open Schedule

Download: Tournament Schedule (PDF)

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Primary Event Schedule:

EventDayDateTimeBuy-inTournamentStructure
1Wed4-Dec11AM$160One Day $50K No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)|20,000 CHIPS 30 MIN | $50,000 GTDResults
2AWed4-Dec6PM$360No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)|20,000 CHIPS 30/40 MIN | $250,000 GTD Results
2BThu5-Dec11AM$360--
2CThu5-Dec6PM$360--
2DFri6-Dec11AM$360--
2EFri6-Dec6PM$360--
2FSat7-Dec11AM$360--
2Sun8-Dec11AM--Day 2
3Mon9-Dec11AM$570Freeze Out No Limit Hold'em |25,000 CHIPS 30 MIN Results
4Tue10-Dec11AM$570No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)|8 Handed |25,000 CHIPS 30 MIN | $30,000 GTDResults
5Wed11-Dec11AM$1,100No Limit Hold'em / PLO mix (Re-Entry)| 8 Handed|30,000 CHIPS 30 MINResults
6AThu12-Dec11AM$1,650TAMPA MAIN EVENT (Re-Entry) | 30,000 CHIPS 40/60 MIN | $500,000 GTDStructure
6BFri13-Dec11AM$1,650--
6CSat14-Dec11AM$1,650--
6Sun15-Dec11AM--Day 2
6Mon16-Dec12PM--Day 3
7Sun15-Dec1PM$480One Day $100K No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry) 30,000 CHIPS 30 MIN | $100,000 GTD Structure

Secondary Event Schedule:

EventDayDateTimeBuy-inTournamentStructure
8Thu5-Dec9AM$100SATELLITE INTO EVENT 2 - 3 SEATS GTDStructure
9Fri6-Dec9AM$100SATELLITE INTO EVENT 2 - 3 SEATS GTDStructure
10Sat7-Dec9AM$100SATELLITE INTO EVENT 2 - 3 SEATS GTDStructure
11Sun8-Dec1PM$140No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)|20,000 CHIPS 20 MIN | $20,000 GTDStructure
12Mon9-Dec9AM$100SATELLITE INTO EVENT 3 - 2 SEATS GTDStructure
13Mon9-Dec6PM$160No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)|6-Max |20,000 CHIPS 20 MIN | $5,000 GTD Structure
14Tue10-Dec9AM$100SATELLITE INTO EVENT 4 - 3 SEATS GTDStructure
15Tue10-Dec6PM$185Triple Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)|30,000 CHIPS 20 MIN | $20,000 GTD Structure
16Wed11-Dec9AM$140SATELLITE INTO EVENT 5 - 2 SEATS GTDStructure
17Wed11-Dec6PM$200MEGA MAIN EVENT SATELLITE (1 IN 10) - 10 SEATS GTDStructure
18Thu12-Dec2PM$200MAIN EVENT SATELLITE (1 IN 10) - 5 SEATS GTDStructure
19Thu12-Dec7PM$200MAIN EVENT SATELLITE (1 IN 10) - 5 SEATS GTDStructure
20Fri13-Dec9AM$200TURBO MAIN EVENT SATELLITE (1 IN 10) - 2 SEATS GTDStructure
21Fri13-Dec4PM$200MAIN EVENT SATELLITE (1 IN 10) - 5 SEATS GTDStructure
22Sat14-Dec9AM$200TURBO MAIN EVENT SATELLITE (1 IN 10) - 2 SEATS GTDStructure
23Sat14-Dec6PM$80SATELLITE INTO EVENT 7 - 3 SEAT GTDStructure
24Sun15-Dec10AM$80SATELLITE INTO EVENT 7 - 3 SEAT GTDStructure