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Foxen, Racener and Singh win WPT Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Side Event titles

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The Seminole Hard Rock Tampa hosted an event of 32 world poker tour series from August 25 to September 7, and it was a resounding success with $10.5 million paid out to those who cashed in during that two-week period.

It all ended on Wednesday with Corey Wade winning the showpiece event of the series – the $3,500 buy-in WPT Main Event — for $471,686 — beating a field of 1,165 attendees, which was oddly enough to get the exact same turnout as a year ago.

The tournament had a guaranteed prize pool of $1 million, but that was completely wiped out. In fact, the warranty has been exceeded before the first break of the first of two departure flights on Day 1. When registration closed the following day (September 3), the pot reached just north of $3.7 million, nearly four times the initial guarantee.

Here is a list of some of the biggest winners from the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Series.

Foxen wins another one

Alex Foxen
Alex Foxen

In Event #17: $1,700 No-Limit Hold’em, there were 145 entries creating a prize pool of $217,500, nearly triple the guaranteed $75,000. It was normal during the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Series – huge prize pools.

In this tournament, it was a familiar face taking a picture of a winner. Alex Foxen2018 and 2019 GPI Player of the Year and 2022 WSOP Bracelet Champion, won another poker tournament, this one for $53,920 and a shiny WPT trophy.

Foxen, a former Boston College college football player, beat Clement Dong ($35,950) heads-up to win the title. He now has $26.7 million in live tournament cash, according to Hendon Mob. Maurice Hawkin (third place for $25,500), a WSOP Circuit crusher, also made it to the final table.

Event #17: $1,700 NLH Final Table Results

Square Player Price
1 Alex Foxen $53,920
2 Clement Dong $35,950
3 Maurice Hawkin $25,500
4 Brandon Hamlet $18,510
5 Ryan Hogan $13,760
6 Romel Mendoza $10,480

Corey Wade claims $470,000 score, first WPT Main Tour win

Singh wins the second event of the series

Raminder Singh
Raminder Singh

Event #13: $600 No-Limit Hold’em, a comeback tournament, had a $30,000 guarantee. When entries closed, the pot contained $84,525 from 161 participants, nearly tripling the guarantee. At the end of the day, only one player was still standing, and that was Raminder Singhwho won his second title of the series.

Singh received $22,475 and a WPT trophy for winning Event #13. He also picked up Event #6: $400 No-Limit Hold’em Turbo for $7,086, beating 84 entrants in that one.

At the final table, Singh faced Daniel Couzens, and he emerged victorious in the end. Couzens received $14,720 as a consolation prize, while Aaron Thivyanathan took third place for $8,670.

Event #13: $600 NLH Final Table Results

Square Player Price
1 Raminder Singh $22,475
2 Daniel Couzens $14,720
3 Aaron Thivyanathan $8,670
4 Shane Melert $5,280
5 Jordan DeGrenier $4,070
6 Howard Leung $3,380

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Former WSOP Main Event Finalist Wins $25,000 High Roller

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Jean Racer

Jean Racerwho finished second in Jonathan Duhamel in the 2010 World Series of Poker Main Event, he crushed it again last week, but this time he was the last player standing. In Event #18: $25,500 No-Limit Hold’em High Rollerthe Florida native beat a field of 25 entrants to take home $246,990.

According to Hendon Mob, Racener now has just over $11 million in live tournament cash. He beat a tough final table that included Brock Wilson (second place for $154,380) and 2015 WSOP Main Event Champion Joe McKehen (third place for $98,800).

Event #18: $25,500 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller Final Table Results

Square Player Price
1 Jean Racer $246,990
2 Brock Wilson $154,380
3 Joe McKehen $98,000
4 Anthony Hu $67,930
5 Darren Elias $49,400

Complete 2022 WPT Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Series Results

Clement Deng
Clement Deng

Throughout the series, players have accrued points with in-the-money finishes. At the end, Clement Deng topped the Festival Player Ranking and received a $1,100 WPT Prime Passport. Deng cashed in three times at three final tables, including a $158,778 win in $10,000 High Roller No Limit Hold’em, for a total of 1,175 points to earn POF honors.

Date To buy Tournament Starters Jackpot Winner 1st place
August 25 $600 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) 4,363 $2,268,760 Adam Quimby $240,254
August 25 $400 Pot Limit Omaha (re-entry) 174 $58,920 Vinny Monteiro $13,135
August 25 $1,100 NLH six-handed (re-entry) 76 $73,720 Ken Fishman $21,980
August 26 $250 Ladies event (Re-entry) 123 $25,830 Nikita Patalinghug $6,566
August 26 $1,100 NLH eight-handed (re-entry) 119 $115,430 Clyde Maliauka $30,730
August 27 $400 Turbo NLH (reentry) 84 $33,600 Raminder Singh $7,086
August 28 $400 Limit Omaha 8 (re-entry) 128 $42,880 Ardit Bitincka $9,666
August 28 $400 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) 296 $99,160 Michael Hermoza $21,890
August 28 $1,100 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) 162 $157,140 Kevin Oakes $31,186
August 28 $400 Turbo Mixed PLO (Re-Entry) 150 $50,250 Nick Yuriev $12,460
August 29 $400 Omaha 8/Stud 8 (re-entry) 101 $33,835 Jon Miller $9,455
August 29 $400 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) 1,146 $383,910 Carlos Rodriguez $55,085
August 29 $600 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) 161 $84,525 Raminder Singh $22,475
August 30 $400 HORSE (Back to school) 104 $34,840 kris lord $7,045
August 30 $1,100 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) 116 $112,520 brandon wang $33,190
August 31 $400 Seniors 50 and over (reinstatement) 317 $106,195 Jeffrey Nemes $20,383
August 31 $1,700 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) 145 $217,500 Alex Foxen $53,290
August 31 $25,500 High Roller (re-entry) 25 $617,500 Jean Racer $246,990
September 1st $2,200 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) 204 $408,000 Jacques Ferro $94,490
September 1st $1,100 Turbo PLO (reentry) 109 $105,730 Sean Troha $31,740
2 Sep $3,500 WPT Tampa Championship (re-entry) 1,165 $3,728,000 Corey Wade $471,686
3 Sep $250 Triple stack NLH (reentry) 313 $64,165 Alex Alvarez $6,611
3 Sep $600 Quad Stack NLH (reentry) 67 $35,510 Kodi McDaniel $12,430
4 Sep $400 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) 242 $81,070 Daniel Tanco $18,800
4 Sep $1,700 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) 146 $219,000 Brett Bader $60,440
4 Sep $1,100 NLH survivor (reentry) 50 $50,000
5 Sep $600 Deep Stack NLH (reentry) $255,150 Brendan Shiller $50,330
5 Sep $1,100 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) 93 $90,210 John Gallaher $28,610
5 Sep $10,000 High Roller (re-entry) 62 $595,200 Clement Deng $158,778
5 Sep $180 Triple stack NLH (reentry) 171 $24,975 Collin Wilson $6,495
6 Sep $5,000 NLH eight-handed (re-entry) 77 $365,750 Jim Collopy $87,346

The next stop on the WPT Main Tour is WPT Australia at The Star Gold Coast. The festival begins on September 15 and will end on September 27. The tour’s $5,400 main event begins September 23. The winner of WPT Australia will receive a $10,400 World Championship spot and the festival player will win $1,100. WPT Prime passport.