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
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
Corey Wade claims $470,000 score, first WPT Main Tour win
Singh wins the second event of the series
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
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Former WSOP Main Event Finalist Wins $25,000 High Roller
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
Complete 2022 WPT Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Series Results
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.