August Play, Earn & Redeem $100 in Chips Promotion

Players are eligible to redeem $100 in chips for every thirty (30) hours of live action play during the promotional period.  There is no limit to the amount of prizes a player may earn!  View rules.

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August Poker Hot Seat Promotion

On Fridays and Saturdays in August, our Hot Seat Poker promotion will award $400 twice every hour between 3pm and 2:59am.

How To Win: A random poker table/seat location will be drawn and the player sitting in the “Hot Seat” and actively playing poker will be eligible to win. If no one is sitting in the randomly selected seat, additional “Hot Seat” locations will be drawn until all prizes are properly claimed. See the poker room for rules and more information.

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July Poker Hot Seat Promotion

On Fridays and Saturdays in July, our Hot Seat Poker promotion will award $400 twice every hour between 3pm and 2:59am.

How To Win: A random poker table/seat location will be drawn and the player sitting in the “Hot Seat” and actively playing poker will be eligible to win. If no one is sitting in the randomly selected seat, additional “Hot Seat” locations will be drawn until all prizes are properly claimed. See the poker room for rules and more information.

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July Gas Card Promotion

Players are eligible to redeem one gas card for every thirty (30) hours of live action play during the promotional period. See Official Rules for details.

 

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Little Slick Summer Poker Series

July 22 – July 27, 2014
$125 Buy-In
No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • Day 1A: Tuesday, July 22 – 11AM | Day 1B Tuesday, July 22 – 7PM
  • Day 1C: Wednesday, July 23 – 11AM | Day 1D: Wednesday, July – 23 –7PM
  • Day 1E: Thursday, July 24 – 11AM | Day 1F: Thursday, July 24 – 7PM
  • Day 1G: Friday, July 25 -11AM | Day 1H: Friday, July 25 – 7PM
  • Day 1I: Saturday, July 26 – 11AM | Day 1J: Saturday, July 26 – 7PM
  • Day 2: Sunday, July 27 – 12PM

Download Little Slick Summer Poker Series PDF for more information and official tournament rules.

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July Poker Tournaments

July 2014 Poker Calendar

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Winners’ Photo Gallery

Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Summer Poker Open
May 29-June 18, 2014

Congratulations to our 17 event winners, including TK Miles who earned $295,203 in the Championship Event.

Winners

Event 1 ($300,000 Guaranteed) – Brett Streicher $74,000
Event 2 ($30,000 Guaranteed) – Filipp Khavin $3,508
Event 3 ($100,000 Guaranteed) – Woodrow Pass $15,500
Event 4 ($50,000 Guaranteed) – Julio Novo $9,334
Event 5 (Classic Rockers) – Ben Thompson $8,126
Event 6 (Omaha H/L) – Bryan Scofield $6,035
Event 7 ($500,000 Guaratneed) – Angel Vu $69,833
Event 8 (Deep Stack NL) – Darryal Watts $8,884
Event 9 ($75,000 Guaranteed) – James ‘Ping Pang’ Kerr $20,250
Event 10 (Bounty) Guaranteed – Derek Bowers $9,858
Event 11 ($50,000 Guaranteed) – Grant Missonis $15,026
Event 12 (Big Stack NL) – Tim White $3,999
Event 13 (Six Max) – Joe Gibbons $14,625
Event 14 (PLO) – Nicholas Nardello $8,547
Event 15 ($1 Million Championship) – TK Miles $295,203
Event 16 (Deep Stack) Wally Maddah $3,557
Event 17 (Bounty) – Jason Lux $2,673

Full Results & Recaps

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SHRT Summer Poker Open Final Results – Championship (Event 15)

Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Summer Poker Open

Event 15: $3,500 Championship No Limit Hold’em
June 12-18, 2014

Total Entries: 346
Total Buy-In: $1,115,850
Chip Leader Bonus: $22,500
Total Prize Pool: $1,093,350

Timnothy 'TK' Miles - Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Summer Poker Open Champion
Timnothy ‘TK’ Miles – Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Summer Poker Open Champion

 

RECAP

The heads-up battle between Timothy ‘TK’ Miles and Andrew Batkin began with Miles holding a 6:4 chip lead and lasted more than five hours.  Miles would grind Batkin down and Batkin would battle back.

In the end, it took a bad beat to bring it to a conclusion.  Batkin was all-in and ahead with pocket Jacks against Miles’ pocket sixes.  A six on the river gave Miles the set and the win.  He collected $295,203 and the signature Hard Rock guitar, plus the Championship trophy.  This brings his lifetime earnings very close to $1 Million.

“It was great!” said Miles.  “Happy to be here.  I love Tampa.  It feels good.  This is my biggest score.  They [the][staff] did a great job.  It’s incredible what they’ve done.  The tournament was great, I’m looking forward to the next one.  The structure was great.  Everything was perfect.”

Batkin took $164,003 for second place, nearly doubling his lifetime earnings of $185k.  “That’s disgusting right there,” said Batkin.  “Tough way to go out there, a six on the river.  I could see the ‘W,’ it’s just disappointing.”

Six players returned for Day 4 and the final day of the Championship event.   Tyler Smith was the first elimination in 6th place, running pocket Tens into Andrew Batkin’s pocket Aces.  “It was a good experience and I ran good to get here,” says Smith who takes his career earnings to nearly $1 million.  Smith was the most accomplished player of the final six with a WSOP Circuit ring to go along with two WPT televised final table appearances.

Bill Burdick was the chip leader at the start of Day 4, but got his Aces cracked early by Miles, who had pocket Kings and flopped a set.  Burdick busted out in 5th place when he flopped top pair against Andrew Batkin’s flopped straight.  Burdick adds to his $253,000 in lifetime tournament earnings which includes 1 WSOP Circuit ring.

Robert Bennett was in the middle of the pack at the start of the final day, but after a key hand when he doubled up Andrew Batkin, he was left short and busted out soon after in 4th place.

Local pro Stephen Diamantas was the short-stack at the start of Day 4 with only 26 big blinds.  He caught two early double-ups to get back into the fight.  Then he doubled up Andrew Batkin twice to go back to the short stack, later busting out in 3rd place.  Diamantas won the Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Winter Open Championship here for $122k.  Today he added $102k to his lifetime earnings of $193k.  His departure set up the epic heads-up battle between TK Miles and Andrew Batkin.

Day 3 saw the departure of some notable players, including Rod Rodrigue.  At the age of 69, he was the oldest player to make it to Day 3.  He finished 9th for $21,867.  Leading him out the door was the second-oldest player to make Day 3.  Hristos Tsironis is 68 years old and he exited the tournament in 10th place, earning $14,214.

Evan Teitelbaum was down to only 3 big blinds on the money bubble on Day 2, but survived and made it all the way to 14th place, earning $11,754.  Robbie Godbey returned in 126th place out of 131 players on Day 2 (15k / 13 bb) and not only worked his way into the money, he made it all the way to 21st place for $7,653.

Retired teacher Julio Novo earned his way into this event by winning Event 4.  He parlayed his free seat into a 22nd place finish, good for $7,653.

Although no women made it to Day 3, Cinda Goodale was the last woman remaining,  She went deep in this event, finishing 27th for $7,653 late on Day 2.

Ray Prieto began Day 2 as the chip leader, but busted out early in the money, finishing 32nd for $6,779.  Event 7 winner Angel Vu free-rolled her way to a 35th place finish, also earning $6,779.

The Championship event drew a total of 346 entries over three starting flights.  131 players survived to advance to Day 2 and the final 36 got paid.  The money bubble burst late on Day 2.

Joe Gibbons got all-in with a flopped set of 3s, only to discover that Timothy ‘TK’ Miles had turned a set of Kings.  Gibbons, who won a seat in a satellite and another seat by winning a preliminary event, fired three bullets in this event and ended up finishing two from the money.

Other notables missing the money were WSOP Ladies Champion Marsha Wolak, who busted out in 48th place; Original November Niner Dennis Phillips, who was out the door just before Wolak; Shawn Cunix; 2010 November Niner John Dolan; and WSOP bracelet holders Gavin Smith and Ryan Eriquezzo.

“I got it in real bad, but I won, what are you going to do…it worked out, guess it’s my time to be lucky,” said TK Miles.  “Got my wife here, my dog, my grandparents came to check me out, my brother was here yesterday…It feels good.  I guess I played pretty good.  I got very lucky and had a lot of big hands, so that’s what it takes to win one of these.”

FINAL RESULTS
1. TIMOTHY MILES (TALLAHASSEE, FL): $295,203
2. ANDREW BATKIN (FORT LAUDERDALE, FL): $164,003
3. STEPHEN DIAMANTAS (TAMPA, FL): $102,010
4. ROBERT BENNETT (ORLANDO, FL): $82,001
5. WILLIAM BURDICK (PALMETTO, FL): $64,508
6. TYLER SMITH (BILOXI, MS): $53,027
7. JARRED LOOMIS (HOLLYWOOD, FL): $42,641
8. KEVIN SPIRES (WEST PALM BEACH, FL): $32,254
9. RODNEY RODRIGUE (LONGWOOD, FL): $21,867
10. HRISTOS TSIRONIS (ORLANDO, FL): $14,214
11. JUAN MUBARAK PERALTA (HIALEAH, FL): $14,214
12. ANDREW BOCCIA (LAKELAND, FL): $14,214
13. XIAOHONG PENG (LUTZ, FL): $11,754
14. EVAN TEITELBAUM (PARKLAND, FL): $11,754
15. KISHOR BHAKTA (MIRAMAR, FL): $11,754
16. JOSHUA MASKELL (PALM HARBOR, FL): $9,348
17. JAMES OLIVER (BOCA RATON, FL): $9,348
18. IAN O’HARA (BOCA RATON, FL): $9,348
19. JOHN INGOLD (ODESSA, FL): $7,653
20. PAUL DLUGOZIMA (SAINT PETERSBURG, FL): $7,653
21. ROBBIE GODBEY (WINTER GARDEN, FL): $7,653
22. JULIO NOVO (TAMPA, FL): $7,653
23. TODD ANDERSON (FARGO, ND): $7,653
24. JEFFREY COUTROULIS (TAMPA, FL): $7,653
25. LUKE BRERETON (PRESTBURY, ): $7,653
26. SCOTT COWAN (DAVIE, FL): $7,653
27. CINDA GOODALE (FORT LAUDERDALE, FL): $7,653
28. CONG NGUYEN (SAN JOSE, CA): $6,779
29. DAVID BENNETT (PALM HARBOR, FL): $6,779
30. MARK SHULLA (FITCHBURG, WI): $6,779
31. DUY BUI (KILLEEN, TX): $6,779
32. RAY PRIETO (SAINT PETERSBURG, FL): $6,779
33. PAUL STANECHEWSKI (TAMPA, FL): $6,779
34. DANIEL IVERS (HOLIDAY, FL): $6,779
35. NGOC VU (SOUTH DAYTONA, FL): $6,779
36. DEAN IBRAHIM (STUART, FL): $6,779

TOURNAMENT DETAILS

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Championship: TK Miles Wins! Andrew Batkin 2nd

$3,500 Championship No Limit Hold’em

Level 30: Blinds 50k/100k/10k ante

Timnothy 'TK' Miles - Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Summer Poker Open Champion
Timnothy ‘TK’ Miles – Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Summer Poker Open Champion

Andrew Batkin opens for 200k on the button, then TK Miles 3-bets to 650k.  Andrew 4-bets to 1.4 million, and TK shoves, having Andrew covered.  Andrew calls all-in for 3.8 million.

TK: 6c6s
Andrew: jsjd

Board: khtc2d5d6h

TK rivers a set to crack Andrew’s Jacks and take the tournament!  He wins $295,203, the signature Hard Rock guitar, and the trophy.

Andrew Batkin settles for second place and $164,003.

Andrew Batkin - 2nd Place
Andrew Batkin – 2nd Place
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Championship: Batkin Folds to River Bet

$3,500 Championship No Limit Hold’em
Level 30: Blinds 50k/100k/10k ante
2 players remaining, 5.19 mill avg (52 bb)

On a board of askh6h3s,  Andrew Batkin  bets 300k and TK Miles calls.

River: 3h

Batkin bets 400k, Miles raises to 1.25 million and Batkin quickly folds.

Batkin drops to just under 4 million, while Miles is at 6.4 million.

This is the first 3-bet we’ve seen over the last 18 hands. We’ve only seen five flops in that span, two of those reaching the river.

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Championship: Even Steven

$3,500 Championship No Limit Hold’em
Level 30: Blinds 50k/100k/10k ante
2 players remaining, 5.19 mill avg (52 bb)

The Red Button has been MIA
The Red Button has been MIA

After nearly 6 hours of heads up action, Andrew Batkin and TK Miles’ chip counts are virtually even.  Neither player has been all in since the marathon began.

Heads Up Chip Counts

TK Miles 5.485 million (55 bb)
Andrew Batkin 4.895 million (49 bb)

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Championship: Batkin Keeps Building

$3,500 Championship No Limit Hold’em

Level 29: Blinds 40k/80k/5k ante
2 players remaining, 5.19 mill avg (65 bb)

After winning a pot with an uncalled river bet, Andrew Batkin wins an even bigger pot from TK Miles to grab the chip lead.

With the board showing QdTd3s7c, Batkin check-calls a 450k Miles bet.

River: 4s

Batkin leads for 725k into a 2.625 million chip pot, putting Miles deep in the tank.

“Show me this one,” asks Miles as Batkin keeps his head down and eyes fixed squarely on his remaining stack of 4 million.

Miles mulls it over for literally 5 minutes and the hand’s total time extends well past 10 minutes.

“Was it a bluff,” asks Miles after reluctantly folding.

Batkin isn’t giving up anything as he swings the chip lead into his favor at 6.6 million to 3.8 million.

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Championship: Batkin Battles Back, Again

$3,500 Championship No Limit Hold’em

Level 29: Blinds 40k/80k/5k ante
2 players remaining, 5.19 mill avg (65 bb)

TK Miles opened for 165k on the button and Andrew Batkin 3-bet to 300k.  TK called.

The flop fell qsqdtc and Andrew fired 250k.  TK called.

Turn was the 8d and both players checked.  River was the as and Andrew fired 625k.  TK folded.  Andrew chipped up to ~3.8 million.

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Championship: Miles Takes A Bite Out of Batkin

$3,500 Championship No Limit Hold’em

Level 29: Blinds 40k/80k/5k ante
2 players remaining, 5.19 mill avg (65 bb)

TK Miles opened for 165k on the button and Andrew Batkin called to see the flop of qh6c5h.

Andrew checked, TK bet 175k, Andrew raised to 475k, and TK called.  Turn was the 3d.  Andrew checked, TK fired 600k, and after some thought, Andrew called.

River was the 2c and Andrew checked.  TK fired 1 million.  Andrew gave it some thought, then let it go.

Andrew dropped to ~3.2 million after that hand.  TK was up to ~7.2 million.

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Championship: Break Time Chip Counts

$3,500 Championship No Limit Hold’em

Level 29: Blinds 40k/80k/5k ante
2 players remaining, 5.19 mill avg (65 bb)

Players have just returned from a break and resumed heads-up play.

Chip Counts:

TK Miles 6.115 million
Andrew Batkin 4.27 million

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