2019 Deep Stack Series

Championship: James Carroll Shines in South Florida and Las Vegas, Wins Poker Showdown Championship for $715K

2019 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 
Hollywood, Florida
$3,500 WPT Poker Showdown Championship
$3,000,000 Guaranteed

Entries: 1,360
Prize Pool:  $4,352,000
April 12-16, May 30, 2019

WPT Poker Showdown champion, James Carroll (Photo Credit: WPT)

Hollywood, Fla. – Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood concluded its 2019 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown series on Thursday with a winner in the $3,500 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown WPT Championship. Crowned champion was James Carroll of Las Vegas earning a $715,175 first prize inclusive of a $15,000 WPT Baccarat Crystal Tournament of Champions.

“It feels great,” Caroll told the WPT following the win. “It’s surreal. It feels fantastic. I’m very happy right now.”

New to Season XVII, the WPT Poker Showdown Championship culminated at HyperX Esports Arena at the Luxor in Las Vegas, where the final six players played in front of a live audience and a slew of television cameras for future airing on FOX Sports Regional Networks. The final table structure placed Seminole Hard Rock Poker front and center in the industry.

With 1,360 total entries, the WPT Poker Showdown Championship featured a final prize pool of $4,352,000, easily exceeding the $3 million guarantee. Additionally, the strong turnout marked the fourth largest field in WPT Main Event tour history.

Originally from Boston, Carroll is 38 years old and has been playing poker professionally for 10 years. His victory last night marks the second WPT title on his resume, previously having won the WPT Bay 101 Shooting Stars in 2014 in California. Last night’s win also goes down as the second-largest score of his career with reported earnings now approaching $4 million.

Championship final table results:

1st: James Carroll (Las Vegas, Nev.) – $715,175*
2nd: Eric Afriat (Canada) – $465,120
3rd: Maria Ho (Los Angeles, Calif.) – $344,960
4th: Jerry Wong (Davie, Fla.) – $257,815
5th: Ami Alibay (Canada) – $194,610
6th: Chad Eveslage (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) – $148,380

*First prize is inclusive of a $15,000 Baccarat Crystal WPT Tournament of Champions seat

Deep Stack Series Results

Deep Stack Series Event 1 champion, Guillermo Reyes

Event 1: $350 Deep Stack — Guillermo Reyes ($41,412)

Deep Stack Series Event 2 champion, Marquis Grant

Event 2: $150 Deep Stack Turbo — Marquis Grant ($2,511)

Deep Stack Series Event 3 champion, Jack Shea

Event 3: $560 Deeper Stack — Jack Shea ($34,328)

Deep Stack Series Event 4 champion, Rollin Hernandez

Event 4: $130 Deep Stack — Rollin Hernandez ($2,926)

Deep Stack Series Event 5 champion, Paul Domb

Event 5: $1,650 Deepest Stack — Paul Domb ($58,333)

Deep Stack Series Event 6 champion, Victor Milian

Event 6: $150 Deep Stack Turbo Double Green Chip Bounty — Victor Milian ($2,202)

Deep Stack Series Event 7 champion, Eran Zur

Event 7: $150 Deep Stack Turbo — Eran Zur ($3,224)

Deep Stack Series Event 8 champion, Marc Sacheli

Event 8: $250 Holiday Deep Stack — Marc Sacheli (

2019 Deep Stack Series Schedule

EventDateTimeBuy-InDescriptionDetails
1AThursday, May 16, 201911AM$350Deep Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry) Day 1A - $150,000 GTDStructure
-Thursday, May 16, 20196PM$140Multi Satellite into Event #1 & #3 Plus $330 Cash ($350 & $560) - 4 Packages GTD - 1 in 10Structure
1BFriday, May 17, 201911AM$350Deep Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry) Day 1B - $150,000 GTDStructure
-Friday, May 17, 20196PM$140Multi Satellite into Event #1 & #3 Plus $330 Cash ($350 & $560) - 4 Packages GTD - 1 in 10Structure
1CSaturday, May 18, 201911AM$350Deep Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry) Day 1C - $150,000 GTDStructure
-Saturday, May 18, 20196PM$250Multi Satellite into Event #3 & #5 ($560 & $1,650) - 2 Packages GTD - 1 in 10Structure
1Sunday, May 19, 201912PMDay 2Deep Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry) - $150,000 GTD--
2Sunday, May 19, 20196PM$150Deep Stack Turbo No Limit Hold'em - $10,000 GTDStructure
3AMonday, May 20, 201911AM$560Deeper Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry) Day 1A- $150,000 GTDStructure
4Monday, May 20, 20196PM$130Deep Stack No Limit Hold'em - $20,000 GTDStructure
3BTuesday, May 21, 201911AM$560Deeper Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry) Day 1B - $150,000 GTDStructure
-Tuesday, May 21, 20196PM$250Multi Satellite into Event #5 Plus $500 Cash - 2 Packages GTD - 1 in 10Structure
3Wednesday, May 22, 201912PMDay 2Deeper Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry) - $150,000 GTD--
-Wednesday, May 22, 20196PM$250Multi Satellite into Event #5 Plus $500 Cash - 4 Packages GTD - 1 in 10Structure
5AThursday, May 23, 201911AM$1,650 ***Deepest Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry) Day 1A - $300,000 GTDStructure
-Thursday, May 23, 20196PM$250Multi Satellite into Event #5 Plus $500 Cash - 4 Packages GTD - 1 in 10Structure
5BFriday, May 24, 201911AM$1,650 ***Deepest Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry) Day 1B - $300,000 GTDStructure
5CSaturday, May 25, 201911AM$1,650 ***Deepest Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry) Day 1C - $300,000 GTDStructure
6Saturday, May 25, 20196PM$150Deep Stack Turbo Double Green Chip Bounty NLH - $10,000 GTDStructure
5Sunday, May 26, 201912PMDay 2Deepest Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry) - $300,000 GTD--
7Sunday, May 26, 20196PM$150Deep Stack Turbo No Limit Hold'em - $10,000 GTDStructure
8Monday, May 27, 201911AM$250Holiday Deep Stack No Limit Hold'em - $30,000 GTD - $5,250 SHRPO Seat Added to 1stStructure

***$1,650 Deepest Stack is points eligible in Seminole Hard Rock Poker Player of the Year race