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Barry Boardwine Wins Jason Taylor Charity Title

2017 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
Hollywood, FL
Event #17
$300 No Limit Hold’em Jason Taylor Foundation Charity Tournament
Entries: 119
Prize pool: $16,660
March 29, 2017

Barry Boardwine wins Jason Taylor Foundation Charity tournament

Barry Boardwine won the $300 No Limit Hold’em Jason Taylor Foundation charity event on Wednesday night. He bested a field of 119 entries to take home $4,830, a hard rock trophy, and a trip to the Hard Rock Cancun.

The event generated a prize pool of $16,660 and an equal amount was generated from the buy-ins for the Jason Taylor Foundation. The charity aspect of the tournament was one of the driving factors in Boardwine playing this event.

Shuffle Up and with WPT staff and Jason Taylor

“It feels good to come out and give some money back to the community,” said Boardwine. “Jason is doing some great things and WPT is doing some great things. It’s just awesome to come out and give some money to a good cause and pick up a little profit at the same time.”

The event brought out a mix of South Florida celebrities and poker pros. Former Dolphins defensive end and recent NFL Hall of Fame inductee Jason Taylor came out for his own tournament, as well as ESPN Radio and television personality Dan Le Batard.

Jason Taylor

Team SHRP members Sheddy Siddiqui, Matt Affleck, Loni Harwood, and Matt Stout all took seats in the event, while WPT commentators Vince Van Patten and Mike Sexton emceed the event.

Mike Sexon and Vince Van Patten emceeing the event with Team SHRP member Loni Harwood giving a few words

Stout made the deepest run of the team members, finishing in third place for $1,666. Stout is no stranger to the charity poker scene, having founded the Charity Series of Poker.

The wide array of players and personalities along with a DJ playing music throughout the tournament created a laid back tournament with many players having some cocktails and enjoying their time.

Den Le Batard

“I will say this. If every poker tournament was as fun as this, then poker would be the biggest sport in America,” said Boardwine. “Everybody was laughing and having fun and listening to music, bobbing their head. It was a much different atmosphere than what everybody is used to at a WPT event.”

The poker tournament wasn’t the only way that the charity was generating money. There was a silent auction running with several prizes.

An autographed Kevin Durant jersey, a Jason Taylor autographed helmet, men’s or women’s Hard Rock spa packages, a WPT Tournament of Champions experience, or one of two different “Drink Like a Rock Star” packages were among the many different gifts being auctioned off.

Jason Taylor Charity Event Silent Auction items

All of this led to an enjoyable environment for everybody involved and what drew the eventual winner to the event.

“I actually was really trying to get here last year and I really wanted to get into this event,” said Boardwine. “It’s a little bit different because everybody was having fun and wasn’t uptight.”

Boardwine is an airbrush artist from Myrtle Beach. He was down in the area to fill in for a friend running a t-shirt booth at a local youth fair.

For his win, he got to choose his prize that went with his first place money. Since he is down here for work, he opted for the trip to the Hard Rock resort in Cancun instead of a seat into the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown championship event.

Instead, runner-up for the second year in a row, Andy Slater will take the $3,500 seat and a shot at huge payday. Slater is a local radio talk show host.

Here are the final table results:

1st: Barry Boardwine – $4,830
2nd: Andy Slater – $2,832
3rd: Matt Stout – $1,666
4th: Steve Flacco – $1,333
5th: Tommy Bates – $1,000
6th: Corbin Avery – $833
7th: Chad Brown – $666
8th: Anonymous – donated all of his winnings to charity
9th: Nick Sortal – $375

Jason Taylor/WPT: Barry Boardwine Wins Jason Taylor Charity Event ($4,830), Andy Slater Eliminated in 2nd ($2,832)

$300 No Limit Hold’em Jason Taylor Foundation
Level 24: 40,000/80,000 with a 10,000 ante
Players Remaining: 1 of 119

Barry Boardwine

Barry Boardwine was heads-up with Andy Slater after Matt Stout was eliminated in third place. The two players got all in preflop with Slater showing Jx2x and needed help against Boardwine’s Qx7x.

Boardwine won the pot with unimproved queen-high and eliminated Slater in second place. Slater took home $2,832 and a seat into the $3,500 WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Championship event. Slater finishes in second place for the second consecutive year.

Boardwine won $4,830 and chose the Hard Rock International Resort package for his win.

Andy Slater

 

Jason Taylor/WPT: Steve Flacco – 4th Place ($1,333)

$300 No Limit Hold’em Jason Taylor Foundation
Level 24: 30,000/60,000 with a 10,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 119

Steve Flacco

Steve Flacco was eliminated in fourth place and earned $1,333 for his final table appearance. Along with the cash, Flacco took home the Melissa Ethridge Party like a Rock Star Basket, which includes an autographed guitar by Melissa Ethridge.

Jason Taylor/WPT: Matt Stout Leading Final 10 Players

$300 No Limit Hold’em Jason Taylor Foundation
Level 17: 5,000/10,000 with a 1,000 ante
Players Remaining: 10 of 119

The WPT Jason Taylor Foundation charity event is down to its final 10 players and they have combined to the unofficial final table of 10.

Charity Series of Poker founder Matt Stout leads the final 10 players and has a massive chip lead.

Here is a look at the seating arrangement and the chip counts for the final 10 players:

Seat 1: Steve Flacco – 40,000
Seat 2: Matt Stout – 275,000
Seat 3: Tommy Bates – 130,000
Seat 4: Chad Brown – 70,000
Seat 5: Anonymous – 75,000
Seat 6: Barry Boardwine – 120,000
Seat 7: Timothy Banks – 91,000
Seat 8: Corbin Avery – 135,000
Seat 9: Andy Slater – 108,000
Seat 10: Nick Sortal – 47,000

Jason Taylor/WPT: Corbin Avery Bursts the Bubble

$300 No Limit Hold’em Jason Taylor Foundation
Level 14: 2,000/4,000 with a 500 ante
Players Remaining: 18 of 119

Corbin Avery

Corbin Avery was in the big blind and picked up pocket aces against the button’s pocket kings. It was a cooler situation and Avery’s kings held up to eliminate a player.

With the elimination, Avery burst the bubble to send the WPT/Jason Taylor Foundation Charity event into the money. Everybody remaining is guaranteed a cash of at least $250.

 

Jason Taylor/WPT: Tommy Bates Eliminates Mike Leah With Money Bubble Approaching

$300 No Limit Hold’em Jason Taylor Foundation
Level 14: 2,000/4,000 with a 500 ante
Players Remaining: 20 of 119

Tommy Bates vs. Mike Leah

The money bubble is approaching and Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Director of Poker Operations Tommy Bates is showing he can do more than run one of the nicest rooms in the country.

Bates got into a preflop confrontation with Mike Leah. Leah got all in from the big blind for about 35,000 and Bates called from middle position.

Leah showed TsTh and was in the lead against Bates’ JcTc. The board ran out favorably for Bates, however, as it came Jh8h3hAs7d and Leah was eliminated just a few spots before the money.

Bates dragged the pot and chipped up over an average stack. With one more elimination, the field will be on the bubble and hand-for-hand play will begin.

Tommy Bates

Tommy Bates – 110,000 (27 bb)
Mike Leah – Eliminated

Jason Taylor/WPT: Silent Auction Closes

$300 No Limit Hold’em Jason Taylor Foundation
Level 10: 600/1,200 with a 200 ante
Players Remaining: 43 of 119

Jason Taylor Charity Event Silent Auction items

The tournament’s silent auction also closed alongside the end of Level 9. Mike Sexton and Vince Van Patten gave a final 10-second countdown for players to get their bids in and the staff will announce the winners of the prizes shortly.

Players getting in their last second bids

Jason Taylor/WPT: Prizepool Released

$300 No Limit Hold’em Jason Taylor Foundation
Level 10: 600/1,200 with a 200 ante
Players Remaining: 43 of 119

With players back from break and Level 9 underway, registration closed and the field officially has 119 entrants. By the beginning of Level 10, the cage has calculated the prizepool and released the payouts.

The 119-entry field generated a prizepool of $16,660 and an equal amount going to charity.

The top 18 players will earn a cash with the top spot taking home $4,830.

Here are the payouts:

1st: $4,830
2nd: $2,832
3rd: $1,666
4th: $1,333
5th: $1,000
6th: $833
7th: $666
8th: $500
9th: $375
10th-12th: $333
13th-15th: $292
16th-18th: $250

Along with the payouts, players who make the final table will take home additional prizes.

1st: WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Championship Seat (winner gets to choose either first or second prize)
2nd: Hard Rock International Resort Package – 4 day/3 nigh stay to a Hard Rock Hotel Cancun plus $1,000 travel (winner gets to choose either first or second prize)
3rd: Flo Rida Party Like a Rock Star Basket – Guitar autographed by Flo Rida, dinner for 2 at Kuro or Council Oak, and a one-night stay at Hard Rock Hollywood.
4th: Melissa Ethridge Part Like a Rock Star Basket – Guitar autographed by Melissa Ethridge and same as above prize
5th: Stay Like a Rock Star Package – Hard Rock duffle bag, one-nigh stay at Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood, Dinner for two to either Council Oak or Kuro, a Wolfgang Puck Stainless Steel Wine Opener, Caymus wine bottle, Cakebread wine bottle, Veuve bottle, and two logo wine glasses
6th: WPT500 Entry Las Vegas
7th: WPT500 Entry Los Angeles
8th: Dwayne Wade Sports Package – Encased basketball autographed by Dwayne Wade, JBL Splash proof bluetooth speaker, and Tommy Bahama duffle bag
9th: Monster Headphones

Jason Taylor/WPT: Flushing For Charity

$300 No Limit Hold’em Jason Taylor Foundation
Level 7: 300/600
Entrants: 104

Vince Van Patten and Mike Sexton with Michael Krumenacker

Vince Van Patten and Mike Sexton are running promotions to generate more money towards charity. They are going through all four suits and when a player makes a flush of a certain suit, the two will give $100 to the player and donate another $100 to the charity.

Michael Krumenacker won the first $100 when he made a spade flush and it was none other than Jason Taylor himself who won the $100 when he made a heart flush.

“This guy wins everything,” said Sexton.

Taylor made them keep the $100 and double it up for the next player.

$100 for Michael Krumenacker

“Vince, we aren’t even playing this event and we are going to go broke,” joked Sexton.

Once all four flushes were hit, they decided to give the same offer to anybody who won a pot with 7-2 offsuit.

Jason Taylor/WPT: Mike Sexton and Vince Van Patten Keeping It Fun

$300 No Limit Hold’em Jason Taylor Foundation
Level 6: 200/400
Entrants: 98

Mike Sexon and Vince Van Patten emceeing the event with Team SHRP member Loni Harwood giving a few words

The duo that commentates the WPT final tables have picked up the microphone and begun emceeing the event. Mike Sexton and Vince Van Patten took the microphone and are walking around the floor calling the action.

They are announcing all ins and telling a couple jokes. They are also going through each auction prize individually and promoting more bids in the silent auction. All around just keeping the atmosphere fun and light.

Mike Sexton with an autographed Kevin Durant jersey

 

Jason Taylor/WPT: Tommy Bates Generating Re-Entries for Charity

$300 No Limit Hold’em Jason Taylor Foundation
Level 4: 150/300
Entrants: 94

Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Director of Poker Operations Tommy Bates

On the turn with the board reading QcQs8s7d, Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Director of Poker Operations Tommy Bates got all in from the cutoff against a player from early position.

“I’m just trying to get another $300 in there as quickly as possible,” said Bates with a smile.

His opponent eventually called Bates’ 4,475 shove and showed 5s5c and was in bad shape against Bates’ KcQh. The river was the Jh and Bates doubled up.

“I put them in and I take them back,” said a laughing Bates.

“It’s still social. The bar is open,” said WPT commentator Vince Van Patten.

“Oh, it’s very friendly,” said Bates. “We are actively trying to spend $300 at this table.”

With 94 entries in the field already, the tournament has generated $13,160 for charity so far, with plenty of time before registration closes.

Tommy Bates – 11,000

Jason Taylor/WPT: Shuffle Up and Deal

$300 No Limit Hold’em Jason Taylor Foundation
Level 1: 25/50
Entrants: 75

Jason Taylor

Shuffle Up and with WPT staff and Jason Taylor

Cards are in the air for the WPT/Jason Taylor Foundation charity tournament.

WPT commentator Mike Sexton kicked things off with a shuffle up and deal announcement and players began filling the seats. Among those who are already in the field are ESPN Sports Personality Dan Le Batard, WPT tournament director Matt Savage, Team SHRP members Loni Harwood and Sheddy Siddiqui, and former Dolphins defensive end and football Hall of Famer Jason Taylor himself.

Team SHRP member Sheddy Siddiqui

There are 75 entries in the tournament thus far with still plenty of time for late registration and re-entry. Of the buy-in, $140 will be donated to charity and another $140 will go to the prize pool.

There is a silent auction going on with plenty of prizes for players to bid on. Players can bid on a men or women’s Hard Rock Spa package, a WPT chip set, a WPT Tournament of Champions experience, or one of two different “Drink Like a Rock Star” packages.

Dan Le Batard

Jason Taylor/WPT: Poker for Charity

$300 Jason Taylor/WPT Foundation Charity
Level 1: 25/50

Jason Taylor’s Pro Football Hall of Fame helmut

Poker players love to give back to the community and tonight is another chance to do just that. Have a fun time at the tables for a great cause.

Tonight’s tournament teams up the Jason Taylor Foundation with the WPT Foundation to raise money for the Pro Football Hall of Famer’s charity organization. There are a ton of prizes along with the standard money awarded at the end of the tournament plus a very nice silent auction featuring  pro sports, entertainment, and Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood packages.

The event held a player’s party starting at 5pm with the cards set to fly at 7pm. The tournament has a $300 buy-in with a portion going to the prize pool and the rest heads towards the Jason Taylor Foundation.

  • Benefits Jason Taylor Foundation and WPT Foundation
  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips and 15-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Jason Taylor/WPT Foundation Structure Sheet