Seminole Casino Hotel
$150 Green Chip Bounty NLH (Re-Entry)
Prize Pool: $4,800
September 6, 2017
Immokalee, Fla. — William Rodriguez closed out the 2017 WPTDeepStacks Immokalee in style Wednesday night winning the $150 Green Chip Bounty event for the second year in a row. As a reward for defending his title, Rodriguez earned $1,500 in prize money along with a $1,100 Main Event seat following a heads-up chop.
Last year, Rodriguez defeated a field of 71 entries. This year’s field was slightly more intimate, but proved to be a test for Rodriguez who needed the better part of 10 hours to claim victory.
The field narrowed to the final 10 a little after 7pm. Just the top six finished in the money with notables such as this week’s Seniors Event champion Nora Salinas, Seniors Event third-place finisher Frank Franze and Event 3 fourth-place finisher Dave Milligan. Milligan hit the rail shy of a payday following a double elimination that sent the field in to the money. From there, Taylor Patterson busted sixth, Jeff Reese fourth and Stephanie Richard fifth.
Next to go was Nora in a huge, three-way pot that ultimately propelled Rodriguez to the winner’s circle. Rodriguez limped the button and Humberto Salinas raised to 18,000 from the small blind. Nora called from the big and it was back on Rodriguez who jammed 171,000. Both players called. Humberto had the lot covered while Rodriguez held the advantage over Nora. Rodriguez owned queens versus Humberto’s tens and Nora’s nines. The runout improved Rodriguez to a set busting Nora third and giving Rodriguez a huge heads-up chip lead. Nora earned $672 for the deep run.
Rodriguez and Humberto didn’t play a hand heads up. They quickly agreed to a deal that saw Rodriguez earn the aforementioned $1,500 score along with the $1,100 Main Event seat and the tournament trophy. Humberto, meanwhile, earning $1,476. Unfortunately, due to the threat of an impending hurricane, the remainder of the 2017 WPTDeepStacks Immokalee series was postponed and Rodriguez will have to wait until the event is rescheduled to use his seat.
Rodriguez is 35 years old. He was born in the Bronx but now resides in nearby Naples. Following tonight’s Event 4 win, he owns five cashes at the Seminole Casino Hotel totaling just over $19,000.
Event 4 final results:
1st: William Rodriguez – $1,500 + $1,100 Seat
2nd: Humberto Salinas – $1,476
3rd: Nora Salinas – $672
4th: Jeff Reese – $480
5th: Stephanie Richards – $384
6th: Taylor Patterson – $288