2019 WPTDeepStacks Tampa Tournament Schedule

Primary Event Schedule:

EventDayDateTimeBuy-inDescriptionStructure
1AWed5-Jun11am$360No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry) - $250,000 GtdStructure
1BWed5-Jun6pm$360--Structure
1CThu6-Jun11am$360--Structure
1DThu6-Jun6pm$360--Structure
1EFri7-Jun11am$360--Structure
1FFri7-Jun6pm$360--Structure
1GSat8-Jun11am$360--Structure
1Sun9-Jun11am--Day 2--
2Wed5-Jun2pm$360Omaha 8 or Better (Re-Entry)Coming Soon
3Thu6-Jun2pm$360PLO 8/Big O (Re-Entry)Coming Soon
4Fri7-Jun2pm$360Omaha 8/Stud 8 (Re-Entry)Coming Soon
5Sun9-Jun2pm$1,650 Mega Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry) - $100,000 GtdComing Soon
5Mon10-Jun2pm--Day 2--
6Sun9-Jun6pm$150No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry) - $10,000 GtdComing Soon
7AMon10-Jun11am$570No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry) - $100,000 GtdComing Soon
7BMon10-Jun6pm$570--Coming Soon
7CTue11-Jun11am$570--Coming Soon
7DTue11-Jun6pm$570--Coming Soon
7Wed12-Jun12pm--Day 2--
8AThu13-Jun11am$1,100 WPTDeepStacks Main Event (Re-Entry) - $500,000 GtdStructure
8BFri14-Jun11am$1,100 --Structure
8CSat15-Jun11am$1,100 --Structure
8Sun16-Jun12pm--Day 2--
8Mon17-Jun12pm--Final Table--
9Sun16-Jun2pm$250No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry) - $20,000 GtdComing Soon
10ASun16-Jun6pm$160No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry) - $50,000 GtdComing Soon
10BMon17-Jun11am$160--Coming Soon
10CMon17-Jun6pm$160--Coming Soon
10DTue18-Jun11am$160--Coming Soon
10ETue18-Jun6pm$160--Coming Soon
10Wed19-Jun12pm--Day 2--

Secondary Event Schedule

EventDayDateTimeBuy-inDescriptionDetails
11Wed5-Jun9am$100Turbo Satellite into Event 1 - 10 Seats GtdComing Soon
12Sat8-Jun9am$100Turbo Satellite into Event 1 - 10 Seats GtdComing Soon
13Sun9-Jun11am$200Turbo Satellite into Event 5 - 5 Seats GtdComing Soon
14Mon10-Jun9am$100Turbo Satellite into Event 7 - 5 Seats GtdComing Soon
15Tue11-Jun9am$100Turbo Satellite into Event 7 - 5 Seats GtdComing Soon
16Tue11-Jun7pm$140Main Event Satellite - 5 Seats GtdComing Soon
17Wed12-Jun11am$140Main Event Satellite - 5 Seats GtdComing Soon
18Wed12-Jun4pm$140Main Event Satellite - 10 Seats GtdComing Soon
19Wed12-Jun7pm$260Main Event Satelllite - 20 Seats GtdComing Soon
20Thu13-Jun9am$140Turbo Main Event Satellite - 2 Seats GtdComing Soon
21Thu13-Jun7pm$140Main Event Satellite - 5 Seats GtdComing Soon
22Fri14-Jun9am$140Turbo Main Event Satellite - 2 Seats GtdComing Soon
23Fri14-Jun4pm$140Main Event Satellite - 5 Seats GtdComing Soon
24Fri14-Jun7pm$260Main Event Satellite - 5 Seats GtdComing Soon
25Sat15-Jun9am$140Turbo Main Event Satellite - 3 Seats GtdComing Soon

First-Ever Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Poker Classic in Review

The first-ever Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Poker Classic ran February 20th through March 6th at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The 15-day series awarded 10 trophies via primary events headlined by Matt Leecy’s Main Event championship.

Matt Leecy, Tampa Poker Classic Main Event champion

The $1,650 buy-in finale drew 332 entries flirting with the $500,000 prize pool mark before settling in at a stout $498,000. A slew of decorated pros traveled to Florida converging on the property, but it was local Leecy that took the win outright scoring $112,425 in the process.

Full series results:

Click the link for a live reporting log from each event

That’s a wrap on major series action here in Tampa. Stay tuned for the WPTDeepStacks return to Florida June 5-17, 2019.

Event 10: Woodrow Pass Wins Tampa Poker Classic Last Chance Trophy and $13,092

2019 Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Poker Classic
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tampa, Florida
Event 10
$150 Buy-In No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 662
Prize Pool: $79,440
March 3-6, 2019

FINISHFIRST NAMELAST NAMECITYSTPRIZE
1WOODROWPASSSEFFNERFL$13,092
2JENNIFERHASELTONTAMPAFL$12,991
3JEFFREYMORZELLATAMPAFL$7,551
4LIZHOUSEFFNERFL$7,365
5CHADKITCHENWIMAUMAFL$3,789
6PAULSTANECHEWSKITAMPAFL$3,134
7MARKWISERLAND O LAKESFL$2,629
8MATTHEWLONGFELLOWINDIANAPOLISIN$2,149
9MICHAELJEANESSARASOTAFL$1,678
10CHERYLHELLERTHE VILLAGESFL$1,414
11KARLMANOUCHAKIANTAMPAFL$1,414
12PHILIPHALELAKELANDFL$1,414
13PAULHUFFERTHONOTOSASSAFL$1,200
14JAMESAMANSARASOTAFL$1,200
15RYANANDERSONINDEPENDENCEMO$1,200
16NIKOLAOSCOSTARELISCLEARWATERFL$989
17GEORGENIEVESCLERMONTFL$989
18RaymondOrtizSt PetersburgFL$989
19ALEXANDRUIVANPALM HARBORFL$826
20STEPHENBRISTOW JRDELTONAFL$826
21RODNEYRODRIGUEORLANDOFL$826
22NIKOLASBUSTAMANTETAMPAFL$671
23BRETTROSSILUTZFL$671
24DANIELLOBATOCLEARWATER BEACHFL$671
25CARLOSMARTIRTAMPAFL$578
26JULIODELGADO REYESARAGUA MARACAY$578
27JOELWOODSBYORLANDOFL$578
28JONTAMENTIONWESLEY CHAPELFL$488
29CHARMAINEKERNSADIEVILLEKY$488
30HAROLDANGLESUN CITY CENTERFL$488
31JOHNDENTONPANAMA CITYFL$488
32ANTUANBUNKLEYLAKELANDFL$488
33SHAWNSORGIORLANDOFL$488
34DAVIDTANNERPEARSONGA$488
35EDWARDPEARLCYPRESS GARDENSFL$488
36PatrickSpenceLAKEWOOD RANCHFL$488
37CRAIGJOHNSTONLAND O LAKESFL$404
38BLAIRMILLERSARASOTAFL$404
39MICHAELGALLOBRADENTONFL$404
40MANELICMINAYATAMPAFL$404
41MOSTAFAASARI PIR AL VANVALRICOFL$404
42BRETMCCOWNST PETERSBURGFL$404
43PAULMARWEDEOSSINEKEMI$404
44DavidPaluchORCHARD PARKNY$404
45ANTHONYROQUEWESLEY CHAPELFL$404

Event 10: Prize Pool and Payouts

2019 Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Poker Classic
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tampa, Florida
Event 10
$150 Buy-In No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 662
Prize Pool: $79,440
March 3-6, 2019

1st – $16,781
2nd – $11,748
3rd – $7,553
4th – $4,917
5th – $3,789
6th – $3,134
7th – $2,629
8th – $2,149
9th – $1,678
10th-12th – $1,414
13th-15th – $1,200
16th-18th – $989
19th-21st – $826
22nd-24th – $671
25th-27th – $578
28th-36th – $488
37th-45th – $404

Event 10: Day 2 Table Draws

$150 Big Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guarantee
 | Structure
Day 2 Blinds: 2,000/4,000 with a 4,000 ante
Players Remaining: 64 of 662

Flight A: 111 Entries, 12 Advanced
Flight B: 99 Entries, 11 Advanced
Flight C: 124 Entries, 14 Advanced

Flight D: 147 Entries, 11 Advanced
Flight E: 181 Entries, 16 Advanced

Day 2: Wednesday at 12pm

Day 2 table draws:

TABLESEATFIRST NAMELAST NAMECHIP COUNT
81TYLERFUESY14,000
82WOODROWPASS292,000
83BRETMCCOWN59,000
84DONALDLINSKY151,000
85WALTERTHORNTON62,000
86JAMESAMAN246,000
87RYANANDERSON225,000
88SARAO'FRIEL73,000
91MOSTAFAASARI PIR AL VAN173,000
92JEFFREYMORZELLA75,500
93NIKOLAOSCOSTARELIS146,500
94BLAIRMILLER168,500
95BRETTROSSI106,500
96SHAWNSORGI195,000
97GUYWARD77,000
98RaymondOrtiz333,500
101LIZHOU553,000
102WILLIAMBROWN124,000
103DavidPaluch106,500
104PAULSTANECHEWSKI175,000
105JENNIFERHASELTON57,500
106JOHNDENTON173,000
107HAROLDANGLE72,500
108ELLIOTTMILLER32,500
111JACOBTWOEY120,000
112CURTISKING59,000
113LONGFELLOWMATTHEW276,500
114DAVIDTANNER117,000
115EDWARDPEARL141,500
116ANTHONYROQUE124,500
117KRISTOPHERVILLANUEVA51,000
118NIKOLASBUSTAMANTE267,000
181PAULMARWEDE126,500
182MANELICMINAYA165,500
183BRIANRAND123,000
184HERBERTGARDNER121,000
185JOELWOODSBY209,500
186ANTHONYCONTI121,500
187MARKWISER224,500
188STEPHENBRISTOW JR157,000
191CARLOSMARTIR199,000
192GEORGENIEVES131,000
193JULIODELGADO REYES51,500
194DANIELLOBATO167,000
195CHERYLHELLER175,000
196PatrickSpence183,000
197KARLMANOUCHAKIAN159,000
198VICTORMARTINEZ110,000
201RODNEYRODRIGUE119,000
202MICHAELJEANES153,000
203CHARMAINEKERN175,500
204MICHAELGALLO69,000
205WILLIAMAGER129,000
206J T.MENTION155,000
207FRANCISCOCONTRERAS117,000
208ALEXANDRUIVAN373,000
211CRAIGJOHNSTON123,000
212PAULHUFFER116,500
213AARONLIPSTET138,500
214ANTUANBUNKLEY378,500
215CHADKITCHEN398,000
216PHILIPHALE74,000
217SANJIBACHARYA51,500
218SeanTansey92,500

Event 10: Day 2 Chip Counts

$150 Big Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guarantee
 | Structure
Day 2 Blinds: 2,000/4,000 with a 4,000 ante
Players Remaining: 64 of 662

Flight A: 111 Entries, 12 Advanced
Flight B: 99 Entries, 11 Advanced
Flight C: 124 Entries, 14 Advanced

Flight D: 147 Entries, 11 Advanced
Flight E: 181 Entries, 16 Advanced

Day 2: Wednesday at 12pm

Day 2 chip counts:

RANKFIRST NAMELAST NAMECHIP COUNT
1LIZHOU553,000
2CHADKITCHEN398,000
3ANTUANBUNKLEY378,500
4ALEXANDRUIVAN373,000
5RaymondOrtiz333,500
6WOODROWPASS292,000
7LONGFELLOWMATTHEW276,500
8NIKOLASBUSTAMANTE267,000
9JAMESAMAN246,000
10RYANANDERSON225,000
11MARKWISER224,500
12JOELWOODSBY209,500
13CARLOSMARTIR199,000
14SHAWNSORGI195,000
15PatrickSpence183,000
16CHARMAINEKERN175,500
17PAULSTANECHEWSKI175,000
18CHERYLHELLER175,000
19JOHNDENTON173,000
20MOSTAFAASARI PIR AL VAN173,000
21BLAIRMILLER168,500
22DANIELLOBATO167,000
23MANELICMINAYA165,500
24KARLMANOUCHAKIAN159,000
25STEPHENBRISTOW JR157,000
26J T.MENTION155,000
27MICHAELJEANES153,000
28DONALDLINSKY151,000
29NIKOLAOSCOSTARELIS146,500
30EDWARDPEARL141,500
31AARONLIPSTET138,500
32GEORGENIEVES131,000
33WILLIAMAGER129,000
34PAULMARWEDE126,500
35ANTHONYROQUE124,500
36WILLIAMBROWN124,000
37BRIANRAND123,000
38CRAIGJOHNSTON123,000
39ANTHONYCONTI121,500
40HERBERTGARDNER121,000
41JACOBTWOEY120,000
42RODNEYRODRIGUE119,000
43FRANCISCOCONTRERAS117,000
44DAVIDTANNER117,000
45PAULHUFFER116,500
46VICTORMARTINEZ110,000
47DavidPaluch106,500
48BRETTROSSI106,500
49SeanTansey92,500
50GUYWARD77,000
51JEFFREYMORZELLA75,500
52PHILIPHALE74,000
53SARAO'FRIEL73,000
54HAROLDANGLE72,500
55MICHAELGALLO69,000
56WALTERTHORNTON62,000
57BRETMCCOWN59,000
58CURTISKING59,000
59JENNIFERHASELTON57,500
60SANJIBACHARYA51,500
61JULIODELGADO REYES51,500
62KRISTOPHERVILLANUEVA51,000
63ELLIOTTMILLER32,500
64TYLERFUESY14,000

Event 10: Chip Counts Through Flight C

$150 Big Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guarantee
 | Structure
Day 2 Blinds: 2,000/4,000 with a 4,000 ante
Players Remaining: 37 of 334

Flight A: 111 Entries, 12 Advanced
Flight B: 99 Entries, 11 Advanced
Flight C: 124 Entries, 14 Advanced

Flight D/E: Tuesday at 11am/6pm
Day 2: Wednesday at 12pm

Day 2 chip counts through Flight C:

RANKFIRST NAMELAST NAMECITYSTCHIP COUNT
1NIKOLASBUSTAMANTETAMPAFL267,000
2RYANANDERSONINDEPENDENCEMO225,000
3MARKWISERLAND O LAKESFL224,500
4JOELWOODSBYORLANDOFL209,500
5SHAWNSORGIORLANDOFL195,000
6PatrickSpenceLAKEWOOD RANCHFL183,000
7PAULSTANECHEWSKITAMPAFL175,000
8JOHNDENTONPANAMA CITYFL173,000
9MOSTAFAASARI PIR AL VANVALRICOFL173,000
10BLAIRMILLERSARASOTAFL168,500
11KARLMANOUCHAKIANTAMPAFL159,000
12STEPHENBRISTOW JRDELTONAFL157,000
13J T.MENTIONWESLEY CHAPELFL155,000
14MICHAELJEANESSARASOTAFL153,000
15DONALDLINSKYTAMPAFL151,000
16NIKOLAOSCOSTARELISCLEARWATERFL146,500
17EDWARDPEARLCYPRESS GARDENSFL141,500
18GEORGENIEVESCLERMONTFL131,000
19WILLIAMAGERWINTER GARDENFL129,000
20PAULMARWEDEOSSINEKEMI126,500
21ANTHONYROQUEWESLEY CHAPELFL124,500
22BRIANRANDTAMPAFL123,000
23ANTHONYCONTIJAMESTOWNNY121,500
24JACOBTWOEYORLANDOFL120,000
25RODNEYRODRIGUEORLANDOFL119,000
26FRANCISCOCONTRERASDADE CITYFL117,000
27PAULHUFFERTHONOTOSASSAFL116,500
28VICTORMARTINEZCLEARWATERFL110,000
29DavidPaluchORCHARD PARKNY106,500
30GUYWARDWESLEY CHAPELFL77,000
31PHILIPHALELAKELANDFL74,000
32SARAO'FRIELTAMPAFL73,000
33HAROLDANGLESUN CITY CENTERFL72,500
34WALTERTHORNTONRIVERVIEWFL62,000
35SANJIBACHARYATAMPAFL51,500
36KRISTOPHERVILLANUEVANORTH OLMSTEDOH51,000
37ELLIOTTMILLERRIVERVIEWFL32,500

Poker Classic Day 14 Schedule

Primary Event Schedule

11AM: Event 10 Day 1D – $150 Big Stack NLH (Re-Entry)

  • $50,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 15,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • Day 1 will end after Level 14 or Tournament Director discretion
  • Event 10 Structure Sheet

6PM: Event 10 Day 1E – $150 Big Stack NLH (Re-Entry)

  • $50,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 15,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • Day 1 will end after Level 14 or Tournament Director discretion
  • Event 10 Structure Sheet

Main Event: Matt Leecy Wins Inaugural Tampa Poker Classic Main Event

2019 Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Poker Classic
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tampa, Florida
Event 8
$1,650 Main Event
$300,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 332
Prize Pool: $498,000
February 28-March 4, 2019

Matt Leecy, Tampa Poker Classic Main Event champion

The inaugural Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Poker Classic was a ten-tournament series that was headlined by the $300,000 Guarantee Main Event. The tournament drew players from around the country and Matt Leecy outlasted them all to walk away with more than $100,000.

“It’s humbling,” Leecy said of getting the win outright. “Poker is a game where we tend to think we’re doing everything perfect when it’s going and everything’s just against us when it’s going bad.”

“I struggle with pride like the next guy or gal … I feel blessed and thankful that it ran this way,” he countinued. “Obviously, I was on the good end of a lot of big hands all day.”

The Main Event featured three starting flights and they combined to put 332 entries into the big game. Those entrants pushed the prize pool up to $498,000 for a great turnout in the first running of this event.

Of those 332 entries, we had 58 return for Day 2 on Sunday 3with 4 of them set to earn some cash. The slow structure gave them plenty of room to maneuver and they took their time getting to the money.

The bubble burst late in the afternoon with SHR Tampa favorite Wally Maddah sliding into a min-cash with less than one small blind. The rest of the day progressed at a steady pace until they joined as one at the ten-handed final table.

Day 2 came to an end when Vitor Coelho was eliminated in tenth place and the nine remaining players returned on Monday to play for the title. Leecy began the final table with the chip lead but had some tough competition including Jeff Trudeau Jr, Justin Zaki, Filipp Khavin, Karl Manouchakian, and TPC Event 1 champ Andrew Boccia.

The stacks were deep and the blind levels were one-hour long, they settled in for a long day. Amelio Amato went out early in the day followed by Zaki. The final table continued to shrink as Leecy built his lead.

The heads-up match between Leecy and Boccia began with Leecy holding a 7-to-2 advantage and he never relinquished his lead. It came to an end when Leecy’s trip sixes won the last hand against Boccia’s top pair.

Boccia followed up his TPC Event 1 win with another $79,152 score for second place while Leecy earned $112,425 as the Tampa Poker Classic Main Event champion.

“I have a lot of respect for those guys [at][the][final][table “” not found /]
,” The 31 year old Tampa resident said. “There were some really good players that have great resumes at that table.”

Leecy is a professional poker player, but dedicates himself to his faith and is active in his church and ministry. He attended Trinity College of Florida where he played basketball and was part of a National Championship winning team. Leecy graduated in May and is actively looking at applying for seminary or graduate school.

Congratulations to Matt and thank you to all of our players who help make this first running of the Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Poker Classic a success.

Final table results:

1st: Matt Leecy – $112,425
2nd: Andrew Boccia – $79,152
3rd: Ken O’Donnell – $50,906
4th: Filipp Khavin – $31,050
5th: Jeff Trudeau Jr – $23,979
6th: Chad Kitchen – $19,870
7th: Karl Manouchakian – $16,683
8th: Justin Zaki – $13,944
9th: Amelio Amato – $11,245

For complete Main Event results, click the link below:

Continue reading Main Event: Matt Leecy Wins Inaugural Tampa Poker Classic Main Event

Main Event: Matthew Leecy Wins Outright — $112,425; Andrew Boccia – 2nd Place ($79,152)

$1,650 Tampa Poker Classic Main Event
$300,000 Guaranteed
 | Structure | Payouts
Level 28: 30,000/60,000 with a 60,000 ante
Players Remaining: 1 of 332

Matt Leecy

It was a limped pot with Andrew Boccia on the button and Matthew Leecy first to act. The flop fell js6s6d and Leecy lead for 100,000. Boccia raised, making it 300,000 to go. Leecy thought for some time, then jammed having Boccia well covered. Boccia called off about 1,500,000 and the hands were up.

Leecy: 6h5h for trip-sixes
Boccia: jdtc for top pair

Runout: ts3d

Matt Leecy (right) defeats Andrew Boccia (left)

Boccia improved on the turn, but it wasn’t enough. With that, the Event 1 champion fell one spot shy of a second Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Poker Classic victory. For his runner-up finish, he earned $79,152. Leecy, meanwhile, was awarded $112,425 and the trophy.

Andrew Boccia

A full recap on the event will be posted shortly.

1st: Matthew Leecy – $112,425
2nd: Andrew Boccia – $79,152

Main Event: Heads-Up Underway

$1,650 Tampa Poker Classic Main Event
$300,000 Guaranteed
 | Structure | Payouts
Level 28: 30,000/60,000 with a 60,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 332

Andrew Boccia (left) versus Matt Leecy (right)

Andrew Boccia and Matt Leecy stretched out and the heads-up match is underway for the Tampa Poker Classic Main Event. Level 27 came to an end shortly after Ken O’Donnell was eliminated, here are the current counts.

Seat 4: Andrew Boccia – 2,080,000 (35 bb)
Seat 8: Matt Leecy – 7,880,000 (131 bb)

Remaining payouts:

1st: $112,425
2nd: $79,152

Main Event: Ken O’Donnell – 3rd Place ($50,906)

$1,650 Tampa Poker Classic Main Event
$300,000 Guaranteed
 | Structure | Payouts
Level 27: 25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 332

Ken O’Donnell

Andrew Boccia folded his button and Matt Leecy raised to 175,000 from the small blind. Ken O’Donnell announced all-in from the big and Leecy asked for a count. After hearing 1,735,000 from the dealer, Leecy called.

O’Donnell: as6c
Leecy: adts

O’Donnell was in a lot of trouble and it got worse when Leecy improved on the tc8s8h flop. The ks turn left O’Donnell drawing dead to the 4s river and he was our third-place finisher.

Matt Leecy – 8,150,000 (163 bb)
Ken O’Donnell – Eliminated in 3rd place ($50,906)

Main Event: Andrew Boccia Gets Short, Finds a Double

$1,650 Tampa Poker Classic Main Event
$300,000 Guaranteed
 | Structure | Payouts
Level 27: 25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 ante
Players Remaining: 4 of 332

It was a battle of the blinds with Andrew Boccia in the small and Matthew Leecy in the big.

The flop was qsqdtc. Boccia checked and Leecy bet 100,000. Boccia called.

The turn fell the 8c. Boccia checked again. Leecy bet 245,000. Boccia called and it was river time.

Fifth street was the 9c. Boccia checked a third time. Leecy bet 330,000. Boccia was getting short and opted to fold. Leecy took the pot leaving Boccia with 1,000,000 chips behind.

———————

A short time after their above hand, Boccia open jammed the small blind for 1,000,000 and Leecy called from the big. Boccia was at risk against the chip leader.

Leecy: ah2c
Boccia: kd9c

Runout: kh4c3stdjh

Boccia spiked a pair to best Leecy and double up.

Andrew Boccia – 2,125,000 (42 bb)

Main Event: Filipp Khavin – 4th Place ($31,050)

$1,650 Tampa Poker Classic Main Event
$300,000 Guaranteed
 | Structure | Payouts
Level 27: 25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 332

Filipp Khavin

Filipp Kavin open-shoved from the button for ~950,000 and Ken O’Donnell reshipped from the small blind to get a quick fold from Andrew Boccia in the big blind.

O’Donnell: ahjh
Khavin: acqs

Khavin was in great shape but O’Donnell took the lead on the js6d4d flop. Neither the kd turn nor kc river could save Khavin and he was sent out in fourth place.

Ken O’Donnell – 2,600,000 (52 bb)
Filipp Khavin – Eliminated in 4th place ($31,050)

Filipp Khavin

Main Event: Ken O’Donnell Doubles through Matthew Leecy

$1,650 Tampa Poker Classic Main Event
$300,000 Guaranteed
 | Structure | Payouts
Level 27: 25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 ante
Players Remaining: 4 of 332

Ken O’Donnell

Filipp Khavin was under the gun and folded putting it to Ken O’Donnell on the button. O’Donnel jammed and Andrew Boccia promptly got rid of his small blind. Matthew Leecy was in the big and asked for a rough count before announcing, “Call.”

The all-in bet was 940,000 and O’Donnell was racing for his tournament life.

Leecy: 6c6h
O’Donnell: ad9h

Runout: 9s8h3d3c2h

O’Donnell overtook Leecy in the runout and he doubled to stay alive.

Ken O’Donnell – 2,005,000 (40 bb)
Matthew Leecy – 5,405,000 (108 bb)

Main Event: Updated Counts

$1,650 Tampa Poker Classic Main Event
$300,000 Guaranteed
 | Structure | Payouts
Level 27: 25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 ante
Players Remaining: 4 of 332

Matt Leecy

The blinds are up and Matt Leecy continues to extend his lead. He now has nearly 2/3rds of the available chips and the other three need to make some moves.

Seat 2: Ken O’Donnell – 825,000 (17 bb)
Seat 4: Andrew Boccia – 1,850,000 (37 bb)
Seat 8: Matt Leecy – 6,345,000 (127 bb)
Seat 9: Filipp Khavin – 940,000 (19 bb)

Remaining payouts:

1st: $112,425
2nd: $79,152
3rd: $50,906
4th: $31,050

Main Event: Jeff Trudeau Jr – 5th Place ($23,979)

$1,650 Tampa Poker Classic Main Event
$300,000 Guaranteed
 | Structure | Payouts
Level 26: 20,000/40,000 with a 40,000 ante
Players Remaining: 4 of 332

Jeff Trudeau Jr

Jeff Trudeau Jr opened to 80,000 from under the gun and Matt Leecy three-bet to 235,000. The rest of the table released and Trudeau moved all in for right around 1,000,000 even. After a minute, Leecy called to put him at risk.

Leecy: adqd
Trudeau: actd

Trudeau was dominated and outkicked as the board ran jc4h3d2sjd to send him out in fifth place while Leecy holds nearly half of the chips in play.

Matt Leecy – 4,720,000 (118 bb)
Jeff Trudeau Jr – Eliminated in 5th place ($23,979)

Main Event: Jeff Trudeau Jr. Doubles through Ken O’Donnell

$1,650 Tampa Poker Classic Main Event
$300,000 Guaranteed
 | Structure | Payouts
Level 26: 20,000/40,000 with a 40,000 ante
Players Remaining: 5 of 332

Ken O’Donnell raised the cutoff to 100,000. It moved to shortstack Jeff Trudeau in the small blind and he shoved for 460,000 total. O’Donnell called and Trudeau was at risk.

Trudeau: 5c5d
O’Donnell: ah3d

Runout: 9d8d6skh4h

Trudeau held and the shortstack doubled.

Jeff Trudeau Jr. – 1,020,000 (25 bb)
Ken O’Donnell – 2,525,000 (63 bb)

Main Event: Updated Counts

$1,650 Tampa Poker Classic Main Event
$300,000 Guaranteed
 | Structure | Payouts
Level 26: 20,000/40,000 with a 40,000 ante
Players Remaining: 5 of 332

They played a few hands after Chad Kitchen was eliminated before taking another break. Matt Leecy continues to lead but Ken O’Donnell is closing. The average stack is a tick under 50 big blinds in this level so we may see another slowdown.

Seat 2: Ken O’Donnell – 3,100,000 (78 bb)
Seat 4: Andrew Boccia – 1,405,000 (35 bb)
Seat 7: Jeff Trudeau Jr – 540,000 (14 bb)
Seat 8: Matt Leecy – 3,400,000 (85 bb)
Seat 9: Filipp Khavin – 1,650,000 (41 bb)

Remaining payouts:

1st: $112,425
2nd: $79,152
3rd: $50,906
4th: $31,050
5th: $23,979

Main Event: Chad Kitchen – 6th Place ($19,870)

$1,650 Tampa Poker Classic Main Event
$300,000 Guaranteed
 | Structure | Payouts
Level 25: 20,000/30,000 with a 30,000 ante
Players Remaining: 5 of 332

Chad Kitchen open-shoved from the cutoff for ~425,000 and Andrew Boccia reshipped from the small blind to get a quick fold from Jeff Trudeau Jr in the big.

Boccia: kskc
Kitchen: ahjs

Kitchen was in bad shape against the kings, caught a piece of the jd5h4d flop but it wasn’t enough as the board finished ts and 2s to send him out in sixth place.

Andrew Boccia – 1,350,000 (45 bb)
Chad Kitchen – Eliminated in 6th place ($19,870)

Chad Kitchen

Main Event: Karl Manouchakian – 7th Place ($16,683)

$1,650 Tampa Poker Classic Main Event
$300,000 Guaranteed
 | Structure | Payouts
Level 25: 20,000/30,000 with a 30,000 ante
Players Remaining: 6 of 332

Karl Manouchakian

Karl Manouchakian took a major hit to his stack via Jeff Trudeau Jr. Unable to recover, he was eliminated a short time later in seventh place. Here’s how the hands went down:

Trudeau raised to 60,000 from early position and Manouchakian defended his big blind.

The flop fell jh9c6s and Manouchakian checked. Trudeau bet 50,000 leaving himself about 250,000 behind. Manouchakian raised, sliding in a pile of blues in the pot that had Trudeau covered. Trudeau called off and it was showdown.

Trudeau: kdkh for an overpair
Manouchakian: kcth for king-high and a gutshot

Turn and river: 2sjs

Trudeau’s pair was best. His stack was counted down to 255,000 and Manouchakian pushed a pile across the table. Manouchakian was left with just over 300,000 and went bust a few moments after when his acts was ran down by Filipp Khavin’s ksqh AIPF.

Filipp Khavin – 1,500,000 (50 bb)
Jeff Trudeau Jr. – 680,000 (22 bb)
Karl Manouchakian – Eliminated in 7th place ($16,683)

Karl Manouchakian

Main Event: Justin Zaki – 8th Place ($13,944)

$1,650 Tampa Poker Classic Main Event
$300,000 Guaranteed
 | Structure | Payouts
Level 24: 15,000/25,000 with a 25,000 ante
Players Remaining: 7 of 332

Justin Zaki

Justin Zaki recently butt heads with Matthew Leecy and was left with only 120,000 after the dust of their hand settled. It played out as follows:

Zaki popped it to 60,000 from early position. Leecy was behind him in middle-position and made it 175,000 to go. The action mucked around, sending it back to Zaki. He called and the dealer burned and turned.

Flop: qs8s6h – Zaki checked. Leecy bet 175,000. Zaki called.

Turn: qs8s6h4s – Zaki checked. Leecy bet 335,000. Zaki called.

River: qs8s6h4s – With a big pot built, the action got more deliberate. Zaki checked a third time and Leecy went into the thinktank. After a minute or two, he pulled out a mix of white and blue chips good for a 650,000 bet. Zaki called leaving himself only about 120,000 behind.

Leecy turned over as7s for an ace-high flush. Zaki’s hand hit the muck.

It was a short while later Leecy raised to 65,000 from early position and Zaki jammed his last roughly 120,000 from the big blind. Leecy called and turned over qhtc. Zaki’s ackd was best, but Leecy flopped a 10 to send the Florida pro him in eighth place.

Matthew Leecy – 3,600,000 (144 bb)
Justin Zaki – Eliminated in 8th place ($13,944)

Justin Zaki

Main Event: Andrew Boccia Doubles Through Matt Leecy

$1,650 Tampa Poker Classic Main Event
$300,000 Guaranteed
 | Structure | Payouts
Level 24: 15,000/25,000 with a 25,000 ante
Players Remaining: 8 of 332

Andrew Boccia

Matt Leecy opened to 60,000 from under the gun and it folded around to Andrew Boccia on the button. He moved all in for 505,000 to get a fold from the blinds. Leecy thought for half a minute and called.

Boccia: 9s9c
Leecy: astc

It was a coinflip and the all-low 7d3h2s7h5h run out was good for a Boccia double.

Andrew Boccia – 1,075,000 (43 bb)
Matt Leecy – 2,000,000 (80 bb)

Main Event: Jeff Trudeau Jr Doubles Through Justin Zaki

$1,650 Tampa Poker Classic Main Event
$300,000 Guaranteed
 | Structure | Payouts
Level 24: 15,000/25,000 with a 25,000 ante
Players Remaining: 8 of 332

Jeff Trudeau Jr

Action folded to Justin Zaki and he opened to 60,000 from the button. Jeff Trudeau Jr moved all in from the small blind for 250,000 and Matt Leecy folded his big. Zaki did not wait long before he called to put Trudeau at risk.

Zaki: ad5s
Trudeau: ah6d

“Chop?” Trudeau laughed.

He was ahead but a chop was a real possibility after the khqd3d flop but Trudeau locked up the double when he paired the 6s turn. Zaki was drawing dead to the kd river and sent some chips to Trudeau.

Jeff Trudeau Jr – 550,000 (22 bb)
Justin Zaki – 1,300,000 (52 bb)