Freeze Out Flights Event #1 Chip Counts Thru Flight B

Freeze Out Flights Event #1
$400 No Limit Hold’em (Freeze-Out)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Current Prize Pool: $35,020
Players Remaining: 11 of 103

Flight A: 44 Entries, 5 Advanced
Flight B: 59 Entries, 6 Advanced
Flight C: In Progress
Flight D: Thursday, April 22nd @ 6p
Flight E: Friday, April 23rd @ 11a
Flight F: Saturday, April 24th @ 11a
Day 2: Sunday, April 25th @ Noon

FIRST NAMELAST NAMECITYSTCHIP COUNT
MINATAWFIKTAMPAFL 323,000
SCOTTRIDDELLTAMPAFL 278,000
ABDELILAHFAHSILas VegasNV 238,500
YONGLIUPALM BAYFL 225,500
RICHARDKINCAIDOCOEEFL 181,000
PHILLIPKRNYAICHCLERMONTFL 166,500
AURAKERRTAMPAFL 153,000
RAMIMIKHAILTAMPAFL 153,000
ROBERTKINSTLELARGOFL 147,500
MICHAELMCNEELYHURSTTX 104,000
CHARLESKAHRSPALM HARBORFL 90,000

Lawrence Dowling ($37,960) Wins March One Day Challenge

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tampa, Florida
$1,100 March One Day Challenge
Entries: 156
Prize Pool: $151,320
March 27, 2021

PlaceFirstNameLastNameCityStatePrize Amount
1LAWRENCEDOWLINGORLANDOFL$37,960*
2HARVEYVANDEVENMOORE HAVENFL$32,000*
3ALEXANDERGRASSIAPALM HARBORFL$18,190
4WALLACEONEAL JRGAINESVILLEFL$12,774
5FRANKLINBRIGHAMAUBURNDALEFL$9,263
6JOHNALMANZARBRONXNY$6,945
7ALBERTKRUXWESLEY CHAPELFL$5,389
8LUYUWESLEY CHAPELFL$4,333
9YAN TIN GJIANGINDIANAPOLISIN$3,615
10JEREMYBECKERTAMPAFL$3,615
11DENISRAMICODESSAFL$3,133
12JOHNBAILEYHUEYSVILLEKY$3,133
13JOSEPHMOLEOLDSMARFL$2,827
14MANSOORKADERST PETERSBURGFL$2,827
15JORDANJOECKELLUTZFL$2,658
16ADRIANMOSELEYZEPHYRHILLSFL$2,658
*Denotes Headsup Deal

April 2021 Daily Tournaments

DateTimeBuy-inTournament DescriptionStructure Sheet
Thursday, April 1--------
Friday, April 2--------
Saturday, April 311:00 AM$250Double 30s' No Limit Hold'em (RE) - $10,000 GTDStructure
Sunday, April 412:00 PM$200Bankroll Builder No Limit Hold'em (RE) - $10,000 GTDStructure
Monday, April 511:00 AM$80No Limit Hold'em (RE)Structure
Monday, April 56:00 PM$140No Limit Hold'em / Pot Limit Omaha (RE) MixStructure
Tuesday, April 611:00 AM$80No Limit Hold'em (RE) SurvivorStructure
Tuesday, April 66:00 PM$180Triple Stack No Limit Hold'em (RE)Structure
Wednesday, April 711:00 AM$150Satellite to Hollywood Showdown Event 1Structure
Wednesday, April 76:00 PM$160Double Stack No Limit Hold'em (RE)Structure
Thursday, April 8--------
Friday, April 9--------
Saturday, April 1011:00 AM$250Double 30s' No Limit Hold'em (RE) - $10,000 GTDStructure
Sunday, April 1112:00 PM$200Bankroll Builder No Limit Hold'em (RE) - $10,000 GTDStructure
Monday, April 1211:00 AM$80No Limit Hold'em (RE)Structure
Monday, April 126:00 PM$140No Limit Hold'em / Pot Limit Omaha (RE) MixStructure
Tuesday, April 1311:00 AM$80No Limit Hold'em (RE) SurvivorStructure
Tuesday, April 136:00 PM$180Triple Stack No Limit Hold'em (RE)Structure
Wednesday, April 1411:00 AM$150Satellite to Hollywood Showdown Event 1Structure
Wednesday, April 146:00 PM$160Double Stack No Limit Hold'em (RE)Structure
Thursday, April 15--------
Friday, April 166:00 PM$200Quad Stack Double Green Chip Bounty No Limit Hold'em (RE)Structure
Saturday, April 1711:00 AM$600Satellite to Hollywood Showdown Main Event + $700 cash Prize (1 in 8)Structure
Sunday, April 1812:00 PM$200Bankroll Builder No Limit Hold'em (RE) - $10,000 GTDStructure
Sunday, April 183:00 PM$100Satellite to Freeze Out Flights Event 1 (1 in 5)Structure
Monday, April 1911:00 AM$80No Limit Hold'em (RE)Structure
Monday, April 196:00 PM$140No Limit Hold'em / Pot Limit Omaha (RE) MixStructure
Tuesday, April 2011:00 AM$80No Limit Hold'em (RE) SurvivorStructure
Tuesday, April 206:00 PM$180Triple Stack No Limit Hold'em (RE)Structure
Wednesday, April 2111:00 AM$400Freeze Out Flights Event 1 Day 1A - $100,000 GTD - One entry Per FlightStructure
Wednesday, April 216:00 PM$400Freeze Out Flights Event 1 Day 1B - $100,000 GTD - One entry Per FlightStructure
Thursday, April 2211:00 AM$400Freeze Out Flights Event 1 Day 1C - $100,000 GTD - One entry Per FlightStructure
Thursday, April 226:00 PM$400Freeze Out Flights Event 1 Day 1D - $100,000 GTD - One entry Per FlightStructure
Friday, April 2311:00 AM$400Freeze Out Flights Event 1 Day 1E - $100,000 GTD - One entry Per FlightStructure
Saturday, April 2411:00 AM$400Freeze Out Flights Event 1 Day 1F - $100,000 GTD - One entry Per FlightStructure
Sunday, April 2512:00 PM--Freeze Out Flights Event 1 Day 2Structure
Sunday, April 253:00 PM$150Satellite to Freeze Out Flights Event 2 (1 in 5)Structure
Monday, April 2611:00 AM$80No Limit Hold'em (RE)Structure
Monday, April 266:00 PM$200Quad Stack Double Green Chip Bounty No Limit Hold'em (RE)Structure
Tuesday, April 2711:00 AM$80No Limit Hold'em (RE) SurvivorStructure
Tuesday, April 276:00 PM$180Triple Stack No Limit Hold'em (RE)Structure
Wednesday, April 2811:00 AM$600Freeze Out Flights Event 2 Day 1A - $150,000 GTD - One entry Per FlightStructure
Wednesday, April 286:00 PM$600Freeze Out Flights Event 2 Day 1B - $150,000 GTD - One entry Per FlightStructure
Thursday, April 2911:00 AM$600Freeze Out Flights Event 2 Day 1C - $150,000 GTD - One entry Per FlightStructure
Thursday, April 296:00 PM$600Freeze Out Flights Event 2 Day 1D- $150,000 GTD - One entry Per FlightStructure
Friday, April 3011:00 AM$600Freeze Out Flights Event 2 Day 1E - $150,000 GTD - One entry Per FlightStructure
Saturday, May 111:00 AM$600Freeze Out Flights Event 2 Day 1F - $150,000 GTD - One entry Per FlightStructure
Sunday, May 212:00 PM--Freeze Out Flights Event 2 Day 2Structure

2021 Tampa Poker Classic Recap

The Tampa Poker Classic made its return and the eight-tournament series exceeded all expectations. The series features $500,000 in guaranteed money and ended up putting nearly $2.5 million up for grabs.

Michial Drake began the opening weekend by taking home a $79,319 payout and James Kerr closed it out by earning more than $200,000 for winning the TPC Main Event.

The TPC Main Event headlined the series and drew players from around the world. The tournament attracted 959 entries for a prize pool that nearly reached $1.5 million and Kerr banked $228,038 after making a three-way deal.

The series had more than 3,500 entries over the eight tournaments, a fantastic turnout. Thank you to everyone who came out to make the 2021 Tampa Poker Classic such a huge success.

Event 1 ($400 NLH): John Marlow – $12,932
Event 2 ($600 Multi-Day): Michial Drake – $79,319
Event 3 ($200 NLH): Hristos Tsironis – $10,404
Event 4 ($150 NLH): Vasyl Chubei – $5,983
Event 5 $400 NLH): Wagner Wysotchanski – $17,000
Event 6 ($600 NLH): Anthony Askey – $22,798
Event 8 ($400 Black Chip Bounty): Kevin Dilk – $12,774
Main Event ($1,700 NLH): James Kerr – $228,038

James Kerr Dominates to Win TPC Main Event in Three-Way Deal

2021 Tampa Poker Classic
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tampa, Florida
$1,700 TPC Main Event
$300,000 Guaranteed

Entries: 959
Prize Pool: $1,486,450
February 25-March 1, 2021

James Kerr, 2021 TPC Main Event champion

Before the Tampa Poker Classic Main Event, it had been a long time since James Kerr sat at a poker table. A year in fact with the lockdown. He returned to the action this weekend and finished his first tournament back with the Main Event win for his third Tampa guitar trophy

“I’m glad to be back,” Kerr said. “And I’m happy to have another guitar.”

The $1,700 buy-in TPC Main Event featured a $300,000 guaranteed prize pool that was surpassed before the dinner break in the first flight. The three flights combined to put 959 entries in the game and push the prize pool up to $1,486,450 with 96 spots getting paid.

Day 2 saw 158 players return with a chance to win with Kyrylo Kobzyev leading the way. The money bubble burst shortly after the first break with two players going out on the same hand; Donald Mathews and Scott Dobbs chopped up 96th place money and the field sped down to the final table with seven return on Monday.

Kerr took the chip lead midway through Day 2 and never relinquished it. Scott Robbins was the first eliminated from the final table when he lost a big coin flip then ran into a cooler.

“I just ran like pure god,” Kerr said. “I had aces versus kings a couple times, I had pairs against aces and flopped sets every time.”

“It was really pretty easy.”

Ken O’Donnell, second in chips with six players remaining, ran into the Kerr heater. O’Donnell found kings in the small blind only to have Kerr wake up with aces in the big. The hand gave Kerr half of the chips in play before Steve Brite went out in fifth place followed by Gary Bowker in fourth.

Kerr, Kobzyev, and Alex Ivan counted down their stacks and agreed to divide up the remaining prize pool based on the ICM number.

Kobzyev earned $166,915 for third place, Ivan banked $197,172 for second, and Kerr took the lion’s share of $228,038 for his TPC Main Event win.

Congrats to James and a huge thanks to everyone who came out to make the series such a huge success!

Final table results:

1st: James Kerr – $228,038 *
2nd: Alex Ivan – $197,172 *
3rd: Kyrylo Kobzyev – $166,915 *
4th: Gary Bowker – $94,620
5th: Steve Brite – $70,543
6th: Ken O’Donnell – $53,299
7th: Scott Robbins – $40,819
* – denotes results of a three-way deal

Main Event: James Kerr Takes the Title in Three-Way Deal

$1,700 TPC Main Event (Re-Entry)
$300,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 32:  100,000/200,000 with a 200,000 ante

James Kerr

Immediately after Gary Bowker was eliminated, the three remaining players decided to look at ICM number. Once the numbers were crunched, they quickly agreed to a deal with the following counts and payouts:

James Kerr – 15,125,000 (76 bb)
Alex Ivan – 8,925,000 (45 bb)
Kyrylo Kobzyev – 4,725,000 (24 bb)

1st: James Kerr – $228,038
2nd: Alex Ivan – $197,172
3rd: Kyrylo Kobzyev – $166,915

James Kerr held more than half of the chips in play and earned $228,038 for the title with Alex Ivan earning $197,172 for second and Kyrylo Kobzyev taking home $166,915 for third.

Alex Ivan
Kyrylo Kobzyev

Main Event: Gary Bowker – 4th Place ($94,620)

$1,700 TPC Main Event (Re-Entry)
$300,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 32:  100,000/200,000 with a 200,000 ante
Players Remaining:  3 of 959

Gary Bowker

On the second hand back from break, Gary Bowker open-shoved from the button for 2,000,000, Alex Ivan called from the small blind, and Kyrylo Kobzyev folded his big.

Ivan: AsAh
Bowker: KcQd

A tough spot for Bowker at this stage and Ivan picked up aces in the blinds. The dealer ran it out 8h6d4sJhQc and the rockets held to send Bowker out in fourth place for $94,620.

Alex Ivan – 8,925,000 (45 bb)
Gary Bowker – Eliminated in 4th place ($94,620)

Main Event: Counts on Break

$1,700 TPC Main Event (Re-Entry)
$300,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 32:  100,000/200,000 with a 200,000 ante
Players Remaining:  4 of 959

The four remaining players took a 15-minute break after Level 31 with James Kerr still way out front. The blinds are now 100,000/200,000 with a 200,000 ante and the average stack is 7,200,000 (36 bb).

Seat 2: Gary Bowker – 2,000,000 (10 bb)
Seat 3: Alex Ivan – 6,525,000 (33 bb)
Seat 4: Kyrylo Kobzyev – 5,225,000 (26 bb)
Seat 7: James Kerr – 15,000,000 (75 bb)

Remaining payouts:

1st: $286,471
2nd: $177,058
3rd: $128,596
4th: $94,620