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Main Event: Andrew Boccia Triples Up Against One Opponent

$1,650 Tampa Poker Classic Main Event
$300,000 Guaranteed
 | Structure | Payouts
Level 22: 8,000/16,000 with a 16,000 ante
Players Remaining: 11 of 332

Andrew Boccia was down to 76,000 and open-shoved from the cutoff. Matt Leecy called on the button, Chad Kitchen folded his small blind, and Jeff Trudeau moved all in from the big blind to get a quick fold from Dandrea.

Trudeau: 9s9c
Boccia: AdQh

Boccia was racing to stay in the Main Event and caught the river on the Td7c6dJcQc to triple up. It was barely a blip on the other stacks.

Andrew Boccia – 176,000 (11 bb)

Main Event: Ioannis Patsourakis – 12th Place ($9,462)

$1,650 Tampa Poker Classic Main Event
$300,000 Guaranteed
 | Structure | Payouts
Level 22: 8,000/16,000 with a 16,000 ante
Players Remaining: 11 of 332

Ioannis Patsourakis

We had two quick doubles after dinner with Amelio Amato and Vitor Coelho getting a reprieve. Soon after, Ioannis Patsourakis opened to 32,000 from under the gun and Karl Manouchakian defended his big blind to the Qs6s4h flop.

Manouchakian checked, Patsourakis bet 40,000 and Manouchakian check-raised to 150,000. Patsourakis announced all in and Manouchakian quickly called the 320,000 shove.

Manouchakian: Qd6h
Patsourakis: KsJs

Patsourakis was on a flush drew against Manouchakian’s two pair but blanked the Ah turn and 7d river to exit in 12th place.

Karl Manouchakian – 1,350,000 (84 bb)
Ioannis Patsourakis – Eliminated in 12th place ($9,462)

Main Event: Dinner Time Counts

$1,650 Tampa Poker Classic Main Event
$300,000 Guaranteed
 | Structure | Payouts
Level 22: 8,000/16,000 with a 16,000 ante
Players Remaining: 12 of 332

Ken O’Donnell

The 12 remaining players are in the midst of their hour-long dinner break. They will return and continue playing until we have the final table nine set for a return tomorrow.

Ken O’Donnell leads the way with 1,765,000 and we have three stacks at ten big blinds or less.

Estimated counts on break:

Table 20
Seat 1: — Empty —
Seat 2: Justin Zaki – 1,370,000 (86 bb)
Seat 3: Ken O’Donnell – 1,765,000 (110 bb)
Seat 4: Amelio Amato – 435,000 (27 bb)
Seat 5: Filipp Khavin – 610,000 (38 bb)
Seat 6: Vitor Coelho – 141,000 (9 bb)
Seat 7: Paul Vlahos – 253,000 (16 bb)
Seat 8: — Empty —
Seat 9: — Empty —

Table 21
Seat 1: — Empty —
Seat 2: Karl Manouchakian – 1,300,000 (81 bb)
Seat 3: — Empty —
Seat 4: Ioannis Patsourakis – 156,000 (10 bb)
Seat 5: Andrew Boccia – 132,000 (8 bb)
Seat 6: Matt Leecy – 1,200,000 (75 bb)
Seat 7: Chad Kitchen – 1,491,000 (93 bb)
Seat 8: — Empty —
Seat 9: Jeff Trudeau Jr – 1,204,000 (75 bb)

Remaining payouts:

1st: $112,425
2nd: $79,152
3rd: $50,906
4th: $31,050
5th: $23,979
6th: $19,870
7th: $16,683
8th: $13,944
9th: $11,245
10th-12th: $9,462

Main Event: Randy Spain Eliminated by Justin Zaki

$1,650 Tampa Poker Classic Main Event
$300,000 Guaranteed
 | Structure | Payouts
Level 21: 6,000/12,000 with a 12,000 ante
Players Remaining: 12 of 332

Randy Spain

Justin Zaki opened to 27,000 from under the gun and Randy Spain moved all in for 111,000 from the big blind. Zaki folded but on the next hand, action folded to Spain in the small blind and he moved all in once again. This time it was for 156,000 and Zaki called after a short think.

Zaki: As7s
Spain: AhQd

Spain was in good shape for a double but Zaki moved ahead on the Kh7d6d flop. The 5h turn and 2s river could not save Spain to send him out in 13th place.

It’s been a nice run for Spain over the last few weeks. He finished 20th in the WPTDeepStacks Hollywood Main Event and followed that up with 23rd place in the Seminole Coconut Creek WSOP Circuit Main Event. Combined with today’s 13th place finish, he is set for a big run in the WPT SHR Hollywood Showdown Championship (our next big SHR Poker series).

Justin Zaki – 1,100,000 (92 bb)
Randy Spain – Eliminated in 13th place ($8,093)

Poker Classic Day 12 Schedule

Primary Event Schedule

12PM: Day 2 – $1,650 Tampa Poker Classic Main Event

2PM: Event 9 – $360 Deepstack Six-Max NLH (Re-Entry)

  • $20,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 9 Structure Sheet

6PM: Event 10 Day 1A – $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: Returning Day 2 Table and Seat Assignments

$1,650 Tampa Poker Classic Main Event
$300,000 Guaranteed
 | Structure | Payouts
Return to Level 16: 2,000/4,000 with a 4,000 ante
Players Remaining: 58 of 332

Flight A: 74 Entries, 10 Advanced
Flight B: 99 Entries, 17 Advanced
Flight C: 159 Entries; 31 Advanced
Day 2: Sunday at noon
Final Table: Monday at noon

FIRST NAMELAST NAMECITYSTCHIP COUNTTableSeat
STERLINGSAVILLTAMPAFL80,50081
CLIVEGAVINLUTZFL190,00082
MARKCREGAR RADCLIFFOLNEYMD167,50083
WALIDMADDAHTAMPAFL87,50084
JEFFREYTRUDEAU JRMOUNT DORAFL453,50085
JOSEPHORSINOTorontoCan130,00086
OSCARLINDO ZELEDONSPRING HILLFL100,00087
JONHOELLEINWESTLAKEOH174,50088
ARICPLUSKATREDINGTON BEACHFL205,50091
JOHNO'NEALJACKSONVILLEFL455,00092
MATTHEWSMITHLITHIAFL143,50093
DAVIDDIBERNARDIMADEIRA BEACHFL93,50094
IOANNISPATSOURAKISWINTER HAVENFL187,50095
JUSTINFAWCETTGAINESVILLEFL174,50096
JOELWOODSBYORLANDOFL97,50097
KENNETHO'DONNELLSEMINOLEFL248,50098
DEONSAMPSONWESLEY CHAPELFL229,000101
AMELIOAMATOSARASOTAFL278,000102
DEREKWORLEYRIVERVIEWFL301,500103
ERIKCHRISTENSENHALLANDALE BEACHFL187,500104
JUSTINZAKITAMPAFL90,000105
BRANDON DOMINICKCAPUTODAYTONA BEACHFL332,000106
JEFFREYRUSSELLCOLUMBUSOH81,500107
GREGORYMUZZILLOCHARLOTTENC118,500108
CHRISTOPHERBOYLETEMPLE TERRACEFL212,000111
WILLIAMHARRELLTAMPAFL53,000112
MATTHEWLEECYTRINITYFL132,500113
CHARLESKELLEYJACKSONVILLEFL238,000114
HUNTERCICHYFORT LAUDERDALEFL65,000115
LUKEVRABELWEST HARTFORDCT45,000116
FILIPPKHAVINSAINT PETERSBURGFL228,000117
BRYANLEWISTAMPAFL363,000118
DAVIDHARMONMANSFIELDOH72,500191
RODNEYRODRIGUELONGWOODFL242,000192
CODYHERNANDEZTAMPAFL183,500193
NICHOLASMAIMONERUTHERFORDTONNC85,000194
CHRISTOPHERDANDREANOLENSVILLETN149,000195
PETERVITANTONIOWICKLIFFEOH48,500196
HAILYST PETERSBURGFL82,000197
JAMESKERRLAKELANDFL260,000198
ANTHONYMARCHTAMPAFL153,500201
PAULVLAHOSTAMPAFL217,500202
CHADKITCHENWIMAUMAFL306,000203
ANDREWBOCCIALAKELANDFL125,000204
RANDOLPHSPAINBREWERME130,000205
MARIODE LA PUENTEDAYTONA BEACHFL63,500206
EDWARDVANLANDINGHAM IIIODESSAFL129,000207
ALEXANDRUIVANPALM HARBORFL195,500208
AlexRIBEIRONAUGATUCKCT70,000209
HUICUNQIAOSAINT CLOUDFL100,000211
JASONGOLDMANPORT CHARLOTTEFL127,000212
ARIEIBLUMSAINT JAMESMD206,000213
MICHAELMCCARTHYLEVITTOWNNY45,000214
KARLMANOUCHAKIANTAMPAFL385,000215
MOHAMADZALIKHAFORT MYERSFL155,000216
VITORCOELHOTAMPAFL54,000217
CHRISTOPHERDOMBROWSKIWESLEY CHAPELFL85,500218
KARENLONGFELLOWINDIAN SHORESFL236,500219

Main Event: Returning Day 2 Chip Counts

$1,650 Tampa Poker Classic Main Event
$300,000 Guaranteed
 | Structure | Payouts
Return to Level 16: 2,000/4,000 with a 4,000 ante
Players Remaining: 58 of 332

Flight A: 74 Entries, 10 Advanced
Flight B: 99 Entries, 17 Advanced
Flight C: 159 Entries; 31 Advanced
Day 2: Sunday at noon
Final Table: Monday at noon

RANKFIRST NAMELAST NAMECITYSTCHIP COUNT
1JOHNO'NEALJACKSONVILLEFL455,000
2JEFFREYTRUDEAU JRMOUNT DORAFL453,500
3KARLMANOUCHAKIANTAMPAFL385,000
4BRYANLEWISTAMPAFL363,000
5BRANDON DOMINICKCAPUTODAYTONA BEACHFL332,000
6CHADKITCHENWIMAUMAFL306,000
7DEREKWORLEYRIVERVIEWFL301,500
8AMELIOAMATOSARASOTAFL278,000
9JAMESKERRLAKELANDFL260,000
10KENNETHO'DONNELLSEMINOLEFL248,500
11RODNEYRODRIGUELONGWOODFL242,000
12CHARLESKELLEYJACKSONVILLEFL238,000
13KARENLONGFELLOWINDIAN SHORESFL236,500
14DEONSAMPSONWESLEY CHAPELFL229,000
15FILIPPKHAVINSAINT PETERSBURGFL228,000
16PAULVLAHOSTAMPAFL217,500
17CHRISTOPHERBOYLETEMPLE TERRACEFL212,000
18ARIEIBLUMSAINT JAMESMD206,000
19ARICPLUSKATREDINGTON BEACHFL205,500
20ALEXANDRUIVANPALM HARBORFL195,500
21CLIVEGAVINLUTZFL190,000
22ERIKCHRISTENSENHALLANDALE BEACHFL187,500
23IOANNISPATSOURAKISWINTER HAVENFL187,500
24CODYHERNANDEZTAMPAFL183,500
25JUSTINFAWCETTGAINESVILLEFL174,500
26JONHOELLEINWESTLAKEOH174,500
27MARKCREGAR RADCLIFFOLNEYMD167,500
28MOHAMADZALIKHAFORT MYERSFL155,000
29ANTHONYMARCHTAMPAFL153,500
30CHRISTOPHERDANDREANOLENSVILLETN149,000
31MATTHEWSMITHLITHIAFL143,500
32MATTHEWLEECYTRINITYFL132,500
33JOSEPHORSINOTorontoCan130,000
34RANDOLPHSPAINBREWERME130,000
35EDWARDVANLANDINGHAM IIIODESSAFL129,000
36JASONGOLDMANPORT CHARLOTTEFL127,000
37ANDREWBOCCIALAKELANDFL125,000
38GREGORYMUZZILLOCHARLOTTENC118,500
39OSCARLINDO ZELEDONSPRING HILLFL100,000
40HUICUNQIAOSAINT CLOUDFL100,000
41JOELWOODSBYORLANDOFL97,500
42DAVIDDIBERNARDIMADEIRA BEACHFL93,500
43JUSTINZAKITAMPAFL90,000
44WALIDMADDAHTAMPAFL87,500
45CHRISTOPHERDOMBROWSKIWESLEY CHAPELFL85,500
46NICHOLASMAIMONERUTHERFORDTONNC85,000
47HAILYST PETERSBURGFL82,000
48JEFFREYRUSSELLCOLUMBUSOH81,500
49STERLINGSAVILLTAMPAFL80,500
50DAVIDHARMONMANSFIELDOH72,500
51AlexRIBEIRONAUGATUCKCT70,000
52HUNTERCICHYFORT LAUDERDALEFL65,000
53MARIODE LA PUENTEDAYTONA BEACHFL63,500
54VITORCOELHOTAMPAFL54,000
55WILLIAMHARRELLTAMPAFL53,000
56PETERVITANTONIOWICKLIFFEOH48,500
57LUKEVRABELWEST HARTFORDCT45,000
58MICHAELMCCARTHYLEVITTOWNNY45,000

Main Event Day 1C: Chad Kitchen Bags Flight Lead

$1,650 Tampa Poker Classic Main Event
$300,000 Guaranteed
 | Structure | Payouts
End of Level 15: 2,000/3,000 with a 3,000 ante
Day 1C Players Remaining: 31 of 159

Chad Kitchen

Flight C has come to an end and we have 31 players advancing to Day 2 tomorrow joining the 24 from the first two flights. Chad Kitchen pulled ahead late and put 306,000 away with Derek Worley second with 296,000.

Tournament staff will gather the bags, run the seat draw for tomorrow, and we will post the information later this evening.

Main Event Day 1C: Last Level

$1,650 Tampa Poker Classic Main Event
$300,000 Guaranteed
 | Structure | Payouts
Level 15: 2,000/3,000 with a 3,000 ante
Day 1C Players Remaining: 35 of 159

Flight C reached the last level of the night at practically the same time it dropped down to the last four tables. No one is running away with the chip lead now, it will be tough for someone to take the overall lead going into Day 2.

Main Event Day 1C: Brandon Byars Doubles Late

$1,650 Tampa Poker Classic Main Event
$300,000 Guaranteed
 | Structure | Payouts
Level 14: 1,500/2,500 with a 2,500 ante
Day 1C Players Remaining: 37 of 159

Brandon Byars

Flight C was close to getting down to four tables when SHR Tampa regular Brandon Byars was in danger of getting it there. He was down to 36,000 and found AdQs in the big blind. He got his chips in against the button with QcJd and looking good.

The board ran out 8c7s2h4hQh to put him up to 75,000. Much better shape with the last level on the horizon.

Main Event Day 1C: Slowing Down

$1,650 Tampa Poker Classic Main Event
$300,000 Guaranteed
 | Structure | Payouts
Level 14: 1,500/2,500 with a 2,500 ante
Day 1C Players Remaining: 40 of 159

Juan Rodriguez

We expected a slow down near the end of the day and that is what we are seeing now. With no other flights to join, players are being more cautious with their stacks and not getting frisky with an eye toward refiring if something goes south.

Juan Rodriguez is one of those still around and he’s trying to continue a nice week. He entered the $570 Deepstack event leading into the Main Event weekend and he made the final table of the multi-day tournament. Rodriguez finished second to Glyn Griffis after a long, tough final table to take home $23,473.

Main Event Day 1C: Derek Worley Leads Last Break

$1,650 Tampa Poker Classic Main Event
$300,000 Guaranteed
 | Structure | Payouts
Level 13: 1,000/2,000 with a 2,000 ante
Day 1C Players Remaining: 44 of 159

Derek Worley

The last break of Flight C and cards are back in the air. They will play three more levels today before survivors bag up for a Day 2 return tomorrow at noon.

The new leader in town is Derek Worley. He moved up to 292,500 after 12 levels and he has a shot of taking the overall lead from John O’Neal with 455,000.

Main Event Day 1C: Tony March and Cheri Beatty Moving Up

$1,650 Tampa Poker Classic Main Event
$300,000 Guaranteed
 | Structure
Level 12: 1,000/1,500 with a 1,500 ante
Day 1C Players Remaining: 45 of 159

Cheri Beatty

Flight C dropped down to five tables before the last break of the night. We still have plenty of talented players still in the mix with Tony March returning from abroad while running his stack up to 150,000 and Cheri Beaty is sitting with 130,000. The latter getting some chips after a c-bet against tough players Luke Vrabel and Peter Vitantonio to her left.

They will play out this level and take the final break of the day.

Tony Tony March

Main Event Day 1C: Luke Vrabel Spinning Up

$1,650 Tampa Poker Classic Main Event
$300,000 Guaranteed
 | Structure
Level 12: 1,000/1,500 with a 1,500 ante
Day 1C Players Remaining: 60 of 159

Luke Vrabel

Flight C is flying along, much faster than we’d expect on the last flight of a tournament, and we have some stacks moving up. One of those below to Luke Vrabel.

He’s up to 150,000 and the WSOP Colossus final table member is setting himself up for a run at his first career Tampa title.

Main Event: Prize Pool and Payouts with $112,425 Up Top

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

Registration closed on the inaugural Tampa Poker Classic Main Event and the three starting flights drew 332 entries to clearly surpass its $300,000 Guarantee. They combined to create a prize pool worth $498,000 and the last 34 spots will be paid.

A min-cash will earn $3,416 while the Main Event champion will take home $112,425 along with the Tampa Poker Classic guitar trophy.

1st: $112,425
2nd: $79,152
3rd: $50,906
4th: $31,050
5th: $23,979
6th: $19,870
7th: $16,683
8th: $13,944
9th: $11,245
10th-12th: $9,462
13th-15th: $8,093
16th-18th: $6,778
19th-21st: $5,603
22nd-24th: $4,482
25th-27th: $3,860
28th-34th: $3,416

Main Event Day 1C: Registration Closed with 159 Entries

$1,650 Tampa Poker Classic Main Event
$300,000 Guaranteed
 | Structure
Level 10: 500/1,000 with a 1,000 ante
Day 1C Entries: 159 (Total Entries: 332)

The dinner break is complete for Flight C and registration officially closed on the Tampa Poker Classic Main Event. We had 159 entries join today to push the combined total up to 332 for all three flights to create a prize pool worth $498,000. Only two entries shy of $500K.

Tournament staff are calculating the payouts and we will post them as soon as they are available.

Day/TimeFlightEntriesAdvanced
Thursday at 11amA7410
Friday at 11amB9917
Saturday at 11amC159TBD
Totals33227

Chip counts from Flight C

Main Event Day 1C: Mo Zalikha Leads During Dinner

$1,650 Tampa Poker Classic Main Event
$300,000 Guaranteed
 | Structure
Level 10: 500/1,000 with a 1,000 ante
Day 1C Entries: 154 (Total Entries: 327)

Mo Zalikha

The dinner break is about halfway through and we added a couple more entries during that time. Registration will close on the Tampa Poker Classic Main Event when they return, so time is running out.

A quick walk among the tables found a few big stacks but one massive one in the back. Mo Zalikha, a player most likely to be seen on the cash tables, blasted his stack before dinner and will return to a huge 253,000 pile after the break. If his stack stays the same, neither up nor down but maintained, that would be good enough for a top ten stack coming back for Day 2.

Poker Classic Day 11 Schedule

Primary Event Schedule

11AM: Day 1C – $1,650 Tampa Poker Classic Main Event

  • $300,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 30,000 in chips
  • Day 1 levels last 40 minutes; Day 2 and 3 levels last 60 minutes
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 10
  • Day 1 will end after Level 15 or Tournament Director discretion
  • Main Event Structure Sheet

Secondary and Satellite Schedule

9AM: Event 26 – $100 Main Event Turbo Satellite (1-in-10)

  • 2 seats guaranteed into $300,000 GTD Main Event
  • 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
  • Event 26 Structure Sheet

Main Event Day 1B: Jeffrey Trudeau Jr Bags Big

$1,650 Tampa Poker Classic Main Event
$300,000 Guaranteed
 | Structure
End of Level 15: 2,000/3,000 with a 3,000 ante
Day 1B Players Remaining: 17 of 99

Jeffrey Trudeau Jr

Action has come to an end for the second of three flights in the Tampa Poker Classic Main Event. Another 17 players booked their seats in Day 2 on Sunday with Jeffrey Trudeau Jr bagging biggest today.

He put away 453,000 to sit second overall to John O’Neal by only 2K. Bryan Lewis advanced with 363,000 and he’s joined by Hunter Cichy, Justin Zaki, and Vitor Coelho.

Complete chip counts will be posted tomorrow morning.

Main Event Day 1B: Bryan Lewis Leads Last Level

$1,650 Tampa Poker Classic Main Event
$300,000 Guaranteed
 | Structure
Level 15: 2,000/3,000 with a 3,000 ante
Day 1B Players Remaining: 20 of 99

Bryan Lewis

Flight B has reached the last level of the evening and we have a brand new chip leader. Jeffrey Trudeau Jr continues to wield a big stack but Bryan Lewis pushed his stack up to 375,000 in the last few hours to take the lead.

They will continue in Level 15 until ten minutes remain, then each table will play a set number of hands before survivors bag up for Sunday.

Main Event Day 1B: Jose Reyes Eliminated by Sterling Savill

$1,650 Tampa Poker Classic Main Event
$300,000 Guaranteed
 | Structure
Level 14: 1,500/2,500 with a 2,500 ante
Day 1B Players Remaining: 24 of 99

Jose Reyes

The carnage continues and Jose Reyes was the most recent of those sent out. With the flop reading QdTs6s, Reyes three-bet shoved for ~66,000 and Sterling Savill quickly called.

Reyes: Qs3h
Savill: AsQh

Reyes’ flopped top pair was severely outkicked, he was sent out after the 8s turn and 4s river, and Savill is up near 200,000.

Main Event Day 1B: Three Tables Remain; Jeffrey Trudeau Continues to Lead

$1,650 Tampa Poker Classic Main Event
$300,000 Guaranteed
 | Structure
Level 13: 1,000/2,000 with a 2,000 ante
Day 1B Players Remaining: 27 of 99

It did not take long after the break before Flight B reached three tables this evening. They still have more than two levels left in the evening so we expect another table to break before they bag up.

Jeffrey Trudeau Jr is still the top stack in the room and picking up chips with little resistance at this point.

Main Event Day 1B: Heading to Three Tables; Jeffrey Trudeau Jr Surging

$1,650 Tampa Poker Classic Main Event
$300,000 Guaranteed
 | Structure
Level 12: 1,000/1,500 with a 1,500 ante
Day 1B Players Remaining: 31 of 99

Jeffrey Trudeau Jr

Flight B cruised right through four tables and they are now on the verge of dropping to three before they hit the final break of the night. Another fast pace and everyone is trying to run up a Day 2 stack.

Jeffrey Trudeau Jr is one getting there. The Florida pro has 250,000 in the late stages and he knows how to use his chips. Trudeau has 18 tournament wins to his credit, most of them before he was old enough to play poker outside the Sunshine State. He has five WSOP rings and a SHR Hollywood Showdown title from 2015.

Main Event Day 1B: Dropping Fast

$1,650 Tampa Poker Classic Main Event
$300,000 Guaranteed
 | Structure
Level 11: 500/1,500 with a 1,500 ante
Day 1B Players Remaining: 39 of 99

Vitor Coelho

The Flight B crowd is not messing around, getting their chips in the middle and that is resulting in some big stacks and unfortunate bust outs. We have 39 players remaining with more than three hours remaining in the day. If Flight A was an indication, we only expect to bag around 14 players from today’s action.

But there’s still plenty of talent in the game including Vitor Coelho, Justin Zaki, Erik Christensen, Steve Karp, Hunter Cichy, and Ryan Van Sanford.

Erik Christensen (left) versus Justin Zaki (right)