$3,500 WPT Tampa Championship (Re-Entry) $1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts Level 34: 300,000/500,000 with a 500,000 ante Players Remaining: 1 of 1,165
Fred Paradis raised to 1.6 million on the button, Corey Wade reraised all in, and Paradis called all in. The two players then flipped over their cards.
Paradis was eliminated in second place, good for $441,686, and Wade won the hand and the tournament to take home the top prize worth $471,686, the Guitar Trophy, and he added his name to the WPT Champions Cup thanks to the queen on the river.
Stay tuned for a recap of the final day, a winner photo, and interview with the champion.
2022 WPT Tampa Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa, Florida Event 32 $5,000 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) Entries: 77 Prize Pool: $365,750 September 6, 2022
Jim Collopy won Event 32 tonight to take home one of the last WPT Trophies of the tournament series here in Tampa. He topped a talented field to take home the top prize worth $87,346.
“Pretty good, this series is a nice series. I’m looking forward to seeing Tampa start to rival Hollywood as a new Florida scene,” said Collopy right after the win.
“I think that some kind of POY or contest, the same way the Cali Swing used to have would be a good idea. I don’t know if the East Coast Swing was as good as the Cali Swing, but I think a Florida Swing would be real nice. Regional leader boards are the key to domestic success,” said Collopy when he was asked about playing at both the Hollywood and Tampa series at Seminole properties these past few weeks.
When he was asked about his journey on the final day of the tournament, Collopy replied, “I got off to a good start with eliminating the player that resulted in the final table, and then I drew a seat to the direct left of the other big stack so I think that my table and seat draw winded up quite well for me.”
“I think all events have their own appeal. I liked mixed-game events, any rotation event is my favorite kind of event. Less about mixed or limits specifically, but what I really like is rotational. I like half hold’em, half Omaha. Any sort of half and half is a fun variation to tournament poker,” said Collopy.
When he was asked how he was going to celebrate, he had a very fitting reply for Florida: “I’m going to Disney World.”
$87,346+ + WPT Trophy
*: Denotes payouts based upon the three-way chop that ended play.
$3,500 WPT Tampa Championship (Re-Entry) $1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts Level 33: 200,000/400,000 with a 400,000 ante Players Remaining: 5 of 1,165
Brock Wilson raised to 800,000 preflop UTG, and David Tuthill got all in preflop for about 7.4 million from the small blind with , and Fred Paradis reraised over the top of him holding on the big blind.
Wilson got out of the way before the board ran out , and Tuthill was eliminated in sixth place thanks to the ill-timed cooler to take home $130,000. Paradis stacked up over 15 million after collecting the pot.
Fred Paradis – 18,200,000 (46 bb) David Tuthill – Eliminated in Sixth Place ($130,000)
$5,000 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) Structure | Payouts Level 16: 3,000/5,000 with a 5,000 ante Remaining Players: 10 of 77 entries
The final ten players made it to the end of Day 1 in Event 32 when the money bubble burst, and they all will all take home at least $11,210 when Day 2 begins tomorrow at 2 pm. Blinds will begin at 3,000-5,000 with a 5,000 ante for the start of Level 16.
Michael Rossitto was the chip leader at the end of play with a stack of 339,000. Here is a look at the seat draw with chip counts for when cards get into the air tomorrow:
Table 1 Seat 1: AJ Kelsall – 95,000 Seat 2: James Calderaro – 143,000 (button) Seat 6: Justin Saliba – 178,000 Seat 7: Stephen Song – 141,000 Seat 8: Michael Rossitto – 339,000
Table 2 Seat 1: Jennifer Shahade – 58,000 Seat 2: Pablo Camp – 74,000 Seat 3: Justin Zaki – 53,000 (button) Seat 4: Javier Zarco – 124,000 Seat 5: James Collopy – 124,000