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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

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Matthew Leecy Versus Jeff Trudeau Jr.

$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

The preflop action folded all the way around to Jeff Trudeau Jr. in the small blind. He called and Matthew Leecy promptly raised his option to 95,000 total in the big. Trudeau called and it was flop time.

Flop: th8h5c – Trudeau checked. Leecy bet 110,000. Trudeau called.

Turn: th8h5c5h – Trudeau checked again. Leecy bet again, this time 130,000. Trudeau called again.

River: th8h5c5h7d – Trudeau checked a third time. Leecy bet a third time, 190,000. Trudeau through for a few moments, then slid forward two stacks of gray — a call.

Leecy turned over jsjd and Trudeau’s cards hit the muck.

Matthew Leecy – 2,850,000 (114 bb)
Jeff Trudeau Jr. – 295,000 (11 bb)

Event 10: Chip Counts through Flight A

$150 Big Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guarantee
| Structure
Day 2 Blinds: 2,000/4,000 with a 4,000 ante
Players Remaining: 12 of 111

Flight A: 111 Entries, 12 Advanced
Flight B/C: Monday at 11am/6pm
Flight D/E: Tuesday at 11am/6pm
Day 2: Wednesday at 12pm

Day 2 chip counts through Flight A:

RANKFIRST NAMELAST NAMECITYSTCHIP COUNT
1RYANANDERSONINDEPENDENCEMO225,000
2JOELWOODSBYORLANDOFL209,500
3JOHNDENTONPANAMA CITYFL173,000
4J T.MENTIONWESLEY CHAPELFL155,000
5DONALDLINSKYTAMPAFL151,000
6WILLIAMAGERWINTER GARDENFL129,000
7BRIANRANDTAMPAFL123,000
8ANTHONYCONTIJAMESTOWNNY121,500
9RODNEYRODRIGUEORLANDOFL119,000
10FRANCISCOCONTRERASDADE CITYFL117,000
11PHILIPHALELAKELANDFL74,000
12SARAO'FRIELTAMPAFL73,000

Event 9: Mark Wiser Scores Six-Max Title and $9,700

Below are the final results from Event 9 of the Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Poker Classic, a one-day $360 buy-in Six-Max Re-entry tournament that concluded during the early morning hours of Monday, March 4

2019 Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Poker Classic
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tampa, Florida
Event 9
$360 Six-Max (Re-Entry)
$20,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 131
Prize Pool: $39,300
March 3, 2019

FINISHFIRST NAMELAST NAMECITYSTPRIZE
1MARKWISERLAND O LAKESFL$9,700
2MITCHELLLEEPALM HARBORFL$9,361
3MARIODE LA PUENTEDAYTONA BEACHFL$4,362
4SANJIBACHARYATAMPAFL$2,849
5JASONOLOUGHLINSARASOTAFL$2,201
6MEHDIBELHASSANTAMPAFL$1,808
7PAULHUFFERTHONOTOSASSAFL$1,533
8MARIOALONSOMACUNGIEPA$1,336
9ROBERTCORNETTERIVERVIEWFL$1,179
10MICHAELSCOTTTAMPAFL$1,041
11JEANNEPINNEYCAPE CANAVERALFL$1,041
12JOSEPHWRIGHTLUTZFL$1,041
13ELIZABETHBLALOCKTAMPAFL$924
14JASONBARNETTCLEARWATERFL$924

Event 9: Prize Pool and Payouts Final with $11,790 and a Trophy to the Champ

$360 Deepstack Six-Max NLH (Re-Entry)
$20,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 9: 500/1,500 with a 1,500 ante
Players Remaining: 32 of 131

Registration is closed in today’s 2pm $360 buy-in Six-Max No Limit Hold’em Re-Entry tournament and the prize figures are final. A total 131 entries smashed the $20,000 guarantee to the tune of a $39,300 prize pool. The top 14 spots finish in the money with a min-cash earning $924. Payouts escalator from there and top out in the form of an $11,790 top score. In addition, the tournament champion scores the property’s token guitar trophy.

Details:

2019 Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Poker Classic
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tampa, Florida
Event 9
$360 Six-Max (Re-Entry)
$20,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 131
Prize Pool: $39,300
March 3, 2019

1st: $11,790
2nd: $7,271
3rd: $4,362
4th: $2,849
5th: $2,201
6th: $1,808
7th: $1,533
8th: $1,336
9th: $1,179
10th-12th: $1,041
13th-14th: $924

We will provide another update for this event when it reaches the seven-handed final table.

Main Event: Vitor Coelho Doubles through Jeff Trudeau Jr.

$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: 14 of 332

Vitor Coelho

Vitor Coelho was under the gun and shoved for 98,000. Jeff Trudeau Jr. called from his direct left. It folded all the way around and Coelho and Trudeau were heads-up with Coelho at risk.

Trudeau: asth
Coelho: kdqh

Runout: adkh2dqd6d

Trudeau and Coelho each flopped a pair, but Trudeau’s was best. The turn qd changed that, though, as Coelho hit kings-up. The river was a blank and Coelho doubled through Trudeau. Despite the beat, Trudeau retained one of the biggest stacks in the event.

Vitor Coelho – 226,000
Jeff Trudeau Jr. – 1,450,000

Main Event: More Head to the Rail

$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: 14 of 332

Luke Vrabel’s 17th-place elimination sparked another two quick bustouts as Trey Harrell and Sterling Savill followed him to the rail shortly after.

Here’s a look at the eliminations since place reached the final two tables:

18th: Huicun Qiao – $6,778

15th: Sterling Savill – $8,093
16th: Trey Harrell – $6,778
17th: Luke Vrabel – $6,778
18th: Huicun Qiao – $6,778

Main Event: Luke Vrabel — 17th Place ($6,778)

$1,650 Tampa Poker Classic Main Event
$300,000 Guaranteed
 | Structure | Payouts
Level 20: 5,000/10,000 with a 10,000 ante
Players Remaining: 16 of 332

Luke Vrabel

Luke Vrabel open-shoved about 170,000 from middle position and Chad Kitchen called from the big blind. Vrabel was the at-risk player and racing for his tournament life.

Luke Vrabel’s all-in bet

Kitchen: 8s8h
Vrabel: kcqc

Runout: 4s4c2s8c9s

Kitchen hit a boat on the turn and Vrabel was drawing dead. He was elminated in 17th place for $6,778 while Kitchen solidified his spot among the big stack.

Chad Kitchen – 1,320,000
Luke Vrabel – Eliminated in 17th place ($6,778)

Event 10: Multi-Flight $150/$50K Closes the First-Ever Tampa Poker Classic

$150 Big Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guarantee
| Structure
Level 1: 100/100

The first ever Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Poker Classic wraps with Event 10, a multi-flight $150 buy-in, $50,000 guaranteed event. Action kicks off with Flight A this evening at 6pm and it’s followed by two more flights Monday and Tuesday before Wednesday’s Day 2.

Players begin with 15,000 chips and they’ll play 30-minute levels throughout. Registration and re-entry in tonight’s play is available until ~10:30pm with action wrapping at roughly 1:45am.

Here are the details:

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

Chip counts from each flight will be posted the morning after. Good luck, $150 players!

Main Event: Big Stacks, Small Pot

$1,650 Tampa Poker Classic Main Event
$300,000 Guaranteed
 | Structure | Payouts
Level 20: 5,000/10,000 with a 10,000 ante
Players Remaining: 17 of 332

Jeff Trudeau Jr. (right) and Chad Kitchen (left)

Two of the biggest stacks left in the tournament recently faced off when Jeff Trudeau Jr. opened with an early-position raise and Chad Kitchen defended his big blind.

Big stacks see a flop

The flop fell jd6s3c and Kitchen checked. Trudeau C-bet 22,000 and Kitchen called.

The turn was the 9d and both players checked.

Completing the board was the 2s and Kitchen lead for 44,000. Trudeau called and Kitchen turned over asqs for ace-queen high. Trudeau’s ax9x pair was best and he took the small pot.

Jeff Trudeau Jr. – 1,405,000
Chad Kitchen – 1,230,000

Main Event: Quick Run to Two Tables

$1,650 Tampa Poker Classic Main Event
$300,000 Guaranteed
 | Structure | Payouts
Level 20: 5,000/10,000 with a 10,000 ante
Players Remaining: 18 of 332

Table 20

It took only about 45 minutes to drop from 27 players to 18 and the action has freshly combined to the final two tables. Stacks are deep now with a 58-big-blind average, so it’s likely to tighten up with the pay jumps getting bigger and bigger.

Table 21

19th: Rodney Rodrigue – $5,603
20th: Alex Ivan – $5,603
21st: Brandon Caputo – $5,603
22nd: Jon Hoellein – $4,482
23rd: Michael McCarthy – $4,482
24th: Charles Kelley – $4,482
25th: Karen Longfellow – $3,860
26th: James Kerr – $3,860
27th: Christopher Dandrea – $3,860

Additional results are available in the posts below.

Main Event: Alex Ivan Eliminated in Three-Way All-in

$1,650 Tampa Poker Classic Main Event
$300,000 Guaranteed
 | Structure | Payouts
Level 19: 4,000/8,000 with a 8,000 ante
Players Remaining: 19 of 332

Alex Ivan

Staff approached the table to find Alex Ivan on the button with 60,000 chips in the pot. Randolph Spain was in the big blind all-in for 90,000. Ken O’Donnell was in late position also all-in and having both players well covered.

Action was on Ivan who had about 400,000 chips he needed to make a decision with. There were a few minutes spent in the tank before Ivan called, “Clock,” on himself and the 30-second countdown started. He called and all three hands were tabled.

O’Donnell: khkd
Ivan: jcjd
Spain: 8h8d

Runout: qd8c6c7d3s

Spain’s spiked a set to triple up while Ivan was eliminated in 20th place.

Randolph Spain – 290,000
Ken O’Donnell – 1,250,000
Alex Ivan – Eliminated in 20th place ($5,603)

Main Event: 27 Players, Three Tables Remain

$1,650 Tampa Poker Classic Main Event
$300,000 Guaranteed
 | Structure | Payouts
Level 19: 4,000/8,000 with a 8,000 ante
Players Remaining: 27 of 332

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: Mark Radcliff – $3,416
29th: Hai Ly – $3,416

Additional results are available in the post below.