Event 3: Glyn Griffis Runs Hot to Win TPC Title

2019 Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Poker Classic
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tampa, Florida
Event 3
$570 Deepstack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 287
Prize Pool: $143,500
February 25-27, 2019

Glyn Griffis

Event 3 was the second multi-day tournament on the Tampa Poker Classic schedule and the early week tournament put together a six-digit prize pool. After a long grind on Day 2, Orlando’s Glyn Griffis topped a tough final table to earn the title along with more than $33,000.

The tournament featured four starting flights and a $100,000 Guarantee. It hit the mark at the start of the fourth flight and the 287 entries created a prize pool worth $143,500. The last 29 spots paid with 56 players returning for Day 2.

They made the money shortly after the first break and Griffis began to assert himself. He quickly moved himself up among the leaders and was the big stack when they reached the final table. Griffis continued to catch big hands as players dropped around him. He had only one hiccup along the way, and it was self-induced.

Griffis made a technical error late on the final table that cost him a third of his stack, a live misclick of an all-in, but he bounced back after the misstep to dispatch Juan Rodriguez heads-up for the outright win.

Our Event 3 champ was excited to collect his first career tournament win. Griffis earned $33,430 for the title and happily packed up his Tampa Poker Classic guitar for the trip back to Orlando.

Final table results:

1st: Glyn Griffis – $33,430 + $1,650 TPC Main Event seat
2nd: Juan Rodriguez – $23,473
3rd: Brian Arbaugh – $14,540
4th: Hanish Patel – $8,844
5th: Bryce McVay – $6,830
6th: Derek Bowers – $5,660
7th: Tom Nguyen- $4,823
8th: James Soper – $4,114
9th: Gerald Silva – $3,343
10th: JT Mention – $2,919

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11th: Walter Lustgraaf – $2,919
12th: William Criego – $2,919
13th: David Smith – $2,504
14th: Lawrence Whyte – $2,504
15th: Erik Christensen – $2,504
16th: Nolan Burton – $2,088
17th: Herbert Woodbery – $2,088
18th: Joseph Orsino – $2,088
19th: Jake Naumann – $1,672
20th: Troy Bercot – $1,672
21st: Trey Harrell – $1,672
22nd: Benjamin Keathley – $1,312
23rd: Luke Graham – $1,312
24th: Adam Fauser – $1,312
25th: Oscar Lindo – $1,116
26th: Josias Santos – $1,116
27th: Robert Cornette – $1,116
28th: Jose Reyes – $980
29th: Fred Paradis – $980