Main Event: Cody Hernandez Eliminated on the Bubble; Wally Maddah Sneaks into the Money with 2,000 Chips

$1,650 Tampa Poker Classic Main Event
$300,000 Guaranteed
 | Structure | Payouts
Level 18: 3,000/6,000 with a 6,000 ante
Players Remaining: 34 of 332

Cody Hernandez

With 35 players remaining and 34 finishing in the money, Cody Hernandez and start-of-day chip leader John O’Neal played what would be Hernandez’s last hand.

When staff approached the table, Hernandez was in late position facing off against O’Neal in the cutoff. O’Neal had 45,000 chips slid into the pot while Hernandez moved all-in for 261,000 total. Action was back on O’Neal. He called and the hands were up.

O’Neal: QcQd
Hernandez: AhKh

Runout: 8c4s2h8dJc

O’Neal’s pair held and Hernandez was eliminated on the bubble. The remaining 34 players — including Wally Maddah at a neighboring table with only 2,000 chips — were sent into the money.

Wally Maddah flashes his final two orange 1,000 chips

John O’Neal – 730,000
Wally Maddah – 2,000
Cody Hernandez – Eliminated