Main Event: Next Stop, the Final Table; Day 2 Goes at Noon

$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

Tampa Poker Classic Main Event chip leader, John O’Neal

Three start days are in the book and it’s on to Day 2 of the Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Poker Classic Main Event. The $1,650 buy-in drew a total of 332 entries generating a $498,000 prize pool. Following 15 Day 1 levels, only 58 remain.

Leading the action is Seminole regular John O’Neal. O’Neal jumped high during Day 1A and was never caught at the top of the counts with 455,000 chips. He’s one of two players over the 400,000, being joined by fellow Floridian Jeff Trudeau, Jr. who claims 453,500. The pair is neck-and-neck and leading the likes of Karl Manouchakian in third with 385,000.

Day 2 Chip Counts | Table Draws

Jeffr Trudeau Jr
Karl Manouchakian

The remaining players are jockeying for one of 34 in-the-money spots. A min-cash awards $3,416 while the tournament’s champion is reserved a $112,425 top prize. In addition, they’ll go home with the property’s token trophy — a guitar.

Main Event Payouts

Cards go in the air at 12pm and play is scheduled to go down to the final table. We’ll be here following all the action until the 10th-place bustout. Good luck, players!