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)

Main Event: Amelio Amato – 9th Place ($11,245)

$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

Amelio Amato

On the second hand after the break, action folded around to Amelio Amato in the small blind and he moved all in for 355,000. Jeff Trudeau Jr took a quick peek at his cards and called.

Trudeau: ad9c
Amato: qs3c

Amato was live for a double, needed to catch, but missed the kstd6d6c2h board to exit the final table in ninth place.

“Can we spread out a little to get that VIP experience,” Karl Manouchakian asked.

“Gotta make room for those guns,” Ken O’Donnell joked. “Karl will be in seats 3 through 6 today.”

Jeff Trudeau Jr – 960,000 (38 bb)
Amelio Amato – Eliminated in 9th place ($11,245)

Amelio Amato

Main Event: Break Counts

$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: 9 of 332

Matt Leecy

Players are back in their seats after the color up break. Matt Leecy still leads followed by Ken O’Donnell while Amelio Amato dropped under 20 big blinds.

“But I have more than I started the day with,” Amato joked.

Seat 1: Chad Kitchen – 640,000 (26 bb)
Seat 2: Ken O’Donnell – 2,000,000 (80 bb)
Seat 3: Karl Manouchakian – 1,100,000 (44 bb)
Seat 4: Andrew Boccia – 525,000 (21 bb)
Seat 5: Justin Zaki – 1,480,000 (59 bb)
Seat 6: Amelio Amato – 405,000 (16 bb)
Seat 7: Jeff Trudeau Jr – 580,000 (23 bb)
Seat 8: Matt Leecy – 2,200,000 (88 bb)
Seat 9: Filipp Khavin – 885,000 (35 bb)

Remaining payouts:

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

Main Event: Slow Going Early

$1,650 Tampa Poker Classic Main Event
$300,000 Guaranteed
 | Structure | Payouts
Level 23: 10,000/20,000 with a 20,000 ante
Players Remaining: 9 of 332

Ken O’Donnell

The early action at the final table is pretty low key with the average stack sitting at 69 big blinds to start. The blinds went up but they’re still sitting 55 bigs deep so they are settled in for the grind.

The only big pot of notice went down between Ken O’Donnell and Jeff Trudeau Jr. O’Donnell opened to 45,000 from early position and Trudeau three-bet to 118,000 from the button. O’Donnell put in a fourth bet to 225,000 and Trudeau called to see the 9h6s3s flop.

O’Donnell tossed out a handful of blue 25K chips and Trudeau quickly folded.

Ken O’Donnell – 1,900,000 (95 bb)
Jeff Trudeau Jr – 510,000 (26 bb)

Main Event: Final Table Underway

$1,650 Tampa Poker Classic Main Event
$300,000 Guaranteed
 | Structure | Payouts
Level 22: 8,000/16,000 with a 16,000 ante
Players Remaining: 9 of 332

The nine remaining players are in their seats, the bags are unloaded, and cards are in the air for the Tampa Poker Classic final table.

There are 8 minutes and 43 seconds remaining in Level 22 and blinds will move up when it runs out.

Seat 1: Chad Kitchen – 1,153,000 (72 bb)
Seat 2: Ken O’Donnell – 1,690,000 (106 bb)
Seat 3: Karl Manouchakian – 1,321,000 (83 bb)
Seat 4: Andrew Boccia – 550,000 (34 bb)
Seat 5: Justin Zaki – 1,395,000 (87 bb)
Seat 6: Amelio Amato – 391,000 (24 bb)
Seat 7: Jeff Trudeau Jr – 674,000 (42 bb)
Seat 8: Matt Leecy – 1,793,000 (112 bb)
Seat 9: Filipp Khavin – 892,000 (56 bb)

Main Event: Final Table Ready to Go

$1,650 Tampa Poker Classic Main Event
$300,000 Guaranteed
 | Structure | Payouts
Level 22: 8,000/16,000 with a 16,000 ante
Players Remaining: 9 of 332

Matt Leecy leads coming back for the Main Event final table

Only nine players remain in the Tampa Poker Classic Main Event and they return this afternoon for the last day of the tournament to play out the final table. One player is set to walk away with the title along with more than $112,000 and Matt Leecy returns with the best shot.

He leads the returning players with nearly 1.8 million but he has some tough competition behind him with Justin Zaki, Andrew Boccia, Jeff Trudeau Jr, Filipp Khavin, Ken O’Donnell, Amelio Amato, Chad Kitchen and SHR Tampa regular Karl Manouchakian trying to chase him down.

The stacks are deep and the structure is slow. Our first ever Tampa Poker Classic Main Event champion will have to work for it today in what we expect to be a long battle for the title.

Seat 1: Chad Kitchen – 1,153,000 (72 bb)
Seat 2: Ken O’Donnell – 1,690,000 (106 bb)
Seat 3: Karl Manouchakian – 1,321,000 (83 bb)
Seat 4: Andrew Boccia – 550,000 (34 bb)
Seat 5: Justin Zaki – 1,395,000 (87 bb)
Seat 6: Amelio Amato – 391,000 (24 bb)
Seat 7: Jeff Trudeau Jr – 674,000 (42 bb)
Seat 8: Matt Leecy – 1,793,000 (112 bb)
Seat 9: Filipp Khavin – 892,000 (56 bb)

Final table by chip count:

  1. Matt Leecy – 1,793,000 (112 bb)
  2. Ken O’Donnell – 1,690,000 (106 bb)
  3. Justin Zaki – 1,395,000 (87 bb)
  4. Karl Manouchakian – 1,321,000 (83 bb)
  5. Chad Kitchen – 1,153,000 (72 bb)
  6. Filipp Khavin – 892,000 (56 bb)
  7. Jeff Trudeau Jr – 674,000 (42 bb)
  8. Andrew Boccia – 550,000 (34 bb)
  9. Amelio Amato – 391,000 (24 bb)

Remaining payouts:

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

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

Poker Classic Day 13 Schedule

Primary Event Schedule

11AM: Event 10 Day 1B – $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

12PM: Final Table – $1,650 Tampa Poker Classic Main Event

6PM: Event 10 Day 1C – $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

Event 9: Six-Max Final Table Lineup Set

$360 Deepstack Six-Max NLH (Re-Entry)
$20,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 17: 4,000/8,000 with a 8,000 ante
Players Remaining: 7 of 131

The Six-Max tournament took its time grinding down into the money and to the final table. But they dropped to seven after another break and they redrew seats to begin playing down to a champion.

Michael De La Puente hit the final table with a healthy lead but the stacks are deep with the average just under 50 big blinds.

Seat 1: Mitchell Lee – 350,000 (44 bb)
Seat 2: Jason O’Loughlin – 485,000 (61 bb)
Seat 3: Mark Wiser – 360,000 (45 bb)
Seat 4: Sanjib Acharya – 157,000 (20 bb)
Seat 5: Mario De La Puente – 833,000 (104 bb)
Seat 6: Paul Huffer – 157,000 (20 bb)
Seat 7: Mehdi Belhassan – 300,000 (38 bb)

Remaining payouts:

1st: $11,790
2nd: $7,271
3rd: $4,362
4th: $2,849
5th: $2,201
6th: $1,808
7th: $1,533

Results so far:

8th: Mario Alonso – $1,336
9th: Robert Cornette – $1,179
10th: Michael Scott – $1,041
11th: Jeanne Pinney – $1,041
12th: Joseph Wright – $1,041
13th: Elizabeth Blalock – $924
14th: Jason Barnett – $924

We will post the final results from this event tomorrow morning.

Main Event: Final Table Set for Monday; Matt Leecy Leads

$1,650 Tampa Poker Classic Main Event
$300,000 Guaranteed
 | Structure | Payouts
Level 22: 8,000/16,000 with a 16,000 ante
Players Remaining: 9 of 332

Matt Leecy

The Main Event final table is set with nine players remaining and they will return on Monday at noon to play it out for the title.

Matt Leecy leads the way with Ken O’Donnell not far behind. Amelio Amato has the shortest stack but his 24 big blinds will still give him room to make moves.

Overall, the average stack sits at 69 big blinds at the restart so they will be in no rush to mix it up.

Everyone is guaranteed at least $11,245 but they all want to the $112,245 top prize as the Tampa Poker Classic Main Event champion.

Seat 1: Chad Kitchen – 1,153,000 (72 bb)
Seat 2: Ken O’Donnell – 1,690,000 (106 bb)
Seat 3: Karl Manouchakian – 1,321,000 (83 bb)
Seat 4: Andrew Boccia – 550,000 (34 bb)
Seat 5: Justin Zaki – 1,395,000 (87 bb)
Seat 6: Amelio Amato – 391,000 (24 bb)
Seat 7: Jeff Trudeau Jr – 674,000 (42 bb)
Seat 8: Matt Leecy – 1,793,000 (112 bb)
Seat 9: Filipp Khavin – 892,000 (56 bb)

Final table by chip count:

  1. Matt Leecy – 1,793,000 (112 bb)
  2. Ken O’Donnell – 1,690,000 (106 bb)
  3. Justin Zaki – 1,395,000 (87 bb)
  4. Karl Manouchakian – 1,321,000 (83 bb)
  5. Chad Kitchen – 1,153,000 (72 bb)
  6. Filipp Khavin – 892,000 (56 bb)
  7. Jeff Trudeau Jr – 674,000 (42 bb)
  8. Andrew Boccia – 550,000 (34 bb)
  9. Amelio Amato – 391,000 (24 bb)

Remaining payouts:

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

Main Event results so far:

10th: Vitor Coelho – $9,462
11th: Paul Vlahos – $9,462
12th: Ioannis Patsourakis – $9,462
13th: Randy Spain – $8,093
14th: John O’Neal 0 $8,093
15th: Sterling Savill – $8,093
16th: Trey Harrell – $6,778
17th: Luke Vrabel – $6,778
18th: Huicun Qiao – $6,778
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
28th: Mark Radcliff – $3,416
29th: Hai Ly – $3,416
30th: Jason Goldman – $3,416
31st: Jeffrey Russell – $3,416
32nd: Edward VanLandingham – $3,416
33rd: Greg Muzzillo – $3,416
34th: Wally Maddah – $3,416

Main Event: Vitor Coelho – 10th Place ($9,462)

$1,650 Tampa Poker Classic Main Event
$300,000 Guaranteed
 | Structure | Payouts
Level 22: 8,000/16,000 with a 16,000 ante
Players Remaining: 9 of 332

Vitor Coelho

Before much of ado and counts were completed, Ken O’Donnell opened to 40,000 from under the gun and Vitor Coelho called in the small blind to see the 8c5c3s flop. Coelho checked, O’Donnell bet 30,000 and Coelho check-raised all in for ~320,000.

O’Donnell snapped a call as fast as possible.

O’Donnell: kdkc
Coelho: jcjd

A final table cooler for Coelho and he could not find a lucky save on the qc turn or 7c river to exit in tenth place. He took home $9,462 and the rest of the table prepared to bag up for a return tomorrow.

Ken O’Donnell – 1,690,000 (106 bb)
Vitor Coelho – Eliminated in 10th place ($9,462)

Main Event: Final Table Lineup

$1,650 Tampa Poker Classic Main Event
$300,000 Guaranteed
 | Structure | Payouts
Level 22: 8,000/16,000 with a 16,000 ante
Players Remaining: 10 of 332

The last ten players redrew seats at the last table of the Tampa Poker Classic Main Event. Cards are in the air, the lineup is listed below, and we will grab estimated counts as they go.

Seat 1: Vitor Coelho
Seat 2: Chad Kitchen
Seat 3: Ken O’Donnell
Seat 4: Karl Manouchakian
Seat 5: Andrew Boccia
Seat 6: Justin Zaki
Seat 7: Amelio Amato
Seat 8: Jeff Trudeau Jr
Seat 9: Matt Leecy
Seat 10: Filipp Khavin

Remaining payouts:

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: $9,462

Main Event: Paul Vlahos – 11th Place ($9,462)

$1,650 Tampa Poker Classic Main Event
$300,000 Guaranteed
 | Structure | Payouts
Level 22: 8,000/16,000 with a 16,000 ante
Players Remaining: 10 of 332

Paul Vlahos

Paul Vlahos sent a double to Vitor Coelho and was left with 168,000. Those went in the middle from the cutoff and Justin Zaki was the only caller.

Vlahos: qhqs
Zaki: acjh

Vlahos was looking good until Zaki smashed the ahjdjs flop. The board finished kh and 5s to send Vlahos out in 11th place while setting up the final table ten.

Justin Zaki – 1,420,000 (89 bb)
Paul Vlahos – Eliminated in 11th place ($9,462)

Main Event: Andrew Boccia Triples Up Against One Opponent

$1,650 Tampa Poker Classic Main Event
$300,000 Guaranteed
 | Structure | Payouts
Level 22: 8,000/16,000 with a 16,000 ante
Players Remaining: 11 of 332

Andrew Boccia was down to 76,000 and open-shoved from the cutoff. Matt Leecy called on the button, Chad Kitchen folded his small blind, and Jeff Trudeau moved all in from the big blind to get a quick fold from Dandrea.

Trudeau: 9s9c
Boccia: adqh

Boccia was racing to stay in the Main Event and caught the river on the td7c6djcqc to triple up. It was barely a blip on the other stacks.

Andrew Boccia – 176,000 (11 bb)

Main Event: Ioannis Patsourakis – 12th Place ($9,462)

$1,650 Tampa Poker Classic Main Event
$300,000 Guaranteed
 | Structure | Payouts
Level 22: 8,000/16,000 with a 16,000 ante
Players Remaining: 11 of 332

Ioannis Patsourakis

We had two quick doubles after dinner with Amelio Amato and Vitor Coelho getting a reprieve. Soon after, Ioannis Patsourakis opened to 32,000 from under the gun and Karl Manouchakian defended his big blind to the qs6s4h flop.

Manouchakian checked, Patsourakis bet 40,000 and Manouchakian check-raised to 150,000. Patsourakis announced all in and Manouchakian quickly called the 320,000 shove.

Manouchakian: qd6h
Patsourakis: ksjs

Patsourakis was on a flush drew against Manouchakian’s two pair but blanked the ah turn and 7d river to exit in 12th place.

Karl Manouchakian – 1,350,000 (84 bb)
Ioannis Patsourakis – Eliminated in 12th place ($9,462)

Main Event: Dinner Time Counts

$1,650 Tampa Poker Classic Main Event
$300,000 Guaranteed
 | Structure | Payouts
Level 22: 8,000/16,000 with a 16,000 ante
Players Remaining: 12 of 332

Ken O’Donnell

The 12 remaining players are in the midst of their hour-long dinner break. They will return and continue playing until we have the final table nine set for a return tomorrow.

Ken O’Donnell leads the way with 1,765,000 and we have three stacks at ten big blinds or less.

Estimated counts on break:

Table 20
Seat 1: — Empty —
Seat 2: Justin Zaki – 1,370,000 (86 bb)
Seat 3: Ken O’Donnell – 1,765,000 (110 bb)
Seat 4: Amelio Amato – 435,000 (27 bb)
Seat 5: Filipp Khavin – 610,000 (38 bb)
Seat 6: Vitor Coelho – 141,000 (9 bb)
Seat 7: Paul Vlahos – 253,000 (16 bb)
Seat 8: — Empty —
Seat 9: — Empty —

Table 21
Seat 1: — Empty —
Seat 2: Karl Manouchakian – 1,300,000 (81 bb)
Seat 3: — Empty —
Seat 4: Ioannis Patsourakis – 156,000 (10 bb)
Seat 5: Andrew Boccia – 132,000 (8 bb)
Seat 6: Matt Leecy – 1,200,000 (75 bb)
Seat 7: Chad Kitchen – 1,491,000 (93 bb)
Seat 8: — Empty —
Seat 9: Jeff Trudeau Jr – 1,204,000 (75 bb)

Remaining payouts:

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

Main Event: Randy Spain Eliminated by Justin Zaki

$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: 12 of 332

Randy Spain

Justin Zaki opened to 27,000 from under the gun and Randy Spain moved all in for 111,000 from the big blind. Zaki folded but on the next hand, action folded to Spain in the small blind and he moved all in once again. This time it was for 156,000 and Zaki called after a short think.

Zaki: as7s
Spain: ahqd

Spain was in good shape for a double but Zaki moved ahead on the kh7d6d flop. The 5h turn and 2s river could not save Spain to send him out in 13th place.

It’s been a nice run for Spain over the last few weeks. He finished 20th in the WPTDeepStacks Hollywood Main Event and followed that up with 23rd place in the Seminole Coconut Creek WSOP Circuit Main Event. Combined with today’s 13th place finish, he is set for a big run in the WPT SHR Hollywood Showdown Championship (our next big SHR Poker series).

Justin Zaki – 1,100,000 (92 bb)
Randy Spain – Eliminated in 13th place ($8,093)

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