2021 Tampa Winter Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
$1,700 WPO Main Event (Re-Entry)
Prize Pool: $1,196,600
December 9-12, 2021
The 2021 Tampa Winter Poker Open Main Event headlined the series and it was a great anchor on the schedule. The $1,700 buy-in tournament was the second-biggest in our history and poker pro T.K. Miles took the title with an outright win for $213,035.
In addition to those honors, Miles also retook the top spot for all-time tournament money in our events. Brian Altman moved into the lead courtesy of his WPT Tampa title this summer but Miles is back out front now with $711,054 in career earnings here alone.
The Main Event featured a $500,000 guarantee that was surpassed during the second of three flights and the prize pool reached $1,196,600. The last 97 players earned some money and the bubble burst early on Day 2.
The day moved along at a quick pace until they reached three tables. At that point, the huge money was getting closer and the stakes were higher so they slowed it down.
Miles was not among the leaders when they reached the final table but he took over late when it was short-handed. He hit two quick doubles to take the lead and he never relinquished it.
The heads-up battle versus Kevin Ragusa lasted less than 15 minutes and Miles earned the outright win. Ragusa earned $142,030 for the runner-up prize while Miles banked the biggest among and the WPO guitar trophy.
Congratulations to T.K. and thanks to all of our players for the fantastic tournament.
Final table results:
1st: T.K. Miles – $213,035 + WPO guitar trophy
2nd: Kevin Ragusa – $142,030
3rd: RJ Sullivan – $104,850
4th: Robert Michener – $78,230
5th: Henry Fischer – $58,995
6th: Cody Hernandez – $44,980
7th: Alex Rusinovas – $34,675
8th: Howard Feingold – $27,025
9th: Maurice Hawkins – $21,305