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Main Event: Matt Leecy Wins Inaugural Tampa Poker Classic Main Event

2019 Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Poker Classic
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tampa, Florida
Event 8
$1,650 Main Event
$300,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 332
Prize Pool: $498,000
February 28-March 4, 2019

Matt Leecy, Tampa Poker Classic Main Event champion

The inaugural Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Poker Classic was a ten-tournament series that was headlined by the $300,000 Guarantee Main Event. The tournament drew players from around the country and Matt Leecy outlasted them all to walk away with more than $100,000.

“It’s humbling,” Leecy said of getting the win outright. “Poker is a game where we tend to think we’re doing everything perfect when it’s going and everything’s just against us when it’s going bad.”

“I struggle with pride like the next guy or gal … I feel blessed and thankful that it ran this way,” he countinued. “Obviously, I was on the good end of a lot of big hands all day.”

The Main Event featured three starting flights and they combined to put 332 entries into the big game. Those entrants pushed the prize pool up to $498,000 for a great turnout in the first running of this event.

Of those 332 entries, we had 58 return for Day 2 on Sunday 3with 4 of them set to earn some cash. The slow structure gave them plenty of room to maneuver and they took their time getting to the money.

The bubble burst late in the afternoon with SHR Tampa favorite Wally Maddah sliding into a min-cash with less than one small blind. The rest of the day progressed at a steady pace until they joined as one at the ten-handed final table.

Day 2 came to an end when Vitor Coelho was eliminated in tenth place and the nine remaining players returned on Monday to play for the title. Leecy began the final table with the chip lead but had some tough competition including Jeff Trudeau Jr, Justin Zaki, Filipp Khavin, Karl Manouchakian, and TPC Event 1 champ Andrew Boccia.

The stacks were deep and the blind levels were one-hour long, they settled in for a long day. Amelio Amato went out early in the day followed by Zaki. The final table continued to shrink as Leecy built his lead.

The heads-up match between Leecy and Boccia began with Leecy holding a 7-to-2 advantage and he never relinquished his lead. It came to an end when Leecy’s trip sixes won the last hand against Boccia’s top pair.

Boccia followed up his TPC Event 1 win with another $79,152 score for second place while Leecy earned $112,425 as the Tampa Poker Classic Main Event champion.

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,” The 31 year old Tampa resident said. “There were some really good players that have great resumes at that table.”

Leecy is a professional poker player, but dedicates himself to his faith and is active in his church and ministry. He attended Trinity College of Florida where he played basketball and was part of a National Championship winning team. Leecy graduated in May and is actively looking at applying for seminary or graduate school.

Congratulations to Matt and thank you to all of our players who help make this first running of the Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Poker Classic a success.

Final table results:

1st: Matt Leecy – $112,425
2nd: Andrew Boccia – $79,152
3rd: Ken O’Donnell – $50,906
4th: Filipp Khavin – $31,050
5th: Jeff Trudeau Jr – $23,979
6th: Chad Kitchen – $19,870
7th: Karl Manouchakian – $16,683
8th: Justin Zaki – $13,944
9th: Amelio Amato – $11,245

For complete Main Event results, click the link below:

Continue reading Main Event: Matt Leecy Wins Inaugural Tampa Poker Classic Main Event

Main Event: Matthew Leecy Wins Outright — $112,425; Andrew Boccia – 2nd Place ($79,152)

$1,650 Tampa Poker Classic Main Event
$300,000 Guaranteed
 | Structure | Payouts
Level 28: 30,000/60,000 with a 60,000 ante
Players Remaining: 1 of 332

Matt Leecy

It was a limped pot with Andrew Boccia on the button and Matthew Leecy first to act. The flop fell js6s6d and Leecy lead for 100,000. Boccia raised, making it 300,000 to go. Leecy thought for some time, then jammed having Boccia well covered. Boccia called off about 1,500,000 and the hands were up.

Leecy: 6h5h for trip-sixes
Boccia: jdtc for top pair

Runout: ts3d

Matt Leecy (right) defeats Andrew Boccia (left)

Boccia improved on the turn, but it wasn’t enough. With that, the Event 1 champion fell one spot shy of a second Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Poker Classic victory. For his runner-up finish, he earned $79,152. Leecy, meanwhile, was awarded $112,425 and the trophy.

Andrew Boccia

A full recap on the event will be posted shortly.

1st: Matthew Leecy – $112,425
2nd: Andrew Boccia – $79,152

Main Event: Heads-Up Underway

$1,650 Tampa Poker Classic Main Event
$300,000 Guaranteed
 | Structure | Payouts
Level 28: 30,000/60,000 with a 60,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 332

Andrew Boccia (left) versus Matt Leecy (right)

Andrew Boccia and Matt Leecy stretched out and the heads-up match is underway for the Tampa Poker Classic Main Event. Level 27 came to an end shortly after Ken O’Donnell was eliminated, here are the current counts.

Seat 4: Andrew Boccia – 2,080,000 (35 bb)
Seat 8: Matt Leecy – 7,880,000 (131 bb)

Remaining payouts:

1st: $112,425
2nd: $79,152

Main Event: Ken O’Donnell – 3rd Place ($50,906)

$1,650 Tampa Poker Classic Main Event
$300,000 Guaranteed
 | Structure | Payouts
Level 27: 25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 332

Ken O’Donnell

Andrew Boccia folded his button and Matt Leecy raised to 175,000 from the small blind. Ken O’Donnell announced all-in from the big and Leecy asked for a count. After hearing 1,735,000 from the dealer, Leecy called.

O’Donnell: as6c
Leecy: adts

O’Donnell was in a lot of trouble and it got worse when Leecy improved on the tc8s8h flop. The ks turn left O’Donnell drawing dead to the 4s river and he was our third-place finisher.

Matt Leecy – 8,150,000 (163 bb)
Ken O’Donnell – Eliminated in 3rd place ($50,906)

Main Event: Andrew Boccia Gets Short, Finds a Double

$1,650 Tampa Poker Classic Main Event
$300,000 Guaranteed
 | Structure | Payouts
Level 27: 25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 ante
Players Remaining: 4 of 332

It was a battle of the blinds with Andrew Boccia in the small and Matthew Leecy in the big.

The flop was qsqdtc. Boccia checked and Leecy bet 100,000. Boccia called.

The turn fell the 8c. Boccia checked again. Leecy bet 245,000. Boccia called and it was river time.

Fifth street was the 9c. Boccia checked a third time. Leecy bet 330,000. Boccia was getting short and opted to fold. Leecy took the pot leaving Boccia with 1,000,000 chips behind.

———————

A short time after their above hand, Boccia open jammed the small blind for 1,000,000 and Leecy called from the big. Boccia was at risk against the chip leader.

Leecy: ah2c
Boccia: kd9c

Runout: kh4c3stdjh

Boccia spiked a pair to best Leecy and double up.

Andrew Boccia – 2,125,000 (42 bb)

Main Event: Filipp Khavin – 4th Place ($31,050)

$1,650 Tampa Poker Classic Main Event
$300,000 Guaranteed
 | Structure | Payouts
Level 27: 25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 332

Filipp Khavin

Filipp Kavin open-shoved from the button for ~950,000 and Ken O’Donnell reshipped from the small blind to get a quick fold from Andrew Boccia in the big blind.

O’Donnell: ahjh
Khavin: acqs

Khavin was in great shape but O’Donnell took the lead on the js6d4d flop. Neither the kd turn nor kc river could save Khavin and he was sent out in fourth place.

Ken O’Donnell – 2,600,000 (52 bb)
Filipp Khavin – Eliminated in 4th place ($31,050)

Filipp Khavin

Main Event: Ken O’Donnell Doubles through Matthew Leecy

$1,650 Tampa Poker Classic Main Event
$300,000 Guaranteed
 | Structure | Payouts
Level 27: 25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 ante
Players Remaining: 4 of 332

Ken O’Donnell

Filipp Khavin was under the gun and folded putting it to Ken O’Donnell on the button. O’Donnel jammed and Andrew Boccia promptly got rid of his small blind. Matthew Leecy was in the big and asked for a rough count before announcing, “Call.”

The all-in bet was 940,000 and O’Donnell was racing for his tournament life.

Leecy: 6c6h
O’Donnell: ad9h

Runout: 9s8h3d3c2h

O’Donnell overtook Leecy in the runout and he doubled to stay alive.

Ken O’Donnell – 2,005,000 (40 bb)
Matthew Leecy – 5,405,000 (108 bb)

Main Event: Updated Counts

$1,650 Tampa Poker Classic Main Event
$300,000 Guaranteed
 | Structure | Payouts
Level 27: 25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 ante
Players Remaining: 4 of 332

Matt Leecy

The blinds are up and Matt Leecy continues to extend his lead. He now has nearly 2/3rds of the available chips and the other three need to make some moves.

Seat 2: Ken O’Donnell – 825,000 (17 bb)
Seat 4: Andrew Boccia – 1,850,000 (37 bb)
Seat 8: Matt Leecy – 6,345,000 (127 bb)
Seat 9: Filipp Khavin – 940,000 (19 bb)

Remaining payouts:

1st: $112,425
2nd: $79,152
3rd: $50,906
4th: $31,050

Main Event: Jeff Trudeau Jr – 5th Place ($23,979)

$1,650 Tampa Poker Classic Main Event
$300,000 Guaranteed
 | Structure | Payouts
Level 26: 20,000/40,000 with a 40,000 ante
Players Remaining: 4 of 332

Jeff Trudeau Jr

Jeff Trudeau Jr opened to 80,000 from under the gun and Matt Leecy three-bet to 235,000. The rest of the table released and Trudeau moved all in for right around 1,000,000 even. After a minute, Leecy called to put him at risk.

Leecy: adqd
Trudeau: actd

Trudeau was dominated and outkicked as the board ran jc4h3d2sjd to send him out in fifth place while Leecy holds nearly half of the chips in play.

Matt Leecy – 4,720,000 (118 bb)
Jeff Trudeau Jr – Eliminated in 5th place ($23,979)

Main Event: Jeff Trudeau Jr. Doubles through Ken O’Donnell

$1,650 Tampa Poker Classic Main Event
$300,000 Guaranteed
 | Structure | Payouts
Level 26: 20,000/40,000 with a 40,000 ante
Players Remaining: 5 of 332

Ken O’Donnell raised the cutoff to 100,000. It moved to shortstack Jeff Trudeau in the small blind and he shoved for 460,000 total. O’Donnell called and Trudeau was at risk.

Trudeau: 5c5d
O’Donnell: ah3d

Runout: 9d8d6skh4h

Trudeau held and the shortstack doubled.

Jeff Trudeau Jr. – 1,020,000 (25 bb)
Ken O’Donnell – 2,525,000 (63 bb)

Main Event: Updated Counts

$1,650 Tampa Poker Classic Main Event
$300,000 Guaranteed
 | Structure | Payouts
Level 26: 20,000/40,000 with a 40,000 ante
Players Remaining: 5 of 332

They played a few hands after Chad Kitchen was eliminated before taking another break. Matt Leecy continues to lead but Ken O’Donnell is closing. The average stack is a tick under 50 big blinds in this level so we may see another slowdown.

Seat 2: Ken O’Donnell – 3,100,000 (78 bb)
Seat 4: Andrew Boccia – 1,405,000 (35 bb)
Seat 7: Jeff Trudeau Jr – 540,000 (14 bb)
Seat 8: Matt Leecy – 3,400,000 (85 bb)
Seat 9: Filipp Khavin – 1,650,000 (41 bb)

Remaining payouts:

1st: $112,425
2nd: $79,152
3rd: $50,906
4th: $31,050
5th: $23,979

Main Event: Chad Kitchen – 6th Place ($19,870)

$1,650 Tampa Poker Classic Main Event
$300,000 Guaranteed
 | Structure | Payouts
Level 25: 20,000/30,000 with a 30,000 ante
Players Remaining: 5 of 332

Chad Kitchen open-shoved from the cutoff for ~425,000 and Andrew Boccia reshipped from the small blind to get a quick fold from Jeff Trudeau Jr in the big.

Boccia: kskc
Kitchen: ahjs

Kitchen was in bad shape against the kings, caught a piece of the jd5h4d flop but it wasn’t enough as the board finished ts and 2s to send him out in sixth place.

Andrew Boccia – 1,350,000 (45 bb)
Chad Kitchen – Eliminated in 6th place ($19,870)

Chad Kitchen

Main Event: Karl Manouchakian – 7th Place ($16,683)

$1,650 Tampa Poker Classic Main Event
$300,000 Guaranteed
 | Structure | Payouts
Level 25: 20,000/30,000 with a 30,000 ante
Players Remaining: 6 of 332

Karl Manouchakian

Karl Manouchakian took a major hit to his stack via Jeff Trudeau Jr. Unable to recover, he was eliminated a short time later in seventh place. Here’s how the hands went down:

Trudeau raised to 60,000 from early position and Manouchakian defended his big blind.

The flop fell jh9c6s and Manouchakian checked. Trudeau bet 50,000 leaving himself about 250,000 behind. Manouchakian raised, sliding in a pile of blues in the pot that had Trudeau covered. Trudeau called off and it was showdown.

Trudeau: kdkh for an overpair
Manouchakian: kcth for king-high and a gutshot

Turn and river: 2sjs

Trudeau’s pair was best. His stack was counted down to 255,000 and Manouchakian pushed a pile across the table. Manouchakian was left with just over 300,000 and went bust a few moments after when his acts was ran down by Filipp Khavin’s ksqh AIPF.

Filipp Khavin – 1,500,000 (50 bb)
Jeff Trudeau Jr. – 680,000 (22 bb)
Karl Manouchakian – Eliminated in 7th place ($16,683)

Karl Manouchakian

Main Event: Justin Zaki – 8th Place ($13,944)

$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: 7 of 332

Justin Zaki

Justin Zaki recently butt heads with Matthew Leecy and was left with only 120,000 after the dust of their hand settled. It played out as follows:

Zaki popped it to 60,000 from early position. Leecy was behind him in middle-position and made it 175,000 to go. The action mucked around, sending it back to Zaki. He called and the dealer burned and turned.

Flop: qs8s6h – Zaki checked. Leecy bet 175,000. Zaki called.

Turn: qs8s6h4s – Zaki checked. Leecy bet 335,000. Zaki called.

River: qs8s6h4s – With a big pot built, the action got more deliberate. Zaki checked a third time and Leecy went into the thinktank. After a minute or two, he pulled out a mix of white and blue chips good for a 650,000 bet. Zaki called leaving himself only about 120,000 behind.

Leecy turned over as7s for an ace-high flush. Zaki’s hand hit the muck.

It was a short while later Leecy raised to 65,000 from early position and Zaki jammed his last roughly 120,000 from the big blind. Leecy called and turned over qhtc. Zaki’s ackd was best, but Leecy flopped a 10 to send the Florida pro him in eighth place.

Matthew Leecy – 3,600,000 (144 bb)
Justin Zaki – Eliminated in 8th place ($13,944)

Justin Zaki

Main Event: Andrew Boccia Doubles Through Matt Leecy

$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

Andrew Boccia

Matt Leecy opened to 60,000 from under the gun and it folded around to Andrew Boccia on the button. He moved all in for 505,000 to get a fold from the blinds. Leecy thought for half a minute and called.

Boccia: 9s9c
Leecy: astc

It was a coinflip and the all-low 7d3h2s7h5h run out was good for a Boccia double.

Andrew Boccia – 1,075,000 (43 bb)
Matt Leecy – 2,000,000 (80 bb)

Main Event: Jeff Trudeau Jr Doubles Through Justin Zaki

$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

Jeff Trudeau Jr

Action folded to Justin Zaki and he opened to 60,000 from the button. Jeff Trudeau Jr moved all in from the small blind for 250,000 and Matt Leecy folded his big. Zaki did not wait long before he called to put Trudeau at risk.

Zaki: ad5s
Trudeau: ah6d

“Chop?” Trudeau laughed.

He was ahead but a chop was a real possibility after the khqd3d flop but Trudeau locked up the double when he paired the 6s turn. Zaki was drawing dead to the kd river and sent some chips to Trudeau.

Jeff Trudeau Jr – 550,000 (22 bb)
Justin Zaki – 1,300,000 (52 bb)

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

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

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