Tag Archives: 2021 Poker Classic

Main Event: Alex Ivan Shoves on Steve Brite

$1,700 TPC Main Event (Re-Entry)
$300,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 30:  75,000/125,000 with a 125,000 ante
Players Remaining:  7 of 959

Alex Ivan opened to 250,000 from early position and Steve Brite came along from the big blind. The flop came KsQc7c and both players checked.

The turn was 8s, Brite checked, Ivan bet 400,000 and Brite check/raised to 1,075,000. Ivan announced all in and Brite folded after triple-checking his cards.

Alex Ivan – 4,300,000 (34 bb)
Steve Brite – 3,425,000 (27 bb)

Main Event: Gary Bowker Doubles Through Scott Robbins

$1,700 TPC Main Event (Re-Entry)
$300,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 30:  75,000/125,000 with a 125,000 ante
Players Remaining:  7 of 959

Scott Robbins opened to 350,000 from the cutoff and Gary Bowker moved all in from the big blind for 1,375,000 to get a quick call from Robbins.

Bowker: 4c4s
Robbins: AdKd

Bowker was ahead with the fours and needed to fade the suited overs. The dealer spread the Qd8h5s3cJd board and Bowker held for the double.

“Strap in boys!” Bowker told the table.

Gary Bowker – 2,950,000 (24 bb)
Scott Robbins – 1,600,000 (13 bb)

Main Event: Blinds Up

$1,700 TPC Main Event (Re-Entry)
$300,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 30:  75,000/125,000 with a 125,000 ante
Players Remaining:  7 of 959

Tournament Director Yi Li with the TPC Main Event guitar trophy

There was little activity over the remainder of Level 29 and blinds are up with levels now 60-minutes long until they hit heads-up play.

Blinds are now 75,000/125,000 with a 125,000 ante and the average stack is 4,100,000 (33 bb)

Main Event: Cards in the Air

$1,700 TPC Main Event (Re-Entry)
$300,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 29:  50,000/100,000 with a 100,000 ante
Players Remaining:  7 of 959

Cards are in the air for the 2021 TPC Main Event final table with 20:23 remaining in Level 29.

Seat 1: Steve Brite – 4,400,000 (44 bb)
Seat 2: Gary Bowker – 1,125,000 (11 bb)
Seat 3: Alex Ivan – 2,975,000 (30 bb)
Seat 4: Kyrylo Kobzyev – 2,900,000 (29 bb)
Seat 5: Ken O’Donnell – 5,750,000 (58 bb)
Seat 6: Scott Robbins – 3,225,000 (32 bb)
Seat 7: James Kerr – 8,375,000 (84 bb)

Remaining payouts:

1st: $286,471
2nd: $177,058
3rd: $128,596
4th: $94,620
5th: $70,543
6th: $53,299
7th: $40,819

Main Event: Final Table Ready to Go

$1,700 TPC Main Event (Re-Entry)
$300,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 28:  50,000/100,000 with a 100,000 ante
Players Remaining:  7 of 959

James Kerr leads coming back for the final table

The 2021 TPC Main Event is down to only seven players with a chance earn the title and $286,471 top prize. Two-time Tampa champ James Kerr leads the return and looking for another guitar trophy for his collection.

Ken O’Donnell sits in second followed by Steve Brite, Scott Robbins, Alex Ivan, Kyrylo Kobzyev, and Gary Bowker.

They have 20:23 left in Level 28 and blind levels will increase to 60 minutes at the start of Level 29.

Cards go back in the air at noon and we will bring you the updates along the way.

Seat 1: Steve Brite – 4,400,000 (44 bb)
Seat 2: Gary Bowker – 1,125,000 (11 bb)
Seat 3: Alex Ivan – 2,975,000 (30 bb)
Seat 4: Kyrylo Kobzyev – 2,900,000 (29 bb)
Seat 5: Ken O’Donnell – 5,750,000 (58 bb)
Seat 6: Scott Robbins – 3,225,000 (32 bb)
Seat 7: James Kerr – 8,375,000 (84 bb)

Remaining payouts:

1st: $286,471
2nd: $177,058
3rd: $128,596
4th: $94,620
5th: $70,543
6th: $53,299
7th: $40,819

Main Event: James Kerr Leads Final Table

$1,700 TPC Main Event (Re-Entry)
$300,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 28:  50,000/100,000 with a 100,000 ante
Players Remaining:  7 of 959

James Kerr

The TPC Main Event final table is set and will return on Monday at noon to play it out. James Kerr took the lead in the middle of Day 2 and only increased it by the time they bagged for the night. He returns with 8,375,000 in his stack with Ken O’Donnell’s 5,750,000 putting him in second.

There’s still a lot of money in play. Everyone guaranteed at least $40,819 with $286,471 awaiting the TPC Main Event champion.

Seat 1: Steve Brite – 4,400,000 (44 bb)
Seat 2: Gary Bowker – 1,125,000 (11 bb)
Seat 3: Alex Ivan – 2,975,000 (30 bb)
Seat 4: Kyrylo Kobzyev – 2,900,000 (29 bb)
Seat 5: Ken O’Donnell – 5,750,000 (58 bb)
Seat 6: Scott Robbins – 3,225,000 (32 bb)
Seat 7: James Kerr – 8,375,000 (84 bb)

Remaining payouts:

1st: $286,471
2nd: $177,058
3rd: $128,596
4th: $94,620
5th: $70,543
6th: $53,299
7th: $40,819

Main Event: Jeremy Becker Eliminated by Ken O’Donnell

$1,700 TPC Main Event (Re-Entry)
$300,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 28:  50,000/100,000 with a 100,000 ante
Players Remaining:  7 of 959

Jeremy Becker

Tournament staff paused the clock with eight players remaining and seven advancing to the final table to play hand-for-hand. On the second hand, Jeremy Becker open-shoved for his last 650,000 and Ken O’Donnell looked him up from the button.

O’Donnell: 5d5s
Becker: Ac3s

O’Donnell was in good shape with only an over card to dodge then improved on the 9h5h2c flop. He needed to fade a gutshot wheel draw and his set held after the Ks turn and Js river to send Becker out in eighth place and set the final table.

Ken O’Donnell – 5,750,000 (58 bb)
Jeremy Becker – Eliminated in 8th place ($31,692)

Main Event: Raminder Singh Eliminated by James Kerr

$1,700 TPC Main Event (Re-Entry)
$300,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 28:  50,000/100,000 with a 100,000 ante
Players Remaining:  8 of 959

Raminder Singh

James Kerr opened to 250,000 from the hijack and Raminder Singh moved all in from the small blind for 1,775,000. The big blind folded and Kerr quickly called.

Kerr: QhQc
Singh: AsTs

Singh was in trouble and found no save on the 8s4s4c4h9s board to send him to the payout desk in ninth place.

James Kerr – 8,500,000 (85 bb)
Raminder Singh – Eliminated in 9th place ($24,950)

Main Event: Blinds Up

$1,700 TPC Main Event (Re-Entry)
$300,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 28:  50,000/100,000 with a 100,000 ante
Players Remaining:  10 of 959

James Kerr

There was little action over Level 27 except a short-stack Wagner Wysotchanski falling in 11th place and James Kerr building his stack over 6,000,000.

Blinds are now 50,000/100,000 with a 100,000 ante and the average stack is 2,875,000 (29 bb).

11th: Wagner Wysotchanski – $19,922

Main Event: Raminder Singh Doubles Through Kyrylo Kobzyev

$1,700 TPC Main Event (Re-Entry)
$300,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 27:  50,000/75,000 with a 75,000 ante
Players Remaining:  11 of 959

As the level was coming to an end, Raminder Singh and Kyrylo Kobzyev were heads up with the flop reading 6d5s4s. Kobzyev bet 550,000 and Singh moved all in for 1,150,000 to put kobzyev in the tank.

Two minutes later, Kobzyev called to put Singh at risk.

Singh: 9d9s
Kovzyev: AsJh

Singh was ahead with his pair of nines and needed to dodge the over cards. The Td turn changed nothing and the Qc river gave Singh the double.

Raminder Singh – 3,700,000 (49 bb)
Kyrylo Kobzyev – 1,550,000 (21 bb)

Chad Summers and Aaron Pinson were eliminated before that and the level moved up. Blinds are now 50,000/75,000 with a 75,000 ante and the average stack is 2,625,000 (35bb).

12th: Chad Summers – $19,922
13th: Aaron Pinson – $16,136