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2023 TPC In Review

Ryan Brown

The 2023 Tampa Poker Classic featured 12 trophy events and more than $1,000,000 in guaranteed prize money. The series drew players from around the country along with many of our regulars.

Events: 12
Entries: 4,416
Guarantees: $1,040,000
Prize Pools: $2,161,567

The turnout and prize money ranks among our top for an in-room series, fantastic support from the first card in the air to the last.

The TPC Championship headlined the series with a $1,700 buy-in and $500,000 guarantee. It drew 625 entries over three flights to create prize pool worth 937,500. Maryland’s Ryan Brown won the title and $148,010 after a tough battle against Tampa regular Fred Paradis.

Paradis had himself a great series as well. He won the opening event of the series, topping the 1,705-entries field for a $91K payout. He followed that up with a win in the $1,100 One-Day Challenge and second place in the Championship. Paradis cashed for $266,465 in the series, more than 12% of all cash awarded during the TPC.

Thank you to all the players who came out to support the series. We had a great time over the two-week run and look forward to the next. We appreciate you!

Links to all 12 events and the result are listed below.

Fred Paradis
Fred Paradis

TPC Championship: Ryan Brown – $148,010
Event 1 ($400 NLH): Fred Paradis – $91,945
Event 2 ($400 O8): Michael Laake – $7,485
Event 3 ($400 Mixed PLO): Dustin Peglow – $8,210
Event 4 ($400 NLH): Jerry Silva – $15,080
Event 5 ($200 NLH): Roberto Cotto – $22,200
Event 6 ($400 PLO): Kyle Peck – $7,800
Event 7 ($600 NLH): Michael Latuf – $18,615
Event 8 ($1,100 NLH): Fred Paradis – $36,510
Event 10 ($1,100 NLH): Bogdan Toma – $22,621
Event 11 ($200 NLH): Tirth Pate – $12,080
Event 12 ($180 Triple Stack): Joshua Nicholson – $3,500

Tirth Patel Wins TPC Event 11 After Heads Up Deal

2023 Tampa Poker Classic
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tampa, Florida
Event 11

$200 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed

Entries: 423
Prize Pool: $67,680
March 20, 2023

Tirth Patel


PlaceFirst NameLast NameCityStatePrize Amount
1TirthPatelLand O LakesFL$12,080 *
2MansoorKaderSt PetersburgFL$10,500 *
3AdamFarjamDaytona BeachFL$6,620
7ClaytonJohnsSt PetersburgFL$2,150
17NicolasEgarhosApollo BeachFL$590
20RamKoppulaSandy SpringsGA$590
22EbrahimFigueroa NoboaToa AktaPR$510
25DanielLongSaint PetersburgFL$440
35MarshaWolak-BarnettLakewood RanchFL$390
36RubenPerez De Los SantosOrlandoFL$390
40JohnColeman IiiTrinityFL$390
42BradleyRogersVero BeachFL$350
43AlanPhillipsPalm CoastFL$350
44JimmyDavis IIISaint PetersburgFL$350
52SungLeeEllicott CityMD$330
53OkHaseltonWesley ChapelFL$330

* – Denotes results of a heads-up deal

Joshua Nicholson Wins Last TPC Trophy

2023 Tampa Poker Classic
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tampa, Florida
Event 12

$180 Triple Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$10,000 Guaranteed

Entries: 98
Prize Pool: $14,112
March 20, 2023

Joshua Nicholson
PlaceFirst NameLast NameCityStatePrize Amount
1JoshuaNicholsonWinter HavenFL$3,500 *
2GlennWigginsKewadinMI$3,072 *
7MarioTamayosacoWesley ChapelFL$560
9FidencioVelezWinter GardenFL$400

* – Denotes results of a heads-up deal

Ryan Brown Wins the 2023 TPC Championship for $148K

2023 Tampa Poker Classic
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tampa, Florida
$1,700 TPC Championship (Re-Entry)
$500,000 Guaranteed

Entries: 625
Prize Pool: $937,500
March 16 – 20, 2023

Ryan Brown, 2023 TPC Champion

The 2023 Tampa Poker Classic Championship was the big game on the schedule and the $1,700 buy-in tournament drew 625 tough players. After a long weekend battling for the title, Ryan Brown took the top spot for $148K after denying Fred Paradis his third title of the series.

The tournament featured a $500,000 guarantee that turned into a prize pool worth $937,500. We had 156 players return for Day 2, 79 made the money, and 20 were still around when they bagged up for an extra day.

Brown held the lead for much of the final table but lost it against Paradis. They were in a dead heat when heads-up play began and the two decided to even out the top two payouts. The lead changed hands but Brown was finally able to knock Paradis out with a full house version a straight.

Paradis earned $138,010 while Brown was crowned our 2023 TPC Champion and he took home $148,010 along with the TPC guitar trophy.

Congrats Ryan!

Final table results:

1st: Ryan Brown – $148,010
2nd: Fred Paradis – $138,010
3rd: Thad McNulty – $84,160
4th: Huicun Qiao – $62,630
5th: Alec Magdan – $47,130
6th: Steve Buckner – $35,870
7th: Rodney Turvin – $27,610
8th: Ray Mancini – $21,500
9th: Pavel Milanov – $16,930

Championship: Ryan Brown ($148,010) Defeats Fred Paradis ($138,010) for the Win

$1,700 TPC Championship (Re-Entry)
$500,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 32:  150,000/300,000 with a 300,000 ante

Ryan Brown

With the flop reading QsJh8c, Ryan Brown checked, Fred Paradis bet 400,000 and Brown called. The turn was 9d, Brown checked again, Paradis bet 1,200,000 and Brown called.

The river was Qc and Brown checked one last time. Paradis bet 1,500,000 and Brown moved all in. Paradis double-checked his cards and called at risk for 6,700,000.

Paradis: Tc7h
Brown: Qd8h

Paradis turned a jack-high straight but Brown rivered a full house queens full of eights to take the pot and the Championship.

Before heads-up play began, they adjusted the payouts, and here are the final results.

1st: Ryan Brown – $148,010
2nd: Fred Paradis – $138,010

Fred Paradis

Championship: Fred Paradis Doubles

$1,700 TPC Championship (Re-Entry)
$500,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 31:  125,000/250,000 with a 250,000 ante
Players Remaining:  2 of 625

Fred Paradis open-shipped for 2,800,000 from his button and Ryan Brown called.

Paradis: KcTc
Brown: Qh4d

Paradis was ahead for the double, turned Broadway on the AhJh2hQc board and dodged hearts on the 8d river to double.

Fred Paradis – 5,850,000 (23 bb)
Ryan Brown – 18,950,000 (76 bb)

Championship: Ryan Brown Doubles Back into the Lead

$1,700 TPC Championship (Re-Entry)
$500,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 31:  125,000/250,000 with a 250,000 ante
Players Remaining:  2 of 625

With the flop reading 5d4s3s, Ryan Brown checked, Fred Paradis bet 400,000 and Brown check-raised to 1,200,000. Paradis called, the turn was 2s, Brown bet 1,100,000 and Paradis called.

The river was Ac and Brown moved all in for 7,150,000. Paradis thought for a minute and called. Paradis showed AsKc and was playing the wheel on the board but Brown had Qs6s for the turned spade flush to re-take the lead.

Ryan Brown – 19,200,000 (77 bb)
Fred Paradis – 5,600,000 (22 bb)

Championship: Ryan Brown Wins a Flip

$1,700 TPC Championship (Re-Entry)
$500,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 30:  100,000/200,000 with a 200,000 ante
Players Remaining:  2 of 625

Ryan Brown

Ryan Brown dipped further and put his last 4,300,000 in the middle and Fred Paradis had him at risk for the title.

Paradis: 8s8c
Brown: Ac9h

Brown needed to catch to stay in contention and paired his ace on the AhKhKd flop to take the lead. The 6c turn and 4c river finished the board and Brown doubled.

Fred Paradis – 16,000,000 (80 bb)
Ryan Brown – 8,800,000 (44 bb)