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Event 1: Andrew Boccia Takes Down Tampa Poker Classic Opener

2019 Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Poker Classic
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tampa, Florida
Event 1
$360 Buy-In No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 1,128
Prize Pool: $338,400
February 20-24, 2019

Andrew Boccia

(Tampa, FL) – The inaugural Tampa Poker Classic kicked things off with a big, multi-day tournament that set a great pace for the series. More than 1,000 entries got in the game and it was 2017 WPTDeepstacks Tampa Main Event final table member Andrew Boccia outlasting them all, taking the title and nearly $50,000 after a five-way deal.

Event 1 drew 1,128 entries over the six starting flights to push the $200,000 guaranteed prize pool up to $338,400. Only 179 advanced to Day 2 on Sunday with Todd Doan leading the field. Unfortunately for him, a series of bad beats and second best hands sent him out short of the money with 113 getting paid.

The bubble burst after the first break and it was a steady parade of eliminations getting in line for their payout. There were only 15 players remaining on the dinner break and they were down to the final table within one level.

Philip Starner began the final table with the chip lead but Boccia was not far behind. Christopher Boyle spent some time on top of the counts after sending Dan Kennedy and Ed Vasconcelos out at the same time with a two-out river to start the action at the ten-handed table.

Boyle’s lead did not last long as Boccia went on a heater until only five players remained. They made a deal to divide up the remaining prize pool and Boccia took the lion’s share of $46,255 plus a seat in the $300,000 Guarantee Main Event.

This was the second biggest live payday for Boccia and only a few hundred behind what he picked up for his fourth-place finish in the 2017 WPTDeepstacks Tampa Main Event.

Congrats to Andrew and thanks to our players for a great kickoff.

Final table results:

1st: Andrew Boccia $46,255 + $1,650 Seat
2nd: Daniel Mills – $36,494
3rd: Christopher Boyle – $31,772
4th: Philip Starner – $25,393
5th: Bob Van Syckle – $21,417
6th: Eddie Kofler – $11,904
7th: Thomas Leonzio – $9,850
8th: Edward Muniz – $7,836
9th: Ed Vasconcelos – $5,883
10th: Dan Kennedy – $4,765

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Event 1: Andrew Boccia Wins in Five-Way Deal

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Level 32: 100,000/200,000 with a 200,000 ante
Players Remaining: 5 of 1,128

Andrew Boccia

After Eddie Kofler was eliminated in sixth place, the five remaining players decided to enter discussions about dividing up what was left of the prize pool. Andrew Boccia owned the biggest stack by far and he negotiated his way to the top paying position plus a bit more.

He earned $46,255 plus Boccia now owns a seat in Flight A of the Tampa Poker Classic Main Event on Thursday.

Below are the chip counts for the five players and their new payout:

Andrew Boccia – 12,800,000
Daniel Mills – 6,675,000
Christopher Boyle – 4,575,000
Philip Starner – 2,425,000
Bob Van Syckle – 1,450,000

1st: Andrew Boccia $46,255 + $1,650 Seat
2nd: Daniel Mills – $36,494
3rd: Christopher Boyle – $31,772
4th: Philip Starner – $25,393
5th: Bob Van Syckle – $21,417

Event 1: Eddie Kofler – 6th Place ($11,904)

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Level 31: 100,000/150,000 with a 150,000 ante
Players Remaining: 5 of 1,128

Eddie Kofler

Eddie Kofler open-shoved for ~1,100,000 and Christopher Boyle called in the small blind with the much bigger stack.

Boyle: KhJc
Kofler: AhJh

Kofler was in great shape and faded the TdTs2c flop. The 2h turn was no problem either but Boyle hit another river, this time the Ks, to send Kofler out in sixth place.

Christopher Boyle – 7,200,000 (48 bb)
Eddie Kofler – Eliminated in 6th place ($11,904)

Event 1: Thomas Leonzio – 7th Place ($9,850)

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Level 31: 100,000/150,000 with a 150,000 ante
Players Remaining: 6 of 1,128

Thomas Leonzio

Andrew Boccia opened to 425,000 from middle position and Thomas Leonzio shoved from the small blind for 1,750,000. Boccia asked for a count and said “I’m probably calling” as the dealer broke down the stack. He called.

Boccia: 4h4s
Leonzio: AcKs

It was a race and Leonzio needed to catch to stay in the game. It wasn’t meant to be as the dealer spread the all low Tc3c3s7h3d board and the chip leader made a boat to send Leonzio out in seventh place.

Andrew Boccia – 11,600,000 (77 bb)
Thomas Leonzio – Eliminated in 7th place ($9,850)

Event 1: Edward Muniz – 8th Place ($7,836)

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Level 30: 75,000/125,000 with a 125,000 ante
Players Remaining: 7 of 1,128

Edward Muniz

Dinner time leader Edward Muniz was down to 2,400,000 and put those in the middle. Andrew Boccia called to put him at risk and it was another cooler.

Boccia: KdKc
Muniz: QcQd

Muniz had to like his queens when he first saw them but they were no help as the board ran Ac7c6d3dAs to send him out in eighth place.

Andrew Boccia – 9,100,000 (73 bb)
Edward Muniz – Eliminated in 8th place ($7,836)

Event 1: Dan Kennedy ($4,765) and Ed Vasconcelos ($5,883) Eliminated by Christopher Boyle

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Level 30: 75,000/125,000 with a 125,000 ante
Players Remaining: 8 of 1,128

Ed Vasconcelos

Dan Kennedy open-shoved for 1,175,000 from middle position and Christopher Boyle called from the button. Ed Vasconcelos moved all in the small blind for only 125,000 more and Boyle called having both covered.

Boyle: TsTc
Kennedy: Ac9s
Vasconcelos: QhQc

Vasconcelos had the best of it but Kennedy took the lead on the Ah9d8s flop. The 9c turn improved Kennedy to a boat but Boyle jumped when he spiked the Td river to send both out.

Christopher Boyle – 6,100,000 (49 bb)
Ed Vasconcelos – Eliminated in 9th place ($5,883)
Dan Kennedy – Eliminated in 10th place ($4,765)

Daniel Kennedy

Event 1: Alex Ivan Eliminated in 11th Place; Final Table Set

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Level 30: 75,000/125,000 with a 125,000 ante
Players Remaining: 10 of 1,128

It was a quick path to the final table after the dinner break and they got there when Philip Starner returned a cooler to Alex Ivan. Earlier Ivan took a big pot when both flopped trip jacks but Starner’s king kicker was beat by Ivan’s ace.

With 11 remaining, Ivan had pockets tens and ran into Starner’s pocket aces to send Ivan out in 11th place and set the final table.

Seat 1: Andrew Boccia – 6,675,000 (53 bb)
Seat 2: Christopher Boyle – 3,700,000 (30 bb)
Seat 3: Ed Vasconcelos – 1,500,000 (12 bb)
Seat 4: Philip Starner – 6,800,000 (54 bb)
Seat 5: Bob Van Syckle – 1,600,000 (13 bb)
Seat 6: Thomas Leonzio – 1,100,000 (9 bb)
Seat 7: Daniel Mills – 1,525,000 (12 bb)
Seat 8: Dan Kennedy – 1,225,000 (10 bb)
Seat 9: Edward Muniz – 2,300,000 (18 bb)
Seat 10: Eddie Kofler – 1,575,000 (13 bb)

Remaining payouts:

1st: $58,835 + $1,650 Seat
2nd: $41,211
3rd: $26,660
4th: $19,707
5th: $14,918
6th: $11,904
7th: $9,850
8th: $7,836
9th: $5,883
10th: $4,765

Recent results:

11th: Alex Ivan – $4,765
12th: Aaron Speer – $4,765
13th: Matthew Kerley – $3,755
14th: Naresh Parwani – $3,755
15th: Wayne Daley – $3,755

Event 1: William Muniz Leads on Dinner

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Level 29: 50,000/100,000 with a 100,000 ante
Players Remaining: 15 of 1,128

The tightened play late in the day has shortened the average stack and we should see a lot of movement when they return.

William Muniz leads the way with 3,250,000 and Naresh Parwani is the only other player over 3 million.

Table 20
Seat 1: Edwin Vasconcelos – 1,400,000 (14 bb)
Seat 2: Aaron Speer – 1,800,000 (18 bb)
Seat 3: Eddie Kofler – 2,300,000 (23 bb)
Seat 4: — Empty —
Seat 5: Wayne Daley – 1,075,000 (11 bb)
Seat 6: Matthew Kerley – 650,000 (7 bb)
Seat 7: Thomas Leonzio – 1,125,000 (11 bb)
Seat 8: Andrew Boccia – 2,550,000 (26 bb)
Seat 9: Robert Van Syckle – 1,700,000 (17 bb)

Table 21
Seat 1: — Empty —
Seat 2: Daniel Kennedy – 1,225,000 (12 bb)
Seat 3: Philip Starner – 2,425,000 (24 bb)
Seat 4: William Muniz – 3,250,000 (33 bb)
Seat 5: Alex Ivan – 2,150,000 (22 bb)
Seat 6: Naresh Parwani – 3,025,000 (30 bb)
Seat 7: Christopher Boyle – 2,675,000 (27 bb)
Seat 8: — Empty —
Seat 9: Daniel Milles – 650,000 (7 bb)

Event 1: Dinner Break with 15 Remaining

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Level 28: 40,000/80,000 with a 80,000 ante
Players Remaining: 15 of 1,128

The 15 remaining players are taking a 40-minute dinner break while the 5K chips are coming out of play and the yellow 100k is introduced.

We will post the two-table lineup and counts while they are gone.

16th: Philip Hale – $3,115
17th: Mark Wiser – $3,115

Event 1: DeVaughn Smith Eliminated by Daniel Kennedy

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Level 28: 40,000/80,000 with a 80,000 ante
Players Remaining: 17 of 1,128

DeVaughn Smith (standing, left) sees a king on the flop

Action folded to DeVaughn Smith and he moved all in for 340,000. Daniel Kennedy, next to act, quickly called and the rest of the table folded.

Smith: QhJd
Kennedy: AcKc

Smith had two live cards but Kennedy paired the Kh6d2s flop. That prompted Smith to begin gathering his things and it was settled after the 9s turn and 5d river.

Daniel Kennedy – 1,350,000 (17 bb)
DeVaughn Smith – Eliminated in 18th place ($3,115)

Event 1: Two Tables Remain; Last Level Before Dinner

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Level 28: 40,000/80,000 with a 80,000 ante
Players Remaining: 18 of 1,128

The backlog was broken and we lost another handful of players to get the field down to the last two tables with the dinner break on the horizon.

We will grab the new lineup and chip counts on break.

19th: Troy Baker – $2,593
20th: David Smith – $2,593
21st: Glyn Griffis – $2,593
22nd: Marcus Little – $2,189
23rd: Zachary Gilbert – $2,189
24th: Sean Hampson – $2,189

Event 1: No Movement

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Level 27: 30,000/60,000 with a 60,000 ante
Players Remaining: 24 of 1,128

There was little action during Level 26 and they rolled into the next blind jump with 24 players remaining. That should loosen up over the next two levels before the dinner break.

Here is the table lineup and we will grab counts as we progress.

Table 9
Seat 1: Naresh Parwani
Seat 2: — Empty —
Seat 3: Daniel Mills
Seat 4: Edward Kofler
Seat 5: Zachary Gilbert
Seat 6: Philip Hale
Seat 7: Sean Hampson
Seat 8: Aaron Speer
Seat 9: Wayne Daley

Table 20
Seat 1: Edwin Vasconcelos
Seat 2: Glyn Griffis
Seat 3: — Empty —
Seat 4: Marcus Little
Seat 5: Anonymous
Seat 6: Matthew Kerley
Seat 7: Thomas Leonzio
Seat 8: Andrew Boccia
Seat 9: Robert Van Syckle

Table 21
Seat 1: DeVaughn Smith
Seat 2: Daniel Kennedy
Seat 3: Philip Starner
Seat 4: William Muniz
Seat 5: Alex Ivan
Seat 6: — Empty —
Seat 7: Christopher Boyle
Seat 8: Mark Wiser
Seat 9: Troy Baker

Event 1: Andrew Boccia Leads Crowded List

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Level 26: 25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 ante
Players Remaining: 24 of 1,128

Andrew Boccia

One reason for the slowdown in eliminations is the logjam near the top of the counts. Several of the previous big stacks came back to the field and there are a handful in the 2,000,000 range.

The biggest at the moment looks like Andrew Boccia but that could change in a hurry.

They will play three more levels before the remaining players take a 40-minute dinner break.

Event 1: Another Break with a Pay Jump

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Level 25: 20,000/40,000 with a 40,000 ante
Players Remaining: 24 of 1,128

It took a little while to break the slowdown but Event 1 lost three players shortly before the break. The remaining 24 players made another pay jump with everyone guaranteed at least $2,189.

25th: Derek Worley – $1,785
26th: Christopher Kobil – $1,785
27th: Siddharth Siddharth – $1,785

Remaining payouts:

1st: $58,835 + $1,650 Seat
2nd: $41,211
3rd: $26,660
4th: $19,707
5th: $14,918
6th: $11,904
7th: $9,850
8th: $7,836
9th: $5,883
10th-12th: $4,765
13th-15th: $3,755
16th-18th: $3,115
19th-21st: $2,593
22nd-24th: $2,189

Event 2: Last Chance to Register

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$20,000 Guaranteed Structure
Level 8: 500/1,000 with a 1,000 ante
Entries: 109

Wally Maddah

While there is a big slowdown in Event 1, no players eliminated in nearly a level, we decided to peek at the Event 2 field. They are into Level 8 and it’s the last chance to register for the big eight-handed tournament.

They’ve already blown past the $20,000 guaranteed prize pool and the doors will close at 6:30pm after the next break.

We’re seeing plenty of players jump from Event 1 into Event 2 including Wally Maddah, Cheri Beatty, and Brandon Byars.

Event 1: Three-Table Redraw

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Level 24: 20,000/30,000 with a 30,000 ante
Players Remaining: 27 of 1,128

In a snap, Event 1 is down from 179 players to the three-table redraw with 27 players remaining less than six hours after the restart. It took a little while to go from 28 to 27 but they got there when Sean Hampson sent Chuck Lum out late in Level 24.

Tournament staff paused the clock and they are drawing new seats.

28th: Chuck Lum – $1,525
29th: Matthew Leecy – $1,525
30th: Jacqulyn Kagan – $1,525
31st: Yao Zhao – $1,525
32nd: Travis Jackson – $1,525
33rd: Joseph Graci – $1,525
34th: Edgar Ward – $1,525

Event 1: Wayne Daleys Sends Two Out; Four Tables Remain

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Level 24: 15,000/30,000 with a 30,000 ante
Players Remaining: 34 of 1,128

Wayne Daley

Kristopher Villanueva open-shoved for 350,000 and Stephen Dees called on the button. Wayne Daley called in the big blind but did not realize Dees was along for the ride, almost prematurely tabling his hand.

The flop came 6d5h2s and Daley immediately put Dees all in for his last ~370,000. Dees thought for a moment and called for the big three-way pot.

Daley: KdKs
Dees: TsTd
Villanueva: As9s

Daley woke up to a big blind monster and it held after the 4d turn and 2h river for the double knockout.

35th: Stephen Dees – $1,525
36th: Kristopher Villanueva – $1,525
37th: James Kerr – $1,320
38th: Mark Smyrski – $1,320
39th: Robert Schmal – $1,320
40th: Marvin Karlins – $1,320
41st: Todd Backus – $1,320

Event 1: Daniel Kennedy’s Time at the Top

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Level 23: 15,000/25,000 with a 25,000 ante
Players Remaining: 41 of 1,128

Daniel Kennedy

The rush continued after the break and Event 1 is down to the last five tables of the tournament. Daniel Kennedy is taking his turn at the top of the counts with only a nip under 2,000,000. His 1,985,000 is good enough for the current lead but things are in motion.

Jacqulyn Kagan asked if she was the last women standing, and after a quick look around the remaining tables, we determined that she was indeed. She has a little work to do with her stack but she’s fighting the good fight.

42nd: William Criego – $1,320
43rd: Joseph De Lucia – $1,320
44th: Charmaine Kern – $1,320
45th: Nicholas Owens – $1,320
46th: Cary Alter – $1,169
47th: Maurice Paradis – $1,169
48th: Saif Khan – $1,169
49th: Charles Kimbrel – $1,169
50th: Carlos Barbosa – $1,169
51st: Hamid Izadi – $1,169
52nd: David Algava – $1,169
53rd: Karl Manouchakian – $1,169
54th: Ritesh Patel – $1,169
55th: Donald Scheib – $1,061

Jacqulyn Kagan

Event 1: Alex Ivan Doubles Big and Next Round of Results

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Level 22: 10,000/20,000 with a 20,000 ante
Players Remaining: 54 of 1,128

Alex Ivan

Level 21 came to an end and the rest of the Event 1 players could take a breather as the payout line caught up. They are down to the last six tables with another four levels to grind it down further.

Before they went on break, Alex Ivan and Hamid Izadi went to battle with Ivan getting his 607,000 stack after a queen-high flop. Ivan was good with pocket queens against sevens and made a huge double to 1,450,000.

“I made a bad read of his hand,” Izadi admitted.

56th: Robert Gill – $1,061
57th: Daniel Bonet – $1,061
58th: Sebastien Syssau – $1,061
59th: Bryce McVay – $1,061
60th: Shawn Sorgi – $1,061
61st: Derrick Cutler – $1,061
62nd: Joshua Harrison – $1,061
63rd: Mohammad Ali – $1,061
64th: Jamie Forschner – $973
65th: Quyen Hoang – $973
66th: John Alvenus – $973
67th: Wally Maddah – $973
68th: Daniel Vo – $973
69th: Oscar Lindo Zeledon – $973
70th: Narimaan Ahmadi – $973
71st: Mitchell Menes – $973
72nd: Cody Kilgore – $973
73rd: Nashaat Antonious – $892
74th: Troy Bercot – $892
75th: Ronald Groeller – $892
76th: Richard Heiles – $892
77th: Brian Torok – $892
78th: Praveen Challagundla – $892
79th: Blake Burke – $892
80th: Jaime Melgarejo – $892
81st: Amelio Amato – $892
82nd: Deborah Farmer – $815
83rd: Filippos Stavrakis – $815
84th: Nick Palma – $815
85th: Michael Gallo – $815
86th: David Lawrence – $815
87th: Sanjib Acharya – $815
88th: Mark Winchell – $815
89th: Tony Nguyen – $815
90th: Devin Alvarez – $815
91st: Aaron Thivyanathan – $737
92nd: Edward Gilfillan – $737
93rd: Jerome Bocquet – $737
94th: Barbara Cardin – $737
95th: Ronald Johnston – $737
96th: Darryl Thomas Jr – $737
97th: Brandon Miller – $737
98th: Antonio Fernandez – $737

Event 1: Wayne Daley Knocks One Out; Climbs Over One Million

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Level 21: 8,000/16,000 with a 16,000 ante
Players Remaining: 62 of 1,128

Wayne Daley

Wayne Daley was already on the verge of crossing into seven-digit territory and got there on a fortunate turn. He had an opponent all in and at risk but his AhTh was dominated by AcKs.

The Jh6s4d flop changed nothing but he binked the Ts turn to take the lead. The river 4h finished the board and Daley moved up to 1,200,000.

He isn’t the only one running up a stack. Thomas Leonzio began Day 2 with 209,000 but now sits with 1,100,000 as players drop all around him.

Thomas Leonzio

Event 1: First Round of Results

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Level 20: 6,000/12,000 with a 12,000 ante
Players Remaining: 74 of 1,128

After the bubble burst, we have witnessed a long, steady parade to the payout desk. The tournament clock shows 74 players remaining and 98 have processed their Event 1 cash with more than a few in line.

98th: Brandon Miller – $737
99th: Chase Madden – $737
100th: Bradley Patton – $663
101st: Ellen Heller – $663
102nd: Andrew Pappalardo – $663
103rd: Dmitiry Konikov – $663
104th: Kevin Blewitt – $663
105th: Walter Thornton – $663
106th: Benjamin Keathley – $663
107th: Charles Mitchell III – $663
108th: Blair Miller – $663
109th: Quan Ngo – $589
110th: Kevin Pahl – $589
111th: Stephen Ibrahim – $589
112th: Maheshwar Manthani – $589
113th: Juan Rodriguez – $589

Event 1: Bubble Time

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Level 18: 4,000/8,000 with a 8,000 ante
Players Remaining: 114 of 1,128

It took less than five minutes into Level 18 for Event 1 to hit the money bubble. Tournament staff paused the clock and they will play hand-for-hand until one player is eliminated. The clock will be paused with two minutes coming off per hand until they make the money.

Event 1: Philip Starner Among Bubble Leaders

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Level 18: 4,000/8,000 with a 8,000 ante
Players Remaining: 116 of 1,128

Philip Starner

Action is about to get back underway after the color up break and Event 1 is only two eliminations away from bubble play.

Philip Starner is among the top stacks in the room heading to the money with more than 700,000. We found another stack over 800,000 and will identify that player once they put cards back in the air.

Event 1: Notables Near the Bubble

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Level 17: 3,000/6,000 with a 6,000 ante
Players Remaining: 124 of 1,128

Bryce McVay

Event 1 is nearing the bubble but the first break is closer. They are less than a dozen eliminations away from the money with only ten minutes remaining in the level. Once Level 17 is complete, they will take their first break of the day as the 500 denom chips come out of play.

There were plenty of top players making it through to Day 2 including Bryce McVay, Brandon Miller, and Nick Palma along with Willy Maddah, Marvin Kharlins, and Travis Jackson. They are all still around with a chance to make the money.

Unfortunately for some, the list of those who fell short included Parm Mehmi and starting Day 2 chip leader Todd Doan.

Brandon Miller
Nick Palma

Event 1: First Time Visitor

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Level 16: 2,500/5,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 144 of 1,128

Hamid Izadi

Not everyone in today’s restart is a Tampa regular. Some are making their first visit to the poker room including Hamid Izadi.

The Georgia grinder has results all around the country and his latest came at our sister property in Coconut Creek. Izadi went deep in their WSOP Circuit Main Event and cashed out in fourth place for more than $86,000. A near miss on his second WSOPC ring.

Izadi was road tripping with some friends after that series, heard about the Tampa Poker Classic and made Day 2 of the opening Deepstacks Challenge Event 1.