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Stuart Taylor Comes from Behind to Take One-Day Challenge Title

2022 Tampa Poker Classic
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tampa, Florida
Event 10

$1,100 One-Day Challenge (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed

Entries: 177
Prize Pool: $171,690
March 16, 2022

Stuart Taylor

The 2022 Tampa Poker Classic schedule has been ramping up the games as we near Championship weekend and Event 10 was a $1,100 One-Day Challenge tournament. We had a lot of talent in the room and Stuart Taylor came from behind at the final table to take the title after a heads-up deal saw him earn $38,395.

The 177 entries in the tournament more than tripled the $50,000 guarantee and put $171,690 in the prize pool. The last 18 players made some money and they burst the bubble right before the dinner break.

The final table featured past champs and tough players but Stuart outlasting them all to take the title with his chip lead against second-place Buster Hudson.

Congrats to Stuart on his great run!

PlaceFirst NameLast NameCityStateWinnings
1StuartTaylorBridlinston$38,395 *
2BusterHudsonDade CityFL$38,395 *
3RodneyTurvinCairoGA$20,120
4KennethO 'DonnellSt PetersburgFL$14,210
5JoshuaGarberSpring HillFL$10,340
6JamesCalderaroEnglewoodFL$7,750
7WagnerWysotchanskiOrlandoFL$6,000
8MohamadAlhalwaniOrlandoFL$4,800
9DavidMosesAshevilleNC$3,970
10MichaelSkrzynskiIrvingTX$3,970
11JasonKlapmanTampaFL$3,400
12TimothyMilesDavieFL$3,400
13AnthonyAskeyRichmondVA$3,020
14WasimAssafOrlandoFL$3,020
15JustinZakiTampaFL$2,780
16SiddharthSiddharthTampaFL$2,780
17OnderEkinciTampaFL$2,670
18AaronThivyanathanRentonWA$2,670

* – denotes results of a heads-up deal

Event 10: Stuart Taylor Takes Title in Heads-Up Deal

$1,100 One-Day Challenge (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 26:  30,000/60,000 with a 60,000 ante

Stuart Taylor

After Rodney Turvin was eliminated in third place, Stuart Taylor and Buster Hudson wasted no time in chopping up the remaining prize pool right down the middle. Each received $38,395 while Taylor took the top spot for the win and the TPC trophy.

1st: Stuart Taylor – $38,395
2nd: Buster Hudson – $38,395

Buster Hudson

Event 10: Rodney Turvin – 3rd PLace ($20,120)

$1,100 One-Day Challenge (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 26:  30,000/60,000 with a 60,000 ante
Players Remaining:  2 of 17

Rodney Turvin

Right after Ken O’Donnell was eliminated, Stuart Taylor dropped a barrel of 100K chips in the middle from the small blind and Rodney Turvin called all in at risk for about 895,000.

Taylor: Ac8c
Turvin: Ad6s

Turvin was in trouble for his double and Taylor’s hand held on the 9h8d2hTsQs board to send Turvin out in third place.

Stuart Taylor – 3,100,000 (52 bb)
Rodney Turvin – Eliminated in 3rd Place ($20,120)

Event 10: Ken O’Donnell – 4th Place ($14,210)

$1,100 One-Day Challenge (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 26:  30,000/60,000 with a 60,000 ante
Players Remaining:  3 of 17

Ken O’Donnell

Stuart Taylor was now holding the big stack, shipped all in from the small blind and Ken O’Donnell called at risk from the big for 385,000.

Taylor: KdTh
O’Donnell: Ad3d

O’Donnell was ahead for his double up, faded the Jc8c6d flop and 8h turn. Taylor jumped ahead and took the pot on the Td river to send O’Donnell out in fourth place.

Stuart Taylor – 2,100,000 (35 bb)
Ken O’Donnell – Eliminated in 4th Place ($14,210)

Event 10: Josh Garber – 5th Place ($10,340)

$1,100 One-Day Challenge (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 26:  30,000/60,000 with a 60,000 ante
Players Remaining:  4 of 17

Josh Garber

Buster Hudson opened to 200,000 from the button and Josh Garber moved all in for a bit more to get a quick call from Hudson.

Hudson: Ad3h
Garber: 9d4d

Garber needed to improve but the board ran out 8s4h2c5sJh to send him out in fifth place while breaking the logjam at the five-handed final table.

Buster Hudson – 1,700,000 (34 bb)
Josh Garber – Eliminated in 5th Place ($10,340)

Event 10: Stuart Taylor Doubles Through Rodney Turvin

$1,100 One-Day Challenge (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 25:  25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 ante
Players Remaining:  5 of 17

Rodney Turvin opened to 125,000 from the button, Stuart Taylor moved all in for 415,000 from the big blind and Turvin called.

Turvin: Ah5s
Taylor: Kd8h

Taylor had two live cards and paired his king on the Kh7h4h flop. He needed to fade hearts and aces and did that when the board finished 3d and 9c for another final table double.

Stuart Taylor – 855,000 (17 bb)
Rodney Turvin – 1,050,000 (21 bb)

Event 10: Josh Garber Doubles Through Ken O’Donnell

$1,100 One-Day Challenge (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 25:  25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 ante
Players Remaining:  5 of 17

Ken O’Donnell opened to 125,000, Josh Garber moved all in for 505,000 from the big blind and O’Donnell called.

Garber: Ah5h
O’Donnell: KsTs

Garber was ahead for the double but needed to fade two suited live cards. The dealer ran it out 7d2h2s9c4c and Garber found his double.

Josh Garber – 1,085,000 (22 bb)
Ken O’Donnell – 550,000 (11 bb)

Event 10: Buster Hudson Doubles Through Rodney Turvin

$1,100 One-Day Challenge (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 25:  25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 ante
Players Remaining:  5 of 17

Buster Hudson

Chip leader Rodney Turvin open-shipped from the cutoff and Buster Hudson called on the button. Josh Garber peeled looking for a big hand in the big blind but had to fold.

Hudson: 9s9d
Turvin: Ah9c

“You have one of my nines,” Hudson joked.

He was ahead for the double and faded the aces on the Js7c7hQcJd board to drag the big pot.

Buster Hudson – 1,485,000 (30 bb)
Rodney Turvin – 1,070,000 (21 bb)

Event 10: Counts on Break

$1,100 One-Day Challenge (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 25:  25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 ante
Players Remaining:  5 of 17

Stacks made some moves around the table during Level 24 but there are still five alive with a chance for the title. Rodney Turvin continues to lead but stacks are starting the thin out.

Seat 2: Ken O’Donnell – 1,200,000 (24 bb)
Seat 4: Rodney Turvin – 1,665,000 (33 bb)
Seat 5: Buster Hudson – 680,000 (14 bb)
Seat 6: Stuart Taylor – 1,090,000 (22 bb)
Seat 7: Josh Garber – 655,000 (13 bb)

Remaining payouts:

1st: $47,460 + TPC trophy
2nd: $29,330
3rd: $20,120
4th: $14,210
5th: $10,340

Event 10: Josh Garber Doubles Through Buster Hudson

$1,100 One-Day Challenge (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 23:  15,000/30,000 with a 30,000 ante
Players Remaining:  5 of 17

Josh Garber open-shipped for 485,000 from the cutoff and Buster Hudson quickly called from the big blind.

Garber: 6c6h
Hudson: AhKc

It was a race and Hudson took the lead when he paired his king on the Kh8d7h flop. Garber stood up from his seat when the turn came 3h and quickly sat back down when he spiked the two-out 6s on the river to double up.

Josh Garber – 1,015,000 (34 bb)
Buster Hudson – 405,000 (14 bb)