A back-and-forth final battle between John Binns and James Hagan came to a close after about two hours in Event 13, and here is a look at the final hand.
Hagan was all in with , and Binns had him covered holding on a final board reading .
Hagan was eliminated in second place, good for $5,920 in prize money, and Binns took home the top prize of $9,885 along with the SPS guitar pick trophy. His career earnings are now above $200,000 with tonight’s victory.
Binns declined to give an interview after the win, so this concludes the reporting for Event 13.
1st: John Binns – $9,885 + SPS Trophy 2nd: James Hagan – $5,920 3rd: Stephen Allen – $3,740 4th: Ryan Wuebbels – $2,410 5th: Lewis Gallo – $1,870 6th: Amie Martini – $1,480 7th: AJ Kelsall – $1,250 8th: Michael Morgan – $1,090 9th: Duff Charette – $990 10th: Terry Short – $900 11th: Randolph Crowther – $840 12th: Paul Edwards – $780
Here is a look at the seating chart for the final table in Event 13 with chip counts:
Seat 1: John Binns – 392,000 Seat 2: Michael Morgan – 115,000 Seat 3: James Hagan – 240,000 Seat 4: Ryan Wuebbels – 255,000 Seat 5: Steve Allen – 165,000 Seat 6: Bob Gallo – 137,000 Seat 7: Amie Martini – 176,000 Seat 8: AJ Kelsall – 88,000
Wally Maddah and Amie Martini are two local notables making a deep run in Event 13 tonight. Maddah holds more than $700,000 in career earnings, with over 350 cashes on his poker resume. He has won 16 poker tournaments, and the majority of those victories have come here in Tampa (he has tournament 100 cashes overall at this property). The largest cash for the tournament grinder was for $37,361 at the Rock-N-Roll Poker Open at Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood back in 2016.
Martini was the runner-up in a few nights ago in the Big O tournament, which was good for a $6,500 score. Martini is a cash-games mixed-games specialist, and her career tournament earnings stand above $143,000. Martini has one tournament win to her credit here at Seminole Hard Rock Tampa.
2023 Tampa Poker Classic Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa, Florida Event 13 $400 Limit Omaha 8 (Re-Entry) Entries: 93 Prize Pool: $31,155 September 13, 2023
Registration closed for the $400 Limit Omaha 8 tournament with 93 entries to create one of our biggest fields for this tournament. They created a prize pool worth $31,155 and the last 12 players will earn some money.
A min-cash is worth $780 while the Event 13 champ will earn $9,885 and the SPS trophy.
We can’t head into Championship action without putting together a little more Omaha fun. At noon, we have Event 13 with a $400 Limit Omaha 8 tournament and it will be a fun one.
Players sit down to 20K stacks and all levels last 30 minutes. Late registration and unlimited re-entries are available until the start of Level 9 at 4:30 pm. The 30-minute dinner break hits at 6:30 pm and then we find another Omaha champ.
Players begin with 20,000 in chips
Levels last 30 minutes
Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9 (4:30pm)
This is a one-day tournament and plays to completion
2022 WPT Tampa Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa, Florida Event 13 $600 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $30,000 Guaranteed Entries: 161 Prize Pool: $84,525 August 29, 2022
Raminder Singh claimed his second WPT Trophy of the series tonight as the champion of Event 13. Singh topped multiple opponents that are also in the Player of the Series race in his last two opponents (Aaron Thivyanathan – 3rd place and Daniel Couzens – 2nd Place) to grab the top prize worth $22,475.
Here is what he had to say after winning his second event of the tournament series: “It feels great, I’m actually on a business and family and poker trip so it’s good to play late registration and come in and the tournament structures are awesome, so you can come in late after work and play some poker. It’s fantastic and it feels great. Absolutely, I like to play well, and I call myself a true poker amateur, so from that angle I have to play well against these great players that are here from all over that travel here.”
“I talked to my wife, she is a happy camper, and in she is a very supportive wife and she is OK with me staying over, so perhaps I won’t be going back (to Delray Beach) because it’s a pretty long drive, four hours each way and that takes a toll on me, on your sleep and all, so perhaps I’m still 50/50 on that, but I’m more inclined to play some more tournaments and late reg in Level 7 or 8,” said Singh when he was asked about his plans to play in the rest of the tournament series.
Singh also wanted to add something about a fun family competition that he has with his kids. “My daughter and son, we have a trophy competition going on. My daughter is into ice skating, and my son is into swimming so they have their own collection of trophies, and when I win a trophy to take home they are motivated to win more,” said Singh.