2022 Tampa Poker Classic Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa, Florida Event 14 $1,700 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $50,000 Guaranteed Entries: 94 Prize Pool: $141,000 March 20 – 21, 2022
Event 14 was the last multi-day tournament on the Tampa Poker Classic schedule and the turnout was great. It had a $1,700 buy-in and the 94 entries pushed the $50,000 guarantee into a $141,000 prize pool.
The last 10 spots will make some money with $4,040 for a min-cash and the Event 14 champ will earn $45,970 along with the TPC trophy.
$1,700 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $50,000 Guaranteed | Structure Level 1: 100/100 with a 100 ante
Just because players didn’t make it deep in the Tampa Poker Classic Championship, that doesn’t mean we don’t have another big option for them. Event 14 will run alongside Day 2 of the Championship with a healthy prize pool and slow structure.
Event 14 is a $1,700 buy-in tournament with a $50,000 guaranteed prize pool and two-day format. Players start with 30,000 stacks and all levels last 40 minutes. Late registration and unlimited re-entries are available until the start of Level 10 at 10:45 pm.
Day 1 will come to an end after Level 12 and survivors will return tomorrow to play it out for the title.
$50,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
Players begin with 30,000 in chips
Levels last 40 minutes each
Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 10 (10:45pm)
2021 WPT Tampa Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa, Florida $3,500 WPT Tampa Championship $2,000,000 Guaranteed Entries: 1,165 Prize Pool: $3,728,000 June 18-22, 2021
The WPT main tour came to Tampa for the first time and we headlined our inaugural series with the $2,000,000 guaranteed WPT Tampa Championship. The tournament drew players from around the world and it was Brian Altman outlasting them all for his third WPT title along with $613,225.
“My experience playing WPT Tampa for the first time was fantastic,” Atman said. “The venue is beautiful, the staff is great, and the tournaments are well-run. I’ve had a blast down here.”
The $3,500 buy-in tournament featured two starting flights and combined for 1,165 entries creating a prize pool worth $3,728,000. Both those numbers were records for our tournaments; our biggest Championship field and the top prize pool in our history.
Altman came into the last day of the tournament with a big lead and went wire-to-wire at the final table as players dropped around him. In addition to Altman, two other players came to the final table with a chance to win another WPT title. Jonathan Jaffe fell short in fourth place followed by Zachary Smiley in third.
With a nearly four-to-one chip lead to start heads up with Gabriel Abusada, Altman quickly won the match and became only the seventh player to earn a third WPT title.
“This is a really special World Poker Tour title for me,” Altman said after his win. “I’m joining the elusive club of three-time champions, which only a few people have done.”
“To be among that company makes me feel really proud.”
Final table results:
1st: Brian Altman – $613,225 2nd: Gabriel Abusada – $408,825 3rd: Zachary Smiley – $302,200 4th: Jonathan Jaffe – $225,675 5th: John Haas – $170,275 6th: Will Berry – $129,825 7th: Dave Berman – $100,030 8th: Steve Queen – $77,900 9th: T.K. Miles – $61,325