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2021 TPC Event #4: Vasyl Chubei ($5,983) Wins Title Outright!

2021 Tampa Poker Classic
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tampa, Florida
Event 4
$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Entries: 183
Prize Pool: $21,960
February 22, 2021

PlaceFirst NameLast NameCityStatePrize Amount
1VASYLCHUBEIRENTONWA$5,983
2TIMOTHYKLINGENBERGCOLUMBIAMD$3,697
3ARTEMIOMACAHIAORLANDOFL$2,548
4TRACYALLENLOUISVILLEKY$1,805
5DEBORAHGREENWAYALAPAHAGA$1,315
6EMMANUELSANTOS ORLANGKISSIMMEEFL$986
7BRYANRODRIGUEZLEHIGH ACRESFL$763
8GLENVEYHIXSONTN$608
9MARKTRYONSUMMERVILLESC$500
10GLENNZUERNALBANYGA$500
11ANDREWBRINKLEYALPHARETTAGA$426
12JAMESMANNMOUNT DORAFL$426
13RYANLUKERTAMPAFL$375
14ANDREWPENDELLDECATURGA$375
15JASPERMAY IIICHARLESTOWNIN$342
16PHILLIPDEMAKISSWAMPSCOTTMA$342
17WALIDMADDAHTAMPAFL$323
18FRANKLAGODICHCANTONOH$323
19DANIELCAMPBELLBUFFALONY$162
20ROBERTABNERLOCH SHELDRAKEFL$161

2021 TPC Day 6 Schedule

Primary Event Schedule

11AM: Event 4 – $150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • Players begin with 15,000 in chips and 20-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until the start of Level 7
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays to completion
  • Event 4 Structure Sheet

Secondary and Satellite Schedule

6PM: $80 Event 5 Satellite (Re-Entry)

  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips and 15-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 6
  • Structure Sheet

Complete 2021 Tampa Poker Classic Schedule

Jason Block Wins Outright in Event 4

2020 Winter Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tampa, Florida
Event 4
$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Entries: 150
Prize Pool: $18,000
December 7, 2020

Jason Block, Event 4 Champion

The new week kicked off with a smaller buy-in Winter Poker Open tournament that had another great group of players. The $150 buy-in tournament drew an even 150 entries and Jason Block took home the outright title for $4,860 after defeating Alex Vazquez heads-up.

Those 150 entries combined to create a prize pool worth $18,000 and a lot of money for the low price. The last 16 spots were set to make some money and they hit the bubble very quickly.

From there, things slowed down and the bubble took more than a level to burst. Jordan Joeckel was short with 17 players remaining but survived to book a min-cash.

WSOP bracelet winner Al Krux fell in eighth place on the final table bubble and the seven players settled in to play for the title. Doug Flagle, Lucas Tae, Matthew Zazaian, Tracy Allen, and Andrew Dill dropped by the wayside until we had a heads-up battle for the title.

Block held a big lead over Vazquez and the match only lasted a few minutes. Vazquez had to settle for second place but the $3,060 payout was the biggest of his career.

Block added to an already nice list of accomplishments, the biggest coming last January when he finished second in the WPTDeepStack Hollywood Main Event for $159K. That showing should have set Block on a heater for 2020 but that was put on hold, like everything else, because of the pandemic.

“It was bad timing but I was able to play some online,” Block said. “And I’ve been playing here and Hollywood since (poker) came back.”

The win was Block’s first recorded title but he plans to play a full WPO schedule for the rest of the week trying to win another guitar trophy.

Congrats to Jason and thanks again to our players for another great tournament.

Event 4 results:

1st: Jason Block – $4,860 + Guitar Trophy
2nd: Alex Vazquez – $3,060
3rd: Andrew Dill – $1,854
4th: Tracy Allen – $1,350
5th: Matthew Zazaian – $1,080
6th: Lucas Tae – $846
7th: Doug Flagle – $684
8th: Al Krux – $594
9th: Christina Read – $522
10th: David Tanner – $486
11th: Christopher Binion – $486
12th: Mohamed Abdelmutaal Elsayed – $486
13th: Martin Rodriguez – $432
14th: David Williams – $432
15th: Lana Nester – $432
16th: Jordan Joeckel – $396

Event 4: Jason Block Defeats Alex Vazquez Heads-Up for Title

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 26:  25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 ante

Jason Block

The fast-moving tournament made it down to heads up between Jason Block and Alex Vazquez with block holding a big chip lead. After trading hands back and forth, Block open-shoved first to act and Vazquez called off his last 505,000.

Block: Ac4s
Vazquez: QcTh

Block was ahead for the title but needed to dodge two live cards. That changed quickly when Block paired the As7c2c flop. Vazquez stood up before the 5c turn and it was over when the 9c hit the river.

Vazquez earned $3,060 for his runner-up finish while Block booked a $4,860 payout for his outright win. This was the biggest cash for Vazquez while Block moved only a few dollars away from topping $200,000 earned in his career.

Tournament recap to come later this evening.

Final table results:

1st: Jason Block – $4,860 + Guitar Trophy
2nd: Alex Vazquez – $3,060
3rd: Andrew Dill – $1,854
4th: Tracy Allen – $1,350
5th: Matthew Zazaian – $1,080
6th: Lucas Tae – $846
7th: Doug Flagle – $684

Alex Vazquez

Event 4: Final Table Lineup

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 21:  8,000/16,000 with a 16,000 ante
Players Remaining: 7 of 150

Keeping up with the theme of the day, Event 4 is quickly down to its final table with seven players vying for the guitar trophy after Al Krux was sent out. Here is the lineup:

Seat 1: Jason Block
Seat 2: Lucas Tae
Seat 3: Matthew Zazaian
Seat 4: Andrew Dill
Seat 5: Doug Flagle
Seat 6: Tracy Allen
Seat 7: Alex Vazquez

Remaining payouts:

1st: $4,860 + Guitar Trophy
2nd: $3,060
3rd: $1,854
4th: $1,350
5th: $1,080
6th: $846
7th: $684

Results so far:

8th: Al Krux – $594
9th: Christina Read – $522
10th: David Tanner – $486
11th: Christopher Binion – $486
12th: Mohamed Abdelmutaal Elsayed – $486
13th: Martin Rodriguez – $432
14th: David Williams – $432
15th: Lana Nester – $432
16th: Jordan Joeckel – $396

Event 4: Bubble Bursts

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 18:  4,000/8,000 with a 8,000 ante
Players Remaining: 16 of 150

The hand-for-hand process took a good long while to put Event 4 in the money, going through more than a complete level at two minutes a pop, but the field is now in the money with 16 players remaining.

Payouts:

1st: $4,860 + Guitar Trophy
2nd: $3,060
3rd: $1,854
4th: $1,350
5th: $1,080
6th: $846
7th: $684
8th: $594
9th: $522
10th-12th: $486
13th-15th: $432
16th: $396

Event 4: Break on the Bubble

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 16:  2,500/5,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 17 of 150

Christina Read

They are blazing through the field and quickly down to bubble play on their next break. There are 17 players remaining with 16 getting paid.

Christina Read and Al Krux did some work getting them there. Read knocked one player out and doubled through another when her kings held against tens and sevens. The reached the bubble when Krux got it in with TcTh against 5d5h and crushed the TdTs7h flop for quads.

They will continue hand-for-hand action when players return.

Event 4: Flying Right Along

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 13:  1,500/2,000 with a 2,000 ante
Players Remaining: 42 of 150

Al Krux

Players are dropping at a steady pace and the tournament is down to the last six tables. The money bubble is still some distance away but they are getting there in a hurry.

We found poker legend Al Krux in the mix today, a player who won a WSOP bracelet before a lot of today’s participants were born. He earned the 1996 WSOP $1,500 Pot Limit Hold’em title (that used to be a game) and has earned more than $1.6 million in a career that included a WSOP Main Event final table in 2004.

Event 4: Prize Pool and Payouts with $4,860 to the Winner

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 7:  300/600 with a 600 ante
Players Remaining: 84 of 150

Another great day in the Poker Room had 150 entries for the $150 buy-in WPO Event 4 creating a nice, even prize pool of $18,000. That’s a big number for the size of the buy-in.

The last 16 spots will be paid out with $396 for a min-cash and $4,860 plus the Guitar Trophy to the champion.

2020 Winter Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tampa, Florida
Event 4
$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Entries: 150
Prize Pool: $18,000
December 7, 2020

1st: $4,860 + Guitar Trophy
2nd: $3,060
3rd: $1,854
4th: $1,350
5th: $1,080
6th: $846
7th: $684
8th: $594
9th: $522
10th-12th: $486
13th-15th: $432
16th: $396

Event 4: Registration Closed with 150 Entries

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Structure
Level 7:  300/600 with a 600 ante
Entries:  150

The first break came to an end, everyone is seated, and registration closed for the fourth tournament on the WPO schedule.

The $150 buy-in tournament drew an even 150 entries on a Monday afternoon for another fine group of players in the Poker Room.

We will post the prize pool and payout information as soon as it is available.