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James Keating Wins TPC Seniors After Five-Way Deal

2022 Tampa Poker Classic
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tampa, Florida
Event 5

$250 Seniors 50+ (Re-Entry)
$10,000 Guaranteed

Entries: 216
Prize Pool: $44,280
March 14, 2022

James Keating

The popular Seniors Event on the Tampa Poker Classic schedule kicked off on Monday morning and James Keating captured the crown 12 hours later after a five-way deal saw him earn $6,068 along with the $2,200 TPC Event 12 seat.

The $250 special event drew 216 entries to put $44,280 in the prize pool, more than quadrupling the $10,000 guarantee. The last 22 players earned some money with the bubble bursting shortly before dinner break.

Keating was among the leaders at the start of the final table and we the top stack when Tamra Piderit was eliminated in sixth place. The last four players decided to split the remaining prize pool right down the middle with Keating’s chip lead earning him the title, the trophy, and the big game seat in TPC Event 12.

Results:

PlaceFirst NameLast NameCityStateWinnings
1JamesKeatingBradentonFL$6,058 *
2VittarioIemoloSarasotaFL$6,058 *
3WilliamHillValdostaGA$6,058 *
4JulioCacoiloEtobicoleeON$6,058 *
5DarrylWoodruffClearwaterFL$6,058 *
6TamraPideritTallahasseeFL$1,890
7MichaelWhitePrairie VillageKS$1,450
8BrendaPerryJacksonvilleFL$1,150
9GregoryMastersonSarasotaFL$930
10OkHaseltonWesley ChapelFL$930
11GeorgePettenTorontoON$790
12EricGreenmanBrooksvilleFL$790
13GlenBallengerWinter SpringsFL$690
14PeggyWinslerLakewood RanchFL$690
15SylviaBernsteinOcalaFL$620
16William RayMantoothClearwaterFL$620
17CraigHueffnerRacineWI$580
18RobertPrattIndian Rocks BeachFL$580
19ReeseVinesCantonmentFL$580
20ThomasHunnicuttSebringFL$580
21MarkWiserLand O LakesFL$560
22GiovanniBenedettiSaint PetersburgFL$560

* – denotes results of a five-way deal

Seniors Event: Updated Counts on Break

$250 Seniors 50+ (Re-Entry)
$10,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 21:  10,000/20,000 with a 20,000 ante
Players Remaining:  8 of 216

Julio Cacoilo

Greg Masterson was ahead when they formed the final table but he was gone before the end of the level, losing twice to nines to go out in ninth place.

The eight remaining players went on break and here’s a better look at their counts with Julio Cacoilo leading.

Seat 2: Richard Hill – 320,000 (16 bb)
Seat 3: Vittario Iemolo – 545,000 (27 bb)
Seat 4: Mike White – 445,000 (22 bb)
Seat 5: Brenda Perry – 195,000 (10 bb)
Seat 6: Julio Cacoilo – 950,000 (48 bb)
Seat 7: Darryl Woodruff – 735,000 (37 bb)
Seat 8: Jim Keating – 625,000 (31 bb)
Seat 9: Tamra Piderit – 505,000 (25 bb)

Remaining payouts:

1st: $11,850 + TPC Event 12 seat
2nd: $7,340
3rd: $5,020
4th: $3,530
5th: $2,550
6th: $1,890
7th: $1,450
8th: $1,150

Seniors Event: Final Table Lineup

$250 Seniors 50+ (Re-Entry)
$10,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 20:  8,000/16,000 with a 16,000 ante
Players Remaining:  9 of 216

With Ok Haselton falling out in tenth place, the Seniors Event dropped to the final table nine. Greg Masterson and Vittario Iemolo are in a virtual dead heat for the chip lead but everyone is still in contention.

Seat 1: Greg Masterson – 680,000 (43 bb)
Seat 2: Richard Hill – 180,000 (11 bb)
Seat 3: Vittario Iemolo – 685,000 (43 bb)
Seat 4: Mike White – 470,000 (29 bb)
Seat 5: Brenda Perry – 210,000 (13 bb)
Seat 6: Julio Cacoilo – 605,000 (38 bb)
Seat 7: Darryl Woodruff – 580,000 (36 bb)
Seat 8: Jim Keating – 560,000 (35 bb)
Seat 9: Tamra Piderit – 268,000 (17 bb)

10th: Ok Haselton – $930
11th: Geroge Petten – $790
12th: Eric Greeman – $790
13th: Glen Ballenger – $690
14th: Peggy Winsler – $690
15th: Sylvia Bernstein – $620
16th: Bill Mantooth – $620

Remaining payouts:

1st: $11,850 + TPC Event 12 seat
2nd: $7,340
3rd: $5,020
4th: $3,530
5th: $2,550
6th: $1,890
7th: $1,450
8th: $1,150
9th: $930

Seniors Event: Two-Table Redraw

$250 Seniors 50+ (Re-Entry)
$10,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 18:  5,000/10,000 with a 10,000 ante
Players Remaining:  16 of 216

The Seniors Event quickly dropped down to 16 players after the dinner break and tournament staff paused the clock to redraw seats for everyone at the last two tables. Everyone has locked up $620 but there’s some big money waiting along with the TPC Event 12 seat.

17th: Craig Hueffner – $580
18th: Robert Pratt – $580
19th: Reese Vines – $580
20th: Thomas Hunicutt – $580
21st: Mark Wiser – $560
22nd: Giovanni Benedetti – $560

Remaining payouts:

1st: $11,850 + TPC Event 12 seat
2nd: $7,340
3rd: $5,020
4th: $3,530
5th: $2,550
6th: $1,890
7th: $1,450
8th: $1,150
9th-10th: $930
11th-12th: $790
13th-14th: $690
15th-16th: $620

Seniors Event: Sylvia Bernstein Bursts the Bubble; Tamra Piderit Doubles

$250 Seniors 50+ (Re-Entry)
$10,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 16:  3,000/6,000 with a 6,000 ante
Players Remaining:  22 of 216

Sylvia Bernstein

It took a while to burst the bubble and they nearly rolled into overtime for the dinner break. But with a minute remaining in Level 16, we had two all-ins called at two tables.

On Table 11, one player moved all in for 30,500 and Sylvia Bernstein called in the small blind to put him at risk.

Bernstein: 4s4c
Opponent: Ah9d

It was a race and Bernstein’s fours held as the board ran out 8h8d5sJh3h. The all in player was eliminated but needed to wait for action on the table.

With the flop reading Jc6s3s, Tamra Piderit moved all in for 68,500 and her opponent called.

Piderit: KhKd
Opponent: AcJs

Piderit was ahead with her over pair kings but needed to fade the top pair/top kicker of her opponent. The Ts turn and Kc river finished the board and Piderit made a set of kings to double on the bubble.

The field played one more hand before tournament staff sent them on a 30-minute dinner break.

Tamra Piderit

Seniors Event: Money Bubble Time

$250 Seniors 50+ (Re-Entry)
$10,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 16:  3,000/6,000 with a 6,000 ante
Players Remaining:  23 of 216

With time running down towards the dinner break, Amie Martini was eliminated in 24th place to put the Seniors Event on the money bubble.

Tournament staff paused the clock and will take two minutes off for each hand dealt on the bubble until one more player is knocked out to put them in the money.

Seniors Event: Bill Mantooth and Amie Martini Lead After Break

$250 Seniors 50+ (Re-Entry)
$10,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 13:  1,500/3,000 with a 3,000 ante
Players Remaining:  48 of 216

Bill Mantooth

Seniors Event players were sent on another break after Level 12 and returned to action with six tables remaining. Only 48 players in contention for the title with two big stacks leading them all.

Bill Mantooth is out front with a big stack worth 266,000 while Amie Martini is right on his tail with 243,500. There are few stack near 200K so they have a nice advantage at this stage.

Amie Martini

Seniors Event: Familiar Faces

$250 Seniors 50+ (Re-Entry)
$10,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 11:  1,000/2,000 with a 2,000 ante
Players Remaining:  65 of 216

Terri-Anne Crawford

The Seniors Event always brings out friendly faces to the poker room and today is no different. They are having a great time slinging chips and playing some poker.

Our first quick walk through the field found Terri-Anne Crawford, Deborah Farmer, Vittario Iemolo, and Event 2 final table member Marcus Gurley among others.

Deborah Farmer
Marcus Gurley
Vittario Iemolo

Seniors Event: Prize Pool and Payouts with $11,850 to Seniors Champ

2022 Tampa Poker Classic
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tampa, Florida
Event 5

$250 Seniors 50+ (Re-Entry)
$10,000 Guaranteed

Entries: 216
Prize Pool: $44,280
March 14, 2022

Registration closed on the Seniors 50+ Event and the $250 buy-in tournament drew 216 entries to quadruple the $10,000 guarantee. They put $44,280 in the prize pool with the last 22 getting paid. A min-cash is worth $560 while the Seniors Event champ will earn $11,850 and a $2,200 buy-in seat to TPC Event 12.

1st: $11,850 + TPC Event 12 seat
2nd: $7,340
3rd: $5,020
4th: $3,530
5th: $2,550
6th: $1,890
7th: $1,450
8th: $1,150
9th-10th: $930
11th-12th: $790
13th-14th: $690
15th-16th: $620
17th-20th: $580
21st-22nd: $560