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Main Event: Vitor Coelho – 10th Place ($9,462)

$1,650 Tampa Poker Classic Main Event
$300,000 Guaranteed
 | Structure | Payouts
Level 22: 8,000/16,000 with a 16,000 ante
Players Remaining: 9 of 332

Vitor Coelho

Before much of ado and counts were completed, Ken O’Donnell opened to 40,000 from under the gun and Vitor Coelho called in the small blind to see the 8c5c3s flop. Coelho checked, O’Donnell bet 30,000 and Coelho check-raised all in for ~320,000.

O’Donnell snapped a call as fast as possible.

O’Donnell: kdkc
Coelho: jcjd

A final table cooler for Coelho and he could not find a lucky save on the qc turn or 7c river to exit in tenth place. He took home $9,462 and the rest of the table prepared to bag up for a return tomorrow.

Ken O’Donnell – 1,690,000 (106 bb)
Vitor Coelho – Eliminated in 10th place ($9,462)

Main Event: Final Table Lineup

$1,650 Tampa Poker Classic Main Event
$300,000 Guaranteed
 | Structure | Payouts
Level 22: 8,000/16,000 with a 16,000 ante
Players Remaining: 10 of 332

The last ten players redrew seats at the last table of the Tampa Poker Classic Main Event. Cards are in the air, the lineup is listed below, and we will grab estimated counts as they go.

Seat 1: Vitor Coelho
Seat 2: Chad Kitchen
Seat 3: Ken O’Donnell
Seat 4: Karl Manouchakian
Seat 5: Andrew Boccia
Seat 6: Justin Zaki
Seat 7: Amelio Amato
Seat 8: Jeff Trudeau Jr
Seat 9: Matt Leecy
Seat 10: Filipp Khavin

Remaining payouts:

1st: $112,425
2nd: $79,152
3rd: $50,906
4th: $31,050
5th: $23,979
6th: $19,870
7th: $16,683
8th: $13,944
9th: $11,245
10th: $9,462

Main Event: Paul Vlahos – 11th Place ($9,462)

$1,650 Tampa Poker Classic Main Event
$300,000 Guaranteed
 | Structure | Payouts
Level 22: 8,000/16,000 with a 16,000 ante
Players Remaining: 10 of 332

Paul Vlahos

Paul Vlahos sent a double to Vitor Coelho and was left with 168,000. Those went in the middle from the cutoff and Justin Zaki was the only caller.

Vlahos: qhqs
Zaki: acjh

Vlahos was looking good until Zaki smashed the ahjdjs flop. The board finished kh and 5s to send Vlahos out in 11th place while setting up the final table ten.

Justin Zaki – 1,420,000 (89 bb)
Paul Vlahos – Eliminated in 11th place ($9,462)

Main Event: Andrew Boccia Triples Up Against One Opponent

$1,650 Tampa Poker Classic Main Event
$300,000 Guaranteed
 | Structure | Payouts
Level 22: 8,000/16,000 with a 16,000 ante
Players Remaining: 11 of 332

Andrew Boccia was down to 76,000 and open-shoved from the cutoff. Matt Leecy called on the button, Chad Kitchen folded his small blind, and Jeff Trudeau moved all in from the big blind to get a quick fold from Dandrea.

Trudeau: 9s9c
Boccia: adqh

Boccia was racing to stay in the Main Event and caught the river on the td7c6djcqc to triple up. It was barely a blip on the other stacks.

Andrew Boccia – 176,000 (11 bb)

Main Event: Ioannis Patsourakis – 12th Place ($9,462)

$1,650 Tampa Poker Classic Main Event
$300,000 Guaranteed
 | Structure | Payouts
Level 22: 8,000/16,000 with a 16,000 ante
Players Remaining: 11 of 332

Ioannis Patsourakis

We had two quick doubles after dinner with Amelio Amato and Vitor Coelho getting a reprieve. Soon after, Ioannis Patsourakis opened to 32,000 from under the gun and Karl Manouchakian defended his big blind to the qs6s4h flop.

Manouchakian checked, Patsourakis bet 40,000 and Manouchakian check-raised to 150,000. Patsourakis announced all in and Manouchakian quickly called the 320,000 shove.

Manouchakian: qd6h
Patsourakis: ksjs

Patsourakis was on a flush drew against Manouchakian’s two pair but blanked the ah turn and 7d river to exit in 12th place.

Karl Manouchakian – 1,350,000 (84 bb)
Ioannis Patsourakis – Eliminated in 12th place ($9,462)

Main Event: Dinner Time Counts

$1,650 Tampa Poker Classic Main Event
$300,000 Guaranteed
 | Structure | Payouts
Level 22: 8,000/16,000 with a 16,000 ante
Players Remaining: 12 of 332

Ken O’Donnell

The 12 remaining players are in the midst of their hour-long dinner break. They will return and continue playing until we have the final table nine set for a return tomorrow.

Ken O’Donnell leads the way with 1,765,000 and we have three stacks at ten big blinds or less.

Estimated counts on break:

Table 20
Seat 1: — Empty —
Seat 2: Justin Zaki – 1,370,000 (86 bb)
Seat 3: Ken O’Donnell – 1,765,000 (110 bb)
Seat 4: Amelio Amato – 435,000 (27 bb)
Seat 5: Filipp Khavin – 610,000 (38 bb)
Seat 6: Vitor Coelho – 141,000 (9 bb)
Seat 7: Paul Vlahos – 253,000 (16 bb)
Seat 8: — Empty —
Seat 9: — Empty —

Table 21
Seat 1: — Empty —
Seat 2: Karl Manouchakian – 1,300,000 (81 bb)
Seat 3: — Empty —
Seat 4: Ioannis Patsourakis – 156,000 (10 bb)
Seat 5: Andrew Boccia – 132,000 (8 bb)
Seat 6: Matt Leecy – 1,200,000 (75 bb)
Seat 7: Chad Kitchen – 1,491,000 (93 bb)
Seat 8: — Empty —
Seat 9: Jeff Trudeau Jr – 1,204,000 (75 bb)

Remaining payouts:

1st: $112,425
2nd: $79,152
3rd: $50,906
4th: $31,050
5th: $23,979
6th: $19,870
7th: $16,683
8th: $13,944
9th: $11,245
10th-12th: $9,462

Main Event: Randy Spain Eliminated by Justin Zaki

$1,650 Tampa Poker Classic Main Event
$300,000 Guaranteed
 | Structure | Payouts
Level 21: 6,000/12,000 with a 12,000 ante
Players Remaining: 12 of 332

Randy Spain

Justin Zaki opened to 27,000 from under the gun and Randy Spain moved all in for 111,000 from the big blind. Zaki folded but on the next hand, action folded to Spain in the small blind and he moved all in once again. This time it was for 156,000 and Zaki called after a short think.

Zaki: as7s
Spain: ahqd

Spain was in good shape for a double but Zaki moved ahead on the kh7d6d flop. The 5h turn and 2s river could not save Spain to send him out in 13th place.

It’s been a nice run for Spain over the last few weeks. He finished 20th in the WPTDeepStacks Hollywood Main Event and followed that up with 23rd place in the Seminole Coconut Creek WSOP Circuit Main Event. Combined with today’s 13th place finish, he is set for a big run in the WPT SHR Hollywood Showdown Championship (our next big SHR Poker series).

Justin Zaki – 1,100,000 (92 bb)
Randy Spain – Eliminated in 13th place ($8,093)

Main Event: Vitor Coelho Doubles through Jeff Trudeau Jr.

$1,650 Tampa Poker Classic Main Event
$300,000 Guaranteed
 | Structure | Payouts
Level 21: 6,000/12,000 with a 12,000 ante
Players Remaining: 14 of 332

Vitor Coelho

Vitor Coelho was under the gun and shoved for 98,000. Jeff Trudeau Jr. called from his direct left. It folded all the way around and Coelho and Trudeau were heads-up with Coelho at risk.

Trudeau: asth
Coelho: kdqh

Runout: adkh2dqd6d

Trudeau and Coelho each flopped a pair, but Trudeau’s was best. The turn qd changed that, though, as Coelho hit kings-up. The river was a blank and Coelho doubled through Trudeau. Despite the beat, Trudeau retained one of the biggest stacks in the event.

Vitor Coelho – 226,000
Jeff Trudeau Jr. – 1,450,000

Main Event: More Head to the Rail

$1,650 Tampa Poker Classic Main Event
$300,000 Guaranteed
 | Structure | Payouts
Level 21: 6,000/12,000 with a 12,000 ante
Players Remaining: 14 of 332

Luke Vrabel’s 17th-place elimination sparked another two quick bustouts as Trey Harrell and Sterling Savill followed him to the rail shortly after.

Here’s a look at the eliminations since place reached the final two tables:

18th: Huicun Qiao – $6,778

15th: Sterling Savill – $8,093
16th: Trey Harrell – $6,778
17th: Luke Vrabel – $6,778
18th: Huicun Qiao – $6,778

Main Event: Luke Vrabel — 17th Place ($6,778)

$1,650 Tampa Poker Classic Main Event
$300,000 Guaranteed
 | Structure | Payouts
Level 20: 5,000/10,000 with a 10,000 ante
Players Remaining: 16 of 332

Luke Vrabel

Luke Vrabel open-shoved about 170,000 from middle position and Chad Kitchen called from the big blind. Vrabel was the at-risk player and racing for his tournament life.

Luke Vrabel’s all-in bet

Kitchen: 8s8h
Vrabel: kcqc

Runout: 4s4c2s8c9s

Kitchen hit a boat on the turn and Vrabel was drawing dead. He was elminated in 17th place for $6,778 while Kitchen solidified his spot among the big stack.

Chad Kitchen – 1,320,000
Luke Vrabel – Eliminated in 17th place ($6,778)

Main Event: Big Stacks, Small Pot

$1,650 Tampa Poker Classic Main Event
$300,000 Guaranteed
 | Structure | Payouts
Level 20: 5,000/10,000 with a 10,000 ante
Players Remaining: 17 of 332

Jeff Trudeau Jr. (right) and Chad Kitchen (left)

Two of the biggest stacks left in the tournament recently faced off when Jeff Trudeau Jr. opened with an early-position raise and Chad Kitchen defended his big blind.

Big stacks see a flop

The flop fell jd6s3c and Kitchen checked. Trudeau C-bet 22,000 and Kitchen called.

The turn was the 9d and both players checked.

Completing the board was the 2s and Kitchen lead for 44,000. Trudeau called and Kitchen turned over asqs for ace-queen high. Trudeau’s ax9x pair was best and he took the small pot.

Jeff Trudeau Jr. – 1,405,000
Chad Kitchen – 1,230,000

Main Event: Quick Run to Two Tables

$1,650 Tampa Poker Classic Main Event
$300,000 Guaranteed
 | Structure | Payouts
Level 20: 5,000/10,000 with a 10,000 ante
Players Remaining: 18 of 332

Table 20

It took only about 45 minutes to drop from 27 players to 18 and the action has freshly combined to the final two tables. Stacks are deep now with a 58-big-blind average, so it’s likely to tighten up with the pay jumps getting bigger and bigger.

Table 21

19th: Rodney Rodrigue – $5,603
20th: Alex Ivan – $5,603
21st: Brandon Caputo – $5,603
22nd: Jon Hoellein – $4,482
23rd: Michael McCarthy – $4,482
24th: Charles Kelley – $4,482
25th: Karen Longfellow – $3,860
26th: James Kerr – $3,860
27th: Christopher Dandrea – $3,860

Additional results are available in the posts below.

Main Event: Alex Ivan Eliminated in Three-Way All-in

$1,650 Tampa Poker Classic Main Event
$300,000 Guaranteed
 | Structure | Payouts
Level 19: 4,000/8,000 with a 8,000 ante
Players Remaining: 19 of 332

Alex Ivan

Staff approached the table to find Alex Ivan on the button with 60,000 chips in the pot. Randolph Spain was in the big blind all-in for 90,000. Ken O’Donnell was in late position also all-in and having both players well covered.

Action was on Ivan who had about 400,000 chips he needed to make a decision with. There were a few minutes spent in the tank before Ivan called, “Clock,” on himself and the 30-second countdown started. He called and all three hands were tabled.

O’Donnell: khkd
Ivan: jcjd
Spain: 8h8d

Runout: qd8c6c7d3s

Spain’s spiked a set to triple up while Ivan was eliminated in 20th place.

Randolph Spain – 290,000
Ken O’Donnell – 1,250,000
Alex Ivan – Eliminated in 20th place ($5,603)

Main Event: 27 Players, Three Tables Remain

$1,650 Tampa Poker Classic Main Event
$300,000 Guaranteed
 | Structure | Payouts
Level 19: 4,000/8,000 with a 8,000 ante
Players Remaining: 27 of 332

1st: $112,425
2nd: $79,152
3rd: $50,906
4th: $31,050
5th: $23,979
6th: $19,870
7th: $16,683
8th: $13,944
9th: $11,245
10th-12th: $9,462
13th-15th: $8,093
16th-18th: $6,778
19th-21st: $5,603
22nd-24th: $4,482
25th-27th: $3,860

28th: Mark Radcliff – $3,416
29th: Hai Ly – $3,416

Additional results are available in the post below.

Main Event: Wally Maddah Down as the First in-the-Money Elimination

$1,650 Tampa Poker Classic Main Event
$300,000 Guaranteed
 | Structure | Payouts
Level 18: 3,000/6,000 with a 6,000 ante
Players Remaining: 33 of 332

Wally Maddah

Wally Maddah’s unlikely run came to an end in 34th place. It was on the first hand after the bubble burst that his 2,000 chips went into the middle and never came back.

Wally Maddah – Eliminated in 34th place ($3,416)

Main Event: Cody Hernandez Eliminated on the Bubble; Wally Maddah Sneaks into the Money with 2,000 Chips

$1,650 Tampa Poker Classic Main Event
$300,000 Guaranteed
 | Structure | Payouts
Level 18: 3,000/6,000 with a 6,000 ante
Players Remaining: 34 of 332

Cody Hernandez

With 35 players remaining and 34 finishing in the money, Cody Hernandez and start-of-day chip leader John O’Neal played what would be Hernandez’s last hand.

When staff approached the table, Hernandez was in late position facing off against O’Neal in the cutoff. O’Neal had 45,000 chips slid into the pot while Hernandez moved all-in for 261,000 total. Action was back on O’Neal. He called and the hands were up.

O’Neal: qcqd
Hernandez: ahkh

Runout: 8c4s2h8djc

O’Neal’s pair held and Hernandez was eliminated on the bubble. The remaining 34 players — including Wally Maddah at a neighboring table with only 2,000 chips — were sent into the money.

Wally Maddah flashes his final two orange 1,000 chips

John O’Neal – 730,000
Wally Maddah – 2,000
Cody Hernandez – Eliminated

Main Event: Erik Christensen Out

$1,650 Tampa Poker Classic Main Event
$300,000 Guaranteed
 | Structure | Payouts
Level 18: 3,000/6,000 with a 6,000 ante
Players Remaining: 37 of 332

Erik Christensen

Florida’s Erik Christensen is the most recent casualty here on Day 2 of the Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Poker Classic Main Event. Christensen unofficially fell in 38th place with only the top 34 finishing in the money.

Erik Christensen – Eliminated

Main Event: Break Time with the Bubble Approaching

$1,650 Tampa Poker Classic Main Event
$300,000 Guaranteed
 | Structure | Payouts
Heading to Level 18: 3,000/6,000 with a 6,000 ante
Players Remaining: 39 of 332

Chris Tryba’s chip-leading stack at first break

The day’s first break has arrived and players are on a quick 15-minute recess. Blinds are about to go up 3,000/6,000 with a 6,000 ante and the money bubble is right around the corner. There are 39 left with only 34 finishing in the money.

Here’s a look at some of the short stacks hoping to sneak their way into a payday:

  • Trey Harrell – 104,000
  • Karen Longfellow – 99,000
  • Charles Kelly – 84,000
  • Randolph Spain – 81,000
  • Jeff Russell – 70,000
  • Wally Maddah – 47,000
  • Vitor Coelho – 38,000

Main Event: Two to the Rail Courtesy of Ken O’Donnell

$1,650 Tampa Poker Classic Main Event
$300,000 Guaranteed
 | Structure | Payouts
Level 17: 2,500/5,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 41 of 332

Ken O’Donnell

There was three-way, preflop action between Ken O’Donnell, Aric Pluskat and Matthew Smith. O’Donnell had the best of it, while Pluskat and Smith were all-in and behind.

O’Donnell: asad
Pluskat: kskh
Smith: ahkd

Runout: ts9c4d3s7s

No help for the crew. O’Donnell’s aces held while Pluskat and Smith were sent to the rail shy of the money. O’Donnell piled up about 800,000 chips and took the lead.

Ken O’Donnell – 800,000
Aric Pluskat – Eliminated
Matthew Smith – Eliminated

Main Event: Fillip Khavin Flops a Boat, Eliminates Chris Boyle

$1,650 Tampa Poker Classic Main Event
$300,000 Guaranteed
 | Structure | Payouts
Level 17: 2,500/5,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 46 of 332

Filipp Khavin

Chris Boyle was short and his all-in bet wasn’t for much. Filipp Khavin called and Boyle needed to hold to hold onto his tournament life.

Boyle: acjc
Khavin: tc9c

Runout: td9s9d4c7s

The flop came fast, giving Khavin a boat. Boyle was out of his seat and on his way out before the river even hit.

Chris Boyle

Filipp Khavin – 220,000
Chris Boyle – Eliminated

Main Event: Level Up After Slow Kickoff

$1,650 Tampa Poker Classic Main Event
$300,000 Guaranteed
 | Structure | Payouts
Level 17: 2,500/5,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 52 of 332

The day’s first level was rather uneventful with only six players hitting the rail. We’re up now with Level 17 at 2,500/5,000 and a 5,000 ante. The average stack sits at just over 191,000 good for about 38 big blinds.

Wally Maddah, Vitor Coelho, Randy Spain, Trey Harrell, Luke Vrabel and Huicun Qiao are among some of the short stacks looking still looking to spin it up.