Tampa Poker Classic

Tampa Poker Classic Schedule — March 18th Thru March 29th

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Primary Schedule

EVENTDATETIMEBUY-INTOURNAMENT DESCRIPTIONStructure
1March 18, 202011AM$180One Day $50K No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)|25,000 CHIPS 25 MIN | $50,000 GTDStructure
2AMarch 18, 20206PM$360No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)|20,000 CHIPS 30/40 MIN | $150,000 GTDStructure
2BMarch 19, 202011AM$360--Structure
2CMarch 19, 20206PM$360--Structure
2DMarch 20, 202011AM$360--Structure
2EMarch 20, 20206PM$360--Structure
2FMarch 21, 202011AM$360--Structure
2March 22, 202011AM--DAY 2Structure
3March 22, 20202PM$250Omaha 8 or Better (Re-Entry)| 12,000 CHIPS 30 MINStructure
4March 23, 202011AM$250Seniors 50+ No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)| 20,000 CHIPS 30 MIN | $10,000 GTDStructure
5March 23, 20202PM$250Pot Limit Omaha 8 / Big O (Re-Entry)| 12,000 CHIPS 30 MINStructure
6March 24, 202011AM$5706 Handed No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)|25,000 CHIPS 30 MIN| $20,000 GTD Structure
7March 25, 202011AM$1,100No Limit Hold'em / Pot Limit Omaha Mix (Re-Entry)| 30,000 CHIPS 30 MINStructure
8March 26, 202011AM$1,1008 Handed Freeze Out No Limit Hold'em |30,000 CHIPS 30 MIN Structure
9AMarch 27, 202011AM$1,100Tampa Main Event No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)|30,000 CHIPS 40 MIN | $200,000 GTDStructure
9BMarch 28, 202011AM$1,100--Structure
9March 29, 202011AM--DAY 2Structure
10March 29, 20201PM$250No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry) 20,000 CHIPS 30 MIN | $20,000 GTDStructure

Secondary Schedule

EVENTDAYTIMEBUY-INDESCRIPTIONStructure
11March 20, 20209AM$80Turbo Satellite (1 in 6) into Event 2 - 2 Seats GTDStructure
12March 20, 20203PM$80Turbo Satellite (1 in 6) into Event 2 - 2 Seats GTDStructure
13March 21, 20209AM$80Turbo Satellite (1 in 6) into Event 2 - 2 Seats GTDStructure
14March 21, 20206PM$100Turbo Satellite into Event 6 - 2 Seats GTDStructure
15March 22, 20204PM$140Satellite into Any $1,100 Buy-in event - 2 Seats GTDStructure
16March 23, 20206PM$100Satellite into Event 6 - 2 Seats GTDStructure
17March 24, 20209AM$100Turbo Satellite into Event 6 - 2 Seats GTDStructure
18March 24, 20206PM$160Double Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)| 20,000 CHIPS 20 MIN | $15,000 GTDStructure
19March 25, 20209AM$140Turbo Satellite (1 in 10) into Event 7 - 2 Seats GTDStructure
20March 25, 20203PM$140Satellite (1 in 10) into Event 8 - 2 Seats GTDStructure
21March 25, 20207PM$200Satellite into Event 8 - 2 Seats GTDStructure
22March 26, 20209AM$140Turbo Satellite (1 in 10) into Event 8 - 2 Seats GTDStructure
23March 26, 20203PM$140Main Event Satellite (1 in 10) - 5 Seast GTDStructure
24March 26, 20207PM$200Main Event Satellite - 10 Seats GTDStructure
25March 27, 20209AM$140Turbo Main Event Satellite (1 in 10) - 2 Seats GTDStructure
26March 27, 20203PM$140Main Event Satellite (1 in 10) - 5 Seats GTDStructure
27March 27, 20207PM$200Main Event Satellite - 10 Seats GTDStructure
28March 28, 20209AM$140Turbo Main Event Satellite (1 in 10) - 3 Seats GTDStructure
29March 28, 202011AM$200Turbo Main Event Satellite - 3 Seats GTDStructure

First-Ever Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Poker Classic in Review

The first-ever Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Poker Classic ran February 20th through March 6th at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The 15-day series awarded 10 trophies via primary events headlined by Matt Leecy’s Main Event championship.

Matt Leecy, Tampa Poker Classic Main Event champion

The $1,650 buy-in finale drew 332 entries flirting with the $500,000 prize pool mark before settling in at a stout $498,000. A slew of decorated pros traveled to Florida converging on the property, but it was local Leecy that took the win outright scoring $112,425 in the process.

Full series results:

Click the link for a live reporting log from each event

That’s a wrap on major series action here in Tampa. Stay tuned for the WPTDeepStacks return to Florida June 5-17, 2019.

Event 10: Woodrow Pass Wins Tampa Poker Classic Last Chance Trophy and $13,092

2019 Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Poker Classic
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tampa, Florida
Event 10
$150 Buy-In No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 662
Prize Pool: $79,440
March 3-6, 2019

FINISHFIRST NAMELAST NAMECITYSTPRIZE
1WOODROWPASSSEFFNERFL$13,092
2JENNIFERHASELTONTAMPAFL$12,991
3JEFFREYMORZELLATAMPAFL$7,551
4LIZHOUSEFFNERFL$7,365
5CHADKITCHENWIMAUMAFL$3,789
6PAULSTANECHEWSKITAMPAFL$3,134
7MARKWISERLAND O LAKESFL$2,629
8MATTHEWLONGFELLOWINDIANAPOLISIN$2,149
9MICHAELJEANESSARASOTAFL$1,678
10CHERYLHELLERTHE VILLAGESFL$1,414
11KARLMANOUCHAKIANTAMPAFL$1,414
12PHILIPHALELAKELANDFL$1,414
13PAULHUFFERTHONOTOSASSAFL$1,200
14JAMESAMANSARASOTAFL$1,200
15RYANANDERSONINDEPENDENCEMO$1,200
16NIKOLAOSCOSTARELISCLEARWATERFL$989
17GEORGENIEVESCLERMONTFL$989
18RaymondOrtizSt PetersburgFL$989
19ALEXANDRUIVANPALM HARBORFL$826
20STEPHENBRISTOW JRDELTONAFL$826
21RODNEYRODRIGUEORLANDOFL$826
22NIKOLASBUSTAMANTETAMPAFL$671
23BRETTROSSILUTZFL$671
24DANIELLOBATOCLEARWATER BEACHFL$671
25CARLOSMARTIRTAMPAFL$578
26JULIODELGADO REYESARAGUA MARACAY$578
27JOELWOODSBYORLANDOFL$578
28JONTAMENTIONWESLEY CHAPELFL$488
29CHARMAINEKERNSADIEVILLEKY$488
30HAROLDANGLESUN CITY CENTERFL$488
31JOHNDENTONPANAMA CITYFL$488
32ANTUANBUNKLEYLAKELANDFL$488
33SHAWNSORGIORLANDOFL$488
34DAVIDTANNERPEARSONGA$488
35EDWARDPEARLCYPRESS GARDENSFL$488
36PatrickSpenceLAKEWOOD RANCHFL$488
37CRAIGJOHNSTONLAND O LAKESFL$404
38BLAIRMILLERSARASOTAFL$404
39MICHAELGALLOBRADENTONFL$404
40MANELICMINAYATAMPAFL$404
41MOSTAFAASARI PIR AL VANVALRICOFL$404
42BRETMCCOWNST PETERSBURGFL$404
43PAULMARWEDEOSSINEKEMI$404
44DavidPaluchORCHARD PARKNY$404
45ANTHONYROQUEWESLEY CHAPELFL$404

Event 10: Prize Pool and Payouts

2019 Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Poker Classic
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tampa, Florida
Event 10
$150 Buy-In No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 662
Prize Pool: $79,440
March 3-6, 2019

1st – $16,781
2nd – $11,748
3rd – $7,553
4th – $4,917
5th – $3,789
6th – $3,134
7th – $2,629
8th – $2,149
9th – $1,678
10th-12th – $1,414
13th-15th – $1,200
16th-18th – $989
19th-21st – $826
22nd-24th – $671
25th-27th – $578
28th-36th – $488
37th-45th – $404

Event 10: Day 2 Table Draws

$150 Big Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guarantee
 | Structure
Day 2 Blinds: 2,000/4,000 with a 4,000 ante
Players Remaining: 64 of 662

Flight A: 111 Entries, 12 Advanced
Flight B: 99 Entries, 11 Advanced
Flight C: 124 Entries, 14 Advanced

Flight D: 147 Entries, 11 Advanced
Flight E: 181 Entries, 16 Advanced

Day 2: Wednesday at 12pm

Day 2 table draws:

TABLESEATFIRST NAMELAST NAMECHIP COUNT
81TYLERFUESY14,000
82WOODROWPASS292,000
83BRETMCCOWN59,000
84DONALDLINSKY151,000
85WALTERTHORNTON62,000
86JAMESAMAN246,000
87RYANANDERSON225,000
88SARAO'FRIEL73,000
91MOSTAFAASARI PIR AL VAN173,000
92JEFFREYMORZELLA75,500
93NIKOLAOSCOSTARELIS146,500
94BLAIRMILLER168,500
95BRETTROSSI106,500
96SHAWNSORGI195,000
97GUYWARD77,000
98RaymondOrtiz333,500
101LIZHOU553,000
102WILLIAMBROWN124,000
103DavidPaluch106,500
104PAULSTANECHEWSKI175,000
105JENNIFERHASELTON57,500
106JOHNDENTON173,000
107HAROLDANGLE72,500
108ELLIOTTMILLER32,500
111JACOBTWOEY120,000
112CURTISKING59,000
113LONGFELLOWMATTHEW276,500
114DAVIDTANNER117,000
115EDWARDPEARL141,500
116ANTHONYROQUE124,500
117KRISTOPHERVILLANUEVA51,000
118NIKOLASBUSTAMANTE267,000
181PAULMARWEDE126,500
182MANELICMINAYA165,500
183BRIANRAND123,000
184HERBERTGARDNER121,000
185JOELWOODSBY209,500
186ANTHONYCONTI121,500
187MARKWISER224,500
188STEPHENBRISTOW JR157,000
191CARLOSMARTIR199,000
192GEORGENIEVES131,000
193JULIODELGADO REYES51,500
194DANIELLOBATO167,000
195CHERYLHELLER175,000
196PatrickSpence183,000
197KARLMANOUCHAKIAN159,000
198VICTORMARTINEZ110,000
201RODNEYRODRIGUE119,000
202MICHAELJEANES153,000
203CHARMAINEKERN175,500
204MICHAELGALLO69,000
205WILLIAMAGER129,000
206J T.MENTION155,000
207FRANCISCOCONTRERAS117,000
208ALEXANDRUIVAN373,000
211CRAIGJOHNSTON123,000
212PAULHUFFER116,500
213AARONLIPSTET138,500
214ANTUANBUNKLEY378,500
215CHADKITCHEN398,000
216PHILIPHALE74,000
217SANJIBACHARYA51,500
218SeanTansey92,500

Event 10: Day 2 Chip Counts

$150 Big Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guarantee
 | Structure
Day 2 Blinds: 2,000/4,000 with a 4,000 ante
Players Remaining: 64 of 662

Flight A: 111 Entries, 12 Advanced
Flight B: 99 Entries, 11 Advanced
Flight C: 124 Entries, 14 Advanced

Flight D: 147 Entries, 11 Advanced
Flight E: 181 Entries, 16 Advanced

Day 2: Wednesday at 12pm

Day 2 chip counts:

RANKFIRST NAMELAST NAMECHIP COUNT
1LIZHOU553,000
2CHADKITCHEN398,000
3ANTUANBUNKLEY378,500
4ALEXANDRUIVAN373,000
5RaymondOrtiz333,500
6WOODROWPASS292,000
7LONGFELLOWMATTHEW276,500
8NIKOLASBUSTAMANTE267,000
9JAMESAMAN246,000
10RYANANDERSON225,000
11MARKWISER224,500
12JOELWOODSBY209,500
13CARLOSMARTIR199,000
14SHAWNSORGI195,000
15PatrickSpence183,000
16CHARMAINEKERN175,500
17PAULSTANECHEWSKI175,000
18CHERYLHELLER175,000
19JOHNDENTON173,000
20MOSTAFAASARI PIR AL VAN173,000
21BLAIRMILLER168,500
22DANIELLOBATO167,000
23MANELICMINAYA165,500
24KARLMANOUCHAKIAN159,000
25STEPHENBRISTOW JR157,000
26J T.MENTION155,000
27MICHAELJEANES153,000
28DONALDLINSKY151,000
29NIKOLAOSCOSTARELIS146,500
30EDWARDPEARL141,500
31AARONLIPSTET138,500
32GEORGENIEVES131,000
33WILLIAMAGER129,000
34PAULMARWEDE126,500
35ANTHONYROQUE124,500
36WILLIAMBROWN124,000
37BRIANRAND123,000
38CRAIGJOHNSTON123,000
39ANTHONYCONTI121,500
40HERBERTGARDNER121,000
41JACOBTWOEY120,000
42RODNEYRODRIGUE119,000
43FRANCISCOCONTRERAS117,000
44DAVIDTANNER117,000
45PAULHUFFER116,500
46VICTORMARTINEZ110,000
47DavidPaluch106,500
48BRETTROSSI106,500
49SeanTansey92,500
50GUYWARD77,000
51JEFFREYMORZELLA75,500
52PHILIPHALE74,000
53SARAO'FRIEL73,000
54HAROLDANGLE72,500
55MICHAELGALLO69,000
56WALTERTHORNTON62,000
57BRETMCCOWN59,000
58CURTISKING59,000
59JENNIFERHASELTON57,500
60SANJIBACHARYA51,500
61JULIODELGADO REYES51,500
62KRISTOPHERVILLANUEVA51,000
63ELLIOTTMILLER32,500
64TYLERFUESY14,000

Event 10: Chip Counts Through Flight C

$150 Big Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guarantee
 | Structure
Day 2 Blinds: 2,000/4,000 with a 4,000 ante
Players Remaining: 37 of 334

Flight A: 111 Entries, 12 Advanced
Flight B: 99 Entries, 11 Advanced
Flight C: 124 Entries, 14 Advanced

Flight D/E: Tuesday at 11am/6pm
Day 2: Wednesday at 12pm

Day 2 chip counts through Flight C:

RANKFIRST NAMELAST NAMECITYSTCHIP COUNT
1NIKOLASBUSTAMANTETAMPAFL267,000
2RYANANDERSONINDEPENDENCEMO225,000
3MARKWISERLAND O LAKESFL224,500
4JOELWOODSBYORLANDOFL209,500
5SHAWNSORGIORLANDOFL195,000
6PatrickSpenceLAKEWOOD RANCHFL183,000
7PAULSTANECHEWSKITAMPAFL175,000
8JOHNDENTONPANAMA CITYFL173,000
9MOSTAFAASARI PIR AL VANVALRICOFL173,000
10BLAIRMILLERSARASOTAFL168,500
11KARLMANOUCHAKIANTAMPAFL159,000
12STEPHENBRISTOW JRDELTONAFL157,000
13J T.MENTIONWESLEY CHAPELFL155,000
14MICHAELJEANESSARASOTAFL153,000
15DONALDLINSKYTAMPAFL151,000
16NIKOLAOSCOSTARELISCLEARWATERFL146,500
17EDWARDPEARLCYPRESS GARDENSFL141,500
18GEORGENIEVESCLERMONTFL131,000
19WILLIAMAGERWINTER GARDENFL129,000
20PAULMARWEDEOSSINEKEMI126,500
21ANTHONYROQUEWESLEY CHAPELFL124,500
22BRIANRANDTAMPAFL123,000
23ANTHONYCONTIJAMESTOWNNY121,500
24JACOBTWOEYORLANDOFL120,000
25RODNEYRODRIGUEORLANDOFL119,000
26FRANCISCOCONTRERASDADE CITYFL117,000
27PAULHUFFERTHONOTOSASSAFL116,500
28VICTORMARTINEZCLEARWATERFL110,000
29DavidPaluchORCHARD PARKNY106,500
30GUYWARDWESLEY CHAPELFL77,000
31PHILIPHALELAKELANDFL74,000
32SARAO'FRIELTAMPAFL73,000
33HAROLDANGLESUN CITY CENTERFL72,500
34WALTERTHORNTONRIVERVIEWFL62,000
35SANJIBACHARYATAMPAFL51,500
36KRISTOPHERVILLANUEVANORTH OLMSTEDOH51,000
37ELLIOTTMILLERRIVERVIEWFL32,500

Poker Classic Day 14 Schedule

Primary Event Schedule

11AM: Event 10 Day 1D – $150 Big Stack NLH (Re-Entry)

  • $50,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 15,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • Day 1 will end after Level 14 or Tournament Director discretion
  • Event 10 Structure Sheet

6PM: Event 10 Day 1E – $150 Big Stack NLH (Re-Entry)

  • $50,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 15,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • Day 1 will end after Level 14 or Tournament Director discretion
  • Event 10 Structure Sheet

Main Event: Matt Leecy Wins Inaugural Tampa Poker Classic Main Event

2019 Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Poker Classic
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tampa, Florida
Event 8
$1,650 Main Event
$300,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 332
Prize Pool: $498,000
February 28-March 4, 2019

Matt Leecy, Tampa Poker Classic Main Event champion

The inaugural Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Poker Classic was a ten-tournament series that was headlined by the $300,000 Guarantee Main Event. The tournament drew players from around the country and Matt Leecy outlasted them all to walk away with more than $100,000.

“It’s humbling,” Leecy said of getting the win outright. “Poker is a game where we tend to think we’re doing everything perfect when it’s going and everything’s just against us when it’s going bad.”

“I struggle with pride like the next guy or gal … I feel blessed and thankful that it ran this way,” he countinued. “Obviously, I was on the good end of a lot of big hands all day.”

The Main Event featured three starting flights and they combined to put 332 entries into the big game. Those entrants pushed the prize pool up to $498,000 for a great turnout in the first running of this event.

Of those 332 entries, we had 58 return for Day 2 on Sunday 3with 4 of them set to earn some cash. The slow structure gave them plenty of room to maneuver and they took their time getting to the money.

The bubble burst late in the afternoon with SHR Tampa favorite Wally Maddah sliding into a min-cash with less than one small blind. The rest of the day progressed at a steady pace until they joined as one at the ten-handed final table.

Day 2 came to an end when Vitor Coelho was eliminated in tenth place and the nine remaining players returned on Monday to play for the title. Leecy began the final table with the chip lead but had some tough competition including Jeff Trudeau Jr, Justin Zaki, Filipp Khavin, Karl Manouchakian, and TPC Event 1 champ Andrew Boccia.

The stacks were deep and the blind levels were one-hour long, they settled in for a long day. Amelio Amato went out early in the day followed by Zaki. The final table continued to shrink as Leecy built his lead.

The heads-up match between Leecy and Boccia began with Leecy holding a 7-to-2 advantage and he never relinquished his lead. It came to an end when Leecy’s trip sixes won the last hand against Boccia’s top pair.

Boccia followed up his TPC Event 1 win with another $79,152 score for second place while Leecy earned $112,425 as the Tampa Poker Classic Main Event champion.

“I have a lot of respect for those guys [at][the][final][table “” not found /]
,” The 31 year old Tampa resident said. “There were some really good players that have great resumes at that table.”

Leecy is a professional poker player, but dedicates himself to his faith and is active in his church and ministry. He attended Trinity College of Florida where he played basketball and was part of a National Championship winning team. Leecy graduated in May and is actively looking at applying for seminary or graduate school.

Congratulations to Matt and thank you to all of our players who help make this first running of the Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Poker Classic a success.

Final table results:

1st: Matt Leecy – $112,425
2nd: Andrew Boccia – $79,152
3rd: Ken O’Donnell – $50,906
4th: Filipp Khavin – $31,050
5th: Jeff Trudeau Jr – $23,979
6th: Chad Kitchen – $19,870
7th: Karl Manouchakian – $16,683
8th: Justin Zaki – $13,944
9th: Amelio Amato – $11,245

For complete Main Event results, click the link below:

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