Tampa Poker Classic

Championship: Sean Conklin – 8th Place ($25,125)

$2,500 TPC Championship (Re-Entry)
$500,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 26:  40,000/80,000 with a 80,000 ante
Players Remaining:  7 of 440

Sean Conklin

Paul Snead opened to 180,000 from the cutoff, Sean Conklin moved all in for 1,035,000 from the small blind and Snead called after double checking the count.

Snead: Ks9s
Conklin: AhJc

Conklin was ahead for another double but Snead paired his king on the Kd5d2d flop to take the lead. The Jh turn and 6h river could not save Conklin’s Championship and he was eliminated in eighth place.

Paul Snead – 5,400,000 (68 bb)
Sean Conklin – Eliminated in 8th Place ($25,125)

Championship: Blinds UP

$2,500 TPC Championship (Re-Entry)
$500,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 26:  40,000/80,000 with a 80,000 ante
Players Remaining:  8 of 440

Blinds are up at the Championship final table with eight players still in the hunt and Bryce McVay sitting at the top. Here are the approximate counts:

Seat 1: Dante Cianfarra – 2,550,000 (32 bb)
Seat 2: Tom McDonald – 2,460,000 (31 bb)
Seat 3: Bryce McVay – 3,280,000 (41 bb)
Seat 4: Paul Snead – 2,975,000 (37 bb)
Seat 6: Alexander Orlov – 1,480,000 (19 bb)
Seat 7: Sean Conklin – 1,590,000 (20 bb)
Seat 8: Justin Zaki – 1,400,000 (18 bb)
Seat 9: Siddharth Siddharth – 1,820,000 (23 bb)

Remaining payouts:

1st: $198,150
2nd: $132,095
3rd: $97,475
4th: $72,710
5th: $54,830
6th: $41,800
7th: $32,225
8th: $25,125

Championship: Alexander Orlov Doubles Through Paul Snead

$2,500 TPC Championship (Re-Entry)
$500,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 25:  30,000/60,000 with a 60,000 ante
Players Remaining:  8 of 440

Alexander Orlov

After a long stretch with few showdowns and no seven-digit pots, Alexander Orlov decided to make a stand. Paul Snead opened to 125,000 from the button and Orlov moved all in for 580,000. Snead asked for a count and called.

Orlov: Ac4h
Snead: Qd9h

Orlov was ahead for a double but needed to fade the two suited live cards. The 8h8c8s flop changed nothing and Orlov had his double after the Kd turn and Td river.

Alexander Orlov – 1,280,000 (21 bb)
Paul Snead – 2,975,000 (50 bb)

Championship: Brian Altman – 9th Place ($19,815)

$2,500 TPC Championship (Re-Entry)
$500,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 25:  30,000/60,000 with a 60,000 ante
Players Remaining:  8 of 440

Brian Altman

Action folded to Brian Altman on the button and he moved all in having both stacks covered in the blinds. Alexander Orlov folded his small blind and Sean Conklin quickly called in the big.

Conklin: AsKh
Altman: Ah4d

Conklin was in great shape for a double up and improved on the KdQc8d flop. The 4s turn and 3d river finished the board to give Conklin the double and Altman was left with only 85,000.

Those went in the middle on the next hand and his KsQs ran into the KhKd of Siddharth Siddharth to send the three-time WPT champ out in ninth place.

Sean Conklin – 2,000,000 (33 bb)
Siddharth Siddharth – 2,100,000 (35 bb)
Brian Altman – Eliminated in 9th Place ($19,815)

Championship: Counts on Break

$2,500 TPC Championship (Re-Entry)
$500,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 25:  30,000/60,000 with a 60,000 ante
Players Remaining:  9 of 440

After Level 24 came to an end, players were sent on a 15-minute break and return to blinds at 30,000/60,000 with a 60,000 ante.

Seat 1: Dante Cianfarra – 3,125,000 (52 bb)
Seat 2: Tom McDonald – 1,830,000 (31 bb)
Seat 3: Bryce McVay – 2,200,000 (37 bb)
Seat 4: Paul Snead – 2,940,000 (49 bb)
Seat 5: Brian Altman – 1,190,000 (20 bb)
Seat 6: Alexander Orlov – 975,000 (16 bb)
Seat 7: Sean Conklin – 865,000 (14 bb)
Seat 8: Justin Zaki – 2,500,000 (42 bb)
Seat 9: Siddharth Siddharth – 1,940,000 (32 bb)

Remaining payouts:

1st: $198,150
2nd: $132,095
3rd: $97,475
4th: $72,710
5th: $54,830
6th: $41,800
7th: $32,225
8th: $25,125
9th: $19,815

Championship: Paul Snead Versus Brian Altman Part 2

$2,500 TPC Championship (Re-Entry)
$500,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 24:  25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 ante
Players Remaining:  9 of 440

Paul Snead opened to 120,000 from early position and Brian Altman three-bet to 340,000 next to act. The rest of the table folded and Snead called.

Both players checked down until the board was out 9d8h5d7cAh. Snead checked the river, Altman bet 200,000 and Snead quickly called. He showed 5h5s for bottom set and Altman mucked.

Paul Snead – 3,285,000 (66 bb)
Brian Altman – 1,200,000 (24 bb)

Championship: Alexander Orlov Doubles Through Paul Snead

$2,500 TPC Championship (Re-Entry)
$500,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 24:  25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 ante
Players Remaining:  9 of 440

Alexander Orlov

It folded around to Paul Snead on the button and he opened to 125,000. Brian Altman folded his small blind and Alexander Orlov called in the big. The flop came Jh8h4h and Orlov checked. Snead bet 50,000 and Orlov check-raised all in for 375,000. Before the count was complete, Snead called.

Orlov: Jc8c
Snead: 8d7d

“Good hand,” Snead said to Orlov when he saw his two pair.

The 3h turn prompted Snead to ask for another heart to chop but the 5d river sent the double to Orlov.

Alexander Orlov – 1,025,000 (21 bb)
Paul Snead – 2,745,000 (55 bb)

Championship: Paul Snead Versus Brian Altman

$2,500 TPC Championship (Re-Entry)
$500,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 23:  20,000/40,000 with a 40,000 ante
Players Remaining:  9 of 440

On the first hand of the day, Paul Snead opened to 90,000 from the hijack and Brian Altman three-bet to 260,000 from the cutoff. The button and blinds folded and Snead called.

The flop came 9c8c4h and both players checked. The turn was 9d, Snead bet 250,000 and Altman called. The river was 4d, Snead put out 600,000 and Altman folded after a two-minute tank. A big swing to start out and Snead had the early lead change.

Paul Snead – 3,245,000 (81 bb)
Brian Altman – 1,955,000 (49 bb)

Championship: Final Table Ready to Go

$2,500 TPC Championship (Re-Entry)
$500,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 23:  20,000/40,000 with a 40,000 ante
Players Remaining:  9 of 440

The 2022 Tampa Poker Classic Championship is down to the last nine players and it is a very talented final table with Justin Zaki in the lead. He’s followed closely by three-time WPT champ Brian Altman but there is little distance between the top six players.

Everyone is guaranteed $19,815 but there’s $198,150 sitting up top waiting for out TPC champ.

They will play the last 4:32 of Level 23 before blinds go up to 25,000/50,000/50,000.

Cards go in the air at 2 pm and we will have all the big hands.

Seat 1: Dante Cianfarra – 2,415,000 (60 bb)
Seat 2: Tom McDonald – 1,530,000 (38 bb)
Seat 3: Bryce McVay – 2,415,000 (60 bb)
Seat 4: Paul Snead – 2,365,000 (59 bb)
Seat 5: Brian Altman – 2,465,000 (62 bb)
Seat 6: Alexander Orlov – 525,000 (13 bb)
Seat 7: Sean Conklin – 790,000 (20 bb)
Seat 8: Justin Zaki – 2,530,000 (63 bb)
Seat 9: Siddharth Siddharth – 2,450,000 (61 bb)

Players by counts:

Justin Zaki – 2,530,000 (63 bb)
Brian Altman – 2,465,000 (62 bb)
Siddharth Siddharth – 2,450,000 (61 bb)
Dante Cianfarra – 2,415,000 (60 bb)
Bryce McVay – 2,415,000 (60 bb)
Paul Snead – 2,365,000 (59 bb)
Tom McDonald – 1,530,000 (38 bb)
Sean Conklin – 790,000 (20 bb)
Alexander Orlov – 525,000 (13 bb)

Remaining payouts:

1st: $198,150
2nd: $132,095
3rd: $97,475
4th: $72,710
5th: $54,830
6th: $41,800
7th: $32,225
8th: $25,125
9th: $19,815