2021 TPC Event #2: Michial Drake Wins Title ($79,319) in Heads-Up Deal

2021 Tampa Poker Classic
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tampa, Florida
Event 2
$600 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$150,000 Guaranteed

Entries: 998
Prize Pool: $513,970
February 17-21, 2021

Michial Drake, TPC Event 2 champ

The first multi-day tournament on the Tampa Poker Classic schedule set the tone for the rest of the series. Event 2 drew nearly 1,000 entries and Kentucky’s Michial Drake took the title and $79K after a heads-up deal with Lawrence Cheng.

Event 2 drew 998 entries to push the $150,000 guaranteed prize pool way up to $513,970 with the last 100 earning a piece. There were 189 returning for Day 2 and the final table also featured Poker Room regular David Ormsbee and 2021 Tampa Winter Poker Open Champion Max Young.

The heads-up deal saw both Drake and Cheng chopping it right down the middle with each cashing out for $79,319 and Drake took the title with his chip lead.

A great start to the series with the Championship right around the corner.

Final table results:

Place First Name Last Name City State Winnings
1 Michial Drake Louisville KY $79,319 *
2 Lawrence Cheng Jacksonville FL $79,319 *
3 David Ormsbee Orlando FL $44,087
4 Abdul Amer Galena OH $32,491
5 Mansoor Kader Land O Lakes FL $24,257
6 David Kilcoyne Churchville PA $18,347
7 Maxwell Young North Palm Beach FL $14,062

* Denotes results of heads-up deal

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