$10K: Jay Kovoor Doubles Through Barry Hutter

Event #25: $10,000 One-Day Event
$500,000 Guarantee | Payouts
Level 17: 3,000/6,000/6,000
Players Remaining: 10 of 91

Barry Hutter raised to 14,000 from middle position and Ray Qartomy called from the button. Jay Kovoor then moved all in for 48,000 from the big blind and Hutter made it 90,000 to go. Qartomy got out of the way.

Hutter: 10h10d
Kovoor: ksqs

The board ran out 2c7c6dqc4s and Kovoor paired on the turn to double up.

Jay Kovoor – 153,000 (26 bb)
Barry Hutter – 320,000 (53 bb)

Event 26: Gavin O’Rourke Scores Trophy and $10K in Outright Turbo Win

2018 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open 
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 
Hollywood, Florida
Event #26
$300 Deep Stack Turbo (Re-Entry)
$25,000
Entries: 147
Prize Pool: $37,485
August 14, 2018

The 26th and final event of the 2018 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open was a one-day, $300 buy-in Deep Stack Turbo re-entry. True to form, the event finished in just about eight hours and it was Gavin O’Rourke of Northern Ireland who emerged victorious in an outright win. For the performance, O’Rourke earned $10,349 along with his second career major victory.

Event 26 drew 147 entries generating a total prize pool worth $37,485. The top 19 finished in the money with Adam Levy, Vincent Cami and Matt Axelrod among the notable in-the-money finishers.

Full results:

1st: Gavin O’Rourke – $10,349
2nd: Thomas Gari – $6,560
3rd: Francis Anthony Garcia – $3,861
4th: Nashaat Antonious – $2,344
5th: Arkadiy Tsinis – $1,818
6th: Kharlin Sued – $1,501
7th: Steven Novak – $1,312
8th: Rick Kalgstein – $1,171
9th: Keith Saunders – $1,035
10th: Matt Axelrod – $900
11th: Robert Cicchelli – $900
12th: Vincent Cami – $900
13th: Adam Levy – $768
14th: Arnold Erenstoft – $768
15th: Cary Hecker – $768
16th: Unclaimed
17th: Volodymyr Tamarovych – $656
18th: Donovan Walker, Jr. – $656
19th: Lionel Johnson – $562

$10K: Updated Chip Counts at the Break

Event #25: $10,000 One-Day Event
$500,000 Guarantee | Payouts
Level 17: 3,000/6,000/6,000
Players Remaining: 10 of 91

Seat 1: Jun Ji – 128,000 (21 bb)
Seat 2: Stephen Chidwick – 63,000 (11 bb)
Seat 3: Almedin Imsirovic – 152,000 (25 bb)
Seat 4: Jerry Robinson – 80,000 (13 bb)
Seat 5: Ray Qartomy – 447,000 (75 bb)
Seat 6: Ben Yu – 157,000 (26 bb)
Seat 7: Jay Kovoor – 69,000 (12 bb)
Seat 8: Shannon Shorr – 93,000 (16 bb)
Seat 9: Ryan Riess – 281,000 (47 bb)
Seat 10: Barry Hutter – 351,000 (59 bb)

$2,650: Alex Foxen Pulls Close Again

$2,650 Big 4 No Limit Hold’em (Single Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guarantee | Payouts | Live Stream
Level 28: 40,000/80,000 with a 80,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 422

Blair Hinkle limped in on the button and Alex Foxen raised to 325,000 out of the big blind. Hinkle called.

The flop was QdTs2s and Foxen bet 300,000. Hinkle called.

They both checked the 4s and the Js came on the river. Foxen bet 750,000 and Hinkle folded.

Foxen mucked his hand, took the pot and evened out the chip counts.

Alex Foxen – 4,900,000
Blair Hinkle – 5,675,000

$10K: Barry Hutter Chips Up

Event #25: $10,000 One-Day Event
$500,000 Guarantee | Payouts
Level 16: 3,000/5,000/5,000
Players Remaining: 10 of 91

Jay Kovoor raised to 11,000 from early position and Barry Hutter called from middle position. Jun Ji came along from the hijack and the three of them saw a flop of Kd10c2d.

Two checks saw Ji bet 24,000 and both his opponents called. The trio then checked the 5d  turn and the 3c completed the board on the river.

Kovoor checked, Hutter bet 68,000, and Ji folded. Kovoor called only to muck when Hutter rolled over the khkc

Barry Hutter – 362,000 (72 bb)
Jay Kovoor – 136,000 (27 bb)
Jun Ji – 90,000 (18 bb)

$2,650: Blair Hinkle Doubles Thru Alex Foxen Again

$2,650 Big 4 No Limit Hold’em (Single Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guarantee | Payouts | Live Stream
Level 27: 40,000/80,000 with a 80,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 422

Blair Hinkle

Alex Foxen raised to 175,000 on the button preflop, and Blair Hinkle reraised to 580,000. Foxen moved all, and Hinkle called all in so the last two remaining players in the field revealed their cards.

Hinkle: Ad3d
Foxen: KdJd

Board: QcJs5cAs7h

Hinkle doubled up to take the chip lead with 7.16 million, and Foxen was left with 3.45 million after the hand.

Blair Hinkle – 7,160,000 (89 bb)
Alex Foxen – 3,450,000 (43 bb)

Championship: Brandon Eisen Wins the SHRPO Championship ($771,444)! Jeremy Ausmus Finishes 2nd ($540,459)

$5,250 SHRPO Championship
$3,000,000 Guaranteed | Payouts | Live Stream
Level 31: 100,000/200,000 with a 200,000 ante
Players Remaining: 1 of 914

Brandon Eisen

Hand #144  –  Brandon Eisen moved all in from the small blind/button, and Jeremy Ausmus tanked for a long time before he called all in from the big blind for 3,825,000 with Ks5h.

Eisen turned over QdJd, and Ausmus needed his king-high hand to hold to stay alive.

The flop came QsJc6s, and Eisen flopped two pair to take a big lead.

The turn card was the Kc, and Ausmus turned a pair of kings to pick up some outs to survive. Ausmus needed a king or a five to stay alive.

The river card was the 9d, and Brandon Eisen won the pot — and the SHRPO Championship — with two pair, queens and jacks.

Jeremy Ausmus finished as the runner-up, earning $540,459.

Brandon Eisen won the 2018 SHRPO Championship, earning $771,444 and a SHRPO trophy.

Congratulations to Brandon Eisen!

1st:  Brandon Eisen  –  $771,444
2nd:  Jeremy Ausmus  –  $540,459
3rd:  Stoyan Obreshkov  –  $349,889
4th:  Ryan D’Angelo  –  $258,615
5th:  Adam Adler  –  $195,491
6th:  Ido Ashkenazi  –  $156,215
7th:  Jared Griener  –  $129,308
8th:  Joseph Cheong  –  $102,843
9th:  Marcos Exterkotter  –  $77,132

Jeremy Ausmus

$2,650: Blair Hinkle Doubles Thru Alex Foxen

$2,650 Big 4 No Limit Hold’em (Single Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guarantee | Payouts | Live Stream
Level 27: 40,000/80,000 with a 80,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 422

Blair Hinkle

The flop read Kh9s5c when Blair Hinkle bet 100,000 on the button, and Alex Foxen raised to 275,000. Hinkle called before the turn fell Js.

Foxen bet 325,000, and Hinkle check-called before the river delivered the 10c. Foxen moved all in, and Hinkle check-called all in for his final 1.11 million. The two players then tabled their cards.

Hinkle: Jh10h
Foxen: 8h6d

Blair Hinkle – 3,700,000 (46 bb)
Alex Foxen – 6,800,000 (85 bb)

Championship: Jeremy Ausmus Still Hovering Around 20 Big Blinds

$5,250 SHRPO Championship
$3,000,000 Guaranteed | Payouts | Live Stream
Level 31: 100,000/200,000 with a 200,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 914

Hand #138  –  Brandon Eisen limped for 200,000, Jeremy Ausmus moved all in, and Eisen folded. Ausmus took the pot.

Hand #139  –  Jeremy Ausmus limped for 200,000, Brandon Eisen moved all in, and Ausmus folded. Eisen took the pot.

Hand #140  –  Brandon Eisen limped for 200,000, and Jeremy Ausmus checked his option. Both players checked to the river on a board of 7d5d2d10d4d. Ausmus checked, Eisen bet 600,000, and Ausmus folded. Eisen took the pot.

Hand #141  –  Jeremy Ausmus limped for 200,000, and Brandon Eisen checked his option. Both players checked to the turn on a board of QcJcJh2h, Eisen bet 300,000, and Ausmus called.

The river card was the 9s, and both players checked. Eisen showed 10c6c, but Ausmus turned over 10d2c to win the pot with two pair, jacks and deuces. 

Hand #142  –  Brandon Eisen folded, giving Jeremy Ausmus a walk.

Hand #143  –  Jeremy Ausmus raised to 400,000, and Brandon Eisen called. Both players checked to the turn on a board of Jc7h6h6c, Eisen bet 400,000, and Ausmus folded. Eisen took the pot.

Seat 6.  Jeremy Ausmus  –  3,825,000  (19 bb)
Seat 9.  Brandon Eisen  –  32,775,000  (164 bb)