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Event 24: Day 2 Table and Seat Draw

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Return to Level 15: 2,000/4,000 with a 4,000 ante
Players Remaining: 62 of 645

Flight A: 303 Entries; 33 Advanced
Flight B: 342 Entries; 29 Advanced
Day 2: Wednesday at 5pm

TableSeatFirst NameLast NameChip Count
231MITCHELLSMITH57,000
232DAVEPHILLIPS164,000
233MARTINROBBINS225,000
235GREGROSEN299,000
236JOSEREYES214,000
237CHRISTIANSYLVESTER89,000
238MOHANNAVANI200,000
239AVIHAKMON288,000
242SYEDSHAH331,000
243EVGENIYCATANE77,000
244OSCARTRESTINI168,000
245JOULEKADADU213,000
247JOHNIGLESIAS282,000
248MICHAELYEHUDAI143,000
249BERNARDCOHEN182,000
281ANGELAACOSTA73,000
282JACINTOALLEGUE60,000
283RICHARDGRESS145,000
284STEVENLAKE93,000
286KEVINCHOE249,000
287SEBASTIANGALLEGO282,000
288LEONARDOCLAVEL187,000
289CHERIETHOMAN81,000
291GILIPRIZAMENT45,000
294STEVENTHOMAN74,000
295ALFREDOGUEVARA181,000
296STEVEYAGUDAEV331,000
297MICHAELBONSIGNORE137,000
298COSKUNYALCIN42,000
299ALANGREENSTEIN55,000
301CHARLESGOLDHAMMER60,000
302AlexanderMichaels76,000
303HUGHHARDY108,000
304STEPHENIBRAHIM56,000
305MELISASINGH269,000
307NIRPELEG90,000
308RENNYMORALES OSORIO70,000
309ANTONIOCOLON48,000
332DANIELPEREZ333,000
333CARLOSTORRES VAZQUEZ121,000
334VENDELJOHNSON137,000
335JUSTINSHARPE171,000
336PEDROPEREZ82,000
337TRUNGVAN180,000
338THEOPHILUSLAWSON35,000
339JENNIFERDAVID108,000
341PHILIPBRILL90,000
342DOMINICCOTE56,000
343ALONNELSON319,000
344JAIMEURBINA200,000
345KEITHMOREA28,000
346RICHARDLEGER263,000
347ESTEBANCONSALVO50,000
348RICHARDWHITEBROOK144,000
351MICHAELGARCELL184,000
352JOHNDERMODY74,000
353NEALCORCORAN411,000
355ERICKOLODNY100,000
356ROBERTLEFF106,000
357JOSERUIZ217,000
358JAMESGUERRERO349,000
359VITALYCHAIKA247,000

Event 24: Day 2 Chip Counts

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Return to Level 15: 2,000/4,000 with a 4,000 ante
Players Remaining: 62 of 645

Flight A: 303 Entries; 33 Advanced
Flight B: 342 Entries; 29 Advanced
Day 2: Wednesday at 5pm

RankFirst NameLast NameChip Count
1NEALCORCORAN411,000
2JAMESGUERRERO349,000
3DANIELPEREZ333,000
4STEVEYAGUDAEV331,000
5SYEDSHAH331,000
6ALONNELSON319,000
7GREGROSEN299,000
8AVIHAKMON288,000
9SEBASTIANGALLEGO282,000
10JOHNIGLESIAS282,000
11MELISASINGH269,000
12RICHARDLEGER263,000
13KEVINCHOE249,000
14VITALYCHAIKA247,000
15MARTINROBBINS225,000
16JOSERUIZ217,000
17JOSEREYES214,000
18JOULEKADADU213,000
19JAIMEURBINA200,000
20MOHANNAVANI200,000
21LEONARDOCLAVEL187,000
22MICHAELGARCELL184,000
23BERNARDCOHEN182,000
24ALFREDOGUEVARA181,000
25TRUNGVAN180,000
26JUSTINSHARPE171,000
27OSCARTRESTINI168,000
28DAVEPHILLIPS164,000
29RICHARDGRESS145,000
30RICHARDWHITEBROOK144,000
31MICHAELYEHUDAI143,000
32MICHAELBONSIGNORE137,000
33VENDELJOHNSON137,000
34CARLOSTORRES VAZQUEZ121,000
35HUGHHARDY108,000
36JENNIFERDAVID108,000
37ROBERTLEFF106,000
38ERICKOLODNY100,000
39STEVENLAKE93,000
40PHILIPBRILL90,000
41NIRPELEG90,000
42CHRISTIANSYLVESTER89,000
43PEDROPEREZ82,000
44CHERIETHOMAN81,000
45EVGENIYCATANE77,000
46ALEXANDERMICHAELS76,000
47JOHNDERMODY74,000
48STEVENTHOMAN74,000
49ANGELAACOSTA73,000
50RENNYMORALES OSORIO70,000
51JACINTOALLEGUE60,000
52CHARLESGOLDHAMMER60,000
53MITCHELLSMITH57,000
54STEPHENIBRAHIM56,000
55DOMINICCOTE56,000
56ALANGREENSTEIN55,000
57ESTEBANCONSALVO50,000
58ANTONIOCOLON48,000
59GILIPRIZAMENT45,000
60COSKUNYALCIN42,000
61THEOPHILUSLAWSON35,000
62KEITHMOREA28,000

Greg Levine Emerges Victorious in Event 28 for $29,503

2019 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 
Hollywood, Florida
Event 28
$1,100 Turbo No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Entries: 93

Prize Pool: $93,000
April 16, 2019

Greg Levine

Event 28 of the 2019 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown was a $1,100 Turbo No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry). A field of 93 entries came to play, which generated a prize pool of $93,000.

After six-and-a-half hours, Greg Levine was the sole survivor, outlasting the field for an outright victory for $29,503.

Results:
1st: Greg Levine $29,503
2nd: Eli Levy – $17,670
3rd: Dustin Murphy – $11,160
4th: Jarrett Blakeley – $7,208
5th: James Buane – $5,580
6th: Ravi Raghavan – $4,418
7th: Waldir Guerra – $3,720
8th: Nitis Udornpim – $3,720
9th: Ian Pelz – $2,951
10th: Inacio Izkovitz – $2,697
11th: Jacob Wojtuniecki – $2,511
12th: Konstantinos Tsompanellis – $2,327

Paul Snead Wins Event 26 Outright for $116,245

2019 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 
Hollywood, Florida
Event 26
$5,000 Eight-Handed NLH (Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 83

Prize Pool: $394,250
April 16, 2019

Paul Snead

Event 26 of the 2019 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown was a $5,000 Eight-Handed NLH (Re-Entry) with a guaranteed prize pool of $200,000. A field of 83 entries nearly doubled that amount, generating a prize pool of $394,250. Earning the outright victory was Paul Snead, winning the first-place prize of $116,245.

“It feels great,” Snead told us afterward. “It’s been a long time coming. I haven’t won first place since 2007, and that was my only win until now.”

This win was certainly a long time coming for Snead, who after his biggest career score in 2008 took time away from the game.

“I took a long time off after the 2008 World Series Main Event (Snead finished in 21st place for $257,334). It really crushed me, and I stopped playing poker for a while,” reminisced Snead of his tough exit in the Main Event, where he was two-outed on the river.

“My brother and I started a business together after, and I didn’t really play poker for about eight years. We sold the business, and now I’m free to do whatever and play poker again.”

Snead’s win today marks his second largest career score, and he believes it’s a sign of things to come.

“I feel like the universe is lining up, finally. I took a lot of bad beats in the past, and it just feels nice to win a race like that in a big spot. I’m just very grateful. I have a lot of support from my family, and they’re going to be thrilled. It just feels great.”

Results:
1st: Paul Snead – $116,245
2nd: George Wolff – $77,500
3rd: Brian Yoon – $52,545
4th: Brent Roberts – $36,955
5th: Michael Tureniec – $27,000
6th: Kristen Bicknell – $20,520
7th: Brian Altman – $16,255
8th: Barry Hutter – $13,440
9th: Eric Panayiotou – $11,625
10th: Brock Wilson – $11,625
11th: James Romero – $10,540

Event 24: Prize Pool and Payouts

2019 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 
Hollywood, Florida
Event 24
$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 645

Prize Pool: $77,400
April 15-17, 2019

1st: $20,436
2nd: $11,997
3rd: $7,779
4th: $5,418
5th: $3,909
6th: $3,135
7th: $2,399
8th: $1,703
9th: $1,238
10th-12th: $929
13th-15th: $735
16th-18th: $619
19th-27th: $542
28th-36th: $464
37th-45th: $387

Event 26: Paul Snead Wins! ($116,245); George Wolff Eliminated in 2nd Place ($77,500)

$5,000 Eight-Handed NLH (Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 21: 10,000/15,000 with a 15,000 ante
Players Remaining: 1 of 83

George Wolff raised all in for 215,000 from the button and Paul Snead called from the big blind.

Wolff: Ac6c
Snead: Jh10c

The board ran out Jc6d4c7s9d, giving Snead a pair of jacks to eliminate Wolff in second place for $77,500.

Snead wins Event 26 outright for $116,245!

Paul Snead – 1st Place
George Wolff – 2nd Place

Event 26: Brian Yoon – 3rd Place ($52,545)

$5,000 Eight-Handed NLH (Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 21: 10,000/15,000 with a 15,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 83

Brian Yoon – 3rd Place

Paul Snead raised to 40,000 from the small blind, Brian Yoon three-bet to 125,000 from the big blind and Snead called.

The flop was Ah10s7s, Snead checked, Yoon bet 100,000, Snead check-raised all in with a covering stack and Yoon called all in for just shy of 500,000.

Yoon: AdAs
Snead: KsJs

The 9s turn and 4c river completed the board, giving Snead a flush to crack Yoon’s set of aces and eliminate him in third place.

Paul Snead – 1,390,000
George Wolff – 275,000
Brian Yoon – Eliminated in 3rd Place ($52,545)

Event 28: Final Table Lineup

$1,100 Turbo No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 8: 4,000/8,000 with an 8,000 ante
Players Remaining: 10 of 93

Seat 1: Dustin Murphy – 390,000
Seat 2: Jarrett Blakeley – 563,000
Seat 3: Ravi Raghavan – 125,000
Seat 4: James Baune – 35,000
Seat 5: Nitis Udornpim – 166,000
Seat 6: Greg Levine – 140,000
Seat 7: Wadir Guerra – 255,000
Seat 8: Eli Levy – 193,000

Payouts:
1st: $29,503
2nd: $17,670
3rd: $11,160
4th: $7,208
5th: $5,580
6th: 4,418
7th: $3,720
8th: $3,720
9th: Ian Pelz – $2,951
10th: Inacio Izkovitz – $2,697
11th: Jacob Wojtuniecki – $2,511
12th: Konstantinos Tsompanellis – $2,327

Event 27: Aaron Klausman Wins After Four-Way Deal

2019 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 
Hollywood, Florida
Event 27
$360 Big Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
Entries: 88

Prize Pool: $30,000
April 16, 2019

Aaron Klausman

Event 27 of the 2019 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown was a $360 Big Stack NLH (Re-Entry) with a prize pool of $30,000.

A field of 88 entries took part and a deal was agreed upon by the final four players. As the chip leader Aaron Klausman was officially declared the winner, earning $6,804 for his efforts.

Results:
*1st: Aaron Klausman – $6,804
*2nd: Mark Manesh – $4,757
*3rd: Carey Pickus – $4,547
*4th: Mario De La Puente – $4,366
5th: Elias Nassif – $1,755
6th: Ryan Galpern – $1,403
7th: Giovanni Lucente – $1,193
8th: Francois Gagne – $1,035
9th: Errol Rosen – $915
10th: Ari Engel – $825
11th: Peter Bostrom – $825
12th: Antony Vidmer – $825
13th: Marcus Stein – $750

*denotes four-way deal

Event 26: Brent Roberts – 4th Place ($36,955)

$5,000 Eight-Handed NLH (Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 20: 5,000/15,000 with a 15,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 83

Brent Roberts – 4th Place

Brent Roberts raised all in for about 180,000 from the small blind and Paul Snead called from the big blind.

Roberts: Qd8h
Snead: AdJc

The board ran out AhJs9d8c7d, giving Snead top two pair to eliminate Roberts in fourth place.

Paul Snead – 925,000
Brent Roberts – Eliminated in 4th Place ($36,955)