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Event 24: Jennifer Miller Wins Outright for $17,965

2019 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 24
$150 Buy-In No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 555
Prize Pool: $66,600
August 11-13, 2019

Jennifer Miller
Event 24 Champion Jennifer Miller

Event 24 of the 2019 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open was a $150 Buy-In No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) with a guaranteed prize pool of $50,000. Across two starting flights, a field of 555 entries generated a prize pool of $66,600.

From the two Day 1 starting flights, there were 61 players who returned to the poker room for Day 2 action. After nearly nine hours, it was Jennifer Miller who emerged victoriously.

Miller bagged a hefty chip lead after Day 1 and rode that to the final table where she journeyed down a tumultuous road to victory, one that denied Gabriel Ramos of his sixth SHRP trophy. Miller began the heads-up battle as the shorter stack and turned down a deal, opting to play it out. For her outright win, Miller earned $17,965.

Final Results
1st:  Jennifer Miller – $17,965
2nd: Gabriel Ramos – $10,620
3rd: Mike Leah – $6,960
4th: Amin Hosein – $4,795
5th: Armando Del Pozo – $3,530
6th: Michael Mayo – $2,795
7th: Leroy Jones Jr. $2,130
8th: Christopher Mull – $1,530
9th: Jose Gonzalez Portela – $1,130
10th: Joshua Duvdivani – $1,130
11th: Jordan Kasimow – $865
12th: Carlos Vazquez – $865
13th: Antony Andre – $695
14th: Vito Polera – $695
15th: Santana Noronha – $695
16th: Mario Mesa – $595
17th: Mark Wei – $595
18th: Anderson Jurado – $595
19th: Frederico Dabus – $500
20th: Hector Caraballo – $500
21st: Adrien Guillaumet – $500
22nd: Eric Samra – $500
23rd: Ariel Quintana – $500
24th: Christopher Young – $500
25th: Willie Wiggins – $500
26th: Adam Mammon – $500
27th: Craig Witz – $500
28th: Marianne Snouffer – $435
29th: Charles Odenz – $435
30th: Jeffrey Silverstein – $435
31st: Antonio Colon – $435
32nd: Tri Nguyen – $435
33rd: Solimar Alfaro – $435
34th: Miguel McDonald – $435
35th: Wally Maddah – $435
36th: Carlos Cruz – $435

High Roller: Shaun Deeb Gets Some Back

$25,500 SHRPO Big 4 High Roller (Re-Entry)
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Payouts | Live Stream
Level 21: 30,000/60,000 with a 60,000 ante
Player Remaining:  3 of 115

Olivier Busquet raised from the button and Shaun Deeb called from the big blind.

The flop was Qs8s3c and Deeb check-called 100,000 from Busquet.

The turn was the Js and Deeb check-called 325,000 from Busquet.

The river was the 3h and both checked.

Deeb tabled Qc4h for queens and threes, Busquet mucked and Deeb won the pot.

Shaun Deeb – 5,350,000 (89 bb)
Olivier Busquet – 1,500,000 (25 bb)

High Roller: Albert Daher Doubles Through Shaun Deeb

$25,500 SHRPO Big 4 High Roller (Re-Entry)
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Payouts | Live Stream
Level 21: 30,000/60,000 with a 60,000 ante
Player Remaining:  3 of 115

Albert Daher

With the board reading Qc10h6cAd and about 360,000 in the pot, Albert Daher checked from the small blind and Shaun Deeb bet 350,000 from the big blind. Daher called.

The river was the 8c, Daher bet 1,250,000, Deeb raised all in and Daher tanked for a few minutes before he called all in for another 495,000.

Deeb showed Ac4h for a pair of aces, but Daher tabled 5c4c for a flush to double up and take the chip lead.

Albert Daher – 4,550,000 (76 bb)
Shaun Deeb – 4,170,000 (70 bb)

High Roller: Olivier Busquet Doubles Through Shaun Deeb

$25,500 SHRPO Big 4 High Roller (Re-Entry)
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Payouts | Live Stream
Level 20: 25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 ante
Player Remaining:  3 of 115

Olivier Busquet

Shaun Deeb raised to 175,000 from the small blind and Olivier Busquet called from the big blind.

The flop was Ad6s3h and Deeb continued for 125,000. Busquet called.

The turn was the Qd and both players checked.

The river was the 7d, Deeb bet 285,000, Busquet raised all in for 1,295,000 and Deeb tanked for a bit before he called with As8d.

Busquet, though, tabled Jd4d for a flush to double up.

Olivier Busquet – 3,240,000 (65 bb)
Shaun Deeb – 6,620,000 (132 bb)

High Roller: Shaun Deeb Above 8 Million

$25,500 SHRPO Big 4 High Roller (Re-Entry)
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Payouts | Live Stream
Level 20: 25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 ante
Player Remaining:  3 of 115

Shaun Deeb

Shaun Deeb raised to 100,000 from the button and Albert Daher called from the big blind.

They checked to the turn of a 6s5s3d3s board where Daher bet 125,000. Deeb called.

The river was the 7s and both checked.

Daher showed 8c5d, but Deeb had him just outkicked with 9c5c.

Shaun Deeb – 8,200,000 (164 bb)
Albert Daher – 1,430,000 (29 bb)

$2,650/$1M: Justin Zaki – 6th Place ($38,790)

$2,650 SHRPO Big 4 Event 21 (Single Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Live Stream | Payouts
Level 25:  15,000/30,000 with a 30,000 ante
Players Remaining:  5 of 385

Justin Zaki

Justin Zaki moved all in from the cutoff for 355,000 and Faraz Jaka called out of the small blind.

Zaki was dominated with his Ks10c up against Jaka’s AcKh.

The board came 8d4c3dJd8h and Jaka’s big slick held up to eliminate Zaki in sixth for $38,790.

Faraz Jaka – 2,500,000
Justin Zaki – Eliminated

$2,650/$1M: Jordan Cristos – 7th Place ($32,490)

$2,650 SHRPO Big 4 Event 21 (Single Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Live Stream | Payouts
Level 25:  15,000/30,000 with a 30,000 ante
Players Remaining:  6 of 385

Jordan Cristos

Raj Vohra raised from under the gun and Jordan Cristos moved all in out of the big blind for about 700,000. Vohra called.

Cristos showed 9d9c and was in trouble against Vohra’s 10h10s.

The board ran out Qh5h2cJd5c and Vohra won the pot with a pair of 10s, eliminating Cristos in seventh for $32,490.

Raj Vohra – 2,450,000
Jordan Cristos – Eliminated

$2,650/$1M: Jake Daniels – 8th Place ($26,240)

$2,650 SHRPO Big 4 Event 21 (Single Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Live Stream | Payouts
Level 25:  15,000/30,000 with a 30,000 ante
Players Remaining:  7 of 385

Jake Daniels

Jake Daniels raised to 60,000 from middle position and Faraz Jaka called out of the small blind. Jessica Dawley three-bet to 265,000 out of the big blind and Daniels moved all in for about 930,000. Jaka folded and Dawley called.

Daniels showed AsQs and was racing for his tournament life against Dawley’s JsJh.

The board came 10d7s5h4s8c and Dawley won the flip to take over the chip lead and eliminate Daniels in eighth place for $26,240.

Jessica Dawley – 2,400,000
Jake Daniels – Eliminated

$2,650/$1M: Thai Ha – 9th Place ($20,460)

$2,650 SHRPO Big 4 Event 21 (Single Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Live Stream | Payouts
Level 25:  15,000/30,000 with a 30,000 ante
Players Remaining:  8 of 385

Thai Ha

Jessica Dawley raised to 60,000 from early position and Raj Vohra called from middle position. Thai Ha moved all in on the button for about 500,000, Dawley folded and Vohra quickly called.

I was a race with Vohra’s 9c9h up against Ha’s KsQc.

The flop was Js9d8s, giving Vohra a set and leaving Ha drawing to a gutshot. The turn was the 8c, giving Vohra a full house and left Ha drawing dead to the As river.

Ha was eliminated in ninth place and earned $20,460 for his efforts.

Raj Vohra – 1,700,000
Thai Ha – Eliminated

High Roller: Josh Ray Doubles Through Jason Mercier

$25,500 SHRPO Big 4 High Roller (Re-Entry)
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 15: 10,000/15,000 with a 15,000 ante
Player Remaining:  15 of 115

Josh Ray raised all in for 210,000 from early position and Jason Mercier isolated from the button.

Ray: AdQc
Mercier: JsJh

The board came down AhKh10c6sKd, giving Ray aces and kings to double through Mercier.

Josh Ray – 460,000 (31 bb)
Jason Mercier – 430,000 (29 bb)