2019 RRPO Live Updates

Event 1: Victor Kovachev Way Out Front

$400 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 21:  10,000/15,000 with a 15,000 ante
Players Remaining: 227 of 4,699

Victor Kovachev

Players returned to their seats and we have a new leader, and he’s way up there. While Femi Fashakin was the first only one million, he dropped a bit while Victor Kovachev zoomed to the top.

He began the day with 149,500 but his stack is much higher now. It is all the way up to a whopping 1,865,000 for the big lead.

Event 7: Prize Pool and Payouts with $20K Up Top

$400 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 11:  800/1,600 with a 1,600 ante
Players Remaining: 117 of 263

While Event 1 was rolling along for Day 2, the one-day $400 Deep Stack tournament had a great turnout. Event 7 drew 263 entries to easily push past the $50,000 guaranteed prize pool and put $89,420 up for grabs.

The last 33 spots will be paid later this evening with a min-cash worth $614 and the Event 7 will bank $20,370 along with the RRPO trophy.

2019 Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open 
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 
Hollywood, Florida
Event 7

$400 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 263
Prize Pool: $89,420
November 24, 2019 

1st: $20,370 + RRPO Trophy
2nd: $14,328
3rd: $9,166
4th: $5,575
5th: $4,306
6th: $3,568
7th: $2,996
8th: $2,504
9th: $2,037
10th-12th: $1,721
13th-15th: $1,477
16th-18th: $1,243
19th-21st: $1,019
22nd-24th: $805
25th-27th: $697
28th-33rd: $614

Event 1: Color Up Break

$400 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 20:  6,000/12,000 with a 12,000 ante
Players Remaining: 227 of 4,699

Tournament staff sent the 227 remaining players on another break as they color off the yellow 1K chips. The field continues to drop quickly and with the average stack at 415,000 (28 big blinds), it should continue that way for the foreseeable future.

Event 1: Ali Mehraban Coolered By Leif Force

$400 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 20:  6,000/12,000 with a 12,000 ante
Players Remaining: 262 of 4,699

Leif Force

Leif Force opened to 25,000 from early position and Ali Mehraban shoved for 58,000 from the small blind to get a quick call from Force.

Force: AhAc
Mehraban: KsKh

It was a cooler for Mehraban and he called his friends over from the nearby payout line. He was drawing thin and blanked the entire Qc9s3h9c9d board to exit in 263rd place.

Leif Force – 481,000 (40 bb)
Ali Mehraban – Eliminated in 263rd Place ($940)

Event 1: More Results

$400 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 19:  5,000/10,000 with a 10,000 ante
Players Remaining: 353 of 4,699

Deryl Luong cashed in his first SHR Hollywood tournament

Players continue to roll through the payout line. They are being processed and sent to the cage to pick up their Event 1 money. Some of the notables going out recently include Tony Ruberto, David Bradshaw, Quyen Hoang, Victor Figueroa, David Poces, and Carlos Loving.

354th: Donal Maloney Jr – $800
355th: Manuel Soltero Luna – $800
356th: Harold O’Brien – $800
357th: Albert Rogers – $800
358th: David Bradshaw – $800
359th: Ronald Taylor – $800
360th: Richard Russ – $800
361st: Jordan Flaschner – $800
362nd: Jackson Martin – $800
363rd: Joshua Harrison – $800
364th: Quyen Hoang – $800
365th: DNR – $800
366th: Kyle Levassuer – $800
367th: Lucas Cominelli – $800
368th: Fredy Moreno – $800
369th: Carlos Bezara-Vivas – $800
370th: Euclid Zurbaran – $800
371st: DNR – $800
372nd: Victor Figueroa – $800
373rd: Robert Brown – $800
374th: Brian Stewart – $800
375th: Larry Sullivan – $800
376th: Carmine Floreno – $800
377th: Jonathan Hickman – $800
378th: Mateo Jimenez – $800
379th: Uriel Arnson – $800
380th: Myles German – $800
381st: David McLaren – $800
382nd: Michael Wetcher – $800
383rd: Kelly Slay – $800
384th: Deryl Luong – $800
385th: Wayne Edwards – $800
386th: Christopher Conyers – $800
387th: Marc Sacheli – $800
388th: Salomon Eskenazi – $800
389th: DNR – $800
390th: George Alberto – $800
391st: DNR – $800
392nd: Narimaan Ahmadi – $800
393rd: Claudel Joseph – $800
394th: Rodney Maclea – $800
395th: David Ciener – $800
396th: Michael Tait – $800
397th: Skyler White – $800
398th: Paul Gold – $800
399th: David Poces – $800
400th: Rodney Rodrigue – $800
401st: Aish Ayyash – $745
402nd: Douglas Lovelace – $745
403rd: Michael Krumenacker – $745
404th: Joseph Musa – $745
405th: Philip Wojtuniecki – $745
406th: Daniel Garcia – $745
407th: Francis Pasqualino – $745
408th: Matthew Zarcadoolas – $745
409th: DNR – $745
410th: Blaine McRae – $745
411th: David Castranova – $745
412th: Christopher Grove – $745
413th: Jonathan Dobson – $745
414th: Charles Lees – $745
415th: Carlos Loving – $745
416th: John Tobias – $745
417th: Moshe Tarich – $745
418th: Lascelle Peart – $745
419th: Yvonne McQuillan – $745
420th: Paul Louis – $745

Event 1: Harold O’Brien Eliminated by Femi Fashakin

$400 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 19:  5,000/10,000 with a 10,000 ante
Players Remaining: 355 of 4,699

Femi Fashakin

Harold O’Brien opened the action from early position for 22,000 and Femi Fashakin called from the button with his big stack. The flop came 9c8c7c, both players checked, and the turn was 6h.

O’Brien moved all in for 280,000 and Fashakin called to put him at risk.

Fashakin: Kc5c
O’Brien: Kh5h

Both players were drawing to the same open-ended straight but Faskakin was freerolling any club. The 2c river complete the board and Faskakin’s club flush sent O’Brien out while moving his stack way up to 1,211,000.

Femi Fashakin – 1,211,000 (121 bb)
Harold O’Brien – Eliminated in 356th Place ($800)

Event 8: Purple Chip Bounties

$1,700 Purple Chip Bounty NLH (Single Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 1: 100/100

The second new tournament on today’s RRPO schedule will be a big one at 3 pm. Event 8 is a $1,700 Purple Chip Bounty NLH tournament with $500 of each buy-in going towards a bounty on each player’s head. It will juice up the action in the big buy-in game.

Players will sit down to 20,000 starting stacks and levels will last 30 minutes for the first four hours. Late registration is available until the start of Level 9 at 7:30 pm and players are limited to a single re-entry option if they bust their first stack. After registration closes, blind levels will increase to 40 minutes until going up to 60 at the final table.

This is a two-day tournament and all remaining players at the end of Level 17 will bag their chips for a Day 2 return on Monday at 2 pm.

  • $100,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips
  • Levels 1-8 last 30 minutes; Levels 9+ last 40 minutes
  • Late registration/SINGLE re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • Day 1 will end after Level 17 or Tournament Director discretion
  • Event 8 Structure Sheet

Event 1: Results 421st Through 470th

$400 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 18:  4,000/8,000 with a 8,000 ante
Players Remaining: 420 of 4,699

Jeff Morzella cash in RRPO Event 1

Tournament staff announced a 20-minute break as players were leaving the Seminole Ballroom, a little extra time to color off the 500 denom chips and put the 25K chips in play.

Once everything was done for a little while, there were actually 50 players eliminated over the last part of Level 17 to leave only 420 in the room after the break.

421st: Eric Fetter – $745
422nd: Boris Vaisman – $745
423rd: Kayeen Ellis-Kemp – $745
424th: David Ormsbee – $745
425th: Evg Harchenko – $745
426th: DNR – $745
427th: Ginold Rendel – $745
428th: Ty Gwizdala – $745
429th: Michael Alcantara – $745
430th: Aaron Kupin – $745
431st: Yunier Rodriguez – $745
432nd: James Joyner IV – $745
433rd: Robert Portas – $745
434th: Manuel Labandeira – $745
435th: Guy Naimi – $745
436th: Jeff Morzella – $745
437th: Jose Rivero – $745
438th: Russell Williams – $745
439th: David Seager – $745
440th: Manuel Martin – $745
441st: Vadims Ivanovs – $745
442nd: John Desoto – $745
443rd: Kenneth Watson – $745
444th: Andrew Sassen – $745
445th: John Orfanos – $745
446th: James Kerr – $745
447th: Steven Ramunni – $745
448th: Victor Merkel – $745
449th: Kevin Torres – $745
450th: Eric Swick – $745
451st: David Smith Jr – $665
452nd: Robert Alberro – $665
453rd: Daniel Bismuth – $665
454th: Michael Soroka – $665
455th: Steven Sechler – $665
456th: Samuel Thomas Jr – $665
457th: Michael Dorsch – $665
458th: Kobi Ribak – $665
459th: Tracy Scala – $665
460th: Lloyd Kapper – $665
461st: Jacob Naumann – $665
462nd: Jordan Schneider – $665
463rd: Don Flynn – $665
464th: Michael Vuong – $665
465th: Rafael Amador – $665
466th: Ryan Miller – $665
467th: Walter Mercado-Velez – $665
468th: Robert Dunn – $665
469th: Michael Damiani – $665
470th: Floyd McMurray – $665

Event 1: First Break

$400 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 17:  3,000/6,000 with a 6,000 ante
Players Remaining: 440 of 4,699

After the quick pace of the first three levels, the break came at a good time for players to take a breather. With no bubble play, the short stacks slid into the money with no trouble and they picked up the action.

There were 30 players getting paid soon after and we will post the results once things settled down at the payout desk.

Event 1: No Trouble Bubble

$400 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 17:  3,000/6,000 with a 6,000 ante
Players Remaining: 470 of 4,699

Tournament dealers stand and await further instructions

With the bubble nearing, tournament staff paused the action and asked dealers to stand when they were done the current hand. During that time, one player elimination was announced on Table 10. The clock was paused when all action was complete, heads were counted, and Event 1 was officially in the money without the need of hand-for-hand action.

There are 470 players remaining, all guaranteed to make some cash today.