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2015 Poker Open: Hotel Information

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Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Florida

$129 Sunday – Thursday / $179 Friday – Saturday
Mention: Code GSHRP15
1 Seminole Way
Hollywood, FL 33314
Tel: 866-502-PLAY
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The rooms at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood fill up fast. There are plenty of nearby hotels, in various price ranges, to chose from:

2015 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Schedule

The 2015 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open tournament series will kick-off on Thursday, July 30, 2015 at the ballrooms. The series features twenty seven main events along with several satellite events and exciting live poker action.

All action culminates with the $5 Million Guaranteed WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Championship event from August 15, 2015 through August 19, 2015.

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MAIN EVENT SCHEDULE

EventDayEvent DayDateTimeBuy-InTournamentStructure
1Thu1A7/30/1511A$350Deep Stack NLH (RE) - $500,000 GTDDetails
Thu1B7/30/156P$350Deep Stack NLH (RE) - $500,000 GTD
Fri1C7/31/1511A$350Deep Stack NLH (RE) - $500,000 GTD
Fri1D7/31/156P$350Deep Stack NLH (RE) - $500,000 GTD
Sat1E8/1/1511A$350Deep Stack NLH (RE) - $500,000 GTD
Sat1F8/1/156P$350Deep Stack NLH (RE) - $500,000 GTD
SunDay 28/2/151P
2Fri7/31/1512P$250Omaha 8 or better (RE)Details
3Sun8/2/1512P$250Deep Stack Turbo NLH (RE) - $25,000 GTDDetails
4Sun8/2/153P$1,100 No Limit Hold'em (RE) - $75,000 GTD
MonDay 28/3/153P
5Mon5A8/3/1511A$150No Limit Hold'em (RE) - $150,000 GTDDetails
Mon5B8/3/153P$150No Limit Hold'em (RE) - $150,000 GTD
Mon5C8/3/157P$150No Limit Hold'em (RE) - $150,000 GTD
Tue5D8/4/1511A$150No Limit Hold'em (RE) - $150,000 GTD
Tue5E8/4/153P$150No Limit Hold'em (RE) - $150,000 GTD
Tue5F8/4/157P$150No Limit Hold'em (RE) - $150,000 GTD
WedDay 28/5/151P
6Mon8/3/1512P$250H.O.R.S.E. (RE)Details
7Tue8/4/1512P$570Big Stack Double Black Chip Bounty NLH/PLO (Single - RE)Details
8Wed8/5/1512P$350Six Max NLH (Single - RE)Details
9Wed8/5/153P$350PLO 8 (RE)Details
10Thu10A8/6/1511A$570Deep Stack NLH (RE) - $1,000,000 GTDDetails
Thu10B8/6/156P$570Deep Stack NLH (RE) - $1,000,000 GTD
Fri10C8/7/1511A$570Deep Stack NLH (RE) - $1,000,000 GTD
Fri10D8/7/156P$570Deep Stack NLH (RE) - $1,000,000 GTD
Sat10E8/8/1511A$570Deep Stack NLH (RE) - $1,000,000 GTD
Sat10F8/8/156P$570Deep Stack NLH (RE) - $1,000,000 GTD
SunDay 28/9/151P
11Sun8/9/1512P$350Big Stack Black Chip Bounty NLH (RE) - $30,000 GTDDetails
12Sun8/9/153P$1,650 Purple Chip Bounty NLH (Single RE) - $150,000 GTD
MonDay 28/10/153P
13Mon8/10/1511A$250Seniors NLH (RE)Details
14Mon8/10/153P$350Big Stack Turbo NLH (Single - RE) - $50,000 GTDDetails
15Tue8/11/1512P$570No Limit Hold'em (RE) - $50,000 GTDDetails
16Wed8/12/1512P$1,100 Six-Max NLH (Freeze-Out) - $100,000 GTDDetails
17Wed8/12/155P$350PLO w/ $100 Re-buysDetails
18Thu8/13/153P$1,650 Dealer's Choice (Freeze-out)
FriDay 28/14/153P
19Fri8/14/151P$1,100 Turbo NLH (Freeze-out)Details
20Fri8/14/157P$300CSOP Charity EventDetails
21Sat8/15/1512P$5,250 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Champiosnhip (Freeze-Out) - $5M GTDDetails
SunDay 28/16/1512P
MonDay 38/17/1512P
TueDay 48/18/1512P
22Sun8/16/152P$2,650 No Limit Hold'em (Freeze-Out) - $1M GTDDetails
MonDay 28/17/1512P
TueDay 38/18/1512P
23Mon8/17/1512P$1,100 No Limit Hold'em (RE) - $500,000 GTDDetails
TueDay 28/18/1512P
24Mon8/17/1512P$25,400 High Roller (RE) - $1M GTDDetails
TueDay 28/18/1512P
25Mon25A8/17/155P$150No Limit Hold'em - $50,000 GTDDetails
Tue25B8/18/155PNo Limit Hold'em - $50,000 GTD
WedDay 28/19/155PDay 2 held in the Poker Room
26Mon8/17/156P$2,650 PLO (RE)
TueDay 23P
27Tue8/18/1512P$200Deep Stack Turbo NLH (RE) - $25,000 GTDDetails

SATELLITE & SECONDARY SCHEDULE

EventDayDateTimeBuy-InTournamentStructure
28Thu7/30/153P$115Double Satellite into Event #1 & #10 (1 in 10) - 5 Packages GTD
29Thu7/30/159P$130Survivor NLH (1in 10 win $1,000)
30Fri7/31/153P$115Double Satellite into Event #1 & #10 (1 in 10) - 5 Packages GTD
31Fri7/31/159P$125Survivor NLH (1in 10 win $1,000)
32Sat8/1/153P$135Event #4 Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 5 Seats GTD
33Sat8/1/158P$570Championship Turbo Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 2 Seats GTD
34Sun8/2/156P$300Step Satellite into High Roller Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 2 Seats GTD
35Sun8/2/159P$140Step Satellite into Championship Mega Satellite (1 in 5) - 5 Seats GTD
36Mon8/3/158P$570Championship Turbo Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 2 Seats GTD
37Tue8/4/158P$570Championship Turbo Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 2 Seats GTD
38Wed8/5/155P$140Event #10 Mega Satellite (1 in 5) - 5 Seats GTD
39Wed8/5/158P$570Championship Turbo Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 2 Seats GTD
40Thu8/6/153P$200Double Satellite into any $570 & $1,100 event (1 in 10) - 5 Packages GTD
41Thu8/6/158P$140Step Satellite into Championship Mega Satellite (1 in 5) - 5 Seats GTD
42Fri8/7/153P$140Satellite into any $570 Event (1 in 5)
43Fri8/7/158P$200Double Satellite into any $570 & $1,100 event (1 in 10)
44Sat8/8/153P$300Step Satellite into High Roller Mega Satellite (1 in 10)- 2 Seats GTD
45Sat8/8/158P$300Event #22 ($2,650/$1M) Turbo Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 5 Seats GTD
46Sun8/9/155P$570Championship Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 5 Seats GTD
47Sun8/9/158P$300Event #22 ($2,650/$1M) Turbo Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 5 Seats GTD
48Mon8/10/1512P$135Event #23 ($1,100/$500K) Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 5 Seats GTD
49Mon8/10/155P$250Six-Max PLO (RE)
50Mon8/10/157P$125Survivor NLH (1in 10 win $1,000)
51Tue8/11/153P$300Step Satellite into High Roller Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 2 Seats GTD
52Tue8/11/155P$135Event #23 ($1,100/$500K)Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 5 Seats GTD
53Tue8/11/158P$570Championship Turbo Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 2 Seats GTD
54Wed8/12/153P$135Event #23 ($1,100/$500K) Mega Satellite (1 in 10)- 5 Seats GTD
55Wed8/12/157P$1,100 Championship Mega Satellite (1 in 5) - 2 Seats GTD
56Thu8/13/1511A$570Championship Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 25 Seats GTD
57Thu8/13/153P$300Event #22 ($2,650/$1M GTD) Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 10 Seats GTD
58Thu8/13/155P$570Championship Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 10 Seats GTD
59Thu8/13/158P$570Championship Turbo Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 2 Seats GTD
60Fri8/14/1511A$570Championship Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 25 Seats GTD
61Fri8/14/153P$280Event #22 ($2,650/$1M GTD) Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 10 Seats GTD
62Fri8/14/155P$570Championship Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 10 Seats GTD
63Fri8/14/158P$570Championship Turbo Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 2 Seats GTD
64Fri8/14/1510:30P$555Championship Super Turbo Mega Satellite (10 min levels) (1 in 10) - 1 Seats GTD
65Sat8/15/159A$570Championship Turbo Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 2 Seats GTD
66Sat8/15/1512P$555Last Chance Championship Super Turbo Mega Satellite (10 min levels) (1 in 10) - 2 Seats GTD
67Sat8/15/154P$300Event #22 ($2,650/$1M GTD) Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 20 Seats GTD
68Sat8/15/158P$300Event #22 ($2,650/$1M) Turbo Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 10 Seats GTD
69Sun8/16/153P$2,650 High Roller Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 2 Seats GTD
70Sun8/16/158P$135Event #23($1,100/ $500K GTD) Turbo Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 10 Seats GTD
71Mon8/17/159A$135Event #23 ($1,100/$500K) Turbo Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 2 Seats GTD
72Tue8/18/153P$200PLO 8 (RE)

2015 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Championship

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (April 21, 2015) – The Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open (SHRPO) will return to the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood, Fla. July 30 – August 19, 2015. The anticipated series schedule is set to be released in the upcoming weeks featuring a single flight, single-entry $5 Million Guaranteed Championship, Charity Series of Poker (CSOP) tournament and a first ever four-event finale.

The 2015 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open will elevate the poker experience to a new level. The Championship single-entry structure will provide a unique opportunity for player to compete for their share of the $5 million guarantee. Plus, the chance to be part of the finale that showcases four final tables at the same time heightens the energy and excitement of this year’s series,” said General Manager of Poker Operations for Seminole Gaming, Larry Frank.

Televised on CBS Sports Network and live streamed online, the four-event final tables will take place at Hard Rock Live on Tuesday, August 18, carrying a combined total of $7.5 million in guaranteed prize pools. The four final tables include the $5,250 buy-in $5 Million Guaranteed Championship and three additional No Limit Hold’em events – a $25,000 buy-in High Roller, $2,500 buy-in and $1,100 buy-in. Professional poker player and industry celebrity Phil Hellmuth will host and provide commentary for all four final tables simultaneously. Broadcast of the SHRPO final tables will be aired in early 2016.

“This year’s Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Championship is an event not to be missed. With no re-entry, the format becomes a level playing field for poker pros, satellite winners, and recreational players alike. The postlim events carrying massive guarantees ensure that even if a player busts out of the Championship event, there are more ways to make a huge score,” says Matt Savage, Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open tournament consultant.

Satellite events and promotions will take place at five Seminole Gaming properties – Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa, Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, Seminole Casino Brighton and Seminole Casino Immokalee – giving a wide variety of options for a chance to be the next SHRPO Champion.

The CSOP will return to SHRPO for the second year in a row, benefiting Habitat for Humanity International and Habitat for Humanity of Broward charity. Half of each $300 buy-in will be donated to both charities, while the other half of the buy-in will be placed in the tournament prize pool.

The SHRPO series will be the last opportunity for players to earn valuable 2015 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Player-of-the-Year Leaderboard Points. First place winner will receive a $30,000 prize package, including entries into the most prestigious tournaments in the country.

On-site registration for the $5 Million Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open will open in July.  To participate, players must obtain a free Wild Card at the Player’s Club or in the poker room. For more information on schedule updates, please visit www.SHRPO.com and follow us on Twitter at @SHRPO and @SHRThePokerRoom, #SHRPO.

SHRPO Championship Results

Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open
Championship: $5,300 Championship NLH
August 28 – September 3, 2014

Total Entries: 1,499
Total Prize Pool: $10,000,000

Dan Colman

RECAP
The showcase event of the 2014 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open kicked off on August 28th and it took nearly a week to crown a champion. At the end, Dan Colman was the last player standing and he picked up $1,446,710 for winning the SHRPO Championship title.

The event feature three starting days and 1,499 entrants put up the $5,300 buy-in for a chance at the $10 million guaranteed prize pool. The tournament drew past WSOP bracelet winners, WPT Champions, high-stakes grinders, and many local players.

Seven WSOP Main Event winners took their shot at the title with Huck Seed, Carlos Mortensen, Scotty Nguyen, Jamie Gold, Joe Cada, Greg Merson, and reigning champ Ryan Riess all joining the field. 2013 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Champion Blair Hinkle made a great run at defending his title, he cashed in the Championship but was unable to finish on top.

The tournament paid out the top 300 players and they were all in the money early on Day 2 when Bao Nguyen knocked out Joe Weissman in 301st spot. The tournament picked up the pace at that point and only 62 players returned for Day 4.

Three more WSOP champions dropped out as they played down to the last two tables. Doug Polk, Jared Jaffee, and James Collopy each had a chance to add another title to their credit but each went out short of making the penultimate day.

Day 4 saw the last 18 players return to play down to the PokerStars.tv live-streamed final table in the Paradise Live Theater. It was a short day and it came to an end when Joe Kuether knocked out Blake Bohn in 7th place.

Dan Colman was the most accomplished player on the last day but he had to deal with poker pros Mike Leah and Joe Kuether, WPT Jacksonville champion Shawn Cunix, Martin Hanowski, and 2010 November Niner John Dolan.

Colman took the lead early in the day and only briefly gave it back to Leah when the tournament was three-handed. Dolan went out in surprising fashion when he called off all his chips with second pair against Colman’s rivered straight.

The heads up stacks were relatively equal between Colman and Leah when the match began but Colman quickly gained the advantage in a huge pot with a rivered full house. They were coming up on a short dinner break when Colman finally ended it when his AhKd outlasted Leah’s QcJc.

Leah picked up $1,047,638 for the runner-up finish while Colman continued his incredible year. The $1,446,710 first place prize he earned for the SHRPO Championship adds another big score to a year which already included four cashes over $1,000,000. But this was his seven-digit win in a tournament which was not a small field, high-roller event.

It was another great event at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and it drew a talented field worthy of one of the biggest guaranteed poker tournaments created.

FINAL RESULTS
1. DANIEL COLMAN (HOLDEN, MA): $1,446,710
2. MICHAEL LEAH (LAS VEGAS, NV): $1,047,638
3. SHAWN CUNIX (DELAWARE, OH): $748,313
4. JOHN DOLAN (BONITA SPRINGS, FL): $548,763
5. JOSEPH KUETHER (LAS VEGAS, WI): $424,044
6. MARTIN HANOWSKI (FRANKFORT): $324,269
7. BLAKE BOHN (SAVAGE, MN): $249,438
8. BRIAN HAWKINS (FORT MYERS, FL): $199,550
9. ROMAN VALERSTEIN (NEWTOWN, PA): $149,663
10. LENNY DUVDIVANI (FORT LAUDERDALE, FL): $99,775
11. CURT KOHLBERG (WESTON, MA): $99,775
12. NATASHA BARBOUR (MONTREAL, QC): $99,775
13. RUSSELL THOMAS (WALLINGFORD, PA): $77,326
14. URI KADOSH (DAVIE, FL): $77,326
15. MATTHEW SEDGEMAN (HANSON, MA): $77,326
16. JACOB NAQUIN (DESTIN, FL): $59,865
17. FARHAN MADHANI (MIRAMAR, FL): $59,865
18. RONALD OSTROW (COCONUT CREEK, FL): $59,865
19. MICHAEL STEMBERA (LAS VEGAS, NV): $49,888
20. ROBERT PARK (LILBURN, GA): $49,888
21. JORDAN KAPLAN (STATEN ISLAND, NY): $49,888
22. TONY SINISHTAJ (BRONX, NY): $49,888
23. AMIR LEHAVOT (FORT LAUDERDALE, FL): $49,888
24. JARED JAFFEE (BROOKLYN, NY): $49,888
25. TYLER REIMAN (MORTON, IL): $49,888
26. EUGENE CURZIO (CLIFTON, VA): $49,888
27. SERGEY RYBACHENKO: $49,888
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SHRPO FINAL RESULTS – EVENT 24

Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open
Event 24: $200 Big Stack No Limit Hold’em
September 3, 2014

Entries: 344
Prizepool: $58,480

Enos Smith
Enos Smith

RECAP
The final trophy event of the 2014 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open carried a $50,000 guarantee on the prize pool.  They cleared that with ease as 344 players entered on the last day.

Some players were chasing points for the series leaderboard or the Player of the Year leaderboard.  Some were just chasing trophies.  That was Enos Smith’s reason for coming down from Palatka, FL.  This is his first win, but he finished 2nd in an HPT event at Daytona a couple of years ago.

After playing for about 12 hours, they reached the final table and all ten players agreed on a chop, with Smith getting the lion’s share as the chip leader.  Smith will take home the trophy and custom framed photo provided by IMPDI.

Placement based on chip counts:

1st Enos Smith
2nd Henri Azoulay
3rd Steve Marcozzi
4th Evgeniy Catane
5th Herbert Woodbery
6th Lance Foster
7th Scott Cowan
8th Rick Perez
9th Robert Tanner
10th Andrea Orphanos

There were 344 entrants in this event for a total prize pool of $58,480.  The final 27 earned a payday.  Among those cashing in this event was Wally Maddah, a tournament grinder chasing points on the leaderboard.  Another point chaser, Moe Maghraoui, was the bubble-boy, busting out in 28th place.

This was the final event of the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open and the final series of the Player of the Year contest, so after the numbers are crunched, we will know if Angel Vu is the Seminole Hard Rock Player of the Year.

Until next time, may the cards fall your way.  Farewell from the Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood!

FINAL RESULTS
1. JAMES SMITH III (EDGEWATER, FL): $5,860
2. HENRI AZOULAY (MIAMI BEACH, FL): $4,700
3. STEVEN MARCOZZI (NAPLES, FL): $4,700
4. EVGENIY CATANE (SUNNY ISLES BEACH, FL): $4,700
5. HERBERT WOODBERY (WINTER GARDEN, FL): $4,700
6. LANCE FOSTER (CORYDON, IA): $4,700
7. SCOTT COWAN (DAVIE, FL): $4,700
8. ENRIQUE PEREZ (MIAMI, FL): $4,700
9. ROBERT TANNER (WELLINGTON, FL): $4,700
10. ANDREA ORPHANOS (COCOA BEACH, FL): $4,700
11. JORGE GOMEZ (PLANTATION, FL): $819
12. GUILLERMO MONTERO: $819
13. MATTHEW FRASER (HOPKINTON, MA): $702
14. WALID MADDAH (TAMPA, FL): $702
15. DANIEL GENACHTE (DEERFIELD BEACH, FL): $702
16. DAVID GELLEY (PALM BEACH GDNS, FL): $614
17. JAY JOHNSON (PHILADELPHIA, PA): $614
18. MARK BERNSTEIN (HOLLYWOOD, FL): $614
19. ROBERT WILLIAMS (MIAMI GARDENS, FL): $526
20. STEVEN BENNETT (DEERFIELD BEACH, FL): $526
21. LOUIS BERDELLANS (COOPER CITY, FL): $526
22. JEFFERY SHEPPARD (FT LAUDERDALE, FL): $526
23. MICHAEL CHIAPPETTA (BOCA RATON, FL): $526
24. JANN SABIN (FORT LAUDERDALE, FL): $526
25. MARK SHULLA (PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL): $526
26. FREDERICK ALLENSPACH (PLANTATION, FL): $526
27. BRIAN PHILLIS (HIGHLAND BEACH, FL): $526

MAIN EVENT SCHEDULE AND RESULTS

Event 24: Final Event Ends in 10-Way Chop

$200 Buy-In Big Stack NLH (Re-Entry) $50K Guaranteed

Level 24: Blinds 15k/30k/5k ante

Enos Smith - 1st Place
Enos Smith – 1st Place

When the final ten players got to the final table, they decided on a 10-way chop!

Here are the chip counts as of the chop:

Seat Player Chips

  1. Scott Cowan 366k
  2. Henri Azoulay 608k
  3. Rick Perez 363k
  4. Lance Foster 436k
  5. Herbert Woodbery 556k
  6. Enos Smith 1.115 million
  7. Evgeniy Catane 568k
  8. Steve Marcozzi 573k
  9. Andrea Orphanos 277k
  10. Robert Tanner 288k

Here are the finish positions:

1st Enos Smith
2nd Henri Azoulay
3rd Steve Marcozzi
4th Evgeniy Catane
5th Herbert Woodbery
6th Lance Foster
7th Scott Cowan
8th Rick Perez
9th Robert Tanner
10th Andrea Orphanos

SHRPO FINAL RESULTS – EVENT 22

Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open
Event 22: $150 No Limit Hold’em
September 3, 2014

Entries: 560
Prizepool:  $67,200

(Winner declined photo.)

RECAP
This working-man’s tournament features 5pm starts on both Day 1s and Day 2 today, but despite the shortened days, the final eight players decided six and a half hours was enough and chopped up the final eight spots.  David Owen, who declined both a winner’s photo and winner interview, was the chip leader and gets the trophy.

Here’s how the final 8 stacked up at the end:

1st – David Owen
2nd – Jorge Chavez
3rd – Ade Adeyemi
4th – Ory Hen
5th – David Glancy
6th – Bradley Young
7th – Deborah Mitchell
8th – Peter Bejusca

Over two starting days, this event drew 560 players for a total prize pool of $67,200.  David Glancy was the chip leader coming into Day 2 and ended up finishing in 5th place.  Deborah Mitchell, who finished 7th, was the last woman sitting.

Seminole Hard Rock Poker Player of the Year points leader Angel Vu cashed in this event, finishing 17th and adding to her point total.

With the end of this event, only one tournament remains in the 2014 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open (Event 24) and it will be wrapping up shortly.

FINAL RESULTS
1. DAVID OWEN (CHICAGO, IL): $8,000
2. JORGE CHAVEZ (HOLLYWOOD, FL): $7,800
3. ADEWALE ADEYEMI (PEMBROKE PINES, FL): $7,500
4. ORY HEN (COOPER CITY, FL): $5,947
5. DAVID GLANCY (YULEE, FL): $5,747
6. BRADLEY YOUNG (NEW YORK, NY): $5,747
7. DEBORAH MITCHELL (SUMMERFIELD, FL): $5,146
8. PETER BEJUSCA (FORT LAUDERDALE, FL): $5,147
9. MATTHEW ZARCADOOLAS (FORT LAUDERDALE, FL): $1,142
10. CHRISTIAN RODRIGUEZ (BOYNTON BEACH, FL): $874
11. LISA LEVY (DELRAY BEACH, FL): $874
12. BRIAN RAIK (CORAL SPRINGS, FL): $874
13. DANIT DAYAN (FORT LAUDERDALE, FL): $706
14. DONALD MATHEWS (OXFORD, FL): $706
15. WALID MADDAH (TAMPA, FL): $706
16. PAULETTE PIPITONE (JUPITER, FL): $605
17. NGOC VU (SOUTH DAYTONA, FL): $605
18. HOLLANDER PREAP (JACKSONVILLE, FL): $605
19. PAUL SMERDON (FORT LAUDERDALE, FL): $504
20. JONATHAN SHAPIRO (BOCA RATON, FL): $504
21. OKTAY ALTINBAS (FORT LAUDERDALE, FL): $504
22. ARTHUR HOLMES (MIRAMAR, FL): $504
23. JEREMY GOUREAU (BAL HARBOUR, FL): $504
24. ROBERT CASTRO (MIAMI, FL): $504
25. GREGORY MARCUS (MIAMI, FL): $504
26. MARK ROBINSON (MIAMI, FL): $504
27. PAUL GREGORY (COCONUT CREEK, FL): $504
28. MOHAMED MAGHRAOUI (BRANDON, FL): $437
29. BARRY CHAZEN (FORT LAUDERDALE, FL): $437
30. PAUL PRAGER (DAVIE, FL): $437
31. JASON ABITBOL (BOCA RATON, FL): $437
32. JACK SEARCY (DELRAY BEACH, FL): $437
33. ONEAL DOWARD (MIRAMAR, FL): $437
34. KENNETH BERMAN (HALLANDALE, FL): $437
35. SHEIKH AKHTER (MIAMI, FL): $437
36. CHARLES BENJAMIN (MIAMI GARDENS, FL): $437

MAIN EVENT SCHEDULE AND RESULTS

Event 22: David Owen Wins in 8-way Chop

$150 No-Limit Hold ‘Em (Re-Entry)

Level 24: Blinds 25k/50k/5k ante

The final eight players decided on a chip-based chop.  Here are the finish places:

1st – David Owen
2nd – Jorge Chavez
3rd – Ade Adeyemi
4th – Ory Hen
5th – David Glancy
6th – Bradley Young
7th – Deborah Mitchell
8th – Peter Bejusca

Winner David Owen declined an interview and also does not want his photo in the blog, but here’s a gallery of 2nd – 8th places.

Event 22: 10th Place – Christian Rodriguez

$150 No-Limit Hold ‘Em (Re-Entry)

Level 24: Blinds 20k/40k/5k ante

Christian Rodriguez
Christian Rodriguez – 10th Place

Christian Rodriguez was the chip leader when the final table formed and now he’s the first to bust out.

Most of his chips went to David Owen, when David’s AK ran down Christian’s pocket Queens.  Now David is the chip leader and Christian is on the rail in 10th place, earning $874.

Event 22: Final Table Chip Counts

$150 No-Limit Hold ‘Em (Re-Entry)

Level 23: Blinds 15k/30k/5k ante

Earning $874
11th – Lisa Levy
12th – Brian Raik

They’ve reached the final ten players and have moved to a single table.  Here’s the lineup with some rough chip counts:

Seat Player Chips

  1. Ory Hen 600k
  2. Ade Adeyemi 900k
  3. Bradley Young 1 million
  4. Deborah Mitchell 500k
  5. David Owen 675k
  6. Jorge Chavez 830k
  7. Matthew Zarcadoolas 200k
  8. Peter Bejusca 200k
  9. Christian Rodriguez 1.14 million
  10. David Glancy 600k

Event 22: Payouts 13-27

$150 No-Limit Hold ‘Em (Re-Entry)
Level 22: Blinds 12k/24k/3k ante

Earning $706:

13. Danit Dayan
14. Donald Mathews
15. Walid Maddah

Earning $605:

16. Paulette Pipitone
17. Ngoc “Angel” Vu
18. Hollander Preap

Earning $504:

19. Paul Smerdon
20. Jonathan Shapiro
21. Oktay Altinbas
22. Arthur Holmes
23. Jeremy Goureau
24. Robert Castro
25. Gregory Marcus
26. Mark Robinson
27. Paul Gregory

Event 22: Ladies Doing Well

$150 No-Limit Hold ‘Em (Re-Entry)

Level 21: Blinds 10k/20k/3k ante

Angel Vu
Angel Vu

Angel Vu, the current Seminole Hard Rock Poker Player of the Year Points leader (as of 9/1) busted out of this event in 17th place ($605) and is now in Event 70, the last secondary event of the series.

Dani Dayan & Shemesh
Dani Dayan & Shemesh

There are still a few ladies in this event as they’re down to the final two tables.  One of them is Dani Dayan (Miami, FL) who is playing with a little help from a friend.  Her Yorkie, Shemesh, is sweating her from his stylish travel bag.

Championship: Dan Colman Defeats Mike Leah

$5,300 Championship NLH $10 Million Guaranteed (Re-Entry)
Level 35: Blinds 150k/250k/50k ante

Once Colman took the commanding lead, it was just a few more hands before more fireworks. They were coming up on the next level jump and a 30-minute dinner break when Leah was at risk again.

Mike Leah opened to 600,000 from the button and Dan Colman three-bet to 1,500,000. Leah checked his cards before moving all-in for 11,650,000 total. Colman snap called with AhKd but Leah had two live cards QcJc.

Colman stood up for the runout while Leah leaned back in his seat, confident of a double.

The dealer was unkind to Leah as it ran out 4h3h2cTdKc to push all the chips towards Colman.

Leah was a popular favorite to win the Championship but it was Dan Colman continuing his fantastic 2014. Leah’s runner-up finish will pay him $1,047,638 while Colman picks up the top prize of $1,446,710 and the Championship.

Dan Colman, 2014 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Champion
Dan Colman, 2014 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Champion
Mike Leah, Championship runner-up
Mike Leah, Championship runner-up

CHAMPIONSHIP: Colman Works 9-5, Takes Strong Lead

$5,300 Championship NLH $10 Million Guaranteed (Re-Entry)
Level 35: Blinds 150k/250k/50k ante

On what could be a game changer in this championship heads-up match, Colman hits big.

With Leah on the button, he min-raised to 600,000 and Colman called.

The flop came Qh5h5d. Colman checked and Leah bet out 600,000. Colman then goes over the top to 1.6 million and Leah calls.

With a 3c on the turn, Colman bets 2.8 million and Leah calls.

After a 9s on the river, Colman quickly put in a bet of 6 million. Leah took some time to make a critical decision and finally maked the call.

Colman showed 9h5c for the full house and jumped into a huge chip lead here in this championship event for over $1.4 million.

Dan Colman: 34,850,000
Mike Leah: 10,150,000

Event 22: 28th – 36th Places

$150 No-Limit Hold ‘Em (Re-Entry)

Level 19: Blinds 6k/12k/2k ante

Already down to 27 players remaining at three tables.  One of the two-timers has busted out.  Moe Maghraoui hit the rail in 28th place, so he’s taken his seat in Event 24 for good.

Earning $437:

28 – Moe Maghraoui
29 – Barry Chazen
30 – Paul Prager
31 – Jason Altibol
32 – Jack Searcy
33 – Oneal Doward
34 – Kenneth Berman
35 – Sheikh Akhter
36 – Charles Benjamin