Event 15: Ryan Olisar Wins $1,100 No Limit Hold’em

2016 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood
Event #15
$1,100 No Limit Hold’em
Total Entries: 261
Prizepool: $261,000 

Ryan Olisar Won the $1,100 No Limit Hold'em for $61,180
Ryan Olisar Won the $1,100 No Limit Hold’em for $61,180

Ryan Olisar won the $1,100 No Limit Hold’em in the early hours of Wednesday morning. He bested a field of 261 and took home $61,180.

He took the better end of a deal heads-up with Brian Altman and had more chips, thus giving him more money and the title. Altman took home $51,476.

Olisar came into town for some of the bigger events that are getting underway soon and was able to start his trip off on the right foot.

“I got in last night,” said Olisar. “I only got a couple hours of sleep, but it feels good to stay up for another 15 hours and get less sleep again.”

With the $3,500 WPT Main Event starting on Friday, Olisar hopes to take this momentum into an event with a much larger payday.

“It’s always good to start off like this just before the series,” said the 26-year-old poker pro. “We got the main event for this series coming up and then we got the World Series coming after that. It’s nice to have good momentum. It’s perfect.”

Olisar went nearly wire to wire at the final table. He came in with the chip lead and was active the whole way through. There was a short period in the middle stages of the final table where Asher Conniff took the chip lead, but Olisar was never very short on chips.

The final table was fairly stacked with tournament success. Conniff is the reigning WPT World Champion and Altman won a WPT title here at the Seminole Hard Rock last year in the main event of the Lucky Hearts Poker Open. Long-time pro David Levi finished third to round out one of the tougher tables the series has seen so far.

Here is a look at the final table results:

1st: Ryan Olisar – $61,180
2nd: Brian Altman – $51,476
3rd: David Levi – $24,051
4th: Asher Conniff – $19,494
5th: Paul Balzano – $15,190
6th: Stefan Schillhabel – $12,659
7th: Josh Hillock – $10,127
8th: Casey Yontz – $7,595
9th: Ryan Dunn – $5,063

Event 15 Final Results

Event 15: Ryan Olisar Wins $1,100 No Limit Hold’em in Heads-Up Deal

$1,100 No Limit Hold’em
Level 26: 15,000/30,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 261

Ryan Olisar
Ryan Olisar

Ryan Olisar and Brian Altman were heads-up for one hand before talks of a deal broke out. They agreed for Olisar to take the win and $61,180, while Altman takes home $51,476.

A complete recap will be published in the morning.

Brian Altman
Brian Altman

Ryan Olisar – $1,100 No Limit Hold’em Champion
Brian Altman – “Eliminated” in second place

Event 15: David Levi – 3rd Place ($24,051)

$1,100 No Limit Hold’em
Level 26: 15,000/30,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 261

David Levi
David Levi

David Levi got all in out of the big blind for about 400,000 against Ryan Olisar on the button. Olisar showed AdTs and David Levi tabled Kd9h.

The board ran out QcTd4c8d2h and Levi hit the rail in third place. Olisar drags the pot and takes about a 2-to-1 chip lead into heads-up play against Brian Altman.

Ryan Olisar – 2,000,000
David Levi – Eliminated

Event 15: Asher Conniff – 4th Place ($19,494)

$1,100 No Limit Hold’em
Level 26: 15,000/30,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 261

Asher Conniff
Asher Conniff

Asher Conniff moved all in under-the-gun for about 350,000 and Brian Altman moved all in from the small blind.

It was Conniff at risk with his 8h8s against Altman’s KsKc. The board ran out QcTd4c8d2h and Altman’s kings hold up to send Conniff home in fourth place.

Conniff takes home $19,494 and Altman moves over the million chip mark.

Brian Altman – 1,000,000
Asher Conniff – Eliminated

Event 15: Asher Conniff Doubled Through Ryan Olisar

$1,100 No Limit Hold’em
Level 26: 15,000/30,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 4 of 261

Asher Conniff moved all in from the small blind for 200,000 and Ryan Olisar tanked for a few moments before calling out of the big blind.

Conniff showed 9c9d and was a favorite against Olisar’s Jh9s. The board ran out Ad5d5cTc3s and Conniff doubled up with a pair of nines.

Asher Conniff – 420,000
Ryan Olisar – 1,420,000