Aleksandr Shevelev Wins $250 Turbo Trophy

2016 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood
Event #3
$250 No Limit Hold’em Deep Stack Turbo
Total Entries: 229
Prizepool: $48,090

Aleksandr Shevelev Wins $250 No Limit Hold'em Deep Stack Turbo
Aleksandr Shevelev Wins $250 No Limit Hold’em Deep Stack Turbo

Aleksandr Shevelev took down the second trophy of the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown on Sunday evening after besting a field of 229 players to earn $13,462.

The 24-year-old Russian professional billiards and poker player was on vacation in South Florida and decided to take some time to take his shot in the Turbo event.

“It was a little of both,” said Shevelev on whether he left Russia to enjoy the area or to play some poker.

Shevelev came into the final table second in chips and never really found himself short on chips. During six-handed play, Shevelev eliminated two players to win the biggest pot of the tournament and had almost 75% of the chips in play as three-handed play began.

Shevelev flopped top pair and a king kicker against Jermaine Fierlin’s top pair and open-ended straight draw and Payam Pourghassem’s open-ended straight draw.

Shevelev’s hand held up to take the chip lead for good.

“I felt like I had to call there cause I was the chip leader,” said Shevelev.

He continued to apply pressure to the rest of the table and eventually defeat Cangir Elcin heads-up to take the title.

Here are a look at the final table:

1st: Aleksandr Shevelev – $13,462
2nd: Cangir Elcin – $7,935
3rd: Eric Piderit – $4,569
4th: Edwin Gerard – $3,703
5th: Payam Pourghassem – $2,885
6th: Jermaine Gerlin – $2,405
7th: Janine Gelb – $1,924
8th: Tim Harrell – $1,443
9th: John Barros – $962

Event 3 Final Results

Event 3: Aleksandr Shevelev Wins $250 Turbo ($13,462), Cangir Elcin Eliminated in 2nd ($7,935)

$250 No Limit Hold’em Deep Stack Turbo
Level 29: 40,000/80,000 with a 10,000 ante
Players Registered: 229
Players Remaining: 1

Aleksandr Shevelev
Aleksandr Shevelev

On a flop of Kh10s8h, Cangir Elcin gets his last 800,000 into the middle and Aleksandr Shevelev calls.

Elcin shows 8d7c, good for bottom pair and needs to improve to top Shevelev’s Ks5h, good for top pair.

The turn is the 5c, giving Shevelev two pair and leaving Elcin drawing to two outs in the deck. The river is the 4c and Shevelev officially takes home the trophy.

Shevelev takes home $13,462 and the trophy for the win and the Elcin earns $7,935 for his runner-up finish.

Cangir Elcin
Cangir Elcin

Aleksandr Shevelev – $250 No Limit Hold’em Turbo Champion
Cangir Elcin – Eliminated

Event 3: Cangir Elcin Doubles Up

$250 No Limit Hold’em Deep Stack Turbo
Level 29: 40,000/80,000 with a 10,000 ante
Players Registered: 229
Players Remaining: 2

Aleksandr Shevelev moves all in on the button and Cangir Elcin calls from the big blind. Elcin is all in for 600,000 and shows AhKd.

Shevelev is dominated with his KsJs, but the tournament is over if he finds a jack.

The flop is AcQd7c and Elcin pairs his ace, but Shevelev picks up a straight draw. The turn is the 7s and the river is the 4c to give Elcin the double up.

Cangir Elcin – 1,200,000
Aleksandr Shevelev – 3,300,000

Event 3: Eric Piderit Eliminated in 3rd Place ($4,569)

$250 No Limit Hold’em Deep Stack Turbo¬†
Level 29: 40,000/80,000 with a 10,000 ante
Players Registered: 229
Players Remaining: 2

Eric Piderit
Eric Piderit

Aleksandr Shevelev moves all in from the small blind and Eric Piderit calls from the big blind.

Shevelev shows 3c2c and is up against Piderit’s AsKd.

The flop is Qd9d6d and Shevelev is drawing very slim after Piderit picks up a flush draw. The turn is the 10h, changing nothing, but the river is the 2s and Shevelev hits a deuce to send Piderit home in third.

Shevelev is now heads-up with Cangir Elcin for the title.

Aleksandr Shevelev – 4,200,000
Eric Piderit – Eliminated

Event 3: Edwin Gerard Eliminated in 4th Place ($3,703)

$250 No Limit Hold’em Deep Stack Turbo
Level 28: 30,000/60,000 with a 10,000 ante
Players Registered: 229
Players Remaining: 3

Edwin Gerard
Edwin Gerard

Cangir Elcin moves all in on the button for 175,000 and Edwin Gerard calls off for less in the small blind. Aleksandr Shevelev calls from the big blind and all three hands are tabled.

Shevelev shows Ac7h, Gerard shows 8h8d and Elcin tables QsJs.

The flop is Jh10d3s and Elcin vaults into the lead. The turn is the 3d and the river is the 4h. Elcin almost triples up and Gerard takes home $3,703 for fourth placce.

Cangir Elcin- 550,000
Aleksandr Shevelev – 2,850,000
Edwin Gerard – Eliminated