Ryan Hoberg Wins $350 Six-Max Title

2016 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood
Event #7
$350 No Limit Hold’em Six-Max
Total Entries: 176
Prizepool: $52,800

Ryan Hoberg Wins $350 No Limit Hold'em Six-Max
Ryan Hoberg Wins $350 No Limit Hold’em Six-Max

Ryan Hoberg is mostly a cash game player from Minnesota who rarely plays tournaments. Hoberg found his way into the $350 No Limit Hold’em Six-Max on Wednesday afternoon instead of the cash games, however, and it worked out well for him.

Hoberg topped of 176 players to take home $16,370 and the trophy in his first win of his poker career.

“It feels awesome,” said Hoberg. “I don’t play tournaments very often. I’m a cash game player. This is my first tournament down here in Florida.”

Hoberg has a full-time job as a probation officer in Minnesota. He came down to South Florida on a poker vacation with a few friends. They rented a house in the area to grind the various cash games and tournaments going on over the next few weeks.

“I play about once a week back home,” said Hoberg. “I played this on a whim today. I’m pretty excited I did.”

As a probation officer, Hoberg has a case load of about 40 juveniles that he monitors and tries to help get them off probation. All of the time spent on his case load has helped him develop skills on the felt that ultimately helped him take down this Hard Rock title.

“Being able to read our clients about when they are being honest with us and how the are feeling emotionally and that kind of stuff really plays into poker,” said Hoberg. “It’s a great transition for me to go into poker.”

Hoberg came into the final table near the top of the chip counts and he never really seemed to be in trouble. He picked up a lot of momentum when he eliminated Nigel Murray in sixth place. He took the chip lead and had it for most of the way.

He maneuvered his chips throughout the final table and was able to get heads-up with Miguel Martinez holding a 2-to-1 chip lead. Hoberg disposed of Martinez in quick fashion to take home the first place money and the trophy.

Here are the results for Event #7:

1st: Ryan Hoberg – $16,370
2nd: Miguel Martinez – $9,504
3rd: Ira Schwartz – $6,072
4th: Edward Mroczkowski – $4,277
5th: James Glenn – $3,300
6th: Nigel Murray – $2,508
7th: Ben Yogel – $1,954
8th: Marcus Stein – $1,452
9th: Jeffrey Trudeau – $1,030
10th: Jeffrey Doan – $818
11th: Alcides Gomez – $818
12th: David Jackson – $818
13th: Joseph Di Chiaro – $686
14th: Jack Shea – $686
15th: Zach Kessler – $686
16th: Aldrin Torres – $607
17th: Karl Manouchakian – $607
18th: Edwin Cabrera – $607

Event 7 Final Results

Event 7: Ryan Hoberg Wins $350 No Limit Hold’em Six-Max ($16,370)

$350 No Limit Hold’em Six-Max 
Level 25: 15,000/30,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 1/176

Ryan Hoberg
Ryan Hoberg

On a flop of 10s8h4s, Miguel Martinez got all in for about 500,000 with Jd9c against Ryan Hoberg’s Ac8d.

The turn was the 9s, giving Martinez the lead, but the river was the 8s to give Hoberg trips, the pot and the title.

Hoberg takes home $16,370 for his win and Martinez earns $9,504 for his runner-up finish.

Miguel Martinez
Miguel Martinez

Ryan Hoberg – $350 No Limit Hold’em Six-Max Champion
Miguel Martinez – Eliminated

Event 7: Ira Schwartz – 3rd Place ($6,072)

$350 No Limit Hold’em Six-Max 
Level 24: 12,000/24,000 with a 4,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2/176
Average Stack: 880,000

Ira Schwartz
Ira Schwartz

Ira Schwartz moved all in on the button for about 300,000 and Ryan Hoberg called out of the big blind. Hoberg showed 10d10s and had Schwartz’s 7d5d crushed.

The board ran out KhJh9h10c3h and Hoberg turned a set to eliminate Schwartz in third place.

Schwartz takes home $6,075 for his third place finish and Hoberg is heads-up for the title against Miguel Martinez.

Ryan Hoberg – 1,100,000
Ira Schwartz – Eliminated

Event 7: Miguel Martinez Doubles Through Ryan Hoberg

$350 No Limit Hold’em Six-Max 
Level 24: 12,000/24,000 with a 4,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3/176
Average Stack: 586,667

Ryan Hoberg moved all in on the button and Miguel Martinez called out of the big blind. Hoberg showed 8c8h and was flipping against Martinez’s KcQs.

The board ran out Jc10h7h9cKs and Martinez turned the nut straight to double up.

Miguel Martinez – 642,000
Ryan Hoberg – 810,000

Event 7: Ira Schwartz Doubled Through Miguel Martinez

$350 No Limit Hold’em Six-Max 
Level 24: 10,000/20,000 with a 3,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3/176
Average Stack: 586,667

On the river there was about 250,000 in the middle with a completed board of Qs8c3h3c10d and Ira Schwartz moved all in out of the small blind for 265,000. Miguel Martinez snap-called and showed Ac3s.

Schwartz tabled Jd9s, giving him a straight and he doubled up. Schwartz took the pot and the chip lead with three players remaining.

Ira Schwartz – 750,000
Miguel Martinez – 425,000