Event 9: Ruslan Dykshteyn Wins the $1 Million Guarantee

2016 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood
Event #9
$570 No Limit Hold’em Deep Stack Re-Entry
Total Entries: 2,923
Prize Pool: $1,461,500
April 7 – 11, 2016

Ruslan Dykshteyn, Event 9 Champion
Ruslan Dykshteyn, Event 9 Champion

Event 9 was the third big, multi-starting flight tournament with on the 2016 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown schedule and the players came out in huge numbers. The $570 buy-in tournament had a $1 Million Guarantee that was surpassed early on Saturday afternoon and grew to $1,461,500 when registration closed later that evening. With the big crownd, the tournament needed an extra day to complete and it was Ruslan Dykshteyn taking the top prize of $184,705 plus the trophy.

The tournament drew nearly 3,000 entrants over the six starting flights with 567 of them moving to Day 2 action on Sunday. Only the last 250 players would earn a piece of the money and the bubble burst with two quick eliminations on the same hand.

Several players spent time on top the chip count leaderboard, including WPT World Champion Asher Conniff, but it was three-time WSOP champion Robert Mizrachi holding the lead when they paused action at 3am with 11 players remaining.

Local regular Zoltan Czinkota was quickly eliminated on the bonus day to set up the final table. Mizrachi continued to lead the final table as players busted at a steady clip. Dykshteyn took over the lead late when he eliminated Joel Dickerson and Safiya Umerova.

The four remaining players made a deal to chop up the remaining prize pool with each getting over $100,000. Dykshteyn took the biggest piece and Mizrachi was only $10K behind.

“I now have a trophy to go along with my ring,” Dykshteyn joked as he prepared for his winner’s photo.

Dykshteyn was very happy with his tournament victory and this is the second biggest cash in his career, not far behind the money he earned for winning the 2014 WSOP Circuit Main Event in West Palm Beach.

Day 3 Results:

1st: Ruslan Dykshteyn (Hallandale Beach, FL) $184,705
2nd: Robert Mizrachi (Las Vegas, NV) $174,700
3rd: Casey Kaplan (Coconut Creek, FL) $134,700
4th: Darren Rabinowitz (Las Vegas, NV) $124,700
5th: Safiya Umerova (Los Angeles, CA) $76,144
6th: Joel Dickerson (Marion, OH) $60,625
7th: Jose Beznos (Sao Paulo, Brazil) $45,307
8th: Ory Hen (Cooper City, FL) $30,692
9th: Jonathan Ruiz (Alafaya, FL) $21,923
10th: Rich Meyer (Cooper City, FL) $14,615
11th: Zoltan Czinkota (Davie, FL) $14,615

Event 9 Final Results

Event 9: Ruslan Dykshteyn Wins Title in Four-Way Deal

$570 No Limit Hold’em Deep Stack Re-Entry
Level 35: 150,000/300,000 with a 50,000 ante
Players Remaining: 4 of 2,923
Average Stack: 14,600,000 (37 big blinds)

Ruslan Dykshteyn (Hallandale Beach, FL)
Ruslan Dykshteyn (Hallandale Beach, FL)

After Safiya Umerova’s elimination, the four remaining players quickly closed a deal to chop up the remaining money with everyone getting over $100,000. Rulsan Dykshteyn was in the lead to pick up the trophy and $184,705 to go along with it.

Tournament recap coming soon.

1st: Ruslan Dykshteyn (Hallandale Beach, FL) $184,705
2nd: Robert Mizrachi (Las Vegas, NV) $174,700
3rd: Casey Kaplan (Coconut Creek, FL) $134,700
4th: Darren Rabinowitz (Las Vegas, NV) $124,700

Event 9: Safiya Umerova – 5th Place ($76,144)

$570 No Limit Hold’em Deep Stack Re-Entry
Level 35: 150,000/300,000 with a 50,000 ante
Players Remaining: 5 of 2,923
Average Stack: 11,700,000 (29 big blinds)

Safiya Umerova (Los Angeles, CA)
Safiya Umerova (Los Angeles, CA)

Safiya Umerova’s final table took a bad turn once they leveled up. She lost half her stack against Ruslan Dykshteyn when his turned two pair beat her flopped top pair. She was down to 6.5 million and made a few attempts to double up.

Her last time saw her move all-in from the big blind after Dykshteyn opened to 800,000 from under the gun. He thought for a while then called with Ad9d to dominate her 9h8h. Umerova never picked up a sweat as the board ran out Jh7d7s6c2s to send the recent LAPC Champion out in fifth place.

Event 9: Joel Dickerson – 6th Place ($60,625)

$570 No Limit Hold’em Deep Stack Re-Entry
Level 35: 150,000/300,000 with a 50,000 ante
Players Remaining: 6 of 2,923
Average Stack: 9,750,000 (24 big blinds)

Joel Dickerson open-raised to 2.5 million, leaving a single 100K chip sitting on top of his cards. Action folded to Ruslan Dykshteyn and he called the bet then tossed in a 100K chip in the dark.

Dickerson called with As9h to race against 8s8d, but he fell way behind on the Jc8c2d flop. He picked up a gutshot on the 7d turn and called for a ten. Dickerson didn’t get his wish and the 2c river sent him to the payout desk.

Joel Dickerson – Eliminated in 6th place ($60,625)
Ruslan Dykshteyn – 16,500,000 (41 bb)

Event 9: Level Up Counts

$570 No Limit Hold’em Deep Stack Re-Entry
Level 35: 150,000/300,000 with a 50,000 ante
Players Remaining: 6 of 2,923
Average Stack: 9,750,000 (24 big blinds)

The final table leveled up with six players remaining and Robert Mizrachi holding the lead followed by Safiya Umerova.

Seat 1: Joel Dickerson – 4,000,000 (10 bb)
Seat 3: Casey Kaplan – 9,500,000 (24 bb)
Seat 5: Darren Rabinowtiz – 8,700,000 (22 bb)
Seat 6: Safiya Umerova – 11,250,000 (28 bb)
Seat 8: Ruslan Dykshteyn – 8,100,000 (20 bb)
Seat 9: Robert Mizrachi – 16,900,000 (42 bb)