Event 2: Jordan Chizick Lays Claim to Another SHRP Omaha 8 Title

2016 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
Hollywood, Fla.
Event 2: $300 Omaha 8
Entries: 76
Prize Pool: $19,380
July 29, 2016

Jordan_Chizick_Winner

Chizick follows a victory at the Showdown series with a second during SHRPO, pockets $5,817 for outright win.

Hollywood, Fla. — Jordan Chizick kicked off the 2016 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open in style Friday night in Hollywood, Fla. The 36-year-old New York-based pro bested a field of 76 in a $300 Omaha 8 tournament, officially Event 2 on the series’ 28-tournament schedule. Never wavering from his “no chop” stance, Chizick earned the title outright and went home with the $5,817 top prize as well as thetoken guitar pick trophy. It marks his second victorious performance in as many series at the Seminole Hard Rock having previously bested a tough field during a $250 event at the Showdown in April.

“For me this is like icing on the cake,” Chizick said of his championship performance.”This time I wanted to play it out because last time I chopped and it just didn’t feel as much as a win. This is legitimate. You can’t take it away.”

Although it marked the second tournament on the schedule, Chizick’s trophy was the first awarded during the 20-day SHRPO. The intimate field narrowed to just one remaining in 12 short hours putting the winner’s hourly rate at about $485. Helping the event move along was the fact Chizick commanded the action late accounting for seven of the eight final table eliminations. He busted Brett Trevillian ninth, Robert Campbell seventh, Alan Beyda sixth, Joel Hardwood fifth, Leonard Germain fourth and in a flurry sent Brandon Berkenfeld to the rail third and Joey Prosper second.

“I loosened up but I just ran extremely good,” Chizick said. “Playing looser than the other players allowed me to pick up some blinds and antes and get me paid off when I did hit because I was playing more active than anyone else at the table.”

The 2016 SHRPO kicked off Thursday with the first two of six starting flights in the $360 buy-in, $500,000 guaranteed opening event. This year’s series is spotlighted by the return of The Big 4 — a four-tournament finale nominated for Innovation of the Year at the American Poker Awards and boasting combined guarantees of $7,500,000. The series flagship, a $5,250 buy-in, $5,000,000 guaranteed Championshipm, headlines the South Florida festival beginning August 13 and will again be live streamed and televised.

For Chizick, he’s taking it one day at a time looking forward to events in the more near future.

“The HORSE on Monday — I’m stoked that it’s a trophy event,” Chizick said already looking for another win.

Event 2 final results:

1st: Jordan Chizick – $5,817
2nd: Joey Prosper – $4,070
3rd: Brandon Berkenfeld – $2,616
4th: Leonard Germain – $1,938
5th: Joel Harwood – $1,454
6th: Alan Beyda – $1,164
7th: Robert Campbell – $969
8th: Michael Lipman – $775
9th: Brett Trevillian – $581

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Event 2: Jordan Chizick Wins Event 2 ($5,817); Brandon Berkenfeld and Joey Prosper Eliminated

$300 Limit Omaha/8 (Re-Entry)
Level 19: 15,000/30,000 Limits
Event 2 Players Remaining: 1 of 76

Jordan Chizick, Event 2 winner
Jordan Chizick, Event 2 winner ($5,817)

Shortly after Leonard Germain busted fourth, Brandon Berkenfeld was the next to fall at the hands of Jordan Chizick. Chizick held JsJh4h3s on a Jd6c6d flop. Berkenfeld was severely short stacked and could only watch as Chizick’s boat held on the Ks and 4d runout. Berkenfeld earned $2,616 for his deep run. From there, it took but a few moments for Chizick to bust another short stack, Joey Propser, runner-up sending him home with $4,070.

Joey Prosper Eliminated 2nd
Joey Prosper Eliminated 2nd ($4,070)
Brandon Berkenfeld Eliminated 3rd (
Brandon Berkenfeld Eliminated 3rd ($2,616)

In that flurry of hands, Chizick officially laid claim to his second Omaha 8 title in as many series at the Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood. He previously laid claim to a victory in this same variation during April’s Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown.

A full report on the tournament will be posted later tonight. In the meantime, here’s a look at the tournament’s final results:

1st: Jordan Chizick – $5,817
2nd: Joey Prosper – $4,070
3rd: Brandon Berkenfeld – $2,616
4th: Leonard Germain – $1,938
5th: Joel Harwood – $1,454
6th: Alan Beyda – $1,164
7th: Robert Campbell – $969
8th: Michael Lipman – $775
9th: Brett Trevillian – $581

Event 2: Leonard Germain Eliminated 4th ($1,938)

$300 Limit Omaha/8 (Re-Entry)
Level 19: 15,000/30,000 Limits
Event 2 Players Remaining: 3 of 76

Leonard Germain Eliminated 4th
Leonard Germain Eliminated 4th ($1,938)

Jordan Chizick made it two bets from the small blind and Leonard Germain called from the big blind.

KdJc3s

Chizick lead. Germain moved all in for less than two bets and Chizick called.

Chizick: KcTs4s3s for two pair
Germain: QcJsTd4c for a straight draw

The turn and river fell the 2s and 4h improving Chizick to kings and fours. He earned the pot and busted Germain fourth sending him home with $1,938.

Jordan Chizick – 500,000
Leonard Germain – Eliminated

Event 2: Joel Harwood Eliminated 5th ($1,454)

$300 Limit Omaha/8 (Re-Entry)
Level 19: 15,000/30,000 Limits
Event 2 Players Remaining: 4 of 76

Joel Harwood Eliminated 5th
Joel Harwood Eliminated 5th ($1,454)

Joey Prosper made it 30,000 from early position and Joel Harwood and Jordan Chizick called from the blinds.

The flop fell Ts6h4s and Harwood lead for a 15,000-chip bet. Chizick made it two bets and Prosper called. Harwood went all in for less and was at risk as Chizick and Prosper played it out for a side pot.

The pair still in checked down the turn Kd and river 9s. Chizick flipped over Js6sKcKh for a jack-high flush. He earned the pot versus the AsQhTc7h of Prosper and the 7c5c2h3s of Harwood. Harwood busted fifth earning $1,454. Chizick, meanwhile, took the chip lead with a stack of 345,000.

Jordan Chizick – 345,000
Joel Harwood – Eliminated

Event 2: Alan Beyda Eliminated 6th ($1,163)

$300 Limit Omaha/8 (Re-Entry)
Level 18: 10,000/20,000 Limits
Event 2 Players Remaining: 5 of 76

Alan Beyda Eliminated 6th
Alan Beyda Eliminated 6th $1,163

After going home empty handed in a hand where Joel Harwood and Leonard Germain split the kiddie, Alan Beyda got less than a small blind all in preflop. Harwood and Jordan Chizick had the opportunity to bust him and they saw a flop of KcKhJh. Harwood checked and Chizick bet. Harwood folded and Chizick flipped over JcJdTs8s for jacks-full. Beyda was drawing slim with 9c9h5s3h. The board completed with the Qs and 6h and Beyda busted sixth earning $1,163.

Jordan Chizick – 225,000
Alan Beyda – Eliminated