Event 9: Brian England Wins $1,100 Turbo

2017 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Fla.
Event 9
$1,100 Turbo No Limit Hold’em (Freeze-Out)
Entries: 102
Prize Pool: $102,000
August 8, 2017

Brain England, the 28-year-old online pro from Hazlet NJ is our $1,100 Turbo winner. It was a whirlwind final table with the bust outs coming fast and furious. Barry Hutter, the eventual runner-up and our winner Brian England took turns eliminating all their opponents.

The first two eliminations, Andrew Dean (10th place) and Keith Morrow (9th place) were at the hands of Hutter. Gavin O’Rourke was eliminated in 8th place by England. Then Hutter knocked out the next three opponents to get it down to the final four players.

England swiftly took out Charbel Azzi in fourth, and Hutter got it to heads up when he cracked Jose Reyes’s pocket jacks with ace seven. It appeared Hutter’s luck ran out when his pocket queens couldn’t hold against England’s king nine for the final hand of the tournament.

This was Brian England’s first tournament this series as he just got into town this morning. He traveled here from Costa Rica with his three-year-old son Benjamin and girlfriend Shirley. This is the second time England has been to Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. He came here last April for the first time, “I love it here, the tournaments are run so well, when I came in April I said to myself I want to play all the future Hard Rock tournaments.”

England mentioned how his son doesn’t think he’s worth anything unless he brings home the trophy “It’s better than the money to him! He doesn’t care how much I win, but if I come back with the trophy he’s happy.”

It was pretty smooth sailing for England during the day, he got down low quickly but managed to spin it up and win his all ins. “I had the best hand most of the time, except that last one”

“It’s a good start to the series, I’m looking forward to the next week and a half it should be fun” Good luck Brian!

Final Table Results:

1st: Brian England  –  $31,109
2nd: Barry Hutter  –  $19,125
3rd: Jose Reyes  –  $11,730
4th: Charbel Azzi  –  $7,650
5th: Nigel Murray  –  $5,967
6th: Shannon Shorr  –  $4,769
7th: Alain Chenel  –  $4,055
8th: Gavin O’Rourke  –  $3,519
9th: Keith Morrow  –  $3,111
10th: Andrew Dean  –  $2,805

Event 9: Brian England Defeats Barry Hutter Heads Up

$1,100 Turbo No Limit Hold’em (Freeze-Out)
Level 24: 10,000/20,000/3,000 ante
Players Remaining: 1 of 102

Barry Hutter

After a very short heads-up matched, Barry Hutter was all in for around 450,000 with QhQd against Brian England’s Kd9c. It was a good spot for Hutter to double and take a big chip lead.

The board came Ad9d3h9h2s and England’s trip nines earned him the title and first place prize, eliminating Hutter in second place.

Event 9: Nigel Murray Eliminated in 5th Place

$1,100 Turbo No Limit Hold’em (Freeze-Out)
Level 18: 2,500/5,000/500 ante
Players Remaining: 4 of 102

Nigel Murray moved all in for around 100,000 from the button with Ah9c and Barry Hutter called from the small blind with AdJc.

The board came AsJh6d2h3d giving Hutter the winning two-pair eliminating Murray in 5th place.

Barry Hutter –  620,000
Nigel Murray –  Eliminated in 5th Place ($5,967)

Event 9: Shannon Shorr Eliminated in 6th Place

$1,100 Turbo No Limit Hold’em (Freeze-Out)
Level 19: 3,000/6,000/1000 ante
Players Remaining: 6 of 102

Shannon Shorr


Barry Hutter opened to 14,000 from early position, and Shannon Shorr three-bet shoved from middle position. Shannons Qx9x couldn’t get lucky against Hutter’s AxQx and he was our 7th place finisher

Barry Hutter –  500,000
Shannon Shorr  –  Eliminated in 6th Place  ($4,769)

Event 9: Gavin O’Rourke Eliminated in 8th Place

$1,100 Turbo No Limit Hold’em (Freeze-Out)
Level 19: 3,000/6,000/1000 ante
Players Remaining: 7 of 102

Gavin O’Rourke

Gavin O’Rourke moved all in for 40,000 from late position and Brian England called from the big blind. O’Rourke turned over KcJc and needed to get lucky against England’s AsKs.

The board came AsAd4d5d5s giving England the winning full house eliminating O’Rourke in 8th place.

Brian England  –  265,000
Gavin O’Rourke  –  Eliminated in 8th Place  ($3,519)

Event 9: Keith Morrow Eliminated in 9th Place

$1,100 Turbo No Limit Hold’em (Freeze-Out)
Level 18: 2,500/5,000/500 ante
Players Remaining: 8 of 102

Keith Morrow

Keith Morrow moved all in from the big blind for 55,000 and Barry Hutter called from late position. Morrov turned over 6h6s and was flipping against Hutter’s As10c.

The board came Ad8c8h9s4h and Hutter hit a higher two-pair to eliminate Morrow in 9th place.

Barry Hutter  –  450,000
Keith Morrow  –  Eliminated in 9th place ($3,111)

Event 9: Andrew Dean Eliminated in 10th place

$1,100 Turbo No Limit Hold’em (Freeze-Out)
Level 18: 2,500/5,000/500 ante
Players Remaining: 9 of 102

Andrew Dean

Andrew Dean moved all in for 117,000 from the small blind and Barry Hutter called from the big blind. Dean turned over Js9s and was up against Hutter’s AdKd

The board came 7d6d2h3s8h and Hutter’s ace high held eliminating Dean in 10th Place.

Barry Hutter  –  387,000
Andrew Dean  –  Eliminated in 10th Place ($2,805)