Elio Fox Earns Super High Roller Crown

2018 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open 
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 
Hollywood, Florida
Event #14
$50,000 Super High Roller 
$1,000,000 Guarantee
Entries: 25
Prize Pool: $1,225,000
August 8-9, 2018

The Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Super High Roller is always a highlight event on the schedule and the $50,000 buy-in tournament did not disappoint. We had 25 entries take a shot and Elio Fox outlasted them all to win the title for $500,000 while extending his summer hot streak.

The Super High Roller had a $1,000,000 guaranteed prize pool and the players piled it up to $1,225,000 by the time registration closed. They battled it out across two tables for most of the tournament, made it down to the final table late on Day 1, and three players returned for Day 2 to play it out for the title.

But making the final table did not lock up any money with five spots being paid. High Roller regular Bryn Kenney was the unfortunate bubble player when he ran pocket nines into the queens of Giuseppe Iadisernia.

Chris Hunichen was going to play this tournament one way or another and he put himself in at a discounted cost. We hosted a Super High Roller satellite on Tuesday and he won his way into the tournament along with Ian O’Hara. Hunichen rode that satellite seat to a fifth-place finish for $100,000.

Ali Imsirovic was the chip leader for most of the latter parts of Day 1 but ran into a tough spot. The former Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown trophy winner went out in fourth place for his third payout of the year over $100,000.

Day 1 then came to a close with only three players remaining. Businessman and WSOP Europe Super High Roller champ Dan Shak had the lead coming back with Fox only one small blind behind. Seminole Hard Rock regular Iadisernia rounded out the last three and he was the shortest.

Iadisernia went out early on Day 2 when he could not pair his live cards and the heads-up match for the title did not last long.

Fox took the lead early and knocked Shak out in second place when his turned Broadway straight bested Shak’s two pair. Shak earned $305,000 for two days of work at the table while Fox walked away with $500,000 plus the big SHRPO Super High Roller trophy.

This result continues a great summer for Fox with four tournament wins since the start of the WSOP. He kicked things off by winning his second WSOP bracelet in the second tournament of the series and followed that up by winning the Aria $10K, the Aria $25K High Roller, and the WPT Gardens $25K Six-Max High Roller.

The biggest score for Fox this summer wasn’t even a win; he finished second to Nick Petrangelo in the $100,000 WSOP High Roller for nearly $1.8 million. Now he can add another trophy to his mantle and another $500,000 to his bankroll.

Congratulations to Elio and a special thanks to all of our Super High Roller players. It was a well-played, talented field and worthy of the big buy-in.

Super High Roller results:

1st:  Elio Fox – $500,000
2nd:  Dan Shak – $305,000
3rd:  Giuseppe Iadisernia – $190,000
4th:  Ali Imsirovic  –  $130,000
5th:  Chris Hunichen  –  $100,000

Super High Roller: Elio Fox Defeats Dan Shak for the Title

$50,000 Super High Roller
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 17: 10,000/20,000 with a 20,000 ante

The heads-up battle did not last long. Elio Fox took the lead and then the title in less than fifteen minutes.

Fox was on the button and the board was reading kckdjsth. Shak checked, Fox bet 80,000 and Shak announced all in.

He had 825,000 and Fox quickly called after one quick look at his cards to confirm.

Fox: ahqh
Shak: jh3s

Fox was far ahead with the turned Broadway straight and Shak was looking for four outs. The 5s river could not upgrade his two pair to a boat and the match was over.

Shak earned $305,000 for his runner-up finish and Fox walked to the cage to pick up his $500,000 first place prize. This is the fifth time Fox earned a six-digit payout in the last month including a WSOP High Roller bracelet.

Super High Roller recap to come soon.

1st:  Elio Fox – $500,000
2nd:  Dan Shak – $305,000

Super High Roller: Heads-Up Counts

$50,000 Super High Roller
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 16: 10,000/15,000 with a 15,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 25

Heads-up play is underway for the Super High Roller with Dan Shak continuing to lead. They will play out Level 16 and the rest will be 30-minutes long until we have a winner.

Seat 1: Dan Shak – 1,350,000 (90 bb)
Seat 3: Elio Fox – 1,150,000 (77 bb)

Super High Roller: Giuseppe Iadisernia – 3rd Place ($190,000)

$50,000 Super High Roller
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 16: 10,000/15,000 with a 15,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 25

Giuseppe Iadisernia

Giuseppe Iadisernia was in no hurry to mess with the two bigger stacks and picked his spots trying to move his stack higher. His stack was down to 265,000 when Dan Shak opened from the small blind for a barrel of 25k chips, more than enough to cover Iadisernia in the big blind.

He peeked at his cards and called at risk.

Shak: ah7s
Iadisernia: kdts

Iadisernia had two live cards but blanked the 6h4d2h3s8d runout to exit the Super High Roller in third place for $190,000.

Dan Shak – 1,350,000 (90 bb)
Giuseppe Iadisernia – Eliminated in 3rd place ($190,000)

Super High Roller: Slow Going and Steady

$50,000 Super High Roller
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 16: 10,000/15,000 with a 15,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 25

There’s been little action over the first 30 minutes of the restart. Dan Shak extended his lead a bit, Giuseppe Iadisernia is picking his spots carefully, and Elio Fox is driving the action early.

Seat 1: Dan Shak – 1,120,000 (75 bb)
Seat 2: Giuseppe Iadisernia – 485,000 (32 bb)
Seat 3: Elio Fox – 895,000 (60 bb)

Super High Roller: Cards in the Air

$50,000 Super High Roller
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 16: 10,000/15,000 with a 15,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 25

Without any delay, the Super High Roller final table is underway with three players vying for the title and $500,000.

Seat 1.  Dan Shak  –  975,000  (65 bb)
Seat 2.  Giuseppe Iadisernia  –  560,000  (37 bb)
Seat 3.  Elio Fox  –  965,000  (64 bb)

1st:  $500,000
2nd:  $305,000
3rd:  $190,000

Super High Roller: Dan Shak Leads Three-Handed Return

$50,000 Super High Roller
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 16: 10,000/15,000 with a 15,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 25

Dan Shak
Dan Shak

Day 2 of the Super High Roller is unlike any other Day 2 of the series. The tournament as a whole was one where we knew every player in the field and there are only three players left with a chance at the title.

There were 25 entries in the $50,000 buy-in game and Giuseppe Iadisernia was one of the last ones in. He entered during the dinner break for registration closed (only David Peters entered later) and he’s still here, guaranteed at least $190,000 on his one bullet.

WSOP Europe Super High Roller champ Dan Shak lead the three returning players with two-time WSOP champ Elio Fox only a small blind behind.

Ali Imsirovic and Chris Hunichen already cashed in the Super High Roller, the latter in the game courtesy of a satellite win. But there’s still $995,000 up for grabs between the last three players so this could be a long day for them.

Cards go back in the air at 2pm with hour-long levels and deep stacks.

Seat 1.  Dan Shak  –  975,000  (65 bb)
Seat 2.  Giuseppe Iadisernia  –  560,000  (37 bb)
Seat 3.  Elio Fox  –  965,000  (64 bb)

1st:  $500,000
2nd:  $305,000
3rd:  $190,000

Elio Fox
Elio Fox
Giuseppe Iadisernia

SHRPO Day 8 Schedule

Primary Event Schedule

12PM: Event 17 – $2,200 Eight-Handed NLH (Single Re-Entry)

  • $200,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/single re-entry available until start of Level 12
  • Single ante will be paid from the big blind for the entire table
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 17 Structure Sheet

2PM: $50,000 Super High Roller Day 2

7PM: Jeff Conine Charity Poker Classic/Charity Series of Poker

  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips and 15-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entries available until start of Level 9
  • Proceeds benefit the Conine Clubhouse at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital
  • Charity Event Structure Sheet

Secondary and Satellite Schedule

9AM: Event 48 – $140 Championship Step Satellite (1-in-5)

  • 2 seats guaranteed into $570 SHRPO Championship Mega Satellite
  • Players begin with 8,000 in chips and 15-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • Satellite will be held in the Poker Room
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 48 Structure Sheet

11AM: Event 49 – $570 Championship Mega Satellite (1-in-10)

  • 20 seats guaranteed into $3 Million GTD SHRPO Championship
  • Players begin with 8,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 7
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 49 Structure Sheet

3PM: Event 50 – $570 Championship Mega Satellite (1-in-10)

  • 10 seats guaranteed into $3 Million GTD SHRPO Championship
  • Players begin with 8,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 7
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 50 Structure Sheet

5PM: Event 51 – $300 Championship Mega Satellite (1-in-20)

  • 2 seats guaranteed into $3 Million GTD SHRPO Championship
  • Players begin with 8,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 7
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 51 Structure Sheet

8PM: Event 52 – $570 Championship Turbo Satellite (1-in-10)

  • 2 seats guaranteed into $3 Million GTD SHRPO Championship
  • Players begin with 8,000 in chips and 15-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 52 Structure Sheet

Players are encouraged to park in Seminole Way Garage for easy, covered access to the tournament area and poker room
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Super High Roller: Dan Shak (Barely) Leads the Final Three into Day 2

$50,000 Super High Roller
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | StructurePayouts
Level 16: 10,000/15,000 with a 15,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 25

Dan Shak
Dan Shak (pictured) has the chip lead over Elio Fox by less than one big blind.

Day 1 of the Super High Roller comes to an end with just three players remaining. Here are their official chip counts, followed by the prize pool:

Seat 1.  Dan Shak  –  975,000  (65 bb)
Seat 2.  Giuseppe Iadisernia  –  560,000  (37 bb)
Seat 3.  Elio Fox  –  965,000  (64 bb)

1st:  $500,000
2nd:  $305,000
3rd:  $190,000
4th:  Ali Imsirovic  –  $130,000
5th:  Chris Hunichen  –  $100,000

There were 25 total entries in this $50,000 buy-in event, creating a total prize pool worth $1,225,000 to surpass the $1 million guarantee.

The field was made up of 17 unique players, with three entering twice, one entering three times (David Peters), and one entering four times (Jake Schindler). None of the players who fired more than one bullet finished in the money.

Bryn Kenney was the unfortunate player to bust on the money bubble when he three-bet all in for 14 bb with 9s9c, but he ran into the QsQc of Giuseppe Iadisernia.

Fifth-place finisher Chris Hunichen earned his entry into this event by winning Tuesday’s $5,100 Mega Satellite, making his $100,000 min-cash much more profitable.

The final three players agreed to delay tomorrow’s Day 2 start until 2pm, which gives them an extra two hours before play begins.

Super High Roller: Ali Imsirovic Eliminated in 4th Place ($130,000)

$50,000 Super High Roller
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | StructurePayouts
Level 15: 6,000/12,000 with a 12,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 25

Ali Imsirovic
Ali Imsirovic

After a flop of AhQhQd, Dan Shak bet 125,000 from the small blind, Ali Imsirovic thought for a while before he moved all in for about 290,000, and Shak called with Qc8c for trip queens.

Imsirovic turned over AsJc for two pair, aces and queens, and he needed to improve to stay alive.

The turn card was the 6d, the river card was the 9d, and the trip queens held up for Shak to win the pot and eliminate Imsirovic in fourth place with about five minutes remaining in the night.

Dan Shak  –  975,000  (81 bb)
Ali Imsirovic  –  Eliminated in 4th Place  ($130,000)