2019 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
$1,100 Six-Max NLH (Single Re-Entry)
Prize Pool: $279,360
August 8, 2019
Four months ago, Nelson Resendiz of Houston, Texas suffered a bad beat when his opponent hit a three-outer against him with three players left in a trophy event during the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown. Resendiz was eliminated the next hand, while his opponent — Gavin O’Rourke — went on to win the title and the trophy.
Resendiz finally got his redemption tonight by winning the $1,100 Six-Max No-Limit Hold’em event to win the title, the trophy, and $57,340.
“It was a long time coming,” said Resendiz, who has been focusing more on live tournaments over the past 18 months.
This time, Resendiz could point to a hand where he hit a key three-outer. “The one hand that sticks out is when I got it all in with ace-ten against ace-king, blind vs. blind,” said Resendiz.” “I happened to hit a ten, and I took off from there.” (Click here to read about that hand that happened with five players left.)
There were 288 entries in this event, creating a total prizepool worth $279,360, nearly tripling the $100K guarantee. But it was a late night, as it was nearly 4:00 am when the final hand was dealt.
Resendiz is a big fan of the Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood, and even though it was a late night, he said he plans to enter the $5,250 SHRPO Championship tomorrow for Day 1A.
“I absolutely love it here,” said Resendiz. “I love the fact that they play music while we play. It makes the time go by faster.”
Final Table Results:
1st: Nelson Resendiz – $57,340 + SHRPO Trophy
2nd: Marco Townsend – $39,440
3rd: Victor Figueroa – $27,605
4th: Stanley Wang – $19,670
5th: Jeff Madsen – $14,275
6th: John Richards – $10,560
7th: Evan Teitelbaum – $7,960
- Download: Final Results (PDF)