Gavin O’Rourke Claims His Second SHRP Trophy This Week and Third Overall

2019 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 
Hollywood, Florida
Event 25
$2,200 Eight-Handed Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)
Entries: 104
Prize Pool: $208,000
April 15, 2019

Gavin O’Rourke Wins His Second SHRP Trophy This Week

Event 25 of the 2019 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown was a $2,200 Eight-Handed Turbo NLH (Re-Entry). A field of 104 entries created a prize pool of $208,000, and winning outright was Gavin O’Rourke for $58,260.

It was only a few days ago when O’Rourke won Event 16 for his second SHRP trophy and before week’s end, O’Rourke won his third.

“It’s a little bit surreal,” O’Rourke said afterward. “I’m not used to running this good, so I’ll just take it when I get it.”

Results:
1st: Gavin O’Rourke – $58,260
2nd: Michael Tureniec – $38,840
3rd: Joe Kuether – $26,360
4th: Talesh Patel – $18,555
5th: Shankar Pillai – $13,565
6th: Tony Dunst – $10,310
7th: Nipun Java – $8,165
8th: Ahmad Raza – $6,745
9th: Jarrett Blakeley – $5,825
10th: Matthew Leecy – $5,825
11th: Will Failla – $5,270
12th: Jeremy Stein – $5,270
13th: Kristopher Tate – $5,010

Event 25: Gavin O’Rourke Wins! ($58,260); Michael Tureniec Eliminated in 2nd Place ($38,840)

$2,200 Eight-Handed Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 26: 50,000/75,000 with a 75,000 ante
Players Remaining: 1 of 104

Gavin O’Rourke raised all in from the button with a covering stack and Michael Tureniec called all in from the big blind for about 325,000.

O’Rourke: AcQh
Tureniec: Ad5s

The board ran out  Jh8h6d7sKs, no help to Tureniec, ending his run in second place for $38,840.

Gavin O’Rourke wins his second trophy of the series and the first-place payday of $58,260.

Gavin O’Rourke – 1st Place
Michael Tureniec – 2nd Place

Event 25: Joe Kuether – 3rd Place ($26,360)

$2,200 Eight-Handed Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 25: 30,000/60,000 with a 60,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 104

Joe Kuether – 3rd Place

Gavin O’Rourke raised all in from the small blind and Joe Kuether called all in from the big blind for roughly 380,000.

O’Rourke: 7h4h
Kuether: Ad3h

The board came down Kh3d2h2s9h, giving O’Rourke a flush to eliminate Kuether.

Gavin O’Rourke – 1,680,000
Michael Tureniec – 400,000
Joe Kuether – Eliminated in 3rd Place ($26,360)

Event 25: Gavin O’Rourke Doubles Through Michael Tureniec

$2,200 Eight-Handed Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 25: 30,000/60,000 with a 60,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 104

Gavin O’Rourke raised all in from the button for 530,000 and Michael Tureniec called from the big blind.

O’Rourke: AcKs
Tureniec: Ah4d

The board ran out 10h10d7dAd4h, giving O’Rourke aces and tens with a king kicker to double through Tureniec.

Gavin O’Rourke – 1,150,000
Michael Tureniec – 400,000

Event 25: Talesh Patel – 4th Place ($18,555)

$2,200 Eight-Handed Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 25: 30,000/60,000 with a 60,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 104

Talesh Patel – 4th Place

Michael Tureniec raised all in for effectively 310,000-ish from the small blind and Talesh Patel called all in from the big blind.

Tureniec: 8s6h
Patel: 5d5c

The board ran out Qd10h7s2d9c, giving Tureniec a ten-high to eliminate Patel in fourth place.

Michael Tureniec – 930,000
Talesh Patel – Eliminated in 4th Place ($18,555)

Results Thus Far
1st: $58,260
2nd: $38,840
3rd: $26,360
4th: Talesh Patel – $18,555
5th: Shankar Pillai – $13,565
6th: Tony Dunst – $10,310
7th: Nipun Java – $8,165
8th: Ahmad Raza – $6,745
9th: Jarrett Blakeley – $5,825
10th: Matthew Leecy – $5,825
11th: Will Failla – $5,270
12th: Jeremy Stein – $5,270
13th: Kristopher Tate – $5,010

Event 25: Final Table

$2,200 Eight-Handed Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)
Structure
Level 21: 10,000/15,000 with a 15,000 ante
Players Remaining: 9 of 104

The remaining nine players have combined to the final table, here’s how they stack up:

Seat 1:  Shankar Pillai – 125,000
Seat 2: Jarrett Blakeley – 17,000
Seat 3: Nipun Java – 169,000
Seat 4: Michael Tureniec – 160,000
Seat 5: Tony Dunst – 104,000
Seat 6: Talesh Patel – 88,000
Seat 7: Gavin O’Rourke – 663,000
Seat 8: Joe Kuether – 650,000
Seat 9: Ahmad Raza – 87,000

Here’s a look at whats at stake:

1st: $58,260
2nd: $38,840
3rd: $26,360
4th: $18,555
5th: $13,565
6th: $10,310
7th: $8,165
8th: $6,745
9th: $5,825

Results:

10th: Matthew Leecy – $5,825
11th: Will Failla – $5,270
12th: Jeremy Stein – $5,270
13th: Kristopher Tate – $5,010

Event 25: Eight Handed Turbo Kicks off at 6pm

$2,200 Eight-Handed Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)
Structure
Level 1: 100/100

Event 25 of the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown begins at 6pm. This is a $2,200 buy-in Eight Handed No Limit Hold’em Turbo tournament. It’s a fast pace with 15-minute levels, but there’s plenty of play with 20,000 starting chips. Late registration and unlimited re-entry are available until the start of Level 9 with play structured to narrow to a champion during the early morning hours of Tuesday.

Details:

6PM: Event 25 – $2,200 Eight-Handed Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)

  • Players begin with 20,000 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 25 Structure Sheet

We will provide the highlights of this event including the prize pool and payouts and a final report with winner photo.

Good luck, turbo players!

Showdown Day 12 Schedule

Primary Event Schedule

11AM: Event 22 – $570 Big Stack NLH (Single Re-Entry)

  • $50,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 15,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/SINGLE re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 22 Structure Sheet

12PM: Day 3 – $3,500 WPT Showdown Championship (Re-Entry)

12PM: Day 1 – $25,500 High Roller (Re-Entry)

  • $2,000,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 100,000 in chips and 40-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 10
  • Day 1 will end after Level 15 or Tournament Director discretion
  • High Roller Structure Sheet

3PM: Event 21 Day 2 – $2,200 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)

5PM: Event 24 Day 1A – $150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • $50,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 15,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • Day 1 will end after Level 14 or Tournament Director discretion
  • Event 24 Structure Sheet

6PM: Event 25 – $2,200 Eight-Handed Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)

  • Players begin with 20,000 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 25 Structure Sheet

Secondary and Satellite Schedule

10AM: Event 68 – $2,625 High Roller Super Turbo Satellite (1-in-10)

  • 1 seat guaranteed into $2,000,000 GTD High Roller
  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips and 10-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 8
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 68 Structure Sheet

8PM: Event 69 – $550 Event 26 Turbo Satellite (1-in-10)

  • 2 seats guaranteed into $5,000/$200K GTD Event 26
  • Players begin with 10,000 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 69 Sheet

10:30PM: Event 70 – $525 Event 26 Super Turbo Satellite (1-in-10)

  • 1 seat guaranteed into $5,000/$200K GTD Event 26
  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips and 10-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 8
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 70 Structure Sheet

Complete 2019 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Schedule

Event 25: Matty Bretzfield Wins the $1,100 Pot Limit Omaha Title ($15,323)

2019 Lucky Hearts Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 25
$1,100 Big Stack Pot Limit Omaha 
Entries:  84
Prize Pool:  $81,480
January 22, 2019

Matty Bretzfield - Event 25 Champion
Matty Bretzfield – Event 25 Champion

“I was long overdue for a trophy at the Hard Rock.”

After a couple of deep runs in previous tournaments here at Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood, Matty Bretzfield overcame a field of 84 entries to win the final event of the Lucky Hearts Poker Open — $1,100 Big Stack Pot Limit Omaha.

From the Money Bubble to the end of the tournament, Bretzfield held the chip lead most of the way. The final five players agreed to a deal to split the remaining prizepool, and as chipleader, Bretzfield won the title, the trophy, and $15,323.

“It’s 4 am, that’s why I wanted to chop so bad — I’m really tired. But it feels really good, and I’m really happy. I chopped with good people.”

It was a long night for the players at the final table, as it took nearly three hours to drop from 12 players to eight.

Bretzfield has a few victories under his belt, but he really wanted a trophy from Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood, especially after finishing 10th in last August’s SHRPO Championship (earning a career-best $62,415), and 11th yesterday in Event #21, $2,500 No Limit Hold’em.

“The trophy means a lot to me. It’s a sense of accomplishment. My mom just moved down here about two months ago, and she’s never seen me win a trophy. She’s just seen the ones I already have. So now I get to go home and bring it to her, and that means a lot to me.”

This is Bretzfield’s first trophy from the Seminole Hard Rock, but he doesn’t plan on it being his last.

“I just started tournament poker seriously back in August. Now I’m on the circuit grinding and it feels great. Living my dream, living in paradise.”


Final Results:

1st:  Matthew Bretzfield  –  $15,323 + LHPO Trophy
2nd:  Sam Sweilem  –  $14,804
3rd:  Tom Guedj  –  $12,495
4th:  Robert Banks  –  $10,891
5th:  Joseph Rahman  –  $10,307
6th:  Joseph Irgon  –  $4,074
7th:  Mario Cohen  –  $3,381
8th:  Zachary Milchman  –  $2,852
9th:  Farid Dhanani  –  $2,628
10th:  Eitan Elbaz-Dahan  –  $2,444
11th:  Mathyeu Provost  –  $2,281