Event 25: Cliff “JohnnyBax” Josephy Wins $2,650 PLO Outright, Scores $40,520

2019 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 25
$2,650 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Entries: 47
Prize Pool: $113,975
August 12-13, 2019

Cliff Josephy

Hollywood, Florida — Cliff Josephy is a pot limit Omaha champion following a win in Event 25 of the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open. The tournament boasted a $2,650 buy-in and drew 47 entries generating a $113,975 prize pool. For the outright win, Josephy scored $40,520.

Cliff Josephy (right) defeats Joseph Couden heads up in $2,650 PLO

Josephy was a dominating online player in the early 2000’s playing under the handle JohnnyBax, but it was his third-place finish 2016 World Series of Poker Main Event when he rose to fame. That score earned him $3,453,035 and he’s added a few million since topping out at just over $7,500,000 in reported live earnings.

The $40,520 Florida score Tuesday was modest for such a decorated player, but it came at the hands of a tough field in this mid-buy-in pot limit Omaha event.

Cliff Josephy (right) and railbird Shaun Deeb

Here’s a look at the final results:

1st: Cliff Josephy – $40,520
2nd: Joseph Couden – $27,015
3rd: Melisa Singh – $18,010
4th: Gabriel Ramos – $12,505
5th: Artem Maksimov – $9,060
6th: Tyler Brown – $6,865

Event 25: $2,650 PLO Day 2 Chip Counts

$2,650 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Structure
Day 2 Blinds: 3,000/5,000
Players Remaining: 6 of 47

Seat 1: Gabriel Ramos – 130,000
Seat 2: Melisa Singh – 72,000
Seat 3: Tyler Brown – 129,000
Seat 4: Joseph Couden – 230,500
Seat 5: Cliff Josephy – 321,500
Seat 6: Artem Maksimov – 63,000

1st: $40,520
2nd: $27,015
3rd: $18,010
4th: $12,505
5th: $9,060
6th: $6,865

Play resumes at 3pm and we will provide the final results, a winner phone and final report after action concludes.

SHRPO Day 13 Schedule

Primary Event Schedule

11AM: Event 26 – $400 Deep Stack Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)

  • $30,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 25,000 in chips and 15-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 14
  • Tournament will be held in Salon East
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 26 Structure Sheet

12PM: Event 27 – $10,000 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • $500,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 11
  • Tournament will be held in Salon East
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 27 Structure Sheet

1PM: $5,250 SHRPO Championship (Single Re-Entry)

1PM: $25,500 SHRPO Big 4 High Roller (Re-Entry)

1PM: $2,650 SHRPO Big 4 Event 21 (Single Re-Entry)

1PM: $1,100 SHRPO Big 4 Event 22 (Re-Entry)

3PM: Event 25 Day 2 – $2,650 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)

5PM: Event 24 Day 2 – $150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

Secondary and Satellite Schedule

10AM: Event 69 – $1,030 Event 27 Super Turbo Satellite (1-in-10)

  • 1 seat guaranteed into $500,000 GTD SHRPO Event 27
  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips and 10-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 69 Structure Sheet

12PM: Event 70 – $1,030 Event 27 Super Turbo Satellite (1-in-10)

  • 1 seat guaranteed into $500,000 GTD SHRPO Event 27
  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips and 10-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 70 Structure Sheet

Complete 2019 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Schedule

Event 25: Two Day PLO in South Florida

$2,650 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Structure
Level 1: 100/100

 

One of the final events on the 2019 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open schedule begins this evening at 6pm. It’s a $2,650 buy-in pot limit Omaha re-entry tournament and its players begin with 20,000 chips. Levels are 40 minutes throughout with registration and re-entry available until about 10:30pm. Play wraps around 2:45am and those still in will return for the second and final day tomorrow at 3pm.

Details:

6PM: Event 25 Day 1 – $2,650 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)

  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips and 40-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 7
  • Day 1 will end after Level 12 or Tournament Director discretion
  • Event 25 Structure Sheet

Our tournament updates will concentrate on The Big 4, but we will post the prize pool and end of night chip counts from this $2,650 PLO as the information is made available to us.

SHRPO Day 12 Schedule

Primary Event Schedule

11AM: Day 1 – $1,100 SHRPO Big 4 Event 22 (Re-Entry)

  • $500,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips
  • Levels last 30 minutes; Final table levels last 90 minutes
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 12
  • Day 1 will end after Level 14 or Tournament Director discretion
  • Event 22 Structure Sheet

12PM: Day 3 – $5,250 SHRPO Championship (Single Re-Entry)

12PM: Day 2 – $2,650 SHRPO Big 4 Event 21 (Single Re-Entry)

12PM: Day 1 – $25,500 SHRPO Big 4 High Roller (Re-Entry)

  • $2,000,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 100,000 in chips
  • Day 1 levels last 40 minutes; Final table levels last 90 minutes
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 10
  • Day 1 will end after Level 14 or Tournament Director discretion
  • High RollerStructure Sheet

5PM: Event 24 Day 1B – $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 Day 1 – $2,650 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)

  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips and 40-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 7
  • Day 1 will end after Level 12 or Tournament Director discretion
  • Event 25 Structure Sheet

Secondary and Satellite Schedule

9AM: Event 66 – $140 SHRPO Event 22 Turbo Satellite (1-in-10)

  • 2 seats guaranteed into SHRPO Big 4 Event 22
  • 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 66 Structure Sheet

7PM: Event 67 – $1,050 SHRPO Event 27 Satellite (1-in-10)

  • 5 seats guaranteed into $500,000 GTD SHRPO Event 27
  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 8
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 67 Structure Sheet

10:30PM: Event 68 – $1,030 Event 27 Super Turbo Satellite (1-in-10)

  • 1 seat guaranteed into $500,000 GTD SHRPO Event 27
  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips and 10-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 68 Structure Sheet

Complete 2019 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Schedule

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