$1,100 Big Stack Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry) Structure Level 6: 500/1,000 Total Entries: 77
Matt Bretzfield is among the chipleaders the the Event 25 field. Bretzfield finished in tenth place in the $5,250 SHRPO Championship Event last August taking home $62,415. Since then he’s had more scores on property including yesterday’s eleventh place finish in the $2,500 No Limit Hold’em Event 21 worth $8,026.
$1,100 Big Stack Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry) Structure Level 5: 400/800 Total Entries: 72
Fresh of his runner up finish in the $1,100 WPTDeepStacks Main Event Leif Force has joined the $1,100 Big Stack Pot Limit Omaha event. Force finished runner up to Peter Eichhardt in the $2,200 Big Stack Pot Limit Omaha this past November.
$1,100 Big Stack Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry) Structure Level 1: 100/100
The final trophy event of the 2019 Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open begins at 5pm. This is a $1,100 buy-in Big Stack Pot Limit Omaha tournament permitting unlimited re-entries. Players begin with 15,000 chips and are slated to log 40-minute levels throughout. Registration and re-entry are available until about 9:30pm.
Here are the full details:
5PM: Event 25 – $1,100 Big Stack Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Players begin with 15,000 in chips and 40-minute levels
Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 7
This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
2018 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Florida Event #25: $10,000 One-Day $500,000 Guaranteed Entries: 91 Prize Pool: $873,600 August 14, 2018
The 2018 SHRPO Event #25: $10,000 One-Day tournament drew 91 entries, which crushed the $500K GTD by creating an $873,600 prize pool. This year the format was changed to 30-minute levels throughout, and that resulted in some fast and furious action.
Among those to compete but fall short of the money were 2018 SHRPO $50K Super High Roller champ Elio Fox, World Poker Tour champ James Romero, and bubble boy Aaron Mermelstein, who had his kings cracked to fall in 13th place.
After James Calderaro (12th – $21,857) and Stanley Lee (11th – $23,587) bowed out, the final 10 players combined to a single table.
After a tough final table, the title came down to 2013 World Series of Poker Main Event champ Ryan Riess and Ray Qartomy. The latter had controlled the action for most of the final table, but the former came on strong late to seize the chip lead.
The two opted to strike a deal in which Riess was deemed champion for $236,838 while Qartomy officially finished as runner-up for $206,297.
“There was a long while where I was the shortest and Ray had all the chips,” Riess explained. “Four handed I busted a couple guys and then I had all the chips. We chopped and I’m very happy.”
He continued: “I love the bigger buy-ins, the $10Ks and $25Ks are my favorite to play. This casino is just awesome, I can’t say enough good things about it. Tony Burns and all the staff do a great job. I love it here and try not to miss it.”
Indeed, back in April 2017, Riess won the $10,000 World Poker Tour Seminole Hard Rock Finale for $716,088, and in April 2015 took down the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Event #11: $2,200 NLH for $63,891.
1st – Ryan Riess – $236,838* 2nd – Ray Qartomy – $206,297* 3rd – Jay Kovoor – $104,832 4th – Ben Yu – $67,704 5th – Shannon Shorr – $52,416 6th – Jun Ji – $41,496 7th – Barry Hutter – $34,944 8th – Almedin Imsirovic – $30,576 9th – Stephen Chidwick – $27,719 10th – Jerry Robinson – $25,334 11th – Stanley Lee – $23,587 12th – James Calderaro – $21,857
Jay Kovoor, who bubbled this event last year, raised to 35,000 from the button and was met by a three-bet to 95,000 from Ryan Riess in the small blind. Kovoor responded by moving all in for 260,000 and Riess called.
The board ran out to give Kovoor two pair, but it was no good as Riess had a flush.
Ryan Riess – 1,160,000 (77 bb) Ray Qartomy – 660,000 (44 bb) Jay Kovoor – Eliminated in 3rd place for $104,832