Event 3: Final 12 Stuck on the Money Bubble

$400 H.O.R.S.E. (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 17:  6,000/12,000 Limits
Players Remaining:  12 of 88

Money Bubble in Event 3
Final 12 playing hand-for-hand on the Money Bubble.

There are 12 players remaining in Event 4, but only 11 get paid, and they’ve been playing hand-for-hand on the Money Bubble for a while now. They just returned from a break with the 500 chips colored up off the tables, and hand-for-hand continues with limits of 6,000-12,000. Both tables are currently playing Stud.

Here are a few of the players still in action on the Money Bubble, along with their approximate chip counts and the number of Big Bets their stacks are worth:

Pete Walsworth  –  165,000  (14 BB)
Phil Hui  –  90,000  (8 BB)
Miami John Cernuto  –  70,000  (6 BB)
Matt Axelrod  –  30,000  (3 BB)
David Prociak  –  22,000  (2 BB)

Event 3: Prize Pool and Payouts with $8,825 to the HORSE Champ

$400 H.O.R.S.E. (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 10: 1,200/2,400 Limits
Players Remaining: 48 of 88

We have the official numbers for the H.O.R.S.E. tournament and the payout were announced. Event 3 drew 88 entries to create a prize pool worth $29,920 and the last 11 players will earn some money.

A min-cash will take home $800 while the H.O.R.S.E. will bank $8,825 and the SHRPO trophy.

2019 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 3
$400 H.O.R.S.E. (Re-Entry)
Entries: 88
Prize Pool: $29,920
August 2, 2019 

1st: $8,825 + SHRPO Trophy
2nd: $5,880
3rd: $3,990
4th: $2,805
5th: $2,050
6th: $1,555
7th: $1,235
8th: $1,020
9th: $880
10th: $880
11th: $800

Event 3: Late Reg David Prociak

$400 H.O.R.S.E. (Re-Entry)
Structure
Level 9: 1,000/2,000 Limits
Entries: 88

David Prociak

Registration closed on the H.O.R.S.E. tournament with 88 entries and one of the last of those belong to our all-time trophy winner.

WSOP bracelet winner David Prociak entered the tournament late but he’s always a danger to take down the win. He has more Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood Poker major series wins in our history and he stands alone.

Prociak has an incredible seven tournament titles with us; the first coming during the 2016 SHRPO series and the last a few months ago during the Poker Showdown (plus a WSOPC ring in there for good measure). With all those wins, Prociak earned Seminole Hard Rock Poker Player of the Year honors in 2016.

All-time SHR Hollywood titles:

1st: David Prociak – 7
T2nd: Brian Altman – 5
T2nd: Julio Fernandez – 5
T2nd: Michael Laake – 5
T2nd: Michael Newman – 5
T6th: Nine players with 4

Event 3: No Joke HORSE Table

$400 H.O.R.S.E. (Re-Entry)
Structure
Level 4: 300/600 Limits
Entries: 69

Michael Soroka (left), James Gunter (center), and “Miami John” Cernuto (right)

Table 56 in the H.O.R.S.E. tournament is not messing around and it features the top three players from this event in 2018.

James Gunter is occupying the seven-seat at the table and he is the defending champ. He won the 88-entry field in the 2018 SHRPO H.O.R.S.E. tournament for $8,514 in a game that played all the way down. At the final table, he defeated poker legend “Miami John” Cernuto heads-up for the title and Cernuto is sitting in the eight-seat.

On his other side in the six-seat, Michael Soroka was the third-place finisher from that event to complete the trifecta of SHRPO H.O.R.S.E. results from last year sitting next to each other.

But those aren’t the only three tough spots at the table. The five-seat has Joel Harwood trying to punish some kids and David Levi is in the one-seat fresh off his Omaha 8 title last night.

Good luck Table 56.

Event 3: Nice Turnout

$400 H.O.R.S.E. (Re-Entry)
Structure
Level 2: 150/300 Limits
Entries: 53

David Levi

We have a nice group of HORSE players in the early levels with 53 entries so far in the first hour.

David Levi is back in the Event Center fresh off his Omaha 8 title last night trying to go back-to-back. Other notables include David Shmuel, Wally Maddah, Kevin “Kevmath” Mathers, and Carey Pickus.

Carey Pickus
David Shmuel
Wally Maddah

Event 3: HORSE Time

$400 H.O.R.S.E. (Re-Entry)
Structure
Level 1: 100/200 Limits

Today we bring something for our mix game fans. The always popular H.O.R.S.E. tournament kicks off at noon in the Event Center and it will draw a very talented field.

The $400 buy-in tournament will rotate between five different variants of the game every eight hands; Limit Hold’em, Limit Omaha 8, Razz, Seven-Card Stud, and Seven-Card Stud 8.

They’ll start out with 12,000 stacks and all levels will last 30-minutes in this one-day trophy event. Late registration is available until the start of Level 9 at 4:30 pm and players can re-enter as often as they’d like if they bust. Event 3 has a 40-minute dinner break scheduled at 6 pm and they will return to play down to the H.O.R.S.E. champion.

  • Players begin with 12,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 3 Structure Sheet

SHRPO Day 2 Schedule

Primary Event Schedule

11AM: Event 1 Day 1C – $600 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)

  • $1,000,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips
  • Single ante will be paid from the big blind for the entire table
  • Day 1 levels last 30 minutes; Day 2 levels last 40 minutes
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • Day 1 will end after Level 14 or Tournament Director discretion
  • Event 1 Structure Sheet

12PM: Event 3 – $400 H.O.R.S.E. (Re-Entry)

  • Players begin with 12,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 3 Structure Sheet

6PM: Event 1 Day 1D – $600 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)

  • $1,000,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips
  • Single ante will be paid from the big blind for the entire table
  • Day 1 levels last 30 minutes; Day 2 levels last 40 minutes
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • Day 1 will end after Level 14 or Tournament Director discretion
  • Event 1 Structure Sheet

Secondary and Satellite Schedule

9AM: Event 31 – $80 Event 1 Turbo Satellite (1-in-10)

  • 2 seats guaranteed into $1 Million GTD SHRPO Event 1
  • 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
  • Winners will be entered into the earliest flight available
  • Event 31 Sheet

3PM: Event 32 – $200 Multi-Event Satellite (1-in-10)

  • 4 packages guaranteed – Seats into Big 4 Event 22 and any SHRPO $600 event
  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips and 20-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 32 Structure Sheet

8PM: Event 33 – $140 Event 1 Turbo Satellite (1-in-5)

  • 2 seats guaranteed into $1 Million GTD SHRPO Event 1
  • 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 33 Structure Sheet

Complete 2019 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Schedule

David Albertson Wins the Seniors Event for His First SHRP Trophy

2019 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 
Hollywood, Florida
Event 3
$360 Seniors 50+ NLH (Re-Entry)
Entries: 160

Prize Pool: $48,000
April 5, 2019

David Albertson had a close call recently in a Seniors event here at the Seminole Hard Rock, having finished in fourth place in the 2018 Rock N Roll Poker Open back in November for $2,471. Less than five months later, Albertson was back at a Seniors event final table and this time he emerged victorious, winning outright for $12,900.

“It feels good,” said Albertson afterward. “I’ve been coming here for thirty years. I tried to chop it three ways and in the end, it worked out anyway. It feels good.”

Albertson began the final table third in chips and steadily increased his stack, taking the chip lead when the field was down to eight players. From there, Albertson held the lead for nearly the duration of the final table.

A brief discussion of a deal between the final three players took place, with Albertson being all for it. However, talks fizzled and the cards were back in the air.

Less than 25 minutes later, Albertson defeated Neil Blumenfield heads up to win his first SHRP trophy.

Results:
1st: David Albertson – $12,900 + Showdown trophy
2nd: Neil Blumenfield – $8,369
3rd: Lisa Teebagy – $4,932
4th: Michael Dreese – $3,000
5th: Lenny St. Germain – $2,316
6th: Ebrahim Figueroa – $1,920
7th: Jerry Silva – $1,668
8th: Robert Matin – $1,498
9th: Kelley Slay – $1,290
10th: Vittario Iemolo – $1,128
11th: Joseph Grossman – $1,128
12th: Kelly Slay – $1,128
13th: Philip Camerlengo – $972
14th: Zoltan Czinkota – $972
15th: David Guiffreda – $972
16th: Walid Maddah – $821
17th: Matthew Weiss – $821
18th: David Zionts – $821
19th: Joseph Boulais – $672
20th: Andreas Balcon – $672

Seniors: David Albertson Wins! ($12,900); Neil Blumenfield Eliminated in 2nd Place ($8,369)

$360 Seniors 50+ NLH (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 20: 5,000/15,000 with a 15,000 ante
Players Remaining: 1 of 160

David Albertson

Neil Blumenfield limped in from the button, David Albertson raised to 45,000 from the big blind, Blumen reraised to 115,000, Albertson shoved with a covering stack and Blumenfield called all in for about 365,000.

Blumenfield: AdJh
Albertson: KdKh

The board ran out QhQs10h7h10c, no help to Blumenfield, ending his tournament with a runner-up finish for $8,369.

Albertson wins his first SHRP trophy, along with the first-place prize of $12,900.

Neil Blumenfield – 2nd Place

Seniors: Lisa Teebagy – 3rd Place ($4,932)

$360 Seniors 50+ NLH (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 20: 5,000/15,000 with a 15,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 160

Lisa Teebagy – 3rd Place

Lisa Teebagy raised all in from the small blind for 180,000 and David Albertson called from the big blind.

Teebagy: Ah6d
Albertson: 10s10h

The board came down Qd4s2c8h7c, no help to Teebagy, ending her run in third place.

David Albertson – 1,370,000
Neil Blumenfield – 550,000
Lisa Teebagy – Eliminated in 3rd Place ($4,932)