Event 3: HORSE Registration Closed

$300 HORSE (Re-Entry)

Level 9:  Limits 600/1,200

Registration has closed for this event so no more HORSE-players will be entering.  The unofficial entry count is 33.  We’ll get the payouts posted when they’re ready.

In addition to the HORSEs already mentioned, we also found Robert Campbell, Luis Santoni, Ron Winkelvoss, Elon Diamond, and Manny Minaya making a run at this title.

Event 3: HORSE-race Filling Up

$300 HORSE (Re-Entry)

Level 6:  Limits 300/600

This race is up to 30 entrants so far, with another 90 minutes left to register and re-enter.

Bo Toft
Bo Toft

Some more familiar faces have joined the herd, including Bo Toft.

Bo has more than half a million in career earnings, including titles in No Limit Hold’em, Limit Hold’em, Stud, Stud H/L, and Omaha H/L.

This makes the HORSE lineup right up his alley.

Event 3: HORSE-play Underway

$300 HORSE (Re-Entry)

Level 1:  Limits 50/100

Players opting for mixed-games over No Limit Hold’em are in for a treat today.  The HORSE event is underway in the back of the Ballroom.

The five-game mix is played with Limit betting and consists of these games in 8-hand rotation:

Hold’em
Omaha H/L
Razz
Stud (high)
Eight or better Stud (H/L)

Players began with 10,000 chips and all levels are 30 minutes long.  Late registration and re-entry are available until the start of level 9 (about 4:30pm).

This is a one-day event, so they’ll play until a winner is determined!

 

SHRPO FINAL RESULTS – EVENT 3

Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open
Event 3:  $250 Deep Stack Turbo No Limit Hold’em
August 17, 2014

Entries: 193
Prize Pool: $40,530

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RECAP
Event 3 ($250 Turbo NLHE) at the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open lived up to its name on Sunday and the field of 193 players quickly played down to the final table of nine by 7 p.m. after a noon start. Things went even faster at the final table, because after two players fell, the final seven agreed to chop up the remaining prize pool according to chip stacks.

That made 41-year-old Michael Moed (pictured above) the winner of the tournament and he took home $6,581, the SHRPO trophy, and a custom-framed photograph from IMPDI.  Moed is from the Miami area and the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is his home poker room.  He said that his decision to play in today’s event was completely random.  He chose to play because his wife was helping his friend Jeff Fogel (who has ALS) play in the tournament series, so Moed decided to join the turbo field.  The tournament win is a nice result to come from a random decision.  His wife and Fogel were also there to celebrate Moed’s win after the final table.

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Above photo courtesy of Eric Harkins IMPDI

“I had been playing poker for a living since 2003, but a couple years ago my wife and I had a baby and started a business so I took a break. I started playing some more recently with a lot of good success and that continues here today,” said Moed of his poker career. Moed primarily plays in Omaha tournaments, and a quick glance at his results on HendonMob poker database shows that the majority of his 40 tournament cashes have come in Omaha events. Moed now holds $167,102 in career earnings and this is his eighth tournament victory.

“In this tournament you have to be aggressive. You can’t wait around. The blinds go way too fast so you really have to open up your game,” said Moed about his approach to the Turbo format. When asked about the chop that ended the tournament, Moed said the following. “It depends on the tournament, I wasn’t thinking about a chop at all in this tournament until the end. I was the one who brought it up because at the time I had ten big blinds and the chip average was that much. I looked around and nobody was short, we were all kind of even.”

Moed also had a lot to say about this property where he has played a lot of poker. “The Hard Rock is my home casino. I have been playing here since they opened. I think that the Hard Rock has grown so much in the last few years. They have the $10 million guarantee, but even before that with their tournament series they started to put out some big guarantees. I’m happy for it. I’m happy for the Hard Rock because when you see everything getting bigger where you learned and played for so long it’s nice. It’s also nice that I don’t have to travel. A thirty-minute drive rather than a three-hour plane ride is always better [Laughs].”

FINAL RESULTS
1. MICHAEL MOED (MIAMI BEACH, FL): $6,581
2. WL (PLANTATION, FL): $5,490
3. JOHN MACGREGOR (ROSWELL, GA): $5,075
4. DAVID SILVERMAN (MIAMI BEACH, FL): $4,218
5. DANIEL YOO (PALISADES PARK, NJ): $3,880
6. BRANDT SHULER (FT LAUDERDALE, FL): $3,517
7. EDUARDO LEZICA (BOCA RATON, FL): $3,257
8. FRANCIS MARGAGLIONE (DAVIE, FL): $1,216
9. ARMANDO FERNANDEZ (MIAMI, FL): $912
10. DONALD DRAPEL (OCALA, FL): $811
11. KONSTANTINOS PANTARIDIS (BELLE ISLE, FL): $811
12. STEEVE GABART (MIAMI SHORES, FL): $811
13. EDDYLEE MARTIN (CAYMAN BRAC, ): $709
14. JASON VIGNFAUX (DULUTH, GA): $709
15. LAURENCE NOVICK (HOLLYWOOD, FL): $709
16. ROSS FISCHER (DAVIE, FL): $608
17. JONATHAN OUNJIAN (DELRAY BEACH, FL): $608
18. WALTER BRAVO (GOLDEN BEACH, FL): $304
19. BRADLEY MCCLURE (CAVE SPRING, VA): $304

MAIN EVENT SCHEDULE AND RESULTS

Event 3: Seven Way Chop Ends Things

$250 Turbo No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 27: 20k/40k/5k ante

Event 3 came to an abrupt end when the final seven players agreed to chop up the remaining prize pool between them. Here are the results from that chop.

1st: Michael Moed – $6,581

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2nd: WL – $5,490

3rd: John MacGregor – $5,075

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4th: DS – $4,218

5th: Daniel Yoo – $3,880

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6th: Brandt Shuler – $3,517

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7th: Eduardo “Nacho” Lezica – $3,257

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