Event 5: Gustavo Lopez Wins the $400 Deepstack NLH ($23,755)

2019 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 5
$400 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed
Entries:  323
Prize Pool:  $109,820
August 4, 2019

Event 5 Champion Gustavo Lopez
Event 5 Champion Gustavo Lopez

There was a huge field for today’s $400 Deepstack NLH event, with 323 entries more than doubling the guaranteed prizepool. The action started at 12:00 noon, and it was around 12:30 am when the field got down to nine players for the final table.

Marc Fine had a huge lead as the final table began, but would ultimately finish 3rd as the final table lasted about four hours.

That left Wanlop Phonphornwithoon and Gustavo Lopez to battle for the title, and Phonphornwithoon opened up a 3-to-1 chip lead before they got it all in on the turn with a board showing 10x7x7xJx. Lopez had 7x2x for trip sevens, but Phonphornwithoon had him dominated with Ax7x for trip sevens with an ace kicker, and he was one card away from winning the tournament.

But the river card was a 2x, giving Lopez a full house to double up in chips, effectively evening their stacks.

They battled for another 15 minutes or so before getting it all in after a flop of Ah7h6h. Phonphornwithoon showed 10s10d, while Lopez had him covered with Kh3d for a heart flush draw.

The turn card was the 9s, and the river card was the 5h. Lopez rivered his flush to win the pot — and the tournament.

Lopez is a local player from Miami, and this is the first victory at the Seminole Hard Rock. Along with the title, Lopez wins $23,755, a SHRPO trophy, and a custom-framed winner’s photo courtesy of IMPDI.

Final Results:

1st:  Gustavo Lopez  –  $23,755 + SHRPO Trophy
2nd:  Wanlop Phonphornwithoon  –  $16,580
3rd:  Marc Fine  –  $10,640
4th:  Roberto Bendeck  –  $6,765
5th:  Trung Pham  –  $5,210
6th:  Bennie Hoover  –  $4,305
7th:  Matthew Baker  –  $3,605
8th:  Hany Ayoub  –  $2,950
9th:  Johnny Sandoval  –  $2,375
10th:  Danglis Thompkins  –  $2,375
11th:  Alfonso Ortiz  –  $1,995
12th:  Alexi Hernandez  –  $1,995
13th:  Paul Chung  –  $1,695
14th:  Andrew Phillips  –  $1,695
15th:  Jeremy Goureau  –  $1,695
16th:  Rebecca Lindnerlike  –  $1,420
17th:  Ketan Patel  –  $1,420
18th:  Carlos Torres Vazquez  –  $1,420
19th:  Mohammad Bidarian  –  $1,165
20th:  Daniel Banchero  –  $1,165
21st:  Jorge Gomez  –  $1,165
22nd:  Carlos Bezara Vivas  –  $950
23rd:  Steven Moreno  –  $950
24th:  Scott Harwood  –  $950
25th:  Elias Nassif  –  $825
26th:  Michael Falanga  –  $825
27th:  Jonathan Marcu  –  $825
28th:  Aleksey Vadimovicii Shaburov  –  $695
29th:  Christopher Honore  –  $695
30th:  Alan Kraut  –  $695
31st:  Euclid Zurbaran  –  $695
32nd:  Ory Hen  –  $695
33rd:  Beau Dickinson  –  $695
34th:  Yigal Hen  –  $695
35th:  Leor Shaltiel  –  $695
36th:  Hans Cadet  –  $695
37th:  Nelson Resendiz  –  $570
38th:  Henrique Sevilhano  –  $570
39th:  Juan Diaz  –  $570
40th:  Zoltan Czinkota  –  $570
41st:  Lawrence Kiang  –  $570

Event 5: Marc Fine Leads as the Final Table Begins

$400 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 22: 10,000/20,000 with a 20,000 ante
Players Remaining: 9 of 323

Event 5 - Final Table
Event 5 – Final Table

The field is down to the final nine players, and they’ve redrawn for random seats at the final table. Here are their updated chip counts, followed by the remaining prizepool they’re playing for:

Seat 1.  Roberto Bendeck  –  465,000  (23 bb)
Seat 2.  Bennie Hoover  –  390,000  (20 bb)
Seat 3.  Trung Pham  –  420,000  (21 bb)
Seat 4.  Matt Baker  –  425,000  (21 bb)
Seat 5.  Johnny Sandoval Chacón  –  475,000  (24 bb)
Seat 6.  Gustavo Lopez  –  720,000  (36 bb)
Seat 7.  Marc Fine  –  1,900,000  (95 bb)
Seat 8.  Wanlop Phonphornwithoon  –  565,000  (28 bb)
Seat 9.  Hany Ayoub  –  1,100,000  (55 bb)

1st:  $23,755 + SHRPO Trophy
2nd:  $16,580
3rd:  $10,640
4th:  $6,765
5th:  $5,210
6th:  $4,305
7th:  $3,605
8th:  $2,950
9th:  $2,375

Event 5: Notables Near Bubble

$400 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 15: 2,000/4,000 with a 4,000 ante
Players Remaining: 59 of 323

Zoltan Czinkota

The big-field Deep Stack tournament is nearing another break and they can begin looking forward to the money bubble process. There are 59 players with 41 getting paid and they should get there soon after they return.

Notables still in the mix include Zoltan Czinkota, Kevin “Kevmath” Mathers, Steve Moreno, and former SHRP Player of the Year Ory Hen.

Event 5: Prize Pool and Payout with $23,755 to the Winner

$400 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 10: 500/1,500 with a 1,500 ante
Players Remaining: 126 of 323

Registration closed on Event 5 and the $400 Deep Stack tournament had a tremendous turnout. It had a $50,000 Guarantee and the 323 entries more than doubled it up. They created a prize pool worth $109,820 and the last 41 spots will make the money.

A min-cash will take home $570 while the Event 5 champ will earn $23,755 plus the SHRPO trophy.

2019 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 5
$400 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed
Entries:  323
Prize Pool:  $109,820
August 4, 2019

1st: $23,755 + SHRPO Trophy
2nd: $16,580
3rd: $10,640
4th: $6,765
5th: $5,210
6th: $4,305
7th: $3,605
8th: $2,950
9th: $2,375
10th: $2,375
11th-12th: $1,995
13th-15th: $1,695
16th-18th: $1,420
19th-21st: $1,165
22nd-24th: $950
25th-27th: $825
28th-36th: $695
37th-41st: $570

Event 5: Sunday Deep Stack

$400 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 1: 100/100

Sunday funday poker this afternoon in the Event Center as we run a one-day tournament to help close out the first weekend of the series. Event 5 is a $400 buy-in Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em tournament with a $50,000 guaranteed prize pool and it will award another SHRPO trophy later this evening.

Starting at noon, players will begin with 20,000 starting stacks and levels will last 30 minutes long. Late registration and unlimited re-entries are available until the start of Level 9 at 4:30 pm with a dinner break scheduled at 6pm.

With the big Event 1 restart at 1 pm, tournament staff moved this tournament across the hall to Salon East and we will hit the highlights throughout the day.

  • $50,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 20,000 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 5 Structure Sheet

SHRPO Day 4 Schedule

Primary Event Schedule

12PM: Event 5 – $400 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)

  • $50,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 20,000 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 5 Structure Sheet

1PM: Event 1 Day 2 – $600 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)

3PM: Event 6 Day 1 – $1,700 Purple Chip Bounty (Single Re-Entry)

  • $100,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips
  • Single ante will be paid from the big blind for the entire table
  • Levels 1-8 last 30 minutes; Level 9+ last 40 minutes
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • Day 1 will end after Level 17 or Tournament Director discretion
  • Event 6 Structure Sheet

Secondary and Satellite Schedule

12PM: Event 37 – $200 Event 6 Turbo Satellite (1-in-10)

  • 2 seats guaranteed into SHRPO Purple Chip Bounty
  • 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 37 Sheet

5PM: Event 38 – $300 Big 4 Event 21 Satellite (1-in-10)

  • 2 seats guaranteed into SHRPO Big 4 Event 21
  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 11
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 38 Structure Sheet

8PM: Event 39 – $570 SHRPO Championship Turbo Satellite (1-in-10)

  • 2 seats guaranteed into $3 Million GTD SHRPO Championship
  • 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 39 Structure Sheet

Complete 2019 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Schedule

Cathy Josey Wins the Ladies Event

2019 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 
Hollywood, Florida
Event 5
$250 Ladies No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Entries: 72

Prize Pool: $15,120
April 6, 2019

Event 5 of the 2019 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown was the $250 Ladies No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry). The event had a $10,000 guaranteed prize pool which was easily surpassed, as 72 entries generated a prize pool of $15,120.

When it was all said and done, 58-year old Cathy Josey claimed victory, winning outright for the first-place prize of $5,292. Hailing from Niagara Falls, New York and now residing in Pompano Beach, Josey is so stranger to poker.

“I play in a Friday Ladies poker league,  and some of the girls have played in these Ladies events in the past,” said Josey after her win. “I hadn’t played before, but they brought it up a couple of weeks ago and suggested I play in it. I had missed it in the past because I had other things going on, but I decided to play this one, and I’m so glad that I did.”

In addition, Josey won a special Spa Package, as well as a seat worth $1,100 into the $250,000 guaranteed Event 9.

Cathy Josey and Seminole Hard Rock Tournament Director Tony Burns

When the final nine players made the money, Josey was third in chips. What ensued was a tumultuous final table, but one that Josey was able to withstand.

“The final table was definitely a major roller coaster. I came to the final table with some decent chips, I think I was third or fourth, and was fortunate that Lisa (Teebagy) was taking other players out, so it allowed me to move up a bit, and then I caught a couple of decent hands and chipped up to a pretty good amount myself.”

The first five players were eliminated within about 35 minutes of each other, but the final four battled it out for about an hour before the next fell.

“The major hand was myself against Lisa, when we both a pair of queens and I had the better kicker,” Josey explained. “I had to make a major decision because she pushed all in,  and I ended up taking her out. I think she was the biggest threat at the final table. From there, it was mostly patience. I folded big hands when I was put to the test for all my chips, and I just really felt that there were better places to get it in, and it ended up working out.”

Josey’s victory is the largest of her poker career and her first at the Seminole Hard Rock.

“I love the Hard Rock. It’s one of my favorite places to play, and I’m really thrilled to win a Hard Rock tournament. It’s the first big one that I’ve won at the Hard Rock, so it’s a big day for me.”

Final Results:
1st: Cathy Josey – $5,292 + Spa Package and a seat into Event 9
2nd: Jan Berg – $3,024
3rd: Tatiana Fox – $1,852
4th: Lisa Teebagy – $1,323
5th: Christine Holubeck – $1,021
6th: Rinat Haviv – $794
7th: Suzanne McCarthy – $680
8th: Robyn Marshman – $605
9th: Li Zhou – $529

Ladies Event: Cathy Josey Wins! ($5,292); Jan Berg Eliminated in 2nd Place ($3,024)

$250 Ladies No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$10,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Prize Pool: $15,120
Level 19: 5,000/15,000 with a 15,000 ante
Players Remaining: 1 of 72

Cathy Josey

Cathy Josey limped in from the button, Jan Berg raised all in for about 140,000 from the big blind and Josey called instantly with AsKs, leading Berg’s AdQc.

The board ran out 6s5s3d6hJs, giving Josey an ace-high flush to win the tournament, eliminating Berg in second place for $3,024.

Jan Berg (right) – 2nd Place

Josey wins the Ladies Event for $5,292, a Spa Package, a Showdown Trophy and a seat into Event 9 worth $1,100.

A recap of the event will be posted later tonight.

Final Results:
1st: Cathy Josey – $5,292 + Spa Package, Showdown Trophy and a seat into Event 9 worth $1,100
2nd: Jan Berg – $3,024
3rd: Tatiana Fox – $1,852
4th: Lisa Teebagy – $1,323
5th: Christine Holubeck – $1,021
6th: Rinat Haviv – $794
7th: Suzanne McCarthy – $680
8th: Robyn Marshman – $605
9th: Li Zhou – $529

Ladies Event: Cathy Josey Doubles Back into the Lead

$250 Ladies No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$10,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Prize Pool: $15,120
Level 18: 5,000/10,000 with a 10,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 72

Cathy Josey (left) and Jan Berg (right)

Cathy Josey raises to 30,000 from the button, Jan Berg reraised all in with a covering stack and Josey called all in for 430,000.

Josey: JdJs
Berg: Ah3h

The board ran out Jc9s5c8s10h, giving Josey a set of jacks to retake the chip lead.

Cathy Josey – 870,000
Jan Berg – 210,000

Ladies Event: Jan Berg Doubles Up

$250 Ladies No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$10,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Prize Pool: $15,120
Level 18: 5,000/10,000 with a 10,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 72

Cathy Josey (left) and Jan Berg (right)

Jan Berg raised to 30,000 from the button, Cathy Josey reraised all in from the big blind with a covering stack and Berg called all in for 320,000.

Berg: Qs10d
Josey: AdJd

The flop came down Jh3d2d, giving Josey a commanding lead with a pair of jacks and the nut flush draw.

Nothing changed with the 5s turn, but the Qh fell on the river to give Berg a pair of queens to win the pot and double up.

Jan Berg – 650,000
Cathy Josey – 430,000