Big Stack Special: Chip Counts through Flight D

Big Stack Special ($100,000 Guaranteed)
Day 2 Blinds: 1,500/3,000/500 | Structure Sheet
Players Remaining: 100/838

Flight A: 191 Entries, 16 Advanced
Flight B: 191 Entries, 24 Advanced
Flight C: 211 Entries, 29 Advanced
Flight D: 245 Entries, 31 Advanced
Flight E and F: Friday at 11am/3pm
Flight G and H: Saturday at 11am/3pm
Day 2: Sunday at 1pm

Day 2 chip counts through Flight D:

FIRST NAMELAST NAMECHIP COUNTTABLESEAT  
REBECCARICHMOND563,500261
RICHARDWETTER369,000296
DAVIDMORENO305,000195
CLIFFORDGLADSTONE293,500216
PEDROPALACIO277,500117
HENRIAZOULAY256,000315
GARYBODLEY253,500133
DANIELMATHEWS251,000294
DAVIDPOCES246,000162
DAVIDESQUIJAROSA243,500331
CHARLESGOMEZ228,500197
GREGORYSPINDER224,000213
WILLIAMUNDERDOWN217,000169
DAVIDSCHWARTZ210,500143
FILOMENOGIANNINO209,500303
JOSEPHDUCHMAN203,500135
ERICBELLER200,500297
ANTOINEZAMMAR197,000342
FLORISPAYRAUDEAU181,000132
IFTIKHARMEMON180,500178
JUANPINEDA FLOREZ173,500241
RICHARDDAVIS168,500243
ALEJANDROARMAS SENIOR166,000242
ABBEYDANIELS165,500304
AARONO'DONNELL164,000332
RYANCHASE157,000124
VIRGINIAMYERS156,000171
MOISESNATANEL COHEN155,000306
MICHAELTAIT155,000288
KEVINMURPHY151,000207
JAMARBROWN151,000179
PASQUALECAIAZZA148,000141
STEPHENSMITH143,500278
SCOTTJORDAN143,500249
BRIANVASQUEZ LAGOS137,000268
BRUCESNELL133,000153
ROBERTCHUSID133,000152
THOMASGARI132,500341
NORMANGUIGUI129,000115
KATSUHIDEYAMAMOTO128,500189
RAFAELRODRIGUEZ ARANGO128,500358
ESTHERFOLEY127,000252
MICHAELPOSILLO127,000312
REBECCADELLAGLORLA124,000214
RENEGARCIA109,500276
HANYAYOUB108,500215
MICHAELMONACO106,500223
JORDANCHIZICK105,000204
MATTHEWKELLEY103,500285
CRAIGSTERN101,500225
CARLCAJUSTE100,000287
LESLEYMIMS97,500259
LLOYDKAPPER93,500251
BRIANAPPELL93,500114
CINDAGOODALE92,500333
MICHAELMAYO92,000186
ANDREWLEE91,000151
JOHNCONLON90,500367
MICHAELGONZALEZ88,500279
WILLIAMSMITH88,500161
MICHAELHEVERLY85,000369
BRANDONSCHWARTZ83,000295
BERNHARDSCHMIDT82,500144
MAGDIELMEDINA82,500198
RAFAELRAMOS81,500267
ANDRESMORALES81,000159
DAVIDSHMUEL80,500222
EMILSOFFER79,000168
MARCOFERNANDEZ78,000258
SUNNYMILLER77,000233
BARRYGALLO75,500188
LUISBASTIDAS75,000125
JUANFERRER75,000116
LYNETTEROBINSON75,000322
STEVENMORENO74,500313
JOHNMCCARTHY71,500142
ETHANKAPLAN71,000126
JOELLEGUARINO64,000232
JARRETTVAUGHN64,000305
NICHOLASPIPITONE60,500234
MELVYNLITTMAN60,000314
PARINAZBRISTOL59,500134
JORGECHAVEZ56,500224
YEHUDAHRODMAN56,000123
DENISEBOHRER53,000205
TRENT-DARYLMCINTURFF50,500321
GREGORIKRAKOBSKY49,500349
STEVENBENNETT48,500323
PAULVIEIRA48,000286
XAVIERSILVA PENA47,000269
JONLANE46,500277
ELISSAHALBRECH42,500351
ROBERTPOGGIO JR42,500359
VENDELJOHNSON42,000206
ISMAILPATEL41,500368
JASONALDRICH37,000324
LASCELLESPEART33,000187
JOHNDESOTO30,000339
CHANDANMATHUR29,500196
SERGIOMARQUES16,500231

Big Stack Special: Chip Counts through Flight B

Big Stack Special ($100,000 Guaranteed)
Day 2 Blinds: 1,500/3,000/500 | Structure Sheet
Players Remaining: 40/382

Flight A: 191 Entries, 16 Advanced
Flight B: 191 Entries, 24 Advanced
Flight C and D: Thursday at 11am/7pm
Flight E and F: Friday at 11am/3pm
Flight G and H: Saturday at 11am/3pm
Day 2: Sunday at 1pm

Day 2 chip counts through Flight B:

FIRST NAMELAST NAMECHIP COUNTTABLESEAT
REBECCARICHMOND 563,500 261
CLIFFORDGLADSTONE 293,500 216
PEDROPALACIO 277,500 117
HENRIAZOULAY 256,000 315
DAVIDPOCES 246,000 162
CHARLESGOMEZ 228,500 197
DAVIDSCHWARTZ 210,500 143
JOSEPHDUCHMAN 203,500 135
ERICBELLER 200,500 297
ANTOINEZAMMAR 197,000 342
RICHARDDAVIS 168,500 243
ALEJANDROARMAS SENIOR 166,000 242
VIRGINIAMYERS 156,000 171
MOISESNATANEL COHEN 155,000 306
MICHAELTAIT 155,000 288
KEVINMURPHY 151,000 207
JAMARBROWN 151,000 179
BRUCESNELL 133,000 153
ROBERTCHUSID 133,000 152
KATSUHIDEYAMAMOTO 128,500 189
ESTHERFOLEY 127,000 252
HANYAYOUB 108,500 215
CRAIGSTERN 101,500 225
CINDAGOODALE 92,500 333
MICHAELGONZALEZ 88,500 279
WILLIAMSMITH 88,500 161
MICHAELHEVERLY 85,000 369
BERNHARDSCHMIDT 82,500 144
MAGDIELMEDINA 82,500 198
SUNNYMILLER 77,000 233
BARRYGALLO 75,500 188
LUISBASTIDAS 75,000 125
JUANFERRER 75,000 116
ETHANKAPLAN 71,000 126
NICHOLASPIPITONE 60,500 234
PARINAZBRISTOL 59,500 134
JORGECHAVEZ 56,500 224
ELISSAHALBRECH 42,500 351
VENDELJOHNSON 42,000 206
JASONALDRICH 37,000 324

2017 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Schedule

Primary Event Schedule

EventDayDateTimeBuy-InTournamentDetails
1AThur3-Aug11AM$570Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry) - $1M GTDStructure
1BThur3-Aug6PM$570Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry) - $1M GTDStructure
1CFri4-Aug11AM$570Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry) - $1M GTDStructure
1DFri4-Aug6PM$570Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry) - $1M GTDStructure
1ESat5-Aug11AM$570Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry) - $1M GTDStructure
1FSat5-Aug6PM$570Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry) - $1M GTDStructure
1Sun6-Aug1PM-Day 2--
2Sun6-Aug3PM$300Turbo NLH (Re-Entry) - $50K GTDStructure
3Sun6-Aug6PM$1,650 Purple Chip Bounty NLH (Single Re-Entry) - $100K GTDStructure
3Mon7-Aug2PM-Day 2--
4Mon7-Aug10AM$300Seniors 50+ NLH (Re-Entry)Structure
5Mon7-Aug12PM$360Black Chip Bounty Big Stack Turbo NLH (Single Re-Entry) - $50K GTDStructure
6Mon7-Aug7PM$300CSOP/The Jeff Conine Celebrity Poker ClassicStructure
7Tue8-Aug11AM$570NLH (Single Re-Entry) - $50K GTDStructure
8Tue8-Aug12PM$50,000 Super High Roller (Re-Entry) - $1M GTDStructure
8Wed9-Aug12PM-Day 2--
9Tue8-Aug4PM$1,100 Turbo NLH (Freeze-Out)Structure
10Wed9-Aug11AM$1,100NLH (Re-Entry) - $500K GTD (2 Day Event)Structure
10Tue15-Aug12PM-Final Table Live Streamed and Filmed for TV as Part of The Big 4
11AFri11-Aug11AM$5,250SHRPO Championship (Single Re-Entry) - $3M GTDStructure
11BSat12-Aug11AM$5,250SHRPO Championship (Single Re-Entry) - $3M GTDStructure
11Sun13-Aug12PM-Day 2--
11Mon14-Aug12PM-Day 3--
11Tue15-Aug12PM-Final Table Live Streamed and Filmed for TV as Part of The Big 4
12Sun13-Aug2PM$2,650NLH (Freeze-Out) - $1M GTDStructure
12Mon14-Aug12PM-Day 2--
12Tue15-Aug12PM-Final Table Live Streamed and Filmed for TV as Part of The Big 4
13Mon14-Aug12PM$25,500High Roller NLH (Re-Entry) - $2M GTDStructure
13Tue15-Aug12PM-Final Table Live Streamed and Filmed for TV as Part of The Big 4
14AMon14-Aug5PM$150NLH (Re-Entry) - $50K GTDStructure
14BTue15-Aug5PM$150NLH (Re-Entry) - $50K GTDStructure
14Wed16-Aug5PM-Day 2--
15Mon14-Aug6PM$2,650 PLO (Re-Entry)Structure
15Tue15-Aug3PM-Day 2--
16Tue15-Aug11AM$360H.O.R.S.E. (Re-Entry)Structure
17Tue15-Aug12PM$10,000 NLH (Re-Entry) - $500K GTDStructure
18Tue15-Aug12PM$250Deep Stack Turbo NLH (Re-Entry) - $25K GTDStructure

Secondary Event Schedule

EventDayDateTimeBuy-InTournamentDetails
19Thu3-Aug9AM$80Turbo Mega Satellite into Event #1 ($570/$1M) (1 in 10) - 2 Seats GTD ***Structure
20Thu3-Aug3PM$200Multi Satellite into Any $570 Event/Satellite & $1,100 Event (1 in 10) - 4 Pkgs GTDStructure
21Thu3-Aug8PM$140Turbo Mega Satellite into Event #1 ($570/$1M) (1 in 5) - 2 Seats GTDStructure
22Fri4-Aug9AM$80Turbo Mega Satellite into Event #1 ($570/$1M) (1 in 10) - 2 Seats GTD ***Structure
23Fri4-Aug3PM$200Multi Satellite into Any $570 Event/Satellite & $1,100 Event (1 in 10) - 4 Pkgs GTDStructure
24Fri4-Aug8PM$140Turbo Mega Satellite into Event #1 ($570/$1M) (1 in 5) - 2 Seats GTDStructure
25Sat5-Aug9AM$80Turbo Mega Satellite into Event #1 ($570/$1M) (1 in 10) - 2 Seats GTD ***Structure
26Sat5-Aug3PM$250Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)Structure
27Sat5-Aug8PM$570Turbo Championship Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 2 Seats GTDStructure
28Sun6-Aug5PM$300Turbo Mega Satellite into Event #12 (1 in 10) - 2 Seats GTDStructure
29Sun6-Aug8PM$570Turbo Championship Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 2 Seats GTDStructure
30Mon7-Aug9AM$135Turbo Step Satellite into Event #17 Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 2 Seats GTD ***Structure
31Mon7-Aug8PM$550Turbo MULTI Satellite ($1,100 Seat, $2,650 Seat & $1,250 Cash) (1 in 10) - 2 Pkgs GTD ***Structure
32Tue8-Aug9AM$140Turbo Mega Satellite into Event #10 (1 in 10) - 2 Seats GTD ***Structure
33Tue8-Aug8PM$550Turbo MULTI Satellite ($1,100 Seat, $2,650 Seat & $1,250 Cash) (1 in 10) - 2 Pkgs GTDStructure
34Wed9-Aug9AM$140Turbo Mega Satellite into Event #10 (1 in 10) - 2 Seats GTD ***Structure
35Wed9-Aug8PM$570Turbo Championship Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 2 Seats GTDStructure
36Thu10-Aug9AM$570Turbo Championship Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 2 Seats GTD ***Structure
37Thu10-Aug11AM$570Championship Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 20 Seats GTDStructure
38Thu10-Aug3PM$570Championship Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 10 Seats GTDStructure
39Thu10-Aug5PM$300Championship Mega Satellite (1 in 20) - 2 Seats GTDStructure
40Thu10-Aug8PM$570Turbo Championship Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 2 Seats GTDStructure
41Fri11-Aug10AM$555Super Turbo Championship Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 1 Seat GTDStructure
42Fri11-Aug8PM$570Turbo Championship Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 2 Seats GTDStructure
43Fri11-Aug10:30PM$555Super Turbo Championship Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 1 Seat GTDStructure
44Sat12-Aug10AM$555Super Turbo Championship Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 1 Seat GTDStructure
45Sat12-Aug8PM$300Turbo Mega Satellite into Event #12 (1 in 10) - 2 Seats GTDStructure
46Sat12-Aug10:30PM$2,625 Super Turbo Event #13 Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 1 Seat GTDStructure
47Sun13-Aug9AM$300Turbo Mega Satellite into Event #12 (1 in 10) - 2 Seats GTDStructure
48Sun13-Aug8PM$2,650 Turbo Mega Satellite into Event #13 (1 in 10) - 2 Seats GTDStructure
49Mon14-Aug9AM$135Turbo Step Satellite into Event #17 Satellite (1 in 10) - 2 Seats GTD ***Structure
50Mon14-Aug3PM$1,050 Mega Satellite into Event #17 (1 in 10) - 5 Seats GTDStructure
51Mon14-Aug8PM$130Survivor Turbo NLH - 1 in 10 win $1,000 (Re-Entry)Structure
52Mon14-Aug10:30PM$1,030 Super Turbo Event #17 Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 1 Seat GTDStructure
53Tues15-Aug10AM$1,030 Super Turbo Event #17 Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 1 Seat GTD ***Structure
54Tue15-Aug12PM$1,030 Last Chance Super Turbo Event #17 Mega Satellite (1 in 10) - 1 Seat GTDStructure

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. Announces the 2017 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Held Aug. 3 to Aug. 15

“The Big 4” Four-Tournament Finale Carrying a Combined $6.5 Million in Guaranteed Prize Pools Will Be Televised and Live Streamed in Partnership with Poker Night in America

 HOLLYWOOD, Fla (June 21, 2017) – The Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open (SHRPO) will celebrate its fifth season of highly-anticipated, top tournament play at South Florida’s iconic entertainment destination Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla., since the historic introduction in 2013. SHRPO will take place Thursday, Aug. 3 to Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017 featuring its signature four-tournament finale, The Big 4, now returning for the third year. The SHRPO Championship $5,250 (Single RE) will carry a $3 million guarantee. Filmed by Poker Night in America and televised on CBS Sports Network, The Big 4 will be played at Hard Rock Live on Tuesday, Aug.15. All of the synchronized poker action will be live streamed online and available at SHRPO.com.

The Big 4 feature staggered structures designed to cascade toward their completions, with the final four tables playing out alongside each other in front of a live audience. Doubling-up once again to emcee on The Big 4 are professional poker player and TV personality Maria Ho and national network television host and poker commentator Ali Nejad.

Carrying combined prize pools of $6.5 million, The Big 4 includes premium events:

  • $1,100, NLH (Re-Entry) $500,000 guarantee starts at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 9
  • $5,250 SHRPO Championship NLH (Single Re-Entry) $3 million guarantee starts at 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 11
  • $2,650, NLH (Freeze-Out) $1 million guarantee starts on at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 13
  • $25,500 High Roller NLH (Re-Entry) $2 million guarantee starts at noon on Monday, Aug. 14.

Other highlight events surrounding The Big 4 include a new to the series $50,000 buy-in $1 million guarantee Super High Roller (Aug. 8), a $10,000 buy-in $500,000 guarantee (Aug. 15), $570 buy-in $1 million guarantee series opener (Aug. 3) and $300 buy-in Charity Series of Poker presenting The Jeff Conine Celebrity Poker Classic (Aug. 7).

“The Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open is the crown jewel of our poker series here at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood,” said Tournament Director Tony Burns. “We’re excited to once again welcome the poker world to South Florida and are really looking forward to the return of The Big 4 along with the addition of a $50,000 buy-in, $1 million guarantee Super High Roller and a $10,000 buy-in, $500,000 guarantee one-day event.”

Last year’s tournaments boasted nearly $14 million in prize pools bordering on 17,000 entries. Jason Koon (Weston, W.V.) won the $5,250 buy-in SHRPO Championship taking home the top prize of $1 million while Marvin Rettenmaier (Stuttgart, Germany) won the $25,500 High Roller for $787,497. Bradley Snider (Plantation, Fla) won the $2,650 Freeze-Out for $246,400, and Ruslan Dykshteyn (Hollywood, Fla.) won the $1,100 Re-Entry for $151,100.

This year, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and the Charity Series of Poker (CSOP) will present The Jeff Conine Celebrity Poker Classic benefiting the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Foundation taking place on Monday, Aug. 7. The charity event kicks off with an exclusive player party taking place prior to the tournament’s 7 p.m. start time. Guests will enjoy live music, cocktails, hors d’ oeuvres and a chance to win more than $30,000 in cash and prizes including a $5,250 seat in the SHRPO $3 Million Guarantee Championship. Former major league baseball player Jeff Conine will be in attendance at the event which will play in the tournament room.

The 2017 SHRPO Big 4 broadcast will air on Season 6 of Poker Night in America on CBS Sports Network.

 On-site registration for the $3 million Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open is open. For more information and to view the series schedule, please visit SHRPO.com. Follow us on Twitter at @SHRPO and @SHRThePokerRoom, #SHRPO.

 Media Contact:

Yaffa Mizrachi, Director of Public Relations

E: Yaffa.Mizrachi@SeminoleHardRock.com

C: 954-895-6480, O: 954-327-7504

2017 WSOP Circuit Schedule

Primary Event Schedule

EventDayDateTimeBuy-InTournament
1AThur21-Sep11AM$580No Limit Hold'em (RE) -- $500K Gtd
1BThur21-Sep5PM$580--
1CFri22-Sep11AM$580--
1DFri22-Sep5PM$580--
1ESat23-Sep11AM$580--
1FSat23-Sep5PM$580--
1Sun24-Sep12PM--Day 2
2Sun24-Sep3PM$365No Limit Hold'em Turbo (RE) -- $50K Gtd
3Mon25-Sep11AM$365Monster Stack No Limit Hold'em (Single RE)
3Tues26-Sep1PM--Day 2
4Mon25-Sep5PM$580Six-Max No Limit Hold'em (Single RE)
4Tues26-Sep2PM--Day 2
5Tues26-Sep11AM$365No Limit Hold'em (Freeze-Out)
5Wed27-Sep1PM--Day 2
6Tues26-Sep5PM$365Pot Limit Omaha (RE)
6Wed27-Sep2PM--Day 2
7Wed27-Sep11AM$365No Limit Hold'em (Freeze-Out)
7Thur28-Sep1PM--Day 2
8Wed27-Sep5PM$1,125 No Limit Hold'em (Single RE) -- $100K Gtd
8Thur28-Sep2PM--Day 2
9Thur28-Sep10AM$250Seniors No Limit Hold'em (Freeze-Out)
10AFri29-Sep12PM$1,675 Main Event (Single RE) -- $1M Gtd
10BSat30-Sep12PM$1,675 --
10Sun1-Oct12PM--Day 2
10Mon2-Oct12PM--Day 3
11Sun1-Oct11AM$365No Limit Hold'em (Single RE)
11Mon2-Oct1PM--Day 2
12Sun1-Oct12PM$3,250 High Roller No Limit Hold'em (RE) -- $250K Gtd
12Mon2-Oct2PM--Day 2
13Mon2-Oct11AM$365No Limit Hold Turbo (RE)
14Mon2-Oct5PM$250Ladies No Limit Hold'em (RE)

Secondary and Satellite Event Schedule

EventDayDateTimeBuy-InTournament
15Thur21-Sep9AM$80Event 1 Mega Turbo Satellite (2 Seats Gtd) (1 in 10)
16Thur21-Sep7PM$130Nightly No Limit Hold'em (RE)
17Fri22-Sep9AM$80Event 1 Mega Turbo Satellite (2 Seats Gtd) (1 in 10)
18Fri22-Sep7PM$130Nightly No Limit Hold'em (RE)
19Sat23-Sep9AM$80Event 1 Mega Turbo Satellite (2 Seats Gtd) (1 in 10)
20Sat23-Sep7PM$130Nightly No Limit Hold'em (RE)
21Sun24-Sep9AM$90Event 2 Mega Turbo Satellite (2 Seats Gtd) (1 in 5)
22Sun24-Sep5PM$200Main Event Mega Satellite (5 Seats Gtd) (1 in 10)
23Sun24-Sep7PM$130Nightly No Limit Hold'em (RE)
24Mon25-Sep9AM$90Event 3 Mega Turbo Satellite (2 Seats Gtd) (1 in 5)
25Mon25-Sep7PM$130Nightly No Limit Hold'em (RE)
26Tue26-Sep9AM$90Event 5 Mega Turbo Satellite (2 Seats Gtd) (1 in 5)
27Tue26-Sep7PM$130Nightly No Limit Hold'em (RE)
28Wed27-Sep9AM$90Event 7 Mega Turbo Satellite (2 Seats Gtd) (1 in 5)
29Wed27-Sep3PM$140Event 8 Mega Satellite (5 Seats Gtd) (1 in 10)
30Wed27-Sep7PM$130Nightly No Limit Hold'em (RE)
31Thur28-Sep9AM$200Main Event Mega Turbo Satellite (2 Seats GTD)
32Thur28-Sep11AM$200Main Event Mega Satellite (25 Seats Gtd)
33Thur28-Sep3PM$200Main Event Mega Satellite (10 Seats Gtd)
34Thur28-Sep6PM$200Main Event Mega Satellite (5 Seats Gtd)
35Thur28-Sep8PM$200Main Event Mega Turbo Satellite (2 Seats Gtd)
36Thur28-Sep10:30PM$190Main Event Mega Super Turbo Satellite (1 Seat Gtd)
37Fri29-Sep9AM$200Main Event Mega Turbo Satellite (2 Seats Gtd)
38Fri29-Sep3PM$200Main Event Mega Satellite (5 Seats Gtd)
39Fri29-Sep6PM$200Main Event Mega Satellite (5 Seats Gtd)
40Fri29-Sep8PM$200Main Event Mega Turbo Satellite (2 Seats Gtd)
41Fri29-Sep10:30PM$190Main Event Mega Super Turbo Satellite (1 Seat Gtd)
42Sat30-Sep9AM$200Main Event Mega Turbo Satellite (1 Seat Gtd)
43Sat30-Sep11AM$190Main Event Last Chance Super Turbo Mega Satellite (1 Seat Gtd)
44Sat30-Sep3PM$350High Roller Super Turbo Mega Satellite (2 Seats Gtd) (1 in 10)
45Sat30-Sep7PM$130Nightly No Limit Hold'em (RE)
46Sat30-Sep10:30PM$350High Roller Super Turbo Mega Satellite (1 Seat Gtd) (1 in 10)
47Sun1-Oct9AM$350High Roller Super Turbo Mega Satellite (1 Seat Gtd) (1 in 10)
48Sun1-Oct11AM$350High Roller Last Chance Super Turbo Mega Satellite (1 Seat Gtd) (1 in 10)
49Sun1-Oct7PM$130Nightly No Limit Hold'em (RE)

Deep Stack Series in Review

2017 Deep Stack Series — Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood

More than 2,500 entries generate in excess of $1,300,000 in prize pools!

The 2017 Deep Stack Series began May 18 at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood. The 12-day, seven-event festival boasted two prelim headliners — a $350 buy-in $150,000 guaranteed and a $560 buy-in $150,000 guaranteed — along with a $1,650 buy-in $300,000 guaranteed closer. In all, the events drew a combined 2,582 generating an astounding $1,326,385 in prize pools!

Taking the series spotlight was the $1,650 closer which drew a field of 465 entries generating a $697,500 prize pool. In the end Geddes Cooper of Pembroke Pines took the tournament’s top spot and more than $112,000.

Here’s a look at all Deep Stack Series events:

That’s a wrap for the Deep Stack Series. Next up is the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open running August 3-15 in the ballrooms.

Michael Newman Wins Holiday Deep Stack for $7,345 and $5,250 Seat

2017 Deep Stack Series
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, FL
Event #7
$250 Holiday Deep Stack
No Limit Hold’em
Entries: 328
Prize Pool: $68,880
May 29, 2017

Michael Newman is a 10-time Seminole Hard Rock tournament winner following a victorious performance in the final event of the 2017 Deep Stack Series. Newman defeated 328 total entries in the $250 Holiday Deep Stack to secure $7,345 in cash along with an added $5,250 seat in this August’s Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Championship.

The complete tournament results will be posted tomorrow. In the meantime, here’s a look at how the chop went down.

1st: Michael Newman – $7,345 + $5,250 Seat
2nd: Georges Boyadjian – $7,040
3rd: Ashram Ragoonanan – $6,888
4th: Bradley Patton – $6,372
5th: Victor Shkurka – $6,078
6th: Kirk Toney – $4,988
7th: Yves Bohemier – $3,963
8th: Joshua Wasserman – $3,833
9th: Marc Sacheli – $1,488
10th: Carlos Torres Vazquez – $1,254
11th: Hari Sukhu – $1,254
12th: Jeffrey Silverstein – $1,254
13th: Nicholas Chiapetta – $1,068
14th: Rudy Vazquez – $1,068
15th: Jose Ordonez – $1,068
16th: Frank DiMaria – $889
17th: Jonathan Brody – $889
18th: Joseph Villatico – $889
19th: Califf Nahmias – $730
20th: Robert Cann – $730
21st: Nissin Vaknin – $730
22nd: Dangiras Valiusis – $596
23rd: Hobart Adkins – $596
24th: Jessica Meir – $596
25th: Victor Nassif – $517
26th: Almog Biton – $517
27th: Changfei Cui – $517
28th: David Ward – $437
29th: Keith Wagner – $437
30th: Jonathan Marks – $437
31st: Nick Blackburn – $437
32nd: Jodria Beal – $437
33rd: Justin Levy – $437
34th: Eric Kolodny – $437
35th: Billy Sasin – $437
36th: Thomas Gari – $437
37th: Richard Bowers – $358
38th: Nisim Yamin – $358
39th: Nachum Lumelski – $358
40th: Matthew Ehrlich – $358
41st: Trenton Baker – $358

Geddes Cooper Defeats 465 Entries in Seminole Hard Rock $1,650 Event, Wins $112,771

2017 Deep Stack Series
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, FL
Event #4
$1,650 Deepest Stack
No Limit Hold’em
Entries: 465
Prize Pool: $697,500
May 25-29, 2017

Seminole Hard Rock in-room $1,650 draws 465 entries generating $697,500 prize pool; WPT Season XV Player of the Year Ben Zamani and recent PokerStars SCOOP Main Event champion Harrison Gimbel among in-the-money finishers.

(Hollywood, FL) — Geddes Cooper claimed victory in the premier event of the 2017 Deep Stack Series at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood Monday night. The $1,650 buy-in “Deepest Stack” tournament saw Cooper come out on top of a 465-entry field to earn the lion’s share of the massive $697,500 prize pool following a three-way chop. Cooper pocketed $112,771 along with the trophy, while James Dorrance went down second for $104,625 and local grinder Haim Toorgeman third for $80,653.

  • 1st: Geddes Cooper – $112,771 + Trophy
  • 2nd: James Dorrance – $104,625
  • 3rd: Haim Toorgeman – $80,653

“[The][Deepest][Stack] is my favorite tournament,” Cooper said. “This tournament I really, really wanted to play. I ran pretty good and I’m happy about that. That’s about all you can do.”

Cooper was born in Kingston, Jamaica but now resides in Pembroke Pines. He is a 35-year-old semi-professional poker player and his win Monday night marks his largest by a margin.

“The harder and harder they get, the more I realize how hard it is to win a tournament because everyone’s good,” Cooper said. “You have to dodge a million bullets and fade a million different things. Every time you do win a tournament, you have to cherish it.”

The $1,650 Deepest Stack ran as part of the 2017 Deep Stack Series. There were seven primary events, three of which were the headliners — Event 1, a $350 buy-in, $150,000 guaranteed “Deep Stack,” Event 3, a $560 buy-in, $150,000 guaranteed “Deeper Stack” and Event 4, the $1,650 buy-in, $300,000 guaranteed “Deepest Stack.” All events boasted the same blind levels (40, 60 and 90 minutes) but were differentiated by their starting stacks — 30,000, 40,000 and 50,000 respectively.

After a stellar turnout in 2016 saw 367 entries pony up $1,650, this year’s event blew doors off the Seminole Hard Rock drawing 465 marking a year-over-year attendance increase of more than 26 percent. The event had no shortage of notables including World Poker Tour Season XV Player of the Year Ben Zamani and recent PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker Main Event champion Harrison Gimbel, both of whom cashed.

With the stars in his wake, it was Cooper who stole the show at the Seminole Hard Rock. He ran hot at the final table eliminating Seminole Hard Rock Tampa ambassador Wally Maddah fifth Matthew Zimmerman fourth before taking the chip lead into three-handed play.

When asked what he’d take away from the event, Cooper was succinct.

“112K,” he said.

The conclusion of the Deepest Stack marks the end of the 2017 Deep Stack Series at Seminole Hard Rock. Next up is the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open August 3-15 followed by the property’s first-ever World Series of Poker Circuit event slated September 21-October 2.

Deepest Stack results:

1st: Geddes Cooper – $112,771 + Trophy
2nd: James Dorrance – $104,625
3rd: Haim Toorgeman – $80,653
4th: Matthew Zimmerman – $42,687
5th: Wally Maddah – $32,783
6th: Andjelko Andrejevic – $27,300
7th: Ryan McKnight – $22,808
8th: Evan Teitelbaum – $18,323
9th: Ken Bruno – $13,866
10th: Alberto Rodriguez – $11,397
11th: Neil Blumenfield – $11,397
12th: Darryll Fish – $11,397
13th: Ben Zamani – $9,033
14th: Maurice Costigan – $9,033
15th: Charlemagne Benjamin – $9,033
16th: Aleksandr Gorelik – $7,638
17th: Joshua Smith – $7,638
18th: Michael Larkin – $7,638
19th: Daren Stabinski – $6,417
20th: Ricardo Eyzaguirre – $6,417
21st: David Diaz – $6,417
22nd: Steven Wolansky – $5,371
23rd: Harrison Gimbel – $5,371
24th:Jeffrey Trudeau, Jr. – $5,371
25th: Farid Jattin – $4,638
26th: Dominique Mosley – $4,638
27th: Juan Endara – $4,638
28th: Mark Dube – $4,080
29th: Butchie Mitchell – $4,080
30th: Ory Hen – $4,080
31st: Pedro Diaz – $4,080
32nd: Steve Karp – $4,080
33rd: Stu Paterson – $4,080
34th: Raminder Singh – $4,080
35th: Chad Eveslage – $4,080
36th: Michael McCarthy – $4,080
37th: Shea Smith – $3,529
38th: Dustin Tragethon – $3,529
39th: Josh Gibson – $3,529
40th: Bradley Snider – $3,529
41st: Gregory Barba – $3,529
42nd: Sean Posner – $3,529
43rd: Michael Elbilia – $3,529
44th: Stephen Nowlin – $3,529
45th: Nissin Vaknin – $3,529
46th: Nashaat Antonious – $2,999
47th: David DiBernardi – $2,999
48th: Brian Powell – $2,999
49th: Josias Santos – $2,999
50th: Jermain Gerlin – $2,999
51st: Juan Ferrer – $2,999
52nd: Claudio Kalili – $2,999
53rd: Harvey Vandeven – $2,999
54th: Jean “Prince” Gaspard – $2,999
55th: Sagi Zommer – $2,546
56th: Juan Garcia – $2,546
57th: Michael Tait – $2,546
58th: Santana Noronha – $2,546
59th: Jacob Snider – $2,546

Event 4: Geddes Cooper Wins Deepest Stack Event and $112K Following Three-Way Chop

Event 4: $1,650 Deepest Stack
$300,000 Guaranteed | Payout Info
Level 29: 50,000/100,000/15,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 3/465

Immediately after Matthew Zimmerman’s fourth-place elimination, the remaining three players ran the numbers. Chip stacks broke down as follows:

Geddes Cooper – 11,465,000
James Dorrance – 8,455,000
Haim Toorgeman – 3,260,000

After running the figures, the baseline deal came back with Cooper earning $112,711, Dorrance $104,625 and Toorgeman $80,653.

Toorgeman made it known he would be alright with a deal. Cooper and Dorrance, who exchanged some friendly banter on a few occasions during the final table, gave each other glance.

Ultimately, they agreed to a deal with no modifications. Cooper went home the champion earning $112,771 along with the guitar trophy.

James Dorrance
Haim Toorgeman

A full report will be posted shortly. In the meantime, here’s a look at the final table results:

1st: Geddes Cooper – $112,771
2nd: James Dorrance – $104,625
3rd: Haim Toorgeman – $80,653
4th: Matthew Zimmerman – $42,687
5th: Wally Maddah – $32,783
6th: Andjelko Andrejevic – $27,300
7th: Ryan McKnight – $22,808
8th: Evan Teitelbaum – $18,323
9th: Ken Bruno – $13,866
10th: Alberto Rodriguez – $11,397

Event 4: Matthew Zimmerman Eliminated in 4th Place ($42,687)

Event 4: $1,650 Deepest Stack
$300,000 Guaranteed | Payout Info
Level 29: 50,000/100,000/15,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 3/465

Matthew Zimmerman

Matthew Zimmerman was left short after his axqx was outdrawn by Haim Toorgeman’s kxqx. Toorgeman doubled while Zimmerman nursed barely 10 big blinds.

On his final hand, Zimmerman shoved about 1,000,000 from the button. Chip leader Geddes Cooper called.

Cooper: 5c5h
Zimmerman: as3s

Runout: qc9c2hkd4s

Cooper’s pair held and he won the pot. Zimmerman was eliminated in fourth place.

The remaining three players promptly talked chop.

Matthew Zimmerman – Eliminated in 4th place ($42,687)

Event 4: Wally Maddah Eliminated in 5th Place ($32,783)

Event 4: $1,650 Deepest Stack
$300,000 Guaranteed | Payout Info
Level 29: 50,000/100,000/15,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 4/465

Wally Maddah

A few hands after his flopped set was run down by Geddes Cooper’s rivered straight, Seminole Hard Rock Tampa ambassador Wally Maddah open-shoved for his last 525,000. Cooper called putting Maddah at risk.

Cooper: jcth
Maddah: td7h

Runout: qh6d4hts3h

Maddah was eliminated in fifth place earning $32,783. Cooper, meanwhile, added to his chip lead.

For Maddah, the run was disappointing, but quite the accomplishment. He was down to less than two big blinds with two tables remaining.

Wally Maddah – Eliminated in 5th place ($32,783)

Event 4: Geddes Cooper Doubles through James Dorrance

Event 4: $1,650 Deepest Stack
$300,000 Guaranteed | Payout Info
Level 29: 50,000/100,000/15,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 5/465

Geddes Cooper

James Dorrance opened under the gun for 230,000. It folded to Geddes Cooper in the small blind and he called.

Flop: ts2s2c

Cooper checked. Dorrance bet 300,000. Cooper called.

Turn: ts2s2c7s

Cooper checked again. Dorrance bet 500,000. Cooper called.

River: ts2s2c7s5c

Cooper checked a third time and Dorrance jammed. Cooper had 3,045,000 and was covered. He went deep into the tank. It wasn’t until a few minutes in that the clock was called. Tournament Director Tony Burns gave the countdown and Cooper rode it all the way inside the 10-second window before calling.

Dorrance turned over ac9d

“What is that?” Dorrance loudly asked with his tournament life on the line.

It was ace-nine high and it was second best to Cooper’s adtd top pair. Cooper won the pot and doubled through Dorrance.

Geddes Cooper – 8,150,000
James Dorrance – 7,015,000

Event 4: Updated Chip Counts and Remaining Payouts

Event 4: $1,650 Deepest Stack
$300,000 Guaranteed | Payout Info
Level 29: 50,000/100,000/15,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 5/465

Seat 1: Wally Maddah – 1,150,000
Seat 2: Geddes Cooper – 5,720,000
Seat 3: Haim Toorgeman – 1,985,000
Seat 4: James Dorrance – 11,470,000
Seat 5: — Empty —
Seat 6: Matthew Zimmerman – 2,870,000
Seat 7: — Empty —
Seat 8: — Empty —
Seat 9: — Empty —
Seat 10: — Empty —

1st – $138,649 + Trophy
2nd – $97,043
3rd – $62,357
4th – $42,687
5th – $32,783

Event 4: Geddes Cooper and Haim Toorgeman Play a Big One

Event 4: $1,650 Deepest Stack
$300,000 Guaranteed | Payout Info
Level 28: 40,000/80,000/10,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 5/465

Geddes Cooper raised the button to 250,000 and Haim Toorgeman three-bet the small blind to 625,000. Cooper called and they saw a flop.

Flop: ac7s7d

Toorgeman lead for 400,000. Cooper called.

Turn: ac7s7d8d

Both players checked.

River: ac7s7d8d3d

Toorgeman checked. Cooper bet 1,125,000. Toorgeman was noticably uncomfortable with the bet. After a couple minutes, he called.

“Nice hand,” Cooper conceded turning over tstd.

Toorgeman flipped up 9d9h and to Cooper’s surprise his tens were good. Cooper dragged the pot.

Updated chip counts for all players will be posted momentarily.

Event 4: Matthew Zimmerman Doubles through Geddes Cooper

Event 4: $1,650 Deepest Stack
$300,000 Guaranteed | Payout Info
Level 28: 40,000/80,000/10,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 5/465

Geddes Cooper opened under the gun to 210,000. It folded to Matthew Zimmerman in the small blind and he shoved 790,000. Cooper called and the hands were put face up.

Zimmerman: ac9s
Cooper: as4c

Runout: kc9c8hah2d

Zimmerman’s two pair was good and he doubled through Cooper.

Matthew Zimmerman – 1,700,000

Event 4: Wally Maddah Doubles through James Dorrance

Event 4: $1,650 Deepest Stack
$300,000 Guaranteed | Payout Info
Level 28: 40,000/80,000/10,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 5/465

Seminole Hard Rock Tampa ambassador Wally Maddah was under the gun and jammed 760,000. Geddes Coopers folded the button and chip leader James Dorrance called from the small blind. Matthew Zimmerman folded the big blind and Maddah was at risk.

Maddah: jsjd
Dorrance: 6c6h

Dorrance let out a groan as the dealer burned and turned qdtd3h5s2d.

Maddah’s pair held and he doubled.

Wally Maddah – 1,650,000

Event 4: Andjelko Andrejevic Eliminated in 6th Place ($27,300)

Event 4: $1,650 Deepest Stack
$300,000 Guaranteed | Payout Info
Level 28: 40,000/80,000/10,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 5/465

Andjelko Andrejevic

Andjelko Andrejevic was under the gun and shoved for 180,000. Haim Toorgeman called from the button and so did James Dorrance from the small blind.

Toorgeman and Dorrance were playing for a potential side pot, but checked down the qc8d5hqh7s runout.

Toorgeman: as7c
Dorrance: td9c
Andrejevic: kcts

Toorgeman’s pair of sevens was best and Andrejevic was eliminated in sixth place.

Andjelko Andrejevic – Eliminated in 6th place ($27,300)

Event 4: Ryan McKnight Eliminated in 7th Place ($22,808)

Event 4: $1,650 Deepest Stack
$300,000 Guaranteed | Payout Info
Level 28: 40,000/80,000/10,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 6/465

Ryan McKnight

James Dorrance opened the cutoff for 200,000. It folded to Ryan McKnight in the small blind and he shoved for 1,695,000. Dorrance called.

Dorrance: 7h7d
McKnight: ac9d

Runout: kd9s7c5c8c

McKnight hit a pair, but Dorrance spiked a set. McKnight was eliminated in seventh place while Dorrance added to his chip lead.

Ryan McKnight – Eliminated in 7th place ($22,808)