Turnpike Series: Chip Counts through Flight E

$250 No Limit Hold’em Re-Entry
$250,000 Guaranteed
| Structure
Players Remaining: 120 of 1,050

Hollywood Details:
Flight A: 143 Entries, 15 Advanced

Flight B: 131 Entries, 14 Advanced
Flight C: 121 Entries, 13 Advanced
Flight D: 144 Entries, 15 Advanced
Flight E: 214 Entries, 22 Advanced
Flight F: Saturday at 11am
Day 2: Sunday at 12pm (in Hollywood)

Coco Details:
Flight A: 69 Entries, 7 Advanced

Flight B: 96 Entries, 10 Advanced
Flight C: 66 Entries, 7 Advanced
Flight D: 80 Entries, 8 Advanced
Flight E: 86 Entries, 9 Advanced
Flight F: Saturday at 11am
Day 2: Sunday at 12pm (in Hollywood)

Combined Day 2 chip counts through Flight E

RANKFIRST NAMELAST NAMECHIP COUNTADVANCED AT
1RICHARDWHITEBROOK704,000HWHR
2ROBERTTANNENBAUM461,000HWHR
3CHRISTOPHERCRISTILLO444,000COCO
4JOSUEGARCIA432,500HWHR
5PAULDOMB427,500HWHR
6NIGELMURRAY426,500HWHR
7BRUNOFORTIN377,500COCO
8OVENSONBENOIT360,500HWHR
9HERMANALTER358,500COCO
10RAMINDERSINGH348,000COCO
11DAVIDPOCES342,500HWHR
12DAVIDWHITE340,500COCO
13JASONUTLEY336,000COCO
14EVANTEITELBAUM333,000COCO
15AHMADYARBOUH327,500HWHR
16PAULSHAFRAN312,500HWHR
17ANTONIOCOLON309,000HWHR
18JOSEPHVILLACCI307,500HWHR
19DONALDCOPLIEN297,000COCO
20DAVIDMORENO295,500HWHR
21RAYMONDMCDONOUGH289,500COCO
22FRANCKYDUMORNAY282,000HWHR
23OSCARTRESTINI277,500COCO
24PEDROPALACIO276,500COCO
25BRANDONMILLER275,500HWHR
26NEALCORCORAN271,000HWHR
27YURIYKOZINSKIY268,000HWHR
28LUCKENSONPERICLES261,000HWHR
29ANTHONYMOREDA259,500HWHR
30RANDYMATIENZO252,000HWHR
31PAULINOUEMURA JUNIOR251,500HWHR
32WILLIAMVALLADARES HURTADO249,000HWHR
33ZACHARYHAMMONS243,000HWHR
34TODDKASTEN225,500HWHR
35ALLANBIELER222,500HWHR
36STEVENZUKOWSKI222,000HWHR
37ABBEYDANIELS221,000COCO
38ANGELBRACHO220,500HWHR
39LUIZSTADLER III217,500HWHR
40ALLANCARMEL214,000HWHR
41MICHAELKOPJANSKI213,000HWHR
42ARMASALEJANDRO ADOLFO207,000HWHR
43ARIELROSELLO QUINTANA206,000HWHR
44RICHARDDE VIVO202,000COCO
45DAFNEYADISSON200,500COCO
46JOELHARWOOD199,500HWHR
47MICHAELMONACO199,500HWHR
48MARCSACHELI199,500HWHR
49BRIANBARIS197,000COCO
50PAULCHACIN RINCON194,000HWHR
51GEORGESBOYADJIAN193,500HWHR
52ROBERTKAHN193,500HWHR
53JosephPETROLINO187,500COCO
54NICOLASYUNIS187,500HWHR
55ALEXISPUGA ALVARINO186,500HWHR
56DAVIDSHAW182,000COCO
57ROBERTOBENDECK172,500HWHR
58CHASEMACEY172,000COCO
59EPHRAIMUZAN172,000HWHR
60DANIELPEARLMAN169,500HWHR
61SCOTTHARWOOD168,000COCO
62YOAVSCHVERD167,000HWHR
63JULIENGOASMAT165,500COCO
64DAVIDBLEAU155,000COCO
65GEORGELUKAWSKI154,500COCO
66RODOLFORODRIGUEZ152,500HWHR
67BERNARDCOHEN152,000HWHR
68CARLOSYEPEZ152,000HWHR
69GILLESDALCO151,500COCO
70JULIORUIZ151,000HWHR
71DANIELGENACHTE150,500COCO
72DONALDABDELHAY149,500COCO
73JOSEPHLEVITT146,500COCO
74CARLORODRIGUEZ145,500HWHR
75GEORGEHORTELANO145,000HWHR
76VADIMSIVANOVS144,000COCO
77HOWARDMASH137,500COCO
78ALEKSANDRTISHCHENKO137,500HWHR
79GEORGEGUERRA135,000HWHR
80DAVIDZIONTS134,500HWHR
81RAFAELRAMOS133,000HWHR
82LUISFELIZ133,000COCO
83JULIOFERNANDEZ132,500HWHR
84THAOLE131,500COCO
85YONATANBENYAMIN130,500COCO
86DOMINICKSPADAVECCHIA129,500COCO
87ROBERTLEFF128,500COCO
88SIDDHEEKUDTARKAR127,000HWHR
89PEDRODIAZ122,000COCO
90RENEESQUIVEL120,000HWHR
91ALAINCANDALES FALCON111,500HWHR
92THOMASPUCCIO108,500HWHR
93SAMUELDESTEFON107,000COCO
94CARLOSCASTRO105,000HWHR
95LLOYDKAPPER104,000HWHR
96JEFFERYSMURLICK103,500COCO
97ALBERTOPALMA101,500HWHR
98EDUARDOMOUCHEREK CECCHINATO95,500HWHR
99REYNELHERNANDEZ95,000HWHR
100MILTONMIRANDA JR94,000HWHR
101DANIELQUESADA89,500HWHR
102ODETTECUTTER89,000COCO
103BRANDONFREIHAGE83,500COCO
104JERRYWILLIS82,500COCO
105MARCBRONSTEIN82,000COCO
106AYCAERAKBAS78,000HWHR
107ALFREDVARGAS77,000HWHR
108HOALAN G76,500HWHR
109ZACHARYMULLENNIX72,000HWHR
110FREDERICODABUS71,500HWHR
111KIMSCORATOW65,500HWHR
112JOSEPHDUCHMAN60,500HWHR
113STEVENCOHEN60,000HWHR
114JESSICAFRANCIS58,000HWHR
115JOHNUTLEY JR54,500COCO
116JOHNVIDAL52,000HWHR
117ANTONIOARENCIBIA MONDUY50,500HWHR
118JASONWANDLING45,000HWHR
119JACKSHEA40,500HWHR
120DAVIDNATHANIEL JR34,500HWHR

Seminole Turnpike Series Details — $250 buy-in, $250K Gtd at Hollywood/Coconut Creek

Starting flights take place simultaneously at Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood/Seminole Casino Coconut Creek — Day 2 Sunday at Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood

Wednesday, December 12th

11am: Flight A – $250 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • $250 buy-in, $250,000 guaranteed
  • 20,000 chips and 30-minute levels
  • Registration and re-entry available until the start of Level 9 (about 3:30pm)
  • Play concludes at 10% of the starting field rounding up
  • All Day 2 players are in the money
  • Day 2 at Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood Sunday, December 16th

6pm: Flight B – $250 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • $250 buy-in, $250,000 guaranteed
  • 20,000 chips and 30-minute levels
  • Registration and re-entry available until the start of Level 9 (about 10:30pm)
  • Play concludes at 10% of the starting field rounding up
  • All Day 2 players are in the money
  • Day 2 at Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood Sunday, December 16th
Thursday, December 13th

11am: Flight C – $250 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • $250 buy-in, $250,000 guaranteed
  • 20,000 chips and 30-minute levels
  • Registration and re-entry available until the start of Level 9 (about 3:30pm)
  • Play concludes at 10% of the starting field rounding up
  • All Day 2 players are in the money
  • Day 2 at Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood Sunday, December 16th

6pm: Flight D – $250 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • $250 buy-in, $250,000 guaranteed
  • 20,000 chips and 30-minute levels
  • Registration and re-entry available until the start of Level 9 (about 10:30pm)
  • Play concludes at 10% of the starting field rounding up
  • All Day 2 players are in the money
  • Day 2 at Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood Sunday, December 16th
Friday, December 14th

11am: Flight E – $250 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • $250 buy-in, $250,000 guaranteed
  • 20,000 chips and 30-minute levels
  • Registration and re-entry available until the start of Level 9 (about 3:30pm)
  • Play concludes at 10% of the starting field rounding up
  • All Day 2 players are in the money
  • Day 2 at Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood Sunday, December 16th
Saturday, December 15th

11am: Flight F – $250 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • $250 buy-in, $250,000 guaranteed
  • 20,000 chips and 30-minute levels
  • Registration and re-entry available until the start of Level 9 (about 3:30pm)
  • Play concludes at 10% of the starting field rounding up
  • All Day 2 players are in the money
  • Day 2 at Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood Sunday, December 16th
Sunday, December 15th

12pm: Day 2 – $250 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • Takes place at Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood

2019 Lucky Hearts Poker Open Schedule

Primary Event Schedule:

EventDayDateTimeBuy-InTournament DescriptionStructure
1AThu10-Jan11AM$360Ultimate Re-Entry No Limit Hold'em - $500,000 GTDStructure
1BThu10-Jan5PM$360$2,500 Cash Payouts for Multi Day 2 Chip StacksStructure
1CFri11-Jan11AM$360--Structure
1DFri11-Jan5PM$360--Structure
1ESat12-Jan11AM$360--Structure
1FSat12-Jan5PM$360--Structure
1GSun13-Jan11AM$360--Structure
1HSun13-Jan5PM$360--Structure
1Mon14-Jan1PM--Day 2--
2Thu10-Jan12PM$360Omaha 8 or Better (Re-Entry) - 1 Day EventStructure
3Fri11-Jan12PM$360H.O.R.S.E (Re-Entry) - 1 Day EventStructure
4Sat12-Jan12PM$360PLO 8 (Re-Entry) - 1 Day EventStructure
5Sat12-Jan3PM$250Ladies NLH (Re-Entry) - $10,000 GTD - 1 Day Event - Hard Rock AC Package & $1,100 LHPO Main Event Seat AddedStructure
6Sun13-Jan12PM$360Seniors 50+ NLH (Re-Entry) - 1 Day EventStructure
7Mon14-Jan12PM$360No Limit Hold'em (Single Re-Entry) - $50,000 GTD - 1 Day EventStructure
8Mon14-Jan6PM$150Big Stack NLH (Re-Entry) - $30,000 GTD - 1 Day Event - Winner Receives an ADDED $2,500 LHPO SeatStructure
9Tue15-Jan12PM$570Six-Max No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry) - $100,000 GTD - 1 Day EventStructure
10Wed16-Jan12PM$360Eight Handed PLO (Re-Entry) - 1 Day EventStructure
11AThu17-Jan12PM$1,100 WPTDeepStacks Hollywood Main Event (Single RE) Day 1A - $1,000,000 GTDStructure
11BFri18-Jan12PM$1,100 WPTDeepStacks Hollywood Main Event (Single RE) Day 1B - $1,000,000 GTDStructure
11CSat19-Jan12PM$1,100 WPTDeepStacks Hollywood Main Event (Single RE) Day 1C - $1,000,000 GTDStructure
11Sun20-Jan12PM--Day 2--
11Mon21-Jan12PM--Day 3--
11Tue22-Jan12PM--Day 4 - Final Table Live Streamed on WPT.com--
12Thu17-Jan11AM$570Omaha 8 or Better (Re-Entry) - 1 Day EventStructure
13Thu17-Jan3PM$360Six-Max PLO (Single Re-Entry) - 1 Day EventStructure
14Fri18-Jan11AM$570PLO 8 (Re-Entry) - 1 Day EventStructure
15Fri18-Jan3PM$360Six-Max PLO 8 (Single Re-Entry) - 1 Day EventStructure
16Sat19-Jan11AM$570H.O.R.S.E (Re-Entry) - 1 Day EventStructure
17Sat19-Jan3PM$360Omaha 8/Stud 8 (Single Re-Entry) - 1 Day EventStructure
18Sun20-Jan11AM$360Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry) - $50,000 GTD - 1 Day Event Structure
19Sun20-Jan3PM$360Big O (Re-Entry) - 1 Day EventStructure
20ASun20-Jan5PM$150No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry) Day 1A - $50,000 GTDStructure
20BMon21-Jan5PM$150No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry) Day 1B - $50,000 GTDStructure
20Tue22-Jan5PM--Day 2 - Hosted in the Poker Room--
21Sun20-Jan3PM$2,500 No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry) - $300,000 GTD Structure
21Mon21-Jan2PM--Day 2--
22Mon21-Jan11AM$360Big Stack Black Chip Bounty NLH (RE) - $30,000 GTD - 1 Day EventStructure
23Mon21-Jan3PM$1,650 Purple Chip Bounty No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry) - $100,000 GTDStructure
23Tue22-Jan2PM--Day 2--
24Tue22-Jan12PM$570No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry) - $75,000 GTD - 1 Day EventStructure
25Tue22-Jan5PM$1,100 Big Stack Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry) - 1 Day EventStructure

Secondary Event Schedule:

EventDayDateTimeBuy-InTournament DescriptionStructure
26Thu10-Jan9AM$90Mega Turbo Satellite into Event #1 (2 Seats GTD) (1 in 5)***Coming Soon
27Thu10-Jan3PM$140Mega Satellite to the Main Event (2 Seats GTD) (1 in 10)Coming Soon
28Thu10-Jan8PM$140Mega Turbo Satellite to the Main Event (2 Seats GTD) (1 in 10)Coming Soon
29Fri11-Jan9AM$90Mega Turbo Satellite into Event #1 (2 Seats GTD) (1 in 5)***Coming Soon
30Fri11-Jan3PM$140Mega Satellite to the Main Event (2 Seats GTD) (1 in 10)Coming Soon
31Fri11-Jan8PM$140Mega Turbo Satellite to the Main Event (2 Seats GTD) (1 in 10)Coming Soon
32Sat12-Jan9AM$90Mega Turbo Satellite into Event #1 (2 Seats GTD) (1 in 5)***Coming Soon
33Sat12-Jan3PM$140Mega Satellite to the Main Event (2 Seats GTD) (1 in 10)Coming Soon
34Sat12-Jan8PM$140Mega Turbo Satellite to the Main Event (2 Seats GTD) (1 in 10)Coming Soon
35Sun13-Jan9AM$90Mega Turbo Satellite into Event #1 (2 Seats GTD) (1 in 5)***Coming Soon
36Sun13-Jan3PM$140Mega Satellite to the Main Event (2 Seats GTD) (1 in 10)Coming Soon
37Sun13-Jan8PM$140Mega Turbo Satellite to the Main Event (2 Seats GTD) (1 in 10)Coming Soon
38Mon14-Jan9AM$140Mega Turbo Satellite into Any $570 Event (2 Seats GTD) (1 in 5)***Coming Soon
39Mon14-Jan3PM$140Mega Satellite to the Main Event (2 Seats GTD) (1 in 10)Coming Soon
40------------
41Mon14-Jan8PM$140Mega Turbo Satellite to the Main Event (2 Seats GTD) (1 in 10)Coming Soon
42Tue15-Jan9AM$140Mega Turbo Satellite into Any $570 Event (2 Seats GTD) (1 in 5)***Coming Soon
43Tue15-Jan3PM$140Mega Satellite to the Main Event (2 Seats GTD) (1 in 10)Coming Soon
44Tue15-Jan6PM$150No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry) - $15,000 GTD- $1,100 WPTDeepStacks Seat ADDED to 1st & 2ndComing Soon
45Tue15-Jan8PM$140Mega Turbo Satellite to the Main Event (2 Seats GTD) (1 in 10)Coming Soon
46Wed16-Jan9AM$140Mega Turbo Satellite to the Main Event (2 Seats GTD) (1 in 10)***Coming Soon
47Wed16-Jan11AM$140Mega Satellite to the Main Event (30 Seats GTD) (1 in 10)Coming Soon
48Wed16-Jan3PM$250Mega Satellite to the Main Event (5 Seats GTD) (1 in 5)Coming Soon
49Wed16-Jan6PM$140Mega Satellite to the Main Event (10 Seats GTD) (1 in 10)Coming Soon
50Wed16-Jan8PM$140Mega Turbo Satellite to the Main Event (2 Seats GTD) (1 in 10)Coming Soon
51Thu17-Jan9AM$140Mega Turbo Satellite to the Main Event (2 Seats GTD) (1 in 10)***Coming Soon
52Thu17-Jan3PM$140Mega Satellite to the Main Event (10 Seats GTD) (1 in 10)Coming Soon
53Thu17-Jan6PM$140Mega Satellite to the Main Event (5 Seats GTD) (1 in 10)Coming Soon
54Thu17-Jan8PM$140Turbo Mega Turbo Satellite to the Main Event (2 Seats GTD) (1 in 10)Coming Soon
55Fri18-Jan9AM$140Mega Turbo Satellite to the Main Event (2 Seats GTD) (1 in 10)***Coming Soon
56Fri18-Jan3PM$140Mega Satellite to the Main Event (10 Seats GTD) (1 in 10)Coming Soon
57Fri18-Jan6PM$140Mega Satellite to the Main Event (5 Seats GTD) (1 in 10)Coming Soon
58Fri18-Jan8PM$140Turbo Mega Turbo Satellite to the Main Event (2 Seats GTD) (1 in 10)Coming Soon
59Sat19-Jan9AM$140Mega Turbo Satellite to the Main Event (2 Seats GTD) (1 in 10)***Coming Soon
60Sat19-Jan5PM$275Mega Satellite to Event #21 (5 Seats GTD) (1 in 10)Coming Soon
61Sat19-Jan8PM$275Turbo Mega Satellite to Event #21 (2 Seats GTD) (1 in 10)Coming Soon
62Sun20-Jan9AM$275Mega Turbo Satellite to Event #21 (2 Seats GTD) (1 in 10)***Coming Soon
63Sun20-Jan12PM$200Mega Satellite to Event #23 Purple Chip Bounty (2 Seats GTD) (1 in 10)Coming Soon
64Sun20-Jan3PM$200No Limit Hold'em Turbo (Re-Entry)Coming Soon
65Sun20-Jan8PM$200Turbo Mega Satellite to Event #23 Purple Chip Bounty (2 Seats GTD) (1 in 10)Coming Soon
66Mon21-Jan9AM$200Mega Turbo Satellite to Event #23 Purple Chip Bounty (2 Seats GTD) (1 in 10)***Coming Soon
67Mon21-Jan3PM$200Mega Satellite to Event #25 Pot Limit Omaha (2 Seats GTD) (1 in 10)Coming Soon
68Mon21-Jan8PM$200Turbo Mega Satellite to Event #25 Pot Limit Omaha (2 Seats GTD) (1 in 10)Coming Soon
69Tue22-Jan9AM$140Mega Satellite to Event #24 $570 NLH (2 Seats GTD) (1 in 5)***Coming Soon
70Tue22-Jan3PM$200No Limit Hold'em Turbo (Re-Entry)Coming Soon

***Held in the poker room

2018 RRPO Recap with Record-Setting Championship Field

2003 WSOP Main Event champion Chris Moneymaker was among the 2018 RRPO trophy winners

The World Poker Tour made its first appearance at our November Seminole Hard Rock “Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open” series and the Championship headlined a great two weeks of tournaments.

Seven of the 19 primary events were non-hold’em tournaments and the response from the poker community was strong. Chris Moneymaker, 2003 WSOP Main Event champion, won an event on the first day of the series and Raminder Singh won yet another SHRP trophy. Poker pro David Peters won the $5,000 one-day No Limit Hold’em tournament for the second straight year and Trung Pham won the massive opening event defeating over 4,558 entries.

2018 RRPO champion Pavel Plesuv

But the highlight of the series was the record-setting Championship. The 858 entries in the tournament marked the largest RRPO Championship field in our history and it attracted players from around the world. Czech Republic’s Pavel Plesuv went wire-to-wire at the WPT live-streamed final table to put his name on the WPT Champions Cup.

You can find complete coverage on all 19 primary events below:

It was another great series and we can’t wait to see everyone back for the 2019 Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open January 10 which will feature the $1,000,000 Guarantee WPTDeepStacks Main Event.

Czech Republic’s Pavel Plesuv Wins WPT RRPO Championship for $504K

2018 Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open 
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 
Hollywood, Florida
Event 12

$3,500 WPT RRPO Championship (Re-Entry)
$2,000,000 Guaranteed

Entries: 898
Prize Pool: $2,873,600
November 23-28, 2018 

Pavel Plesuv, WPT RRPO Champion

The World Poker Tour came to South Florida this weekend for the 2018 Seminole Hard Rock “Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open” Championship, a first time for this November series. The Championship had a $2 Million Guarantee which was easily surpassed and the top prize was over $500,000.

After two starting flights, three play down days, and a tough final table, the Czech Republic’s Pavel Plesuv defeated Jim Gilbert heads-up to put his name on the WPT Champions Cup.

The $3,500 buy-in tournament drew 898 entries for the biggest RRPO Championship field in Seminole Hard Rock history. They created a prize pool worth $2,873,600 and the last 113 spots were paid when they hit the money late on Day 2. Five of our former RRPO champions made it through to Day 2 including defending champ Michael Newman.

We had 52 players move on to Day 3 and Plesuv was not among the leaders. That would change as they progressed and he was fourth of 14 returning for Day 4 to play down to the WPT live-streamed final table. When the dust settled, Plesuv took his seat on the last day with the biggest stack.

The final table had an international flavor with two coming from Europe and another from South Korea. Ravi Raghavan was the only member with his name on the WPT Champions Cup but he was unable to run up his short stack. Chris Kennedy followed shortly after in fifth place and the last four settled in for a long grind.

Austria’s Marius Gierse went out in fourth place and Jeremy Joseph’s exit in third set the heads-up battle. Gilbert faced nearly a six-to-one deficit, doubled up twice, but he was unable to come back.

Jim Gilbert (left) versus Pavel Plesuv (right)

Gilbert, a Philadephia-based pro, earned $326,565 for his runner-up finish and Plesuv took home $504,820 for the win plus a seat into the WPT Tournament of Champions.

This win pushed Plesuv’s career earnings over $4,000,000 with half of it coming in 2018. He earned $925,000 for a second place finish at the partypoker Millions in Germany and another $640,000 for a win in the MSPT Las Vegas Main Event this summer. Also, this was not the first time Plesuv was heads-up for a WPT title with the lead.

“I was heads-up in WPT Prague three years ago with a big chip lead,” Plesuv said. “I lost. So I’m really excited to come back and win.”

This was Plesuv’s first trek to South Florida for our series but it will not be the last.

“The tournament was great,” Plesuv said. “I really liked the structure, the field was big and it had great organization. The property is great too.”

Congratulations to Pavel on his WPT RRPO Championship win and a huge thanks to our players for another successful series.

Final table results:

1st: Pavel Plesuv – $504,820
2nd: Jim Gilbert – $326,565
3rd: Jeremy Joseph – $240,945
4th: Marius Gierse – $179,710
5th: Chris Kennedy – $135,505
6th: Ravi Raghavan – $103,310

Richard Whitebrook Snaps Cold Streak With Victory in $150 No-Limit Hold’em

2018 Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open 
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 
Hollywood, Florida
Event 15
$150 No-Limit Hold’em      
Entries: 1,297
Prize Pool: $155,640 
November 28, 2018

Richard Whitebrook wins the $150 no-limit hold’em

Richard Whitebrook put the finishing touches on the 2018 Seminole Hard Rock Rock N’ Roll Poker Open with a victory in the $150 no-limit hold’em.

The attorney born and raised in Miami Beach took credit for the victory after the final eight players agreed to a deal based around ICM numbers.

The victory puts a wrap on the series and turns around Whitebrook’s latest downswing.

“It feels great. I’ve had a terrible year,” said Whitebrook. “I haven’t had a good cash since February. I’ve had a terrible series and this was my last shot at some redemption, so this is nice.”

With a couple tables remaining, Whitebrook was one of the shorter stacks. A serious rush of cards came his way and in the blink of an eye, he was leading the pack.

The big blow that put him in the lead for good came when Cory Blum was eliminated in 12th place. There was a three-way all in between Blum, David Poces and Whitebrook.

Poces showed pocket jacks, Blum tabled pocket queens and Whitebrook had ace-king. An ace came on the flop and a king on the river to give Whitebrook the lead for good. He also eliminated Ory Hen at the final table to put even more distance between himself and the rest of the field.

“That was a really big hand,” said Whitebrook about the three-way flip. “I had a hand right before that when I was short and I didn’t call a sship with four,s, where I really almost should’ve and I would’ve had quads. The next hand I had kings, doubled, and then took off after that. I got a chance at redemption.”

As a lawyer, his day job already gave Whitebrook plenty of experience in negotiations. But when it came down to the chop, there wasn’t to negotiate. Whitebrook wasn’t going to budge much from his ICM number.

With second place money locked up, Whitebrook decided to take the money and head home early.

“I mean, the truth is that I would’ve been happy to play it out,” said Whitebrook. “I’ve won tournaments before and if I’m getting second-place money eight-handed, it’s worth it for me. Plus, I like getting the trophy as well.”

The 1,297-entry field paid out the top 81 spots. Here are the final table results:

1st: Richard Whitebrook – $22,000*
2nd: Michael Pawelek – $17,572*
3rd: Zachary Mullennix – $13,958*
4th: David Poces – $13,875*
5th: Irwin Block – $11,003*
6th: Ephraim Uzan – $9,626*
7th: James Hamburger – $9,022*
8th: Roy Paulena – $8,323*
9th: Ory Hen – $2,117

*Indicates adjusted payouts to reflect a chop

Event 8: Richard Whitebrook Wins Title in Eight-Way Chop

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guarantee | Structure | Payouts
Level 28: 40,000/80,000 with a 80,000 BB ante
Players Remaining: 8 of 1,297

The final eight players took a 10-minute break at the end of level 27 and returned to talks of an ICM chop.

Eventually, they agreed on a deal that was based around the ICM numbers and Richard Whitebrook gets credit for the victory since he held the chip lead at the time the deal was struck. A complete recap with details of the chop will be posted tonight.

 

Event 15: Ory Hen – 9th Place ($2,117)

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guarantee | Structure | Payouts
Level 27: 30,000/60,000 with a 60,000 BB ante
Players Remaining: 8 of 1,297

Ory Hen

Alden Belkin was eliminated on the first hand of the final table, which left the final nine players at the final table.

Just a couple hands later, Ory Hen found himself all in for about 900,000 from the hijack against Richard Whitebrook in early position.

Hen showed AhTc and was in trouble against Whitebrook’s KsKc.

The board ran out QdJd9dTd7s and Whitebrook won the pot with a king-high straight, eliminating Hen in ninth place for $2,117.

Richard Whitebrook – 5,500,000
Ory Hen – Eliminated 

Event 15: Richard Whitebrook Leads Final 10 Players

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guarantee | Structure | Payouts
Level 27: 30,000/60,000 with a 60,000 BB ante
Players Remaining: 10 of 1,297

$150 No-Limit Hold’em Final Table

Patrick Quinn was eliminated in 11th place and the final 10 players redrew for seats at the unofficial final table. With one more elimination, the final nine players will be at the final table.

Everybody is guaranteed at least $1,525 and the winner will walk away with $2,117. Here is a look at the seating arrangement and chip counts of the final 10 players:

Seat 1: Zachary Mullennix – 1,820,000
Seat 2: James Hamburger – 1,150,000
Seat 3: Michael Pawelek – 3,745,000
Seat 4: Irwin Block – 1,675,000
Seat 5: Richard Whitebrook – 4,600,000
Seat 6: Alden Belkin – 150,000
Seat 7: Ephram Uzan – 1,420,000
Seat 8: Roy Paulena – 1,140,000
Seat 9: Ory Hen – 980,000
Seat 10: David Poces – 2,640,000

Event 15: Cory Blum Eliminated in Three-Way All In, Richard Whitebrook Takes Chip Lead

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guarantee | Structure | Payouts
Level 27: 30,000/60,000 with a 60,000 BB ante
Players Remaining: 11 of 1,297

Richard Whitebrook

There was a three-way all in between David Poces in the hijack, Cory Blum in the cutoff and Richard Whitebrook in the big blind.

Whitebrook was all in for about 1,600,000, which just covered Blum and Poces had all three stacks covered.

Whitebrook held AcKh, Blum showed QcQd and Poces tabled JhJc.

The board ran out Ah7s4d3cKc and Whitebrook won the pot to just about triple up. Blum was eliminated in 12th place and Poces lost about a third of his stack.

Richard Whitebrook – 4,500,000
David Poces – 3,000,000
Cory Blum – Eliminated