Big Stack Special Prize Pool — $41K to First

2017 April Big Stack Special
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, FL
$130 Buy-In, $100,000 Guarantee
No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
1,817 Entries
$181,700 Prize Pool
April 20-23, 2016

1st – $41,924 + $1,100 Seat
2nd – $24,653 + $1,100 Seat
3rd – $16,909
4th – $11,447
5th – $7,904
6th – $6,087
7th – $4,633
8th – $3,398
9th – $2,435
10th-12th – $1,744
13th-15th – $1,363
16th-18th – $1,145
19th-27th – $963
28th-36th – $818
37th-45th – $690
46th-54th – $600
55th-63rd – $527
64th-72nd – $472
73rd-81st – $418
82nd-90th – $382
91st-99th – $345
100th-108th – $291

Big Stack Special Day 2 Chip Counts

$130 Big Stack Special ($100,000 guaranteed, $2,200 added)
Day 2 Blinds: 1,500/3,000/500
Players Remaining: 230/1,817

Flight A: 155 Entries, 20 Advanced
Flight B: 169 Entries, 25 Advanced
Flight C: 181 Entries, 21 Advanced
Flight D: 155 Entries, 17 Advanced
Flight E: 180 Entries, 21 Advanced
Flight F: 211 Entries, 24 Advanced
Flight G: 276 Entries, 33 Advanced
Flight H: 245 Entries, 32 Advanced
Flight I: 245 Entries, 37 Advanced
Day 2: Sunday @ 1pm | Structure Sheet

Day 2 Chip Counts:

RANKFIRST NAMELAST NAMECHIP COUNTTABLESEAT
1CARLOSHOSTOS MUSSO341,000317
2MATANYEHUDAI326,000346
3BARTOLOMELINO MEDINA320,000145
4DANIELMIZRACHI312,00086
5JORGECUESTA305,00058
6VENDELJOHNSON302,50066
7NESTORCARABALLO288,500413
8SETHGILSON279,000417
9CARLOSTORRES VAZQUEZ271,000367
10AMEDBAEZ264,000108
11JORDANSTONE249,500356
12MATTHEWKING249,00013
13BRYANMUNOZ245,000304
14SCOTTZAKHEIM244,500415
15JOHNVASSER242,50053
16ALDOZUMAETA PINEDO239,500389
17MIGUELMARTINEZ232,00011
18EVANDOLLINGER230,500402
19EDWARDNOVAK228,00021
20LUISMANTILLA226,000295
21ANTONIODE ARAUJO225,500419
22ROBERTKESSLER225,000129
23STEVENMARCOZZI217,500117
24JIMMYCORTES216,50061
25JUANGARCIA II213,500332
26ANTHONYTHOMAS211,500109
27ALFREDGILLETTE211,500351
28MATTHEWKELLEY210,000364
29PAULOALBUQUERQUE CASTRO205,00067
30JAMESSWINTON205,000144
31RAFAELCALERO202,000128
32JACQUESGRAVEL198,00062
33ANGELOCASTALDI195,000339
34JACQUESALABRE194,50036
35ANDREWDILL194,000302
36NORMANSIMMONS192,500355
37SEANPERRY190,500123
38ALBERTSTEVENS190,00081
39ARILEVY189,00068
40NELSONSABILLION CABRERA188,50039
41WASHINGTONGAVILANES183,500107
42JOSEORDONEZ181,500125
43HENRIAZOULAY180,500334
44ERIBERUTOUEHARA179,500393
45GREGGWEISS179,50046
46ARMANDOCAMEJO178,000373
47ARMANDOROJAS177,000331
48MOHAMMEDHOSSAIN176,50019
49YUEWANG175,50014
50ERIKNOMBERG170,000305
51PETERFELLOWS166,500132
52AARONCARDENAS165,00035
53MARTINROBBINS163,000137
54DAVIDREEDER161,00087
55PAULETTEPIPITONE158,50049
56MARCELMCGRAY157,500361
57GARYFLUR157,00026
58CHARLESMARIK156,50032
59RYANHULTON154,500357
60BRIANKRUX154,500147
61NESLYJEAN BAPTISTE153,00052
62KARENDUFFY152,000354
63RANDYBURSTEIN151,500316
64LARRYKUSCH151,500359
65LAZARODUBROCQ151,00025
66CHARLEMAGNEBENJAMIN JR150,000345
67JOSEPHLEVITT150,000362
68YVESFEQUIERE148,000134
69ALBERTONIEBLA147,500401
70PAULBALZANO147,000116
71JEFFREYGOODMAN145,00016
72THOMASKAYLOR144,000394
73CARLOSRODRIGUEZ ROJAS142,500122
74RONALDHIGGINS JR142,00023
75TOMISLAVKRIZANIC141,500398
76JASONLEET141,50095
77MATTHEWKENNY141,00098
78DOLPHUSPOWERS139,50044
79ALANGOLD139,000358
80carloscastro138,50096
81DEANNAWILLIAMS138,000115
82WANLOPPHONPHORNWITHOON136,000299
83THOMASFARRELL135,000395
84ISMAILPATEL134,500309
85SANDYSANCHEZ134,000126
86MONTYBERGER133,500388
87GREGORYSPINDER132,00075
88OLEKSIYLYASHENKO132,00063
89MichaelMonaco130,500142
90JORGERIVERA128,000372
91QASEMJAMHOUR127,00027
92MANUELSOLTERO LUNA125,500333
93AndreRakusa124,500408
94ROBERTPOGGIO JR124,000353
95PAULIUSBIKUS124,000391
96CRAIGWITZ123,00031
97ARMAANHAJI123,000133
98TAYLORBEEBE121,000307
99JOHNSTEVENSON120,500366
100MICHAELMERISIER120,000411
101ALGOMEZ116,50094
102DASHIELLGARCIA-CHICANO116,00083
103KEVINNOVORRO116,000414
104JULIODELGADO COMPARELLI111,500371
105MARJANMITREVSKI109,500124
106DEJANPETKOVIC108,500409
107DAVIDMASLOWSKI108,500382
108ORYHEN108,000385
109ROBYNMARSHMAN107,00077
110MICHAELEDDY105,700119
111ROBERTBILSKER105,500335
112MARCINPLEWINSKI105,50048
113CARLOSPEREIRA105,000407
114DAVIDKLINGELSMITH JR104,500315
115GILYZAGUIRRE104,50089
116CHRISTOPHERZOLLO103,500298
117ROBERTHARRIS102,50018
118COSKUNYALCIN101,000387
119MIGUELMUNOZ101,00079
120ERROLMASSEY100,00028
121REINALDOTROCONIS TRUTSCHEL99,000348
122ADAMBEYRER97,000308
123ELLIOTTZAYDMAN96,50097
124PASQUALECAIAZZA94,50029
125AYCAERAKBAS94,50059
126YIGALHEN94,000318
127NORMANZAPCZYNSKI94,00099
128CINDAGOODALE93,500336
129JOHNSTREESE92,500319
130HughHardy92,000403
131YUANSHEN91,50022
132LUIZDE FARIAS GUIMARES90,000404
133LUIZLAMARDO NETO89,500104
134ROSANNADE LA ROSA88,50037
135JOHNPALACE88,000377
136HANYAYOUB87,000376
137ROGELIOPADILLA JR87,00041
138SLAVAPARSHIN87,00078
139SEANMARTIN87,000148
140STEVENDAMSKY86,500386
141CHRISTOPHERNOMIKOS86,50057
142STEVENCABAS86,50093
143ALEXANDRABRIERTON85,500338
144JUANHERRERA85,500301
145SANDRAMEYER85,000306
146DESMONDSUKIE84,000397
147ALFREDCOTTON JR84,00043
148MATTHEWKUBA84,000347
149GARYBLAIS83,00088
150ALLANBIELER83,000135
151ERICKOLODNY81,50038
152KENNETHBRUCE81,00082
153CHANGFEICUI79,500344
154MATTHEWMAGRO79,00051
155JOHNCUMMINGS78,00045
156CARLOSBOLANOS76,500405
157IANMADURO76,00091
158JAMESDISBROW76,000136
159PHILIPBURGOS75,500349
160RUDYVAZQUEZ75,500383
161DWAYNECHARLES75,000337
162LEROYJONES JR74,000399
163ELIASNASSIF71,000381
164MICHELESCATAMACCHIA70,00076
165STEVENCARDARELLI68,500341
166SEBASTIANGALLEGO68,000342
167JOHNSCIGLIANO67,500111
168ESTHERFOLEY67,000418
169DAVIDNATHANIEL JR66,50017
170MICHAELBASILE66,000114
171MANFREDROSENOW66,000297
172MICHAELMAYO65,500303
173NISSIMGOZLAN65,000296
174HOLLANDERPREAP64,500416
175JASONABOLSKY64,500127
176MOHAMMEDJAAFAR64,500112
177PAULOCARRANZA63,500311
178FREDERICOSAVIO DABUS63,500378
179PETERCHIN63,000352
180AARONALLEN63,00034
181DENNISRODRIGUEZ63,00071
182MICHAELBONSIGNORE61,500103
183LOUISLEO IV60,500312
184SIMONBOYCE60,00065
185MICHAELLIBRATY59,000392
186RAFAELRODRIGUEZ ARANGO59,000149
187DAVIDFAGNANO58,500105
188ANDRESMORALES58,50024
189DANIELSAFFER58,50072
190MAURYBARRETT58,00085
191JOHNMAYERS55,800406
192PAULSMERDON55,50074
193MARKNAHAMA55,000291
194ALOKSINHA55,000375
195MARYMAGAZINE54,500384
196CUBALEVENBERRY54,50012
197CHRISTIANRODRIGUEZ53,000314
198JOSEPHDUCHMAN53,000101
199PERRYSHIAO51,00054
200JUANFERRER48,000363
201ARIELROSELLO QUINTANA48,000369
202DAVIDSHMUEL48,000379
203ANTONIOCOLON47,50015
204JACINTOALLEGUE47,000102
205GARONKEUTEN47,00084
206JORGECHAVEZ45,50047
207MICHAELMIZRACHI45,00042
208YANIVAZULAY44,000139
209DAMIANSANCHEZ41,000374
210LUIZSTADLER III40,500368
211KENNETHBRUNO40,00056
212JEFFERYRENNERT39,500118
213ALEXANDERPEREZ37,500131
214STEVENCOHEN35,500412
215KEMHALLGRANT35,00069
216ETHIELGARCIA33,500396
217ERICPIDERIT33,500292
218SUSANNAHAEDELT31,500143
219BLAINEMCRAE31,000106
220HECTORTREGER30,000365
221BRENDAVACA29,000343
222FREDERICKALLENSPACH28,50092
223KEVINDUBROCQ28,000293
224JANETSOLOV27,00033
225PHILIPNOVICK25,000294
226ALEKSANDRTISHCHENKO21,000121
227YANGHE20,500313
228MARTHADAJER-RODRIGUEZ19,000113
229WAYNEMCALISTER12,000141
230STEPHENHARRIS3,000138

Big Stack Special Day 2 Seat Draws

$130 Big Stack Special ($100,000 guaranteed, $2,200 added)
Day 2 Blinds: 1,500/3,000/500
Players Remaining: 230/1,817

Flight A: 155 Entries, 20 Advanced
Flight B: 169 Entries, 25 Advanced
Flight C: 181 Entries, 21 Advanced
Flight D: 155 Entries, 17 Advanced
Flight E: 180 Entries, 21 Advanced
Flight F: 211 Entries, 24 Advanced
Flight G: 276 Entries, 33 Advanced
Flight H: 245 Entries, 32 Advanced
Flight I: 245 Entries, 37 Advanced
Day 2: Sunday @ 1pm | Structure Sheet

Day 2 Seat Draws:

RANKFIRST NAMELAST NAMECHIP COUNTTABLESEAT
-MIGUELMARTINEZ232,00011
-CUBALEVENBERRY54,50012
-MATTHEWKING249,00013
-YUEWANG175,50014
-ANTONIOCOLON47,50015
-JEFFREYGOODMAN145,00016
-DAVIDNATHANIEL JR66,50017
-ROBERTHARRIS102,50018
-MOHAMMEDHOSSAIN176,50019
-EDWARDNOVAK228,00021
-YUANSHEN91,50022
-RONALDHIGGINS JR142,00023
-ANDRESMORALES58,50024
-LAZARODUBROCQ151,00025
-GARYFLUR157,00026
-QASEMJAMHOUR127,00027
-ERROLMASSEY100,00028
-PASQUALECAIAZZA94,50029
-CRAIGWITZ123,00031
-CHARLESMARIK156,50032
-JANETSOLOV27,00033
-AARONALLEN63,00034
-AARONCARDENAS165,00035
-JACQUESALABRE194,50036
-ROSANNADE LA ROSA88,50037
-ERICKOLODNY81,50038
-NELSONSABILLION CABRERA188,50039
-ROGELIOPADILLA JR87,00041
-MICHAELMIZRACHI45,00042
-ALFREDCOTTON JR84,00043
-DOLPHUSPOWERS139,50044
-JOHNCUMMINGS78,00045
-GREGGWEISS179,50046
-JORGECHAVEZ45,50047
-MARCINPLEWINSKI105,50048
-PAULETTEPIPITONE158,50049
-MATTHEWMAGRO79,00051
-NESLYJEAN BAPTISTE153,00052
-JOHNVASSER242,50053
-PERRYSHIAO51,00054
-KENNETHBRUNO40,00056
-CHRISTOPHERNOMIKOS86,50057
-JORGECUESTA305,00058
-AYCAERAKBAS94,50059
-JIMMYCORTES216,50061
-JACQUESGRAVEL198,00062
-OLEKSIYLYASHENKO132,00063
-SIMONBOYCE60,00065
-VENDELJOHNSON302,50066
-PAULOALBUQUERQUE CASTRO205,00067
-ARILEVY189,00068
-KEMHALLGRANT35,00069
-DENNISRODRIGUEZ63,00071
-DANIELSAFFER58,50072
-PAULSMERDON55,50074
-GREGORYSPINDER132,00075
-MICHELESCATAMACCHIA70,00076
-ROBYNMARSHMAN107,00077
-SLAVAPARSHIN87,00078
-MIGUELMUNOZ101,00079
-ALBERTSTEVENS190,00081
-KENNETHBRUCE81,00082
-DASHIELLGARCIA-CHICANO116,00083
-GARONKEUTEN47,00084
-MAURYBARRETT58,00085
-DANIELMIZRACHI312,00086
-DAVIDREEDER161,00087
-GARYBLAIS83,00088
-GILYZAGUIRRE104,50089
-IANMADURO76,00091
-FREDERICKALLENSPACH28,50092
-STEVENCABAS86,50093
-ALGOMEZ116,50094
-JASONLEET141,50095
-carloscastro138,50096
-ELLIOTTZAYDMAN96,50097
-MATTHEWKENNY141,00098
-NORMANZAPCZYNSKI94,00099
-JOSEPHDUCHMAN53,000101
-JACINTOALLEGUE47,000102
-MICHAELBONSIGNORE61,500103
-LUIZLAMARDO NETO89,500104
-DAVIDFAGNANO58,500105
-BLAINEMCRAE31,000106
-WASHINGTONGAVILANES183,500107
-AMEDBAEZ264,000108
-ANTHONYTHOMAS211,500109
-JOHNSCIGLIANO67,500111
-MOHAMMEDJAAFAR64,500112
-MARTHADAJER-RODRIGUEZ19,000113
-MICHAELBASILE66,000114
-DEANNAWILLIAMS138,000115
-PAULBALZANO147,000116
-STEVENMARCOZZI217,500117
-JEFFERYRENNERT39,500118
-MICHAELEDDY105,700119
-ALEKSANDRTISHCHENKO21,000121
-CARLOSRODRIGUEZ ROJAS142,500122
-SEANPERRY190,500123
-MARJANMITREVSKI109,500124
-JOSEORDONEZ181,500125
-SANDYSANCHEZ134,000126
-JASONABOLSKY64,500127
-RAFAELCALERO202,000128
-ROBERTKESSLER225,000129
-ALEXANDERPEREZ37,500131
-PETERFELLOWS166,500132
-ARMAANHAJI123,000133
-YVESFEQUIERE148,000134
-ALLANBIELER83,000135
-JAMESDISBROW76,000136
-MARTINROBBINS163,000137
-STEPHENHARRIS3,000138
-YANIVAZULAY44,000139
-WAYNEMCALISTER12,000141
-MichaelMonaco130,500142
-SUSANNAHAEDELT31,500143
-JAMESSWINTON205,000144
-BARTOLOMELINO MEDINA320,000145
-BRIANKRUX154,500147
-SEANMARTIN87,000148
-RAFAELRODRIGUEZ ARANGO59,000149
-MARKNAHAMA55,000291
-ERICPIDERIT33,500292
-KEVINDUBROCQ28,000293
-PHILIPNOVICK25,000294
-LUISMANTILLA226,000295
-NISSIMGOZLAN65,000296
-MANFREDROSENOW66,000297
-CHRISTOPHERZOLLO103,500298
-WANLOPPHONPHORNWITHOON136,000299
-JUANHERRERA85,500301
-ANDREWDILL194,000302
-MICHAELMAYO65,500303
-BRYANMUNOZ245,000304
-ERIKNOMBERG170,000305
-SANDRAMEYER85,000306
-TAYLORBEEBE121,000307
-ADAMBEYRER97,000308
-ISMAILPATEL134,500309
-PAULOCARRANZA63,500311
-LOUISLEO IV60,500312
-YANGHE20,500313
-CHRISTIANRODRIGUEZ53,000314
-DAVIDKLINGELSMITH JR104,500315
-RANDYBURSTEIN151,500316
-CARLOSHOSTOS MUSSO341,000317
-YIGALHEN94,000318
-JOHNSTREESE92,500319
-ARMANDOROJAS177,000331
-JUANGARCIA II213,500332
-MANUELSOLTERO LUNA125,500333
-HENRIAZOULAY180,500334
-ROBERTBILSKER105,500335
-CINDAGOODALE93,500336
-DWAYNECHARLES75,000337
-ALEXANDRABRIERTON85,500338
-ANGELOCASTALDI195,000339
-STEVENCARDARELLI68,500341
-SEBASTIANGALLEGO68,000342
-BRENDAVACA29,000343
-CHANGFEICUI79,500344
-CHARLEMAGNEBENJAMIN JR150,000345
-MATANYEHUDAI326,000346
-MATTHEWKUBA84,000347
-REINALDOTROCONIS TRUTSCHEL99,000348
-PHILIPBURGOS75,500349
-ALFREDGILLETTE211,500351
-PETERCHIN63,000352
-ROBERTPOGGIO JR124,000353
-KARENDUFFY152,000354
-NORMANSIMMONS192,500355
-JORDANSTONE249,500356
-RYANHULTON154,500357
-ALANGOLD139,000358
-LARRYKUSCH151,500359
-MARCELMCGRAY157,500361
-JOSEPHLEVITT150,000362
-JUANFERRER48,000363
-MATTHEWKELLEY210,000364
-HECTORTREGER30,000365
-JOHNSTEVENSON120,500366
-CARLOSTORRES VAZQUEZ271,000367
-LUIZSTADLER III40,500368
-ARIELROSELLO QUINTANA48,000369
-JULIODELGADO COMPARELLI111,500371
-JORGERIVERA128,000372
-ARMANDOCAMEJO178,000373
-DAMIANSANCHEZ41,000374
-ALOKSINHA55,000375
-HANYAYOUB87,000376
-JOHNPALACE88,000377
-FREDERICOSAVIO DABUS63,500378
-DAVIDSHMUEL48,000379
-ELIASNASSIF71,000381
-DAVIDMASLOWSKI108,500382
-RUDYVAZQUEZ75,500383
-MARYMAGAZINE54,500384
-ORYHEN108,000385
-STEVENDAMSKY86,500386
-COSKUNYALCIN101,000387
-MONTYBERGER133,500388
-ALDOZUMAETA PINEDO239,500389
-PAULIUSBIKUS124,000391
-MICHAELLIBRATY59,000392
-ERIBERUTOUEHARA179,500393
-THOMASKAYLOR144,000394
-THOMASFARRELL135,000395
-ETHIELGARCIA33,500396
-DESMONDSUKIE84,000397
-TOMISLAVKRIZANIC141,500398
-LEROYJONES JR74,000399
-ALBERTONIEBLA147,500401
-EVANDOLLINGER230,500402
-HughHardy92,000403
-LUIZDE FARIAS GUIMARES90,000404
-CARLOSBOLANOS76,500405
-JOHNMAYERS55,800406
-CARLOSPEREIRA105,000407
-AndreRakusa124,500408
-DEJANPETKOVIC108,500409
-MICHAELMERISIER120,000411
-STEVENCOHEN35,500412
-NESTORCARABALLO288,500413
-KEVINNOVORRO116,000414
-SCOTTZAKHEIM244,500415
-HOLLANDERPREAP64,500416
-SETHGILSON279,000417
-ESTHERFOLEY67,000418
-ANTONIODE ARAUJO225,500419

2017 Deep Stack Series Schedule

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DateTimeEventBuy-InDescriptionStructure
Thurs, May 1811AM1A$350Deep Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry) Day 1A - $150,000 GTDStructure
Thurs, May 186PM-$115Multi Satellite into Event #1 & #3 ($350 & $560) - 4 Packages GTD - 1 in 10Structure
Fri, May 1911AM1B$350Deep Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry) Day 1B - $150,000 GTDStructure
Fri, May 196PM-$115Multi Satellite into Event #1 & #3 ($350 & $560) - 4 Packages GTD - 1 in 10Structure
Sat, May 2011AM1C$350Deep Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry) Day 1C - $150,000 GTDStructure
Sat, May 206PM-$250Multi Satellite into Event #3 & #4 ($560 & $1,650) - 2 Packages GTD - 1 in 10Structure
Sun, May 2112PM1Day 2Deep Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry) - $150,000 GTD--
Sun, May 216PM2$150Deep Stack Turbo No Limit Hold'em - $10,000 GTDStructure
Mon, May 2211AM3A$560Deeper Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry) Day 1A- $150,000 GTDStructure
Mon, May 226PM-$250Multi Satellite into Event #3 & #4 ($560 & $1,650) - 4 Packages GTD - 1 in 10Structure
Tues, May 2311AM3B$560Deeper Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry) Day 1B - $150,000 GTDStructure
Tues, May 236PM-$250Multi Satellite into Event #4 Plus $500 Cash - 2 Packages GTD - 1 in 10Structure
Wed, May 2412PM3Day 2Deeper Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry) - $150,000 GTD--
Wed, May 246PM-$250Multi Satellite into Event #4 Plus $500 Cash - 4 Packages GTD - 1 in 10Structure
Thurs, May 2511AM4A$1,650 Deepest Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry) Day 1A - $300,000 GTDStructure
Thurs, May 256PM-$250Multi Satellite into Event #4 Plus $500 Cash - 4 Packages GTD - 1 in 10Structure
Fri, May 2611AM4B$1,650 Deepest Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry) Day 1B - $300,000 GTDStructure
Fri, May 266PM-$250Multi Satellite into Event #4 Plus $500 Cash - 4 Packages GTD - 1 in 10Structure
Sat, May 2711AM4C$1,650 Deepest Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry) Day 1C - $300,000 GTDStructure
Sat, May 276PM5$150Deep Stack Turbo Double Green Chip Bounty No Limit Hold'em - $10,000 GTDStructure
Sun, May 2812PM4Day 2Deepest Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry) - $300,000 GTD--
Sun, May 286PM6$150Deep Stack Turbo No Limit Hold'em - $10,000 GTDStructure
Mon, May 2911AM7$250Holiday Deep Stack No Limit Hold'em - $30,000 GTD - $5,250 SHRPO Seat Added to 1stStructure

2017 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown in Review

2017 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown

The 2017 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown kicked off March 16 and concluded late Sunday night. With 25 days of action and 31 primary events, the series saw more than 8,700 entries generate in excess of $19 million in prize pools.

For the second-consecutive year, action concluded with the Monster WPT Tournament of Champions. Daniel Weinman earned the top prize of $381,500 along with a 2018 Audi S5 Coupe.

Here’s a look at all of the Showdown champions:

Next up for the Seminole Hard Rock is the May Deep Stack Series May 18-29.

Daniel Weinman Wins WPT Tournament of Champions

2017 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, FL
$15,000 WPT Tournament of Champions
Entries: 66
Prize Pool: $1,090,000
April 7 – 9, 2017

Daniel Weinman, 2017 WPT Tournament of Champions winner

The 2017 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown finished on a high note with the WPT Tournament of Champions bringing out some of the best players in the world to close out the series. After three tough days and a long final table, Daniel Weinman beat Florida poker legend Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi heads up for the title and $381,500.

“I feel incredible,” Weinman said afterward. “This is such a tough tournament and to come out on top is super special.”

The $15,000 buy-in tournament generated a prize pool worth $1,090,000 and was only open to members of the World Poker Tour Champions Club, players must have won a prior WPT event if they wanted into this exclusive tournament. There were 66 former WPT champions taking part and included some interesting storylines from the beginning.

Ema Zajmovic

Ema Zajmovic was the only female in the field as the first WPT open tournament female champion. WPT Commentator Mike Sexton was sitting to her left and the Poker Hall of Famer earned his seat in the game when he captured his first WPT title in Montreal late in 2016.

Ryan Riess

The two most recent additions to the WPT Champions Club earned their place right here before the TOC kicked off. Tony Sinishtaj conquered the 1,207-entry field in the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Championship and 2013 WSOP Main Event champ Ryan Riess made it through a tough final table to win the WPT Showdown Finale.

After ten levels on Day 1, 30 players made it through with defending champ Farid Yachou bagging up chips for Day 2. Mizrachi finished the first day with the chip had held it for long periods on Day 2.

Farid Yachou

With only nine players earning a piece of the prize pool, it was slow going when action restarted despite the 30-second “action clock” in use for the tournament. There were still 12 players around after six full, hour-long levels but they quickly played down to the money bubble after the dinner break.

Lee Markholt

WPT World Poker Challenge champ Lee Markholt was sent out by Mizrachi in 10th place to put the remaining players in the money and down to the final table. Jonathan Jaffe, Stefan Schillhabel, and former WSOP November Niner Jesse Sylvia earned some money but were not among the final six to book their seat on the main stage table in the Hard Rock Live arena.

Recent WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open winner Weinman finished Day 2 holding the chip lead with five tough players trying to chase him down including Mizrachi and eight-time WSOP champ Erik Seidel.

Final table lineup:

Seat 1: Michael Mizrachi – 699,000
Seat 2: Daniel Weinman – 872,000
Seat 3: David Ormsby – 299,000
Seat 4: Daniel Santoro – 250,000
Seat 5: Erik Seidel – 540,000
Seat 6: Dylan Wilkerson – 641,000

Dylan Wilkerson began the final table in the middle of the pack but hit the exit in sixth place after losing most of his chips in a kings-versus-aces hand against Santoro. Seidel followed Wilkerson out of the door soon after as Santoro edged towards the lead.

David Ormsby was never able to get much going at the final table but the Canadian held on to reach fourth place money as Santoro increased his late lead. That lead slowly evaporated as the last three players settled into a long, hours-long battle.

Santoro had his day end at the hands of Weinman in third place to start the heads up match for the title. Weinman began with a five-to-one chip lead but though Mizrachi doubled back with a six-outer to make it even it out.

They played less than 20 hands heads up and Weinman finally overcame the three-time WSOP bracelet winner to earn the WPT Tournament of Champions title, a seat in next year’s tournament, a brand-new Audi, and $381,500. It was another great TOC performance by Mizrachi and he improved from his third place finish in last year’s event.

Weinman was one of the most recent players to join the WPT Champions Club having earned his way in a few months ago in the WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open. He now owns a WPT Tournament of Champions title after negotiating through a tough field.

“This is crazy – you usually play tournaments with a thousand people and there might be 850 people that don’t have a chance of winning the tournament,” Weinman said of the event.

“They can go deep but they’re not going to be comfortable with all the spots they’ll encounter.” he continued. “But having 66 people that have already won this and had success in the poker world – coming out on top is incredible.”

WPT Tournament of Champions results:

1st: Daniel Weinman – $381,500 *
2nd: Michael Mizrachi – $218,000
3rd: Daniel Santoro – $133,525
4th: David Ormsby – $95,375
5th: Erik Seidel – $73,575
6th: Dylan Wilkerson – $57,225
7th: Stefan Schillhabel – $49,050
8th: Jesse Sylvia – $43,600
9th: Jonathan Jaffe – $38,150
* – Includes 2018 WPT Tournament of Champions seat

WPT TOC: Daniel Weinman Wins Tournament of Champions ($381,500), Michael Mizrachi Eliminated in 2nd ($218,000)

$15,000 WPT Tournament of Champions
Level 24: 20,000/40,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 1 of 66

Michael Mizrachi moved all in on the button and Daniel Weinman called out of the big blind.

It was a flip with Mizrachi’s 5h5c up against Weinman’s Ac8h.

The board ran out QdJc3c8s7c and Weinman hit an eight on the turn to win the pot and the tournament. Weinman earned $381,500, which included his seat into the 2018 WPT Tournament of Champions, for his win, while Mizrachi took home $218,000 for his runner-up finish.

Along with the cash, Weinman received a 2018 Audi S5 Coupe, a pair of Rose Gold Wireless Over-Ear Element Headphones from Monster, a Hublot King Power Unico Carbon and Red Watch, a custom premium poker table from BBO Poker Tables, and a one-week stay at a Wyndham Extra resort.

Michael Mizrachi

Daniel Weinman – Winner 2017 Monster WPT Tournament of Champions
Michael Mizrachi – Eliminated

WPT TOC: Daniel Weinman Opening Up Another Lead

$15,000 WPT Tournament of Champions
Level 24: 20,000/40,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 66

Daniel Weinman limped in for 40,000 and Michael Mizrachi checked his option in the big blind.

Both players checked a flop of 8h6c3s and the 2c came on the turn. Mizrachi bet 40,000  and Weinman raised to 180,000. Mizrachi called.

The river was the Td and Mizrachi checked. Weinman moved all in for 1,960,000. Mizrachi folded and Weinman took the pot.

Daniel Weinman – 2,410,000 (60 bb)
Michael Mizrachi – 890,000 (22 bb)

WPT TOC: Daniel Weinman Shoves The River

$15,000 WPT Tournament of Champions
Level 23: 15,000/30,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 66

Michael Mizrachi limped in on the button and Daniel Weinman checked his option.

The flop was Th6c3h and Weinman checked. Mizrachi bet 35,000 and Weinman called.

The turn was the 6h and Weinman led out for 60,000. Mizrachi called. The river was the 8c.

Weinman checked and Mizrachi bet 400,000. Weinman takes almost all of his 30-second action clock before moving all in for 1,590,000.

Mizrachi used almost all of his clock as well before folding. The 5h flipped up as he tossed his cards into the muck. Weinman showed 9s8h as he took the pot.

Daniel Weinman – 2,250,000 (75 bb)
Michael Mizrachi – 1,050,000 (35 bb)

WPT TOC: Michael Mizrachi Making Progress

$15,000 WPT Tournament of Champions
Level 23: 15,000/30,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 66

Daniel Weinman raised to 60,000 on the button and Michael Mizrachi called.

The flop was Js8s5s and Mizrachi checked. Weinman bet 60,000 and Mizrachi called.

The turn was the Kh. Mizrachi checked and Weinman bet 135,000. Mizrachi check-raised to 280,000 and Weinman folded. Mizrachi mucked his hand and closed most of the gap in Weinman’s chip lead.

Michael Mizrachi – 1,580,000 (33 bb)
Daniel Weinman – 1,720,000 (61 bb)

 

 

WPT TOC: Michael Mizrachi Doubles Up

$15,000 WPT Tournament of Champions
Level 23: 15,000/30,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 66

Daniel Weinman moved all in on the button and Michael Mizrachi called out of the big blind and was all in for 635,000. Weinman showed As6c and was in the lead against Mizrachi’s KdJh.

The crowd rose to their feet with the title on the line for Weinman. The flop came 9h6h2s and Weinman kept his lead with a pair of sixes.

The turn was the 7d and Mizrachi needed to hit a king or a jack to double up and stay alive.

The river was the Ks and Mizrachi gives a Derek Jeter-esque fist pump as the crowd goes nuts. Mizrachi doubled up with a pair of kings, putting a significant dent in Weinman’s chip lead.

Michael Mizrachi – 1,260,000 (43 bb)
Daniel Weinman – 2,020,000 (71 bb)

WPT TOC: Daniel Santoro – 3rd Place ($133,525)

$15,000 WPT Tournament of Champions
Level 23: 15,000/30,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 66

Daniel Santoro

Daniel Weinman moved all in from the small blind and Daniel Santoro called from the big blind.

Santoro was the at-risk player for his last 610,000. He showed KsQh and needed to improve against Weinman’s Ah4h.

The flop was Qs8c2s and most of Michael Mizrachi’s rail groaned as Santoro took the lead. The turn was the 7c and most of the rail was shouting for an ace, rooting for Mizrachi to get heads-up with Weinman.

The river was the Ac and Weinman hit his ace to eliminate Santoro in third place. Santoro earned $133,525 for his third place finish, while Weinman took a massive five-to-one chip lead into heads-up play vs. Mizrachi.

Daniel Weinman – 2,750,000 (92 bb)
Daniel Santoro – Eliminated in 3rd place ($133,525)

WPT TOC: Daniel Weinman Shoves on Michael Mizrachi…. Again

$15,000 WPT Tournament of Champions
Level 23: 15,000/30,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 66

Daniel Weinman

Michael Mizrachi completed the small blind and Daniel Weinman raised to 90,000 out of the big blind. Mizrachi called

The flop was Qc4s3d and Mizrachi checked. Weinman bet 60,000 and Mizrachi check-raised to 180,000. Weinman called.

The turn was the Qs and Mizrachi bet 180,000. Weiman moved all in for effectively Mizrachi’s remaining 555,000. Mizrachi thought for a few moments before folding.

Weinman mucked his hand and opened up a massive chip lead over Mizrachi and Santoro.

Daniel Weinman – 2,130,000 (71 bb)
Michael Mizrachi – 555,000 (18 bb)

WPT TOC: Daniel Weinman Shoves On Michael Mizrachi

$15,000 WPT Tournament of Champions
Level 23: 15,000/30,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 66

Michael Mizrachi raises to 60,000 on the button and Daniel Weinman moved all in from the small blind.

Daniel Santoro folded from the big blind and Mizrachi thought for a few moments before folding.

There have been only a couple flops and only one showdown that was checked all the way down since the players came back from break about 25 minutes ago.

Daniel Weinman – 1,815,000 (60 bb)
Michael Mizrachi – 880,000 (29 bb)

WPT TOC: Michael Mizrachi Doubles Through Daniel Santoro

$15,000 WPT Tournament of Champions
Level 22: 12,000/24,000 with a 4,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 66

Michael Mizrachi

Michael Mizrachi raised to 51,000 on the button and Daniel Santoro moved all in from the big blind. Mizrachi snap-called and was all in for 442,000.

Mizrachi showed QhQs and was in the lead against Santoro’s KhQd. The flop was 9d7c4s and Mizrachi kept the lead.

Mizrachi needed to fade a king and did with the 2s turn and the 3c river. Mizrachi doubled up and Santoro became the short stack.

Michael Mizrachi – 908,000 (37 bb)
Daniel Santoro – 762,000 (31 bb)

WPT TOC: Michael Mizrachi Trips Up Daniel Santoro

$15,000 WPT Tournament of Champions
Level 22: 12,000/24,000 with a 4,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 66

Daniel Weinman limped in on the button and Daniel Santoro completed the small blind. Michael Mizrachi checked his option in the big blind and they were three-handed to a flop of QdQc9c.

Action got checked to the river as the board was completed with the 2c and the 4s.

Santoro checked, Mizrachi bet 55,000, Weinman folded and Santoro called.

Mizrachi showed Qh5c and Santoro mucked his hand.

Michael Mizrachi – 479,000 (20 bb)
Daniel Santoro – 948,000 (39 bb)