After Eight Hours of Play, Georges Boyadjian Wins the $400 Turbo for $12,327

2022 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 29
$400 Deep Stack Turbo No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$30,000 Guaranteed
Entries:  179
Prize Pool:  $59,965
April 5, 2022

Event 29 Champion Georges Boyadjian
Event 29 Champion Georges Boyadjian

There were 179 entries in Tuesday night’s Deep Stack Turbo No-Limit Hold’em event, nearly doubling the $30K guarantee to create a prizepool worth $59,965.

It took just over eight hours until the final three players agreed to an ICM deal to end the tournament shortly after 3:00 am. As chipleader, Georges Boyadjian was awarded the title, the trophy, and $12,327.

Mikhail Shlapakou received $10,334 for second place, and Sam Zalmanov received $9,129 for third.

Boyadjian started the final table with a large chip lead, but as you’d expect from a turbo structure, there were quite a few chip count swings at the final table. At first, nothing went right for Boyadjian as he doubled up several other players. But he had enough chips to weather that slide, and he was able to build momentum late to take the chip lead when it mattered most — when the tournament ended.

Final Results:

1Georges Boyadjian$12,327*
2Mikhail Shlapakou$10,334*
3Sam Zalmanov$9,129*
4Andres Jeckeln$3,740
5Jorge Gomez$2,885
6Igor Evseev$2,395
7Brian Eisenberg$2,040
8Akeelo Rhoden$1,795
9Daniel Pearlman$1,555
10Roger Lacharite$1,555
11Joseph Muldon$1,320
12Phong VIP Nguyen$1,320
13Michael Yehudai$1,110
14Antonio Colon$1,110
15Daniel Hamelin$1,110
16Christian Barrett$930
17Dennis Rodriguez$930
18Ngoc Vu$930
19Bhakeerathan Naahanathan$750
20David Espinola$750
21John Valevich$750
23Ryan Luppino$600

* Indicates the results of a three-way deal.