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Big Stack Special: Prize Pool and Payouts with $35K Up Top

October Big Stack Special
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood
Hollywood, Florida
$130 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 1,409
Prize Pool: $140,900
October 16-20, 2019

Registration closed on the October Big Stack Special and the seven starting flights combined to attract 1,409 entries. They created a prize pool worth $140,900, a clear passing of the $100,000 Guarantee, and the last 81 places will make some money.

A min-cash earns $352 while the October Big Stack Special champ walks away with $35,023.

1st: $35,023
2nd: $20,290
3rd: $13,456
4th: $9,018
5th: $6,270
6th: $4,861
7th: $3,734
8th: $2,748
9th: $1,916
10th-12th: $1,381
13th-15th: $1,099
16th-18th: $930
19th-27th: $789
28th-36th: $676
37th-45th: $564
46th-54th: $493
55th-63rd: $437
64th-72nd: $395
73rd-81st: $352

Big Stack Special: Chip Counts Through Flight F

October Big Stack Special
$130 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed
| Structure
Day 2 Blinds: 2,000/4,000 with a 4,000 ante
Players Remaining: 99 of 1,024

Flight A: 146 Entries, 11 Advanced
Flight B: 153 Entries, 15 Advanced
Flight C: 115 Entries, 11 Advanced
Flight D: 170 Entries, 18 Advanced
Flight E: 210 Entries, 22 Advanced
Flight F: 221 Entries, 22 Advanced
Flight G: Saturday at 10 am
Day 2: Sunday at 11 am

FIRST NAMELAST NAMECITYSTCHIP COUNTTableSeat
GLENNMENNEMIRAMARFL 500,000 264
LISATEEBAGYLIGHTHOUSE POINTFL 400,000 304
ERICKOLODNYAVENTURAFL 394,000 208
CARLOSCRUZMIAMIFL 362,000 237
GILABOODIHOLLYWOODFL 360,500 332
HARJINDERCHAWLAMIAMIFL 353,500 291
JENNASHENDALE GOLDSTEINBOCA RATONFL 324,500 335
JILLRUKEYSERFT LAUDERDALEFL 310,000 357
CHARLESODENZMARGATEFL 304,500 307
ADRIANLAZOMIAMIFL 279,500 299
LUISMANTILLADAVIEFL 277,500 334
CANGIRELCINNORTH MIAMI BEACHFL 274,500 314
GEORGEMANJARRESMIAMI LAKESFL 271,000 251
HANYAYOUBMIAMIFL 264,000 353
DIANEDEVEREAUXMIAMI SPRINGSFL 256,500 289
ALAINCANDALES FALCONMIAMIFL 246,000 361
BENTONCHAMBERSMIRAMARFL 245,000 191
JOSEPHDURSO WHOLLYWOODFL 240,000 318
BERNHARDSCHMIDTNAPLESFL 231,500 282
KEVINKAMMINGADANIA BEACHFL 230,000 206
KENNETHKOSSOWHOLLYWOODFL 226,000 214
WALTERMERCADO-VELEZPEMBROKE PINESFL 222,500 254
ARIELROSELLO QUINTANAHIALEAHFL 217,000 253
BERNARDCOHENCOOPER CITYFL 212,500 235
MATIAS LEANDROMORANAMAR DEL PLATA,ARGENTINA 208,000 298
LEXOZIASMIAMIFL 202,000 209
ABRAHAMRAMOS PADILLAHIALEAHFL 194,000 286
LAKISHIAJEFFERSONPLANTATIONFL 186,000 349
IEVGENSMYRNOVMIAMIFL 182,500 201
TUANPHANVIENNAVA 182,000 348
DAVIDSEAGERWELUNGTONFL 178,500 316
JONATHANSANCHEZBRICKELLFL 177,000 306
RICKKALGSTEINSUNRISEFL 174,500 359
KEITHSAUNDERSMIAMIFL 169,000 308
CLAIRECHIANGCHANDLERAZ 168,500 352
JOSEPHVILLACCICOOPER CITYFL 167,500 243
JACQUESBRUTUSPort au Prince 166,500 199
REFAELKRAUTMIAMI BEACHFL 166,500 313
MARCINPLEWINSKICOCONUT CREEKFL 165,500 295
AGOPRUSTEMOGLUFORT LAUDERDALEFL 165,500 358
STEVEMORENOMIAMIFL 164,000 341
YIGALHENCOOPER CITYFL 158,000 339
TOMERAKERMANAVENTURAFL 153,000 192
BARRYCHAZENPOMPANO BEACHFL 153,000 336
JAYKLITZNERWESTONFL 151,000 188
SEBASTIANGALLEGOMIAMIFL 146,500 198
ELIYAHULEVYNORTH MIAMIFL 144,000 189
ALEXBRAVOSAN MARCOSCA 143,000 205
ALANLEONMIAMIFL 135,000 369
RAYMONDRICKARDFORT LAUDERDALEFL 129,000 181
CHRISTOPHERNOMIKOSHALLANDALE BEACHFL 126,000 242
MARKNAHAMAFORT LAUDERDALEFL 120,000 252
JIFANLUOGAINESVILLEFL 119,000 296
THAOLEDAVIEFL 117,000 281
ERNESTOAMENGUALMIAMIFL 116,500 207
DONALDWILLIAMSFT LAUDERDALEFL 115,500 232
LUISBASTIDASSAN ANTONIOTX 113,000 305
ROBERTSAUNDERSHOLLYWOODFL 111,500 262
TOMISLAVKRIZANICDANIAFL 111,500 187
SOLANGELUCASDAVIEFL 111,500 259
EVGHARCHENKOAVENTURAFL 110,000 183
RAFAELRAMOSCAPE CORALFL 109,000 315
JULIABINDELGLASSFORT LAUDERDALEFL 104,000 263
GUILLERMOHAMILTONMIAMIFL 104,000 269
CHRISTOPHERYOUNGCORAL SPRINGSFL 104,000 261
DELROYREIDLAUDERHILLFL 103,500 255
CARLOSNIETOMIAMIFL 102,500 244
AFTABSHAKOORPALM CITYFL 99,500 287
EVANKAHANBOCA RATONFL 98,500 309
CLAUDEKAPLANHOLLYWOODFL 96,500 362
MATTHEWHALLDELRAY BEACHFL 91,000 345
ALEXANDERSALCEDO NIEBLESHIALEAHFL 91,000 268
DEJANPETKOVICBELGAN 89,500 218
NANCYBIRNBAUMFT LAUDERDALEFL 87,500 367
KEITHMOREABOCA RATONFL 84,000 342
RUSSELLFRIEDMANDELRAY BEACHFL 80,000 234
CINDYBAUMAL-MUCHNICKAVENTURAFL 79,000 241
LEONTOLEDOHALLANDALE BEACHFL 78,500 246
CARLOSFERNANDEZMIAMIFL 75,500 317
HENRYMILLERMIRAMARFL 74,000 215
KEINARSEQUEIRAHOMESTEADFL 72,000 233
CARLOSPALACIOSMIAMIFL 71,000 351
JOSEPHGALLINAROBROOKLYNNY 71,000 216
LINWOODBAILEYFRANKLINVA 69,000 333
THANGLAMDAVIEFL 66,500 196
CHRISAGNOS 64,500 354
ZAKILICHAASTATEN ISLANDNY 64,000 182
CLAUDIOPIEDRABUENAROSARIO 63,000 245
MILENSTEFANOVVarna 58,000 297
KIRBYCONSERVEMIRAMARFL 54,500 197
RAYMONDRUSZKOWSKICUTLER BAYFL 53,500 331
PAULIUSBIKUSVILNIUS 51,500 343
ELLIOTGOLDMANDELRAY BEACHFL 51,500 368
DANIELDIAMONDPLANTATIONFL 51,000 363
OLEKSANDRLORENTSEVMIAMI BEACHFL 43,500 219
OSCARAPAESTIGUEHIALEAHFL 37,000 217
CARLOSMEDINA CHINTANMERCURIO 35,500 344
MAURICIOCARDONA FHOLLYWOODFL 32,500 288
WILLIAMHANDWERKERROSLYNNY 23,000 236

Seminole Turnpike Series: David Moreno Wins the Title

Seminole Turnpike Series
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood
Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
Hollywood/Coconut Creek, Florida
$250 Buy-In No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$250,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 1,218
Prize Pool: $255,780
October 9-13, 2019

David Moreno

The 2019 Seminole Turnpike Series was another great success. The tournament was a collaboration between Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood and Seminole Casino Coconut Creek with starting flights running in both rooms. They combined to put 1,218 entries into the game and SHR regular David Moreno walked away with the title and $30,187.

The tournament had a $250,000 guaranteed prize pool and it was pushed up to $255,780 by the time registration closed. Each starting flight finished when 10% of the field remained and the 127 players who returned to Hollywood on Sunday were in the money.

Moreno held the chip lead at the final table when the last seven players decided to make a deal to divide up the remaining prize pool. He took the $30,187 top prize and earned his first recorded tournament win.

Congratulations to David and thanks to all Hollywood and Coconut Creek players for another great run.

Final table results:

1st: David Moreno – $30,187 *
2nd: Carlos Torres Vazquez – $23,253 *
3rd: Carter Brock – $20,231 *
4th: Thomas Curtis – $18,626 *
5th: Angelo Miele – $18,176 *
6th: Blake Robbins – $13,557 *
7th: Shariff Nassar – $12,245
8th: Peguy Michel – $5,852
9th: Brian Wilson – $4,371
* – Denotes results of a seven-way deal

Complete 2019 Seminole Turnpike Series results (PDF)

Shaun Deeb Captures SHRPO Big 4 High Roller Title, $788,300

2019 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 23
$25,500 SHRPO Big 4 High Roller (Re-Entry)
$2,000,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 115
Prize Pool: $2,840,500
August 12-13, 2019

The 2019 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open finished off the series with The Big 4 tournaments and final tables. The $25,500 High Roller attracted some of the best players in the world and it was four-time WSOP bracelet winner Shaun Deeb taking the title along with $778,300 after defeating Albert Daher heads-up.

“Winning these fields is so tough,” Deeb said after. “There are a lot of soft spots at the start of the tournament, but you look at these final tables and everyone played great.”

“I got a lot of chips early, I ran perfect, won every key all in — Won like three flips.”

Shaun Deeb

The High Roller is always popular and this year was no different. It drew 115 entries to easily surpass the $2,000,000 guaranteed prize pool and put $2,840,500 up for grabs. The field was packed with top pros competing for the trophy and a lot of money.

Defending champion Jake Schindler tried to repeat but fell short of the money with 16 getting paid. SHRPO $50,000 Super High Roller champion Jason Mercier was in contention for another win, but he went out in ninth place to set the Big 4 High Roller live-stream final table.

Andy Andrejevic returned for the last day with the chip lead and Deeb not far behind. Day 2 of the tournament did not go well for Andrejevic,though, and he had to settle for a fourth-place finish.

Deeb continued to dominate the final table and only trailed for a short time when the last three players went into a long grind with very deep stacks.

“It was just crazy. I got very lucky,” Deeb said. “I just made the nuts every hand. In an edited broadcast, you don’t see how often I had it, but these guys were great players who were so frustrated because I only had to bluff like twice all day.”

“It’s crazy to have the best hand that often. I know how unlikely that is, so I’m just so happy.”

WPT Champions Club member Olivier Busquet was eliminated in third place when he made the same pair as Deeb but was outkicked. Deeb’s heads-up match with Daher did not last long and ended when Deeb won an all-in preflop race with a timely river.

Albert Daher

Daher earned $545,375 for his runner-up finish which goes nicely with his seventh-place finish in the $50,000 Super High Roller.

Deeb finished off the win a year after he was in the same position as Daher. He made second-place money in the 2018 SHRPO Big 4 High Roller but closed it out this time around.

Deeb is a regular in all of our big tournaments, loves our property, rooms, and games.

“Honestly, the staff — They have the best dealers. They pay their staff right, they take care of the players,” Deeb said about the Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood staff. “It’s everyone’s favorite stop, and that’s saying something.”

“They put on the greatest customer experience, they take care of the staff from top to bottom, it’s just perfect.”

Deeb earned the High Roller title not long after his close friend Cliff “JohnnyBax” Josephy won our $2,650 Pot Limit Omaha trophy. They posed in each the other’s winner photo and plan to have a nice celebration this evening.

Cliff Josephy (right) and railbird Shaun Deeb pose for Josephy’s $2,650 PLO win

“We are going to go back (to Kuro),” Deeb laughed. “Cliff Josephy just won one of the side events, so there’s going to be a picture floating online of me sitting in his lap, so I’m excited to return the favor now.”

“He said he was going first and now it’s my turn.”

Congratulations to Shaun Deeb on the High Roller win and thanks, as always, to our very loyal players.

High Roller results:

1st: Shaun Deeb – $778,300 + SHRPO Trophy
2nd: Albert Daher – $545,375
3rd: Olivier Busquet – $340,860
4th: Andy Andrejevic – $235,760
5th: TK Miles – $150,545
6th: Josh Ray – $110,780
7th: Jake Schwartz – $90,895
8th: Matthew Wantman – $76,695
9th: Jason Mercier – $73,855
10th: Ali Imsirovic – $71,015
11th: Jim Collopy – $68,170
12th: Chris Johnson – $65,330
13th: Sam Soverel – $62,490
14th: Mark Eddleman – $59,650
15th: Richard Lee – $56,810
16th: Daniel Strelitz – $53,970

High Roller: Shaun Deeb Wins ($778,300); Albert Daher – 2nd Place ($545,375)

$25,500 SHRPO Big 4 High Roller (Re-Entry)
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Payouts | Live Stream
Level 21: 30,000/60,000 with a 60,000 ante

Shaun Deeb

Albert Daher limped from his button, Shaun Deeb raised all-in, and Daher called at risk for 1,350,000.

Deeb: AcQh
Daher: 7s7d

It was a race for the High Roller title and Daher needed his pair to hold to double. Daher faded the JdTc8s flop but Deeb added a double belly buster draw. The Ts turn gave Deeb twenty river outs and the Qd turn gave him the hand, all the chips, and the High Roller title.

1st: Shaun Deeb – $778,300 + SHRPO Trophy
2nd: Albert Daher – $545,375

Albert Daher

High Roller: Shaun Deeb Increases Lead

$25,500 SHRPO Big 4 High Roller (Re-Entry)
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Payouts | Live Stream
Level 21: 30,000/60,000 with a 60,000 ante
Player Remaining:  2 of 115

Shaun Deeb (left) versus Albert Daher (right)

Albert Daher opened to 150,000 from his button and Deeb called to see the Jh7s2c flop. Deeb checked, Daher bet 125,000 and Deeb called.

Both players checked the Ks turn and the river was 9d. Deeb bet 350,000, Daher called, and Deeb showed Ts9c to get a muck from Daher.

A few hands later, Daher opened to 175,000 from the button and Deeb called. The flop was 7d6s5c, Deeb checked, and Daher checked. The turn was 7h and both players checked. The river was 5s, Deeb bet 1,175,000 and Daher called.

Deeb tabled Qc7c for sevens full and won another big pot.

Shaun Deeb – 9,700,000 (162 bb)
Albert Daher – 1,800,000 (30 bb)

High Roller: Heads-Up Underway

$25,500 SHRPO Big 4 High Roller (Re-Entry)
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Payouts | Live Stream
Level 21: 30,000/60,000 with a 60,000 ante
Player Remaining:  2 of 115

After a short break to get the tables set up, the High Roller heads-up match is underway with Shaun Deeb holding the lead.

Shaun Deeb – 7,390,000 (123 bb)
Albert Daher – 4,120,000 (69 bb)

Remaining payouts:

1st: $778,300 + SHRPO Trophy
2nd: $545,375

High Roller: Olivier Busquet – 3rd Place ($340,860)

$25,500 SHRPO Big 4 High Roller (Re-Entry)
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Payouts | Live Stream
Level 21: 30,000/60,000 with a 60,000 ante
Player Remaining:  2 of 115

Shaun Deeb (left) versus Olivier Busquet (right)

Shaun Deeb limped his small blind, Olivier Busquet checked his big blind option, and the flop was 8c4c2s. Deeb checked, Busquet bet 125,000 and Deeb check-raised to 400,000.

Busquet called, the turn was Jd and Deeb announced all in. Busquet had 925,000 behind, thought about it for three minutes, and then called at risk.

Busquet: 8s6d (pair of eights)
Deeb: Qs8d (pair of eights, better kicker)

Deeb was ahead and Busquet was sent out in third place after the 2c.

Shaun Deeb – 7,390,000 (123 bb)
Olivier Busquet – Eliminated in 3rd Place ($340,860)

$2,650/$1M: Heads-Up Counts

$2,650 SHRPO Big 4 Event 21 (Single Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Live Stream | Payouts
Level 27:  25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 ante
Players Remaining:  2 of 385

Faraz Jaka (left) versus Jessica Dawley (right)

Faraz Jaka took a short break before their heads-up match but cards are now back in the air with Jaka holding a slight lead.

Faraz Jaka – 4,870,000 (97 bb)
Jessica Dawley – 4,765,000 (95 bb)

Remaining payouts:

1st: $204,610 + SHRPO Trophy
2nd: $142,880

High Roller: Break Time Counts; Shaun Deeb Leads Big

$25,500 SHRPO Big 4 High Roller (Re-Entry)
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Payouts | Live Stream
Level 20: 25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 ante
Player Remaining:  3 of 115

Shaun Deeb

The Big 4 final tables are taking another break and the High Roller has three remaining with Shaun Deeb holding 7,885,000 of the 11,500,000 chips in play.

Seat 3: Shaun Deeb – 7,885,000 (158 bb)
Seat 4: Olivier Busquet – 2,095,000 (42 bb)
Seat 6: Albert Daher – 1,750,000 (35 bb)

Remaining payouts:

1st: $778,300 + SHRPO Trophy
2nd: $545,375
3rd: $340,860