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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.

Bryan Dillon Wins Third Major Title in Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown $2,200 PLO

2017 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, FL
Event 29
$2,200 Pot Limit Omaha
Entries: 95
Prize Pool: $190,000
April 4-5, 2017

(Hollywood, FL) — Bryan Dillon claimed victory at the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Wednesday night defeating 95 players in a $2,200 Pot Limit Omaha tournament. The victory earned Dillon $60,277 along with his third career title.

Event 29, as it was recognized, saw its nearly 100-entry field generate a total prize pool of $190,000. Day 1 played down to just 12 remaining and all of them were in the money. Henri Koivisto lead the way heading to Day 2 but had the likes of defending champion Scott Clements, Seminole Hard Rock Poker team member Matt Stout and South Florida pro Peter Vitantonio on his heels. Vitantonio busted 11th while Stout, Koivisto and Clements made consecutive exits in eighth, seventh and sixth. By the time Maxx Coleman was eliminated fourth, the trio of remaining players began talking chop. Both Joni Jouhkimainen and Dillon wanted the trophy, so play went on.

Jouhkimainen succumed to his short stack not long after denying the deal. He earned $22,800 for the third-place finish. Dillon and Joseph Irgon promptly talked ICM with Dillon holding about a two-to-one lead. Irgon declined the deal and play went on. From there, it wasn’t long before Dillon outdrew Irgon all-in preflop and took the title. Irgon earned $36,100 for his runner-up finish.

Already owning two World Series of Poker Circuit gold rings, the trophy victory marked Dillon’s third major title. Additionally, the $60,277 score moved him over $300,000 in reported earnings. Dillon is a 62-year-old attorney from Prospect, KY.

Event 29 final results:

1st: Bryan Dillon $60,277
2nd: Joseph Irgon – $36,100
3rd: Joni Jouhkimainen – $22,800
4th: Maxx Coleman – $14,725
5th: Petko Tsakov – $11,400
6th: Scott Clements – $9,025
7th: Henri Koivisto – $7,600
8th: Matt Stout – $6,650
9th: David Zemel – $6,029
10th: Chris Meyers – $5,510
11th: Peter Vitantonio – $5,310
12th: David Eller – $4,754

Event 29: Bryan Dillon Wins PLO ($60,277); Joseph Irgon — 2nd Place ($36,100)

$2,200 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Level 21: 20,000/40,000
Players Remaining: 1 of 95

Bryan Dillon

Joseph Irgon was on the button and got about 550,000 in preflop following a series of pot bets. Bryan Dillon was second best, but had Irgon at risk.

Irgon: 8s8dtd4s
Dillon: 4h4dahks

Runout: kh5d2ckd3c

Dillon improved to trips and earned the pot, the trophy and $60,277. Irgon was eliminated in second place for $36,100.

Joseph Irgon

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

1st: Bryan Dillon $60,277
2nd: Joseph Irgon – $36,100
3rd: Joni Jouhkimainen – $22,800
4th: Maxx Coleman – $14,725
5th: Petko Tsakov – $11,400
6th: Scott Clements – $9,025
7th: Henri Koivisto – $7,600
8th: Matt Stout – $6,650
9th: David Zemel – $6,029
10th: Chris Meyers – $5,510
11th: Peter Vitantonio – $5,310
12th: David Eller – $4,754

Event 29: Joni Jouhkimainen — 3rd Place ($22,800); Bryan Dillon Leads Heads Up

$2,200 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Level 20: 15,000/30,000
Players Remaining: 2 of 95

Joni Jouhkimainen

In a raised pot, the flop came askc8s. Joni Jouhkimainen was in the small blind and got about 125,000 in against Bryan Dillon. Dillon called and Jouhkimainen was at risk.

“I just have a pair,” Dillon said.

Dillon: ahjsth4d
Jouhkimainen: qc8h5c5h

They both had a pair, but Dillon’s aces were best.

Runout: 6s3h

Dillon was best and Jouhkimainen was eliminated in third place good for $22,800.

Bryan Dillon – 1,289,000
Joseph Irgon – 610,000
Joni Jouhkimainen – Eliminated

Event 29: Maxx Coleman — 4th Place $14,725

$2,200 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Level 18: 10,000/20,000
Players Remaining: 3 of 95

Maxx Coleman

Maxx Coleman was the most recent elimination busting at the hands Joni Jouhkimainen. The flop was 7c5h4s and Coleman claimed qcjh9s5s while Jouhkimainen held kdtc7s5c. Jouhkimainen’s two pair was good and it improved on the 4h7s runout. Coleman headed home fourth good for a score of $14,725.

Maxx Coleman – Eliminated

Event 29: Henri Koivisto — 7th Place ($7,600); Bryan Dillon Takes Chip Lead

$2,200 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Level 18: 10,000/20,000
Players Remaining: 6 of 95

Henri Koivisto

Start-of-day chip leader Henri Koivisto recently hit the rail courtesy of Bryan Dillon. Dillon scooped a nice pot and took the lead with six players remaining. Koivisto, meanwhile, was eliminated in seventh place good for $7,600.

Bryan Dillong – 668,000
Henri Koivisto – Eliminated

Event 29: Matt Stout — 8th Place ($6,640)

$2,200 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Level 17: 8,000/16,000
Players Remaining: 7 of 95

Matt Stout

After two levels with no eliminations, Seminole Hard Rock Poker team member Matt Stout got all-in for 76,000 preflop versus Maxx Coleman.

Coleman (early position): asahqs8s
Stout (big blind): ad7h4d2h

Runout: jststdksac

Coleman hit a royal flush leaving Stout bust. He hit the rail eighth earning $6,640.

Maxx Coleman – 210,000
Matt Stout – Eliminated

Event 30: Registration Closed, Prize Pool Finalized

$300 Big Stack Turbo No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 16: 2,000/4,000 with a 500 Ante
Players Remaining: 30 of 133

Registration is closed in today’s 12pm $300 Big Stack Turbo, the final open event of the 2017 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown. In all, the field topped out at 133 entries generating a $33,915 prize pool. The top 17 players finish in the money with a min-cash worth $653. Payouts escalate from there and top out in the form of a $9,582 first prize.

Full prize pool info:

1st – $9,582
2nd – $6,062
3rd – $3,595
4th – $2,204
5th – $1,679
6th – $1,424
7th – $1,238
8th – $1,085
9th – $958
10th-12th – $848
13th-15th – $746
16th-17th – $653

The clock currently shows 30 players remaining toward the middle of Level 16. Among those still in are Seminole Hard Rock Poker team member Matt Affleck and Ryan Dunn.

With 15-mintue levels, play is expected to continue moving along at a good clip. We will provide another update when they reach the 10-handed final table.

Event 29: Peter Vitantonio — 11th Place ($5,130); 10-Handed Final Table Reached

$2,200 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Level 13: 3,000/6,000
Players Remaining: 10 of 95

Following the elimination of Peter Vitantonio in 11th place, the $2,200 Pot Limit Omaha tournament has narrowed to the final 10 and is combined to one table.

10-handed final table

Updated seating assignments and chip counts:

Seat 1: Petko Tsakov – 420,000
Seat 2: Bryan Dillon – 218,000
Seat 3: Scott Clements – 200,000
Seat 4:Joseph Irgon – 41,000
Seat 5: David Zemel – 58,000
Seat 6: Matt Stout – 184,000
Seat 7: Henri Koivisto – 231,000
Seat 8: Chris Meyers – 66,000
Seat 9: Joni Jouhkimainen – 169,000
Seat 10: Maxx Coleman – 278,000

1st – $60,277
2nd – $36,100
3rd – $22,800
4th – $14,725
5th – $11,400
6th – $9,025
7th – $7,600
8th – $6,650
9th – $6,029
10th – $5,510

11th: Peter Vitantonio – $5,130

Event 29: PLO Restarts in the Money; Koivisto Leads, Stout, Clements Still in

$2,200 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Level 13: 3,000/6,000
Players Remaining: 12 of 95

The clock strikes 2pm and Day 2 of Event 29 of the 2017 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown is underway. The $2,200 buy-in Pot Limit Omaha tournament began yesterday with a field of 95 entries. Following 12 levels of play, just 12 remain and they are all in the money.

Leading the way is Henri Koivisto, but he’s got a talented crew on his heels that includes Seminole Hard Rock Poker team member Matt Stout and defending champion Scott Clements.

Matt Stout
Scott Clements

Chip counts and payout information:

Seat 1: Bryan Dillon – 179,000
Seat 2: –empty–
Seat 3: –empty–
Seat 4: David Eller -54,000
Seat 5: Henri Koivisto – 330,000
Seat 6: Peter Vivantonio – 200,000
Seat 7: Maxx Coleman – 180,000
Seat 8: –Empty–
Seat 9: Petko Tsakov – 204,000

Seat 1: David Zeml – 73,000
Seat 2: Chris Meyers – 75,000
Seat 3: Matt Stout – 167,000
Seat 4: –empty–
Seat 5: –empty–
Seat 6: Joseph Iryon – 81,000
Seat 7: –empty–
Seat 8: Scott Clements – 89,000
Seat 9: Joni Jouhkimainen – 247,000

1st – $60,277
2nd – $36,100
3rd – $22,800
4th – $14,725
5th – $11,400
6th – $9,025
7th – $7,600
8th – $6,650
9th – $6,029
10th – $5,510
11th – $5,130
12th – $4,754

Updates will be available now through the tournament’s completion right here at SHRPO.com.