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2017 SHRPO Concludes as 27 Players Cash for Six Figures

The 2017 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open kicked off at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on August 3. The series ran through August 16 and boasted a total of 18 primary events. Headlined by The Big 4 winners, there were a total of 27 players that recorded six-figure cashes during the series.

The 2017 SHRPO Champions:

2017 marked the third consecutive year for the event to boast The Big 4, a one-of-kind progression of events that sees a quartet of majors play out simultaneously side-by-side.

With SHRPO officially wrapped, next up for the Seminole Hard Rock is the World Series of Poker Circuit beginning September 21.

Thanks for following along and see you next month!

Event 14: Day 2 Table Draws

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Payouts
Day 2 Blinds: 1,500/3,000 with a 500 ante
Players Remaining: 75 of 779

Flight A: 345 Entries, 34 Advanced
Flight B: 434 Entries, 41 Advanced
Day 2: Wednesday at 5pm

Payout information

Day 2 Table Draws:

FIRST NAMELAST NAMECHIP COUNTTABLESEAT
MATTHEWVETSTEIN117,000161
CELESTIN-IOANRATIU48,000163
LISATEEBAGY126,500164
AARONMAHLFELDT101,500166
CARLOSTORRES VAZQUEZ121,500167
TIMOTHYHAYWORTH48,500168
JOHNGORSUCH60,000169
AMINEEMAN120,000171
KEVINBLEWITT78,500172
ANDREWTOUCHETTE87,000173
MANUELSANTOS96,000174
DEJANPETKOVIC55,500175
GAETANOBIANCHI101,500176
JACOBMUSKAT11,500177
HOLLANDERPREAP78,500178
ADAMHOROWITZ202,500179
KEVINSHICK90,500211
RaulPino119,000212
NACHUMLUMELSKI197,500213
MICHAELBARRY72,000214
JEFFERYSHEPPARD86,500215
YVESFEQUIERE83,500216
STEVEKATLIN35,000217
XIAOHE65,000218
JEROMETAGUET106,000219
MICHAELMERISIER163,000221
JONATHANRAPP232,500222
GUIVAN212,000223
JAMESHAMBURGER85,000224
GEORGEROVERO SPYROPOULOS41,000225
TRENTSMITH140,500226
RAMINDERSINGH125,000228
BRANDONDUVDIVANI100,500229
DANIELGARON36,000261
MENACHEMKRANZ86,000263
FABIOBERADINUCCI50,000264
ALCIDESGOMEZ II107,000265
STEEVESMITH43,500266
DAVIDPOCES194,500267
JOSEFSHERTZER53,000268
MARIOJAMES50,500269
ROIDIREGALADO166,500271
JOSEPHRITZIE128,000272
YUNIERRODRIGUEZ224,500273
AARONBALTZELL9,500274
ROBERTLEFF184,000275
STEVENPOLLACK130,000276
JULIORUIZ35,500277
CESARFUENTES141,000278
JOSEGALVEZ91,500279
MICHAELMAYO 2ND157,500311
ZACHARYROSEN72,000312
CHERIETHOMAN62,000313
THOMASGARI138,000314
WILLIAMFRANZESE26,500315
WANLOPPHONPHORNWITHOON64,000316
ERROLROSEN87,000317
GARYCHAPIN158,500318
JACOBOFERNANDEZ-HERNANDEZ47,500319
ANDREWHOWE23,000321
BRADFORDGREELEY56,500322
MICHAELSHAW47,000323
FRANCISMARGAGLIONE246,000325
MICHAELKOPJANSKI124,000326
DANIELMIJAC109,500327
ROBERTENGLE85,500328
JASONLEE254,000329
ANAHIUGALDE88,000361
JOSEPHSTERNBERG47,000362
TANYAKIRK287,000363
JOSHUAWASSERMAN136,000364
MICHAELLEVY95,500365
WILLIAMBEASLEY50,000366
CHADVETSTEIN99,000367
MARCSACHELI100,500369

Event 14: Day 2 Chip Counts

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Payouts
Day 2 Blinds: 1,500/3,000 with a 500 ante
Players Remaining: 75 of 779

Flight A: 345 Entries, 34 Advanced
Flight B: 434 Entries, 41 Advanced
Day 2: Wednesday at 5pm

Payout information

Day 2 Chip Counts:

RANKFIRST NAMELAST NAMECHIP COUNTTABLESEAT
1TANYAKIRK287,000363
2JASONLEE254,000329
3FRANCISMARGAGLIONE246,000325
4JONATHANRAPP232,500222
5YUNIERRODRIGUEZ224,500273
6GUIVAN212,000223
7ADAMHOROWITZ202,500179
8NACHUMLUMELSKI197,500213
9DAVIDPOCES194,500267
10ROBERTLEFF184,000275
11ROIDIREGALADO166,500271
12MICHAELMERISIER163,000221
13GARYCHAPIN158,500318
14MICHAELMAYO 2ND157,500311
15CESARFUENTES141,000278
16TRENTSMITH140,500226
17THOMASGARI138,000314
18JOSHUAWASSERMAN136,000364
19STEVENPOLLACK130,000276
20JOSEPHRITZIE128,000272
21LISATEEBAGY126,500164
22RAMINDERSINGH125,000228
23MICHAELKOPJANSKI124,000326
24CARLOSTORRES VAZQUEZ121,500167
25AMINEEMAN120,000171
26RaulPino119,000212
27MATTHEWVETSTEIN117,000161
28DANIELMIJAC109,500327
29ALCIDESGOMEZ II107,000265
30JEROMETAGUET106,000219
31GAETANOBIANCHI101,500176
32AARONMAHLFELDT101,500166
33BRANDONDUVDIVANI100,500229
34MARCSACHELI100,500369
35CHADVETSTEIN99,000367
36MANUELSANTOS96,000174
37MICHAELLEVY95,500365
38JOSEGALVEZ91,500279
39KEVINSHICK90,500211
40ANAHIUGALDE88,000361
41ERROLROSEN87,000317
42ANDREWTOUCHETTE87,000173
43JEFFERYSHEPPARD86,500215
44MENACHEMKRANZ86,000263
45ROBERTENGLE85,500328
46JAMESHAMBURGER85,000224
47YVESFEQUIERE83,500216
48HOLLANDERPREAP78,500178
49KEVINBLEWITT78,500172
50MICHAELBARRY72,000214
51ZACHARYROSEN72,000312
52XIAOHE65,000218
53WANLOPPHONPHORNWITHOON64,000316
54CHERIETHOMAN62,000313
55JOHNGORSUCH60,000169
56BRADFORDGREELEY56,500322
57DEJANPETKOVIC55,500175
58JOSEFSHERTZER53,000268
59MARIOJAMES50,500269
60WILLIAMBEASLEY50,000366
61FABIOBERADINUCCI50,000264
62TIMOTHYHAYWORTH48,500168
63CELESTIN-IOANRATIU48,000163
64JACOBOFERNANDEZ-HERNANDEZ47,500319
65MICHAELSHAW47,000323
66JOSEPHSTERNBERG47,000362
67STEEVESMITH43,500266
68GEORGEROVERO SPYROPOULOS41,000225
69DANIELGARON36,000261
70JULIORUIZ35,500277
71STEVEKATLIN35,000217
72WILLIAMFRANZESE26,500315
73ANDREWHOWE23,000321
74JACOBMUSKAT11,500177
75AARONBALTZELL9,500274

Event 14: Second and Final Flight Underway

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 1: 25/50

The second and final starting flight in the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open $150 buy-in, $50,000 guarantee is underway. Here’s how it will play out:

5PM: Event 14 Day 1B – $150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • $50,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • Day 1 will end after Level 14 or Tournament Director discretion
  • Event 14 Structure Sheet

The full prize pool and Day 2 chip counts will be posted prior to Wednesday’s 5pm restart.

Good luck, players!

High Roller: Chris Hunichen Eliminated in 4th Place ($242,775)

$25,500 Big 4 High Roller
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Payouts | Live Stream
Level 21: 40,000/80,000 with a 10,000 ante
Players Remaining: 4 of 117

Chris Hunichen

Chris Hunichen recently got his last 310,000 in preflop from the big blind. He was at risk against Mike Leah on the button, but had the best of it with ad4d against Leah’s kc8h. The runout was favorable for Hunichen, as he paired both his four and his ace to snag aces up and double to nearly 800,000.

Still with less than 10 big blinds to his name, Hunichen met his fate in fourth place a few hands later. Brandon Adams opened the cutoff to 180,000 and Hunichen jammed the last of his 640,000-chip stack. Adams called and was ahead going to the flop.

Adams: as7h
Hunichen: kdjd

Runout: ts5c4hacjs

Adams’ pair of aces was best and Hunichen was eliminated in fourth place earning $242,775.

Chris Hunichen – Eliminated in 4th place ($242,775)

Event 12: Faraz Jaka Doubles through Alex Foxen

2,650 No Limit Hold’em (Freeze-Out)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Payouts | Live Stream
Level 24: 15,000/30,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 6 of 395

Faraz Jaka was under the gun and jammed for 166,000. It folded all the way around to Alex Foxen in the big blind. He called putting the Seminole Hard Rock Poker team member at risk.

Foxen: ah2d
Jaka: khts

Runout: tc4d3h8s7s

Jaka improved to a pair to win the pot and double through Foxen.

Faraz Jaka – 407,000 (13 bb)
Alex Foxen – 2,000,000 (66 bb)

Event 12: Shuffle Up and Deal in the $2,650

$2,650 No Limit Hold’em (Freeze-Out)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Payouts | Live Stream
Level 24: 12,000/24,000 with a 4,000 ante
Players Remaining: 9 of 395

The final table of The Big 4 $2,650 is underway. Updates will be available now through the event’s completion. Also underway is the $25,500 High Roller. The Championship and $1,100 events will start in a few minutes to assist in syncing the tournament break times.

Event 18: Last Chance Turbo Goes at 12pm

$250 Deep Stack Turbo (Re-Entry)
$25,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 1: 50/100

Event 18 of the 2017 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open kicks off at 12pm. It’s a $250 Deep Stack Turbo Re-Entry tournament expected to conclude around 8:30pm tonight. Players sit down 20,000 chips and will jockey for a piece of $25,000 guaranteed.

Details:

12PM: Event 18 – $250 Deep Stack Turbo (Re-Entry)

  • $25,000 guaranteed prize pool
  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips and 15-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 15
  • This is a one-day event set to play out in completion
  • Event 18 Structure Sheet

A final table seating chart will be provided when play reaches that point and the complete results along with a winner photo will be posted at the event’s conclusion.

Good luck, players!