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Championship: Jerry Wong — 4th Place ($257,815)

$3,500 WPT Poker Showdown Championship
$3,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure Payouts
Level 36: 250,000/500,000 with a 500,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 1,360

Double Up Jerry Wong
Jerry Wong (Photo Credit: WPT)

Eric Afriat raised under the gun to 1,000,000 and Jerry Wong moved all-in from the big blind for 3,900,000. Afriat called and Wong was at risk.

Afriat: 4d4c
Wong: Ad9h

Runout: JcJh6d3c5d

Wong’s ace-high was no good and the Florida resident and former November Niner hit the rail in fourth place.

Eric Afriat – 16,500,000
Jerry Wong – Eliminated in 4th place ($257,815)

Championship: Ami Alibay — 5th Place ($194,610)

$3,500 WPT Poker Showdown Championship
$3,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure Payouts
Level 34: 150,000/300,000 with a 300,000 ante
Players Remaining: 4 of 1,360

Elimination Ami Alibay
Ami Alibay (Photo Credit: WPT)

Jerry Wong was on the button and raised to 700,000. Eric Afriat called from the small blind only to see Ami Alibay jam 3,275,000 from the big. Wong called while Afria mucked. Alibay was at risk versus Wong.

Alibay: 9c9d
Wong: 8h8d

Runout: AhTc7hKh5h

Wong came from behind rivering a flush to bust Alibay in fifth place. Alibay scored $194,610 while Wong scooped the pot.

Jerry Wong – 15,875,000
Ami Alibay – Eliminated in 5th place ($194,610)

Championship: Chad Eveslage — 6th Place ($148,380)

$3,500 WPT Poker Showdown Championship
$3,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure Payouts
Level 33: 125,000/250,000 with a 250,000 ante
Players Remaining: 5 of 1,360

Chad Eveslage
Chad Eveslage (Photo Credit: WPT)

Maria Ho raised to 500,000 from the hijack and Chad Eveslage promptly shoved 3,400,000 from her direct left. The button and blinds folded and Eveslage was at risk versus ho.

Ho: TcTd
Eveslage: AdJd

Runout: 8h7h5h7s2c

Eveslage was left busted in sixth place while Ho took the pot.

Maria Ho – 8,925,000
Chad Eveslage – Eliminated in 6th place ($148,380)

Championship: Shuffle Up and Deal in Las Vegas

$3,500 WPT Poker Showdown Championship
$3,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure Payouts
Level 31: 75,000/150,000 with a 150,000 ante
Players Remaining: 6 of 1,360

Season XVII WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Final Table
Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown WPT Championship final six (Photo Credit: WPT)

After a month-long break, the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown WPT Championship final six are in their seats and set to play to a winner.

Highlight coverage of the event will be available right here at SHRPO.com, while our friends at WPT will be providing hand-for-hand coverage.

Championship: Showdown Final Six Play to a Champion Today in Las Vegas

$3,500 WPT Poker Showdown Championship
$3,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure Payouts
Level 31: 75,000/150,000 with a 150,000 ante
Players Remaining: 6 of 1,360

WPT Poker Showdown Championship chip leader, James Carroll

After a month-long break, the finalists in the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown WPT Championship reconvene today to play to a champion at the HyerX Esports Arena at the Luxor in Las Vegas. From 1,360 starting entries, only six remain and it’s James Carroll that tops the play with a stack of 18,525,000.

Maria Ho

Carroll has his work cut out for him, though, with a talented group of tablemates that includes Maria Ho, Jerry Wong, Chad Eveslage, Eric Afriat and Ami Alibay. All have locked up a nice score of $148,380, but it’s the $700,175 first prize and $15,000 Tournament of Champions seat they eye.

Chip counts and remaining payouts:

Seat 1: Maria Ho – 16,650,000
Seat 2: Chad Eveslage – 3,350,000
Seat 3: Jerry Wong – 3,225,000
Seat 4: Eric Afriat – 4,425,000
Seat 5: Ami Alibay – 8,175,000
Seat 6: James Carroll – 18,525,000

The button is on James Carroll and there is 43:43 remaining in Level 31 (75,000-150,000 and a 150,000-big blind ante).

1st:  $700,175 + $15,000 Baccarat Crystal WPT Tournament of Champions seat
2nd:  $465,120
3rd:  $344,960
4th:  $257,815
5th:  $194,610
6th:  $148,380

Play resumes at 4pm PT/7pm ET and our friends at the WPT will be providing hand-for-hand coverage of the event at WPT.com. Highlight coverage, including all eliminations and a full tournament recap at its conclusion, will be available right here at SHRPO.com.

Good luck, Showdown finalists!

Deep Stack Series Results

Deep Stack Series Event 1 champion, Guillermo Reyes

Event 1: $350 Deep Stack — Guillermo Reyes ($41,412)

Deep Stack Series Event 2 champion, Marquis Grant

Event 2: $150 Deep Stack Turbo — Marquis Grant ($2,511)

Deep Stack Series Event 3 champion, Jack Shea

Event 3: $560 Deeper Stack — Jack Shea ($34,328)

Deep Stack Series Event 4 champion, Rollin Hernandez

Event 4: $130 Deep Stack — Rollin Hernandez ($2,926)

Deep Stack Series Event 5 champion, Paul Domb

Event 5: $1,650 Deepest Stack — Paul Domb ($58,333)

Deep Stack Series Event 6 champion, Victor Milian

Event 6: $150 Deep Stack Turbo Double Green Chip Bounty — Victor Milian ($2,202)

Deep Stack Series Event 7 champion, Eran Zur

Event 7: $150 Deep Stack Turbo — Eran Zur ($3,224)

Deep Stack Series Event 8 champion, Marc Sacheli

Event 8: $250 Holiday Deep Stack — Marc Sacheli (

2019 Deep Stack Series Schedule

EventDateTimeBuy-InDescriptionDetails
1AThursday, May 16, 201911AM$350Deep Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry) Day 1A - $150,000 GTDStructure
-Thursday, May 16, 20196PM$140Multi Satellite into Event #1 & #3 Plus $330 Cash ($350 & $560) - 4 Packages GTD - 1 in 10Structure
1BFriday, May 17, 201911AM$350Deep Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry) Day 1B - $150,000 GTDStructure
-Friday, May 17, 20196PM$140Multi Satellite into Event #1 & #3 Plus $330 Cash ($350 & $560) - 4 Packages GTD - 1 in 10Structure
1CSaturday, May 18, 201911AM$350Deep Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry) Day 1C - $150,000 GTDStructure
-Saturday, May 18, 20196PM$250Multi Satellite into Event #3 & #5 ($560 & $1,650) - 2 Packages GTD - 1 in 10Structure
1Sunday, May 19, 201912PMDay 2Deep Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry) - $150,000 GTD--
2Sunday, May 19, 20196PM$150Deep Stack Turbo No Limit Hold'em - $10,000 GTDStructure
3AMonday, May 20, 201911AM$560Deeper Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry) Day 1A- $150,000 GTDStructure
4Monday, May 20, 20196PM$130Deep Stack No Limit Hold'em - $20,000 GTDStructure
3BTuesday, May 21, 201911AM$560Deeper Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry) Day 1B - $150,000 GTDStructure
-Tuesday, May 21, 20196PM$250Multi Satellite into Event #5 Plus $500 Cash - 2 Packages GTD - 1 in 10Structure
3Wednesday, May 22, 201912PMDay 2Deeper Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry) - $150,000 GTD--
-Wednesday, May 22, 20196PM$250Multi Satellite into Event #5 Plus $500 Cash - 4 Packages GTD - 1 in 10Structure
5AThursday, May 23, 201911AM$1,650 ***Deepest Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry) Day 1A - $300,000 GTDStructure
-Thursday, May 23, 20196PM$250Multi Satellite into Event #5 Plus $500 Cash - 4 Packages GTD - 1 in 10Structure
5BFriday, May 24, 201911AM$1,650 ***Deepest Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry) Day 1B - $300,000 GTDStructure
5CSaturday, May 25, 201911AM$1,650 ***Deepest Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry) Day 1C - $300,000 GTDStructure
6Saturday, May 25, 20196PM$150Deep Stack Turbo Double Green Chip Bounty NLH - $10,000 GTDStructure
5Sunday, May 26, 201912PMDay 2Deepest Stack No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry) - $300,000 GTD--
7Sunday, May 26, 20196PM$150Deep Stack Turbo No Limit Hold'em - $10,000 GTDStructure
8Monday, May 27, 201911AM$250Holiday Deep Stack No Limit Hold'em - $30,000 GTD - $5,250 SHRPO Seat Added to 1stStructure

***$1,650 Deepest Stack is points eligible in Seminole Hard Rock Poker Player of the Year race

Big Stack Special: Richard Whitebrook Earns Top Spot, $19K in Seven-Way Chop

May Big Stack Special
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
$130 Buy-In No Limit Hold’em
$100,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 1,422
Prize Pool: $142,200
May 8-11, 2019

2019 May Big Stack Special champion, Richard Whitebrook
FINISHNAMEPRIZE
1RICHARD WHITEBROOK$19,000
2LEONARDO CLAVEL$18,636
3PHILLIP STUTTMAN$14,081
4HENRY BILLETE$12,269
5DEVOND MARSHALL$11,900
6TAYFUN AKBASLI$9,300
7ERIK GUZMAN$8,312
8HAIM OR KRIEF$2,773
9CARLOS MEDINA CHINTAN$1,934
10DAVID WARD$1,394
11JORGE RAMIREZ$1,394
12DAVID POCES$1,394
13MICHAEL TUFARO$1,109
14DOLLINE VANCE$1,109
15ERROL ROSEN$1,109
16SCOTT ZAKHEIM$939
17FREDERICO DABUS$939
18CHRISTIAN RODRIGUEZ$939
19HAIM TOORGEMAN$796
20KIMANI MCKOY$796
21SYED SHAH$796
22MATTHEW JONES$796
23ALFREDO VEGA$796
24JACOBO FERNANDEZ-HERNANDEZ$796
25ANDRE RAKUSA$796
26PETER FELLOWS$796
27JOULE KADADU$796
28ADRIAN COSTEA$683
29ANDREW KAPLAN$683
30HENDER GONZALEZ$683
31JORGE RODRIGUEZ-ARZOLA$683
32RADHI ELBUSAFI$683
33ROSTANT RAMLAL$683
34JUAN SUAREZ$683
35ANDREW WILLIS$683
36RAUL JIMENEZ$683
37ERIC GUTH$569
38HARVEY AYERS$569
39JULIAN CONDE$569
40ERIC PENNER$569
41ION GODOROJA$569
42PERRY SHIAO$569
43JOHN IGLESIAS$569
44GERALD CAVICCHI$569
45ERIC KOLODNY$569
46ZACHARY HAMMONS$498
47ANDREW GORDON$498
48IGOR EVSEEV$498
49MAURICE LIGHTNER$498
50RONNIE BENSIMON$498
51TUAN PHAN$498
52GUILLERMO REYES CARDOSO$498
53PAUL GOLD$498
54STEVE MORENO$498
55JORGE CONFESOR$441
56RICHARD VARGAS$441
57WADE WALKER$441
58TIM SHANE$441
59IRWIN BLOCK$441
60CARLOS CASTRO$441
61KENNY DESPUZEAU$441
62DOUGLAS LOVELACE$441
63JASON DOLLINGER$441
64NEAL CORCORAN$398
65NIGEL MURRAY$398
66EVAN BEARD$398
67DAVID ALBERTSON$398
68MICHAEL HARLEY$398
69ROBERT DILLON$398
70ORY HEN$398
71DAFNEY ADDISON$398
72RAMEZ DAKDOUK$398
73BRIAN TULLY$356
74ERNESTO GOMEZ GALVEZ$356
75MATTHEW ZARCADOOLAS$356
76RENA VARGHESE$356
77EDINA PANTINCHIN$356
78SIDDHEE KUDTARKAR$356
79STEPHEN IBRAHIM$356
80WILLIAM HICKS$356
81JOSE PARRA$356

Michael Newman Wins April Big Stack Special

April Big Stack Special
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
$130 Buy-In No Limit Hold’em
$100,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 1,652
Prize Pool: $165,200
April 24-28, 2019

April Big Stack Special champion, Michael Newman
FINISHNAMEPRIZE
1MICHAEL NEWMAN$18,978
2PETER FELLOWS$18,248
3ROGER BARTLETT$17,964
4JOHN IGLESIAS$17,230
5CHAD GRABER$16,668
6PAULA ALIBRANDI$12,320
7ANDRES VERONA$4,213
8YIGAL HEN$3,089
9ATEF NASSALL$2,214
10JESICA LEAL GONZALEZ$1,586
11ALAN LEON$1,586
12DEBORAH MUHA$1,586
13ELIAS NASSIF$1,239
14TRAVIS DOAN$1,239
15JAVIER SARACHE$1,239
16JON ALDALUR$1,041
17ROBERT LEFF$1,041
18PHIL LIFSCHITZ$1,041
19FABIO BADUY$876
20ROBERT TRANSUE$876
21PIERRE BALAN$876
22ION GODOROJA$876
23PETER CHIN$876
24NIOVEL CHIRINO ALVAREZ$876
25JOHN DERMODY$876
26ALEXANDER MACHADO$876
27CLAYTON JOHNSON$876
28ROBERT ALBERRO$743
29BO UMPHREY$743
30STEVEN COHEN$743
31GARY BLAIS$743
32SCOTT ZAKHEIM$743
33ELLEN LAMBETH$743
34TAYFUN AKBASLI$743
35WILLIAM EDWARD STANTON$743
36NIGEL MURRAY$743
37BERNAHARD SCHMIDT$628
38LEBERT GRINAN$628
39CHRISTOPHER ELENBAAS$628
40ANTONIO COLON$628
41JOSEPH DIAZ$628
42ANDRES MORALES$628
43LUIS BASTIDAS$628
44RASHID MIDDDLETON$628
45ROGELIO PADILLA$628
46DEVOND MARSHALL$545
47JOSHUA DAFF$545
48WILLIAM FARNAN$545
49HOLLANDER PREAP$545
50VINCENT GUERRA$545
51JOSUE GARCIA$545
52MARC COHEN$545
53PATRICIA MOORE$545
54MAURICE LIGHTNER$545
55GERALD CAVICCHI$479
56BENJAMIN THOMAS$479
57MATHIEU KERRY$479
58GARY HAIMON$479
59IRWIN BLOCK$479
60JULIEN DURITY$479
61JULIO LOPEZ$479
62PAUL PRAGER$479
63NEHME GADAOUN$479
64VIGORN DANCHARNJITT$430
65CAMERON COLLINS$430
66MATTHEW BUKOBZA$430
67MICHAEL BONNETT$430
68GERARDO GONZALEZ$430
69LORELL PASCUAL$430
70ALEKSANDR TISHCHENKO$430
71KEITH SHULMAN$430
72GIUSEPPE LUNETTO$430
73ROBERT PICKERING$380
74RUSSELL WILLIAMS$380
75HARVEY AYERS$380
76MIKAIL PROKOPCHUK$380
77DANIEL AGUIRRE$380
78DANIEL PEARLMAN$380
79NOEL HERNANDEZ$380
80JACK BATTAGLLA$380
81CAREY PICKUS$380
82DAVID SHMUEL$347
83KEVIN CHAN$347
84JOSE PARRA$347
85ALEX DOOHEN$347
86MIGUEL MUNOZ$347
87MICHAEL FANE$347
88ALDRING GOMEZ TORRES$347
89MICHAEL GRAFFEO$347
90WILLIAM RINCON$347
91JONATHAN DOBSON$314
92MICHAEL GARAVUSO$314
93ZAKI LICHAA$314
94BERNARD COHEN$314
95RUSSELL BEYER$314
96JONATHAN SHAPIRO$314
97GUILLERMO HAMILTON$314
98CHARLES TOWNSEND$314
99SHACHAR GINZBURG$314

 

Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Concludes; Championship Final Six Head to Las Vegas

The 2019 World Poker Tour Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown ran April 4th through the 17th at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood. The series crowned 28 trophy winners and was highlighted by the $3,500 buy-in, $3,000,000 guaranteed Championship.

As part of WPT’s Season XVII initiative, the Championship played down to the final six and bagged and tagged set to return May 30th at the HyperX ESports Arena in Las Vegas to compete for a $715,175 prize. Leading the way is James Carroll, but he’s trailed by a slew of notables including Maria Ho in second.

Link: Championship Update

While those six are still jockeying for a title, each of the below Poker Showdown players already scored a trophy in their respective events. Here’s a look at all the series champions:

That’s a wrap at the Seminole Hard Rock! Next up, the May Deep Stack Series May 16th-27th.