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Event 15: Chip Counts Thru Flight B

$600 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Returning to Level 15:  2,000/4,000 with a 4,000 ante
Players Remaining:  149 of 1,191

Flight A: 580 Entries; 72 Advanced
Flight B: 611 Entries; 77 Advanced
Flight C: Friday at 10 a.m.
Flight D: Friday at 6 p.m.
Flight E: Saturday at 10 a.m.
Flight F: Saturday at 6 p.m.
Day 2: Sunday at 1 p.m.

RankFirst NameLast NameChip Count
1ZacharyEichenbaum920,000
2MarlenSapazhanov869,000
3WagnerWysotchanski601,000
4ShawnLucas462,000
5EdgardDuche442,000
6RobertColucci426,000
7HarryMisner383,000
8AaronThivyanathan371,000
9NicholasPupillo350,000
10LucasTae340,000
11IanMandell333,000
12JeffreyTrudeau Jr328,000
13JimmyCorrales326,000
14JamarBrown322,000
15MannyTarich313,000
16DavidMcmahon307,000
17AaronMassey303,000
18KyleFlickinger282,000
19WilliamNowak279,000
20StevenKarp277,000
21DanielVandyke271,000
22AnatolyZharnitsky270,000
23YehielHaim262,000
24MiltonMiranda Jr261,000
25JasonKlass259,000
26JaeLee259,000
27DavidLang259,000
28AnthonyAskey255,000
29PeterHorenstein246,000
30AndrewKoski245,000
31MatthewReed242,000
32BretBeebe232,000
33JasonFitzpatrick232,000
34ScottLevitt232,000
35T.K.Miles219,000
36CarlosPino217,000
37BryceMcvay215,000
38JohnSmith202,000
39PeterPilz198,000
40HenryFischer196,000
41RonnieDay Jr187,000
42SheldonKahrim185,000
43StevenSteinmetz182,000
44KammarAndries181,000
45FrederickGoldberg176,000
46ChristopherLaieta176,000
47PatrickMichaud174,000
48WilliamMiller Jr174,000
49TravisCathey171,000
50RichardArno170,000
51HenryFermin169,000
52AaronValencia169,000
53RyanLuker166,000
54RichardAlarie Jr165,000
55AndrewKelsall165,000
56KeithLoftus165,000
57RobertSalinger162,000
58CliffordConners157,000
59WgornDancharnjitt157,000
60StuartElkin157,000
61TrvanHansen157,000
62VincentGuerra154,000
63RobertPetronio154,000
64LorellPascual151,000
65JordanSemel150,000
66AlexNguyen147,000
67JudithBielan142,000
68MatthewSesso138,000
69KathleenGliva137,000
70WilforMarentes Pinto137,000
71BrentBallentine133,000
72CameronStorto133,000
73DerrickContreras130,000
74JacobHarvey130,000
75TommyNguyen130,000
76VadymLapin127,000
77LuisDominguez Nunez121,000
78ValeryLitvak121,000
79JesseLonis120,000
80EricKolodny119,000
81YossiBen Kessous118,000
82JohnSimon118,000
83MichaelMelamed118,000
84RichardMenjura118,000
85DavidNowling117,000
86RoniZelichonok115,000
87JamesPillon115,000
88LawrenceRubenstein114,000
89JorgeAristizabal112,000
90SteveOlivier111,000
91BrandonNoe110,000
92CliffordMermell108,000
93PaulCamby108,000
94EricChhor108,000
95FredericoDabus107,000
96AndersonMontana106,000
97JulianWohlgemuth104,000
98FernandoCuba103,000
99JamesDuda103,000
100DanielLetts101,000
101JawuzAkcay95,000
102AriOxman91,000
103CyleHill87,000
104RaymondRuszkowski87,000
105KennethBruno86,000
106LawrenceKiang83,000
107MukulPahuja81,000
108StuartYoung81,000
109SteveRaeman80,000
110BobbyCrain79,000
111ShalomElharar79,000
112ThomasKluba79,000
113AndrewMiller78,000
114RichardBlume Jr75,000
115MichaelDecesare75,000
116MichaelGraffeo75,000
117KhaledAli73,000
118GeorgeHortelano72,000
119SergioGiha71,000
120TimShane69,000
121SrdjanUrosev67,000
122ZakiLichaa65,000
123RaydenAbreu65,000
124AlexanderMorgovsky64,000
125LawrenceBroome63,000
126BinWeng60,000
127RennyBarrett59,000
128BruceWarren59,000
129BenGazzola57,000
130JamesReynolds57,000
131ArielSalvador55,000
132WalidMaddah54,000
133HarfordLe54,000
134PhillipKrnyaich49,000
135VictorNassif49,000
136TrentonMarbut49,000
137EphraimUzan46,000
138DonaldGraham44,000
139MichaelScheinberg44,000
140MichaelCapo39,000
141RobertoDiaz39,000
142RonaldKatz35,000
143EugeneSolomon31,000
144NealCorcoran30,000
145KennethFrey30,000
146AndrewJones29,000
147GlennMathews27,000
148WalterBravo18,000
149DavidCastranova9,000

Scott Matejka Wins Event 16 of the 2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open After Heads-Up Deal

2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 16
$600 Limit Omaha 8 (Freeze-Out)
Entries: 111
Prize Pool:  $58,275
July 29, 2021

2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Event 16 Champion Scott Matejka

Event 16 of the 2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown was a $600 Limit Omaha 8 (Freeze-Out). A field of 111 players generated a prize pool of $58,275.

A heads-up deal was reached between the final two players and as the chip leader at the time, Scott Matejka was the official winner. The Kissimmee, FL native doesn’t play in many tournaments, but was obviously thrilled with the result tonight.

“I don’t usually play tournaments,” admitted Matejka afterward. “I usually play small stakes cash, so this is definitely the biggest result I’ve ever had.”

Matejka topped a tough final table that included multiple SHRP trophy winners Gabe Ramos and Phil Hui.

PlaceFirst NameLast NamePrize Amount
1ScottMatejka$15,108*
2DannyChang$13,002*
3NicolasMilgrom$6,470
4GabeRamos$4,225
5AveryBloom$3,265
6MichaelRosenberg$2,680
7PhilHui$2,275
8MatthewZazaian$1,980
9MikeHugenot$1,700
10JohnHolley$1,700
11ScottBaumstein$1,545
12GermanQuintero$1,545
13DavidShmuel$1,390
14SandySanchez$1,390

*denotes heads-up deal

Event 16: We Have a Deal!

$600 Limit Omaha 8 (Freeze-Out)
Structure | Payouts
Level 24:  30,000/60,000 Limits
Players Remaining:  2 of 111

2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Event 16 Champion Scott Matejka

Before heads-up play began, the players agreed to look at the numbers for a deal and quickly reached an agreement.

Here were their chip counts at the time:

Scott Matejka – 1,100,000 (18 big bets)
Danny Chang – 565,000 (9 big bets)

Here were the resulting payouts:

Scott Matejka – $15,108
Danny Chang – $13,002

As the chip leader, Scott Matejka is the official winner of Event 16 of the 2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open.

A summary of the event will be posted later tonight.

Danny Chang – 2nd Place

Event 16: Nicolas Milgrom – 3rd Place ($6,470)

$600 Limit Omaha 8 (Freeze-Out)
Structure | Payouts
Level 24:  30,000/60,000 Limits
Players Remaining:  2 of 111

Nicolas Milgrom – 3rd Place

The pattern during Level 24 was simply this: Danny Chang would double through Nicolas Milgrom, and then Chang would get scooped by Scott Matejka. This happened four times until it got to the point where Chang overtook Milgrom in chips before eliminating him.

Matejka raised from the button, Milgrom called from the small blind and Chang called from the big blind.

The flop was Qd7h6d and Milgrom checked to Chang who bet. Matejka got out of the way and Milgrom committed his remaining chips.

Chang: AhQs6h5d
Milgrom: Ks9h4s3h

Chang had queens and sixes with a solid low draw, while Milgrom had the better low draw but no high hand at this point.

The Kh turn and 4h river completed the board, giving both players a flush, but Chang scooped the pot with the nut flush and a 7-6 low to eliminate Milgrom in third place.

Danny Chang – 565,000 (9 big bets)
Nicolas Milgrom – Eliminated in 3rd Place ($6,470)