All posts by Mickey Doft

Event 12: David Shmuel Wins His Second Trophy of the Series

2017 Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open 
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 
Hollywood, Florida
Event 12
$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Entries: 1,027
Prize Pool: $123,240
November 27-29, 2017 

Event 12 Champion David Shmuel

For the second time during the 2017 Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open, David Shmuel has earned a Hard Rock trophy. He won Event 7 last week, and has concluded his series by getting the official victory in Event 12.

Over six starting flights, there were 1,027 entries. Only 97 players returned for Day 2, and Shmuel began the day third in chips. He steadily increased his stack throughout the day, and twice scored double eliminations. First, it was to send the field to the final three tables, and shortly thereafter he did it again to thin the field to players.

When the final 10 players redrew for seats at the unofficial final table, the players agreed to an ICM chop. As the overwhelming chip leader, Shmuel was rewarded with his second trophy of the series.

“I guess I was pretty lucky today to win another trophy. In a series to win two trophies, that’s never happened to me. I had a massive chip lead. When the other players asked why I agreed so quickly to a chop, I just said for $150 to get this kind of payout was great for me.”

Final Table Results

1st: David Shmuel  – $16,573
2nd: David Inselberg – $10,339
3rd: Deanna Williams – $10,127
4th: Philip Consolo – $9,938
5th: Cliff Conners – $9,855
6th: Soren Morales – $7,953
7th: Dejan Petkovic – $7,823
8th: Yvonne McQuillan – $6,208
9th: Roberto Monteiro – $5,862

Event 12: We Have a Deal!

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guarantee | Structure | Payouts
Level 25: 15,000/30,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 10 of 1,027

As soon as the players redrew for seats at the final table, they asked to see ICM numbers for a deal. Everyone was satisfied, and a deal was quickly reached.

Here were the chip counts, followed by the subsequent payouts:

David Shmuel  – 2,755,000  (92 bb)
David Inselberg – 1,190,000 (40 bb)
Deanna Williams – 1,150,000 (38 bb)
Philip Consolo – 1,115,000 (37 bb)
Cliff Conners – 1,100,000 (37 bb)
Soren Morales – 780,000 (26 bb)
Dejan Petkovic – 760,000 (25 bb)
Yvonne McQuillan – 530,000 (18 bb)
Roberto Monteiro – 485,000 (16 bb)
Manuel Toribio – 385,000 (13 bb)

Final Results

1st: David Shmuel  – $16,573
2nd: David Inselberg – $10,339
3rd: Deanna Williams – $10,127
4th: Philip Consolo – $9,938
5th: Cliff Conners – $9,855
6th: Soren Morales – $7,953
7th: Dejan Petkovic – $7,823
8th: Yvonne McQuillan – $6,208
9th: Roberto Monteiro – $5,862
10th: Manuel Toribio -$5,052

As the chip leader, David Shmuel earns his second victory of the RRPO.

Event 12: Luis Mantilla – 11th Place ($1,356)

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guarantee | Structure | Payouts
Level 25: 15,000/30,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 10 of 1,027

David Shmuel raised to 75,000 from the hijack, and Luis Mantilla called from the big blind.

The flop came down 9h8c4d, Mantilla shoved for 325,000, and Shmuel called with AcQh, leading Mantilla’s Jx10x.

The As turn and 6s river completed the board, no help to Mantilla, ending his tournament in 11th place.

David Shmuel – 2,755,000 (92 bb)
Luis Mantilla – Eliminated in 11th Place ($1,356)

Event 12: Hany Ayoub – 12th Place ($1,356)

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guarantee | Structure | Payouts
Level 25: 15,000/30,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 11 of 1,027

Hany Ayoub raised all in for about 115,000 from the cutoff and found action from Yvonne McQuillan on the button.

Ayoub: 8h8d
McQuillan: 9s9c

The board came down JsJh3dQc7c, ending Ayoub’s tournament in 12th place.

Yvonne McQuillan – 540,000 (18 bb)
Hany Ayoub – Eliminated in12th Place ($1,356)

Event 12: Jorge Bermudez – 13th Place ($1,048)

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guarantee | Structure | Payouts
Level 25: 15,000/30,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 12 of 1,027

Jorge Bermudez raised all in for 115,000 from middle position, Manuel Toribio called all in for 45,000 from the cutoff, and Dejan Petkovic called from the small blind.

Bermudez: AdKc
Toribio: KsKd
Petkovic: 7h7d

The board ran out As7c2hKh8c, giving Toribio a set of kings to triple up, while Bermudez is eliminated by Petkovic.

Event 12: Philip Consolo Doubles Through Manuel Toribio

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guarantee | Structure | Payouts
Level 25: 15,000/30,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 13 of 1,027

Roberto Monteiro limps from the cutoff, Manuel Toribio raises to 130,000 from the button, Philip Consolo reraises all in for 510,000 from the small blind, Monteiro folds, and Toribio calls after about two minutes.

Toribio: AsQd
Consolo: KsKd

The board comes down 5s4c3c5s7s, safe for Consolo to double up.

Philip Consolo – 1,110,000 (37 bb)
Manuel Toribio – 50,000 (< 2 bb)

Event 12: Rafael Reis – 14th Place ($1,048)

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guarantee | Structure | Payouts
Level 25: 15,000/30,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 13 of 1,027

Cliff Conners raised to 75,000 from the button, Rafael Reis three-bet shoved from the small blind for about 420,000, and Conners called.

Conners: AhJh
Reis: 9c3h

The board came down KhQs6s2c4s, no help to Reis, ending his tournament in 14th place.

Cliff Conners – 1,230,000 (41 bb)
Rafael Reis – Eliminated in 14th Place ($1,048)

Event 12: Juan Peralta – 15th Place ($1,048)

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guarantee | Structure | Payouts
Level 25: 15,000/30,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 14 of 1,027

Deanna Williams limped from the small blind, Juan Peralta raised all in from the big blind for 70,000, and Williams called.

Williams: 9c5c
Peralta: Ad4s

The board came down Qs3s3cKc5h, giving Williams fives and treys on the river to eliminate Peralta.

Deanna Williams – 1,140,000 (38 bb)
Juan Peralta – Eliminated in 15th Place ($1,048)

Event 12: Chip Counts at Dinner Break

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guarantee | Structure | Payouts
Upcoming Level 25: 15,000/30,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 15 of 1,027

Table 41
Seat 1: Manuel Toribio – 695,000 (23 bb)
Seat 2: Philip Consolo – 605,000 (20 bb)
Seat 3 Dejan Petkovic – 580,000 (19 bb)
Seat 4: Hany Ayoub – 425,000 (14 bb)
Seat 5: Yvonee McQuillan – 380,000 (13 bb)
Seat 6: Jorge Bermudez – 165,000 (5 bb)
Seat 7: Luis Mantilla – 515,000 (17 bb)
Seat 8: Jorge Gomez – Eliminated in 18th Place ($863)
Seat 9: Roberto Monteiro – 410,000 (13 bb)

Table 49
Seat 1: Soren Morales – 980,000 (33 bb)
Seat 2: Joaquin Sosa – Eliminated in 16th Place ($863)
Seat 3: David Shmuel – 1,990,000 (66 bb)
Seat 4: David Inselberg – 1,065,000 (36 bb)
Seat 5: Deanna Williams – 1,040,000 (35 bb)
Seat 6: Juan Peralta – 80,000 (3 bb)
Seat 7: Clifford Conners – 785,000 (26 bb)
Seat 8: Rafael Reis – 525,000 (18 bb)
Seat 9: Josias Santos – Eliminated in 17th Place ($863)

Event 12: Christopher Sedlar Eliminated by Dejan Petkovic

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guarantee | Structure | Payouts
Level 24: 12,000/24,000 with a 4,000 ante
Players Remaining: 18 of 1,027

Christopher Sedlar raised all in for about 180,000 from the cutoff, and found action from Dejan Petkovic in the small blind.

Sedlar: 3d3s
Petkovic: AsAc

The flop came down Jd5h4h safe for Petkovic to maintain his lead. The turn was the 3s, though, giving Sedlar a set of threes. However, the 2d river completed the board to give Petkovic a five-high straight to score the elimination.

Dejan Petkovic – 580,000 (24 bb)
Christopher Sedlar – Eliminated in 19th Place ($739)