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Gene Hughes Wins Event 50 of the 2022 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown In Seven-Way Deal

2022 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 50
$200 Quad Stack Double Green Chip Bounty (Re-Entry)
$30,000 Guaranteed
Entries:  377
Prize Pool:  $41,570
Bounty Prize Pool:  $18,750
April 12, 2022

2022 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Event 50 Champion Gene Hughes

The final event of the 2022 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown was a $200 Quad Stack Double Green Chip Bounty (Re-Entry). A field of 377 entries generated a prize pool of $41,570, with an additional $18,750 set aside for bounties. All told, the $30,000 guarantee was more than doubled.

A seven-handed deal was reached at the final table with Gene Hughes as the chip leader, making him the official winner for $6,034.

PlaceFirst NameLast NamePrize Amount
1GeneHughes$6,034*
2MansoorKader$3,629*
3IgorKorkhin$3,449*
4AlanAgo$3,023*
5TomThomas$2,973*
6CarlCajuste$2,713*
7MichaelYehudai$2,454*
8SantanaNoronha$1,120
9MikhailProkopchuk$900
10EthanBlauner$900
11ThomasGari$775
12DanKashvin$775
13AnthonyCasas$650
14RobertLeff$650
15StevenRaeman$650
16JuanMubarak$525
17AnthonyTalavera$525
18TylerFemling$525
19IlanHadida$425
20KyleHeath$425
21MinhNguyen$425
22VladimirFlorent$350
23AngeloCastaldi$350
24MichaelMendez$350
25YsraelRodriguez$325
26AdamZeltser$325
27GinoldRendel$325
28ValeryLitvak$300
29WilliamHaworth$300
30RaminderSingh$300
31AlainCandales Falcon$300
32MelissaKaiser$300
33LarsRimmereid$300
34MarcelaAguilar$300
35MarkCannon$300
36FadilSadiku$300
37AvramLockwood$275
38DevinTravis$275
39LawrenceRubenstein$275
40RomanPipman$275
41DavidBarbieri$275
42ClaudioPiedrabuena$275
43SebastienGiraldo$275
44ErikDe Souza$275
45ErikDominguez$275
46OryHen$275
47ScottRobb$275
48MarkBernstein$275

*denotes seven-handed deal

Brandon Lulov Wins Event 49 of the 2022 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Outright for $246,125

2022 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 49
$5,000 Eight-Max No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$500,000 Guaranteed
Entries:  232
Prize Pool:  $1,102,000
April 12, 2022

2022 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Event 49 Champion Brandon Lulov

Event 49 of the 2022 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown was the $5,000 Eight-Max No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry), the usual big buy-in event on the last day of the series. A field of 232 entries was the second-largest for this event, behind only the 2021 Showdown’s 287. The guarantee was more than doubled with a prize pool of $1,102,000.

Winning the tournament outright was Brandon Lulov for $246,125.

Lulov overcame a nearly 10:1 chip disadvantage to Matt Berkey, doubling up three times in about 15 minutes to take the lead before ultimately taking it down.

PlaceFirst NameLast NamePrize Amount
1BrandonLulov$246,125
2MattBerkey$171,825
3NirCohen$110,955
4DavidColeman$71,800
5NickSchulman$53,000
6RodneyTurvin$43,970
7AlexandreVuilleumier$37,465
8T.K.Miles$31,200
9ErikSeidel$25,975
10GeorgeWolff$25,975
11NitisUdornpim$22,680
12MichaelRossitto$22,680
13DuffCharette$19,450
14EmaZajmovic$19,450
15DamienWilkinson$16,825
16DanielCorbett$16,825
17BrekSchutten$14,800
18RichardRice$14,800
19IanO'Hara$14,800
20TonyDunst$14,800
21JakeSchwartz$12,900
22RaulMartinez Gallego$12,900
23SalimAdmon$12,900
24GenevaPinney$12,900
25AmarenderSartaj Puri$11,000
26CarlosChadha-Villamarin$11,000
27RajivMaragh$11,000
28Taylorvon Kriegenbergh$11,000
29KristenBicknell$11,000

Igor Evseev Wins Event 48 of the 2022 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown in Three-Way Deal

2022 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 48
$400 Big Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$30,000 Guaranteed
Entries:  170
Prize Pool:  $56,950
April 12, 2022

2022 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Event 48 Champion Igor Evseev

Event 48 of the 2022 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown was a $400 Big Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry). A field of 170 entries created a prize pool of $56,950, nearly doubling the guarantee.

A three-handed deal was reached at the final table, with Igor Evseev chip leading at the time, making him the official winner for $12,142.

PlaceFirst NameLast NamePrize Amount
1IgorEvseev$12,142*
2TamHo$9,731*
3JonathanMarcu$8,427*
4DonFlynn$3,555
5RobertoBendeck$2,745
6ArturNazarenko$2,275
7EricSiegel$1,965
8JohnColucci$1,720
9JoshuaMultack$1,500
10ChadLipton$1,500
11BradleyYoung$1,275
12RaminderSingh$1,275
13BarryRosenkranz$1,080
14VinnyPahuja$1,080
15AlessioIsaia$1,080
16KennethNicoletti$900
17WilliamMcPhillips$900
18HaimToorgeman$900
19JohnValevich$725
20AnatoliiZyrin$725
21DucarmelBeaubien$725
22WilmerChavira$725

*denotes three-handed deal

Kirk Steele Wins Event 47 of the 2022 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Outright for $21,620

2022 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 47
$1,100 5-Card PLO Championship (Freeze-Out)
Entries:  62
Prize Pool:  $60,140
April 12, 2022

2022 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Event 47 Champion Kirk Steele

Event 47 of the 2022 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown was a $1,100 5-Card PLO Championship (Freeze-Out). The event drew 62 entries, generating a prize pool of $60,140.

Winning outright was Kirk Steele, earning $21,620 for the victory.

PlaceFirst NameLast NamePrize Amount
1KirkSteele$21,620
2MillardHale$12,720
3SeanShah$8,000
4DonaldMaloney$5,415
5SangwookByun$4,210
6LisaSeamans$3,305
7JimCollopy$2,705
8CharlesGomez$2,165

Event 49: Brandon Lulov Wins! ($246,125); Matt Berkey Eliminated in 2nd Place ($171,825)

$5,000 Eight-Max NLH (Re-Entry)
$500,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 27:  30,000/60,000 with a 60,000 ante
Players Remaining:  1 of 232

Brandon Lulov

Brandon Lulov limped in, Matt Berkey raised all in for about 760,000, and Lulov called.

Lulov:  Kd10d
Berkey:  Qs9d

The board ran out 6h8hKs2h5h, clean for Lulov to lock up the outright victory for $246,125.

Berkey finished runner-up for $171,825.

A recap of the event will be posted later tonight.

Matt Berkey

 

Event 49: Brandon Lulov Doubles Up for a Third Time to Take the Lead

$5,000 Eight-Max NLH (Re-Entry)
$500,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 27:  30,000/60,000 with a 60,000 ante
Players Remaining:  2 of 232

Brandon Lulov

Brandon Lulov raised to 120,000 and Matt Berkey called.

The flop was Kd10c8h and Berkey check-called 100,000 from Lulov.

The turn was the 4c and Berkey check-called 400,000 from Lulov.

The river was the 9h, Berkey checked, and Lulov moved all in for 1,150,000. Berkey tanked for about three minutes before he called.

Lulov tabled AhKs for a pair of kings with an ace kicker.

“Wow, nice hand,” said Berkey, as he showed a defeated Kc2c.
Matt Berkey  –  1,040,000  (17 bb)

Event 49: Brandon Lulov Doubles Up Again

$5,000 Eight-Max NLH (Re-Entry)
$500,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 26:  25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 ante
Players Remaining:  2 of 232

Brandon Lulov

Brandon Lulov limped on the button, Matt Berkey raised all in, and Lulov called all in for 910,000 with Kh10h, leading Berkey’s Ks8s.

The flop came 2d8h5d, giving Berkey the lead with a pair of eights.

The turn was the 10d, giving Lulov a pair of tens to retake the lead.

The river was the 7h, safe for Lulov to double up once again.

Brandon Lulov  –  1,920,000  (38 bb)
Matt Berkey  –  2,720,000  (54 bb)

Event 49: Nir Cohen – 3rd Place ($110,955)

$5,000 Eight-Max NLH (Re-Entry)
$500,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 26:  25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 ante
Players Remaining:  2 of 232

Nir Cohen

Matt Berkey raised all in with his chip-leading stack and Nir Cohen called all in from the big blind for about 755,000.

Berkey:  Ad9h
Cohen:  KsQc

The board ran out 2s9s5c7h4c, no help to Cohen, ending his tournament in third place.

Matt Berkey  –  3,825,000  (76 bb)
Brandon Lulov  –  815,000  (16 bb)
Nir Cohen  –  Eliminated in 3rd Place  ($110,955)

Event 49: Matt Berkey Doubles Thru Brandon Lulov

$5,000 Eight-Max NLH (Re-Entry)
$500,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 26:  25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 ante
Players Remaining:  3 of 232

Matt Berkey raised to 100,000 from the button, Brandon Lulov three-bet all in with his chip-leading stack from the small blind, and Berkey called all in for 1,475,000.

Berkey:  AsKh
Lulov:  KsQc

The board ran out 4s7h6h3d6c, safe for Berkey to double into a hefty chip lead.

Matt Berkey  –  3,050,000  (61 bb)
Brandon Lulov  –  950,000  (19 bb)