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Event 43: Darren Elias – 8th Place ($36,230)

$10,000 Deep Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$500,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 20:  5,000/15,000 with a 15,000 ante
Players Remaining:  7 of 111

Darren Elias

Darren Elias was all in from the big blind for roughly 110,000 against Brandon Lulov on the button.

Elias:  Jc9c
Lulov:  AdQh

The board ran out 5d4s2sQd3c, further improving Lulov to a five-high straight to eliminate Elias in eighth place.

Brandon Lulov  –  655,000  (43 bb)
Darren Elias  – Eliminated in 8th Place  ($36,230)

David Baize Wins Event 42 of the 2022 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open in Four-Way Deal

2022 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 42
$400 Black Chip Bounty No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Entries:  153
Prize Pool:  $35,955
Bounty Prize Pool:  $15,300
August 9, 2022

2022 SHRPO Event 42 Champion David Baize

Event 42 of the 2022 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open was a $400 Black Chip Bounty No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry). A field of 153 entries produced a prize pool of $35,955, with an additional $15,300 set aside for bounties.

A four-handed deal took place at the final table. David Baize was the chip leader at the time, making him the official Event 42 champion for $6,599.

PlaceFirst NameLast NamePrize Amount
1DavidBaize$6,599*
2SalimSalem$5,986*
3AlexanderBorukhovich$5,034*
4JacoboMontoya$4,046*
5DanIshaki$1,735
6CarlosBermudez$1,455
7NashaatAntonious$1,250
8TrentSmith$1,100
9EricPiderit$965
10CalebPiderit$965
11ChadHimmelspach$845
12RaminderSingh$845
13JairoVelasquez$730
14KevinOrjuella Ayala$730
15RyanLeto$730
16AlejandroArana$620
17JenniferFitzgibbon$620
18TamaraGoldshteyn$620
19RobertGoldberg$540
20ThomasAllan-Abker$540

*denotes four-handed deal

Event 43: Ash Chehata – 9th Place ($32,000)

$10,000 Deep Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$500,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 20:  5,000/15,000 with a 15,000 ante
Players Remaining:  8 of 111

Ash Chehata raised all in for 145,000 from the button and Filipp Khavin called all in for 120,000 in the small blind.

Chehata:  Ah8d
Khavin:  JhJd

The board came down 7h9s4c2c10h, safe for Khavin to double up.

Filipp Khavin  –  270,000  (18 bb)
Ash Chehata  –  25,000  (2 bb)

A few hands later, Ed Sebesta opened to 30,000 from early position, Chehata called all in for 25,000 from the hijack, Brandon Lulov called in the small blind, and Sean Ragozzini called in the big blind.

The flop was Js9c4d and action checked to Sebesta who bet 50,000. Only Lulov called.

Both Lulov and Sebesta proceeded to check the 8h turn and 6s river.

Sebesta showed 7h7d for a pair of sevens, Lulov tabled Kd9d for a pair of nines, and Chehata couldn’t beat it with Ac8c to bust in ninth place.

Brandon Lulov  –  510,000  (34 bb)
Ed Sebesta  –  330,000  (22 bb)
Ash Chehata  –  Eliminated in 9th Place  ($32,000)

Event 43: Final Table Lineup

$10,000 Deep Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$500,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 19:  5,000/10,000 with a 10,000 ante
Players Remaining:  9 of 111

2022 SHRPO Event 43 Final Table

Seat 1:  Ren Lin  –  180,000  (18 bb)
Seat 2:  Elio Fox  –  255,000  (26 bb)
Seat 3:  Ash Chehata  –  160,000  (16 bb)
Seat 4:  Filipp Khavin  –  195,000  (20 bb)
Seat 5:  Stephen Song  –  275,000  (28 bb)
Seat 6:  Brandon Lulov  –  385,000  (39 bb)
Seat 7:  Sean Ragozzini  –  195,000  (20 bb)
Seat 8:  Darren Elias  –  160,000  (16 bb)
Seat 9:  Ed Sebesta  –  435,000  (44 bb)

1st:  $311,915 + SHRPO trophy
2nd:  $201,100
3rd:  $118,280
4th:  $77,250
5th:  $59,675
6th:  $49,025
7th:  $41,555
8th:  $36,230
9th:  $32,000

Event 43: Taylor Wilson Eliminated in 10th by Stephen Song

$10,000 Deep Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$500,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 18:  4,000/8,000 with an 8,000 ante
Players Remaining:  10 of 111

Taylor Wilson raised to about 100,000 (leaving about 20,000 behind) from under the gun, Stephen Song reraised all in from the big blind, and Wilson called all in for the additional 20,000.

Wilson:  Ac7c
Song:  9d9s

The board ran out 10d9c6h5c2d, no help to Wilson after flopping and turning outs, ending his tournament in 10th place.

Stephen Song  –  275,000  (34 bb)
Taylor Wilson  –  Eliminated in 10th Place  ($32,000)

Event 43: Taylor von Kriegenbergh Eliminated by Ash Chehata

$10,000 Deep Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$500,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 18:  4,000/8,000 with an 8,000 ante
Players Remaining:  10 of 111

Taylor von Kriegenbergh raised all in for about 55,000 from under the gun and Ash Chehata gave him action from the small blind with JhJd, leading von Kriegenbergh’s Ad9s.

The board ran out 8c2h3d9c3c, not enough help to Van Kriegenbergh, ending his tournament in 12th place.

Ash Chehata  –  290,000  (36 bb)
Taylor von Kriegenbergh  –  Eliminated in 12th Place  ($28,240)

Recent Eliminations
11th:  Joe McKeehen  –  $28,240

Event 43: Mitchell Halverson Eliminated in 14th Place by Taylor Wilson

$10,000 Deep Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$500,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 17:  3,000/6,000 with a 6,000 ante
Players Remaining:  12 of 111

Mitchell Halverson raised all in for about 17,000 from the small blind and Taylor Wilson called in the big blind.

Halverson:  QsJs
Wilson:  6h2h

The board ran out 9d6d4dAs7c, giving Wilson a pair of sixes to eliminate Halverson in 14th place.

Taylor Wilson  –   100,000   (13 bb)
Mitchell Halverson  –  Eliminated in 14th Place ($25,045)

Recent Eliminations
13th:  Christopher Mills  –  $25,045

Event 42: Final Table Lineup

$400 Black Chip Bounty No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 19:  5,000/10,000 with a 10,000 ante
Players Remaining:  9 of 153

Seat 1:  Trent Smith  –  170,000  (17 bb)
Seat 2:  Alexander Borukhovich  –  150,000  (15 bb)
Seat 3:  Nashaat Antonious  –  450,000  (45 bb)
Seat 4:  Carlos Bermudez  –  260,000  (26 bb)
Seat 5:  Jacobo Montoya  –  350,000  (35 bb)
Seat 6:  Salim Salem  –  300,000  (30 bb)
Seat 7:  David Baize  –  180,000  (18 bb)
Seat 8:  Dan Ishaki –  840,000  (84 bb)
Seat 9:  Eric Piderit  –  275,000  (28 bb)

1st:  $9,520 + SHRPO trophy
2nd:  $6,200
3rd:  $3,695
4th:  $2,250
5th:  $1,735
6th:  $1,455
7th:  $1,250
8th:  $1,100
9th:  $965

Event 45: Prize Pool and Payouts; $5,610 to the Winner

2022 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 45
$200 Quad Stack Double Green Chip Bounty NLH (Re-Entry)
$20,000 Guaranteed
Entries:  264
Prize Pool:  $29,040
Bounty Prize Pool:  $13,200
August 9, 2022

Registration closed for Event 45, the $200 Quad Stack Double Green Chip Bounty NLH (Re-Entry) tournament, with 264 entries, generating a prize pool of $29,040 with an additional $12,300 set aside for bounties. The final 33 players make the money, with a min-cash set at $335.

Up top for the winner is $5,610 plus the SHRPO trophy.

1st:  $5,610 + SHRPO trophy
2nd:  $3,855
3rd:  $2,775
4th:  $1,810
5th:  $1,400
6th:  $1,160
7th:  $975
8th:  $815
9th-10th:  $665
11th-12th:  $560
13th-15th:  $480
16th-18th:  $440
19th-21st:  $410
22nd-24th:  $380
25th-27th:  $350
28th-33rd:  $335

Ivan Ruban Wins the $1,100 Big 4 No-Limit Hold’em Event Outright for $107,125

2022 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 39
$1,100 Big 4 No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$500,000 Guaranteed
Entries:  563
Prize Pool:  $563,000
August 8-9, 2022

Ivan Ruban

Event 39 of the 2022 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open was the $1,100 Big 4 No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry). The tournament drew 563 entries, generating a prize pool of $563,000. Taking it down was Ivan Ruban, winning outright for $107,125.

“It feels good to win this tournament,” said Ruban afterward. “I hope to do it again soon.”

Ruban finished Day 1 on top of the chip counts by a healthy margin of 35 big blinds, leading the 17 players who returned on Day 2. He coasted to the final table, and once there stayed out of the way for the most part as players began to fall.

With four players remaining, Ruban picked up pocket aces in back-to-back hands, doubling up into a commanding chip lead thanks to a set-over-set showdown. He then added to it by eliminating Gary Gelman in fourth place moments later.

Ruban began heads-up play against 2013 SHRPO champion Blair Hinkle with nearly a 4:1 chip lead and closed it out after making a full house in a limped pot, earning the outright victory.

Ruban, a native of Moscow, Russia, recently moved to South Florida and has registered several cashes at the Seminole Hard Rock in those few months. This marks his second-largest live career tournament score and pushes him past the $420,000 mark in total live earnings according to the Hendon Mob poker database.

PlaceFirst NameLast NamePrize Amount
1IvanRuban$107,125
2BlairHinkle$73,425
3GeorgeDolofan$48,500
4GaryGelman$34,360
5KharlinSued$26,385
6NelliePark$21,700
7KevinNaim$18,000
8ZoltanCzinkota$14,325
9SohebPorbandarwala$10,760
10RoniZelichonok$10,760
11SeanShah$8,900
12MichaelWadlow$8,900
13SteveKarp$7,125
14JoshDaff$7,125
15YejunKim$7,125
16BorjaIglesias$5,940
17JordanMiller$5,940
18PaulDomb$5,940
19KevinBlewitt$5,015
20JoseRuiz$5,015
21WillGivens$5,015
22AntonioMallol$4,165
23ManuelAmaro Alvarez$4,165
24FilippKhavin$4,165
25LeviBerger$3,555
26JeremyBecker$3,555
27BobMather$3,555
28ParkerLaneyherdt$2,955
29BradleyCoultas$2,955
30BrianHastings$2,955
31SamuelLaskowitz$2,955
32BrandonNavarrete$2,955
33PhilHui$2,955
34DanielPearlman$2,955
35StevenMcKoy$2,955
36JuliaBindelglass$2,955
37ScottZakheim$2,575
38MarcSchiller$2,575
39TuanPhan$2,575
40RudyCervantes$2,575
41MarcoRodriguez$2,575
42NicholasZautra$2,575
43DavidWilliams$2,575
44MichaelAmato$2,575
45ShangDai$2,575
46AlejandroFunes$2,250
47IraSchwartz$2,250
48EricPhillips$2,250
49BinDuan$2,250
50JosephLiberta$2,250
51PasqualeCaiazza$2,250
52RonaldSullivan$2,250
53JeffreyBlenkarn$2,250
54JamesCaleraro$2,250
55RyanVan Sanford$2,000
56AshrafChehata$2,000
57JavierZarco$2,000
58MichaelMann$2,000
59TaylorHart$2,000
60RichardRice$2,000
61LukeSpeer$2,000
62ChristopherMeyers$2,000
63AlaikseiTsiareshka$2,000
64MarcusStein$1,805
65RafaelLima$1,805
66DavidKahan$1,805
67VictorFigueroa$1,805
68VincentChauve$1,805
69TuanPham$1,805
70JasonUnger$1,805
71DarrenRabinowitz$903
72CarlosVelasco$902