Event 12: Aron Dermer Defeats Jean Gaspard Heads Up

2019 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 
Hollywood, Florida
Event 12
$360 H.O.R.S.E. (Re-Entry)
Entries: 57

Prize Pool: $17,100
April 10, 2019

Aron Dermer

Aron Dermer made an incredible come back after being the short stack three-handed against two very experienced players in Event 12 of the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown, a $360 buy-in H.O.R.S.E. tournament.

“I late registered,” he said. “It was a tough field. I had to beat out two strong players.”

Dermer says it was a mixture of getting lucky, playing well and putting it in in the right spot.

When asked about the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, he said, “I love the Hard Rock. It’s the best casino. I like Tony [Burns]. He’s the best tournament director”.

Dermer jokes that he is a H.O.R.S.E specialist now.

The tournament drew 57 entries generating a prize pool of $17,100. The top eight finishers were in the money Jean Gaspard finishing second and Phil Hui sixth.


1st: Aron Dermer – $5,590
2nd: Jean Gaspard – $3,730
3rd: Amnon Filipi – $2,485
4th: Lazaro Rodriguez – $1,725
5th: Carey Pickus – $1,250
6th: Phil Hui – $945
7th: Cory Zeidman – $750
8th: Sandy Sanchez – $625