Event 15: Dave Phillips Triumphs After Heads-Up Deal

2019 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 
Hollywood, Florida
Event 15
$360 Omaha 8/Stud 8 (Re-Entry)
Entries: 60
Prize Pool: $18,000
April 11, 2019

Dave Phillips

Event 15 of the 2019 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown was a $360 Omaha 8/Stud 8 (Re-Entry). A field of 60 entries generated a prize pool of $18,000 and after a heads-up deal was made, Dave Phillips was officially the winner,

“It’s been a long day and it’s been a while since I’ve won one of these,” Phillips said afterward.

Residing in Naples, Phillips makes the two-hour drive to Seminole Hard Rock monthly to dabble in the poker room a little bit.

“I’ll come here to play two or three times a month to play tournaments or in a live game, but I prefer mixed games. A number of years ago I was ranked in the top five or ten in the country in Omaha 8, so I enjoy these., but that was before everything got real big.”

This will probably be all Phillips will play for the rest of the series, as he needs to get back to Naples quickly, which is why he was so eager to get a deal done.

“I’m going home tonight to get some sleep because I have a dentist appointment at 8 in the morning. So when he suggested a chop, since I have a two-hour drive, I was willing to do that.”

*1st: Dave Phillips – $5,106+ Showdown trophy
*2nd: Adam Stone – $4,709
3rd: Harvey Feldman – $2,615
4th: LArry Germain – $1,815
5th: Adam Brancato – $1,315
6th: Al Green – $995
7th: Aron Demer – $790
8th: Cheryl Parker – $655