Event 18 Recap

2015 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown
$570 Big Stack Pot Limit Omaha Six-Max (Single Re-Entry)
$30,000 Guarantee

April 20th, 2015

Total Entries:  90
Total Prize Pool:  $45,000

Charles Sinn, Event 18 Champion
Charles Sinn, Event 18 Champion


Event 18 gave Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown players one last chance to play some non-Hold’em before the series wound down. The $570 buy-in tournament was a short-handed, Pot Limit Omaha event with a nice $30,000 guaranteed prize pool. They easily surpassed that amount after 90 entrants created a $45,000 prize pool. When it was all done, Charles Sinn was the last player standing for the title and $12,128.

The 6-max format combined with the high-gamble nature of PLO and single re-entry kept the tournament moving at a quick pace. They were soon at the final table with six players left for a chance at the title. Darius Studdard had the best historical numbers compared to the rest, a $300k runner-up finish in a 6-max WSOP event last summer, but he was knocked out in 5th place.

Charles Sinn was the big chip leader throughout all final table play and was responsible for all but one elimination. The final heads up battle with Joel Harwood did not last long. Sinn had Harwood all-in with the best of it and stayed that way through the river. Harwood picked up $8,217 for his 2nd place finish while Sinn grabbed the $12,128 first place prize, slick trophy, and the custom framed winner’s photo from IMPDI.

Final table results:

1st: Charles Sinn (Delray Beach, FL) – $12,128
2nd: Joel Harwood (Hallendale, FL) – $8,217
3rd: Dmitriy Vernitskiy – $5,369
4th: Jeffery Palarino (Pittsburgh, PA) – $4,293
5th: Darius Studdard (Medford, NY) – $3,222
6th: Ricardo Nakamura (Londrina, BR) – $2,480