Event 6 Recap

Seminole Hard Rock “Rock ’N’ Roll” Poker Open
Event 6: $300 Seniors (50+) No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

November 17-18, 2014

Total Entries:  84
Total Prize Pool:  $21,420

Bruce MacGregor - 1st Place
Bruce MacGregor – 1st Place







When play got down to heads-up, the stacks were so close the final two players decided on an even chop of the money, each collecting $5,998.  Bruce MacGregor was the chip leader, so he gets the win, the trophy, and the custom framed photograph from IMPDI.  Lawrence Bass gets second-place honors.

The Seniors started play yesterday at noon and this event drew 84 players.  The final eight got a share of the total prize pool of $21,420. They reached the money late on Day 1, getting down to only five remaining players before bagging up for the night.  The final five resumed play at 1pm today and it was over in under two hours.

If it weren’t for a five-outer, Bruce MacGregor would have finished this event in 5th place.  During the first level of the day, Bruce got all-in on the flop holding pocket Aces, but chip leader George Miro had flopped two pair with King-Jack.  The board paired sixes on the turn, giving MacGregor a better two-pair hand and the double-up.  Miro never recovered and was the first player eliminated on Day 2.

Hyon Chun finished 4th today and this is his second final table of the Seminole Hard Rock “Rock ’N’ Roll” Poker Open.  He also finished 4th in the HORSE event a few days ago.

Bruce MacGregor is from Port Orange, Florida, and comes to the here frequently to play tournaments.   This is his first win at the Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood, FL, but he has over $200,000 in reported career earnings.

Back home, he’s in real estate and does “as little as possible”.  He travels the country playing tournaments and says “this is the best place in Florida to play”.  While he’s at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida, he likes to dine at The Bōl and sometimes catch a show.  “They’re pretty nice to you here.  They do a nice job.  The best in Florida.”

MacGregor will be back next week to try to satellite into the $2 Million Guaranteed Championship event before taking off for Thanksgiving.  Of course if he wins his way in, we’ll see him again after the holiday!


Final Results

1st – Bruce MacGregor $5,998
2nd – Lawrence Bass $5,998
3rd – Paul Balzano $2,892
4th – Hyon Chun $2,088
5th – George Miro $1,542
6th – Gary Chapin $1,178
7th – Eddylee Martin $942
8th – David Smith $782