Fun in the Sun

2020 Fun in the Sun Review

Event 1: Theo Lawson ($360 Deep Stack) – $9,435
Event 2: Juan Montoya ($150 Triple Stack Turbo) – $3,051
Event 3: Matthew Zarcadoolas ($360 Black Chip Bounty) – $8,666
Event 4: Joseph Marchese ($570 Deep Stack) -$17,459
Event 5: David Shmuel ($250 Deep Stack) – $7,500

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2020 Fun in the Sun!

The next tournament series at the Seminole Hard Rock is the 2021 Lucky Hearts Poker Open. The action begins on January 14th and series details can be found here.

David Shmuel Closes the 2020 Fun in the Sun With a Win in Event 5 After Four-Way Deal

2020 Fun in the Sun
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 5
$250 Holiday Deep Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$20,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 154
Prize Pool: $32,340
December 30, 2020

2020 Fun in the Sun EVent 5 Champion David Shmuel
2020 Fun in the Sun Event 5 Champion David Shmuel

The final event of the 2020 Fun in the Sun, a $250 Holiday Deep Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry), drew 154 entries and generated a prize pool of $32,340, easily surpassing the $20,000 guarantee.

The final four players agreed to a deal and as the chip leader, David Shmuel was the official Event 5 Champion of the 2020 Fun in the Sun.

Shmuel, a regular at the Seminole Hard Rock, pushed his career tournament winnings to more than $340,000 with his victory today according to the Hendon Mob database.

PlaceFirst NameLast NamePrize Amount
1DavidShmuel$7,500*
2AllanBieler$4,280*
3AlainCandales$3,479*
4BryanHunter$3,479*
5AldringGomez$1,560
6EricPiderit$1,294
7JamesBernard$1,067
8FrankGarcia$1,067
9JonathanMarcu$920
10MatthewLessor$920
11MichaelMcCray$808
12RobertoBendeck$808
13BrianBarros Vasquez$698
14MichaelWeinberg$698
15KarinPowsner-Crespi$589
16BrianVasquez Lagos$589
17RobertMantin$589
18Sebastiaande Jonge$485
19RobertLefkowitz$485
20RaminderSingh$485

*denotes four-way deal

Event 5: We Have a Deal!

$250 Holiday Deep Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$20,000 Guarantee | Structure | Payouts
Prize Pool: $32,340
Level 22: 10,000/20,000 with a 20,000 ante
Players Remaining: 4 of 154

After playing four-handed for a little while, the final four players agreed to a deal.

Here were their chip counts at the time:

David Shmuel – 2,095,000 (105 bb)
Allan Bieler – 590,000 (30 bb)
Alain Candales – 220,000 (11 bb)
Bryan Hunter – 175,000 (9 bb)

Here were the payouts:

David Shmuel – $7,500
Allan Bieler – $4,820
Alain Candales – $3,479
Bryan Hunter – $3,479

As the chip leader, David Shmuel is the official Event 5 winner of the 2020 Fun in the Sun!

A recap of the event will be posted later tonight.

Event 5: Aldring Gomez Eliminated in 5th Place ($1,560)

$250 Holiday Deep Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$20,000 Guarantee | Structure | Payouts
Prize Pool: $32,340
Level 22: 10,000/20,000 with a 20,000 ante
Players Remaining: 4 of 154

David Shmuel raised to 60,000 from the button, Aldring Gomez three-bet all in for 280,000 from the small blind and Shmuel called.

Shumel: AsQh
Gomez: 10h10d

The board fell Ad9d3s5h7c, giving Shmuel a pair of aces to eliminate Gomez in fifth place.

David Shmuel – 1,745,000 (87 bb)
Aldring Gomez – Eliminated in 5th Place ($1,560)

Event 5: Chip Counts

$250 Holiday Deep Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$20,000 Guarantee | Structure | Payouts
Prize Pool: $32,340
Level 22: 10,000/20,000 with a 20,000 ante
Players Remaining: 5 of 154

Seat 1: Alain Candales – 260,000 (13 bb)
Seat 2: Bryan Hunter – 510,000 (26 bb)
Seat 3: Allan Bieler – 600,000 (30 bb)
Seat 4: David Shmuel – 1,425,000 (71 bb)
Seat 5: Aldring Gomez – 280,000 (14 bb)

1st: $8,296
2nd: $5,638
3rd: $3,323
4th: $2,021
5th: $1,560