Five Trophies Awarded on Eve of Finale Final Table

Wednesday was the busiest day of the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown. Five trophies were awarded and only two more remain before the series concludes.

Scott Clements took the first title of the day. He came back at noon to finish the final table of the $2,200 Pot Limit Omaha. About five hours later, Clements was $47,400 richer.

The only event that kicked off on Wednesday was the last open event of the series. Jeremy Costa bested a field of 175 players to take home $10,657 in the $250 No Limit Hold’em Turbo.

Vanessa Wang took down the other three digit buy-in of the day. She came back for Day 2 of the $150 No Limit Hold’em re-entry and chopped heads-up for $16,118. She chopped it evenly with Billy Haworth, but since Wang had more chips, she took credit for the win and the title. The total field size was 625 and 67 survived to play Day 2.

The biggest buy-in of the entire series wrapped up on Wednesday as well. David Malka topped a field of 94 players to win $658,000 in the $25,000 High Roller No Limit Hold’em. Malka has been on a heater of late. This is his second final table of the series and his second tournament win in the last three weeks.

Malka defeated former November Niner Sylvain Loosli heads-up to take home the trophy.

While everything was going on in the ballroom, the $3,500 WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Championship was playing its final table out in the Paradise Live theater. Justin Young came out on top of a stacked final table and defeated Garrett Greer heads-up to win $654,161 and a seat in the Tournament of Champions.

Thursday doesn’t have nearly as many tournaments running, but there is still a ton at stake. The final table of the $10,000 WPT Seminole Hard Rock Finale kicks off at noon in the Paradise Live theater. It will be live streamed on

The only other event left on the schedule is the WPT Tournament of Champions. That kicks off on Friday at noon and is only available to those players who have won a WPT main tour event.

Here is a look at Thursday’s schedule:

  • 12 p.m. – Final Day – $10,000 WPT Seminole Hard Rock Finale