After a flop, Joey Prosper checks from the small blind and Greg Monaldi bets from the big blind. Stuart Breakstone raises from the button, leading to Prosper calling all in for 16,000. Monaldi calls, then bets when then turn falls. A raise from Breakstone is called by Monaldi, landing the river where Monaldi check-calls a bet from Breakstone.
Breakstone wins the high with an ace-high flush, while Monaldi has the nut low. Prosper mucks and is out in sixth place.
Max Jones calls from the hijack, Jordan Chizick calls from the button, and Harry Eisenberg raises all in from the small blind. Joey Prosper calls from the big blind, both Jones and Chizick call, and the flop falls .
Prosper leads out, Jones ducks out of the way, and Chizick calls to see the turn. It’s more of the same as Prosper bets, Chizick calls, and the river completes the board. Prosper fires a third bet, Chizick calls, and Prosper tables for a wheel (five-high straight).
Chizick mucks, while Eisenberg shows for a beaten two pair (aces and jacks), ending his tournament in eighth place.
Down to 6,000, Paul Runkles raises all in from UTG+2. Max Jones calls in the hijack, Jordan Chizick calls on the button, Joey Prosper calls from the big blind, and the three of them check down a board of .
Runkles tables two of his cards, for a straight, but falls to the the of Prosper for a flush.
Shortly thereafter, Lane Abraham exited in ninth place for $422.
Today marks the fourth of nine starting flights for Event 5: $150 No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) with a $200,000 guaranteed prize pool. Here is a look at the Day 1 schedule:
Day 1A: 178 entries/22 remain Day 1B: 198 entries/23 remain Day 1C: 244 entries/23 remain Day 1D: Tuesday, April 1 – 11 a.m. Day 1E: Tuesday, April 1 – 3 p.m. Day 1F: Tuesday, April 1 – 7 p.m. Day 1G: Wednesday, April 2 – 11 a.m. Day 1H: Wednesday, April 2 – 3 p.m. Day 1H: Wednesday, April 2 – 7 p.m.
Players begin with 10,000 in chips and levels last 30 minutes. For a look at the entire structure, click here.
Registration remains open until Level 5, roughly 1:15 p.m. for Day 1D.
Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Event 4: $1,100 No Limit Hold’em March 30-31, 2014
Entries: 123 Prize Pool: $123,000
A deep structure and quality field at the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown led to a marathon heads up session before Jerome Bradpiece (London) and Andrew Woodmancey (Coconut Creek, FL) agreed to an even chop.
Bradpiece overcame a 4 to 1 chip deficit heads up to take the lead which helped him strike a deal for $28,587 and gave him the trophy.
“It’s a good one, we like it,” said Bradpiece who earned his 10th career title after taking two hours to chip away at the lead.
The pivotal hand came when Woodmancey river bluffed on a board of A-A-4-5-Q and Bradpiece called with King high.
“If I was wrong I still would have had 20 bigs,” said Bradpiece, who began heads up play with nearly 70 big blinds, “it’s a testimony as to how good the structure is.”
“He had all the momentum,” said Woodmancey, who is normally a cash game player, but turned a $100 satellite into $28,856. “I was just glad he offered the chop. I couldn’t catch anything.”
There were 123 entries in the largest buy-in of the 21-day, 20 event series as 19 players returned for Day 2 and a shot at the $123,000 prize pool.
Emilio Santaella (San Juan, PR) busted on the bubble which allowed 2008 WSOP November Niner Ylon Schwartz (Austin, TX), the shortest returning stack (18 bb), to make the money in 15th place.
Notables who cashed but missed the final table included last woman standing Ellen Fried (17th) and Corrie Wunstel (12th).
The stacked final table featured nearly $7 million in career recorded live tournament earnings.
The first four eliminations were all players with at least $100,000 in earnings, as Dan Heimiller (9th) was the headliner with his $4.1 million.
Woodmancey was poised for his 6th career title, but couldn’t close the deal as both players were content to play small pots heads up. Of his five previous wins, Woodmancey won four times in 2012 at the Seminole Coconut Creek Stax Poker Lounge.
Of the final six, Bradpiece was the most experienced player and the win pushed him past $900,000 in career earnings.
“It always feels good to win,” said Bradpiece who is a full time pro who is visiting friends in the states with girlfriend Sarah Berry who was on the rail. They’re now looking to extend their South Florida stay and glad they put Hard Rock and Hollywood, FL on the travel schedule.