SHRPO FINAL RESULTS – EVENT 18

Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open
Event 18: $1,100 No Limit Hold’em
August 31 – September 2, 2014

Entries: 229
Prizepool: $229,000

Michael Laake
Michael Laake

 

 

 

 

 

RECAP
On Day 3 of what was scheduled as a two day event, Michael Laake finally came out on top of the $1,100 No Limit Hold’em tournament.  The win earned him $61,250 and Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open trophy along with a custom framed photograph provided by IMPDI.  “This is the second best series of the year,” said Laake, second only to the WSOP.  “Best structure I’ve played, very deep, very skill intensive…that’s what makes this one so special,” he added.

Laake was the chip leader at the end of Day 1 with 38 players remaining and held the chip lead again at the end of Day 2 with eight players remaining.  For him to win this event is unprecedented.  When down to three players, Laake was actually the short-stack.

When heads-up play began, Laake was almost dead-even with local pro Farid Jattin, but the cards fell Laake’s way.  Jattin settled for second place and $39,388.  Third place and $25,190 went to Ray Leone.  All three of these top finishers are Florida residents, proving that the poker talent in this state is very strong.

Thanks in part to starting at 3pm on Day 2 of the Championship event, this event drew 229 entrants.  As players busted out of the $10 Million guaranteed event, they hopped right into this $100,000 Guaranteed event for a chance at redemption.  They more than doubled the guarantee with a total prize pool of $229,000.

“Definitely the toughest field I’ve played and definitely the best opponent I’ve beat heads-up,” said Laake after the win.  “The events were incredible, start to finish.  The staff and tournament they provide are very, very good and appealing to everyone.”

Laake finished 54th of 2,767 entrants in the $1 Million Guaranteed event and then followed that up with an 11th place finish in the $350 SixMax NLH event.  He did not fare well in the Championship event after winning his seat in a satellite, busting out on Day 1.  He was headed home, then noticed this event was growing.  He ended up firing two bullets and the second one paid off handsomely!

FINAL RESULTS
1. MICHAEL LAAKE (BOCA RATON, FL): $61,250
2. FARID JATTIN (MIAMI, FL): $39,388
3. RAYMOND LEONE SR (SAINT AUGUSTINE, FL): $25,190
4. SHANE DELANEY (SEMINOLE, FL): $18,206
5. BRANDON SETZER (CHARLOTTE, NC): $14,084
6. COREY ZEDO (DENVER, CO): $11,450
7. ELLIOTT ZAYDMAN (COCONUT CREEK, FL): $9,160
8. EL FASSY XAVIER (MIAMI BEACH, FL): $6,756
9. FARAZ JAKA (SAN JOSE, CA): $4,351
10. DARRYLL FISH (CAPE CORAL, FL): $3,321
11. RYAN FELDMAN (PLANTSVILLE, CT): $3,321
12. JUSTIN ZAKI (TIERRA VERDE, FL): $3,321
13. MUHAMMAD ABDEL-RAHIM (DERRY, NH): $2,863
14. JOHN O’SEAH (DUBLIN): $2,863
15. JONATHAN BRODY (DAVIE, FL): $2,863
16. LOUIS CONSTANT (LAKE MARY, FL): $2,519
17. MANISH PAREKH (HOUSTON, TX): $2,519
18. CHOU CHOU (LAS VEGAS, NV): $2,519
19. IGOR SKOCHILO (ASTORIA, NY): $2,176
20. WALID MADDAH (TAMPA, FL): $2,176
21. JULIAN KAPLAN (STATEN ISLAND, NY): $2,176
22. VLADIMIR KOVALCHUK (HALLANDALE BEACH, FL): $2,176
23. THOMAS MCCORMICK (FARGO, ND): $2,176
24. RORY BROWN (CO GALWAY): $2,176

MAIN EVENT SCHEDULE AND RESULTS

Event 21: Daniel Piela Eliminated in 11th ($2,510)

$1,650 Purple Chip Bounty No-Limit Hold ‘Em (Re-Entry)
Level 16: Blinds 1500/3000/400 Ante

Daniel Piela loved his hand on the flop but not so much after the chips went in the middle.

Piela’s A-Q on an A-9-J flop ran smack into Steven Bennett’s flopped set of nines.  Piela caught a straight draw on the turn but didn’t catch.  Piela picks up $2,510.

And with that, the players have reached the final table as they keep grabbing for bounties and $37,648 for the win.

Event 21: Rachel Kranz Eliminated in 12th Place($2,510)

$1,650 Purple Chip Bounty No-Limit Hold ‘Em (Re-Entry)
Level 15: Blinds 1200/2400/400 Ante

While the table enjoyed Rachel Kranz’s play and table banter, the cards were not so friendly.

Yvonne McQuillan raised and then called Kranz’s all-in bet.

Kranz: 8h8d
McQuillan: AcQs

Kranz held on the Th5sTd flop but the As on the turn was enough to give McQuillan the hand and the elimination.

Kranz wins $2,510 and compliments from her tablemates as she heads to the payout window.

Last Chance For Your SHRPO Photos!

Eric Harkins of Image Masters (IMPDI) has been on the floor of the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open since it began August 14th, snapping photos of players in all the Main Events (Event 1-24).

As an added bonus during the series, Seminole Hard Rock Poker and IMPDI are providing a customized 16 x 20 framed photo with event information plaque and commemorative pin to the winner of each Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open trophy event.

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If you’re not fortunate enough to win a custom framed photo, you can always check out the photos at the IMPDI booth.  Photos are available for purchase in a variety of sizes and in digital form.  You can have your photo custom framed with text and logos added.   All photos are printed on site and yours can be framed and available for pickup within 24 hours.

Some features like SHRPO logos and other enhancements are only available at the IMPDI booth across from registration, so stop by before it’s too late!

To browse the photos online, click here to go to the online store.  Photos are arranged by Event/Flight number, then by Table number.

Event 18: Michael Laake Wins! Farid Jattin 2nd

$1,100 No-Limit Hold ‘Em (Re-Entry)

Level 26: Blinds 15k/30k/5k ante

Michael Laake - 1st Place
Michael Laake – 1st Place

Michael Laake was whittling away at Farid Jattin’s stack until Farid was down to only~400k.

On the final hand, they got all the chips in pre-flop.

Farid: Qs7s
Michael: 5h5c

Board: 9h8d2s6c4s

Michael’s pair held up to take the pot and the tournament!  He’ll collect $61,250 for the win along with the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open trophy and custom framed photo provided by IMPDI.

Farid Jattin will collect $39,388 for second place.

Farid Jattin - 2nd Place
Farid Jattin – 2nd Place

Event 21: Donald Lehn Eliminated in 13th ($2,196)

$1,650 Purple Chip Bounty No-Limit Hold ‘Em (Re-Entry)
Level 15: Blinds 1200/2400/400 Ante

After a tough loss vs. Derrick Simon early in the level, Ian O’Hara has decided to become the Terminator. This time Donald Lehn is the victim. Lehn went over the top of O’Hara pre-flop but O’Hara made the call. O’Hara, holding sevens had the lead over Lehn’s fours. After a small sweat with a gutshot on the board. O’Hara landed safely and picked off Lehn and his bounty.

Lehn ends the day in 13th place with an extra $2,196 in his pocket.

Event 21: Pevner Hits Big

$1,650 Purple Chip Bounty No-Limit Hold ‘Em (Re-Entry)
Level 15: Blinds 1200/2400/400 Ante

He’s a contender now.

Barry Pevner picked off a huge all-in play by Rachel Kranz.  On a 2h9d3h flop, Kranz went all-in and was quickly called by Pevner.

Pevner: 10s10h
Kranz: Ah9h

Kranz’s huge draw and bet was a gutsy play but it did not pay off as she got no help and Pevner caught a ten on the river to seal the hand. Pevner moves to the 200,000 chip mark with the win.

Event 21: Dentale Done in 14th ($2,196)

$1,650 Purple Chip Bounty No-Limit Hold ‘Em (Re-Entry)
Level 15: Blinds 1200/2400/400 Ante

A rough day for Mike Dentale finally comes to close.

Short stacked, Dentale put it on the line with Js10s.  He was called by Ian O’Hara with AsJh.  Just like the rest of his, Dentale caught absolutely no help and is out the door.  Dentale picks up a cash of $2,196 for his 14th place finish.

 

Event 20: Seiver pays Fee

$100,000 Super High Roller Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
Level 8: 2K/4K/ 500 ante

Three handed play lasts for quite some time as there’s not one weak spot in this line up.

Scott Seiver shoves after a raise from Ryan Fee, and Fee cannot get his chips in fast enough as he snap calls.

Seiver JcJd
Fee QsQh

The board brings no help to Seiver as it falls 4cKc10s3s6s and Fee’s pocket ladies hold up to double through Seiver.

Here’s an update on the chip counts:

Fee – 370K
Schindler – 315K
Seiver – 211K