Event 10 Day 1B: Second Bullet

$300 + $50 No Limit Hold’em Deep Stack

Blinds: 75/150

Eric Piderit already has one final table during the Seminole Hard Rock “Rock ‘n’ Roll Poker Open” with a 3rd place finish in Event 5 but it will take at least two entries into today’s event to back that up. Piderit is on his second bullet of the day when he fired his nut flush draw straight into pocket Aces.

Solange Lucas called his all-in with AdAs on the two club flop with Piderit holding AcJc. The turn and river ran clean to give Lucas the double up and sent Piderit back to the cage. He returned to the same table, switch from the 1-seat to 9-seat.

“Great, I’m going to be the button for her big blind now,” Piderit laughed as he took his new seat.

There are 159 entrants currently registered with two full levels remaining to get in the game.

Solange Lucas
Solange Lucas with an early double

Event 10 Day 1B: Around the Room

$300 + $50 No Limit Hold’em Deep Stack

Blinds: 50/100

Player are still making their way into tournament area as the entrant count moves higher. All upstairs tables are now in use with four new tables in the cash game area. The field should easily surpass the 169 entrants from Day 1A on a sunny day in South Florida.

Players here at the start include Eric Piderit, Nicolas Mahabee, plus the father/son duo of Zach and Jeff Kessler. The tournament clock shows 130 entrants in the field so far with 90 minutes left for registration/re-entry.

Event 10 Day 1B: Running Again

$300 + $50 No Limit Hold’em Deep Stack

Blinds: 25/50

Action is underway early today in The Poker Room at Seminole Hard Rock with an 11am start time for Day 1B of Event 10. It is the second of five flights for the $350 buy-in $250,000 Guarantee tournament which drew 169 players on Day 1A with 26 surviving into Day 2.

The early players are in their seats as cards go in the air but they have four levels of late registration and can re-enter during that time if their stack is busted. They will each start with stacks of 20,000 (400 big blinds) and play 30-minute levels. Their day will come to a close at the end of Level 14 and advance onto Day 2 along with chipleader Marvin Young (488,000).

Top 10 chip counts from Day 1A:

PlayerChips
1Marvin Young488,000
2Debra Dorcy311,400
3Dwayne Barclay193,100
4Warren Jurkowitz178,500
5Norbert Kara166,000
6Roberto Berrocal164,200
7Edward Medoff157,900
8Phil Rigby154,100
9Albert Eskenazi152,900
10Andres Jara146,600

Rock n’ Roll Poker Open – Event 8 Results

Seminole Hard Rock, Rock n’ Roll Poker Open
Event 8: $240 No Limit Hold’em Black Chip Bounty
November 20, 2013
Entries: 96
Prize Pool: $9,600

 

PlaceNAMEFROMWINNINGS
1OKTAY ALTINBASFORT LAUDERDALE, FL$3,360
2HAIM TOORGEMANKENNER, LA$1,920
3LANCE GOLDENBERGPORT SAINT LUCIE, FL$1,248
4RAFAEL GOMEZCOCONUT CREEK, FL$864
5BENJAMIN DEJESUSUNION CITY, NJ$672
6JODY DAVISORLANDO, FL$528
7DWAYNE BARCLAYSUNRISE, FL$432
8THOMAS BROWNCAPE CORAL, FL$336
9STEVEN OLEKFT LAUDERDALE, FL$240

Rock n’ Roll Poker Open – Event 7 Results

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Event 7: $560 No Limit Hold’em Deep Stack
November 20, 2013
Entries: 135
Prize Pool: $67,500

PlaceNAMEFROMWINNINGS
1FARIBORZ ZOJAJIMIAMI, FL$13,329
2MARCO RODRIGUEZMIAMI BEACH, FL$12,073
3MICHAEL DAVISOKEECHOBEE, FL$8,320
4FRANK MIESESORLANDO, FL$7,708
5LARRY BASSTAMARAC, FL$7,671
6TREBBI GIANLUCA$4,759
7MICHAEL FILIPELLIFORT LAUDERDALE, FL$4,155
8JENNIFER DAVIDHIALEAH, FL$1,958
9MARINA KOLESFT LAUDERDALE, FL$1,350
10STEPHEN DIAMANTASTAMPA, FL$1,114
11BRIAN WACHSSUNRISE, FL$1,114
12LUKE BRERETONPRESTBURY$1,114
13WILLIAM GONZALEZMIRAMAR, FL
$945
14GARY FLURPLANTATION, FL$945
15EDDIE TURNERLUTZ, FL$945

Rock n’ Roll Poker Open – Event 6 Results

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Event 6: $150 No Limit Hold’em
November 19, 2013
Entries: 211
Prize Pool: $25,320

 

PlaceNAMEFROMWINNINGS
1ANDREW FRIERHOLLYWOOD, FL$4,174
2HOMERO MOLINAHOLLYWOOD, FL$3,623
3ARTHUR RODRIGUEZHIALEAH, FL$3,445
4NORMAN GUIGUIHALLANDALE BEACH, FL$3,366
5KEITH WAGNERDAVIE, FL$2,824
6DERRICK SIMONMIRAMAR, FL$1,114
7LAWRENCE CONEMIAMI, FL$861
8PAUL STANECHEWSKITAMPA, FL$633
9RONALD BLANKENSHIPCHEROKEE, NC$456
10MICHAEL FILIPELLIFORT LAUDERDALE, FL$354
11PHILLIP TYSONPOMPANO BEACH, FL$354
12ALBERTO PALMAMIAMI, FL$354
13JOSHUA SMITHFORT LAUDERDALE, FL$304
14JASON BECHERGAINESVILLE, FL$304
15WAYNE LUGGERYPLANTATION, FL$304
16ENRIQUE PEREZMIAMI, FL$266
17EDWIN VASCONCELOSPORT ORANGE, FL$266
18THOMAS CUNNINGHAMMCDONOUGH, GA$266
19FRANK ARGANOMIAMI BEACH, FL$228
20NORBERT KARALAKITELEK$228
21STEVEN FRANKELHOLLYWOOD, FL$228
22REGETTE DUVDIVANISUNRISE, FL$228
23JODY DAVISORLANDO, FL$228
24CHRISTOPHER BROWNPLANTATION, FL$228
25MICHAEL SARACENIFORT LAUDERDALE, FL$228
26JAMES SALMON IIIDAVIE, FL$228
27DAMIAN LEITEMCDONOUGH, GA$228

Rock n’ Roll Poker Open – Event 5 Results

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Event 5: $240 No Limit Hold’em Double Stack Turbo
November 19, 2013
Entries: 89
Prize Pool: $20,000

 

PlaceNAMEFROMWINNINGS
1PETER STRIANO IIIPARKLAND, FL$3,360
2CASEY COHENPLANTATION, FL$3,360
3ERIC PIDERITWESTON, FL$3,360
4ANDREW FRIERWESTON, FL$3,360
5BILLY ERWINWESTON, FL$3,360
6ONIEL MCCALLAMIRAMAR. FL$1,100
7NIGEL MURRAYMIAMI GARDENS, FL$900
8ARIEL ROSELLOHIALEAH, FL$700
9LUKE DOOLITTLESYOSSET, NY$500

Friday Fun At Seminole Hard Rock “Rock ‘n’ Roll Poker Open”

Thursday night saw the first flight of Event 10,  a $250,000 Guaranteed $350 No Limit Hold ‘Em Deep Stack tournament take place and there were 169 paid entrants. Today there will be two more flights as we head into the final day on Sunday, November 24th.  The first flight of the day, Day 1B, will start at 11 a.m. and the second flight of the day, Day 1C, will start at 7 p.m.

We’re expecting a huge prize pool so don’t miss your chance to join in on the action. If you don’t want to be an alternate, it’s a good idea to come down and register early. The tournament has 30 minute levels on the first day of play and players will start with 20,000 in chips, or an amazing 400 big blinds. Players can re-enter/register on any start day until the end of Level 4 and in addition can play in any of the five flights with the largest surviving stack being the stack that carries forward to Sunday. Play will conclude at the end of day 1 at the end of Level 14.

We will be providing continuous updates for both events on our live updates blog. Coming up in just a few weeks is Event #18, the $500,000 Guarantee No Limit Hold’Em Championship Event. It starts on Friday, November 29th. Here is the full schedule of events that you won’t want to miss out on:

Seminole Hard Rock “Rock ‘n’ Roll Poker Open” Schedule

In addition, here is additional information you can find regarding the Seminole Hard Rock “Rock ‘n’ Roll Poker Open”:

Seminole Hard Rock “Rock ‘n’ Roll Poker Open” Satellites

Seminole Hard Rock “Rock ‘n’ Roll Poker Open” Leaderboard Promotion

Seminole Hard Rock “Rock ‘n’ Roll Poker Open” Social Media Information

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Things To Do

Tournament Schedule for November 22nd

Today in The Poker Room at Seminole Hard Rock:

Seminole Hard Rock “Rock ‘n’ Roll Poker Open” Schedule and Structure

11am – Event 10 Day 1B ($350 NL Hold’em – $250,000 Guaranteed)

Registration open until end of Level 4
Eliminated players may re-enter until end of Level 4
Players begin with 20,000 chips with 30-minute levels
Day 1 will play 14 Levels
Day 2 will start on 11/24 at 1pm

2pm – Main Event Mega Satellite ($200 NL Holdem – 2 Seats Guaranteed)

Registration open until end of Level 4
Eliminated players may re-enter until end of Level 4
Players begin with 7,500 chips with 30-minute levels
Two $1,650 Seminole Hard Rock “Rock ‘n’ Roll Poker Open” Main Event seats guaranteed

7pm – Event 10 Day 1C ($350 NL Hold’em – $250,000 Guaranteed)

Registration open until end of Level 4
Eliminated players may re-enter until end of Level 4
Players begin with 20,000 chips with 30-minute levels
Day 1 will play 14 Levels
Day 2 will start on 11/24 at 1pm

Event 10 Day 1A: End Of Day Chip Counts

$300 + $50 No Limit Hold’em Deep Stack

Out of the 169 players that started, only 26 were left standing by the time players bagged and tagged at the end of Level 14. Marvin Young is the dominating chip leader with 488K in chips after winning a big pot against Norman Guigui late in the evening  

Here are the chip counts for the 26 players that will be moving on to return Sunday for Day 2 at 1 p.m.:

PlaceNameChip Count
1Marvin Young488,000
2Debra Dorcy311,400
3Dwayne Barclay193,100
4Warren Jurkowitz178,500
5Norbert Kara166,000
6Roberto Berrocal164,200
7Edward Medoff157,900
8Phil Rigby154,100
9Albert Eskenazi152,900
10Andres Jara146,600
11Jon Brody137,900
12Errol Massey130,500
13Justo Ruiz124,300
14Brian Kopacz122,700
15Casey Cohen119,300
16Luis Leo IV90,700
17Gil Nagar89,400
18Jami Kopacz86,100
19Joe D Pozos72,700
20Brett Taylor60,500
21Kevin Spires60100
22Paul Balzano58,900
23Daniel Turcotte40,300
24David Swatschino27,700
25Sean Bauerschmidt24,200
26Norman Guigui17,000

Event 10 Day 1A: Chip Leaders Tangle

$300 + $50 No Limit Hold’em Deep Stack

We are done for the day now but on one of the last hands before breaks two of the top three in chips got it all in for a 400K+ pot. Norman Guigui had built  his stack back up to over 225K after losing the two big pots mentioned earlier. The board read QhJd5d9h and there was a little more than 50K in the pot when Guigui moved all in. His opponent, Marvin Young, made the call. Norman probably thought he was in great shape with Q-T for top pair and a straight draw but he was drawing thin since Young held KhQs for top pair with a bigger kicker. The river was the Qc giving both players trips but Young’s kicker played to give him the massive pot.

Marvin Young, Day 1A Chip Leader
Marvin Young after winning huge pot

We’ll have full chip counts for the surviving players as soon as they become available.

 

Event 10 Day 1A: Giving Them Away

$300 + $50 No Limit Hold’em Deep Stack

Blinds: 1K/2K Ante 200

Earlier we talked about Norman Guigui having a good sized stack – probably good enough for the chip lead. As is often the case with early chip leaders though that good run has come to an end as Norman has just given away over 125K, which is substantial for this point in the tournament.

On the first hand, Haim Toorgeman raised first to act and a short stack moved all in for approximately 25K. Norman re-raised to 50K and Haim folded. The short stack held 5’s and Norman A-J. The board ran out Ks9h6s2d7h to give the short stack a much needed double. Haim said “it’s a good thing he raised, I had Ace King and would have busted you.” Good thing indeed the short stack was probably thinking.

The second hand saw Guigui open to 8K only to see himself get re-raised by the small blind to 31K. Guigui made the call and the flop came Kc7s5d. The small blind checked and attempting to steal the pot, Norman made a bet of 50K. The small blind had a what the hell look on his face and pushed his entire stack into the middle. Guigui had been caught with his hand in the cookie jar but it was only 20K more to call so he did just that. The small blind turned over pocket 10’s and Norman had QcJc. The turn gave the small blind a set but it also gave Guigui some outs as it was the Tc giving him an open ended straight/royal flush draw. The river was the Js though and 100K of Norman’s chips were sent across the table.

There is 7 minutes left in Level 13 – 34 players remain.

Event 10 Day 1A: Five Tables Remain

$300 + $50 No Limit Hold’em Deep Stack

Blinds: 600/1.2K Ante 200

We are down to 45 players with about 5 minutes left in Level 11. Play will conclude most likely at the end of Level 14 which means we have about 95 minutes left of cards being dealt. Norman Guigui looks to be following up on his excellent finish in Event 6 and is probably the chip leader in the room at this point.

Norman Guigui
Norman Guigui

Event 9: Chip Tye Takes Down PLO Tournament at Seminole Hard Rock “Rock ‘n’ Roll Poker Open”

Event 9, a $350 Pot Limit Omaha Double Stack tournament, might have been the best structured event we’ve seen thus far here at Seminole Hard Rock “Rock ‘n’ Roll Poker Open”. The final total number of entrants was 48 with the prize pool being the $15,000 that was guaranteed for the tournament. With 16,000 in starting chips and 40 minute levels, patience was often rewarded and the stacks were so deep that when we were down to four players, the average stack had over 90 big blinds. Chip Tye was able to use this to his advantage. When there was four players left, he found himself all in for his last 30K. Surviving that hand, Tye would go on to win several key pots from eventual 4th place finisher Leon Benmargui and once Leon was eliminated, the three remaining players would decide to split the remaining money and gie the title and trophy to Chip.

Tye, a 50 year old self-proclaimed “Storage Wars” type of business man (he purchases storage lockers and resells the contents) has been playing poker for all of his adult life. Mainly an Omaha cash and tournament game player with the occasional foray into No Limit Hold ‘Em cash games, Tye said “I don’t like No Limit tournaments.” When asked what he was going to do with his winnings, Chip said “I am going to buy some more storage lockers.” Let’s hope the good run he had here continues there!

There was one key hand in the tournament and it was the one that would ultimately lead to the tournament’s conclusion.

With the blinds at 1.2K/2.4K, three of our four remaining players saw the flop with the lone holdout being Jonah Miller. The flop came KcTh2c and Leon Benmargui made a pot sized bet of 7.2K and was called by both Max Jones and Chip Tye. The turn was the 2h and Benmargui again bet the pot, this time for a total of 28.8K. Jones got out of the way but Tye was not as easily convinced. Appearing hesitant, Chip grabbed a stack of chips and asked Leon how many chips behind he had. “Trying to figure out what this is going to cost me,” Chip said as he played with the calling chips in his right hand. Tapping the felt had with the chips, he pushed them reluctantly into the middle. The river was the 9c and Benmargui pushed his last 50K into the center of the table.

“I call,” said Tye as he turned over KdTdTs8d for ten’s full of two’s. Leon proudly tabled his hand thinking he had won the pot and doubled up. He showed JsTc5c2d for two’s full of ten’s. He was shown that he was actually in second and that meant he was also eliminated in 4th place.

Once Leon was gone, the remaining three players decided to chop and split the prize money evenly. The final order of finish and payouts was as follows:

1stChip Tye (Coral Springs, FL)$4,050.00
2ndMax Jones (Davie, FL)$4,050.00
3rdJonah Miller (Miami, FL)$4,050.00
4thLeon “Benny” Benmargui (Italy/Hollywood,FL)$1,650.00
5thGil Guadalpi$1,000.00

Seminole Hard Rock “Rock ‘n’ Roll Poker Open” Leaderboard Promotion Update

Through 9 events, Lance Goldenberg is leading the way in the Leaderboard Promotion here at the Seminole Hard Rock “Rock ‘n’ Roll Poker Open”. Full details of the promotion can be found here:

Leaderboard Promotion

The current top 10 is as follows:

1stLance Goldenberg65
2ndAndrew Frier62.5
3rdFariborz Zojaji50
4thGeorges Boyadjian47.5
5thNorbert Kara41
6thPeter Striano III40
7thOktay Altinbas40
8thLee Stewart40
9thAdam Brancato40
10thWalter Tye40
Lance Goldenberg, Current Leader
Lance Goldenberg, Current Leader

Event 10 Day 1A: Big Slick Is The Big Suck

$300 + $50 No Limit Hold’em Deep Stack

Blinds: 400/800 Ante 100

Everyone is in the same area now and we are down to 81 players out of the original 169. In the last ten minutes, Ace King has lost not once, nor twice, not even three times… but four times. The hands it lost to? Aces, Kings, A-Q and 2’s. “Just ace high is all it is,” said the player who bested A-K with deuces.

Event 9 – Chip Tye Wins Pot Limit Omaha Tournament

$300 + $50 Pot Limit Omaha Double Stack

Once Leon Benmargui was eliminated, the three remaining players decided to make a deal and split the prize money evenly. Chip Tye held the chip lead and was thus the winner of the 1st place points and trophy. Tye is turning 50 next week and has been playing poker since he was 18. He is mainly an Omaha player, both cash and tournaments, and buys storage lockers for a living. “Real life Storage Wars,” he joked, adding that he would be buying some more storage lockers with his winnings.

Congrats on the win Chip!

Chip Tye, Winner, Event 9
Chip Tye, Winner, Event 9

Here is the final order of finish and payouts for Event 9:

1stChip Tye (Coral Springs, FL)$4,050.00
2ndMax Jones (Davie, FL)$4,050.00
3rdJonah Miller (Miami, FL)$4,050.00
4thLeon “Benny” Benmargui (Italy/Hollywood,FL)$1,650.00
5thGil Guadalpi$1,000.00

Event 9: 4th place, Leon “Benny” Benmarguy – $1,650

$300 + $50 Pot Limit Omaha Double Stack

Blinds: 1.2K/2.4K

Leon Benmarguy, Max Jones, and Chip Tye all saw a flop of KcTh2c leading to a pot sized bet of 7.2K from Leon. Jones and Tye both called. The turn was the 2h and Leon led out for another pot sized bet, this time 28.8K. Jones folded and a hesitant Tye contemplated what to do. He grabbed the calling chips in his hand and slapped the table in front of him with the stack before placing them into the middle. The river was the 9c and Leo moved his last 50K into the middle. Tye called quickly and showed TdTsKd8d for tens full of two’s. Leon, thinking he had won the hand, tabled Tc2d5cJs for twos full of ten’s. Once it was pointed out he was actually the loser of the hand, he stood up, smiled and was off to collect his fourth place money.

Leon "Benny" Benmarguy - 4th place
Leon “Benny” Benmarguy – 4th place