Event 16: The SHRPO Shootout

$1,100 No Limit Hold’em Shootout (Freeze-out)
Level 1: 25/50

We’ve been talking about it since it hit the schedule but now it’s time to get it done. The first ever SHRPO Shootout gets underway in a few moments and we expect a fun event.

For those new to the format, Shootouts play like a bunch of Sit N Go’s running at the same time. Unlike most tournaments, tables will not break and players will not move as the field shrinks. The goal for each player to be the last one at their starting table, holding all the chips. That is what’s needed to move onto the final table tomorrow.

The tournament is capped at 100 players so we expect ten tables of ten-handed action. All players start with 15,000 in chips and 30-minute level until they conquer all their foes. There is late registration available until 5:15pm but we hope to sell out long before then.

Everyone who wins their table today will return tomorrow for the final table at 2pm.

  • Players begin with 15,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration is available until start of Level 5
  • Tournament is limited to 100 players
  • This is a 10-handed shootout, table winners advance to Day 2
  • Day 1 will conclude once all tables have finished
  • Event 16 Structure Sheet

Event 15: Forester Leads After the First Break

$570 No Limit Hold’em (Single Re-Entry)
Level 5: 100/200 with a 25 ante
Total Entries: 147

David Forester takes an early lead
David Forester takes an early lead

Players are back in their seats after the first break and we have two players out front. Both David Forester and Robert Engle pushed their starting stacks over 40,000 in the first four levels.

Engle did most of his stack building to the detriment of David Jackson. They were both dealt aces, they got all the chips in the middle, and Engle four-flushed Jackson right out the door.

Top stacks and some notable names:

David Forester – 41,975 (210 bb)
Robert Engle – 41,525 (208 bb)
Joseph Hurbell – 38,500 (193 bb)
Mark Guadino – 37,800 (189 bb)
Etheil Garcia – 32,700 (164 bb)
Oleg Vaydman – 30,825 (154 bb)
Marty Robbins – 30,600 (153 bb)
Santana Noronha – 30,425 (152 bb)
Zoltan Czinkota – 30,000 (150 bb)
Darryll Fish – 29,400 (147 bb)
Yigal Hen – 17,250 (86 bb)
Brett Bader – 16,300 (82 bb)
Nancy Thomas – 15,000 (75 bb)
Joel Harwood – 10,675 (53 bb)
Brian Phillis – 9,750 (49 bb)

Event 15: #Ambassador Maddah Arrives

$570 No Limit Hold’em (Single Re-Entry)
Level 3: 75/150
Total Entries: 95

Wally Maddah (Palm Harbor, FL)
Wally Maddah (Palm Harbor, FL)

It’s almost a certainty Event 15 will hit its guarantee in the next hour then start piling the money on top.

Seminole Hard Rock Tampa ambassador is one of our latest entries and he’s trying to turn it around after a disappointing Monday. He went deep in both the Seniors and Turbo events only to bubble both.

Event 15: Late Night; Early Morning

$570 No Limit Hold’em (Single Re-Entry)
Level 2: 50/100
Total Entries: 75

Steven Bennett (Deerfield Beach, FL)
Steven Bennett (Deerfield Beach, FL)

The morning crowd continues to file into the ballroom as Event 15 nears its $50,000 Guarantee. They are three-quarters of the way there and should get there before too long, even with the single re-entry option.

Steven Bennett is back in the ballroom and he can be excused if he’s a little tired. He was here late last night on his way to taking the top prize as the $360 Turbo champ after an eight-way deal. Bennett is trying to go back-to-back but it will be a tough road.

Event 15: Simple Game

$570 No Limit Hold’em (Single Re-Entry)
Level 1: 25/50

Tuesday afternoon is a good day for a little poker. We have two new tournaments on the schedule and the first one is pretty clear cut. A $570 buy-in No Limit Hold’em tournament with plenty of chips and a $50,000 guaranteed prize pool.

Entrants start with 12,000 stacks and play 30-minute levels throughout the one-day tournament. Late registration is available until the start of Level 9 at 4:30pm but players are limited to one re-entry should they bust out. This is a one-day tournament with a dinner break scheduled at 6:30 and it will play out until we have a champion.

  • $50,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 12,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/ single re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 15 Structure Sheet

SHRPO Day 13 Schedule

Main Event Schedule

12PM: Event 15 – $570 No Limit Hold’em (Single Re-Entry)

  • $50,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 12,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/ single re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 15 Structure Sheet

3PM: Event 16 – $1,100 No Limit Hold’em Shootout (Freeze-out)

  • Players begin with 15,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration is available until start of Level 5
  • Tournament is limited to 100 players
  • This is a 10-handed shootout, table winners advance to Day 2
  • Day 1 will conclude once all tables have finished
  • Event 16 Structure Sheet

Secondary and Satellite Schedule

3PM: Event 60 – $300 Turbo Step Satellite into $2,650 High Roller Satellite (1-in-10)

  • 2 seats guaranteed into $2,650 High Roller Satellite
  • Players begin with 7,500 in chips and 15-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 60 Structure Sheet

5PM: Event 61 – $135 Satellite into Event 24 (1-in-10)

  • 5 seats guaranteed into $1,100 buy-in/$500K GTD Event 24
  • Players begin with 7,500 in chips and 20-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 61 Structure Sheet

8PM: Event 62 – $570 Championship Turbo Satellite (1-in-10)

  • 2 seats guaranteed into $5M Guarantee SHRPO Championship
  • Players begin with 7,500 in chips and 15-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 62 Structure Sheet

Event 13: Third Final Table is the Charm For Marc Levy

2016 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
Hollywood, FL
Event 13: $300 Seniors 50+ No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Entries: 190
Prize Pool: $48,450
August 8, 2016

Marc Levy (Boynton Beach, FL)
Marc Levy (Boynton Beach, FL)

Marc Levy is the champion of Event 13 at the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown. Levy defeated a field of 190 entries in the $300 Seniors Event, winning the trophy and the top prize of $14,048 for his outright victory.

The champ is a 50-year-old semi-professional player from Boynton Beach, Florida. “I used to play professionally, but then I started a business,” Levy said after the win. His new medical marketing operation has relegated poker to a part-time hobby once again, but it’s something he still takes quite seriously. Levy has played five events so far during this series and cashed in each of them, earning nearly $25,000 in the process. This was his third final table appearance, and this one culminated in victory.

Levy was the chipleader when the money bubble burst with 18 players remaining, and he was third in chips when they combined around the ten-handed final table. For a while, though, it looked like Italy’s Luca Famea was going to storm to victory. Famea had more than half the chips in play with seven players left, but Levy waited patiently for a favorable spot. And he eventually found one.

The pivotal hand played out with six players remaining. Levy limped under the gun with pocket threes, and Famea put in a small raise with aces. Levy called, and promptly flopped a set on a king-three-deuce flop. The chips got all in on the turn, and Levy’s double-up gave him a big lead that he would not relinquish for the rest of the night.

“Once I got the chips, I felt really comfortable about beating everyone,” Levy said. About an hour later, he was sitting alone at the table with all the chips, posing for winner’s photos with his new trophy.

Final Table Results
1st: Marc Levy – $14,048 + trophy
2nd: Jeff Frerichs – $8,237
3rd: Elliott Zaydman – $4,845
4th: Luca Famea – $3,875
5th: Moses Clepper – $2,907
6th: Moshe Wasser – $2,423
7th: Marsha Wolak – $1,938
8th: Warren Jurkowicz – $1,454
9th: Daniel Genachte – $1,090

Download Final Results (PDF)

Busy SHRPO Day 12 Saw Three Trophies Won

Three more players left the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino with hardware on Monday.

Collin Robinson took down the $1,650 No Limit Hold’em Purple Chip Bounty. Cards got in the air at 2 p.m. with the final nine players returning to play down to a winner. Robinson defeated Toby Boas heads-up to take home $34,800 and the first trophy of the day.

The $360 No Limit Hold’em Turbo event got cards in the air at 3 p.m. and drew a field of 283 players. the 15-minute blind levels made sure the tournament was over quickly. Less than eight hours later, the final eight players decided to make a deal.

Steven Bennett took credit for the win, goes home with the trophy, and $11,000 after having the chip lead when the deal was made. He topped a final table that featured Bill Gazes, Randy Pfeifer, Steve McKoy, and Frankie Flowers.

The elder statesmen had their time in the limelight as well with the $300 No Limit Hold’em Seniors Event got cards in the air at 11 a.m.

It drew 190 players and in the early hours of Tuesday morning, Marc Levy came out on top to add another trophy to his collection. He also headed home with an extra $14,048 to his name.

On Tuesday, there’s another busy day of poker with two more events kicking off, highlighted by the inaugural $1,100 No Limit Hold’em Shootout.

Here is a look at Tuesday’s schedule:

  • 12 p.m. – Single Day Event – $570 No Limit Hold’em (Single Re-Entry) – $50,000 GTD Prizepool
  • 3 p.m. – Day 1 – $1,100 No Limit Hold’em Shootout