2021 Seminole Hard Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
$150 Holiday Triple Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
Prize Pool: $31,080
November 25, 2021
“My Thanksgiving was very good.”
Event 16 ($150 Holiday Triple Stack) began on Thanksgiving evening at 6:00 pm, and attracted a field of 259 entries to more than triple the guarantee with a prizepool worth $31,080.
Less than eight hours later, Rosario Simone had a massive chip lead when the final six players agreed to a chop, which meant Simone won the title, the trophy, and the bonus $3,500 seat into the WPT Rock ‘n’ Roll Poker Open Championship, which begins tomorrow.
“It was a great turnout, and I ran very well,” said Simone. “I had a lot of tough competition, with a lot of great players here in Florida. But I ran well, and I got lucky.”
A final table deal seemed unlikely with the $3,500 seat being added on top of the prizepool, but when Simone built up a massive chip lead with six players left (he had more than 42% of all the chips), the other players were more eager to deal than Simone.
“I never had plans to split anything,” said Simone, “but since I got the seat, and a little bit of money from the tournament, it was just fine with me.”
Now that he’s earned his way into the Championship, Simone has his eyes on an even bigger prize.
“I set a goal early this morning, and I achieved it,” said Simone. “My next goal is to win the WPT main event. Or at least make the final table.”
|15th||David Mochon Sued||$525|
|22nd||Guillermo Reyes Cardoso||$300|
|23rd||Richard de Vivo||$300|
* Indicates results of a six-way deal.