2017 RRPO Live Updates

Event 16: Dennis O’Connor Wins in Three-Way Deal

$250 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$30,000 Guarantee | Structure
Level 20: 3,000/6,000 with a 500 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 91

Dennis O’Connor

Mitchell Mantin was eliminated in fifth place and Daren Stabinski was eliminated in fourth, leaving the three bigger stacks discussing a deal.

Dennis O’Connor held the chip lead and got credit for the victory. Kane Lai took second and Adam Koppel finished third.

Here are the final table results:

1st: Dennis O’Connor – $6,000
2nd: Kane Lai – $5,800
3rd: Adam Koppel – $4,996
4th: Daren Stabinski – $1,890
5th: Mitchell Mantin – $1,470
6th: Daiane Mendes – $1,230
7th: Eric Rivkin – $1,065
8th: Matthew Yorra – $947
9th: David Moreno – $839

Kane Lai
Adam Koppel

Event 16: Dennis O’Connor Pulling Away With Five Left

$250 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$30,000 Guarantee | Structure
Level 19: 3,000/6,000 with a 1,000 ante
Players Remaining: 5 of 91

Dennis O’Connor

After eliminating Daiane Mandes in fifth place, Dennis O’Connor took the chip lead with five remaining and then extended it in a pot with Daren Stabinski.

On the river with a completed board of Js9s6hTd3d, Stabinski checked from the big blind and O’Connor moved all in for Stabinski’s remaining 49,000. Stabinski thought for a couple minutes and then folded.

O’Connor flashed KxQx, giving him the nuts, and has a huge lead with five players remaining.

Here are how the chip counts look for the remaining five players;

Adam Koppel – 215,000
Mithcell Mantin – 65,000
Daren Stabinski – 49,000
Kane Lai – 135,000
Dennis O’Connor – 405,000

Event 12: David Shmuel Wins His Second Trophy of the Series

2017 Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open 
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 
Hollywood, Florida
Event 12
$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Entries: 1,027
Prize Pool: $123,240
November 27-29, 2017 

Event 12 Champion David Shmuel

For the second time during the 2017 Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open, David Shmuel has earned a Hard Rock trophy. He won Event 7 last week, and has concluded his series by getting the official victory in Event 12.

Over six starting flights, there were 1,027 entries. Only 97 players returned for Day 2, and Shmuel began the day third in chips. He steadily increased his stack throughout the day, and twice scored double eliminations. First, it was to send the field to the final three tables, and shortly thereafter he did it again to thin the field to players.

When the final 10 players redrew for seats at the unofficial final table, the players agreed to an ICM chop. As the overwhelming chip leader, Shmuel was rewarded with his second trophy of the series.

“I guess I was pretty lucky today to win another trophy. In a series to win two trophies, that’s never happened to me. I had a massive chip lead. When the other players asked why I agreed so quickly to a chop, I just said for $150 to get this kind of payout was great for me.”

Final Table Results

1st: David Shmuel  – $16,573
2nd: David Inselberg – $10,339
3rd: Deanna Williams – $10,127
4th: Philip Consolo – $9,938
5th: Cliff Conners – $9,855
6th: Soren Morales – $7,953
7th: Dejan Petkovic – $7,823
8th: Yvonne McQuillan – $6,208
9th: Roberto Monteiro – $5,862

Event 17: Oz Aharon Scores a Knockout

$100 Big Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$20,000 Guarantee | Structure
Level 12: 1,000/2,000 with a 300 ante
Players Remaining: 63 of 221

Oz Aharon

A player in middle position moved all in for about 25,000 and Oz Aharon called from the big blind.

Aharon showed KdKs and was in great shape against his opponent’s AdJh.

The flop was Qs7s2s and Aharon flopped a flush draw to leave his opponent with just two outs.

The turn was the 3h and the river was the Js. Aharon rivered a flush, sent his opponent to the rail and nears the 100,000-chip mark.

Oz Aharon – 94,000

Event 17: Francisco Milanes Leads

$100 Big Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$20,000 Guarantee | Structure
Level 9: 500/1,000 with a 100 ante
Players Remaining: 99 of 221

Francisco Milanes

Now that registration is closed, the field is starting to thin and with 20 minute levels, eliminations are happening at a rapid pace.

Francisco Milanes sits atop the chip counts with 134,000. Oz Ahron is the only other player with a six-figure count. He’s in second with 122,000.

Here are the rest of the top stacks:

Clauden Osorio – 96,000
Rodolfo Rodriguez – 83,000
Dolphus Powers – 72,000
Lizhi Gong – 68,000