Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood
$570 Big Stack No Limit Hold’em
Total Entries: 257
Prize Pool: $128,500
Vincent Procopio was on the rail for Michael Mizrachi’s win in the $570 No Limit Hold’em Six-Max event.
Some of Mizrachi’s run-good must have rubbed off on Procopio since about a week later, he took down a Seminole Hard Rock trophy of his own.
On Monday night, Procopio bested a field of 257 players to earn $35,971 and the title in the $570 Big Stack No Limit Hold’em event. It was a long day of poker for the Philadelphia native. The tournament kicked off at noon on Monday, but Procopio didn’t secure his title until almost 5 a.m. on Tuesday.
The long day didn’t phase the 50-year-old professional gambler. Despite the long hours at the table, he found a way to top a tough final table that featured Paul Balzano, Seminole Hard Rock Poker Ambassador Wally Maddah, Robert Transue and seasoned professional Ben Palmer.
This was both Balzano’s and Transue’s second final table of the series and Palmer has more than $1.4 million in career tournament earnings.
Procopio found himself heads-up with Palmer and after a tough heads-up battle, Procopio found himself on the winning side of the match.
The win brings Procopio’s career tournament earnings over the $300,000 mark.
Here is a look at the results:
1st: Vincent Procopio – $35,971
2nd: Ben Palmer – $21,203
3rd: Seville Hale – $12,208
4th: Nissin Vankin – $9,895
5th: Aaron Thomas – $7,710
6th: Robert Transue – $6,425
7th: Paul Balzano – $5,140
8th: Wally Maddah – $3,885
9th: Jerry Humphrey – $2,570
10th: Mohammed Jaafar – $1,671
11th: Lazaro Dubrocq- $1,671
12th: Raymond Ruszkowski – $1,671
13th: Haden Fortini – $1,414
14th: Gregory Jensen – $1,414
15th: Nicholas Palma – $1,414
16th: Georgios Roussos – $1,285
17th: Francisco Milanes – $1,285
18th: Jorge Gomez – $1,285
19th: DJ MacKinnon – $1,157
20th: Manig Loeser – $1,157
21st: Darrin Bareck – $1,157
22nd: Alexis Gavin – $1,157
23rd: Matthew Winslow – $1,157
24th: Gregory Marcus – $1,157
25th: Ory Hen – $1,157
26th: Leodegario Alabastro – $1,157
27th: Brandon Shane – $1,157