2016 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood
$1,100 No Limit Hold’em Turbo
Total Entries: 177
Prize Pool: $177,000
April 18, 2016
Before Monday, Jan Eric Schwippert racked up over $320,000 in live tournament earnings all over the globe. On Monday evening, however, he added an American title to his resume by taking down the $1,100 No Limit Hold’em Turbo.
Schwippert topped a field of 177 players and defeated a final table full of seasoned professionals to take down the title and another $51,328. The win is Schwippert’s second biggest cash of his career and the first title he’s won on this side of the Atlantic. It also brings his career earnings north of $370,000.
While this is a postlim event, the 25-year-old professional poker player from Austria is primed for a major title eventually given the great poker minds that surround him.
Stefan Schillhabel and Dietrich Fast are two of his poker friends and are both fresh off of WPT titles and seven-figure scores last month. Fast took down the L.A. Poker Classic Main Event for $1 million and Schillhabel won Bay 101 for just shy of $1.3 million.
It’s no surprise that Schwippert is thriving in the presence of those type of minds and it’s showing through in the results at this series.
This is Schwippert’s third cash of the series and second final table. He netted $1,380 two days ago after an eighth place finish in the $570 no limit hold’em turbo and earned $6,303 for his 16th place finish in the $2,200 No Limit Hold’em Eight-Max event just a few days before that.
He came into the final table second in chips and eventually went heads-up with the start of final table chip leader, Mark Dube.
Dube has had plenty of success, including a second place finish in a WSOP event and a second place finish at the WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open main event right here at the Hard Rock.
Dube has three titles to his name and more than $1.6 million in live tournament earnings, but a fourth title would have to wait another day with Schwippert finding a way to come out on top.
Here is a look at the final results:
1st: Jan Eric Schwippert – $51,328
2nd: Mark Dube – $30,090
3rd: Frederik Jensen – $17,700
4th: Michael Katz – $14,160
5th: James Cavanaugh – $10,620
6th: Almog Biton – $8,850
7th: Nicholas Petitti – $7,080
8th: Sean Jazayeri – $5,310
9th: Jack Duong – $3,983
10th: Samuel Zalmanov – $3,540
11th: Ido Ashkenazi – $3,540
12th: Yaron Wasserman – $3,540
13th: Upeshka Desilva – $3,098
14th: Javier Sarache – $3,098
15th: Dorian Rios – $3,098
16th: Emanuel Rios – $2,655
17th: Alexander Lakhov – $2,655
18th: Matt Stout – $2,655