2016 Showdown Live Updates

Event 24: Jan Eric Schwippert Wins $1,100 Turbo Title

2016 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood
Event #24
$1,100 No Limit Hold’em Turbo
Total Entries: 177
Prize Pool: $177,000 
April 18, 2016

Jan Eric Schwippert Takes Down $1,100 No Limit Hold'em Turbo
Jan Eric Schwippert Takes Down $1,100 No Limit Hold’em Turbo

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

Event 24 Final Results

Event 24: Mark Dube Leads Final 10

$1,100 No Limit Hold’em Turbo 
Level 22: 6,000/12,000 with a 2,000
Players Remaining: 10 of 177
Average Stack: 212,400

The $1,100 no limit hold’em turbo event is down to its final 10 players and has re-drawn for seats at the unofficial final table.

Mark Dube is leading the field with 406,000 in chipsd and everybody is guaranteed a cash of at least $3,540, but they are all within reach of the $51,328 first place prize.

Here is a look at the seating arrangement and chip counts:

Seat 1: Frederik Brink Jensen – 230,000
Seat 2: Nicholas Petitti – 212,000
Seat 3: Jan Eric Schwippert – 380,000
Seat 4: Almog Biton – 235,000
Seat 5: Shmuel Zalmanov – 55,000
Seat 6: Sean Jazayeri – 101,000
Seat 7: Mark Dube – 406,000
Seat 8: Michael Katz – 187,000
Seat 9: Jimmy Cavanaugh – 153,000
Seat 10: Jack Duong – 179,000

Here is a look at the remaining payouts:

1st: $51,328
2nd: $30,090
3rd: $17,700
4th: $14,160
5th: $10,620
6th: $8,850
7th: $7,080
8th: $5,310
9th: $3,983
10th: $3,540

Event 24: Prizepool and Payouts

$1,100 Turbo No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 15: 1,500/3,000 with a 500 ante
Players Remaining: 54 of 177

Registration is closed for the Turbo, and the numbers have been finalized.

This $1,100-buy-in event drew a field of 177 entries, generating a prizepool worth $177,000. That money will be shared by the final 18 players thusly:

1st: $51,328
2nd: $30,090
3rd: $17,700
4th: $14,160
5th: $10,620
6th: $8,850
7th: $7,080
8th: $5,310
9th: $3,983
10th-12th: $3,540
13th-15th: $3,098
16th-18th: $2,655

The winner will also receive the green glass trophy for Event 24. With 54 players remaining, the average stack is about 13 big blinds.

Event 24 and 25: Shuffle Up and Deal

$1,100 Turbo No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)/$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 1: 25/50

The clock strikes 5 p.m. and Event 24 and Event 25 of the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown are underway. Event 24 is a $1,100 turbo no limit hold’em re-entry tournament. Players begin with 12,000 chips and are set to log 15-minute levels throughout.

Here’s more:

5PM: Event 24 – $1,100 Turbo No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • Players begin with 12,000 in chips and 15-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 13
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 24 Structure Sheet

Event 25, meanwhile, marks the first of two starting flights in a $150 no limit hold’em re-entry tournament. This event features a $50,000 guarantee and see its players take their seats to 10,000-chip starting stacks. Its second flight begins tomorrow also at 5 p.m.

Tournament details:

5PM: Event 25 Day 1A- $150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • $50,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • Day 1 will end after Level 14 or Tournament Director discretion
  • Event 25 Structure Sheet

More information on both events will be posted when registration closes. For the turbo, that marks the release of the prize pool. For the $150, we’ll release the final field size in the opener.