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HOLIDAY DEEP STACK GOES TO PIERROT MASSENT

Hollywood, FL — After a recording setting turnout for a Holiday Deep Stack, Pierrot Massenat claims the top spot! Besting a field of 266 entrants, Pierrot also takes home a $3,500 entry to the 2015 Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open Championship Event!!! The Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open starts one week from today, Thursday, November 19th with a $350 Buy-in, $500,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool!!! We thank all those who came out and helped set a record that will surely be broken again soon!!!

Pierrot Massenat ($6,945 & $3,500 RRPO Championship Seat)
Pierrot Massenat ($6,945 & $3,500 RRPO Championship Seat)
SEMINOLE HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO
HOLIDAY DEEP STACK (NOVEMBER 11, 2015)
Prize Pool:$55,860Buy-In:$250
Entries:266Start Time:11:00 AM

Winners List

*Denotes a 6-Way Deal
PlaceFirst NameLast NamePrize Amount
1PIERROTMASSENAT$6,945*
2BRYANEMORY$6,344*
3SHAWNVRENNA$6,344*
4PETERCHIN$6,344*
5LAZARODUBROCQ$6,344*
6PAULBALZANO$6,344*
7JORGERIVERA$1,740
8TAMARAGOLDSHTEYN$1,267
9MICHAELTUFARO$1,213
10JAMESSCOTT$1,106
11DRORHAZAZ$1,106
12GUI THIVAN$1,106
13DARYANWARNER$950
14MICHELCALVO AMAYA$950
15MARCSCHILLER$950
16SCOTTSCHWARTZBERG$793
17DANIMAN$793
18CAMILLEPONTILLO$793
19ROBERTKESSLER$492
20MARKGAUDINO$492
21SHELDONTUERK$492
22BRYANRODRIGUEZ$492
23YIGALHEN$492
24DAMIENSIMON$492
25ZOLTANCZINKOTA$492
26OLEGVAYMAN$492
27MARKNAHAMA$492

Record Setting Turnout for Holiday Deep Stack

Hollywood, FL  — It’s was a record setting day here at the Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood. 266 entries for today’s event marked the largest turnout for a Holiday Deep Stack tournament!!! The $30,000 guarantee was smashed and almost doubled up as the prize pool eclipsed the $55,000 mark!!! We reached the money shortly after the 6:45pm dinner break and 16 players now remain. $15,294 will be paid out to tonight’s winner along with a $3,500 seat to the Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open Championship Event!!! Thank you to all those who participated today and a special salute to our veterans!!!

SEMINOLE HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO
HOLIDAY DEEP STACK (NOVEMBER 11, 2015)
Prize Pool:$55,860Buy-In:$250
Entries:266Start Time:11:00 AM

Payouts

1st Place also receives $3,500 RRPO Championship Seat
PlacePrize Amount
1st$15,294
2nd$8,969
3rd$5,803
4th$3,693
5th$2,638
6th$2,268
7th$1,740
8th$1,267
9th$1,213
10th-12th$1,106
13th-15th$950
16th-18th$793
19th-27th$492

Errol “X” Massey Wins “Add On For Autism 2015” Charity Event

Hollywood, FL — Raising over $7,400 for Andra’s Hand, tonight’s charity event was a terrific success!!! In a field full of bracelet winners and over $5 million in tournament earnings, Errol “X” Massey found himself victorious! Massey takes home $2,825 in cash, an Ante-Up cruise for two, a 2-night stay at the Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood, a $350 RRPO event seat, and a pro-wrestling sized championship belt for the hardware! A special thank you to Lou Stadler, Eric Lazarus, and everyone who came out making tonight’s event possible! Good night players and see you tomorrow for our Monday night $250 Buy-in, $10,000 Guarantee starting at 6pm!!!

Errol "X" Massey -- 1st Place ($2,825 & Championship Belt)
Errol “X” Massey — 1st Place ($2,825 & Championship Belt)

 

“Add On for Autism 2015” Charity Event

Hollywood, FL — It’s a great night for poker here at the Seminole Hard Rock and we are playing for a great cause. “Add on for Autism 2015” benefiting Andra’s Hand is currently being played on the second floor. The top 10 are guaranteed some great prizes including: a two night stay here at the Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood, seats to the 2015 Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open Event #1, and the top 6 will also be paid in cash prizes. Late registration is open until 8:15pm and there are some familiar faces in the field with bounties on them! Come out and join us!

Adam "Roothlus" Levy
Adam “Roothlus” Levy
Big Dave Lemmon
Big Dave Lemmon
Errol "X" Massey
Errol “X” Massey
Jackie Scott
Jackie Scott
Lou Stadler
Lou Stadler
Michael Ortiz
Michael Ortiz
Ory Hen
Ory Hen
Robert "Papa Bear" Transue(left) & Perry Shiao(right)
Robert “Papa Bear” Transue (left) & Perry Shiao (right)

 

Chris Nomikos Wins Special Deep Stack

Hollywood, FL — Besting a field of 142 entrants, Chris Nomikos wins the Seminole Hard Rock Friday Special Deep Stack and the $3,500 RRPO Championship Seat. Reaching heads-up play, Nomikos and his opponent reached a deal that sent both home happy with five figure scores! It was a great night of poker here at the Rock and we thank everyone for coming out! Don’t miss our Saturday $250 Buy-In/$15,000 Guarantee Deep Stack tomorrow at 11am!

Chris Nomikos -- 1st Place Winner ($10,543 & a $3,500 RRPO Championship Seat)
Chris Nomikos — 1st Place ($10,543 & $3,500 RRPO Championship Seat)

Friday Special Deep Stack Winner's List

*Denotes Heads-Up Deal
PlaceFirst NameLast NamePrize Amount 
1CHRISTOPHERNOMIKOS$10,543*Plus a $3,500 RRPO Seat
2VALBUENABELLOSO$10,542*
3JOHNMAGNETTA$5,027
4KEVINCOIFFIC$3,493
5LUISMANTILLA$2,599
6ERROLMASSEY$2,002
7STEVERAEMAN$1,406
8STUARTGREENBAUM$1,022
9ERICKOLODNY$980
10ZACHARYGOODMAN$895
11PIERROTMASSENAT$895
12KISHORBHAKTA$895
13ZOLTANCZINKOTA$767
14CHRISTOPHERHOWARD$767
15JASONDOLLINGER$767

In The Money!!!

Hollywood, FL — After a lengthy bubble, the final 15 players have made the money!!! A minimum cash tonight will pay $767 and 1st is $13,417 plus a $3,500 RRPO Championship Seat!!! Zack Goodman, John Magnetta, and Jason Dollinger are still in the hunt!

Jason Dollinger
Jason Dollinger
Zack Goodman
Zack Goodman
John Magnetta
John Magnetta

 

Faces In the Field & Chip Counts

Hollywood, FL — With 42 players left in tonight’s event, many familiar faces remain in the field including David Diaz, Joe Moss, Ira Schwartz, Jason Dollinger, John Magnetta, and Zack Goodman. They all have their eye set on the $13,000 prize and the $3,500 RRPO Championship Seat.

Zack Goodman
Zack Goodman-132,000
Joe Moss
Joe Moss-85,500
Ira Schwartz
Ira Schwartz-96,100
David Diaz
David Diaz-28,100

 

Jason Dollinger (left) and John Magnetta (right)
Jason Dollinger (left)-70,100 and John Magnetta (right)-54,000

Friday Deep Stack Special Crushes Guarantee

Hollywood, FL — Tonight’s $350 Friday Special, originally set as a $25,000 guarantee, watched that number blown by with 142 entrants creating a prize pool of $42,600. First place will pay $13,417 plus a $3,500 entry to the 2015 Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open Championship. Once again, we thank everyone who joined us and the 72 players who remain!!!

Payouts

PlacePrize Amount
1$13,417
2$7,668
3$5,027
4$3,493
5$2,599
6$2,002
7$1,406
8$1,022
9$980
10$895
11$895
12$895
13$767
14$767
15$767

Last Level Late Registration

Hollywood, FL —  We currently have 129 entrants going into the final level of registration. Prize pool is approaching $40,000!!! Registration will stay open through the color up break which will end at approx. 8:25pm. 20,000 starting units and 30 minute blinds, so there’s plenty of play left in tonight’s event! 1st place will also receive a $3,500 RRPO Championship Event Seat!!!

Friday Special Deep Stack Underway

ClockHollywood, FL — As Level 1 comes to an end, the clock currently shows 50 players for our $350 Buy-In Friday Special Deep Stack. Today’s event features a $25,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool with 20,000 starting units and 30 minute blind levels. Registration will be open until approximately 8:25pm. 1st place tonight will also receive an added $3,500 Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open Championship Event seat! Good luck and see you here!

MICHAEL NEWMAN WINS TUESDAY NIGHT SPECIAL!!!

Hollywood, FL –Battling through a field of 267 entrants, Michael Newman found himself on top, taking home $4,802 for his efforts! The Tuesday Night Special witnessed a spectacular turnout out last night well exceeding the $20,000 Guarantee. Thank you to all that came out and hope to see you again on the felt soon!!!

SEMINOLE HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO HOLLYWOOD
TUESDAY NIGHT SPECIAL $20K GTD (11-3-15)
 Entries:267Prize Pool: $25,365Buy-In:$125

Winners List

*Denotes a 3-Way Deal
PlaceFirst NameLast NamePrize Amount
1MICHAELNEWMAN$4,802*
2CARLOSCRUZ$4,553*
3ESTEBANGARCIA$4,303*
4EDDIETURNER$1,677
5JAMESSALMON$1,198
6LEESTEWART$1,030
7ANTONIOCOLON$790
8DAVIDSHMUEL$575
9STEVENOLEK$551
10DENNISGRANT$502
11ARMANDOGUTIERREZ$502
12PAULBERGER$502
13FALIN$431
14ADEWALEADEYEMI$431
15JONATHANBRODY$431
16LYNETTEROBINSON$360
17MATTHEWZARCADOOLAS$360
18CESARFUENTES$360
19DAVIDALBERTSON$223
20DAVIDFEYJIN$223
21HOWARDMARMER$223
22SANDRAMYERS$223
23ALFREDOFERNANDEZ$223
24DOLPHUSPOWERS$223
25NICOLASGAGNE$223
26JONATHANOUNJIAN$223
27IDOASHKENAZI$223

Tuesday Night Special

Hollywood, FL — Good Evening Poker Players! Our Tuesday Night Special had an impressive turnout of 267 entrants creating a prize pool over $25,000!!! First place tonight will pay $6,951!!! The clock currently shows 10 minutes left in Level 13 (400a 1,200/2,400) with 48 players remaining. Thank you to all of those who came out tonight and good luck to those remaining!

Payouts

PlacePrize Amount
1st$6,951
2nd$4,072
3rd$2,635
4th$1,677
5th$1,198
6th$1,030
7th$790
8th$575
9th$551
10th-12th$502
13th-15th$431
16th-18th$360
19th-27th$223

JAMES SALMON WINS BIG STACK!!

HOLLYWOOD, FL- After 6 flights and 4 days of poker action, James Salmon comes out on top of the 2015 October Big Stack Special!!! Congratulations James and we look forward to seeing you all for the Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open starting on Thursday, November 19th!!!

Total Entries:1,029Buy-In:$150
Entries Paid:63Prize Pool:$123,480

October Big Stack Special Winners List

***Denotes a 9 Way Deal. Congrats to all our winners!!!
PlaceNamePrizePosted Prize
1JAMES SALMON$14,758***$31,622
2SHURLAND GEORGE$13,914***$18,522
3JORGE GOMEZ$11,451***$12,101
4REINALDO MELENDEZ$11,357***$8,211
5CHRISTIAN ROJAS$10,724***$5,804
6MICHEL FUENTES NAZARIO$9,880***$4,507
7CORNELIUS ROGERS$7,394***$3,457
8JEFFREY GOODMAN$4,674***$2,531
9ENGELBERTH VARELA MORENO$4,393***$1,790
10MICHAEL SINISGALLI$1,358
11BRYAN RODRIGUEZ$1,358
12STEVEN TOUITOU$1,358
13MITCHELL SMITH$1,050
14LARRY BASS$1,050
15JAMES MANIS$1,050
16LUIZ STADLER$864
17FARZAN NASSERZADEH$864
18MARK BERNSTEIN$864
19MATTHEW ZARCADOOLAS$741
20MICHAEL GULLIFORD$741
21MARTIN CARNERO$741
22RICHARD MEYER$741
23LUIS GUARDA$741
24VLADIMIR KOVALCHUK$741
25DAVID NATHANIEL JR$741
26ROBERT KESSLER$741
27ANGELO MIELE$741
28JUAN MUBARAK PERALTA$630
29ZOLTAN CZINKOTA$630
30LLOYD NASTASE$630
31ALAN DOBROW$630
32JALIM TABRAUE JR$630
33MICHAEL LARKIN$630
34JAMES PENA$630
35CARLOS TORRES VAZQUEZ$630
36DAVID SHMUEL$630
37PAUL BALZANO$531
38LAWRENCE BAKER$531
39ORY HEN$531
40GREG ROSEN$531
41ROBERT ARON$531
42JIMMY CROUCH$531
43SUSAN STEINBERG$531
44JONATHAN HARRIS$531
45LUIS BUENO$531
46LARRY KUSCH$469
47DERRICK CUTLER$469
48BEVON BAPTISTE$469
49ONEIL MC CALLA$469
50SONG YIM$469
51VITO POLERA$469
52HOMERO MOLINA$469
53IDO ASHKENAZI$469
54JAY KLITZNER$469
55FRANCIS MARGAGLIONE$420
56ARI DINOV$420
57ANTHONY OCAMPO$420
58STUART GREENBAUM$420
59DIANE LINKE$420
60MATTHEW LESSOR$420
61ANTHONY GONZALEZ$420
62SCOTT HECKER$420
63SCOTT COWAN$420

Event 25 Recap

2015 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open
$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool

August 17-19th, 2015

Total Entries:  690
Total Prize Pool: $82,800

Yves Fequiere, Event 25 Champion
Yves Fequiere, Event 25 Champion

Recap:

Event 25 was the last multi-day event on the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open schedule. The small buy-in, big prize pool tournament drew 690 entrants for $150 buy-in and the $50,000 guarantee prize pool. After two starting days and a long final table, Miami resident Yves Fequiere was the last player standing.

Day 2 saw 86 players return with only 45 of them getting a piece of the $82,800 prize pool. The field quickly played down into the money before the second break and it didn’t slow down until the final table.

Those ten players settled in for the long haul and action didn’t pick up until after Robert Chusid went out in 9th place. That set up a quick succession of bustouts until there were just three players remaining.

Fequiere, Joe Pozos, and Ariel Rosello battled it out until Rosello ran his pocket pair into the bigger one of Fequiere. The hand solidified Fequiere’s lead and he was declared champion after a heads up deal with Pozos.

Final Table Results:

1st: Yves Fequiere (Miami, FL) $17,344
2nd: Joe Pozos (Lewes, DE) $17,344
3rd: Ariel Rosello (Hialeah, FL) $8,321
4th: Marshall White (Garner, NC) $5,796
5th: Richard Hembree (Archdale, NC) $4,181
6th: Peter Chin (Hollywood, FL) $3,353
7th: Marc Levy (Boynton Beach, FL) $2,567
8th: Pat Tiller (Palm Beach Gardens, FL) $1,822
9th: Robert Chusid (Sunrise, FL) $1,325

Event 25: Ariel Rosello – 3rd Place ($8,321)

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 31: 60,000/120,000/20,000 Ante

There was another long stretch with little activity, except talk about making a deal and taking home the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open trophy.

Ariel Rosello really wanted it but sat third in chips. He tried to move his way up when he shoved for 1,250,000 with 6h6c and chip leader Yves Fequiere quickly called with 9d9h.

The ac4s3d flop did Rosell no help and the 9h turn locked up the hand for Fequiere. Rosello had to walk away without his trophy, finishing in 3rd place for $8,321.

Ariel Rosello
Ariel Rosello

Event 25: Marshall White – 4th Place ($5,796)

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 30: 50,000/100,000/15,000 Ante

Joe Pozos didn’t knock out Marshall White, but he did almost all the damage. He limped in the small blind and White raised to 180,000 in the big blind.

Pozos moved all-in and White quickly called with acqd only to see he was up against asah. It was a dry run out of 9s8c2c9hjs and Pozos’ 1,450,000 was doubled leaving White with only 50,000 and the big blind.

He was all-in for less than the 100,000 required while Yves Fequiere and Pozos checked down the next board of tc3c2h8hjs. Fequiere’s kc3s was good enough to take the small pot against Pozos’ 7d4d and White’s 6s4c.

It was a dramatic way to go out, but White is gone in 4th place for $5,796

Marshall White
Marshall White

Event 25: Richard Hembree – 5th Place ($4,181)

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 28: 30,000/60,000/10,000 Ante

Richard Hembree was getting anxious to get somewhere else. He was getting ready to go and moved all-in for ~400,000 from the button and Yves Fequiere quickly called when it got to him in the big blind.

Fequiere: actd
Hembree: qs9d

Hembree’s chances decreased on the ahks5d flop and were gone after the 3c. The river was a pointless 2h and Hembree was eliminated in 5th place for $4,181.

Richard Hembree
Richard Hembree

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