Event 12: Colin Robinson Earns SHRPO Title

2016 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
Hollywood, FL
Event 12: $1,650 Purple Chip Bounty No Limit Hold’em
Entries: 120
Prize Pool: $120,000
August 7 – 8, 2016

Colin Robinson, Event 12 Champion
Colin Robinson, Event 12 Champion

Purple Chip Bounty Event 12 had the biggest buy-in on the 2016 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open schedule to date and it produced a talented field. It drew 120 entrants to easily surpass the $100,000 Guarantee and it was Arizona native Colin Robinson taking the title when it was complete.

The $1,650 price tag included a $500 bounty on each player to keep things aggressive throughout. Players were able to profit long before hitting the payout portion of the prize pool. The tournament paid out 18 players and stopped play on Day 1 after nine players reached the final table.

Tom Middleton began the final table with the biggest stack and wielded it with force early on. He was the dominant figure until he lost the majority of his stack to Joseph when his jacks fell to kings.

Joseph used those chips to hold the lead three-handed but was unable to get any further after losing an interesting hand to Robinson. Boas began heads up play looking up at Robinson’s big lead and was unable to overcome it, losing his trip tens to a turned full house.

“It was a sick run,” Robinson said soon afterwards.”I’m still not sure what Joseph had.”

“I’m still not sure what Joseph had,” he continued, still thinking about the critical hands where Joseph could not be his ace-high.

“I picked up 11 or 12 bounties,” Robinson said. “I had at least seven coming into today”. A nice little bonus to his payout.

Congrats to Robinson on his win. He takes home $34,800 for the win, plus those added bounties, the SHRPO trophy, and the custom-framed winner’s photo from IMPDI.

Final table results:

1st: Colin Robinson (Anthem, AZ) $34,800
2nd: Toby Boas (Gainesville, FL) $20,400
3rd: Jeremy Joseph (Pembroke Pines, FL) $12,000
4th: Kenneth Watson (Montego Bay, JM) $9,600
5th: Joseph Drory (Canton, MA) $7,200
6th: Tom Middleton (Leeds, UK) $6,000
7th: Joseph Marzilli (Tequesta, FL) $4,800
8th: Nicholas Immekus (Jefferson Hills, PA) $3,600
9th: Harrison Gimbel (Jupiter, FL) $2,700

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Event 12: Toby Boas Eliminated in 2nd; Colin Robinson Wins Title

$1,650 Purple Chip Bounty NL Hold’em (Single Re-Entry)
Level 22: 5,000/10,000 with a 1,000 ante

Toby Boas (Gainesville, FL)
Toby Boas (Gainesville, FL)

Colin Robinson’s stack was dropping lower when they saw a adtcth flop and it was all calm as the board completed 4s5d. Robinson dropped 45,000 in front and Boas raised it up to 118,000.

Robinson put Boas all-in and he gave it a long think. He eventually called and Robinson said “full house”.

He tabled ts4c for the turned boat and Boas showed his trip tens with td8s to go out in the runner-up position. He collected $20,400 for his efforts while Robinson grabbed the big prize of $34,800 and the SHRPO trophy.

Tournament recap and results to come.

Event 12: Jeremy Joseph Eliminated in 3rd ($12,000)

$1,650 Purple Chip Bounty NL Hold’em (Single Re-Entry)
Level 21: 4,000/8,000 with a 1,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 120

Jeremy Joseph (Pembroke Pines, FL)
Jeremy Joseph (Pembroke Pines, FL)

Jeremy Joseph went from big stack to no stack in two hands after the break. The first saw him open to 20,000 from the button and he called 59,000 from Colin Robinson to the 8c7c3d flop.

Robinson fired 65,000 to get a call before the qs turn. It was another 115,000 from Robinson and another call from Joseph.

Robinson bet again after the jh river, this time for 230,000, and Joseph took his time to think about it then stacked up calling chips to put them in the middle leaving only 24,000 behind. Robinson tossed up his unimproved astd and seemed shocked that Joseph didn’t quickly table a hand.

Instead, Joseph mucked to ace-high.

It was a huge pot and Joseph’s chips were in the middle on the next hand. He lost 9s5d to the adqd of Toby Boas to go out in 3rd place.

Colin Robinson – 110,000 (14 bb)
Toby Boas – 360,000 (45 bb)
Jeremy Joseph – Eliminated in 3rd ($12,000)

Event 12: Kenneth Watson Eliminated in 4th ($9,600)

$1,650 Purple Chip Bounty NL Hold’em (Single Re-Entry)
Level 20: 3,000/6,000 with a 1,000 ante
Players Remaining: 4 of 120

Kenneth Watson
Kenneth Watson

Kenneth Watson opened to 19,000 from the button and Colin Robinson asked how much he was playing. It was around 80K behind at the moment.

Robinson raised to 45,000 and Toby Boas quickly got out of the way in the big blind. Watson announced all-in and Robinson said “why not, I call”.

Robinson: 7c7d
Watson: ad9d

It was a race until Robinson hit the tc9h7h flop. The 2h turn left Watson drawing dead and he was eliminated in 4th place.

Colin Robinson – 625,000 (104 bb)
Kenneth Watson – Eliminated in 4th place ($9,600)

Event 12: Joseph Drory Eliminated in 5th ($7,200)

$1,650 Purple Chip Bounty NL Hold’em (Single Re-Entry)
Level 20: 3,000/6,000 with a 1,000 ante
Players Remaining: 5 of 120

Joseph Drory (Canton, MA)
Joseph Drory (Canton, MA)

Toby Boas opened to 12,000 and Joseph Drory moved all-in for his last 41,000. Jeremy Joseph called next to act and Boas shoved over the top for 304,000.

Joseph considered before he finally folded his hand to start the race.

Drory: adth
Boas: 9s9h

Drory was pleading with the dealer but found no help as the board ran qhqs8djc4d to send him out in 5th place.

Toby Boas – 280,000 (47 bb)
Joseph Drory – Eliminated in 5th place ($7,200)

Event 12: Tom Middleton Eliminated in 6th ($6,000)

$1,650 Purple Chip Bounty NL Hold’em (Single Re-Entry)
Level 20: 3,000/6,000 with a 1,000 ante
Players Remaining: 6 of 120

Tom Middleton
Tom Middleton

Former chip leader Tom Middleton was down to 100,000 and called a 13,000 open from Colin Robinson to see the jh6h3s flop. Robinson bet out and Middleton immediately announced all-in.

Just as quickly, Robinson called.

Robinson: qhjc
Middleton: js9d

Middleton was in trouble and couldn’t come back as the board finished 4c2s to send him out earlier than he anticipated at the start of the day.

Colin Robinson – 370,000 (62 bb)
Tom Middleton – Eliminated in 6th place ($6,000)

Event 12: Updated Counts

$1,650 Purple Chip Bounty NL Hold’em (Single Re-Entry)
Level 19: 2,500/5,000 with a 500 ante
Players Remaining: 6 of 120

Jeremy hunkered down behind Castle Joseph
Jeremy hunkered down behind Castle Joseph

Seat 1: Jeremy Joseph – 720,000 (144 bb)
Seat 3: Kenneth Watson – 121,000 (24 bb)
Seat 4: Colin Robinson – 270,000 (54 bb)
Seat 6: Toby Boas – 138,000 (28 bb)
Seat 7: Tom Middleton – 98,000 (20 bb)
Seat 8: Joseph Drory – 95,000 (19 bb)

Event 12: Massive Double for Joseph

$1,650 Purple Chip Bounty NL Hold’em (Single Re-Entry)
Level 19: 2,500/5,000 with a 500 ante
Players Remaining: 6 of 120

Jeremy Joseph opened the action to 13,000 and picked up a call from Colin Robinson on the button and Toby Boas in the small blind. Tom Middleton made it 50,000 from the big blind and Joseph put in a fourth bet for 105,000. Robinson and Boas quickly folded before Middleton asked how much Joseph had at the beginning of the hand.

After he got the answer, Middleton announced all-in and was quickly called by Joseph.

Joseph: asad
Middleton: jcjs

Joseph was ahead for the huge pot and stayed that way as the dealer spread qs9c6sks4d. The hand moved Joseph well above the rest of the table.

Jeremy Joseph – 760,000 (152 bb)
Tom Middleton – 108,000 (22 bb)