Event 4: Barry Pevner Exacts His Revenge, Wins Event 4

2016 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
Hollywood, FL
Event 4: $1,100 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) 
Entries: 86
Prize Pool: $83,420
August 1, 2016

Barry Pevner (Cooper City, FL)
Barry Pevner (Cooper City, FL)

Barry Pevner is the champion of Event 4, defeating a field of a 86 entries to win the $1,100 No-Limit Hold’em event. For his victory, he collected the trophy and the top prize of $29,197, the largest cash on his tournament record.

The champ is a 57-year-old primary care physician from Cooper City, Florida. His day job means poker remains a part-time hobby, but Pevner is a familiar face at Seminole Hard Rock when the tournament series are running. “Every 10 to 15 years, the deck will hit me in the head and I’ll go home with something,” Pevner laughed as he described his level of poker prowess.

“I came in(to the final table) pretty short, so I was just biding my time at the beginning,” Pevner said. “I basically got lucky on some hands.” Pevner eliminated T.K. Miles in eighth place, the first of three knockouts for which he’d be responsible over the course of the day. The most crucial pot he won wasn’t a knockout, though, but a flip against Loni Harwood for his own tournament life and more than 70 percent of the total chips in play. Pevner’s pocket queens held against Harwood’s ace-king, giving him a commanding chip lead with three players remaining.

Pevner went on to eliminate Day 1 chipleader Oscar Trestini in third place, setting the stage for a final duel against Harwood. Though the two had never played together before this event, they had some unusual history between them.

Loni Harwood and Barry Pevner
Loni Harwood and Barry Pevner

“I have a picture at home of me losing to her dad,” Pevner recalled the last time he was heads up against a Harwood. “I told Loni I couldn’t handle that again. I’ve waited since 1999 to get revenge on his daughter.”

Pevner did indeed get his revenge, quickly picking off the rest of the younger Harwood’s chips to seal the victory. On the final hand, he flopped a set of fours and induced a shove from Harwood, who turned top pair of kings. She was already drawing dead when the chips went in, and the two exchanged handshakes and well wishes as the river card completed the final board of the day.

1st: Barry Pevner – $29,197 + trophy
2nd: Loni Harwood – $15,850
3rd: Oscar Trestini – $10,010
4th: Stuart Greenbaum – $7,508
5th: Richard Leger – $5,839
6th: Mark Smith – $5,005
7th: John Swope – $4,171
8th: Timothy Miles – $3,337
9th: Drew Johnson – $2,503

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Event 4: Barry Pevner Defeats Loni Harwood to Win Event 4 ($29,197)

$1,100 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 21: 4,000/8,000 with a 1,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 86

Barry Pevner
Barry Pevner

On the turn of a Ks8h7d4h board, Loni Harwood got the remainder of her stack into the middle with Kc2h. Barry Pevner quickly called the shove to put her at risk, and his 4d4c had Harwood drawing dead. The two stood and shook hands as the meaningless Kh completed the board.

Pevner collected the last pot to win the tournament, the trophy, and the top prize of $29,197. A recap of his victory will be published shortly.

Loni Harwood
Loni Harwood

Harwood finished as the runner-up, earning $15,850.

Event 4: Oscar Trestini Eliminated in 3rd Place ($10,010)

$1,100 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 21: 4,000/8,000 with a 1,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 86

Oscar Trestini
Oscar Trestini

Oscar Trestini opened the button to 16,000, and Barry Pevner three-bet shoved with his big stack in the big blind. Trestini had about 160,000 chips left in front of him, and he shrugged and called all in to put himself at risk.

Trestini: JsTs
Pevner: AdKc

The board ran out Qc6h4c2d9c, and Pevner won the pot with ace-high. Trestini, who was the early pace setter on Day 1 of this event, parlayed his big stack into a deep run, but he was eliminated in third place.

Pevner is now heads up with a commanding lead over SHR Team member Loni Harwood.

Barry Pevner – 887,000 (111 bb)
Loni Harwood – 145,000 (18 bb)
Oscar Trestini – Eliminated

Event 4: Barry Pevner Doubles Through Loni Harwood

$1,100 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 20: 3,000/6,000 with a 1,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 86

Barry Pevner limped in from the button, and Oscar Trestini completed in the small blind. In the big blind, Loni Harwood raised to 23,000. Pevner moved all in for 367,000 total, Trestini folded, and Harwood called to put her opponent at risk.

Pevner: QdQh
Harwood: AsKc

The board ran out 9s8d5sTs2d, and Pevner’s queens held to earn him a big double-up. That pot put him in control of more than 70 percent of the total chips with three players remaining.

Barry Pevner – 743,000 (124 bb)
Loni Harwood – 110,000 (18 bb)

Event 4: Break Time

$1,100 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) 
End of Level 19: 2,500/5,000 with a 500 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 86

Level 19 concluded, and the three remaining players were sent on a 15-minute break. Here’s how they’ll stack up entering the new level with 3,000/6,000 blinds:

Loni Harwood – 378,000 (63 bb)
Barry Pevner – 369,000 (62 bb)
Oscar Trestini – 285,000 (48 bb)