Glenn Shapiro Wins First Live Tournament in $1,100 Turbo

2017 Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open 
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 
Hollywood, Florida
Event 14
$1,100 No Limit Hold’em Turbo 
Entries: 60
Prize Pool: $60,000 
November 27, 2017

Glenn Shaprio

Glenn Shapiro came back to his hometown of Miami on a short business trip and is leaving with a Hard Rock trophy.

On Monday night, the 47-year-old insurance broker won the lion’s share of a four-way chop in the $1,100 no limit hold’em turbo event. He earned $12,748 and defeated a 60-entry field to take home his first-ever live tournament win.

“It’s awesome,” said Shaprio of his win. “I had a last-minute trip for business and I just thought I would play in a quick turbo. I didn’t expect this to happen.”

Shapiro grew up in Miami, but moved around a little bit after college and currently resides in Atlanta. The turbo structure of the event allowed him to take a shot since he has to head back to Atlanta on Tuesday.

“I couldn’t do a two-day event,” said Shaprio. “I needed a one-day and I seem to do very well in turbos.”

Shapiro’s key hand of the tournament when he won with jack-five against ace-king. According to Shapiro, suckouts and bad beats were a common theme of the final table.

“I would tell you that 80% of the time, the underdog won the hand,” said Shapiro. “Every time I had big pairs, I didn’t want to be called because I thought I was going to lose. I knew I was ahead, but I was guaranteed to lose, though. I got sucked out four times and still made the final table.”

With three kids, a full-time job and no casino within a few hours of his home, it’s tough for him to stay sharp with his game. Shapir plays casually and tries to stay sharp by traveling a little bit and playing ‘some of the smaller tournaments.’

He clearly excelled on the felt on Monday, but he’s also excelled in the bowling alley. Shapiro bowled at the collegiate level and then spent some time on the PBA tour for some time after college.

In order to achieve the quality of life he desired, he opted to get a more traditional job. He got off of the tour and got into the insurance business.

“I had moderate success,” said Shapiro about his time on the PBA tour. “You can make more money playing poker. There’s not a big purse, so it’s hard. Sponsorships get you around, so you don’t have to pay for a lot of expenses, but shy of that, it’s hard to actually make any money.”

Shaprio survived a final table that featured plenty of tough players from the area. Evan Teitelbaum took second place in the chop, Jeffrey Hakim was third and Marcus Stein was eliminated in sixth place for $3,300.

Results:

1st: Glenn Shaprio – $12,748
2nd: Evan Teitelbaum – $12,282
3rd: Jeffrey Hakim – $11,805
4th: Alexandre Caperonis – $10,805
5th: David Bradshaw – $4,200
6th: Marcus Stein – $3,300
7th: Guy Smith – $2,700
8th: Jeffrey Soffer – $2,160

Event 14: Deal Reached

$1,100 Turbo No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 19: 5,000/10,000 with a 1,500 ante | Structure | Payouts
Players Remaining: 4 of 60

The remaining four players have agreed to a modified ICM deal. Here were their chip counts at the time of the deal:

Glenn Shapiro – 238,000 (23 bb)
Evan Teitelbaum – 202,000 (20 bb)
Jeff Hakim – 140,000 (14 bb)
Alexandre Caperonis – 140,000 (140 bb)

Here were the subsequent payout amounts:

Glenn Shapiro – $12,748
Evan Teitelbaum – $12,282
Jeff Hakim – $11,805
Alexandre Caperonis – $10,805

                                                                  Glenn Shapiro – 1st Place
                                                            Evan Teitelbaum – 2nd Place
                                                                         Jeff Hakim – 3rd Place
                                                          Alexandre Caperonis – 4th Place

Event 14: David Bradshaw – 5th Place ($4,200)

$1,100 Turbo No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 19: 5,000/10,000 with a 1,500 ante | Structure | Payouts
Players Remaining: 4 of 60

                                                                          David Bradshaw – 5th Place

David Bradshaw raised all in from the small blind for about 25,000, and Jeff Hakim called from the big blind.

Bradshaw: [9h][8s]
Hakim: [Ad][4s]

The flop fell [Kh][9d][5d], giving Bradshaw the lead with a pair of nines. The [Ac] turn fell, though, putting Hakim back ahead with a pair of aces.

The river was the [10c], no help to Bradshaw, ending his tournament in fifth place.

Jeff Hakim – 265,000 (26 bb)
David Bradshaw – Eliminated in 5th Place ($4,200)

Event 14: Marcus Stein – 6th Place ($3,300)

$1,100 Turbo No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 19: 5,000/10,000 with a 1,500 ante | Structure | Payouts
Players Remaining: 5 of 60

                                                                  Marcus Stein – 6th Place

Alexandre Caperonis raised to effectively 35,000 from the small blind, and Marcus Stein called all in from the big blind.

Caperonis: [9h][8h]
Stein: [Ac][7s]

The board came down [Kc][7c][3d][4s][9c], giving Caperonis a pair of nines on the river to eliminate Stein in sixth place.

Alexandre Caperonis – 170,000 (17 bb)
Marcus Stein – Eliminated in 6th Place ($3,300)

Event 14: Guy Smith – 7th Place ($2,700)

$1,100 Turbo No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 18: 4,000/8,000 with a 1,000 ante | Structure | Payouts
Players Remaining: 6 of 60

                                            Guy Smith – 7th Place

Alexandre Caperonis raised to 18,000 from under the gun, Guy Smith reraised all in for 22,500 from the small blind, and Caperonis called.

Caperonis: [Ah][10d]
Smith: [8d][7h]

The board ran out [Kh][Qh][3c][Jd][As], giving Caperonis an ace-high straight to eliminate Smith in seventh place.

Alexandre Caperonis – 145,000 (18 bb)
Guy Smith – Eliminated in 7th Place ($2,700)

Event 14: Jeffrey Soffer – 8th Place ($2,160)

$1,100 Turbo No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 18: 4,000/8,000 with a 1,000 ante | Structure | Payouts
Players Remaining: 7 of 60

The field reached the money when Gino Alvarez (10th) and Brian England (9th) were eliminated.

Not long after, Jeffrey Soffer raised all in from the cutoff for 42,000 and Evan Teitelbaum called from the big blind.

Soffer: [As][9d]
Teitelbaum: [8s][7s]

The board came down [Qs][Jh][10s][6s][Ah], giving Teitelbaum a flush to eliminate Soffer in eighth place.

Evan Teitelbaum – 260,000 (33 bb)
Jeffrey Soffer – Eliminated in 8th Place ($2,160)

Event 14: Unofficial Final Table

$1,100 Turbo No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 16: 2,000/4,000 with a 500 ante | Structure
Players Remaining: 10 of 60

Seat 1: Glenn Shapiro – 47,000 (12 bb)
Seat 2: Guy Smith – 122,000 (31 bb)
Seta 3: Evan Teitelbaum – 68,500 (17 bb)
Seat 4: Alexandre Caperonis – 68,500 (17 bb)
Seat 5: Marcus Stein – 33,000 (8 bb)
Seat 6: David Bradshaw – 46,000 (11 bb)
Seat 7: Jeff Hakim – 153,500 (109 bb)
Seat 8: Jeffrey Soffer – 100,000 (25 bb)
Seat 9: Brian England – 44,000 (11 bb)
Seat 10: Gino Alvarez – 54,500 (14 bb)

1st: $21,600
2nd: $12,690
3rd: $7,950
4th: $5,400
5th: $4,200
6th: $3,300
7th: $2,700
8th: $2,160

Event 14: Prize Pool Information with $21,600 to the Turbo Champ

$1,100 Turbo No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 9: 400/800 with a 100 ante | Structure
Players Remaining: 31 of 60

Registration closed on the $1,100 Turbo Event 14 and the tournament officially drew an even 60 entries for a $60,000 prize pool.

The last eight players will share in a piece of that money with a min-cash earning $2,160 and the Turbo champ walking away with $21,600 along with the RRPO trophy and custom-framed winner’s photo courtesy of IMPDI.

2017 Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open 
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 
Hollywood, Florida
Event 14
$1,100 Turbo No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Entries: 60
Prize Pool: $60,000
November 27, 2017

1st: $21,600
2nd: $12,690
3rd: $7,950
4th: $5,400
5th: $4,200
6th: $3,300
7th: $2,700
8th: $2,160

Event 14: $50,000 Mark Surpassed

$1,100 Turbo No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 8: 300/600 with a 75 ante | Structure
Entries: 51

A new event to the Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open schedule, the $1,100 Turbo has proven a hit with the players. Less than two hours into play, the field just hit 51 entries generating a total prize pool of $51,000. Registration and re-entry is available for another roughly 25 minutes until it closes at 8:15pm. The full details and payout information will be posted shortly thereafter.

Event 14: Moving Right Along

$1,100 Turbo No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 4: 100/200 with a 25 ante | Structure
Entries: 29

Matt Stout

The $1,100 Turbo was expected to be a quick affair and they are having a great time in the back of the ballroom. They wasted no time getting their chips in the middle and we had two busts in the first level.

Things are settling down as the first hour is about to come to a close. One table is especially tough with SHRP team member Matt Stout, WSOP bracelet winner, and Alexandre Caperonis  fresh off his sixth place finish in the Purple Chip Bounty event.

Jason Young