Event 13: Eric Piderit Scores Outright Victory

2017 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, FL
Event 13
$570 Double Black Chip Bounty No Limit Hold’em
Entries: 250
Prize Pool: $75,000
Bounty Prize Pool: $50,000
March 27, 2017

Event 13 Champion Eric Piderit

Hollywood, Fla. (March 28, 2017) – Event 13 of the 2017 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown, a $570 Double Black Chip Bounty No Limit Hold’em, drew 250 entries and generated a prize pool of $125,000, $50,000 of which was dedicated to bounties. After about fifteen-and-a-half hours, Eric Piderit emerged victorious to capture the first-place prize of $17,227.

Originally from Brookline, Massachusetts, Piderit now resides in Weston, Florida. A regular at the Seminole Hard Rock, this victory marked Piderit’s second on the property. In 2015, he won a $250 No Limit Hold’em event at the May Deep Stack Series for $7,648. With his victory late Monday night (or early Tuesday morning), Piderit eclipsed the $100,000 mark in career tournament winnings.

“This isn’t my biggest individual score, but it is my biggest for a win,” Piderit said afterward. “It feels good. Actually, it feel great to suck out (referring to the final hand). Now that I’ve got the trophy, maybe I’ll retire.”

Whether he chooses to retire or not, Piderit also won a seat to the $10,000 WPT Finale/$3,500 WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Championship freeroll, which will take place on Wednesday night.

Here are the results from Event 13:

PlaceFirst NameLast NamePrize Money
8DaveBradshaw Jr.$2,100
12JeffTrudeau Jr.$1,466
16ConradLau III$1,058
18MichaelGomez Cortes$1,058
31ThomasVan Ness$516

Event 13: Eric Piderit Wins ($17,227)!; Joseph Buonodono Eliminated in 2nd Place ($12.110)

$570 Double Black Chip Bounty No Limit Hold’em
Level 26: 25,000/50,000 with a 5,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 1 of 250

Eric Piderit

Eric Piderit began heads-up play with about a 3:1 chip lead, but Joseph Buonodono battled back to take a slight lead before the big confrontation took place.

Following a flop of Qh4d3s, Piderit was all in for 1,370,000 with 6d4s against Buonodono with KhQd.

The 5d turn and 2d river completed the board, giving Piderit a six-high straight to win the pot and double up.

Down to 30,000, Buonodono was all in the following hand with Qc4s against Piderit’s 10h6s.

The board ran out 10d4d2h8cKs, giving Piderit a pair of tens to earn the outright victory. Buonodono receives $12,110 for his runner-up performance.

A recap of the event will be posted later tonight.

Joseph Buonodono

Event 13: David Jackson Eliminated in 3rd Place ($7,688)

$570 Double Black Chip Bounty No Limit Hold’em
Level 26: 20,000/40,000 with a 5,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 250

                                                                                     David Jackson

David Jackson raised to 100,000 from the button and Eric Piderit called from the big blind.

The flop came down Jd9s3s and Piderit checked to Jackson who bet 100,000. Piderit check-raised to effectively 650,000 and Jackson called all in.

Jackson: KsKc
Piderit: As4s

The turn was the Qs, locking up the pot for Piderit with an ace-high flush, rendering the Kh river moot.

David Jackson – Eliminated in 3rd Place ($7,688)

Event 13: Joseph Buonodono Triples Up

$570 Double Black Chip Bounty No Limit Hold’em
Level 25: 15,000/30,000 with a 5,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 250

Joseph Buonodono raised all in for 305,000, Eric Piderit called from the small blind, and David Jackson called from the big blind.

Piderit and Jackson proceeded to check down a board of Ac3s2s2c9s.

Piderit showed KcQc, Jackson turned over KhJc, and Buonodono tabled a winning 6s6c to triple up.

Joseph Buonodono – 920,000 (30 bb)
Eric Piderit – 1,240,000 (41 bb)
David Jackson – 840,000 (28 bb)