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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
1EricPiderit$17,227
2JosephBuonodono$12,110
3DavidJackson$7,688
4TonyUtnage$4,676
5YerandyCruz$3,611
6MatthewKing$2,993
7MichaelGraffeo$2,513
8DaveBradshaw Jr.$2,100
9SpencerChamplin$1,724
10MartinMarkov$1,466
11JoelHarwood$1,466
12JeffTrudeau Jr.$1,466
13AlainRodriguez$1,260
14DanielRomano$1,260
15GregoryBack$1,260
16ConradLau III$1,058
17JosephBravo$1,058
18MichaelGomez Cortes$1,058
19LeroyGrant$866
20NicholasBaurichter$866
21HectorCaldero$866
22MichaelKrumenacker$683
23MichaelWatkins$683
24CarlosLoving$683
25JohanssyJoseph$593
26DonaldMaloney$593
27WillGivens$593
28DavidFerrara$516
29AlGomez$516
30AnilkumarKadimisetty$516
31ThomasVan Ness$516
32MarcKropf$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)

Event 13: Tony Utnage Eliminated in 4th Place ($4,676)

$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

                                                                                 Tony Utnage

Eric Piderit raised from the button, Tony Utnage three-bet shoved from the small blind for about 360,000, and Piderit called.

Piderit: Ad5s
Utnage: 7h7d

It was the same situation as the previous all-in confrontation between these two, and once again Piderit emerged victorious. The board came down Ac6d3cKs5c, giving Piderit aces and fives to eliminate Utnage in fourth place.

Eric Piderit – 1,450,000 (48 bb)
Tony Utnage – Eliminated in 4th Place ($4,676)

Event 13: Yerandy Cruz Eliminated in 5th Place ($3,611)

$570 Double Black Chip Bounty No Limit Hold’em
Level 24: 12,000/24,000 with a 4,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 4 of 250

                                                                              Yerandy Cruz

Eric Piderit raised from under the gun, Yerandy Cruz reraised all in from the small blind for 164,000, and Piderit called.

Piderit: Ac6c
Cruz: Kd6d

The board came down JcJs7sAsQs, giving Piderit aces and jacks to eliminate Cruz in fifth place.

Eric Piderit – 990,000 (41 bb)
Yerandy Cruz – Eliminated in 5th Place ($3,611)

Event 13: Eric Piderit Doubles Through Tony Utnage

$570 Double Black Chip Bounty No Limit Hold’em
Level 24: 12,000/24,000 with a 4,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 5 of 250

Eric Piderit raised all in from the button for 379,000 and Tony Utnage called from the small blind with 7c7s, leading Piderit’s Ac5s.

The board came down Kc3c2c7dJc, giving Piderit an ace-high flush to double through Utnage.

Eric Piderit – 802,000 (33 bb)
Tony Utnage – 750,000 (31 bb)

Event 13: Matthew King Eliminated in 6th Place ($2,993)

$570 Double Black Chip Bounty No Limit Hold’em
Level 22: 8,000/16,000 with a 2,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 5 of 250

Matthew King

Matthew King raised to 36,000 from the button, Tony Utnage three-bet to 100,000 from the small blind, and King called.

They checked to the turn of a 10d10hAs board where King bet 100,000. Utnage check-raised all in for 426,000 and King called.

King: KdJc
Utnage: Ah6h

King led with an ace-high straight against Utnage’s two pair, but the river was the 10s, giving Utnage tens full of aces to win the pot and double through King.

The following hand, King got his remaining 8,000 into the pot with AcQh against Utnage’s 4h4d.

The board came down Ks10h7s9d8c, no help to King, ending his tournament in sixth place.

Tony Utnage – 1,100,000 (68 bb)
Matthew King – Eliminated in 6th Place ($2,993)

Event 13: Updated Chip Counts and Payouts

$570 Double Black Chip Bounty No Limit Hold’em
Level 22: 8,000/16,000 with a 2,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 6 of 250

Tony Utnage – 582,000 (36 bb)
Joseph Buonodono – 530,000 (33 bb)
Eric Piderit – 501,000 (31 bb)
David Jackson – 488,000 (30 bb)
Yerandy Cruz – 465,000 (29 bb)
Matthew King – 435,000 (27 bb)

1st: $17,227
2nd: $12,110
3rd: $7,688
4th: $4,676
5th: $3,611
6th: $2,993

Event 13: Michael Graffeo Eliminated in 7th Place ($2,513)

$570 Double Black Chip Bounty No Limit Hold’em
Level 21: 6,000/12,000 with a 2,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 6 of 250

                                                                                 Michael Graffeo

Following a flop of Jd10s2c, Michael Graffeo was all in for about 140,000 from the big blind with Js6s against Eric Piderit in the cutoff with KhKd.

The 8h turn and Qc river completed the board, no help to Graffeo, ending his tournament in seventh place.

Eric Piderit – 550,000 (49 bb)
Michael Graffeo – Eliminated in 7th Place ($2,513)

Event 13: Joseph Buonodono Doubles Through Yerandy Cruz

$570 Double Black Chip Bounty No Limit Hold’em
Level 21: 6,000/12,000 with a 2,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 7 of 250

David Jackson raised to 26,000 from middle position, Yerandy Cruz called from the hijack, Joseph Buonodono reraised all in from the cutoff for 218,000, Jackson folded, and Cruz called.

Cruz: 3s3h
Buonodono: AhKs

The board ran out KcQd6s5sJh, giving Buonodono a pair of kings to double through Cruz.

Justin Buonodono – 494,000 (41 bb)
Yerandy Cruz – 580,000 (48 bb)

Event 13: Eric Piderit Doubles Through Joseph Buonodono

$570 Double Black Chip Bounty No Limit Hold’em
Level 21: 6,000/12,000 with a 2,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 7 of 250

David Jackson limped from the cutoff, Joseph Buonodono raised from the small blind, Eric Piderit reraised all in for 219,000 from the big blind, Jackson folded, and Buonodono called.

Buonodono: 10h10d
Piderit: AsKs

The board ran out AcJc2s5h6s, giving Piderit a pair of aces to double up.

Eric Piderit – 464,000 (38 bb)
Joseph Buonodono – 225,000 (18 bb)

Event 13: Dave Bradshaw Jr Eliminated in 8th Place ($2,100)

$570 Double Black Chip Bounty No Limit Hold’em
Level 19: 4,000/8,000 with a 1,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 7 of 250

                                                                           Dave Bradshaw Jr.

Dave Bradshaw Jr. raised all in from the button for about 120,000 and Yerandy Cruz called from the small blind with Kd10d, trailing Bradshaw Ac10h.

The flop came down Ad10s7s, giving Bradshaw a big lead with top two pair. The Jd fell on the turn to give Cruz a fair amount of outs with a royal flush draw. The river was the 8d, giving Cruz an ace-high flush to eliminate Bradshaw in eighth place.

Yerandy Cruz – 870,000 (109 bb)
Dave Bradshaw Jr. – Eliminated in 8th Place ($2,100)

Event 13: Martin Markov Eliminated in 10th Place ($1,466)

$570 Double Black Chip Bounty No Limit Hold’em
Level 19: 4,000/8,000 with a 1,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 9 of 250

                                                                                    Martin Markov

Anthony Utnage raised to 20,000 from early position, David Jackson called from middle position, and Martin Markov reraised all in for 128,000 from the hijack.

Utnage four-bet shoved for 330,000 and Jackson called after a few moments.

Utnage: AdKh
Markov: QsQc
Jackson: AhKc

The board came down Jh5s4dAs5c, giving Utnage and Jackson aces and fives to eliminate Markov and split the bounty.

David Jackson – 510,000 (63 bb)
Anthony Utnage – 390,000 (48 bb)
Martin Markov – Eliminated in 10th Place ($1,466)

Event 13: Michael Graffeo Doubles Through Matthew King

$570 Double Black Chip Bounty No Limit Hold’em
Level 19: 4,000/8,000 with a 1,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 10 of 250

Yerandy Cruz opened to 18,000 from middle position, Matthew King three-bet to about 39,000 from the hijack, Michael Graffeo four-bet shoved from the button for 99,000, Cruz folded, and King called.

King: AhJs
Graffeo: AsAc

The flop fell Kh9h6c, keeping Graffeo ahead. The turn was the Qh, as good as it could get for King. However, the river was the 8s, safe for Graffeo to double up.

Michael Graffeo – 238,000 (32 bb)
Matthew King – 240,000 (32 bb)

Event 13: Down to 10 Players

$570 Double Black Chip Bounty No Limit Hold’em
Level 18: 3,000/6,000 with a 1,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 10 of 250

Among the flurry of eliminations in Level 18 included Daniel Romano (14th – $1,260), Alain Rodriguez (13th – $1,260), Jeff Trudeau Jr. (12th – $1,466), and Joel Harwood (11th – $1,466).

Here is the final table lineup:

Seat 1: Anthony Utnage – 355,000 (59 bb)
Seat 2: Michael Graffeo – 125,000 (21 bb)
Seat 3: David Jackson – 460,000 (76 bb)
Seat 4: Dave Bradshaw Jr. – 235,000 (39 bb)
Seat 5: Martin Markov – 175,000 (29 bb)
Seat 6: Spencer Champlin – 160,000 (26 bb)
Seat 7: Yerandy Cruz – 545,000 (90 bb)
Seat 8: Joseph Buonodono – 165,000 (27 bb)
Seat 9: Eric Piderit – 460,000 (76 bb)
Seat 10: Matthew King – 320,000 (53 bb)

Event 13: Seat Map

$570 Double Black Chip Bounty No Limit Hold’em
Level 18: 3,000/6,000 with a 1,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 14 of 250

Table 41
Seat 1: Anthony Utnage – 280,000 (47 bb)
Seat 2:
Seat 3: Matthew King – 310,000 (51 bb)
Seat 4: Martin Markov – 130,000 (21 bb)
Seat 5: Yerandy Cruz – 610,000 (101 bb)
Seat 6:
Seat 7: Alain Rodriguez – 60,000 (10 bb)
Seat 8: Michael Graffeo – 142,000 (23 bb)
Seat 9: Spencer Champlin – 183,000 (30 bb)

Table 42
Seat 1: Joseph Buonodono – 95,000 (15 bb)
Seat 2: Daniel Romano – 42,000 (7 bb)
Seat 3: Joel Harwood – 128,000 (21 bb)
Seat 4:
Seat 5: David Jackson – 175,000 (29 bb)
Seat 6: Eric Piderit – 470,000 (79 bb)
Seat 7:
Seat 8: Jeff Trudeau Jr – 78,000 (13 bb)
Seat 9: Dave Bradshaw Jr – 300,000 (50 bb)

1st: $17,227
2nd: $12,110
3rd: $7,688
4th: $4,676
5th: $3,611
6th: $2,993
7th: $2,513
8th: $2,100
9th: $1,724
10th – 12th: $1,466
13th – 14th: $1,260

Event 13: Registration Closed with 250 Entries

$570 Double Black Chip Bounty No Limit Hold’em
Level 10: 500/1,000 with a 100 Ante
Players Remaining: 69 of 250

Registration closed on the $570 Double Black Chip Bounty tournament with exactly 250 entries to more than double the $50,000 Guarantee. They put $75,000 in the normal prize pool along with another $50,000 up for grabs as bounties.

The last 32 players will earn a piece of the standard prize pool with a min-cash taking home $516 (plus any bounties) and the winner will cash out for $17,227 along with the trophy, custom-framed winner’s photo courtesy of IMPDI, and a seat in the $10,000 WPT Finale/$3,500 WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Championship freeroll.

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

1st: $17,227
2nd: $12,110
3rd: $7,688
4th: $4,676
5th: $3,611
6th: $2,993
7th: $2,513
8th: $2,100
9th: $1,724
10th – 12th: $1,466
13th – 15th: $1,260
16th – 18th: $1,058
19th – 21st: $866
22nd – 24th: $683
25th – 27th: $593
28th – 32nd: $516