Event 2: Robert Campbell Wins O8, Scores $6K and Freeroll Entry

2017 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, FL
Event 2
$300 Omaha 8
Entries: 78
Prize Pool: $19,890
March 17, 2017

Robert Campbell of Miami added yet another Omaha 8 title to his resume late Friday night at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida. Campbell bested a field of 78 entries in Event 2 of the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown, a $300 Omaha 8 or Better tournament, marking his fourth career Seminole title and 13th career victory overall. For his efforts, Campbell pocketed $6,721 and went down as the first entry in an exclusive freeroll. The event takes place March 29th and sees the first 14 SHRP Showdown champions earn their way in. The first prize is a $10,000 WPT Finale entry while the runner-up earns a $3,500 SHRP Showdown Championship seat. Both these prizes are put up by the Seminole Hard Rock.

“I like the idea of having a 1-in-14 chance at winning the $10K seat because I’m not actually planning to play the $10K tournament. It’s a strain on my budget.” Campbell said of the WPT Finale. “If I happen to win that seat, it could be a big deal. It’s always good to have a chance to get into a big buy-in tournament.”

Following the Event 2 win, Campbell has claimed the top spot in an Omaha 8 event at the Lucky Hearts Poker Open, Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open, Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown and Coco Poker Open among other non-Seminole venues. He sits on over $880,000 in reported earnings and continues to add to his total.

The event began at 12pm and permitted eight levels of late registration and re-entry. With a total of 78 entries, the top 10 earned a payday. Defending champion Jordan Chizick and Eric Rivkin were among those to bust shy of the money while Brandt Shuler (10th, $597) and Joel Harwood (sixth, $995) went home with some cash. Errol Massey, meanwhile, held the chip lead six-handed before bowing out third earning $2,427.

It was just before midnight when Rodger Smith busted second for $3,879 clocking the event in at just about 12 hours from start to finish.

Event 2 final results:

1st: Robert Campbell – $6,721 + freeroll seat
2nd: Rodger Smith – $3,879
3rd: Errol Massey – $2,427
4th: Sandy Sanchez – $1,641
5th: Philippe Goureau – $1,243
6th: Joel Harwood – $995
7th: Robert Leff – $895
8th: Michael DeVeronica – $796
9th: Marty Raschkovan – $696
10th: Brandt Shuler – $597

Event 2 was the second of 31 primary events on the 2017 SHRP Showdown schedule. Among the series headliners are a $360 buy-in, $500,000 guarantee, a $570 buy-in, $1,000,000 guarantee as well as the $10K Finale, $3,500 Championship and $25,000 and $50,000 High Roller events.

Event 2: Robert Campbell Wins $300 O8 ($6,721); Rodger Smith Finishes Runner-Up ($3,879)

$300 Limit Omaha/8 (Single Re-Entry)
Level 20: 20,000/40,000 Limits
Players Remaining: 1 of 78

Robert Campbell

Rodger Smith completed from the button and Robert Campbell checked from the big blind. Campbell lead for a bet on the jc6c5s flop and Smith called.

The turn was the 9h and Campbell bet again. Smith raised all in and Campbell called.

Board: jc6c5s9h
Campbell: qstc4d2s
Smith: adtd8c5c

The river 3x smacked Campbell improving him to six-high straight which gave him the high, the low and the title. Campbell earned $6,721 along with a seat in the WPT Finale/Showdown Championship Freeroll. Smith, meanwhile, pocketed $3,879 for his runner-up finish.

Rodger Smith

A full report on the event will be posted shortly. In the meantime, here’s a look at the final results:

1st: Robert Campbell – $6,721 + freeroll seat
2nd: Rodger Smith – $3,879
3rd: Errol Massey – $2,427
4th: Sandy Sanchez – $1,641
5th: Philippe Goureau – $1,243
6th: Joel Harwood – $995
7th: Robert Leff – $895
8th: Michael DeVeronica – $796
9th: Marty Raschkovan – $696
10th: Brandt Shuler – $597

Event 2: Heads Up Update

$300 Limit Omaha/8 (Single Re-Entry)
Level 20: 20,000/40,000 Limits
Players Remaining: 2 of 78

Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Event 2 trophy

Robert Campbell – 545,000
Rodger Smith – 235,000

1st – $6,721 + freeroll seat
2nd – $3,879

3rd: Errol Massey – $2,427
4th: Sandy Sanchez – $1,641
5th: Philippe Goureau – $1,243
6th: Joel Harwood – $995
7th: Robert Leff – $895
8th: Michael DeVeronica – $796
9th: Marty Raschkovan – $696
10th: Brandt Shuler – $597

Event 2: Philippe Goureau — 5th Place ($1,243)

$300 Limit Omaha/8 (Single Re-Entry)
Level 18: 10,000/20,000 Limits
Players Remaining: 4 of 78

Philippe Goureau

Philippe Goureau raised the button leaving himself only 5,000 behind. Errol Massey called from the small blind as did Rodger Smith from the big blind.

The flop fell jd6d2s. Massey bet and Smith called. Goureau put his last chips in and Massey and Smith battled for a side pot.

The turn was the jh and Massey bet again. Smith called.

The river was the 4s. Massey bet a third time and Smith let it go.

Massey: jc2d8s3c for jacks-full and eight-six low
Goureau: adahqd2c for a pair of aces

Goureau was eliminated in fifth place for $1,243.

Philippe Goureau – Eliminated in 5th place ($1,243)

Event 2: Joel Harwood — 6th Place ($995)

$300 Limit Omaha/8 (Single Re-Entry)
Level 18: 10,000/20,000 Limits
Players Remaining: 5 of 78

Joel Harwood

Joel Harwood was down to his last 15,000 and ponied up 10,000 of it for his big blind. Action folded to Sandy Sanchez in the small blind and he just called. Harwood casually plopped in his last 5,000 making it 15,000 to go and Sanchez put him at risk.

Sanchez: qcjd7c2h
Harwood: js7s6h3c

Runout: ksqhts7d4d

With no low out there, Sanchez’s qc7c two pair was best and he eliminated Harwood in sixth place.

Joel Harwood – Eliminated in 6th place ($995)

Event 2: Errol Massey Leads with Six Left

$300 Limit Omaha/8 (Single Re-Entry)
Level 18: 10,000/20,000 Limits
Players Remaining: 6 of 78

Level 18 is underway with limits of 10,000/20,000. A handful of the blue 25,000 chips made their way into the set and they all found a spot in Errol Massey’s stack. Massey sits on 300,000 chips and leads the way with six left.

Final table update:

Seat 1: Philippe Goureau – 150,000
Seat 2: Errol Massey – 300,000
Seat 3: Rodger Smith – 70,000
Seat 4: Sandy Sanchez – 180,000
Seat 5: Joel Harwood – 15,000
Seat 6: Robert Campbell – 65,000

1st – $6,721 + freeroll seat
2nd – $3,879
3rd – $2,427
4th – $1,641
5th – $1,243
6th – $995

7th: Robert Leff – $895
8th: Michael DeVeronica – $796
9th: Marty Raschkovan – $696
10th: Brandt Shuler – $597

Event 1 Flight D: Guarantee Gone

$360 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 8: 300/600 with a 75 ante
Flight D Entries: 431

With the 429th entry, the $500,000 guarantee in the $360 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown opener was officially surpassed. Now at 431 entries, Flight D has grown the field to a combined 1,669 entries with late registration and re-entry still available.

Updated event breakdown:

Day/TimeFlightEntriesAdvanced
Thurs at 11amA42480
Thurs at 6pmB40780
Today at 11amC40783
UnderwayD431+TBD
Tomorrow at 11amE
Tomorrow at 6pmF
Total 1,669+243

$360/$500K Structure Sheet

Event 2: Michael DeVeronica — 8th Place ($796)

$300 Limit Omaha/8 (Single Re-Entry)
Level 17: 8,000/16,000 Limits
Players Remaining: 7 of 78

Michael DeVeronica

Michael DeVeronica was crippled to less than a big bet after he ran into Errol Massey’s as2sah7h on a jd9s5s6s4s board. There was betting on every street and Massey finished with the nut flush and nut low. DeVeronica surrendered the pot and was eliminated on the very next hand.

Michael DeVeronica – Eliminated in 8th place ($796)