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Sean Perry Following in His Father’s Footsteps, Wins First Title in $570 Turbo No Limit Hold’em

2017 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
Hollywood, FL
Event 21
$570 Turbo No Limit Hold’em
Entries: 61
Prize Pool: $30,500
April 1, 2017

Sean Perry Wins $300 No Limit Hold’em

Luckily for Sean Perry, you only need to be 18 to play poker in Florida.

At only 20 years old, Sean Perry earned his first career title by taking down the $300 no limit hold’em on Saturday night. He beat a field of 61 players to win $10,979 and what he hopes will be the first of many trophies.

“It feels really nice to to win one,” said Perry. “I’m new to the tournament scene. At most, I’ve played like 15 tournaments.”

As the son of poker pro Ralph Perry, Sean was exposed to the game at a very young age. He’ still not legal to play poker in his hometown of Las Vegas, but he’s already very skilled after spending his childhood watching his father play.

“I used to watch him play online all the time,” said Perry. “He’s kind of been like my coach. It’s pretty exciting.”

Living under the same roof as a professional poker player gave him some early life lessons about the cutthroat nature of the game.

“I remember when I was like 10 years old and playing him Chinese poker for like $20 a point,” said Perry. “And one time he beat me for like a thousand dollars. For my 10-year-old birthday, he gave me like a grand and I decided to put it on that. I lost it to him and he beat me. I cried for a few days and he wouldn’t give it back.”

Perry’s win comes on the heels of a runner-up finish to Joe McKeehen in the $2,200 eight-max no limit hold’em. He battled with some of the best players in the world throughout that field and at the final table eventually finishing second for more than $74,000.

This is Perry’s fourth cash of the series and he’s hoping for bigger things as the series nears an end.

“It’s awesome,” said Perry. “I’m coming out here and I’m doing pretty well. So, it gives me a lot more confidence, but now there is a $10,000 [buy-in] to go out and do well in. Let’s hope we are talking at the end of that. That would be pretty nice.

“It’s definitely a confidence boost, but at the same time, I’m very humbled because all of the people I’ve been playing against are very good players.”

The success comes at a good time for him as well. Up until about a month ago, Perry was a business major at Caifornia Polytechnic State University.

“I want to pursue poker and real estate, so I just left school,” said Perry.

Dropping out of school didn’t mean that Perry was a poor student. He was a business major, the President of a fraternity, and had nearly a perfect ACT score.

He just didn’t think college was useful for the life he planned to lead.

“For me, I didn’t feel school was pointless,” said Perry. “but I just didn’t think that school was essential in a sense to do what I needed to do. I didn’t want to waste my time when I could make money playing poker, make money in real estate and do my own thing.”

Perry’s mindset just wasn’t for college. He had no aspirations of working a normal nine to five job. He has more of a desire to create something for himself and achieve success outside of a cubicle.

“I was always the kind of guy that never planned on working for anyone,” said Perry. “Even my first year in school, I started this social media application and I started this site similar to AirBnb that basically you could sell homes. I was always kind of the one to do my own thing in a sense.”

His ultimate goals are to be successful in both poker and real estate so that he’ll never have to be anybody’s employee. With his dad a successful poker pro and his mother already in the real estate business, he’s got an inside track to being successful in both areas.

As far as the money he’s won this series thus far, he’s already got specific plans for it.

“After this, I’ll probably go back to Vegas and buy some real estate,” said Perry. “My mom is a big realtor, so I’ll go into real estate with her and play poker at the same time. Hopefully it works out.”

Results:

1st: Sean Perry – $10,979
2nd: Walter Treccarichi – $6,451
3rd: Hugh Cullen – $4,041
4th: Ian Pearson – $2,745
5th: Jeff Gross – $2,135
6th: Tam Ho – $1,678
7th: Sanjib Acharya – $1,373
8th: James Romero – $1,098

Event 21: Sean Perry Leads Final 10

$570 Turbo No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 13: 1,000/2,000 with a 300 ante
Players Remaining: 10 of 61

The $570 turbo no limit hold’em is down to its final 10 players and they have redrawn for seats at the unofficial final table. With one more elimination, the final nine players will be credited with an official final table appearance, but only eight players will make the money.

Sean Perry is chip leading the final 10 players and is coming off of a runner-up finish to Joe McKeehen in the $2,200 no limit hold’em eight-max event just a couple days ago.

Here is the seating arrangement and chip counts for the final 10 players:

Seat 1: Tam Van Ho – 45,400
Seat 2: Ian Pearson – 44,000
Seat 3: Famea Luca – 72,000
Seat 4: James Romero – 83,000
Seat 5: Huynh Roy Culla – 102,000
Seat 6: Jeff Gross – 36,100
Seat 7: Sanjib Acharya – 70,300
Seat 8: Sean Perry – 143,000
Seat 9: Inacao Izkonitz – 73,000
Seat 10: Walter Srbccarichi – 60,000

Event 21: Registration Closed; Payouts Released

$570 Turbo No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 10: 500/1,000 with a 100 Ante
Players Remaining: 26 of 61

Registration closed on the turbo Event 21 and the $570 buy-in tournament drew 61 entries to create a prize pool worth $30,500. The last eight players will earn a part of that money with a min-cash banking $1,098 along and the winner banking $10,979 plus the SHRP trophy.

2017 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, FL
Event 20
$570 Turbo No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Entries: 61
Prize Pool: $30,500
April 1, 2017

1st: $10,979
2nd: $6,451
3rd: $4,041
4th: $2,745
5th: $2,135
6th: $1,678
7th: $1,373
8th: $1,098

Event 21: Turbo Runners

$570 Turbo No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 1: 25/50

Our side trophy events keep rolling along for those missing out on the Championship Day 2 action or the slew of $10,000 WPT Finale satellites.

This evening we have a $570 Turbo No Limit Hold’em event running at 5pm that will be a quick affair with some nice money for a short amount of work.

Players sit down to 12,000 starting stacks and play well-paced 15-minute levels from start to finish. Late registration and unlimited re-entries are available until the start of Level 9 at 7:15pm and they will plow through the field until we had out our next trophy later this evening.

  • Players begin with 12,000 in chips and 15-minute levels
  • Late registration available until start of Level 9
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 21 Structure Sheet

Showdown Day 17 Schedule

Main Event Schedule

12PM: Day 2 – $3,500 WPT Showdown Championship (Re-Entry)

12PM: Event 20 – $300 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • $25,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration available until start of Level 9
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 20 Structure Sheet

5PM: Event 21 – $570 Turbo No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • Players begin with 12,000 in chips and 15-minute levels
  • Late registration available until start of Level 9
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 21 Structure Sheet

Secondary and Satellite Schedule

9AM: Event 86 – $130 WPT Finale Turbo Step Satellite (1-in-10)

  • 2 seats guaranteed into $1,050 WPT Finale Satellite
  • Players begin with 8,000 in chips and 15-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • Satellite will be held in The Poker Room
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 86 Structure Sheet

3PM: Event 87 – $1,050 WPT Finale Satellite (1-in-10)

  • 15 seats guaranteed into $2 Million GTD WPT Finale
  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 7
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 87 Structure Sheet

6PM: Event 88 – $1,050 WPT Finale Satellite (1-in-10)

  • 2 seats guaranteed into $2 Million GTD WPT Finale
  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 7
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 88 Structure Sheet

8PM: Event 89 – $550 WPT Finale Turbo Satellite (1-in-20)

  • 2 seats guaranteed into $2 Million GTD WPT Finale
  • Players begin with 8,000 in chips and 15-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 89 Structure Sheet

10:30PM: Event 90 – $1,030 WPT Finale Super Turbo Satellite (1-in-10)

  • 1 seat guaranteed into $2 Million GTD WPT Finale
  • Players begin with 6,000 in chips and 10-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 7
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 90 Structure Sheet

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Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood Property Update

Preparations are underway for the development of an iconic hotel tower and resort:

  • Parking – Poker players are encouraged to park in Winner’s Way Garage to access both the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown tournament space and The Poker Room
  • The Poker Room – Players may access the poker room by entering through the main lobby or via the exterior entrance on the opposite end of Winner’s Way Garage.
  • Inside hotel – Services and amenities inside the hotel will remain open along with regularly scheduled events and entertainment.

For additional construction updates, please visit TheNewHardRock.com