Colby Johnson Wins $150 No Limit Hold’em Re-Entry

2017 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
Hollywood, FL
$150 No Limit Hold’em Re-Entry
Entries: 696
Prize Pool: $83,520
April 3-5, 2017

Colby Johnson earned $22,046 for his $150 no limit hold’em re-entry title

The $150 no limit hold’em re-entry event wrapped up late on Wednesday night. It was one of the last events of the series to conclude and Colby Johnson earned the title.

He defeated a field of of 696 entries to win $22,046. The 30-year-old Port St. Lucie native didn’t have an easy road to the title. He came out on top of a see-saw battle with Antonio Copo. Copo made a deep run in the 2015 WSOP Main Event for over $46,000.

But it was Johnson that walked away with the title after a long heads-up battle that lasted a couple of hours. Johnson took the chip lead into the final table and never let off the gas en route to a win.

The day started at 2 p.m. with 77 players still vying for the trophy. After less than a couple hours of play, the money bubble burst and the top the top 45 finishers were in the money. WSOP bracelet winner Will Givens earned a cash in the event and Frankie Flowers, a regular at all of the Hard Rock tournament series finished fifth for $4,218, just shy of his second Hard Rock trophy.

Final Table Results:

1st: Clayton Colby Johnson – $22,046
2nd: Antonio Copo – $12,946
3rd: Eracles Panayitou – $8,394
4th: John Cummings – $5,846
5th: Frankie Flowers – $4,218
6th: James Hamburger – $3,383
7th: Thomas Gari – $2,589
8th: Manny Alvarez – $1,837
9th: Vendel Johnson – $1,336
10th: Charles Bragg Jr. – $1,002

Event 26: Clayton Colby Johnson Leads Final 10 Players

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 25: 15,000/30,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 10 of 696

The $150 no limit hold’em re-entry 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 get credit for a final table appearance.

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

Seat 1: Cuppy Cummings – 675,000
Seat 2: Thomas Gari – 725,000
Seat 3: Manny Amaro – 720,000
Seat 4: Charles Bragg Jr. – 175,000
Seat 5: Eric Panayiotou – 1,570,000
Seat 6: Jim Hamburger – 430,000
Seat 7: Vender Johnson – 585,000
Seat 8: Clayton Colby Johnson – 1,325,000
Seat 9: Antonio Copo – 240,000
Seat 10: Frankie Flowers – 630,000

Here are the remaining payouts:

1st: $22,046
2nd: $12,946
3rd: $8,394
4th: $5,846
5th: $4,218
6th: $3,383
7th: $2,589
8th: $1,837
9th: $1,336
10th: $1,002

Event 26: In The Money

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 21: 6,000/12,000 with a 2,000 ante
Players Remaining: 25 of 696

A couple hours ago, during level 18, the money bubble of the $150 no limit hold’em re-entry event burst and the final 45 players earned a cash.

Currently, there are 25 players remaining with 10 minutes left in the level. Everybody is guaranteed a cash of at least $585 with the final table rapidly approaching.

Event 26: Day 2 Set to Roll

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 15: 1,500/3,000 with a 500 ante
Players Remaining: 77 of 696

Hany Ayoub

Event 26 was the last small buy-in, big prize pool multi-day event on the schedule and it drew a great crowd. The tournament drew so many entries on the first day, it only needed 111 in the second flight to meet the $50,000 guaranteed prize. They picked up more than that, 390 entries hit the game in Flight B to easily surpass the mark needed.

SHRP regular Hany Ayoub leads the 77 players returning for a chance at the title. The field should hit the money quickly because 45 players will earn a piece of the prize pool later this afternoon.

Cards go back in the air and 2pm and we’ll keep a check on their progress throughout the day.

Top ten returning stacks:

  1. Hany Ayoub – 252,500 (84 bb)
  2. Jorge Aristizabol – 227,000 (76 bb)
  3. Larry Farr – 205,500 (69 bb)
  4. Carter Hirschberg – 195,500 (65 bb)
  5. Eracles Panayiotou – 192,500 (64 bb)
  6. Will Givens – 186,000 (62 bb)
  7. Arie Ben-Mayor – 180,500 (60 bb)
  8. Efthimios Piperakis – 180,500 (60 bb)
  9. John Rembert II – 175,500 (59 bb)
  10. Bryce McVay – 174,000 (58 bb)

Day 2 Counts | Day 2 Seats | Event 26 Payouts

We will take another look at this event after the bubble bursts and the final table nears.

Showdown Day 21 Schedule

Main Event Schedule

12PM: Final Table – $3,500 WPT Showdown Championship

12PM: Event 28 Day 2 – $25,500 High Roller No Limit Hold’em

12PM: Event 30 – $300 Big Stack Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)

  • $25,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 15,000 in chips and 15-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 15
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 30 Structure Sheet

2PM: Event 26 Day 12 – $150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

2PM: Event 29 Day 1 – $2,200 Deep Stack PLO (Re-Entry)

Secondary and Satellite Schedule

3PM: Event 100 – $200 Turbo No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • Players begin with 10,000 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 100 Structure Sheet

6PM: Event 101 – $130 Survivor No Limit Hold’em (1-in-10)

  • 1-in-10 players will win $1,000 cash
  • Players begin with 10,000 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 101 Structure Sheet


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