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