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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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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

Event 26: Day 2 Seating Assignments

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

Flight A: 306 Entries, 35 Advanced
Flight B: 390 Entries, 42 Advanced
Day 2: Wednesday at 2pm

Day 2 table and seat assignments:

First NameLast NameChip CountTableSeat
LouisTirado39,500621
PerryShaio73,500622
FrankieFlowers57,500623
YamirRios106,000624
RichardVargas85,500625
JerroldJacobs93,000626
TomThomas51,500627
CareyPickus53,000628
LarryFarr205,500629
PavelIgnatov62,500631
AlfredVargas31,000632
VitoPolera74,000633
JuanMubarak Peralta54,000634
JohnCunningham100,000636
RudijantoSoetikno140,000637
MichaelPenalek49,500638
StelvioGaichello29,500639
KenBruno54,500641
JimHamburger101,500642
PaulPrager62,000643
HanyAyoub252,500644
JohnValevich148,500645
KeithWagner50,000646
VendelJohnson143,000647
BryceMcVay174,000648
CarlosLoving62,500649
BrianGoldberg44,000691
IrwinCohen46,000692
BrianDunn77,000693
AntonioCopo87,000694
ScottBelovicz82,000695
FredAllenspach33,000697
YuanShen48,000698
JorgeAristizabol227,000699
BlaineMcRae65,500701
AlexanderMichaels84,000702
EricManzol71,500703
DarrenCollette80,000704
JohnRembert II175,500705
PeterChin94,000706
MiguelMcDonald28,500707
BarryGallo147,000708
ArieBen-Mayor180,500709
JohnCummings126,500711
FranciscoRegaldo86,500712
ArmanSoltani70,500714
DarrenDavidson34,000715
JustinLiu161,000716
AlfredoRatmiroff74,500717
MarcelaNewmark84,500718
ClaytonJohnson85,000719
MichaelHarley48,000721
ReginaPortella Cassab100,500722
CarterHirschberg195,500723
ThomasGari73,000724
DanAvitsur49,000725
BruceSnell142,000726
SteveFrederick75,000727
AnnaDikker42,000728
SebastianGallego98,000729
LoisRivera62,500751
BrunoFortin63,000752
DovMarkowich92,000753
RafaelRodriguez53,000754
KevinHartman94,500755
JordanMeltzer11,000757
WillGivens186,000758
CharlesBragg32,000759
ManuelAlvarez93,500761
EraclesPanayiotou192,500762
ArturoGarcia152,500763
EfthimiosPiperakis180,500764
DustinTragethon45,000765
AdamGoldberg47,500766
AndrewFrier48,500767
MichaelOrtiz66,500768
DenysBazeline89,500769

Event 26: Day 2 Chip Counts

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

Flight A: 306 Entries, 35 Advanced
Flight B: 390 Entries, 42 Advanced
Day 2: Wednesday at 2pm

RankFirst NameLast NameChip Count
1HanyAyoub252,500
2JorgeAristizabol227,000
3LarryFarr205,500
4CarterHirschberg195,500
5EraclesPanayiotou192,500
6WillGivens186,000
7ArieBen-Mayor180,500
8EfthimiosPiperakis180,500
9JohnRembert II175,500
10BryceMcVay174,000
11JustinLiu161,000
12ArturoGarcia152,500
13JohnValevich148,500
14BarryGallo147,000
15VendelJohnson143,000
16BruceSnell142,000
17RudijantoSoetikno140,000
18JohnCummings126,500
19YamirRios106,000
20JimHamburger101,500
21ReginaPortella Cassab100,500
22JohnCunningham100,000
23SebastianGallego98,000
24KevinHartman94,500
25PeterChin94,000
26ManuelAlvarez93,500
27JerroldJacobs93,000
28DovMarkowich92,000
29DenysBazeline89,500
30AntonioCopo87,000
31FranciscoRegaldo86,500
32RichardVargas85,500
33ClaytonJohnson85,000
34MarcelaNewmark84,500
35AlexanderMichaels84,000
36ScottBelovicz82,000
37DarrenCollette80,000
38BrianDunn77,000
39SteveFrederick75,000
40AlfredoRatmiroff74,500
41VitoPolera74,000
42PerryShaio73,500
43ThomasGari73,000
44EricManzol71,500
45ArmanSoltani70,500
46MichaelOrtiz66,500
47BlaineMcRae65,500
48BrunoFortin63,000
49PavelIgnatov62,500
50CarlosLoving62,500
51LoisRivera62,500
52PaulPrager62,000
53FrankieFlowers57,500
54KenBruno54,500
55JuanMubarak Peralta54,000
56CareyPickus53,000
57RafaelRodriguez53,000
58TomThomas51,500
59KeithWagner50,000
60MichaelPenalek49,500
61DanAvitsur49,000
62AndrewFrier48,500
63MichaelHarley48,000
64YuanShen48,000
65AdamGoldberg47,500
66IrwinCohen46,000
67DustinTragethon45,000
68BrianGoldberg44,000
69AnnaDikker42,000
70LouisTirado39,500
71DarrenDavidson34,000
72FredAllenspach33,000
73CharlesBragg32,000
74AlfredVargas31,000
75StelvioGaichello29,500
76MiguelMcDonald28,500
77JordanMeltzer11,000

Event 26: Prizepool Released, $22,046 Up Top

$150 No Limit Hold’em Re-Entry
Level 11: 600/1,200 with a 200 ante
Players Remaining: 99 of 390

Registration closed for the second flight of the $150 no limit hold’em re-entry event with 390 entries. This brings the total number of entries over both flights to 696 and generated a prizepool of $83,520, which easily surpassed the $50,000 guarantee.

The cage has calculated and released the payouts. The top 45 players will earn a cash of at least $418, with the eventual winner taking home $22,046.

2017 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, FL
Event 26
$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Entries: 390
Prize Pool: $83,520
April 3 – 5, 2017

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-12th: $1,002
13th-15th: $793
16th-18th: $668
19th-27th: $585
28th-36th: $501
37th-45th: $418

Event 26 Flight B: Hitting the Guarantee

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 1: 25/50

Most of the recent events on the schedule, aside from the major WPT tournaments, featured a single-day format but Event 26 changes things up with a small buy-in, multi-day tournament that will put together a great prize pool.

The $150 buy-in tournament has a $50,000 guaranteed prize pool and two starting flights, the second kicking off at 5pm. Flight A drew 306 entries to leave them only 111 needed today to hit the mark, every new entry after the will kick the prize pool higher.

Entrants will sit down to 10,000 starting stacks and play 30-minute levels. Late registration and unlimited re-entries are available until the start of Level 9 at 9:30 and they will continue through the evening until the end of Level 14. Those still holding a stack will put their chips in a bag for a Day 2 return on Wednesday.

  • $50,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • Day 1 will end after Level 14 or Tournament Director discretion
  • Event 26 Structure Sheet

Showdown Day 20 Schedule

Main Event Schedule

12PM: Day 3 – $10,000 WPT Seminole Hard Rock Finale

12PM: Event 27 – $360 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • $50,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 27 Structure Sheet

2PM: Event 28 Day 1 – $25,500 High Roller No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • $1,000,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 100,000 in chips and 40-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 13
  • Day 1 will end when 8 players remain or Tournament Director discretion
  • High Roller Structure Sheet

5PM: Event 26 Day 1B – $150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • $50,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • Day 1 will end after Level 14 or Tournament Director discretion
  • Event 26 Structure Sheet

5PM: Event 29 Day 1 – $2,200 Deep Stack PLO (Re-Entry)

  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips and 40-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 7
  • Day 1 will end after Level 12 or Tournament Director discretion
  • Event 29 Structure Sheet

Secondary and Satellite Schedule

9AM: Event 98 – $90 Turbo Satellite into Event 27 (1-in-5)

  • 2 seats guaranteed into $360/$50K GTD Event 24
  • Players begin with 6,000 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 98 Structure Sheet

8PM: Event 99 – $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 99 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

Event 26: Day 1A Chip Counts

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
End of level 14: 1,200/2,400 with a 400 ante
Players Remaining: 35 of 306

First NameLast NameChip CountTableSeatFlight
CarterHirschberg195,500723
ArieBen-Mayor180,500709
EfthimiosPiperakis180,500764
JohnRembert II175,500705
BryceMcVay174,000648
ArturoGarcia152,500763
BarryGallo147,000708
RudijantoSoetikno140,000637
YamirRios106,000624
ReginaPortella Cassab100,500722
ManuelAlvarez93,500761
JerroldJacobs93,000626
FranciscoRegaldo86,500712
RichardVargas85,500625
ClaytonJohnson85,000719
MarcelaNewmark84,500718
AlexanderMichaels84,000702
AlfredoRatmiroff74,500717
PerryShaio73,500622
PavelIgnatov62,500631
CarlosLoving62,500649
PaulPrager62,000643
KenBruno54,500641
JuanMubarak Peralta54,000634
CareyPickus53,000628
KeithWagner50,000646
DanAvitsur49,000725
AndrewFrier48,500767
MichaelHarley48,000721
DustinTragethon45,000765
AnnaDikker42,000728
DarrenDavidson34,000715
AlfredVargas31,000632
StelvioGaichello29,500639
MiguelMcDonald28,500707

Event 26 Flight A: Registration Closed; Guarantee Close

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 10: 500/1,000 with a 100 Ante
Players Remaining: 81 of 306

Registration closed on the first flight of the $150 buy-in/$50,000 Event 26 field and it drew 306 entries to put it very close to the guaranteed prize pool with one more flight to go.

They only need another 111 entries in tomorrow’s flight to push it over $50,000 and continue building higher.

Day/TimeFlightEntriesAdvanced
Monday at 5pmA306TBD
Tuesday at 5pmB
Total 306TBD
  • $50,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • Day 1 will end after Level 14 or Tournament Director discretion
  • Event 26 Structure Sheet

Event 26 Flight A: Small Buy-in, Multi-Day, Big Money

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 1: 25/50

Most of the recent events on the schedule, aside from the major WPT tournaments, featured a single-day format but Event 26 changes things up with a small buy-in, multi-day tournament that will put together a great prize pool.

The $150 buy-in tournament has a $50,000 guaranteed prize pool and two starting flights, the first kicking off at 5pm.

Entrants will sit down to 10,000 starting stacks and play 30-minute levels. Late registration and unlimited re-entries are available until the start of Level 9 at 9:30 and they will continue through the evening until the end of Level 14. Those still holding a stack will put their chips in a bag for a Day 2 return on Wednesday.

  • $50,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • Day 1 will end after Level 14 or Tournament Director discretion
  • Event 26 Structure Sheet

Showdown Day 19 Schedule

Main Event Schedule

12PM: Day 2 – $10,000 WPT Seminole Hard Rock Finale

12PM: Event 24 – $570 Big Stack NLH (Single Re-Entry)

  • $50,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 15,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/single re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 24 Structure Sheet

5PM: Event 25 – $1,100 Turbo No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • Players begin with 12,000 in chips and 15-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 13
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 25 Structure Sheet

5PM: Event 26 Day 1A – $150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • $50,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • Day 1 will end after Level 14 or Tournament Director discretion
  • Event 26 Structure Sheet

Secondary and Satellite Schedule

9AM: Event 95 – $140 Turbo Satellite into Event 24 (1-in-5)

  • 2 seats guaranteed into $570/$50K GTD Event 24
  • 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 95 Structure Sheet

11AM: Event 96 – $250 Omaha 8/Stud 8 (Re-Entry)

  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 8
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 96 Structure Sheet

6PM: Event 97 – $2,650 High Roller Satellite (1-in-10)

  • 2 seats guaranteed into $1 Million GTD High Roller
  • 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 97 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