Bryan Dillon Wins Third Major Title in Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown $2,200 PLO

2017 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, FL
Event 29
$2,200 Pot Limit Omaha
Entries: 95
Prize Pool: $190,000
April 4-5, 2017

(Hollywood, FL) — Bryan Dillon claimed victory at the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Wednesday night defeating 95 players in a $2,200 Pot Limit Omaha tournament. The victory earned Dillon $60,277 along with his third career title.

Event 29, as it was recognized, saw its nearly 100-entry field generate a total prize pool of $190,000. Day 1 played down to just 12 remaining and all of them were in the money. Henri Koivisto lead the way heading to Day 2 but had the likes of defending champion Scott Clements, Seminole Hard Rock Poker team member Matt Stout and South Florida pro Peter Vitantonio on his heels. Vitantonio busted 11th while Stout, Koivisto and Clements made consecutive exits in eighth, seventh and sixth. By the time Maxx Coleman was eliminated fourth, the trio of remaining players began talking chop. Both Joni Jouhkimainen and Dillon wanted the trophy, so play went on.

Jouhkimainen succumed to his short stack not long after denying the deal. He earned $22,800 for the third-place finish. Dillon and Joseph Irgon promptly talked ICM with Dillon holding about a two-to-one lead. Irgon declined the deal and play went on. From there, it wasn’t long before Dillon outdrew Irgon all-in preflop and took the title. Irgon earned $36,100 for his runner-up finish.

Already owning two World Series of Poker Circuit gold rings, the trophy victory marked Dillon’s third major title. Additionally, the $60,277 score moved him over $300,000 in reported earnings. Dillon is a 62-year-old attorney from Prospect, KY.

Event 29 final results:

1st: Bryan Dillon $60,277
2nd: Joseph Irgon – $36,100
3rd: Joni Jouhkimainen – $22,800
4th: Maxx Coleman – $14,725
5th: Petko Tsakov – $11,400
6th: Scott Clements – $9,025
7th: Henri Koivisto – $7,600
8th: Matt Stout – $6,650
9th: David Zemel – $6,029
10th: Chris Meyers – $5,510
11th: Peter Vitantonio – $5,310
12th: David Eller – $4,754

Event 29: Bryan Dillon Wins PLO ($60,277); Joseph Irgon — 2nd Place ($36,100)

$2,200 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Level 21: 20,000/40,000
Players Remaining: 1 of 95

Bryan Dillon

Joseph Irgon was on the button and got about 550,000 in preflop following a series of pot bets. Bryan Dillon was second best, but had Irgon at risk.

Irgon: 8s8dtd4s
Dillon: 4h4dahks

Runout: kh5d2ckd3c

Dillon improved to trips and earned the pot, the trophy and $60,277. Irgon was eliminated in second place for $36,100.

Joseph Irgon

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

1st: Bryan Dillon $60,277
2nd: Joseph Irgon – $36,100
3rd: Joni Jouhkimainen – $22,800
4th: Maxx Coleman – $14,725
5th: Petko Tsakov – $11,400
6th: Scott Clements – $9,025
7th: Henri Koivisto – $7,600
8th: Matt Stout – $6,650
9th: David Zemel – $6,029
10th: Chris Meyers – $5,510
11th: Peter Vitantonio – $5,310
12th: David Eller – $4,754

Event 29: Joni Jouhkimainen — 3rd Place ($22,800); Bryan Dillon Leads Heads Up

$2,200 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Level 20: 15,000/30,000
Players Remaining: 2 of 95

Joni Jouhkimainen

In a raised pot, the flop came askc8s. Joni Jouhkimainen was in the small blind and got about 125,000 in against Bryan Dillon. Dillon called and Jouhkimainen was at risk.

“I just have a pair,” Dillon said.

Dillon: ahjsth4d
Jouhkimainen: qc8h5c5h

They both had a pair, but Dillon’s aces were best.

Runout: 6s3h

Dillon was best and Jouhkimainen was eliminated in third place good for $22,800.

Bryan Dillon – 1,289,000
Joseph Irgon – 610,000
Joni Jouhkimainen – Eliminated

Event 29: Maxx Coleman — 4th Place $14,725

$2,200 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Level 18: 10,000/20,000
Players Remaining: 3 of 95

Maxx Coleman

Maxx Coleman was the most recent elimination busting at the hands Joni Jouhkimainen. The flop was 7c5h4s and Coleman claimed qcjh9s5s while Jouhkimainen held kdtc7s5c. Jouhkimainen’s two pair was good and it improved on the 4h7s runout. Coleman headed home fourth good for a score of $14,725.

Maxx Coleman – Eliminated

Event 29: Henri Koivisto — 7th Place ($7,600); Bryan Dillon Takes Chip Lead

$2,200 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Level 18: 10,000/20,000
Players Remaining: 6 of 95

Henri Koivisto

Start-of-day chip leader Henri Koivisto recently hit the rail courtesy of Bryan Dillon. Dillon scooped a nice pot and took the lead with six players remaining. Koivisto, meanwhile, was eliminated in seventh place good for $7,600.

Bryan Dillong – 668,000
Henri Koivisto – Eliminated

Event 29: Matt Stout — 8th Place ($6,640)

$2,200 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Level 17: 8,000/16,000
Players Remaining: 7 of 95

Matt Stout

After two levels with no eliminations, Seminole Hard Rock Poker team member Matt Stout got all-in for 76,000 preflop versus Maxx Coleman.

Coleman (early position): asahqs8s
Stout (big blind): ad7h4d2h

Runout: jststdksac

Coleman hit a royal flush leaving Stout bust. He hit the rail eighth earning $6,640.

Maxx Coleman – 210,000
Matt Stout – Eliminated