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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

Event 29: Peter Vitantonio — 11th Place ($5,130); 10-Handed Final Table Reached

$2,200 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Level 13: 3,000/6,000
Players Remaining: 10 of 95

Following the elimination of Peter Vitantonio in 11th place, the $2,200 Pot Limit Omaha tournament has narrowed to the final 10 and is combined to one table.

10-handed final table

Updated seating assignments and chip counts:

Seat 1: Petko Tsakov – 420,000
Seat 2: Bryan Dillon – 218,000
Seat 3: Scott Clements – 200,000
Seat 4:Joseph Irgon – 41,000
Seat 5: David Zemel – 58,000
Seat 6: Matt Stout – 184,000
Seat 7: Henri Koivisto – 231,000
Seat 8: Chris Meyers – 66,000
Seat 9: Joni Jouhkimainen – 169,000
Seat 10: Maxx Coleman – 278,000

1st – $60,277
2nd – $36,100
3rd – $22,800
4th – $14,725
5th – $11,400
6th – $9,025
7th – $7,600
8th – $6,650
9th – $6,029
10th – $5,510

11th: Peter Vitantonio – $5,130

Event 29: PLO Restarts in the Money; Koivisto Leads, Stout, Clements Still in

$2,200 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Level 13: 3,000/6,000
Players Remaining: 12 of 95

The clock strikes 2pm and Day 2 of Event 29 of the 2017 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown is underway. The $2,200 buy-in Pot Limit Omaha tournament began yesterday with a field of 95 entries. Following 12 levels of play, just 12 remain and they are all in the money.

Leading the way is Henri Koivisto, but he’s got a talented crew on his heels that includes Seminole Hard Rock Poker team member Matt Stout and defending champion Scott Clements.

Matt Stout
Scott Clements

Chip counts and payout information:

Seat 1: Bryan Dillon – 179,000
Seat 2: –empty–
Seat 3: –empty–
Seat 4: David Eller -54,000
Seat 5: Henri Koivisto – 330,000
Seat 6: Peter Vivantonio – 200,000
Seat 7: Maxx Coleman – 180,000
Seat 8: –Empty–
Seat 9: Petko Tsakov – 204,000

Seat 1: David Zeml – 73,000
Seat 2: Chris Meyers – 75,000
Seat 3: Matt Stout – 167,000
Seat 4: –empty–
Seat 5: –empty–
Seat 6: Joseph Iryon – 81,000
Seat 7: –empty–
Seat 8: Scott Clements – 89,000
Seat 9: Joni Jouhkimainen – 247,000

1st – $60,277
2nd – $36,100
3rd – $22,800
4th – $14,725
5th – $11,400
6th – $9,025
7th – $7,600
8th – $6,650
9th – $6,029
10th – $5,510
11th – $5,130
12th – $4,754

Updates will be available now through the tournament’s completion right here at SHRPO.com.

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 29: Henri Kovisto Leads Final 12 In $2,200 PLO

$2,200 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
End of Level 12: 2,500/5,000
Players Remaining: 12 of 95

After bursting the bubble with about 15 minutes left in the day, all 12 players survived the rest of the day and will come back on Wednesday at 2 p.m. to play down to a winner.

Levels will continue to be 40 minutes each and when they return, they will come back to blinds of 3,000/6,000.

Here is a look at the seating arrangement and chip counts for the final 12 players:

Table 65

Seat 1: Bryan Dillon – 179,000
Seat 2: –Empty–
Seat 3: –Empty–
Seat 4: David Eller -54,000
Seat 5: Henri Koivisto – 330,000
Seat 6: Peter Vivantonio – 200,000
Seat 7: Maxx Coleman – 180,000
Seat 8: –Empty–
Seat 9: Petko Tsakov – 204,000

Table 57

Seat 1: David Zeml – 73,000
Seat 2: Chris Meyers – 75,000
Seat 3: Matt Stout – 167,000
Seat 4: –Empty–
Seat 5: –Empty–
Seat 6: Joseph Iryon – 81,000
Seat 7: –Empty–
Seat 8: Scott Clements – 89,000
Seat 9: Joni Jouhkimainen – 247,000

 

Event 29: Matt Stout Bursts The Bubble

$2,200 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Level 12: 2,500/5,000
Players Remaining: 12 of 95

Matt Stout raised from the cutoff and the player on the button moved all in for about 20,000. Stout called.

Stout showed Ks9h9s2h and was up against the button’s AcJcJdTs.

The board ran out Kh5s2sQc6d won the pot with a pair of kings. The player on the button was the bubble boy and the final 12 players are all in the money.

There is only about 15 minutes left in the level before the players bag up their chips for the night.

Matt Stout – 240,000 (48 bb)

Event 29: Peter Vivantonio Leads Final 18 Players

$2,200 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Level 9: 1,200/2,400
Players Remaining: 18 of 95

Peter Vivantonio

With 18 players remaining in the $2,200 pot limit Omaha, the field is nearing the money. The top 12 players will earn at least a min cash of at least $4,754 and Peter Vivantonio is leading the way with 285,000.

Scott Clements

Last year’s champion in this event Scott Clements is hoping to defend his title with 130,000 and SHRP Team member Matt Stout is looking to earn another cash with 90,000.

Matt Stout

Notable pros Maxx Coleman and Dominique Moseley are also in the field after the two table redraw with 145,000 and 68,000, respectively.

Maxx Coleman

Event 29: Prizepool Released, $60,277 Up Top

$2,200 Pot Limit Omaha
Level 8: 800/1,600
Players Remaining: 23 of 95

Registration has closed for the $2,200 pot limit Omaha with 95 players in the event. That generates a prizepool of 190,000 with the top 12 players earning a cash.

A min-cash is worth $4,754, but the top spot will take home $60,277.

Here is a look at the payouts:

1st: $60,277
2nd: $36,100
3rd: $22,800
4th: $14,725
5th: $11,400
6th: $9,025
7th: $7,600
8th: $6,650
9th: $6,029
10th: $5,510
11th: $5,310
12th: $4,754

Event 29: High-Stakes PLO

$2,200 Deep Stack Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Level 1: 100/100

A lot of players are looking forward to some four-card poker this evening with a $2,200 buy-in to juice up the action. Two-time WSOP bracelet winner Scott Clements is the defending champion and we’ll be on the look out for his again.

The two-day tournament will draw a group of players, both local and from abroad, who specialize in Pot Limit Omaha to make this a talented field.

Entrants start with 20,000 stacks and the tournament will run 40-minute levels throughout. Later registration and unlimited re-entries are available until the start of Level 7 at 9:30pm. Their day will come to an end after Level 12 and survivors will bag up their chips for Day 2 on Wednesday.

  • 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