David DiBernardi Pockets $1,421/Hour in Seminole Hard Rock Turbo

2017 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, FL
Event 3
$300 Deep Stack Turbo
Entries: 204
Prize Pool: $50,020
March 19, 2017


(Hollywood, FL) — David DiBernardi became the second champion of the 2017 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Sunday night in Hollywood, Florida. The 24-year-old Youngstown, Ohio resident defeated a field of 204 entries in Event 3, a $300 Deep Stack Turbo tournament, winning $12,797 along with a freeroll seat.

The event lived up to its name, narrowing from over 200 starters to just one remaining over the course of about nine hours. The bubble burst following a double elimination with 27 players left. Lawrence Klur went home 27th and Anton Serkov went home 26th earning $194 and $195 respectively. Those following them to the rail included Jordan Meltzer (24th, $481), Daniel Silva (22nd, $481) and Matthew Zarcadoolas (17th, $780).

By the time play narrowed to the 10-handed final table, the average stack was hovering around 10 big blinds. David Bradshaw, who burst onto the Seminole scene late in 2016 winning the Winter Poker Open Championship in Tampa for more than $150,000, lead the way and headlined the action. Play sped along and the field leveled as the blinds continued to grow. Dror Hazaz busted 10th, Joe Verrastro ninth, Eric Piderit eighth and Jeremy Goureau seventh. With a big blind of 80,000, Bradshaw got his last 140,000 in the pot preflop and came up second best. He busted sixth and was followed to the rail by Roberto Berrocal, David Shmuel and Manuel Amaro.

It was Michael Lemanski who dueled DiBernardi heads up. Lemanski owned the advantage to start, but DiBernardi picked up aces and doubled after Lemanski flopped a lower pair. From there, DiBernardi outdrew Lemanski’s ace-king holding ace-six on a 7-6-6- flop. The fateful hand ended the event and saw Lemanski earn $8,881 for his runner-up finish.

DiBernardi’s victory and five-figure score translated into hourly earnings of just over $1,420. The win marked his second major Seminole title complementing his first which came during the 2016 Coco Poker Open in Coconut Creek.

Event 3 final results:

1st: David DiBernardi – $12,797 + Freeroll Seat
2nd: Michael Lemanski – $8,881
3rd: Manuel Amaro – $5,332
4th: David Shmuel – $3,243
5th: Roberto Berrocal – $2,505
6th: David Bradshaw – $2,076
7th: Jeremy Goureau – $1,769
8th: Eric Piderit – $1,524
9th: Joe Verrastro – $1,280
10th: Dror Hazaz – $1,113
11th: Jason Marshman – $1,113
12th: Jonathan Marks – $1,113
13th: Igor Merda – $947
14th: Courtland Twyman – $947
15th: Roberto Bendeck – $947
16th: Jeffrey Silverstein – $780
17th: Matthew Zarcadoolas – $780
18th: Manfred Rosenow – $780
19th: Kiarrash Amrooei – $624
20th: Emory Oese-Siegel – $624
21st: Tanya Kirk – $624
22nd: Daniel Silva – $481
23rd: Andrew Pacifico – $481
24th: Jordan Meltzer – $481
25th: Thomas Marciano – $389
26th: Anton Serkov – $195
27th: Lawrence Klur – $194

Event 3 was the third of 31 events on the 2017 SHRP Showdown schedule. The series headliners include the $3,500 buy-in $2,000,000 guaranteed Championship, the $10,000 buy-in $2,000,000 WPT Finale and $25,500 and $50,000 High Rollers.

Event 3: David DiBernardi Wins Turbo ($12,797); Michael Lemanski Runner-Up ($8,881)

$300 Deep Stack Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)
Level 32: 75,000/150,000 with a 25,000 ante
Players Remaining: 1 of 204

David DiBernardi

David DiBernardi earned the chip lead after picking up aces and doubling. A few hands later, he was on the button holding kc6s against the adks of Michael Lemanski. Lemanski was at risk but had a big lead in the hand. A 7d6d6c flop ended that as DiBernardi improved to trips. The 4s turn didn’t improve either player and neither did the qs river. DiBernardi’s trips were best and he eliminated Lemanski in second for $8,881.

For the victory, DiBernardi pocketed $12,797 along with a seat in the WPT Finale/Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Championship freeroll.

Michael Lemanski

A full report on the event will be posted later this evening. In the meantime, here’s a look at the final results:

1st: David DiBernardi – $12,797 + Freeroll Seat
2nd: Michael Lemanski – $8,881
3rd: Manuel Amaro – $5,332
4th: David Shmuel – $3,243
5th: Roberto Berrocal – $2,505
6th: David Bradshaw – $2,076
7th: Jeremy Goureau – $1,769
8th: Eric Piderit – $1,524
9th: Joe Verrastro – $1,280
10th: Dror Hazaz – $1,113
11th: Jason Marshman – $1,113
12th: Jonathan Marks – $1,113
13th: Igor Merda – $947
14th: Courtland Twyman – $947
15th: Roberto Bendeck – $947
16th: Jeffrey Silverstein – $780
17th: Matthew Zarcadoolas – $780
18th: Manfred Rosenow – $780
19th: Kiarrash Amrooei – $624
20th: Emory Oese-Siegel – $624
21st: Tanya Kirk – $624
22nd: Daniel Silva – $481
23rd: Andrew Pacifico – $481
24th: Jordan Meltzer – $481
25th: Thomas Marciano – $389
26th: Anton Serkov – $195
27th: Lawrence Klur – $194

Event 3: David Shmuel — 4th Place ($3,243)

$300 Deep Stack Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)
Level 30: 50,00/100,000 with a 15,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 204

David Shmuel

David DiBernardi raised the cutoff to 200,000 and David Shmuel jammed the small blind for about 500,000. DiBernardi called and tabled qcts. He was ahead of the qd5d of Shmuel.

The runout didn’t change a thing and Shmuel busted in fourth place.

David Shmuel – Eliminated in fourth place ($3,243)

Event 3: Roberto Berrocal — 5th Place ($2,505)

$300 Deep Stack Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)
Level 30: 50,00/100,000 with a 15,000 ante
Players Remaining: 4 of 204

Roberto Berrocal

David Shmuel raised to 200,000 and Roberto Berrocal shoved from the button. It was on Michael Lemanski in the big blind and he shoved for more. Shmuel called putting both at risk.

Shmuel: 7c7d
Lemanski: adqh
Berrocal: asts

The runout brought four diamonds and Lemanski’s ace-high flush was best. He doubled through Shmuel and eliminated Berrocal in fifth place.

Roberto Berrocal – Eliminated in fifth place ($2,505)

Event 3: Jeremy Goureau — 7th Place ($1,769)

$300 Deep Stack Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)
Level 29: 40,00/80,000 with a 10,000 ante
Players Remaining: 6 of 204

Jeremy Goureau

Jeremy Goureau open-shoved for less — 45,000 — from late position. David Bradshaw called the 80,000-chip big blind from the button and David DiBernardi and Michael Lemanski came along from the blinds as well. The trio played for a side pot, but checked down a ks3s2dqd2c runout. In the end, Lemanski’s adjs bested the 7s6c of Goureau.

Jeremy Goureau – Eliminated in seventh place ($1,769)

Event 3: Joe Verrastro — 9th Place ($1,280)

$300 Deep Stack Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)
Level 27: 25,00/50,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 8 of 204

Joe Verrastro

Joe Verrastro was all-in holding ad9c and at risk versus the askd of Michael Lemanski and the acqc of Manuel Amaro. The runout came jh8d3d6sqh giving Amaro a pair of queens and earning him the pot. He doubled through Lemanski and busted Verrastro in ninth.

Joe Verrastro – Eliminated in 9th place ($1,280)