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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)

Event 3: The Final 10 Combine to One Table

$300 Deep Stack Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)
Level 26: 20,00/40,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 10 of 204

Today’s 12pm $300 turbo cruised into the money and all the way to the final table in a flash. From 204 starting, the event is down to 10 following Jason Marshman’s 11th-place elimination.

Headlining the action is David Bradshaw who broke through for a major Seminole victory this past December winning the Winter Poker Open Championship in Tampa for over $150,000.

Players have stretched themselves deep into the structure with an average stack of 10 big blinds. Here’s how the final 10 stack up:

Seat 1: David Bradshaw – 615,000
Seat 2: David DiBernardi – 365,000
Seat 3: Dror Hazaz – 260,000
Seat 4: Michael Lemanski – 240,000
Seat 5: Eric Piderit – 510,000
Seat 6: Joe Verrastro – 280,000
Seat 7: David Shmuel – 530,000
Seat 8: Manuel Amaro – 360,000
Seat 9: Jeremy Goureau – 360,000
Seat 10: Roberto Berrocal – 580,000

1st – $12,797 + Freeroll Seat
2nd – $8,881
3rd – $5,332
4th – $3,243
5th – $2,505
6th – $2,076
7th – $1,769
8th – $1,524
9th – $1,280
10th – $1,113

11th: Jason Marshman – $1,113

We will catch up on the updated results during the next break.

Event 3: 204 Entries Smash $25K Guarantee

$300 Deep Stack Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)
Level 16: 2,000/4,000 with a 500 ante
Players Remaining: 47 of 204

Registration is closed in the 12pm Turbo and the final figures are in. The $300 buy-in event drew 204 entries smashing the $25,000 guarantee to the tune of a $52,020 prize pool. The top 26 finish in the money with a min-cash worth $389. Payouts escalate from there and top out in the form of a $12,797 first prize. In addition, the winner earns a seat in the property’s 14-player WPT Finale/Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Championship satellite.

Complete Event 3 payouts:

Event 3
$300 Deep Stack Turbo
Entries: 204
Prize Pool: $50,020
March 19, 2017

1st – $12,797 + Freeroll Seat
2nd – $8,881
3rd – $5,332
4th – $3,243
5th – $2,505
6th – $2,076
7th – $1,769
8th – $1,524
9th – $1,280
10th-12th – $1,113
13th-15th – $947
16th-18th – $780
19th-21st – $624
22nd-24th – $481
25th-26th – $389

Among those still in are reigning Seminole Hard Rock Poker Player of the Year third-place finisher Zoltan Czinkot and 2016 Winter Poker Open Champion David Bradshaw.

Zoltan Czinkota
David Bradshaw

Updates from this event will pick up near the final table.

Event 3: Guarantee (Long) Gone in Noon Turbo

$300 Deep Stack Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)
Level 11: 600/1,200 with a 200 ante
Entries: 188

Level 11 is moments away from expiring and the guarantee in today’s 12pm $300 Deep Stack Turbo has nearly been doubled with a growing field of 188 entries. The day started with a targeted prize pool of $25,000. Now, nearly three hours later that number sits at over $47,000 and is sure to pass the $50,000 mark shortly.

Among those in the action are Bob Chow, Carlos Loving, John Holley and Patrick Eskandar. Late registration and re-entry are available until about 4pm. The full payouts will be posted shortly thereafter.

Updates from this event will pick up in frequency when the final table nears.

Event 3: Sunday Turbo Lovers

$300 Deep Stack Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)
Level 1: 50/100

The last day of the opening weekend is upon us and we have a nice, fast tournament for those who couldn’t find a bag in Event 1.

Event 3 is a $300 Deep Stack NLH Turbo event with a $25,000 guaranteed prize pool. It will play quickly and it will crown our next champion before the day gets too old.

Players sit down to 20,000 deep starting stacks and the tournament runs 15-minute levels from start to finish. Late registration and unlimited re-entries are available until the start of Level 15 around 4pm. They will continue to play down to the final table and we will have our next Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown champion later this evening.

Most of the room will be taken up by the Event 1 restart but there is a nice group of players taking their seats for the start of Event 3 in a few moments.

  • $25,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 20,000 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 3 Structure Sheet

Showdown Day 4 Schedule

Main Event Schedule

12PM: Event 3 – $300 Deep Stack Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)

  • $25,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 20,000 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 3 Structure Sheet

1PM: Event 1 Day 2 – $360 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

3PM: Event 4 – $1,100 Six-Max No Limit Hold’em (Single Re-Entry)

  • $75,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 12,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Levels 1-15 last 30 minutes; Levels 16+ last 40 minutes
  • Late registration/single re-entry available until start of Level 11
  • Day 1 will end after Level 16 or Tournament Director discretion
  • Event 4 Structure Sheet

Secondary and Satellite Schedule

9AM: Event 41 – $130 WPT Finale Turbo Step Satellite (1-in-10)

  • 2 seats guaranteed into $1,050 WPT Finale Satellite
  • 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 41 Structure Sheet

5PM: Event 42 – $200 Multi-Event Satellite (1-in-10)

  • 2 packages guaranteed; Two (2) $570 Showdown buy-ins plus $560 cash
  • Players begin with 8,000 in chips and 20-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 7
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 42 Structure Sheet

8PM: Event 43 – $1,050 WPT Finale Turbo Satellite (1-in-10)

  • 1 seat guaranteed into $2 Million GTD WPT Finale
  • 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 43 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