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Robyn Marshman Gets a Little Run Good From Above in Ladies Win

2017 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
Hollywood, FL
Event #8
$300 Ladies No Limit Hold’em
Entries: 38
Prizepool: $9,690
March 22, 2017

Robyn Marshman

Robyn Marshman won the $300 Ladies No Limit Hold’em in the early hours of Thursday morning. She bested a field of 38 entries to win $3,972, but she feels like she had a little help from above.

During a recent tournament cash, Marshman found out that one of her good friends had passed away. She donated all of the funds she earned in the cash to pay for her fallen friend’s funeral. Since then, Marshman has noticed some oddities that makes her think he might be helping out with some run good from the afterlife.

“There’s some crazy stuff,” said Marshman. “His favorite number was 13 and except for the final table, every seat I’ve had in this whole series has either been one or three. When I was moved here, it was the first time I was in a different sea. I don’t know what that means. I guess he fell asleep on me. I don’t know.”

After adding a win to her tournament resume, Marshman dedicated the victory to him.

“I’m still like with him right now,” said Marshman. “This is for him. I feel like he is with me right now.”

Even though she didn’t get seat one or three for the final table, Marshman used a little bit of luck to overcome a serious chip deficit at the final table. She came into the final table as the short stack and was able to survive long enough to get into the top five spots and make the money.

Even once in the money she was still short and was all in for six big blinds four-handed. She doubled through Jacquelyn Scott with ace-six against king-queen and just continued to amass chips until she had all of them in play.

“It’s amazing,” said Marshman of her win. I was really short. I had like five big blinds and then the next thing I know, I kept knocking out people and built this big stack. We just had like an hour-long heads-up match. It was really tough.”

Marshman defeated Esther Foley heads-up. Over the hour long heads-up match, the chips swung a couple different ways over several small pots without showdown. Foley eventually flopped top pair against Marshman’s bottom set and that was all she wrote.

“I was very patient and took my time and just played the table as well as my cards,” said Marshman. “I got the cards at the right moment.”

Along with the prize money, Marshman took home her first Hard Rock trophy and gets a seat into a freeroll with a $10,000 WPT Finale seat and $3,500 WPT Seminole Hard Rock Showdown seat at stake for the top two spots.

“I’m so excited about that,” said Marshman about her chances at satelliting into a big buy-in WPT event. “And I got a trophy. Yay.”

Marshman plays more than just ladies events and this won’t be the last time she’s spotted in the Hard Rock tournament area. She’s already got a cash under her belt in the first event of the series and plans on playing the $570 no limit hold’em this weekend.

When asked if she plays a lot of poker, her answer was pretty simple.

“Maybe I do,” said Marshman. “Actually, Yes. Yes, I do.”

Results:

1st: Robyn Marshman – $3,972
2nd: Esther Foley – $2,423
3rd: Jacquelyn Scott – $1,454
4th: Ayca Frakbas – $1,066
5th: Lisa Levy – $775

Event 8: Robyn Marshman Wins Ladies Event ($3,972), Esther Foley Eliminated in 2nd ($2,423)

$300 Ladies No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 16: 4,000/8,000 with a 1,000 ante
Players Remaining: 1 of 38

Robyn Marshman

On a flop of Jc5c4d, Esther Foley got all in for about 150,000 on the button against Robyn Marshman in the big blind. Marshman showed 4c4s and had Foley’s KsJh drawing to runners.

The was no sweat with the 9s turn card and the 8d river. Marshman won the pot with bottom set and Foley hit the rail in second place. Marshman won the freeroll seat, the trophy and $3,972, while Foley earned $2,423 for her runner-up finish.

A complete recap will be posted shortly.

Esther Foley

Robyn Marshman – $300 Ladies No Limit Champion
Esther Foley – Eliminated

Event 8: Jacquelyn Scott Eliminated in 3rd Place ($1,454)

$300 Ladies No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 15: 3,000/6,000 with a 1,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 38

Jacquelyn Scott

Jacquelyn Scott called all in for 5,000 on the button, Robyn Marshman called in the small blind, and Esther Foley checked her option in the big blind.

The board ran out 7h7d6dQh8s, with the two live players checking it all the way down. Scott could only show Jh3c in the end, and Taylor’s Qs3s earned her the knockout pot with queens up. Scott was eliminated in third place.

Marshman and Taylor are now heads-up for the Ladies’ Event trophy. The former entered the final table with the shortest stack of the 10, but she begins the final duel with the chip lead.

Robyn Marshman – 230,000 (38 bb)
Esther Foley – 150,000 (25 bb)
Jacquelyn Scott – Eliminated in 3rd place ($1,454)

Event 8: Robyn Marshman Doubles Through Jacquelyn Scott

$300 Ladies No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 14: 2,000/4,000 with a 500 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 38

Esther Foley raised on the button and Jacquelyn Scott moved all in from the small blind for 118,000. Robyn Marshman called from the big blind and was all in for 113,000.

Foley folded and left Scott heads-up with Marshman. Scott showed TcTh and needed to hit a two-outer against Marshman’s JhJd.

The board ran out clear for Marshman as it came 7s4s4h3s9h and Marshman doubled through Scott for the second time this level, leaving Scott with about a big blind.

Robyn Marshamn – 236,000 (56 bb)
Jacquelyn Scott – 5,000 (1 bb)

Event 8: Robyn Marshman Doubles Through Jacquelyn Scott

$300 Ladies No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 14: 2,000/4,000 with a 500 Ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 38

Robyn Marshman moved all in for 55,000 on the button, and Jacquelyn Scott called in the big bind, committing about a third of her stack to put Marshman at risk.

Marshman: Ad3d
Scott: QdTd

The board ran out As2d2c6h9d, and Marshman won the pot with aces up to double-up. The three remaining ladies are now drawing closer to even in chips.

Esther Foley – 151,500 (38 bb)
Jacquelyn Scott – 115,000 (29 bb)
Robyn Marshman – 113,500 (28 bb)

Event 8: Ayca Frakbas Eliminated in 4th Place ($1,066)

$300 Ladies No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 14: 2,000/4,000 with a 500 Ante
Players Remaining: 4 of 38

Ayca Frakbas

Robyn Marshman moved all in for 54,000 under the gun, and Ayca Frakbas called all in for just less than 30,000 in the big blind, putting herself at risk.

Marshman: KsJc
Frakbas: AsQs

The KhJs6d flop was bad news for the at-risk Frakbas, though the Qd turn kept her hopes alive with one card to come. She needed to find a ten, queen, or ace to stay alive, but the river was the blank 7c. Marshman won the pot with kings up, eliminating Frakbas in fourth place.

Robyn Marshman – 86,000 (22 bb)
Ayca Frakbas – Eliminated in 4th place ($1,066)

Event 8: Robyn Marshman Doubles Through Jacquelyn Scott

$300 Ladies No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 14: 2,000/4,000 with a 500 ante
Players Remaining: 4 of 38

Robyn Marshman moved all in from under the gun for 25,000 and Jacquelyn Scott called from the small blind.

Scott showed KsQc and needed some help against Marshman’s As6d.

The board ran out Jd6s5dTc8c and Marshman faded a bunch of outs on the river to double up with a pair of sixes.

Robyn Marshman – 56,000 (14 bb)
Jacquelyn Scott – 163,000 (41 bb)

Event 8: Lisa Levy Eliminated in 5th Place ($775)

$300 Ladies No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 14: 2,000/4,000 with a 500 Ante
Players Remaining: 5 of 38

Lisa Levy

Robyn Marshman moved her short stack all in from middle position, and Lisa Levy called all in for 5,000 in the small blind, putting herself at risk.

Marshman: Ah7d
Levy: Qh2d

The board ran out Jh8h4h6s9h, and Levy could not catch up. Marshman won the pot with an ace-high flush, eliminating Levy in fifth place.

Robyn Marshman – 31,000 (8 bb)
Lisa Levy – Eliminated in 5th place ($775)

Event 8: Bubble Bursts, Five Remain

$300 Ladies No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 14: 2,000/4,000 with a 500 Ante
Players Remaining: 5 of 38

With the eliminations of Regina Cassab (7th place) and Debra Dorcy (6th) in back-to-back hands, the five remaining players are now in the money, with each of them guaranteed to earn at least $775.

Here’s the lineup:

Seat 1: Jacquelyn Scott – 155,000
Seat 2: Lisa Levy – 8,000
Seat 3: Ayca Frakbas – 70,000
Seat 4: Robyn Marshman – 18,000
Seat 5: Esther Foley – 105,000

Here’s what they’re playing for:

1st: $3,972
2nd: $2,423
3rd: $1,454
4th: $1,066
5th: $775

Event 8: Final Table Set

$300 Ladies No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 11: 800/1,600 with a 200 Ante
Players Remaining: 10 of 38

Just 10 ladies remain from the 38 that started, and they’re now gathered around the final table. Here’s the lineup:

Seat 1: Vivian Saliba – 34,700
Seat 2: Jacquelyn Scott – 85,000
Seat 3: Mary Haught – 34,200
Seat 4: Lisa Levy – 54,500
Seat 5: Debra Dorcy – 39,200
Seat 6: Regina Cassab – 22,500
Seat 7: Ayca Frakbas – 49,300
Seat 8: Robyn Marshman – 16,000
Seat 9: Esther Foley – 18,900
Seat 10: Elizabeth Smith – 27,300

Only five of the final 10 will earn shares of the $9,690 prize pool, with a trophy and $3,972 awaiting the winner.

Event 8: Ladies Event Prize Pool with $3,972 to the Winner

$300 Ladies No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 6: 250/500 with a 75 Ante
Players Remaining: 20 of 38

Ladies event players are back in their seats after one more break and registration closed once Level 7 was underway. The tournament drew 38 entries to create a prize pool worth $9,690 with the last five players taking home some cash.

A min-cash is worth $775 while the winner will earn $3,972 along with the glass guitar trophy, custom-framed winner’s photo from IMPDI, a seat in the $1,050 WPT Finale satellite, and an entry into the $10,000 WPT Finale/$3,500 WPT Seminole Hard Rock Showdown Championship freeroll.

2017 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, FL
Event 8
$300 Ladies No Limit Hold’em
Entries: 38
Prize Pool: $9,690
March 22, 2017

1st: $3,972
2nd: $2,423
3rd: $1,454
4th: $1,066
5th: $775

Event 8: Smith and Saliba Leading

$300 Ladies No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 5: 200/400 with a 50 Ante
Entries: 35

Elizabeth Smith

Ladies event players returned from break and we have two big stacks emerging in the early levels. Elizabeth Smith and Vivian Saliba more than quadrupled they’re starting stack and in good shape for a deep run.

Elizabeth Smith – 45,300 (113 bb)
Vivian Saliba – 43,700 (109 bb)
Regina Portella Cassab – 29,000 (73 bb)
Debra Dorcy – 27,800 (70 bb)
Elizabeth Hagensick – 21,300 (53 bb)
Jacquelyn Scott – 16,700 (42 bb)
Deborah McGuire – 16,700 (42 bb)
Mary Haught – 16,000 (40 bb)
Rebecca Dellagloria – 15,500 (39 bb)
Kathy Sapp – 14,000 (35 bb)
Gloria Jackson – 13,200 (33 bb)
Marisa Steller – 13,000 (33 bb)
Arlene Dujmovich – 12,000 (30 bb)
Luminita Petric – 12,000 (30 bb)
Marjorie Passaro – 10,700 (27 bb)
Lisa Levy – 9,900 (25 bb)
Deborah Dana – 9,400 (24 bb)
Nan Min – 8,600 (22 bb)
Robyn Marshman – 7,050 (18 bb)
Cinda Goodale – 6,850 (17 bb)
Esther Foley – 6,350 (16 bb)
Ayca Erakbas – 4,600 (12 bb)
Lind Lahdenpaa – 3,600 (9 bb)

Vivian Saliba

Event 8: Break Time

$300 Ladies No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 4: 150/300 with a 50 Ante
Entries: 34

Debra Dorcy

The Ladies tournament is about ready to hit their first break of the day with 34 entries in the game and more reportedly on their way to join.

Debra Dorcy is among the small, early crowd and one of the more successful in the field. The South Florida grinder hit it big in 2014 when she picked up more than $100,000 for winning the Florida State Poker Championship $1K event.

Event 8: Filling in the Field

$300 Ladies No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 3: 100/200 with a 25 Ante
Entries: 31

The Ladies tournament is moving right along and we’re seeing a lot of talent jump into the game. Jacquelyn Scott was here early and she has a little experience in this style event. The SHRP regular captured the WSOP Ladies Championship in 2015 and the only bracelet winner in the field. So far.

Nancy Thomas is another regular in the ballroom and her most recent big score happened here a few months ago. She made the final table in the massive 4,756-entry opening event of the Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open, finishing in second place for a six-digit payday.

We’re used to seeing Cheri Beatty on the west coast of the state but she takes the trip for some of our big events. The cash game player makes the move to tournaments when the price is right and one of her latest payouts came in the Ladies tournament in December during the Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Winter Poker Open.

Nancy Thomas
Cheri Beatty

Event 8: Ladies Night

$300 Ladies No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 1: 25/50

Cards are in the air for the special tournament of the day. The Ladies event is always a great time and they will have some serious money on the line later tonight plus a bonus.

Seminole Hard Rock Poker tacked on a nice prize to first place in addition to the cash and trophy. The winner will also receive a $1,050 seat in the $2 Million GTD WPT Finale satellite for a chance to earn even more money.

Players sit down to 10,000 starting stacks and the tournament runs 30-minute levels throughout. Late registration and unlimited re-entries are available until the start of Level 7 at 9:30pm and then they’ll play down to a champion.

They are underway in the ballroom and we’ll keep an eye on them as they progress through their day.

  • $1,050 WPT Finale Satellite seat added to 1st place
  • 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 8 Structure Sheet

Showdown Day 7 Schedule

Main Event Schedule

12PM: Event 7 – $360 Six-Max No Limit Hold’em (Freeze-Out)

  • $30,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration available until start of Level 9
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 7 Structure Sheet

1PM: Event 5 Day 2 – $150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

6PM: Event 8 – $300 Ladies No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • $1,050 WPT Finale Satellite seat added to 1st place
  • 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 8 Structure Sheet

Secondary and Satellite Schedule

9AM: Event 50 – $140 Mega Turbo Satellite into Event 9 (1-in-10)

  • 2 seats guaranteed into $1 Million GTD Event 9
  • 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 50 Structure Sheet

3PM: Event 51 – $250 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)

  • 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 51 Structure Sheet

8PM: Event 52 – $390 Championship Turbo Satellite (1-in-10)

  • 2 seats guaranteed into $2M GTD WPT Showdown Championship
  • Players begin with 8,000 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 52 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