Event 15: Charlie Coultas Wins $2,650 PLO for $73,222

2017 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event #15
$2,650 Pot-Limit Omaha (Re-Entry) 

Entries: 99
Prize Pool: $240,075
August 14-15, 2017

Charlie Coultas

When Event #15: $2,650 Pot-Limit Omaha returned for Day 2 action on Tuesday, 32-year-old Charlie Coultas, who hails from Washington state, sat 13th out of the 15 surviving players — two of which would leave empty handed.

“I came back 13th in chips near the bubble,” he said. “My girlfriend is a flight attendant and flew out to New York. I was supposed to meet her but had to change my flight after making Day 2, which I was nervous about considering we hadn’t made the money and I was short.”

Fortunately for the full-time poker player, it proved a profitable decision as he quickly built a stack, took the chip lead into the final table and emerged victorious to capture a $73,222 first-place prize. Despite being primarily a PLO cash game player, the win brought his lifetime tournament winnings up to $525,884, which vaults him to 29th on Washington’s all-time poker money list.

Prior to the win, he had $452,662 in cashes including a career-best $236,921 for finishing 34th in the 2012 World Series of Poker Main Event. In the 2016 WSOP,  he finished fifth in Event #12: $565 Pot-Limit Omaha — then the largest PLO event in history — for $47,092.

In the final hand of this SHRPO tournament, Coultas got it all in with Carlos Gonzalez. On a flop of 8h9h2d, the latter had flopped botton set with the 2c2s10s3h. Fortunately for Coultas, he had a bigger one with the 8h8s7cjs. Neither the ah turn nor 9c river helped Gonzalez and Coultas earned his first-ever documented tournament win.

“Lots of ups and downs,” Coultas added, “but it all obviously worked out.”

Final Results
1st: Charlie Coultas – $73,222
2nd: Carlos Gonzalez – $45,014
3rd: Eric Penner – $27,609
4th: Alex Condon – $18,006
5th: Mike Shin – $14,044
6th: Dermot Blain – $11,224
7th: Chris Wilson – $9,543
8th: Ayaz Mahmood – $8,283
9th: Nicholas Petitti – $7,322
10th: Hector Zayas Vazquez – $6,602
11th: Andy Ly – $6,602
12th: Shannon Shorr – $6,602
13th: Corey Wright – $6,002

Event 15: $2,650 PLO Final Table

$2,650 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry) | Structure
2017 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event #15
Level 16: 6,000/12,000
Players Remaining: 8 of 99

The $2,650 PLO final table

From a starting field of 99 entries, just eight players remain in contention for the SHRPO $2,650 PLO title.

Final Table
Seat 1: Alex Condon – 245,000 (20 bb)
Seat 2: Carlos Gonzalez – 211,000 (18 bb)
Seat 3: Chris Wilson – 90,000 (8 bb)
Seat 4: Charlie Coultas – 557,000 (47 bb)
Seat 5: Eric Penner – 200,000 (17 bb)
Seat 6: Ayaz Mahmood – 55,000 (5 bb)
Seat 7: Dermot Blain – 300,000 (25 bb)
Seat 8: Mike Shin – 304,000 (25 bb)

Remaining payouts…

1st – $73,222
2nd – $45,014
3rd – $27,609
4th – $18,006
5th – $14,044
6th – $11,224
7th – $9,543
8th – $8,283

Event 15: Shuffle Up and Deal Four Cards!

$2,650 Pot-Limit Omaha (Re-Entry) | Payouts
Returning to Level 13: 3,000/6,000
Players Remaining: 15 of 99

Cards are in the air here in the Event #15: $2,650 Pot-Limit Omaha finale. Two players will leave empty handed today before the final table table is made, and from there they’ll battle it out for a $73,222 first-place prize.

We’ll bring you an seat draw once they reach the final table, but in the meantime here’s a look at those still battling it out.

  1. Dermot Blain – 225,000
  2. Carlos Gonzalez – 198,000
  3. Corey Wright – 185,000
  4. Myung Shin – 167,000
  5. Alex Wilsons – 159,000
  6. Shannon Shorr – 153,000
  7. Michelle Yashuo Chin – 152,000
  8. Andy Ly – 152,000
  9. Alex Condon – 151,000
  10. Hector Zayas Vazquez – 111,000
  11. Ayaz Mahmoop – 77,000
  12. Eric Penner – 77,000
  13. Charlie Coultas – 67,000
  14. Jose Vasquez Parada – 64,000
  15. Nick Petitti – 42,000

SHRPO Day 13 Schedule

Main Event Schedule

11AM: Event 16 – $360 HORSE (Re-Entry)

  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 8
  • This is a one-day event set to play out in completion
  • Event 16 Structure Sheet

12PM: $5,250 SHRPO Championship

12PM: $25,500 Big 4 High Roller

12PM: $2,650 No Limit Hold’em (Freeze-Out)

12PM: $1,100 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

12PM: Event 17 – $10,000 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • $500,000 guaranteed prize pool
  • Players begin with 15,000 in chips
  • Levels 1-8 are 30 minutes, Levels 9+ are 40 minutes
  • Final table levels 60 minutes, heads-up levels 30 minutes
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 12
  • This is a one-day event set to play out in completion
  • Event 17 Structure Sheet

12PM: Event 18 – $250 Deep Stack Turbo (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 event set to play out in completion
  • Event 18 Structure Sheet

3PM: Event 15 – $2,650 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)

5PM: Event 14 Day 1B – $150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • $50,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • Day 1 will end after Level 14 or Tournament Director discretion
  • Event 14 Structure Sheet

Satellite Schedule

10AM: Event 53 – $1,030 Super Turbo Mega Satellite into Event 17 (1-in-10)

  • 1 seat guaranteed into $10,000/$500K GTD Event 17
  • Players begin with 8,000 in chips and 10-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 7
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 53 Structure Sheet

10AM: Event 54 – $1,030 Super Turbo Mega Satellite into Event 17 (1-in-10)

  • 1 seat guaranteed into $10,000/$500K GTD Event 17
  • Players begin with 8,000 in chips and 10-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 7
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 54 Structure Sheet

Event 15: Day 2 Returning Counts and Seats

$2,650 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry) | Structure
Returning to Level 13: 3,000/6,000
Players Remaining: 15 of 99

Table 65
Seat 1: Dermot Blain – 225,000
Seat 2: Michelle Yashuo Chin – 152,000
Seat 3: Jose Vasquez Parada – 64,000
Seat 4: Alex Wilsons – 159,000
Seat 5: Hector Zayas Vazquez – 111,000
Seat 6: Alex Condon – 151,000
Seat 7: Ayaz Mahmoop – 77,000
Seat 8: Eric Penner – 77,000
Seat 9: — Empty —

Table 66 –
Seat 1: — Empty —
Seat 2: — Empty —
Seat 3: Carlos Gonzalez – 198,000
Seat 4: Shannon Shorr – 153,000
Seat 5: Myung Shin – 167,000
Seat 6: Corey Wright – 185,000
Seat 7: Nick Petitti – 42,000
Seat 8: Andy Ly – 152,000
Seat 9: Charlie Coultas – 67,000

  1. Dermot Blain – 225,000
  2. Carlos Gonzalez – 198,000
  3. Corey Wright – 185,000
  4. Myung Shin – 167,000
  5. Alex Wilsons – 159,000
  6. Shannon Shorr – 153,000
  7. Michelle Yashuo Chin – 152,000
  8. Andy Ly – 152,000
  9. Alex Condon – 151,000
  10. Hector Zayas Vazquez – 111,000
  11. Ayaz Mahmoop – 77,000
  12. Eric Penner – 77,000
  13. Charlie Coultas – 67,000
  14. Jose Vasquez Parada – 64,000
  15. Nick Petitti – 42,000

Event 15: Another Postlim ($2,650 PLO) Set for 6pm

$2,650 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry) | Structure
Level 1: 100/200

Monday’s second postlim begins at 6pm. The Pot Limit Omaha tournament boasts a $2,650 buy-in, 20,000 starting chips and 40-minute levels. Registration and re-entry are available until the start of Level 7 with Day 1 set to conclude following Level 12.

Details:

6PM: Event 15 Day 1 – $2,650 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)

  • 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 15 Structure Sheet

Prize pool, Day 2 chip counts and table draws will be posted after play concludes.

SHRPO Day 12 Schedule

Main Event Schedule

12PM: Day 3 – $5,250 SHRPO Championship

12PM: Day 2 – $2,650 No Limit Hold’em (Freeze-Out)

12PM: Day 1 – $25,500 Big 4 High Roller

  • $2,000,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 100,000 in chips and 40-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 10
  • Day 1 will end when 8 remain or Tournament Director discretion
  • Big 4 High Roller Structure Sheet

5PM: Event 14 Day 1A – $150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • $50,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • Day 1 will end after Level 14 or Tournament Director discretion
  • Event 14 Structure Sheet

6PM: Event 15 Day 1 – $2,650 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)

  • 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 15 Structure Sheet

Secondary and Satellite Schedule

9AM: Event 49 – $135 Event 17 Turbo Step Satellite (1-in-10)

  • 2 seats guaranteed into $500K GTD Event 17 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 49 Structure Sheet

3PM: Event 50 – $1,050 Satellite into Event 17 (1-in-10)

  • 5 seats guaranteed into $10,000/$500K GTD Event 17
  • 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 35 Structure Sheet

8PM: Event 51 – $130 No Limit Hold’em Survivor (1-in-10)

  • 1-in-10 players win $1,000 in 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 51 Structure Sheet

10:30PM: Event 52 – $1,050 Super Turbo Satellite into Event 17 (1-in-10)

  • 1 seat guaranteed into $10,000/$500K GTD Event 17
  • Players begin with 8,000 in chips and 10-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 7
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 52 Structure Sheet

SHRPO players are encouraged to park in Seminole Way Garage for easy, covered access to the tournament area and poker room
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