Event 5: Stuart Krasney Speeds His Way to Black Chip Bounty Turbo Win

2017 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open 
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino 
Hollywood, FL
Event #5
$360 Black Chip Bounty Turbo (Single Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 256
Prizepool: $51,200 + $25,600 in Bounties
August 7, 2017

Stuart Krasney, Event 5 Champion

With the weekend schedule wrapped up, the new week brought a fast, fun tournament to the 2017 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open schedule. Event 5 was a $360 buy-in tournament with a turbo structure and a $100 bounty on each player’s head to juice up the action along with a single re-entry to make it a little dangerous to chase bounties.

The tournament drew 256 entries to easily surpass the $50,000 Guarantee plus the $25,600 in bounties. After everything was settled, Stuart Krasney picked up the title when his huge heads up lead gave him the biggest part of the prize pool.

The tournament quickly played down to the final table, as one would expect during the turbo tournament, and there were ten players remaining in less than eight hours. Krasney held a big chip lead at the start of final table action and watched as players dropped out a steady pace.

WSOP Circuit ring winner Alex Foxen was the most accomplished player at the final table but he dropped out in ninth place. The other players quickly dropped until Krasney was heads up with Zara Jackson.

Jackson was no stranger to success. The wife of poker pro David Jackson, she has over $250,000 in tournament cash herself including a third place finish in the Borgata Winter Poker Open kickoff event.

But Jackson was facing a huge chip deficit. Krasney held 3,000,000 of the 3,800,000 chips in play and the two began discussing a deal to chop up the remaining prize pool. Jackson earned $1,200 more than was set aside for second place with Krasney getting the win and $10,567 along with the Black Chip Bounty Turbo title.

Final table results:

1st: Stuart Krasney – $10,567 *
2nd: Zara Jackson – $9,467 *
3rd: Richard Chouinard – $5,248
4th: Harvey Freedman – $3,192
5th: Juan Rodriguez – $2,465
6th: Robert Engle – $2,043
7th: John O’Connor – $1,715
8th: Anthony Hu – $1,434
9th: Alex Foxen – $1,177
* – denotes heads-up deal

Complete Event 5 Results

Event 5: Ten-Handed Final Table

$360 Black Chip Bounty Turbo (Single Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Payouts
Level 25: 12,000/24,000 with a 4,000 ante
Players Remaining: 10 of 256

The starting field of 256 entries has been trimmed to 10 players, and they’ve just drawn for new seats around the final table. Here’s the remaining lineup:

Seat 1: Gloria Jackson – 291,000 (12 bb)
Seat 2: Anthony Hu – 523,000 (22 bb)
Seat 3: Richard Chouinard – 229,000 (10 bb)
Seat 4: John O’Connor – 254,000 (11 bb)
Seat 5: Michael Duek – 134,000 (6 bb)
Seat 6: Juan Rodriguez – 434,000 (18 bb)
Seat 7: Alex Foxen – 450,000 (19 bb)
Seat 8: Stuart Krasney – 643,000 (27 bb)
Seat 9: Robert Engle – 612,000 (26 bb)
Seat 10: Bruce Freedman – 280,000 (12 bb)

And here are the remaining payouts:

1st: $11,767
2nd: $8,267
3rd: $5,248
4th: $3,192
5th: $2,465
6th: $2,043
7th: $1,715
8th: $1,434
9th: $1,177
10th: $1,001

The full results will be posted alongside an interview with the winner once this event concludes.

Event 5: Stuart Krasney Moves In

$360 Black Chip Bounty Turbo (Single Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Payouts
Level 23: 8,000/16,000 with a 2,000 ante
Players Remaining: 14 of 256

Stuart Krasney opened to 34,000 second to act, a player behind him called, and Alex Foxen defended his big blind to create three-way action.

The flop was Jh6d3s, and Foxen checked. Krasney moved all in for 267,000, enough to fold the player behind him quickly. Foxen stopped in his tracks, though, asking for a count as he pondered.

“That’s a lot of chips,” Foxen spoke. “Why are you betting so much?” Krasney sat as still as a statue. “Not going to tell me?” Foxen was disappointed. “That’s not very nice.”

He eventually surrendered, leaving the pot to Krasney but retaining a second-place stack with 14 players remaining.

Stuart Krasney – 391,000 (24 bb)
Alex Foxen – 495,000 (31 bb)

Event 5: Alex Foxen Racking up the Bounties

$360 Black Chip Bounty Turbo (Single Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Payouts
Level 22: 6,000/12,000/2000 ante
Players Remaining: 19 of 256

Alex Foxen (left)

Ronald Levy moved all in from the small blind with Qc10d and Alex Foxen called from the big blind with Kh8d.

The board came Kc8c7s9d2s and Foxen’s two pair eliminated Levy in 20th place and scoring Foxen a $100 bounty.

Alex Foxen  –  199,000
Ronald Levy  –  Eliminated in 20th Place ($

Shortly after a player in the small blind moved all in for his last 50,000 with AdJh and Foxen called with Qs9d.

The board came 10s8d7c6d4d giving Foxen the winning straight, securing him another $100 bounty.

Alex Foxen  –  450,000

Event 5: Results from 21st to 32nd Place

$360 Black Chip Bounty Turbo (Single Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Payouts
Level 20: 4,000/8,000/1000 ante
Players Remaining: 20 of 256

Here are the results from 21st to 32nd place:

21st: John Alegria – $591
22nd: Brent Ballentine – $466
23rd: Alexander Bastidas – $466
24th: Jay Klitzner – $466
25th: Patricia Conrad – $404
26th: James Egan – $404
27th: Hollander Preap – $404
28th: Kurt Jewell – $352
29th: James Lehman – $352
30th: Mansoor Kader  –  $352
31st: Elad Izhak Sisso  –  $352
32nd:  Michael Seago  –  $352