2017 Seminole Hard Rock WSOP Circuit
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
$365 No Limit Hold’em (Single Re-Entry)
Prize Pool: $43,500
October 1, 2017
While the WSOP Circuit Main Event and High Roller were playing down in the ballroom, Event 11 finished earlier than expected in the meeting room. The $365 Single Re-Entry event was scheduled as a two-day tournament but Najeeb Reyes ended it early when he captured the WSOPC ring along with $12,181.
One of the last tournaments on the Seminole Hard Rock WSOP Circuit schedule drew 145 entries creating a prize pool worth $43,500. It paid out the last 15 players and they were in the money soon after the dinner break.
The final table featured two-time WSOPC ring owner Bob Chow and SHRP regular Melisa Singh with her second cash of the series. Reyes began the final table with the chip lead and never relinquished it as players continued to drop at a steady pace.
Singh had the second biggest stack to start the final table and the two of played heads-up for the title. Singh was unable to overcome his huge chip advantage and had to settle for the $7,528 runner-up pay, good enough for the biggest tournament payout of the cash game players career.
Reyes, a mechanical engineer by trade, only began playing poker in 2015 and he was inspired to pick up the game after watching former SHRP Player of the Year Ory Hen win an event. This is the first recorded tournament cash we can find for Reyes, there are few better ways to pick up a first cash then having a WSOPC ring come with it.
Event 11 results:
1st: Najeeb Reyes – $12,181
2nd: Melisa Singh – $7,528
3rd: Wayne Lovell – $5,434
4th: Paul Eastman – $3,993
5th: Robert Gianquitti – $2,985
6th: Bob Chow – $2,269
7th: Hossein Malekabadi – $1,754
8th: Tina Tellone – $1,378
9th: James Russ – $1,100
10th: Larry O’Brien – $892
11th: Carlos Sanchez Vegas Camacho – $892
12th: David Shmuel – $892
13th: Stephen Bierman – $734
14th: Doyle Elliott – $734
15th: Stephen Harris- $734