Event 2: Ron Levy Captures Turbo Title

2017 Seminole Hard Rock WSOP Circuit
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 2

$365 No Limit Hold’em Turbo (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 295
Prize Pool: $88,500
September 24, 2017

WSOP Circuit Event 2 champion Ron Levy

The second event on the Seminole Hard Rock WSOP Circuit schedule was a fast-moving affair that was designed to keep things moving. The $365 Turbo No Limit Hold’em tournament attracted a big field to close out the first weekend of the series and South Florida’s Ron Levy was the last player standing to collect a WSOP Circuit ring along with more than $20,000 for the title.

The event was structured and scheduled so that players missing out on Day 2 of the massive opening event had an opportunity for some action in a tournament that would finish in one day. The turnout was great and a total of 295 entries were in the game when registration closed.

They combined to create a prize pool worth $88,500 with the last 30 players earning some money. They took a dinner break at the midpoint of the tournament and then quickly played down to the money bubble after their return. It took a few hands to get there, but the final 30 players were guaranteed some money in the early evening.

There were some notable players making it into the money including SHRP regulars AJ “Doc” Santos and Alexander Dvorsky along with former SHRP champions Matthew Silva and Sagi Zommer.

Christopher Perkins had the unique accomplishment of cashing in two different tournaments on the same day. He finished in 76th place in Event 1 for $1,741 then hopped into the Event 2 field and took 20th place for another $913.

Spencer Champlin has been on a nice roll and picked up his ninth cash since going deep in the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Big 4 $1,100 event. He made it to the ten-handed final table but tenth was as far as he could make it.

Seminole Hard Rock Tampa regular Anthony Dianaty dropped out in ninth place and they followed him out at a steady pace. The tournament only slowed when Levy went heads up with Ariel Rosello for the title.

Rosello began the heads up match with a lead but Levy moved into a dead heat after his Ah5c outflopped Ad9h. The two went to battle and it was Levy coming away with the title after a 30-minute battle.

It was another close call for Rosello. This was his ninth SHRP final table appearance and his closest call since finishing third in 2015 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Event 25.

For his part, Levy worked his way through a tough field in a structure built to create action. The retired accountant won a title back in 2011 but now he is in the unique club of those who own WSOP Circuit jewelry. Levy earned $21,238 for the title along with the WSOP Circuit ring and custom-framed winner’s photo from IMPDI.

Final table results:
1st: Ron Levy – $21,238
2nd: Ariel Rosello – $13,126
3rd: Robert Appel – $9,524
4th: Benjamin McMurray – $7,027
5th: Jesse Wilensky – $5,270
6th: Ami Neeman – $4,016
7th: David Juden – $3,108
8th: Jack Basinger – $2,443
9th: Anthony Dianaty – $1,949
10th: Spencer Champlin – $1,578

WSOP Circuit Event 2 results

Event 2: Ron Levy Wins WSOP Circuit Turbo and Gold Ring

$365 Turbo No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed

WSOP Circuit Event 2 champion Ron Levy

Ron Levy won Event 2 of the World Series of Poker Circuit at the Seminole Hard Rock, a $365 No Limit Hold’em Turbo tournament. For his efforts he was rewarded with $21,238 along with the tour’s token prize, a gold ring.

A full report and the complete tournament results will be posted Monday afternoon.

Event 2: Final Table Lineup

$365 Turbo No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Payouts
Level 23: 8,000/16,000 with a 2,000 ante
Players Remaining: 10 of 295

Seat 1: Jack Basinger – 156,000 (10 bb)
Seat 2: Ami Neeman – 486,000 (30 bb)
Seat 3: Anthony Dianaty – 171,000 (11 bb)
Seat 4: Robert Appel – 438,000 (27 bb)
Seat 5: Ron Levy – 330,000 (21 bb)
Seat 6: Jesse Wilensky – 226,000 (14 bb)
Seat 7: Spencer Champlin – 195,000 (12 bb)
Seat 8: David Juden – 540,000 (32 bb)
Seat 9: Benjamin McMurray – 139,000 (9 bb)
Seat 10: Ariel Rosello – 213,000 (13 bb)

Event 2: Prize Pool Final with $21K and a Gold Ring Up Top

$365 Turbo No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 11: 500/1,000 with a 100 ante
Players Remaining: 108 of 295

Registration is closed in Event 2, today’s $365 No Limit Hold’em Turbo ring event, and the final numbers are in. The tournament drew 296 entries creating a total prize pool of $88,500. The top 30 finish in the money earning at least $600. Payouts escalate from there and top out in the form of a $21,239 first prize. In addition, the winner slides on a WSOP Circuit gold ring.

Tournament details and payouts:

2017 Seminole Hard Rock WSOP Circuit
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
$365 No Limit Hold’em Turbo (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 295
Prize Pool: $88,500
September 24, 2017

1st – $21,238 + Gold Ring
2nd – $13,126
3rd – $9,524
4th – $7,027
5th – $5,270
6th – $4,016
7th – $3,108
8th – $2,443
9th – $1,949
10th-12th – $1,578
13th-15th – $1,297
16th-18th – $1,081
19th-21st – $913
22nd-24th – $783
25th-27th – $681
28th-30th – $600

We will provide another tournament update when play consolidates to the 10-handed final table.

Event 2: First-Timers Cory Waaland and Mark Fink

$365 Turbo No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 3: 75/150
Entries: 181

Seven-time Circuit gold ring winner Cory Waaland

Cory Waaland and Mark Fink are far from new to the World Series of Poker Circuit. Together, they account for 11 gold ring wins and more than $680,000 in Circuit earnings. While the Circuit grind is old hat to them, they are new faces to Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood.

Four-time Circuit gold ring winner Mark Fink

The pair arrived in town earlier in the week in search of additional jewlery and now find themselves sharing a table in the $365 Turbo. The first-timers have spoken well of the property, and they’re looking some beginner’s luck of different sorts here in Event 2.