Event 10: Jeff Garbus Sends Two to the Rail

$150 No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 17: 4,000/8,000 with a 1,000 ante
Players Remaining: 45 of 529

Jeff Garbus

There was a three-way all in between Nicholas Costa from under the gun, all in for about 60,000, David Martin in the cutoff, all in for about 35,000 and Jeff Garbus in early position, who had both players covered.

Garbus showed QcQh, Martin tabled JhJc and Costa turned over AhKh.

“Ace or king one time,” said Costa to the dealer.

Costa found neither on a flop of Qs6d5s, which gave Garbus top set and Costa drawing to runners. The turn was the 9c and the river was the Th.

Garbus had both of his opponents drawing dead on the turn. He scooped the pot and eliminated both of them.

Since Costa started the hand with more chips, he got the better finish. Costa took home 46th place money and Martin left with 47th.

Jeff Garbus – 240,000
Nicholas Costa – Eliminated
David Martin – Eliminated 

Event 10: Stephen Song Wins a Flip, Doubles Up

$150 No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 16: 3,000/6,000 with a 1,000 ante
Players Remaining: 56 of 529

Stephen Song

The money bubble burst at the beginning of level 16 and the top 67 spots all secured an in-the-money finish.

A few minutes after the money bubble burst, the player under the gun raised to 15,000 and Stephen Song moved all in for 74,000 from middle position. The player in the cutoff moved all in for about 110,000 and the original raiser folded.

“Show me ace-king,” said a hopeful Song, tabling 8c8d.

His opponent showed AsKs and Song got what he was hoping for – a race.

The Kd was the window card, but it was followed by the 8h and the 4s.

Song flopped middle set and was in great shape to double up and stay alive. The turn was the Kc, however, and the cutoff picked up outs to make a bigger full house.

The river was the Qh and Song doubled up.

Stephen Song – 181,000

Event 10: Michael Merisier Pacing the Field

$150 No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 15: 2,000/4,000 with a 500 ante
Players Remaining: 90 of 529

Michael Merisier

With 20-minute levels, the players in the $150 no-limit hold’em have been busting out at a rapid pace. There are 90 players remaining with the top 67 spots earning a payday.

The money bubble will be upon them shortly and Michael Merisier is leading the way with 350,000.

Here is a look at the current leaderboard:

Michael Merisier – 350,000
Jeffrey Scott – 310,000
Matthew Jones – 250,000
Raminder Singh – 220,000
Joel Lumpkins – 200,000
Brandon Kemp – 180,000
Aish Ayyash – 170,000
Willie Wiggins – 140,000
Leo Rivero – 140,000

Event 9: Manuel Gomez Leads With Bubble Looming

$360 Pot-Limit Omaha (Re-Entry) 
Structure | Payouts
Level 14: 1,200/2,400
Players Remaining: 21 of 152

Manuel Gomez

Level 14 is winding down and the players are just a few minutes away from taking a break while the staff races off the 100 denomination chips.

With 21 players remaining, they are one elimination from hand-for-hand play and two eliminations from securing a spot in the money.

Manuel Gomez is leading the pack with 174,000 in chips, while Doug Booth and John Palace are in second and third in chips with 127,000 and 114,000, respectively.

Other notables still alive are Gabriel Ramos (96,000), Pete Walsworth (71,000), David Shmuel (57,000), Jacobo Fernandez (35,000) and Zach Donovan (24,000).

When players return, level 15 will start with blinds of 1,500/3,000.

Event 10: Aish Ayyash Scores a Triple Up

$150 No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 12: 1,000/2,000 with a 300 ante
Players Remaining: 162 of 529

Aish Ayyash

There was about 30,000 in the pot on the river with a completed board of Js6c3d7h3h.

The player in the big blind checked, a player in middle position bet 16,000 and Aish Ayyash moved all in from late position for 40,300. The big blind called and the player in middle position went into the tank for a couple minutes.

“If you got a three, you got it,” said middle position before calling.

All three hands were tabled with the big blind showing JhTs, middle position showing AhAs and Ayyash won the pot with 6d6h.

Ayyash tripled up and chipped up over the 100,000-chip threshold.

Aish Ayyah – 155,000

Event 10: Wayne Harmon Finds Himself on the Right Side of Variance

$150 No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 10: 600/1,200 with a 200 ante
Players Remaining: 243 of 529

Wayne Harmon

A player in middle position raises to 7,400, leaving himself with a single 100 denomination chip behind. Wayne Harmon, who runs the Instagram account ‘OMGitsVariance,’ moved all in from the hijack for 13,500.

The player on the button called and the original raiser committed his last chip to the pot.

“I have the most equity against aces,” said Harmon with a chuckle, tabling 9s8s.

The original raiser showed AhJd and the button tabled AsQs.

“Oh, we are winning this,” joked Harmon as the dealer was preparing a flop.

The flop came Ks9c3d and Harmon took the lead with middle pair. The turn was the 4d and the river was the 7c. Harmon won the pot with a pair of nines and nearly tripled up at the start of level 10.

Wayne Harmon – 39,100

Event 10: $63,480 Prize Pool and $12,259 Up Top

$150 No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 9: 500/1,000 with a 100 ante
Entries: 529

Players are back from their second break of the day and level 9 is underway. That closed registration on the $150 no-limit hold’em event and finalized the prize pool.

With 529 entries, the prize pool is $63,480, more than tripling the $20,000 guarantee. The top 67 spots will finish in the money and take home at least $178.

Full prize pool details and payouts:

2018 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event #10
Entries: 529
Prize Pool: $63,480
August 6, 2018

1st: $12,259 + Trophy + $5,250 SHRPO Championship Seat
2nd: $8,599
3rd: $5,530
4th: $3,878
5th: $2,978
6th: $2,461
7th: $2,047
8th: $1,635
9th: $1,226
10th-12th: $1,019
13th-15th: $816
16th-18th: $684
19th-21st: $577
22nd-24th: $482
25th-27th: $414
28th-36th: $352
37th-45th: $303
46th-54th: $258
55th-63rd: $218
64th-67th: $178


Event 10: Herbert Souza Doubles Up With Bottom Pair

$150 No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 5: 200/400 with a 50 ante
Entries: 391

Herbert Souza

Four players took a flop of Qd4h3s and the player in the big blind checked. Early position checked as well and a player in middle position bet 2,500.

Herbert Souza called on the button, the big blind folded and early position check-called.

They were three-handed to the Js turn card. Early position and middle position both checked. Souza moved all in for 4,900, early position called and middle position folded.

Souza showed Ad3h and was in the lead against his opponent’s Ah2s. Souza needed to fade a five to double up, and did as the 6h came on the river.

Souza scooped the pot and doubled up with bottom pair.

Herbert Souza – 24,000

Event 10: Frankie Flowers Gets Rivered To Chop

$150 No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 3: 100/200 with a 25 ante
Entries: 293

Frankie Flowers

There was about 20,000 in the pot on the river with a completed board of Kd5s5h4cAs.

Frankie Flowers moved all in for about 3,000 from middle position and got action from the player in the cutoff.

Flowers showed 9d5d and the cutoff showed 5c3c. The river made both of their kickers irrelevant and they chopped the pot.

Flowers, a regular in tournaments up and down the East Coast, is fresh off of a deep run in the World Series of Poker Main Event, finishing in 424th place for $29,625.

Frankie Flowers – 14,000

Event 10: Guarantee Smashed Early

$150 No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 2: 100/200
Entries: 289

The second level of the tournament isn’t even complete and the field has already smashed the $20,000 guarantee on the prize pool. With 289 entries, there is already a $34,680 prize pool with registration open for another six levels.

Frankie Flowers, Wally Maddah, Raminder Singh, Rafael Reis, Daniel Pearlman and Dani Dayan are among the notables in the field already.

The event has 20-minute levels for the entirety of the event and the eventual winner will receive the $5,250 SHRPO Championship seat that was added to the prize pool.