Event 11: Mark Dube Defeats Brock Wilson Heads up in Outright Win

2018 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open 
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 
Hollywood, Florida
Event #11
$570 Six-Max NLH (Single Re-Entry)
50,000 Guarantee
Entries: 231
Prize Pool: $115,500
August 7, 2018

Mark Dube

After more than thirteen hours of play Mark Dube a local professional poker player, took down the Event 11 $570 Six-Max NLH (Single Re-Entry) title. Event 6 boasted a field of 231 entries,  crushing the $50,000 guarantee. Dube took home the biggest piece of the $115,500 prize pool with his first place finish. He earned $25,120 for his victory as well as the prestigious Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open trophy.

Dube considers Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino his home casino. This is his first victory on property though he came close in 2015 when he got heads up against Brian Altman in the WPT Lucky Hearts event.

The one day event played fast and furious to make it into the money when Keith Saunders was eliminated by Roberto Berrocal in a double elimination on the bubble. Jason Young, who was chip leader at the time held the chip lead for most of the day.

The lead would switch back and forth between Young and Michael “the Grinder” Mizrachi as they took turns eliminating players as the field quickly played down.

It was Mizrachi who held the lead with the final eight players remaining. Then a big double from Dewey Raines when his pocket kings held against Mizrachi’s Ace King put Raines in the lead. Raines then knocked out Uri Kadosh in 8th place ($3,360) to set the final table.

Here were the counts when the final table began:

Seat 1: Kharlin Sued – 166,000
Seat 2: Dewey Raines – 1,028,000
Seat 3: Brock Wilson – 465,000
Seat 4: Manuel Suarez – 284,000
Seat 5: Michael Mizrachi – 659,000
Seat 6: Mark Dube – 372,000
Seat 7: Jason Young – 505,000

Mark Dube sat in the middle of the pack to start the final table. Jason Young took out Kharlin Sued in 7th place ($3,360) when his king high held against Sued’s queen high. Young then won a coin flip with pocket nines against Manuel Suarez’s Ace King to send him to the rail in 6th place ($4,465).

Dube then doubled through Young to put him a top the counts. Young got the chips right back when he knocked Michael Mizrachi out in 5th place ($6,055). Brock Wilson, the eventual runner up, got in on the action when he won a big pot off Young. It was around that time that the four stacks were close to even. By break they had spread out slightly:

Brock Wilson – 1,100,000
Dewey Raines – 956,000
Mark Dube – 900,000
Jason Young – 560,000

Four handed action lasted for around two hours with many doubles ups and lead changes until Jason Young was eventually eliminated by Mark Dube. Shortly after, Dewey Raines was eventually eliminated by Brock Wilson in third place ($11,850).

Heads up started with Dube having a slight chip lead over Wilson, it didn’t take long to extend it to around 3-1 lead. On the final hand Dube got it in with his 10h7c dominating Wilson’s 9h7h. He wound up with a pair of tens to make it official as Wilson was eliminated in second place and Dube became the Event 11 champion.

The day went great for Dube “I ran really well, especially early on and throughout the tournament I hit a ton of sets. It went better than I could have asked for. Most hands went my way.”

Final Table Results:

1st: Mark Dube – $25,120 + Trophy
2nd: Brock Wilson – $17,095
3rd: Dewey Raines – $11,850
4th: Jason Young – $8,385
5th: Michael Mizrachi – $6,055
6th: Manuel Suarez – $4,465
7th: Kharlin Sued– $3,360

Melissa Dube stayed on her husbands rail throughout the course of the final table.

Event 11: Mark Dube Wins the $570 Six-Max NLH

$570 Six-Max NLH (Single Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Payouts
Level 24: 20,000/40,000 with a 40,000 ante
Players Remaining: 1 of 231

Mark Dube shoved and Brock Wilson thought shortly before calling all in for around 320,000 with 9h7h. Dube had him dominated with 10h7c.

The board came qs10c3sjs9c and Dube flopped a pair of tens to eliminate Wilson and secure the Event 11 title.

Mark Dube – Event 11 Champion ($25,120)
Brock Wilson – Eliminated in 2nd Place ( $17,095)

Full Recap will be posted shortly

Event 11: Mark Dube Extends His Lead

$570 Six-Max NLH (Single Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Payouts
Level 23: 15,000/30,000 with a 30,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 231

Mark Dube

On a flop pf jd8c3d with 460,000 in the middle, Mark Dube bet 255,000 and Brock Wilson called.

The turn brought the 4d, Dube checked and Wilson bet 295,000. Dube shoved and Wilson quickly folded.

Mark Dube – 2,735,000 (91 bb)
Brock Wilson – 730,000 (24 bb)

Event 11: Dewey Raines – 3rd Place ($11,850)

$570 Six-Max NLH (Single Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Payouts
Level 23: 15,000/30,000 with a 20,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 231

Dewey Raines

Dewey Raines moved all in for his last 465,000 and Brock Wilson reshoved, Mark Dube folded and it was heads up with Raines holding jdjc against Wilson’s ah9d.

The board came ad7d6s4sac and Wilson wound up with trip aces to eliminate Raines in third place.

Brock Wilson – 1,500,000 (50 bb)
Dewey Raines – Eliminated in 3rd place ($11,850)

Event 11: Jason Young Doubles Through Dewey Raines

$570 Six-Max NLH (Single Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Payouts
Level 22: 10,000/20,000 with a 20,000 ante
Players Remaining: 4 of 231

Jason Young

On a board reading khkc7hjh with around 200,000 in the pot, Jason Young moved all in for 410,000 and Dewey Raines called.

Young tabled 8h3h for a turned flush and needed to hold against Raines’s kdqh trip kings.

The river 9s  was clean for Young as he doubled through Raines.

Jason Young – 1,080,000 (51 bb)
Dewey Raines – 320,000 (16 bb)

Event 11: Brock Wilson vs Jason Young

$570 Six-Max NLH (Single Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Payouts
Level 21: 8,000/16,000 with a 16,000 ante
Players Remaining: 4 of 231

Brock Wilson

On a board reading ad10c7h8c Brock Wilson checked from the small blind and Jason Young bet 62,000 into a pot of around 200,000. Wilson called

The river brought the 4c, and both players checked. Wilson turned over ah9h for the winning pair of aces.

Brock Wilson – 740,000 (46 bb)
Jason Young – 1,025,000 (64 bb)

Event 11: Michael Mizrachi – 5th Place ($6,055)

$570 Six-Max NLH (Single Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Payouts
Level 20: 6,000/12,000 with a 12,000 ante
Players Remaining: 4 of 231

Michael Mizrachi

After doubling through Michael Mizrachi a few hands earlier Jason Young opened to 22,000 from the cutoff and Mizrachi moved all in from the blinds.

Its a coin flip as Mizrachi tables 4d4h against Young’s Ad10d.

The board came khks9c8h8c counterfeiting Mizrachi’s pocket fours.

The dealer counts down their stacks and Mizrachi has Young covered by 6,000. A few hands later Mizrachi is eliminated

Jason Young – 1,200,000 (100 bb)
Michael Mizrachi – Eliminated in 5th place ($6,055)

Event 11: Mark Dube Doubles Through Jason Young

$570 Six-Max NLH (Single Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Payouts
Level 19: 5,000/10,000 with a 10,000 ante
Players Remaining: 5 of 231

Mark Dube (left) doubles through Jason Young (right)

On a final board reading qhjc4h8c3c with around 150,000 in the pot, Jason Young moved all in from the big blind and action was on Mark Dube in the small blind.

Young had Dube covered, Dube thought shortly then called all in for 258,000 with kcqd. His pair of queens was good against Young’s as5c ace high.

Mark Dube – 680,000 (68 bb)
Jason Young – 355,000 (36 bb)