High Roller: Jake Schindler Adds Another High Roller Title

2018 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open 
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 
Hollywood, Florida
SHRPO Big 4 High Roller
$25,500 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$2,000,000 Guaranteed

Entries:  123
Prize Pool:  $3,136,500
August 13-14, 2018

Jake Schindler, 2018 SHRPO Big 4 High Roller Champ

The Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Big 4 High Roller has been popular since its inception and this year was the biggest yet. The prize pool climbed over $3,000,000 and High Roller specialist Jake Schindler took home more than $800,000 after defeating Shaun Deeb for the title.

“It’s a combination of practice and luck,” Schindler said afterward. “I got good cards, made mostly right decisions and it worked out.”

The $25,500 buy-in tournament drew 123 entries to surpass the $2,000,000 guarantee and it paid out the last 16 spots. The tournament featured high-stakes players from around the world, multiple WSOP bracelet winners and WPT Champions Club members along with some of our local regulars.

They made it down to the final table in the early morning hours and the last eight returned on Tuesday to play it out for the title. Those players had combined earnings over $53 million for their career Deeb returned with the chip lead.

Former Seminole Hard Rock Poker Player of the Year Ory Hen made the final table after turning a $300 High Roller Step Satellite ticket into a final table appearance. He made it to seventh place and cashed out for $116,942 after taking a one-out bad beat at the hands of Omar Zazay.

Zazay came to the final table already owning a Big 4 title. He won the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Championship in 2015, the first year we ran the Big 4 final tables. Zazay rode a hot streak down to fourth place when Schindler took him out.

Schindler and Deeb had to deal with a short-stacked but very dangerous Tom Marchese. He battled against the two big stacks but was unable to complete the comeback.

Deeb and Schindler exchanged the chip lead several times during the final table but Deeb was never able to get it back during heads-up action. Deeb had a chance to double back into the match but lost a race on the last hand.

Both have huge results in their past but this time around it was Deeb was second best. He took home $534,989 for his runner-up finish while Schindler earned $800,758 for the Big 4 High Roller title.

High Roller results:

1st: Jake Schindler – $800,758
2nd: Shaun Deeb – $534,989
3rd: Tom Marchese – $371,183
4th: Omar Zazay – $265,311
5th: Mark Fisher – $195,570
6th: Barry Hutter – $148,769
7th: Ory Hen – $116,942
8th: Paul Hofer – $95,110
9th: David Peters – $80,073
10th: Chris Hunichen – $80,073
11th: Toby Lewis – $69,926
12th: Nipun Java – $69,926
13th: Alan Schein – $63,407
14th: Ian O’Hara – $63,407
15th: Darren Elias – $59,778
16th: Ryan Riess – $59,778

High Roller: Jake Schindler Defeats Shaun Deeb for High Roller Title

$25,500 Big 4 High Roller
$2,000,000 Guarantee | Payouts | Live Stream
Level 22: 50,000/100,000 with a 100,000 ante

Jake Schindler and Maria Ho with the winner’s interview

Shaun Deeb opened to 250,000 from his button and Schindler called to see the Ts7d6d flop. They both checked, Schindler bet 400,000 after the 2d turn and Deeb moved all in. Schindler folded and Deeb’s stack moved north.

On the next hand, Schindler opened to 250,000 from the button, Deep raised to 750,000 and Schindler put him all in for his last 2,700,000. Deeb called and they were racing for a lot of money.

Deeb: TcTd
Schindler: KcQs

Deeb needed to hold to double but Schindler took the lead on the AdAhQh flop. The Jh turn gave Deeb some added straight outs but he blanked the 3h river. Schindler took the hand, all the chips, and the title as Deeb earned second place money.

1st: Jake Schindler – $800,758
2nd: Shaun Deeb – $534,989

Shaun Deeb

High Roller: Jake Schindler Extends Lead

$25,500 Big 4 High Roller
$2,000,000 Guarantee | Payouts | Live Stream
Level 22: 50,000/100,000 with a 100,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 123

Jake Schindler

Jake Schindler limped his button and Shaun Deeb checked to the 9h9c6d flop. Deeb checked, Schindler bet 100,000 and Deeb called. Deeb check-called another 500,000 after the 5s turn and another check-call of 1,400,000 after the Qc river.

Schindler tabled 9d8s for trip nines and his lead grew bigger.

Jake Schindler – 10,600,000 (106 bb)
Shaun Deeb – 1,700,000 (17 bb)

High Roller: Jake Schindler Doubles Through Shaun Deeb

$25,500 Big 4 High Roller
$2,000,000 Guarantee | Payouts | Live Stream
Level 22: 50,000/100,000 with a 100,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 123

Jake Schindler

Shaun Deeb opened to 300,000 from his button and Jake Schindler called to see the Ts8h6c flop. Schindler checked, Deeb bet 375,000 and Schindler called. The turn was Js and Schindler moved all in for 3,525,000. Deeb called with a chance to win the title.

Deeb: QhTd
Schindler: JdTc

Schindler was ahead with his paired jack and the 6d river gave in the lead-changing double.

Jake Schindler – 8,500,000
Shaun Deeb – 3,800,000