Event 19: Isaiah Goldman Wins After Heads-Up Deal

2019 Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 19
$1,100 Big Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
Entries: 163
Prize Pool: $158,110
December 1, 2019

Isaiah Goldman
Event 19 Champion Isaiah Goldman

Event 19 of the 2019 Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open was a $1,100 Big Stack NLH (Re-Entry). A field of 163 entries created a prize pool of $158,110. A heads-up deal between the final two players took place, and as the chip leader Isaiah Goldman was officially the winner for $35,700.

Final Table Results
*1st: Isaiah Goldman – $35,700 + RRPO Trophy
*2nd: Konstantinos Tsompanellis – $33,715
3rd: Ralph Massey – $16,150
4th: Aneris Adomkevicius – $9,805
5th: Tony Sinishtaj – $7,550
6th: Michael Wang – $6,245
7th: Vincas Tamasauskas – $5,400
8th: Jeff Gross – $4,750
9th: Arthur Conan – $4,205

*denotes heads-up deal

Event 19: We Have a Deal!

$1,100 Big Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 24: 15,000/30,000 with a 30,000 ante
Players Remaining:  2 of 163

Following the elimination of Ralph Massey in third place, Isaiah Goldman and Konstantinos Tsompanellis agreed to a heads-up deal.

Here were their chip counts at the time:

Isaiah Goldman – 1,785,000
Konstantinos Tsompanellis– 660,000

Here were the payouts:

Isaiah Goldman – $35,700
Konstantinos Tsompanellis – $33,715

As the chip leader, Isaiah Goldman is officially the winner of Event 18.

Isaiah Goldman
Isaiah Goldman
Konstantinos Tsompanellis
Konstantinos Tsompanellis

Event 19: Ralph Massey – 3rd Place ($16,150)

$1,100 Big Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 24: 15,000/30,000 with a 30,000 ante
Players Remaining:  2 of 163

Ralph Massey
Ralph Massey

Isaiah Goldman raised from the button and Ralph Massey called from the small blind.

The flop was 5d3h9c and Massey checked to Goldman who continued for 65,000. Massey check-raised all in for about 600,000 and Goldman called.

Goldman: 6h4h
Massey: Ah5c

The 3d turn and 7h river completed the board, giving Goldman a seven-high straight to eliminate Massey in third place.

Isaiah Goldman – 1,785,000 (60 bb)
Konstantinos Tsompanellis – 660,000 (22 bb)
Ralph Massey – Eliminated in 3rd Place ($16,150)

Event 19: Aneris Adomkevicius – 4th Place ($9,805)

$1,100 Big Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 22: 10,000/20,000 with a 20,000 ante
Players Remaining:  3 of 163

Aneris Adomkevicius
Aneris Adomkevicius

Ralph Massey limped his button, Aneris Adomkevicius completed from the small blind and Konstantinos Tsompanellis checked his option.

The flop was KhQcJc and action checked to Massey who bet 20,000.  Adomkevicius check-raised to 80,000, Tsompanellis folded, Massey reraised all in for 310,000 and Adomkevicius called.

Massey: Kc6c
Adomkevicius: QdJd

Adomkevicius led with bottom two pair against Massey’s top pair and flush draw.

The 10s turn and 4c river completed the board, giving Massey a king-high flush to double up.

Down to 50,000, Adomkevicius busted shortly thereafter in fourth place.

Konstantinos Tsompanellis – 985,000 (49 bb)
Ralph Massey – 800,000 (40 bb)
Isaiah Goldman – 660,000 (33 bb)
Aneris Adomkevicius – Eliminated in 4th Place ($9,805)

Event 19: Final Table Lineup

$1,100 Big Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 18:  4,000/8,000 with an 8,000 ante
Players Remaining:  9 of 163

Seat 1: Aneris Adomkevicius – 316,000
Seat 2: Jeff Gross – 84,000
Seat 3: Konstantinos Tsompanellis – 271,000
Seat 4: Tony Sinishtaj – 483,000
Seat 5: Isaiah Goldman – 357,000
Seat 6: Ralph Massey – 243,000
Seat 7: Arthur Conan – 139,000
Seat 8: Vincas Tamasauskas – 339,000
Seat 9: Michael Wang – 193,000

Remaining Payouts:
1st: $41,950 + RRPO Trophy
2nd: $27,465
3rd: $16,150
4th: $9,805
5th: $7,550
6th: $6,245
7th: $5,400
8th: $4,750
9th: $4,205