Event 20: Manig Loeser Claims First SHRP Trophy After Four-Way Deal

2019 Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 20
$5,000 Eight-Handed NLH (Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guarantee
Entries: 88
Prize Pool: $418,000
December 1-2, 2019

Manig Loeser
Event 20 Champion Manig Loeser

Event 20 of the 2019 Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open was a $5,000 Eight-Handed NLH (Re-Entry) with a guaranteed prize pool of $200,000. A field of 88 entries more than doubled that amount, setting the prize pool at $418,000.

A four-handed deal took place at the final table and as the chip leader, 30-year-old Manig Loeser was officially declared the winner. A regular around the globe in bigger buy-in tournaments, the German pro captured his first SHRP trophy with his victory today.

Final Results
*1st:  Manig Loeser – $86,581 + RRPO Trophy
*2nd:  Joey Weissman – $85,449
*3rd:  Scott Margereson – $75,120
*4th:  Ray Qartomy – $53,780
5th:  Tim Flank – $26,040
6th:  Craig Chait – $20,815
7th:  Paul Domb – $17,260
8th:  Matas Cimbolas – $14,545
9th:  James Carroll – $13,395
10th:  Michael Wang – $14,395
11th:  Emrah Cakmak – $11,620

*denotes four-handed deal

Event 20: We Have a Deal!

$5,000 Eight-Handed NLH (Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 21:  10,000/15,000 with a 15,000 ante
Players Remaining:  4 of 88

A few hands after the elimination of Tim Flank in fifth place, the remaining four players agreed to a deal.

Here were their chip counts at the time:

Manig Loeser – 890,000
Joey Weissman – 860,000
Scott Margereson – 620,000
Ray Qartomy – 265,000

Here were the payouts:

Manig Loeser – $86,591
Joey Weissman – $85,449
Scott Margereson – $75,120
Ray Qartomy – $53,780

As the chip leader, Manig Loeser is officially the winner of Event 20. A recap of the event will be posted later tonight.

Manig Loeser
Event 20 Champion Manig Loeser
Joey Weissman
Joey Weissman – 2nd place
Scott Margereson
Scott Margereson – 3rd place
Ray Qartomy
Ray Qartomy – 4th place

Event 20: Chip Counts at Dinner Break

$5,000 Eight-Handed NLH (Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Return to Level 21:  10,000/15,000 with a 15,000 ante
Players Remaining:  5 of 88

The players are in the midst of a 40-minute dinner break. Play resumes at about 8:34 p.m.

Manig Loeser – 920,000 (61 bb)
Joey Weissman – 915,000 (61 bb)
Scott Margereson – 450,000 (30 bb)
Ray Qartomy – 235,000 (16 bb)
Tim Flank – 135,000 (9 bb)

Event 20: Craig Chait – 6th Place ($20,815)

$5,000 Eight-Handed NLH (Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 20:  6,000/12,000 with a 12,000 ante
Players Remaining:  5 of 88

Craig Chait
Craig Chait

Ray Qartomy raised to 25,000 from the hijack, Joey Weissman called from the button, Manig Loeser called from the small blind and Craig Chait was already all in from the big blind for 11,000.

The remaining three checked to the turn of an 8d4cAhQh board where Loeser bet 47,000. Only Qartomy called.

The river was the 5c, Loeser checked, Qartomy bet 150,000 and Loeser thought for a bit before he called.

Loeser: 8h8c
Qartomy: Kh7h
Chait: 9h7c

Loeser won the pot with a set of eights, ending Chait’s run in sixth place.

Manig Loeser – 865,000 (72 bb)
Ray Qartomy – 235,000 (20 bb)
Craig Chait – Eliminated in 6th Place ($20,815)

Event 20: Ray Qartomy Doubles Through Craig Chait

$5,000 Eight-Handed NLH (Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 19:  5,000/10,000 with a 10,000 ante
Players Remaining:  6 of 88

A series of raises between Craig Chait in the cutoff and Ray Qartomy in the small blind culminated with Qartomy all in for 228,000.

Qartomy: KhKd
Chait: AsKs

The board ran out 3s7s2h9dQc, safe for Qartomy to double up.

Ray Qartomy – 481,000 (48 bb)
Craig Chait – 53,000 (5 bb)