Event 7: Sheldon Gross Wins the $400 Deep Stack NLH Title ($20,370)

2019 Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 7
$400 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 263
Prize Pool: $89,420
November 24, 2019

Sheldon Gross
Event 7 Champion Sheldon Gross

Sheldon Gross defeated Anthony Barbera in a heads-up battle to win the $400 Deep Stack NLH event, earning $20,370.

There were 263 entries in this one-day event, which played out alongside Day 2 of the massive field for Event 1. The cards got in the air at 11:00 am, and it was after 3:30 am (16+ hours later) when the final hand was dealt.

This is the first trophy for Gross at Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood.


Final Results:

1st:  Sheldon Gross  –  $20,370
2nd:  Anthony Barbera  –  $14,328
3rd:  Alexandru Ivan  –  $9,166
4th:  Ginold Rendel  –  $5,575
5th:  Stephen Vecchio  –  $4,306
6th:  Adam George  –  $3,568
7th:  Wanlop Phonphornwithoon  –  $2,996
8th:  Angelo Miele  –  $2,504
9th:  James Kirvin III  –  $2,037
10th:  Lachezar Petkov  –  $1,721
11th:  Elias Nassif  –  $1,721
12th:  Zachary Vuong  –  $1,721
13th:  Luis Rivera Lugo  –  $1,477
14th:  Nino Jabbes  –  $1,477
15th:  Tim Shane  –  $1,477
16th:  Jose Rodriguez  –  $1,243
17th:  Gary Brown  –  $1,243
18th:  Sean Thomson  –  $1,243
19th:  Aroon Maharad  –  $1,019
20th:  Jacob Wojtuniecki  –  $1,019
21st:  Alex Pines  –  $1,019
22nd:  Emil Soffer  –  $805
23rd:  Neil Blumenfield  –  $805
24th:  Ruben Delgado  –  $805
25th:  Walter Bravo  –  $697
26th:  Sai-Swaroop Mudduluru  –  $697
27th:  Chandan Mathur  –  $697
28th:  Leroy Grant  –  $614
29th:  Manuel Soltero Luna  –  $614
30th:  Montgomery Cole  –  $614
31st:  Zoltan Czinkota  –  $614
32nd:  Luis Vasquez Diaz  –  $614
33rd:  Sue Sanders  –  $614

Event 7: Sheldon Gross Defeats Anthony Barbera Heads-Up to Win $400 Deep Stack NLH

$400 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 30:  75K/125K with a 125K ante
Players Remaining: 1 of 263

Sheldon Gross
Sheldon Gross

After a flop of 6x3x2x, Anthony Barbera bets 200,000, Sheldon Gross raises to 400,000, and Barbera moved all in.

Gross called with 6x3x for two pair, sixes and threes, and Barbera turned over Qx6x for a pair of sixes. Barbera needed to improve to stay alive.

The turn card paired the board with a 2x, the river card was a 10x, and Gross won the pot — and Event 7 — with his higher two pair.

1st:  Sheldon Gross  –  $20,370
2nd:  Anthony Barbera  –  $14,328
3rd:  Alexandru Ivan  –  $9,166
4th:  Ginold Rendel  –  $5,575
5th:  Stephen Vecchio  –  $4,306
6th:  Adam George  –  $3,568
7th:  Wanlop Phonphornwithoon  –  $2,996
8th:  Angelo Miele  –  $2,504
9th:  James Kirvin III  –  $2,037

Event 7: Final Table Begins with Sheldon Gross in the Lead

$400 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 23:  15,000/25,000 with a 25,000 ante
Players Remaining: 9 of 263

Event 7 Final Table
Final Nine Players

Event 7 is down to the final nine players, and they’ve drawn for random seats at the final table. Here are their approximate chip counts, followed by the remaining prizepool:

Seat 1.  James Kirvin  –  185,000  (7 bb)
Seat 2.  Adam George  –  230,000  (9 bb)
Seat 3.  Sheldon Gross  –  1,345,000  (54 bb)
Seat 4.  Wanlop Phonphornwithoon  –  420,000  (17 bb)
Seat 5.  Anthony Barbera  –  410,000  (16 bb)
Seat 6.  Angelo Miele, Jr.  –  215,000  (9 bb)
Seat 7.  Alexandra Ivan  –  1,010,000  (40 bb)
Seat 8.  Stephen Vecchio  –  490,000  (20 bb)
Seat 9.  Ginold Rendel  –  865,000  (35 bb)

1st:  $20,370 + RRPO Trophy
2nd:  $14,328
3rd:  $9,166
4th:  $5,575
5th:  $4,306
6th:  $3,568
7th:  $2,996
8th:  $2,504
9th:  $2,037

Event 7: Prize Pool and Payouts with $20K Up Top

$400 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 11:  800/1,600 with a 1,600 ante
Players Remaining: 117 of 263

While Event 1 was rolling along for Day 2, the one-day $400 Deep Stack tournament had a great turnout. Event 7 drew 263 entries to easily push past the $50,000 guaranteed prize pool and put $89,420 up for grabs.

The last 33 spots will be paid later this evening with a min-cash worth $614 and the Event 7 will bank $20,370 along with the RRPO trophy.

2019 Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open 
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 
Hollywood, Florida
Event 7

$400 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 263
Prize Pool: $89,420
November 24, 2019 

1st: $20,370 + RRPO Trophy
2nd: $14,328
3rd: $9,166
4th: $5,575
5th: $4,306
6th: $3,568
7th: $2,996
8th: $2,504
9th: $2,037
10th-12th: $1,721
13th-15th: $1,477
16th-18th: $1,243
19th-21st: $1,019
22nd-24th: $805
25th-27th: $697
28th-33rd: $614

Event 7: One-Day Sunday Tournament

$400 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 1:  100/100

If you missed out on Day 2 of the RRPO opening event, have no fear. We have something for you today. Some Deep Stack action on a Sunday afternoon. Event 7 is a $400 Deep Stack NLH tournament with a $50,000 guaranteed prize pool and one-day structure.

Players will start with a 20,000 stack and all levels last 30 minutes. Late registration and unlimited re-entries are available until the start of Level 9 at 3:30 pm and there is a dinner break scheduled at 5 pm. When they return from their 40 minutes away from the action, they will return and continue playing until we have an Event 7 champ.

Cards fly at 11 am and we will hit the highlights along the way.

  • $50,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 7 Structure Sheet