Event 17: Mehrdad Vahabi Wins Outright for $6,710

2019 Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 17
$600 Six-Max Turbo Double Black Chip Bounty (Re-Entry)
Entries: 65
Prize Pool: $21,450
November 30, 2019

Mehrdad Vahabi
Event 17 Winner Mehrdad Vahabi

Event 17 of the 2019 Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open was a $600 Six-Max Turbo Double Black Chip Bounty (Re-Entry). A field of 65 entries created a prize pool of $21,450.

Mehrdad Vahabi emerged victorious, winning outright for $6,710.

Final Results
1st:  Mehrdad Vahabi – $6,710 + RRPO Trophy
2nd: Terri McCrea – $4,295
3rd:  Matt Affleck – $2,840
4th:  Rafael Rovira – $1,945
5th:  Tomas Soderstrom – $1,375
6th:  Dwight Barclay – $1,010
7th:  Derek Duckett – $770
8th:  Florian Ribouchon – $770
9th:  Daniel Revah – $615
10th:  Gil Levy – $615
11th:  Aneris Adomkevicius – $505

Championship Day 1B: Audrius Stakelis Leads 211 Survivors with 408,000

$3,500 WPT RRPO Championship (Re-Entry)
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | StructurePayouts
Level 11: 1,000/1,500 with a 1,500 ante
Day 1B Players Remaining:  211 of 541

Audrius Stakelis
Chipleader Audrius Stakelis

Day 1B of the WPT Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open Championship comes to an end, and with 211 players surviving from a field of 541, the chipleader appears to be Audrius Stakelis, who won a couple big hands back-to-back in the final minutes to catapult into the lead.

Day 2 begins tomorrow at 12:00 noon. The official Day 2 seat draw and chip counts will be posted later tonight, but in the meantime, here is the top of the leaderboard:

1.  Audrius Stakelis  –  408,000  (272 bb)
2.  Howard Mash  –  331,500  (221 bb)
3.  Wagner Wysotchanski  –  329,000  (219 bb)
4.  Carlos Guerrero  –  279,500  (186 bb)
5.  Nitis Udornpim  –  273,500  (182 bb)

Howard Mash
Howard Mash

Ladies: Marla Crumpler Emerges Victorious After Five-Handed Deal

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 16
$250 Ladies NLH (Re-Entry)
$10,000 Guarantee
Entries: 70
Prize Pool: $14,700
November 30, 2019

Marla Crumpler
Marla Crumpler

Event 16 of the 2019 Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open was the $250 Ladies NLH (Re-Entry) with a guaranteed prize pool of $10,000. A field of 70 entries generated a prize pool of $14,700.

A deal took place between the final five players and as the chip leader, Marla Crumpler was the official winner. For her showing, Crumpler earned $2,676 and an $1,100 seat into an RRPO event of her choice.

Final Results
*1st:  Marla Crumpler – $2,676 + $1,100 RRPO seat + RRPO Trophy
*2nd:  Jill Rukeysey – $2,652
*3rd:  Tuyet Do – $2,448
*4th:  Roxane Duguay – $2,448
*5th:  Arlene Dujmovich – $1,939
6th:  Christine DiFiore –  $772
7th:  Sharon Pickard – $662
8th:  Andrea Orphanos – $588
9th:  Patty Conrad – $515

*denotes five-handed deal

Championship Day 1B: Austin Peck Knocks Out a Player

$3,500 WPT RRPO Championship (Re-Entry)
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | StructurePayouts
Level 10: 500/1,000 with a 1,000 ante
Day 1B Players Remaining:  220of 541

Austin Peck
Austin Peck

Austin Peck raised UTG+1 to 2,700, the player in the hijack called, the button called, the small blind called, and the player in the big blind moved all in for 38,300. Peck moved all in over the top, and the rest of the players folded.

The big blind turned over AsQh, and he needed to improve to stay alive against Peck’s AhAd.

The board came 9s4d3h8c2s, and the pocket aces held up for Peck to win the pot and eliminate his opponent from the tournament.

Austin Peck  –  104,000  (104 bb)

Championship Day 1B: Matt Waxman Doubles Through Aram Zobian

$3,500 WPT RRPO Championship (Re-Entry)
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 10: 600/1,200 with a 1,200 ante
Day 1B Players Remaining:  243 of 541

Matthew Waxman
Matt Waxman

Following a flop of 10d9h3d with about 13,000 in the pot, Matt Waxman was all in for 13,200 from the small blind and got action from Steve Karp in middle position. Action was on Aram Zobian to Karp’s left and he reraised all in for about 93,000. Karp tanked for a bit before he folded.

Waxman: 9d8d
Zobian: KdQd

The 7h turn and 6h river completed the board, giving Waxman a ten-high straight to double up.

Matt Waxman – 52,000 (43 bb)
Aram Zobian – 80,500 (67 bb)