Event 15: Dave Phillips Triumphs After Heads-Up Deal

2019 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 
Hollywood, Florida
Event 15
$360 Omaha 8/Stud 8 (Re-Entry)
Entries: 60
Prize Pool: $18,000
April 11, 2019

Dave Phillips

Event 15 of the 2019 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown was a $360 Omaha 8/Stud 8 (Re-Entry). A field of 60 entries generated a prize pool of $18,000 and after a heads-up deal was made, Dave Phillips was officially the winner,

“It’s been a long day and it’s been a while since I’ve won one of these,” Phillips said afterward.

Residing in Naples, Phillips makes the two-hour drive to Seminole Hard Rock monthly to dabble in the poker room a little bit.

“I’ll come here to play two or three times a month to play tournaments or in a live game, but I prefer mixed games. A number of years ago I was ranked in the top five or ten in the country in Omaha 8, so I enjoy these., but that was before everything got real big.”

This will probably be all Phillips will play for the rest of the series, as he needs to get back to Naples quickly, which is why he was so eager to get a deal done.

“I’m going home tonight to get some sleep because I have a dentist appointment at 8 in the morning. So when he suggested a chop, since I have a two-hour drive, I was willing to do that.”

*1st: Dave Phillips – $5,106+ Showdown trophy
*2nd: Adam Stone – $4,709
3rd: Harvey Feldman – $2,615
4th: LArry Germain – $1,815
5th: Adam Brancato – $1,315
6th: Al Green – $995
7th: Aron Demer – $790
8th: Cheryl Parker – $655

Event 15: We Have a Deal!

$360 Omaha 8/Stud 8 (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 21: 15,000/30,000 Limits
Players Remaining: 2 of 60

After playing heads-up for a few minutes, Dave Phillips and Adam Stone agreed to a deal.

Here were their chip counts at the time:

Dave Phillips – 432,000
Adam Stone – 287,000

Here were the numbers of the deal:

Dave Phillips – $5,106
Adam Stone – $4,709

As the chip leader, Phillips is officially the winner of Event 15.

Dave Phillips – 1st Place
Adam Stone – 2nd Place

Event 15: Harvey Feldman – 3rd Place ($2,615)

$360 Omaha 8/Stud 8 (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 20: 12,000/24,000 Limits
Players Remaining: 2 of 60

Harvey Feldman – 3rd Place

Omaha 8

Following a flop of 10d5d3s, Harvey Feldman got his short stack in from the small blind with 9c8c7d7s against Dave Phillips on the button with As8s3d2s.

The 4s landed on the turn to give Phillips a wheel, the 4d river completed the board and Feldman was eliminated in third place.

Dave Phillips – 499,000
Adam Stone – 220,000
Harvey Feldman – Eliminated in 3rd Place ($2,615)

Event 15: Larry Germain – 4th Place ($1,815)

$360 Omaha 8/Stud 8 (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 20: 12,000/24,000 Limits
Players Remaining: 3 of 60

Larry Germain – 4th Place

Omaha 8

Adam Stone raised from the button, Dave Phillips called from the button, Harvey Feldman called from the small blind and Larry Germain called all in from the big blind for 11,000.

The flop was Qc10h6s and action checked to Phillips who bet. Feldman check-raised all in, Stone called and Phillips called.

The turn was the 3s and Stone check-called a bet from Phillips.

The river was the 2s, Stone checked, Phillips bet and Stone folded.

Phillips showed AhKcQh4h for the nut low with a pair of queens, Feldman showed As10s6d5d for the nut flush and Germain showed a defeated Qs9c8c7d to bust in fourth place.

Dave Phillips – 405,000
Harvey Feldman – 75,000
Larry Germain – Eliminated in 4th Place ($1,815)

Event 15: Adam Brancato – 5th Place ($1,315)

$360 Omaha 8/Stud 8 (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 20: 12,000/24,000 Limits
Players Remaining: 4 of 60

Adam Brancato – 5th Place

Stud 8

Dave Phillips: XxXx6h8s8s4hXx
Adam Brancato: XxXx2d4s2cQsXx

A series of bets and raises between Dave Phillips and Adam Brancato culminated with Phillips showing 8s5s4c for eights full of fours.

Brancato showed an inferior full house and was down to just a few thousand, busting two hands later.

Dave Phillips – 420,000
Adam Brancato – Eliminated in 5th Place ($1,315)