Gavin O’Rourke Wins the $2,200 Eight-Handed NLH Outright

2019 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 
Hollywood, Florida
Event 16
$2,200 Eight-Handed NLH (Single Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 182
Prize Pool: $364,000
April 11, 2019

Gavin O’Rourke Wins His 2nd SHRP Trophy

Event 16 of the 2019 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown was a $2,200 Eight-Handed NLH (Single Re-Entry). The tournament carried a $200,000 guaranteed prize pool, and a field of 182 entries easily eclipsed that mark, generating a prize pool of $364,000.

The final table was tumultuous, one that saw 15 double ups. Five of those belonged to Gavin O’Rourke, who outlasted the field for an outright win for $85,850 and his second SHRP trophy.

The 35-year-old  O’Rourke hails from Portlaoise, Ireland and makes the trip to the Seminole Hard Rock often for the bigger tournament series.

“A couple of us come to most of the series here,” O’Rourke told us after his win. “There’s a direct flight here, so it’s about nine hours to get here, so it makes it a lot easier. I really enjoy playing here, the tournament are good, so I always like to make the trip.”

Earlier in the series, O’Rourke final tabled Event 1 but ultimately finished in 10th place for $13,311. Back at another final table a few days later, O’Rourke was happy to get the win this time.

“It feels good. It was a pretty roller coaster final table. I was short a couple of time and spun it back up, so I’m happy with the win.”

1st: Gavin O’Rourke – $86,850 + Showdown trophy
2nd: Talesh Patel – $57,905
3rd: Nelson Resendiz – $42,375
4th: Jake Schindler – $31,430
5th: Elio Fox – $23,630
6th: John Gravagna – $18,015
7th: Dylan Linde – $13,925
8th: Kristopher Tate – $10,920
9th:  David “ODB” Baker – $8,685
10th: Peter Eichhardt – $8,685
11th: Raj Vohra – $7,010
12th: Christopher Howard – $7,010
13th: Ben Palmer – $5,745
14th: Niall Farrell – $5,745
15th: Steven Rosen – $4,775
16th: Brock Wilson – $4,775
17th: Stanley Lee – $4,035
18th: Michael Tureniec – $4,035
19th: Jake Toole – $4,035
20th: Tony Miles – $4,035
21st: Richard Seymour – $3,460
22nd: Brandon Shane – $3,460
23rd: James Carroll – $3,460

Event 16: Gavin O’Rourke Wins! ($86,850); Talesh Patel Eliminated in 2nd Place ($57,905)

$2,200 Eight-Handed NLH (Single Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 28: 50,000/75,000 with a 75,000 ante
Players Remaining: 1 of 182

Talesh Patel raised all in for about 1,100,000 from the button and Gavin O’Rourke called from the big blind.

Patel: Ks2s
O’Rourke:  AhKd

The board came down AdJs5h10c6h, no help to Patel, ending his tournament with a runner-up showing for $57,905.

Gavin O’Rourke wins Event 16 outright for $86,850!

Gavin O’Rourke – 1st Place
Talesh Patel – 2nd Place

Event 16: Gavin O’Rourke Pulls Ahead

$2,200 Eight-Handed NLH (Single Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 28: 50,000/75,000 with a 75,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 182

Gavin O’Rourke raised from the button and Talesh Patel called from the big blind.

The flop fell AcQcJh and Patel check-called 150,000 from O’Rourke.

The turn was the 7s and Patel check-called 500,000 from O’Rourke.

The river was the 2c and both players checked.

O’Rourke showed QhJh for queens and jacks, Patel mucked and O’Rourke won the pot.

Gavin O’Rourke – 2,725,000 (36 bb)
Talesh Patel – 925,000 (12 bb)

Event 16: Gavin O’Rourke Slips, Then Doubles

$2,200 Eight-Handed NLH (Single Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 27: 30,000/60,000 with a 60,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 182

After losing the first few pots of significance in the heads-up duel, Gavin O’Rourke found a double to get back in it.

O’Rourke raised all in from the button for 750,000 and Talesh Patel called from the big blind.

O’Rourke: AsKc
Patel: Ah4d

The flop came down 8d6d2d, giving Patel a flush draw.

However, the 8s turn and 8c river were safe for O’Rourke to double.

Gavin O’Rourke – 1,560,000
Talesh Patel – 2,080,000