Event 2: Harry Eisenberg Wins Outright for His Second Seminole Hard Rock Poker Trophy

2019 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 
Hollywood, Florida
Event 2
$360 Limit Omaha 8 (Re-Entry)
Entries: 67

Prize Pool: $20,100
April 4, 2019

Harry Eisenberg wins Event 2 for his second SHRP trophy

Harry Eisenberg has a knack for making final tables in mixed events during the big Seminole Hard Rock Poker series. Including today’s, Eisenberg had made 10 final tables in non-hold’em tournaments at the Seminole Hard Rock over the years.

The 74-year-old Eisenberg won his first SHRP trophy in the $300 H.O.R.S.E at the 2018 Lucky Hearts Poker Open, and now he has a second to add to his mantle. Eisenberg topped a field of 67 entries to win the $360 Limit Omaha 8 outright.

Eisenberg’s second trophy win almost didn’t happen, though. His first shot in the event was a swing and a miss. However, thanks to rush hour traffic, Eisenberg stuck around and hit it out of the park.

“I had no good hands in my first buy-in. I was going to leave and not buy in again, but I’m thinking I’ve got to fight traffic, it’s 4:00, so I said what the heck.”

Eisenberg gave it a second go, and needless to say things went much better.

“As cold as I was with the first buy-in, I got just as hot with the second.”

Eisenberg entered the final table as the chip leader and maintained it all the way up until three players remained. It was there that Phil Hui, winner of two SHRP mixed-game trophies, had seized the lead.

Hui eliminated Stephen Reid in third place and began heads-up play against Eisenberg with a slight chip lead. However, the heads-up battle went Eisenberg’s way and he emerged victoriously.

“I’ve played Omaha 8 all my life, so I think I’m competent at it. Going up against Phil, who is a super player, just makes it so satisfying to get the win against that good of a player.”

Results:
1st: Harry Eisenberg – $7,034 + Showdown trophy
2nd: Phil Hui – $4,020
3rd: Stephen Reid – $2,462
4th: Donny Rubinstein – $1,759
5th: Robert Mangino – $1,357
6th: Vasu Amarapu – $1,055
7th: Hoyt Verner – $905
8th: Cory Zeidman – $804
9th: Monte Adler – $704

Event 2: Harry Eisenberg Wins! ($7,034); Phil Hui Eliminated in 2nd Place ($4,020)

$360 Limit Omaha 8 (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 21: 25,000/50,000 Limits
Players Remaining: 1 of 67

Harry Eisenberg wins Event 2 for his second SHRP trophy

Heads-up play saw things go very much in Harry Eisenberg’s favor, and he built a significant chip lead against Phil Hui before scoring the final blow.

Hui raised from the button and Eisenberg called from the big blind.

The flop was KdQhJs, Eisenberg checked, Hui bet his remaining 25,000 and Eisenberg called.

Hui: AhJh9d5c
Eisenberg: Ad10h6c5d

Eisenberg flopped Broadway, leaving Hui drawing to a chop or running cards to win.

The 4s turn and Ks river completed the board, no help to Hui, ending his bid in second place for $4,020.

Eisenberg wins his second SHRP trophy, along with the first-place prize of $7,034.

Event 2: Stephen Reid – 3rd Place ($2,462)

$360 Limit Omaha 8 (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 20: 20,000/40,000 Limits
Players Remaining: 2 of 67

Stephen Reid – 3rd Place

Down to about 45,000, Stephen Reid is all in from the small blind with AcKdJd2h against Phil Hui on the button who holds Qs8s4c2d.

The board runs out 7s6c5dJsAs, giving Hui a flush to win the high. Reid did have the lead for the low, but the ace on the river gave Hui the better low to end Reid’s tournament in third place.

Phil Hui – 445,000
Harry Eisenberg – 360,000
Stephen Reid – Eliminated in 3rd Place ($2,462)

Event 2: Donny Rubinstein – 4th Place ($1,759)

$360 Limit Omaha 8 (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 20: 20,000/40,000 Limits
Players Remaining: 3 of 67

Donny Rubinstein – 4th Place

Donny Rubinstein raised all in for 30,000 from under the gun and Phil Hui isolated the pot with a raise from the small blind.

Rubinstein: AhQsQc3s
Hui: AcAd9d4d

The board ran out Kh3d2s8dQh, giving Hui the nut low along with his aces. Rubinstein couldn’t beat it and was eliminated in fourth place.

Phil Hui – 220,000
Donny Rubinstein – Eliminated in 4th Place ($1,759)

Event 2: Chip Count Update and Results

$360 Limit Omaha 8 (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 19: 15,000/30,000 Limits
Players Remaining: 4 of 67

Harry Eisenberg – 445,000
Stephen Reid – 160,000
Phil Hui – 130,000
Donny Rubinstein – 70,000

Results Thus Far:
1st: $7,034 + Showdown trophy
2nd: $4,020
3rd: $2,462
4th: $1,759
5th: Robert Mangino – $1,357
6th: Vasu Amarapu – $1,055
7th: Hoyt Verner – $905
8th: Cory Zeidman – $804
9th: Monte Adler – $704