Brian Altman Wins His Second Event of the Series and Fifth SHRP Trophy

2019 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 
Hollywood, Florida
Event 20
$1,100 Six-Max NLH (Single Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 232
Prize Pool: $225,040
April 14, 2019

Brian Altman

Event 20 of the 2019 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown, was an $1,100 Six-Max NLH (Single Re-Entry). There was a guaranteed prize pool of $100,000 which was easily shattered, as 232 entries generated a prize pool of $225,040. A familiar name outlasted the rest, as Brian Altman captured his second event of the series, winning outright for $48,890.

“These one-day events – I feel like I do a good job adapting to the different players at the table,” Altman said afterward. “I’m able to accumulate a lot of chips that way.”

For Altman, it is his fifth time winning an SHRP trophy. In addition to this win and his win a few days ago in Event 13, Altman won a $570 NLH at the 2018 Showdown, an $1,100 NLH at the 2017 SHRPO and the Lucky Hearts Championship event in 2015.

“(My endurance) is probably better than most people’s, but I still feel the effects of fatigue. It’s 5 a.m. right now and I’m exhausted and definitely looking forward to bed. If I had a choice I wouldn’t be playing super long hours or super long sessions, but that’s the nature of tournaments and sometimes you’ve got to play for 10-12 hours for many days in a row, so you’ve got to have that endurance and you have to be mentally tough.”

Winning isn’t supposed to be easy, but Altman doesn’t mind making a habit of it.

“It feels great to get another win, I’m very happy.”

Results:
1st: Brian Altman – $48,980
2nd: Steve Karp – $33,305
3rd: Brandon Lulov – $23,090
4th: Renata Colache – $16,335
5th: Chrisopher Molica – $11,795
6th: Frank Ladodich -$8,695
7th: Mohammad Vayani – $6,550
8th: Cero Zuccarello – $6,550
9th: Matthew Paplyk – $5,045
10th: Shanthi Doddi – $5,045
11th: Ari Engel – $3,970
12th: Roberto Bendeck – $3,970
13th: David Mock -$3,200
14th: Ryan McKnight – $3,200
15th: Bryce McVay – $2,635
16th: Edward Hislop – $2,635
17th: Stanley Lee – $2,230
18th: Jose Parra – $2,230
19th: Adam Zeltser – $1,930
20th:  Manny Tarich – $1,930
21st: Joseph Di Rosa Rojas – $1,930
22nd:  Will Givens – $1,930
23rd: Austin Wentling – $1,930
24th: Scott Zakheim – $1,930
25th: Brandon Eisen – $1,710
26th: Joshua Garber – $1,710
27th: Nadeem Hirani – $1,710
28th: Pat Lyons – $1,710
29th: Ahmad Raza – $1,710
30th: James Romero – $1,710
31st: Bob Mather – $1,560
32nd: Scott Baumstein – $1,560
33rd: Darren Rabinowitz – $1,560
34th: Carlos Perez – $1,560
35th: Eric Beller – $1,560
36th: Shannon  Shorr – $1,560
37th: Jared Jaffee – $1,460
38th: Dennis Stevermer – $1,460
39th: Muhammad Adbel Rahim – $730
40th: Yvonne McQuillan – $730

Event 20: Brian Altman Wins! ($48,890); Steve Karp Eliminated in 2nd Place ($33,305)

$1,100 Six-Max NLH (Single Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 25: 20,000/40,000 with a 40,000 ante
Players Remaining: 1 of 232

Steve Karp limped from the button and Brian Altman checked his option in the big blind.

The flop was 8s6s4c and Altman check-called 40,000 from Karp.

The turn was the 5s, Altman led for 100,000, Karp raised to 275,000 and Altman called.

The river was the 4d, Altman checked, Karp shoved for about 960,000 and Altman called after a few seconds with 9d7s for a nine-high straight. Karp showed a defeated As10c and was eliminated in second place for $33,305.

Brian Altman wins his second event of the 2019 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown for $48,890!

Brian Altman – 1st Place
Steve Karp – 2nd Place

Event 20: Brandon Lulov – 3rd Place ($23,090)

$1,100 Six-Max NLH (Single Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 25: 20,000/40,000 with a 40,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 232

Brandon Lulov – 3rd Place

Steve Karp raised to 90,000 from the button, Brandon Lulov three-bet all in from the small blind for 740,000 and Karp called.

Karp: AcQh
Lulov: Kh10c

The flop came Jd9c4c, keeping Karp in the lead.

The turn was the 10h, giving Lulov a pair of tens to pull ahead.

The river was the As, giving Karp a pair of aces to eliminate Lulov in third place.

Steve Karp – 1,720,000
Brian Altman – 1,760,000
Brandon Lulov – Eliminated in 3rd Place ($23,090)

Event 20: Brian Altman Doubles Through Brandon Lulov

$1,100 Six-Max NLH (Single Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 25: 20,000/40,000 with a 40,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 232

Brian Altman

Brandon Lulov limped in from the small blind, Brian Altman raised all in from the big blind for 875,000 and Lulov called.

Lulov: AcKc
Altman: 8s7s

The board ran out 7d3c2h9h5h, giving Altman a pair of sevens to double through Lulov.

Brian Altman – 1,790,000
Brandon Lulov – 620,000

Event 20: Steve Karp Doubles Through Brandon Lulov

$1,100 Six-Max NLH (Single Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 25: 20,000/40,000 with a 40,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 232

Steve Karp

Steve Karp raised all in for 555,000 from the small blind and Brandon Lulov called from the big blind.

Karp: Kd5h
Lulov: Ah10h

The board came down 5s3c2h7dJs, giving Karp a pair of fives to double through Lulov.

Steve Karp – 1,150,000
Brandon Lulov – 1,350,000