Neal Corcoran Closes Series with a Win in Event 24

2019 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 
Hollywood, Florida
Event 24
$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 645

Prize Pool: $77,400
April 15-17, 2019

Neal Corcoran, Event 24 Champion

As has become tradition, we close out every big series with a smaller buy-in multi-flight tournament geared towards our loyal regulars. The $150 buy-in tournament had a great turnout and local Neal Corcoran walked away with the title for more than $11,000 after a five-way deal.

Event 24 featured a $50,000 guaranteed prize pool and they nearly hit it in the first flight. The two starting sessions combined to put $77,400 up for grabs when registration closed with 645 entries.

We saw 62 of them return for Day 2 in the Poker Room and they quickly made the money before the first break. The tournament was down to the final table bubble by the second break and there on the first hand back.

Corcoran returned for Day 2 with the chip lead, held it most of the day, but traded it with several players including Richard Whitebrook who won this event during the Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open when it had six starting flights.

Multiple SHRP champ Sean Shah hit the rail in sixth place, Corcoran retook the lead, and the five remaining players decided to divide up the remaining prize pool. Corcoran took the title with the chip lead along with $12,155.

This is the third biggest cash for Corcoran after a fifth-place finish in December’s Seminole Turnpike Series and 17th place in the 2016 Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open Championship.

Final table results:

1st: Neal Corcoran – $12,155 *
2nd: Richard Leger – $11,377 *
3rd: Jose Ruiz – $10,199 *
4th: Richard Whitebrook – $8,455 *
5th: Daniel Perez – $7,353 *
6th: Sean Shah – $3,135
7th: Dave Phillips – $2,399
8th: Eric Kolodny – $1,703
9th: Greg Rosen – $1,238
10th: Renny Morales – $929
* – Denotes results of five-way deal

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Event 24: Neal Corcoran Wins After Five-Way Deal

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 27: 30,000/60,000 with a 60,000 ante
Players Remaining: 5 of 645

Neal Corcoran

The five remaining players played most of Level 27 with only one major pot that saw Neal Corcoran take a pot from Richard Leger with a timely river. He moved into the lead, Leger dropped to second, and they decided to look at the ICM numbers.

The math was run and all agreed to the adjusted payout numbers with Corcoran taking the lion’s share of $12,155 as the leader. The remaining prize pool was divided this way:

Neal Corcoran – 2,955,000 (49 bb)
Richard Leger – 2,530,000 (42 bb)
Jose Ruiz – 1,975,000 (33 bb)
Richard Whitebrook – 1,290,000 (22 bb)
Daniel Perez – 935,000 (16 bb)

1st: Neal Corcoran – $12,155
2nd: Richard Leger – $11,377
3rd: Jose Ruiz – $10,199
4th: Richard Whitebrook – $8,455
5th: Daniel Perez – $7,353

Event 24: Break Time Counts

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 27: 30,000/60,000 with a 60,000 ante
Players Remaining: 5 of 645

The five remaining players are taking another break and will return with blinds at 30,000/60,000 with a 60,000 big blind ante.

Seat 2: Richard Leger – 2,335,000 (39 bb)
Seat 5: Jose Ruiz – 1,975,000 (33 bb)
Seat 6: Richard Whitebrook – 2,500,000 (42 bb)
Seat 7: Daniel Perez – 1,215,000 (20 bb)
Seat 9: Neal Corcoran – 1,650,000 (28 bb)

Remaining payouts:

1st: $20,436
2nd: $11,997
3rd: $7,779
4th: $5,418
5th: $3,909

Event 24: Sean Shah – 6th Place ($3,135)

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 26: 25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 ante
Players Remaining: 5 of 645

Sean Shah

Action folded to Sean Shah on the button and he moved all in for 575,000. Richard Leger reshipped from the small blind to get a fold from Jose Ruiz in the big

Leger: AdJs
Shah: Ks6d

“You know you’re the favorite, right Sean?” Richard Whitebrook joked.

Shah had two live cards but blanked the Qc7c4h7s3c board to exit in sixth place.

Richard Leger – 2,535,000 (51 bb)
Sean Shah – Eliminated in 6th Place ($3,135)

Event 24: Dave Phillips – 7th Place ($2,399)

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 26: 25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 ante
Players Remaining: 6 of 645

Dave Phillips

Daniel Perez open-shoved for 570,000 and it folded to Dave Phillips in the big blind. He called with a slightly bigger stack and they flipped up their cards.

Perez: 7h7s
Phillips: AsKh

Phillips needed to win the race to send Perez out but the sevens stayed ahead on the QcTs6h9c6c board. Phillips was left with dust and gone on the next hand

Daniel Perez – 1,165,000 (23 bb)
Dave Phillips – Eliminated in 7th Place ($2,399)