David Albertson Wins the Seniors Event for His First SHRP Trophy

2019 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 
Hollywood, Florida
Event 3
$360 Seniors 50+ NLH (Re-Entry)
Entries: 160

Prize Pool: $48,000
April 5, 2019

David Albertson had a close call recently in a Seniors event here at the Seminole Hard Rock, having finished in fourth place in the 2018 Rock N Roll Poker Open back in November for $2,471. Less than five months later, Albertson was back at a Seniors event final table and this time he emerged victorious, winning outright for $12,900.

“It feels good,” said Albertson afterward. “I’ve been coming here for thirty years. I tried to chop it three ways and in the end, it worked out anyway. It feels good.”

Albertson began the final table third in chips and steadily increased his stack, taking the chip lead when the field was down to eight players. From there, Albertson held the lead for nearly the duration of the final table.

A brief discussion of a deal between the final three players took place, with Albertson being all for it. However, talks fizzled and the cards were back in the air.

Less than 25 minutes later, Albertson defeated Neil Blumenfield heads up to win his first SHRP trophy.

1st: David Albertson – $12,900 + Showdown trophy
2nd: Neil Blumenfield – $8,369
3rd: Lisa Teebagy – $4,932
4th: Michael Dreese – $3,000
5th: Lenny St. Germain – $2,316
6th: Ebrahim Figueroa – $1,920
7th: Jerry Silva – $1,668
8th: Robert Matin – $1,498
9th: Kelley Slay – $1,290
10th: Vittario Iemolo – $1,128
11th: Joseph Grossman – $1,128
12th: Kelly Slay – $1,128
13th: Philip Camerlengo – $972
14th: Zoltan Czinkota – $972
15th: David Guiffreda – $972
16th: Walid Maddah – $821
17th: Matthew Weiss – $821
18th: David Zionts – $821
19th: Joseph Boulais – $672
20th: Andreas Balcon – $672

Seniors: David Albertson Wins! ($12,900); Neil Blumenfield Eliminated in 2nd Place ($8,369)

$360 Seniors 50+ NLH (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 20: 5,000/15,000 with a 15,000 ante
Players Remaining: 1 of 160

David Albertson

Neil Blumenfield limped in from the button, David Albertson raised to 45,000 from the big blind, Blumen reraised to 115,000, Albertson shoved with a covering stack and Blumenfield called all in for about 365,000.

Blumenfield: AdJh
Albertson: KdKh

The board ran out QhQs10h7h10c, no help to Blumenfield, ending his tournament with a runner-up finish for $8,369.

Albertson wins his first SHRP trophy, along with the first-place prize of $12,900.

Neil Blumenfield – 2nd Place

Seniors: Lisa Teebagy – 3rd Place ($4,932)

$360 Seniors 50+ NLH (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 20: 5,000/15,000 with a 15,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 160

Lisa Teebagy – 3rd Place

Lisa Teebagy raised all in from the small blind for 180,000 and David Albertson called from the big blind.

Teebagy: Ah6d
Albertson: 10s10h

The board came down Qd4s2c8h7c, no help to Teebagy, ending her run in third place.

David Albertson – 1,370,000
Neil Blumenfield – 550,000
Lisa Teebagy – Eliminated in 3rd Place ($4,932)

Seniors: Lenny St. Germain – 5th Place ($2,316)

$360 Seniors 50+ NLH (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 18: 4,000/8,000 with a 8,000 ante
Players Remaining: 4 of 160

Lenny St. Germain – 5th Place

Neil Blumenfield raised to 16,000 from under the gun, David Albertson called from the cutoff and Lenny St. Germain three-bet all in for about 60,000 from the big blind. Blumenfield four-bet all in for about 160,000 and Albertson folded.

Blumenfield: 6h6d
St. Germain: As5d

The board came down Kc3s2c8dJd, safe for Blumenfield to eliminate St. Germain in fifth place.

Neil Blumenfield – 240,000
Lenny St. Germain – Eliminated in 5th Place ($2,316)