2019 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
$360 Seniors 50+ NLH (Re-Entry)
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