Gabriel Ramos Wins His Fifth SHRP Trophy After Heads-Up Deal

2019 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 13
$400 Omaha 8/Stud 8 (Single Re-Entry)
Entries:  68
Prize Pool:  $23,120
August 6, 2019

Gabriel Ramos
Event 13 Champion Gabriel Ramos Wins His Fifth SHRP Trophy

Event 13 of the 2019 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open was a $400 Omaha 8/Stud 8 (Single Re-Entry). A field of 68 entries generated a prize pool of $23,120

The final table was very accomplished with Seminole Hard Rock regulars Joel Harwood and Carey Pickus, and well-respected mixed-game stalwarts “Miami” John Cernuto and John Holley.

In the end, it was another familiar face back in the winner circle in a Seminole Hard Rock tournament series. Gabriel Ramos and Cernuto agreed to a head-up chop and as the chip leader, Ramos was officially the victor.

For Ramos, it is his fifth SHRP trophy, tying him with Michael Newman, Michael Laake, Julio Fernandez and Brian Altman. He trails only David Prociak who leads with seven.

“That’s one of my favorite things about coming to the Seminole Hard Rock,” said Ramos after his win. “You have amazing players like David Prociak and Phil Hui. Even specifically in this series, there’s been some other bracelet winners that have played like Robert Mizrachi and Brandon Shack-Harris, and it’s been great. To beat these guys it just means so much more to me.”

Ramos takes a lot of pride in playing his best and getting rewarded with the wins makes it all worth it.

“I’ve been working really hard on all my mixed games and I just love coming down here to play. It means a lot to win it.”

Final Results
*1st: Gabriel Ramos – $6,090
*2nd: “Miami” John Cernuto – $6,090
3rd: Carey Pickus – $3,250
4th: Matt Axelrod – $2,255
5th: John Holley – $1,640
6th: Joel Harwood – $1,245
7th: Lazaro Rodriguez – $990
8th: Sergio Braga – $830
9th: Brandon Duvdivani – $730

*denotes heads-up deal

Event 13: We Have a Deal!

$400 Omaha 8/Stud 8 (Single Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 21: 15,000/30,000 Limits
Players Remaining:  2 of 68

Gabriel Ramos and “Miami” John Cernuto agreed to a deal before heads-up play began. Ramos had a slight chip lead with 436,000 to Cernuto’s 380,000, but both accepted an even chop of $6,090 each.

As the chip leader, Ramos is officially the winner of Event 13 – his fifth SHRP trophy.

A recap of the event will be posted later tonight.

Gabriel Ramos
Event 13 Champion Gabriel Ramos
"Miami" John Cernuto
Second-Place Finisher “Miami” John Cernuto

Event 13: Carey Pickus – 3rd Place ($3,250)

$400 Omaha 8/Stud 8 (Single Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 21: 15,000/30,000 Limits
Players Remaining:  2 of 68

Carey Pickus

Omaha 8

After surviving several all-in showdowns, Carey Pickus’ final stand came after a flop of As7c6h. She committed her remaining 30,000-ish from the small blind with AdQdJs8c. “Miami” John Cernuto had her covered and at risk with Ac7s7d2c from the button.

Cernuto was ahead with a set of sevens and while the 10h turn gave Pickus a few outs, the 4d river ended her tournament in third place.

Gabriel Ramos – 436,000
“Miami” John Cernuto – 380,000
Carey Pickus – Eliminated in 3rd Place ($3,250)

Event 13: Matt Axelrod – 4th Place ($2,255)

$400 Omaha 8/Stud 8 (Single Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 20: 12,000/24,000 Limits
Players Remaining:  3 of 68

Matt Axelrod

Omaha 8

With the board reading 6d6s5sAh and Matt Axelrod already all in, there was side action between Carey Pickus and Gabriel Ramos that culminated with Pickus all in and at risk, as well.

Axelrod: AcJh8h7s
Pickus: AdQs10s2d
Ramos: As5h4d3c

The river was the 2s, giving Pickus a queen-high flush and Ramos a wheel to chop up the pot and eliminate Axelrod in fourth place.

Gabriel Ramos – 460,000
Carey Pickus – 85,000
Matt Axelrod – Eliminated in 4th Place ($2,255)

Event 13: John Holley – 5th Place ($1,640)

$400 Omaha 8/Stud 8 (Single Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 19:  10,000/20,000 Limits
Players Remaining:  4 of 68

John Holley

Stud 8

Gabriel Ramos: XxXx / 8dKd3c3h
John Holley: XxXx / JsQh4h9d

John Holley was all in on sixth street against Gabriel Ramos.

Gabriel Ramos: 4c3d / 8dKd3c3h
John Holley: Jd8c / JsQh4h9d

Ramos had pulled ahead on sixth street with trip threes and Holley wasn’t able to catch up, busting in fifth place.

Gabriel Ramos – 364,000
John Holley – Eliminated in 5th Place ($1,640)