Event 25: Cliff “JohnnyBax” Josephy Wins $2,650 PLO Outright, Scores $40,520

2019 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 25
$2,650 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Entries: 47
Prize Pool: $113,975
August 12-13, 2019

Cliff Josephy

Hollywood, Florida — Cliff Josephy is a pot limit Omaha champion following a win in Event 25 of the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open. The tournament boasted a $2,650 buy-in and drew 47 entries generating a $113,975 prize pool. For the outright win, Josephy scored $40,520.

Cliff Josephy (right) defeats Joseph Couden heads up in $2,650 PLO

Josephy was a dominating online player in the early 2000’s playing under the handle JohnnyBax, but it was his third-place finish 2016 World Series of Poker Main Event when he rose to fame. That score earned him $3,453,035 and he’s added a few million since topping out at just over $7,500,000 in reported live earnings.

The $40,520 Florida score Tuesday was modest for such a decorated player, but it came at the hands of a tough field in this mid-buy-in pot limit Omaha event.

Cliff Josephy (right) and railbird Shaun Deeb

Here’s a look at the final results:

1st: Cliff Josephy – $40,520
2nd: Joseph Couden – $27,015
3rd: Melisa Singh – $18,010
4th: Gabriel Ramos – $12,505
5th: Artem Maksimov – $9,060
6th: Tyler Brown – $6,865

Event 25: $2,650 PLO Day 2 Chip Counts

$2,650 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Structure
Day 2 Blinds: 3,000/5,000
Players Remaining: 6 of 47

Seat 1: Gabriel Ramos – 130,000
Seat 2: Melisa Singh – 72,000
Seat 3: Tyler Brown – 129,000
Seat 4: Joseph Couden – 230,500
Seat 5: Cliff Josephy – 321,500
Seat 6: Artem Maksimov – 63,000

1st: $40,520
2nd: $27,015
3rd: $18,010
4th: $12,505
5th: $9,060
6th: $6,865

Play resumes at 3pm and we will provide the final results, a winner phone and final report after action concludes.

SHRPO Day 13 Schedule

Primary Event Schedule

11AM: Event 26 – $400 Deep Stack Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)

  • $30,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 25,000 in chips and 15-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 14
  • Tournament will be held in Salon East
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 26 Structure Sheet

12PM: Event 27 – $10,000 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • $500,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 11
  • Tournament will be held in Salon East
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 27 Structure Sheet

1PM: $5,250 SHRPO Championship (Single Re-Entry)

1PM: $25,500 SHRPO Big 4 High Roller (Re-Entry)

1PM: $2,650 SHRPO Big 4 Event 21 (Single Re-Entry)

1PM: $1,100 SHRPO Big 4 Event 22 (Re-Entry)

3PM: Event 25 Day 2 – $2,650 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)

5PM: Event 24 Day 2 – $150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

Secondary and Satellite Schedule

10AM: Event 69 – $1,030 Event 27 Super Turbo Satellite (1-in-10)

  • 1 seat guaranteed into $500,000 GTD SHRPO Event 27
  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips and 10-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 69 Structure Sheet

12PM: Event 70 – $1,030 Event 27 Super Turbo Satellite (1-in-10)

  • 1 seat guaranteed into $500,000 GTD SHRPO Event 27
  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips and 10-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 70 Structure Sheet

Complete 2019 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Schedule

Event 25: Two Day PLO in South Florida

$2,650 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Structure
Level 1: 100/100

 

One of the final events on the 2019 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open schedule begins this evening at 6pm. It’s a $2,650 buy-in pot limit Omaha re-entry tournament and its players begin with 20,000 chips. Levels are 40 minutes throughout with registration and re-entry available until about 10:30pm. Play wraps around 2:45am and those still in will return for the second and final day tomorrow at 3pm.

Details:

6PM: Event 25 Day 1 – $2,650 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)

  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips and 40-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 7
  • Day 1 will end after Level 12 or Tournament Director discretion
  • Event 25 Structure Sheet

Our tournament updates will concentrate on The Big 4, but we will post the prize pool and end of night chip counts from this $2,650 PLO as the information is made available to us.