Event 5: Gustavo Lopez Wins the $400 Deepstack NLH ($23,755)

2019 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 5
$400 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed
Entries:  323
Prize Pool:  $109,820
August 4, 2019

Event 5 Champion Gustavo Lopez
Event 5 Champion Gustavo Lopez

There was a huge field for today’s $400 Deepstack NLH event, with 323 entries more than doubling the guaranteed prizepool. The action started at 12:00 noon, and it was around 12:30 am when the field got down to nine players for the final table.

Marc Fine had a huge lead as the final table began, but would ultimately finish 3rd as the final table lasted about four hours.

That left Wanlop Phonphornwithoon and Gustavo Lopez to battle for the title, and Phonphornwithoon opened up a 3-to-1 chip lead before they got it all in on the turn with a board showing 10x7x7xJx. Lopez had 7x2x for trip sevens, but Phonphornwithoon had him dominated with Ax7x for trip sevens with an ace kicker, and he was one card away from winning the tournament.

But the river card was a 2x, giving Lopez a full house to double up in chips, effectively evening their stacks.

They battled for another 15 minutes or so before getting it all in after a flop of Ah7h6h. Phonphornwithoon showed 10s10d, while Lopez had him covered with Kh3d for a heart flush draw.

The turn card was the 9s, and the river card was the 5h. Lopez rivered his flush to win the pot — and the tournament.

Lopez is a local player from Miami, and this is the first victory at the Seminole Hard Rock. Along with the title, Lopez wins $23,755, a SHRPO trophy, and a custom-framed winner’s photo courtesy of IMPDI.

Final Results:

1st:  Gustavo Lopez  –  $23,755 + SHRPO Trophy
2nd:  Wanlop Phonphornwithoon  –  $16,580
3rd:  Marc Fine  –  $10,640
4th:  Roberto Bendeck  –  $6,765
5th:  Trung Pham  –  $5,210
6th:  Bennie Hoover  –  $4,305
7th:  Matthew Baker  –  $3,605
8th:  Hany Ayoub  –  $2,950
9th:  Johnny Sandoval  –  $2,375
10th:  Danglis Thompkins  –  $2,375
11th:  Alfonso Ortiz  –  $1,995
12th:  Alexi Hernandez  –  $1,995
13th:  Paul Chung  –  $1,695
14th:  Andrew Phillips  –  $1,695
15th:  Jeremy Goureau  –  $1,695
16th:  Rebecca Lindnerlike  –  $1,420
17th:  Ketan Patel  –  $1,420
18th:  Carlos Torres Vazquez  –  $1,420
19th:  Mohammad Bidarian  –  $1,165
20th:  Daniel Banchero  –  $1,165
21st:  Jorge Gomez  –  $1,165
22nd:  Carlos Bezara Vivas  –  $950
23rd:  Steven Moreno  –  $950
24th:  Scott Harwood  –  $950
25th:  Elias Nassif  –  $825
26th:  Michael Falanga  –  $825
27th:  Jonathan Marcu  –  $825
28th:  Aleksey Vadimovicii Shaburov  –  $695
29th:  Christopher Honore  –  $695
30th:  Alan Kraut  –  $695
31st:  Euclid Zurbaran  –  $695
32nd:  Ory Hen  –  $695
33rd:  Beau Dickinson  –  $695
34th:  Yigal Hen  –  $695
35th:  Leor Shaltiel  –  $695
36th:  Hans Cadet  –  $695
37th:  Nelson Resendiz  –  $570
38th:  Henrique Sevilhano  –  $570
39th:  Juan Diaz  –  $570
40th:  Zoltan Czinkota  –  $570
41st:  Lawrence Kiang  –  $570

Event 5: Marc Fine Leads as the Final Table Begins

$400 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 22: 10,000/20,000 with a 20,000 ante
Players Remaining: 9 of 323

Event 5 - Final Table
Event 5 – Final Table

The field is down to the final nine players, and they’ve redrawn for random seats at the final table. Here are their updated chip counts, followed by the remaining prizepool they’re playing for:

Seat 1.  Roberto Bendeck  –  465,000  (23 bb)
Seat 2.  Bennie Hoover  –  390,000  (20 bb)
Seat 3.  Trung Pham  –  420,000  (21 bb)
Seat 4.  Matt Baker  –  425,000  (21 bb)
Seat 5.  Johnny Sandoval Chacón  –  475,000  (24 bb)
Seat 6.  Gustavo Lopez  –  720,000  (36 bb)
Seat 7.  Marc Fine  –  1,900,000  (95 bb)
Seat 8.  Wanlop Phonphornwithoon  –  565,000  (28 bb)
Seat 9.  Hany Ayoub  –  1,100,000  (55 bb)

1st:  $23,755 + SHRPO Trophy
2nd:  $16,580
3rd:  $10,640
4th:  $6,765
5th:  $5,210
6th:  $4,305
7th:  $3,605
8th:  $2,950
9th:  $2,375

Event 5: Notables Near Bubble

$400 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 15: 2,000/4,000 with a 4,000 ante
Players Remaining: 59 of 323

Zoltan Czinkota

The big-field Deep Stack tournament is nearing another break and they can begin looking forward to the money bubble process. There are 59 players with 41 getting paid and they should get there soon after they return.

Notables still in the mix include Zoltan Czinkota, Kevin “Kevmath” Mathers, Steve Moreno, and former SHRP Player of the Year Ory Hen.

Event 5: Prize Pool and Payout with $23,755 to the Winner

$400 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 10: 500/1,500 with a 1,500 ante
Players Remaining: 126 of 323

Registration closed on Event 5 and the $400 Deep Stack tournament had a tremendous turnout. It had a $50,000 Guarantee and the 323 entries more than doubled it up. They created a prize pool worth $109,820 and the last 41 spots will make the money.

A min-cash will take home $570 while the Event 5 champ will earn $23,755 plus the SHRPO trophy.

2019 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 5
$400 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed
Entries:  323
Prize Pool:  $109,820
August 4, 2019

1st: $23,755 + SHRPO Trophy
2nd: $16,580
3rd: $10,640
4th: $6,765
5th: $5,210
6th: $4,305
7th: $3,605
8th: $2,950
9th: $2,375
10th: $2,375
11th-12th: $1,995
13th-15th: $1,695
16th-18th: $1,420
19th-21st: $1,165
22nd-24th: $950
25th-27th: $825
28th-36th: $695
37th-41st: $570

Event 5: Sunday Deep Stack

$400 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 1: 100/100

Sunday funday poker this afternoon in the Event Center as we run a one-day tournament to help close out the first weekend of the series. Event 5 is a $400 buy-in Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em tournament with a $50,000 guaranteed prize pool and it will award another SHRPO trophy later this evening.

Starting at noon, players will begin with 20,000 starting stacks and levels will last 30 minutes long. Late registration and unlimited re-entries are available until the start of Level 9 at 4:30 pm with a dinner break scheduled at 6pm.

With the big Event 1 restart at 1 pm, tournament staff moved this tournament across the hall to Salon East and we will hit the highlights throughout the day.

  • $50,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 5 Structure Sheet