Event 9: Harpreet Padda Wins After Six-Way Deal

2019 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 9
$400 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Entries: 155
Prize Pool: $52,700
August 5, 2019

Event 9 Champion Harpreet Padda

Event 9 of the 2019 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open was a $400 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry). A field of 155 entries generated a prize pool of $52,700.

A deal was agreed upon by the final six players and Harpreet Padda was chip leader at the time, making him the official winner.

“This was my first PLO tournament, and it was awesome,” Padda shared after the win. “I was trying to relax and just have fun. Everybody at the table was great, so we had a good time.”

Padda worked in finance and played poker recreationally, mainly back home in Canada. However, last year he started playing tournament poker on a regular basis. He has two deep WPT runs under his belt since then and now has an SHRP trophy on his mantle.

“I only started playing tournament poker regularly last September and I don’t play PLO often, but I think I played textbook today.”

Final Results
*1st: Harpreet Padda – $7,511
*2nd: Charles Simon – $7,049
*3rd: Antonio Fernández Millán – $6,951
*4th: Ben Rich – $6,673
*5th: Melisa Singh – $5,337
*6th: Stewart Yancik – $4,459
7th: Stephen Ma – $1,980
8th: Adam Owen – $1,580
9th: Zhen Cai – $1,290
10th: “Miami” John Cernuto – $1,290
11th: David Eller -$1,080
12th: Jonathan Hutson – $1,080
13th: Stu Paterson – $925
14th: Donny Rubinstein – $925
15th: Sean Christy – $815
16th: Peter Althuis – $815
17th: Michael Morton – $735
18th: Ryan Miller – $735
19th: Cheri Beatty – $735
20th: Gerardo Flores – $735

*denotes six-handed deal

Event 9: We Have a Deal!

$400 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 21:  6,000/12,000
Players Remaining: 6 of 155

The remaining six players agreed to a deal. Here were their chip counts at the time:

Harpreet Padda – 449,000 (37 bb)
Charles Simon – 383,000 (32 bb)
Antonio Fernández Millán – 370,000 (31 bb)
Ben Rich – 335,000 (28 bb)
Melisa Singh – 196,000 (16 bb)
Stewart Yancik – 126,000 (11 bb)

Here were the resulting payouts:

Harpreet Padda – $7,511
Charles Simon – $7,049
Antonio Fernández Millán – $6,951
Ben Rich – $6,673
Melisa Singh – $5,337
Stewart Yancik – $4,459

As the chip leader, Harpreet Padda is officially the winner of Event 9 of the 2019 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open.

Event 9 Champion Harpreet Padda
Second-Place Finisher Charles Simon
Third-Place Finisher Antonio Fernández Millán
Fourth-Place Finisher Ben Rich
Fifth-Place Finisher Melisa Singh
Sixth-Place Finisher Stewart Yancik

Event 9: Stephen Ma – 7th Place ($1,980)

$400 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 21:  6,000/12,000
Players Remaining: 6 of 155

Stephen Ma

A short-stacked Stephen Ma committed his short stack of about 50,000 from under the gun with KcQdJs9d and got action from Antonio Fernández Millán in the big blind AsKs9hXx.

The board ran out Ah7d2c8h9d, giving Millán aces and nines to eliminate Ma in seventh place.

Antonio Fernández Millán – 315,000 (26 bb)
Stephen Ma – Eliminated in 7th Place ($1,980)

Event 9: Adam Owen – 8th Place ($1,580)

$400 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 21:  6,000/12,000
Players Remaining: 7 of 155

Adam Owen (right)

Adam Owen raised the pot to 42,000 from the cutoff, Harpreet Padda reraised from the big blind and Owen called all in for 43,000 total.

Owen: AsKh7c2d
Padda: AhKcKs10h

The board came down Jh10c8c8s3h, no help to Owen, ending his tournament in eighth place.

Harpreet Padda – 740,000 (62 bb)
Adam Owen – Eliminated in 8th Place ($1,580)

Event 9: Zhen Cai – 9th Place ($1,290)

$400 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 20:  5,000/10,000
Players Remaining: 8 of 155

Zhen Cai

Following a flop of 10c4d3d, Zhen Cai was all in from the big blind for about 55,000 against Antonio Fernández Millán in the cutoff.

Cai: KhQd7d4h
Millán: Ah4s3c3h

Millán led with a set of threes and locked it up when the 10d turn fell to give him a full house, ending Cai’s tournament in ninth place.

Antonio Fernández Millán – 250,000 (25 bb)
Zhen Cai – Eliminated in 9th Place ($1,290)