Out-Chipped 11-to-1 Heads-Up, Raminder Singh Comes Back to Win His Sixth Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood Trophy

2020 Lucky Hearts Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 13
$600 Six-Max NLH (Single Re-Entry)
Entries:  183
Prize Pool:  $96,990
January 14, 2020

Event 13 Champion Raminder Singh
Event 13 Champion Raminder Singh

“It feels special. Every trophy is special.”

Raminder Singh won his sixth Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood trophy on Tuesday, and he did it in dramatic fashion after being out-chipped 11-to-1 when heads-up play began.

Singh was poised to knock out eventual runner-up Ramon Munoz when they were three-handed, as Munoz was all in with Ah2d against Singh’s AsQs. If Singh’s hand held there, he’d be going into heads-up play with a solid chip lead. But Munoz caught a deuce on the turn to double up and knock Singh down to the short stack.

A short while later, Singh caught a bit of a break.

“Luckily, [Munoz] knocked out the other guy while I had about eight big blinds behind,” said Singh. “And heads-up, anything is possible.”

Munoz had an 11-to-1 chip lead over Singh at the start of heads-up play, but Singh went on to win every hand of consequence, starting off with three come-from-behind double-ups in the first five minutes of heads-up play.

In the final hand, Munoz was all in with As10d, and he needed it to hold against Singh’s KsJh. But Singh spiked a king on the river to cap off his amazing comeback and take home his sixth Seminole Hard Rock trophy.

Singh is now second on the all-time leaderboard for most Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood titles, behind David Prociak.

“David Prociak is one of my very good friends as part of Slumdonkey Poker Group, said Singh. “We have a WhatsApp group on Slumdonkey Poker, and we talk poker strategy and PLO all the time. So I’m very happy for him. I’ll happily take the second spot behind David, and let him have the lead.”

Singh finished his post-victory interview by singing the praises of Tony Burns, who helped build up the Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood tournaments into what they are.

“I love this place,” said Singh. “It’s really the people, the staff, and the environment. Starting with Tony Burns, and what he has created. Since Tony Burns came here, he has made all the difference in my mind. The way these things are run, it’s phenomenal.”


Final Table Results:

1st:  Raminder Singh  –  $22,520 + LHPO Trophy
2nd:  Ramon Munoz  –  $15,215
3rd:  Christopher Suarez  –  $10,490
4th:  David Moreno  –  $7,385
5th:  Vladimir Vasilyev  –  $5,315
6th:  Jordan Semel  –  $3,910
7th:  Christopher Howard  –  $2,940

Event 13: Raminder Singh Wins ($22,520); Ramon Munoz Finishes as Runner-Up ($15,215)

$600 Six-Max NLH (Single Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | StructurePayouts
Level 24:  15,000/30,000 with a 30,000 ante
Players Remaining:  1 of 183

Raminder Singh
Raminder Singh

Level 23 came to an end, and Level 24 began with increased blinds of 15,000-30,000 with a 30,000 ante. Play continued without a break.

A few minutes later, Ramon Munoz limped from the button for 30,000, Raminder Singh raised from the big blind to 95,000, and Munoz called.

Both players checked to the turn on a board of AhKd7h8d, Singh bet 105,000, and Munoz called.

The river card was the 4h, and both players checked. Singh quickly showed AsAd to win the pot with a flopped set of aces, and Munoz mucked.

Raminder Singh  –  1,975,000  (66 bb)
Ramon Munoz  –  770,000  (26 bb)

Ramon Miquel Munoz
Once heads-up play began, nothing went right for Ramon Miquel Munoz.

A few minutes later, Raminder Singh moved all in from the button, and Ramon Munoz called with As10d. Singh turned over KsJh, and Munoz needed his hand to hold to stay alive.

The board came Qc8d6c6dKh, and Singh spiked a king on the river to win the pot — and the trophy — with two pair, kings and sixes.

Stay tuned for a recap from this event, which will be posted later tonight.

1st:  Raminder Singh  –  $22,520 + LHPO Trophy
2nd:  Ramon Munoz  –  $15,215
3rd:  Christopher Suarez  –  $10,490
4th:  David Moreno  –  $7,385
5th:  Vladimir Vasilyev  –  $5,315
6th:  Jordan Semel  –  $3,910
7th:  Christopher Howard  –  $2,940

Event 13: Raminder Singh Doubles Thru Ramon Munoz Three Times to Take the Lead

$600 Six-Max NLH (Single Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | StructurePayouts
Level 23:  15,000/25,000 with a 25,000 ante
Players Remaining:  2 of 183

Raminder Singh
Raminder Singh

Raminder Singh moved all in from the button for 230,000, and Ramon Munoz called with Kc2d. Singh turned over Js9s, and he needed to improve to stay alive.

The board came Ad3s2s8s5d — Munoz paired his deuce on the flop, but Singh turned a spade flush to win the pot and double up in chips.

Raminder Singh  –  485,000  (19 bb)
Ramon Munoz  –  2,260,000  (90 bb)

Two hands later, Singh got it all in from the button for 435,000 with 10s5h, and he needed to improve to stay alive against the As4d of Munoz.

The board came 10c7h4s6h6s, and Singh paired his ten on the flop to win the pot and double up in chips again.

Raminder Singh  –  895,000  (36 bb)
Ramon Munoz  –  1,850,000  (74 bb)

The next hand, Munoz moved all in from the button, and Singh snap-called all in for 870,000 with Ad5h. Munoz turned over 6s6h, and Singh needed to improve to stay alive.

The board came Jd10h3sAh8h, and Singh paired his ace on the turn to win the pot, double up in chips.

Raminder Singh  –  1,765,000  (71 bb)
Ramon Munoz  –  980,000  (39 bb)

Singh was out-chipped nearly 11 to 1, but after three come-from-behind all-in double-ups, he has taken the lead. And all of this took place in the span of 4-5 minutes.

Event 13: Christopher Suarez – 3rd Place ($10,490)

$600 Six-Max NLH (Single Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | StructurePayouts
Level 23:  15,000/25,000 with a 25,000 ante
Players Remaining:  2 of 183

Christopher Suarez
Christopher Suarez

After a flop of As8s8d, Christopher Suarez got it all in for about 950,000 with AdJd for two pair, aces and eights, but he was drawing thin against the 10c8c (trip eights) of Ramon Munoz.

The turn card was the 3h, the river was the 5c, and Munoz won the pot with his trip eights to eliminate Suarez in third place.

Christopher Suarez  –  Eliminated in 3rd Place  ($10,490)

By knocking out Suarez, Munoz began heads-up play with nearly 11x as many chips as Raminder Singh.

Ramon Munoz  –  2,515,000  (101 bb)
Raminder Singh  –  230,000  (9 bb)

1st:  $22,520 + LHPO Trophy
2nd:  $15,215

Event 13: Three Double-Ups Between the Final Three Players

$600 Six-Max NLH (Single Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | StructurePayouts
Level 23:  15,000/25,000 with a 25,000 ante
Players Remaining:  3 of 183

Christopher Suarez
Christopher Suarez

Raminder Singh moved all in from the small blind, and Christopher Suarez called all in from the big blind for 505,000 with 9h9c. Singh turned over Ah5d, and Suarez needed his hand to hold to stay alive.

The board came 9s4h2hQd8h — Singh flopped a gutshot straight draw to Suarez’s set of nines, and the nines held up for Suarez to win the pot and double up in chips.

Christopher Suarez  –  1,030,000  (52 bb)
Raminder Singh  –  585,000  (29 bb)

A few minutes later, Level 23 began with increased blinds of 15,000-25,000 and a 25,000 ante.

Raminder Singh got it all in from the button for 585,000 with AsQd, and he needed his hand to hold to stay alive against the KsQs of Ramon Miquel Munoz in the big blind.

The board came 10c8s8h9c3s, and Singh won the pot with his ace to double up in chips.

Raminder Singh  –  1,210,000  (48 bb)
Ramon Miquel Munoz  –  350,000  (14 bb)

A few minutes later, Munoz got it all in from the small blind for 580,000 with Ah2d, and he was dominated and facing elimination against Singh’s AsQs in the big blind.

But the board came Kd7d4c2hKh, and Munoz paired his deuce on the turn to win the pot and double up in chips.

Ramon Miquel Munoz  –  1,185,000  (47 bb)
Raminder Singh  –  465,000  (19 bb)

With three players remaining, the average chip stack is about 915,000 (37 big blinds), and the next player to bust will earn $10,490.