Joseph Di Rosa Rojas Wins Event 12 of the 2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Outright for $50,920

2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 12
$600 Big Stack Six-Max NLH (Single Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 570
Prize Pool:  $299,250
April 20, 2021

2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Event 12 Champion Joseph Di Rosa Rojas

Event 12 of the 2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown was a $600 Big Stack Six-Max NLH (Single Re-Entry) with a $50,000 guaranteed prize pool. A field of 570 entries crushed that, almost sextupling that number en route to the $299,250 prize pool. It is the largest six-max event when in SHRP major history.

After more than 16 hours of play, it was Venezuelan professional Joseph Di Rosa Rojas emerging victorious, winning the tournament outright for $50,920.

Di Rosa Rojas has more than $1.3 million in career tournament earnings according to the Hendon Mob database. In 2017, Di Rosa Rojas won a World Series of Poker bracelet when he took down The Marathon event, besting a field of 1,759 for nearly $700,000. In 2019, Di Rosa Rojas took third place in the World Poker Tour Borgata Winter Poker Open event for $359,555.

At the final table tonight, several players had support on the rail. Di Rosa Rojas had friend and fellow Venezuelan Dorian Rios in his corner rooting him on, not long after winning Event 14. Rios had said how nice it would be for both to capture trophies on the same night, shortly after they arrived at the Seminole Hard Rock together.

Mission accomplished.

Joseph Di Rosa Rojas and Dorian Rios
PlaceFirst NameLast NamePrize Amount
1JosephDi Rosa Rojas$50,920
2PatrickQuinn$35,930
3JohnDollinger$25,785
4DustinColwell$18,760
5DavidShmuel$13,840
6JesseKertland$10,355
7RodrigoSardi$7,860
8VincentGiuliano$7,860
9AlexVazquez$6,055
10AminHosein$6,055
11ChristopherShebat$4,735
12AaronThivyanathan$4,735
13JoshuaZucchet$3,755
14EricGreenwood Jr.$3,755
15RichardGress$3,025
16JohnMacGregor$3,025
17StevenKarp$2,475
18JoshuaGarber$2,475
19ShaunGillian$2,055
20PerryShiao$2,055
21AdamDemersseman$2,055
22BlakePurvis$2,055
23HaroldEvans$2,055
24DustinBryan$2,055
25GeorgeZinaty$1,735
26MatthewJohnson$1,735
27FrederickSmith$1,735
28EranShaham$1,735
29DavidFeigenbaum$1,735
30CharlesPhillips$1,735
31JamesTomblin$1,490
32KevinRodriguez$1,490
33JesseLonis$1,490
34MichaelWang$1,490
35DrewO'Connell$1,490
36JamesBurns$1,490
37RobertHadnott$1,300
38AustinReilly$1,300
39CarlosMatos Erarte$1,300
40JoseReyes$1,300
41BlakeWhittington$1,300
42RandalFernandez$1,300
43RaffaelloLocatelli$1,155
44ScottRobbins$1,155
45JonathanGrasso$1,155
46DavidDiBernardi$1,155
47RyanDepaulo$1,155
48JacobRistich$1,155
49RobertAbner$1,040
50DwayneVetter$1,040
51DavidMoreno$1,040
52WilliamWatson$1,040
53JeffTrudeau$1,040
54JamesHalverson$1,040
55AmelioAmato$955
56VincentMoscati$955
57MarcoLeonelli$955
58JonathanBorenstein$955
59JosephHebert$955
60DanStavila$955
61AronDermer$895
62JamesAnderson$895
63RonnieDay$895
64$895
65ThanhlongNguyen$895
66ChristopherWeber$895
67DanielFerreira$850
68LawrenceBrown$850
69FernandoRodriguez Vasquez$850
70WilliamBlais$850
71JasonRussianoff$850
72AlanHamza$850
73StuartGreenbaum$850
74MichaelTait$850
75TimothyStull$850
76RonaldVelez$850
77ThomasHunnicutt$850
78MartinRobbins$850
79AdamWhite$825
80BlakeNapierala$825
81ChristopherUnderwood$825
82SteveZhang$825
83RichardMeister$825
84MarcusEl Huaick$825
85MatthewCosentino$825
86AlbertoSabogali$825
87JosephHenry$825
88DucarmelBeaubien$825
89MaxPinnola$825
90ConnorKleitz$825
91MatthewPloof$800
92NikitaKutukov$800
93DavidAlbertson$800
94JeremyBecker$800
95AnthonyAskey$800

Event 12: Joseph Di Rosa Rojas Wins! ($50,920); Patrick Quinn Eliminated in 2nd Place ($35,930)

$600 Big Stack Six-Max NLH (Single Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 29: 50,000/100,000 with a 100,000 ante
Players Remaining: 1 of 570

Joseph Di Rosa Rojas – Event 12 Champion

Joseph Di Rosa Rojas limped from the button and Patrick Quinn checked in the big blind.

They checked to the turn of a 10s10dQd7s board where Quinn shoved for about 1,500,000. Di Rosa Rojas called instantly with 10h6d for trip tens, well ahead of Quinn’s 9h8d.

The river was the 5c, locking up the victory for Di Rosa Rojas for $50,920.

Patrick Quinn finished runner-up for $35,930.

A recap will be published in a little while.

Patrick Quinn – 2nd Place

Event 12: Double-Ups Galore

$600 Big Stack Six-Max NLH (Single Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 29: 50,000/100,000 with a 100,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 570

Within the first 15 minutes of playing heads up, Patrick Quinn and Joseph Di Rosa Rojas have had three all-in and calls, with the shorter stack surviving each time.

First, following a flop of Jd4h6h, Di Rosa Rojas ended up all in for 2,330,000 with Jh9c for a pair of jacks against Quinn’s 8h3h for a flush draw.

The As turn and Ac river completed the board, safe for Di Rosa Rojas to take the chip lead.

Not long after, the chip were in preflop and this time it was Quinn at risk for 3,375,000 with 5s5d against Di Rosa Rojas’ AhJh.

The board ran out 2dKd6d8sAd, giving Quinn a diamond flush to double back into the lead.

It was short-lived, however, as a few minutes later Di Rosa Rojas picked up AcKd and got it in against Quinn’s AhJd.

The runout was dramatic, but the board came AsJs7s10dKc, giving Di Rosa Rojas the river win after getting outflopped.

Joseph Di Rosa Rojas – 6,000,000 (60 bb)
Patrick Quinn – 2,550,000 (26 bb)

Event 12: John Dollinger – 3rd Place ($25,785)

$600 Big Stack Six-Max NLH (Single Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 28: 50,000/75,000 with a 75,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 570

John Dollinger – 3rd Place

John Dollinger limped on the button, Joseph Di Rosa Rojas completed from the small blind and Patrick Quinn checked his option in the big blind.

The flop was 9s10d3d and action checked to Dollinger who bet 150,000. Rojas folded, Quinn check-raised to 500,000, Dollinger shoved for about 900,000 and Quinn called.

Dollinger: 10c6c
Quinn: Jh8c

The 7c turn locked it up for Quinn with a jack-high straight, rendering the Ks river moot.

Patrick Quinn – 6,150,000 (82 bb)
John Dollinger – Eliminated in 3rd Place ($25,785)