2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Florida Event 15 $1,100 Deep Stack NLH (Single Re-Entry) $100,000 Guaranteed Entries: 744 Prize Pool: $721,680 April 21, 2021
Event 15 of the 2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown was the $1,100 Deep Stack NLH (Single Re-Entry). A field of 744 entries left the previous record high of 556 in the dust. The guaranteed prize pool of $100,000 was more than septupled, as the field generated a prize pool of $721,680.
Almost 18 hours after the tournament began, it was Brian Hall who outlasted the field, earning the outright victory for $128,230.
After beginning the final table in the middle of the pack, Hall mostly stayed out of the way while the shorter stack fell on by one. With four players remaining, Hall got involved and found himself needing help to survive, all in with second pair after the flop against top pair. However, a lucky river card vaulted Hall into the lead and he never gave it up from there.
This marked Hall’s first cash at the Seminole Hard Rock and his largest career poker tournament score accoring to the Hendon Mob database.
$1,100 Deep Stack NLH (Single Re-Entry) $100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts Level 28: 50,000/75,000 with a 75,000 ante Players Remaining: 3 of 744
Kyle Birdwell raised from under the gun and Brian Hall called from the big blind.
The flop was and Hall checked to Birdwell who continued for 300,000. Hall check-raised all in for 3,080,000 and Birdwell thought for a bit before he called with for a pair of jacks, leading Hall’s for a pair of sevens.
The turn kept Birdwell ahead, but the river was the to give Hall trips to double into the chip lead.
Brian Hall – 6,400,000 (85 bb) Kyle Birdwell – 655,000 (9 bb)
The following hand, Nadya Magnus raised from the button and Birdwell committed his remaining 580,000 from the big blind. Magnus called.
The board ran out , no help to Birdwell, ending his run in fourth place.
Nadya Magnus – 2,175,000 (29 bb) Kyle Birdwell – Eliminated in 4th Place ($47,210)
$1,100 Deep Stack NLH (Single Re-Entry) $100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts Level 28: 50,000/75,000 with a 75,000 ante Players Remaining: 5 of 744
An eventful final table for Andrew Brinkley came to an end in sixth place. He doubled his short stack with ace-seven against pocket eights, ran ace-queen into ace-king, and doubled his short stack again with queen-jack against pocket nines. However, the next all-in was his last.
Kyle Birdwell raised to 225,000 from the cutoff, Brinkley three-bet all in for 510,000 from the small blind and Birdwell called.
The board fell , no help to Brinkley, ending his run in sixth place.
Kyle Birdwell – 4,800,000 (64 bb) Andrew Brinkley – Eliminated in 6th Place ($27,640)
$1,100 Deep Stack NLH (Single Re-Entry) $100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts Level 28: 50,000/75,000 with a 75,000 ante Players Remaining: 6 of 744
Zach Gutierrez raised all in for 310,000 from middle position, Jason Obinger three-bet to 600,000 from the next seat over and Stephen Song isolated the pot with a shove from the button with a covering stack.
The board ran out , no help to Gutierrez, ending his tournament in seventh place.
Stephen Song – 4,600,000 (61 bb) Jason Obinger – 1,700,000 (23 bb) Zach Gutierrez – Eliminated in 7th Place ($20,925)