Donald Maloney Wins Event 2 of the 2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown After Four-Way Deal

2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 2
$400 Limit Omaha 8 (Freeze-Out)
Entries: 159
Prize Pool: $53,265
April 15, 2021

2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Event 2 Champion Donald Maloney

Event 2 of the 2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown was a $400 Limit Omaha 8 (Freeze-Out). A field of 159 players created a prize pool of $53,265 and the biggest Limit Omaha 8 tournament in any Seminole Hard Rock Poker major series.

After nearly 13 hours of play, the remaining four players agreed to a deal. The chip leader at the time was Donald Maloney, making him the official Event 2 winner.

For Maloney, this marked his second cash in a Limit Omaha 8 event at the Seminole Hard Rock. At the 2018 Lucky Hearts Poker Open, Maloney took third place in a $300 buy-in of this event for $3,225.

With his score tonight, Maloney pushed past the $1.225 million earnings mark according to the Hendon Mob database.

PlaceFirst NameLast NamePrize Amount
1DonaldMaloney$9,236*
2GaryWebster$8,863*
3ThomasMilmore$7,413*
4MichaelLee$6,888*
5CarlosFigueroa-Fernandez$3,370
6ManuelLabandeira$2,570
7Kevin M.Buck$2,000
8JeffreyNiedelman$1,450
9MarkHurst$1,450
10BryceFox$1,115
11IanFeller$1,115
12DavidShmuel$1,115
13LucasAckerman$985
14RodneyYates$985
15MartyRaschkovan$865
16ScottMatejka$865
17FeliciaJohnico$745
18Robert VincentMangino$745
19AnthonySuarez$745
20DonnyRubinstein$745

*denotes four-way deal

Event 2: We Have a Deal!

$400 Limit Omaha 8 (Freeze-Out)
Structure | Payouts
Level 24: 30,000/60,000 Limits
Players Remaining: 4 of 159

After the elimination of Carlos Figueroa-Fernandez in fifth place, the remaining four players agreed to a deal.

Here were their chip counts at the time:

Donald Maloney – 675,000 (13 big bets)
Gary Webster – 590,000 (10 big bets)
Thomas Milmore – 335,000 (6 big bets)
Michael Lee – 265,000 (4 big bets)

Here were the payouts:

Donald Maloney – $9,236
Gary Webster – $8,863
Thomas Milmore – $7,413
Michael Lee – $6,888

As the chip leader, Donald Maloney is officially the winner of Event 2 of the 2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown.

A recap of the event will be posted later tonight.

Donald Maloney – Event 2 Champion
Gary Webster – 2nd Place
Thomas Milmore – 3rd Place
Michael Lee – 4th Place

Event 2: Carlos Figueroa-Fernandez – 5th Place ($3,370)

$400 Limit Omaha 8 (Freeze-Out)
Structure | Payouts
Level 24: 30,000/60,000 Limits
Players Remaining: 4 of 159

Carlos Figueroa-Fernandez – 5th Place

Michael Lee raised from the small blind, Carlos Figueroa-Fernandez (pictured) three-bet all in for 90,000 from the big blind and Lee called.

Lee: AdQs8c7h
Figueroa-Fernandez: Ac9c6c5s

The board ran out 4sQc5d6s9d, giving Lee a nine-high straight along with a seven-six low, scooping the pot to eliminate Figueroa-Fernandez in fifth place.

Michael Lee – 265,000 (4 big bets)
Carlos Figueroa-Fernandez – Eliminated in 5th Place ($3,370)

Event 2: Kevin Buck – 7th Place ($2,000)

$400 Limit Omaha 8 (Freeze-Out)
Structure | Payouts
Level 23: 25,000/50,000 Limits
Players Remaining: 6 of 159

Kevin Buck – 7th Place

Carlos Figueroa-Fernandez raised from the small blind, Kevin Buck (pictured) three-bet from the big blind, Figueroa-Fernandez four-bet and Buck called.

The flop was JhJd8d, Figueroa-Fernandez bet and Buck called all in for 15,000.

Figueroa-Fernandez: AhAs4h2c
Buck: KhKsQs8s

Buck’s kings were behind Figueroa-Fernandez’s aces and couldn’t catch up as the 7s turn and 9s river completed the board, ending Buck’s run in seventh place.

Carlos Figueroa-Fernandez – 300,000 (6 big bets)
Kevin M. Buck – Eliminated in 7th Place ($2,000)