Yaymel Bodes Wins Event 5 of the 2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown After Heads-Up Chop

2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 5
$400 Deep Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Single Re-Entry)
$25,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 409
Prize Pool: $137,015
April 18, 2021

2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Event 5 Champion Yaymel Bodes

Event 5 of the 2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown, a $400 Deep Stack NLH (Single Re-Entry), drew 409 entries and generated a prize pool of $137,015, more than quintupling the $25,000 guarantee.

A heads-up chop was agreed upon by the final two players. Yaymel Bodes, the chip leader at the time, was the official winner.

Final Table Results

PlaceFirst NameLast NamePrize Amount
1YaymelBodes$23,838*
2SteveZhang$23,838*
3GregoryO'Neil$12,626
4AllenHyre$8,433
5HyndiKhomutetsky$6,488
6PaulRobbins$5,378
7MichaelRenna$4,515

*denotes heads-up chop

Event 5: We Have a Deal!

$400 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Single Re-Entry)
$25,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 31: 40,000/80,000 with an 80,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 409

Following the elimination of Greg O’Neil in third place, Yaymel Bodes and Steve Zhang agreed to an even chop.

Here were their chip counts at the time:

Yaymel Bodes – 5,500,000 (69 bb)
Steve Zhang– 2,675,000 (33 bb)

The even chop paid each player $23,838.

As the chip leader, Yaymel Bodes was officially the winner of Event 5 of the 2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown.

Event 5: Final Table Lineup

$400 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Single Re-Entry)
$25,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 24: 15,000/30,000 with a 30,000 ante
Players Remaining: 7 of 409

Two eliminations occurred just about simultaneously on the final table bubble, leaving a final table of seven players.

Here is the lineup:

Seat 1: Steve Zhang – 1,650,000 (55 bb)
Seat 2: Greg O’Neil – 1,975,000 (66 bb)
Seat 3: Allen Hyre – 1,200,000 (40 bb)
Seat 4: Paul Robbins – 1,100,000 (37 bb)
Seat 5: Michael Renna – 830,000 (28 bb)
Seat 6: Hyndi Khomutetsky – 1,550,000 (52bb)
Seat 7: Yaymel Bodes – 570,000 (19 bb)

Remaining Payouts
1st: $28,035 + Trophy
2nd: $19,640
3rd: $12,626
4th: $8,433
5th: $6,488
6th: $5,378
7th: $4,515

Event 5: Prize Pool and Payouts with $28,035 Up Top

$400 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Single Re-Entry)
$25,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 12:  1,000/2,000 with a 2,000 ante
Players Remaining:  128 of 409

Registration closed on the $400 Deep Stack NLH tournament with another big turnout putting 409 entries into the game. They combined to create a prize pool worth $137,015 and the last 52 spots will be paid. A min-cash will earn $608 while the champ walks away with $28,035 and the Showdown trophy.

2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 5
$400 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Single Re-Entry)
$25,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 409
Prize Pool: $137,015
April 18, 2021

1st: $28,035 + Trophy
2nd: $19,640
3rd: $12,626
4th: $8,433
5th: $6,488
6th: $5,378
7th: $4,515
8th-9th: $3,230
10th-12th: $2,364
13th-15th: $1,969
16th-18th: $1,617
19th-21st: $1,343
22nd-24th: $1,140
25th-27th: $939
28th-36th: $767
37th-45th: $685
46th-52nd: $608

Event 5: Sunday One-Day

$400 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Single Re-Entry)
$25,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 1:  100/100

If you missed out on the big Event 1 restart, not all hope is lost for taking home a Showdown trophy today. We have two new tournaments starting with Event 5 at noon, a $400 buy-in Deep Stack tournament with a $25,000 guarantee and one-day structure.

Players will sit down to 20,000 starting stacks and all levels will last 30 minutes. Late registration is available until the start of Level 9 at 4:30 pm and players may re-enter once if they are eliminated. They will take a 40-minute dinner break at 6 pm and return to play down to a champion.

The tournament kicks off a busy day in the Seminole Ballroom and we will hit the highlights of this tournament along the way.

  • $25,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/single re-entry until start of Level 9 (4:30pm)
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 5 Structure Sheet