James Anderson Wins Event 8 of the 2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Outright for $35,540

2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 8
$600 Double Black Chip Bounty NLH (Single Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 582
Prize Pool: $189,150
Bounty Prize Pool: $116,400
April 19, 2021

2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Event 8 Champion James Anderson

Event 8 of the 2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown was a $600 Double Black Chip Bounty No Limit Hold’em (Single Re-Entry). A field of 582 generated a prize pool of $189,150, more than tripling the guarantee, along with another $116,400 set aside for bounties.

The tournament lasted about 14 hours and in the end, it was James Anderson who outlasted them all, winning outright for $35,540.

This marked his fourth cash at a Seminole Hard Rock major. The Ohioan has a sparkling poker résumé and now boasts more than $2.7 million in career tournament earnings according to the Hendon Mob database.

PlaceFirst NameLast NamePrize Amount
1JamesAnderson$35,540
2MarkGallo$23,675
3LouiseFrancoeur$17,460
4CesarOsorio Lugo$13,015
5JenniferFitzgibbon$9,815
6ScottBaumstein$7,480
7MarcelMcGray$5,770
8MichaelClements$4,025
9JudithBielan$4,025
10JoshuaJohnson$3,075
11MichaelNewman$3,075
12GabrielWallman$3,075
13JacoboMilhem Mugras$2,290
14BrianLink$2,290
15JohnPhan$1,875
16SelimHamadache$1,875
17CharlesWalton$1,550
18BryanHunter$1,550
19JamesCrist$1,550
20JamesHeath III$1,550
21NickPupillo$1,300
22DavidLevi$1,300
23JamesMiller$1,300
24GeertArjen Den Hartog$1,300
25JulioDelgado Reyes$1,105
26MihaiManole$1,105
27AnthonyPotts$1,105
28JesseLott$1,105
29WilliamBeasley$1,105
30ScottJordan$1,105
31SolangeLucas$1,105
32ScottZakheim$1,105
33DanielSwartz$950
34AndrewKelsall$950
35GillesDalco$950
36MatthewZazaian$950
37BrianHall$950
38JasonBrauda$950
39MichaelBucar$950
40LeTieu$950
41CarlosCastro$825
42ManuelSoltero Luna$825
43AliImsirovic$825
44MichaelWang$825
45ChristopherUnderwood$825
46EricPiderit$825
47NashaatAntonious$825
48SpencerChamplin$825
49EuguenSolomon$730
50NadeemHirani$730
51EveretteHolland$730
52DavidSomers$730
53ScottFitzhugh$730
54HassanTahsildar$730
55DominicColonna$730
56AndrewPokrivnak$730
57WilforMarentes Ointo$650
58JohnRipnick$650
59DavidTrivino$650
60NikitaKutukov$650
61ConleyHoward$650
62MatthewStout$650
63JosephDe Lucia$650
64DonaldJacobs$650
65AaronBerman$590
66JacoboFerro$590
67DanielSztenderowicz$590
68BecketMoore$590
69BrianMathie$590
70RobertoRamirez$590
71GeorgeHortelano$590
72AndrewBryan$590
73JoseRomero III$590

Event 8: James Anderson Wins! ($35,540); Mark Gallo Eliminated in 2nd Place ($23,675)

$600 Double Black Chip Bounty NLH (Single Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 28: 50,000/75,000 with a 75,000 ante
Players Remaining:  1 of 582

Mark Gallo raised to 250,000 from the button, James Anderson three-bet to 675,000 from the big blind, Gallp four-bet shoved for 3,100,000 and Anderson called.

Gallo: Ac6c
Anderson: JsJh

The board came down 7h2s3s6h9s, safe for Anderson to win Event 8 outright for $35,540. Mark Gallo finished runner-up for $23,675.

Event 8: Final Table Lineup

$600 Double Black Chip Bounty NLH (Single Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 25: 20,000/40,000 with a 40,000 ante
Players Remaining:  8 of 582

2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Event 8 Final Table

Seat 1: Mark Gallo – 695,000 (17 bb)
Seat 2: Cesar Osorio – 945,000 (24 bb)
Seat 3: Scott Baumstein – 1,085,000 (27 bb)
Seat 4: James Anderson – 2,255,000 (56 bb)
Seat 5: Michael Clements – 715,000 (18 bb)
Seat 6: Louise Francoeur – 1,390,000 (35 bb)
Seat 7: Marcel Mcgray – 1,125,000 (28 bb)
Seat 8: Jennifer Fitzgibbon – 520,000 (13 bb)

1st: $35,540 + Trophy
2nd: $23,675
3rd: $17,460
4th: $13,015
5th: $9,815
6th: $7,480
7th: $5,770
8th: $4,025

Event 8: Prize Pool and Payouts with $35,540 Up Top

$600 Double Black Chip Bounty NLH (Single Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 11:  1,000/1,500 with a 1,500 ante
Players Remaining:  160 of 582

The $600 Double Black Chip Bounty tournament drew 582 entries to create a regular prize pool of $189,150 plus another $116,400 in the bounty prize pool. The last 73 players will make the money with $590 for a min-cash and $35,540 to the bounty champion.

2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 8
$600 Double Black Chip Bounty NLH (Single Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 582
Prize Pool: $189,150
Bounty Prize Pool: $116,400
April 19, 2021

1st: $35,540 + Trophy
2nd: $23,675
3rd: $17,460
4th: $13,015
5th: $9,815
6th: $7,480
7th: $5,770
8th-9th: $4,025
10th-12th: $3,075
13th-14th: $2,290
15th-16th: $1,875
17th-20th: $1,550
21st-24th: $1,300
25th-32nd: $1,105
33rd-40th: $950
41st-48th: $825
49th-56th: $730
57th-64th: $650
65th-73rd: $590

Event 8: Registration Closed with 582 Entries

$600 Double Black Chip Bounty NLH (Single Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 10:  500/1,500 with a 1,500 ante
Entries:  582

Registration closed for the $600 Double Black Chip Bounty NLH tournament with 582 entries. This format is a relatively new variant for us so there is not much history to fall back on but it easily beat the same game from January, putting an extra 152 entries on top of that.

We will post the prize pool and payout information as soon as it is available.