Dariel Martinez Wins Event 26 of the 2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown After Six-Handed Deal

2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 26
$150 No-Limit Hold’em (Double Re-Entry per Day)
$50,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 787
Prize Pool:  $94,440
April 26-28, 2021

2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Event 26 Champion Dariel Martinez

Event 26 of the 2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown, a $150 No-Limit Hold’em (Double Re-Entry per Day), drew 787 entries over two starting flights and generated a prize pool of $94,440, nearly doubling the $50,000 guarantee.

The final six players agreed to a deal and as the chip leader, Dariel Martinez was the official winner for $14,148.

PlaceFirst NameLast NamePrize Amount
1DarielMartinez$14,148*
2AlbertEskenazi$12,948*
3PhilipToister$10,652*
4RyanCarney$9,383*
5JustinCaro$9,383*
6DonaldWilliams$6,141*
7CarlosYepez$2,625
8PierrotMassenat$1,700
9OmarBen Moar$1,700
10DeonarineItwaru$1,190
11CharlesOdenz$1,190
12RebeccaDellagloria$1,190
13DanielSaffer$985
14SteeveSmith$985
15GiliPrizament$870
16DenisMendoza$870
17NestorCaraballo$760
18PaulPrager$760
19AdamBarnett$760
20SandraBrown$760
21AlainCandales Falcon$660
22StevenMcKoy$660
23IsraelDe La Cerda$660
24HectorPacheco$660
25SebastiaanDe Jonge$590
26CarlosTorres Vasquez$590
27HumbertoValdez$590
28TrentSmith$590
29JeanDeromedi Delplanque$590
30StevenFlacco$590
31ChristopherUnderwood$590
32OmarSader$590
33ShamicaLamar$530
34PaulHernandez$530
35FrancisGarcia$530
36JonathanOrbegozo$530
37AlexanderBorukhovich$530
38ArkadiyPervyy Bakhtin$530
39GabrielShtern$530
40RubenCoto$530
41RichardCollier$480
42JeffreyKeiser$480
43LawrenceKlur$480
44IvanFelipe$480
45AntonioColon$480
46ShimonTrakhtenberg$480
47VincentArnone Scrima$480
48ElishaGreenwood$480

*denotes six-handed deal

Event 26: We Have a Deal; Dariel Martinez Wins!

$150 No-Limit Hold’em (Double Re-Entry per Day)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 28: 50,000/75,000 with a 75,000 ante
Players Remaining: 6 of 787

Event 26 Champion Dariel Martinez

Following the elimination of Carlos Yepez in seventh place, the remaining players agreed to a deal.

Here were their chip counts at the time:

Dariel Martinez – 3,550,000 (47 bb)
Albert Eskenazi – 2,875,000 (38 bb)
Philip Toister – 1,850,000 (25 bb)
Ryan Carney – 1,400,000 (19 bb)
Justin Caro – 1,400,000 (19 bb)
Donald Williams -525,000 (7 bb)

Here were the payouts:

Dariel Martinez – $14,148
Albert Eskenazi – $12,948
Philip Toister – $10,652
Ryan Carney – $9,383
Justin Caro – $9,383
Donald Williams -$6,141

As the chip leader, Dariel Martinez is officially the winner of Event 26 of the 2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown.

Event 29: Haim Or Krief Shoves the River, and Anthony Zinno Tanks for Five Minutes

$2,200 Deep Stack PLO (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 23:  30,000/60,000
Players Remaining:  2 of 168

Haim Or Krief
Haim Or Krief

Haim Or Krief raised to 120,000, and Anthony Zinno called.

Both players checked to the turn on a board of Ks7d6d10s, Zinno bet 100,000, Or Krief raised to 280,000, and Zinno tanked for a while before he called.

The river card was the 8s, Zinno bet 400,000, and Or Krief moved all in for 925,000, and Zinno went into the tank for a long, long, very long time.

Eventually, Zinno tapped on the plexiglass divider to get Or Krief’s attention and asked, “Will you show me if I fold?”

Or Krief said, “After the tournament.”

A short while later, Zinno folded 8d7s5s3d face up. On the turn, he had two flush draws, an open-ended straight draw, and a pair of sevens. And he finished with a seven-high flush, that he folded.

Or Krief took the pot without showing his cards.

Haim Or Krief  –  2,125,000  (35 bb)
Anthony Zinno  –  1,235,000  (21 bb)

Event 26: Carlos Yepez – 7th Place ($2,625)

$150 No-Limit Hold’em (Double Re-Entry per Day)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 28: 50,000/75,000 with a 75,000 ante
Players Remaining: 6 of 787

Carlos Yepez – 7th Place

Carlos Yepez raised to about 700,000 from under the gun (leaving about 150,000 behind), Dariel Martinez reraised all in from the big blind and Yepez called all in.

Yepez: KsQs
Martinez: Ad7d

The board ran out 9s10c4h6sAh, no help to Yepez despite his flopped and turned draws, ending his run in seventh place.

Dariel Martinez – 3,550,000 (47 bb)
Carlos Yepez – Eliminated in 7th Place ($2,625)

Event 29: Haim Or Krief Doubles Thru Anthony Zinno

$2,200 Deep Stack PLO (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 22:  25,000/50,000
Players Remaining:  2 of 168

Haim Or Krief
Haim Or Krief

About 30 minutes after the break, Haim Or Krief raised to 150,000, and Anthony Zinno called.

The flop came Kd8c6d, Zinno bet 300,000, and Or Krief called all in for 260,000.

Anthony Zinno:  Jh10d9s8d  (pair of eights, flush draw, gutshot straight draw)
Haim Or Krief:  Ks10s8h7c  (two pair, eights and kings, gutshot straight draw)

The turn card was the Kc, the river card was the Js, and Or Krief won the pot with a full house, kings full of eights, to double up in chips.

Haim Or Krief  –  820,000  (16 bb)
Anthony Zinno  –  2,540,000  (51 bb)

Haim then won the next six pots (not counting a chopped pot) to narrow the gap even further.

Haim Or Krief  –  1,350,000  (27 bb)
Anthony Zinno  –  2,010,000  (40 bb)