2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Florida Event 17 $600 H.O.R.S.E. (Freeze-Out) Entries: 108 Prize Pool: $56,700 July 30, 2021
Event 17 of the 2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open was a $600 H.O.R.S.E. (Freeze-Out). A field of 108 players came to play, making this the third-largest H.O.R.S.E. tournament in terms of players, while the generated prize pool of $56,700 was the largest on record for an SHRP major.
A three-handed deal was reached between the final three players and as the chip leader, Andy Woodmancey was the official winner.
“I was hitting everything, like a card rack, so I didn’t really have to do much,” said Woodmancey afterward. “I made a couple of big calls in spots on the river, but for the most part I couldn’t dodge the deck.”
This marks Woodmancey’s second SHRP trophy, having previously won a PLO8 event at the 2019 Lucky Hearts Poker Open.
After the turn of a board, a three-way all in emerged with Jorge Matute in the small blind, Maksim Pisarenko for a little bit less in the big blind and Andrew Woodmancey had them both covered from under the gun.
Matute: Pisarenko: Woodmancey:
Everyone had low draws, while Woodmancey was in the lead with a pair of sixes at the moment for the high.
“Pair the board! Pair the board!” said Woodmancey.
The river was the , in fact, pairing the board and giving Woodmancey trips to win the entire pot and eliminate both of his opponents.
Andrey Woodmancey – 530,000 (22 big bets) Jorge Matute – Eliminated in 7th Place ($2,275) Maksim Pisarenko – Eliminated in 8th Place ($1,900)
Seat 1: Manuel Santos – 230,000 (10 big bets) Seat 2: Phil Hui – 48,000 (2 big bets) Seat 3: Jorge Matute – 210,000 (9 big bets) Seat 4: Maksim Pisarenko – 75,000 (3 big bets) Seat 5: Andy Woodmancey – 230,000 (10 big bets) Seat 6: Stephen Allen – 255,000 (11 big bets) Seat 7: Nicolas Milgrom – 155,000 (6 big bets) Seat 8: Natan Wager Vainer – 290,000 (12 big bets) Seat 9: Jason Fitzpatrick – 135,000 (6 big bets)
Registration closed for the $600 H.O.R.S.E. tournament drew 108 entries to create a prize pool worth $56,700. The field size is good enough for the third biggest H.O.R.S.E. in our history and the prize pool is our biggest ever topping the $51,255 from the 2021 Poker Showdown.
Despite the bigger buy-in, we’re still seeing a big turnout for today’s H.O.R.S.E. tournament with 80 players well before the first break. This is already the biggest $600 buy-in version of the tournament, mostly because there’s only been one before.
Notables in the field include Yuval Bronshtein, Amnon Filippi, David Levi, Allen Kessler, Joel Harwood, David Shmuel, and Shelly Roth.