Frank Russo Wins Event 19 of the 2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open After Seven-Way Deal

2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 19
$400 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 510
Prize Pool:  $173,400
August 1, 2021

2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Event 19 Champion Frank Russo

Event 19 of the 2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open, a $400 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry), attracted 510 entries and generated a total prize pool of $173,400, more than tripling the guarantee.

The final seven players agreed to a deal and as the chip leader, Frank Russo was the official winner.

2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Event 19 Champion Frank Russo
PlaceFirst NameLast NamePrize Amount
1FrankRusso$19,205*
2PhilipWhitaker$18,636*
3JasonPardy$14,868*
4GilLevy$14,137*
5DavidKenniston$13,754*
6DavidShmuel$11,473*
7ElanitHasas$10,827*
8A.J.Kelsall$4,510
9BinLin$3,495
10JacobHarvey$3,495
11DhimitriLleshi$2,795
12PaulKapela$2,795
13JamarBrown$2,235
14LonnieCaldwell$2,235
15ZyadQasem$2,235
16DeziyonRayford$1,880
17ErikCampbell$1,880
18AdnanKazim$1,880
19PhilippeGoureau$1,585
20FarahDin$1,585
21NicholasCarter$1,585
22MiltonMiranda$1,325
23JustinLerner$1,325
24JesseLonis$1,325
25FredericoDabus$1,140
26LakishiaJefferson$1,140
27MarioCaraballo$1,140
28RaymondPuder$985
29SkenderAlicka$985
30JeremyGoureau$985
31MichaelWetcher$985
32JasonKlass$985
33PhongNguyen$985
34EricCollier$985
35DavidZionts$985
36DanielVan Dyke$985
37DarinUtley$840
38LucianoNardi$840
39JohnLittleton$840
40JosephVillacci$840
41KamvarRazavian$840
42SteveZhang$840
43JasonKrug$840
44KimberlyShippy$840
45RichardChouinard$840
46BrandonLombardo$710
47JoshuaZurn$710
48EphraimUzan$710
49MichaelMerisier$710
50RodrigoSardi$710
51LauranceEssak$710
52JosephDuchman$710
53WalidMaddah$710
54EliudRosa Escudero$710
55MaheshwarManthani$610
56MarkMcGarity$610
57JuanRamirez Parodi$610
58CodyFerguson$610
59DavidNowling$610
60Greg-EliotRosen$610
61EthanBlauner$610
62EdwardDenton$610
63AndersonPatiino Jurado$610
64FilipposStavrakis$610

*denotes seven-handed deal

Event 19: Final Table Lineup

$400 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 28:  50,000/75,000 with a 75,000 ante
Players Remaining:  9 of 510

2021 SHRPO Event 19 Final Table

The Event 19 final table has been in progress for about an hour without any eliminations thus far.

Here were the chip counts at the latest break:

Seat 1:  Elanit Hasas  –  1,075,000 (14 bb)
Seat 2:  A.J. Kelsall  –  1,025,000 (14 bb)
Seat 3:  Philip Whitaker  –  2,150,000 (29 bb)
Seat 4:  Jason Pardy  –  750,000 (10 bb)
Seat 5:  Bin Lin  –  925,000 (12 bb)
Seat 6:  Gil Levy  –  1,375,000 (18 bb)
Seat 7:  David Kenniston  –  150,000 (2 bb)
Seat 8:  Frank Russo  –  1,625,000 (22 bb)
Seat 9:  David Shmuel  –  975,000 (13 bb)

Final Table Payouts
1st:  $32,885 + SHRPO Trophy
2nd:  $23,205
3rd:  $15,250
4th:  $10,600
5th:  $8,435
6th:  $6,880
7th:  $5,645
8th:  $4,510
9th:  $3,495

Event 19: Prize Pool and Payouts with $32,885 to the Winner

$400 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 11:  800/1,600 with a 1,600 ante
Players Remaining:  135 of 510

Event 19 had a $50,000 guarantee on the $400 Deep Stack tournament that was hit early in the day and the 510 entries more than tripled it. The last 64 spots will earn some money with $710 for a min-cash and $32,885 awaiting the Event 19 champion.

2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 19
$400 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Entries: 510
Prize Pool:  $173,400
August 1, 2021

1st: $32,885 + SHRPO Trophy
2nd: $23,205
3rd: $15,250
4th: $10,600
5th: $8,435
6th: $6,880
7th: $5,645
8th: $4,510
9th-10th: $3,495
11th-12th: $2,795
13th-15th: $2,235
16th-18th: $1,880
19th-21st: $1,585
22nd-24th: $1,325
25th-27th: $1,140
28th-36th: $985
37th-45th: $840
46th-54th: $710
55th-64th: $610

Event 19: Nearing the Guarantee Early

$400 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 2:  100/100 with a 100
Entries:  144

Kristen Nyman (left) and Rebekah Emmons (right)

Event 19 is pulling a nice early crowd and the 144 entries in the second level is nearly enough to hit the $50,000 guarantee. With hours to go for late registration, it will likely double that amount plus some.

Kristen Nyman and Rebekah Emmons were two early entries trying to spin it up. Nyman went deep in our May Deep Stack Poker Series $1,700 finishing 25th of 398 while Emmons finished fifth in our $1,100 buy-in tournament and won the $400 Pot Limit Omaha tournament a few hours later.

Event 19: Sunday One-Day

$400 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 1:  100/100

After a big Saturday in the Seminole Ballroom, it will be a little calmer on Sunday for a little bit. At least until the Event 15 restart. We have two new tournaments on the schedule with the first starting at noon.

Event 19 is a $400 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em tournament with a $50,000 guarantee and one-day structure. Players start with 20,000 stacks and all levels last 30 minutes. Late registration is available until the start of Level 9 at 4:30 pm with unlimited re-entry options available.

There is a dinner break at 6:30 pm and they’ll return to play down to our Event 19 champ.

  • $50,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration until start of Level 9 (4:30pm)
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 19 Structure Sheet