Yuval Bronshtein Wins Event 2 of the 2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open After Four-Way Deal

2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 2
$400 Limit Omaha 8 (Freeze-Out)
Entries: 100
Prize Pool:  $34,000
July 22, 2021

2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Event 2 Champion Yuval Bonshtein

Event 2 of the 2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open was a $400 Limit Omaha 8 (Freeze-Out). A field of 100 players took part and in the end, a four-handed real was reached. The chip leader at the time was Yuval Bronshtein, making him the official Event 2 winner.

For Bronshtein, it’s his second SHRP trophy. Back in January, he won this same event, also in a four-way deal.

“It’s pretty nice,” Bronshtein said afterward. “I won this one in January, and right after that had two second-place finishes in mixed events. Good start to the series for sure.”

The victory pushes Bronshtein past the $1.63 million mark in tournament winnings according to the Hendon Mob database. A mixed-game specialist, Bronshtein also boasts a World Series of Poker gold bracelet, won in 2019 in No-Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball.

Originally from Israel, Bronshtein lived in Atlanta for a while before moving to South Florida in 2019. This score was his ninth mixed-game tournament cash in a Seminole Hard Rock major series since arriving in the Sunshine state.

PlaceFirst NameLast NamePrize Amount

*denotes four-way deal

Event 2: We Have a Deal!

$400 Limit Omaha 8 (Freeze-Out)
Structure | Payouts
Level 23:  25,000/50,000 Limits
Players Remaining:  4 of 100

Event 2 Champion Yuval Bronshtein

After playing four-handed for a little while, the remaining four players agreed to a deal.

Here were their chip counts at the time:

Yuval Bronshtein – 412,000 (8 big bets)
Howard Luckman – 351,000 (7 big bets)
Philippe Goureau – 245,000 (5 big bets)
Sandy Sanchez – 192,000 (4 big bets)

Here were the resulting payouts:

Yuval Bronshtein – $6,673
Howard Luckman – $6,261
Philippe Goureau – $5,404
Sandy Sanchez – $4,867

As the chip leader, Yuval Bronshtein is the official winner of Event 2 of the 2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open!

A recap of the event will be posted later tonight.

Howard Luckman – 2nd Place
Phillipe Goureau – 3rd Place
Sandy Sanchez – 4th Place

Event 2: Ricardo Quintero – 5th Place ($1,990)

$400 Limit Omaha 8 (Freeze-Out)
Structure | Payouts
Level 22:  20,000/40,000 Limits
Players Remaining:  4 of 100

Ricardo Quintero – 5th Place

After a series of raises, Ricardo Quintero was all in from the cutoff for about 80,000 against Howard Luckman in the small blind.

Quintero: AsKdKh3c
Luckman: AcAh4d2h

The board ran out Qh3d4h6d7s, giving Luckman the nut low along with his aces.

Quintero couldn’t beat either with his kings and a live ace, ending his run in fifth place.

Howard Luckman – 570,000 (14 big bets)
Ricardo Quintero – Eliminated in 5th Place ($1,990)

Event 2: Jordan Diamond – 6th Place ($1,590)

$400 Limit Omaha 8 (Freeze-Out)
Structure | Payouts
Level 22:  20,000/40,000 Limits
Players Remaining:  5 of 100

Jordan Diamond – 6th Place

Sandy Sanchez raised from the cutoff, Jordan Diamond three-bet all in for 55,000 from the small blind and Sanchez called.

Sanchez: As10s6h2c
Diamond: AdKh7h7d

The board ran out 4dQc10d2s5s, giving Sanchez tens and deuces along with a 6-5 low.

Diamond couldn’t beat it with sevens and a 7-5 low, ending his tournament in sixth place.

Sandy Sanchez – 160,000 (4 big bets)
Jordan Diamond – Eliminated in 6th Place ($1,590)

Event 2: Stewart Yancik – 8th Place ($1,175)

$400 Limit Omaha 8 (Freeze-Out)
Structure | Payouts
Level 20:  12,000/24,000 Limits
Players Remaining:  7 of 100

Stewart Yancik – 8th Place

Stewart Yancik raised from the button, Howard Luckman called from the small blind and Scott Hecker called from the big blind.

The flop came down 4dQc8h and Luckman checked to Hecker who bet. Yancik called all in for 2,000 and Luckman called.

The turn was the 7d and Luckman check-called another bet from Hecker.

The river was the Qh and Luckman check-called one last bet from Hecker.

Hecker tabled Ac8s5s2d for the nut low, while Luckman showed AhQd10s10d for trip queens.

Yancik couldn’t beat either with As9h9d5c, ending his run in eighth place.

Howard Luckman – 480,000 (20 big bets)
Scott Hecker – 94,000 (4 big bets)
Stewart Yancik – Eliminated in 8th Place ($1,175)

Event 2: Robert Diantonio – 9th Place ($985)

$400 Limit Omaha 8 (Freeze-Out)
Structure | Payouts
Level 20:  12,000/24,000 Limits
Players Remaining:  8 of 100

Robert Diantonio – 9th Place

Ricardo Quintero raised from the hijack, Howard Luckman called from the small blind and Robert Diantonio reraised all in for 25,000 total from the big blind. Both Quintero and Luckman called the extra 1,000.

The flop was 4sKh8h and Luckman check-called a bet from Quintero. Both then checked the 3s turn and 7d river.

Luckman: AdKs8d7c
Quintero: AcQd4h2d
Diantonio: JhJd8c5s

Luckman took the high with kings and eights, while Quintero had the nut low.

Diantonio was chopped up and eliminated in ninth place.

Howard Luckman – 331,000 (14 big bets)
Ricardo Quintero – 201,000 (8 big bets)
Robert Diantonio – Eliminated in 9th Place ($985)

Event 2: Final Table Lineup

$400 Limit Omaha 8 (Freeze-Out)
Structure | Payouts
Level 20:  12,000/24,000 Limits
Players Remaining:  9 of 100

2021 SHRPO Event 2 Final Table

Seat 1: Ricardo Quintero –  189,000 (8 big bets)
Seat 2: Jordan Diamond – 121,000 (5 big bets)
Seat 3: Stewart Yancik – 62,000  (3 big bets)
Seat 4: Howard Luckman – 318,000 (13 big bets)
Seat 5: Robert Diantonio – 25,000 (1 big bet)
Seat 6: Scott Hecker – 134,000 (6 big bets)
Seat 7: Philippe Goureau – 137,000 (6 big bets)
Seat 8: Yuval Bronshtein – 88,000 (4 big bets)
Seat 9: Sandy Sanchez – 127,000 (5 big bets)

Remaining Payouts
1st: $10,370 +  SHRPO Trophy
2nd: $6,375
3rd: $3,910
4th: $2,550
5th: $1,990
6th: $1,590
7th: $1,350
8th: $1,175
9th: $985

In-The-Money Finishers
10th: Jeremy Goureau – $985
11th: Dominic Granteed – $935
12th: Jason Phamolivo – $935
13th: Joanne Granteed – $850

Event 2: Prize Pool and Payouts with $10,370 to the Winner

$400 Limit Omaha 8 (Freeze-Out)
Structure | Payouts
Level 10:  1,200/2,400 Limits
Players Remaining:  49 of 100

The $400 Limit Omaha 8 freeze-out drew 100 players to create a prize pool worth $34,000. The last 13 players will earn some money with $850 for a min-cash and $10,370 to the first SHRPO champ of the series.

1st: $10,370 +  SHRPO Trophy
2nd: $6,375
3rd: $3,910
4th: $2,550
5th: $1,990
6th: $1,590
7th: $1,350
8th: $1,175
9th-10th: $985
11th-12th: $935
13th: $850

Event 2: Registration Closed with 100 Entries

$400 Limit Omaha 8
Level 9:  1,000/2,000 Limits
Entries:  100

Gabriel Ramos

The second break came to an end and registration closed for the $400 Limit Omaha 8 tournament with 100 entries. That’s a great round number and we will post the official prize pool payout numbers when they are available.

Gabriel Ramos is among the field and looking for his sixth SHRP title. The four-card specialist has titles in various forms of Omaha 8 (Big O, PLO8, and Omaha 8/Stud 8) but missing a straight-up Limit Omaha 8 crown. He aims to remedy that this evening.