2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Florida Event 3 $400 H.O.R.S.E. (Freeze-Out) Entries: 82 Prize Pool: $27,880 July 23, 2021
Event 3 of the 2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open was a $400 H.O.R.S.E. (Freeze-Out). A field of 82 players came to play and in the end, a heads-up deal was reached between Avery Bloom and “Miami” John Cernuto. As the chip leader, Bloom was the official Event 3 winner.
The 27-year-old Bloom plays mostly online poker, but has transitioned to playing live more after moving to Miami from Atlanta.
“I’ve started to play live a little more and have been liking it more,” Bloom said afterward. “I like the action, so this is what I’ve been doing lately and plan to do a lot more of it.”
For Bloom, he finds what is probably the least popular of the five-game rotation as his favorite game in the mix.
“I love Razz. Not many people seem to like it much, so I feel that I have a good edge there.”
In addition to his victory tonight, Bloom also bagged an above-average stack in the opening event, locking up a pair of cashes in the first two days of the 2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open.
Aaron Kupin raised from middle position, “Miami” John Cernuto three-bet from the hijack, Avery Bloom called from the small blind and Kupin four-bet all in for 31,000 total. Both Cernuto and Bloom called.
The flop was , Bloom checked, Cernuto bet and Bloom folded.
Cernuto showed for a pair of queens, leading Kupin’s .
The turn and river completed the board, no help to Kupin, ending his tournament in ninth place.
John Cernuto – 150,000 (12.5 BB) Aaron Kupin – Eliminated in 9th Place ($820)