Dennis Rodriguez Wins Event 1 of the 2022 Everglades Poker Open in Three-Way Deal

2022 Everglades Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 1
$150 Big Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Entries:  1,547
$100,000 Guaranteed
Prize Pool:  $179,452
September 14-18, 2022

2022 Everglades Poker Open Event 1 Champion Dennis Rodriguez

The opening event of the 2022 Everglades Poker Open was a multi-flight $150 Big Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry). Over six starting flights, the event drew 1,547 entries and generated a prize pool of $179,452, nearly doubling the guarantee.

A deal took place between the final three players. As the chip leader, it was Dennis Rodriguez who was the official winner for a first-place prize of $25,017.

Rodriguez is a regular in Seminole Hard Rock tournaments. Earlier this year, he won the opening event of the 2022 May Deep Stack Series. His victory today pushes him above the $400K mark in live tournament winnings according to the Hendon Mob poker database.

PlaceFirst NameLast NamePrize Amount
1DennisRodriguez$25,017*
2BruceKahn$22,895*
3RichardTorres$18,893*
4JeanDorvil$10,855
5BrayanCruz$8,290
6SamSternfield$6,875
7DavidVurgait$5,555
8KennyHan$4,325
9ElanaKerbel$3,251
10ShurlandGeorge$3,251
11RickScola$2,700
12GuillermoHamilton$2,700
13ArturasAstrauskas$2,155
14VitalyChaika$2,155
15DanielCastoro$2,155
16PasqualeCaiazza$1,780
17RyanBunes$1,780
18JorgeMerino$1,780
19QuanPhui$1,500
20JayBlackman$1,500
21HenryBillete$1,500
22BillPappas$1,240
23RichardSaunders$1,240
24StuartGreenbaum$1,240
25MarkBedford$1,035
26EngjellRroshi$1,035
27MichaelDermer$1,035
28ManuelSoltero Luna$880
29JohnnyLayne$880
30DarioPistulo$880
31KevinPayton$880
32ErrolMassey$880
33NelsonSamour$880
34DavidRobbins$880
35MichaelJohnson$880
36JohnFriedkes$880
37CasrelWilliamson$785
38RafaelLima$785
39AlejandroArana Torres$785
40CarlosTorres Vasquez$785
41JamieWiegrefe$785
42ScottSelig$785
43SonVo$785
44ErnestoRencurrell$785
45StanleyBilan$785
46DamenGooljar$700
47FredDabus$700
48JosephFrechette$700
49RaminderSingh$700
50ArielAmendola Cuadra$700
51IvanCastellanos$700
52AllenKnighton$700
53EstebanPena$700
54BenjaminPollan$700
55RobertCohen$625
56AnthonyRamos$625
57FernandoPages$625
58StevenFreifeld$625
59UpendraMody$625
60RobertTannenbaum$625
61RoniZelichonok$625
62MatthewTompkins$625
63TomOwens$625
64SeanShah$555
65JeremyPerrin$555
66DonaldWilliams$555
67PatrickPargas$555
68IanSiegel$555
69LeonToledo$555
70JoseArdila$555
71DefangShao$555
72TiborLebovich$555
73YannickTessier$490
74Jean ChristopheDelplanque$490
75RafaelFernandez$490
76AndrewMiller$490
77VendelJohnson$490
78NestoRomano$490
79GeorgeHortelano$490
80NoamBen-Arie$490
81EduardoSoares$490
82FrancisMohan$450
83EfthimosPiperakis$450
84BrianAbedi$450
85RobertLupo$450
86CastorTavarez$450
87ChristopherBell$450
88JorgeLeiro$450
89GeorgeBoyadjian$450
90ReinaldoNunez Solivan$450
91EmmanuelMartinez$450
92EarlGallegos$450
93StevenBennett$450

*denotes three-way deal

Event 1: We Have a Deal!

2022 Everglades Poker Open
$150 Big Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 33:  125,000/250,000 with a 250,000 ante
Players Remaining:  3 of 1,547

After playing three-handed for a little while, the remaining three players agreed to look at the numbers and eventually reached a deal.

Here were their chip counts at the time:

Dennis Rodriguez  –   9,925,000  (40 bb)
Bruce Kahn  –  8,950,000  (36 bb)
Richard Torres  –  4,350,000  (17 bb)

Here were the agreed-upon payouts:

Dennis Rodriguez  –   $25,017
Bruce Kahn  –  $22,895
Richard Torres  –  $18,893

As the chip leader, Dennis Rodriguez is the official Event 1 winner of the 2022 Everglades Poker Open.

A recap of the event will be posted later tonight.

Bruce Kahn
Richard Torres

Event 1: Jean Dorvil – 4th Place ($10,855)

2022 Everglades Poker Open
$150 Big Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 32:  100,000/200,000 with a 200,000 ante
Players Remaining:  3 of 1,547

Jean Dorvil

Dennis Rodriguez raised to 600,000 from under the gun and Jean Dorvil called in the big blind.

The flop was QdKh7c, Dorvil shoved for roughly 1,400,000, and Rodriguez called with Qh7h for queens sevens, leading Dorvil’s Kc10h for a pair of kings.

The 4c turn and 9h river completed the board, no help to Dorvil, ending his tournament in fourth place.

Dennis Rodriguez  –  11,100,000  (56 bb)
Jean Dorvil  –  Eliminated in 4th Place  ($10,855)

Event 1: Brayan Cruz – 5th Place ($8,290)

2022 Everglades Poker Open
$150 Big Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 32:  100,000/200,000 with a 200,000 ante
Players Remaining:  4 of 1,547

Brayan Cruz

Dennis Rodriguez raised to 600,000 in the cutoff, Brayan Cruz three-bet all in for about 2,700,000 on the button, Bruce Kahn four-bet all in for about 6,400,000 in the small blind, and Rodriguez folded.

Cruz:  As8h
Kahn:  KcKs

The board came QcJs6s7s3h, no help to Cruz after a turned nut flush draw, ending his tournament in fifth place.

Bruce Kahn  –  10,200,000  (51 bb)
Brayan Cruz  –  Eliminated in 5th Place  ($8,290)

Event 1: Sam Sternfield – 6th Place ($6,875)

2022 Everglades Poker Open
$150 Big Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 32:  100,000/200,000 with a 200,000 ante
Players Remaining:  5 of 1,547

Sam Sternfield

Dennis Rodriguez opened to 400,000 on the button, Sam Sternfield three-bet all in for about 2,975,000 from the big blind, and Rodriguez called.

Rodriguez:  KsJd
Sternfield:  Kh6c

The board ran out 5hJh4c6s9s, not enough help to Sternfield, ending his tournament in sixth place.

Dennis Rodriguez  –  9,325,000  (47 bb)
Sam Sternfield  –  Eliminated in 6th Place  ($6,875)