Yuval Bronshtein Wins His Fourth Seminole Hard Rock Trophy, a Year After Winning His First

2022 Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 9
$400 Omaha 8/Stud 8 (Re-Entry)
Entries: 114
Prize Pool:  $38,190
January 17, 2022

Yuval Bronshtein
Yuval Bronshtein

After moving to South Florida in 2019, Yuval Bronshtein won his first Seminole Hard Rock trophy at last year’s Lucky Hearts Poker Open, followed by two runner-up finishes over the next two days.

Bronshtein added two more trophies at last summer’s Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open, and one year after winning his first, Bronshtein added his fourth Seminole Hard Rock trophy on Monday night, winning Event #9 ($400 Omaha 8/Stud 8) in a heads-up chop with runner-up Victor Nassif.

All four of Bronshtein’s trophies have come in Omaha, though he doesn’t feel it’s his best game.

“Stud hi-lo,” said Bronshtein. “Definitely. I feel like I’m one of the best players in the world at that game.”

“I love mixed games in general,” said Bronshtein. “I love it when the game changes every orbit. It keeps it interesting. And I like the hi-lo games because there’s a lot to think about, and different players are always better at one of the games than the other, so you have to strategize, and it keeps it interesting and fun.”

Bronshtein is a regular here at Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood, so what keeps him coming back?

“I’ve had really good luck here, and I really enjoy playing here,” said Bronshtein. “This is a great venue, with a great staff. I can’t really think of a better place to play poker.”

Final Results:

1Yuval Bronshtein$9,020
2Victor Nassif$9,020
3Efthimios Piperakis$4,165
4Eugene Kotlyarevskiy$2,675
5Gabriel Ramos$2,025
6Jonathan Bascom$1,680
7Caleb Shumard$1,450
8Claudangelo Beaudouin$1,280
9Gary Kosakowski$1,125
10Sandy Sanchez$1,125
11Satish Vitha$1,000
12Michael Bozeman$1,000
13Donny Rubinstein$875
14Matthew Shoup$875
15Joseph Shammas$875

Event 9: Yuval Bronshtein Wins in a Heads-Up Chop With Victor Nassif ($9,020 Each)

$400 Omaha 8/Stud 8 (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 24:  30,000/60,000 Limits
Players Remaining:  2 of 114

Yuval Bronshtein
Yuval Bronshtein

After the elimination of Efthimios Piperakis in third place, Yuval Bronshtein and Victor Nassif played for a while, with Bronshtein taking the lead.

They seriously discussed a deal at one point with Bronshtein holding an 853,000-to-515,000 lead, but they couldn’t agree to terms.

They played another 15 minutes or so, and with the chip counts effectively unchanged in that time, they agreed to an even chop of the remaining prizepool. These were the final chip counts:

Yuval Bronshtein  –  848,000  (14 BB)
Victor Nassif  –  520,000  (9 BB)

As chipleader, Bronshtein was declared the winner and received the trophy. Here are the final payouts:

Yuval Bronshtein  –  $9,020 + LHPO Trophy
Victor Nassif  –  $9,020

Stay tuned for a recap from this event, which will be posted later tonight.

Victor Nassif
Victor Nassif

Event 9: Heads-Up Chip Counts

$400 Omaha 8/Stud 8 (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 24:  30,000/60,000 Limits
Players Remaining:  2 of 114

Yuval Bronshtein vs Victor Nassif
Yuval Bronshtein vs. Victor Nassif

Victor Nassif  –  753,000  (13 Big Bets)
Yuval Bronshtein  –  615,000  (10 Big Bets)

With two players remaining, the average chip stack is about 684,000 (11 Big Bets). Here are the remaining payouts:

1st:  $11,070 + LHPO Trophy
2nd:  $6,970

Event 9: Efthimios Piperakis – 3rd Place ($4,165)

$400 Omaha 8/Stud 8 (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 24:  30,000/60,000 Limits
Players Remaining:  2 of 114

Efthimios Piperakis
Efthimios Piperakis

On the last hand of an Omaha H/L round, Efthimios Piperakis was all in for 66,000 from the button against both Yuval Bronshtein in the small blind and Victor Nassif in the big blind.

Bronshtein and Nassif checked down a board of Ad5d2hJd9d.

Nassif scooped it with 8d6h3d3s for a flush with a 6-5 low, eliminating Piperakis in third place.

Efthimios Piperakis  –  Eliminated in 3rd Place  ($4,165)

Event 9: Eugene Kotlyarevskiy – 4th Place ($2,675)

$400 Omaha 8/Stud 8 (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 23:  25,000/50,000 Limits
Players Remaining:  3 of 114

Final 3 Players - Event 9
Final Three Players: Seat 1, Victor Nassif; Seat 2, Efthimios Piperakis; Seat 3, Yuval Bronshtein

During a round of Omaha Hi/Lo, Eugene Kotlyarevskiy got it all in preflop from the cutoff for about 65,000 against Efthimios Piperakis in the big blind.

Efthimios Piperakis:  Jd8s6s3c
Eugene Kotlyarevskiy:  KdKc3h2h

The board came Jc10c3dQhAh, and Piperakis flopped two pair, jacks and threes, to win the pot and eliminate Kotlyarevskiy in fourth place.

Efthimios Piperakis  –  235,000  (5 Big Bets)
Eugene Kotlyarevskiy  –  Eliminated in 4th Place  ($2,675)

With three players remaining, the average chip stack is about 456,000 (9 Big Bets). Here are the remaining payouts:

1st:  $11,070 + LHPO Trophy
2nd:  $6,970
3rd:  $4,165