Nohad “Nu” Teliani Wins Her Second Career SHR Trophy in Six-Max NLHE

2022 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 10
$400 Six-Max No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed
Entries:  151
Prize Pool:  $50,585
March 29, 2022

Nohad Teliani
Event 10 Champion Nohad Teliani

On Tuesday night, Nohad “Nu” Teliani won her second career trophy here at Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood by winning Event #10 ($400 Six-Max No Limit Hold’em) in a four-way deal, earning $9,986.

“I got stacked on my first hand on my first bullet,” said Teliani. “I had a set of fives against a set of queens.” Coincidentally, the player who knocked her out on that first bullet was Aaron Thivyanathan, who made it all the way to the end to be a part of that four-way deal, finishing third.

But Teliani re-entered, and made the most of that second bullet, surviving the Money Bubble (the final 19 got paid) and making it to the final table with an above-average chip stack.

“It was a good final table, with good energy,” said Teliani. “Matt [Waxman] was really good. Good to watch and tough to play against. He was challenging.”

The key hand came with five players remaining, when Waxman — a WPT Champion and a WSOP Bracelet winner — four-bet shoved AhKh into Teliani’s 9s9c. The pocket nines held up for Teliani, and Waxman was eliminated in fifth place.

“That was really unlucky,” said Teliani. “His ace-king suited against my pocket nines. That was really the turning point.”

Shortly after Waxman’s elimination, the final four players agreed to an ICM chop to end the tournament. As chipleader, Teliani was declared the winner, earning the title, the trophy, and the largest cut of the prizepool.

Teliani loves the six-max format, calling it her second favorite after PLO.

“You can play a little more aggressive,” said Teliani. “You can call a little bit lighter and play your position. You get to play more hands.”


Final Results:

PlaceNameWinnings
1Nohad Teliani$9,986*
2Kevin Johnson$8,939*
3Aaron Thivyanathan$6,125*
4Nicholas Carballo$5,800*
5Matthew Waxman$2,455
6Michael Jagroo$2,025
7Michael Cavanaugh$1,670
8Athanasios Polychronopoulos$1,670
9Brett Streicher$1,400
10Jairo Velasquez$1,400
11Richard Katz$1,215
12Dolphus Powers$1,215
13Tarun Gulati$1,055
14Yisroel Pruss$1,055
15James Salmon$960
16Daphne Diaz$960
17Raminder Singh$885
18Steve Karp$885
19Duff Charette$885

* Indicates the results of a four-way chop.

Event 10: Nohad “Nu” Teliani Wins the Six-Max Event in a Four-Way Chop

$400 Six-Max No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 22:  10,000/20,000 with a 20,000 ante
Players Remaining:  4 of 151

Nohad Teliani
Nohad Teliani

As Level 21 was coming to an end and Level 22 beginning, the final four players agree to an ICM chop to end the tournament. These were the final chip counts, followed by the payouts they agreed to:

1.  Nohad Teliani  –  995,000  (50 bb)
2.  Kevin Johnson  –  730,000  (37 bb)
3.  Aaron Thivyanathan  –  290,000  (15 bb)
4.  Nicholas Carballo  –  255,000  (13 bb)

1st:  Nohad Teliani  –  $9,986 + Showdown trophy
2nd:  Kevin Johnson  –  $8,939
3rd:  Aaron Thivyanathan  –  $6,125
4th:  Nicholas Carballo  –  $5,800

As chipleader, Nohad “Nu” Teliani receives the title and the trophy.

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

Event 10: Kevin Johnson Rivers a Full House

$400 Six-Max No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 21:  10,000/15,000 with a 15,000 ante
Players Remaining:  4 of 151

Kevin Johnson
Kevin Johnson

Kevin Johnson raised under the gun to 40,000, and Nohad Teliani called from the big blind.

Both players checked to the turn on a board of QhQc8s7h, Teliani checked, Johnson bet 55,000, and Teliani called.

The river card was the 4s, Teliani bet 75,000, and Johnson raised to 215,000. Teliani tanked for a while before she folded.

As he took the pot, Johnson showed 4x4x for a rivered full house, fours full of queens.

Kevin Johnson  –  775,000  (52 bb)
Nohad Teliani  –  975,000  (65 bb)

With four players remaining, the average chip stack is about 565,000 (38 big blinds). The remaining players are guaranteed at least $3,165 each.

Event 10: Matthew Waxman – 5th Place ($2,455)

$400 Six-Max No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 21:  10,000/15,000 with a 15,000 ante
Players Remaining:  4 of 151

Matthew Waxman
Matthew Waxman

Matthew Waxman raised under the gun to 30,000, Nohad Teliani reraised from the button to 80,000, and Waxman thought for a while before he moved all in for about 480,000.

Teliani called rather quickly with 9s9c, and Waxman turned over AhKh. Waxman needed to improve to stay alive.

The board came Qd5d4d7c3c, and the pocket nines held up for Teliani to win the pot and eliminate Waxman in fifth place.

Nohad Teliani  –  1,125,000  (75 bb)
Matthew Waxman  –  Eliminated in 5th Place  ($2,455)

With four players remaining, the average chip stack is about 565,000 (38 big blinds). The remaining players are guaranteed at least $3,165 each.

Matthew Waxman Eliminated by Nohad Teliani
Matthew Waxman (foreground, left) Eliminated by Nohad Teliani (center)

Event 10: Nohad Teliani Doubles Thru Matthew Waxman

$400 Six-Max No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 20:  5,000/15,000 with a 15,000 ante
Players Remaining:  5 of 151

Nohad Teliani
Nohad Teliani

Matthew Waxman min-raised from the button to 30,000, and Nohad Teliani called from the big blind.

The flop came QcJc2s, Teliani bet 40,000, and Waxman called.

The turn card was the 3s, and Teliani moved all in for 205,000. Waxman tanked for a long time before he called with KsJh for a pair of jacks.

But Teliani turned over Qh5h for a pair of queens, and she needed her hand to hold to stay alive.

The river card was the Ad, and Teliani won the pot with her pair of queens to double up in chips.

Nohad Teliani  –  570,000  (38 bb)
Matthew Waxman  –  390,000  (26 bb)

With five players remaining, the average chip stack is about 455,000 (30 big blinds). The remaining players are guaranteed at least $2,455 each.