Matthew Lambrecht Wins Event 20 of the 2022 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Outright for $24,065

2022 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 20
$1,100 Purple Chip Bounty NLH (Single Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed
Entries:  229
Prize Pool:  $107,630
Bounty Prize Pool:  $114,500
April 3-4, 2022

2022 Seminole Hard Rock Showdown Event 20 Champion Matthew Lambrecht

Event 20 of the 2022 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown was the $1,100 Purple Chip Bounty No-Limit Hold’em (Single Re-Entry). The two-day affair drew 229 entries, producing a prize pool of $107,630, with another $114,500 set aside for bounties. All told, the $100,000 guarantee was more than doubled.

Outlasting the rest for the outright win was Matthew Lambrecht, earning $24,065 for the victory.

“I came in with a lot of chips today, and just kept chipping up,” said Lambrecht afterward. “I had over 100 big blinds for almost the entire day, so it was pretty straightforward.”

Lambrecht and Richard Kellett played a long heads-up match, lasting nearly three-and-a-half hours before Lambrecht came out on top.

“Richard and I were pretty much the only ones with chips at the final table, and then we got heads-up and were really deep. It was fun. You don’t get to play heads-up too often, and it was a really good battle.”

For Lambrecht, it’s his first SHRP major series trophy. The score also puts him over the $600,000 mark in career live tournament winnings according to the Hendon Mob poker database.

PlaceFirst NameLast NamePrize Amount
1MatthewLambrecht$24,065
2RichardKellett$16,100
3JonathanMarcu$10,250
4ScottCarragher$6,710
5FaridDridi$5,180
6RichardAlati$4,295
7IgorTretyakov$3,660
8GastonMiculitzki$3,100
9BarrettThreadgill Walker$2,540
10BrianMathie$2,540
11RichardRice$2,215
12PabloOrtiz$2,215
13OrlandoMaldonado$1,920
14AlexandruMoraru$1,920
15DavidBattaglia$1,745
16ManhNguyen$1,745
17LongMa$1,585
18KyryloKobzyev$1,585
19WalterConnors$1,450
20MichaelJagroo$1,450
21JeremyMeacham$1,450
22EvanLash$1,320
23MichaelWang$1,320
24NicholasVerderamo$1,320
25KennethBarkoff$1,190
26CarmineTirone$1,190
27SamiShurbaji$1,190
28AndrewMacDonald$1,190
29SangLim$1,190

Event 20: Matthew Lambrecht Wins! ($24,065); Richard Kellett Eliminated in 2nd Place ($16,100)

$1,100 Purple Chip Bounty NLH (Single Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 26:  25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 ante
Players Remaining:  1 of 229

Matthew Lambrecht
Matthew Lambrecht

Matthew Lambrecht raised to about 500,000 and Richard Kellett called all in for about that amount with KhJs, leading Lambrecht’s Kd10d.

The board ran out Qc2h4s4d10c, giving Lambrecht tens and fours on the river to win the tournament outright for $24,065.

Richard Kellett finished runner-up for $16,100.

A recap of the event will be posted later tonight.

Richard Kellett

Event 20: Matthew Lambrecht Check-Shoves the Turn

$1,100 Purple Chip Bounty NLH (Single Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 26:  25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 ante
Players Remaining:  2 of 229

Richard Kellett raised from the button and Matthew Lambrecht called.

The flop was 2c8c9s and Lambrecht check-called 85,000 from Kellett.

The turn was the Qh, Lambrecht checked, Kellett bet 220,000, Lambrecht check-raised all in with a covering stack, and Kellett folded.

Matthew Lambrecht  – 3,970,000  (79 bb)
Richard Kellett  – 610,000  (12 bb)

Event 20: Matthew Lambrecht Over 3 Million

$1,100 Purple Chip Bounty NLH (Single Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 25:  20,000/40,000 with a 40,000 ante
Players Remaining:  2 of 229

Matthew Lambrecht raised to 85,000 from the button and Richard Kellett called.

The flop was 3d9s7d, Kellett checked, Lambrecht continued for 70,000, Kellett check-raised to 200,000, and Lambrecht called.

The turn was the 10s, Kellett bet 220,000, and Lambrecht called.

The river was the Kc, Kellett checked, Lambrecht bet 375,000, and Kellett folded.

Matthew Lambrecht  –  3,150,000  (79 bb)
Richard Kellett  –  1,430,000  (36 bb)

Event 20: Matthew Lambrecht Closing the Gap

$1,100 Purple Chip Bounty NLH (Single Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 25:  20,000/40,000 with a 40,000 ante
Players Remaining:  2 of 229

Matthew Lambrecht

Richard Kellett raised to 95,000 and Matthew Lambrecht called.

The flop was Ac10c8c and Lambrecht check-called 70,000 from Kellett.

The turn was the 9s and both checked.

The river was the 7s, Lambrecht bet 275,000, and Kellett thought for a bit before he called.

Lambrecht tabled QhJc for a queen-high straight, Kellett mucked, and Lambrecht won the pot.

Matthew Lambrecht  –  2,080,000  (52 bb)
Richard Kellett  –  2,500,000  (63 bb)