After Eight Hours of Play, Georges Boyadjian Wins the $400 Turbo for $12,327

2022 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 29
$400 Deep Stack Turbo No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$30,000 Guaranteed
Entries:  179
Prize Pool:  $59,965
April 5, 2022

Event 29 Champion Georges Boyadjian
Event 29 Champion Georges Boyadjian

There were 179 entries in Tuesday night’s Deep Stack Turbo No-Limit Hold’em event, nearly doubling the $30K guarantee to create a prizepool worth $59,965.

It took just over eight hours until the final three players agreed to an ICM deal to end the tournament shortly after 3:00 am. As chipleader, Georges Boyadjian was awarded the title, the trophy, and $12,327.

Mikhail Shlapakou received $10,334 for second place, and Sam Zalmanov received $9,129 for third.

Boyadjian started the final table with a large chip lead, but as you’d expect from a turbo structure, there were quite a few chip count swings at the final table. At first, nothing went right for Boyadjian as he doubled up several other players. But he had enough chips to weather that slide, and he was able to build momentum late to take the chip lead when it mattered most — when the tournament ended.


Final Results:

PlaceNameWinnings
1Georges Boyadjian$12,327*
2Mikhail Shlapakou$10,334*
3Sam Zalmanov$9,129*
4Andres Jeckeln$3,740
5Jorge Gomez$2,885
6Igor Evseev$2,395
7Brian Eisenberg$2,040
8Akeelo Rhoden$1,795
9Daniel Pearlman$1,555
10Roger Lacharite$1,555
11Joseph Muldon$1,320
12Phong VIP Nguyen$1,320
13Michael Yehudai$1,110
14Antonio Colon$1,110
15Daniel Hamelin$1,110
16Christian Barrett$930
17Dennis Rodriguez$930
18Ngoc Vu$930
19Bhakeerathan Naahanathan$750
20David Espinola$750
21John Valevich$750
23Ryan Luppino$600

* Indicates the results of a three-way deal.

Event 29: Georges Boyadjian Wins in a Three-Way Chop ($12,327)

$400 Deep Stack Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)
$30,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 30:  50,000/100,000 with a 100,000 ante
Players Remaining:  3 of 179

Georges Boyadjian
Georges Boyadjian

After the elimination of Andres Jeckeln in fourth place, the final three players agreed to an ICM chop to end the tournament. These were their official chip counts

Georges Boyadjian  –  1,850,000  (19 bb)
Mikhail Shlapakou  –  1,025,000  (10 bb)
Sam Zalmanov  –  700,000  (7 bb)

And these were the payouts they agreed to:

1st:  Georges Boyadjian  –  $12,327
2nd:  Mikhail Shlapakou  –  $10,334
3rd:  Sam Zalmanov  –  $9,129

As chipleader, Boyadjian received the most money, the title, and the trophy.

Stay tuned for a recap from this event to be posted later tonight.

Mikhail Shlapakou
Mikhail Shlapakou
Sam Zalmanov
Sam Zalmanov

Event 29: Andres Jeckeln – 4th Place ($3,740)

$400 Deep Stack Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)
$30,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 30:  50,000/100,000 with a 100,000 ante
Players Remaining:  3 of 179

Andres Jeckeln
Andres Jeckeln

Georges Boyadjian limped from the small blind for 100,000, Andres Jeckeln moved all in from the big blind for 950,000, and Boyadjian quickly called all in for 875,000 with QcJc.

Jeckeln turned over As5s, and Boyadjian needed to improve to stay alive.

The board came 10d9c7hJhKc, and Boyadjian paired his jack on the turn to win the pot and double up in chips.

Georges Boyadjian  –  1,850,000  (19 bb)
Andres Jeckeln  –  75,000  (<1 bb)

The next hand, Mikhail Shlapakou limped under the gun for 100,000, Andres Jeckeln called all in from the small blind for 75,000, and Sam Zalmanov checked his option in the big blind.

Zalmanov and Shlapakou checked all the way down on a board of Kc8c3d2sJd, and all three players showed their cards.

Mikhail Shlapakou:  AdJh  (pair of jacks, ace kicker)
Sam Zalmanov:  Js9c  (pair of jacks, nine kicker)
Andres Jeckeln:  8s6s  (pair of eights)

Jeckeln paired his eight on the flop, but both of his opponents paired their jacks on the river. Shlapakou won the pot with a pair of jacks and his ace kicker to eliminate Jeckeln in fourth place.

Mikhail Shlapakou  –  1,025,000  (10 bb)
Sam Zalmanov  –  700,000  (7 bb)
Andres Jeckeln  –  Eliminated in 4th Place  ($3,740)

With three players remaining from a field of 179, the average chip stack is around 1.2 million (12 big blinds). The remaining players are guaranteed at least $6,145 each.

Event 29: Georges Boyadjian Leads the Final Four at the Break with 14 Big Blinds

$400 Deep Stack Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)
$30,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 30:  50,000/100,000 with a 100,000 ante
Players Remaining:  4 of 179

Georges Boyadjian
Georges Boyadjian

The players returned from their break to begin Level 30, with increased blinds of 50,000-100,000 and a 100,000 ante.

With four players remaining, the average chip stack is about 900,000 (9 bb). Here are the official chip counts from the break:

Seat 1.  Andres Jeckeln  –  700,000  (7 bb)
Seat 2.  Sam Zalmanov  –  550,000  (6 bb)
Seat 3.  Mikhail Shlapakou  –  950,000  (10 bb)
Seat 4.  Georges Boyadjian  –  1,375,000  (14 bb)

And here are the final table payouts:

1st:  $15,525
2nd:  $10,120
3rd:  $6,145
4th:  $3,740

5th:  Jorge Gomez  –  $2,885
6th:  Igor Evseev  –  $2,395
7th:  Brian Eisenberg  –  $2,040
8th:  Akeelo Rhoden  –  $1,795
9th:  Daniel Pearlman  –  $1,555

Event 29: Jorge Gomez – 5th Place ($2,885)

$400 Deep Stack Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)
$30,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 28:  30,000/60,000 with a 60,000 ante
Players Remaining:  4 of 179

Jorge Gomez
Jorge Gomez

Jorge Gomez raised from the button to 150,000, Andres Jeckeln moved all in from the big blind, and Gomez called all in for about 525,000 with 10h10c.

Jeckeln turned over 9s9h, and Gomez needed his hand to hold to stay alive.

The board came 8s5s4s3s4d, and Jeckeln turned a spade flush to win the pot and eliminate Gomez in fifth place.

Andres Jeckeln  –  1,350,000  (23 bb)
Jorge Gomez  –  Eliminated in 5th Place  ($2,885)

With four players remaining from a field of 179, the average chip stack is around 895,000 (15 big blinds). The remaining players are guaranteed at least $3,740 each.