Yuval Bronshtein Claims His Seventh SHRP Major Series Trophy With An Outright Win in the H.O.R.S.E. Championship

2022 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 33
$1,100 H.O.R.S.E. Championship (Freeze-out)
Entries:  62
Prize Pool:  $60,140
April 7-8, 2022

2022 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Event 33 Champion Yuval Bronshtein

Event 33 of the 2022 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown was the $1,100 H.O.R.S.E. Championship (Freeze-out). A field of 62 entries generated a prize pool of $60,140. Up top for the winner was $21,645.

The two-day event was down to eight players after Day 1, each in the money. The one to beat was six-time SHRP major series trophy winner Yuval Bronshtein, who was the chip leader entering the final table.

Since moving to South Florida and becoming a regular in the mixed-game tournaments here, Bronshtein has dominated the scene. With 13 mixed-game final tables made, he’d won six of those tournaments.

“I just work really hard and put in a lot of hours. I’m very motivated, I try my best, and I’m very fortunate.”

Only once had Bronshtein been defeated heads-up in a tournament that played out, and the one who beat him was Nick Pupillo. As fate would have it, it was Pupillo whom Bronshtein found himself heads-up with in this one, and whom he would eventually defeat to win his seventh SHRP major series trophy.

“Playing against Nick – he’s really tough,” said Bronshtein of his heads-up opponent. “He makes really good reads, he’s really tricky, and last time when we played I really wanted to win because I had won the night before and it would have been back-to-back, and he was the one who stopped me from doing that. So kind of going into today, part of me wanted to play him heads up and to beat him as redemption, so I couldn’t really have scripted it any better.”

Here are Bronshtein’s seven SHRP wins:

2021 LHPO – $400 Omaha 8 – $7,535
2021 SHRPO – $400 Omaha 8 – $6,673
2021 SHRPO – $400 Pot-Limit Omaha – $10,423
2022 LHPO – $400 Omaha 8/Stud 8 – $9,020
2022 LHPO – $600 H.O.R.S.E. – $11,760
2022 Showdown – $600 Eight-Max Pot-Limit Omaha – $20,630
2022 Showdown – $1,100 H.O.R.S.E. Championship – $21,645

Bronshtein is now tied with David Prociak and Gabe Ramos with seven, trailing only Raminder Singh who won his eighth the night before.

PlaceFirst NameLast NamePrize Amount

Event 33: Yuval Bronshtein Wins! ($21,645); Nick Pupillo Eliminated in 2nd Place ($12,720)

$1,100 H.O.R.S.E. Championship (Freeze-out)
Structure | Payouts
Level 24:  25,000/50,000 Limits
Players Remaining:  1 of 62

Yuval Bronshtein

Stud 8

Nick Pupillo: (X-X) / 4s10d4dKc / (X)
Yuval Bronshtein:  (X-X) / 8c10c6d8d / (X)

Nick Pupillo was the bring-in, Yuval Bronshtein completed to 25,000, Pupillo raised to 50,000, and Bronshtein called.

Bronshtein check-called 25,000 from Pupillo on fourth street, then Pupillo made an open pair on fifth street and bet 50,000. Bronshtein called, and called another 50,000 on sixth street.

Pupillo bet his remaining 30,000-ish on seventh street and Bronshtein called.

Pupillo tabled 7c7dQd for sevens and fours, but Bronshtein showed 3c5s10s for a superior two pair of tens and eights to win his seventh SHRP trophy and the first-place prize of $21,645.

Pupillo finished runner-up for $12,720.

A recap of the event will be posted later tonight.

Nick Pupillo

Event 33: Two Pair Good for Yuval Bronshtein

$1,100 H.O.R.S.E. Championship (Freeze-out)
Structure | Payouts
Level 24:  25,000/50,000 Limits
Players Remaining:  2 of 62


Nick Pupillo:  (X-X) / Jc9d3c7h / (X)
Yuval Bronshtein:  (X-X) / 3s5d5sJh / (X)

Yuval Bonshtein was the bring-in, Nick Pupillo completed to 25,000, Bronshtein raised to 50,000, and Pupillo called.

Pupillo check-called 25,000 from Bronshtein on fourth street, and then Bronshtein led for 50,000 on fifth street when he made an open pair of fives. Pupillo called, then called bets of 50,000 on both sixth street and seventh street.

Bronshtein tabled 8h3h2d for fives and threes, Pupillo mucked, and Bronshtein won the pot.

Yuval Bronshtein  –  970,000  (19 big bets)
Nick Pupillo  –  270,000  (5 big bets)

Event 33: Yuval Bronshtein Retakes the Lead

$1,100 H.O.R.S.E. Championship (Freeze-out)
Structure | Payouts
Level 24:  25,000/50,000 Limits
Players Remaining:  2 of 62

Yuval Bronshtein


Nick Pupillo:  (X-X) / Kx4x10x5x / (X)
Yuval Bronshtein:  (X-X) / 10x3x4x6x / (X)

Yuval Bronshtein completed on third street and Nick Pupillo defended his bring-in.

Bronshtein bet with the better board every street the rest of the way and Pupillo called him down.

Bronshtein tabled Ax2xQx for a six-four, Pupillo mucked, and Bronshtein won the pot to retake the lead.

Yuval Bronshtein  –  820,000  (16 big bets)
Nick Pupillo  –  420,000  (8 big bets)

Event 33: Heads Up for the Title

$1,100 H.O.R.S.E. Championship (Freeze-out)
Structure | Payouts
Level 22:  15,000/30,000 Limits
Players Remaining:  2 of 62

Yuval Bronshtein (left) versus Nick Pupillo (right)

Yuval Bronshtein and Nick Pupillo are now heads up for the H.O.R.S.E. Championship. Bronshtein is going for his seventh Hollywood trophy and Pupillo his fourth.

Seat 1: Yuval Bronshtein – 803,000 (27 BB)
Seat 2: Nick Pupillo – 437,000 (15 BB)

1st: $21,645 + Showdown trophy
2nd: $12,720

Yuval Bronshtein (left) versus Nick Pupillo (right)