Judy Bielan Wins 2022 Poker Showdown Seniors Championship

2022 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 42
$1,100 Seniors Championship (Freeze-Out)
Entries:  108
Prize Pool:  $104,760
April 11 – 12, 2022

Judy Bielan, 2022 Poker Showdown Seniors Champion

We added a second Seniors 50+ tournament to the schedule, this time with a $1,100 buy-in and freeze-out format. The tournament drew 108 players and Judy Bielan took the title along with $19,285 following a four-way deal at the final table.

The tournament paid out 14 spots and they made the money late on the first day. WSOP bracelet winner Howard Mash came into Day 2 with the chip lead among a nice group of our regular players.

Mash was eliminated in sixth place at the final table followed by Sheldon Gross. The last four players came to an agreement to divide up the remaining prize pool and Bielan was declared the champion courtesy of her chip lead.

Congrats Judy!

Results:

PlaceFirst NameLast NamePrize Amount
1JudyBielan$19,285 *
2SaberSalum Penayo$18,895 *
3RobertBush$18,715 *
4MikeGao$12,750 *
5SheldonGross$5,870
6HowardMash$4,820
7HaimToorgeman$4,085
8PaulBalzano$3,560
9HarveyFreedman$3,145
10MikeNye$3,145
11JohnMcCaffrey$2,780
12DavidLevi$2,780
13EvanTeitelbaum$2,465
14PatrickHeneghan$2,465

* – denotes results of a four-way deal

Event 42: Seniors Championship Returns

$1,100 Seniors Championship (Freeze-Out)
Structure | Payouts
Level 16:  3,000/5,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining:  14 of 108

Howard Mash

The $1,100 Seniors Championship returns at noon with 14 players in the money and WSOP bracelet winner Howard Mash leads closely followed by Judy Bielan.

Everyone is guaranteed at least $2,465 with $31,040 awaiting the Seniors Champion later this evening.

Table 1
Seat 1:  Michael Nye  –  140,000  (28 bb)
Seat 2:  Judith Bielan  –  413,000  (83 bb)
Seat 3:
Seat 4:  Harvey Bruce Freedman  –  46,000  (9 bb)
Seat 5:  John McCaffrey  –  132,000  (26 bb)
Seat 6:  Saber Salum – 285,000  (57 bb)
Seat 7:  David Levi  –  51,000  (10 bb)
Seat 8:  Patrick Heneghan  –  28,000  (6 bb)
Seat 9:

Table 2
Seat 1:  Evan Teitelbaum  –  54,000  (11 bb)
Seat 2:  Mike Gao  –  44,000  (9 bb)
Seat 3:  Haim Toorgeman  –  76,000  (15 bb)
Seat 4:
Seat 5:  Howard Mash  –  510,000  (102 bb)
Seat 6:  Paul Balzano  –  97,000  (19 bb)
Seat 7:  Robert Bush  –  211,000  (42 bb)
Seat 8:  Sheldon Gross  –  64,000  (13 bb)
Seat 9:

1st: $31,040 + Showdown trophy
2nd: $19,380
3rd: $11,630
4th: $7,595
5th: $5,870
6th: $4,820
7th: $4,085
8th: $3,560
9th-10th: $3,145
11th-12th: $2,780
13th-14th: $2,465

Showdown Day 20 Schedule

Primary Event Schedule

11AM: Event 47 – $1,100 5-Card PLO Championship (Freeze-Out)

  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips
  • Levels last 30 minutes
  • Late registration until start of Level 9 (3:30pm)
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 47 Structure Sheet

12PM: Day 4 – $3,500 WPT Poker Showdown Championship

12PM: Day 2 – $1,100 Seniors Championship (Freeze-Out)

12PM: Event 48 – $400 Big Stack NLH (Re-Entry)

  • $30,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 15,000 in chips
  • Levels last 30 minutes
  • Late registration until start of Level 9 (4:30pm)
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 48 Structure Sheet

12PM: Event 49 – $5,000 Eight-Handed NLH (Re-Entry)

  • $500,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips
  • Levels last 30 minutes
  • Late registration until start of Level 9 (4:30pm)
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 49 Structure Sheet

2PM: Day 2 – $25,500 High Roller (Re-Entry)

5PM: Event 50 – $200 Quad Stack Double Green Chip Bounty (Re-Entry)

  • $30,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 40,000 in chips
  • Levels 1-8 last 15 minutes; Levels 9+ last 20 minutes
  • Late registration until start of Level 9 (7:15pm)
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 50 Structure Sheet

Secondary and Satellite Schedule

10AM: $550 Event 49 Turbo Satellite (1-in-10)

  • One seat guaranteed into $5,000/$500,00 GTD Event 49
  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips
  • Levels last 15 minutes
  • Late registration until start of Level 9 (11:15pm)
  • Structure Sheet

2022 Poker Showdown Schedule

Event 42: Day 2 Seating and Chip Counts

$1,100 Seniors Championship (Freeze-Out)
Structure | Payouts
Level 16:  3,000/5,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining:  14 of 108

Play resumes at noon on Tuesday.

Table 1
Seat 1:  Michael Nye  –  140,000  (28 bb)
Seat 2:  Judith Bielan  –  413,000  (83 bb)
Seat 3:
Seat 4:  Harvey Bruce Freedman  –  46,000  (9 bb)
Seat 5:  John McCaffrey  –  132,000  (26 bb)
Seat 6:  Saber Salum – 285,000  (57 bb)
Seat 7:  David Levi  –  51,000  (10 bb)
Seat 8:  Patrick Heneghan  –  28,000  (6 bb)
Seat 9:

Table 2
Seat 1:  Evan Teitelbaum  –  54,000  (11 bb)
Seat 2:  Mike Gao  –  44,000  (9 bb)
Seat 3:  Haim Toorgeman  –  76,000  (15 bb)
Seat 4:
Seat 5:  Howard Mash  –  510,000  (102 bb)
Seat 6:  Paul Balzano  –  97,000  (19 bb)
Seat 7:  Robert Bush  –  211,000  (42 bb)
Seat 8:  Sheldon Gross  –  64,000  (13 bb)
Seat 9:

1st: $31,040 + Showdown trophy
2nd: $19,380
3rd: $11,630
4th: $7,595
5th: $5,870
6th: $4,820
7th: $4,085
8th: $3,560
9th-10th: $3,145
11th-12th: $2,780
13th-14th: $2,465

Event 42: Prize Pool and Payouts with $31,040 to Seniors Champ

2022 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 42
$1,100 Seniors Championship (Freeze-Out)
Entries:  108
Prize Pool:  $104,760
April 11 – 12, 2022

Registration closed for the $1,100 Seniors Championship with 108 entries creating a huge $104,760 prize pool. The last 14 spots will be paid with $2,465 for a min-cash and $31,040 for the Seniors Champion.

1st: $31,040 + Showdown trophy
2nd: $19,380
3rd: $11,630
4th: $7,595
5th: $5,870
6th: $4,820
7th: $4,085
8th: $3,560
9th-10th: $3,145
11th-12th: $2,780
13th-14th: $2,465