Brandon Lulov Wins Event 49 of the 2022 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Outright for $246,125

2022 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 49
$5,000 Eight-Max No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$500,000 Guaranteed
Entries:  232
Prize Pool:  $1,102,000
April 12, 2022

2022 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Event 49 Champion Brandon Lulov

Event 49 of the 2022 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown was the $5,000 Eight-Max No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry), the usual big buy-in event on the last day of the series. A field of 232 entries was the second-largest for this event, behind only the 2021 Showdown’s 287. The guarantee was more than doubled with a prize pool of $1,102,000.

Winning the tournament outright was Brandon Lulov for $246,125.

Lulov overcame a nearly 10:1 chip disadvantage to Matt Berkey, doubling up three times in about 15 minutes to take the lead before ultimately taking it down.

PlaceFirst NameLast NamePrize Amount
1BrandonLulov$246,125
2MattBerkey$171,825
3NirCohen$110,955
4DavidColeman$71,800
5NickSchulman$53,000
6RodneyTurvin$43,970
7AlexandreVuilleumier$37,465
8T.K.Miles$31,200
9ErikSeidel$25,975
10GeorgeWolff$25,975
11NitisUdornpim$22,680
12MichaelRossitto$22,680
13DuffCharette$19,450
14EmaZajmovic$19,450
15DamienWilkinson$16,825
16DanielCorbett$16,825
17BrekSchutten$14,800
18RichardRice$14,800
19IanO'Hara$14,800
20TonyDunst$14,800
21JakeSchwartz$12,900
22RaulMartinez Gallego$12,900
23SalimAdmon$12,900
24GenevaPinney$12,900
25AmarenderSartaj Puri$11,000
26CarlosChadha-Villamarin$11,000
27RajivMaragh$11,000
28Taylorvon Kriegenbergh$11,000
29KristenBicknell$11,000

Event 49: Brandon Lulov Wins! ($246,125); Matt Berkey Eliminated in 2nd Place ($171,825)

$5,000 Eight-Max NLH (Re-Entry)
$500,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 27:  30,000/60,000 with a 60,000 ante
Players Remaining:  1 of 232

Brandon Lulov

Brandon Lulov limped in, Matt Berkey raised all in for about 760,000, and Lulov called.

Lulov:  Kd10d
Berkey:  Qs9d

The board ran out 6h8hKs2h5h, clean for Lulov to lock up the outright victory for $246,125.

Berkey finished runner-up for $171,825.

A recap of the event will be posted later tonight.

Matt Berkey

 

Event 49: Brandon Lulov Doubles Up for a Third Time to Take the Lead

$5,000 Eight-Max NLH (Re-Entry)
$500,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 27:  30,000/60,000 with a 60,000 ante
Players Remaining:  2 of 232

Brandon Lulov

Brandon Lulov raised to 120,000 and Matt Berkey called.

The flop was Kd10c8h and Berkey check-called 100,000 from Lulov.

The turn was the 4c and Berkey check-called 400,000 from Lulov.

The river was the 9h, Berkey checked, and Lulov moved all in for 1,150,000. Berkey tanked for about three minutes before he called.

Lulov tabled AhKs for a pair of kings with an ace kicker.

“Wow, nice hand,” said Berkey, as he showed a defeated Kc2c.
Matt Berkey  –  1,040,000  (17 bb)

Event 49: Brandon Lulov Doubles Up Again

$5,000 Eight-Max NLH (Re-Entry)
$500,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 26:  25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 ante
Players Remaining:  2 of 232

Brandon Lulov

Brandon Lulov limped on the button, Matt Berkey raised all in, and Lulov called all in for 910,000 with Kh10h, leading Berkey’s Ks8s.

The flop came 2d8h5d, giving Berkey the lead with a pair of eights.

The turn was the 10d, giving Lulov a pair of tens to retake the lead.

The river was the 7h, safe for Lulov to double up once again.

Brandon Lulov  –  1,920,000  (38 bb)
Matt Berkey  –  2,720,000  (54 bb)