Maurice Hawkins Wins Event 8 of the 2022 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown In Three-Way Chop

2022 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 8
$400 Black Chip Bounty No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed
Entries:  194
Prize Pool:  $45,950
Bounty Prize Pool:  $19,400
March 28, 2022

2022 Showdown Event 8 Champion Maurice Hawkins

Event 8 of the 2022 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown was a $400 Black Chip Bounty No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry). A field of 194 entries created a total prize pool of $65,350, of which $19,400 was set aside for bounties.

A three-way even chop was reached at the final table. As the chip leader, it was Maurice Hawkins who was the official winner.

The St. Louis, Missouri native resides in Fort Lauderdale and boasts an impressive poker résumé, with 14 WSOP Circuit rings to his name, along with nearly $4.4 million in career live tournament winnings according to the Hendon Mob poker database. His victory today marks his first SHRP major series trophy.

PlaceFirst NameLast NamePrize Amount
1MauriceHawkins$7,895*
2JonathanBaylor$7,895*
3PaulFreedman$7,895*
4AlainCandales Falcon$2,845
5JackRolnitzky$2,195
6DavidUber$1,820
7RicardoVelasco$1,550
8MichaelQuinn$1,340
9KarenCleveland$1,135
10AleksandarPetrovic$1,135
11HerbertSouza$985
12OtisJames$985
13AndrewSlater$845
14JosephPetrolino$845
15GerardoGonzalez$845
16AnatolyZharnitsky$700
17JamesTomblin$700
18SonVo$700
19JohnnyBurke$560
20BerthinJacques$560
21StephanMobley$560
22ArthurWinfield$420
23BrianGoodman$420
24WilmerChavira$420
25GeorgeRovero$340

*denotes three-way chop

Event 8: We Have a Deal!

$400 Black Chip Bounty No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 26: 25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 194

Maurice Hawkins
Maurice Hawkins

After playing three-handed for a little while, Maurice Hawkins, Jonathan Baylor, and Paul Freedman agreed to an even chop for $7,895 apiece. Hawkins had a slight chip lead at the time, making him the official winner of Event 8.

A recap of the event will be posted later tonight.

Jonathan Baylor
Jonathan Baylor
Paul Freedman
Paul Freedman

Event 8: Alain Candales Falcon – 4th Place ($2,845)

$400 Black Chip Bounty No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 26: 25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 194

Alain Candales Falcon
Alain Candales Falcon

Maurice Hawkins opened to 120,000 on the button, Alain Candales Falcon three-bet shoved for 390,000 from the small blind and Hawkins called.

Hawkins:  As6d
Falcon:  AhKs

The board came 9s6h2cAdQc, giving Hawkins aces and sixes to eliminate Falcon in fourth place.

Maurice Hawkins  –  1,450,000  (29 bb)
Alain Candales Falcon  –  Eliminated in 4th Place  ($2,845)

Event 8: Jack Rolnitzky – 5th Place ($2,195)

$400 Black Chip Bounty No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 25: 20,000/40,000 with a 40,000 ante
Players Remaining:  4 of 194

Jack Rolnitzky
Jack Rolnitzky

Paul Freedman raised to 125,000 from the button, Jack Rolnitzky committed his remaining 185,000 from the big blind and Freedman called.

Freedman:  JhJs
Rolnitzky:  9d3d

The board came 4s2s4dKdQc, no help to Rolnitzky after turning a flush draw, ending his tournament in fifth place.

Paul Freedman  –  970,000  (24 bb)
Jack Rolnitzky  –  Eliminated in 5th Place  ($2,195)

Event 8: Alain Candales Falcon Doubles Thru Jack Rolnitzky

$400 Black Chip Bounty No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 25: 20,000/40,000 with a 40,000 ante
Players Remaining:  5 of 194

Alain Candales Falcon
Alain Candales Falcon

Maurice Hawkins opened to 100,000 on the button, Jack Rolnitzky reraised all in for 460,000 from the small blind, Alain Candales Falcon called all in for 235,000 in the big blind, and Hawkins folded.

Rolnitzky:  AcQd
Falcon:  AhKh

The board fell 3h6d2h4s6h, giving Falcon an ace-high flush to double through Rolnitzky.

Alain Candales Falcon  –  610,000  (15 bb)
Jack Rolnitzky  –  225,000  (6 bb)