Michael Tweedlie Dominates Quick Final Table to Win Event 23 for $66,500

2022 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 23
$1,100 Deep Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed
Entries:  314
Prize Pool:  $304,580
August 3-4, 2022

Michael Tweedlie, SHRPO Event 23 champion

As the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open series moved towards the big final weekend, we had a $1,100 buy-in Deep Stack tournament with a two-day structure and live-streamed final table by our friends at Poker Night in America. Seven players came back and Michael Tweedlie ran hot and pure and had the trophy along with $66,500 in an hour.

The tournament drew 314 entries to triple the $100,000 guarantee into a $304,580 prize pool. Event 23 played into the money, down to the nine-handed final table, and wrapped up Day 1 when seven remained for the live-streamed final table on Day 2.

Tweedlie came into the final table sixth out of the seven remaining but quickly ran his stack up while RJ Sullivan and Aaron Thivyanathan were sent out. He caught pocket aces in the big blind after two shoves to take the lead, flopped quads against Dave Hewitt’s turned full house soon after, and ended heads-up after a few hands with flush over flush against runner-up Larry Hoffman.

From seven players to a winner before they could even think about a dealer change or break from the action. Tweedlie hit everything, found a way to get paid, and earned $66,500 along with the SHRPO trophy for the win.

Results:

PlaceFirst NameLast NamePrize Amount
1MichaelTweedlie$66,500
2LarryHoffman$44,950
3JamesCarroll$29,850
4FrankBrannan$18,930
5DavidHewitt$14,605
6AaronThivyanathan$12,905
7RJSullivan$10,155
8BrianAltman$8,345
9VincentChauve$6,620
10StephenSong$6,620
11YuliaLisichkina$5,575
12NealCorcoran$5,575
13YuriyKozinskiy$4,735
14AaronMassey$4,735
15MikeChiappetta$4,735
16MariaLampropulous$3,960
17AnthonyAskey$3,960
18JesseLonis$3,960
19SohebPorbandarwala$3,245
20GeorgeDolofan$3,245
21JamesBurberry$3,245
22WalterConnors$2,650
23SolangeLucas$2,650
24LoniHui$2,650
25SteveKarp$2,300
26MichaelRossitto$2,300
27AdamHendrix$2,300
28CarmineSpinella$1,950
29Saber SalumPenayo$1,950
30IraSchwartz$1,950
31DhimitriLleshi$1,950
32TimCapretta$1,950
33CodyRich$1,950
34JeffPlatt$1,950
35BrandonHamlet$1,950
36RomanHrabec$1,950
37PeterPompeii$1,725
38MichaelMerisier$1,725
39VanessaKade$1,725
40SergioBraga$1,725

Event 23: Michael Tweedlie Wins ($66,500); Larry Hoffman 2nd Place ($44,590)

$1,100 Deep Stack No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 26:  25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 ante

Michael Tweedlie

Michael Tweedlie just ran all over the final table after catching big hands and big spots and getting paid. He grabbed all the chips in record time and earned $66,500 for his run.

Full recap to come later.

1st:  Michael Tweedlie – $66,500 + SHRPO trophy
2nd:  Larry Hoffman – $44,950
3rd:  James Carroll – $29,850
4th:  Frank Brannan – $18,930
5th:  David Hewitt – $14,605
6th:  Aaron Thivyanathan – $12,095
7th:  RJ Sullivan – $10,155

Larry Hoffman