Hal Rotholz Wins Event 3 of the 2022 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Outright for $11,860

2022 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 3
$400 Big Stack Big O (Re-Entry)
Entries:  129
Prize Pool:  $43,215
July 27, 2022

2022 SHRPO Event 3 Champion Hal Rotholz

Event 3 of the 2022 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open was a $400 Big Stack Big O (Re-Entry). The tournament attracted 129 entries, making it the second biggest Big O event in SHRP history.

Emerging victorious was Hal Rotholz, taking it down outright for $11,860.

“It’s a little bittersweet,” Rotholz said afterward. “I came in 2nd in the WSOP ($10K) Razz two weeks ago, but it’s nice to close this one out.”

This marked Rotholz’s third SHRP final table and his first SHRP trophy win. The victory pushes him toward the $900K mark in live tournament winnings according to the Hendon Mob poker database.

PlaceFirst NameLast NamePrize Amount
1HalRotholz$11,860
2JamesAstorino$7,425
3LyleDiamond$4,580
4MattAffleck$2,800
5PaulWilliams$2,140
6EricKent$1,815
7JonathanMoschel$1,575
8JeffersonTrent$1,380
9JayKerbel$1,380
10AriEngel$1,190
11JordanMiller$1,190
12MatthewEzrol$1,190
13StephenJohnson$1,000
14SeanKennedy$1,000
15JuanDe La Guardia$1,000
16StevenFlacco$845
17YuvalBronshtein$845

Event 3: Hal Rotholz Wins! ($11,860); James Astorino Eliminated in 2nd Place ($7,425)

$400 Big Stack Big O (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 25:  25,000/50,000
Players Remaining:  1 of 129

2022 SHRPO Event 3 Champion Hal Rotholz

Hal Rotholz raised to 150,000 on the button, James Astorino thought for a bit before three-betting all in for about 210,000 from the big blind, and Rotholz called.

Rotholz:  Ah10h6s6d5d
Astorino:  Jc10c9c8s4d

The board came Kd4h3s3c2c, giving Rotholz a six-high straight for the high, along with a wheel for the low, to scoop the pot and win Event 3 outright for $11,860.

Astorino finished runner-up for $7,425.

James Astorino

Event 3: Hal Rotholz vs. James Astorino for the Trophy

$400 Big Stack Big O (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 24:  20,000/40,000
Players Remaining:  2 of 129

Hal Rotholz (left) vs. James Astorino (right)

Hal Rotholz  –  1,250,000  (31 bb)
James Astorino  –  685,000  (17 bb)

1st:  $11,860 + SHRPO trophy
2nd:  $7,425

3rd:  Lyle Diamond  –  $4,580
4th:  Matt Affleck  –  $2,800
5th:  Paul Williams  –  $2,140
6th:  Eric Kent  –  $1,815
7th:  Jonathan Moschel  –  $1,575
8th:  Jefferson Trent  –  $1,380

Event 3: Lyle Diamond – 3rd Place ($4,580)

$400 Big Stack Big O (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 24:  20,000/40,000
Players Remaining:  2 of 129

Lyle Diamond

Down to about 170,000, Lyle Diamond was all in from the big blind with Qc10h7c4c3h against James Astorino in the small blind with KdKhJd10c3c.

Diamond was unable to catch up, finishing in third place for $4,580.

James Astorino  –  685,000  (17 bb)
Lyle Diamond  –  Eliminated in 3rd Place  ($4,580)

Event 3: Matt Affleck – 4th Place ($2,800)

$400 Big Stack Big O (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 23:  15,000/30,000
Players Remaining:  3 of 129

Matt Affleck

In a battle of the blinds with the board reading 5d8c6hJc, Hal Rotholz bet about 115,000 from the small blind and Matt Affleck called from the big blind.

The river was the 6c, Rotholz bet about 390,000, and Affleck tanked for a while before he called.

Rotholz tabled Js8s8d4s3d for eights full of sixes with an 8-6-5-4-3 low, Affleck mucked, and Rotholz scooped the hefty pot.

Down to 30,000, Affleck busted shortly thereafter.

Hal Rotholz  –  1,230,000  (41 bb)
Matt Affleck  –  Eliminated in 4th Place  ($2,800)