Esther Taylor Wins Event 41 in a Heads-Up Chop

2022 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 41
$2,200 Five-Card Pot-Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Entries:  115
Prize Pool:  $230,000
August 8-9, 2022

Esther Taylor

Esther Taylor from Havertown, Pennsylvannia was declared the winner of Event 41 at the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open after a chop was decided upon between the final two players. Taylor was the chip leader at the time, so she took home $59,825 along with the guitar pick trophy.

Taylor is a seasoned tournament pro with more than $2 million in career tournament earnings, but this is her first tournament title here at SHRPO. We caught up with her after the final table to get her thoughts about the tournament win.

“I’m happy to win, it’s always nice to win a trophy you know,” said Taylor. She continued, “I can take it home to my daughter, she’ll love it, but she has a billion [softball] trophies,” said Taylor.

“It was tough, it was tough, it wasn’t easy. There were a lot of good players, and the structure was very deep so it took a long time. Every one was kind of grinding, and just re-doubling up,” said Taylor when she was asked about her journey through the final day of the tournament.

When she was asked what keeps bringing her back to the Seminole Hard Rock for tournament series she said, “It’s such a simple flight to get here, although I drove for the first time this time. I love all you guys on the staff, and just how well the tournaments are run – and you know I play a lot of mixed games and this is one of few spots where they offer a lot of different games.”

Congratulations to the champion of Event 41 – Esther Taylor!

Final Table Results:

1st: Esther Taylor – $59,825* + SHRPO trophy
2nd: Roman Hrabec – $50,000*
3rd: Nicholas Nieto – $25,070
4th: Andrei Mitsiuk – $16,100
5th: Daniel Navarette – $12,190
6th: John Dubois – $10,120
7th: Melad Marji – $8,740
8th: Daniella Suid – $7,705

*: denotes results of a two-way deal.

That concludes our coverage of Event 41, but there is still so much more action to follow along with, including the SHRPO Championship that is still in play. Stay here at seminolehardrockpokeropen.com for all of the live updates.

Event 41: Esther Taylor Wins After Two-Way Deal

$2,200 Five-Card Pot-Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 20:  15,000/30,000
Players Remaining:  2 of 115

Esther Taylor

The final two players have decided to chop to bring Event 41 to a close at the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open. Esther Taylor was declared the winner as the chip leader, and she was awarded the Seminole Hard Rock guitar pick trophy along with her prize money. Here is the prize money the final two players agreed to in the chop.

1st: Esther Taylor – $59,825
2nd: Roman Hrabec – $50,000

Stay tuned for a recap of the event with a winner’s interview and the full final table results.

Roman Hrabec

Event 41: Nicholas Nieto – 3rd Place ($25,070)

$2,200 Five-Card Pot-Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 20:  15,000/30,000
Players Remaining:  2 of 115

Nicholas Nieto

Nicholas Nieto was all in holding KhQh10h8c7h under the gun, and Esther Taylor had him covered with KsQdJsJh8d in the hole from the small blind.

The board was dealt 10s8s3hAs5c, and Nieto was eliminated in third place, good for $25,070. Taylor stacked up 1.7 million after collecting the pot.

Esther Taylor – 1,700,000 (56 bb)
Nicholas Nieto – Eliminated  in Third Place ($25,070) 

Event 41: Andrei Mitsiuk – 4th Place ($16,100)

$2,200 Five-Card Pot-Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 20:  15,000/30,000
Players Remaining:  3 of 115

Andrei Mitsiuk

All the cards except Andrei Mitsiuk’s were out on the table, and he was all in from the big blind, and Esther Taylor had him covered holding QcQhJs5c5h on the cutoff.

The final board read Qs7c7d5s6h, and Mitsiuk was eliminated in fourth place, good for $16,100. Taylor stacked up 1.48 million after collecting the pot.

Esther Taylor – 1,480,000 (39 bb)
Andrei Mitsiuk – Eliminated in Fourth Place ($16,100) 

 

Event 41: Daniel Navarrete – 5th Place ($12,190)

$2,200 Five-Card Pot-Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 20:  15,000/25,000
Players Remaining:  4 of 115

Daniel Navarrete

Daniel Navarrete got all in preflop on a short stack from the big blind, and Andrei Mitsiuk had him covered from the small blind. The two players cards:

Mitsiuk: AhQsJc10h10d
Navarrete: AcKs5c6h3h

Board: 9d9s8s6s7d

Navarrete was eliminated in fifth place, good for $12,190, and Mitsiuk stacked up 520,000 after collecting the pot thanks to the better straight.

Andrei Mitsiuk – 520,000 (32 bb)
Daniel Navarrete – Eliminated in Fifth Place ($12,190)