Event 1: Day 2 Table Draws

May Deep Stack Series
$350 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$150,000 Guaranteed
| Structure
Day 2 Blinds: 2,000/4,000 with a 4,000 ante
Players Remaining: 121 of 752

Flight A: 225 Entries, 34 Advanced
Flight B: 200 Entries, 33 Advanced
Flight C: 327 Entries, 54 Entries
Day 2: Sunday at 12pm

Day 2 table draws

Registration is open until the start of Day 2

FIRST NAMELAST NAMECHIP COUNTTABLESEAT
ARIELROSELLO QUINTANA81,000131
MICHAELTAIT168,000132
MARKSMITH334,000136
NIRPELEG378,000137
CHRISTOPHERNOMIKOS214,000143
WILLIEWIGGINS264,000144
ANDREWRUSSELL293,000148
DONALDWILLIAMS88,000182
ZACHARYMULLENNIX183,000184
JAYKLITZNER171,000185
ELIASNASSIF212,000186
JOHNGORSUCH99,000187
NISSIMGOZLAN167,000188
BENJAMINSRIQUI92,000189
DOUGLASLOVELACE219,000191
JOSHUARITTENBERG226,000193
KEVINSCAROLA144,000194
RAFAELGUILARTE JR132,000195
ALFREDOFERNANDEZ287,000196
JORGECUESTA270,000197
DAVIDMASLOWSKI239,000198
DOMENICOALBANO116,000201
AFTABSHAKOOR133,000202
KYLECARINO180,000203
SERGIOBRAGA85,000204
KATHLEENPAUTLER78,000205
MICHAELKOPJANSKI114,000206
DAVIDROCCA262,000207
MICHAELHARLEY196,000209
ORYHEN429,000211
JOSEPHTEIXEIRA320,000212
ERIKCHRISTENSEN446,000213
PAULBALZANO290,000214
EITANALOUSH280,000215
ANDrewwillis180,000216
JOSEPHMOSS141,000218
CHRISTOPHERYOUNG208,000219
THOMASPUCCIO160,000231
DANIELPEARLMAN180,000232
MICHAELORTIZ138,000233
JACOBOFERNANDEZ-HERNANDEZ106,000234
EDGARVARAS114,000235
MANNYPEREZ122,000236
JONATHANPINEDA269,000237
GUSTAVOLOPEZ199,000239
JOSEPHVILLACCI170,000241
ZACHARYHAMMONS288,000242
ANTONIOALBANES329,000243
JOHANNTIEMANN361,000244
ANTHONYRUTTLER106,000245
FREDERICODABUS222,000246
AARONKLAUSMAN480,000248
PAULAALIBRANDI90,000249
ALEKSANDRSHEVELEV213,000251
RICHARDPEREA181,000252
ZOLTANCZINKOTA39,000253
PREECHATAEPAKDEE169,000254
JASONMARSHMAN117,000255
JACKSHEA142,000257
BERNADETTECOUSTILLAS254,000258
ELLIOTTZAYDMAN70,000259
HORACIOCOLLIA151,000261
DANIDAYAN294,000263
STEWARTNEWMAN51,000264
HENRYBILLETE219,000266
JOHNVIDAL49,000267
CHARLESFLEURY126,000268
DAVIDHAIMES189,000269
MATTMILTON238,000281
DEREKALLEY192,000284
JORGERAMIREZ129,000285
ARTURTISHCHENKO250,000286
MATTHEWRIZAI115,000287
LAWRENCEDOWLING250,000288
JAMESHAMBURGER107,000289
RYANVAN SANFORD79,000293
STEVENPOLLACK225,000294
GABESACK73,000295
JAVIERSARACHE163,000296
ALEXANDERGOODRICH207,000297
ELMERDORMIDO87,000298
BENJAMINTHOMAS219,000299
SOLANGELUCAS82,000302
YAROSLAVNAKONECHNYY182,000303
CLAUDIOPIEDRABUENA165,000304
MICHAELGOLDFARB75,000305
JOSEPHBASSO66,000306
TRACYWHITE55,000307
MATTHEWYORRA244,000308
RICHARDDE CARVALHO SAUNDERS369,000311
MATTHEWZARCADOOLAS189,000312
JAIMETRAN338,000313
DEJANPETKOVIC61,000314
CESARFUENTES64,000315
STEVENSANZONE72,000316
JEFFCHARLTON94,000317
NICHOLASMAHABEE332,000318
JOSHUAWASSERMAN259,000331
LOUOJEDA146,000332
ADAMHOROWITZ444,000334
JOHN THANHNGUYEN141,000335
THOMASGARI179,000338
ALFREDOGUEVARA76,000339
MICHAELNEWMAN145,000341
MARCBROWN57,000343
DAVIDSHMUEL113,000344
WARRENJURKOWITZ155,000347
PHILIPCONSOLO334,000348
JOSEREYES180,000349
GUILLERMOREYES CARDOSO360,000352
CHRISTIANBAYER171,000353
ROBERTMANTIN173,000356
RICHARDLEGER105,000357
TRENTSMITH148,000358
SEAN SYEDSHAH418,000359
STEVENKARP83,000361
NICOLAS ALBERTOKOHAN87,000362
LUISNUNEZ92,000365
JASONATHERLEY156,000366
DAVIDWARD286,000367
VESELINKATRANDZHIEV149,000368

Event 1: Day 2 Chip Counts

May Deep Stack Series
$350 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$150,000 Guaranteed
| Structure
Day 2 Blinds: 2,000/4,000 with a 4,000 ante
Players Remaining: 121 of 752

Flight A: 225 Entries, 34 Advanced
Flight B: 200 Entries, 33 Advanced
Flight C: 327 Entries, 54 Entries
Day 2: Sunday at 12pm

Day 2 chip counts:

Registration is open until the start of Day 2

RANKFIRST NAMELAST NAMECHIP COUNTTABLESEAT
1AARONKLAUSMAN480,000248
2ERIKCHRISTENSEN446,000213
3ADAMHOROWITZ444,000334
4ORYHEN429,000211
5SEAN SYEDSHAH418,000359
6NIRPELEG378,000137
7RICHARDDE CARVALHO SAUNDERS369,000311
8JOHANNTIEMANN361,000244
9GUILLERMOREYES CARDOSO360,000352
10JAIMETRAN338,000313
11PHILIPCONSOLO334,000348
12MARKSMITH334,000136
13NICHOLASMAHABEE332,000318
14ANTONIOALBANES329,000243
15JOSEPHTEIXEIRA320,000212
16DANIDAYAN294,000263
17ANDREWRUSSELL293,000148
18PAULBALZANO290,000214
19ZACHARYHAMMONS288,000242
20ALFREDOFERNANDEZ287,000196
21DAVIDWARD286,000367
22EITANALOUSH280,000215
23JORGECUESTA270,000197
24JONATHANPINEDA269,000237
25WILLIEWIGGINS264,000144
26DAVIDROCCA262,000207
27JOSHUAWASSERMAN259,000331
28BERNADETTECOUSTILLAS254,000258
29ARTURTISHCHENKO250,000286
30LAWRENCEDOWLING250,000288
31MATTHEWYORRA244,000308
32DAVIDMASLOWSKI239,000198
33MATTMILTON238,000281
34JOSHUARITTENBERG226,000193
35STEVENPOLLACK225,000294
36FREDERICODABUS222,000246
37HENRYBILLETE219,000266
38DOUGLASLOVELACE219,000191
39BENJAMINTHOMAS219,000299
40CHRISTOPHERNOMIKOS214,000143
41ALEKSANDRSHEVELEV213,000251
42ELIASNASSIF212,000186
43CHRISTOPHERYOUNG208,000219
44ALEXANDERGOODRICH207,000297
45GUSTAVOLOPEZ199,000239
46MICHAELHARLEY196,000209
47DEREKALLEY192,000284
48MATTHEWZARCADOOLAS189,000312
49DAVIDHAIMES189,000269
50ZACHARYMULLENNIX183,000184
51YAROSLAVNAKONECHNYY182,000303
52RICHARDPEREA181,000252
53KYLECARINO180,000203
54DANIELPEARLMAN180,000232
55JOSEREYES180,000349
56ANDrewwillis180,000216
57THOMASGARI179,000338
58ROBERTMANTIN173,000356
59JAYKLITZNER171,000185
60CHRISTIANBAYER171,000353
61JOSEPHVILLACCI170,000241
62PREECHATAEPAKDEE169,000254
63MICHAELTAIT168,000132
64NISSIMGOZLAN167,000188
65CLAUDIOPIEDRABUENA165,000304
66JAVIERSARACHE163,000296
67THOMASPUCCIO160,000231
68JASONATHERLEY156,000366
69WARRENJURKOWITZ155,000347
70HORACIOCOLLIA151,000261
71VESELINKATRANDZHIEV149,000368
72TRENTSMITH148,000358
73LOUOJEDA146,000332
74MICHAELNEWMAN145,000341
75KEVINSCAROLA144,000194
76JACKSHEA142,000257
77JOSEPHMOSS141,000218
78JOHN THANHNGUYEN141,000335
79MICHAELORTIZ138,000233
80AFTABSHAKOOR133,000202
81RAFAELGUILARTE JR132,000195
82JORGERAMIREZ129,000285
83CHARLESFLEURY126,000268
84MANNYPEREZ122,000236
85JASONMARSHMAN117,000255
86DOMENICOALBANO116,000201
87MATTHEWRIZAI115,000287
88MICHAELKOPJANSKI114,000206
89EDGARVARAS114,000235
90DAVIDSHMUEL113,000344
91JAMESHAMBURGER107,000289
92JACOBOFERNANDEZ-HERNANDEZ106,000234
93ANTHONYRUTTLER106,000245
94RICHARDLEGER105,000357
95JOHNGORSUCH99,000187
96JEFFCHARLTON94,000317
97LUISNUNEZ92,000365
98BENJAMINSRIQUI92,000189
99PAULAALIBRANDI90,000249
100DONALDWILLIAMS88,000182
101ELMERDORMIDO87,000298
102NICOLAS ALBERTOKOHAN87,000362
103SERGIOBRAGA85,000204
104STEVENKARP83,000361
105SOLANGELUCAS82,000302
106ARIELROSELLO QUINTANA81,000131
107RYANVAN SANFORD79,000293
108KATHLEENPAUTLER78,000205
109ALFREDOGUEVARA76,000339
110MICHAELGOLDFARB75,000305
111GABESACK73,000295
112STEVENSANZONE72,000316
113ELLIOTTZAYDMAN70,000259
114JOSEPHBASSO66,000306
115CESARFUENTES64,000315
116DEJANPETKOVIC61,000314
117MARCBROWN57,000343
118TRACYWHITE55,000307
119STEWARTNEWMAN51,000264
120JOHNVIDAL49,000267
121ZOLTANCZINKOTA39,000253

Deep Stack Series Day 3 Schedule

Primary Event Schedule

11AM: Event 1C – $350 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)

  • $150,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 30,000 in chips
  • Day 1 levels last 40 minutes
  • Levels 15-26 last 60 minutes; Levels 27+ last 90 minutes
  • Late registration available until start of Day 2
  • $1,650 Main Event seat added to 1st place
  • Day 1 will end after Level 14 or Tournament Director discretion
  • Event 1 Structure Sheet

Secondary and Satellite Schedule

6PM: $250 Multi-Event Satellite (1-in-10)

  • 2 packages guaranteed
  • Package: $560 Event 3 seat; $1,650 Event 5 seat
  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips and 20-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Satellite Structure Sheet

Tournament updates from the $350/$150K opener, $560/$150K prelim and $1,650/$300K Main Event are provided courtesy of
PokerNews.com.

Event 1: Flight B Chip Counts

May Deep Stack Series
$350 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$150,000 Guaranteed
| Structure
Day 2 Blinds: 2,000/4,000 with a 4,000 ante
Players Remaining: 67 of 425

Flight A: 225 Entries, 34 Advanced
Flight B: 200 Entries, 33 Advanced
Flight C: Saturday at 11am
Day 2: Sunday at 12pm

Day 2 chip counts through Flight B:

RANKFIRST NAMELAST NAMECHIP COUNTTABLESEAT
1AARONKLAUSMAN480,000248
2ERIKCHRISTENSEN446,000213
3ORYHEN429,000211
4SEAN SYEDSHAH418,000359
5RICHARDDE CARVALHO SAUNDERS369,000311
6JAIMETRAN338,000313
7PHILIPCONSOLO334,000348
8JOSEPHTEIXEIRA320,000212
9PAULBALZANO290,000214
10ZACHARYHAMMONS288,000242
11ALFREDOFERNANDEZ287,000196
12DAVIDWARD286,000367
13EITANALOUSH280,000215
14JORGECUESTA270,000197
15JOSHUAWASSERMAN259,000331
16BERNADETTECOUSTILLAS254,000258
17ARTURTISHCHENKO250,000286
18JOSHUARITTENBERG226,000193
19STEVENPOLLACK225,000294
20HENRYBILLETE219,000266
21ALEKSANDRSHEVELEV213,000251
22ELIASNASSIF212,000186
23GUSTAVOLOPEZ199,000239
24MICHAELHARLEY196,000209
25DEREKALLEY192,000284
26MATTHEWZARCADOOLAS189,000312
27ZACHARYMULLENNIX183,000184
28YAROSLAVNAKONECHNYY182,000303
29KYLECARINO180,000203
30DANIELPEARLMAN180,000232
31JOSEREYES180,000349
32THOMASGARI179,000338
33ROBERTMANTIN173,000356
34JAYKLITZNER171,000185
35JOSEPHVILLACCI170,000241
36CLAUDIOPIEDRABUENA165,000304
37JAVIERSARACHE163,000296
38THOMASPUCCIO160,000231
39JASONATHERLEY156,000366
40WARRENJURKOWITZ155,000347
41VESELINKATRANDZHIEV149,000368
42TRENTSMITH148,000358
43LOUOJEDA146,000332
44MICHAELNEWMAN145,000341
45KEVINSCAROLA144,000194
46JACKSHEA142,000257
47MICHAELORTIZ138,000233
48AFTABSHAKOOR133,000202
49RAFAELGUILARTE JR132,000195
50JORGERAMIREZ129,000285
51CHARLESFLEURY126,000268
52MATTHEWRIZAI115,000287
53MICHAELKOPJANSKI114,000206
54RICHARDLEGER105,000357
55JOHNGORSUCH99,000187
56LUISNUNEZ92,000365
57PAULAALIBRANDI90,000249
58SERGIOBRAGA85,000204
59SOLANGELUCAS82,000302
60RYANVAN SANFORD79,000293
61KATHLEENPAUTLER78,000205
62ALFREDOGUEVARA76,000339
63MICHAELGOLDFARB75,000305
64GABESACK73,000295
65ELLIOTTZAYDMAN70,000259
66DEJANPETKOVIC61,000314
67JOHNVIDAL49,000267

Event 1: Flight A Chip Counts

May Deep Stack Series
$350 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$150,000 Guaranteed
| Structure
Day 2 Blinds: 2,000/4,000 with a 4,000 ante
Players Remaining: 34 of 225

Flight A: 225 Entries, 34 Advanced
Flight B: Friday at 11am
Flight C: Saturday at 11am
Day 2: Sunday at 12pm

Day 2 chip counts through Flight A:

RANKFIRST NAMELAST NAMECHIP COUNTTABLESEAT
1AARONKLAUSMAN480,000248
2ERIKCHRISTENSEN446,000213
3ORYHEN429,000211
4RICHARDDE CARVALHO SAUNDERS369,000311
5PHILIPCONSOLO334,000348
6JOSEPHTEIXEIRA320,000212
7BERNADETTECOUSTILLAS254,000258
8JOSHUARITTENBERG226,000193
9STEVENPOLLACK225,000294
10HENRYBILLETE219,000266
11GUSTAVOLOPEZ199,000239
12MICHAELHARLEY196,000209
13DEREKALLEY192,000284
14MATTHEWZARCADOOLAS189,000312
15ZACHARYMULLENNIX183,000184
16YAROSLAVNAKONECHNYY182,000303
17KYLECARINO180,000203
18THOMASGARI179,000338
19ROBERTMANTIN173,000356
20JAYKLITZNER171,000185
21THOMASPUCCIO160,000231
22JASONATHERLEY156,000366
23WARRENJURKOWITZ155,000347
24KEVINSCAROLA144,000194
25JACKSHEA142,000257
26AFTABSHAKOOR133,000202
27JORGERAMIREZ129,000285
28RICHARDLEGER105,000357
29LUISNUNEZ92,000365
30PAULAALIBRANDI90,000249
31SOLANGELUCAS82,000302
32RYANVAN SANFORD79,000293
33ALFREDOGUEVARA76,000339
34JOHNVIDAL49,000267

Deep Stack Series Day 2 Schedule

Primary Event Schedule

11AM: Event 1B – $350 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)

  • $150,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 30,000 in chips
  • Day 1 levels last 40 minutes
  • Levels 15-26 last 60 minutes; Levels 27+ last 90 minutes
  • Late registration available until start of Day 2
  • $1,650 Main Event seat added to 1st place
  • Day 1 will end after Level 14 or Tournament Director discretion
  • Event 1 Structure Sheet

Secondary and Satellite Schedule

6PM: $140 Multi-Event Satellite (1-in-10)

  • 4 packages guaranteed
  • Package: $350 Event 1 seat; $560 Event 3 seat; $330 in cash
  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips and 20-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Satellite Structure Sheet

Tournament updates from the $350/$150K opener, $560/$150K prelim and $1,650/$300K Main Event are provided courtesy of
PokerNews.com.

Deep Stack Series Day 1 Schedule

Primary Event Schedule

11AM: Event 1A – $350 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)

  • $150,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 30,000 in chips
  • Day 1 levels last 40 minutes
  • Levels 15-26 last 60 minutes; Levels 27+ last 90 minutes
  • Late registration available until start of Day 2
  • $1,650 Main Event seat added to 1st place
  • Day 1 will end after Level 14 or Tournament Director discretion
  • Event 1 Structure Sheet

Secondary and Satellite Schedule

6PM: $140 Multi-Event Satellite (1-in-10)

  • 4 packages guaranteed
  • Package: $350 Event 1 seat; $560 Event 3 seat; $330 in cash
  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips and 20-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Satellite Structure Sheet

Tournament updates from the $350/$150K opener, $560/$150K prelim and $1,650/$300K Main Event are provided courtesy of
PokerNews.com.

Event 1: Nick Ahmadi Breaks Through for the Trophy

2019 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 
Hollywood, Florida
Event 1
$570 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 2,958

Prize Pool: $1,479,000
April 4-8, 2019

Nick Ahmadi, Event 1 Champion

Event 1 of the 2019 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown pulled in a huge crowd to start the series. Nearly 3,000 entries joined and it took an extra day for Nick Ahamdi to earn the title, his first win after several close calls.

Ahmadi has a half dozen final table appearance, including last summer in the SHRPO Black Chip Bounty, and broke through this evening to take the title along with more than $200,000.

The tournament featured six starting flights and a $1,000,000 guaranteed prize pool. The 2,958 entries combined to push the prize pool up to $1,479,000 with the last 300 spots set to earn some cash.

Of those starting entries, we saw 423 return for Day 2 on Sunday and they quickly made it into the money before the first break. By the time Day 2 was complete, we had our final table ten set and SHRP regular Jeff Kessler was at the front of the pack.

It took a while to get some action on the extra day but soon four players would be sent to the rail in the first two levels. Gavin O’Rourke, Habib Jahangard, WSOP bracelet winner Arkadiy Tsinis, and Mohammed Tarkmani went out in quick succession and there was a brief discussion on ending the tournament right there with a deal.

But talks fell through, Ryan McKnight hit the rail soon after and Nathan Lee made a shocking exit. He was second in chips behind Kessler when the two mixed it up in the biggest pot of the tournament. After Lee and Allan Bieler were eliminated, Kessler had 70% of the chips in play at the three-handed table.

That’s where the good news ended for Kessler, former RRPO Seniors Event champion, as he sent doubles to both Ahmadi and Robert Pollmeier. He would fall out in third place to leave Ahmadi and Pollmeier heads-up with nearly identical stacks.

They counted them down, Ahmadi had a slight lead, and they decided to chop up the remaining prize pool down the middle. Each took home $209,977 while Ahmadi was crowned the Event 1 champion.

Final table results:

1st: Nick Ahmadi – $209,977 + Showdown trophy *
2nd: Robert Pollmeier – $209,977
3rd: Jeff Kessler – $108,780
4th: Allan Bieler – $91,328
5th: Nathan Lee – $74,320
6th: Ryan McKnight – $58,421
7th: Mohammed Tarkmani – $42,891
8th: Arkadiy Tsinis – $28,841
9th: Habib Jahangard – $20,706
10th: Gavin O’Rourke – $13,311
* – Denotes results of heads-up deal

Event 1: Nick Ahmadi Takes Title in Heads Up Deal

$570 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 36: 250,000/500,000 with a 500,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 2,958

Nick Ahmadi

After Jeff Kessler was eliminated, Nick Ahmadi and Robert Pollmeier decided to divide up the remaining prize pool right down the middle. Ahmadi held a small chip lead and was declared the winner.

It was a great comeback for the former short stack and both players walked away with $209,977.

Final table results:

1st: Nick Ahmadi – $209,977 + Showdown trophy *
2nd: Robert Pollmeier – $209,977
3rd: Jeff Kessler – $108,780
4th: Allan Bieler – $91,328
5th: Nathan Lee – $74,320
6th: Ryan McKnight – $58,421
7th: Mohammed Tarkmani – $42,891
8th: Arkadiy Tsinis – $28,841
9th: Habib Jahangard – $20,706
10th: Gavin O’Rourke – $13,311
* – Denotes results of heads-up deal

Robert Pollmeier

Event 1: Jeff Kessler – 3rd Place ($108,780)

$570 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 36: 250,000/500,000 with a 500,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 2,958

Jeff Kessler

Jeff Kessler opened to 1,250,000 from the small blind and Nick Ahmadi put him all in from the big. Kessler thought for a minuted and called for ~4,500,000.

Ahmadi: 6s6c
Kessler: Ad2h

Kessler needed to catch his small ace but blanked the Kh8c5h7c2d runout to go out in third place.

Nick Ahmadi – 30,525,000 (61 bb)
Jeff Kessler – Eliminated in 3rd Place ($108,780)