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Ben Lindemulder Wins $350 Deep Stack Outright, Scores $67,232 and $1,650 Seat

2017 Deep Stack Series
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, FL
Event 1
$350 Deep Stack
Entries: 1,029
Prize Pool: $308,700
May 18-22, 2017

(Hollywood, FL) — Ben Lindemulder played two pots that all but won him Event 1 of the 2017 Deep Stack Series at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino late Monday night. The $350 Deep Stack event drew a field of 1,029 entries and saw Lindemulder earn $67,232 along with a $1,650 seat in the $300,000 Deepest Stack event following an outright win.

The first pot Lindemulder left his mark on came early during 10-handed play on Day 3. There was five-way action on a kcqcjs board and Fernando Halec open-shoved having his four opponents covered. 2015 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Player of the Year Ory Hen called off the last of his roughly 1,900,000 chips and Lindemulder did the same except for about 2,400,000. Matthew Kuba folded and last to act was Sergio Perez who also called off. The quartet of players tabled their hands, Lindemulder having the best of it with ahtc. Halec and Hen each owned two pair while Perez was drawing to the nut straight. The turn and river improved no one and Broadway was best for Lindemulder. Halec and Hen hit the rail while Lindemulder raked a pot worth over 10,000,000 — a sizable portion of the 30,000,000 in play with six players then remaining.

From there, Lindemulder remained at the top of the counts before getting overtaken by eventual third-place finisher Jeff Charlton. It was short lived, though, as the duo played a huge pot late in the day.

Lindemulder raised the button and Charlton three-bet. Lindemuler came along for the ride and the pair kept the action on going on the flop and turn. With about 9,000,000 in the middle, Charlton, who had Lindemulder covered at the time, shoved the river. Lindemulder called off 6,600,000 and promptly turned over a full house. He was best as Charlton showed top pair and the hand earned Lindemulder a pot equivalent to 150 big blinds. Charlton went on to finish third a few hands later.

In true dominant fashion, it was kings that earned Lindemulder the title when he bested the ace-three of Martin Markov after about an hour of heads-up play.

The Deep Stack Series opener boasted 30,000-chip starting stacks along with 40-, 60- and 90-minute levels. There was plenty of play for the massive field that turned out over the event’s three starting flights. Joining Lindemulder in the money were Michelle Shaw, Seminole Hard Rock Poker team member Stewart Newman, Michael Newman, Daren Stabinski and Evan Teitelbaum.

Lindemulder, originally from Grand Rapids, MI, is 27 years old and resides in Pompano Beach where he is self-employed. This marks his third tournament cash in Hollywood, first victory and largest career score to date.

The 2017 Deep Stack Series runs daily now through May 29th. There are a total of seven events each awarding a guitar trophy to their champion. Headlining the festivities is the $1,650 buy-in, $300,000 guaranteed Deepest Stack event. With 50,000 starting chips and 40-, 60- and 90-minute levels, it too provides no shortage of play.

Deep Stack Series Schedule

Event 1 final results:

1st: Ben Lindemulder – $67,232 + $1,650 Seat
2nd: Martin Markov – $40,630
3rd: Jeff Charlton – $24,808
4th: Matthew Kuba – $20,868
5th: Chas Samuel – $17,231
6th: James Hamburger – $14,048
7th: Fernando Halac – $11,320
8th: Sergio Perez – $8,744
9th: Ory Hen – $6,167
10th: Edward McNamara – $4,197
11th: Gregory Roy – $3,637
12th: Nick Chiapetta – $3,637
13th: Steven Cardarelli – $2,576
14th: Howard Mash – $2,576
15th: Jacob Snider – $2,576
16th: Vladimir Kovalchuk – $1,667
17th: Jeffrey Antley – $1,667
18th: Camilo Manrique Huizi – $1,667
19th: Paul Balzano – $1,364
20th: Martin Culotta – $1,364
21st: Michael Wojcieszek – $1,364
22nd: Thomas Gari – $1,364
23rd: Eriberuto Uehara – $1,364
24th: Ido Ashkenazi – $1,364
25th: Derek Alley – $1,364
26th: Angelo Miele – $1,364
27th: Yao Zhao – $1,364
28th: Kemhall Grant – $1,182
29th: Barton Taylor – $1,182
30th: Ariel Rosello Quintana – $1,182
31st: Earl Carroll – $1,182
32nd: Christopher Boyle – $1,182
33rd: Scott Zakheim – $1,182
34th: Reinaldo Troconis Trutschel – $1,182
35th: Brian Breen – $1,182
36th: Steven Bennett – $1,182
37th: Jonathan Brody – $1,061
38th: Dennis Rodriguez – $1,061
39th: Raminder Singh – $1,061
40th: Jonathan Jiminez – $1,061
41st: Umberto Ferrauto- $1,061
42nd: Joseph Marzilli – $1,061
43rd: David Nowling – $1,061
44th: Robert Womack – $1,061
45th: Georgia Felger – $1,061
46th: Francis Margaglione – $940
47th: Alisa Yuanglamyai – $940
48th: Daren Stabinski – $940
49th: Evan Teitelbaum – $940
50th: Alberto Niebla – $940
51st: Michael Tait – $940
52nd: Jacquelyn Scott – $940
53rd: Craig Bagon – $940
54th: Anthony Ruberto – $940
55th: Bret McCown – $849
56th: Alejandro Rosazles Saez – $849
57th: Artem Maksimov – $849
58th: Andrew Thompson – $849
59th: Robyn Marshman – $849
60th: Haim Toorgeman – $849
61st: Gui Van – $849
62nd: Homero Molina – $849
63rd: Kevin Curran – $849
64th: Changfei Cui – $758
65th: Robert Hodson – $758
66th: Jeffrey Dodson – $758
67th: Marcin Plewinski – $758
68th: Coskun Yalcin – $758
69th: Cesar Fuentes – $758
70th: Fariborz Zojaji – $758
71st: Bret Hood – $758
72nd: Michael Newman – $758
73rd: Michael Lopez – $697
74th: Christopher Acosta – $697
75th: Theo Prystal – $697
76th: Dimitry Agrachov – $697
77th: Matthew Smith – $697
78th: Matthew Zarcadoolas – $697
79th: Frank Sinopoli – $697
80th: Stewart Newman – $697
81st: Scott Menard – $697
82nd: Bradley Hinson – $637
83rd: Peter Jacobson – $637
84th: Michelle Shah – $637
85th: Jonathan Gold – $637
86th: Kenneth Bruno – $637
87th: David Ward – $637
88th: Nagui Yassa – $637
89th: Domenico Albano – $637
90th: Jeffrey Cohen – $637
91st: Jason Young – $606
92nd: Victor Nassif – $606
93rd: Carlo Rodriguez – $606
94th: Amir Baron – $606
95th: Darryle Price – $606
96th: John Depersio – $606
97th: Christopher Brown – $606
98th: Veselin Katrandzhiev – $606
99th: Thomas Coates – $606
100th: Christen Landry – $606

Event 1: Ben Lindemulder Picks Up Kings, Wins Deep Stack Opener ($67,232); Martin Markov Eliminated in 2nd Place ($40,630)

Event 1: $350 Deep Stack ($150,000 Gtd, $1,650 Seat Added)
Level 32: 100,000/200,000/25,000
Players Remaining: 1/1,029

Ben Lindemulder

Martin Markov limped the button and Ben Lindemulder made it 600,000 from the big blind. Markov shoved for about 2,750,000 and Lindemulder snapped.

Lindemulder: kskd
Markov: ah2s

Runout: 9s5s4d2d8h

The kings held and Markov was eliminated in second place earning $40,630. For the win, Lindemulder earned $67,232 along with a $1,650 seat in the $300,000 guaranteed Deepest Stack.

A full report on the tournament will be posted shortly. In the meantime, here’s a look at the final table results:

Martin Markov

1st: Ben Lindemulder – $67,232 + $1,650 Seat
2nd: Martin Markov – $40,630
3rd: Jeff Charlton – $24,808
4th: Matthew Kuba – $20,868
5th: Chas Samuel – $17,231
6th: James Hamburger – $14,048
7th: Fernando Halac – $11,320
8th: Sergio Perez – $8,744
9th: Ory Hen – $6,167
10th: Edward McNamara – $4,197

Event 1: Ben Lindemulder Doubles in Huge Pot Versus Jeff Charlton

Event 1: $350 Deep Stack ($150,000 Gtd, $1,650 Seat Added)
Level 31: 75,000/150,000/25,000
Players Remaining: 3/1,029

Ben Lindemulder

Ben Lindemulder raised the button to 400,000 and Jeff Charlton three-bet to 1,000,000 from the big blind. Lindemulder called.

Flop: tc5d3s

Charlton lead for 1,200,000. Lindemulder called.

Turn: tc5d3s3d

Charlton lead for 2,300,000. Lindemulder called.

River: tc5d3s3d3h

With a huge pot already built, Charlton jammed. Lindemulder, who held 6,600,000 and was covered, snapped off.

Lindemulder: 5s5h
Charlton: acth

“What do you have?” Charlton asked unable to read the hand at first.

Fives-full.

“That’s a really nice hand,” Charlton said mucking his top pair top kicker.

The dealer verified Lindemulder’s all-in call of 6,600,000 and Charlton shipped a massive pot across the table.

Ben Lindemulder – 22,500,000
Jeff Charlton – 3,550,000

Event 1: The Three-Handed Scene

Event 1: $350 Deep Stack ($150,000 Gtd, $1,650 Seat Added)
Level 30: 60,000/120,000/20,000
Players Remaining: 3/1,029

Seat 1: Ben Lindemulder, Seat 2: Martin Markov, Seat 3: Jeff Charlton

The 30,870,000 chips in play account for 257 big blinds. Divided between the final three players that accounts for an average stack of 85 big blinds. That, pair with the fact that levels are 90 minutes, is making for slow going short-handed. Per the structure sheet, after the 3rd-place finisher busts, heads-up levels will be 30 minutes.

1st – $67,232 + $1,650 seat
2nd – $40,630
3rd – $24,808

Event 1: Matthew Kuba Eliminated in 4rd Place ($20,868)

Event 1: $350 Deep Stack ($150,000 Gtd, $1,650 Seat Added)
Level 30: 60,000/120,000/20,000
Players Remaining: 3/1,029

Matthew Kuba

Ben Lindemulder opened the cutoff for 300,000 and Matthew Kuba three-bet all-in for 2,165,000 from the button. It was on Martin Markov in the small blind and he shoved for slightly more. Jeff Charlton folded his big blind and Lindebulder gave it up. Kuba was at risk and behind.

Markov: jsjc
Kuba: ac8s

Runout: kcqdtdasqh

Kuba was drawing dead after the turn. He was eliminated in third place at the hands of Markov.

Martin Markov – 4,930,000
Matthew Kuba – Eliminated in 4th Place ($20,868)

Event 1: Jeff Charlton Bets 2.5 Million on the River

Event 1: $350 Deep Stack ($150,000 Gtd, $1,650 Seat Added)
Level 30: 60,000/120,000/20,000
Players Remaining: 4/1,029

Jeff Charlton bets 2,500,000 on the river

Jeff Charlton raised the small blind to 285,000 and Ben Lindemulder defended his big blind.

Flop: qh7h5d

Charlton lead for 325,000 and Lindemulder called.

Turn: qh7h5d4s

Charlton lead for 500,000. Lindemulder raised to 1,500,000. Charlton called.

River: qh7h5d4s2s

Charlton lead for 2,500,000. Lindemulder spent a minute or two in the tank, but folded. Charlton took the pot and the chip lead.

Jeff Charlton – 14,120,000
Ben Lindemulder – 10,700,000

Event 1: Dinner Break

Event 1: $350 Deep Stack ($150,000 Gtd, $1,650 Seat Added)
Heading to Level 30: 60,000/120,000/20,000
Players Remaining: 4/1,029

The remaining four players are on a 30-minute dinner break. Cards go back in the air at roughly 7:55pm.

1st – $67,232
2nd – $40,630
3rd – $24,808
4th – $20,868

5th: Chas Samuel – $17,231
6th: James Hamburger – $14,048
7th: Fernando Halac – $11,320
8th: Sergio Perez – $8,744
9th: Ory Hen – $6,167
10th: Edward McNamara – $4,197

Event 1: Matthew Kuba Forced to Show Ten High

Event 1: $350 Deep Stack ($150,000 Gtd, $1,650 Seat Added)
Level 29: 50,000/100,000/15,000
Players Remaining: 4/1,029

Matthew Kuba raised the button to 225,000 and Jeff Charlton called from the big blind. The flop fell 5d4h3c and both players checked.

The turn was the 9h and Charlton lead for 220,000. Kuba called.

The river fell the qh and Charlton checked. Kuba bet 375,000 and Charlton nearly beat him into the pot announcing, “Call.”

Kuba turned over td7d for ten-high and he surrendered the pot to Charlton’s 9c5c two pair. Charlton took the pot and moved closer to Ben Lindemulder’s chip lead.

Matthew Kuba – 2,315,000

Event 1: Matthew Kuba Finds a Fold Versus Jeff Charlton

Event 1: $350 Deep Stack ($150,000 Gtd, $1,650 Seat Added)
Level 29: 50,000/100,000/15,000
Players Remaining: 4/1,029

Jeff Charlton was in the big blind and lead into Matthew Kuba on the button. The flop was out and it laid td8s2h. Kuba raised to 2,000,000 and Charlton shoved. Kuba was covered with only about 2,800,000 behind. He spent a few minutes in the tank thinking out loud about whether Charlton had aces.

Kuba folded and the table questioned he in fact folded queens.

“No,” Kuba said. “Queens I would have called.”

Charlton flashed qsqc as he raked the pot.

Jeff Charlton rakes in a pot full of red 100,000 chips

Jeff Charlton – 10,500,000
Matthew Kuba – 2,850,000

Event 1: Ben Lindemulder Grows, Martin Markov Shrinks

Event 1: $350 Deep Stack ($150,000 Gtd, $1,650 Seat Added)
Level 28: 40,000/80,000/10,000
Players Remaining: 4/1,029

The board was dealt through the river — kdqcjd3dkc. Ben Lindemulder was in the small blind and Martin Markov was under the gun. Lindemulder checked and Markov bet 450,000. It was back on Lindemulder and he raised to 1,500,000. Markov made a painstaking call and saw the bad news.

Lindemulder: ksqd for kings full

Markov flashed a king and his cards hit the muck.

Ben Lindemulder – 14,400,000
Martin Markov – 2,700,000

Event 1: No Deal

Event 1: $350 Deep Stack ($150,000 Gtd, $1,650 Seat Added)
Level 28: 40,000/80,000/10,000
Players Remaining: 4/1,029

The final four players checked out the deal figures. The chip counts and amended payouts broke down to the following:

Ben Lindemulder – 12,480,000
Jeff Charlton – 6,775,000
Martin Markov – 6,440,000
Matthew Kuba – 5,2000

1st – $49,208 + Trophy and seat
2nd – $36,253
3rd – $35,401
4th – $32,676

After a brief, civil, conversation, they decided to play on. With that, deal talk ended and Level 28 resumed.

Event 1: Chas Samuel Eliminated in 5th Place ($17,231)

Event 1: $350 Deep Stack ($150,000 Gtd, $1,650 Seat Added)
Level 28: 40,000/80,000/10,000
Players Remaining: 4/1,029

Chas Samuel

Jeff Charlton raised under the gun to 205,000. It folded to Chas Samuel — the tournament short stack — in the small blind. He called and Martin Markov folded the big blind and Charlton was heads up with Samuel.

Flop: tc7c2s

Samuel checked. Charlton bet and Samuel check-jammed for about 1,550,000. Charlton snapped and Samuel was at risk.

Charlton: qcqd for an overpair
Samuel: jsth for top pair

Turn and River: 5d5h

Charlton won the pot and Samuel was eliminated in fifth place.

Jeff Charlton – 6,775,000
Chas Samuel – Eliminated in 5th place ($17,231)

Event 1: James Hamburger Eliminated in 6th Place ($14,048)

Event 1: $350 Deep Stack ($150,000 Gtd, $1,650 Seat Added)
Level 28: 40,000/80,000/10,000
Players Remaining: 5/1,029

James Hamburger

On a board of kh9s3htc, James Hamburger got caught bluffing holding adqc. Unfortunately for Hamburger, he was caught while all-in for his last roughly 2,125,000 and chip leader Ben Lindemulder had him behind with td9d for two pair. Hamburger had outs, but the river 8h wasn’t one of them.

Hamburger made his displeasure with his play known as he hit the rail sixth.

Ben Lindemulder – 10,850,000
James Hamburger – Eliminated in 6th place ($14,048)

Event 1: Martin Markov Doubles through Chas Samuel

Event 1: $350 Deep Stack ($150,000 Gtd, $1,650 Seat Added)
Level 28: 40,000/80,000/10,000
Players Remaining: 6/1,029

The flop was 7c7h6s and Martin Markov had 2,135,000 in the middle at risk. Markov owned the best of it with acah versus the 9c8c of Chas Samuel

Turn and River: jhjd

Markov’s aces held and he doubled through Samuel.

Martin Markov – 4,925,000
Chas Samuel – 1,400,000

Event 1: Updated Chip Counts

Event 1: $350 Deep Stack ($150,000 Gtd, $1,650 Seat Added)
Level 28: 40,000/80,000/10,000
Players Remaining: 6/1,029

Ben Lindemulder’s 10,000,000 chips

Seat 1: — empty —
Seat 2: Ben Lindemulder – 10,765,000
Seat 3: — empty —
Seat 4: Matthew Kuba – 5,455,000
Seat 5: — empty —
Seat 6: James Hamburger – 2,450,000
Seat 7: Chas Samuel –2,920,000
Seat 8: Martin Markov – 2,810,000
Seat 9: Jeff Charlton – 6,430,000
Seat 10: — empty —

1st – $67,232
2nd – $40,630
3rd – $24,808
4th – $20,868
5th – $17,231
6th – $14,048
7th: Fernando Halac – $11,320
8th: Sergio Perez – $8,744
9th: Ory Hen – $6,167
10th: Edward McNamara – $4,197

Event 1: Queens Good for Ben Lindemulder

Event 1: $350 Deep Stack ($150,000 Gtd, $1,650 Seat Added)
Level 27: 30,000/60,000/10,000
Players Remaining: 6/1,029

Jeff Charlton raised the small blind to 135,000. Ben Lindemulder was in the big blind and three-bet to 300,000. Charlton called and the big stacks at the table were in a heads-up pot.

Flop: 9c8s3s

Charlton checked and Lindemulder bet 200,000. Charlton called.

Turn: 9c8s3sas

Both players checked.

River: 9c8s3sas3d

Charlton checked a third time. Lindemulder bet 400,000 and Charlton quickly called. Lindemulder flipped over qsqh and Charlton mucked.

Ben Lindemulder – 11,250,000
Jeff Charlton – 6,100,000