Brian Hall Wins Event 15 of the 2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Outright for $128,230

2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 15
$1,100 Deep Stack NLH (Single Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 744
Prize Pool: $721,680
April 21, 2021

2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Event 15 Champion Brian Hall

Event 15 of the 2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown was the $1,100 Deep Stack NLH (Single Re-Entry). A field of 744 entries left the previous record high of 556 in the dust. The guaranteed prize pool of $100,000 was more than septupled, as the field generated a prize pool of $721,680.

Almost 18 hours after the tournament began, it was Brian Hall who outlasted the field, earning the outright victory for $128,230.

After beginning the final table in the middle of the pack, Hall mostly stayed out of the way while the shorter stack fell on by one. With four players remaining, Hall got involved and found himself needing help to survive, all in with second pair after the flop against top pair. However, a lucky river card vaulted Hall into the lead and he never gave it up from there.

This marked Hall’s first cash at the Seminole Hard Rock and his largest career poker tournament score accoring to the Hendon Mob database.

PlaceFirst NameLast NamePrize Amount
1BrianHall$128,230
2StephenSong$85,850
3NadyaMagnus$63,320
4KyleBirdwell$47,210
5JasonObinger$35,595
6AndrewBrinkley$27,640
7ZacharyGutierrez$20,925
8JewookOh$14,600
9JoonPark$14,600
10JasonEarhart$11,150
11KennethNeri$11,150
12RonnieDay$11,150
13ArielMantel$8,305
14DavShun Lin$8,305
15KyryloKobzyev$6,790
16GregoryMarcus$6,790
17JoeyWeissman$5,620
18TommyTram$5,620
19MichaelHorchoff$5,620
20ShawnLucas$5,620
21JasonBregger$4,710
22MatthewZarcadoolas$4,710
23MarkCannon$4,710
24JohnGordon$4,710
25DrewO'Connell$3,995
26SpencerChamplin$3,995
27VincentPontrello$3,995
28EndriFoto$3,995
29CharleyChoe$3,995
30StephenCleghorn$3,995
31MaxxDansky$3,995
32KatieLindsay$3,995
33AlanHamza$3,430
34MarkGuariglia$3,430
35EbrahimFigueroa Noboa$3,430
36CarlosMatos Erarte$3,430
37DenisSnyder$3,430
38DavidBerman$3,430
39AllenFarris$3,430
40PaulCamby$3,430
41JerryWong$2,985
42DrakePitoniak$2,985
43DavidMacDonald Jr.$2,985
44JonahMiller$2,985
45JesseCohen$2,985
46JosephHenry$2,985
47OsmanySaldanas$2,985
48KiloKrahn$2,985
49SergioAlvez Sandoval$2,630
50JamesCalderaro$2,630
51RodneyTurvin$2,630
52JorgeMartinez$2,630
53EvanTeitelbaum$2,630
54YobrahinLarez Sanchez$2,630
55SebastiaanDe Jonge$2,630
56JoshuaCranfill$2,630
57DominqueTerzian$2,350
58DavidCastranova$2,350
59BenjaminEctor$2,350
60MichaelAcevedo Sanchez$2,350
61AleksandrDenisov$2,350
62MichaelRossitto$2,350
63AndresJeckeln$2,350
64GaryHerstein$2,350
65MichaelWang$2,125
66AdamAsbury$2,125
67GaryGelman$2,125
68RalphMassey$2,125
69ArtemZverkhovskyy$2,125
70VineetPahuja$2,125
71DavidMcGowan$2,125
72JorgeAristizabal$2,125
73ShuntakYeung$1,950
74AndrewWilliams$1,950
75JamesMackey$1,950
76MarcoLeonelli$1,950
77MatthewCosentino$1,950
78DapreeschScates$1,950
79IvanSelimov$1,950
80MarcusEl Hauick$1,950
81RobertNoel$1,810
82JacobFerro$1,810
83CamiloManrique Huizi$1,810
84RyanYu$1,810
85NicolasYunis$1,810
86AndrewCampbell$1,810
87BorisKolev$1,810
88ChristopherMurzanski$1,810
89NipunJava$1,710
90ChadReynolds$1,710
91DavidBrookshire$1,710
92AaronMassey$1,710
93ZacharyGruneberg$1,710

Event 15: Brian Hall Wins! ($128,230); Stephen Song Eliminated in 2nd Place ($85,850)

$1,100 Deep Stack NLH (Single Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 31: 75,000/150,000 with a 150,000 ante
Players Remaining: 1 of 744

Brian Hall – Event 15 Champion

Brian Hall limped from the button and Stephen Song checked his option in the big blind.

They checked to the turn of a 5c4d6s6c board where Song ended up all in for about 2,600,000 with 10h6d for trip sixes, but trailed Hall’s 8s7d for a flopped eight-high straight.

The river was the Kh, safe for Hall to earn the outright victory for $128,230.

Stephen Song finished runner-up for $85,850.

Stephen Song – 2nd Place

Event 15: Nadya Magnus – 3rd Place ($63,320)

$1,100 Deep Stack NLH (Single Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 29: 50,000/100,000 with a 100,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 744

Nadya Magnus – 3rd Place

Nadya Magnus limped from the small blind, Brian Hall raised to 375,000 from the big blind, Magnus reraised all in for 2,325,000 and Hall tanked for a bit before he called.

Magnus: QhQd
Hall: As9h

The board came down Ah5c5d7hJh, giving Hall aces and fives to eliminate Magnus in third place.

Brian Hall – 9,400,000 (88 bb)
Stephen Song – 5,125,000 (51 bb)
Nadya Magnus – Eliminated in 3rd Place ($63,320)

Event 15: Kyle Birdwell – 4th Place ($47,210)

$1,100 Deep Stack NLH (Single Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 28: 50,000/75,000 with a 75,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 744

Kyle Birdwell – 4th Place

Kyle Birdwell raised from under the gun and Brian Hall called from the big blind.

The flop was 6s7hJd and Hall checked to Birdwell who continued for 300,000. Hall check-raised all in for 3,080,000 and Birdwell thought for a bit before he called with KsJs for a pair of jacks, leading Hall’s 7d4c for a pair of sevens.

The 9h turn kept Birdwell ahead, but the river was the 7c to give Hall trips to double into the chip lead.

Brian Hall – 6,400,000 (85 bb)
Kyle Birdwell – 655,000 (9 bb)

The following hand, Nadya Magnus raised from the button and Birdwell committed his remaining 580,000 from the big blind. Magnus called.

Magnus: Ah8c
Birdwell: Kh10c

The board ran out 4hQs8s9sQh, no help to Birdwell, ending his run in fourth place.

Nadya Magnus – 2,175,000 (29 bb)
Kyle Birdwell – Eliminated in 4th Place ($47,210)