Scott Matejka Wins Event 16 of the 2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open After Heads-Up Deal

2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 16
$600 Limit Omaha 8 (Freeze-Out)
Entries: 111
Prize Pool:  $58,275
July 29, 2021

2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Event 16 Champion Scott Matejka

Event 16 of the 2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open was a $600 Limit Omaha 8 (Freeze-Out). A field of 111 players generated a prize pool of $58,275.

A heads-up deal was reached between the final two players and as the chip leader at the time, Scott Matejka was the official winner. The Kissimmee, FL native doesn’t play in many tournaments, but was obviously thrilled with the result tonight.

“I don’t usually play tournaments,” admitted Matejka afterward. “I usually play small stakes cash, so this is definitely the biggest result I’ve ever had.”

Matejka topped a tough final table that included multiple SHRP trophy winners Gabe Ramos and Phil Hui.

PlaceFirst NameLast NamePrize Amount
1ScottMatejka$15,108*
2DannyChang$13,002*
3NicolasMilgrom$6,470
4GabeRamos$4,225
5AveryBloom$3,265
6MichaelRosenberg$2,680
7PhilHui$2,275
8MatthewZazaian$1,980
9MikeHugenot$1,700
10JohnHolley$1,700
11ScottBaumstein$1,545
12GermanQuintero$1,545
13DavidShmuel$1,390
14SandySanchez$1,390

*denotes heads-up deal

Event 16: We Have a Deal!

$600 Limit Omaha 8 (Freeze-Out)
Structure | Payouts
Level 24:  30,000/60,000 Limits
Players Remaining:  2 of 111

2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Event 16 Champion Scott Matejka

Before heads-up play began, the players agreed to look at the numbers for a deal and quickly reached an agreement.

Here were their chip counts at the time:

Scott Matejka – 1,100,000 (18 big bets)
Danny Chang – 565,000 (9 big bets)

Here were the resulting payouts:

Scott Matejka – $15,108
Danny Chang – $13,002

As the chip leader, Scott Matejka is the official winner of Event 16 of the 2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open.

A summary of the event will be posted later tonight.

Danny Chang – 2nd Place

Event 16: Nicolas Milgrom – 3rd Place ($6,470)

$600 Limit Omaha 8 (Freeze-Out)
Structure | Payouts
Level 24:  30,000/60,000 Limits
Players Remaining:  2 of 111

Nicolas Milgrom – 3rd Place

The pattern during Level 24 was simply this: Danny Chang would double through Nicolas Milgrom, and then Chang would get scooped by Scott Matejka. This happened four times until it got to the point where Chang overtook Milgrom in chips before eliminating him.

Matejka raised from the button, Milgrom called from the small blind and Chang called from the big blind.

The flop was Qd7h6d and Milgrom checked to Chang who bet. Matejka got out of the way and Milgrom committed his remaining chips.

Chang: AhQs6h5d
Milgrom: Ks9h4s3h

Chang had queens and sixes with a solid low draw, while Milgrom had the better low draw but no high hand at this point.

The Kh turn and 4h river completed the board, giving both players a flush, but Chang scooped the pot with the nut flush and a 7-6 low to eliminate Milgrom in third place.

Danny Chang – 565,000 (9 big bets)
Nicolas Milgrom – Eliminated in 3rd Place ($6,470)

Event 16: Gabe Ramos – 4th Place ($4,225)

$600 Limit Omaha 8 (Freeze-Out)
Structure | Payouts
Level 23:  25,000/50,000 Limits
Players Remaining:  3 of 111

Gave Ramos – 4th Place

Gabe Ramos raised all in from the button for 37,000, Scott Matejka reraised to 50,000 from the small blind and Nicolas Milgrom called from the big blind.

The flop was 10dJs10c, Matejka bet and Milgrom called.

The turn was the Qc and both checked.

The river was the 4s, Matejka bet and Milgrom folded.

Matejka tabled QdQs4c3h for queens full of tens, besting Ramos’ Ac7h6s2h to eliminate Ramos in fourth place.

Scott Matejka – 765,000 (15 big bets)
Gabe Ramos – Eliminated in 4th Place ($4,225)