Long Nguyen Takes Down Event 18 of the 2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Outright for $19,605

2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 18
$600 Pot Limit Omaha 8 (Single Re-Entry)
Entries: 140
Prize Pool:  $73,500
July 31, 2021

2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Event 18 Champion Long Nguyen

Event 18 of the 2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open was a $600 Pot Limit Omaha 8 (Single Re-Entry). A field of 140 entries took part and created a prize pool of $73,500.

The tournament lasted just about 16 hours and outlasting the field was Long Nguyen, winning outright for $19,605.

PlaceFirst NameLast NamePrize Amount
1LongNguyen$19,605
2JohnCernuto$13,140
3HalRotholz$7,790
4StewartYancik$4,780
5VadimKostenko$3,640
6SunKwak$3,085
7StephenWilkins$2,680
8GeorgeLinkenback$2,280
9SamuelSternfield$1,955
10ZacharyMilchman$1,955
11MikeBeasley$1,730
12ClaudangeloBeaudouin$1,730
13BrandonBerkenfeld$1,625
14YuvalBronshtein$1,625
15StevenRoth$1,520
16MatthewHiggins$1,520
17MannyMinaya$1,420
18FrankieO'Dell$1,420

Event 18: Long Nguyen Wins! ($19,605); “Miami” John Cernuto Eliminated in 2nd Place ($13,140)

$600 Pot Limit Omaha 8 (Single Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 28:  30,000/60,000
Players Remaining:  1 of 140

2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Event 18 Champion Long Nguyen

“Miami” John Cernuto found two doubles with his decimated stack before ultimately finishing runner-up.

Cernuto raised all in from the button for 160,000 and Nguyen called from the big blind.

Cernuto: KdJh4s2c
Nguyen: Ah8d7d7s

The board ran out 10h8c5c2sQs, giving Nguyen a pair of eights with an 8-7 low to scoop the pot, winning the tournament outright for $19,605.

Cernuto finished runner-up for $13,140, his second runner-up showing of the series.

Long Nguyen – 2,100,000 (35 bb)
“Miami” John Cernuto – Eliminated in 2nd Place ($13,140)

“Miami” John Cernuto – 2nd Place

Event 18: Another Double for Long Nguyen to Take a Massive Lead

$600 Pot Limit Omaha 8 (Single Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 28:  30,000/60,000
Players Remaining:  2 of 140

“Miami” John Cernuto raised from the button and Long Nguyen called from the big blind.

The flop was 10d4d6h and Nguyen checked to Cernuto who bet. Nguyen check-raised the pot and Cernuto called after a few moments.

The turn was the 10c, Nguyen shoved for roughly 480,000 and Cernuto thought for a while.

“There’s too much in there, have to call,” said Cernuto. “Do you have a ten?”

“Yeah,” said Nguyen, as he showed AhJs10s2c for trip tens with the nut low draw.

“Oh wow, you have me dead,” replied Cernuto, as he showed AdKh4c3s.

Only a deuce would chop the pot, but the 5c river was no help to Cernuto, locking up the massive pot for Nguyen.

Long Nguyen – 2,060,000 (34 bb)
John Cernuto – 40,000 (< 1 bb)

Event 18: Long Nguyen Doubles Up

$600 Pot Limit Omaha 8 (Single Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 28:  30,000/60,000
Players Remaining:  2 of 140

On the turn of a JcKd7s4h, Long Nguyen was all in for about 450,000 from the button with QcQh10h9h for a pair of queens with a few straight draws.

Meanwhile, “Miami” John Cernuto had Kc8d5c4d for kings and fours with his own straight draw.

The river was the 10d, giving Nguyen a king-high straight to double up.

John Cernuto – 1,080,000 (18 bb)
Lon gNguyen – 1,020,000 (17 bb)

Event 18: Hal Rotholz – 3rd Place ($7,790)

$600 Pot Limit Omaha 8 (Single Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 28:  30,000/60,000
Players Remaining:  2 of 140

Hal Rotholz (right) sees John Cernuto (left) hit the river

Following a flop of Jh8s4s, Hal Rotholz was all in for 285,000 from the big blind against “Miami” John Cernuto in the small blind.

Roltholz: QhQs8h7c
Cernuto: Ac6c5s2s

Cernuto had all the draws, while Rotholz had a pair of queens and needed to fade a lot to survive.

The turn was the 8d, improving Rotholz to trip eights.

The river was the 3s, though, giving Cernuto a flush along with the nut low, eliminating Rotholz in third place.

John Cernuto – 1,400,000 (23 bb)
Long Nguyen – 700,000 (12 bb)
Hal Rotholz – Eliminated in 3rd Place ($7,790)