Event 21: Phil Hui Wins Outright for $41,440

2019 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 
Hollywood, Florida
Event 21
$2,200 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Entries: 56
Prize Pool: $112,000
April 14-15, 2019

Phil Hui

Phil Hui is the Pot Limit Omaha champion following a win in Event 21 of the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown. Hui defeated a strong field of 56 entries in the $2,200 buy-in event ultimately scoring an outright win of $41,440 and a token guitar pick trophy.

There were six finalists at the start of  Day 2 including three-time WSOP bracelet winner Ben Yu.

Hui, the eventual champion led the pack with more than twice the amount of chips as his next  closest opponent. Everyone was guaranteed a payday of $6,720 with all eyes on the first place prize of $41,440.

It was pretty smooth sailing for the Hui to score his fourth Seminole Hard Rock trophy.

This was Hui’s first outright win of the series out of five final tables. He chopped the  Event 6  $300 Deep Stack Turbo and came runner up in Event 2 $360 Omaha 8 or Better.

He also finished fourth in Event 11 $360 PLO 8 as well as sixth in Event 12 $360 H.O.R.S.E.

The Florida local undoubtedly has some home field advantage, “I love it here, its good to be home.. I love sleeping in my own bed. I like to have a routine, being able to go to the gym before I play, eat what I want and cook what I want.”

The victory pushed him to over $1,700,000 in reported earnings.

Full Results:

1st: Phil Hui – $41,440
2nd: Farid Dhanani –  $24,640
3rd: Ruan Zhuang – $15,120
4th: Joseph Irgon – $10,640
5th: Ben Yu – $8,400
6th: Dayan Danit – $6,720
7th: William Valladares Hurtado – $5,040

Event 21: Final Six in Their Seats, Cards in the Air

$2,200 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Prize Pool: $112,000 | Structure | Payouts
Return to Level 13: 3,000/6,000
Players Remaining: 6 of 56

$2,200 PLO final six

The clock hits the 3pm hour and Day 2 of the $2,200 buy-in Pot Limit Omaha Re-Entry trophy event is underway. From 56 starters, only six are in with Phil Hui holding a comfortable edge atop the counts.

Here’s a look at those still in:

Seat 1: Jordan Dhanani – 151,500
Seat 2: Joseph Irgon – 112,000
Seat 3: Phil Hui – 376,000
Seat 4: Ben Yu – 176,000
Seat 5: Dani Dayan – 160,000
Seat 6: Zhuang Ruan – 146,000

The final six are already in the money each having locked up $6,720. Payouts escalate from there and top out in the form of a $41,440 first prize.

Remaining payouts and yesterday’s in-the-money finishers:

1st: $41,440
2nd: $24,640
3rd: $15,120
4th: $10,640
5th: $8,400
6th: $6,720
7th: William Valladares Hurtado – $5,040

We will provide a full recap on this event complete with a winner’s photo after it concludes.

Showdown Day 12 Schedule

Primary Event Schedule

11AM: Event 22 – $570 Big Stack NLH (Single Re-Entry)

  • $50,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 15,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/SINGLE re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 22 Structure Sheet

12PM: Day 3 – $3,500 WPT Showdown Championship (Re-Entry)

12PM: Day 1 – $25,500 High Roller (Re-Entry)

  • $2,000,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 100,000 in chips and 40-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 10
  • Day 1 will end after Level 15 or Tournament Director discretion
  • High Roller Structure Sheet

3PM: Event 21 Day 2 – $2,200 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)

5PM: Event 24 Day 1A – $150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • $50,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 15,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • Day 1 will end after Level 14 or Tournament Director discretion
  • Event 24 Structure Sheet

6PM: Event 25 – $2,200 Eight-Handed Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)

  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips and 15-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 25 Structure Sheet

Secondary and Satellite Schedule

10AM: Event 68 – $2,625 High Roller Super Turbo Satellite (1-in-10)

  • 1 seat guaranteed into $2,000,000 GTD High Roller
  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips and 10-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 8
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 68 Structure Sheet

8PM: Event 69 – $550 Event 26 Turbo Satellite (1-in-10)

  • 2 seats guaranteed into $5,000/$200K GTD Event 26
  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips and 15-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 69 Sheet

10:30PM: Event 70 – $525 Event 26 Super Turbo Satellite (1-in-10)

  • 1 seat guaranteed into $5,000/$200K GTD Event 26
  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips and 10-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 8
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 70 Structure Sheet

Complete 2019 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Schedule

Event 21: End-of-Day 1 Chip Counts; Phil Hui Leads

$2,200 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Prize Pool: $112,000 | Structure | Payouts
Return to Level 13: 3,000/6,000
Players Remaining: 6 of 56

Phil Hui

Event 21 of the 2019 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown, the $2,200 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry), is down to six players from the starting field of 56 entries. Phil Hui is the chip leader entering Day 2.

Here is how they will stack up tomorrow:

Seat 1: Jordan Dhanani – 151,500
Seat 2: Joseph Irgon – 112,000
Seat 3: Phil Hui – 376,000
Seat 4: Ben Yu – 176,000
Seat 5: Dani Dayan – 160,000
Seat 6: Zhuang Ruan – 146,000

Here are the remaining payouts:

1st: $41,440
2nd: $24,640
3rd: $15,120
4th: $10,640
5th: $8,400
6th: $6,720
7th: William Valladares Hurtado – $5,040

Play resumes at 3 p.m. on Monday.

Event 21: Prize Pool and Payouts

2019 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 
Hollywood, Florida
Event 21
$2,200 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Entries: 56
Prize Pool: $112,000
April 14, 2019

Event 21 of the 2019 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown, the $2,200 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry) drew 56 entries and generated a prize pool of $112,000.

Here are the payouts:

1st: $41,440
2nd: $24,640
3rd: $15,120
4th: $10,640
5th: $8,400
6th: $6,720
7th: $5,040

Event 21: Big Money PLO

$2,200 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Structure
Level 1: 100/100

The Championship is well underway but for some people, it is time to return to the four-card game. Event 21 continues our commitment to the non-hold’em games with a big buy-in PLO tournament.

Event 21 is a $2,200 buy-in Pot Limit Omaha game with 20,000 starting stacks and 40-minute levels. Late registration and re-entries are available until the start of Level 7 at 9:30pm and Day 1 will come to an end after Level 12. Those with chips will bag them up for a Day 2 return on Monday.

Cards go in the air at 5pm and we will see some of the best PLO action around.

  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips and 40-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 7
  • Day 1 will end after Level 12 or Tournament Director discretion
  • Event 21 Structure Sheet

Showdown Day 11 Schedule

Primary Event Schedule

11AM: Event 19 – $360 Big Stack Black Chip Bounty (Re-Entry)

  • $30,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 15,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 19 Structure Sheet

12PM: Day 2 – $3,500 WPT Showdown Championship (Re-Entry)

3PM: Event 20 – $1,100 Six-Max NLH (Single Re-Entry)

  • $100,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 15,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/SINGLE re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 20 Structure Sheet

5PM: Event 21 Day 1 – $2,200 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)

  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips and 40-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 7
  • Day 1 will end after Level 12 or Tournament Director discretion
  • Event 21 Structure Sheet

Secondary and Satellite Schedule

9AM: Event 64 – $140 Turbo Satellite (1-in-10)

  • 2 seats guaranteed into any $1,100 Showdown event
  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips and 15-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 64 Sheet

7PM: Event 65 – $2,650 High Roller Satellite (1-in-10)

  • 2 seats guaranteed into $2,000,000 High Roller
  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 65 Structure Sheet

8PM: Event 66 – $130 Turbo Survivor NLH (Re-Entry)

  • 1-in-10 win $1,000
  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips and 15-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 66 Structure Sheet

10:30PM: Event 67 – $2,625 High Roller Super Turbo Satellite (1-in-10)

  • 1 seat guaranteed into $2,000,000 GTD High Roller
  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips and 10-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 8
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 67 Structure Sheet

Complete 2019 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Schedule

Event 21: Ramon Miguel Wins Outright

2019 Lucky Hearts Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 21
$2,500 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$300,000 Guaranteed

Entries:  144
Prize Pool:  $327,600
January 20-21, 2019

Ramon Miguel

Aften over ten hours of play Event 21 $2,500 No Limit Hold’em has reached a winner. Ramon Miguel from Spain cruised his way through the final table defeating Yossi Galimidi heads up for the trophy. Event 21 boasted a field of 144 entries easily surpassing the $300,000 guaranteed prize pool.

The twenty six year old has been playing poker recreationally for five years and turned professional two years ago. “It feels very good, this is my first first place finish”

Miguel had great things to say about the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino “My girlfriend lives down here so I play at this casino a lot. The tournaments are always very good value, big fields, I like it a lot.” “The property is great and this poker room is incredible”

Day 2 started with twenty-three players returning and Denis Cyr led the pack. Ralph Massey was eliminated on the very first hand of the day when his ace five couldn’t catch up against Cyr’s pocket sevens. Shortly after was Ted Mcnamara at the hands up the eventual champion Ramon Miguel.

Carlos Rodriguez Rojas was the bubble boy when his pocket jacks got cracked by Ramon Miguel’s flopped straight. The remaining eighteen players were all guaranteed a payday of at least $5,979.

Brian Hastings was the first player to finish in the money when he was eliminated by Steve Karp. Next to go was former SHRPO Champion Victor Figueroa in seventeenth place. Florida poker pro Toby Boas became the sixteenth place finisher when he lost a coin flip to runner up Yossi Galimidi.

Action slowed down considerably until Matt Bretzfield busted in eleventh place to create the talented final table. Here’s how they stacked up:

Seat 1: Yossi Galimidi – 240,000
Seat 2: Ory Hen – 97,000
Seat 3: Huicun Qiao – 236,000
Seat 4: Denis Cyr – 187,000
Seat 5: Steve Karp – 225,000
Seat 6: Aaron Massey – 164,000
Seat 7: Ramon Miguel – 570,000
Seat 8:Brad Albrinck – 452,000
Seat 9: Paul Domb – 480,000
Seat 10: Jessica Dawley – 177,000

Ramon Miguel  said “The day went smooth sailing, it started very well and ended very well”. He scored most of the knockouts at the final table including Jessica Dawley in tenth, Steve Karp in seventh, Huicun Qiao in sixth, and Aaron Massey in fifth.

It was four in a row when the hand that was the most pivotal to Miguel happened. “The turning point was when I had kings versus queens and I flopped quads against his full house” to eliminate Ory Hen in fourth place and take a massive lead three handed.

After a few double ups Miguel got the best of Paul Domb when he made kings full of aces over Dombs trip aces to eliminate him in third place.

“Heads up was alright, he played well but I had a lot of chips and thats a big advantage” After about forty minutes of heads up play Galimidi ran his KdQd into Miguel’s AcKh. The ace high held and Miguel won his first ever tournament. Miguel took home $91,562, the LHPO trophy as well as his framed winners photo courtesy of Image Masters.

Final Results:

1st:  Ramon Miguel  –  $91,562 + LHPO Trophy
2nd:  Yossi Galimidi  –  $57,658
3rd:  Paul Domb  –  $34,234
4th:  Ory Hen  –  $20,639
5th:  Aaron Massey  –  $16,052
6th:  Huicun Qiao  –  $13,432
7th:  Steve Karp  –  $11,630
8th:  Bradford Albrinck  –  $10,336
9th:  Denis Cyr  –  $9,156
10th:  Jessica Dawley  –  $8,026
11th:  Matthew Bretzfield  –  $8,026
12th:  Tzai Phua  –  $8,026
13th:  Michael Stashin  –  $6,962
14th:  Jose Parra  –  $6,962
15th:  Toby Boas  –  $6,962
16th:  Ronit Chamani  –  $5,979
17th:  Victor Figueroa  –  $5,979
18th:  Brian Hastings  –  $5,979

Event 21: Ramon Miguel Defeats Yossi Galimidi Heads Up

$2,500 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$300,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 23: 10,000/20,000 with a 20,000 ante
Players Remaining: 1  of 144

Ramon Miguel
Ramon Miguel

Ramon Miguel shoved and Yossi Galimidi called all in for around 1,000,000.

Miguel turned up AcKh and was in great shape against Galimidi’s KdQd.

The board came KcJh8h10h3c and Miguel’s ace kicker held to eliminate Galimidi and take the Event 21 trophy.

Ramon Miguel – Event 21 Champion ($91,562)
Yossi Galimidi – Eliminated in 2nd Place ($57,658)

Yossi Galimidi

Event 21: Yossi Galimidi Doubles Through Ramon Miguel

$2,500 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$300,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 23: 10,000/20,000 with a 20,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2  of 144

Ramon Miguel shoved and Yossi Galimidi called all in for 500,000. Galimidi was out in front with his 7c7s versus Miguel’s Ah5s.

The board ran out Qs9s2s10sJh and Galimidi ended up with a flush to avoid elimination.

Yossi Galimidi – 1,000,000 (50 bb)
Ramon Miguel – 1,880,000 (94 bb)