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 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.
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
$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
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:
$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
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
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:
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 into Miguel’s . 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.
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