Mike Graffeo Wins His Third SHRP Trophy After Three-Handed Deal in Event 23 of the 2021 Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open

2021 Seminole Hard Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 23
$600 Deep Stack Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)
Entries:  58
Prize Pool:  $30,740
November 28, 2021

Event 23 Champion Mike Graffeo
2021 RRPO Event 23 Champion Mike Graffeo

Event 23 of the 2021 Seminole Hard Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open was a $600 Deep Stack Turbo NLH (Re-Entry). The tournament drew 58 entries, creating a prize pool of $30,740.

A deal was reached between the final three players, and as the chip leader it was Mike Graffeo who officially was the champion.

This marked Graffeo’s third SHRP trophy victory, having previously won a $570 NLH/PLO event at the 2015 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open and the $1,100 WPTDS Lucky Hearts Main Event in 2017.

PlaceFirst NameLast NamePrize Amount
1MikeGraffeo$8,855*
2TamasHartman$7,256*
3JoshuaPuckelwartz$5,434*
4KatieWier$2,765
5CarlosRodriguez Rojas$2,150
6ScottLeventhal$1,695
7ChristopherHewitt$1,385
8JairoVelasquez$1,200

*denotes three-handed deal

Event 23: Prize Pool and Payouts

2021 Seminole Hard Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 23
$600 Deep Stack Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)
Entries:  58
Prize Pool:  $30,740
November 28, 2021

Registration closed for the $600 Deep Stack Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)
tournament with 58 entries generating a prize pool of $30,740,

The final eight players will cash, with a min-cash paying $1,200. Up top for the winner is $10,970 and the RRPO trophy.

1st: $10,970 + RRPO trophy
2nd: $6,500
3rd: $4,075
4th: $2,765
5th: $2,150
6th: $1,695
7th: $1,385
8th: $1,200

Event 23: Turbo Time

$600 Deep Stack Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)
Structure
Level 1:  100/100

Closing out a busy Sunday schedule this evening with a $600 Deep Stack Turbo NLH tournament at 6 pm. This tournament will speed right along, players will be banking money in no time.

They’ll start with 20,000 deep stacks and all levels last 15 minutes. Late registration is available until the start of Level 9 at 8:15 pm and players may re-enter as often as needed during that time.

A snappy way to close out the day and there will be another RRPO trophy awarded later this evening.

  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips
  • Levels last 15 minutes
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9 (8:15pm)
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays to completion
  • Event 23 Structure Sheet

RRPO Day 12 Schedule

Primary Event Schedule

12PM: Day 2 – $3,500 WPT RRPO Championship

1PM: Event 21 – $400 Black Chip Bounty NLH (Re-Entry)

  • $50,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips
  • Levels last 30 minutes
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9 (5:30pm)
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays to completion
  • Event 21 Structure Sheet

4PM: Event 22 Day 1 – $1,700 Purple Chip Bounty NLH (Re-Entry)

  • $100,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips
  • Levels 1-12 last 30 minutes; Levels 13+ last 40 minutes
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9 (8:55pm)
  • Day 1 will come to an end after Level 15
  • Event 22 Structure Sheet

6PM: Event 23 – $600 Deep Stack Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)

  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips
  • Levels last 15 minutes
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9 (8:15pm)
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays to completion
  • Event 23 Structure Sheet

Secondary and Satellite Schedule

11AM: $200 Event 22 Turbo Satellite (1-in-10)

  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips
  • Levels last 15 minutes
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 5 (12:15pm)
  • Structure Sheet

2PM: $2,650 High Roller Satellite (1-in-10)

  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips
  • Levels last 30 minutes
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 8 (6:00pm)
  • Structure Sheet

3PM: $300 High Roller Step Satellite (1-in-10)

  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips
  • Levels last 30 minutes
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 5 (4:10pm)
  • Structure Sheet

8PM: $2,650 High Roller Satellite (1-in-10)

  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips
  • Levels last 30 minutes
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 8 (12:00am)
  • Structure Sheet

2021 Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open Schedule

Tom Guedj Wins Event 23 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 23
$600 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Entries: 143
Prize Pool:  $73,075
August 2, 2021

2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Event 23 Champion Tom Guedj

Event 23  of the 2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open was a $600 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry). A field of 143 entries came to play and created a prize pool of $73,075.

A heads-up deal was reached between the final two players and as the chip leader, Tom Guedj was the official Event 24 champion.

This marked Guedj’s third final table in a PLO event in an SHRP major, with previous third and fourth-place finishes at the 2019 and 2020 Lucky Hearts seres. The third time was the charm, as Guedj’s victory earned him $18,238.

2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Event 23 Champion Tom Guedj
PlaceFirst NameLast NamePrize Amount
1TomGuedj$18,238*
2AmnonFilippi$14,702*
3SamSternfield$7,960
4IanO'Hara$4,880
5SterlingSavill$3,720
6SeanShah$3,155
7NicolasSeiken$2,740
8WillGivens$2,400
9DerrickContreras$2,100
10NickShkolnik$2,100
11JawuzAkcay$2,100
12HomiSyodia$1,875
13JasonDollinger$1,660
14MichaelRosenberg$1,660
15FaridDhanani$1,555
16LawrenceShawe$1,555
17StevenIdels$1,450
18MatthewHiggins$1,450

*denotes heads-up deal

Event 23: We Have a Deal!

$600 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 25:  15,000/30,000
Players Remaining: 2 of 143

2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Event 23 Champion Tom Guedj

After playing a few hands heads-up, Tom Guedj and Amnon Filippi agreed to a deal.

Here were their chip counts at the time:

Tom Guedj – 1,695,000 (57 bb)
Amnon Filippi – 450,000 (15 bb)

Here were the resulting payouts:

Tom Guedj – $18,238
Amnon Filippi – $14,702

As the chip leader, Tom Guedj was the official winner of Event 23 of the 2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open.

A summary of the event will be posted later this morning.

Amnon Filippi – 2nd Place

Event 23: Sam Sternfield – 3rd Place ($7,960)

$600 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 25:  15,000/30,000
Players Remaining: 2 of 143

Sam Sternfield – 3rd Place

Amnon Filippi limped on the button, Tom Guedj raised the pot from the small blind and Sam Sternfield reraised all in for about 200,000 from the big blind. Filippi folded and Guedj called.

Guedj: 9c9s8d7d
Sternfield: KsKd9h8c

The board ran out Js5s8h3d9d, giving Guedj a set of nines on the river to eliminate Sternfield in third place.

Tom Guedj –  1,745,000 (58 bb)
Amnon Filippi – 400,000 (13 bb)
Sam Sternfield – Eliminated in 3rd Place ($7,960)

Event 23: Ian O’Hara – 4th Place ($4,880)

$600 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 24:  15,000/25,000
Players Remaining: 3 of 143

Ian O’Hara – 4th Place

Following a flop of 8h7hKd, Ian O’Hara was all in from the button for 155,000 against Tom Guedj who was UTG/Cutoff.

O’Hara: AsAdKs3s
Guedj: Qd10d8c7c

Guedj was ahead with eights and sevens, while O’Hara had a pair of aces.

The 5d turn and 10c river completed the board, no help to O’Hara, ending his run in fourth place.

Tom Guedj – 1,220,000 (49 bb)
Ian O’Hara – Eliminated in 4th Place ($4,880)

Event 23: Sterling Savill – 5th Place ($3,720)

$600 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 24:  15,000/25,000
Players Remaining: 4 of 143

Sterling Savill was all in for about 190,000 from the cutoff against Amnon Filippi in the big blind.

Savill: 10h9s8s3h
Filippi: AdAhQh7s

The board came down 4c5h2h10dAc, giving Filippi a set of aces to eliminate Savill in fifth place.

Amnon Filippi – 450,000 (18 bb)
Sterling Savill – Eliminated in 5th Place ($3,720)

Shortly beforehand as Event 22 finished, Sean Shah was eliminated in 6th place for $3,155.

Event 23: Nicolas Seiken – 7th Place ($2,740)

$600 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 23:  10,000/20,000
Players Remaining: 6 of 143

Nicolas Seiken – 7th Place

Nicolas Seiken was all in for about 130,000 from under the gun against Amnon Filippi who was UTG+1.

Seiken: QsJd10s7d
Filippi: KhKd2d2h

The board ran out 4hAs3dJh2s, no help to Seiken, ending his tournament in seventh place.

Amnon Filippi – 400,000 (20 bb)
Nicolas Seiken – Eliminated in 7th Place ($2,740)