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.