Pasquale Caiazza WIns Event 24 of the 2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open After Eight-Handed Deal

2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 24
$150 Big Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$30,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 569
Prize Pool:  $68,280
August 2, 2021

2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Event 24 Champion Pasquale Caiazza

Event 24 of the 2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open, a $150 Big Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry), attracted 569 entries and generated a total prize pool of $68,280, more than doubling the guarantee.

The final eight players agreed to a deal and as the chip leader, Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood regular Pasquale Caiazza was the official winner, notching his first SHRP trophy.

2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Event 24 Champion Pasquale Caiazza
PlaceFirst NameLast NamePrize Amount
1PasqualeCaiazza$7,182*
2AntonioPayne$6,393*
3EricRivera$5,814*
4EgertonBullock$5,642*
5KristenNyman$4,625*
6DonaldMaloney$4,428*
7MarkusPetteway$4,053*
8JonathanOunjian$3,163*
9MarioDe La Puente$1,310
10LouisRaton$1,310
11StevenSiegel$1,080
12ArturTishchenko$1,080
13JohnHolley$865
14LisaTeebagy$865
15TimothyTobey$865
16AndersonPatino Jurado$720
17WillieWiggins$720
18BrettFeldman$720
19EmersonWarn$605
20BrianBaris$605
21RaymondTejera$605
22AaronPinson$505
23RhondaEssak$505
24NancyLizotte$505
25RaminderSingh$430
26WilmerChavira$430
27RaymondRuszkowski$430
28MichaelNewman$365
29JohnSmith$365
30RyanReeder$365
31StevenGelley$365
32MichaelFaloney$365
33LuisRivera Agosta$365
34FrancoZamboli$365
35GabrielShtern$365
36IgorKorkhin$365
37BivianGomez$315
38SagiZommer$315
39ShravanKulshrestha$315
40ElliotGoldman$315
41ArchibaldBarrant$315
42JesusFigueroa$315
43ToddBurst$315
44EllenLambeth$315
45FrankHarrington$315
46BohdanSlyvinskyi$275
47JorgeZaldivar$275
48IstisoabsoggiyNicaragua$275
49AmitSavani$275
50RaidPutrus$275
51DanielTennekoon$275
52SimoneSerattei$275
53ScottJaffa$275
54JouleKadadu$275
55JorgeTorres$245
56LakishiaJefferson$245
57NhanLe$245
58CarlCajuste$245
59DavidShmuel$245
60DarylBoatwright$245
61TuanPhan$245
62KevinMcIntosh$245
63OmarSader$245
64AlexanderReznik$225
65ArieBen-Mayor$225
66EdwardDeitreich$225
67MaximoSuerrer$225
68JoshuaZurn$225
69JonathanKranker$225
70ChristopherCutler$225
71ScottSommer$225
72GuillermoReyes Cardoso$113
73SamKatz$112

*denotes eight-handed deal

Event 24: Prize Pool and Payouts

$150 Big Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$30,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 14:  2,000/3,000 with a 3,000 ante
Players Remaining:  108 of 569

Registration closed earlier for Event 24, a $150 Big Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry). The tournament attracted 569 entries to create a prize pool of $68,280, more than doubling the guarantee.

The top 72 places will be paid, with a min-cash paying $225. Up top for the winner is $12,600.

2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 24
$150 Big Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$30,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 569
Prize Pool:  $68,280
August 2, 2021

1st: $12,600 + SHRPO Trophy
2nd: $8,925
3rd: $5,865
4th: $4,170
5th: $3,200
6th: $2,630
7th: $2,175
8th: $1,735
9th-10th: $1,310
11th-12th: $1,080
13th-15th: $865
16th-18th: $720
19th-21st: $605
22nd-24th: $505
25th-27th: $430
28th-36th: $365
37th-45th: $315
46th-54th: $275
55th-63rd: $245
64th-72nd: $225

Event 24: Big Stack Night

$150 Big Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$30,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 1:  100/100

With a nod towards our Poker Room regulars, tonight at 6 pm we run a $150 buy-in Big Stack tournament with a big $30,000 guaranteed prize pool. That’s a lot of money for a small price tag.

They’ll start with 15,000 big stacks and the first eight levels will run for 15 minutes. Late registration and unlimited re-entries are available until the start of Level 9 at 8:15 pm and blind levels will increase to 40 minutes each.

We expect a big crown this evening so get down here early and get your seat.

  • $30,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 15,000 in chips
  • Levels 1-8 last 15 minutes; Levels 9+ last 20 minutes
  • Late registration until start of Level 9 (8:15pm)
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 24 Structure Sheet

SHRPO Day 12 Schedule

Primary Event Schedule

10AM: Event 21 – $400 Seniors 50+ (Re-Entry)

  • Players begin with 12,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration until start of Level 9 (2:30pm)
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 21 Structure Sheet

12PM: Event 22 – $600 Double Black Chip Bounty NLH (Single Re-Entry)

  • $50,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration until start of Level 9 (4:30pm)
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 22 Structure Sheet

2PM: Event 20 Day 1 – $1,700 Purple Chip Bounty NLH (Re-Entry)

3PM: Event 15 Day 3 – $600 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)

3PM: Event 23 – $600 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)

  • Players begin with 15,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration until start of Level 9 (7:30pm)
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 23 Structure Sheet

6PM: Event 24 – $150 Big Stack NLH (Re-Entry)

  • $30,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 15,000 in chips
  • Levels 1-8 last 15 minutes; Levels 9+ last 20 minutes
  • Late registration until start of Level 9 (8:15pm)
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 24 Structure Sheet

Secondary and Satellite Schedule

1PM: Event 85 – $400 Multi-Event Satellite (1-in-10)

  • Two $3,600 packages guaranteed; includes seats into Events 28 and 32 plus $300 in cash
  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips and 20-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 7
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Structure Sheet

9PM: Event 86 – $550 Super High Roller Step Super Turbo Satellite (1-in-10)

  • One seat guaranteed into Super High Roller Satellite
  • 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
  • Structure Sheet

2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Schedule

Chad Eveslage Wins the $25K High Roller For the Biggest Victory of His Career and His Second Trophy of 2021

2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 24
$25,500 High Roller
Entries:  145
Prize Pool:  $3,581,500
April 26-27, 2021

Chad Eveslage
Chad Eveslage

The 2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown has broken record after record, and the 145 entries in Event 24 shattered the previous casino record for a $25K High Roller, generating a juicy prizepool worth more than $3.5 million. And Tuesday night, everything fell into place for Chad Eveslage at just the right time for him to win the title, the trophy, and $767,577 in a three-way deal.

For most of the final table, it was Byron Kaverman who was in control with the chip lead. With more than $15.5 million in career live tournament earnings, Kaverman was also the most accomplished player at the table.

“It was tough,” said Eveslage. “Byron Kaverman had a lot of chips, and he was playing well. He always plays well. I just kept getting very lucky.”

Eveslage was downplaying himself, as it clearly takes more than luck to survive two full days against the largest $25K High Roller field in Seminole Hard Rock history, featuring players like Poker Hall of Famer Erik Seidel, WPT Player of the Year Brian Altman, and two-time GPI Player of the Year Alex Foxen, just to name a few.

But when the final table got down to the final four players, they battled for about two hours with nobody busting out. That’s when the cards fell Eveslage’s way in two key spots in the span of four hands, catapulting him from the short stack to the chipleader.

In the first hand, Eveslage moved all in for 18 big blinds with 5s5d, only to be dominated by Kaverman’s 9d9c. But Eveslage turned a five-high straight to win that pot and double up.

Three hands later, Eveslage and Kaverman played another pretty big pot on a board of JsJh10c6sQc. After betting big on the river, Kaverman showed Jc8s for trip jacks, but Eveslage turned over Ks9d to win the pot with a rivered king-high straight. That pot propelled Eveslage to a commanding chip lead, and he never let it go.

A short while later, the two shortest stacks got it all in, with Sean Perry’s KdJd turning a jack-high straight against Wilson’s 3s3c to eliminate Wilson in fourth place.

The final three players — Eveslage, Kaverman, and Perry — quickly agreed to an ICM chop. As chipleader, Eveslage was awarded the title, the trophy, and the largest payout — $767,577.

This is the second Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood trophy that Eveslage has won so far in 2021; he won the $1,100 No-Limit Hold’em event in the Lucky Hearts Poker Open to earn $101,572.

“My biggest live cash before this was $100,000 or so, maybe a little bit more,” said Eveslage, “but this is way bigger.”

Eveslage lives in Fort Lauderdale, and he’s a regular in the tournaments here at Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood.

“I’m here for every tournament series,” said Eveslage, “and I’m really looking forward to the big series in August.”

That’s the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open, which is scheduled for July 22nd until August 10th. Though as much as Eveslage loves the poker tournaments here at Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood, they aren’t the only thing that keeps him coming back.

“The Guitar Tower is awesome,” said Eveslage. “I can see it from my home, about five miles away.”


Final Results:

PlaceFirst NameLast NamePrize Amount
1ChadEveslage$767,577*
2ByronKaverman$670,285*
3SeanPerry$596,418*
4BrockWilson$286,520
5DerekGregory$179,075
6ChrisBrewer$128,935
7MichaelRossitto$103,865
8RaniaNasreddine$87,750
9EliaAhmadian$87,750
10DarrenElias$78,795
11TimReilly$78,795
12WillFailla$69,840
13CaryKatz$69,840
14LannyVaysman$60,885
15IsaacBaron$60,885
16RayQartomy$60,885
17MatthewZarcadoolas$51,930
18JohnKrpan$51,930
19AaronVan Blarcum$44,770
20NoahSchwartz$44,770

* Indicates results of a three-way deal.