Victor Choupeaux Wins Event 26 of the 2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open After Four-Way Deal

2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 26
$600 Six-Max No Limit Hold’em (Single Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 330
Prize Pool:  $173,250
August 3, 2021

2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Event 26 Champion Victor Choupeaux

Event 26 of the 2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open was a $600 Six-Max No Limit Hold’em (Single Re-Entry). A field of 330 entries generated a prize pool of $172,250, more than tripling the guarantee.

At about the 13-hour mark, the remaining four players agreed to a deal. As the chip leader, it was Victor Choupeaux who was the official winner, earning $25,328 for his victory.

2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Event 26 Champion Victor Choupeaux
PlaceFirst NameLast NamePrize Amount
1VictorChoupeaux$25,328*
2DavidAlbertson$24,625*
3JuanRodriguez$21,777*
4BruceMcPhillips$14,745*
5CameronStorto$8,680
6RafayAsrar$6,430
7TimothyFisher$4,855
8EdwardAlicea$4,855
9BryceMcVay$3,730
10MatthewWaxman$3,730
11PerryShiao$2,920
12AlexanderPerez$2,920
13BlakeWhittington$2,330
14JosephFarinella$2,330
15AlbertNguyen$1,895
16MiguelCaputo$1,895
17JacqueDoucette$1,570
18TrungPham$1,570
19BenGazzola$1,330
20MackHam$1,330
21RobertDiaz$1,330
22RonnieDay$1,330
23PaulSmerdon$1,330
24DavidDiBernardi$1,330
25AaronThivyanathan$1,150
26HarfordLe$1,150
27DavidHalimi$1,150
28SeanMartin$1,150
29CourtneyWebb$1,150
30SebastianMedina Echavarria$1,150
31VitorCoelho$1,015
32RaffaelloLocatelli$1,015
33DavyRidout$1,015
34RaminderSingh$1,015
35AndrewWilmot$1,015
36JamesDuda$1,015
37FilippKhavin$915
38StevenMcKoy$915
39TommyNguyen$915
40GilLevy$915
41ElvisToomas$915
42NealCorcoran$915
43StevenGlazerman$840
44SergioAlvez Sandoval$840
45RyanHogan$840
46RaymondMcDonough$840
47SteveKarp$840
48NigelMurray$840
49EricSiegel$795
50JeffreyBenhart$795
51NathanCho$795
52DavidWilliams$795
53AriGutman$795
54JasonRussianoff$795
55SamyAzzam$795

*denotes four-handed deal

Event 26: Final Table Lineup

$600 Six-Max No Limit Hold’em (Single Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 21:  10,000/15,000 with a 15,000 ante
Players Remaining:  7 of 330

2021 SHRPO Event 26 Final Table

Seat 1:  Bruce McPhillips  –  1,020,000 (68 bb)
Seat 2:  Cameron Storto  – 575,000 (38 bb)
Seat 3:  Timothy Fisher  –  150,000 (10 bb)
Seat 4:  Rafay Asrar  –  340,000  (23 bb)
Seat 5:  Juan Rodriguez –   650,000 (43 bb)
Seat 6:  David Albertson  –  1,700,000 (113 bb)
Seat 7:  Victor Choupeaux  –  1,900,000  (146 bb)

Final Table Payouts
1st:  $34,215
2nd:  $23,680
3rd:  $16,660
4th:  $11,920
5th:  $8,680
6th:  $6,430
7th:  $4,855

Event 26: Recent Eliminations, 31st-55th Places

$600 Six-Max No Limit Hold’em (Single Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 17:  3,000/6,000 with a 6,000 ante
Players Remaining:  30 of 330

Davy Ridout
33rd-Place Finisher Davy Ridout

Here are the players who have finished in the money so far, along with their payouts:

31st: Vitor Coelho  –  $1,015
32nd: Raffaello Locatelli  –  $1,015
33rd: Davy Ridout  –  $1,015
34th: Raminder Singh  –  $1,015
35th: Andrew Wilmot  –  $1,015
36th: James Duda  –  $1,015

37th: Filipp Khavin  –  $915
38th: Steven McKoy  –  $915
39th: Tommy Nguyen  –  $915
40th: Gil Levy  –  $915
41st: Elvis Toomas  –  $915
42nd: Neal Corcoran  –  $915

43rd: Steven Glazerman  –  $840
44th: Sergio Alvez Sandoval  –  $840
45th: Ryan Hogan  –  $840
46th: Raymond McDonough  –  $840
47th: Steven Karp  –  $840
48th: Nigel Murray  –  $840

49th: Eric Siegel  –  $795
50th: Jeffrey Benhart  –  $795
51st: Nathan Cho  –  $795
52nd: Donald Williams  –  $795
53rd: Ari Gutman  –  $795
54th: Jason Russianoff  –  $795
55th: Samy Azzam  –  $795

Event 26: Chipleader Matt Waxman Knocks Out a Player to Burst the Money Bubble

$600 Six-Max No Limit Hold’em (Single Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 14:  1,500/3,000 with a 2,500 ante
Players Remaining:  55 of 330

Matt Waxman
Chipleader Matt Waxman

During Hand #4 of hand-for-hand play on the Money Bubble, chipleader Matt Waxman min-raised under the gun to 6,000, and the player on the button moved all in for 40,500.

Waxman asked for an exact count, and then asked the player, “Do you want action?”

His opponent shook his head no, and then Waxman said something like, “Now I’ll feel bad if I call. Unless you have aces.”

The action finished at all the other tables, and then Waxman called and said, “Alright, man. Good luck.”

The short stack turned over AdQc, and needed it to hold to stay alive against Waxman’s KcJd.

The board came Js7s7dJc2c, and Waxman paired his jack on the flop and turned a full house to clinch the pot and eliminate his opponent in 56th place on the Money Bubble.

Matt Waxman  –  500,000  (167 bb)

With 55 players remaining from a field of 330, the average chip stack is about 120,000 (40 big blinds). The field is in the money, guaranteed at least $795 each, and the next pay jump is $840 for 48th place.

Event 26: Sebastian Medina Doubles on the Money Bubble

$600 Six-Max No Limit Hold’em (Single Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 14:  1,500/3,000 with a 2,500 ante
Players Remaining:  56 of 330

Sebastian Medina
Sebastian Medina

During Hand #3 of hand-for-hand play on the Money Bubble, the player in the cutoff raised to 6,000, and Sebastian Medina moved all in from the small blind for 34,500.

The player in the cutoff asked for an exact count and started talking while he was in the tank.

“I don’t have much,” said the cutoff, “but I don’t believe you.”

They talked a bit more, and then the cutoff said, “Now you’re trying to talk me into calling, which means you might talk me into folding.”

After that, it was quiet, but eventually, the cutoff called with As9h. Medina turned over 8h8c, and needed it to hold to stay alive.

The board came 9s8d3h6cKd, and Medina flopped a set of eights to win the pot and double up in chips.

Sebastian Medina  –  75,000  (25 bb)

With 56 players remaining from a field of 330, the average chip stack is about 118,000 (39 big blinds). The final 55 players will finish in the money, guaranteed at least $795 each.