Event 26: Bradley Rhodes Scores a Trophy and $9,500 in Seven Hours

2019 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 26
$400 Deep Stack Turbo No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$30,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 108
Prize Pool: $36,720
August 13, 2019

Bradley Rhodes

(Hollywood, Florida) — It was a fast road to the winner’s circle for Bradley Rhodes in Event 26 of the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open, a $400 Deep Stack Turbo Re-Entry tournament. Cards went in the air at 11am and it was only seven hours later that Rhodes was a champion. The win earned him $9,500 and came following a heads-up chop with Mohamed Serry. Serry was at a slight chip disadvantage and with blinds and antes soaring, he agreed to an $8,310 payout.

The one-day event drew 108 entries and surpassed the $30,000 guarantee to the tune of a $36,720 prize pool. The top 14 spots finished in the money with Nick Yunis, Steve Karp and Wally Maddah among the notables to score.

Here’s a look at the final results:

1st: Bradley Rhodes – $9,500
2nd: Mohamed Serry – $8,310
3rd: Colin Robinson – $4,076
4th: Wally Maddah – $2,662
5th: Igor Skochilo – $2,056
6th: Roberto Bendeck – $1,689
7th: Mohammed Tarkmani – $1,432
8th: Jacquelyn Scott – $1,248
9th: Elias Nassif – $1,102
10th: Steve Karp – $973
11th: Daniel Couzens – $973
12th: Dolphus Powers – $973
13th: Anthony Vidmer – $863
14th: Nick Yunis – $863

Event 26: Last Chance Turbo

$400 Deep Stack Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)
$30,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 1: 100/100

The last day of the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open is here and it will be a busy one. We have two brand new tournaments to give players another shot at a SHRPO trophy.

The first is Event 26 at 11am with a $400 Deep Stack Turbo that will fly throughout the day. The tournament has a $30,000 guaranteed prize pool and will play out in Salon East (across the hall from the Event Center).

Players will begin with 25,000 starting stacks and all levels last 15 minutes. Late registration and unlimited re-entries are available until the start of Level 14 at 2:45 pm and the tournament will finish up when we have a champ.

Action gets underway shortly and we will hit some highlights along the way, picking up coverage after the Big 4 final tables are complete.

  • $30,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 25,000 in chips and 15-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 14
  • Tournament will be held in Salon East
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 26 Structure Sheet

Our live reporting efforts will concentrate on The Big 4 today, but we’ll provide the final report, a winner photo and the final results from this $400 after it concludes.

SHRPO Day 13 Schedule

Primary Event Schedule

11AM: Event 26 – $400 Deep Stack Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)

  • $30,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 25,000 in chips and 15-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 14
  • Tournament will be held in Salon East
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 26 Structure Sheet

12PM: Event 27 – $10,000 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • $500,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 11
  • Tournament will be held in Salon East
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 27 Structure Sheet

1PM: $5,250 SHRPO Championship (Single Re-Entry)

1PM: $25,500 SHRPO Big 4 High Roller (Re-Entry)

1PM: $2,650 SHRPO Big 4 Event 21 (Single Re-Entry)

1PM: $1,100 SHRPO Big 4 Event 22 (Re-Entry)

3PM: Event 25 Day 2 – $2,650 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)

5PM: Event 24 Day 2 – $150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

Secondary and Satellite Schedule

10AM: Event 69 – $1,030 Event 27 Super Turbo Satellite (1-in-10)

  • 1 seat guaranteed into $500,000 GTD SHRPO Event 27
  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips and 10-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 69 Structure Sheet

12PM: Event 70 – $1,030 Event 27 Super Turbo Satellite (1-in-10)

  • 1 seat guaranteed into $500,000 GTD SHRPO Event 27
  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips and 10-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 70 Structure Sheet

Complete 2019 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Schedule

Paul Snead Wins Event 26 Outright for $116,245

2019 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 
Hollywood, Florida
Event 26
$5,000 Eight-Handed NLH (Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 83

Prize Pool: $394,250
April 16, 2019

Paul Snead

Event 26 of the 2019 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown was a $5,000 Eight-Handed NLH (Re-Entry) with a guaranteed prize pool of $200,000. A field of 83 entries nearly doubled that amount, generating a prize pool of $394,250. Earning the outright victory was Paul Snead, winning the first-place prize of $116,245.

“It feels great,” Snead told us afterward. “It’s been a long time coming. I haven’t won first place since 2007, and that was my only win until now.”

This win was certainly a long time coming for Snead, who after his biggest career score in 2008 took time away from the game.

“I took a long time off after the 2008 World Series Main Event (Snead finished in 21st place for $257,334). It really crushed me, and I stopped playing poker for a while,” reminisced Snead of his tough exit in the Main Event, where he was two-outed on the river.

“My brother and I started a business together after, and I didn’t really play poker for about eight years. We sold the business, and now I’m free to do whatever and play poker again.”

Snead’s win today marks his second largest career score, and he believes it’s a sign of things to come.

“I feel like the universe is lining up, finally. I took a lot of bad beats in the past, and it just feels nice to win a race like that in a big spot. I’m just very grateful. I have a lot of support from my family, and they’re going to be thrilled. It just feels great.”

Results:
1st: Paul Snead – $116,245
2nd: George Wolff – $77,500
3rd: Brian Yoon – $52,545
4th: Brent Roberts – $36,955
5th: Michael Tureniec – $27,000
6th: Kristen Bicknell – $20,520
7th: Brian Altman – $16,255
8th: Barry Hutter – $13,440
9th: Eric Panayiotou – $11,625
10th: Brock Wilson – $11,625
11th: James Romero – $10,540

Event 26: Paul Snead Wins! ($116,245); George Wolff Eliminated in 2nd Place ($77,500)

$5,000 Eight-Handed NLH (Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 21: 10,000/15,000 with a 15,000 ante
Players Remaining: 1 of 83

George Wolff raised all in for 215,000 from the button and Paul Snead called from the big blind.

Wolff: Ac6c
Snead: Jh10c

The board ran out Jc6d4c7s9d, giving Snead a pair of jacks to eliminate Wolff in second place for $77,500.

Snead wins Event 26 outright for $116,245!

Paul Snead – 1st Place
George Wolff – 2nd Place

Event 26: Brian Yoon – 3rd Place ($52,545)

$5,000 Eight-Handed NLH (Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 21: 10,000/15,000 with a 15,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 83

Brian Yoon – 3rd Place

Paul Snead raised to 40,000 from the small blind, Brian Yoon three-bet to 125,000 from the big blind and Snead called.

The flop was Ah10s7s, Snead checked, Yoon bet 100,000, Snead check-raised all in with a covering stack and Yoon called all in for just shy of 500,000.

Yoon: AdAs
Snead: KsJs

The 9s turn and 4c river completed the board, giving Snead a flush to crack Yoon’s set of aces and eliminate him in third place.

Paul Snead – 1,390,000
George Wolff – 275,000
Brian Yoon – Eliminated in 3rd Place ($52,545)

Event 26: Brent Roberts – 4th Place ($36,955)

$5,000 Eight-Handed NLH (Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 20: 5,000/15,000 with a 15,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 83

Brent Roberts – 4th Place

Brent Roberts raised all in for about 180,000 from the small blind and Paul Snead called from the big blind.

Roberts: Qd8h
Snead: AdJc

The board ran out AhJs9d8c7d, giving Snead top two pair to eliminate Roberts in fourth place.

Paul Snead – 925,000
Brent Roberts – Eliminated in 4th Place ($36,955)

Event 26: Brian Yoon Doubles Through Paul Snead

$5,000 Eight-Handed NLH (Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 19: 5,000/10,000 with a 10,000 ante
Players Remaining: 4 of 83

Paul Snead raised all in for effectively 150,000 from the small blind and Brian Yoon called all in from the big blind.

Snead: Kh7c
Yoon: 10c10s

The board ran out QcJd2h6s2s, safe for Yoon to double up.

Brian Yoon – 310,000
Paul  Snead – 750,000

Event 26: Michael Tureniec – 5th Place ($27,000)

$5,000 Eight-Handed NLH (Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 19: 5,000/10,000 with a 10,000 ante
Players Remaining: 4 of 83

Michael Tureniec – 5th Place

Michael Tureniec raised all in from under the gun for 85,000 and Brian Yoon isolated from the small blind.

Tureniec: Qd10c
Yoon: Kh10h

The board ran out 7c7s3c6h9d, no help to Tureniec, safe for Yoon to score the elimination.

Brian Yoon – 200,000
Michael Tureniec – Eliminated in 5th Place ($27,000)

Event 26: Paul Snead Takes the Chip Lead

$5,000 Eight-Handed NLH (Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 19: 5,000/10,000 with a 10,000 ante
Players Remaining: 5 of 83

Paul Snead

Paul Snead raised to 25,000 from under the gun and Brent Roberts called from the big blind.

The flop was As10c7c and Roberts check-called 30,000 from Snead.

The turn was the 5h and both players checked.

The river was the 4d, Roberts bet 80,000 and Snead called.

Roberts showed AdJd, but Snead tabled AhKs to win the pot.

Paul Snead – 600,000
Brent Roberts – 480,000