Steven Steinmetz Wins Event 28 of the 2022 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown in Three-Way Deal

2022 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 28
$600 Six-Max Double Black Chip Bounty PLO (Re-Entry)
Entries:  140
Prize Pool:  $45,500
Bounty Prize Pool:  $28,000
April 5, 2022

2022 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Event 28 Champion Steven Steinmetz

Event 28 of the 2022 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown was a $600 Six-Max Double Black Chip Bounty Pot-Limit Omaha (Re-Entry). The tournament drew 140 entries, creating a prize pool of $45,500 with another $28,000 set aside for bounties.

A three-way deal took place at the final table and as the chip leader, Steven Steinmetz was the official winner, earning $10,245 for the victory.

PlaceFirst NameLast NamePrize Amount
1StevenSteinmetz$10,245*
2RobertLupo$7,951*
3ArnaldoAlzualde$7,119*
4MatthewZarcadoolas$2,870
5CarlosBezara Vivas$2,230
6BradleyYoung$1,865
7EitanElbaz$1,525
8FilipposStavrakis$1,525
9JamesSebastiano$1,270
10DavidMoreno$1,270
11SalvatorePipitone$1,115
12JustinFawcett$1,115
13AndrewDudley$970
14DanielVanDyke$970
15KennethPo$900
16AriEngel$900
17DmitrySavelyev$830
18SamuelSternfield$830

*denotes three-handed deal

Event 28: Marc Sacheli Eliminated on the Money Bubble by Filippos Stavrakis

$600 Six-Max Double Black Chip Bounty PLO (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 13:  1,500/3,000 with a 3,000 ante
Players Remaining:  18 of 140

Filippos Stavrakis
Filippos Stavrakis

David Moreno raised to 7,500 from the cutoff, Marc Sacheli called all in for 7,000 from the button, Filippos Stavrakis called from the small blind, and the player in the big blind called.

Everyone checked down a board of Ks10h2h3s9d.

Stavrakis:  Jc9c5h4h
Moreno:  8c6d6h2c
Big Blind;  7h5c4c4s
Sacheli:  AhQd7d5h

“I flopped everything, and missed,” said Sacheli.

Stavrakis’ pair of nines on the river was the winner, ending Sacheli’s tournament on the money bubble.

Filippos Stavrakis  –  365,000  (122 bb)
Marc Sacheli  –  Eliminated on the Money Bubble

Event 28: Steven Steinmetz Leads the Field at the Break with 284,000

$600 Six-Max Double Black Chip Bounty PLO (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 13:  1,500/3,000 with a 3,000 ante
Players Remaining:  20 of 140

Steven Steinmetz
Chipleader Steven Steinmetz

The players returned from break to begin Level 13, with increased blinds of 1,500-3,000 and a 3,000 ante.

With 20 players remaining from a field of 140, the average chip stack is around 140,000 (47 big blinds). The final 18 players will finish in the money, earning at least $830 each.

A scan of the field during the break turned up three players with at least 250K each, creating an unofficial leaderboard:

1.  Steven Steinmetz  –  284,000  (95 bb)
2.  David Moreno  –  271,000  (90 bb)
3.  Filippos Stavrakis  –  254,500  (85 bb)

David Moreno
David Moreno

Event 28: Prize Pool and Payouts with $12,550 to the Six-Max PLO Bounty Champ

2022 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 28
$600 Six-Max Double Black Chip Bounty PLO (Re-Entry)
Entries:  140
Prize Pool:  $45,500
Bounty Prize Pool:  $28,000
April 5, 2022

Registration has closed for the $600 Six-Max Double Black Chip Bounty Pot-Limit Omaha event, and with 140 entries, the total prizepool is worth $73,500. The payouts will add up to $45,500, with another $28,000 awarded in bounties.

The final 18 players will finish in the money, earning at least $830, and $12,550 is set aside for the winner, along with a Showdown trophy for the Event 28 champion.

1st:  $12,550
2nd:  $8,010
3rd:  $4,755
4th:  $2,870
5th:  $2,230
6th:  $1,865
7th-8th:  $1,525
9th-10th:  $1,270
11th-12th:  $1,115
13th-14th:  $970
15th-16th:  $900
17th-18th:  $830

Event 28: Six-Max PLO and Double Bounties

$600 Six-Max Double Black Chip Bounty PLO (Re-Entry)
Structure
Level 1:  100/100 with a 100 ante

Event 27 isn’t the only short-handed game on the schedule today, we also have a $600 Six-Max PLO tournament at 3 pm with $200 bounties on each player to make things a little more interesting.

Event 28 players start with 20,000 deep stacks and all levels last 30 minutes. Late registration and unlimited re-entries are available until the start of Level 9 at 7:30 pm. This is another one-day trophy event and we will crown another champ later this evening.

  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips
  • Levels last 30 minutes
  • Late registration until start of Level 9 (7:30pm)
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 28 Structure Sheet

Showdown Day 13 Schedule

Primary Event Schedule

11AM: Event 26 Day 1 – $1,100 Limit Omaha 8 Championship (Freeze-out)

  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips
  • Levels last 40 minutes
  • Late registration until start of Level 7 (3:30pm)
  • Day 1 will end when 9 players remain
  • Event 26 Structure Sheet

12PM: Event 27 – $600 Six-Max NLH (Re-Entry)

  • $50,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips
  • Levels last 30 minutes
  • Late registration until start of Level 9 (4:30pm)
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 27 Structure Sheet

3PM: Event 28 – $600 Six-Max Double Black Chip Bounty PLO (Re-Entry)

  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips
  • Levels last 30 minutes
  • Late registration until start of Level 9 (7:30pm)
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 28 Structure Sheet

7PM: Event 29 – $400 Deep Stack Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)

  • $30,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips
  • Levels last 15 minutes
  • Late registration until start of Level 9 (9:15pm)
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 29 Structure Sheet

Secondary and Satellite Schedule

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

  • Two $1,700 packages guaranteed; includes seat in any $1,100 plus $600 in cash
  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips
  • Levels last 20 minutes
  • Late registration until start of Level 7 (1:10pm)
  • Structure Sheet

2PM: $550 Super High Roller Step Satellite (1-in-10)

  • One seat guaranteed into $5,100 Super High Roller satellite Event 94
  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips
  • Levels last 15 minutes
  • Late registration until start of Level 9 (4:15pm)
  • Structure Sheet

5PM: $400 Championship Satellite (1-in-10)

  • Five seats guaranteed into $3,000,000 WPT Showdown Championship
  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips
  • Levels last 30 minutes
  • Late registration until start of Level 8 (9:00pm)
  • Structure Sheet

8PM: $5,100 Super High Roller Satellite (1-in-10)

  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips
  • Levels 1-7 last 20 minutes; Level 8+ last 30 minutes
  • Late registration until start of Level 8 (10:35pm)
  • Structure Sheet

2022 Poker Showdown Schedule

Jonathan Jaffe Defends His LHPO High Roller Title; “Bigger Field, More Money”

2022 Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 28
$25,500 High Roller NLH (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guarantee
Entries:  93
Prize Pool:  $2,297,100
January 24-25, 2022

Jonathan Jaffe
High Roller Champion Jonathan Jaffe

The last time there was a $25,500 High Roller during the Lucky Hearts Poker Open, a field of 41 entries created a prizepool worth $1,012,700. This year, the field was more than twice as large with 93 entries, and the prizepool more than doubled the $1 million guarantee to reach $2,297,100.

But one thing that remained constant is Jonathan Jaffe, who won both events, earning $340,285 in 2020 and $574,085 this year.

When asked to compare the two events, Jaffe said, “Bigger field, more money. I’m happy about that.”

“I definitely ran the best I can ever remember running in a high-roller,” said Jaffe after his victory Tuesday evening. “That’s kind of a peculiar feeling, when you keep winning all-ins from behind and your chips multiply, but you don’t feel like you did something particularly great.”

One of the key moments for Jaffe actually came the night before on the final table bubble, when he got it all in after the flop with 5s5c against Joseph Cheong’s QhQc. Jaffe was two cards away from elimination, but the 5d fell on the turn to save Jaffe’s tournament and catapult him into the chip lead.

As for Cheong, he bounced back from that bad beat and was chipleader for much of the final table. And then, with three players left, he played the biggest pot of the tournament against Jaffe.

Jaffe shoved the turn with a flush draw and a gutshot straight draw, and Cheong called with top pair. The perfect river card fell for Jaffe, completing both of his draws to give him the win and double him up to a comfortable 66 big blinds.

A few minutes after that, Jaffe won a preflop race against Tim Capretta to knock him out in third place, and that gave Jaffe the chip lead in what turned out to be the final hand of the tournament.

Jaffe and Cheong agreed to a heads-up deal, and as chipleader, Jaffe earned the title, the trophy, and the most money ($574,085). Cheong earned $540,000 as the runner-up.

Jaffe is a regular in the big events here at Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood, so what keeps him coming back?

“Proximity,” said Jaffe. “I live 15 minutes away, and I love it. I go home for dinner break, and you just can’t beat that. Right now, this is the place that is hosting so much of the volume of the World Poker Tour, and we get a $25K every time they come here. It’s amazing. It makes me not want to fly out anywhere else, because we have the best poker only 15 minutes away.”


PlaceNameWinnings
1Jonathan Jaffe $574,085*
2Joseph Cheong $540,000*
3Tim Capretta $291,730
4Dan Colpoys $202,145
5Eli Berg $130,935
6Caleb Piderit $98,775
7Sameer Batra $80,400
8Vikenty Shegal $68,915
9Jerry Wong $66,615
10Darren Elias $64,320
11David Mock $62,025
12Chad Eveslage $59,725
13Rainer Kempe $57,430

* Indicates the results of a heads-up deal.

High Roller: Jonathan Jaffe Wins in a Heads-Up Deal with Joseph Cheong

$25,500 High Roller NLH (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guarantee | StructurePayouts
Level 20:  25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 ante
Players Remaining:  2 of 93

Jonathan Jaffe
High Roller Champion Jonathan Jaffe

After the elimination of Tim Capretta in third place, Jonathan Jaffe and Joseph Cheong agreed to a deal. These were their official chip counts:

Jonathan Jaffe  –  5,140,000  (103 bb)
Joseph Cheong  –  4,160,000  (83 bb)

As chipleader, Jaffe was declared the champion and received the trophy, along with the most money. Jaffe is a repeat champion, having won this exact same event at last year’s Lucky Hearts Poker Open.

Here are their final payouts, along with the other final tablists:

1st:  Jonathan Jaffe  –  $574,085 + LHPO Trophy
2nd:  Joseph Cheong  –  $540,000
3rd:  Tim Capretta  –  $291,730
4th:  Dan Colpoys  –  $202,145
5th:  Eli Berg  –  $130,935
6th:  Caleb Piderit  –  $98,775
7th:  Sameer Batra  –  $80,400
8th:  Vikenty Shegal  –  $68,915
9th:  Jerry Wong  –  $66,615

Stay tuned for a recap from this event later tonight.

Joseph Cheong
Runner-Up Joseph Cheong

High Roller: Tim Capretta – 3rd Place ($291,730)

$25,500 High Roller NLH (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guarantee | StructurePayouts
Level 20:  25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 ante
Players Remaining:  2 of 93

Tim Capretta
Tim Capretta

Tim Capretta raised from the button to 110,000, Jonathan Jaffe moved all in from the big blind, and Capretta called all in for about 1,105,000 with 7h7c.

Jaffe turned over AcJh, and Capretta needed his hand to hold to stay alive.

The board came KdJs9c4c10h, and Jaffe paired his jack on the flop to win the pot and eliminate Capretta in third place.

Tim Capretta  –  Eliminated in 3rd Place  ($291,730)

Here are the official chip counts for the start of heads-up play, followed by the final table payouts:

Jonathan Jaffe  –  5,140,000  (103 bb)
Joseph Cheong  –  4,160,000  (83 bb)

1st:  $643,180 + LHPO Trophy
2nd:  $470,905

3rd:  Tim Capretta  –  $291,730
4th:  Dan Colpoys  –  $202,145
5th:  Eli Berg  –  $130,935
6th:  Caleb Piderit  –  $98,775
7th:  Sameer Batra  –  $80,400
8th:  Vikenty Shegal  –  $68,915
9th:  Jerry Wong  –  $66,615

High Roller: Jonathan Jaffe Doubles Thru Joseph Cheong

$25,500 High Roller NLH (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guarantee | StructurePayouts
Level 20:  25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 ante
Players Remaining:  3 of 93

Jonathan Jaffe
Jonathan Jaffe

Joseph Cheong completed the small blind to 50,000, Jonathan Jaffe raised from the big blind to 150,000, and Cheong called.

The flop came AcJd10c, Cheong checked, Jaffe bet 225,000, and Cheong called.

The turn card was the 5d, Cheong checked, and Jaffe thought for a bit before moving all in for 1,260,000. Cheong asked for an exact count before he called with Ad9c for a pair of aces.

Jaffe turned over Qc2c for a club flush draw with a gutshot straight draw, and he needed to improve to stay alive.

Jaffe needed a king or a club, and he got the best of both worlds when the river brought the Kc. Jaffe won the pot with a club flush to double up in chips.

Jonathan Jaffe  –  3,320,000  (66 bb)
Joseph Cheong  –  4,400,000  (88 bb)

With three players remaining from a field of 93, the average chip stack is about 3.1 million (62 big blinds), and the remaining players are all guaranteed at least $291,730 each.