Event 29: Peter Vivantonio Leads Final 18 Players

$2,200 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Level 9: 1,200/2,400
Players Remaining: 18 of 95

Peter Vivantonio

With 18 players remaining in the $2,200 pot limit Omaha, the field is nearing the money. The top 12 players will earn at least a min cash of at least $4,754 and Peter Vivantonio is leading the way with 285,000.

Scott Clements

Last year’s champion in this event Scott Clements is hoping to defend his title with 130,000 and SHRP Team member Matt Stout is looking to earn another cash with 90,000.

Matt Stout

Notable pros Maxx Coleman and Dominique Moseley are also in the field after the two table redraw with 145,000 and 68,000, respectively.

Maxx Coleman

Event 29: Prizepool Released, $60,277 Up Top

$2,200 Pot Limit Omaha
Level 8: 800/1,600
Players Remaining: 23 of 95

Registration has closed for the $2,200 pot limit Omaha with 95 players in the event. That generates a prizepool of 190,000 with the top 12 players earning a cash.

A min-cash is worth $4,754, but the top spot will take home $60,277.

Here is a look at the payouts:

1st: $60,277
2nd: $36,100
3rd: $22,800
4th: $14,725
5th: $11,400
6th: $9,025
7th: $7,600
8th: $6,650
9th: $6,029
10th: $5,510
11th: $5,310
12th: $4,754

Event 29: High-Stakes PLO

$2,200 Deep Stack Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Level 1: 100/100

A lot of players are looking forward to some four-card poker this evening with a $2,200 buy-in to juice up the action. Two-time WSOP bracelet winner Scott Clements is the defending champion and we’ll be on the look out for his again.

The two-day tournament will draw a group of players, both local and from abroad, who specialize in Pot Limit Omaha to make this a talented field.

Entrants start with 20,000 stacks and the tournament will run 40-minute levels throughout. Later registration and unlimited re-entries are available until the start of Level 7 at 9:30pm. Their day will come to an end after Level 12 and survivors will bag up their chips for Day 2 on Wednesday.

  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips and 40-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 7
  • Day 1 will end after Level 12 or Tournament Director discretion
  • Event 29 Structure Sheet

Showdown Day 20 Schedule

Main Event Schedule

12PM: Day 3 – $10,000 WPT Seminole Hard Rock Finale

12PM: Event 27 – $360 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • $50,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 27 Structure Sheet

2PM: Event 28 Day 1 – $25,500 High Roller No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • $1,000,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 100,000 in chips and 40-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 13
  • Day 1 will end when 8 players remain or Tournament Director discretion
  • High Roller Structure Sheet

5PM: Event 26 Day 1B – $150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • $50,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • Day 1 will end after Level 14 or Tournament Director discretion
  • Event 26 Structure Sheet

5PM: Event 29 Day 1 – $2,200 Deep Stack PLO (Re-Entry)

  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips and 40-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 7
  • Day 1 will end after Level 12 or Tournament Director discretion
  • Event 29 Structure Sheet

Secondary and Satellite Schedule

9AM: Event 98 – $90 Turbo Satellite into Event 27 (1-in-5)

  • 2 seats guaranteed into $360/$50K GTD Event 24
  • Players begin with 6,000 in chips and 15-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • Satellite will be held in The Poker Room
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 98 Structure Sheet

8PM: Event 99 – $130 Survivor No Limit Hold’em (1-in-10)

  • 1-in-10 players will win $1,000 cash
  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips and 15-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 99 Structure Sheet

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Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood Property Update

Preparations are underway for the development of an iconic hotel tower and resort:

  • Parking – Poker players are encouraged to park in Winner’s Way Garage to access both the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown tournament space and The Poker Room
  • The Poker Room – Players may access the poker room by entering through the main lobby or via the exterior entrance on the opposite end of Winner’s Way Garage.
  • Inside hotel – Services and amenities inside the hotel will remain open along with regularly scheduled events and entertainment.

For additional construction updates, please visit TheNewHardRock.com

Event 29: Jeremy Costa Takes Home $250 Turbo Title

Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood
Event #29
$250 No Limit Hold’em Turbo¬†
Total Entries: 175
Prize Pool: $36,750

Jeremy Costa Wins $250 No Limit Hold'em Turbo
Jeremy Costa Wins $250 No Limit Hold’em Turbo

Jeremy Costa won the final open event of the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown and it couldn’t have come at a better time for the 40-year-old Massachusetts native.

Costa was in bad financial shape before the final event, but found a way to outlast a field of 175 players to take home the title and $10,657.

“To be honest with you, I was almost dead broke,” said Costa after his win. “I was just deciding if I was going to just go back and regroup before Borgata or if I was going to play this last one.”

Costa made the right decision. He is leaving the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino with a five-figure score and his first career tournament win.

Costa has been surrounded by tournament success the last few weeks. His two roommates, Frankie Flowers and Charbel Azzi, booked a very successful series here in South Florida. Just 15 hours earlier, Flowers won a tournament of his own and Azzi made a deep run in the $3,500 WPT Main Evnet.

While many would be motivated by their friends’ success, Costa just continued to look within himself for the motivation to succeed.

“It was really just believing in myself and telling myself ‘You know what? there’s still one more tournament. If I got a chip and a chair, I’m going to try and win.’ That’s really what happened,” said Costa.

Away from the table, Costa is trying to put his money to good use. He started a company called Poker For a Purpose, which offers an understanding of the game for people who are looking for an alternative path in their life.

“You know, I didn’t have the greatest life growing up and stuff like that,” said Costa. “So I just want to give back to the community. This win will actually help me start doing that. I’ve got some motivational gear and some motivational things that I’ll be able to do now.”

Costa is from the northeast originally, but has been putting in lots of time at the tables at the Seminole Hard Rock Tampa.

After having several close calls earlier in his poker career and a failed shot in the $3,500 WPT main event after satelliting in, he’s just grateful for the win.

“It’s just a blessing,” said Costa. “To be able to be here and win one of these trophies. It’s one of my favorite places to play and it just feels unbelievable.”

Here is a look at the results:

1st: Jeremy Costa – $10,657
2nd: Andy Spears – $6,248
3rd: Eric Kolodny – $3,675
4th: Jorge Gomez – $2,940
5th: Jerry Humphrey – $2,205
6th: Mario James – $1,838
7th: Michael Newman – $1,470
8th: Maurice Roy – $1,103
9th: Charles Dunker – $827
10th: Sheila O’Connor – $735
11th: Michael Lavoie – $735
12th: Adam Weinraub – $735
13th: William Massey – $643
14th: Francis Margaglione – $643
15th: Marsha Wolak – $643
16th: Thomas Neientimp – $551
17th: Thomas Gari – $551
18th: Richard Roeper – $551

Event 29 Final Results