Avery Bloom Wins Event 3 of the 2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open After Heads-Up Deal

2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 3
$400 H.O.R.S.E. (Freeze-Out)
Entries: 82
Prize Pool:  $27,880
July 23, 2021

2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Event 3 Champion Avery Bloom

Event 3 of the 2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open was a $400 H.O.R.S.E. (Freeze-Out). A field of 82 players came to play and in the end, a heads-up deal was reached between Avery Bloom and “Miami” John Cernuto. As the chip leader, Bloom was the official Event 3 winner.

The 27-year-old Bloom plays mostly online poker, but has transitioned to playing live more after moving to Miami from Atlanta.

“I’ve started to play live a little more and have been liking it more,” Bloom said afterward. “I like the action, so this is what I’ve been doing lately and plan to do a lot more of it.”

For Bloom, he finds what is probably the least popular of the five-game rotation as his favorite game in the mix.

“I love Razz. Not many people seem to like it much, so I feel that I have a good edge there.”

In addition to his victory tonight, Bloom also bagged an above-average stack in the opening event, locking up a pair of cashes in the first two days of the 2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open.

PlaceFirst NameLast NamePrize Amount
1AveryBloom$6,903*
2"Miami" JohnCernuto$6,802*
3DominicGranteed$3,715
4HalKlein$2,615
5CoryZeidman$1,910
6EvanHaskell$1,450
7PattiNorris$1,150
8ScottBaumstein$950
9AaronKupin$820
10JosephSweeney$820
11JohnHolley$373
12DavidReno$372

*denotes heads-up deal

Event 3: We Have a Deal!

$400 H.O.R.S.E. (Freeze-Out)
Structure | Payouts
Level 20:  12,000/24,000 Limits
Players Remaining:  2 of 82

2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Event 3 Champion Avery Bloom

Before heads-up play began between Avery Bloom and “Miami” John Cernuto, they agreed to basically an even chop.

Here were the chip counts at the time:

Avery Bloom – 514,000 (21 BB)
“Miami”John Cernuto – 471,000 (20 BB)

Here were the resulting payouts:

Avery Bloom – $6,903
“Miami” John Cernuto – $6,802

As the chip leader, Avery Bloom is the official winner of Event 3 of the 2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open!

A recap of the event will be posted later tonight.

John Cernuto – 2nd Place

Event 3: Dominic Granteed – 3rd Place ($3,715)

$400 H.O.R.S.E. (Freeze-Out)
Structure | Payouts
Level 20:  12,000/24,000 Limits
Players Remaining:  2 of 82

Razz

Dominic Granteed was the shortest stack of the remaining three players and after playing three-handed for about 20 minutes, Granteed committed his stack in Razz against Avery Bloom.

Both players made tens, but Bloom’s ten-five bested Granteed’s ten-nine to end his run in third place.

Avery Bloom – 514,000 (21 BB)
“Miami”John Cernuto – 471,000 (20 BB)
Dominic Granteed – Eliminated in 3rd Place ($3,715)

Event 3: Hal Klein – 4th Place ($2,615)

$400 H.O.R.S.E. (Freeze-Out)
Structure | Payouts
Level 20:  12,000/24,000 Limits
Players Remaining:  3 of 82

Hal Klein – 4th Place

Hold’em

Following a flop of 5c7s3c, Avery Bloom bet from the small blind and Hal Klein raised from the big blind. Bloom made it three bets and Klein called.

The turn was the 8s, Bloom bet and Klein called.

The river was the Ks and both checked.

Bloom showed Jc7h for a pair of sevens, Klein mucked and Bloom collected the pot.

Down to 14,000, Klein got his stack in the following hand from the small blind against “Miami” John Cernuto.

Klein: 2d2c
Cernuto: 8d5d

The board ran out 9s10sAd8s10c, giving Cernuto tens and eights to eliminate Klein in fourth place.

John Cernuto – 450,000 (19 BB)
Avery Bloom – 310,000 (13 BB)
Dominic Granteed – 225,000 (9 BB)
Hal Klein – Eliminated in 4th Place ($2,615)