Rostyslav Huriak Wins Event 31 of the 2022 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open in Three-Way Deal

2022 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 31
$600 Double Black Chip Bounty NLH (Re-Entry)
Entries:  303
Prize Pool:  $98,475
Bounty Prize Pool: $60,600
August 4, 2022

Event 31 of the 2022 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open was a $600 Double Black Chip Bounty No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) tournament. A field of 303 entries created a prize pool of $98,475, with an additional $60,600 set aside for bounties.

A three-way deal took place at the final table and as the chip leader, it was Rostyslav Huriak who was the official winner for$15,885.

PlaceFirst NameLast NamePrize Amount
1RostyslavHuriak$15,885*
2JonLasko$15,481*
3DiaaKhobieh$14,299*
4MatiasScaffo Pereda$6,125
5MikeGipson$4,730
6PeterShapiro$3,920
7BradfordCorner$3,290
8JamesSutherland$2,700
9AndrewBrinkley$2,165
10JonathanMarcu$1,825
11GlennMatthews Jr.$1,825
12NathanHays$1,825
13BenjaminPerez$1,550
14FranciscoDe La Rosa Sanchez$1,550
15LuniquePetiote$1,550
16RomanIlin$1,290
17RonnieDay Jr.$1,290
18AlexanderBorukhovich$1,290
19RobertLupo$1,055
20RafaelLima$1,055
21VadimShlez$1,055
22AndreyBereza$860
23FrankConway$860
24JohnGorsuch$860
25ArthurBoatman$755
26VladimirYeghiazaryan$755
27SolangeLucas$755
28GaryRogers$685
29MatthewKaplan$685
30LeviBerger$685
31PamelaWebster$685
32TammyBarner$685
33SamiShurbaji$685
34JasonPrest$685
35TuanPham$685
36LongNguyen$685
37KarlTretter$685
38PhilipGervasio$343
39ChristopherMills$342

*denotes three-handed deal

Event 31: Prize Pool and Payouts

2022 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 31
$600 Double Black Chip Bounty NLH (Re-Entry)
Entries:  303
Prize Pool:  $98,475
Bounty Prize Pool: $60,600
August 4, 2022

Registration closed for the $600 Double Black Chip Bounty tournament with 303 entries putting $98,475 in the regular prize pool and another $60,600 in the bounty prize pool. The last 38 spots will be paid with $685 for a min-cash and $21,295 awaiting the Event 31 champ.

1st: $21,295 + SHRPO trophy
2nd: $14,610
3rd: $9,760
4th: $6,125
5th: $4,730
6th: $3,920
7th: $3,290
8th: 42,700
9th-10th: $2,165
11th-12th: $1,825
13th-15th: $1,550
16th-18th: $1,290
19th-21st: $1,055
22nd-24th: $860
25th-27th: $755
28th-36th: $685

Event 31: Double the Bounty

$600 Double Black Chip Bounty NLH (Re-Entry)
Structure
Level 1:  100/100

Event 31 is the last primary trophy event on the schedule before the SHRPO Championship gets underway tomorrow morning. The last chance to walk away with a trophy before the Big 4 hits the schedule.

It is a $600 buy-in Double Black Chip Bounty NLH tournament with $200 bounties on every player to juice the action.

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. They will play into the evening until we have one player remaining to take home the Event 31 trophy.

  • 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 31 Structure Sheet

SHRPO Day 9 Schedule

Primary Event Schedule

11AM: Event 28 Day 1 – $1,100 H.O.R.S.E. (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 nine players remain
  • Event 28 Structure Sheet

12PM: Event 29 Day 1 – $2,200 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)

  • $200,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Live-streamed final table
  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips
  • Levels last 30 minutes
  • Late registration until start of Level 9 (4:30pm)
  • Day 1 will end when seven players remain
  • Event 29 Structure Sheet

2PM: Event 23 Day 2 – $1,100 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)

2PM: Day 1 – $50,000 Super High Roller (Single Re-Entry)

  • Players begin with 125,000 in chips
  • Levels last 40 minutes; Final table levels last 90 minutes
  • Late registration until start of Level 10 (10:00pm)
  • Day 1 will end when nine players remain
  • Super High Roller Structure Sheet

3PM: Event 24 Day 2 – $25,500 Pot Limit Omaha High Roller (Re-Entry)

3PM: Event 31 – $600 Double Black Chip Bounty NLH (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 31 Structure Sheet

Secondary and Satellite Schedule

10AM: $250 Big 4 Event 29 Turbo Satellite (1-in-10)

  • Two seats guaranteed into SHRPO $200,000 GTD Event 29
  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips
  • Levels last 15 minutes
  • Late registration until start of Level 9 (12:15pm)
  • Structure Sheet

11AM: $600 Championship Mega Satellite (1-in-10)

  • 20 SHRPO Championship seats guaranteed
  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips
  • Levels last 30 minutes
  • Late registration until start of Level 8 (3:00pm)
  • Structure Sheet

4PM: $600 Championship Mega Satellite (1-in-10)

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

6PM: $2,650 High Roller Satellite (1-in-10)

  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips
  • Levels 1-7 last 20 minutes; Levels 8+ last 30 minutes
  • Late registration until start of Level 8 (8:00pm)
  • Structure Sheet

8PM: $600 SHRPO Championship Turbo Satellite (1-in-10)

  • Five $5,300 SHRPO Championship seats guaranteed
  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips
  • Levels last 15 minutes
  • Late registration until start of Level 9 (10:15pm)
  • Structure Sheet

2022 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Schedule

Andrew “LuckyChewy” Lichtenberger Wins the Super High Roller After a Four-Hour Heads-Up Battle

2022 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 31
$50,000 Super High Roller (Single Re-Entry)
Entries:  39
Prize Pool:  $1,891,500
April 6-7, 2022

Andrew Lichtenberger
Super High Roller Champion Andrew Lichtenberger

After four hours of heads-up play in the $50,000 Super High Roller, Andrew “LuckyChewy” Lichtenberger cracked pocket jacks with seven-six offsuit to defeat Alex Foxen for the title, the trophy, and $638,223.

This was the third largest Super High Roller in Seminole Hard Rock history, with 39 entries generating a prizepool worth more than $1.8 million. Six players finished in the money, but the four-hour heads-up match was the most memorable part of this event.

“I won every all in,” said Lichtenberger about heads-up play. “I lost the vast majority of the big pots we played that were not all in. Most of them went to the turn or river, and I just kept having bottom of range. It was kind of absurd. But here we are. I won the pots that mattered.”

There were six all-in-and-call situations during heads-up play, and yes, Lichtenberger won all six of them.

In the first one, both players had paired their aces and they got it all in on the river. But Lichtenberger’s AdQc outkicked Foxen’s As2c.

The next three all-ins were preflop race situations, with Lichtenberger holding two overcards to Foxen’s low pocket pairs. Lichtenberger won all three.

For the fifth all-in situation, it was Foxen with the overcards to Lichtenberger’s pocket sevens, but that time the pocket pair held up. Advantage: Lichtenberger.

The final hand, as mentioned earlier, had Foxen all in with JhJc against Lichtenberger’s 7c6h, and Lichtenberger caught a runner-runner straight to end the tournament.

Alex Foxen
Runner-Up Alex Foxen

Other than repeatedly losing heads-up all-in situations, it was another strong performance from Alex Foxen, who just married another top poker player, Kristen Bicknell, earlier this week.

The newlyweds showed up at the Seminole Hard Rock on Wednesday and found immediate success, with Bicknell final tabling Event 30, the $1,100 Deep Stack (she finished eighth in a field of 475), and Foxen finishing as runner-up here in the $50,000 Super High Roller.

As for Lichtenberger, while he had his share of luck at key moments in the heads-up match, it required a great deal of skill to navigate this world-class field to make his way to the final table and get heads-up in the first place.

“I won a lot of pots once we got in the money,” said Lichtenberger. “There were quite a few short stacks, and I was able to leverage the pressure against the mid-stacks. We kind of equaled out a bit four-handed, and again three-handed. And then I kind of pulled away and had a big lead to start heads-up.”

This victory not only gives him his first Seminole Hard Rock trophy, but it also pushes Lichtenberger to more than $12.4 million in career earnings. As you’d expect, he plans to enter the $3,500 Championship, which begins with Day 1A tomorrow (Friday) at 11:00 am.

“It’s great down here,” said Lichtenberger when asked about Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood. “I briefly considered moving here, because I had such a good time at the last stop here. Awesome vibes down here, the weather’s great, and the tournament staff does an incredible job. Just a great place to play poker.”


Final Results:

PlaceNameWinnings
1Andrew Lichtenberger$638,223
2Alex Foxen$515,587
3Kirk Steele$283,725
4Andjelko Andrejevic$198,610
5Jason Mercier$141,865
6Steven Veneziano$113,490