Ben Levy Wins Deep Stack Poker Series Event 4 Outright for $5,518

2022 May Deep Stack Poker Series
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 4
$150 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$20,000 Guaranteed
Entries:  175
Prize Pool:  $21,000
May 23, 2022

Ben Levy

The second one-day tournament on the May Deep Stack Poker Series schedule kept pace with the first weekend with another great turnout. Late Monday evening, Ben Levy picked up an outright win in Event 4 walking away with $5,518.

Results:

PlaceNameAmount
1stBen Levy$5,518
2ndMark Weyman$3,652
3rdVincent Accardi$2,154
4thAdel Faraj$1,310
5thDerrick Foster$1,011
6thPaul Strandouist$838
7thTheodore Heid$725
8thGeorge Ruby$634
9thChristian Ullua$552
10thMichael Mendez$470
11thErik Dominguez$470
12thMichael Sinisgalli$470
13thRafael Kraut$398
14thSandra Seligman$398
15thAndres Gonzalez$398
16thEric Lerner$331
17thSpyros Makotsis$331
18thLaddavan Gaddh$331
19thMichael Dermer$268
20thSimone Ventre$268
21stJohn Maddox$268
22ndMohammad Mansour$205

Event 4: Prize Pool and Payouts with $5,518 Up Top

2022 May Deep Stack Poker Series
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 4
$150 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$20,000 Guaranteed
Entries:  175
Prize Pool:  $21,000
May 23, 2022

Registration closed for the one-day $150 Deep Stack tournament and Event 4 drew 175 entries to create a prize pool worth $21,000. The last 22 spots will be paid with $205 for a min-cash and $5,518 awaiting our Event 4 champ later this evening.

1st: $5,518
2nd: $3,652
3rd: $2,154
4th: $1,310
5th: $1,011
6th: $838
7th: $725
8th: $634
9th: $552
10th-12th: $470
13th-15th: $398
16th-18th: $331
19th-21st: $268
22nd: $205

Deep Stack Series Day 5 Schedule

Primary Event Schedule

10AM: Event 3 Day 1A – $600 Deeper Stack NLH (Re-Entry)

  • $150,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 40,000 in chips
  • Levels 1-14 last 40 minutes; Levels 15-22 last 60 minutes; Levels 23+ last 90 minutes
  • Late registration until start of Day 2
  • Day 1 will end after Level 14
  • Event 3 Structure Sheet

2PM: Event 1 Day 3 – $400 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)

6PM: Event 4 – $150 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)

  • $20,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips
  • Levels 1-8 last 15 minutes; Levels 9+ last 20 minutes
  • Late registration until start of Level 9 (8:15pm)
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 4 Structure Sheet

2022 Deep Stack Poker Series Schedule

John Binns Wins Event 4 Outright for His Third SHRP Trophy and $10,720

2022 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 4
$400 Pot Limit Omaha 8 (Re-Entry)
Entries:  108
Prize Pool:  $36,1
80
March 26, 2022

John Binns
John Binns

Event 4 of the 2022 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown was a $400 Pot Limit Omaha 8 (Re-Entry). A field of 108 entries generated a prize pool of $36,180. Outlasting the field was John Binns, earning $10,720 for his first-place showing, as well his third SHRP trophy.

His first came in a $300 Omaha 8 event at the 2017 Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open for $6,605, and his second came in this very event – the $400 PLO8 tournament – at the 2021 Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open for $9,000. As for this victory, Binns didn’t take the credit for it.

“God,” said a thankful Binns following the win. “There is no other explanation for the way I ran. He is good to me.”

For Binns, the victory puts him past the $130,000 mark in live career tournament winnings according to the Hendon Mob poker database.

PlaceFirst NameLast NamePrize Amount
1JohnBinns$10,720
2DavidShmuel$6,695
3DaveHoward$4,015
4ChristopherLabrie$2,625
5AaronThivyanathan$2,025
6RalphBroderick$1,665
7AdamFarber$1,415
8IlyaDement$1,230
9WalterBuss$1,085
10SalvatorePipitone$1,085
11BrandonBerkenfeld$960
12CoryZeidman$960
13BarakZaken$850
14DarrinWright$850

Event 4: John Binns Wins! ($10,720); David Shmuel Eliminated in 2nd Place ($6,695)

$400 Pot Limit Omaha 8 (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 24:  20,000/40,000
Players Remaining:  1 of 108

John Binns
John Binns

David Shmuel limped on the button and John Binns checked his option in the big blind.

The flop was Qs3h10s and Binns check-called 75,000 from Shmuel.

The turn was the 9d, Binns checked, Shmuel bet his remaining 150,000-ish and Binns called with AhQd9h7h for queens and nines, leading Shmuel’s KsQc5s2d for a pair of queens.

The river was the 6h, safe for Binns to take down Event 4 outright for $10,720.

David Shmuel finished runner-up for $6,695.

A recap of the event will be posted later tonight.

David Shmuel
David Shmuel

Event 4: Dave Howard – 3rd Place ($4,015)

$400 Pot Limit Omaha 8 (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 23:  15,000/30,000
Players Remaining:  2 of 108

Dave Howard
Dave Howard

Dave Howard raised to 85,000 from the button, John Binns called from the small blind and David Shmuel called from the big blind.

The flop was KsJc2d and action checked to Howard who continued for the pot of 255,000. Binns check-raised the pot, Shmuel folded and Howard called all in for about 300,000 total.

Howard:  Kh10s9h8s
Binns:  JsJd9d4s

Binns was ahead with a set of jacks and held up through the 5c turn and 9s river to eliminate Howard in third place.

John Binns  –  1,150,000  (38 bb)
David Shmuel  –  145,000  (5 bb)
Dave Howard  –  Eliminated in 3rd Place  ($4,015)

Event 4: John Binns Doubles Thru David Shmuel

$400 Pot Limit Omaha 8 (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 23:  15,000/30,000
Players Remaining:  3 of 108

Following a flop of 2s9s4c, a series of bets and raises led to John Binns all in from the big blind for 340,000 against David Shmuel on the button.

Shmuel:  As9c6d3d
Binns:  8d7h4d2d

Binns had bottom two pair and a rough low draw, while Shmuel had top pair, a straight draw,  and the nut low draw.

“Big cards!” yelled Binns.

The Kh turn and Qc river completed the board, safe for Binns to double up with his bottom two pair.

John Binns  –  845,000  (28 bb)
David Shmuel  –  240,000  (8 bb)

Event 4: Chris Labrie – 4th Place ($2,625)

$400 Pot Limit Omaha 8 (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 22:  15,000/25,000
Players Remaining:  3 of 108

Chris Labrie
Chris Labrie

Chris Labrie pot-raised from the small blind to 75,000, Dave Howard reraised from the big blind, and Labrie called all in for 120,000.

Dave Howard:  As4h3h2d
Chris Labrie:  AhJsJd8h

The board came Ad7h3cKh9s, and Howard scooped the pot with two pair for a high (aces and threes) and a 7-4 low. Labrie was eliminated in fourth place.

Dave Howard  –  610,000  (24 bb)
Chris Labrie  –  Eliminated in 4th Place  ($2,625)

With three players remaining, the average chip stack is about 432,000 (17 big blinds). The remaining players are all guaranteed at least $4,015 each.

Event 4: Aaron Thivyanathan – 5th Place ($2,025)

$400 Pot Limit Omaha 8 (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 21:  10,000/20,000
Players Remaining:  4 of 108

Aaron Thivyanathan
Aaron Thivyanathan

Aaron Thivyanathan raised all in from the cutoff for 60,000 and Dave Howard called from the big blind.

Thivyanathan:  AcAs5h3c
Howard:  Kc6c4d2s

The board ran out 4hJh6s4h4c, giving Howard quad fours to eliminate Thivyanathan in fifth place.

Dave Howard  –  300,000  (15 bb)
Aaron Thivyanathan  –  Eliminated in 5th Place  ($2,025)

With four players remaining, the average chip stack is about 325,000 (16 big blinds). The remaining players are all guaranteed at least $2,625 each.

Event 4: Chip Counts

$400 Pot Limit Omaha 8 (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 20:  8,000/16,000
Players Remaining:  5 of 108

David Shmuel  –  649,000  (41 bb)
John Binns  –  221,000  (14 bb)
Chris Labrie  –  204,000  (13 bb)
Aaron Thivyanathan  –  125,000  (8 bb)
Dave Howard  –  97,000  (6 bb)

1st:  $10,720 + Showdown trophy
2nd:  $6,695
3rd:  $4,015
4th:  $2,625
5th:  $2,025

6th:  Ralph Broderick  –  $1,665
7th:  Adam Farber  –  $1,415
8th:  Ilya Dement  –  $1,230
9th:  Walter Buss  –  $1,085

10th:  Salvatore Pipitone  – $1,085
11th:  Brandon Berkenfeld  –  $960
12th:  Cory Zeidman  – $960
13th:  Barak Zaken  – $850
14th:  Darrin Wright  – $850