Event 5: William Black Cruises to Fast Title

2018 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Hollywood, FL
Event 5
$300 Deep Stack Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)
Entries: 187
Prize Pool: $47,685
April 8, 2018

William Black, Event 5 Champion

The first turbo tournament on the 2018 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown schedule played out true to its name. Fast. The $300 buy-in Deep Stack Turbo Event 5 drew 187 entries and William Black dominated the final table to win the title after a three-way deal.

“As it got down to these last couple tables you were dealing with nothing but top-notch players,” Black commented about his win. “It came down to patience and a little bit of luck.”

Black began the final table with more than double the amount of chips than that of the second place player and he never slipped up. The final table also featured poker media guru Kevin “Kevmath” Mathers, John Magnetta with three wins this year so far, and SHRP regular Craig Witz.

But none could get past Black’s big stack as players dropped at a rapid pace. There was some talk of a chop when they were five-handed before Joseph Montervino and Christopher Collins hit the payout desk. The last three players came to an agreement to divide up the remaining prize pool with Black earning $10,500 plus the title. Mathers and Gil Nachum split the rest of the money in half with Mathers officially taking the second spot.

Black is a contractor from Texas and came to the Sunshine State to play the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown.

“I actually came down here specifically for the series,” Black said. “and we did a little skydiving before.”

Congratulations to Black and everyone who took home some money from the Sunday afternoon turbo.

Event 5 results:

1st:  William Black – $10,500 + Trophy *
2nd: Kevin Mathers – $7,358 *
3rd: Gil Nachum – $7,358 *
4th: Christopher Collins – $2,973
5th: Joseph Montervino – $2,296
6th: John Magnetta – $1,903
7th: Joseph Duchman – $1,621
8th: Craig Witz – $1,414
9th: Alexander Dvorsky – $1,213
10th: John Dermody – $1,044
11th: John Gorsuch – $1,044
12th: Edgardo Rosario – $1,044
13th: Alexander Quinones – $882
14th: Jay Klitzner – $882
15th: Zachary VanKeuren – $882
16th: David Shecter – $732
17th: Franklin Lacava – $732
18th: Jorge Gomez – $732
19th: George Miro – $584
20th: Wan Chi Liam – $584
21st: Michael Corbett – $584
22nd: Charles Bragg Jr – $441
23rd: Brian O’Keefe – $441
24th: Andrew Gordon – $441
* – denotes results of a three-way deal

Kevin “Kevmath” Mathers
Gil Nachum

Event 5: Turbo Final Table Lineup

$300 Deep Stack Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)
$25,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 18: 3,000/6,000 with a 1,000 ante
Players Remaining: 10 of 187

The turbo tournament is living up to its reputation. They broke the field down from 187 starters to the final table ten in less than eight hours.

They are now gathered as one with William Black leading, John Magnetta making another SHRP final table, and Kevin “Kevmath” Mathers riding the short stack.

Seat 1: Kevin Mathers – 175,000
Seat 2: Alexander Dvorsky – 225,000
Seat 3: John Dermody – 200,000
Seat 4: Joseph Monterno – 260,000
Seat 5: Christopher Collins – 465,000
Seat 6: Joseph Duchman – 230,000
Seat 7: Craig Witz – 415,000
Seat 8: Gil Nachum – 365,000
Seat 9: John Magnetta – 305,000
Seat 10: William Black – 1,100,000

By chip count:

  1. William Black – 1,100,000
  2. Christopher Collins – 465,000
  3. Craig Witz – 415,000
  4. Gil Nachum – 365,000
  5. John Magnetta – 305,000
  6. Joseph Monterno – 260,000
  7. Joseph Duchman – 230,000
  8. Alexander Dvorsky – 225,000
  9. John Dermody – 200,000
  10. Kevin Mathers – 175,000

Remaining payouts:

1st: $12,085 + Trophy
2nd: $8,243
3rd: $4,888
4th: $2,973
5th: $2,296
6th: $1,903
7th: $1,621
8th: $1,414
9th: $1,213
10th: $1,044

Event 5: Turbo Payouts with $12,085 Top Prize

$300 Deep Stack Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)
$25,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 18: 3,000/6,000 with a 1,000 ante
Players Remaining: 32 of 187

The turbo trophy event is moving right along and now they know what they are playing for. Event 5 drew 187 entries to create a prize pool worth $47,685.

The last 24 players will earn some money with a min-cash taking home $441 and the next Showdown champ pocketing $12,085 along with the trophy.

2018 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Hollywood, FL
Event 5
$300 Deep Stack Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)
Entries: 187
Prize Pool: $47,685
April 8, 2018

1st: $12,085 + Trophy
2nd: $8,243
3rd: $4,888
4th: $2,973
5th: $2,296
6th: $1,903
7th: $1,621
8th: $1,414
9th: $1,213
10th – 12th: $1,044
13th – 15th: $882
16th – 18th: $732
19th – 21st: $584
22nd – 24th: $441

Event 5: Sunday Turbo

$300 Deep Stack Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)
$25,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 1: 25/50

Not everyone could bag up in the huge opening tournament of the series, so we’re putting on two one-trophy events with guarantees that make it worth the trip to the new Hard Rock Event Center.

The first kicks off at noon and it will be a snappy affair. Event 5 is a $300 buy-in tournament with deep stacks and turbo structure. It also features a $25,000 guaranteed prize pool which will bring out the players.

Everyone will start with a 20,000 stack and levels will run 15-minutes long from start to finish. Late registration and unlimited re-entries are available until the start of Level 15 at 4 pm. They will continue running through the levels until we have one person standing, the next Showdown champion.

  • $25,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips and 15-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 15
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 5 Structure Sheet

Showdown Day 4 Schedule

Primary Event Schedule

12PM: Event 5 – $300 Deep Stack Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)

  • $25,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips and 15-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 15
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 5 Structure Sheet

1PM: Event 1 Day 2 – $570 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)

3PM: Event 6 – $570 Six-Max No Limit Hold’em (Single Re-Entry)

  • $50,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 12,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/SINGLE re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 6 Structure Sheet

Secondary and Satellite Schedule

9AM: Event 32 – $140 Turbo Satellite to WPTDeepStacks (1-in-10)

  • 2 seats guaranteed into $1,100 WPTDeepStacks Event
  • Players begin with 8,000 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 32 Structure Sheet

5PM: Event 33 – $140 Satellite to WPTDeepStacks (1-in-10)

  • 10 seats guaranteed into $1,100 WPTDeepStacks Event
  • Players begin with 8,000 in chips and 20-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 33 Structure Sheet

8PM: Event 34 – $140 Turbo Satellite to WPTDeepStacks (1-in-10)

  • 2 seats guaranteed into $1,100 WPTDeepStacks Event
  • Players begin with 8,000 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 34 Structure Sheet

Players are encouraged to park in Seminole Way Garage for easy, covered access to the tournament area and poker room
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Event 5: Patrick Chi Wins After Eight-Way Deal

2018 Lucky Hearts Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 
Hollywood, Florida
Event 5
$300 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Entries: 293
Prize Pool: $74,715
January 14, 2018

Patrick Chi, Event 5 Champion

The first Sunday of the 2018 Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open schedule put on a big, one-day $300 No Limit Hold’em tournament that had a nice turnout. The tournament drew 293 entries for nearly a $75,000 prize pool and SHRP visitor Patrick Chi walked away with the trophy as a reward for one day’s work.

The tournament created a stacked final table that included SHRP regulars Errol Massey, Marc Sacheli, and 2017 LHPO WPTDeepStacks Main Event champion Michael Graffeo. The stacks were deep and the structure left plenty of room for play.

They lost two players in early action and the final eight players settled in for what could have been a very long grind. They realized they might be in for a marathon and the eight remaining players checked the ICM numbers before agreeing to a deal to divide up the prize pool.

Chi held a small lead over Massey and was crowned the champion thanks to his stack. He collected $7,720 for his efforts along with the LHPO trophy and custom-framed winner’s photo courtesy of IMPDI.

The 19-year-old champion decided to visit us for the LHPO series after playing in the Bahamas. This was the New Yorkers last chance for a title before flying out at 7am to make his way back to school at Columbia University. Besides being a champion poker player, Chi is also a chess wizard and a National Master in the game.

Congrats to Patrick and we hope to see him back soon.

Event 5 final table results:

1st: Patrick Chi – $7,720 + Trophy *
2nd: Errol Massey – $7,523 *
3rd: Elias Nassif – $7,246 *
4th: Barry Gallo – $7,116 *
5th: Walter Buss – $5,727 *
6th: Anne Amato – $5,489 *
7th: Marcin Plewinski – $5,404 *
8th: Michael Graffeo – $5,043 *
9th: Michael Sinisgalli – $1,647
10th: Marc Sacheli – $1,393
* – denotes eight-way deal

Event 5: Final Table Set

$300 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guarantee | Structure
Level 20: 500/10,000 with a 1,000 ante
Players Remaining: 10 of 293

The $300 buy-in No Limit Hold’em Event 5 made its way down to the final table with ten players remaining of the starting 293 entries. They switched sides of the room and ready to get underway with another tough final table.

Spread around the table we have SHRP regulars Errol Massey, Julian Gallo, Marc Sacheli, and 2017 Lucky Hearts Poker Open WPTDeepStacks Main Event champ Michael Graffeo.

Seat 1: Elias Nassif – 675,000 (68 bb)
Seat 2: Marcin Plewinski – 141,000 (14 bb)
Seat 3: Walter Buss – 375,000 (38 bb)
Seat 4: Patrick Chi – 213,000 (21 bb)
Seat 5: Errol Massey – 334,000 (33 bb)
Seat 6: Shari Amato – 263,000 (26 bb)
Seat 7: Julian Gallo – 515,000 (52 bb)
Seat 8: Marc Sacheli – 165,000 (17 bb)
Seat 9: Michel Sinisgalli – 198,000 (20 bb)
Seat 10: Michael Graffeo – 147,000 (15 bb)

Remaining payouts:

1st – $16,469 + Trophy
2nd – $11,581
3rd – $7,449
4th – $4,651
5th – $3,590
6th – $2,974
7th – $2,499
8th – $2,055
9th – $1,647
10th – $1,393

Event 5: Prize Pool and Payout Information

$300 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guarantee | Structure
Level 9: 400/800 with a 100 ante
Players Remaining: 108 of 293

Registration is closed in today’s 11am No Limit Hold’em Re-Entry Event 5 and it was a monster. Boasting a $50,000 guarantee, the event shot past that figure before the prize pool settled in at $74,715. The top 37 are slated to earn a payday with a min-cash awarding $452. Payouts escalate from there and top out in the form of a $16,469 top prize. In addition, the champion earns the property’s coveted guitar pick trophy.

Prize pool and payout details:

2018 Lucky Hearts Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 
Hollywood, Florida
Event 5
$300 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Entries: 293
Prize Pool: $74,715
January 14, 2018

1st – $16,469 + Trophy
2nd – $11,581
3rd – $7,449
4th – $4,651
5th – $3,590
6th – $2,974
7th – $2,499
8th – $2,055
9th – $1,647
10th-12th – $1,393
13th-15th – $1,184
16th-18th – $986
19th-21st – $807
22nd-24th – $650
25th-27th – $575
28th-36th – $507
37th – $452

With the clock showing 108 players remaining late in Level 9, there’s a slew of notables still in including reigning Rock ‘n’ Roll Poker Open Champion Michael Newman, last year’s WPTDeepStacks Lucky Hearts Poker Open Main Event winner Michael Graffeo and last year’s Seminole Hard Rock Poker Player of the Year runner-up Michael Cohen.

Michael Newman
Michael Graffeo
Michael Cohen

We will provide another updated on this event when play reaches the 10-handed final table.

Event 5: Sunday Morning Game

$300 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guarantee | Structure
Level 1: 25/50

Sunday morning brings the fifth tournament on the 2018 Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open schedule and it will have a nice prize pool for one day’s work.

Event 5 is a straight-up $300 buy-in No Limit Hold’em tournament with a $50,000 guaranteed prize pool that will award another LHPO trophy before the night is through.

Entrants will start with 10,000 stacks and play 30-minute levels throughout. Late registration is open until the start of Level 9 at 3:30 pm and unlimited re-entries are available during that time. We expect a nice crown taking part and they will continue grinding down until we have one player posing for their picture as the Event 5 champ.

Cards fly at 11 am and it will be a great way for players to finish up their weekend.

  • $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 5 Structure Sheet

Today’s live reporting efforts will concentrate on the WPTDeepStacks restart, but we’ll provide highlights from this $300 including prize pool and payout information, the final table lineup, a winner photo and the final results.

LHPO Day 4 Schedule

Primary Event Schedule

11AM: Event 5 – $300 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 5 Structure Sheet

12PM: Day 2 – $1,100 WPTDeepStacks NLH (Single Re-Entry)

3PM: Event 6 Day 1 – $1,650 Purple Chip Bounty NLH (Re-Entry)

  • $100,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 12,000 in chips
  • Levels 1-10 last 30 minutes; Levels 11+ last 40 minutes
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 11
  • Day 1 will end after Level 16 or Tournament Director discretion
  • Event 6 Structure Sheet

Secondary and Satellite Schedule

9AM: Event 40 – $200 Turbo Satellite to Event 6 (1-in-10)

  • 2 seats guaranteed into the $100,000 GTD Purple Chip Bounty
  • Players begin with 8,000 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 40 Structure Sheet

6PM: Event 41 – $390 Mega Satellite to Championship (1-in-10)

  • 5 seats guaranteed into $2,000,000 GTD LHPO Championship
  • Players begin with 8,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 7
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 41 Structure Sheet

Players are encouraged to park in Seminole Way Garage for easy, covered access to the tournament area and poker room
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