Event 5: Stuart Krasney Speeds His Way to Black Chip Bounty Turbo Win

2017 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open 
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino 
Hollywood, FL
Event #5
$360 Black Chip Bounty Turbo (Single Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 256
Prizepool: $51,200 + $25,600 in Bounties
August 7, 2017

Stuart Krasney, Event 5 Champion

With the weekend schedule wrapped up, the new week brought a fast, fun tournament to the 2017 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open schedule. Event 5 was a $360 buy-in tournament with a turbo structure and a $100 bounty on each player’s head to juice up the action along with a single re-entry to make it a little dangerous to chase bounties.

The tournament drew 256 entries to easily surpass the $50,000 Guarantee plus the $25,600 in bounties. After everything was settled, Stuart Krasney picked up the title when his huge heads up lead gave him the biggest part of the prize pool.

The tournament quickly played down to the final table, as one would expect during the turbo tournament, and there were ten players remaining in less than eight hours. Krasney held a big chip lead at the start of final table action and watched as players dropped out a steady pace.

WSOP Circuit ring winner Alex Foxen was the most accomplished player at the final table but he dropped out in ninth place. The other players quickly dropped until Krasney was heads up with Zara Jackson.

Jackson was no stranger to success. The wife of poker pro David Jackson, she has over $250,000 in tournament cash herself including a third place finish in the Borgata Winter Poker Open kickoff event.

But Jackson was facing a huge chip deficit. Krasney held 3,000,000 of the 3,800,000 chips in play and the two began discussing a deal to chop up the remaining prize pool. Jackson earned $1,200 more than was set aside for second place with Krasney getting the win and $10,567 along with the Black Chip Bounty Turbo title.

Final table results:

1st: Stuart Krasney – $10,567 *
2nd: Zara Jackson – $9,467 *
3rd: Richard Chouinard – $5,248
4th: Harvey Freedman – $3,192
5th: Juan Rodriguez – $2,465
6th: Robert Engle – $2,043
7th: John O’Connor – $1,715
8th: Anthony Hu – $1,434
9th: Alex Foxen – $1,177
* – denotes heads-up deal

Complete Event 5 Results

Event 5: Ten-Handed Final Table

$360 Black Chip Bounty Turbo (Single Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Payouts
Level 25: 12,000/24,000 with a 4,000 ante
Players Remaining: 10 of 256

The starting field of 256 entries has been trimmed to 10 players, and they’ve just drawn for new seats around the final table. Here’s the remaining lineup:

Seat 1: Gloria Jackson – 291,000 (12 bb)
Seat 2: Anthony Hu – 523,000 (22 bb)
Seat 3: Richard Chouinard – 229,000 (10 bb)
Seat 4: John O’Connor – 254,000 (11 bb)
Seat 5: Michael Duek – 134,000 (6 bb)
Seat 6: Juan Rodriguez – 434,000 (18 bb)
Seat 7: Alex Foxen – 450,000 (19 bb)
Seat 8: Stuart Krasney – 643,000 (27 bb)
Seat 9: Robert Engle – 612,000 (26 bb)
Seat 10: Bruce Freedman – 280,000 (12 bb)

And here are the remaining payouts:

1st: $11,767
2nd: $8,267
3rd: $5,248
4th: $3,192
5th: $2,465
6th: $2,043
7th: $1,715
8th: $1,434
9th: $1,177
10th: $1,001

The full results will be posted alongside an interview with the winner once this event concludes.

Event 5: Stuart Krasney Moves In

$360 Black Chip Bounty Turbo (Single Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Payouts
Level 23: 8,000/16,000 with a 2,000 ante
Players Remaining: 14 of 256

Stuart Krasney opened to 34,000 second to act, a player behind him called, and Alex Foxen defended his big blind to create three-way action.

The flop was Jh6d3s, and Foxen checked. Krasney moved all in for 267,000, enough to fold the player behind him quickly. Foxen stopped in his tracks, though, asking for a count as he pondered.

“That’s a lot of chips,” Foxen spoke. “Why are you betting so much?” Krasney sat as still as a statue. “Not going to tell me?” Foxen was disappointed. “That’s not very nice.”

He eventually surrendered, leaving the pot to Krasney but retaining a second-place stack with 14 players remaining.

Stuart Krasney – 391,000 (24 bb)
Alex Foxen – 495,000 (31 bb)

Event 5: Alex Foxen Racking up the Bounties

$360 Black Chip Bounty Turbo (Single Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Payouts
Level 22: 6,000/12,000/2000 ante
Players Remaining: 19 of 256

Alex Foxen (left)

Ronald Levy moved all in from the small blind with qc10d and Alex Foxen called from the big blind with kh8d.

The board came kc8c7s9d2s and Foxen’s two pair eliminated Levy in 20th place and scoring Foxen a $100 bounty.

Alex Foxen  –  199,000
Ronald Levy  –  Eliminated in 20th Place ($

Shortly after a player in the small blind moved all in for his last 50,000 with adjh and Foxen called with qs9d.

The board came 10s8d7c6d4d giving Foxen the winning straight, securing him another $100 bounty.

Alex Foxen  –  450,000

Event 5: Results from 21st to 32nd Place

$360 Black Chip Bounty Turbo (Single Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Payouts
Level 20: 4,000/8,000/1000 ante
Players Remaining: 20 of 256

Here are the results from 21st to 32nd place:

21st: John Alegria – $591
22nd: Brent Ballentine – $466
23rd: Alexander Bastidas – $466
24th: Jay Klitzner – $466
25th: Patricia Conrad – $404
26th: James Egan – $404
27th: Hollander Preap – $404
28th: Kurt Jewell – $352
29th: James Lehman – $352
30th: Mansoor Kader  –  $352
31st: Elad Izhak Sisso  –  $352
32nd:  Michael Seago  –  $352

Event 5: The money Bubble has Burst

$360 Black Chip Bounty Turbo (Single Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 20: 4,000/8,000/1000 ante
Players Remaining: 32 of 256

All remaining players are officially in the money, here is the prizepool that is up for grabs:

1st: $11,767
2nd: $8,267
3rd: $5,248
4th: $3,192
5th: $2,465
6th: $2,043
7th: $1,715
8th: $1,434
9th: $1,177
10th-12th: $1,001
13th-15th: $860
16th-18th: $722
19th-21st: $591
22nd-24th: $466
25th-27th: $404
28th-32nd: $352

EVENT 5: Jay Klitzner Spinning it Up

$360 Black Chip Bounty Turbo (Single Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 17: 2,000/4,000/500 ante
Total Entries: 256

Jay Klitzner

Jay Klitzner was all in for less than a big blind with jc6c against Alex Foxen’s 6h6d. The board ran out as3s9s9has giving a higher two pair on the board and Klitzner’s jack high played.

Foxen said “He only had 2,000 the $100 bounty though, thats what I really wanted”

Jay Klitzner  –  3,600
Alex Foxen  –  110,000

The very next hand Klitzer moved in for 3,500 from the button with 10s7s and got called by the small blind holding 8c7h. The board came 9h6s4h2c2d and Klitzner’s ten high held, saving him from elimination.

Jay Klitzner  –  13,500

EVENT 5: Kurt Jewell on the Come Up

$360 Black Chip Bounty Turbo (Single Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 15: 1,200/2,400/400 ante
Total Entries: 255

Kurt Jewell

Kurt Jewell, who has had fourteen cashes in the last two months, including a 39th place finish in Event 1 ($4,363), is waiting for his big score. He’s off to a good start in this bounty event.

There was a three way all in preflop, the shortstack moved in for his last 4,800 with 9c8c. Jewell was in for 47,900 with Ah10h and was up against asjd.

The board ran out 10s8h5h10d6h giving Jewell the winning flush, scoring one bounty and a double up.

Kurt Jewell  –  110,000

EVENT 5: Bruce Freedman Scores a Bounty

$360 Black Chip Bounty Turbo (Single Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 15: 1,200/2,400/400 ante
Total Entries: 255

Bruce Freedman

Bruce Freedman opened to 4,000 from early position. Two players called. The flop came ks7h3h, Freedman bet 7,000 and got one caller.

The 8d came on the turn, Freedman bet 8,500, and his opponent called. The 7d hit the river, Freedman moved all in for around 45,000 having his opponent slightly covered. He gets called, and turns over 8c8s for the winning full house, gaining himself a bounty in the process.

Bruce Freedman – 120,000

Event 5: Black Chip Bounty Turbo

$360 Black Chip Bounty Turbo (Single Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 1: 25/50

If you want a lot of action with some big money up for grabs, we have something for you today. Event 5 is a $360 Black Chip Bounty Turbo tournament with a $50,000 guaranteed prize pool and it will move along at a nice clip.

Players begin with 15,000 stacks and the structure features action-inducing 15-minute levels. Late registration is open until the start of Level 16 at 4:45pm and players are limited to a single re-entry if they lose their stack. There is a dinner break scheduled around 6:30pm and will return to play down to a champion.

This tournament will kick off in the poker room and move towards the ballroom as tables open.

  • $50,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 15,000 in chips and 15-minute levels
  • Late registration/single re-entry available until start of Level 16
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 5 Structure Sheet