Patience Pays Off for Richard Menjura as He Wins His First Trophy in SHRPO Event 6

2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 6
$1,100 Deep Stack NLH (Single Re-Entry)
$75,000 Guaranteed
Entries:  126
Prize Pool:  $122,220
July 25-26, 2021

Richard Menjura
Event 6 Champion Richard Menjura

After a heads-up battle that lasted about two hours, Richard Menjura defeated Raminder Singh to win Event 6, earning $35,355 and a SHRPO trophy.

“This is an amazing feeling,” said Menjura. “I’ve been waiting for this moment for so long. I’m so excited because this is my first trophy.”

Day 1 ended late last night after a very long Money Bubble that lasted more than 40 hands, which meant that when the final 16 players returned today, five of them had fewer than 10 big blinds in their stacks.

Day 2 started this afternoon as you might expect right after the Money Bubble — with multiple all-ins. In the first hand of the day, three players were eliminated with only two tables in action.

When the final table began, Menjura had the chip lead, and he held it for most of the rest of the way. But then he battled Singh heads-up for about two hours. Menjura stuck to his plan and never got impatient.

“I was waiting for the right moment,” said Menjura, “because he was shoving too many hands. He got lucky once, but I knew I just had to wait for the right moment, and that’s what I did.”

In the final hand, Singh shoved 8d5d, and Menjura called with Ac10h. Neither player improved, and Menjura won the trophy with his ace.

Menjura plans to play more SHRPO events, including the $5,250 SHRPO Championship that begins on Friday, August 6th.

“I will play as much as I can,” said Menjura. “I hope to win another trophy. I’m from Colombia, but when I come here, I usually come to Seminole Hard Rock, because I like this place.”

PlaceFirst NameLast NamePrize Amount
1RichardMenjura$35,355
2RaminderSingh$22,000
3CarlosDorca$13,140
4ChrisPerry$8,250
5RebekahEmmons$6,110
6KharlinSued$5,255
7SheldonGross$4,500
8NashaatAntonious$3,850
9SeanShah$3,390
10HowardMash$3,390
11AaronMahlfeldt$3,115
12AmirDukic$3,115
13ChrisTryba$2,820
14PaulDomb$2,820
15ZachMullennix$2,555
16StuartYoung$2,555

Event 6: Richard Menjura Wins! ($35,355); Raminder Singh Finishes as Runner-Up ($22,000)

$1,100 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Single Re-Entry)
$75,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 25:  20,000/40,000 with a 40,000 ante
Players Remaining:  1 of 126

Richard Menjura
Event 6 Champion Richard Menjura

Raminder Singh moved all in for 740,000, and Richard Menjura called with Ac10h.

Singh turned over 8d5d, and needed to improve to stay alive.

The board came Ks7h4c9s4h, and Menjura won the pot — and the trophy — with his ace.

Congratulations to Richard Menjura!

1st:  Richard Menjura  –  $35,355 + SHRPO Trophy
2nd:  Raminder Singh  –  $22,000
3rd:  Carlos Dorca  –  $13,140
4th:  Chris Perry  –  $8,250
5th:  Rebekah Emmons  –  $6,110
6th:  Kharlin Sued  –  $5,255
7th:  Sheldon Gross  –  $4,500
8th:  Nashaat Antonious  –  $3,850
9th:  Sean Shah  –  $3,390

Stay tuned for a recap from this final table.

Event 6: Richard Menjura Doubles Thru Raminder Singh

$1,100 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Single Re-Entry)
$75,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 25:  20,000/40,000 with a 40,000 ante
Players Remaining:  2 of 126

Richard Menjura and Raminder Singh
Richard Menjura (left) vs. Raminder Singh (right)

Raminder Singh moved all in, and Richard Menjura called all in for 815,000 with AhJd.

Singh turned over Kh8d, and Menjura needed his hand to hold to stay alive.

The board came 9c5c4h2c7d, and Menjura won the pot with his ace to double up in chips.

Richard Menjura  –  1,670,000  (42 bb)
Raminder Singh  –  850,000  (21 bb)

1st:  $35,355 + SHRPO Trophy
2nd:  $22,000

Event 6: Raminder Singh Doubles Thru Richard Menjura

$1,100 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Single Re-Entry)
$75,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 23:  15,000/25,000 with a 25,000 ante
Players Remaining:  2 of 126

Raminder Singh
Raminder Singh

Richard Menjura raised to 50,000, and Raminder Singh called.

The flop came 10h7s3c, Singh checked, Menjura bet 35,000, and Singh check-raised to 100,000. Menjura three-bet all in, and Singh called all in for 750,000 with Jc10s for a pair of tens.

Menjura turned over 10c6s for a pair of tens with a lower kicker, and Singh needed his hand to hold to stay alive.

The turn card was the 2h, the river card was the 7d, and Singh won the pot with his pair of tens and jack kicker to double up in chips.

Raminder Singh  –  1,625,000  (65 bb)
Richard Menjura  –  895,000  (36 bb)

1st:  $35,355 + SHRPO Trophy
2nd:  $22,000

Event 6: 2-to-1 Lead for Richard Menjura Over Raminder Singh

$1,100 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Single Re-Entry)
$75,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 23:  15,000/25,000 with a 25,000 ante
Players Remaining:  2 of 126

Richard Menjura
Richard Menjura

In the second-to-last hand before the break, Raminder Singh limped for 20,000, and Richard Menjura checked his option in the big blind.

The flop came Jh6h6c, Menjura checked, Singh bet 20,000, and Menjura check-raised to 70,000. Singh reraised to 170,000, and Menjura tanked for a long-time before he four-bet it to 270,000.

Singh quickly folded, and Menjura took the pot.

The final hand of the level was a standard raise and a flop bet by Menjura to win the pot. Here are the official chip counts from the break:

Richard Menjura  –  1,675,000  (67 bb)
Raminder Singh  –  845,000  (34 bb)

And the remaining payouts:

1st:  $35,355 + SHRPO Trophy
2nd:  $22,000