Event 6: David Moreno Wins After Heads-Up Deal With Phil Hui

2019 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 
Hollywood, Florida
Event 6
$300 Deep Stack Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)
$30,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 212

Prize Pool: $54,060
April 7, 2019

David Moreno and Phil Hui

Event 6 of the 2019 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown was a $300 Deep Stack Turbo NLH (Re-Entry). A field of 212 entries generated a prize pool of $54,060, nearly doubling the $30,000 guarantee.

Outlasting the field were David Moreno and Phil Hui, and the two struck a deal heads up. As the chip leader, Moreno officially claimed victory and the trophy.

Moreno began the final table seventh in chips, but found himself on the winning end of several critical hands to climb the leaderboard, en route to his securing the chip lead, and his eventual first SHRP trophy.

Results:
*1st: David Moreno – $11,250
*2nd: Phil Hui – $11,000
3rd: Judy Miller – $5,541
4th: Douglas Paulson – $3,371
5th: Ira Marcus – $2,603
6th: Georges Boyadjian – $2,157
7th: Karlo Lopez – $1,838
8th: Gerald Spott – $1,573
9th: Breyer Calvert – $1,314
10th: Frank Flowers – $1,135
11th: Thai Ha – $1,135
12th: Crystal Utley – $1,135
13th: Jonathan Hemingway – $973
14th: Bernhard Schmidt – $973
15th: Alexandre Arsenault – $973
16th: Christine Holubeck – $811
17th: David Albertson – $811
18th: Michael Kopjanski – $811
19th: Donald Maloney – $649
20th: Jorge Chavez – $649
21st: Steven Collins – $649
22nd: Kelley Slay – $500
23rd: Derric Williams – $500
24th: Timothy Hughes – $500
25th: Mauricio Duarte – $403
26th: Enrique Cruz – $403
27th: Jennifer Haselton – $403

Event 6: Down to One Table

$300 Deep Stack Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)
$30,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 25: 25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 ante
Players Remaining: 10 of 212

The starting field of 212 entries is down to just 10 players and they have redrawn for seats at the unofficial final table

Here is the lineup:

Seat 1: Frank Flowers – 820,000
Seat 2: Georges Boyadjian – 375,000
Seat 3: Karlo Lopez – 530,000
Seat 4: Phil Hui – 930,000
Seat 5: Doug Paulson – 260,000
Seat 6: Gerald Spott – 215,000
Seat 7: Judy Miller – 305,000
Seat 8: Ira Marcus – 1,115,000
Seat 9: Breyer Calvert – 375,000
Seat 10: David Moreno – 360,000

Event 6: Prize Pool and Payouts with $13,134 to the Turbo Champ

$300 Deep Stack Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)
$30,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 22: 10,000/20,000 with a 20,000 ante
Players Remaining: 18 of 212

The turbo tournament is speeding right along on one side of the Event Center as Event 1 plays down. Registration closed with 212 entries to crush the $30,000 Guarantee. They combined to put $54,060 up for grabs with the last 27 spots earnings some money.

A min-cash will take home $403 while the winner banks $13,134 along with the Showdown trophy and custom-framed winner’s photo courtesy of IMPDI.

2019 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 
Hollywood, Florida
Event 6
$300 Deep Stack Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)
$30,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 212

Prize Pool: $54,060
April 7, 2019

1st: $13,134 + Showdown trophy
2nd: $9,116
3rd: $5,541
4th: $3,371
5th: $2,603
6th: $2,157
7th: $1,838
8th: $1,573
9th: $1,314
10th-12th: $1,135
13th-15th: $973
16th-18th: $811
19th-21st: $649
22nd-24th: $500
25th-27th: $403

Event 6: Sunday Turbo

$300 Deep Stack Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)
$30,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 1: 100/100

It will be another busy day in the Event Center but most of the attention will be turned towards the restart of Event 1 and their 423 returning players. But if you are not among that crowd, we have two new one-day events for you starting with the fast-paced Event 6.

It is a $360 buy-in tournament with a turbo structure and deep starting stacks along with a $30,000 guaranteed prize pool. Good for some action on a Sunday afternoon.

They’ll sit down to 25,000 stacks and all levels will run 15 minutes today. Late registration and unlimited re-entries are available until the start of Level 14 at 3:45pm. It won’t take long to settle the matter and we will crown another champ before the end of the night.

  • $30,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 25,000 in chips and 15-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 14
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 6 Structure Sheet

Showdown Day 4 Schedule

Primary Event Schedule

12PM: Event 6 – $300 Deep Stack Turbo NLH (Re-Entry)

  • $30,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 25,000 in chips and 15-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 14
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 6 Structure Sheet

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

3PM: Event 7 – $570 Six-Max No Limit Hold’em (Single Re-Entry)

  • $50,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 15,000 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 7 Structure Sheet

Secondary and Satellite Schedule

9AM: Event 37 – $140 Turbo Satellite (1-in-10)

  • 2 seats guaranteed into any $1,100 Showdown event
  • Players begin with 10,000 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 37 Sheet

5PM: Event 38 – $140 Event 9 Satellite (1-in-10)

  • 10 seats guaranteed into $250K GTD Showdown Event 9
  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips and 20-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 10
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 38 Structure Sheet

8PM: Event 39 – $140 Event 9 Turbo Satellite (1-in-10)

  • 2 seats guaranteed into $250K GTD Showdown Event 9
  • Players begin with 10,000 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 39 Structure Sheet

Complete 2019 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Schedule

Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood Regular Hany Ayoub Wins the Seniors Event

2019 Lucky Hearts Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 6
$360 Seniors 50+ NLH (Re-Entry)
Entries:  113
Prize Pool:  $33,900
January 13, 2019

Seniors Event Winner Hany Ayoub and TD Tony Burns
Seniors Event Winner Hany Ayoub and TD Tony Burns

The final table of the Seniors Event saw some ups and downs early, but the second half belonged entirely to Hany Ayoub, who seemingly coasted to victory.

Yet when asked to name a key hand from his final table, Ayoub’s first thought went to a hand he misplayed and lost.

“I made a big mistake when we were down to 10 people. I went all in with pocket deuces, and it was a big mistake. I was down to 20,000, but I came back.”

Ayoub had moved all in with 2s2d after a flop of Ad7h3d, but Scott Robbins called with AcKs. Ayoub’s hand never caught up, and Ayoub was knocked down to just five big blinds. But, like he said, he came back.

When asked to describe his comeback, Ayoub said, “I was getting a lot of good hands. Just lucky.”

Ayoub was born in Egypt, but at 66 years of age, he has spent his entire adult life living in Miami. And he spends much of his time playing tournaments here at Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood, with 11 cashes here in 2018, and 19 over the past two years. In that time, he only has one cash at a different casino, and that one came at Seminole Hard Rock Tampa, a sister property.

Why does Ayoub love playing at Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood? One of the big reasons is Tournament Director Tony Burns. “Since Tony has been here, it’s been really good.”

Final results:

1st:  Hany Ayoub  –  $10,000 + LHPO Trophy
2nd:  Roy “Nick” Potts  –  $6,187
3rd:  John Bonar  –  $3,695
4th:  Paul Freedman  –  $2,373
5th:  James Kirvin  –  $1,797
6th:  Steve Ekin  –  $1,492
7th:  Eric LaNeve  –  $1,288
8th:  Scott Robbins  –  $1,136
9th:  Nir Peleg  –  $1,000
10th:  Roland Feichtner  –  $881
11th:  Vincent Spadavecchia  –  $881
12th:  David Guiffreda  –  $881
13th:  Patricia Conrad  –  $763
14th:  Stephen Roselius  –  $763
15th:  Jean-Luc Docquier  –  $763

Seniors Event: Hany Ayoub Wins! ($10,000); Roy Potts Finishes 2nd ($6,187)

$360 Seniors 50+ NLH (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 20: 6,000/12,000 with a 12,000 ante
Players Remaining: 1 of 113

Hany Ayoub
Hany Ayoub

After a flop of 10c9d7c, Roy “Nick” Potts was all in for about 290,000 with 3d3c, but he needed to improve to stay alive against the 8s7h (pair of sevens, open-ended straight draw) of Hany Ayoub on the button.

The turn card was the 2c, the river card was the 5h, and Ayoub won the pot — and the Lucky Hearts Poker Open Seniors Event — with his pair of sevens.

Hany Ayoub Defeated Roy Potts
Hany Ayoub (left) Defeated Roy Potts

1st:  Hany Ayoub  –  $10,000 + LHPO Trophy
2nd:  Roy “Nick” Potts  –  $6,187
3rd:  John Bonar  –  $3,695
4th:  Paul Freedman  –  $2,373
5th:  James Kirvin  –  $1,797
6th:  Steve Ekin  –  $1,492
7th:  Eric LaNeve  –  $1,288
8th:  Scott Robbins  –  $1,136
9th:  Nir Peleg  –  $1,000
10th:  Roland Feichtner  –  $881
11th:  Vincent Spadavecchia  –  $881
12th:  David Guiffreda  –  $881
13th:  Patricia Conrad  –  $763
14th:  Stephen Roselius  –  $763
15th:  Jean-Luc Docquier  –  $763

Roy Potts
Roy Potts

Seniors Event: John Bonar – 3rd Place ($3,695)

$360 Seniors 50+ NLH (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 20: 6,000/12,000 with a 12,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 113

John Bonar
John Bonar

John Bonar was all in from the big blind for about 230,000 with 8h8d, and he needed his hand to hold to stay alive against the Ac9d of Hany Ayoub on the button.

The board came 9s6h4s2cQd, and Ayoub paired his nine on the flop to win the pot and eliminate Bonar in third place.

John Bonar  –  Eliminated in 3rd Place  ($3,695)

These were the approximate chip counts before heads-up play:

Hany Ayoub  –  1,050,000  (88 bb)
Roy “Nick” Potts  –  300,000  (25 bb)

Seniors Event: Paul Freedman – 4th Place ($2,373)

$360 Seniors 50+ NLH (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 19: 5,000/10,000 with a 10,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 113

Paul Freedman
Paul Freedman

After a flop of 7d4c3c, Paul Freedman was all in with 10c9c for a club flush draw, and he needed to improve to stay alive against the Ac9d (ace high) of Hany Ayoub.

The turn card was the 2h, the river card was the 9h, and Ayoub won the pot with a pair of nines and an ace kicker to eliminate Freedman in fourth place.

Hany Ayoub  –  830,000  (83 bb)
Paul Freedman  –  Eliminated in 4th Place  ($2,373)

Seniors Event: James Kirvin – 5th Place ($1,797)

$360 Seniors 50+ NLH (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 19: 5,000/10,000 with a 10,000 ante
Players Remaining: 4 of 113

James Kirvin
James Kirvin

James Kirvin was all in under the gun for 84,000 with Jc2h, and he needed to improve to stay alive against the AhKh of Paul Freedman in the small blind.

The board came 7h7s6sQsAc, and Freedman won the pot with two pair, aces and sevens, to eliminate Kirvin in fifth place.

Paul Freedman  –  320,000  (32 bb)
James Kirvin  –  Eliminated in 5th Place  ($1,797)