Eric Piderit Wins Event 8 of the 2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Outright for $10,730

2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 8
$400 Black Chip Bounty NLH (Single Re-Entry)
$30,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 171
Prize Pool:  $41,040
Bounty Prize Pool: $17,100
July 26, 2021

2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Event 8 Champion Eric Piderit

Event 8 of the 2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open, a $400 Black Chip Bounty NLH (Single Re-Entry), drew 171 entries and generated a prize pool of $41,040, with another $17,100 dedicated to bounties. After about fourteen hours, Eric Piderit emerged victorious to capture the first-place prize of $10,730.

This is Piderit’s second Seminole Hard Rock Major trophy, having previously won a bounty event at the 2017 Showdown series, also outright. Playing for the win is important to Piderit, who does not entertain the idea of a chop.

“I don’t even know what first place pays,” Piderit said before heads-up play began. “If ever I make a huge final table, I’ll want the experience already of having played for the win. These tournaments are perfect for that.”

Originally from Brookline, Massachusetts, Piderit resides in Weston, Florida and is a regular at the Seminole Hard Rock. When he won his first SHRP trophy in 2017, his wife Tamra was there to see him do it. Tonight, it was his son Caleb on-site to witness the victory.

“He’s my best friend in the world,” Piderit said of Caleb. “Shout out to Team Ride or Die.”

Eric Piderit (right) and his son Caleb Piderit (left)
PlaceFirst NameLast NamePrize Amount
6MiguelSolano Rodriguez$1,635
14WilforMarentes Pinto$775
20She LokWong$525

Event 8: Eric Piderit Wins! ($10,730); Andre Bryan Eliminated in 2nd Place ($7,140)

$400 Black Chip Bounty NLH (Single Re-Entry)
$30,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 24:  15,000/30,000 with a 30,000 ante
Players Remaining:  1 of 171

2021 SHRPO Event 8 Champion Eric Piderit (right) and his son Caleb (left)

Eric Piderit raised all in with his chip-leading stack from the button and Andre Bryan called all in from the big blind for 415,000.

Piderit: Qh9d
Bryan: Jc9c

The flop came down 4c6h7h, keeping Piderit ahead. The turn, however, brought the Jh to vault Bryan into the lead with a pair of jacks. Piderit picked up a flush draw, though.

The river was the Qs, giving Piderit a pair of queens to lock up the victory, good for $10,730.

Andre Bryan finished runner-up for $7,140.

A recap of the event will be posted later tonight.

Andre Bryan – 2nd Place

Event 8: Roni Zelichonok – 3rd Place ($4,210)

$400 Black Chip Bounty NLH (Single Re-Entry)
$30,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 24:  15,000/30,000 with a 30,000 ante
Players Remaining:  2 of 171

Roni Zelichonok – 3rd Place

Roni Zelichonok limped from the small blind and Eric Piderit checked his option in the big blind.

The flop was 8sJc3h, Zelichonok bet 55,000, Piderit raised to 125,000 and Zelichonok called.

The turn was the 7h, Zelichonok checked and Piderit shoved for effectively 650,000.

Zelichonok tanked for a little while before he called all in with 9h8h for a pair of eights with a flush draw and straight draw. Piderit tabled Js6s for a pair of jacks.

The river was the 7c, no help to Zelichonok, ending his run in third place.

Eric Piderit – 2,010,000 (67 bb)
Andre Bryan – 555,000 (19 bb)
Roni Zelichonok – Eliminated in 3rd Place ($4,210)

Event 8: Andrew Koski – 4th Place ($2,560)

$400 Black Chip Bounty NLH (Single Re-Entry)
$30,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 22:  10,000/20,000 with a 20,000 ante
Players Remaining:  3 of 171

Andrew Koski – 4th Place

Andrew Koski raised all in for about 285,000 from under the gun/cutoff and Eric Piderit isolated the pot from the small blind.

Koski: 8d8h
Piderit: AsKc

The board came down 6cAc9hAhKs, giving Piderit aces full of kings to eliminate Koski in fourth place.

Eric Piderit – 760,000 (38 bb)
Andrew Koski – Eliminated in 4th Place ($2,560)