Event 8: Adam Demersseman Wins Outright for $13,910

2019 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 8
$400 Black Chip Bounty NLH (Single Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed
Entries:  256
Prize Pool:  $61,440
Bounty Prize Pool: $25,600
August 5, 2019

Event 8 Winner Adam Demersseman

Event 8 of the 2019 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open was a $400 Black Chip Bounty No-Limit Hold’em (Single Re-Entry) with a guaranteed prize pool of $50,000. A field of 256 entries generated a prize pool of $61,440, with another $25,600 set aside for bounties.

Notching the win was Adam Demersseman, collecting $13,910 for his first-place showing. Demersseman began the final table with a sizable chip lead and rode it all the way to end, earning the outright victory.

Final Results
1st: Adam Demersseman – $13,910 + SHRPO trophy
2nd: Randy Marker – $9,920
3rd: Hyndi Khomutetsky – $6,295
4th: Chad Tucker – $3,830
5th: Michael McCray – $2,960
6th: Orestes Melgarejo – $2,450
7th: Pete de Gail – $2,060
8th: Bryce McVay – $1,720
9th: Gerardo Gonzalez – $1,410
10th: Thao Le – $1,410
11th: Benjamin Sriqui – $1,200
12th: Mark Terry – $1,200
13th: Daniel Wirgau – $1,030
14th: Nizar Dajani – $1,030
15th: Andre Rakusa – $1,030
16th: Edward Phillips – $865
17th: Danglis Tompkins – $865
18th: Mohamed Serry – $865
19th: Carlos Nieto – $710
20th: Raymond Kondler – $710
21st: Marc Sacheli – $710
22nd: Nancy Burgess – $560
23rd: Igor Skochilo – $560
24th: Timothy Pettus – $560
25th: Hossein Malekabadi – $485
26th: Steven Weintraub – $485
27th: James Aman – $485
28th: Mark Dube – $425
29th: Walter Guerra – $425
30th: Keith Brennan – $425
31st: Harjinder Chawla – $425
32nd: Jacob Naumann – $425

Event 8: Adam Demersseman Has a Big Lead as the Final Table Begins

$400 Black Chip Bounty NLH (Single Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 19: 5,000/10,000 with a 10,000 ante
Players Remaining: 8 of 256

Event 8 Final Table
Event 8 Final Table

With 10 players remaining, there were two players eliminated simultaneously, so the final table begins with eight. Here are their official chip counts and seating assignments:

Seat 1.  Hyndi Khomutetsky  –  670,000  (67 bb)
Seat 2.  Pete de Gail  –  418,000  (42 bb)
Seat 3.  Bryce McVay  –  310,000  (31 bb)
Seat 4.  Chad Tucker  –  345,000  (35 bb)
Seat 5.  Randy Marker  –  450,000  (45 bb)
Seat 6.  Orestes Melgarejo  –  324,000  (32 bb)
Seat 7.  Adam Demersseman  –  1,148,000  (115 bb)
Seat 8.  Michael McCray  –  220,000  (22 bb)

Event 8: Prize Pool and Payouts with $13,910 Up Top

$400 Black Chip Bounty NLH (Single Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 10: 500/1,500 with a 1,500 ante
Players Remaining: 72 of 256

The great turnout this series continued with the Black Chip Bounty. The tournament drew 256 entries to put $61,440 in the regular prize pool and $25,600 in the bounty prize pool. A clear jump over the $50,000 Guarantee.

The last 32 places will get paid, a min-cash will take home $425 but they all want the $13,910 first-place money.

2019 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 8
$400 Black Chip Bounty NLH (Single Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed
Entries:  256
Prize Pool:  $61,440
Bounty Prize Pool: $25,600
August 5, 2019

1st: $13,910 + SHRPO trophy
2nd: $9,920
3rd: $6,295
4th: $3,830
5th: $2,960
6th: $2,450
7th: $2,060
8th: $1,720
9th-10th: $1,410
11th-12th: $1,200
13th-15th: $1,030
16th-18th: $865
19th-21st: $710
22nd-24th: $560
25th-27th: $485
28th-32nd: $425

Event 8: Black Chip Bounties

$400 Black Chip Bounty NLH (Single Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 1: 100/100

The packed Monday schedule continues at noon with Event 8 and the $400 Black Chip Bounty tournament, this one always draws a crowd with the bounty-juiced action. The tournament has a $50,000 guaranteed prize pool that includes the $100 bounty on each player’s head.

They will start with 15,000 stacks out front and run through 30-minute levels from start to finish. Late registration is available until the start of Level 9 at 4:30 pm but players are limited to a single re-entry option if they bust their stack. Players will take a 40-minute dinner break at 6 pm and return to play it out for the SHRPO trophy.

Action gets underway at noon and we will pick up their coverage later in the day.

  • $50,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 15,000 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 8 Structure Sheet

SHRPO Day 5 Schedule

Primary Event Schedule

11AM: Event 7 – $400 Seniors 50+ NLH (Re-Entry)

  • Players begin with 12,000 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 7 Structure Sheet

12PM: Event 8 – $400 Black Chip Bounty NLH (Single Re-Entry)

  • $50,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 15,000 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 8 Structure Sheet

2PM: Event 1 Day 3 – $600 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)

2PM: Event 6 Day 2 – $1,700 Purple Chip Bounty (Single Re-Entry)

3PM: Event 9 – $400 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)

  • Players begin with 12,000 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 9 Structure Sheet

6PM: Event 10 – $150 Big Stack NLH (Re-Entry)

  • $30,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • $5,250 SHRPO Championship seat ADDED to 1st place
  • Players begin with 15,000 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 10 Structure Sheet

Secondary and Satellite Schedule

9AM: Event 40 – $130 Turbo Satellite (1-in-10)

  • 2 seats guaranteed into any $1,100 SHRPO 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 40 Sheet

8PM: Event 41 – $550 Multi-Event Turbo Satellite (1-in-10)

  • 2 packages guaranteed worth $5,000
  • Package includes SHRPO Big 4 Event 21 and 22 seats plus $1,250 cash
  • 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 41 Structure Sheet

Complete 2019 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Schedule

David Prociak Claims Another Pot Limit Omaha Victory for His 6th SHRP Trophy

2019 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 
Hollywood, Florida
Event 8
$360 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Entries: 102

Prize Pool: $30,600
April 8, 2019

David Prociak Wins His 6th SHRP Trophy

Event 8 of the 2019 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown was a $360 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry). A field of 102 entries generated a prize pool of $30,600 and a first-place prize of $9,331. In the end, a familiar face was left standing as champion. David Prociak emerged victorious, earning the outright win and his sixth SHRP trophy.

Not only is this Prociak’s sixth time winning an SHRP trophy, but it’s his fourth in Pot Limit Omaha. The first came at the 2016 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open, while the next two he won at the 2017 Lucky Hearts Poker Open. He also won a WSOP Circuit ring here in 2017 in Pot Limit Omaha.

Add in his H.O.R.S.E. win at the 2016 Rock N’ Roll series, and a No-Limit Hold’em win at the 2019 Lucky Hearts Poker Open, and you have perhaps the most well-rounded tournament player at the Seminole Hard Rock. The results speak for themselves.

As to why Prociak has found so much success in the Pot Limit Omaha tournaments specifically, he thinks there’s a reason for it.

“I think I do a good job at just managing my luck,” Prociak told us after his win. “I get good stacks, and then I can afford to gamble in some hands, and a lot of people are afraid to play back at you when they know you’re going to play the pot all the way to the river a lot of times. I think I built up a little bit of a reputation for not being easy to bluff or let go of hands.”

When the final table of 10 players was reached, Prociak was second in chips. However, there were five straight double ups as chips were being passed around. Prociak was doubled though twice before he doubled up to reestablish himself.

“I fluctuated a bit at this final table. It was actually a weird dynamic because they were talking about an even chop ten ways, so I actually knew I could gamble a lot of my chips and still rely on the even chop so I could take some chances. And I did, and got short a couple of times.”

It took more than three full levels at the final table before the first player was eliminated.

“It was tough to knock people out. People were waiting around until they got kind of in that middling stack area where it became a little like where they were gonna put it all in with one hand, not where people are playing post flop.”

Once there were nine players left, though, Prociak found his groove and eliminated the rest of his competitors, en route to his claiming the trophy.

“It feels good,” Prociak said. “I always love to win these. It’s why I play them.”

Results:
1st: David Prociak $9,331 + Showdown trophy
2nd: Chris Kostoulas – $5,738
3rd: German Gomez – $3,519
4th: Luis Torres – $2,295
5th: Joe Bob Locke – $1,790
6th: Harry Thomas Jr. – $1,431
7th: Patrick Heneghan – $1,216
8th: Karim Merali – $1,056
9th: Gabriel Ramos – $933
10th: Charles Gomez – $842
11th: Facundo Lambre – $842
12th: Samuel Charnis – $842
13th: Donovan Walker – $765

Event 8: David Prociak Wins! ($9,331); Chris Kostoulas Eliminated in 2nd Place ($5,738)

$360 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 23: 12,000/24,000
Players Remaining: 1 of 102

David Prociak Wins Event 8 for $9,331

David Prociak limped from the button, Chris Kostoulas raised the pot to 72,000 from the big blind, Prociak reraised the pot and Kostoulas sighed before calling all in for about 80,000 more.

“Aces,” said Prociak, as he showed AcAs6h2d.

Kostoulas needed help with AhKc8d3s.

The board ran out Ad10d9hQs6d, giving Prociak a set of aces to win the pot and eliminate Kostoulas in second place.

Chris Kostoulas – 2nd Place

Chris Kostoulas – Eliminated in 2nd Place ($5,738)

Event 8: German Gomez – 3rd Place ($3,519)

$360 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 22: 10,000/20,000
Players Remaining: 2 of 102

German Gomez – 3rd Place

German Gomez raised the pot from the button, David Prociak reraised from the small blind and Gomez called all in for about 90,000.

Gomez: AsQcJs10h
Prociak: KhKsQs8h

The board came down 6d6s5c10s9h, no help to Gomez, ending his tournament in third place.

David Prociak – 990,000
Chris Kostoulas – 254,000
German Gomez – Eliminated in 3rd Place ($3,519)

Event 8: Chip Counts at Break

$360 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Return to Level 22: 10,000/20,000
Players Remaining: 3 of 102

David Prociak – 824,000
Chris Kostoulas – 244,000
German Gomez – 156,000

Payouts:
1st: $9,331 + Showdown trophy
2nd: $5,738
3rd: $3,519
4th: Luis Torres – $2,295
5th: Joe Bob Locke – $1,790
6th: Harry Thomas Jr. – $1,431
7th: Patrick Heneghan – $1,216
8th: Karim Merali – $1,056
9th: Gabriel Ramos – $933
10th: Charles Gomez – $842
11th: Facundo Lambre – $842
12th: Samuel Charnis – $842
13th: Donovan Walker – $765

Event 8: Luis Torres – 4th Place ($2,295)

$360 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 21: 8,000/16,000
Players Remaining: 3 of 102

Luis Torres – 4th Place

Luis Torres limped in first to act, Chris Kostoulas limped from the button and David Prociak raised the pot from the small blind. Torres was the lone caller.

The flop was Ah7c6h, Prociak bet the pot and Torres called all in for 123,000.

Prociak: AdQs9d6s
Torres: Js10h9h8h

Torres had a lot of outs, but found no help from the Qd turn and 7s river, ending his tournament in fourth place.

David Prociak – 824,000
Luis Torres – Eliminated in 4th Place ($2,295)