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May Big Stack Special: Ronald Young Wins in 10-Way Chop

2018 May Big Stack Special
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
$130 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 1,334
Prize Pool: $133,400
May 9-12, 2018

FINISHNAMEPRIZE
1stRONALD YOUNG$12,903 + $1,650 Seat
2ndSTEVE OLIVIER$11,375
3rdPIERROT MASSENAT$10,767
4thJOSHUA MILRAD$10,502
5thCHARLEMAGNE BENJAMIN JR.$10,388
6thDAVID NATHANIEL JR.$10,245
7thMICHAEL NEWMAN$7,978
8thSETH GILSON$6,785
9thRANCETT MORELL$6,652
10thMICHAEL BONSIGNORE$5,838
11thMATTHEW BRETZFIELD$1,307
12thMILTON MIRANDA JR.$1,307
13thTAMARA GOLDSHTEYN$1,041
14thPAUL BALZANO$1,041
15thTIMOTHY COAN$1,041
16thCESAR MENDEZ$880
17thERIC KOLODNY$880
18thLONI HARWOOD$880
19thFERNANDO HALAC$747
20thANTONIO FERNANDEZ$747
21stNORAM ZAPCZYNSKI$747
22ndRONALD CAMPILLO$747
23rdKEVIN CHAN$747
24thCARLOS CALVEIRO$747
25thNOE ACOSTA$747
26thCARLOS GUERRERO$747
27thALVARO JIRAU RAMOS$747
28thMIGUEL MCKENZIE$640
29thSTEVEN MORENO$640
30thJAIME WIEGREFE$640
31stJOSHUA DUVDIVANI$640
32ndPERRY SHIAO$640
33rdVONTZ BURKE$640
34thANGELO INGHAM$640
35thSERGIO ALVES$640
36thROBERTO MALDONADO$640
37thJOSE PARRA$534
38thTIMOTHY HARTMANN$534
39thHEDVA KENAN$534
40thNISSIM GOZLAN$534
41stMICHAEL CORBETT$534
42ndLOUIS LEO IV$534
43rdSHENDALE GOLDSTEIN$534
44thHENRY MILLER$534
45thJOHN MAGNETTA$534
46thJOSE GARCIA$467
47thMICHAEL GULLIFORD$467
48thMICHAEL GARCELL$467
49thMARC SACHELI$467
50thIRWIN COHEN$467
51stKEVIN CURRAN$467
52ndDONALD EVERAGE JR$467
53rdROBERTO SCHMEDA$467
54thJAMES SCOTT$467
55thROBERT CHUSID$414
56thJOSEPH OLMINO$414
57thCHAD FIELD$414
58thHOA LAN G$414
59thDANIEL LINARES$414
60thPAUL SMERDON$414
61stJUAN PERALTA$414
62ndENGELBERTH VARELA MORENO$414
63rdVICTOR CARRERA$414
64thVIKRAM GHAI$374
65thDOMINIC COSTANZO$374
66thRYAN RACKLEFF$374
67thRAFAEL RAMOS$374
68thRICARCO DIRA JR$374
69thHENRY MORAN$374
70thDESMOND MACAULEY$374
71stETHAN KAPLAN$374
72ndROBERT SAUNDERS$374
73rdPHILIP CONSOLO$334
74thROBERT MCMANUS$334
75thROBERT KRANTZ$334
76thCURRY BURNS$334
77thCHRISTOPHER ADAMS$334
78thJORGE AMESTOY$334
79thALEX COHEN$334
80thIMAN DAN A$334
81stDONALD WILLIAMS$334

Big Stack Special: Final Results; Stuart Greenbaum Wins in 10-Way Chop

2018 Big Stack Special
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
$130 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed

Entries: 1,290
Prize Pool: $129,000
April 25-29, 2018

FINISHFIRST NAMELAST NAMEPRIZE
1stSTUARTGREENBAUM$16,430
2ndJOSEAVILA$13,768
3rdJORGEGOMEZ$12,494
4thLEONTOLEDO$10,887
5thERROLROSEN$7,701
6thONEILMCCALLA$7,139
7thDEVAUGHNSMITH$5,980
8thSHEIKHAKHTER$5,980
9thENRIQUEPERLA$5,696
10thBRIANVASQUEZ LAGOS$4,289
11thALDRINGGOMEZ$1,264
12thJOSEPHGOTLIEB$1,264
13thMARLONRAMOS$1,006
14thMARKBEDFORD$1,006
15thALBERTONIEBLA$1,006
16thLEONARDOMARQUEZ$851
17thMICHAELSCHEINBERG$851
18thRICHARDDAVIS$851
19thCOLBYCOVINGTON$722
20thKEVINNOVORRO$722
21stJULIETHEGEDUS$722
22ndGILNACHUM$722
23rdGABRIELSIERRA$722
24thJOHNNGUYEN$722
25thELIASNASSIF$722
26thRONALDSALAMANCA$722
27thDAVIDZIONTS$722
28thMARCOPULGAR$619
29thCARLOSGARCIA$619
30thMICHAELBONSIGNORE$619
31stBRIANAPPELL$619
32ndKEVINMURPHY$619
33rdCHRISTOPHERNELSON$619
34thATEFNASSALL$619
35thHERMESANDINO$619
36thFREDERICODABUS$619
37thDOMINICCAPINO$516
38thDOMINICCOSTANZO$516
39thALANPERCAL$516
40thSATHWICKNARAYAN$516
41stELNATANAMINOV$516
42ndDAVIDMORENO$516
43rdJOSESILVA$516
44thJERROLDSOLOV$516
45thMOSESMORALES$516
46thSEBASTIANGALLEGO$452
47thROBERTWOMACK$452
48thVINCENTGUERRA$452
49thRAYMONDWINTERS$452
50thVITASDIKTANAS$452
51stSCOTTSTRICKLAND$452
52ndGARYBLAIS$452
53rdNACHUMLUMELSKI$452
54thMICHAELJOHNSON$452
55thGONZALOROJAS$400
56thANNADIKKER$400
57thJACOBBOLING$400
58thTIMSHANE$400
59thSUNNYMILLER$400
60thRYANWELSH$400
61stJUANPEREZ$400
62ndESTEBANGARCIA$400
63rdRINATHAVIV$400
64thSTEVENCOHEN$361
65thANTONIOCOLON$361
66thJULIORODRIGUEZ$361
67thNANCYNIETO$361
68thHECTORCHEVALIER$361
69thJOSEPHGONZALEZ$361
70thTRENTSMITH$361
71stDAVIDWARD$361
72ndDEVONWORKMAN$361
73rdDAVIDPRICE$323
74thBORJAIGLESIAS$323
75thNICHOLASNIETO$323
76thJUANFERRER$323
77thGARRICKYOUNG$323
78thYEHUDAHRODMAN$323
79thDONALDWILLIAMS$323
80thDONOVANWALKER$323
81stLEANNANDERSON$323

Noah Schwartz Wins DPJCC Event, $10K+ Raised for Charity

2018 DPJCC Charity Event
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Buy/Add-On)
Entries: 91
Prize Pool: $10,000
March 23, 2018

DPJCC Charity Event champion, Noah Schwartz

South Florida’s Noah Schwartz won the David Posnack JCC Charity Event during the early morning hours of Friday at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The win came following a heads-up chop with Paul Martine and saw the duo earn $4,390 and $1,500 respectively.

With a $150 buy-in, the tournament drew 91 entries. Each of the $20 re-buys and $50 add-ons went straight to charity. Paired with player donations, more than $10,000 was raised for DPJCC.

Full results:

FINISHFIRST NAMELAST NAMEPRIZE
1stNOAHSCHWARTZ$4,390 + $1,100 Seat
2ndPAULMARTINE$1,500
3rdANTONIOALVAREZ GARCIA$815
4thSANDYMATZA$740
5thJEREMYGREEN$667
6thPAULPRAGER$593
7thPAULBALZANO$445
8thDANIELAVAKSIS$370
9thSCOTTEHRLICH$260
10thDORONDAHAN$220

Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood Upcoming Events

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(May 17-28, 2018)

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December Big Stack Special Results; Kevin Deng Wins $27,996

2017 December Big Stack Special
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 
Hollywood, Florida
$130 Big Stack No Limit Hold’em Re-Entry 
Entries: 1,093
Prize Pool: $109,300
December 6-10, 2017

FINISHNAMEPRIZE
1stKEVIN DENG$27,996
2ndWILLIAM FARNAN$16,395
3rdFABIO BADUY PERALES$10,711
4thGERARDO GONZALEZ$7,268
5thBRUNO FORTIN$5,137
6thPETER SHAPIRO$3,989
7thSANDY SANCHEZ$3,060
8thJUAN MUBARAK PERALTA$2,241
9thVICTOR CARRERA$1,585
10thJERMAINE PHANG$1,202
11thDEJAN PETKOVIC$1,202
12thPETER CHIN$1,202
13thREMY BOUGEOIS JR.$929
14thARMANDO BASIGALUP$929
15thDANIEL FISHMAN$929
16thMICHAEL FISHAER$765
17thGERARD FORRESTER$765
18thSTANLEY SANDERS ll$765
19thALFREDO RODRIGUEZ$656
20thEMERSON WARD$656
21stROBERTO MONTEIRO$656
22ndVITO POLERA$656
23rdDEVOND MARSHALL$656
24thMATTHEW KENNY$656
25thDESMOND MACAULEY$656
26thROGER BARTLETT$656
27thROBERT SANS$656
28thMATTHEW VINKE$557
29thJOSHUA WASSERMAN$557
30thREINALDO TROCONIS-TRUTSCHELL$557
31stTUYEN LE$557
32ndANGELO MIELE$557
33rdCLAUDIO PIEDRABUENA$557
34thJOSEPH DURSO$557
35thSCOTT HECKER$557
36thJOSE ALEMAN$557
37thBARRY GALLO$470
38thBRIAN OKEEFE$470
39thDANIEL SAFFER$470
40thCHARLES HORTON$470
41stMATTHEW LECONCHE$470
42ndMICHAEL AMOROSO$470
43rdEPHRAIM UZAN$470
44thMELVYN LITTMAN$470
45thFRANCISCO CASTILLO$470
46thKENNETH ARNAEZ$415
47thAMIR BARON$415
48thNIR PELEG$415
49thSTEVE OLIVIER$415
50thERAN TZUR$415
51stLUIS SANTONI$415
52ndJOHN SCIGLIANO$415
53rdTHOMAS MCGREEVY$415
54thMICHAEL GARCELL$415
55thSETH GILSON$372
56thSAMUEL BATKO$372
57thRAY ST JACQUES CARRION$372
58thALEJANDRO ARMAS SENIOR$372
59thELIYAHU HENN$372
60thJOSEPH ROSS$372
61stMARC ST PIERRE$372
62ndEDDIE TURNER$372
63rdKEMHALL GRANT$372

Big Stack Special: Emerson Ward Wins $16K Following Nine-Way Chop

October Big Stack Special
$100,000 Guaranteed
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
$130 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Entries: 1,186
Prize Pool: $118,600
October 18-22, 2017

October Big Stack Special Winner, Emerson Ward
FINISHNAMEPRIZE
1stEMERSON WARD$16,554
2ndTHUY PAM$14,544
3rdBUTCHIE MITCHELL$11,481
4thHAIM TOORGEMAN$10,198
5thJORGE GOMEZ$9,164
6thHENRY BILLETE$7,710
7thALEXANDER MICHAELS$5,125
8thDANIEL FISHMAN$4,378
9thROBERTO MALDONADO$3,938
10thGABRIEL BARROETA FLORES$1,186
11thSCOTT JORDAN$1,186
12thJONATHAN MARKS$1,186
13thJOAQUIN SOSA$949
14thJIAN ZHAO$949
15thNICHOLAS AVENA$949
16thIFTIKHAR MEMON$806
17thNORMAN SIMMONS$806
18thLAWRENCE KLUR$806
19thANGEL BRACHO$700
20thJENNA GOLDSTEIN$700
21stALDRING GOMEZ TORRES$700
22ndMAHENDRAN RAMANATHAN$700
23rdSTEVEN SONDAK$700
24thJEAN MELGAR VALENCIA$700
25thNAGUI YASSA$700
26thWILMER DIAZ LEAL$700
27thKEVIN BETHEL$700
28thBRANDON SCHWARTZ$593
29thBRIAN HERZFELD$593
30thRICHARD FORTNER$593
31stKENNETH ARNAEZ$593
32ndANDREW FRIER$593
33rdALAN GREENSTEIN$593
34thPAULA HOLDER$593
35thANTONIO CAMPBELL$593
36thJUAN RODRAGUEZ$593
37thVITO POLERA$498
38thJUAN FERRER$498
39thARI DINOV$498
40thLEE STEWART$498
41stRAYMOND ROBERTY$498
42ndANDRES MORALES$498
43rdNIGEL MURRAY$498
44thCESAR AMARAN$498
45thROBERTO BERROCAL$498
46thLINDA LIPKINS$439
47thRICHIE SMOAK$439
48thRONALD CAMPILLO$439
49thALEXANDER CASTANER$439
50thKEVIN IPPOLITO$439
51stLLOYD GUNTHER$439
52ndJOEL BORDEN$439
53rdDANIEL STEVEN$439
54thNAJEEB REYES$439
55thSOLOMON YAGUDAEV$391
56thANDREY KOLCHKOV$391
57thJEFFREY FOGEL$391
58thDARREN RUSH$391
59thSTANLEY POINT DU JOUR$391
60thVINCENT GREEN$391
61stROMAN BOROZAN$391
62ndBARRY CHAZEN$391
63rdALFREDO GUEVARA$391
64thSTEVEN LIPKINS$344
65thJORDAN KELLER$344
66thDEJAN PETKOVIC$344
67thFRANK LERCZAK$344
68thKEVIN MURPHY$344
69thEDUARDO CHRIST$344
70thJAIME PENARANDA$344
71stPETER KLEIN$344
72ndNIZAR DAJANI$344

Over $66K Raised for Feeding South Florida in PokerStars Hurricane Irma Charity Event

2017 PokerStars Charity Event Benefiting Feeding South Florida
Hurricane Irma Relief
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
$300 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Entries: 124
Prize Pool: $10,500
October 3, 2017

PokerStars and the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida teamed up for a charity event benefiting Feeding South Florida’s Hurricane Irma relief efforts.

Seminole Hard Rock Poker Tournament Director Tony Burns (left) and Feeding South Florida CEO Paco Velez kick off the event

The event boasted a $300 buy-in and saw South Florida poker pros, amateurs and television and radio personalities compete for over $50,000 in prizes.

ESPN’s Israel Gutierrez
Recording artist FRAN¢ aka former Miami Dolphin A.J. Francis

After the first $10,500, 100 percent of tournament buy-ins went directly to charity. PokerStars matched the prize pool’s charitable contribution and that was paired with the money raised by silent auction items. In the end, over $66,000* was raised with Bryan Emory of Plantation, Florida. going down as the tournament’s champion.

Bryan Emory (right) poses with Seminole Hard Rock Tournament Director Tony Burns

“I put three [entries] into it,” Emory said of his charitable contribution. “I probably wouldn’t normally do that […] It’s a good cause.”

In addition to $3,000 in cash, Emory earned a PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Championship package.

“I took a break [from][poker] for the past few months and I’m ready to get to play and travel a little bit. I’m super excited,” Emory said of winning the package.

Bryan Emory

Final results:

1st: Bryan Emory – $3,000 + PCA Championship Package
2nd: Alberto Rodriguez – $2,000 + $10,000 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Entry
3rd: Paul Balzano – $1,400 + $5,250 SHRPO Championship Entry
4th: Natasha Mercier – $1,100 + $3,500 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Entry
5th: Scott Bailey – $800 + Hard Rock Punta Cana Three-Night Stay
6th: Mark Smith – $700 + Party Like a Rock Star Basket (Jason Taylor Guitar)
7th: Chris Van Vliet – $600 + Party Like a Rock Star Basket (Boston Guitar)
8th: Scott Bailey – $500 + Party Like a Rock Star Basket (Chris Rock Guitar)
9th: Gil Aboodi – $400 + Party Like a Rock Start Basket (Yes Guitar)

Preceding the tournament was an exclusive player party featuring passed hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.

In addition to player entry fees and PokerStars match, money raised in the silent auction went toward Feeding South Florida

Hurricane Irma was one of the strongest storms ever recorded in the Atlantic and caused catastrophic damage. Feeding South Florida is the leading domestic hunger relief organization in South Florida with 98 percent of all donations put directly back in to the community. The organization serves Broward, Miami-Dade,Palm Beach and Monroe Counties. According to the organization’s CEO, every dollar affords them up to six meals for a needy Floridian.

Thank you to all who participated in this charitable event!

*$66,000 figure includes tournament prize pool donations along with all silent auction items and independent donations.

PokerStars Charity Event: Down to the Final Nine and in the Money

PokerStars Hurricane Irma Relief Charity Poker Tournament
Level 13: 4,000/8,000 | Structure
Players Remaining: 9 of 124

The PokerStars Hurricane Irma Relief Charity Poker Tournament benefiting Feeding South Florida is down to the final nine. Here’s a look at who’s left:

Seat 1: John Bond
Seat 2: Natasha Mercier
Seat 3: Scott Bailey
Seat 4: Gil Aboodi
Seat 5: Chris Van Vliet
Seat 6: Bryan Emory
Seat 7: Paul Balzano
Seat 8: Alberto “Terminator” Rodriguez
Seat 9: “Scooter” Mark Smith

1st – $3,000 + PCA Championship Package
2nd – $2,000 + $10,000 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Entry
3rd – $1,400 + $5,250 SHRPO Championship Entry
4th – $1,100 + $3,500 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Entry
5th – $800 + Hard Rock Punta Cana Three-Night Stay
6th – $700 + Party Like a Rock Star Basket (Jason Taylor Guitar)
7th – $600 + Party Like a Rock Star Basket (Boston Guitar)
8th – $500 + Party Like a Rock Star Basket (Chris Rock Guitar)
9th – $400 + Party Like a Rock Start Basket (Yes Guitar)

PokerStars Charity Event: Natasha Gets the Best of Jason

PokerStars Hurricane Irma Relief Charity Poker Tournament
Level 12: 3,000/6,000 | Structure
Players Remaining: 18 of 124

Natasha (left) and Jason Mercier

Husband and wife duo Natasha and Jason Mercier found themselves seated next to eachother late in the PokerStars Hurricane Irma Relief Charity Tournament. Natasha outlasted Jason, as he’s one of the event’s most recent eliminations.

PokerStars Charity Event: Registration Closed

PokerStars Hurricane Irma Relief Charity Poker Tournament
Level 9: 800/1,600 | Structure
Players Remaining: 47 of 124

In addition to player entry fees and PokerStars match, money raised in the silent auction will go toward Feeding South Florida

Registration is closed in the PokerStars Hurricane Irma Relief Charity Poker Tournament benefiting Feeding South Florida. The field sits at 124 players and PokerStars is set to match their charitable contribution to the prize pool. We will provide the final tally at the end of the event.