Seminole Exhausting Rock Early Occasions: Document Numbers Flood the Property

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Per week into the motion at Seminole Exhausting Rock Poker Showdown, one factor has change into crystal clear: this pageant goes to be enormous.

Document-breaking crowds have flooded the property all through the primary dozen occasions or so, as a constant phrase retains showing in the entire firm’s press releases: historical past. Seemingly every occasion run has change into the largest of its sort in Seminole Exhausting Rock historical past. And this coming from a venue that has hosted $10 million ensures and fields in extra of 5,000. Tournaments tripling and quadrupling their ensures has change into the norm.

If that holds true going ahead, it might imply the champ of the $2 million assured World Poker Tour $3,500 Primary Occasion, set to start in a couple of days, claims a seven-figure prize.

PokerNews rounded up an inventory of the winners up to now within the landmark sequence.

Casson and Heckman Chop Multi-Flight Occasion

After all, the primary large event everybody had circled was the $600 Deep Stack NLH, providing single reentry per flight and sporting a $500,000 assure. Every of the six flights had a max of 480 distinctive gamers and that quantity was typically simply reached, generally earlier than a card was even dealt. So giant had been the fields that the event employees carried out staggered breaks.

In the long run, 3,902 entries had been logged for a prize pool of $2,048,550. Due to the massive variety of entries, an unscheduled Day 3 wound up being wanted for the ultimate 15 gamers to find out a winner, with some large names like Jose Montes, Jake Schwartz, and Aleksandr Denisov making the ultimate desk.

Nevertheless, they’d wind up being the primary three out on the remaining desk. In accordance with the stay updates, Schwartz limped in with one of many shortest stacks and busted to chip chief Shai Arbel blind versus blind then Montes misplaced a race with fours to ace-king. Denisov, as soon as one of many large stacks, had his aces cracked by Andrew Heckman, who was overwhelming chip chief for a lot of the Day 2 playdown.

That left 5 gamers led by Shai Arbel however he ran nines into the tens of Michael Casson then ace-king into Casson’s kings. He was out fifth with Casson now the clear chief.

Two eliminations later, Casson (lead photograph) held an enormous lead heads up towards Heckman, however moderately than play, the 2 opted for an instantaneous deal. Casson acquired $280,000 and Heckman took $242,085.

Official Last Desk Outcomes

Place Participant Prize
1 Michael Casson $280,000*
2 Andrew Heckman $242,085*
3 Evan Sandberg $158,400
4 Shane Raikes $122,700
5 Shai Arbel $92,250
6 Aleksandr Denisov $67,700
7 Jose Montes $49,060
8 Jake Schwartz $35,350

Outcomes Spherical-Up

As for the opposite occasions which have wrapped, they’ve been well-attended as properly, with seven of them setting venue information. Particularly, extra gamers than ever have gave the impression to be prepared to fireside non-hold’em codecs as Omaha variants and H.O.R.S.E. have accomplished higher than ever. The Seniors occasion additionally set a brand new excessive for the property.

Here is a take a look at these grabbing trophies, in addition to the primary prizes and area sizes, up to now:

Occasion Entries Winner Prize
$400 Restrict Omaha 8 (Freeze-Out) 159+ Donald Maloney $9,236*
$400 H.O.R.S.E. (Freeze-Out) 153+ Barak Zaken $12,545
$400 Deep Stack Pot Restrict Omaha (Single Re-Entry) 311+ Greg Fishberg $22,060
$400 Deep Stack No-Restrict Maintain’em (Single Re-Entry) 409 Yaymel Bodes $23,838*
$1,100 Deep Stack NLH (Single Re-Entry) 446 Ryan Hogan $72,065*
$400 Seniors 50+ NLH (Single Re-Entry) 386+ James Diaz $15,975*
$600 Double Black Chip Bounty NLH (Single Re-Entry) 582 James Anderson $35,540
$400 Black Chip Bounty PLO (Single Re-Entry) 251 Chris Kondrat $13,070
$150 Massive Stack NLH (Double Re-Entry) 585 Carlos Dorca $7,698*
$400 Omaha 8/Stud 8 (Freeze-Out) 105+ Chris Tryba $9,620
$600 Massive Stack Six-Max NLH (Single Re-Entry) 570+ Joseph Di Rosa Rojas $50,920
$400 Six-Max Pot Restrict Omaha 8 (Single Re-Entry) 183+ Jesse Mull $14,245
$600 Deep Stack Turbo NLH (Freeze-Out) 228 Dorian Rios $17,984*

*displays remaining desk deal
+venue file area

What’s Left on the Schedule?

Loads of motion nonetheless stays over the approaching days because the Seminole Exhausting Rock Poker Showdown continues.

One of many marquee occasions kicked off as we speak because the $25,500 Excessive Curler is underway with the everyday record of recognizable names.

Additionally nonetheless to return along with the $3,500 WPT Primary Occasion — that one begins Friday with the primary of two beginning days — are a $1,700 Deep Stack Purple Chip Bounty (Re-Entry) with $100K assured, one other $25K on Monday, a $5,000 Deep Stack No Restrict Maintain’em (Re-Entry) with $200K assured and a $2,200 Deep Stack PLO (Re-Entry).

For a full schedule together with the aspect occasions, try the Seminole Exhausting Rock official website. PokerNews will observe up with extra recaps because the occasions proceed to wrap.

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