The Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood, Florida completed its annual summer fiesta with the conclusions of the SHR Poker Open. Their Big 4 events included the $25K High Roller and the $5,250 buy-in Main Event, which boasted a $3 million guarantee. Brandon Eisen took down the Main Event, while Jake Schindler topped the High Roller.
The total prize pool for the Main Event topped $4.4 million. The top 115 place paid out. Among those who cashed... Noah Schwartz, Loni Harwood, Aaron Massey, Kevin Saul, Jason Mercier, James Calderaro, Mike Leah, Stan Lee, Martin Kozlov, Andre Akkari, Jeff Madsen, Dan Strelitz, Adam Levy, Nick Maimone, Shannon Shorr, John Racener, Jeff Banghart, Matt Berkey, Jake Schwartz, Taylor Black, and JohnnyBax.
Tough final table. Not an easy one filled with local donks. Rather, couple top names in the mix including couple of bracelet winners. The final nine included... Brandon Eisen, Jeremy Ausmus, Stoyan Obreshkov, Ryan D'Angelo, Adam Adler, Ido Ashkenazi, Jared Griener, Joe Cheong, and Marcos Exterkotter.
Joe Cheong hit the rail in 8th place. Jared Griener was dunzo in seventh place. Ryan D'Angelo's deep run ended in fourth place. When Stoyan Obreshkov busted in third place, it set up a heads-up fight between Brandon Eisen and Jeremy Ausmus.
Alas, Ausmus busted in second place, which paid out $540,459. Not too shabby for a runner-up score, eh?
Brandon Eisen banked $771,444, easily his biggest cash to date.
Meanwhile, the $25K High Roller attracted 123 entrants and a prize pool a shade over $3M. Jake Schindler defeated Shaun Deeb heads-up for the title. Deeb banked $535K for second place, while Schindler walked away with a little more than $800K. Only the top 16 places paid out in the High Roller. Among those who cashed included Tom Marchese, Barry Hutter, David Peters, Darren Elias and Ryan Riess.
2018 SHR Poker Open
Prize Pool: $4,433,000
Final Table Results:
1. Brandon Eisen $771,444
2. Jeremy Ausmus $540,459
3. Stoyan Obreshkov $349,889
4. Ryan D'Angelo $258,615
5. Adam Adler $195,491
6. Ido Ashkenazi $156,215
7. Jared Griener $129,308
8. Joseph Cheong $102,843
9. Marcos Exterkotter $77,132