Thursday November 29, 2018 at 1:43 am

Pavel Plesuv outlasted 898 players to win the 2018 WPT Seminole Rock N' Roll Poker Open at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood, Florida. Plesuv picked off James Gilbert heads up to win $504,820, plus a seat into the season-ending Tournament of Champions at the Aria Casino in Las Vegas.

Pic by AlCantHang

Ship it to Plesuv! Pavel Plesuv is $504K richer for winning the penultimate event of the calendar year on the World Poker Tour. The WPT's latest stop was southern Florida. The Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood, Florida hosted the latest poker hijinks for the WPT Seminole Rock N' Roll Poker Open. The Main Event Championship had a $2 million guarantee. It attracted 898 runners and a final prize pool in excess of $2.8 million.

Notables who cashed at the WPT Seminole Rock N' Roll Poker Open included former WSOP Main Event champion Joe McKeehen, David Peters, Loni Harwood, Vinny Pahuja, Ryan Hughes, Nick Yunis, Ben Yu, and Peter Eichhardt.

The final table at the SHR included chip leader Pavel Plesuv, Chris Kennedy, Jim Gilbert, Jeremy Joseph, Marius Gierse, and former WPT champion Ravi Raghavan.

Raghavan won one of the craziest tables in WPT history back in 2012 at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. He shipped $1.2 million for beating online legend Shawn Buchanan heads-up for the title at the WPT Five Diamond Classic at the Bellagio. He also outlasted a difficult final table that included Lucky Chewey and Antonio Esfandiari.

Alas, Raghavan could not jump start a comeback in Hollywood, Florida. He became the first player to exit at the final table. All of the final six players locked up a min-cash of at least six-figures. Raghavan earned $103,310 for sixth place.

Chris Kennedy busted in fifth place and Marius Gierse hit the bricks in fourth place. Jeremy Joseph's exit in third place set up the heads-up finale between James Gilbert and Pavel Plesuv.

Plesuv defeated Gilbert heads-up for the win. Gilbert banked $326,565 for second place. Not too shabby for a runner-up share, eh?

Plesuv shipped the small mountain of cash worth a half a mil. The actual total is $504,820. Plus, Plesuv wins a freeroll (seat valued at $15,000) into the Baccarat Crystal Tournament of Champions at the Aria Casino at the end of the season.

The WPT heads to Las Vegas to end 2018. The Bellagio has always been a home to the WPT in December. The WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic kicks off on December 11 with a $10,400 buy-in Main Event Championship.

The WPT released the second half of its schedule for Season 17. They will start the new year off in Los Angeles. The 2019 WPT Gardens Poker Championship will be hosted at Hawaiian Gardens located just outside of LA. The final table will be played out in Las Vegas at the eSports Arena at the Luxor. It's an added twist for some events in the second half of the season. For more info, head here.

WPT Seminole Rock N' Roll Poker Open

Buy-in: $3,500

Entrants: 898

Prize Pool: $2,873,600

Payouts: 113


Final Table Payouts:

1. Pavel Plesuv $504,820

2. Jim Gilbert $326,565

3. Jeremy Joseph $240,945

4. Marius Gierse $179,710

5. Chris Kennedy $135,505

6. Ravi Raghavan $103,310

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