Live poker tournament wins for Danny “Miami Boss’ Suied at the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open; likewise for Aaron Massey at the Heartland Poker Tour Ameristar, and great news for Matt Stout and the team at the Charity Series of Poker.
Whilst all eyes are currently focused on the record breaking European Poker Tour (EPT) in Barcelona, the Americans are also hosting a few events that need to be touched upon.
First we head to the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open (SHRPO), and the side events that will culminate in the $10m Guaranteed Main Event due to be held Aug 28th.
Event #1 $350 Deep Stack No-Limit Hold’em (NLHE), was a five-day event that attracted 2,888 entries, who took their seats over six starting flights, to create a total prize pool of $866,400.
The winner, Daniel ‘Miami Boss’ Suied, pocketed $110,349 after the final four players agreed to a chop meaning there was no four-way, three-way or heads-up action to write about.
“It’s good to pop one,” Suied told the SHRPO blog after his win, “I had a couple of final tables but it’s nice to get a six-digit score.”
The victory was Suied’s biggest of his career and now takes his live tournament earnings close to $340,000. Suied was a member of the World Poker Tour (WPT) Season XII Ones to Watch.
The recent World Series of Poker Circuit (WSOPC) event winner, at the Palm Kennel Beach Club, and former guest on CalvinAyre, Tristan Wade, finished 11th in the event.
Final Table Standings
1st. Danny Suied – $110,349
2nd. David Smith – $94,574
3rd. Reinaldo Troconis – $81,752
4th. Brett Bader – $78,919
5th. Raminder Singh – $44,983
6th. Glen Cressman – $35,831
7th. Steele Sutter – $26,765
8th. Michael Tufaro – $18,131
9th. Richard Russ – $12,951
Aaron Massey Wins the Heartland Poker Tour Ameristar East Chicago
Aaron Massey takes his all time live tournament earnings over the $2m mark after victory at the most recent Heartland Poker Tour (HPT) Main Event in Chicago.
“I don’t have any words to say how I feel right now. I really wanted to win. I just kept firing away until I finally won the title.” Said Massey after his win.
The event drew in 538 entrants to create a $771,720 prize pool making it a record breaking Chicago HPT event. It’s also the third successive year that Massey has won an event in his own backyard after taking down the $5,000 Heads-Up event at the Chicago Poker Classic in 2013, and a Pot-Limit Omaha (PLO) event also at the Chicago Poker Classic back in 2012.
Also making the final table was Mike Mustafa who you may remember finished second in a $500 NLHE event in the Chicago Poker Classic earlier this year.
Massey, who entered the final table as the chip leader, defeated Stan Jablonski in heads-up action after 50 hands were played out. The final hand saw the pair getting it in on [Kc] [Jd] [Th] with Massey holding two pair and Jablonski holding an open-ender.
Massey’s hand held true to capture the $177,502 first prize.
Final Table Standings
1st. Aaron Massey – $177,502
2nd. Stan Jablonski – $108,504
3rd. Michael Vanderwoude – $71,924
4th. James Richison – $50,007
5th. Mike Mustafa – $37,428
6th. James Nelson – $28,940
7th. Paul Vivacqua – $23,537
8th. Adam Zimowski – $19,293
9th. David Berman – $15,434
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino to Host Charity Series of Poker Event
The SHRPO has just added a new event onto the schedule courtesy of the Charity Series of Poker (CSOP), a non-profit organization created by the professional poker player Matt Stout.
The Big Stack Turbo NLHE event will feature a $300 buy-in, 50% of which will be donated to the Habitat for Humanity International and Habitat for Humanity of Broward charitable organizations.
To spice things up a little the hosts are adding an extra $15,000 into the prize pool as well as guaranteeing the winner a $5,300 entry into the $10 Million Guaranteed Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Main Event.
“The CSOP is excited to be joining forces with Seminole Hard Rock Poker in one of the best tournament venues in the world,” stated Matt Stout. “Players in the $10M Guaranteed SHRPO Championship will also have the opportunity to give back to the community and the world by helping us provide affordable housing for those deserving and in need.”