Guillermo Reyes Wins 2019 Seminole Hard Rock May Deep Stack Outright for $41,412
The 2019 Seminole Hard Rock May Deep Stack Poker Series Event #1: $350 DeepStack NLH attracted 767 entries over three starting flights, and on Monday the final six returned to play down to a winner.
Each was guaranteed $8,383 out of the $230,100 prize pool, but each had high hopes of taking home the $41,412 first-place prize. Guillermo Reyes began the day as a massive chip leader, and despite seeing the lead wrested from him several times, he managed to close it out to capture a career-best $41,412 payday.
The 51-year-old magician and trapeze artist, who has worked for Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas, had a prior best score of $36,000 for finishing runner up in another $300 buy-in event, the 2013 WPT Regional Florida Summer Slam at Seminole Coconut Creek.
Final Table Results
|4||Nicolas Alberto Kohan||$13,854|
|7||Ryan Van Sanford||$6,938|
Others to cash the tournament on Day 2 were 2015 Seminole Hard Rock Player of the Year Ory Hen (12th - $,428), Steve Karp (21st - $1,848), Day 1c chip leader Adam Horowitz (29th - $1,075), Mike Newman (30th - $1,075), Matt Yorra (43rd - $937), Day 1b chip leader Sean Shah (49th - $828), start-of-the-day chip leader Aaron Klausman (51st - $828), Ariel Quintana (70th - $683), Daniel Pearlman (78th - $619), and Henry Billete (95th - $504).
Final Table Action
The first final table casualty was Nir Peleg, who jammed with king-jack and was up against Reyes’ ace-seven. Peleg flopped top pair to take the lead but Reyes caught runner-runner to make a straight.
From there, Eitan Aloush grew short and eventually jammed holding king-ten. Aleksandr Shevelev woke up with ace-queen and Aloush failed to get there to fall in fifth place. Not long after, Nicolas Alberto Kohan followed him out the door in fourth after flopping top pair and calling off on the river only to see Shevelev roll over a turned heart flush.
Three-handed play lasted for more than 4.5 hours with the triumvirate taking turns with the chip lead. Eventually, Zachary Hammons four-bet all in with ace-eight and got snap-called by Shevelev, who had three-bet with queens. Hammons got lucky to flop an ace and Shevelev would bow out in third place three hands later.
Heads-up play began with Hammons holding a slight chip lead over Reyes, but the latter doubled big getting lucky with ace-jack against ace-king all in preflop. Not long after it ended when Hammons flopped second pair and Reyes top pair.
PokerNews coverage of the 2019 Seminole Hard Rock May Deep Stack Poker Series will continue Tuesday with updates from the Day 1b of the $560 buy-in The Deeper Stack.