Sergio Aido may be from Spain, but the poker pro started his home court advantage at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood. Take Aido down Open Seminole Hard Rock Poker A main event back in August, he topped a field of 1,110 entries in this $5,300 buy event to earn the third biggest payday of his career: $900,100. Less than four months after that huge win, the high-stakes regular tournament returned to the scene with that triumph and he took a seat in the $25,500 high stakes Hold’em game. Rock and Roll Poker Open.
After two days of doing the tournament with a nosebleed, Aido finds himself once again taking the winner’s photo. He defeated a field of 85 entries this time, taking the title and $500,000 after striking a three-way deal to end the tournament.
In addition to the trophy and the money, Aido also earned 672 card player Player of the Year indicates that he is the champion of this event. It was his second title and ninth final table finish of the year. With 4,115 points and over $1.9 million so far POY his income, and is now in 19th place in 2022 POY sponsored race Global Poker.
The top 12 riders made the most money in the event, with Michael Rossito (12th – $56,690), Giuseppe Iadcernia (11th – $58,790), and Justin Zaki (10th – $60,885) being evicted at the time. Late for the first day of work.
The second and final day started with Gitis Lazonincas leading the final nine. Ray Cartomi was the first to fall when the top pair of queens (Pocket Kings) collided with Alex Livingston. Al-Qartami was unable to come from behind on the river and was eliminated in ninth place ($62,985).
Chance Kornuth’s run in the event ended in eighth place when his K-9 was unable to pass Scott Margereson’s quadruple pocket. Kornuth failed an open draw in the straight to go with his over paper but failed to improve any further from there. He earned $65,085 and $112 POY In his 10th place on the final table this year. With four titles, $2,234,157 per year to date POY earnings, and 4,597 total points, Kornuth now ranks 11th on the POY Leaderboards.
Margereson held the lead after this hand, but quickly gave up the advantage when AQ lost an earlier race against Aido Rivals. After a few doubles to the short stack, the next big knockout hand arrives. Facing a three-pon from Justin Saliba, Livingston called all-in by pocket scores. He was racing against A.Js. Saliba Malaka fumbled to take the lead and take the lead from there to send Livingston to the rail in seventh place ($75,580, 168 points). It was the 10th finish at the final table of the year for the Canadian professional poker player, with his only title being the $1,500 7-card stud bracelet event he won that summer. WSOP. This last result was enough to see him rise to 26th overall. 2019 WSOP The third-place finisher in the Main Event now has nearly $6.5 million in his lifetime earnings to his name.
2015 WSOP Main Event Champion Joe McCain paid the last of his stack with a K-9 from the small blind. Gytis Lazauninkas called the Big Canopy an A-8. McKeehen fumbled a pair of nines to go ahead, but Lazauninkas had an open-ended straight par to go with a pair up. He completed it straight on the river to win the hand and oust McKeehen into sixth place ($92,380).
Stan Jablonski was the next firmly fielded. He lost the majority of his group when his pocket cards were beaten by a fit A-2 Margereson. Then he found himself all in for less than a small blind with a suitable J-5 for players to win. Aido made a pair of aces with a queen kicker to win the bowl. Jablonski earned $123,870 as the fifth-place finisher. It was the second-biggest payday on his championship resume, and increased his career earnings to over $1.9 million.
“A tie never loses,” may be a common phrase at the tables, but that axiom didn’t apply to Lazauninkas today. He made a three pay-bet with the small pair on the open cut of Aido, who made contact with AJ appropriately. Aido made aces to thwart Lazauninkas in fourth place ($186,855). This was the first six-figure direct tournament payday for a Lithuanian player.
After Lazauninkas was eliminated, the final three players began having a conversation about making a three-way deal to redistribute the remaining prize money and bring the event to a close. The number of chips at that time was as follows:
Aido – 4,100,000
Margerison – 2,290,000
Saliba – 2,115,000
After a lengthy discussion, the final three came to an agreement that would guarantee Aido the title and half a million dollars, while Margereson would earn $413,746 and Saliba $402,634. It was Saliba’s tenth finish at the final table in 2022. He now sits just outside the top 50 in North America. POY Categories.
Here is a look at payments and POY Points awarded at the final table:
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