From August 10th until the 14th, the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino of Hollywood, Florida played host to their most anticipated event, the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open. The event offered up $3,000,000 in guaranteed prize money with a $5,250 buy-in and no limit hold’em single re-entry format. In the end, 914 players registered to compete in the poker tournament, with Brandon Eisen taking home the first-place prize.

Huge Prize Pool Guarantee: 

With so many players competing, the guaranteed prize pool jumped quite a bit, providing just over $4.4 million split between those who managed to finish in the money.

Once the final table of the event was set, Eisen took a seat with the chip lead. Holding on to the majority of his chip stack, Eisen found himself easing to the heads-up round against Jeremy Ausmus.

Entering into Heads-Up Play:

Eisen had a nice lead when heads-up began, but Ausmus did not give in easily. It took 84 hands before the winner was named. On the final hand, Eisen called Ausmus all-in. Eisen held Q-J of diamonds with Ausmus holding K-5 off-suit.

According to the Seminole Hard Rock…

The board would fell Q-J-6-K-9 giving Eisen two pair and the win. The finish for Eisen was the best in his career when it comes to live poker tournament earnings.

Final Results of the 2018 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open:

First Place Brandon Eisen $771,444
Second Place Jeremy Ausmus $540,459
Third Place Stoyan Obreshkov $349,889
Fourth Place Ryan D’Angelo $258,615
Fifth Place Adam Adler $195,491
Sixth Place Ido Ashkenazi $156,215
Seventh Place Jared Greiner $129,308
Eighth Place Joseph Cheong $102,843
Ninth Place Marcos Exterkotter $77,132