Schindler Wins $25k SHRPO High Roller – Eisen Wins Championship
The two largest events held by the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open played to a conclusion on Tuesday to close out the popular post-WSOP summer series. Jake Schindler defeated Shaun Deeb heads-up t take down the $25,500 High Roller while Brandon Elsen defeated Jeremy Ausmus heads-up to take down the $5,250 SHRPO Championship.
Jake Schindler Wins $25k High Roller
The $25,500 High Roller is one of the The Big 4 events played at the SHRPO, and this year’s $25,500 High Roller drew a field of 123 entries, creating a prize pool of $3.13 million. These high roller events bring out the best in poker and this was highlighted by those that made the final table.
Among those making the final table were David Peters, Barry Hutter, Mark Fisher, Tom Marchese, Shaun Deeb, and Jake Schindler. Deeb has been on a fantastic run this summer, winning two WSOP bracelets and presently leading the 2018 WSOP Player of the Year race.
Ultimately, Deeb went on another heater and found himself against Jake Schindler heads-up. This heads-up battle was a great one with both holding the chip lead multiple times. Ultimately, Schinder had to suck out on Deeb to take the title.
Deeb was all-in holding pocket tens against the K-Q of Schindler. Schindler managed to bink a queen on the flop and that proved enough to win him the title and $800k. Deeb settled for $534,989 for second.
— SHRPO (@shrpo) August 15, 2018
Schindler has been on his own run in 2018, having won $6.47 million. This outpaces his previous career-best of $6.11 million last year. This is Schindler’s seventh win in high roller events this year. His best score of 2018 came at the partypoker MILLIONS Grand Final Barcelona where he took down the €100k Super High Roller for $2.15 million.
After his victory at the 2018 SHRPO, he now has $20.88 million in lifetime earnings, presently 18th on Poker’s All-Time Money List.
Brandon Eisen Wins SHRPO Championship
The last event of the Big 4 was the $5,250 Championship event. This event drew a field of 914 players with the event $771,444 to the winner. Not surprisingly, the final table of this event was another strong one with Joseph Cheong, Jeremy Ausmus, Ryan D’Angelo, and Brandon Eisen all taking their shot at the title.
This final table was really a two-part affair. It took 61 hands to play down to heads-up between Eisen and Ausmus, but things were just getting started. Despite taking a big chip lead into heads-up play, Ausmus didn’t give up and eventually battled his way back and soon took over the chip lead.
Play between this pair continued for 80 hands, it wasn’t as close as you’d might think. About the midway point of heads-up, Eisen won a huge pot to take a 5:1 chip lead but the blinds were low enough that it took close to 40 hands for Eisen to finish Ausmus off. Ultimately, Ausmus was all-in with K-5 but Eisen outdrew him with Q-J to take the title. Ausmus settled for the second place prize of $540,459.
— SHRPO (@shrpo) August 15, 2018
This event gave Eisen the largest live score of his poker career at $771,444. Surprisingly, this is just his second ever outright win in a live poker tournament according to Hendon Mob. He won a small $200 Event at the first-ever Venetian Deep Stack Extravaganza in 2013 and since that time he has had a couple of near-misses, but no wins. He finally broke through in a big way with his win in this event. It will be interesting to see if he can parlay this win into future success in larger events like this one.