Jacob Bazeley Wins SHR Rock 'N' Roll Event For $568,687

Jacob Bazeley Wins SHR Rock 'N' Roll Event For $568,687An impressive 766 players showed up at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida to take part in the venues $3,500 buy-in SHR Rock ‘N’ Roll Main Event. Some of poker’s most talented pros were also in attendance, and in the end its was one of the game’s rising stars, Jacob Bazeley, who emerged atop of the field to claim the trophy, as well as his biggest score to date of $568,687.
Jake Bazeley is noted for having won the WSOPC Cherokee in 2014 for $239,096, and after taking down the SHR Rock ‘N’ Roll Main Event now boosts his live earnings to $3,151,016. Following his winning performance, the Ohio native commented:
“I think there’s something to be said for the luck factor of winning one. I think the second one kind of gives you a little more respect. I know everyone around me respects me, but you get some titles, you get a little bit more love, you know? It’s just a little bit nicer.”
The Championship Event’s huge popularity meant that its guaranteed prize pool of $2 million was exceeded by at least another half a million dollars. Amongst the notable players subsequently receiving a cash payout was Nick Yunis in 31st ($11,521), Jason Mercier in 29th ($11,521), Harrison Gimbel in 23rd ($12,991), Mark Herm in 21st ($12,991), Aaron Massey in 17th ($15,197), and Ryan Fair in 13th ($22,061).
After the final table was reached and progressed all the way to heads-up play, Jacob Bazeley enjoyed a slight 12 million chip advantage over his last opponent, David Prociak on a 10 million chip stack. An intense battle subsequently ensued for 68 hands, with Bazeley building up an almost 2-to-1 lead when the deciding hand was played. After Bazeley moved all-in preflop holding K-4, Prociak called off his remaining 8.8 million chips with pocket threes. The dealer then laid out an A-Q-9-7-4 board to consign David Prociak to a runner-up finish worth $330,912, while Bazeley was crowned the champion. Commenting later on the heads-up battle, Bazeley said:
“That was definitely a made-for-TV heads-up. It seemed like we got it all in six or seven times, and the short stack always won. It was just one of those crazy things.”
Final Table Results:
1 Jacob Bazeley $568,687
2 David Prociak $330,912
3 Joshua Gibson $202,224
4 Martin Carnero $166,682
5 Marvin Rettenmaier $134,816
6 Jessica Dawley $110,304
7 Nipun Java $88,243
8 Peter Walsworth $67,408
9 Dylan Drazen $46,573

Poker News
Matt Waxman Claims 2018 WPT Tournament of Champions Title
28 May 2018
The WPT Tournament of Champions (TOC) is an invitational only tournament consisting of past WPT champions, who can enter the competition for $15k if they wish, or this season’s winners, who automatically receive a free seat, airfare and hotel accommodations through to the end of season finale. The World Poker Tour Tournament of Champions subsequently
MSPT Hosts Largest Poker Tournament in Michigan History
26 May 2018
Mark Brazis has won the biggest poker tournament in Michigan state history after besting a field of 1,287 runners over four days at the $1,100 MSPT Battle Creek for $221,323. The Indiana resident had just $31,264 in winnings from three cashes going into the MSPT Main Event, and after claiming his famous victory, the 36-year-old
Valentin Vornicu Wins Record 12th WSOP Circuit Title
16 May 2018
Valentin Vornicu, has extended his lead over Maurice Hawkins as the World Series of Poker Circuit’s top title holder after winning a 12th ring at the WSOPC Harrah’s New Orleans $365 No Limit Hold’em event. Furthermore, Vornicu’s latest victory worth $24,084 comes just one day after he won a record 11th ring at the $365
Phil Ivey Takes Down Short Deck Event in Montenegro for $605k
14 May 2018
Phil Ivey may not be a regular on the tournament scene anymore, preferring instead to devote his time to playing high stakes cash games in Asia, but when the former world number one does get round to entering a live tourney he continues to represent a huge threat in the eyes of his opponents. Of