Ruslan Dykshteyn Wins Seminole Hard Rock Event for $184,705

A total of 2,923 players entered Event #9 of the 2016 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown, the $570 No-Limit Hold’em Deep Stack Reentry, to create a prize pool worth $1,461,500. Four days of action later, and it was Ruslan Dykshteyn who would eventually take down the tournament to claim its title, as well as a top prize of $184,705.
The score represents Dykshteyn’s second highest to date, with his highest coming at the 2014 WSOPC West Palm Beach Main Event for $202,335. Following a victory which pushes his live career earnings to $789,314, the pro joked that he now has a trophy to go along with his WSOPC gold ring.
The $570 buy-in event was held at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood, Florida, and amongst the notable pros subsequently cashing in at one of the 250 money spots was Jerry Yang in 180th ($1,286), Kathy Liebert in 118th ($1,900), Aaron Mermelstein in 33rd ($5,188), and Asher Conniff in 12th ($14,615).
After the final table got underway, Robert Mizrachi was the chip leader, but eventually lost his lead after Ruslan Dykshteyn eliminated Joel Dickerson in 6th, followed by Safiya Umerova in 5th.
The four players that remained subsequently agreed to share out the prize pool with Darren Rabinowitz receiving $124,700, Casey Kaplan collecting $134,700, and Robert Mizrachi taking home $174,700, while Ruslan Dykshteyn received the trophy, and $184,705 in prize money.
Robert Mizrachi is the brother of Michael Mizrachi, who recently won the Seminole Hard Rock $570 NLHE Six-Max event for $32,899. Following both their impressive performances, Michael ‘The Grinder’ Mizrachi now has $14,682,172 in live career earnings, while Robert Mizrachi has also amassed a solid $5,698,910 in winnings.
Final Table Results:
1: Ruslan Dykshteyn $184,705
2: Robert Mizrachi $174,700
3: Casey Kaplan $134,700
4: Darren Rabinowitz $124,700
5: Safiya Umerova $76,144
6: Joel Dickerson $60,625
7: Jose Beznos $45,307
8: Ory Hen $30,692
9: Jonathan Ruiz $21,923
The 2016 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown got underway on March 31st and will run until April 24th, when its 30 event schedule concludes with the $15,000 WPT Tournament of Champions.


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