Baumstein, Holley and Singh find success at the WPT Rock ‘n’ Roll Poker Open (RRPO)

Baumstein, Holley and Singh find success at the WPT Rock ‘n’ Roll Poker Open (RRPO)
Rock and Roll Poker Open 2022

the World Poker Tour (WPT) is currently in the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida for the WPT Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open 2022 (RRPO). the No-Limit Hold’em Main Event with a $3,500 buy-in is in full swing, but before the main tournament there was a series of side events.

Among those set to capture titles in the 2022 RRPO are A. J. Kelsall (Event #5: $600 HORSE for $13,625), Salvatore Pipitone (Event #9: $600 Limit Omaha 8 for $16,900), michael newman (Event #18: $400 Deep Stack Turbo NLH for $7,136), david goodis (Event #23: $400 Black Chip Bounty 5-Card PLO for $9,450), and Daniel Gheba (Event #27: $400 Black Chip Bounty Turbo NLH for $9,550).

Here’s a look at some of the most notable stories from the first side events of the stop.

Hsu tops third-largest field in Florida history

Peter Hsu
Peter Hsu

The RRPO 2022 started with a bang with Event #1: $400 Deep Stack NLH, a tournament that drew 6,134 entries and more than doubled its $1M GTD with a prize pool of $2,024,200. The tournament, which ran from November 16 to 21, ended up being the third largest field in Florida history.

The tournament ended in a five-way deal that saw chi pleader Peter Hsuwho only fired a single $400 bullet, claims the trophy and $191,223 in prizes.

“I try to play as much as I can when they have these big tournaments,” Hsu told RRPO reporters. “This is right before Thanksgiving, so it’s a good time to play.”

RRPO Event #1 Final Table Results

Place Player Reward
1 Peter Hsu $191,223* + RRPO Trophy
two justin datloff $162,511*
3 Zak VanKeuren $160,000*
4 Fabian Foster $152,669*
5 Phu Vo $136,174*
6 nigel murray $66,800
7 richard baker $46,560
8 count gallegos $33,400
9 willy stadele $22,265

* Indicates a five-way deal.

Scott Baumstein captures sixth SHRP title

scott baumstein
scott baumstein

November 20th, Event #12: $400 Deep Stack NLH it attracted 515 runners and offered a prize pool of $172,525. Getting to the top was none other than scott baumsteinwho captured his sixth major SHRP trophy, putting him in a tie with michael newman and behind only five other players.

Baumstein’s victory came after he went heads-up with Hagai Stein in which both players received $27,965 in prize money.

Speaking of Newman, a day later he overcame a field of 107 innings to win Event #18: $400 Deep Stack Turbo NLH for $17,589 and his seventh SHRP title to move to a five-way tie with Brian Altman, yuval bronshtein, Gabe RamosY david prociak.

Baumstein SHRP Titles

Series Event Reward
2018 LHPO WPT $1,100 DeepStacks Championship $220,238
2021 LHPO $600 Double Black Chip Reward $28,040
2021 SHRPO $1,100 No Limit Hold’em $81,220
2022 LHPO $1,100 Deep Stack No-Limit Hold’em $60,006
2022 LHPO $1,100 Deep Stack No-Limit Hold’em $96,795
2022 RRPO $400 Deep Stack No-Limit Hold’em $27,965

Raminder Singh extends record with ninth SHRP title

ramon singh
ramon singh

Speaking of all-time SHRP titles, no one has more than ramon singhwho captured his ninth by beating a field of 74 innings to win Event #15: $600 Deep Stack Turbo NLH for $7,897 after a four-way deal.

Singh’s SHRP Titles

Series Event Reward
2015 SHRPO $250 No-Limit Hold’em Deep Stack Turbo $6,716
2015 RRPO $350 No Limit Hold’em Black Chip Reward $11,400
2015 RRPO $350 No-Limit Hold’em Big Stack $15,298
2018 RRPO $1,100 No Limit Hold’em $37,706
2019 SHRPO $600 No-Limit Hold’em Deep Stack $200,000
2020 LHPO $600 No-Limit Hold’em Six Max $22,520
2021 SHRPO $200 NLH Green Double Chip Reward $6,256
Showdown 2022 $150 Big Stack No-Limit Hold’em $5,008
2022 RRPO $600 Deep Stack Turbo NLH $7,897

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holley back to back

john holley
john holley

On Sunday, john holley bagged in Event #14: $600 Deep Stack Pot-Limit Omaha and had a day off before Day 2. On that day off, he overcame a field of 83 innings to win Event #16: $400 Omaha 8/Stud for $8,950 and his fifth SHRP title.

He then came back on Tuesday and quickly dispatched the aforementioned Event #14 for $30,191 after a four-way deal at the final table.

In fact, it was the second time in his career that Holley had won back-to-back titles at Seminole Hard Rock. He also won trophies on back-to-back days in August 2013 at the SHRPO.

Holley SHRP Titles

Series Event Reward
2013 SHRPO $240 PLO8 $5,919
2013 SHRPO No limit hold’em for people over $240 $9,207
2015 RRPO $350 Six-Max No-Limit Hold’em $5,304
2018 SHRPO $300 Seniors No-Limit Hold’em $6,924
2022 RRPO $400 Omaha 8/Student 8 $8,950
2022 RRPO $600 Deep Stack PLO $30,191

RRPO 2022 Winners So Far…

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Date Tournament Tickets prize pool Winner Reward
November 16-21 Event #1: $400 Deep Stack NLH 6,134 $2,024,200 Peter Hsu $191,223
Nov. 16 Event #2: $600 Over 50+ NLH 176 $92,400 Wilmer Chavira $16,031
Nov. 16 Event #3: $600 Deep Stack Big O 80 $42,000 Chris Kostoulas $7,418
Nov. 16 Event #4: $200 Quad Stack Double Green Chip Bounty 177 $19,470 Jesus Figueroa $4,313
November 17 Event #5: $600 HORSE 78 $40,950 A. J. Kelsall $13,625
November 17-18 Event #6: $1,100 Five-Card PLO 102 $98,940 Roberto Lupo $24,148
November 17 Event #7: $150 Big Stack NLH 239 $30,000 Jose Diaz $6,935
November 17 Event #8: $600 Deep Stack Turbo NLH 37 $19,610 matty bretzfield $5,828
November 18th Event #9: $600 Limit Omaha 8 108 $56,700 Salvatore Pipitone $16,900
November 18th Event #10: $600 Double Black Chip Reward 188 $61,100 daniel chlimper $15,425
November 19th Event #11: $600 PLO 8 122 $64,050 long nguyen $18,065
November 20 Event #12: $400 Deep Stack NLH 515 $172,525 scott baumstein $27,965
November 20-21 Event #13: $1,100 Six-Max NLH 193 $187,210 glen cressman $46,170
November 20-22 Event #14: $600 Deep Stack PLO 405 $210,600 john holley $30,191
November 20 Event #15: $600 Deep Stack Turbo NLH 74 $39,220 ramon singh $7,897
November 21 Event #16: $400 Omaha 8/Stud 8 83 $27,805 john holley $8,950
November 21-23 Event #17: $200 Big Stack NLH 1,894 $303,040 Christopher Lewis $32,400
November 21 Event #18: $400 Deep Stack Turbo NLH 107 $36,380 michael newman $7,136
November 22th Event #19: $400 Big Stack Six-Max NLH 115 $38,525 larry eliott $7,965
November 22th Event #20: $1,100 Deep Stack NLH Freezeout 68 $65,960 colin robinson $22,135
November 22-23 Event #21: $1,700 PLO Purple Chip Reward 77 $77,000 david moreno $26,020
November 22th Event #22: $400 Deep Stack NLH Turbo 58 $19,720 matt vike $7,095
November 23 Event #23: $400 Black Chip Bounty 5-Card PLO 154 $36,190 david goodis $9,450
November 23 Event #24: $200 Double Green Chip Bounty NLH 254 $27,940 Christopher Corrales $5,695
November 24 Event #25: $250 Holiday Deep Stack NLH 312 $36,816 Igor Tolstov $7,816
November 25 Event #27: $400 Black Chip Bounty Turbo NLH 151 $35,485 Daniel Gheba $9,550

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*Images courtesy of SHRPO.

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