Brian Luo Wins Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown $10,000 Deep Stack Event


Brian Luo emerged victorious in the $10,000 no-limit hold’em Deep Stack event held at the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown in Hollywood, Florida. He won a grand prize of $291,338 and received the Seminole Hard Rock guitar pick trophy. This win marks his third tournament victory and increases his career earnings to almost $500,000. Luo has also secured 720 points in the Card Player Player of the Year race presented by Global Poker with four tournament cashes this year.

The final day of the event saw 35 players returning to compete, and eventually, a three-way chop determined the conclusion of the tournament. Danny Wong secured second place with $253,331, while Toby Joyce finished third with $234,681. Jeremy Ausmus finished in fourth place, earning $88,500 and 456 POY points, and currently ranks in 10th place in the 2023 POY standings. Sam Soverel claimed fifth place, winning $68,600 and 300 points, moving him up to the 16th place on the POY leaderboard. Joey Weissman finished in sixth place, earning $56,700 and 240 points, making it his fourth final table appearance in 2023, and securing a spot in the top 20 of the POY rankings with two titles won and more than $750,000 in POY earnings to date.

The tournament received 149 entries, creating a total prize pool of $1,415,500, and the top 19 players all received at least $21,200. Players who made the money before the final table included Otto Palacios (10th), John Racener (11th), Kyle Ngiyen (12th), Giorgiy Skhulukhiya (13th), Jim Collopy (14th), Jesse Lonis (15th), John Krpan (16th), Harrison Ashdown (17th), David Stamm (18th), and Filipp Khavin (19th).

Here is a look at the payouts awarded at the final table:

Place Player Earnings POY Points
1 Brian Luo $291,338 720
2 Danny Wong $253,331 600
3 Toby Joyce $234,681 360
4 Jeremy Ausmus $88,500 456
5 Sam Soveral $68,600 300
6 Joey Weissman $56,700 240
7 Philip Shing $49,500 180
8 Paul Snead $44,200 120
9 Andrew Esposito $39,100 60