WPT Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open Championship
Blinds 25k/50k/5k ante
Keven Stammen 4-bets all in for 1.3 million (26 bb) and James Calderaro calls.
Flop: (Stammen still leads]
Turn: (no change)
The audience lets out a groan as Calderero pairs his 9 for the winner and the knockout.
Stammen finishes in third place for $122,197.
Calderero has 5.5 million and is heads up with Shannon Shorr for the title.
“I have to be happy with it,” says Stammen who takes his career earnings to $2 million, “I just wish I could’ve gotten heads up with Shannon my buddy.”
Stammen says he and Shorr have been poker friends since both coming on the scene together seven years ago when both started playing at age 21.
“Top five,” says Stammen on where this ranks in his poker career. “It’s my fifth highest cash, that’s all I go by.”
Stammen is 28-years old and a former masonry worker.
“I was short a lot,” he says, “to ladder up to third, I have to be happy with that.”
Heads Up Chip Counts
Shannon Shorr 7 million (140 bb)
James Calderaro 5.5 million (110 bb)