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Ryan Hoenig Went Heads-Up In Five Consecutive Poker Tournaments, Winning Three Titles In A Row

Colorado Resident Makes Seven Total Final Tables In Nine Days At Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Series


Five poker tournaments. Five days. Five top-two finishes. Three wins.

It’s been quite a run for Ryan Hoenig at the 2024 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown in South Florida.

Over the course of a nine-day span, Hoenig made seven total final tables. The tail end of that run consisted of back-to-back second-place showings followed by back-to-back-to-back victories.

Six of Hoenig’s seven cashes made so far this series have come in mixed game events, with one no-limit hold’em score thrown in. Those scores totaled $62,200, which brought his career tournament earnings to nearly $525,000.

On April 5 Hoenig, kicked off his run with a sixth-place showing in a $600 buy-in Omaha eight-or-better tournament for $2,380. Three days later he placed fifth in the $1,100 no-limit hold’em eight max event, adding another $6,170.

The very next day saw his first of two consecutive runner-up showings. He placed second from a field of 93 entries in the $400 mixed pot-limit Omaha Deep Stack event for $5,830. The following night he navigated his way down to the final two from a field of 110 entries in the $600 Big O Deep Stack. He fell just short of the title, taking home $10,580 for his efforts.

Hoenig then reeled off three straight wins. The first saw him best a 66 entry field in the $600 triple draw deuce-to-seven lowball event, earning $11,980 as the champion. The following day he overcame 89 entries in the $600 Omaha eight-or-better event, scooping the last pot to earn $14,675. He then capped off his performance by outlasting 55 entries in the $600 badugi tournament, adding another $10,585 to his haul.

This festival runs from April 3-23, which means that Hoenig still has more than a week to compile a few more deep runs at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood. The $3,500 buy-in WPT SHR Poker Showdown main event gets underway on Friday, April 19. The event, which sports two starting flights and a $3,000,000 guaranteed prize pool, will continue until a champion is decided on April 23.

Photo credits: Seminole Hard Rock Poker Blog.