– [Voiceover] From Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood, Florida, this is Poker Night in America. (upbeat jazz music) – Hello and welcome to a very special episode of Poker Night in America. I’m your host, Chris Hanson. Tonight we’re gonna stray from our usual cash game format to show you a truly unique evening of tournament poker hosted by the Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood, Florida. Four major tournaments with four final tables all converged on one night in one massive event. It’s called the Big Four, and our crew is on hand to capture this poker extravaganza.
We kicked off the week at Seminole Hard Rock by partying and pokering for a good cause. Celebrities from the felt to the silver screen were all on hand to raise money for Habitat for Humanity. I bet you never thought you’d see Scotty Wynn and Mekhi Phifer in the same room. We’ll come back to that later on in this episode but for now, it’s time to turn our attention to our main event.
The Big Four is part of the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open, Florida’s most popular series of poker tournaments. Over 2,000 of the best amateur and pro players in the world descended on Hollywood, Florida for this poker battle royale culminating in these four final tables. Now to start things off we have the $1,100 no limit hold ’em tournament. After 794 entries, accumulating a total prize pool of 794,000, these final nine will battle it out for the first place prize of $146,000.
Next is the 2650 no limit hold ’em freezeout, where the competition has been fierce. 502 entrants quickly ballooned this prize pool past its million-dollar guarantee, With 236,000 going to first place. And next up, grab the tissues because we’re going nosebleed. Next is the Big Four’s $25,400 high roller table. 83 players fought tooth and nail for a piece of this $2,000,000 prize pool. And these final nines still have a lot of work to do as they share the felt with poker legend Jason Mercier and everyone’s favorite time scientist and space ship commander, Phil Laak.
The king of this hill gets to pad their poker bankroll with a savory $652,000. And last, but certainly not least, looking out over this crowded poker room is the $5,000,000 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Championship final table players, including returning champion Dan Colman, who has survived a colossal field of over 900 entrants and will now battle it out for first place and $1,000,000 in cold, hard cash. And if you thought this is the craziest four-ring circus you’ve ever seen, then get a load of the ringmaster. It’s everyone’s favorite poker brat. 14-time bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth Jr. – [Phil] All right, let’s do this.
– [Chris] And there he is the man in the black hat, trying to keep tabs on four final tables at the same time. We’ll hear more from Phil Hellmuth throughout the day. And while all four final tables are going, we’ll be focusing mainly on the main event and here is the chip count of the final nine players. As you can see, Randy Pfeifer’s on top with 8.4 million, and the man to keep an eye on is defending champion Dan Colman.
He’s got 3.6 million in chips and plenty to play with as he tries to take down this event two years in a row. – [Phil] One thing I like about Dan Colman, he’s using the poker platform to instigate positive social change, oh and he won this tournament last year. That was for two million.
Oh, and he won the high roller last year at the World Series of Poker, that was for 18,000,000. Oh, and he made the high roller the World Series of Poker one drop final table again. I was there with him, I finished 6th. He finished 3rd, for another 1.5 million.
So if he wins this, it would be a cool 22.5 million for the last 14 months. – [Chris] Blinds are thirty and… – [Phil] What can you do with all that money, Colman? – [Zazay] He goes to the beach in the morning before the final table. – [Volpe] Yeah he’s at the beach.
– [Zazay] Yeah that’s what you do with 23 million. – [Phil] When you have 23 million and you’re at the numbered final tables, it’s only a million for first, you might as well get an extra half an hour at the beach. – [Zazay] Exactly.
– [Phil] Whatever. [Mezheritsky] Makes sense. – [Chris] So Phil, is it my turn to talk now? Okay, welcome to the final table. Blinds are 30 and 60,000 with a 10 K ante. And let’s get to it.
Larry Moccia raises to 400,000. – [Phil] So you wanna go to Hamptons, too? [Chris] Both Phil Hellmuth and I have a mic tonight, and Phil is using his, it looks like, to plan a trip. [Phil] Is that what I’m hearing? You wanna go to the Hamptons too?
– [Woman] I would love to, I have an outfit already. – [Phil] You do look ready for the Hamptons in that outfit, I’ll give you that. ♪ You know what it is ♪ ballin’ out at every level ♪ black and yellow ♪ black and yellow – [Chris] Ladies and gentlemen, give it up for Phil Khalifa. – [Phil] They pay me extra to rap, ya know?
It’s what I do. – [Chris] All right, Randy Pfeifer, our chip leader, has raised to 1.025 million, and now Moccia’s all in. – Can I get a count first? – [Phil] Here’s Hastings.
What are you doing, Brian Hastings? Life is good, huh? – [Hastings] When are you going to play me in open face again? (laughs) – It’s 1.9. – [Phil] No I beat you on my LiveStream.
– [Chris] 875 for Pfeifer to call and he does. – I don’t have a hand. – [Phil] This is one of my victims.
But I don’t think I beat him for very many points. – [Hastings] I’ll get it back. – [Chris] Well he’s behind but he does have two live cards.
– [Phil] So we have Randy against Larry. It’s ace, jack against king, nine. Five million dollar pot, huge swing in this tournament.
The ace, jack is a two-to-one favorite against the king, nine. Give us a flop. – [Chris] I think I’m gonna go grab a cup of coffee. I’ll be right back. – [Phil] Three, five, queen, that’s a good flop for our ace, jack. Give us a turn.
It’s a jack. It’s a pretty good card but not a great card because it adds [Pfeifer] It’s better for me. – [Phil] more outs – Better for me.
– [Phil] for the king, nine. The king, nine now needs a ten. There’s four tens left in the deck. Or a king.
There’s three kings, that’s seven wins. The ace, jack has 37 wins. Five-to-one favorite going to the last card. Deal. It’s a five and ace, jack is gonna hold up. – [Chris] All right I just got a cappuccino, what happened?
– [Phil] Larry’s going to double up – [Chris] Oh look at that, the ace, jack won. Thanks Phil. – [Phil] Five million, and take the chip lead. – [Chris] I have a feeling I’m gonna be drinking a lot of coffee here today.
We continue with the Big Four when we come back on Poker Night in America. For more from Poker Night visit pokernight.com or find us on Twitch, Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube, where you can see complete episodes and unedited live-streams. (jazz music) Welcome back to Poker Night in America. Let’s return to the Big Four. Final table of the main event here at Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood, Florida.
On the one seat this is Randy Pfeifer, currently our chip leader, although he lost a big pot and doubled-up Larry Moccia just a moment ago. Four final tables running simultaneously here at Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open. Chris Hanson here, commentating this final table. We also have Phil Hellmuth in the building. He’s going to be taking things over from time-to-time.
Usually that’s my key to grab something to eat or drink. But it’s your key to listen to one of the best poker players in the world talk about poker. – [Phil] Let’s not talk about it. – [Chris] Brian Phillis calls the raise from Pfeifer and with that flop, I think Phillis likes his call. He checks if he’s gonna get a bet out of Pfeifer, which you would fully expect. And now it’s try to get as much money out of your quad deuces as you can for Brian Phillis.
– [Phil] I want people to know I’m from the right state. Come on man, let’s get it right, you know? – You ever played this game, spikeball? – [Chris] So no draw going on that would make Pfeifer some sort of hand. The question is whether or not he’s gonna fire another bullet.
While Pfeifer decides, we go over to the 2,650 no limit freeze out. – [Phil] So now they’re all in, they’re heads up, it’s a classic. – [Chris] Phil Laak and Phil Hellmuth, hamming it up.
– [Phil L.] It’s a race. – [Phil H.] It’s 13 to 10! It’s queens against ace, king that’s not a race. – [Chris] Pfeifer bet 230,000. – [Phil L.] It’s a race. – [Phil H.] Phil Laak, is everything a race, 13 to 10?
People make a living on one-tenth of 1%. These guys have the market they make billions. It’s 13 to 10.
– [Phil L.] It’s a race. – [Chris] Phillis trying to play it cool. – [Phil H.] Okay, the queens is a 13 to 10 favorite. Give us flow. The flop is 7, 9, 10 all clubs. Nobody has a club.
Honey has the queens, and Seth with the ace, king. Good flop for the queens. Give us a card. It’s the ace of clubs.
There are four clubs on board, any club for a tie or Honey has one out to win this with the queen of diamonds. Last card. It’s a six and the ace, king is going to win, Seth’s gonna get a big pot. But before the flop, Phil.
– [Phil L.] It’s a race. – [Phil H.] Alright I got it. It’s a race.
– 460. – [Chris] That was just one look-in at the 2650 final table. We will recap all of the final tables once they have concluded, but now back to the main even final table.
Phillis has decided this is his spot to raise, and he makes it 460. And Pfeifer calls. You gotta wonder for the players if this is confusing for them. We have four final tables that are going on and so normally you have one final table in one room while we’ve got now four final tables running simultaneously with Phil Hellmuth in the middle of it all. And it’s sounding like Hellmuth has found another friend.
– [Phil] It’s Jen Tilly in the house. I wonder who you’re rooting for, Jen. – Well I’m rooting for Phil, of course. Phil Laak. Yes.
– [Phil] (chuckle) We know that. Jennifer Tilly. I love you, Jennifer. Wait wait, okay this mic. Let her step up here.
It’s the mic. – Phil had a modicum of sleep last night I just want you to know. But he performs well on lack of sleep because it puts everything back into balance. (laughs) – Phil Laak’s probably the only guy that can perform well with no sleep because then he becomes reasonable again.
– Yup. – Sane again. – Yup.
(giggle) – Somewhat normal, again. – “Somewhat” is the operative word. – (laugh) Okay.
Jennifer Tilly in the house. She’s the best. – [Chris] Jennifer Tilly, no stranger to Poker Night in America, played plenty on our cash games. And now we’re back to the main event final table. Phillis bet 635 and Pfeifer cannot call this.
(crowd cheers) I think it’s safe to say that Phillis got all the money out of that hand that he’s going to. – [Volpe] That was one of the longer bets I’ve ever seen. – [Pfeifer] Yeah, that took a while. – [Chris] Blinds are now up to 40 and 80 K with a 10 K ante.
Actions on Vlad Mezheritsky. He folds. Pfeifer in seat one is folding, as well. First player to leave this final table leaves with $75,000. And it jumps up to 100,000 for 8th place.
– [Chris] Moccia makes it 240,000 with ace, king suited. Moccia started our final table here with a double-up through the chip leader. Rick Alvarado is all in on the button. – I fold. – [Chris] And the decision back to Moccia.
It’s a pretty easy one to make with ace, king suited. So Alvarado is going to be at risk. Ace, king of diamonds versus ace, nine. Phil, what are the particulars? – [Phil] He has king of diamonds, it’s a 2.5-to-one favorite. Give us a flop.
About two million in the pot. King, queen, eight. – [Chris] Alvarado in a bad situation that just got worse. He needs running nines. It’s not gonna happen and so the first player eliminated from our final table of this five million dollar guaranteed tournament is going to be Rick Alvarado and he walks with 75 K. Man, it’s always fun to make it to a final table; however, it’s never fun to be eliminated first at that final table.
– [Mezheritsky] Nice hand Larry. (jazz music) Welcome back to Poker Night in America. It’s our special episode tonight of the Big Four from Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood, Florida, and after winning the last hand and eliminating the first player at this final table, Larry Moccia is now our chip leader with 5.7 million in play.
So now we look at 8th place That pays $100,000. Blinds are 40 and 80 thousand with a 10 K ante. – Did anybody see that? – I didn’t see anything – It all looked like it kinda flashed by. I didn’t see it.
– [Chris] The defending champ, Dan Colman. Who, by the way, could win a Michael Phelps look-alike contest if he wanted to, will fold. Omar Zazay on the button with a great hand. – Could I see your stack, please? Thank you. – [Chris] Zazay about in the middle of the chips.
He’s 3.9 million. Short stack’s got 590,000. – [Volpe] These guys take so long to open, it’s crazy. – [Chris] Zazay’s gonna make it 180,000. – [Colman] To my left.
– [Volpe] Do you get all three? – [Colman] Yeah. All three in that corner.
It’s the corner death-threat. – [Chris] Mezheritsky folds. And now to Phillis in the big blind. Suited gap connectors. – [Phil] Opus normally side bets.
He’s just constant texting, I think. – [Chris] 5, 7 of clubs gets the call. We’re heads up. – [Phil] Any good offers there, Volpe?
– [Volpe] No good offers. – [Chris] I’d say that’s a pretty good drawing flop for Phillis. Zazay gets top pair, top kicker, and bets 200,000. Back to Phillis. A little bit more money into the pot as we have a min raise up to 400,000.
Are we gonna go see-saw back and forth here? We are. Phillis with the straight-flush draw, might have right now in his wheelhouse so just putting them all in the middle.
They both started this hand with about the same amount of chips. He calls. So here comes the turn.
It’s another eight, so nothing for Phillis yet, but still the big draw’s out there. 525 to bet from Zazay. While Phillis decides what to do in this spot, let’s go back over to Phil at the $1,100 event. – [Phil] David Eldridge with the king, jack of clubs versus Viet Vo with the ace, five of hearts. All in before the flop. This pot is close.
It’s around three to two. I’m gonna say 59% to 41%. – [Chris] Dave Eldridge… – [Phil] Deal. – [Chris] plays out of the Pittsburgh area.
You see him at Rivers Casino on Poker Night in America. – [Phil] And flop is queen, six, five. Viet Vo has a pretty decent sized lead in this hand. Give us a card. It’s the queen of clubs. David Eldridge has picked up a flush draw.
He has nine clubs, three kings, and three jacks. That’s 15 wins. Viet Vo has 29 wins. He’s two and one favorite going to the river. Last card.
It’s a club. And David Eldridge is gonna make a flush and bust Viet Vo. – [Chris] It always feels good to make it on the river.
– [Phil] Meanwhile, they’re down to six players, at our $1,000 buy-in one million guaranteed final table. Still we have this pot going on between Brian Phillis and Omar Zazay. It’s still happening. Omar bet.
– [Chris] And after much deliberation, Phillis calls. – [Phil] And Brian called. At least two million in this pot. – [Chris] Whiff for Phillis – [Phil] 2.6 million probably. River’s the 10 of spades. Action’s on Brian Phillis, who checks.
– [Chris] Both players check. Phillis shows his miss. Zazay shows his winning hand.
That’s the problem when you get a hand like that and you get involved out of the big blind. Seems like not a bad idea to call, next thing you know you’ve lost over a million chips off your stack and you’re wondering what the heck just happened. – [Phil] I can tease you a little bit today. – [Chris] Four final tables running simultaneously here at Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open.
This was the 5250 buy-in. There’s also 2650 buy-in and $1100 buy-in, and the high roller was a 25 K buy-in. All coming to an end today here at Seminole Hard Rock. 907 entries into this tournament for 5250.
– [Phil] Joseph Calderon has two-fours in the small blind. Volpe with king, nine of diamonds in the big blind. Normally the math would be like, very close to even money, but Volpe’s very lucky so I think he has a 60% chance to win this pot. – [Chris] Well we know because of folded cards it’s a little better than a race for Couden. Volpe is a 2014 WSOP bracelet winner and he’s gonna look to stay alive here and he picks up a couple of diamonds.
– [Phil] Volpe needs a nine. Volpe needs a king. Volpe needs a diamond. It’s pretty close to even money.
Give us a card. – I though that was a nine. – [Phil] Going to the river. 14 wins for Volpe, 30 wins for Joseph. – I’m gonna smash the diamonds. – [Phil] Last card.
It’s a five, and the two-fours is gonna hold up. Joseph’s gonna win this pot. – [Chris] And that’s gonna do it for Volpe.
He’s got over four million dollars in tournament winnings and he’ll add another 100,000 to that here at Seminole Hard Rock. – [Phil] Volpe just puts numbers up. – [Chris] And we’re now down to seven. 7th place is 125,000. – [Phil] Good run Volpe.
– [Volpe] Thank you. – And another player’s dreams of taking home the championship are dashed when we return. Seven players remain.
Okay. Mano-a-mano for One Million Dollars. Gentlemen, it’s time to take the stage. Welcome back to Poker Night in America at Seminole Hard Rock for the Big Four.
Updated chip count: Randy Pfeifer and Larry Moccia right up there at the top. And after losing a big pot a little bit ago, with 5, 7 of clubs, Brian Phillis is now our short stack. Dan Colman trying to repeat.
Just over two million in chips, he’s got some work to do. A raise from Larry Moccia to 180,000. He’s got pocket fives.
The blinds here are 40 and 80 thousand. And we’re going further up the ladder. Zazay makes it for 35. – I call.
– Call. – [Chris] And Moccia calls. So we’re heads up with Zazay and Moccia. – [Phil] Here we go again.
Reuben versus Gabbin. This time Reuben has the jack, deuce. – [Chris] And Omar Zazay bets 430,000. Keep in mind we do have four final tables that are running all at the same time here at the Seminole Hard Rock. This is the main event final table with 2650 buy-in.
And Moccia re-raises and takes down the pot. Moccia doubled-up in our very first hand of this final table and has held onto the chip lead almost ever since. Queens for Zazay. Omar being very active at this table. Makes it 175.
And here comes the cooler from Mezheritsky. 425,000 with kings. As my normal co-host on Poker Night in America, Joe Stapleton, would say, “Oh look at this! It’s lady kings versus real kings.” Copyright, Joe Stapleton.
“My babies.” Also copyright, Joe Stapleton. I’m basically just gonna steal Joe’s material. Zazay goes to 900,000. – I’m all in. – [Chris] Mezheritsky is all in.
Zazay shouldn’t take too long to think this over. About a million in chips separate these two. Zazay would be calling for his tournament life.
– Call. – [Chris] And here comes the bad news. – That was missing from the equation. – [Chris] What are you going to do if Zazay picks up a bad spot? It’s a cooler. – Kings.
– [Voiceover] Two black queens. Two black kings. – [Chris] And when somebody paged Phil Hellmuth. Phil we need you.
We’ve got an all in. We’ve got a dog at the table. And I can go get myself another cup of coffee. – [Phil] Two black queens against two black kings.
Right now the kings is a four and a half to one favorite. Give us a flop. Queen in the window for Omar.
The flop is queen, five, four. – [Chris] Alright this time I got a macchiato, what did I miss? Oh my goodness he had a queen on the flop!
– [Voiceover] Give the dog back. (laughing) Take the dog. – [Chris] Mezheritsky deposits the dog into the audience. I hope he knows that person.
– [Phil] The turn is a paint, but it’s a jack. And with one to come, Omar, who was a four and a half to one underdog, – [Chris] No Phil, he gave the dog away. – [Phil] has 42 wins to Vlad’s two wins. Last card. – [Chris] What an unbelievable turn of events. Only a king in the river will eliminate Zazay.
– [Phil] It’s another paint, but it’s a jack. – [Chris] It’s another jack. A double up for Omar Zazay. – Good times.
– Got it in with two halves, baby – [Phil] Queens against kings. Wow. – [Chris] And brand new life for Zazay at this final table. – So sick Vlad. – Sorry bro.
– (sighs) F–k. And I know you’d never f–k it around right there, either. – [Phil] Dan has the ace, five of clubs. The board is nine, six of clubs, jack of diamonds.
Nine, six of clubs, jack of diamonds. He has a enough for a flush draw. – [Chris] Blinds are up, we’re at 50 and 100 K with a 15,000 chip ante.
A lot of folding going on. Colman raises to 200,000. Zazay in the small blind folds. – [Vlad] All in.
– [Dan] Call. – [Dealer] All in. Call.
– [Chris] Mezheritsky moves all in and a quick call from Colman. Dan Colman, most famously the winner of the 2014 million dollar buy-in Big One for One Drop. That won him 15.3 million. He’s trying to get to the million dollars here today at this final table. He is our defending champion and he looks like he is in a great spot here to eliminate another player. – [Phil] Ace, jack against ace, king.
Vlad’s all in. Dan Colman has ace, king. He’s a two and a half to one favorite. Give us flop.
– [Chris] And getting one step closer to going back-to-back here at Seminole Hard Rock. – [Phil] 10, eight, three. It’s a good flop for Dan. Give us a card. It’s a queen. That’s a pretty good card for Vlad.
He picks up some outs here. Right now Vlad needs a nine for a straight. There’s four nines. He needs a king for a straight. There’s three kings.
Seven wins for Vlad going into the river. 37 wins for Dan Colman. Last card.
It’s a seven and Dan’s gonna win this pot. – [Chris] Dan Colman will eliminate our third player here at Seminole Hard Rock. – [Phil] We’re gonna lose another player. Vlad is out.
– [Chris] $125,000 going to Vlad Mezheritsky. – [Zazay] I’ll see you at Borgata, Vlad. Dinner on me, alright? – Alright, sounds good. – A six-pack of players remain in the running for over a million dollars when we come back on Poker Night in America.
Welcome back to Poker Night in America, it’s Chris Hanson at the Big Four four final tables going on here at Seminole Hard Rock simultaneously. We’re featuring the main event final table where Larry Moccia is still our chip leader, but Omar Zazay, after finding a miracle queen to set up his queens versus kings, is now nippin’ at Larry’s heals. And this is the chip leader, Larry Moccia.
He will fold. Six players who are left, so let’s update. Sixth place goes for 150 K. Fifth place, $180,000.
And Dan Colman watching players go out ahead of him means he’s getting closer and closer to repeating. He won this event last year and looking to go back-to-back. Really the only thing I ever do back-to-back is see how tall I am versus other people. 275 from Colman.
Back to Pfeifer. Not buying what Colman is selling, he is raising to 650. Randy Pfeifer started this final nine as our chip leader. Even though Pfeifer missed, maybe he’s setting up a play for future streets with that raise.
And that play, I have a feeling, is about to be executed. While Colman thinks over the raise, let’s go back to the 2650… – [Phil] All in and a call over here. – [Chris] tournament. – [Phil] Shijuan Liu as ace, queen of hearts. And Darryl has two red jacks.
Right now the red jacks is about a 12 to 10 favorite. Darryl’s all in for around 750,000. Give us the flop. The flop is king, four, deuce. It’s a good flop for the jacks. Give us a card.
It’s a nine, and now Shijuan needs a queen or an ace. There’s three queens, three aces. 38 wins for Darryl.
He’s six to one favorite going to the river. Last card. It’s a three. Darryl’s gonna win this one. – [Chris] Thank you very much, Phil.
You keep us updated on all those tables. Let’s get back to the main event final table now where Dan Colman did call. And a four of spades falls on the river. – I check. – [Chris] Pfeifer tried his one play that he had in the book, so… – I can’t (mumbles) so, king, queen. – [Chris] It hasn’t worked so far.
He checks. Colman does check behind. He is gonna play. And maybe one more bet from Randy Pfeifer.
Might’ve scared away the young Colman. – Nice hand. – [Chris] Let me translate.
“Nice hand” means how in the blank did you make that call? – Did you read my soul, or what? (laughing) – I just don’t like to fold. – [Pfeifer] (laughing) “Read my soul.” – [Chris] Playing for a million dollars at this final table on Poker Night in America.
Colman with queen, ten raised to 200 K. Pocked sevens for Omar Zazay. Back to Pfeifer, folds his small blind. Our chip leader, Larry Moccia, calls with ten, six.
Getting involved in a three-way pot with ten, six, even in the big blind, is awfully scary. Just gonna tell ya. He’s out of position for the rest of the hand. He misses and checks. Everybody’s checking. Another ace on the turn.
350 is the bet. Going up to 1.1 million. Call from Zazay. This pot now just under three million in chips.
Yet another overcard hits the board to Zazay’s sevens. And Colman’s gonna test him. It looks like he’s ready to make a bet. That’s a big stack of chips. Three million chips. It’s a pot-sized bet on the river.
Wanna be a professional poker player, kids? These are the kinds of decisions you gotta make over and over. And Zazay this time around (jazz music) makes the fold.
– Show it for the fans, Dan. – They’ll see in 30 minutes. – Do you have like, pocket eights? – Maybe. Do you have like, pocket air?
– Something like that. – Pocket eights for pocket air. – [Chris] And with that pot, Dan Colman now is our chip leader. Look at this, the defending champion hops up to 9.3 million.
We’ve got more from Seminole Hard Rock at the Big 4, when we come back. Closed captioning is brought to you as a public service by Poker Night in America. Thanks for coming back to Poker Night in America, we return to our final table where we’ve go six players left.
(jazz music) – [Chris] A raise from Pfeifer. And a re-raise to 700,000. Brian Phillis tells us that his biggest tournament cash ever was $6,000. He has blown the doors off of that number here tonight.
– What do you got, man? – 2.4 I started the hand. – [Chris] So he’s looking at a raise and a re-raise.
I mean if you’re already looking at the biggest cash of your life, you might as well go for it. Not too many opportunities you’re gonna have to play for a million dollars at a final table and that’s what first place is taking home tonight. – All in. – [Chris] And Phillis is all in. – (sighs) I’m glad you did that. – [Chris] And he’s ahead.
Couden has king, queen. When you got a raise and a re-raise in front of you, it’s gonna be pretty obvious there are gonna be some overcards out there. You just had to wonder if it was gonna be an overpair. And lucky enough for Phillis, it wasn’t. – [Phil] Alright dealer, Joseph is all in.
Give us a flop. King, queen against two nines. It’s a good flop for the nines. Six, seven, ace. Give us a card.
It’s a five and going to the river Joseph has three kings and three queens left in the deck versus 38 wins for Brian. Six to one. Give us the last card. It’s a paint. (crowd cheering) It’s a jack and Joseph is going to finish in sixth place. – [Chris] River is a jack and the Pompano Beach, Florida native, Brian Phillis, has eliminated another player and wins a 1.3 million chip pot, much to the pleasure of many in the audience, here.
– I win the hand. I mean, he shoved so I gotta fold, but I gotta call him. I have ace, ten of diamonds. – Oh yeah, of course.
– I mean, I’m not folding. I mean he’s only got 1.2 million. – [Chris] Some movement going on with the players as they have spread out in the room that was left from the eliminations. – [Phil] Fraj, can you rap at all? You got anything? – [Chris] Pfeifer raises to 225.
– [Phil] I got something. – [Voiceover] You got a poker rap? – [Phil] No not a poker rap, but I’ve got a little Jay Z if you want. – [Chris] I’m ready.
Come on Phil. Bring it. – [Phil] Alright, I’m ready.
You ready? – [Chris] I’m ready. – [Phil] Alright. ♪ I’m in Boeing jets Global Express ♪ Out the country but the blue bird… ♪ Blueberry still connects I messed that up. ♪ On a yacht on the low ♪ With a triple deck ♪ But I’m young what the beep ♪ Do you expect ♪ Grand openin’ grand closin’ – [Chris] Did he do it? I missed it, didn’t I?
We’ll get back to him. – [Phil] I can go a little smoother than that, too. – [Chris] Free raise from Larry Moccia. – [Phil] ♪ I’m in Boeing jets Global Express ♪ Out the country but the blueberry still connects ♪ On the low on a yacht got a triple deck ♪ But I’m young what the beep do you expect ♪ Grand openin’ grand closin – [Chris] Phil Hellmuth with either the best, worst rap I’ve ever heard before or the worse, best rap of all time. – All in. – [Dealer] All in.
– [Chris] Now Randy Pfeifer is moving all in. – Can I have a count, please? – [Dealer] Yes. 2,750,000 total. – [Chris] When you get the five-handed, an ace is gonna look great in your hand. The problem is Moccia’s out kicked, but he does have him covered.
Randy Pfeifer with almost two million dollars in career tournament winnings. From Hamburg, New York. And he’s gonna pick up a very big pot. That’s one of those hands for Moccia that if he doesn’t win this final table, he maybe look back at that and wish he called. – Nice hand.
– Thank you. – [Chris] You get a million dollars for first place. 575,000 for second and the next player eliminated will leave Hollywood, Florida with 180,000. And for Larry Moccia, he’s into this tournament for $140 step satellite win, so he is technically playing with house money.
He might as well stick around to see if he can’t get a bigger pay bump. This time he’s got queen, ten. That’ll go to the muck. – [Phil] Fraj, is it old school to be superstitious? – [Chris] And now Dan Colman the king, five makes it 220. – [Phil] I mean, Phil Laak just changed his entire getup.
– [Chris] Zazay in the small blind. – [Phil] He changed shirts, he changed pants, he changed… He’s like, “I changed it all, Phil.”
– [Chris] Zazay, from Richardson, Texas, raises to 550 with eights. Phillis folds, so now back to Colman. Let’s face it, for the year 2014 that Dan Colman had he’s pretty much free-rolling for the rest of his life. But there is definitely something special about going back-to-back in the same tournament from one year to the next and that’s what Dan Colman is trying to do here at Seminole Hard Rock, in the Hard Rock Poker Open. We’re now at 1.1 million. Again, this is tournament poker.
So, yeah, decisions do take a little bit longer. And we have another raise. Okay guys, let’s put this to an end. Somebody just ship them all in.
– [Dealer] 2,000,050. – Guess you have it. – [Chris] And the raise from Zazay is gonna be enough to get rid of Colman. (jazz music) And Zazay stack them up against the defending champ. – [Moccia] Omar’s come to play.
– Indeed. (jazz music) – [Chris] Well that’s where we’re gonna end for tonight. We’ll finish it up next time and when we do return, Dan Colman’s gonna try to complete the back-to-back journey, but anybody with those chip stacks is one big pot away from taking home the chip lead. We’ll wrap up this table next week so be sure to tune in for the finally. For more from Poker Night, visit PokerNight.com or find us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, or Twitch where you can see complete episodes and unedited live streams.
Also, be sure to check out our online store for all your Poker Night merchandise. For everyone here at Poker Night in America, I’m Chris Hanson. – [Voiceover] We are here for the charity tournament Habitat for Humanity supporting a great cause. People are volunteering to help people rebuild their houses. I’m oh so excited to see you guys. – Thank you.
We’re so happy to be here. We love coming here because it’s like a vacation even though it’s a poker party. Phil said, “The only vacations we ever go to is when the tournaments are in fabulous spots, like the Seminole.” – And you’re playing in a charity event, so I’m just wondering if you guys are going for the first and second place again.
– You know, there was one tournament where I came in first and Phil came in second. I think it was like all the stars were in alignment. Maybe a one time thing, but wouldn’t it be fabulous if that happened again? They have great prizes tonight.
– We were at separate tables the whole event. There were 150 with 50 rebuys and we just kept winning our hands. – And then we got heads up and I know Phil so well and I think I had… – We didn’t even do business. We didn’t do a chop or anything.
We’re like, let’s go for it. – Well, I never do business with my boyfriend. This is the great thing about being a poker player is that we do have the opportunity to attend events like this and you’re having fun and you’re raising money for a good cause. – Having fun giving back.
I love the idea of Habitat for Humanity but I’m more of a guy who’s gonna donate versus hammer and nails and the sweat. Those guys, they need help, so have to play a lot of poker. Build up those buy-ins. – Yeah, Phil’s not a hammer and nails kind of guy. He just likes to throw money at the situation. He’s like, “I’ll do 500 rebuys.
How about that? That’s how I’ll life my arms. Going for my wallet.”
– Awesome. So tonight we’re going to see you playing heads up, donating a lot of money for people that are rebuilding houses. – I hope so. And it’s such a great charity too because it’s sort of like helping people help themselves. And you can sort or visually see where your money goes to.
It’s really a fantastic charity. We’re happy to be here playing for it. – Yep.