May 18, 2021
Photo: Brek Schutten celebrates his victory with his fist in the air.
Brek Schutten raises to 2.5 million, and Steven Snyder calls.
The flop comes , Snyder checks, Schutten bets 2.0 million, and Snyder check-raises to 4.8 million. Schutten calls.
The turn card is the , Snyder bets 5.2 million, and Schutten thinks for a while before he moves all in for 61.8 million.
Snyder uses one of his Time Chips to tank for nearly a minute before he calls all in for a total of 21.9 million with for a diamond flush draw.
Schutten turns over for trip fives, and Snyder needs to catch a diamond on the river to stay alive.
The river card is the , and Brek Schutten wins the pot — and the WPT title — with trip fives.
Steven Snyder finishes as the runner-up, earning $899,295.
Photo: Runner-Up Steven Snyder
Brek Schutten wins the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown, earning $1,261,095. Schutten also receives a WPT Champions Trophy, a Hublot Big Bang Steel Watch, and a set of Baccarat Crystal. Schutten’s name will be engraved on the WPT Champions Cup alongside the WPT Champions from all 18 seasons of the World Poker Tour.
Congratulations to Brek Schutten!
1st: Brek Schutten – $1,261,095*
2nd: Steven Snyder – $899,295
3rd: Viet Vo – $593,140
4th: Sonny Franco – $438,500
5th: Albert Calderon – $326,750
6th: Ken Aldridge – $261,700
Photo: WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Champion Brek Schutten
* First place usually includes the $15,000 seat into the WPT Tournament of Champions. However, due to the pandemic, the TOC will not take place this year. As such, the winner will receive the $15,000 as part of the first place amount in cash.
Photography by Joe Giron / PokerPhotoArchive.com