Hoenig Putting on a Show at Seminole Hard Rock

There have been some big names in the sport of professional poker having a great start to 2024, but none have been able to do what Ryan Hoenig just did. Hoenig is currently playing at the 2024 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown, and he is going to wish that the event never comes to an end. 

This event runs from April 3rd-23rd, and there is still more than a full week of action that will take place. Other poker players are going to be pushing hard to win some tournaments, but Hoenig has made that nearly impossible up to this point. 

The first nine days of this event saw Hoenig compete at seven final tables, a feat that is almost unheard of in the live poker scene. He started off this massive run by finishing in second place two days in a row, but he was just getting going. 

Hoenig decided that getting second place wasn’t good enough for him, and he then ripped off tournament wins in three straight events. While none of these payouts are massive in relation to some other tournaments, they are still increasing his career earnings in a major way. 

A Look at the Wins

While Hoenig has been at the final table in one no-limit hold’em event, the other six tournaments have come in a mixed games style. That is even more impressive as it shows that Hoenig is playing great in a number of different poker forms. 

Hoenig came up a bit short in his first two appearances at a final table, but then he was able to get into heads up play on back-to-back nights. Both times he came up a bit short, but he was still able to navigate a field of close to 100 entries in each event. 

Those two second place finishes earned Hoenig around $16,000 total, but his biggest wins were still to come. His three straight wins all came with a payout of at least $10,500, and he was in control in most of those events. 

His first win came against 66 other players in the $600 Triple Draw Deuce-to-Seven Lowball Event for a cash of $11,900. Hoenig then won the $600 Omaha Eight or Better event and that was his biggest payout at $14,675. 

The final win came at the $600 Badugi Tournament, and Hoenig just continued to prove his worth with different forms of poker. 

Big Event Coming

Even with the great success that Hoenig has had some far at this event down in Florida, Hoenig has still won less than $600,000 lifetime playing live poker. He will be looking to change that in a major way by participating in the $3,500 buy-in World Poker Tour Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown event. 

This event will begin on April 19th and the players will first compete in lights before advancing throughout the tournament. A champion will finally be crowned on April 23, and more then $3 million will be handed out. 


A sports enthusiast, Ryan helps cover sports betting news from around the country, highlighting some of the more interesting events going on in the USA.