$2,200 Eight-Handed No Limit Hold’em (Freeze-Out) Level 1: 25/50
We are one day removed from kicking off the 2017 WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Championship and there’s a nice warmup today in the ballroom. A lot of tables will be taken up by a few massive mega-satellites but the back tables will hold some of the top players in the game.
The $2,200 buy-in tournament has a $200,000 guaranteed prize pool and only one entry allowed per person. They should use their stack wisely.
Players sit down to 12,000 starting stacks and the tournament will run 30-minute levels throughout. Late registration is available until the start of Level 9 at 4:30pm with no re-entry option. A dinner break is scheduled at 6:30pm and we’ll see who can progress after that to the title.
Cards go in the air at noon and we’ll be with them the entire way.
$200,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
Players begin with 12,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
Late registration available until start of Level 9
This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
$50,000 Super High Roller (Re-Entry) Level 15: 5,000/10,000 with a 1,000 Ante Players Remaining: 5 of 28
It’s not often that a 28-entry field can create a prize pool over $1.4 million, but the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Super High Roller pulled it off. The tournament drew some of the best players in the game to compete against each other for big money.
Erik Seidel, Jason Mercier, Byron Kaverman, Scott Seiver, Tom Marchese, Steven Chidwick, Dan Colman, and Bryn Kenney were a handful of the players to show up but fall short of the money. Five players were set to get paid and we have five players returning today.
EPT Champion Adrian Mateos leads the way with Dietrich Fast not far behind and not far removed from a $25K High Roller Turbo victory at LAPC. Fast’s fellow German Rainer Kempe won a $25K Aria High Roller earlier this month and returns with the “shortest” stack along with WSOP bracelet winner David Peters. Right in the middle of the pack, we have 2016 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Champion, Jason Koon.
These five players have combined for more than $41.7 million in career earnings along with their bracelets, trophies, and accolades.
With 90-minute levels and deep stacks, this will be a long, tough game for the eventual Super High Roller winner.
Cards go back in the air at noon and we’ll have all the action.
Seat 1: Jason Koon – 640,000 (64 bb) Seat 2: Rainer Kempe – 354,000 (35 bb) Seat 3: Dietrich Fast – 984,000 (98 bb) Seat 4: David Peters – 364,000 (36 bb) Seat 5: Adrian Mateos – 1,158,000 (116 bb)
$1,100 No Limit Hold’em Level 18: 2,500/5,000 with a 500 ante Player Remaining: 30 of 260
After registration closed on the $1,100 Freeze-Out, they quickly played down to the money bubble and into the money when 33 remained.
Those still around and making some money are Aaron Massey (pictured), Tom Dobrilovic, Darren Rabinowitz, and Martin Carnero along with Seminole Hard Rock Poker team members Darryll Fish and Chance Kornuth.