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Sriqui Leads Flight I & Becomes Event Chip Leader into Day 2

$250 Buy-in, $200,000 Guaranteed
End of Level 14: 1,200/2,400/400 Ante

Flight I began this evening at 7 p.m. with 224 entries. Following 14 levels of play, the field finished with 25 players. This brings our total amount of players coming back to Day 2 at 115. The top 100 will get paid!

Ben Sriqui bagged not only the flight chip lead, but finds himself as the overall event chip leader with 377,000 going into Day 2. Joseph Villatico’s 330,000 from Flight E is right behind him with tons of poker action to be played tomorrow. Ben and the other 24 are fortunate enough to bag & return for Day 2 tomorrow at 2 p.m. Complete chip counts through Flight I will be posted around 9 a.m. tomorrow morning. Until then, good night, good luck, and thank you to everyone who has participated in the Escalator Series thus far!

Week 2, Flight I: 224 Entries, 1,036 Entries Overall

$1M Escalator Series
$250 Buy-In, $200,000 Guaranteed
Level 9: 400/800/100
Players Remaining: 73/224

Registration is closed for this evening’s 7 p.m. Flight I and the final numbers are in. The field drew 224 entries bringing the total event’s total to 1,036. This puts the prize pool at $217,560 surpassing the $200,000 guarantee.

Flight-by-flight updated breakdown:

 FlightTotal EntriesAdvancedChip Counts
Flight A – Completed11917
Flight B – Completed10611 —
Flight C – Completed8713Through C
Flight D – Completed717 —
Flight E – Completed908 —
Flight F – Completed1137Through F
Flight G – Completed 9613 —
Flight H – Completed13014
Flight I – Running 224 TBD
Running Totals1,03690

The Flight I clock currently shows 73 players remaining with play set to wrap following Level 14. Complete Day 2 chip counts will be posted in the morning around 10 a.m.

 

Lawson Commands Flight H; 14 More Players Join Day 2

$250 Buy-in, $200,000 Guaranteed
End of Level 14: 1,200/2,400/400 Ante

Flight H began this afternoon at 3 p.m. with 130 entries. Following 14 levels of play, the field narrowed down to 14 players. This brings our player count coming back to Day 2 at 90.

Theo Lawson
                                 Theo Lawson

Theo Lawson, pictured above, was the flight’s chip leader bagging 252,500. Joseph Villatico still holds the overall chip lead with 330,000 from Flight E. Theo and the other 13 are fortunate enough to bag & return for Day 2 Saturday at 2 p.m. Complete end-of-night chip counts through Flight I will be posted around 9 a.m. Saturday.

Week 2, Flight H: Field Official at 130

$1M Escalator Series
$250 Buy-In, $200,000 Guaranteed
Level 9: 400/800/100
Players Remaining: 49/130

Registration is closed for this afternoon’s 3 p.m. Flight H and the final numbers are in. The field stands pat at 130 entries bringing the eight-flight total to 812. This puts the prize pool at an unofficial $170,520 meaning Flight I needs to draw 141 entries to meet to the $200,000 guarantee.

Flight I is underway now with late registration open until 11:30 p.m. and 126 entries in the field.

Flight-by-flight updated breakdown:

 FlightTotal EntriesAdvancedChip Counts
Flight A – Completed11917
Flight B – Completed10611 —
Flight C – Completed8713Through C
Flight D – Completed717 —
Flight E – Completed908 —
Flight F – Completed1137Through F
Flight G – Completed 9613 —
Flight H – Running130TBD
Flight I – Running (Late Reg. until 11:30 p.m) TBD TBD
Running Totals 81276

The Flight H clock currently shows 49 players remaining with play set to wrap following Level 14. Complete Day 2 chip counts will be posted in the morning around 10 a.m.

Hen Bags Flight G Chip Lead, Villatico Still Out in Front

$250 Buy-in, $200,000 Guaranteed
End of Level 14: 1,200/2,400/400 Ante

Flight G began this morning at 11 a.m. with 96 entries. Following 14 levels of play, the field narrowed down to 13 players. This brings our player count coming back to Day 2 at 76.

Ory Hen

2015 Seminole Hard Rock Player of the Year, Ory Hen, (pictured above) was the flight’s chip leader bagging 194,000. Joseph Villatico still reigns as overall chip leader with 330,000 from Flight E. Ory and the other 12 are fortunate enough to bag & return for Day 2 Saturday at 2 p.m. Complete end-of-night chip counts through Flight I will be posted around 9 a.m. Saturday. There’s only one flight left tonight at 7 p.m. Late registration and re-entry is available until 11:30 p.m.

Shmuel Bags Flight F Chip Lead, Villatico Still Leads Overall Event

$250 Buy-in, $200,000 Guaranteed
End of Level 14: 1,200/2,400/400 Ante

Flight F began this evening at 7 p.m. with 113 entries. Following 14 levels of play, the field narrowed down to 7 players. This brings our player count coming back to Day 2 at 63.

David Shmuel
David Shmuel, Flight F Chip Leader

David Shmuel, pictured above, was the flight’s chip leader bagging 307,500. Joseph Villatico still reigns as overall chip leader with 330,000 from Flight E. David and the other 6 are fortunate enough to bag & return for Day 2 Saturday at 2 p.m. Complete end-of-night chip counts through Flight F will be posted around 9 a.m. Friday. Until then, good night and good luck players!!!

Week 2, Flight F: Registration Closes with 113 Entries

$1M Escalator Series
$250 Buy-In, $200,000 Guaranteed
Level 9: 400/800/100
Players Remaining: 43/113

Level 9 is underway and registration is officially closed in Flight F of the $250 Buy-in, $200,000 Guaranteed $1M Escalator Series event. The most recent installment of play drew a field of 113 entries bringing the six-flight total to 586.

Here’s a breakdown of the remaining flights:

  • Flight G – Tomorrow at 11 a.m.
  • Flight H – Tomorrow at 3 p.m.
  • Flight I – Tomorrow at 7 p.m.

The Flight F clock shows 43 players remaining. They’re expected to log six more levels of play before action concludes. Those players who bag return for Day 2 Saturday at 2 p.m.

Villatico Leads Flight E and Becomes New Chip Leader

$250 Buy-in, $200,000 Guaranteed
End of Level 14: 1,200/2,400/400 Ante

Flight E began this afternoon at 3 p.m. with 90 entries. Following 14 levels of play, the field narrowed down to 8 players. This brings our player count coming back to Day 2 at 56.

Josh Palmer’s chip leader status lasted all of 4 hours, as Joseph Villatico emerged as the flight and overall chip leader with 330,000. He and the 7 others are fortunate enough to bag & return for Day 2 Saturday at 2 p.m. Complete end-of-night chip counts through Flight F will be posted around 9 a.m. Friday.

Week 2, Flight E: Registration Closes with 90 Entries

$1M Escalator Series
$250 Buy-In, $200,000 Guaranteed
Level 9: 400/800/100
Players Remaining: 31/90

Level 9 is underway and registration is officially closed in Flight E of the $250 Buy-in, $200,000 Guaranteed $1M Escalator Series event. The most recent installment of play drew a field of 90 entries bringing the six-flight total to 473. Flight F kicked off at 7:00 p.m. and already has 51 players at the start of Level 2.

Here’s a breakdown of the remaining flights:

  • Flight F – Underway (Late reg until 11:30 p.m.)
  • Flight G – Tomorrow at 11 a.m.
  • Flight H – Tomorrow at 3 p.m.
  • Flight I – Tomorrow at 7 p.m.

The Flight E clock shows 31 players remaining. They’re expected to log six more levels of play before action concludes. Those players who bag return for Day 2 Saturday at 2 p.m.