Event 26: Fuentes Eliminates Shteyn to Burst Bubble

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 17: 2,500/5,000 with a 500 ante
Players Remaining: 36 of 506

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Leonid Shteyn (left) Cesar Fuentes

On the third round of hand-for-hand, Leonid Shteyn’s As3d was sent to the rail via Cesar Fuentes’ 7h6h. It appeared Shteyn was all-in preflop while Fuentes and two other opponents battled it out for a side pot. The flop was 6s5h4c and Fuentes bet with a pair of sixes. His opponents folded and it wasn’t until then than Shteyn saw the bad news. The turn and river were the 8h and Qs and Shteyn was officially the tournament’s bubble boy.

Fuentes now leads the way with the final 36 players in the money and guaranteed at least $395.

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Cesar Fuentes

Cesar Fuentes – 500,000 (100 bb)
Leonid Shteyn – Eliminated

Event 26: Jeff Fogel Reaping the Rewards of a Fast Start

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 16: 2,000/4,000 with a 500 ante
Players Remaining: 38 of 506

Jeff Fogel
Jeff Fogel

Play continues to move along at quite the pace and one participant taking advantage of the chips getting in the middle is Jeff Fogel. Fogel, who began the day third in the counts, lead into a lone opponent on a board of JsTd8hQs7h to take down a sizable pot. The hand grew his stack to comfortably over 350,000 and it appears he’s now the chip leader.

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The chip stack of Jeff Fogel

Event 26: Bubble Right Around the Corner

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 16: 2,000/4,000 with a 500 ante
Players Remaining: 44 of 506

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Barely a level into the day, the field has already shrunk by 10 players putting the money bubble less than a table away. The clock shows 44 left and tournament staff is gearing up for hand-for-hand play which is expected to begin within the next level or two.

Here’s a look at the payouts for the final 36 players:

1st – $16,396
2nd – $9,715
3rd – $6,376
4th – $4,402
5th – $3,249
6th – $2,581
7th – $1,973
8th – $1,427
9th – $1,032
10th-12th – $789
13th-15th – $638
16th-18th – $546
19th-27th – $455
28th-36th – $395

Event 26: Joe Patalano Triples Up, Robert William Busts

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 15: 1,500/3,000 with a 500 ante
Players Remaining: 52 of 506

Joe Patalano
Joe Patalano

Robert Williams raised from early position and Martin Robbins called from his direct left. It folded around to Joe Patalano and he shoved the cutoff for 50,000. The button and blinds folded. It was back on Williams and he called. The action was on Robbins and he promptly announced “all-in” having both players covered. Williams called off and Robbins had the opportunity to bust two players.

Patalano: AcQs
Robbins: As9s
Williams: KdQd

The flop fell Th5s2s giving Robbins outs to a flush. The turn was the 8d. Robbins needed a spade to bust both players while Williams was looking for a king or queen. Fifth street came the 3h officially earning Patalano the hand. He tripled up while Robbins’ ace-high was enough to take a side pot off Williams. With that, Williams busted while Patalano jumped into contention for the chip lead.

Joe Patalano – 158,500 (52 bb)
Martin Robbins – 142,000 (47 bb)
Robert Williams – Eliminated

Event 26: Day 2 Underway; $16,396 Up Top

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 15: 1,500/3,000 with a 500 ante
Players Remaining: 54 of 506

The clock strikes 5pm in South Florida and we are back in action on the final event of the 2016 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open. The $150 buy-in tournament began Sunday with the first of two starting flights. Amassing a field of 506 total entries, just 54 remain with only the top 36 finishing in the money.

Out in front of the action is Jeffrey Berry with a stack of 247,500. Rafael Ramos (158,500), Andrew Reid (157,500) and Martin Robbins (157,500) are also still in contention along with Eli Levy (137,000), Joe Patalano (57,000) and Stuart Newman (20,000).

Chip leader Rafael Ramos
Rafael Ramos
Andrew Reid
Andrew Reid
Martin Robbins
Martin Robbins

The remaining players are jockeying for a piece of the tournament’s $60,720 prize pool, but all eyes are squarely fixed on the $16,396 top prize.

Updates throughout the day’s play will be available right here at SHRPO.com.

Prize Pool

Event 26: Prize Pool

2016 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
Hollywood, FL
Event 26: $150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Entries: 506
Prize Pool: $60,720
August 15-17, 2016

1st – $16,396
2nd – $9,715
3rd – $6,376
4th – $4,402
5th – $3,249
6th – $2,581
7th – $1,973
8th – $1,427
9th – $1,032
10th-12th – $789
13th-15th – $638
16th-18th – $546
19th-27th – $455
28th-36th – $395

Event 28: Registration Closed with 506 Entries; Play Wraps at 12:45am

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

Registration is closed for Flight B with the final entry count hitting 272. That brings the two-flight total to 506 and those still alive after the opening days of play reconvene for Day 2 Wednesday in the poker room at 5pm.

Flight B is deep into the structure with play set to conclude at 12:45am local time. Those players fortunate enough to advance are set to join the 29 advancers from yesterday’s Flight A to comprise the full Day 2 field.

Complete chip counts with seat assignments will be posted by noon Wednesday. In the meantime, the chip counts from Flight A are available HERE.

Event 26: Flight B Underway

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 1: 25/50

The second of two starting flight’s in the SHRPO’s $150 no limit hold’em tournament is underway. Here’s a look at how it will play out:

5PM: Event 26 Day 1B – $150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • $50,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • Day 1 will end after Level 14 or Tournament Director discretion
  • Event 26 Structure Sheet

Complete Day 2 chip counts will be posted prior to tomorrow’s 5pm restart.

Event 26: Day 1A Chip Counts

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Heading to Level 15: 1,500/3,000 with a 500 ante
Players Remaining: 29 of 234

Flight A: 234 Entries, 29 Advanced
Flight B: Tuesday @ 5pm

Day 1A chip counts:

RankFirst NameLast NameChip CountsTableSeat
1Rafael T.Ramos158,500367
2AndrewReid157,500333
3MartinRobbins157,300309
4EliLevy137,000348
5TrentSmith125,000299
6MichaelAbitlol124,500353
7MikeBeasley118,500305
8RichardLeger117,500364
9RoyPaulena110,500339
10AaronKlausman96,500336
11GilMorgenstern95,500312
12LuisMiranda86,000365
13JorgeChavez83,500368
14CarlosJerez82,000297
15DavidCoughlin75,500347
16SantiagoGomez75,500354
17SteveNooralian74,500291
18JosephPatalano57,000303
19LeonidStiteyen52,000315
20ReginaPortella50,000311
21JesseDelBene49,500294
22SteveCosta42,500357
23DanielSung42,500345
24HowardMash42,500306
25GuillermoHamilton39,500344
26MitchellSchane36,000332
27NelliShteyn25,500318
28StephenHarris24,500351
29IsaoKishiyama17,000362