$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) Level 17: 2,500/5,000 with a 500 ante Players Remaining: 36 of 506
On the third round of hand-for-hand, Leonid Shteyn’s was sent to the rail via Cesar Fuentes’ . It appeared Shteyn was all-in preflop while Fuentes and two other opponents battled it out for a side pot. The flop was 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 and 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.
Cesar Fuentes – 500,000 (100 bb) Leonid Shteyn – Eliminated
$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) Level 16: 2,000/4,000 with a 500 ante Players Remaining: 38 of 506
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 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.
$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) Level 16: 2,000/4,000 with a 500 ante Players Remaining: 44 of 506
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:
$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) Level 15: 1,500/3,000 with a 500 ante Players Remaining: 52 of 506
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: Robbins: Williams:
The flop fell giving Robbins outs to a flush. The turn was the . Robbins needed a spade to bust both players while Williams was looking for a king or queen. Fifth street came the 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
$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).
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.
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.