$360 Ultimate Re-Entry No Limit Hold’em $500,000 Guaranteed | Structure Level 3: 75/150 Flight E Entries: 219
The clock rolled over into the afternoon and we expected to find ten-time SHRP winner Michael Newman sitting in the Event 4 Pot Limit Omaha field to defend his title. Instead, we found him seated in the huge Ultimate Re-Entry Flight E field trying to push his first stack forward.
Newman accomplished quite the feat last year when he won a tournament in three straight SHRP major series. He won the SHRPO $570 event in August 2016, followed that up with his RRPO Pot Limit Omaha win last November, and capped it off with another Pot Limit Omaha win during the 2017 Seminole Hard Rock WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open.
Pot Limit Omaha tournaments are one of the favorite events on any SHRP schedule and today we will crown our next PLO champ. SHRP regular Michael Newman took the crown last year and we expect to see him back to defend this afternoon.
The tournament gives players 10,000 starting stacks and the tournament will run 30-minute levels from start to finish. Late registration is available until the start of Level 9 at 4:30pm and they can expect a dinner break around 6:30pm. This is another one-day trophy event and they will continue playing down until we award another title.
Action will get underway at noon and we will keep an eye out for some fast play.
Players begin with 10,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
$360 Ultimate Re-Entry No Limit Hold’em $500,000 Guaranteed | Structure Level 2: 50/100 Flight E Entries: 151
Flight E crossed over 150 entries after 30 minutes of play to put the prize pool over $425,000 and well within the reach of the $500,000 Guarantee. That should hit sometime this afternoon before registration closes at 5:45pm.
The big opening tournament is drawing players from around the state and we found a Tampa regular in today’s field. Joey Alegria hails from the west coast of the state and made his way east from the Tampa area. He picked up two huge scores last year with two final tables in the Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Winter Poker Open including an eighth-place finish in the Championship. Alegria also picked up a nice payout by making the final two tables of the 2017 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open $1,100 Big 4 event.
We are halfway through the starting flights of the Ultimate Re-Entry event and we are poised to cross the $500,000 guaranteed prize pool mark this afternoon. With a combined 1,295 entries in the game so far, the tournament is only 372 away from hitting the magic number and begin building the prize pool higher.
David Prociak, the 2016 SHRP Player of the Year, is the front-runner at the midway point with 579,000 and we have 11 players who will take advantage of the Ultimate Re-Entry format. Players can enter as many flights as they wish and may advance multiple stacks into Day 2. They will receive a $2,500 Multi-stack award for their smaller stacks and play their biggest on Day 2.
Each entrant will start with a 15,000 stack and play 30-minute levels throughout the day. Late registration and re-entries are available until the start of Level 13 at 5:45pm and they will continue to play until 10% of the field remains (rounding down). Those survivors will all be in the money before taking their seats for Day 2.
We will start the fifth flight at 11am and we expect a big crown for a Friday afternoon.
$500,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
Players begin with 15,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 13
10% of each flight’s field, rounded down, will advance to Day 2
All Day 2 players will be in the money
Players surviving more than one Day 1 flight will receive a $2,500 cash payout for each lesser multiple chip stack
The second day of the 2017 Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood mirrored the same schedule as the first. A trophy was won and two more flights of the Ultimate re-entry wrapped up.
Two of the regulars that show up to the various tournament series at the Hollywood Hard Rock throughout the year enjoyed a profitable day on Thursday.
Scott Zakheim, who claimed he has played at the Casino since the day it opened, won his first Hard Rock trophy in the $300 seniors no limit hold’em. He won $6,262 in a three-way deal.
Former SHRP Player of the Year, David Prociak, took the overall chip lead in the ultimate re-entry event. He bagged up a monster stack of 579,000 in Day 1C to take the overall chip lead.
On Friday, there is another trophy to be won ($360 pot-limit Omaha) and another two flights of the re-entry. A schedule preview will be posted in the morning.
$360 Ultimate Re-Entry No Limit Hold’em $500,000 Guaranteed Level 16: 4,000/8,000 with a 1,000 ante Players Remaining: 33 of 331
Hand-for-hand play only last a single hand on the fourth flight of the Ultimate Re-Entry event, but it had a lasting impact on the flight. Not only did the last hand of the day burst the money bubble, but it also produced the chip leader.
Simon Tremblay bags up the chip lead for Day 1D thanks to a huge double up on the last hand. His queens held up against deuces and he finished the day with 338,000.
Former SHRP Player of the Year, Ory Hen, also finished near the top of the counts with 226,000. Drew Johnson and Ariel Rosello finished the day and became the 10th and 11th players to double bag the event and earn cash.
Through four flights, there are 1,295 entries, and 117 players with a spot on Day 2. 11 players have bagged multiple times. David Prociak all of the survivors with 579,000.
Complete chip counts from all four flights will be posted shortly.
$360 Ultimate Re-Entry No Limit Hold’em $500,000 Guaranteed | Structure Level 16: 4,000/8,000 with a 1,000 ante Players Remaining: 33 of 331
On the first hand of hand-for-hand play, Simon Tremblay raised to 20,000 on the button and the player in the big blind moved all in. Tremblay calls and was the player at risk for his last 163,000.
The table was shocked that two of the bigger stacks at the table were going at it on the bubble and Tremblay was in good shape to double up with his against the big blind’s .
The board ran out and Tremblay doubled up. On the same hand at a neighboring table, one of the shorter stacks busted with against his opponent’s pocket aces. The bubble burst and the final 33 players move on to Day 2.
The players have completed play for today and the staff are verifying everybody’s chip stacks. A complete recap will be posted later tonight.