Event 1 Flight C: Paul Camby Leads 83 Survivors; Takes the Overall Chip Lead

$600 Deep Stack NLH (Single Re-Entry Per Flight)
$500,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 17: 3,000/6,000 with a 6,000 ante
Players Remaining: 83 of 659

Flight C Chip Leader Paul Camby

Hand-for-hand play wasn’t necessary in Flight C as a flurry of eliminations has ended the day and sent the remaining 83 players into the money, joining the 157 from Flights A and B.

Paul Camby (pictured) finished the day with 515,000 and is the overall chip leader through three starting flights.

Full chip counts through Flight C will be posted later tonight.

Event 1 Flight C: A Few Chip Counts as the Money Bubble Approaches

$600 Deep Stack NLH (Single Re-Entry Per Flight)
$500,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 16: 3,000/5,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 98 of 659

Nipun Java – 220,000 (44 bb)
Evan Teitelbaum – 210,000 (42 bb)
Nancy Birnbaum – 195,000 (39 bb)
Matt Yorra – 160,000 (32 bb)
Joe Gotlieb – 150,000 (30 bb)
Scott Baumstein – 130,000 (26 bb)
Philip Shing – 115,000 (23 bb)
Vinny Pahuja – 95,000 (19 bb)

Event 1 Flight D: One from One Million

$600 Deep Stack NLH (Single Re-Entry Per Flight)
$500,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 1:  100/100
Flight D Entries:  480

The first three flights of Event 1 combined to put the prize pool at $999,600. Only one entry away from crossing over $1,000,000.

Clearly, that was going to happen as soon as cards went in the air but we know now exactly how many we will have at the start. Each flight has a cap of 480 unique players and Flight D hit that mark before action was underway. No new entries will be allowed into Flight D but everyone who is in the game has a single re-entry option if they want/need to exercise it.

They’ll start with 20,000 deep stacks and Day 1 levels will last 30 minutes, increasing to 40 minutes on Day 2. The re-entry period will remain open until the start of Level 9 at 10:30 pm and they will continue to play until only 12.5% of the field remains. Those players will be in the money and advance to Day 2 on Sunday.

  • $500,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips
  • Day 1 levels last 30 minutes; Day 2 levels last 40 minutes
  • Late registration until start of Level 9 (10:30pm)
  • Single re-entry per flight
  • 480 players max per flight
  • Day 1 will end when field reaches 12.5%
  • Event 1 Structure Sheet

Event 3: Prize Pool and Payouts with $12,545 to the HORSE Champ

$400 H.O.R.S.E. (Freeze-Out)
Structure | Payouts
Level 10:  1,200/2,400 Limits
Players Remaining:  48 of 153

The numbers were crunched and the 153 players in the $400 H.O.R.S.E. freeze-out combined to create a prize pool worth $51,255. The last 20 spots will be paid with $715 for a min-cash and $12,545 to the winner along with the Poker Showdown trophy.

2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 3
$400 H.O.R.S.E. (Freeze-Out)
Entries: 153
Prize Pool: $51,255
April 16, 2021

1st: $12,545 + Trophy
2nd: $8,260
3rd: $5,970
4th: $4,355
5th: $3,245
6th: $2,470
7th: $1,925
8th-9th: $1,450
10th-12th: $1,115
13th-14th: $900
15th-16th: $790
17th-20th: $715

Event 3: Registration Closed with 153 Entries

$400 H.O.R.S.E. (Freeze-Out)
Structure
Level 9:  1,000/2,000 Limits
Entries:  153

Registration closed for the 2021 Poker Showdown HORSE event and it followed in the footsteps of yesterday’s Limit Omaha 8 tournament; setting a brand new record.

Event 3 drew 153 entries to the freeze-out tournament to easily beat the record set a decade ago during the 2011 Poker Showdown. That tournament drew 128 entries and the record held up until today.

2021 Poker Showdown (April) – 153 entries
2011 Poker Showdown (April) – 128 entries
2021 LHPO (January) – 102 entries
2013 SHRPO (August) – 102 entries
2018 SHRPO (August) – 99 entries

We will post the prize pool and payout information as soon as it is available.