Event 1 Day 1B – $580 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $500,000 Guaranteed | Structure Level 11: 500/1,000 with a 100 ante Flight B Players Remaining: 32 of 144
Flight B is keeping a fast pace and they quickly dropped down to the last four tables of the evening as midnight approached. The plan is to play out this level, take one last break, and then play into the beginning portion of Level 15.
Unless they hit 17 players first, then the flight will be paused at that point for a return on Sunday.
Event 1 Day 1B – $580 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $500,000 Guaranteed | Structure Level 10: 400/800 with a 100 ante Flight B Players Remaining: 44 of 144
The numbers were crunched and Flight B officially drew 144 entries to the evening session to push the combined total to 304. There are four more flights remaining with plenty of time for players to get a piece of the $500,000 guaranteed prize pool.
Tonight’s players will grind down until there are 25 minutes and 27 second remaining in Level 15, the same as Flight A earlier. If they hit 17 players before that point, they will pause the clock and bag up chips for a return on Sunday.
Event 1 Day 1B – $580 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $500,000 Guaranteed | Structure Level 8: 250/500 with a 75 ante Flight B Entries: 143
As the clock was ticking down towards the end of Level 8, Carey Pickus had two big swings with her stack.
During the first, she was up against four-time SHRP champ Eli Levy and he was in trouble. Pickus had him dominated with against and the all-low board ran to push her stack among the leaders.
Then before they went on break, she had to send most of her stack over to Chad Freedman when her flopped set of nines went down to his rivered flush in a four-way pot. She dropped under 40,000 while Freedman looks like one of the leaders now.
Event 1 Day 1B – $580 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $500,000 Guaranteed | Structure Level 8: 250/500 with a 75 ante Flight B Entries: 142
Flight B has reached the eighth level of the day and we are nearing the last chance to jump in the game. They will play out Level 8, take a 15-minute break, then shut down registration for the evening.
The entry count has slowed over the last level so it will be a race to the 160 entries we had in Flight A.
Event 1 Day 1B – $580 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) $500,000 Guaranteed | Structure Level 7: 200/400 with a 50 ante Flight B Entries: 141
The Flight B field continues to climb towards the 160 entries we saw in Flight B with one more hour to register for this session.
Seminole Hard Rock Tampa poker ambassador Wally Maddah made the cross-state trek this afternoon in time to fire the evening flight. The Tampa pro does not appear in too many WSOP Circuit fields but he has plenty of success in his home state. Maddah also picked up a nice win this summer in Vegas when he won a daily Deep Stack event at the Rio during the WSOP for nearly $20,000.