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Event 7: Day 1A Wraps With Sterling Savill Leading the 78 Survivors

After 14 half-hour levels, Day 1A of Event 7 is in the books. A total of 78 players bagged up from the 361 entries that began the day and Sterling Savill is on top of the chip counts with 293,300. Here is a look at the top 10 and a few notable chip counts from the session:

1. Sterling Savill – 293,300
2. Jarod Ludemann – 286,800
3. Jose Parra – 274,700
4. Michael Ortiz – 242,200
5. Michael Gallo – 236,500
6. Chad Eveslage – 230,000
7. Andy Hwang – 227,300
8. Michael Laake – 223,600
9. Kevin Lang – 223,100
10. Yaron Wasserman – 212,500

14. Phillip Hui – 180,300
17. Marsha Wolak – 165,600
21. Stuart Paterson – 154,900
39. Michael Tait – 105,200
56. Matt Giannetti – 73,600
59. David Paredes – 68,500
64. Harrison Gimbel – 59,600

The remaining players do have the option to re-enter and would advance to Day 2 (to be played on Sunday) with the biggest of their advancing stacks.

Event 7 Day 1B: Notables in the Field

Among the players we have spotted in the Day 1B field so far include 2013 WSOP November Niner Ryan Riess, Sam Taylor, Justin Zaki, WPT champion Tony Ruberto, two-time WPT champion Tommy Vedes, WSOP bracelet-winner Greg Ostrander, Nancy Birnbaum, Ebony Kenney, Kyle Bowker, Alik Sitnyakovsky, Barry Hutter, Jeff Fielder, Darryll Fish, Samantha Cohen, Adam Levy, WPT champion Dwyte Pilgrim, David Diaz, and Sheddy Siddiqui.

Event 7: Player and Chip Update

Level 12
Blinds: 800/1,600
Ante: 200

There are 135 of 361 players remaining in the Day 1A flight.

Stu Paterson – 140,000 (87 bb)
Andy Hwang – 138,000 (86 bb)
Matt Giannetti – 115,000 (71 bb)
Ian O’Hara – 110,000 (68 bb)
Marsha Wolak – 105,000 (65 bb)
David Paredes – 95,000 (59 bb)
Harrison Gimbel – 93,000 (58 bb)
Michael Tait – 84,000 (52 bb)
Kenny Nguyen – 80,000 (50 bb)
Jeff Fielder – 68,000 (42 bb)
Scott Zakheim – 45,000 (28 bb
David Tuthill – 36,000 (22 bb)
Jeremy Jennings – 24,000 (15 bb)
Loni Harwood – Eliminated
Cord Garcia – Eliminated
Zachary Kessler – Eliminated
Tony Ruberto – Eliminated
Darryll Fish – Eliminated
Fred Goldberg – Eliminated
Samantha Cohen – Eliminated
Kevin O’Donnell – Eliminated

Event 7: Chip Update

Level 9
Blinds: 400/800
Ante: 100

There are 244 of 361 players remaining in the Day 1A flight.

Andy Hwang – 145,000 (181 bb)
Cord Garcia – 110,000 (137 bb)
Ian O’Hara – 105,000 – (131 bb)
Zachary Kessler – 78,000 (97 bb)
Matt Giannetti – 75,000 (93 bb)
Kenny Nguyen – 66,000 (82 bb)
Kevin O’Donnell – 62,000 (77 bb)
Michael Tait – 57,000 (71 bb)
David Paredes – 54,000 (67 bb)
Samantha Cohen – 39,000 (48 bb)
Harrison Gimbel – 35,000 (43 bb)
Jeff Fielder – 30,000 (37 bb)
Jeremy Jennings – 29,000 (36 bb)
Fred Goldberg – 24,000 (30 bb)
Stu Paterson – 19,000 (23 bb)
Tony Ruberto – 18,000 (22 bb)
Darryll Fish – 11,000 (13 bb)
David Tuthill – 10,000 (12 bb)
Loni Harwood – 8,000 (10 bb)
Chris Bell – Eliminated
Bill Mullins – Eliminated

2013 WSOP Bracelet Winner Makes Her SHRPO Debut

 

Joining Harwood in the late arrivals batch for Event 7 include Stu Paterson, Kevin O’Donnell, David Tuthill, as well as Season XI WPT Champions Andy Hwang and Matt Giannetti. There are currently 362 players registered according to the board. When an official number is announced, we will let you know.

Event 7 ($560 NLHE) Has $1,000,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool

The first tournament with a seven-figure guaranteed prize pool of the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open (SHRPO) kicks off this morning. Event #7 is a $500+$60 affair with six starting flights spread over the next three days. If the field sizes so far have been any indication, the guarantee will be easily surpassed.

Here is the schedule over the next few days for this tournament:

Thursday August 15: Day 1A – 11 a.m.
Thursday August 15: Day 1B – 7 p.m.
Friday August 16: Day 1C – 11 a.m.
Friday August 16: Day 1D – 7 p.m.
Saturday August 17: Day 1E – 11 a.m.
Saturday August 17: Day 1F – 7 p.m.

Levels on the various Day 1’s will last 30 minutes and players begin with 25,000 in chips. Registration will remain open for the first four levels and again, re-entry is available.

We’ll be here shortly after play begins to provide you updates on the action.

Chris Spencer Leads the Day 1E Field; Guillermo Reyes Still Holds the Overall Day 1 Chip Lead

The Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open (SHRPO) at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida resumed on Saturday with Days 1D and 1E. With 798 and 785 entries, respectively, Saturday’s action brought the total field size to 3,391 entries. After five Day 1 flights, 697 of those entries remain. First place is set at $133,664 and 306 players make the money.

Chris Spencer amassed the biggest stack on Saturday, bagging up 376,600, and he sits in third place overall. Day 1C chip leader Guillermo Reyes remains the overall chip leader with 437,500. Also surviving Saturday’s action were Pedro “Pete” Rios (255,000), Rex Clinkscales (221,100), Jason Sackler (201,700), and John Holley (89,000). Among those who failed to survive the Day 1D and 1E flights were Adam Levy, Chino Rheem, Fred Goldberg, Dan Buzgon, Cord Garcia, Raj Vohra, and Alex Bolotin.

Play resumes at 1 p.m. Sunday afternoon with Day 2 action where the plan is to play down to a winner, though a Day 3 is expected to be necessary. Be sure to keep it here for updates.

Chris Spencer Leads the Day 1E Field; Guillermo Reyes Still Holds the Overall Day 1 Chip Lead

The Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open (SHRPO) at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida resumed on Saturday with Days 1D and 1E. With 798 and 785 entries, respectively, Saturday’s action brought the total field size to 3,391 entries. After five Day 1 flights, 697 of those entries remain. First place is set at $133,664 and 306 players make the money.

Chris Spencer amassed the biggest stack on Saturday, bagging up 376,600, and he sits in third place overall. Day 1C chip leader Guillermo Reyes remains the overall chip leader with 437,500. Also surviving Saturday’s action were Pedro “Pete” Rios (255,000), Rex Clinkscales (221,100), Jason Sackler (201,700), and John Holley (89,000). Among those who failed to survive the Day 1D and 1E flights were Adam Levy, Chino Rheem, Fred Goldberg, Dan Buzgon, Cord Garcia, Raj Vohra, and Alex Bolotin.

Play resumes at 1 p.m. Sunday afternoon with Day 2 action and be sure to check out http://www.seminolehardrockpokeropen.com/live-updates for live updates on all of the action.