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More Chip Counts

Blinds: 150/300
Ante: 25

Jason Duval – 115,000
Tyler Patterson – 74,000
Kory Kilpatrick – 73,000
Justin Zaki – 52,000
Nick Schulman – 47,000
Dylan Linde – 40,000
Samantha Cohen – 37,000
Russell Thomas – 34,000
Darren Rabinowitz – 31,000
Dan Kelly – 29,000
David Peters – 29,000
Calvin Anderson – 27,000
JJ Liu – 27,000
Ruben Visser – 27,000
Amanda Musumeci – 25,000
Adam Geyer – 25,000
Danny Suied – 24,000
Darryll Fish – 23,000
Dermot Blain – 19,000
Terrence Chan – 18,300
Jonathan Roy – 14,000
Chris Hunichen – 13,000
Justin Gardenhire – 12,500

A Few Chip Counts From Around the Room

Blinds: 100/200
Ante: 25

Joe Serock – 86,000
Jesse Martin – 63,000
Daniel Weinman – 53,000
Barry Wiedemann – 50,000
Joseph Cheong – 47,000
Jared Jaffee – 42,000
Ryan Julius – 42,000
Noah Schwartz – 41,000
Cliff Josephy – 40,000
Kurt Jewell – 38,000
Scott Baumstein – 38,000
Tony Ruberto – 37,000
Jason Koon – 37,000
Paul Volpe – 36,000
Dan Shak – 35,000
Justin Young – 33,000
Andrew Badecker – 32,000
Mark Radoja – 31,000
Rex Clinkscales – 29,000
Huck Seed – 29,000
Ben Zamani – 29,000
Jonathan Little – 27,000
Justin Bonomo – 26,000
Stu Paterson – 24,000
Chris Johnson – 23,000
Shannon Shorr – 22,000
Theo Tran – 22,000
Faraz Jaka – 15,000
Barry Hutter – 8,000

Calderaro Cracks Aces to Triples Up

James Calderaro Day 1A

Blinds: 75/150
Ante: 25

With James Calderaro all in for about 8,000 and another player all in for less, Lily Kiletto tanked for a bit before she called with a covering stack holding Jh Js. She was racing with Calderaro’s Ah Kd, but both were in bad shape against the third player’s Ac As.

The flop fell Kc Qc 9d, giving Calderaro some hope with a pair of kings and giving Kiletto a straight draw. The 9s turn changed nothing, but the Kh river fell to give Calderaro a full house to win the pot and triple up. Calderaro and Kiletto (who happen to be dating), got a good laugh from the outcome of the hand.

James Calderaro – 21,000
Lily Kiletto – 17,000

Shaun Deeb vs. Isaac Haxton

Blinds: 75/150

Picking up the action after a flop of 8d4d2h, Isaac Haxton (hijack) called 2,200 from Shaun Deeb (small blind) to see the 5h turn. Deeb bet 5,050 and again Haxton called, landing the As on the river. Deeb bet 3,300 this time, resulting in a Haxton call after a few moments.

Deeb tabled 8c2c for two pair, Haxton mucked, and Deeb collected the pot.

Shaun Deeb – 38,000
Isaac Haxton – 28,000

Late Arrivals

Among the players to take their seat after play began were Chris Moorman, Aaron Massey, Brandon Steven, Russell Thomas, Danny Fuhs, Adam Geyer, Joseph Cheong, Amanda Musumeci, Kurt Jewell, Jonathan Roy, Keven Stammen, Dan O’Brien, Jason Duvall, Mohsin Charania, David Benefield, Tony Dunst, Erick Lindgren, Erica Lindgren, Chino Rheem, Trevor Pope, Tristan Wade, Harrison Gimbel, Mike Leah, Ben Hamnett, Matt Salsberg, Jacob Bazeley, Ty Reiman, Andrew Lichtenberger, Jake Balsiger, Shaun Deeb, Isaac Baron, Loni Harwood, Mike Telker, Brent Hanks, Mike Beasley, Andy Seth, Taylor Paur, Shawn Buchanan, Joseph Elpayaa, and Nelly.

Who’s Here?

The field is at 413 entrants currently and tons of big names are out there. Here are some of the table draws:

Table 14: Shannon Shorr, Chris Johnson, Neville Darrell
Table 15: Jonathan Little, Scott Baumstein, Ari Engel
Table 16: Dan Shak, Joe Serock
Table 17: Blake Bohn, Jake Schindler, Theo Tran
Table 19: Faraz Jaka, Eric Baldwin, Noah Schwartz
Table 21: Joe Kuether, Kyle Bowker, Kory Kilpatrick
Table 34: Nick Petrangelo, Adam Levy, Jeremy Ausmus
Table 44: Tom Marchese, David “Doc” Sands
Table 49: Isaac Haxton, Matt Stout

Also in the field are Justin Bonomo, Daniel Weinman, Todd Terry, Dan Kelly, Cliff Josephy, Justin Young, Darryll Fish, Shawn Cunix, Terrence Chan, David Peters, Dylan Linde, Dermot Blain, Darren Rabinowitz, John Dolan, Carlos Mortensen, Kevin Saul, David Paredes, Danny Suied, Athanasios Polychronopoulos, Matt Affleck, Ryan Riess, Gavin Smith, Tommy Vedes, and Ruben Visser.

Championship Event Set To Begin

Welcome to our coverage of the $10 Million Guaranteed Championship Event at the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida.

After 20 preliminary events and a plethora of satellites, it’s finally time for the one that everyone has been waiting for. The Championship Event carries a $5,300 buy-in with re-entries allowed for nine levels (prior to the dinner break on the three Day 1’s). Players can re-enter on a later starting flight as well and will advance to Day 2 with their best stack. The plan for Day 1A is to play 13 levels. The first nine levels are 40 minutes, followed by a 90-minute dinner break, and four one-hour levels to close out the day.

Play is set to begin at noon, so keep it here throughout the day for live updates on all of the exciting action.