Championship: 48 Remain with a Dream

$3,500 Seminole Hard Rock RRPO Championship 
Level 21: 6,000/12,000 with a 2,000 ante
Players Remaining: 48 of 760

Upeshka De Silva
Upeshka De Silva

We have 48 players still around in the 2016 Seminole Hard Rock “Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open” Championship, each looking to be the last player standing. They’ve already made it through two starting flights and a long Day 2 to make it this far with another one ahead of them.

Today they will play down from those 48 until only 18 players remain to move to Day 4.

WSOP bracelet winner Upeshka De Silva returns as the chip leader with nearly 2 million at the restart. Eight-time WSOP Circuit winner Ari Engel is his closest competitor and the only other player with over 1 million to start Day 3.

Seminole Hard Rock Poker team member Jessica Dawley continues her dominance in this event and comes back to a top five stack. SHRP team member Natasha Mercier also makes a return along with her husband Jason. Super high roller Matt Berkey will also be one to watch at the beginning after his blistering start on Day 2.

The stacks are deep, the structure moves up to 90-minute levels, and we have plenty of talent coming back. They will have to work hard to end the day at the last two tables of the tournament.

Cards will go back in the air at noon and we will also begin our Poker Night in America live-stream featured table at

Top ten returning stacks:

  1. Upeshka De Silva – 1,938,000 (162 bb)
  2. Ari Engel – 1,116,000 (93 bb)
  3. Matt Berkey – 972,000 (81 bb)
  4. Matt Humphrey – 914,000 (76 bb)
  5. Jessica Dawley – 840,000 (70 bb)
  6. Gerald Karlic – 827,000 (69 bb)
  7. Taylor Firebaugh – 767,000 (64 bb)
  8. Matthew Zarcadoolas – 723,000 (60 bb)
  9. John Cucuru – 723,000 (60 bb)
  10. William Jennings – 684,000 (57 bb)

Day 3 Chips | Day 3 Seats | Championship Payouts