Championship Day 3: Tim Seidensticker Eliminated by Brian Phillis

Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Championship (Freeze-Out)
Level 25: 25,000/50,000/5,000 Ante

Tim Seidensticker
Tim Seidensticker

Tim Seidensticker raised from the cutoff to 110,000, and Brian Phillis called from the big blind. Both players checked to the turn on a board of AdQh10d3c, Phillis bet 75,000, and Seidensticker called.

The river was the 5s, Phillis checked, Seidensticker bet 75,000, and Phillis check-raised all in. Seidensticker tanked for a long time before he called all in for about 530,000.

Phillis showed KcJd for a flopped ace-high straight, and Seidensticker mucked as he was eliminated from the tournament. But tournament rules dictate that all-in hands must be shown, so the dealer flips over Seidensticker’s cards — AhJc for a pair of aces.

Brian Phillis  –  Chip Count to come
Tim Seidensticker  –  Eliminated in 11th Place  ($50,000)

This hand extended into the dinner break, so the players will redraw for random seats at the final table when they return. Action will continue tonight until one more player is eliminated.