Escalator Series

Raffaello Locatelli ($23,577) Chops Up Escalator IV Series Event #1 in Seven Way Deal!

Escalator IV Series Event #1
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
$150 Buy-in/$100,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 1,477
Prize Pool: $177,240
February 19 – 23, 2020

Raffaello Locatelli ($23,577) Escalator IV Event #1 Winner
PLACEFIRST NAMELAST NAMEPrize Amount
1RAFFAELLOLOCATELLI$23,577*
2JEANLEBRON BONILLA$20,972*
3MICHAELPECK$18,726*
4SHAYNEMOGILSKI$17,260*
5DAMASOBENALCAZAR$14,176*
6DAVIDPOCES$12,330*
7GREGROSEN$8,287*
8RICHARDZISSER$3,368
9KIMBERLEYKUSSER$2,393
10HENRYBILLETE$1,719
11EUGENEKLIGMANN$1,719
12MICHAELSANDERS$1,719
13CHARLESODENZ$1,347
14CARLORODRIGUEZ$1,347
15JAMESCLARK$1,347
16CARLOTTAROOS$1,134
17VIKTORKOVACHEV$1,134
18LEBERTGRINAN$1,134
19JONATHANROSE$957
20RICARDOVELASCO$957
21JAVIERSARACHE$957
22BRANDONNOE$957
23ROBERTGROSSMAN$957
24GREGORYMASON$957
25JOELHARWOOD$957
26JONATHANSIMON$957
27EMERSONWARD$957
28WASHINGTONGAVILANES$815
29AMIRBARON$815
30JORGEGOMEZ$815
31ROBERTOSIERRA BENITEZ$815
32GUSTAVOPERLA$815
33ANDREASATHANSSPOULOS$815
34DAVIDCOUGHLIN$815
35MICHAELFRYETT$815
36TIMOTHYKOTOCAVAGE$815
37NEALCORCORAN$691
38RONALDCAMPILLO$691
39KRISTIANDELGADO SERGEEV$691
40MATTHEWLESSOR$691
41MOHAMEDSERRY$691
42JERVISCIRINO$691
43JOSEPHROMEO$691
44JOHNSCIGLIANO$691
45VITALYCHAIKA$691
46JONATHANMARCU$603
47OMARNAVA VARGAS$603
48LEONTOLEDO$603
49JENNIFERELEGANT$603
50RICHARDLOPEZ-ORFILA$603
51VERNONDEAS$603
52FRANKMARTIN$603
53MARCIACOSTA-SAVIDGE$603
54DASHIELLGARCIA-CHICANO$603
55MIGUELANGEL JOSE$532
56MYKHAILOMASALOV$532
57SABERSALUM PENAYO$532
58STEVENFLACCO$532
59HARJINDERCHAWLA$532
60RYANPATHMAN$532
61ERROLMASSEY$532
62KEVINPAYTON$532
63MARCENGELMAN$532
64FRANCOISZAYAS$461
65FREDERICKHALL$461
66ALDRINGGOMEZ TORRES$461
67ROIDIREGALADO$461
68PAULMABEL$461
69PEDRORAMIREZ$461
70GREGORYANDA$461
71MANUELJO$461
72GREGORYSPINDER$461
73STEVELAKE$408
74DEANPHELPS$408
75ZOLTANCZINKOTA$408
76SYLVIOFRANCOIS$408
77ROBERTFEINSTEIN$408
78KARLOLOPEZ ABRIL$408
79COURTLANDTWYMAN$408
80MARCTHALHEIM$408
81TOMISLAVKRIZANIC$408
82DENISMENDOZA$372
83WAYNELOWENTHAL$372
84MARCWOLFE$372
85ROBERTMANTIN$372
86ELLIOTTMERLIN$372
87DEJANPETKOVIC$372
88ALLANBIELER$372
89HANYAYOUB$372
90MICHAELFALONEY$372
*Denotes 7-Way Deal

Escalator IV Series Event #1 Returning Day 2 Seats

Escalator IV Series
$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Players Remaining: 138 of 1,477

Flight A: 162 Entries; 14 Advanced
Flight B: 183 Entries; 16 Advanced
Flight C: 167 Entries; 14 Advanced
Flight D: 235 Entries; 24 Advanced
Flight E: 284 Entries; 28 Advanced
Flight F: 446 Entries; 42 Advanced
Day 2: Sunday at 12pm

TableSeatFirst NameLast NameCitySTChip Count
61RaffaelloLocatelliNew YorkNY 217,000
62VernonDeasAventuraFL 114,500
63OmarNava VargasWestonFL 185,500
65StevenFlaccoDelray BeachFL 128,000
66EugeneKligmannWestonFL 123,500
67ManuelJoMiamiFL 119,500
68FrederickHallFort LauderdaleFL 159,500
69RobertoSierra BenitezAlts De BayamonPR 235,000
71DavidPocesBoca RatonFL 251,500
72AllanBielerSunriseFL 210,000
73EliezerGonzalezPembroke PinesFL 8,500
74RaymondWinters IIIJupiterFL 48,500
76JakeOzymanDavieFL 117,500
77Greg-EliotRosenCoral SpringsFL 120,000
78FredericJonesRochesterNY 84,500
79DavidVelosoS BurlingtonVT 240,000
111JonathanRoseAventuraFL 86,500
112BrandonNoeFort LauderdaleFL 114,500
113JervisCirinoNew YorkNY 111,000
114HenryBilleteHialeahFL 79,500
115JosephTrupianoCoral SpringsFL 26,500
116KarloLopez AbrilLas VegasNV 109,500
117KristianDelgado SergeevCoral GablesFL 352,000
119CarlosTorres VazquezWestonFL 122,500
121ZoltanCzinkotaDavieFL 114,000
122TomislavKrizanicDaniaFL 141,500
123MichaelAttonitoDelray BeachFL 65,500
124KevinPaytonHallandale BeachFL 143,000
125VitalyChaikaHallandale BeachFL 232,500
126MichaelPeckSaratoga SpringsNY 221,000
127GlennMenneMiramarFL 86,000
128HarjinderChawlaMiamiFL 121,500
132GustavoPerlaMiamiFL 83,000
133CarlottaRoosMiami BeachFL 125,500
134SteveMorenoMiamiFL 66,500
135RobertGrossmanHallandale BeachFL 228,500
136PaulMartine JrDavieFL 46,500
137AnthonyRubertoDavieFL 48,500
138EricPideritTallahasseeFL 120,500
139FrankMartinStaten IslandNY 58,000
141ClaudioKaliliWestonFL 86,000
143RichardNewtonWest Palm BchFL 25,000
144Manny CarlosPerezMiamiFL 38,500
145LebertGrinanMiamiFL 103,000
146GilAboodiHollywoodFL 125,500
147RonelJuanWest Palm BeachFL 97,500
148GregorySpinderParklandFL 147,500
149GregoryMasonDelray BeachFL 228,000
191KeithMoreaBoca RatonFL 16,500
192JorgeGomezMiamiFL 192,500
193RichardZisserBoca RatonFL 101,000
194StevenLakeClewistonFL 92,500
195JohnMarinacciBoca RatonFL 141,500
197MichaelTaitParklandFL 11,000
198MichaelFaloneyDavieFL 209,000
199DanAvitsurMiami BeachFL 211,500
201ClaudioPiedrabuenaSanta Fe 88,500
202Miguel AngelJoseBuenos Aires 107,000
203RobertFeinsteinLake WorthFL 76,000
204WayneLowenthalSevernMD 98,000
205MarcThalheimWestburyNY 227,000
206HarrySilverBoca RatonFL 132,000
208MykhailoMasalovJersey CityNJ 107,000
209CharlesOdenzMargateFL 186,500
241StephanieNapierGarden CityGA 69,000
242DavidShawBoca RatonFL 170,500
244RichardGaneshRoyal Palm BeachFL 102,500
245SylvioFrancoisLake WorthFL 105,000
246JamesClarkBrocktonMA 37,500
247HanyAyoubMiamiFL 168,000
248DejanPetkovicBelgan 120,500
249RoidiRegaladoChicopee MaaMA 138,500
251DenisMendozaPembroke PinesFL 167,000
252LuisMirandaMiramarFL 53,000
253GregoryAndaBonita SpringsFL 65,000
254MarciaCosta-SavidgePompano BeachFL 61,000
255DavidKahanBoca RatonFL 120,500
256CourtlandTwymanWellingtonFL 120,500
257MarcEngelmanFort LauderdaleFL 101,000
258JeanLebron BonillaRio Grande 187,000
259KevinBuldoCape CoralFL 52,000
261KimberleyKusserFort PierceFL 65,500
262KennyHanFlushingNY 111,000
263RonaldCampilloPlantationFL 218,000
264WashingtonGavilanesPlantationFL 259,500
265ErrolMasseyPassage FortFL 173,500
266JonathanMarcuBoca RatonFL 196,000
267MatthewLessorWestonFL 97,000
268OrenKimmelNew YorkNY 53,000
269JenniferElegantMiamiFL 221,000
271FrancoisZayasMiami SpringsFL 36,500
272MichaelFryettPalm CityFL 85,000
273RichardLopez-OrfilaSarasotaFL 297,500
274RogerNapierPoolerGA 16,500
275SaberSalum PenayoAsuncion 140,500
276DamasoBenalcazarMiramarFL 78,500
277JoelHarwoodHallandaleFL 65,500
278JosephRomeoWest Palm BeachFL 126,000
279ElliottMerlinPlantationFL 119,500
391TimothyKotocavageWest Palm BchFL 98,000
392MichaelSandersCutler BayFL 128,000
393RyanSansonNaplesFL 44,000
396LeonToledoHallandaleFL 209,000
397DeanPhelpsStuartFL 137,000
398GlennPopkinCoral SpringsFL 87,500
399CarlosMedina ChintanMercurio 36,500
401WillieWigginsPembroke PinesFL 120,000
402RyanPathmanAventuraFL 110,000
403CarloRodriguezWestonFL 333,500
404NealCorcoranStuartFL 344,000
405DavidCoughlinLighthouse PointFL 179,000
406MohamedSerryNew YorkNY 161,500
407ShayneMogilskiPenfieldNY 261,500
408BoJohnsonTacomaWA 47,500
409EricKolodnyAventuraFL 126,000
421PedroRamirezIndianapolisIN 320,000
422EmersonWardDavieFL 77,000
423JohnSciglianoFort LauderdaleFL 271,500
426AmirBaronCoral SpringsFL 158,500
427JonathanSimonMount KiscoNY 194,000
428ChristopherArcidiaconoPort CharlotteFL 86,000
429PaulMabelCoral SpringsFL 136,500
431AldringGomez TorresHollywoodFL 123,500
432LouisRatonMiamiFL 83,500
433AndreasAthanasopoulosTamaracFL 318,000
436EdgarVarasMiamiFL 126,000
437LeroyJones JrHollywoodFL 31,000
438ViktorKovachev 123,000
439ShlomiBrachaTelaviv 68,000
441MarcWolfeMiamiFL 101,000
442DashiellGarcia-ChicanoMiamiFL 75,500
443JairoVelasquezSunriseFL 65,500
444JackRolnitzkyCommerce TownshipMI 43,000
445RobertMantinBoca RatonFL 233,000
446LawrenceTraversDavieFL 29,000
447JavierSaracheWestonFL 168,000
448JamesLloyd JrMelbourneFL 45,000
449KevinNaimMiami BeachFL 137,500

Event 1: Aaron Massey Eliminated in 13th Place ($9,614)

$570 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 31: 75,000/150,000 with a 150,000 ante
Players Remaining: 12 of 2,958

Aaron Massey

Aaron Massey raised all in from the cutoff for 1,500,000 and Ryan McKnight called from the big blind.

Massey: Ah9d
McKnight: Ks10d

The board ran out JcJh10hKd4s, giving McKnight kings and jacks to eliminate Massey in 13th place.

Ryan McKnight – 8,000,000 (53 bb)
Aaron Massey – Eliminated in 13th Place ($9,614)

The 2019 Escalator in Review; 5,300+ Entries Generate $1.4M+ in Prize Pools

The 2019 Escalator, officially the Escalator III Series, ran February 20th through March 17th at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. This marked the third iteration of the one-of-a-kind month-long event and it was another huge draw in South Florida.

 

Link: 2019 Escalator III Series Details

In all, the events garnered a combined turnout of 5,375 entries generating prize pools totaling $1,437,150. In addition to huge scores, the winners of each tournament were presented a $3,500 entry into next month’s $3M guaranteed WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Championship.

Here’s a look at our champions:

That’s a wrap on the month-long Escalator Series, but there are plenty of big events coming up at the Seminole Hard Rock! Be sure to check out our monthly tournaments HERE and our majors and mid-majors HERE.

Escalator $560: Ofer Peleg Victorious in Week 4, Scores $60,218 and a $3,500 Seat

2019 Escalator III Series
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Week 4: $560 Buy-In, $400,000 Guaranteed
No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Entries: 1,092
Prize Pool: $546,000
March 14-17, 2019

FINISHNAMEPRIZE
1OFER PELEG$60,218 + $3,500 Seat
2JOHANN TIEMANN$55,375
3DAVID MOON$51,623
4NASHAAT ANTONIOUS$44,109
5ELILTON GOUVEIA$39,833
6ROBERT MIZRACHI$38,880
7JEAN BRIGAGAO DO NASCIMEN$38,880
8MICHAEL HARLEY$32,091
9CHARLES CAMPOS$10,100
10ANTHONY ASTARITA$6,552
11ALEXANDER GAMBINO$6,552
12ERIC POLIRER$6,552
13TRQTAN WADE$4,641
14TRENT SMITH$4,641
15ZYAD QASEM$4,641
16RAFAEL MARCONDES DOS REIS$3,003
17DAVID HARTING$3,003
18SAIF KHAN$3,003
19JULIEN GOASMAT$2,457
20JEFF RODRIGUEZ$2,457
21JORGE RIVERA$2,457
22JON MAN TOOTH$2,457
23FEMI FASHAKIN$2,457
24ANTOINE BAHI$2,457
25JAMES SALMON III$2,457
26BEN LINDEMULDER$2,457
27SCOTT HARWOOD$2,457
28KHALIL HASHIR$2,129
29IRA SCHWARTZ$2,129
30ERIC SNYDER$2,129
31EDUARDO GARCIA PEREZ$2,129
32RAMINDER SINGH$2,129
33STEVEN KARP$2,129
34STEPHEN IBRAHIM$2,129
35BASSAM MOURAD$2,129
36COLIN MORTON$2,129
37MICHAEL AMATO$1,911
38NICHOLAS MAHABEE$1,911
39JONATHAN DOBSON$1,911
40JAMES HAMBURGER$1,911
41ALEXANDRE ARSENAULT$1,911
42OSCAR TRESTINI$1,911
43JORGE GOMEZ$1,911
44MICHAEL GRAFFEO$1,911
45MANUEL AMARO ALVAREZ$1,911
46TRI NGUYEN$1,693
47ROBERTO BENDECK$1,693
48EDGAR VARAS$1,693
49ALLAN BIELER$1,693
50STEPAN GUSAK$1,693
51JOSHUA HOOD$1,693
52STAFFAN LIND$1,693
53BILL ODERAT$1,693
54JESSE DELBENE$1,693
55MATTHEW RIZAI$1,529
56GIANFRANCO GIORDANO$1,529
57JACKSON MARTIN$1,529
58DAVID BRADSHAW$1,529
59JORDAN MUSUANO$1,529
60EVAN TEITELBAUM$1,529
61SOLANGE LUCAS$1,529
62NICHOLAS SHIEKMAN$1,529
63TOBY KASSER$1,529
64MARK NAHAMA$1,365
65ONIEL MCCALLA$1,365
66ANTHONY RUTTLER$1,365
67PERLA OJEDA$1,365
68CHAD VETSTEIN$1,365
69ISRAR KHAN$1,365
70MARCELA NEWMARK$1,365
71NOAH SCHWARTZ$1,365
72DERRICK CUTLER$1,365
73STEVE MORENO$1,256
74DAVID POCES$1,256
75JUAN GARCIA II$1,256
76CHARLEMAGNE BENJAMIN$1,256
77CANGIR ELCIN$1,256
78ORY HEN$1,256
79MICHAEL NEWMAN$1,256
80DENNIS BRINN$1,256
81RALPH ROBINSON$1,256
82NIR PELEG$1,147
83STEVE YAGUDAEV$1,147
84JORGE MIRALLES$1,147
85MARCUS STEIN$1,147
86ERIC PENNER$1,147
87MICHAEL FRYETT$1,147
88JAMES MCCAFFREY$1,147
89ZACK FISH$1,147
90JOHNATHAN STEWARD$1,147
91WILLIAM BEASLEY$1,092
92WILLIAM RINCON$1,092
93PAUL DOMB$1,092
94PAUL STROMBOM$1,092
95JAIRO VELASQUEZ$1,092
96GARY LITTLE$1,092
97YAROSLAV NAKONECHNYY$1,092
98JOHN NGUYEN$1,092
99RICHARD WHITEBROOK$1,092
100CHRISTOPHER TRYBA$1,092