Event 1: Big Bonus Poker Day

$360 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 31: 60,000/120,000 with a 20,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 35 of 5,018

Rafael Reis (Kent, WA)
Rafael Reis (Kent, WA) returns for Day 3 with the chip lead

Eight starting flights and a long Day 2 were not enough to determine the winner of the record-setting opening tournament on the 2016 Seminole Hard Rock “Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open” schedule. The tournament drew 5,018 entrants to set a record for the biggest tournament field in Florida poker history and 35 players are still around with a chance at the title.

Former SHRP champion Rafael Reis returns with the chip lead but he has some tough competition ahead if he wants to earn top honors. He took the lead early in Day 2 but gave up to several different players but was back on top when they paused play midway through Level 31.

Everyone is guaranteed at least $4,065 but everyone is shooting for the top prize of $223,321 and the title of champion.

They are set to return at the top of the hour and play down until we have a winner.

Top ten returning stacks:

Rafael Reis – 7,325,000 (61 bb)
Allan Bieler – 6,745,000 (56 bb)
Barbaro Diaz – 5,505,000 (46 bb)
Perry Shiao – 5,060,000 (42 bb)
Luis Yepez – 4,965,000 (41 bb)
Chris Laieta – 4,645,000 (39 bb)
Alejandro Armas – 4,540,000 (38 bb)
Michael Sanchez – 4,440,000 (37 bb)
Claudemir Osorio – 3,500,000 (29 bb)
Jack Rolnitzky – 3,460,000 (29 bb)