Event 7 is down to nine table with 81 players left in The Poker Room at Seminole Hard Rock. Huge preflop all-in pots have been rare with the average stack hanging around 66 big blinds. Table 35 did find a way to get three stacks in the middle at once as a short-stack shoved with but was up against and .
No bad beat stories as the Kings held and the 6-seat knocked out two opponents, telling the dealer, “I want to tip you so bad.”
The numbers are out and the Event 7 winner will walk away with $21,598. The tournament officially drew 135 entrants for a $67,500 and the top 15 spots will pay. Min-cash is $945 while everyone at the final table is guaranteed $1,350.
There are 90 players remaining as the field moves into Level 8.
Registration is now closed for Event 7 and there are 135 entrants creating a nice $67,500 prizepool. All players are now in their seats as the staff crunch the numbers. We will have payout information as soon as it’s available.
It was a civil negotiation and the final five spots chopped up the remaining prizepool giving chipleader Andrew Frier the victory for $4,172. This is Frier’s second straight final table after his 4th place finish in Event 5 and he plans to come back for more.
The rest of the money was divided between Homer Molina ($3,623), Arthur Rodriguez ($3,445), Norman Guigui ($3,366), and Keith Wagner ($2,824). Complete Event 6 results are below.
The field in Event 7 has clearly gone over the $50,000 guarantee as 118 players are currently in the field with 45 minutes left in late registration/re-entry. We are tracking down big names and the top chip stacks while the final players take their seats.
Paul Stanechewski took a shot with the blinds going up and called all-in after a raise from Guigui. Andrew Frier also came along and they checked down the board until the river when Stanechewski rolled over before Frier stopped him.
“I have to bet,” he said throwing out 40,000. Guigui folded and Frier showed for the Broadway straight. “If I don’t be the nuts, I get a penalty.” Stanechewski picked up $1,114 for his 6th place finish while Frier is up to 400,000.
Lawrence Cone was the shortest stack remaining on the table and moved all-in under the gun. Norman Guigui called to his immediate left and Frier folded after some consideration. Guigui was ahead with against .
Nothing changed as the board ran out and Cone was the next player sent to the rail in 7th place for $861.
Ron Blankenship moved all-in under the gun for just 42,000 and Derrick Simon came over the top for 120,000. Andrew Frier had them both covered an also called from the small blind with . Simon tabled two red Nines and Blankenship was still unsure since he shoved in the dark. He finally showed .
Frier hit the flop and stayed ahead for the double knockout on the turn and river. Blankenship received $456 for 9th and $633 for Simon in 8th.