Level 2 came and went with another 50 players joining the field to push today’s total up to 160 with two more levels of late registration or re-entry. Day 1D was the biggest flight of Event 1 so far with 244 entrants and 1E is racing to catch it.
A big hand on Table 41 saw both players get both of their deep stacks in the middle quickly. It usually takes a series of raises pre-flop to build a 200 big blind pot but the 2-seat moved in his ~10,000 after the 9-seat opened the action to 250. A huge bet at this stage and the 9-seat instantly called to see thet big shove was made with and needed help with . Not a standard play with Aces but it worked out as the board ran out all baby cards.
“That’s a good start to my day,” he said stacking his newly earned double stack, “Now I need to not get crazy.”
Adding insult to injury, the cocktail waitress showed up with a fresh cappuccino and the players pointed at the 9-seat walking down the steps. “I’ll take that from him too,” the 2-seat chirped up.
One level into Day 1E and this flight is already setting up to be the biggest of the previous four. Over 100 players were entered 15 minutes into the day with more registering at the cage. All 13 tables on the second level are in play with several more setup in the cash game area to accommodate today’s big crowd.
Today will be a big day in The Poker Room at Seminole Hard Rock.
Unlike the last two days, there were no major hands during the first level as players are just settling into their seats and getting ready for action.
The fifth flight of Event 1 of the Seminole Hard Rock “Rock ‘n’ Roll Poker Open” is underway in The Poker Room at Seminole Hard Rock is underway. The field sizes will expand as the weekend begins and players take their shot at a piece of the $150,000 guaranteed prizepool.
Players are still making their way to the cage even as the tournament gets moving and they have four levels to register or re-enter if they bust out. They will play 14 levels which last 30-minutes with a break every two hours.
Follow along with SHRPOLive.com for live updates throughout the day.
Over the past two days, we’ve seen an impressive 849 eager poker players register for Event #1, a $125 No Limit Hold’Em Deep Stack tournament with a $150,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool. So far 98 players have survived to return on Sunday here at the 2013 Seminole Hard Rock “Rock ‘n’ Roll Poker Open”. Max Jones continues to lead the way with 284,200 in chips.
We will be reporting continuous updates for Event #1 on our live updates blog. Today, we have two more flights taking place. The first will get started at 11 a.m. and the second will take place at 7 p.m. We’ll also have two flights on Saturday at the same time. We are expecting large fields both days so make sure you come down early to register. The second and final day will take place on Sunday, November 17th. Re-entries are allowed through the first four levels and a player can also re-enter in any subsequent starting flight. Players that have chip stacks in more than one starting flight will take their largest stack to day 2.
Coming up in just a few weeks is Event #18, the $500,000 Guarantee No Limit Hold’Em Championship Event. It starts on Friday, November 29th. Here is the full schedule of events that you won’t want to miss out on:
On Wednesday we had 427 entrants put down $125 hoping to take home a part of the $150,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool. Today, we almost matched that number with 419 entrants taking part in the poker festivities here at Seminole Hard Rock “Rock ‘n’ Roll Poker Open”. This brings the total number of paid entries to 846. On Wednesday, 52 players made it through to the second day. That total is now 98 after 46 more managed to survive today. The top 10 in chips for day 1C and 1D were:
Margarita Ramirez Serrano
The top 10 for the first four flights are as follows:
In addition to fighting it out for Event One honors, players are looking to win our Leaderboard Promotion. There will be two more days of flights for Event One with start times of 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. each day.
By the time play ended, 27 of the original 244 made it through to Sunday when they will come back to try and make the money and win the first event of the Seminole Hard Rock “Rock ‘n’ Roll Poker Open”. Total number of entries thus far is 846 and so far 98 have moved on to Day 2. The following are the 27 and their chip counts. Adiany Perez led the way in this flight with 169,800 which is well behind the chip leader Max Jones who has 284,200.
A short stacked player moves all in for about 25K and is called by the big blind. The short stacked player turns over and is dominating his opponent’s hand . The king on the flop changes that and when no ace or runner runner miracle comes on the turn or river, the eliminated player quietly taps the felt twice, gets up, throws away the rest of his drink, and heads slowly towards the exit. No muttering. No “how could you call that you donk”. Just a quiet, graceful exit. As if he’s been there before. That’s how you walk away.
There are 29 players left with 20 minutes left in the last level of the evening.
There is under an hour left tonight and there are 34 players remaining. There are 2.44 million chips in play which makes the average stack just under 72K or 36 big blinds. We’ll probably lose close to ten more players before we’re done today.
It’s still a few days away until we even talk about making the money, but right now is the time to position yourself to do so. Players start to tighten up as they worry about making it to the second day, for there is no cash if you don’t get to Sunday. This allows the aggressive, big stacks to attack those players and add to their chip lead.
Event 1 is a very top heavy tournament in regards to how it pays out. Approximately 6% of the field will get paid which means if you do cash that even a min. cash is going to be fairly substantial. Not bad for $125 (if you only bought in once).
There are 41 players remaining with 15 minutes left in Level 11. Players will go on a break after Level 12 and then come back for one last hour of play. Those lucky and good enough to make the cut will come back Sunday afternoon in hopes of taking down some serious cash.
A few moments ago, a big pot went down at a table. We caught up with the action with about 20K in the pot and a flop reading . The player in Seat 4 was first to act and led out for 11K. His opponent in Seat 7, a cliche of a poker player if there ever was one… hoodie, shades, noise reduction headphones and no hint of a smile… raised it to 25K. His opponent thought for seconds before making the call. The turn was the and Seat 4 checked as soon as the card was turned over. Seat 7 also checked, almost instantly. The river was the putting four spades on the board. Seat 4 again checked with no hesitation. Seat 7 grabbed four 5 K chips and tossed them casually into the middle. Seat 4 shook his head and peeked back at his cards. “I know you have it,” he said, and carefully placed out the call. His opponent did have it, turning over . “It must be nice,” a dejected Seat 4 said, turning over for a flopped set that turned into the second nut flush on the river.