$3,500 WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Championship Event Blinds 25k/50/5k ante 18 Players Remaining, 2.99M avg (60 bb)
Here are the chip stacks for the final 18. They will be returning at noon tomorrow:
Jacob Bazeley 8.07M (161 bb) Chance Kornuth 6.89M Eric Afriat 5.3M Justin Young 4.81M Mukul Pahuja 3.55M Michael Garraway 3.42M Matt Stout 3.25M Barry Hutter 2.8M Blake Purvis 2.59M Jordan Scott 2.26M Jeff Gross 1.9M Frank Russo 1.81M Matt Glantz 1.49M Rajeev Nasta 1.23M James Mackey 1.22M Oron Unger 1.13M Elliott Zaydman 970K Chris O’Rourke 940K (19bbs)
Players in Event 18 have ended play for the night. The last 23 players standing will return to Level 11 of play tomorrow at 3pm until they determine the winner of the $44,400 grand prize. Here are the chip stacks:
Ian Davis 177,100 Amir Babakhani 171,300 Marc Schiller 146,300 Norberto Korn 140K Alistair Melville 135,700 James Oliver 110,200 Paul Domb 102,600 Alan Snow 95,500 Azim Popatia 87K James Sowers 85,700 Paul Prager 64,500 Fabian Ortiz 53K Erik Christensen 52,900 Mario Lim 45,300 Roger Linwood 45K Courtland Tayman 41K Mike Dentale 40,600 Orlando Maldonado 39,700 Yvonne Mcquillian 35,700 Kunal Patel 34,200 Samuel Panzica 32,700 Kevin O’Donnell 22,800 Ebony Kenney 16K
New seat assignments will be posted in the morning, after 10am.
Event 18 (3 pm): $1,650 Purple Chip Bounty NLH Blinds 400/800/100 ante Players remaining: 25 Average Stack: 71K (89bbs)
On a board of , Kevin O’ Donnell bets out 20K. Alistair Melville thinks it over and makes the call.
O’Donnell rivers the nut flush, but to his dismay is trumped by the rivered 7s full of Jacks of Melville. Melville exclaims “I didn’t want to raise in case you were playing pocket 9s”. Melville has 115K, while O’Donnell sits on 80K.
O’Donnell mentioned that he won this same event a year ago, and hopes to repeat this year.