Mark Spies Leads After Day 1A of Event #1 of Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open

The Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open (SHRPO) at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida kicked off Thursday night with Day 1A of Event #1: $350 No-Limit Hold’em Deep Stack. After 14 levels of play, the starting field of 631 entries is down 121 players, each guaranteed a seat on Day 2 (to be played on Sunday). On top of the chip counts is Mark Spies with 427,000. He is followed by Michael Lipman (279,700), Chad Eveslage (270,000), and Jose Avila (230,400).

Also surviving the day were David Diaz (175,200), Peter Chin (88,200), Mike Beasley (84,000), Michael Morton (65,000), and Nancy Birnbaum (53,600). Among those who failed to survive Day 1A were Adam Levy, Darryll Fish, Corey Burbick, Raj Vohra, and Dan Buzgon. Since the event is a re-entry, you can expect to see those players back in action.

Here are the remaining flights for Event #1:

Day 1B: Friday, August 9 – 11 a.m.
Day 1C: Friday, August 9 – 7 p.m.
Day 1D: Saturday, August 10 – 11 a.m.
Day 1E: Saturday, August 10 – 7 p.m.

The 126 survivors from Day 1A have the option to re-enter in a later flight and will advance to Day 2 with their largest stack. Play resumes at 11 a.m. Friday morning and be sure to check out http://www.seminolehardrockpokeropen.com/live-updates for live updates on all of the action.

Mark Spies Leads the 121 Day 1A Survivors of Event #1

The Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open (SHRPO) at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida kicked off Thursday night with Day 1A of Event #1: $350 No-Limit Hold’em Deep Stack. After 14 levels of play, the starting field of 631 entries is down 121 players, each guaranteed a seat on Day 2 (to be played on Sunday). On top of the chip counts is Mark Spies with 427,000. He is followed by Michael Lipman (279,700), Chad Eveslage (270,000), and Jose Avila (230,400).

Also surviving the day were David Diaz (175,200), Peter Chin (88,200), Mike Beasley (84,000), Michael Morton (65,000), and Nancy Birnbaum (53,600). Among those who failed to survive Day 1A were Adam Levy, Darryll Fish, Corey Burbick, Raj Vohra, and Dan Buzgon. Since the event is a re-entry, you can expect to see those players back in action.

Here are the remaining flights for Event #1:

Day 1B: Friday, August 9 – 11 a.m.
Day 1C: Friday, August 9 – 7 p.m.
Day 1D: Saturday, August 10 – 11 a.m.
Day 1E: Saturday, August 10 – 7 p.m.

The 126 survivors from Day 1A have the option to re-enter in a later flight and will advance to Day 2 with their largest stack. Play resumes at 11 a.m. Friday morning and we’ll be back here to provide live updates on all of the action.

Michael Lipman Suffers a Setback – Still Has a Massive Stack

The button raised to 3,500 and the small blind called preflop. Michael Lipman reraised to 13,000 on the big blind. The button reraised all in for 16,800 more and the small blind called all in. Lipman called to cover both of them and the three players flipped over their cards.

Button: KdQc
Lipman: 9s9c
Small Blind: 8d7d

Board: QsJh10h10s5d

The button won the hand to effectively triple up and Lipman took a hit, although he is still in the chip lead for notable players with 228,000.