Mark Spies – 335,000 (167 bb)
Michael Lipman – 195,000 (92 bb)
Mike Beasley – 84,000 (42, bb)
David Diaz – 70,000 (35 bb)
Alex Bolotin – 54,000 (27 bb)
Raj Vohra – 40,000 (20 bb)
Michael Tait – 38,000 (19 bb)
Nancy Birnbaum – 28,000 (14 bb)
Pete Rios – Eliminated
Adam Levy – Eliminated
Joey Couden – Eliminated
Here is a look at some of the notable players in action on Day 1A of the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida.
After two players in early position limped in, Michael Lipman raised to 6,000 from middle position. The player in the hijack called, the UTG+1 player folded, and the UTG+2 player called to see a flop.
A check from the player in early position led to a bet of 20,000 from Lipman. The player in the hijack folded after about 60 seconds in the tank, leading to the early-position player raising all in for about 50,000. Lipman called with for bottom set, ahead of his opponent’s for two pair.
The turn and river were safe for Lipman, upping his stack to roughly 270,000 and increasing his lead on the field.
Albert Destrade, who appeared on the reality television show Survivor season that took place in the South Pacific was spotted playing on Day 1A of Event 1 here at the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open. Time will tell if he survives to Day 2, which will take place on Sunday, August 11. Unlike Survivor he does have the option of re-entering if he doesn’t survive Day 1A by playing in any of the four other starting flights in this $500,000 guaranteed event.