With nine players left in Event 1 ($350 No-Limit Hold’em), Steven McKoy is all in preflop from the button for 5,050,000 with . He’s a dominant favorite to double up against the of Kevin Ho in the hijack.
The board comes , and the pocket aces hold up for McKoy to win the pot and double up in chips.
Steven McKoy – 10,910,000 (36 bb)
Kevin Ho – 5,875,000 (19 bb)
There are still nine players remaining, guaranteed at least $12,095. First place will win $138,952.
Event 6 ($125 no-limit hold’em – $150,000 guaranteed) continues to grow now that both Day 1A and 1B are up and running. In Day 1A 46 players remain from the 285 that entered. The Day 1B flight has attracted 347 players by the close of registration. That takes the total number of players up to 632. The Day 1C flight will begin in just over an hour at 7 p.m. ET.
Here is a look at the final players remaining in Event 4 ($240 Seven-Card Stud) at the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open.
At the final table of Event 1 ($350 No-Limit Hold’em), Steven McKoy raised from the hijack, and Alcides Gomez moved all in from the small blind for about 2.2 million.
Then David Diaz moved all in over the top from the big blind for about 7 million. McKoy called.
Here were their cards, in descending order of chip counts:
McKoy had just lost a pot with pocket queens to Diaz, and he joked about it before the dealer put out the flop.
The board came , giving all three players full houses, but changing nothing. McKoy tripled up, and Diaz won a small side pot to eliminate Gomez in 10th place.
Steven McKoy – 5,680,000 (22 bb)
David Diaz – 5,670,000 (22 bb)
Alcides Gomez – Out in 10th Place ($9,766)
The final nine players are now at the official final table, and guaranteed at least $12,095. First prize is worth $138,952.