Event 1: Michael Ortiz Leads the Final 76

The players returned from their 15-minute break to begin Level 26, with increased blinds of 20,000-40,000 and a 5,000 ante.

With 76 players remaining, the average chip stack is nearly 900,000. Here’s a look at the top 10 on the leaderboard:

1.  Michael Ortiz  –  2,550,000  (63 bb)
2.  Jaime Campos  –  2,370,000  (59 bb)
3.  Jeff Yeh  –  2,300,000  (57 bb)
4.  Steven McKoy  –  2,215,000  (55 bb)
5.  Pedro Rios  –  1,950,000  (48 bb)
6.  Peter Walsworth  –  1,700,000  (42 bb)
7.  Brian Reinert  –  1,650,000  (41 bb)
8.  Oscar Ortiz  –  1,600,000  (40 bb)
9.  Angelo Miele  –  1,485,000  (37 bb)
10.  David Diaz  –  1,450,000  (36 bb)

Jeff Yeh catapulted up the leaderboard after winning a pot worth 2.3 million against Mike Beasley in a preflop aces-vs.-queens situation. (Beasley’s queens never improved.) Beasley is still in the tournament, but short-stacked with about 440,000 (11 big blinds).

Event 3: Results

Here is a look at the final results for Event 3 ($240 turbo no-limit hold’em) at the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open.

1: Steven Cardarelli – $4,928
2: Andrew Dykeman – $4,928
3: Regette Duvduvani – $4,927
4: Ian Gillespie – $4,927
5: Robert Aron – $4,927
6: Philip Whitaker – $4,927
7: Jerry Ard – $4,927
8: Scott Anderson – $4,927
9: Nanci Birnbaum – $896
10: David Jackson – $697
11: Sebastian Tejada – $697
12: Jonathan Hilton – $697
13: Michael Palumbo – $598
14: Robert George – $598
15: Stephen Kendrick – $598
16: Mark Bernstein – $523
17: Paul Pantoja – $523
18: Edward Medoff – $523
19: Nathan McNeal – $448
20: Nariman Daruvalla – $448
21: Christian Rodriguez – $448
22: Irving McKenzie – $448