Event 2: Time for a Break

$300 Limit Omaha/8 (Re-Entry)
Level 4: 300/600 Limits
Event 2 Players: 54

Matt Affleck (Seattle, WA)
Matt Affleck (Seattle, WA)

The Omaha/8 tournament moved over 50 players in Level 4 and they’re getting ready to run off on their first break of the day. Late registration and re-entries are available for four more levels after they return.

The previously mentioned Matt Affleck made his way into the ballroom and the Seminole Hard Rock Poker team member is grinding away in the four-card split-pot game.

Event 1 Day 1C: Enter the Sheddy

$360 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 4: 100/200 with a 25 ante
Day 1C Players: 244

Sheddy Siddiqui (Pembroke Pines, FL)
Sheddy Siddiqui (Pembroke Pines, FL)

Flight C is in the last level before the first break and closing in on 250 entrants with more than two hours remaining to register.

Sheddy Siddiqui is making his first appearance of the series after a long grind in Las Vegas for the World Series of Poker. The Seminole Hard Rock Poker team member began his summer with a $110,000 cash for a second place finish in our May Deepstacks Series and followed that up with four WSOP cashes.

Event 1 Day 1C: Two Hundred and Counting

$360 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 3: 75/150 with a 25 ante
Day 1C Players: 200

John Depersio (Parkland, FL)
John Depersio (Parkland, FL)

Flight C crossed into the afternoon hours and we’re seeing more players jump into the tournament. The number quickly climbed in the past 30 minutes to hit 200 at the start of the third level.

Among them is WSOP Circuit winner John Depersio. He won his ring last September then turned around and final tabled the opening event of the 2015 Coco Poker Open, picking up third place money for that run.

Event 2: Small but Star-Studded So Far

$300 Limit Omaha/8 (Re-Entry)
Level 2: 150/300 Limits
Event 2 Players: 43

Kevin "Kevmath" Mathers (Atlanta, GA)
Kevin “Kevmath” Mathers (Atlanta, GA)

The Omaha/8 tournament is sitting off by itself in the back corner of the ballroom and the field continues to move towards topping the count from last year.

Social media guru Kevin “Kevmath” Mathers was entrant number one when he signed up yesterday but the field is now up to 43. Also in early, Seminole Hard Rock Poker team member Matt Affleck is taking a break from his Event 1 efforts and looking to pick up a SHRPO trophy later today.

Event 1 Day 1C: SHRPO Friday Friends

$360 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 2: 50/100
Day 1C Players: 150

Nancy Birnbaum (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
Nancy Birnbaum (Fort Lauderdale, FL)

The Flight C crowd is slowly, quietly filing in and filling up the ballroom. They hit 150 entrants at the start of the second level and we’re seeing some old SHRPO friends in early.

Three-time WSOP Circuit champ (and Seminole Hard Rock Summer Splash winner) Nancy Birnbaum is back today after misfiring a bullet in last night’s flight. We also ran into former SHRP champions Daren Stabinksi and Francis Margaglione playing poker before the noon hour.

Event 2: Four-Card Ready to Go

$300 Limit Omaha/8 (Re-Entry)
Level 1: 100/200 Limits

Megas Underway
Megas Underway

The second event on the 2016 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open schedule is underway in the ballroom with some four-card action.

Event 2 is a $300 buy-in Limit Omaha/8 tournament set to play out in one day. This tournament drew 101 entrants last year with John Reese chopping heads up with Jeff Bunims for the win.

Entrants sit down to 10,000 starting stacks and play 30-minute levels throughout the day. Late registration and re-entries are available until the start of Level 9 at 3:30pm with a 40-minute dinner break after Level 12.

Cards are in the air and we’ll crown our first 2016 SHRPO champion later this evening.

  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 2 Structure Sheet

Event 1 Day 1C: Friday Morning Poker

$360 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 1: 25/50

2016 SHRPO Event 1B chips
Tournament staff are setting up the chips for Flight C

The second day of the 2016 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open is about to get underway with the third starting flight of Event 1.

Yesterday saw nearly 700 entrants take a shot at the $360 buy-in $500,000 guaranteed tournament with 129 players making it through to Day 2 on Sunday.

Alvi Klamis is the current returning chip leader when he bagged up 417,000 in Flight B, more than 100,00 clear of the Flight A leader Joseph Marzilli’s 315,000. There are still four more flights left for players to catch them and book a seat for the return.

Players sit down to 20,000 starting stack and Day 1 has 30-minute levels. Late registration is open until the start of Level 9 at 3:30pm and unlimited re-entries are available during that time. Play will conclude at the end of Level 14 with survivors moving on.

Cards will be in the air at the top of the hour and we expect a great crowd this morning to push us closer to blasting the guarantee.

  • $500,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • Day 1 will end after Level 14 or Tournament Director discretion
  • Event 1 Structure Sheet

SHRPO Day 2 Schedule

Main Event Schedule

11AM: Event 1 Day 1C – $360 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • $500,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • Day 1 will end after Level 14 or Tournament Director discretion
  • Event 1 Structure Sheet

11AM: Event 2 – $300 Limit Omaha/8 (Re-Entry)

  • Players begin with 10,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 2 Structure Sheet

6PM: Event 1 Day 1D – $360 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • $500,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • Day 1 will end after Level 14 or Tournament Director discretion
  • Event 1 Structure Sheet

Secondary and Satellite Schedule

9AM: Event 32 – $90 Event 1 Turbo Mega Satellite (1-in-5)

  • 5 seats guaranteed into the $500,000 Guarantee Event 1
  • Players begin with 6,000 in chips and 15-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • Satellite will be held in the The Poker Room
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 32 Structure Sheet

3PM: Event 33 – $115 Event 1/Event 10 Multi Satellite (1-in-10)

  • 5 packages guaranteed into Event 1 and Event 10
  • Players begin with 7,500 in chips and 20-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 33 Structure Sheet

8PM: Event 34 – $150 Event 1/Event 10 Turbo Satellite (1-in-10)

  • 2 packages guaranteed into Event 1 and Event 10 plus $300 cash
  • Players begin with 7,500 in chips and 15-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 34 Structure Sheet

That’s a Wrap on Day 1 of SHRPO

Day 1 of the 2016 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open is a wrap! Action continues Friday featuring Flight C and D of the $360 buy-in, $500,000 guarantee.

Friday’s schedule:

  • 9AM: Event 32 – $90 Event 1 Turbo Mega Satellite (1-in-5)
  • 11AM: Event 1 Day 1C – $360 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
  • 11AM: Event 2 – $300 Limit Omaha/8 (Re-Entry)
  • 3PM: Event 33 – $115 Event 1/Event 10 Multi Satellite (1-in-10)
  • 6PM: Event 1 Day 1D – $360 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
  • 8PM: Event 34 – $150 Event 1/Event 10 Turbo Satellite (1-in-10)

Full SHRPO Schedule and Structure Sheets

Tournament updates resume Friday at 11am. In the meantime, more on Day 1’s action is available in the posts below.

Event 1 Chip Counts through Flight B

$360 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Day 2 Blinds: 1,500/3,000 with a 500 ante
Players Remaining: 129 of 697

Flight A: 326 Entries, 63 Advanced
Flight B: 371 Entries, 66 Advanced
Flight C: Friday at 11am
Flight D: Friday at 6pm
Flight E: Saturday at 11am
Flight F: Saturday at 6pm
Day 2: Sunday at 1pm

Chip counts through Flight B:

RANKFIRST NAMELAST NAMECITYSTCHIP COUNT
1AVRAHAMKALMISPLANTATIONFL417,000
2JOSEPHMARZILLIWEST PALM BCHFL315,000
3RAYMONDCLAUSSTUARTFL304,000
4MICHAELCOHENMANALAPANNJ287,000
5BRIANPHILLISBOYNTON BEACHFL272,500
6JOSE CARLOSDE ARRIBAMIAMIFL233,000
7SCOTTYBROWNCELINATN224,500
8ERICPOLIRERCORAL SPRINGSFL219,500
9STEVENROSENDELRAY BEACHFL219,500
10CARLOSGUERREROORLANDOFL218,000
11JULIOFERNANDEZMIAMIFL207,500
12NICHOLASMAHABEEMIAMIFL201,500
13JOHNGROUTWEST PALM BCHFL185,000
14JOEPOZOSLEWESDE180,000
15MARKSMITHNAPLESFL178,500
16RAYMONDRUSZKOWSKICUTLER BAYFL178,500
17RICHARDCEFALONIWinter GardenFL172,000
18DONOVANWALKER JRDAVIEFL171,500
19IRASCHWARTZWESTONFL167,500
20STEVENOLEKFT LAUDERDALEFL166,000
21RONALDGLANTZWESTONFL165,000
22JOSEPHANDERSONPLANTATIONFL164,000
23JAMESSUTHERLANDOCALAFL162,000
24JENNIFERPARKERPalmetto BayFL159,000
25ROSTANTRAMLALPALM BCH GDNSFL159,000
26ABIECOHENAVENTURAFL154,000
27PAULIUSBIKUSVILNIUS153,500
28WESLEYBLOMGRENPEMBROKE PINESFL151,000
29JORDANSCHNEIDERDELRAY BEACHFL150,500
30ANDREWREIDAVENTURAFL150,000
31DANIELSUIEDHALLANDALEFL148,500
32MATTHEWYORRAMIAMIFL148,000
33SHELDONTERMANFT LAUDERDALEFL147,500
34EFTHIMIOSPIPERAKISPEMBROKE PINESFL145,000
35RUEBENHOUSTONPEACHTREE CITYGA140,000
36DONG SHENGLINPEMBROKE PINESFL134,000
37MITCHELLSMITHPALM BEACHFL130,500
38HAIMTOORGEMANKENNERLA130,000
39BRANDONTROTTABoca RatonFL129,000
40DAVIDNATHANIEL JRMIRAMARFL127,000
41MARCOCHANCOCONUT CREEKFL126,000
42ALEXANDERDARANYIFORT LAUDERDALEFL123,500
43ROBERTBROWNOAKDALECT123,500
44JAMESAHLQUISTGAINESVILLEFL123,000
45MICHAELHOBBSMELBOURNEFL122,500
46JOHNMARQUEZMIAMIFL122,000
47JOHNPALACELOS ANGELESCA114,000
48SAMUELWYNDER IIIPALM SPRINGSFL107,500
49ATTILIOCHIAPPININAPLESFL107,000
50BRANDONMILLERPALM BAYFL106,500
51ANTONIOREYORLANDOFL106,500
52JORGECUESTAHIALEAHFL103,500
53STEVENTOUITOUMIAMIFL103,000
54JONATHANOUNJIANDELRAY BEACHFL103,000
55BERNARDCOHENCOOPER CITYFL102,500
56ETHIELGARCIAWESTONFL101,000
57THEOBALDTRANLAS VEGASNV100,500
58MICHAELTAITPLANTATIONFL100,000
59OSVALDOLEGRANDAGUAS BUENAS98,500
60BRANDONSCHWARTZNORTH MIAMIFL95,500
61DANIELSTIERBOCA RATONFL94,500
62ZACHARYMULLENNIXFORT LAUDERDALEFL92,500
63VICTORCAPELUTOPEMBROKE PINESFL91,500
64MUKULPAHUJACOCONUT CREEKFL91,500
65ESTHERFOLEYTAMARACFL89,000
66JESUSLEONMIAMIFL88,500
67EMILSOFFERMIAMIFL88,500
68JENNIFERSABUELHAMBURG87,500
69MICHELFUENTES NAZARIONORTH MIAMI BEACHFL87,000
70ALDRINGGOMEZ TORRESMIAMI BEACHFL85,500
71FERNANDODIAZMIAMIFL80,500
72JOHNRESTREPOMIAMIFL80,500
73ANDRESMORALESDEERFIELD BCHFL80,000
74JONAHMILLERHOLLYWOODFL79,500
75ANTHONYPERROTTABOCA RATONFL78,500
76MARTINROBBINSLAKE WORTHFL78,000
77JAMEELHARRISFORT LAUDERDALEFL77,000
78JAKELEFKOWITZFOREST HILLSNY76,500
79WILLIAMFIFECRYSTAL RIVERFL76,000
80WALIDMADDAHTAMPAFL76,000
81FRANCESCOPISANICORAL SPRINGSFL75,500
82STEVENWEINTRAUBMIAMIFL72,000
83NICHOLASBAURICHTERMIAMI SHORESFL71,500
84JEFFREYKEISERHOLLYWOODFL70,000
85DAVIDHASSDELRAY BEACHFL70,000
86DEVINDELATORREMIAMIFL69,000
87AARONROSENTHALATLANTIC BCHFL68,500
88MARCINPLEWINSKICOCONUT CREEKFL67,500
89MAXWELCMANPALMETTO BAYFL67,100
90PANAGIOTISNIFAKOSWEST PALM BCHFL67,000
91MICHAELRIZZUTOCORAL SPRINGSFL67,000
92BRIANGOLDBERGNORTH MIAMI BEACHFL66,500
93DANIELBROWNWILLISTONFL66,000
94LAZAROROJASMIAMIFL64,000
95JOELGOSSETTLAKE WORTHFL64,000
96BRADLEYHINSONCHARLOTTENC63,000
97RAMINDERSINGHDELRAY BEACHFL62,500
98BARRYGALLAHERLAKE WORTHFL62,000
99ALFREDOVEGAPEMBROKE PINESFL61,000
100JOSEPHFARINELLAWILMINGTONNC60,000
101GENAROCHINCHILLADENTONTX58,000
102JOANNEBOGANDEERFIELD BCHFL58,000
103ROSSWILLNERBOCA RATONFL57,000
104PAULETTEPIPITONEJUPITERFL56,500
105ANTONIOCOLONPRINCETONFL55,500
106DANIELPEARLMANHOLLYWOODFL54,500
107RICHARDHUTCHINGSBOCA RATONFL54,000
108NISSINVAKNINDAVIEFL52,800
109JABBOURAFIFSUNRISEFL52,000
110JOSEDE HOMBMIAMIFL51,500
111JOHNPENDLMELBOURNEFL50,500
112STEVENKARPNORTH MIAMI BEACHFL49,500
113STEPHENKRACKOMBERGERFORT MYERSFL48,500
114TRUYENNGUYENWAXHAWNC47,500
115BERNARDMUHIRESTOCKBRIDGEGA46,000
116STEVENWOLANSKYCOOPER CITYFL44,500
117KEENANWALTERPLANTATIONFL44,000
118SCOTTZAKHEIMDAVIEFL44,000
119STEVENPOLLACKSUNRISEFL43,500
120MAURICECOSTIGANLAKE WORTHFL42,500
121KENNETHCULBERTSONDAYTONOH40,500
122PETERSTRIANO IIIPARKLANDFL39,500
123BRETTTREVILLIANMACQUARIE HILLS37,500
124ALBERTESKENAZIPEMBROKE PINESFL35,500
125RICHARDARNOMIRAMARFL35,000
126DANIELNAVARRETE MUKTANSCARACAS33,000
127DAVIDLITHGOWFT LAUDERDALEFL29,000
128JORGELEIDIAVENTURAFL26,500