Event 7, Day 1F: Chipleaders at the Final Break of the Day

On Day 1 of large-field tournaments, the chipleading stacks at the break always get larger. It’s a certainty, like death or taxes. You can set your watch on it.

Well, maybe not.

Amazingly, the chipleader after four levels had more chips than the chipleader after six levels. Moises Natanel had 265,000 after eight levels, but he dropped down to about 180,000 after 12 levels. But his lead had been so big, that four levels wasn’t long enough for anyone to catch him.

As the blinds increase to 1,000-2,000 with a 200 ante, here’s a look at the new batch of chipleaders (everyone over 200K in chips):

T-1.  Jason Hobbs  –  230,000  (115 bb)
T-1.  Mario Hudson  –  230,000  (115 bb)
3.  Mark Wahba  –  223,000  (111 bb)
4.  Theo Lawson  –  215,000  (107 bb)
5.  Arturo Garcia  –  208,000  (104 bb)

The field will play another hour (two levels), and then stop for the night.

Event 10 ($240 HORSE): Official Chip Counts

There are 15 players remaining in Event 10 ($240 HORSE), and they are in the money. They just took a break, and they will play another 45 minutes or so and stop around 2:00 am.

Here are the official chip counts from the break, with the limits increasing to 3,000-6,000:

TABLE 1
Seat 1.  Michelle Lau  –  8,000  (1 BB)
Seat 2.  Ralph Broderick  –  14,000  (2 BB)
Seat 3.  Barry Levy  –  79,500  (13 BB)
Seat 4.  BoB Poolos  –  34,500  (5 BB)
Seat 5.  Mark Robinson  –  91,000  (15 BB)
Seat 6.  Bruce Zalkin  –  124,000  (20 BB)
Seat 7.  Ed Ward  –  54,000  (9 BB)
Seat 8.  Arnold Cohen  –  54,500  (9 BB)

TABLE 2
Seat 1.
Seat 2.  Jordan Chizick  –  69,000  (11 BB)
Seat 3.  Wendell Morse  –  18,500  (3 BB)
Seat 4.  Jason Like  –  57,500  (9 BB)
Seat 5.  Chris Kasper  –  79,000  (13 BB)
Seat 6.  Ky MacPherson  –  35,500  (5 BB)
Seat 7.  Gary Flur  –  36,000  (4 BB)
Seat 8.  Ron Unger  –  46,500  (7 BB)

Shortly after play resumed, short stack Michelle Lau was eliminated in 15th place.

15th:  Michelle Lau  –  $306
16th:  Joseph Antelo  –  $306

Note:  This event was originally scheduled for a 1:00 pm restart, but since the Event 7 field is so huge, there won’t be any room to play. The restart has been rescheduled for 3:00 pm.

Event 10 ($240 HORSE): In the Money!

The field is down to the final two tables (16 players) in Event 10 ($240 HORSE), which means they are in the money. Here’s the prizepool that they’re playing for:

1st:  $6,120
2nd:  $3,468
3rd:  $2,468
4th:  $1,714
5th:  $1,306
6th:  $1,000
7th:  $796
8th:  $592
9th-12th:  $428
13th-16th:  $306

There is a break coming up in 20 minutes, and we’ll post chip counts for the remaining players at that time.

Event 7 ($560 NLHE): Official Prizepool Information

Total Field Size:  3,389
Players Remaining:  620 (Flights 1A-1E) + TBD (Flight 1F)
Total Prizepool:  $1,694,500

1st:  $291,087
2nd:  $190,125
3rd:  $124,630
4th:  $104,635
5th:  $85,150
6th:  $66,935
7th:  $49,140
8th:  $33,045
9th:  $23,725
10th-12th:  $15,250
13th-15th:  $11,014
16th-18th:  $8,642
19th-27th:  $7,032
28th-36th:  $5,507
37th-45th:  $4,660
46th-54th:  $4,067
55th-63rd:  $3,660
64th-72nd:  $3,304
73rd-81st:  $2,965
82nd-90th:  $2,745
91st-100th:  $2,542
101st-110th:  $2,372
111th-120th:  $2,203
121st-130th:  $2,033
131st-140th:  $1,864
141st-150th:  $1,695
151st-160th:  $1,559
161st-170th:  $1,440
171st-180th:  $1,356
181st-200th:  $1,288
201st-250th:  $1,220
251st-300th:  $1,169

Event 7, Day 1F: Moises Natanel Crushing at Halfway Point

The second break in the starting flights for Event 7 represents a little bit past the halfway point for Day 1, but Moises Natanel already has a chip stack that would put him up among the start-of-Day 2 chipleaders:

1.  Moises Natanel  –  265,000  (331 bb)
2.  Dani Dayan  –  177,000  (221 bb)
3.  Mike Massey  –  174,000  (217 bb)

When the players returned from break, the blinds increased to 400-800 with a 100 ante. With 459 players remaining from a starting field of 766, the average chip stack is about 41,700 (52 big blinds).

The official prizepool was announced during the break, and there is $1,694,500 waiting to be distributed to the final 300 players. A min-cash is worth $1,169, and first place is $192,087.

The full list of payouts will be posted soon.

Field Updates: Event 7 & Event 10

There are two tournaments in progress right now to close out the night, and the fields continue to diminish.

In Event 10 ($240 HORSE), there are currently 26 players remaining from a field of 102, so the average chip count is about 31,400. With the limits at 1,500-3,000, the average stack has a little more than 10 big bets.

In Event 7 ($560 NLHE w/ $1 Million Guarantee), registration is closed for the final starting flight, and we are still waiting for the official prizepool information. One thing is certain — another guarantee was smashed here at the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open, and the prizepool will be more than $1.5 million.

There are about 614 players remaining from the Flight 1F starting field of 766, so the average chip stack right now is about 31,200 (62 big blinds). The blinds are 250-500 with a 50 ante.

Event 7, Day 1F: Chipleaders From the Break

Flight 1F of Event 7 ($560 NLHE w/ $1 Million Guarantee) just got back from their first break, with blinds at 150-300 with a 25 ante.

Registration is now closed, and unofficially, the field size is 768 entrants. Once the numbers are verified by the casino stage, the official prizepool information should be released.

Here’s a look at the top of the leaderboard from the break:

1.  Moises Natanel  –  94,000  (313 bb)
2.  Diego Gutierrez  –  93,000  (310 bb)
3.  Late Back From Break  –  85,000  (283 bb)
4.  Mike Massey  –  82,000  (273 bb)
5.  Oniel Quintana  –  79,000  (263 bb)
6.  Wade Williams  –  78,000  (260 bb)

Here’s a look at the unofficial field size numbers so far:

FLIGHTENTRIESPLAYERS LEFT
Day 1A36178
Day 1B485102
Day 1C487115
Day 1D533120
Day 1E757205
Day 1F766*TBD
TOTALS3,389*620 + 1F

* Unofficial

Event 7: Field Update

Level 11
Blinds: 600/1,200
Ante: 100

There are currently 387 players left from the DAY 1E starting field of 757 entries. Here a few chip stacks from around the room.

Tristan Wade – 143,000 (119 bb)
Jamie Rosen – 116,000 (96 bb)
Adam Levy – 96,000 (80 bb)
Joe Gibbons – 78,000 (65 bb)
Young Phan – 63,000 (52 bb)
Joey Couden – 62,000 (51 bb)
Nicolas Cardyn – 56,000 (46 bb)
Dwyte Pilgrim – 50,000 (41 bb)
Sam Barnhart – 48,000 (40 bb)
Rex Clinkscales – 42,000 (35 bb)
Dan Buzgon – 35,000 (29 bb)
Freddy Torres – 35,000 (29 bb)
Sheddy Siddiqui – 33,000 (27 bb)
Chris Bell – 28,000 (23 bb)
Andy Philachack – 22,000 (18 bb)
Loni Harwood – 19,000 (15 bb)
Fred Goldberg – 18,000 (15 bb)
Keven Stammen – 17,000 (14 bb)
Walid Maddah – 13,000 (10 bb)
Zachary Kessler – 7,500 (6 bb)

Event 7: Final Day 1E Numbers

The final number is in for the Day 1E flight and there were 757 entries, bringing the total amount for Event 7 up to 2,623.

After eight levels, 504 players remain from the 757 entries. Six more levels will be played before the players bag and tag.

Starting Flight              Entries                   Players Left

Day 1A36178
Day 1B485102
Day 1C487115
Day 1D533120
Day 1E757TBD
Day 1FTBDTBD

Event 7: Day 1E Set To Begin

Welcome to the third starting day (and the fifth starting flight) for Event 7 ($560 No-Limit Hold’em Deep Stack w/ $1 Million Guarantee)!

After four Day 1 flights thus far, there have been 1,866 entries and 410 have secured a seat for Day 2 on Sunday. On top of the chip counts is Pedro “Pete” Rios with 453,500, followed by Howard Mash with 398,400.

The Day 1E flight is expected to wrap up at about 6:45 p.m. and that will be followed by Day 1F which begins at 7:00 p.m. Registration is open until the end of the first break, which should be around 1:15 pm for Day 1E and 9:15pm for Day 1F . As always, we will be providing coverage of these events to keep you apprised of everything that’s going on during the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open.

Friday Night Recap: Blum and Sutherland Win, Rios Leads Event 7

Event 7 ($560 No-Limit Hold’em)

Two more starting flights (Days 1C and 1D) were played, bringing the total amount of entries up to 1,866. Only 410 of them have made it through for Day 2 on Sunday. The $1 million guarantee will be reached when the field hits 2,000 entries and when all is said and done, more than 3,000 entries are expected. The overall chip leader is Pedro “Pete” Rios, who led the way in the Day 1D session and is the only player above the 400,000 mark.

Here are the top five overall chip counts:

1. Pedro “Pete” Rios – 453,500
2. Howard Mash – 398,400
3. Darrin Rabinowitz – 344,400
4. Luis Guarda – 317,700
5. Andrew Stern – 313,800

Event 8 ($240 Omaha 8 or Better)

From the starting field of 105 players, 18 advanced to Day 2 on Friday. Cory Blum and Aaron Salamon were the last two standing and agreed to an even chop.

Here are the final results:

1st: Cory Blum – $5,458
2nd: Aaron Salamon – $5,458
3rd: Zhen Cai – $2,625
4th: Robert Leff – $1,785
5th: Daniel Genachte – $1,418
6th: Robert Wachtel – $1,103
7th: Jonathan Gallin – $893
8th: Marla Crumpler – $683
9th: Ronald Brooks – $473
10th: Debbie Mitchell – $368
11th: Daniel Yanofski – $368
12th: Thomas Nasuti – $368

Event 9 ($150 No-Limit Hold’em w/ Bounties)

Event 9 ($150 No-Limit Hold’em w/ Bounties) drew a field of 159 players. From the $150 buy-in, $70 went into the main prizepool while $50 went into the bounty prizepool. The top 15 places were paid with first place set at $3,559 and a min-cash paying $156.

When the field was down to four, the remaining players agreed to an even chop which paid each $1,968. It was ruled that the remainder of the level would be played, and the final standings would be determined by chip counts at the end of the level. With Lester Goldsmith’s elimination in fourth place, James Sutherland held more than half the chips in play. From there, Sutherland sat back while Ramy Boctor and David Suraci played several big pots against each other.
When time ran out, Sutherland still had just more than half the chips with 478,000 of the 954,000 in play. Suraci scored a double-up through Boctor on the last hand to secure second place.

Here are the final results:

1st: James Sutherland – $1,968
2nd: David Suraci – $1,968
3rd: Ramy Boctor – $1,968
4th: Lester Goldsmith – $1,968
5th: Stephen Christy – $707
6th: Gerald Mitchell – $551
7th: Christopher Lewis – $434
8th: Raul Robles – $323
9th: Muneer Ahmed – $223
10th: Steven Kleisath – $184
11th: Conrad Lau – $184
12th: James Padula – $184
13th: Christopher Carey – $156
14th: Joshua Che Elrich – $156
15th: Regina Hampton – $156

Pedro “Pete” Rios Holds the Overall Chip Lead of Event 7

The Day 1D flight of Event 7 of the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open (SHRPO) has come to an end. Another 533 entries brought the total amount up to 1,866 after four starting flights. Only 410 of them have made it through for Day 2 on Sunday and on top of the chip counts is Pedro “Pete” Rios with 453,500, the only player above the 400,000 mark.

Here are the 10 chip counts from the Day 1D session:

1. Pedro “Pete” Rios – 453,500
2. Luis Guarda – 317,700
3. Andrew Stern – 313,800
4. Samuel Bernabeu Guilabert – 306,100
5. Jacob Viccellio – 256,200
6. Brandon Navarrete – 252,000
7. Stephen Lateano – 242,700
8. Ylon Schwartz – 232,000
9. David Ciener – 227,600
10. Mark Zand – 220,000

Also surviving the day were Abbey Daniels (208,200), Scott Baumstein (167,000), SHRPO Event #1 winner Derek Buonano (95,500), and Darryll Fish (62,200).

Here are the top five overall chip counts after the first four starting flights:

1. Pedro “Pete” Rios – 453,500
2. Howard Mash – 398,400
3. Darrin Rabinowitz – 344,400
4. Luis Guarda – 317,700
5. Andrew Stern – 313,800

Play resumes Saturday morning at 11 a.m. with Day 1E and will be followed by Day 1F at 7 p.m.