Lawson Commands Flight H; 14 More Players Join Day 2

$250 Buy-in, $200,000 Guaranteed
End of Level 14: 1,200/2,400/400 Ante

Flight H began this afternoon at 3 p.m. with 130 entries. Following 14 levels of play, the field narrowed down to 14 players. This brings our player count coming back to Day 2 at 90.

Theo Lawson
                                 Theo Lawson

Theo Lawson, pictured above, was the flight’s chip leader bagging 252,500. Joseph Villatico still holds the overall chip lead with 330,000 from Flight E. Theo and the other 13 are fortunate enough to bag & return for Day 2 Saturday at 2 p.m. Complete end-of-night chip counts through Flight I will be posted around 9 a.m. Saturday.

Week 2, Flight H: Field Official at 130

$1M Escalator Series
$250 Buy-In, $200,000 Guaranteed
Level 9: 400/800/100
Players Remaining: 49/130

Registration is closed for this afternoon’s 3 p.m. Flight H and the final numbers are in. The field stands pat at 130 entries bringing the eight-flight total to 812. This puts the prize pool at an unofficial $170,520 meaning Flight I needs to draw 141 entries to meet to the $200,000 guarantee.

Flight I is underway now with late registration open until 11:30 p.m. and 126 entries in the field.

Flight-by-flight updated breakdown:

 FlightTotal EntriesAdvancedChip Counts
Flight A – Completed11917
Flight B – Completed10611 —
Flight C – Completed8713Through C
Flight D – Completed717 —
Flight E – Completed908 —
Flight F – Completed1137Through F
Flight G – Completed 9613 —
Flight H – Running130TBD
Flight I – Running (Late Reg. until 11:30 p.m) TBD TBD
Running Totals 81276

The Flight H clock currently shows 49 players remaining with play set to wrap following Level 14. Complete Day 2 chip counts will be posted in the morning around 10 a.m.

Week 2, Flight I: Shuffle Up and Deal

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$250 Buy-In, $200,000 Guaranteed
Level 1: 25/50

It’s a three-flight circus in the Seminole Hard Rock poker room. The 11 a.m. Flight G is freshly wrapped, the 3 p.m. Flight H is nearing the end of registration and the 7 p.m. Flight I is off and running. The last of nine starting flights, Flight I marks the final opportunity to get in on the action and earn a piece of the six-figure guarantee.

Here’s a closer look at the schedule of play:

7PM: $250 Buy-In, $200,000 Guaranteed – Flight I

  • 12,000-chip starting stacks and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/unlimited re-entry available until the start of Level 9 (about 11:30 p.m.)
  • Play concludes following Level 14 (about 2:45 a.m.) or at Tournament Director’s discretion
  • Structure sheet

We will update you again when registration closes.

Hen Bags Flight G Chip Lead, Villatico Still Out in Front

$250 Buy-in, $200,000 Guaranteed
End of Level 14: 1,200/2,400/400 Ante

Flight G began this morning at 11 a.m. with 96 entries. Following 14 levels of play, the field narrowed down to 13 players. This brings our player count coming back to Day 2 at 76.

Ory Hen

2015 Seminole Hard Rock Player of the Year, Ory Hen, (pictured above) was the flight’s chip leader bagging 194,000. Joseph Villatico still reigns as overall chip leader with 330,000 from Flight E. Ory and the other 12 are fortunate enough to bag & return for Day 2 Saturday at 2 p.m. Complete end-of-night chip counts through Flight I will be posted around 9 a.m. Saturday. There’s only one flight left tonight at 7 p.m. Late registration and re-entry is available until 11:30 p.m.

Week 2, Flight G: Field Official at 96

$1M Escalator Series
$250 Buy-In, $200,000 Guaranteed
Level 9: 400/800/100
Players Remaining: 36/96

Escalator Clock

Registration is closed in today’s 11 a.m. Flight G and the final numbers are in. The field stands pat at 96 entries bringing the seven-flight total to 682. That puts the prize pool at an unofficial $143,220 meaning Flight H and I need to draw a combined 271 entries to meet to the $200,000 guarantee.

Flight H is underway now with late registration open until 7:30 p.m. while Flight I kicks off at 7 p.m.

Flight-by-flight updated breakdown:

 FlightTotal EntriesAdvancedChip Counts
Flight A – Completed11917
Flight B – Completed10611 —
Flight C – Completed8713Through C
Flight D – Completed717 —
Flight E – Completed908 —
Flight F – Completed1137Through F
Flight G – Underway 96TBD —
Flight H – Underway (Late reg until 7:30 p.m.)TBDTBD
Flight I – Tonight at 7 p.m. TBD TBDTBD
Running Totals 68263

The Flight G clock currently shows 36 players remaining with play set to wrap following Level 14. Complete Day 2 chip counts will be posted in the morning around 10 a.m.

Week 2, Flight H: Shuffle Up and Deal

$1M Escalator Series
$250 Buy-In, $200,000 Guaranteed
Level 1: 25/50

Registration in Flight G remains open until 3:30 p.m., but those looking to get in on the action with a little deeper stack can enter the newly-started Flight H. Cards went in the air for the 3 p.m. flight moments ago. Like G and all other flights before it, Flight H players start with 12,000 chips and are set to log 14, 30-minute levels on Day 1.

Here’s a closer look at how the 3 p.m. installment plays out:

3PM: $250 Buy-In, $200,000 Guaranteed – Flight H

  • 12,000-chip starting stacks and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/unlimited re-entry available until the start of Level 9 (about 7:30 p.m.)
  • Play concludes following Level 14 (about 10:45 p.m.) or at Tournament Director’s discretion
  • Structure sheet

Another post will go live once registration closes and the final attendance number is verified.

Good luck, players!

Week 2, Flight G: Shuffle Up and Deal

$1M Escalator Series
$250 Buy-In, $200,000 Guaranteed
Level 1: 25/50

$1M Escalator Series

It’s 11 a.m. in the EST and cards are in the air for Flight G — the seventh of nine starting flights in the $1M Escalator Series $250/$200K.

Here’s more on the schedule of play:

11AM: $250 Buy-In, $200,000 Guaranteed – Flight G

  • 12,000-chip starting stacks and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/unlimited re-entry available until the start of Level 9 (about 3:30 p.m.)
  • Play concludes following Level 14 (about 6:45 p.m.)
  • Structure sheet

The final attendance figure will be posted shortly after registration closes.

Week 2 Chip Counts Through Flight F

$1M Escalator Series
$250 Buy-In, $200,000 Guaranteed
Day 2 Blinds: 1,500/3,000/500 Ante
Players Remaining: 63/586

Flight A: 119 Entries, 17 Advanced
Flight B: 106 Entries, 11 Advanced
Flight C: 87 Entries, 13 Advanced
Flight D: 71 Entries, 7 Advanced
Flight E: 90 Entries, 8 Advanced
Flight F: 113 Entries, 7 Advanced
Flight G: Today at 11 a.m.
Flight H: Today at 3 p.m.
Flight I: Tonight at 7 p.m.

Running Total: 586 Entries, 63 Advanced

Day 2 chip counts with seat assignments:

RANKNAMECHIP COUNTTABLESEAT
1JOSEPH VILLATICO330,000343
2JOSHUA PALMER311,500363
3DAVID SHMUEL307,500404
4KATHY SAWERS288,000399
5JULIO DELGADO COMPARELLI250,500389
6FRANK SINOPOLI244,000362
7KAI KOPPE222,000412
8ARIEL ROSELLO QUINTANA212,500401
9JENNIFER DAVID186,500392
10ERIC RIVKIN167,500402
11LUIS MANTILLA159,500338
12JAMEEL HARRIS158,000307
13NALTON WILLIAMS154,000334
14ERIC COLLINS147,500352
15ENRIQUE RIESCO142,000325
16VASILII LESHCHENKO125,500419
17JULIO SANCHEZ125,500364
18ILAN HADIDA125,500366
19ZACK FISH121,000315
20JOSE SILVA121,000417
21MICHAEL CHIAPPETTA120,000319
22BRYAN GREEN114,000309
23MAURICIO ZEMAN113,000382
24KEVIN DENG112,000329
25RYAN WELSH111,500299
26PEDRO PALACIO111,000354
27KENWRICK EDMOND105,000344
28MARJORIE PASSARO104,000318
29THEODORE SUSSER98,500356
30GREGORY MARCUS97,500317
31LYNETTE ROBINSON93,000301
32DEBORAH MIGLIORE92,500328
33CHRISTOPHER CONRAD91,500371
34FELIPE MORALES91,000383
35DEBORA REEDER90,000365
36FRANCOIS ZAYAS89,000335
37YVES FEQUIERE87,500372
38ELLIOTT ZAYDMAN82,000384
39GERT ZUMKEHR78,500308
40NATAN GROSSMAN78,500353
41MICHAEL ORTIZ73,500398
42JOSEPH YSELONIA71,000297
43LAWRENCE PADEN SR70,500355
44DANIEL SILVERIO SILVA68,500374
45JEFFREY DOAN67,000306
46RAMINDER SINGH66,000346
47WILLIAM BEASLEY65,000403
48HENRI AZOULAY64,500418
49BRIAN FEDER64,000347
50IDO ASHKENAZI60,000327
51ZACHARY MULLENNIX53,500345
52ROBERT BROWN53,500375
53STEPHEN LEAHY53,000337
54WANLOP PHONPHORNWITHOON51,000381
55HAIM TOORGEMAN50,500326
56ANTHONY MILGIORE47,500291
57ALEXANDRE ARSENAULT47,000316
58ANDRES BECERRA38,000336
59SEAN BAUERSCHMIDT32,500298
60ALFREDO RATMIROFF31,000411
61CODY PERRAULT22,500373
62ABBEY DANIELS21,000391
63VITALY CHAIKA11,500409

Friday’s $1M Escalator Series Schedule

$1M Escalator Series
$250 Buy-In, $200,000 Guaranteed

Escalator Series

Good morning from the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Fla. The $1M Escalator Series continues today with the final three starting flights in the $250 buy-in, $200,000 guaranteed event. Beginning at 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., all three of today’s flights follow the same schedule of play.

Here’s a closer look:

11AM: $250 Buy-In, $200,000 Guaranteed – Flight G

  • 12,000-chip starting stacks and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/unlimited re-entry available until the start of Level 9 (about 3:30 p.m.)
  • Play concludes following Level 14 (about 6:45 p.m.)
  • Structure sheet

3PM: $250 Buy-In, $200,000 Guaranteed – Flight H

  • 12,000-chip starting stacks and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/unlimited re-entry available until the start of Level 9 (about 7:30 p.m.)
  • Play concludes following Level 14 (about 10:45 p.m.) or at Tournament Director’s discretion
  • Structure sheet

7PM: $250 Buy-In, $200,000 Guaranteed – Flight I

  • 12,000-chip starting stacks and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/unlimited re-entry available until the start of Level 9 (about 11:30 p.m.)
  • Play concludes following Level 14 (about 2:45 a.m.) or at Tournament Director’s discretion
  • Structure sheet

Chip counts through yesterday’s Flight F will be posted around 9 a.m. In the meantime, more information on previous flights is available in the posts below.

That’s a Wrap on Thursday’s Play

$1M Escalator Series
$250 buy-in, $200,000 guaranteed

Flight D, E and F have come to a close and that’s a wrap on Thursday at the $1M Escalator Series. Action starts up again in the morning beginning at 11 a.m. with the first of three starting flights slated for the day.

Friday’s full schedule

  • 11AM: $250 Buy-In, $200,000 Guaranteed – Flight G
  • 3PM: $250 Buy-In, $200,000 Guaranteed – Flight H
  • 7PM: $250 Buy-In, $200,000 Guaranteed – Flight I

Chip counts through Flight F will be posted around 9 a.m. Friday. In the meantime, the complete $1M Escalator Series schedule and structure sheets are available under the “Download Tournament Schedule (PDF)” tab on the right.

Goodnight and see you in the morning!