Shmuel Bags Flight F Chip Lead, Villatico Still Leads Overall Event

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

Flight F began this evening at 7 p.m. with 113 entries. Following 14 levels of play, the field narrowed down to 7 players. This brings our player count coming back to Day 2 at 63.

David Shmuel
David Shmuel, Flight F Chip Leader

David Shmuel, pictured above, was the flight’s chip leader bagging 307,500. Joseph Villatico still reigns as overall chip leader with 330,000 from Flight E. David and the other 6 are fortunate enough to bag & return for Day 2 Saturday at 2 p.m. Complete end-of-night chip counts through Flight F will be posted around 9 a.m. Friday. Until then, good night and good luck players!!!

Week 2, Flight F: Registration Closes with 113 Entries

$1M Escalator Series
$250 Buy-In, $200,000 Guaranteed
Level 9: 400/800/100
Players Remaining: 43/113

Level 9 is underway and registration is officially closed in Flight F of the $250 Buy-in, $200,000 Guaranteed $1M Escalator Series event. The most recent installment of play drew a field of 113 entries bringing the six-flight total to 586.

Here’s a breakdown of the remaining flights:

  • Flight G – Tomorrow at 11 a.m.
  • Flight H – Tomorrow at 3 p.m.
  • Flight I – Tomorrow at 7 p.m.

The Flight F clock shows 43 players remaining. They’re expected to log six more levels of play before action concludes. Those players who bag return for Day 2 Saturday at 2 p.m.

Villatico Leads Flight E and Becomes New Chip Leader

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

Flight E began this afternoon at 3 p.m. with 90 entries. Following 14 levels of play, the field narrowed down to 8 players. This brings our player count coming back to Day 2 at 56.

Josh Palmer’s chip leader status lasted all of 4 hours, as Joseph Villatico emerged as the flight and overall chip leader with 330,000. He and the 7 others are fortunate enough to bag & return for Day 2 Saturday at 2 p.m. Complete end-of-night chip counts through Flight F will be posted around 9 a.m. Friday.

Week 2, Flight E: Registration Closes with 90 Entries

$1M Escalator Series
$250 Buy-In, $200,000 Guaranteed
Level 9: 400/800/100
Players Remaining: 31/90

Level 9 is underway and registration is officially closed in Flight E of the $250 Buy-in, $200,000 Guaranteed $1M Escalator Series event. The most recent installment of play drew a field of 90 entries bringing the six-flight total to 473. Flight F kicked off at 7:00 p.m. and already has 51 players at the start of Level 2.

Here’s a breakdown of the remaining flights:

  • Flight F – Underway (Late reg until 11:30 p.m.)
  • Flight G – Tomorrow at 11 a.m.
  • Flight H – Tomorrow at 3 p.m.
  • Flight I – Tomorrow at 7 p.m.

The Flight E clock shows 31 players remaining. They’re expected to log six more levels of play before action concludes. Those players who bag return for Day 2 Saturday at 2 p.m.

Week 2, Flight F: Shuffle Up and Deal

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

Flight D is recently wrapped, registration in Flight E remains open for 30 more minutes and Flight F is freshly underway. The last of today’s three flights, Flight F kicked off moments ago at 7 p.m. Players start with 12,000 chips and late registration/unlimited re-entry is available through Level 8.

Here’s more on the 7 p.m. Flight F:

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

  • 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

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

Palmer Becomes Event #2 Chip Leader thru Flight D

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

Flight D began this morning at 11 a.m. with 71 entries. Following 14 levels of play, the field narrowed down to 7 players. This brings our player count coming back to Day 2 at 48.

Josh Palmer bagged the flight’s chip lead with 311,500. He and the 6 others are fortunate enough to bag & return for Day 2 Saturday at 2 p.m. Josh overtakes Kathy Sawers as our overall chip leader thru Flight D. Complete end-of-night chip counts through Flight F will be posted around 9 a.m. Friday.

Week 2, Flight D: Reg Closes with 71 Entries

$1M Escalator Series
$250 Buy-In, $200,000 Guaranteed
Level 9: 400/800/100
Players Remaining: 24/71

Flight D Clock

Level 9 is underway and registration is officially closed in Flight D of the $250 buy-in, $200,000 guaranteed $1M Escalator Series event. The most recent installment of play drew a field of 71 entries bringing the four-flight total to 383. Flight E is already underway while Flight F kicks off at 7 p.m.

Here’s a breakdown of the remaining flights:

  • Flight E – Underway (Late reg until 7:30 p.m.)
  • Flight F – Tonight at 7 p.m.
  • Flight G – Tomorrow at 11 a.m.
  • Flight H – Tomorrow at 3 p.m.
  • Flight I – Tomorrow at 7 p.m.

The Flight D clock shows 24 players remaining. They’re expected to log six more levels of play before action concludes. Those players fortunate enough to bag return for Day 2 Saturday at 2 p.m.

Complete chip counts through Flight F will be posted Friday morning around 9 a.m. In the meantime, chip counts through Flight C are located just a few posts below.

Week 2, Flight E: Shuffle Up and Deal

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

While registration in Flight D remains opens for another 30 minutes, it’s time for the day’s second flight, Flight E. Like all flights before it, Flight E players start with 12,000 chips and are set to log 14, 30-minute levels.

Here’s more on the 3 p.m. flight:

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

  • 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

Additional information on Flight E will be posted when registration closes and the field is finalized.

A Look at Last Week’s $1M Escalator Series Event

$1M Escalator Series

The first of four $1M Escalator Series tournaments began last Wednesday, February 3. The $150 buy-in event saw a super-sized, 1,250-entry field smash the $100,000 guarantee before topping the prize pool out at $150,000.

Day 2 play was headlined by chip leader Brian Nerney and reigning Seminole Hard Rock Poker Player of the Year Ory Hen who sat toward the bottom of the top 10. It took about 11 hours for the 129-player restart to narrow to the final two. It was then that Eric Rivkin and Reynel Hernandez agreed to chop it up. The deal saw Rivkin earn the tournament’s top spot along with a $33,970 prize. Hernandez, meanwhile, scored $25,390.

Eric Rivkin, Escalator Series Event #1 Winner
Eric Rivkin, Escalator Series Event #1 Winner

Week 1 Winner’s report | Final results

Rivkin is coming into his own following the victory and parlayed his Week 1 run into a hot start here in Week 2. He bagged the chip lead in yesterday’s Flight A and currently sits fourth in the counts through Flight C.

Week 2 chip counts through Flight C

Week 2, Flight D: Shuffle Up and Deal

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

The clock strikes 11 a.m. and the fourth of nine starting flights — Flight D — in the $1M Escalator Series $250 buy-in, $200,000 guaranteed event is underway. Flight D is one of three flights slated for today with Flight E beginning at 3 p.m. and Flight F at 7 p.m.

As of this morning, the field stands at 312 entries with 41 having punched their ticket to Day 2. Full chip counts to this point are available one post below.

Here’s a closer look at Flight D’s play:

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

  • 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

We will provide the final attendance figure when registration closes.