Event 1: Jennifer Parker Eliminated in 8th ($16,191)

$360 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) 
Level 34: 125,000/250,000 with a 25,000 ante
Players Remaining: 8 of 2,570

Jennifer Parker (Palmetto Bay, FL)
Jennifer Parker (Palmetto Bay, FL)

Vito Polera was able to double his micro-stack twice to leave Jennifer Parker as the short stack at the table. She moved all-in for 850,000 and Nichael Mahabee looked her up with TsTh.

Parker needed help with QdTd and picked up a flush draw on the Kh9d5d flop. The 4s turn was a blank and the Ah river was no help to send her out in 8th place.

Nicholas Mahabee – 6,300,000 (25 bb)
Jennifer Parker – Eliminated in 8th place ($16,191)

Event 1: Unique Petiote Eliminated in 9th ($11,565)

$360 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) 
Level 34: 125,000/250,000 with a 25,000 ante
Players Remaining: 9 of 2,570

Unique Petiote (Miami Gardens, FL)
Unique Petiote (Miami Gardens, FL)

Brian Phillis was coolered in one hand, then turned around and laid a big one on the table soon after.

Unique Petiote moved all-in from late position and Vito Polera moved in behind from the button. Not to be left behind, Phillis put his stack in the middle from the small blind and Nichael Mahabee thought it through while having a laugh.

It was a good fold, this time it was Phillis with the aces.

Phillis: AhAc
Polera: AdKd
Petiote: AsKc

Polera and Petiote were a long shot but Polera picked up a diamond draw on the Qc4d2d flop. Another diamond would produce a double knockout but it ran 8s5c to send Petiote out in 9th while knocking Polera down to only 625,000.

“Happy birthday mom,” Phillis wishes a great day to his mom on her birthday.

Happy birthday from us as well.

Brian Phillis – 9,400,000 (38 bb)
Vito Polera – 625,000 (3 bb)
Unique Petiote – Eliminated in 9th place ($11,565)

Event 1: Mahabee Doubles Thru Phillis Again

$360 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) 
Level 34: 125,000/250,000 with a 25,000 ante
Players Remaining: 9 of 2,570

Nichael Mahabee doubled through Brian Phillis on the first hand of the final table and has done it again.

Phillis opened from early position to 500,000 and Mahabee raised to 1.2 million, leaving 1.4 million behind. It folded back around the Phillis and he took his time before announcing all-in.

Mahabee quickly called with AhAc and Phillis was coolered with KhKc. The board ran clean Td7d3d3cQc to give Mahabee another double.

Brian Phillis – 3,500,000 (14 bb)
Nicholas Mahabee – 5,500,000 (22 bb)

Event 1: Phillis Doubles Mahabee, Iannucci Doubles Phillis

$360 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) 
Level 33: 100,000/200,000 with a 25,000 ante
Players Remaining: 10 of 2,570

Brian Phillis (left) and Nicholas Mahabee (right)
Brian Phillis (left) and Nicholas Mahabee (right)

Last year’s $5,000,000 SHRPO Championship runner-up Brian Phillis was involved in back-to-back double ups to kick off Day 3 of the $360 re-entry.

First, Phillis opened to 400,000 from middle position and Nicholas Mahabee shoved for 1,075,000 from his direct left. After some thought, Phillis called, flipped over 7h6h and was live versus the AcTh of Mahabee. A QsTs4dTc3s runout improved Mahabee to trips and he doubled through Phillis. Phillis was left with 3,575,000 which he got all in on the very next hand.

2016 SHRPO Brian Phillis Nicholas Mahabee-2

Phillis opened the action again for 400,000. Jennifer Parker called and it was on Sean Iannucci who moved all in. Action was sent back to Phillis and he called off. Parker folded and the hands were tabled.

Phillis: KsKd
Iannucci: 6h6d

The runout fell five bricks and Phillis earned back all he lost during the last hand and then some. It was a roundabout path, but his stack now totals 7.750,000 — slightly more than the 4,650,000 chips he started with.

Brian Phillis – 7,750,000 (38 bb)

Event 1: Bonus Day of Poker

$360 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) 
Level 33: 100,000/200,000 with a 25,000 ante
Players Remaining: 10 of 2,570

Harjinder Chawla
Harjinder Chawla leads the restart of the Event 1 final table

Six starting flights and a full Day 2 were not enough to find our Event 1 champion. Play was suspended in the early hours of the morning with ten players still around out of the 2,570 starting entrants.

Harjinder Chawla is the returning leader but Martin Markov is not far behind. Also in the mix is last year’s Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Championship runner-up Brian Phillis. Nicholas Mahabee is the shortest stack and will need to run up his six big blinds if he wants the title.

Players are unbagging their chips and will be back in action shortly.

Seat 1: Sean Iannuci – 6,575,000 (33 bb)
Seat 2: Martin Markov – 7,825,000 (39 bb)
Seat 3: Harjinder Chawla – 8,625,000 (43 bb)
Seat 4: Vito Polera – 5,200,000 (26 bb)
Seat 5: Brian Phillis – 4,650,000 (23 bb)
Seat 6: Nicholas Mahabee – 1,100,000 (6 bb)
Seat 7: Tom Gity – 6,075,000 (30 bb)
Seat 8: Ryan Brown – 5,100,000 (26 bb)
Seat 9: Jennifer Parker – 3,600,000 (18 bb)
Seat 10: Unique Petiote – 2,600,000 (13 bb)

Remaining payouts:

1st: $134,100
2nd: $86,969
3rd: $56,954
4th: $48,419
5th: $40,169
6th: $31,997
7th: $23,901
8th: $16,191
9th: $11,565
10th: $7,710