Event 1: Mark Rose Running Away With the Chip Lead

$360 Ultimate Re-Entry No Limit Hold’em
$500,000 Guaranteed
Level 13: 1,500/3,000 with a 500 ante
Players Remaining: 51 of 285

Mark Rose

On the turn with the board reading AhJc6dKh, the player in the big blind checks. Mark Rose bets 6,000 from early position and the big blind check calls.

The river is the 4s and the big blind checks again Rose bets 23,000, which is about a pot-sized bet, and the big blind folds.

Rose mucks his hand and wins the pot. He extends his chip lead over the rest of the field. With presumably several more levels left before they wrap up for the night, Rose already has more chips than Miguel Martinez, who finished Day 1A with 355,000 and the chip lead.

Mark Rose – 380,000


$360 Ultimate Re-Entry No Limit Hold’em
$500,000 Guaranteed
Level 13: 1,500/3,000 with a 500 ante
Players Remaining: 54 of 285

With the start of level 13, late registration and re-entry is closed for Day 1B. There are 285 entries in the second of the eight starting flights, which brings the total field size to 612 entries through two flights.

There is $183,600 in the prizepool thus far and the overall event is on pace to shatter the $500,000 guarantee.

Day 1B will play until there are 28 players remaining, at which point, they will bag up for the day. If they finish earlier than Day 1A did, that will become the baseline for where in the structure to start Day 2.

Event 1 Day 1B: Trung Pham vs. David Prociak

$360 Ultimate Re-Entry No Limit Hold’em
$500,000 Guaranteed
Level 12: 1,000/2,000 with a 300 ante
Total Entries: 285

Trung Pham (left) and David Prociak (right)

It is a battle of the blinds on a flop of Ad6d4d. Trung Pham checks from the small blind and David Prociak bets 2,300 from the big blind. Pham calls.

The turn is the Tc and Pham checks again. Prociak bets 6,400 and Pham check-raises to 18,000 and Prociak folds. Pham mucks his hand and wins the pot.

Pham has chipped up nicely through the first 12 levels and is one of the bigger stacks in the tournament. He’s no stranger to success in massive re-entry fields. He bested a field of 2,384 a couple weeks ago in Oklahoma to win $105,500 and a WSOP Circuit ring.

The players are taking a 15-minute break and registration will close when cards get back in the air.

Trung Pham – 168,000
David Prociak – 66,000

Event 1 Day 1B: Daren Stabinski Looks For Second Bag

$360 Ultimate Re-Entry No Limit Hold’em
$500,000 Guaranteed
Level 8: 400/800 with a 75 ante
Total Entries: 259

Daren Stabinski

On a flop of Ks9c3c, the player in the cutoff bets 2,600 and Daren Stabinski raises to 7,200 on the button. The cutoff thinks for a few moments and folds.

Stabinski mucks his hand and takes the pot. He already bagged 77,000 just a short time ago at the conclusion of Day 1A, but players have the option to play other flights, take the best stack forward and earn $2,500 in cash for each additional flight that they survive.

Stabinski is off to a good start in 1B and already has more than double his original starting stack. He is looking to be one of the first players to bag multiple stacks and leave Day 1B with cash in his pocket.

Daren Stabinski – 39,500

Event 1 Day 1A: Miguel Martinez Leads 32 Survivors

$360 Ultimate Re-Entry No Limit Hold’em
$500,000 Guaranteed
Level 17: 5,000/10,000 with a 1,000 ante
Players Remaining: 32 of 327

Miguel Martinez

Just two hands after the level changed and blinds were 5,000/10,000, the bubble burst and the final 32 players all secured a spot in Day 2.

Miguel Martinez bagged up the chip lead, finishing Day 1A with 355,000 in chips. Other notables to survive the first flight include Ricardo Eyzaguirre (285,000), Paul Balzano (164,000) and Daren Stabinski (77,000).

There is 25:38 remaining in the level and becomes the baseline for where Day 2 will start. If any subsequent flight finishes before this point in the structure, that will become the new Day 2 starting point.

Day 1B registration is running and there are 256 entries thus far, approaching the end of level 7. Registration is open until the start of level 13.

Chip Counts from both flights will be posted later tonight.

Event 1 Day 1A: Paul Balzano Keeps the Pressure On

$360 Ultimate Re-Entry No Limit Hold’em
$500,000 Guaranteed
Level 16: 4,000/8,000 with a 1,000 ante
Players Remaining: 33 of 327

Paul Balzano

With 33 players remaining and 32 players making Day 2, the tournament is playing hand-for-hand. Paul Balzano raises to 18,000 from middle position and the player in the big blind calls.

The flop is Qd5d2c and both players check to the 10s turn. The big blind leads out for 10,000 and Balzano moves all in for the big blind’s remaining 30,000.

The big blind folds, Balzano wins the pot and hand-for-hand continues.

Paul Balzano – 145,000

Event 1 Day 1B: Ambassador Maddah Arrives

$360 Ultimate Re-Entry No Limit Hold’em
$500,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 4: 100/200
Flight B Entries: 165

Wally Maddah

Flight B continues to climb and the opening flight hits a slow down nearing the money bubble with six tables remaining.

Seminole Hard Rock Tampa poker ambassador Wally Maddah made his way across the state and he grabbed a seat in the night flight. He had a nice run here a few weeks ago when he cashed four times in the WSOP Circuit series including a final table eighth-place finish in the Pot Limit Omaha event.

Event 1 Day 1A: Registration Closed with 327 Entries

$360 Ultimate Re-Entry No Limit Hold’em
$500,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 12: 1,000/2,000 with a 300 ante
Flight A Players Remaining: 72 of 327

Ultimate Re-Entry Flight A players returned to their seats after the third break and registration closed on the opening session. The first flight drew 327 entries and they will continue to play until only 32 players are still in the game.

They will go into hand-for-hand mode at 33 and the last 32 will advance to Day 2 already in the money.

Weds at 11amA327TBD
Weds at 5pmB
Thursday at 11amC
Thursday at 5pmD
Friday at 11amE
Friday at 5pmF
Saturday at 11amG
Saturday at 5pmH
Total 327TBD

Event 1 Day 1A: Last Level to Register

$360 Ultimate Re-Entry No Limit Hold’em
$500,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 12: 1,000/2,000 with a 300 ante
Flight A Players: 324

Marcus Stein

We have two flights of the Ultimate Re-Entry event running side-by-side but time is running out for anyone who would like to hop into the early flight. They will play out this level, take a 15-minute break, then shut registration down for the first flight.

SHRP regular Marcus Stein is one of the later entries into Flight A and he is busy switching from playing to entertaining the table. Despite 11 final tables and $330,000  in career earnings, he’s still looking for his first SHRP trophy.

Event 1 Day 1B: Filling up the Room

$360 Ultimate Re-Entry No Limit Hold’em
$500,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 1: 25/50

We are still running strong in Flight A of the Ultimate Re-Entry event even as we kick off the second flight of the tournament. Registration will close for Flight A at 5:45pm but some players will opt to fire their next bullet into the evening session with more time to run it up.

The Ultimate Re-Entry format rewards players for advancing more than one stack to Day 2 on Sunday. They are allowed to play as many of the eight flights as they wish and they will pick up a $2,500 Multi-stack award if they survive more than once. Their smallest stack(s) will be pulled out of play, they will earn a $2,500 cashout each one removed, and play their biggest stack on Day 2.

Each flight will also play down to the money before stopping action. Everyone advancing to Day 2 will already be in the money and the bubble will burst when 10% (rounding down) remain in each starting flight.

Everyone will start with 15,000 out front and each flight will run 30-minute levels. Late registration and unlimited re-entries are available until the start of Level 13 at 11:45pm and they will continue playing until all remaining players are in the money.

Cards go in the air at 5pm and we’ll stay on top of them the entire way.

  • $500,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 15,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 13
  • 10% of each flight’s field, rounded down, will advance to Day 2
  • All Day 2 players will be in the money
  • Players surviving more than one Day 1 flight will receive a $2,500 cash payout for each lesser multiple chip stack
  • Ultimate Re-Entry Structure Sheet