$360 Ultimate Re-Entry No Limit Hold’em $500,000 Guaranteed | Structure Level 10: 600/1,200 with a 200 ante Flight A Players: 318
Jennifer Parker opened to 2,500 from early position and a late position player moved all in for 14,800. Former SHRP Player of the Year Ory Hen called on the button and Parker shrug/called all in for less.
Parker: Late Position: Hen:
It wasn’t a flip with Hen’s ace out of the deck and Parker missed the flop. The turn was good for her and she needed to dodge the two remaining sevens or the four jacks in the deck to triple up. Hen called for the jack but the was safe for Parker to push her up to ~45,000.
Parker earned her biggest tournament cash in a similar tournament in 2016 when she final tabled and finished sixth in the $360 opening event during the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open.
$360 Ultimate Re-Entry No Limit Hold’em $500,000 Guaranteed | Structure Level 8: 400/800 with a 75 ante Flight A Players: 298
Ultimate Re-Entry Flight A is closing in on 300 entries and they will make a run at 400 before they close registration at 5:45pm. The tournament is already on pace to easily surpass the $500,000 guaranteed prize pool and we should expect to double that before they close registration for good Saturday evening.
Tony Ruberto is a late entry into the field and the last time we saw him, he was busy picking up his first career WSOP Circuit ring during our series in September. The win pushed him further over $2 million in career earnings with his biggest bump coming from his first World Poker Tour title in 2011.
$360 Ultimate Re-Entry No Limit Hold’em $500,000 Guaranteed | Structure Level 7: 300/600 with a 50 ante Flight A Players: 289
It’s still early in the tournament and we found our first Seminole Hard Rock Poker team member in the field.
Darryll Fish moved over $3 million in career earnings earlier this year and he’s a fine representative. He owns a WSOP Circuit Main Event ring from 2015 along with other wins in Las Vegas, Philadephia, and Australia. Fish is still waiting to lift his first SHRP title but he has an even dozen SHRP final tables to help boost that bankroll.
$360 Ultimate Re-Entry No Limit Hold’em $500,000 Guaranteed | Structure Level 5: 150/300 with a 25 ante Flight A Players: 245
Ultimate Re-Entry players are back in their seats after the first break and SHRP regular Steve Ekin is the early front-runner. The 2012 Hard Rock Summer Splash Seniors Champ pushed his 15,000 starting stack over 50,000 in the first four levels to take the top spot.
They still have a long way to go with registration open until 5:45pm at the start of Level 13, so Ekin will have to work to stay in the lead.
Steve Ekin – 50,800 (169 bb) Miguel Martinez – 45,500 (152 bb) Marc Chavez – 44,525 (148 bb) Justin Obront – 42,000 (140 bb) Gan Huang – 41,600 (139 bb) Craig Witz – 40,675 (136 bb) Glenn Menne – 39,975 (133 bb) Michael Marrero – 37,000 (123 bb) Cory Lizhi – 35,000 (117 bb)
$360 Ultimate Re-Entry No Limit Hold’em $500,000 Guaranteed | Structure Level 4: 100/200 Flight A Players: 214
The clock has run out on Level 4 and the Ultimate Re-Entry field is about to head off on their first break of the day. More than 200 entries are in so far and they are on a pace to top the 400+ that joined the opening flight last year.
Not to be left out, the Omaha/8 tournament across the hall is on the same schedule and will also hit the hallways for a breather.
$360 Ultimate Re-Entry No Limit Hold’em $500,000 Guaranteed | Structure Level 3: 75/150 Flight A Entries: 185
Our defending champ is in the building. Rafael Reis hopped in the game this afternoon and aiming for back-to-back titles. He won last year’s opener that also happened to be the biggest field in Florida poker history.
Reis topped a field of 5,018 entries to take home more than $150,000 in a nine-way deal at the final table, the biggest cash of his successful career.
$360 Ultimate Re-Entry No Limit Hold’em $500,000 Guaranteed | Structure Level 2: 50/100 Flight A Players: 129
The opening Ultimate Re-Entry field is growing at a steady pace and they topped 100 entries before the end of the first level. A fine pace for a Wednesday morning.
Seminole Hard Rock Poker regular Francis Margaglione is among the early starters and sitting next to fellow familiar face Daniel Pearlman. Margaglione has some success in this series and won the $150 multi-day event during the 2015 run for nearly $30K, the biggest cash of his career.
The clock is nearing 11am and we are ready to kick off the 2017 Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood with a big tournament. The opening event of the 2016 RRPO was a huge success and the tournament broke the record for the biggest field in Florida Poker history and we will be going for it again this year.
Last year’s event drew 5,018 entries and Seminole Hard Rock Poker regular Rafael Reis walked away with the title for more than $150,000 over a tough final table.
And this year we tweaked the opener to put the Ultimate Re-Entry format into play. Unlike previous runs, tournament players may enter as many of the eight starting flights as they wish and they can advance multiple stacks onto Day 2. They will play their biggest stack on Sunday and pick up a $2,500 multi-stack award payout for the other stacks they advanced.
Each flight will continue action until only 10% of the starting field remains (rounding down) and all players making it into Day 2 will return already in the money, so there will be a lot of players collecting payouts Sunday afternoon.
Action kicks off at the top of the hour with players sitting down to 15,000 stacks and 30-minute levels throughout the day. Late registration is open until the start of Level 13 at 5:45pm with unlimited re-entries during that time. If you would prefer to start fresh at the beginning, the evening flight will start at 5pm.
They will continue playing until they are in the money with 10% of the field remaining later this evening. Those players will have their stack inventoried instead of bagged and they will return to their biggest stack on Sunday for Day 2.
$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