$365 No Limit Hold’em (Freeze-Out) Level 19: 3,000/6,000 with 1,000 ante | Structure Players Remaining: 10 of 159
It took nearly 20 levels to get there, but the Event 5 Freeze-out event is down to its final table ten. Jonah Miller leads the way and the table included former SHRP champs Sean Shah and Eric Piderit.
The final table also has three former WSOPC champ in play; Mark Fink with four titles, Bob Chow with two, and Austin Reilly with one.
Seat 1: Stephen Bierman – 215,000 (36 bb) Seat 2: Bob Chow – 186,000 (31 bb) Seat 3: Eric Piderit – 189,000 (32 bb) Seat 4: Jeffrey Higgins – 118,000 (20 bb) Seat 5: Mark Fink – 116,000 (19 bb) Seat 6: Steven Disney – 99,000 (17 bb) Seat 7: Jonah Miller – 225,000 (38 bb) Seat 8: Austin Reilly – 206,000 (34 bb) Seat 9: Angelo Castaldi – 153,000 (26 bb) Seat 10: Sean Shah – 75,000 (13 bb)
Results so far: 11th: Denis Cyr – $930 12th: Christopher Norton – $930 13th: Christopher Perkins – $765 14th: Phil Hui – $765 15th: Michael Goldfarb – $765 16th: Sean Small – $640 17th: Daniel Pearlman – $640 18th: Stuart Greenbaum – $640
$365 No Limit Hold’em (Freeze-Out) Level 10: 400/800 with 100 ante | Structure Players Remaining: 54 of 159
Registration closed on the Event 5 Freeze-out with 159 players taking part in the unique format. They combined to create a prize pool worth $47,700 and the last 18 players will share in a piece of it. A min-cash is worth $640 with everyone aiming for the $12,877 top prize along with the WSOP Circuit ring and custom-framed winner’s photo courtesy of IMPDI.
2017 Seminole Hard Rock WSOP Circuit Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Florida Event 5 $365 No Limit Hold’em (Freeze-Out) Entries: 159 Prize Pool: $47,700 September 26-27, 2017
The World Series of Poker brand is one of the strongest in the industry and its presence at the Seminole Hard Rock attracts the area’s most experienced grinders along with South Florida first-timers. Florida’s Evan Teitelbaum goes down as the former while Mark Fink is the latter.
Teitelbaum claims three tournament victories at the Seminole Hard Rock including a $153,000 win during the 2015 Lucky Hearts Poker Open. In all, his earnings crack $750,000 over the course of nearly 100 reported cashes.
With $384,000 in reported earnings, Fink’s winnings come up a bit shy of Teitelbaum’s, but he’s one of the Circuit’s most accomplished players owning four gold rings. This mark’s Fink’s first visit to the Seminole Hard Rock and he’s just one tournament win away from joining an elite group of five-time Circuit champions.
The freeze-out format of today’s 11am event won’t draw the crowds of its re-entry predecessors, but the format is an important part of any Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood series schedule. With the majority of no limit hold’em tournaments across the country permitting some form of re-entry, today’s freeze-out is a step back to pure poker. Even with just one entry per person, the field has steadily climbed since kickoff about an hour ago. Late in Level 2 the player count sits at 83. We’ll take a look at some of the notables in the action shortly.
$365 No Limit Hold’em (Freeze-Out) Level 1: 25/50 | Structure
It’s 11am and we’re a go for Event 5 of the World Series of Poker Circuit at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Action is freshly underway in the $365 buy-in No Limit Hold’em Freeze-Out tournament and players are filing in to the ballroom for some one-entry poker. New entries take their seats to 10,000 starting chips and will log 30-minute levels to start before the late stages of play jump to 45 minutes. Open registration and re-entry is available until the start of Level 9 and that threshold hits at around 3:30pm.
Here are the details:
11AM: Event 5 Day 1 – $365 No Limit Hold’em (Freeze-Out)
Players begin with 10,000 in chips
Levels 1-18 last 30 minutes; Level 19+ last 45 minutes
Late registration available until start of Level 9
This is a Freeze-Out tournamant, no re-entries permitted
Day 1 will end after Level 21 or Tournament Director discretion
With the Monster Stack and $580 restarts coming back at 1pm and 2pm respectively, much of our live reporting efforts will be concentrated there throughout the afternoon. We will hit the highlights for this $365 and pick it up more thoroughly in the evening after the restarts conclude.