$150 No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) Structure | Payouts Level 17: 4,000/8,000 with a 1,000 ante Players Remaining: 45 of 529
There was a three-way all in between Nicholas Costa from under the gun, all in for about 60,000, David Martin in the cutoff, all in for about 35,000 and Jeff Garbus in early position, who had both players covered.
Garbus showed , Martin tabled and Costa turned over .
“Ace or king one time,” said Costa to the dealer.
Costa found neither on a flop of , which gave Garbus top set and Costa drawing to runners. The turn was the and the river was the .
Garbus had both of his opponents drawing dead on the turn. He scooped the pot and eliminated both of them.
Since Costa started the hand with more chips, he got the better finish. Costa took home 46th place money and Martin left with 47th.
Jeff Garbus – 240,000 Nicholas Costa – Eliminated David Martin – Eliminated
$150 No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) Structure | Payouts Level 16: 3,000/6,000 with a 1,000 ante Players Remaining: 56 of 529
The money bubble burst at the beginning of level 16 and the top 67 spots all secured an in-the-money finish.
A few minutes after the money bubble burst, the player under the gun raised to 15,000 and Stephen Song moved all in for 74,000 from middle position. The player in the cutoff moved all in for about 110,000 and the original raiser folded.
“Show me ace-king,” said a hopeful Song, tabling .
His opponent showed and Song got what he was hoping for – a race.
The was the window card, but it was followed by the and the .
Song flopped middle set and was in great shape to double up and stay alive. The turn was the , however, and the cutoff picked up outs to make a bigger full house.
$150 No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) Structure | Payouts Level 12: 1,000/2,000 with a 300 ante Players Remaining: 162 of 529
There was about 30,000 in the pot on the river with a completed board of .
The player in the big blind checked, a player in middle position bet 16,000 and Aish Ayyash moved all in from late position for 40,300. The big blind called and the player in middle position went into the tank for a couple minutes.
“If you got a three, you got it,” said middle position before calling.
All three hands were tabled with the big blind showing , middle position showing and Ayyash won the pot with .
Ayyash tripled up and chipped up over the 100,000-chip threshold.
$150 No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) Structure | Payouts Level 10: 600/1,200 with a 200 ante Players Remaining: 243 of 529
A player in middle position raises to 7,400, leaving himself with a single 100 denomination chip behind. Wayne Harmon, who runs the Instagram account ‘OMGitsVariance,’ moved all in from the hijack for 13,500.
The player on the button called and the original raiser committed his last chip to the pot.
“I have the most equity against aces,” said Harmon with a chuckle, tabling .
The original raiser showed and the button tabled .
“Oh, we are winning this,” joked Harmon as the dealer was preparing a flop.
The flop came and Harmon took the lead with middle pair. The turn was the and the river was the . Harmon won the pot with a pair of nines and nearly tripled up at the start of level 10.
The second level of the tournament isn’t even complete and the field has already smashed the $20,000 guarantee on the prize pool. With 289 entries, there is already a $34,680 prize pool with registration open for another six levels.
Frankie Flowers, Wally Maddah, Raminder Singh, Rafael Reis, Daniel Pearlman and Dani Dayan are among the notables in the field already.
The event has 20-minute levels for the entirety of the event and the eventual winner will receive the $5,250 SHRPO Championship seat that was added to the prize pool.