Event 1 Flight E: Registration Closed with 1,024 Entries

$600 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 10:  600/1,200 with a 1,200 ante
Flight E Players Remaining:  495 of 1,024

Registration closed for Flight E of LHPO Event 1 with 1,024 entries putting the combined total at 3,898 for the tournament so far. The prize pool climbed over $2,000,000 with Flight F starting at 6 pm.

Flight E will play into the evening and come to an end when 128 players remain to advance to Day 2 tomorrow at 1 pm in the money.

Day/TimeFlightEntriesAdvanced
Thursday at 10 a.m.A65582
Thursday at 6 p.m.B63580
Friday at 10 a.m.C72790
Friday at 6 p.m.D857105
Saturday at 10 a.m.E1,024TBD
Saturday at 6 p.m.F
Total3,898357

Chip counts through Flight D

Event 1 Flight E: Back Underway

$600 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 9:  500/1,000 with a 1,000 ante
Flight E Entries:  +1,000

Cards are back in the air for Flight E and registration is now closed. No other players may join and we are seating the last of the alternates. We will post the official numbers once they are confirmed but we do now that count is over 1,000 and the prize pool over $2,000,000.

Event 1 Flight E: Next Milestone

$600 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 8:  400/800 with a 800 ante
Flight E Entries:  973

Event 1 clock

With a few minutes remaining in Level 8, entry 973 of Flight E took a seat and the prize pool officially climbed over $2,000,000 for Event 1.

An incredible number and we aren’t done yet, Flight F gets underway at 6 pm with late registration and re-entries available until 10:30 pm.

Event 1 Flight E: Last Level to Register

$600 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 8:  400/800 with a 800 ante
Flight E Entries:  945

Vanessa Kade

Level 8 is here and that means time is running out if you want to join this massive field. The count is nearing 1,000 and all alternates were seated, there’s still time.

A few of those who jumped in late include Vanessa Kade, Sheddy Siddiqui, and Wagner Wysotchanski. Kade made a lot of noise last year when she won the 15th Anniversary PokerStars Sunday Million title, earning $1.5 million when she outlasted the insane 67,876-entry field.

Sheddy Siddiqui
Wagner Wysotchanski

Event 1 Flight E: 800 and Counting

$600 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 7:  300/600 with a 600 ante
Flight E Entries:  824

Aaron Johnson

They keep coming to the Grand Ballroom and we keep finding seats for them. The entry count flew past 800 after the first break and the prize pool is closing on $2 million.

Some more friendly faces in the crowd, going with the A’s, we found Aaron Johnson and Al Riccibono trying to spin up stacks on this busy day.

Al Riccobono

Event 1 Flight E: Back in Action

$600 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 5:  200/400 with a 400 ante
Flight E Entries:  754

Frank Russo

Flight E returned to action after the first break and players are flying around the building. The prize pool is nearing $1.9 million and that means $2 million is a lock and $2.5 is drawing live.

We found some former SHRP champions in the field including Frank Russo and Steven McKoy trying to add another trophy to their mantel.

Steven McKoy

Event 1 Flight E: Familiar Faces

$600 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 4:  200/300 with a 300 ante
Flight E Entries:  574

Eric Afriat

We couldn’t count on these kinds of turnouts if it wasn’t for our regular supporters. Both local and traveling players can be found in any of our tournaments from the first to last.

Among the familiar faces we found WPT Showdown champ Eric Afriat, A.J. Kelsall, Matthew Yorra, Al Gomez, Solange Lucas, Marsha Wolak, and Luke Brereton plus many others.

A.J. Kelsall
Matthew Yorra

Event 1 Flight E: Calling Alternates

$600 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 3:  100/200 with a 200 ante
Flight E Entries:  552

With the packed house this morning and every seat full, Flight E has moved on to alternates until the backlog clears.

If you have an alternate number, you can follow along on the Bravo Poker App. There is a clock listed for Alternates and the “Players Remaining” field is the alternate number we are currently calling.

Event 1 Flight E: SHRPO Champ Joins

$600 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 2:  100/100 with a 100 ante
Flight E Entries:  504

Dimitri Vorbe

Flight E quickly capped out the Grand Ballroom with 504 entries filling the 56 tables in the room. We are seating people in the meeting room across the hall so some seats still remain.

One seat is occupied by the reigning SHRPO Champion. The list of Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Champions is small but distinguished and includes Blair Hinkle, Dan Colman, and Jason Koon. Dimitri Vorbe put his name on that list in August when he walked away with the Guitar Tower trophy and nearly a million dollars.

Dimitri Vorbe
Dimitri Vorbe