Event 1: That is a lot of Chips

$350 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 15: 1.5k/3k/500 ante


Syed “Sean” Shah holds one of the largest chip stacks at the end of Flight 1E in Event 1 ($350 NLHE) at the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open. As you can see above he is bagging up a lot of chips. His stack of 470,000 is near the top for this flight. His stack is just behind that of the Day 1E overall chip leader Mark Spies. He bagged up 494,000 and wins the $500 award for holding the largest stack.

Event 1: Final Flight Underway

$350 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 1 25/50

The final flight of Event 1 is underway in the ballroom with them adding to the 2,266 players who have already joined the tournament. They are competing for space with the remaining players in the 1E and the room is buzzing on a Saturday night.

They are starting off with 20,000 stacks, 30-minutes levels, and will continue through Level 15 before wrapping up.

Event 1: Big Stacked Table

$350 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 13: 1k/2k/300 ante

Players are back to play three more levels and some of the players at Table 29 are probably hoping the break soon. Three of the biggest stacks in the room are equally dispersed around the table including the top two counts. Travis Daubert leads with 408,800 in the 1-seat, Mike Lewin is in 2nd with 300,200 in the 8-seat, and Daniel Rosenbaum’s near-top ten 150,500 right in the middle.

Average chip stack in the room is around 75,000.

Travis Daubert – 408,800
Mike Lewin – 300,200
Syed Shah – 236,900
Mark Spies – 255,100
Joseph Ebelhar – 193,100
Kalvin Williams – 176,500
Steven Touitou – 169,000
Terri-Anne Crawford – 166,600
Eric George – 155,500
Shawn Miller – 152,500

Event 1: Final Break

$350 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 12: 800/1.6k/200 ante

Players are their last 15-minute break of the day and 198 players remain with three more levels in the flight. Travis Daubert has been quiet all day and slowly built a stack to put him in contention for the final $500 chipleader bonus with 408,800.

Event 1: Who’s Hungry?

$350 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 12: 800/1,600/200

Here is a look at the menus for food available to poker players here at SHRPO. The ballroom will serve food from 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. and the concession stand is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

Ballroom Poker Menu

Roasted Garlic Hummus $7

Cucumber, pita chips

Soup of the Day $6

Chicken Tenders $8

Honey mustard, spicy ranch

Ham Croquette $4

Saltines, fig jam

Caesar Salad $7

Add grilled chicken $4

Turkey Club Wrap $12

Arugula, apple wood bacon, tomato, avocado mayo

Spinach tortilla Chips and a pickle

Tuna Wrap $10

Lettuce, tomato, flour tortilla

Chips and a pickle

Grilled Cheeseburger $10

Lettuce, tomato, onion on grilled challah

Chips and a pickle

Piccadillo or Grilled Chicken $10

White rice, seasoned black beans, ham croquette

Concession Poker Menu


Roasted eggplant cous cous salad $6

Mint, roasted peppers, harrisa dressing

Caesar Salad $7


Turkey Greek  $12

Boar’s Head turkey, feta cheese

Romaine, tomato, cucumber, red onion

Black olive and roasted pepper tapenade

On pita

Ham and Brie $11

Honey Dijon mustard


Roasted Garlic Hummus $7

Pita Chips

Bag of chips $2

Granola bar $2

Fresh baked cookie $3

Krispy Kreme glazed donut $2

Fruit and yogurt parfait $6

Power Up

Hard Rock Energy Drinks $3

5 Hour Energy $4

Red Bull $4

Coconut Water $3

Naked Juices $5

Green Machine, Blue Machine, Strawberry Banana, Mango

Fiji water $4

Soft drink $3