Event 1: Final Break

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

Players are back from their final break of the day and they have three more levels remaining before bagging up.

Alexander Carbajal found his way into the top five chip counts while the rest of the field was off on break. He was involved in a hand with Julio Sanchez and moved all-in with the board showing Kd9d7sJd3h.

The 15-minute break was more than half complete before Sanchez talked his way into a fold showing Qx9x. Sanchez said he thought the hand was best was correct when Carbajal showed him Qs6d to move up to 166,200.

Edgardo La Torre – 222,500
Jordan Peralta – 218,400
Joshua Kay – 216,500
Dimas Martinez – 184,700
Alexander Carbajal – 166,200

14SHRPO Event 1 Alexander Carbajal Julio Sanchez

Alexander Carbajal (left) and Julio Sanchez (right)

Event 1: Lou Stadler Doubles Up

$350 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 13: 1k/2k/300 ante
There was 10,000 in the pot and the flop read 9c8c4d when a player in late position bet 7,400 and Lou Stadler raised all in for 34,300 from the cutoff. The small blind tanked but decided to fold. Late position called and the two players flipped over their cards.

Stadler: 8s8d
Late Position: 10d10h

Turn and River: 2sKc

Stadler won the hand and doubled up to grow his stack to 82,500. He is now among the chip leaders in the tournament.

Event 1: David Diaz Eliminated

$350 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 7: 250/500/50 ante

UTG+2 limped and the button limped as well preflop. David Diaz moved all in for 19,300 on the small blind and the big blind tanked for a few moments before calling. The two other players folded and the active hands were flipped over.

Big Blind: KcJs
Diaz: Ks3s

Board: Jc9c2d3cQc

Diaz was eliminated on the hand and the big blind stacked up the pot after taking out one of the most notable players in the field.

Event 1: Registration Closed

$350 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 7: 250/500/50 ante

Registration has closed for Day 1A of Event 1 and the final count is an impressive 415 entries with five more flights available. Players were given the option of surrendering their stack before the end of Level 6 to make the re-entry period but Zach Kessler did it the old-fashioned way.

Shortly before the end of the level, Kessler was all-in top pair decent kicker before his opponent ran out a nut flush versus his second nut. Getting stacked isn’t fun but the timing helped. Kessler is back in the game and they have nine more levels for the day.

Event 1 Zac Kessler

Zach “Redlocks” Kessler

Event 1: Angel Vu Takes a Seat

$350 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 3: 75/150

Angel Vu
Angel Vu

The starting flight of Event 1 has moved over 300 players and one of them is the current Seminole Hard Rock Poker Player of the Year Leader. Angel Vu is the front-runner for the POY honors with five cashes, three final tables, and a win during the Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Summer Poker Open.

Vu is back in action and looking to lock up the Player of the Year title.