$1,100 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry) Level 28: 30,000/60,000/10,000 Ante
The last table of the night has wrapped up and we have our final table for Event 23. The button will be in Seat 5 starting back on Level 28 with 16:00 on the clock. Play will resume at 2 PM in Hard Rock Live.
Here at the seating assignments and chip counts for our final nine players:
$25,400 High Roller Event (Re-Entry) Level 9: 1,200/2,400/400 Ante
The players have hit their dinner break in the High Roller and there’s more money on the line than anyone thought possible. 72 entries have now recorded taking the prize pool to $1,800,000.
It’s quite an eclectic mix of players in the private high roller room with many of the top superstars in the game plus some players you may not be as familiar with.
Andy Philachack has over 1.6 million dollars in tournament earnings including a WSOP circuit main event title and has twice just missed winning a WSOP bracelet having two runner-up finishes.
Also in the field is someone many players here at Seminole Hard Rock are familiar with – Bruce “SkullCrusher” Kramer. Kramer and his ever-present crystal skull card protector are looking to destroy the competition here on Day 1.
As a side note, we’re lucky that the Kramer’s card protector has not been at the same table with Phil Laak so far. Phil has gone to the glowing super-goggles and the shine off the two might be too much for everyone to handle.
$25,400 High Roller Event (Re-Entry) Level 3: 300/600
Players in the $25,000 High Roller are in their own separate tournament room with all the amenities you’d expect for the buy-in. A nice lounge area with food, with comfy seats and an attentive bartender.
They found out pretty early they’d be playing for more than the $1,000,000 guaranteed prize pool. There were 39 entrants at the start of Level 2 and 47 as they head off on their first break. The current prize pool stands at $1,175,000 with late registration and re-entry open until 9:45pm.
Most of the usual High Roller suspects are in attendance including Jason Mercier, Brian Hastings, David “Doc” Sands, Phil Laak, and more.