Event 23: Evan Panesis – 6th Place ($29,200)

$1,100 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 30: 50,000/100,000/15,000 Ante

David Eldridge opened to 150,000 and Evan Panesis three-bet for his entire 1,300,000 stack. Eldridge called with TdTc to race against Panesis’ AdQd.

Panesis hit his Ace but Eldridge hit the AsTh6c flop even better. The Jh turn gave Panesis a gutshot draw but he missed the Qc river to go out of Event 22 in 6th place for $29,200.

Evan Panesis: Eliminated in 6th
David Eldridge: 5,350,000

Evan Panesis
Evan Panesis

Event 23: Viet Vo – 7th Place ($21,900)

$1,100 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 29: 40,000/80,000/10,000 Ante

David Eldridge opened to 175,000 and Viet Vo moved all-in for 810,000. After a bit of a tank, Eldridge called with KcJc and Vo tabled Ah5h.

Eldridge hit one of his live cards on the QhJd6d flop and the Qc turn left Vo with only three river Aces to stay alive. He missed the Tc river to exit Event 23 in 7th place for $21,900.

Viet Vo: Eliminated in 7th
David Eldridge: 3,380,000

Viet Vo
Viet Vo

Event 23: Mohammed Siddiqui – 9th Place ($14,050)

$1,100 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 28: 30,000/60,000/10,000 Ante

Sheddy Siddiqui came in on the short stack and is the first player to go today in Hard Rock Live.

Siddiqui went in with his last 255,000 with KdQh against Gavin O’Rourke holding 7s7c.  Siddiqui did not catch up on the 2d4d4s3s8c and is headed to the payout window.

Mohammed “Sheddy” Siddiqui finishes in 9th place for $14,050.

Sheddy Siddiqui
Sheddy Siddiqui

Event 23: Final Table Set

$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:

Seat 1: Jamie Lewin – 630,000
Seat 2: Mohammad “Sheddy” Siddiqui – 235,000
Seat 3: Rubin Ybarra – 2,045,000
Seat 4: Gavin O’Rourke – 1,215,000
Seat 5: David Eldridge – 3,300,000
Seat 6: Evan Panesis – 1,115,000
Seat 7: Dan Ishaki – 1,100,000
Seat 8: Anthony Nardi – 1,265,000
Seat 9: Viet Vo – 1,000,000

Good luck to everyone on our final table!

Event 23: Dispatches From the $1K

$1,100 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 21: 6,000/12,000/2,000 Ante

While everyone is concentrating on the High Roller and $1 Million Guarantee Event 22, they’ve played down pretty quickly in Event 23.

The field is down to the last four tables with some big names still among those 36 including Esther Taylor-Brady, Sheddy Siddiqui, Ken “Teach” Aldridge, Matt Affleck, and Tyler Patterson.

They’re schedule to play down to the final table, a pretty late night for the small buy-in Big 4 tournament.

Ken "Teach" Aldridge
Ken “Teach” Aldridge
Matt Affleck and Lily Kiletto
Matt Affleck and Lily Kiletto
Sheddy Siddiqui
Sheddy Siddiqui
Tyler Patterson
Tyler Patterson

Event 23 Payouts

2015 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open
$1,100 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$500,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool

August 17-18, 2015

Total Entries:  794
Total Prize Pool: $794,000

1st: $146,100
2nd: $84,700
3rd: $51,100
4th: $43,800
5th: $36,500
6th: $29,200
7th: $21,900
8th: $18,300
9th: $14,050
10-12th: $10,950
13-15th: $8,750
16-18th: $7,300
19-21st: $6,550
22-24th: $5,850
25-27th: $5,100
28-36th: $4,400
37-45th: $3,750
46-54th: $3,150
55-63rd: $2,550
64-104th: $2,200

High Roller Day 1: Stakes Getting Higher

$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.

Andy Philachack
Andy Philachack
Bruce Kramer
Bruce Kramer
The Crystal Skull
The Crystal Skull
Phil Laak
Phil Laak

 

High Roller Day 1: Easy Pass

$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.

David Sands
David Sands
Phil Laak
Phil Laak
Shannon Shorr
Shannon Shorr
Ian O'Hara
Ian O’Hara
Mohsin Charania
Mohsin Charania

Schedule for January 22

Main Event Schedule

11AM: Event 1 Day 1A – $570 Deeper Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • $1,000,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 25,000 in tournament chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • Day 1 will end after Level 14 or Tournament Director discretion
  • Event 1 Structure Sheet

12PM: Event 2 Day 1 – $350 Omaha 8B (Re-Entry)

  • $20,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 15,000 in tournament chips and 40-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 7
  • Day 1 will end at final table or 12AM, whichever comes first
  • Event 2 Structure Sheet

6PM: Event 1 Day 1B – $570 Deeper Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • $1,000,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 25,000 in tournament chips and 30-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • Day 1 will end after Level 14 or Tournament Director discretion
  • Event 1 Structure Sheet

Secondary and Qualifier Schedule

3PM: Event 22 – $115 Deep(er) Stacks Qualifier (Re-Entry) 1-in-10

  • 5 packages guaranteed for LHPO Event 1 AND Event 7
  • Players begin with 5,000 in tournament chips and 20-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 7
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 22 Structure Sheet

7PM: Event 23 – $115 Deep(er) Stacks Qualifier (Re-Entry) 1-in-10

  • 5 packages guaranteed for LHPO Event 1 AND Event 7
  • Players begin with 5,000 in tournament chips and 20-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 7
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 23 Structure Sheet

9PM: Event 24 – $150 Survivor Turbo No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • 1 in 10 players win $1,200 cash
  • Players begin with 10,000 in tournament chips and 15-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
  • Event 24 Structure Sheet