High Roller: Elite Field Still Growing

$25,500 High Roller No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 5: 500/1,000 with a 100 ante
Total Entries: 70

Level 5 is about halfway complete, and the field is still growing steadily. A ninth table was just added to play, and the board shows 70 entries so far.

Mukul Pahuja
Mukul Pahuja

SHRP Team member and WPT Season 12 Player of the Year Mukul Pahuja is the newest addition to the field, joined at his new table by two-time WPT Champion Marvin Rettenmaier. Pahuja is one of seven players who won seats for this event in last night’s satellite. Faraz Jaka (Season 8) is the only other WPT Player of the Year who’s entered the field so far.

Joe Hachem
Joe Hachem

There are also a few familiar WSOP faces in the crowd, with Main Event Champions Joe Hachem (2005) and Joe McKeehen (2015) both sitting comfortably above their starting stack. Hachem is one of five players who’ve won both the WSOP Main Event and a WPT title.

The 2012 WSOP November Nine is particularly well represented, too. Champion Jonathan Duhamel is not here, but John Racener (2nd place), Joseph Cheong (3rd place), and John Dolan (6th place) are all in attendance this evening.

Registration remains open for the first 12 levels, so there’s still plenty of time and space for the field to grow further.

High Roller: One Million Plus

$25,500 High Roller No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 3: 300/600 with a 75 ante
Total Entries: 54

The High Roller event had a $1 million guaranteed prize pool but that is in the rearview mirror. Much like the other tournaments this series, they had enough players in the game early to blast past the guarantee.

With 54 players so far, the prize pool has reached $1,350,000 with registration open until 9:45pm.

2016 Showdown Ari Engel-2
Ari Engel goes from the $10K WPT Finale to the $25K High Roller
2016 Showdown Chance Kornuth
Seminole Hard Rock Poker Team Member Chance Kornuth
2016 Showdown Sheddy Siddiqui
Seminole Hard Rock Poker Team Member Sheddy Siddiqui
2016 Showdown Tony Gregg
Tony Gregg, WSOP One Drop High Roller Champion
Two-time WPT Champion Darren Elias
Two-time WPT Champion Darren Elias

High Roller: Time for the $25K

$25,500 High Roller No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 1: 200/500 with a 50 ante
Total Entries: 24

High Roller Day-1

The Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown High Roller is just moments away from kicking off. One of the series highlights, the $25,500 buy-in tournament boasts a $1,000,000 guarantee and is expected to draw some of the game’s top brass.

Players begin with 100,000 chips and are set to log 40-, 60- and 90-minute levels as the tournament progresses. Late registration and re-entry are available until the start of Level 13 with Day 1 expected to wrap at the eight-handed final table.

Event details:

2PM: Event 27 Day 1- $25,500 High Roller No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • $1,000,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 100,000 in chips
  • Levels 1-12 will last 40 minutes; Level 13+ will last 60 minutes
  • Final table levels will last 90 minutes
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 13
  • Day 1 will end when 8 players remain or Tournament Director discretion
  • Event 27 Structure Sheet

Updates throughout the day will be available right here SHRPO.com.