Event 28: Scott Clements Takes Massive Chip Lead into Final Day

$2,200 Deep Stack Pot Limit Omaha
Level 13: 3,000/6,000
Players Remaining: 9 of 79

Scott Clements Leads Final 9 of $2,200 PLO
Scott Clements Leads Final 9 of $2,200 PLO

Scott Clements is regarded as one of the most respected Omaha players in the world and is showing why as he takes an astounding chip lead into the final table of the $2,200 Pot Limit Omaha.

The Washington native has won WSOP bracelets in both the split-pot and high-only variants of the game, as well as a plethora of deep runs and other titles in all variants. Clements enters the final day of play with almost half of the chips in play.

While Clements has a massive lead, one of the latest additions to the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Team, Chance Kornuth, sits in second chip position.

Kornuth is top flight professional poker player in his own right with over $3.6 million in tournament earnings and a WSOP bracelet in the 2010 $5,000 Pot Limit Omaha for over $508,000.

The event kicked off at 5 p.m. on Tuesday and when the late registration and re-entry period was closed, there were 79 entrants, which created a prizepool of $158,000 that would be divided up among the top nine finishers.

They reached the unofficial final table of 10 players just before the start of the last scheduled level of the day, but after finishing the last level and still having 10 players remaining, they continued play until they lost one more player and they could return nine players, all in the money, for Day 2.

It was another well-known pro, Ari Engel, who busted in 10th and was the unfortunate bubble boy. Engel headed to the rail without a payday, but earned a cash earlier in the day after busting from the $10,000 WPT Seminole Hard Rock Finale in 23rd place for $27,620.

Charlel Azzi also earned himself a seat at the final table and has secured his second cash of the series. His first cash came in the $3,500 WPT Main Event. He netted $30,228 for his 19th place finish.

The final nine players are all guaranteed at least a cash of $4,740, but are all within arms reach of the $47,400 first place prize money. Cards get back in the air on Wednesday at 2 p.m. to play down to a winner.

Here is a look at the seating arrangement for the final table:

Seat 1: Chance Kornuth – 213,000
Seat 2: Petko Tsakov – 127,000
Seat 3: Charbel Azzi – 112,000
Seat 4: Joseph Irgon – 26,000
Seat 5: Mikhail Zlotnik – 36,000
Seat 6: Luis Calvo – 133,000
Seat 7: Scott Clements – 732,000
Seat 8: Chris Meyers – 174,000
Seat 9: Eric Penner – 27,000

Event 28: Scott Clements Leads Final 10

$2,200 Deep Stack Pot Limit Omaha
Level 12: 2,500/5,000
Players Remaining: 10 of 79

The 79 players that started this event are now down to the final 10 and have re-drawn for seats at the unofficial final table of 10. Along with being on the official final table bubble, they are also on the money bubble.

The next player eliminated is the bubble boy and the remaining nine players are guaranteed a cash of at least $4,740.

Scott Clements is the current chip leader with 450,000 to pace the field. The schedule is for them to play through the end of level 12 and then bag up for the night. They will finish the event tomorrow with the same seating arrangement.

Here is a look at the current seating arrangement and chip counts:

Seat 1: Chance Kornuth – 164,000
Seat 2: Petko Tsakov – 160,500
Seat 3: Charbel Azzi – 181,000
Seat 4: Joseph Irgon – 41,500
Seat 5: Mikkhail Zlotnik – 25,000
Seat 6: Ari Engel – 29,000
Seat 7: Luis Calvo – 284,500
Seat 8: Scott Clements – 450,000
Seat 9: Chris Meyers – 200,000
Seat 10: Eric Penner – 44,500


Event 28: Prizepool and Payouts

$2,200 Deep Stack Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Level 7: 600/1,200
Players Remaining: 35 of 79

Registration is now closed for Event 28, and the numbers are in.

A total of 79 entries were purchased for this Pot Limit Omaha event, generating a prizepool worth $158,000. That money will be shared by the final 9 players thusly:

1st: $47,400
2nd: $33,180
3rd: $21,330
4th: $15,800
5th: $11,850
6th: $9,480
7th: $7,900
8th: $6,320
9th: $4,740

The winner will also receive the glass trophy for this event, one of the last few trophies left to be handed out in this series.

Event 28: PLO Field Filling In

$2,200 Deep Stack Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)
Level 4: 300/600
Total Entries: 57

2200 PLO Day 1-5

Toward the end of Level 4, the field in this evening’s $2,200 pot-limit Omaha tournament sits at 57 entries and counting. Here’s a look at some of the notable faces in on the action:

Seminole Hard Rock Poker Team Member, Chance Kornuth
Seminole Hard Rock Poker Team Member, Chance Kornuth
2015 WSOP Main Event runner up, Josh Beckley
2015 WSOP Main Event runner up, Josh Beckley
Michael Mizrachi
Michael Mizrachi
Ari Engel
Ari Engel

Late registration and unlimited re-entry are available until 9:30 p.m. The full prize pool will be posted shortly thereafter.

Event 25 and 28: Two New Primary Events Underway

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)/$2,200 Deep Stack Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)

The clock strikes 5 p.m. and two new primary events are underway. Event 25 continues with Flight B in the two-flight tournament. Yesterday’s opener drew 272 entries and advanced 27. Today’s event follows the same schedule of play with players beginning with 10,000 chips and late registration available until the start of Level 9.

Tournament details:

5PM: Event 25 Day 1B- $150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

  • $50,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 10,000 in 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 25 Structure Sheet

Also kicking off is Event 28, a two-day $2,200 buy-in deep stack pot limit Omaha tournament. This tournament boasts 20,000-chip starting stacks and 40-minute levels.

Tournament details:

5PM: Event 28 Day 1 – $2,200 Deep Stack Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry)

  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips and 40-minute levels
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 7
  • Day 1 will end after Level 12 or Tournament Director discretion
  • Event 28 Structure Sheet

More on each event will be posted when registration closes and the prize pools are finalized.