Event 5E: Big Stacks Looking To Bag

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

Level 15:  Blinds 1,500/3,000/500 ante

As they were approaching the end of the day, which occurs with about 15 minutes remaining in level 15, a couple of big stacks began to emerge.

Barbaro DiazBarbaro Diaz (Cuba) was the clear chip leader before the blinds went up for the final time.  He was up to ~300k.

Michael MerisierMichael Merisier (Plantation, FL) was stacking about 230k.  He owns a home-based business and is a regular player here at Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood.


Event 5E: Tweet-Outs from Flight E

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

Level 14:  Blinds 1,200/2,400/400 ante

Players are dropping fast as the end of the night looms.  They’re gambling it up to try to accumulate some chips to bag or bust out and try again in Flight F.

A couple of players have tweeted their departures:


Event 5E: Ladies Making Their Mark

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

Level 13:  Blinds 1k/2k/300 ante

Angel Vu has been the one to watch since this series began, since she is the current points leader on the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Player of the Year leaderboard.   She started the series with 1120 points and through the first four events has picked up 310 more, for a total of 1430.

Marsha Wolak (foreground) & Nancy Birnbaum (background)
Marsha Wolak (foreground) & Nancy Birnbaum (background)

WSOP bracelet winner Marsha Wolak is hot on her heels, currently occupying 3rd place on the POY leaderboard.

Not to be overlooked is Nancy Birnbaum, one of the most decorated women on the WSOP Circuit with 3 gold rings.

All three of these ladies are plying their trade on the felt in Flight E tonight.

Event 5E: Registration Closed

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

End of Level 11:  Blinds 600/1,200/200 ante

Registration closed for Flight E at the end of level 9.  There were unofficially 439 entries in this flight, surpassing all previous flights and bringing the event total to 1,665.

Some of the many familiar faces still in this Flight are Woodrow Pass, Nancy Birnbaum, Steele Sutter, Angel Vu, Joe Gibbons, Marsha Wolak, Guillermo Hamilton, and Mark Shulla.

Players are on break and there are about 117 remaining in this flight.

Event 5F: Flight F Underway

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

Level 1:  Blinds 25/50

The sixth and final starting fight of Event 5 is underway.

Chips and Felt

Players began with 12,000 chips and the first 9 levels are 20 minutes long.  Levels 10 through 15 are 30 minutes long, but they will stop with about 15 minutes remaining in level 15, which all previous flights have done.

Players may late register and/or re-enter this event until the start of level 10 (about 10:20pm).

Event 5D: Flight D Baggage

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

A few players have let us know how they fared in Flight D, via Twitter.  Include #SHRPO in your Tweets and you may see them in the SHRPO.com blog!