A tournament benefiting Habitat For Humanity International and Habitat for Humanity of Broward has been added to the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open. Presented by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, the tournament will take place on Wednesday, August 27 at 6 p.m.
The Big Stack Turbo No Limit Hold’em event will feature a $300 buy-in, half of which will be donated to the two charities and the remaining placed in the tournament prize pool. To increase excitement and participation, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood is adding over $15,000 to the prize pool, including a $5,300 entry into the $10 Million Guaranteed Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Championship event.
Onsite registration is open until Wednesday, August 27 at 8:00 p.m. A full schedule and details can be found at SHRPO.com.
During the previous level, (blinds 500/1,000) 5 players took a flop for 2,000: . It was checked to Cody Ferguson (West Palm Beach, FL) in the cutoff and he fired 4,500. Andres Morales (button) jammed for ~36k. Everyone folded to Cody, (Deerfield Beach, FL) who called, having Andres covered.
Cody was ahead with for trip tens. Andres had for two pair. The last two came running spades, , to give Andres the flush and the double-up.
Then after the blinds went up, the same two battled again. Cody was all-in for 4,300 and Andres said “call”, then flipped his cards up, even though there were still players to act behind him. (He was given a warning for exposing his hand with action pending.) Everyone else folded and the cards were tabled.
Cody was again ahead with . Andres held . The flop gave the lead to Andres when it came . Then the on the river put Cody back in front. Then the hit the river, giving Andres two pair and giving Cody his second bad beat of the day.
Cody’s not sure about playing again tomorrow — he’s a little demoralized by the beats he took from Andres Morales. Andres makes his living as a Network Specialist. He’s now up to about 75k.
Registration has closed for Flight C with an unofficial entry count of 322.
Of those, 117 remain in action as they near the end of level ten. Levels are now 30 minutes long and they will halt play for the night with about 15 minutes remaining in level 15.
Lots of familiar faces are still grinding it out. We know who the grinders are when we keep seeing them in event after event. Elliott ‘Comrade’ Zaydman, Joe Williams, Richard Hope, Wally Maddah, Steven Bennett, and Steele Sutter are plying the felt again in this flight.
Cinda Goodale had jumped into the chip lead with almost 200k with 63 players remaining, but at the start of level 15, she has dropped back into the pack. Cinda is a local semi-professional poker player.
Flight B is down to only 40 players and will halt play with 14:48 remaining in this level, then bag up for the night.