2018 Escalator Series (Week 3) $350 Buy-In, $300,000 Guaranteed Level 19: 4,000/8,000 with a 1,000 ante Players Remaining: 81 of 1,435 | Structure | Payouts
Francis Margaglione recently called a 16,000-chip raise preflop. The was a 20,000-chip C-bet on the flop and Margaglione called that, too. On the turn, Margaglione was the aggressor betting 100,000 after his opponent checked. The opponent took some time, but folded. Margaglione took a small pot and continued his upward Day 2 trend.
Margaglione is a three-time Seminole Hard Rock champion and eyes a fourth title here in the Escalator $350. He claims 805,000 chips good for one of the biggest stacks in the room.
2018 Escalator Series (Week 3) $350 Buy-In, $300,000 Guaranteed Heading to Level 18: 3,000/6,000 with a 1,000 ante Players Remaining: 108 of 1,435 | Structure | Payouts
Michael Graffeo began Day 2 near the top of the counts (second) and stayed there throughout the first two hours of the restart. To start the day, he claimed 332,500 chips but he’s nearly doubled his holdings and now sits on about 640,000 on first break.
Cards go back in the air shortly with blinds of 2,500/5,000 and a 500 ante. Graffeo holds one of the largest stacks in the room.
2018 Escalator Series (Week 3) $350 Buy-In, $300,000 Guaranteed Level 17: 2,500/5,000 with a 500 ante Players Remaining: 117 of 1,435 | Structure | Payout
Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi recently flexed some muscle betting the last of his opponent’s 132,000-chip stack preflop. Mizrachi was caught with versus . An runout smacked the opponent and Mizrachi shipped a six-figure pot across the table.
2018 Escalator Series (Week 3) $350 Buy-In, $300,000 Guaranteed Level 16: 2,000/4,000 with a 500 ante Players Remaining: 162 of 1,435 | Structure | Payouts
Local grinder Evan Teitelbaum is a little healthier to start Level 16 with a stack of 124,000.
It was on the last hand in Level 15 when a trio of players, Teitelbaum included, got 8,500 in the pot preflop. The action checked on a flop. The turn fell the . There was a check followed by a bet of 15,000. Teitelbaum called while the checker folded. They were heads up to the river. Teitelbaum’s opponent lead for stack of 5,000 chips and Teitelbaum snapped off his lat 32,000.
2018 Escalator Series (Week 3) $350 Buy-In, $300,000 Guaranteed Level 15: 1,500/3,000 with a 500 ante Players Remaining: 189 of 1,435 | Structure | Payouts
Marcus Stein has been looking for action early and recently put together a string of three consecutive preflop all-ins. The double-ups were nowhere to be found as Stein took down two pots without contest and chopped a third with Witold Wassik when the pair both turned up .
Stein sits on about 45,000 good for 15 big blinds.
While Stein has been lucky enough to hang on, Jonathan Hilton and Josh Beckley have met different fates. They both found the rail early well shy of a payday.
Marcus Stein – 45,000 Josh Beckley – Eliminated Jonathan Hilton – Eliminated