Week 1: Eric Rivkin Wins Escalator Series Opener

$1M Escalator Series: $150 Buy-In, $100,000 Guaranteed
Level 30: 15,000/50,000/100,000
Players: 1/1,250

The first of four Escalator Series events concluded with a heads-up deal at the stroke of midnight here at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, FL. The $150 buy-in, $100,000 guaranteed tournament drew a field of 1,250 entries smashing the targeted prize pool before topping out at $150,000.

Following four days of tournament action, Eric Rivkin from East Hampton, NY pocketed the top prize along with a $3,500 seat in the SHRP Showdown Championship and an Escalator Series trophy.

More on the victory will be posted in the morning. In the meantime, here’s a look at the final table results:

1st: Eric Rivkin – $33,970 + $3,500 SHRP Showdown seat
2nd: Reynel Hernandez – $25,390 + $3,500 SHRP Showdown seat
3rd: Luis Sandoval – $14,410
4th: Claudio Kalili – $9,760
5th: Brian Nerney – $6,890
6th: Mohan Navani – $5,410
7th: Edmund Farhat – $4,230
8th: Elliott Zaydman – $3,200
9th: Maria Garrido – $2,315

The Escalator Series continues throughout the month of February with three more events:

More on the tournaments is available by clicking the “Download Tournament Schedule (PDF)” link.

Thanks for playing and we hope to see you again starting February 10!