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Event 8: In The Bag

$560 Buy-In Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

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

Flight B has come to an end and all the bags are sealed for the night.  About 53 players bagged chips — a full list will be posted in the blog when available.  The survivors will return Sunday at 1pm for Day 2.

David Jackson lost a big pot during the last level and dropped below 200k.

Anthony Cesare III
Tony Cesare

Tony Cesare bagged the chip lead with 334,500 in chips.  He’ll collect $1,000 as the Flight B chip leader.

Other stacks over 200k:

Jonathan Ounjian 282,500
Travis Jackson 248,500
Darryll Fish 240,000
Chad Freedman 233,500
Stephen Jones 213,000
Thong Tran 210,000

Event 8: Tran Flops Boat and Sinks Opponent

$560 Buy-In Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

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

Thong Tran
Thong Tran

On a flop of  Q Q 6, the player in seat 9 shoved and Thong Tran snap-called, showing pocket 6s for a full house.  His opponent was in bad shape holding KQ for trips and needing a King or Queen (4 outs) to survive.

River was an 8 and seat 9 hit the rail.  Tran chipped up to about 235k, putting him among the chip leaders.

With ten minutes remaining in the level, they stopped the clock and ordered all tables to play 4 more hands, then bag up for the night.

Event 8: Last Level Underway

$560 Buy-In Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

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

The black 100 chips are gone and players are back on the felt for the last 30 minute level of the day.

Players who bust out before the end still have plenty of chances to try again.  Here’s the schedule for the next 4 flights:

Flight C:  Friday 11am
Flight D:  Friday 7pm
Flight E:  Saturday 11am
Flight F:  Saturday 7pm

If a player ends the night with a few chips left, they can opt to surrender those chips and play a subsequent flight.  If they bag those chips, however, they cannot play again.  There is no ‘best stack’ option during this series.

Event 8: Last Break Coming Up

$560 Buy-In Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

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

They’re approaching the last break of the night at the end of the level and David Jackson appears to be running away with the chip lead.  He’s up to ~360k with his sights set on the $1,000 chip leader bonus.

Brian Hawkins bagged 451,500 at the end of Flight A, good for the first flight’s chip leader bonus.  All six flights will award the $1,000 cash bonus to the player that bags the most chips.

Event 8: The Jackson Two

$560 Buy-In Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

Level 13:  Blinds 1k/2k/300 ante

The biggest stacks in the room as of the break belong to two players named Jackson (no relation).

David Jackson has pulled away from the field with 300,800.

Travis Jackson
Travis Jackson

Travis Jackson is a distant second with 206,000.

Other stacks over 150k:

Darryll Fish 191,500
Jonathan Ounjian 185,900
Kevin Ho 172,400
Yechezkel Wells 163,200
Raymond Roberty 157,500
Dmitry Savelyev 156,600

Event 8: Back From Break

$560 Buy-In Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

Level 13:  Blinds 1k/2k/300 ante

Players are back from the break and fewer than 100 remain in the hunt for that elusive plastic bag that means they’ve made it through to Day 2.

Only 82 players out of 377 entries in Flight A made the cut.  With only 302 entries in this flight, the number of survivors should be smaller.

They’ll play two levels, take a short color-up break, then come back for level 15 which will be the last level played today.

Ryan Gianquitti did not make it to the break.  He tweeted his demise:

Event 8: Flight B Photo Gallery

$560 Buy-In Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

Level 12:  Blinds 800/1,600/200 ante

The blinds keep climbing and the players keep dropping.  Flight B is down to 117 players.  Here’s a gallery of players in Flight B, some of whom have already hit the exit.

 

 

Event 8: Tyler Patterson Will Be Back

$560 Buy-In Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

Level 11:  Blinds 600/1,200/200 ante

Tyler Patterson
Tyler Patterson

Another WSOP bracelet winner has reported to the rail.  Tyler Patterson picked up his first bracelet this summer in the $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha event.  The Everett, WA resident has reported tournament earnings approaching $1.5 million.

Tyler fired in both Flight A and Flight B today with no luck.  He’ll be back on the felt at 11am Friday for Flight C, hoping bullet #3 is the magic one.

Event 8: Natasha Barbour In & Out

$560 Buy-In Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

Level 10:  Blinds 500/1,000/100 ante

Natasha Barbour Raimon made her Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open debut today in Flight B, but has already departed. She’ll be back tomorrow at 11am in Flight C.

She honed her skills on the felt at the Seminole Hard Rock Tampa while going to college.  The story of her journey from Beirut, Lebanon, where she was born, to professional poker player was told during the Spring Poker Open in Tampa.  You can read it here.

After making the final table of the Championship in Tampa, she went on to cash twice as this summer’s WSOP.

Event 8: Familiar Faces

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Level 9 :  Blinds 400/800/100 ante

Players are back from a color-up break and action has resumed.

Just some of the familiar faces spotted in this Flight B field, several of whom played Flight A earlier today as well:

Richard Hope
Tyler Patterson
Zachary ‘Redlocks’ Kessler
Bob ‘Uncle Krunk’ Panitch
Matt Stout
Darryll Fish
Matt Affleck
Wally Maddah
Woodrow Pass
Nancy Birnbaum
Konstantinos Pantoridis
Thong Tran
Angel Vu
Tyng Ho
Tony Pham
Raminder Singh
Mukul Pahuja

Event 8: Fossilman Felted

$560 Buy-In Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

Level 8 :  Blinds 300/600/75 ante

Registration for Flight B closed at the start of Level 7 with an (unofficial) count of 302 entrants.

The field has dwindled to fewer than 200 players remaining.  One of those who has departed is Greg ‘Fossilman’ Raymer.  He summed it up in his Tweet:

 

Event 8: Flight A Chip Counts

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Of the 377 entrants in Flight A, only 82 bagged up chips after 15 levels.  Here are their chip counts:

LAST NAME
FIRST NAME
CHIP COUNT
HAWKINSBRIAN451500
FREECEDAVID260500
LEETAE HO243000
HASTINGSBRIAN226000
LEVINEGREG225000
CHUNGJAE207000
KATZRONALD199500
CHRISTENSENERIK197000
HANCOCKROBERT196000
PADILLAROGELIO195000
ALLENSPACHFREDERICK186000
WACHSBRIAN184000
WOERNERPHILIP181500
GELLEYDAVID178500
JONESRYAN178500
POCESDAVID175500
ROSEMARK174000
VUTUAN174000
MARKSJONATHAN170500
COFHLIN IIIJOHN164000
NOVICKNOAH154500
TEJADASEBASTIAN144000
POSNERSEAN138500
PHILLISBRIAN135500
GARCIALANCE133000
MOROZYEGOR129500
ZAYDMANELLIOTT127000
WOODBERYHERBERT118500
FIORENZAANTOINETTE117000
BENCHLOUCHMoises113500
WHITEMARSHALL112000
SMITHMATTHEW111500
BECKSERIC110500
FREEDMANWENDY109500
MOSLEYDOMINIQUE108000
MCKENDRYTYLER107600
CASTRANOVADAVID107500
RILEYERIC101500
laneJONATHAN101000
BrodyJonathan99000
SHENYUAN97500
MUBARAK PERALTAJUAN93500
LEIDIJORGE88000
PATERSONSTUART87500
BlackEugene87000
NEUBERGERMICHAEL86500
KARIMZOHAIR86000
FREEDMANHARVEY85000
GRABERJONATHAN82000
DERMODYJOHN81500
GANTZDAVID78000
KUSCHLARRY78000
JOHNSONMICHAEL77000
HOLLEY IIIJOHN76500
DYERJESSE W76000
CHINPETER74000
ZUKOWSKISteven74000
VARGAS MONEJOSE73000
TORRESKEVIN70000
CUTLERSETH65500
AHMADINARIMAAN64500
DODDCOREY64000
WILLIAMSDEANNA62500
GOUREAUJEREMY61500
RUSSOMIGUEL60000
RamkhalawanAlan59000
PIDERITERIC55500
BLAKESLEETREVILYNN54000
MARTINEZDIMAS54000
HAYESCHRISTOPHER53500
DIAMONDSTEVEN52500
OERTHADAM52000
MARCUSGREGORY51500
FRASERMATTHEW50500
MCNEELYGEOFFREY49000
RINTALAVOITTO43500
FORMANALFRED42500
GENACHTEDANIEL41000
CICHYHUNTER40500
VARGASJOHN30500
HAIMONGARY23500
SPOTTGERALDDNR

Event 8: Break Time Big Stacks

$560 Buy-In Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

Level 6 :  Blinds 200/400/50 ante

These players had more than doubled their starting stacks by the first break:

David Jackson 100,300
J Toutol 97,800
Jonathan Ouijian 86,025
Gregg Jaffy 73,100
Alexis Sterner 68,700
N Ruiz 66,775
Anthony Cesare 62,875
Thong Tran 62,275
Shimon Buhadana 62,075
Francis Margaglione 60,300
Frank von Matt 60,225

Event 8: Early Baggage from Flight A

$560 Buy-In Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

Level 5 :  Blinds 150/300/25 ante

Players are back from break and the chips are chirping again.

The twitter world is buzzing about stacks bagged during Flight A.  A complete list will be posted when available, but here are some “chip chirps”:

 

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