Event 10 Day 1H: Straight Flush Closes Night, Zulker Leads

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 14: 1,200/2,400/400 Ante

We’re used to seeing wild finishes at the end of flights but former Seminole Hard Rock champion Kenneth Norman took it to a whole new level.

Norman went all-in on the last hand of the night with Ac5d and was called by Marc Cohen with QcQh.  A stunning board of 4d8d7d9d6d not only put the flush on the board but gave Norman the straight flush for the double-up and Marc Cohen now has to come back with only 4.500 chips.

On the other side, Mike Zulker hung on to Day 1H’s chip lead and bagged 254,500.  Kelly Krekel also put up an impressive number finishing out with 225,000.  Alvin Wilson stood strong with 219,500 and Alayne Zeto put up 202,000.

With the 43 players that advanced, 168 players will be back for Day 2.  Event 10 restarts at 5 PM  on Saturday.

Congratulations to all the players who will back for Day 2!

Mike Zulker
Mike Zulker
Kelly Krekel
Kelly Krekel
Alvin Wilson
Alvin Wilson

Event 10 Day 1H: Final Chapter

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 14: 1,200/2,400/400 Ante

It’s the last Day 1 Level of Event 10.  We’re getting ready to put this under wraps with 49 players still alive tonight. Mike Zulker still appears to have the biggest stack in the room and players like Armando Camejo, Christian Rodriguez, Juan Ferrer, Evan Snow, Alvin Wilson, Luis Domenech, Kelly Krekel, Juan Carlos Avila and John Magnetta all having put together strong nights so far.  As has been the case all tournament, it should be a wild finish to an evening of roller coaster action.

Event 12: Day 2 Starting Chip Counts

$1,100 WPTDeepStacks No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

FIRST NAMELAST NAMECITYSTCHIP COUNT
CODYFERGUSONLANTANAFL510,000
STEPHENDIAMANTASLAKELANDFL477,000
CARLOSLOVINGSARASOTAFL421,000
JORGERIVERAHIALEAHFL394,000
JOEYWEISSMANBOCA RATONFL335,000
LAWRENCEWHYTEHOUSTONTX292,500
mengchaoyuTAIYUAN282,500
RAYMONDRUSZKOWSKIMIAMIFL274,500
ALFONSOPEREZCOCONUT CREEKFL269,500
CLAUDIOPIEDRABUENAROSARIO268,000
BARRYHUTTER IIHOLLYWOODFL263,500
JACQUELYNSCOTTFORT LAUDERDALEFL257,500
PIERROTMASSENATMIRAMARFL257,000
JOHNDEPERSIOPARKLANDFL256,000
JOSEPHKUETHERLAS VEGASNV249,500
ADAMROUSELONGWOODFL248,000
GASTONMICULITZKIAVENTURAFL247,000
ORYHENCOOPER CITYFL238,000
DARENSTABINSKIWESTONFL199,500
URIKADOSHDAVIEFL175,000
NICHOLASPUPILLOADDISONIL172,000
TRISTANWADEBOYNTON BEACHFL171,000
FARZADRAJIPALM HARBORFL157,500
ZOHAIRKARIMORLANDOFL155,000
TIMOTHYADAMSTHORTON HEATH155,000
ABBEYDANIELSCORAL SPRINGSFL150,500
RYANBAYSINGERBARRINGTONIL147,500
JACOBBAZELEYCINCINNATIOH146,000
GARYFLURPLANTATIONFL142,500
IANO'HARABOCA RATONFL136,000
KARIMVEGASBROOKLINEMA134,500
PETERCHINPEMBROKE PNESFL129,000
STEVENKARPNORTH MIAMI BEACHFL120,000
CLIFFORDGOLDKINDPOTOMACMD118,500
MARKDUGAYSAINT JOHN117,500
ALLENKESSLERLAS VEGASNV117,000
ADAMADLERAVENTURAFL115,000
WilliamCriegoPRIOR LAKEMN113,000
STUARTGREENBAUMHOLLYWOODFL111,000
BryanSchultzCARPENTERSVILLEIL110,000
JOHNDOLANBONITA SPRINGSFL97,500
DANITDAYANFORT LAUDERDALEFL94,000
ELLIOTTZAYDMANCOCONUT CREEKFL93,500
DENISCYRBOISCHATELON92,500
BRETTBADERBOCA RATONFL90,500
BRIANHAWKINSWELLINGTONFL89,000
PHILIPPEGOUREAUBAL HARBOURFL84,000
STEVENMCKOYCORAL SPRINGSFL82,500
DERRICKSIMONMIRAMARFL78,000
JONAHMILLERCORAL GABLESFL71,000
ZACHARYCANUGAINESVILLEFL57,500
BLAIRMILLERSARASOTAFL57,500
BILLKONTARATOSLAVALQC54,000
HANSWINZELERMIAMIFL52,500
LYNNEMITCHNICKLAS VEGASNV45,500
JUSTINZAKITIERRA VERDEFL44,000
JONATHANMARKSWESTONFL36,500
BARRYPEVNERCOOPER CITYFL32,000
LEONARDST-GERMAINSOUTHWEST RANCHESFL30,500

Event 12: Day 2 Seat Assignments

$1,100 WPTDeepStacks No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

TableSeatFIRST NAMELAST NAMECITYSTCHIP COUNT
51DERRICKSIMONMIRAMARFL78,000
52BARRYPEVNERCOOPER CITYFL32,000
54CARLOSLOVINGSARASOTAFL421,000
55KARIMVEGASBROOKLINEMA134,500
56ALFONSOPEREZCOCONUT CREEKFL269,500
57RAYMONDRUSZKOWSKIMIAMIFL274,500
58CLAUDIOPIEDRABUENAROSARIO268,000
59JOHNDOLANBONITA SPRINGSFL97,500
61ADAMROUSELONGWOODFL248,000
62DENISCYRBOISCHATELON92,500
63BILLKONTARATOSLAVALQC54,000
64PHILIPPEGOUREAUBAL HARBOURFL84,000
65ZACHARYCANUGAINESVILLEFL57,500
66ZOHAIRKARIMORLANDOFL155,000
67LYNNEMITCHNICKLAS VEGASNV45,500
68JOEYWEISSMANBOCA RATONFL335,000
69JOHNDEPERSIOPARKLANDFL256,000
71GASTONMICULITZKIAVENTURAFL247,000
72TIMOTHYADAMSTHORTON HEATH155,000
73GARYFLURPLANTATIONFL142,500
75DANITDAYANFORT LAUDERDALEFL94,000
76LEONARDST-GERMAINSOUTHWEST RANCHESFL30,500
77HANSWINZELERMIAMIFL52,500
78STUARTGREENBAUMHOLLYWOODFL111,000
79MARKDUGAYSAINT JOHN117,500
81JOSEPHKUETHERLAS VEGASNV249,500
82BARRYHUTTER IIHOLLYWOODFL263,500
83DARENSTABINSKIWESTONFL199,500
84CODYFERGUSONLANTANAFL510,000
85ORYHENCOOPER CITYFL238,000
86FARZADRAJIPALM HARBORFL157,500
87JONATHANMARKSWESTONFL36,500
88JACOBBAZELEYCINCINNATIOH146,000
89BRIANHAWKINSWELLINGTONFL89,000
141STEVENKARPNORTH MIAMI BEACHFL120,000
142LAWRENCEWHYTEHOUSTONTX292,500
143JORGERIVERAHIALEAHFL394,000
144JACQUELYNSCOTTFORT LAUDERDALEFL257,500
145BRETTBADERBOCA RATONFL90,500
146RYANBAYSINGERBARRINGTONIL147,500
147mengchaoyuTAIYUAN282,500
149PIERROTMASSENATMIRAMARFL257,000
151BLAIRMILLERSARASOTAFL57,500
153PETERCHINPEMBROKE PNESFL129,000
154ABBEYDANIELSCORAL SPRINGSFL150,500
155NICHOLASPUPILLOADDISONIL172,000
156JONAHMILLERCORAL GABLESFL71,000
157BryanSchultzCARPENTERSVILLEIL110,000
158JUSTINZAKITIERRA VERDEFL44,000
159URIKADOSHDAVIEFL175,000
161ADAMADLERAVENTURAFL115,000
162WilliamCriegoPRIOR LAKEMN113,000
163STEVENMCKOYCORAL SPRINGSFL82,500
164ALLENKESSLERLAS VEGASNV117,000
165STEPHENDIAMANTASLAKELANDFL477,000
166CLIFFORDGOLDKINDPOTOMACMD118,500
167ELLIOTTZAYDMANCOCONUT CREEKFL93,500
168IANO'HARABOCA RATONFL136,000
169TRISTANWADEBOYNTON BEACHFL171,000

Event 10 Day 1H: Count ‘Em Down

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 12: 1,000/2,000/300 Ante

Here are the top chips counts after the players’ final break of the night with Mike Zulker holding a commanding lead.  63 grinders are still standing with two levels to go.

Mike Zulker – 295,000
Juan Carlos Avila – 157,600
Evan Snow – 153,000
Christian Rodriguez – 145,300
Alvin Wilson – 132,600
Arthur Peacock – 128,900
Juan Ferrer – 121,000
John Magnetta – 113,300
Luis Domenech – 111,400

$750 Championship Sit ‘N Go Qualifiers Tomorrow

Looking for some serious action tomorrow with a chance to get into the $3500 Championship Event?

Starting at 2 PM tomorrow $750 buy-in single table sit n’ go satellites will be offered with a $3500 seat in the championship for the winners, $2100 cash for second and $1400 for third.

Players will start with 15,000 in chips with 15 minute blind levels starting at 100/200.

These qualifiers will run as long as there is demand all day long so come on down and take your shot at some serious cash and a chance to enter the $3,000,000 guaranteed Seminole Hard Rock-Hollywood WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open Championship!

2015 Lucky Hearts Poker Open Trophy

Event 10 Day 1H: They’re Contenders

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 12: 800/1600/200 Ante

A few players have begun building some of the larger stacks in the room trying to roll into Event 10’s Day 2.

Mike Zulker, Kelly Krekel and Juan Carlos Avila are all making a strong push as we close out Level 12.  Avila just took a stack of 5k chips off of Art Peacock bringing Peacock back to the pack.

72 players officially remain in the last flight of the night.

Mike Zulker
Mike Zulker
Kelly Krekel
Kelly Krekel
Juan Carlos Avila
Juan Carlos Avila

 

Event 10 Day 1H: Peacock Strut

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level11: 600/1,200/200 Ante

One of the wildest hands of the tournament wrapped up Level 10 and we have a massive stack in the field as a result.

In a three-way pot between Eric Golden, Dave Hixson and Art Peacock saw nearly 270k end up in the middle after a flop of 7h4cJc with Peacock all-in after the action.

With a 8c on the turn, Golden declared himself all-in but flashed his cards thinking Hixson was in as well.  Hixson knowing he was beat tossed away AdJh.  When the remaining cards were flipped, it was trouble for Peacock.

Hixson: QcTc
Peacock: 7c8h

Hixson was in great shape with the made flush but the 7s spiked on the river giving Peacock a full house, the massive pot and a stack that would be in the lead in some of the past sessions of Event 10.

90 players are still alive here in Day 1H.

Art Peacock
Art Peacock

 

Event 12 Day 1B Ends with 36 Players

$1,100 WPTDeepStacks No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 15: 1,500/3,000/500 Ante

Allen Kessler
Allen Kessler is among the Day 1B Survivors with 117,000

Day 1B has come to a close in the WPT DeepStacks event at the Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open, and 36 players have advanced to join the 23 survivors from Day 1A. They will all return for Day 2 on Saturday at noon ET.

The overall field size was set today at 396 players. The top 36 will make the money ($2,497) and the winner will take home $103,709 tomorrow.

The chip leader at the end of play is Stephen Diamantas with 477,000. The only other player to bag up more than 400k is Carlos Loving with 421,000. Here is a look at the other top stacks in the field.

Jorge Rivera – 394,000
Lawrence White – 292,500
Raymond Ruszkowski – 274,500
Alfonso Perez – 269,500
Claudio Piedrabuena – 268,000
Pierrot Massenat – 251,000
Adam Rouse – 248,000
Ory Hen – 238,000
Farzad Raji – 157,500
Abbey Daniels – 150,500
Jacob Bazely – 146,000
Peter Chin – 129,000
Steve Karp – 120,000
Mark Dugay – 117,500
Allen Kessler – 117,000
Stuart Greenbaum – 111,000

Some notables lost along the way today were Matt Waxman, Aaron Massey, Angel Vu, Mike Beasley, Michael Laake, Natasha Barbour, Darryll Fish, and Danny Suied. Familiar faces that are still in the hunt include Justin Zaki (44,000), Han Winzeler (52,500), John Dolan (97,500), and Dani Dayan (94,000).

Tune back in tomorrow to follow the action from the final day of this event starting at noon.

Event 10 Day 1H: Seats Open!

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 9: 400/800/100 Ante

Maybe everyone’s getting hungry or just thinking about the big game on Sunday but in only twenty mintues a stunning 45 players plus have gone out of Day 1H.

The official board reads 108 remaining but even more have busted since the start of this update meaning we’re averaging an over an elimination every 30 seconds since play resumed.

It is anyone’s guess at this point how many will still be alive when Day 1H calls it quits for the night after Level 14.

Event 10 Day 1G: Play Ends, Ocampo and Scheinberg Lead

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 14: 1,200/2400/400 Ante

27 players escaped Day 1G and Anthony Ocampo came out of nowhere to bag 214,000 for the flight’s chip lead just passing Michael Scheinberg’s 213,500 chip count.

Joseph Budd will carry 170,000 into tomorrow along with Karen Powser at 167,000 and Julio Sanchez with 148,000.

With the end of this flight, 125 players have advanced out of 988 entries in the completed days in Event 10.  Only Day 1H remains before the final Day 2 lineup is set.

Players return at 5 PM tomorrow to decide the Event 10 champion.

Anthony Ocampo
Anthony Ocampo
Michael Scheinberg
Michael Scheinberg

Event 10 Day 1G: Chip Counts

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 13: 1,000/2,000/300 Ante

34 players are still alive in Day 1G with two levels to go.  Here are the top chip counts as we close in on the end of the day:

Michael Scheinberg – 241,800
Joseph Budd – 183,000
Karen Powsner – 159,000
Catherine Storms – 123,000
Jon Sanchez – 115,600
Javier Sarache – 113,100
Calixto Rodriguez – 103,500
Jackson Martin – 103,000

Event 12 Day 1B: Chip Count Update

$1,100 WPTDeepStacks No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 13: 1,000/2,000/300 Ante

Here is a look at the chip counts from the most recent break in the WPTDeepStacks event at the Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open.

Stephen Diamantas – 299,000
Natasha Barbour – 262,900
Hans Winzeler – 229,300
Jorge Rivera – 196,500
Claudia Piedrabuena – 192,900
Farzad Raji – 155,700
Yue Wang – 141,100
Alfonso Perez – 135,600
Nicholas Pupillo – 135,400
Debra Darcy – 131,000
Adam Rouse – 127,800
Alain Rodriguez – 127,300
Clifford Goldkind – 127,200
Danny Suied – 119,400
Francisco Regalado – 118,500
Elliot Zaydman – 118,300
Brian Hawkins – 106,500
Abbey Daniels – 101,000
Justin Zaki – 76,500
John Dolan – 71,700
Allen Kessler – 45,200
Darryll Fish – 23,900

Event 10 Day 1G: Joining The Party

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 12: 800/1,600/200 Ante

As we’ve reached the last four tables of 1G, two more players are starting to pile up chips.

Julio Sanchez and Karen Powsner are looking to contend for the chip lead at the end of Day 1G.

Amusingly, when we asked Karen her name she was nervous and thought she did something wrong before she understood it was for media.  But if gathering up other people’s chips is wrong, then she doesn’t want to be right the rest of the night

Julio Sanchez
Julio Sanchez
Karen Powsner
Karen Powsner

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Event 10 Day 1H: A Sure-Fire Guarantee

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 4: 100/200

With an explosion of players and others busting out of Day 1G and headed to 1H almost immediately, Event 10 has hit the $150,000 guarantee.

Needing 262 entries in 1H to make it, the number was eclipsed here on Level 4 with the day’s count at 274 and climbing.   It should make for an outstanding prize pool for a $150 investment.

We’ll have the final numbers for Event 10 later in the evening.