WPT SEMINOLE HARD ROCK POKER SHOWDOWN (TV)

April 16-22 | Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino - Hollywood | Hollywood, Florida
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Coming Soon: partypoker WPT Canadian Spring Championship

11:57 PM, 04/18/15

Win a $6,000 Package to WPT Choctaw Main Event

10:57 PM, 04/18/15

DraftKings Qualifiers Chip Update

08:21 PM, 04/18/15

Save 25% on Monster Headphones with "WPT25"

06:34 PM, 04/18/15

ClubWPT Qualifier Ernest Evans

05:41 PM, 04/18/15

Royal Flush Girls Bounty Tournamant on ClubWPT.com

03:56 PM, 04/18/15

Win Your Buy-In Back with Skrill's Last-Longer Contest

01:26 PM, 04/18/15

Official Chip Counts for Day 1B

11:11 AM, 04/18/15

Next Stop: WPT World Championship

12:08 AM, 04/18/15

Aaron Massey Has Played One Hand Since Dinner

10:19 PM, 04/17/15

Jared Jaffee Returns to the Tournament

09:23 PM, 04/17/15

Win a $6,000 Package to WPT Choctaw Main Event

08:56 PM, 04/17/15

Jaffee Not Feeling Well, But Leading

07:59 PM, 04/17/15

The Magical Blue Hair of Ebony Kenney

06:14 PM, 04/17/15

The Hublot WPT Player of the Year Race

06:09 PM, 04/17/15

Aaron Massey Doubles Up

06:06 PM, 04/17/15

Travell Thomas Eliminated by Nipun Java

06:05 PM, 04/17/15

Win Your Buy-In Back with Skrill's Last-Longer Contest

02:58 PM, 04/17/15

WPT-N Johannesburg Underway in South Africa

12:36 PM, 04/17/15

Official Chip Counts for Day 1A

11:43 AM, 04/17/15

Win a $6,000 Package to WPT Choctaw Main Event

11:44 PM, 04/16/15

Dan Heimiller Open-Raises to 17,000 (21 big blinds)

11:10 PM, 04/16/15

Next Stop: WPT World Championship

10:00 PM, 04/16/15

DraftKings Qualifier Joey Weissman Gets Quads

06:40 PM, 04/16/15

Barry Hutter Crosses 200K

06:16 PM, 04/16/15

WPT Monster Invitational Airs on Sunday!

05:23 PM, 04/16/15

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04:06 PM, 04/16/15

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01:48 PM, 04/16/15

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12:27 PM, 04/16/15

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Paul Balzano Crushes Day 1C

Level 10: 500-1,000, 100 ante

Paul Balzano
Photo: Day 1C chipleader Paul Balzano

The Season XIII WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown continued on Saturday with Day 1C of the Main Event. A total of 570 entries took part in the action, bringing the total field size to 1,476 entries. About 222 players bagged up, joining the 332 Day 1A and 1B survivors.

Leading the Day 1C field is Paul Balzano (261,800). Others who survived include Alexander Greenblatt (about 247,000), Alejandro Duque (216,300), Michael Nugent (206,600), Patrick Eskandar (204,400), Champions Club member Keven Stammen (203,800), Lazaro Hernandez (203,100), Greg White (189,500), David Bell (185,100), Mark Zand (175,100), Paul Magriel (170,200), Micah Raskin (101,300), Ray Qartomy (100,000), Stu Patterson (98,200), DraftKings Qualifier Ken Weimer (73,600), Eugene Todd (62,400), DraftKing Qualifier Orson Young (31,700), and ClubWPT Qualifier Ernest Evans (12,500).

Among those who failed to survive the day include Aaron Massey, Zo Karim, Ryan D'Angelo, Richard Seymour, Ryan Riess, Jake Schwartz, Loni Harwood, Amanda Musumeci, and Champions Club members Michael Mizrachi and James Calderaro.

Day 2 is scheduled to start at 12pm ET Sunday, so be sure to tune back in tomorrow for updates on all of the action as we play well into the money.

Sorted In: Paul Balzano, WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown, Season XIII, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood
12:53 AM, 04/19/15

Coelho Can't Call X-22

Level 10: 500-1,000, 100 ante

(some details told to us by Sheddy Siddiqui)

Sheddy Siddiqui opens to 2,200 from middle position, Vitor Coelho three-bets to 8,700 from the next seat over, and Paul "X-22" Magriel four-bets to 22,000 from the cutoff. Siddiqui folds, Coelho calls, and the flop is AclubJclub7club.

Coelho checks to Magriel who announces, "Triple quack quack," and bets 66,000.

Coelho tanks for a bit before he folds AheartKheart  face up. Magriel flashes the 10heart as he collects the pot.

Paul Magriel - 180,000
Vitor Coelho - 64,000

Sorted In: Vitor Coelho, Sheddy Siddiqui, Paul Magriel, WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown, Season XIII, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood
12:09 AM, 04/19/15

Tim Reilly Sends One Home

Level 10: 500-1,000, 100 ante

On a flop of 5spade4spade2spade, the big blind leads out for 17,000 leaving 6,300 behind and Tim Reilly takes a few moments before raising enough to put him all in from late position.

The big blind quickly calls and the cards are tabled. Reilly shows Aspade5diamond and the big blind shows KclubKheart. Any five, ace, three or spade gives Reilly the best hand and the 9spade rips right off on the turn to give Reilly a flush.

The river is an irrelevant 7heart and Reilly gets pushed the pot as his opponent heads for the doors.

Tim Reilly - 105,000 

Sorted In: Tim Reilly, WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown, Season XIII, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood
12:06 AM, 04/19/15

Coming Soon: partypoker WPT Canadian Spring Championship

Level 10: 500-1,000, 100 ante

WPT Canadian Spring Champinoship
Season XIV of the World Poker Tour kicks off early next month with the partypoker WPT Canadian Spring Championship, which will be held at the Playground Poker Club in Montreal from May 1st-6th.

The first WPT event of Season XIV will be a CAD $3,500 buy-in, though the preliminary events kick off this weekend with buy-ins as low as $150.

For more information, check out the WPT's tournament page by clicking here.

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Playground Poker, WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown, Season XIII, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood
11:57 PM, 04/18/15

Corey Burbick Eliminated by Paul Balzano

Level 10: 500-1,000, 100 ante

Corey Burbick is all in for about 13,000 with 6club6spade against the Aclub9heart held by Paul Balzano.

The board runs out Aheart10diamond2club5heartAdiamond, giving Balzano trip aces to eliminate Burbick.

Paul Balzano - 275,000
Corey Burbick - Eliminated

Sorted In: Paul Balzano, corey burbick, WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown, Season XIII, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood
11:56 PM, 04/18/15

Winzeler Forces a Fold

Level 10: 500-1,000, 100 ante

Five players take a flop of Kheart7club2heart and a player in early position bets 10,500. The button folds and Hans Winzeler check-calls. The big blind and under-the-gun fold and they are heads-up to the 8heart turn. 

Winzeler wastes little time in moving all in for what looks to be about 25,000. His opponent quickly shows the Kdiamond and folds, but accidentally exposes the Aclub behind it. Winzeler mucks his hand and collects the pot. 

Hans Winzeler - 62,000

Sorted In: Hans Winzeler, WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown, Season XIII, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood
11:49 PM, 04/18/15

Zo Karim Eliminated by Paul Balzano

Level 10: 500-1,000, 100 ante

Paul Balzano raises to 2,000 from middle position and Zo Karim calls from the big blind.

The flop falls Kspade7diamond5spade and Karim checks to Balzano who continues for 2,500. Karim check-raises to 9,400, Balzano reraises to 20,000, and Karim reraises all in for 62,600.

Balzano tanks for a bit before he calls with KdiamondJheart, trailing Karim's Kheart5heart. However, the Jdiamond turn followed by the Jclub river gives Balzano jacks full of kings to win the pot and eliminate Karim.

Paul Balzano - 240,000
Zo Karim - Eliminated

Sorted In: Paul Balzano, Zo Karim, WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown, Season XIII, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood, Season XI, Mazagan Casino, WPT Mazagan
11:37 PM, 04/18/15

James Mackey Knocks a Player Out

Level 10: 500-1,000, 100 ante

A player in the cutoff is all in from the cutoff for 13,000 with 7diamond6diamond, and he's dominated and facing elimination against James Mackey's 9spade7spade in the hijack.

The board comes Kheart10diamond4heart10heart2heart, and Mackey wins the pot with his nine to eliminate his opponent.

James Mackey  -  100,000  (100 bb)

Sorted In: James Mackey, WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown, Season XIII, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood
11:30 PM, 04/18/15

Level 10 Begins (279 Day 1C Players Left)

Level 9: 400-800, 100 ante

The players return from break to begin Level 9, with increased blinds of 400-800 and a 100 ante.

With 279 players remaining from a Day 1C field of 570, the average chip stack is about 61,300 (61 big blinds).

Play will continue tonight until the end of Level 10, around 12:15 am.

Sorted In: WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown, Season XIII, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood
11:18 PM, 04/18/15

Berkey Takes One With Middle Pair

Level 9: 400-800, 100 ante

The small blind leads out for 2,000 on a flop of QheartTclub7heart and Matt Berkey calls in the hijack.

The button folds and the dealer peels off the 4club on the turn. Both players check and they check the 5heart river as well.

The small blind shows 8spade7spade, but Berkey scoops the pot with AheartTheart.

Matt Berkey - 41,000 

Sorted In: Matt Berkey, WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown, Season XIII, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood
11:08 PM, 04/18/15

 

CHIPCOUNT

NameChips
1
Barry Hutter 305,700 
2
Paul Balzano 261,800 
3
Alexander Greenblatt 247,000 
4
Ryan Rivers 226,900 
5
Brian Green 226,000 
6
Alejandro Duque 216,300 

Average Chip Count: 79,927
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Summary

Current Level:

Countdown to Day 2

Players Remaining:

554 of 1,476

Time Remaining:

Blind Structure

Level Blinds Ante
1 50-100 0
2 75-150 0
3 75-150 25
4 100-200 25
5 150-300 50
6 200-400 50
7 250-500 75
8 300-600 75
9 400-800 100
10 500-1,000 100
11 600-1,200 200
12 800-1,600 200
13 1,000-2,000 300
14 1,200-2,400 400
15 1,500-3,000 500
16 2,000-4,000 500
17 2,500-5,000 500
18 3,000-6,000 100
19 4,000-8,000 1,000
20 5,000-10,000 1,000
21 6,000-12,000 2,000
22 8,000-16,000 2,000
23 10,000-20,000 3,000
24 12,000-24,000 4,000
25 15,000-30,000 5,000
26 20,000-40,000 5,000
27 25,000-50,000 5,000
28 30,000-60,000 10,000
29 40,000-80,000 10,000
30 50,000-100,000 15,000
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