WPT SEMINOLE HARD ROCK POKER SHOWDOWN (TV)

April 16-22 | Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino - Hollywood | Hollywood, Florida
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Ryan Rivers Tops Day 1B Field

Level 10: 500-1,000, 100 ante

The Season XIII WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown continued on Friday with Day 1B of the Main Event. A total of 404 entries took part in the action, bringing the total field size to 906 entries. About 160 players bagged up, joining the 182 Day 1A survivors.

Leading the Day 1B bunch is Ryan Rivers with 226,900. Also bagging big stacks were Brian Green (226,000), Brian Hastings (213,200), Champions Club members Kevin Eyster (199,600), Jared Jaffee (191,000), and Chris Moorman (189,300), Mohammed Jaafar (162,900), Jonathan Duhamel (161,900), and Rex Clinkscales (161,500).

Others notables who survived include Champions Club member Cornel Cimpan (135,500), Chad Eveslage (109,000), Jamie Gold (89,000), Tony Cousineau (74,400), Kelly Minkin (73,300), Champions Club member Taylor Paur (64,000), Ebony Kenney (52,300), and David Paredes (49,600).

Among those who failed to survive the day include Aaron Massey, Vanessa Selbst, Zo Karim, Hans Winzeler, Jake Schwartz, Joe Kuether, and Champions Club members Olivier Busquet, Ravi Raghavan, Ravee Mathee Sundar, Michael Mizrachi, and Keven Stammen.

Day 1C is scheduled to start at 12pm ET Saturday, so be sure to tune back in tomorrow for updates on all of the action. 

Sorted In: WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown, Season XIII, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood
12:50 AM, 04/18/15

Kyle Sorel Bluffs Matt Salsberg

Level 10: 500-1,000, 100 ante

With the final board showing 10spade3club2club6heartAspade and nearly 40,000 already in the pot, WPT Champions Club member Matt Salsberg checks from middle position, and Kyle Sorel bets 15,700 from the cutoff, which represents most of his remaining stack.

Salsberg tanks for a long time before he folds, and Sorel proudly shows a bluff -- Kdiamond9heart -- as he collects the pot.

Kyle Sorel  -  65,000  (65 bb)
Matt Salsberg  -  83,000  (83 bb)

Sorted In: Kyle Sorel, Matt Salsberg, WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown, Season XIII, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood
12:11 AM, 04/18/15

Hastings Shows a Bluff

Level 10: 500-1,000, 100 ante

On a flop of 6diamond5spade4heart, there were a series of bets and raises that led to the button having a bet of 26,000 in the middle and Hastings raised to 38,000 from early position. 

The button tanked for a few moments before eventually tossing his hand into the muck. Hastings tables Theart9heart and the table audibly admires Hastings' bluff.

Brian Hastings - 164,000 

Sorted In: Brian Hastings, WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown, Season XIII, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood
12:09 AM, 04/18/15

Recent Eliminations

Level 10: 500-1,000, 100 ante

Among those recently eliminated include Vanessa Selbst, Vitor Coelho, Jake Schwartz, and Alex Vensovski.

Sorted In: WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown, Season XIII, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood
12:07 AM, 04/18/15

Kevin Eyster Takes a Hit

Level 10: 500-1,000, 100 ante

On a flop of AdiamondTclub8diamond, the big blind checks and Kevin Eyster bets 4,000 from middle position. A player in late position calls and the big blind check-folds.

The turn is the 9diamond and Eyster checks. His opponent bets 6,500 and Eyster immediately check-raises all in. His opponent stands up and leans over the table for just a moment before announcing a call.

Eyster shows two pair with Theart9club, but needs to fill up against his opponent's QheartJheart, good for a straight. 

The river is the Qspade and the dealer verifies that Eyster needs to pay off a total of 28,200 to his opponent. 

Kevin Eyster - 185,000

Sorted In: Kevin Eyster, WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown, Season XIII, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood
11:53 PM, 04/17/15

Jeremy Kottler Eliminated by David Powers

Level 10: 500-1,000, 100 ante

Jeremy Kottler raises from the button, and David Powers calls from the big blind. The flop comes 7heart3spade3club, Powers checks, Kottler bets 1,700, and Powers check-raises to 5,000.

Kottler moves all in for about 17,000, and Powers calls with 8club7club for two pair, sevens and threes. Kottler turns over AdiamondQspade, and he needs to improve to stay alive.

The turn is the 7spade, the river is the Qclub, and Powers wins the pot with a full house, sevens full of threes, to eliminate Kottler from Day 1B.

David Powers  -  140,000  (140 bb)
Jeremy Kottler  -  Eliminated

Sorted In: David Powers, Jeremy Kottler, WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown, Season XIII, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood
11:47 PM, 04/17/15

Jamie Gold vs. Jonathan Duhamel

Level 10: 500-1,000, 100 ante

Picking up the action after a flop of 10heart8heart4heart, Blake Purvis checks from the big blind and Jamie Gold bets 4,000 from middle position. Jonathan Duhamel calls from the cutoff, Purvis folds, and the 4diamond lands on the turn.

Gold checks, Duhamel bets 6,500, and Gold calls to see the 4club river. Gold checks again and Duhamel bets 22,000, sending Gold into the tank for about three minutes before he folds.

Jonathan Duhamel - 159,000
Jamie Gold - 108,000

Sorted In: Jonathan Duhamel, Jamie Gold, Blake Purvis, WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown, Season XIII, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood
11:34 PM, 04/17/15

Level 10 Begins (180 Day 1B Players Left)

Level 10: 500-1,000, 100 ante

Level 9 comes to an end, and Level 10 begins with increased blinds of 500-1,000 and a 100 ante. Play continues without a break.

With 180 players remaining from a Day 1B field of 404, the average chip stack is about 67,300 (67 big blinds).

Play will continue tonight until the end of this level, around 12:15 am.

Sorted In: WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown, Season XIII, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood
11:33 PM, 04/17/15

Travell Thomas Eliminated

Level 9: 400-800, 100 ante

Travell Thomas gets all in preflop for roughly 7,000 and his opponent calls. Thomas is in the lead with JheartJclub against his opponent's Adiamond9diamond

The dealer spreads a flop of AclubTspade5diamond and Thomas immediately gets up from his seat. 

"Right in the window," said Thomas. "That's how my day is going." 

The turn is the 2heart and the river is the Aspade to send Thomas home as the level comes to a close. 

Travell Thomas - Eliminated

Sorted In: Travell Thomas, WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown, Season XIII, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood
11:26 PM, 04/17/15

Aaron Massey Eliminated by Harrison Gimbel

Level 9: 400-800, 100 ante

With the board showing Kclub8club3club8spade6heart and about 18,000 in the pot, Harrison Gimbel checks the small blind, Aaron Massey bets 10,200 from the hijack, and Gimbel moves all in from the small blind for about 70,000.

Massey tanks for more than two minutes before he calls with 8diamond2diamond for trip eights. But Gimbel turns over Aclub2club for the flopped club flush to win the pot and eliminate Massey from Day 1B.

Harrison Gimbel  -  137,000  (171 bb)
Aaron Massey  -  Eliminated

Sorted In: Harrison Gimbel, Aaron Massey, WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown, Season XIII, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood
11:21 PM, 04/17/15

 

CHIPCOUNT

NameChips
1
Ryan Rivers 226,900 
2
Brian Green 226,000 
3
Brian Hastings 213,200 
4
Kevin Eyster 199,600 
5
David Powers 193,900 
6
Jared Jaffee 191,000 

Average Chip Count: 79,473
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Summary

Current Level:

Countdown to Day 1C

Players Remaining:

342 of 906

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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