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Steve Levy Eliminated By Rhynie Campbell

Level 2: 75-150, ante

2654 Rhynie Campbell
Photo: Rhynie Campbell, who won WPT Turks & Caicos back in Season VI.

Three players see a flop of Kclub9diamond7heart. Steve Levy is in the small blind and bets 700. Rhynie Campbell is in middle position and calls. The player in the cutoff folds.

The turn brings the 5club and Levy bets 2,175. Campbell raises, making it 6,500 to play, and Levy quickly announces he is all-in for not too much more than that.

Campbell calls and shows AheartAspade for an overpair of aces. Levy holds K-Q for top pair. The river Jclub is no help to Levy and he is eliminated early in the Day 1A action.

Rhynie Campbell - 40,000
Steve Levy - eliminated

Sorted In: Steven Levy, Rhynie Campbell, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood, Season X, Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open
02:45 PM, 02/10/12

There's Always Tomorrow...

Level 2: 75-150, ante


JJ <AA....bust day1a
Feb 10 via txt Favorite Retweet Reply


Sorted In: Chris Tryba, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood, Season X, Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open
02:42 PM, 02/10/12

Adam Katz vs. Alex Venovski

Level 2: 75-150, ante

Adam Katz raises to 500 from early position, Darryll Fish calls in middle position, Alex Venovski calls from the small blind, and the player in the big blind calls as well.

The four players all check the Qclub9heart4heart flop.  Venvoski bets 1,500 after the turn brings the 7spade.  The player in the big blind folds, Katz calls, and Fish folds.

The river is the 6club and Venovski bets 3,550.  Katz announces call and Venovski shows Qdiamond10heart for top pair.  Katz has him bested though with 4diamond7diamond for two pair, fours and sevens.


Venovski is one of the early big stacks here on Day 1A, so while that pot put a little dent in his stack, he is still well above the rest of the pack.

Adam Katz - 37,000
Alex Venovski - 55,000

Sorted In: Adam Katz, Alex Venovski, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood, WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown, Season X
02:32 PM, 02/10/12

Level 3 Begins

Level 2: 75-150, ante

2597 Martina Navratilova Quote
Photo: The Seminole Hard Rock Casino has interesting quotes from musicians and sports star posted around the casino, including this one from Martina Navtrailova.

The players return from their first 15-minute break to begin Level 3, with increased blinds of 75-150. There are currently 106 players in the field. (We miscounted a table twice at the last level increase.)

Registration remains open until the end of Level 4 (about 4:15 pm), and players who are eliminated today will have the option of re-entering tomorrow on Day 1B.

Sorted In: Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood, WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown, Season X
02:17 PM, 02/10/12

Good Start for Jonathan Little

Level 2: 75-150, ante


I got in with QQ vs AQ and won. At 45k from a 30k start. Table is pretty wild so far.
Feb 10 via Twitter for iPhone Favorite Retweet Reply

Sorted In: Jonathan Little, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood, WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown, Season X, Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open
02:09 PM, 02/10/12

Battle of the Matts

Level 2: 75-150, ante

A player in early position raises to 400, a player in middle position calls, and Matt Stout pauses a moment before calling in middle position as well.  Matt Waxman calls from the button, then Noah Schwartz defends his big blind.

The flop comes 5diamond3diamond2heart and action checks to Stout, who bets 1,200. Waxman is the only caller.  The turn brings the Jspade and Stout bets 2,700.  Waxman calls again.  The river is the 4heart and prompts a bet of 4,100 from Stout.  

Waxman thinks for over a minute before folding.  As Stout starts stacking chips, Waxman tells him, "I would've three-bet pre."  He pauses, then adds, "With ace-queen of diamonds," inferring that is what Stout held.

Stout looks up from stacking his chips and asks, "What would you have done with queen-nine of diamonds?"

Matt Stout - 43,500
Matt Waxman - 23,000

Sorted In: Matt Stout, Matt Waxman, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood, WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown, Season X, Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open
01:51 PM, 02/10/12

The Seminole Hard Rock Poker Room

Level 2: 75-150, ante

2590 Hard Rock Poker Room
The poker room at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino is split into two levels, and the tournament is starting out on the upper level while cash games continue below.

Sorted In: Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood, WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown, Season X
01:21 PM, 02/10/12

James St Hilaire Picks Up a Pot

Level 2: 75-150, ante

James St. Hilaire raises to 350,000 from under the gun, a player in middle position, Mike Beasley calls, Chris Tryba calls from the cutoff, and the player in the big blind calls.

The flop comes 9diamond6spade5club and action checks to Tryba, who bets 1,100. The player in the big blind and St. Hilaire call, while the player in middle position and Beasley both fold.

The turn is the 5diamond and action once again checks to Tryba, who bets 2,625.  The player in the big blind folds and St. Hilaire calls.

The river is the 7club and both players check.  St. Hilaire shows 8spade9spade for a rivered straight.  Tryba tosses his JdiamondJheart face up into the muck.

James St. Hilaire - 35,000
Chris Tryba - 31,500

Sorted In: James St. Hilaire, Chris Tryba, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood, WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown, Season X
01:20 PM, 02/10/12

World Poker Tour Season X Premieres Sunday on FSN

Level 2: 75-150, ante



This Sunday, World Poker Tour Season X premieres on FSN at 8:00pm and 11:00pm local time* with a preview episode that will feature some of the best moments from Season IX as well as a preview of what’s ahead in Season X with plenty of exclusives and behind-the-scenes footage.

WPT Hosts Mike Sexton and Vince Van Patten, WPT Anchor Kimberly Lansing, WPT Raw Deal HostTony Dunst and WPT Sideline Reporter and Tournament Director Matt Savage discuss their favorite moments from Season IX, awarding honors like “Best Player,” “Biggest Accomplishment,” “Best Bluff,” “Best Hand” and dubious titles like “Best Trash Talker.” Looking forward to Season X, the WPT cast interviews Season X Ones to Watch Maria Ho and Dan O’Brien about their thoughts on the upcoming season. They are also joined by ClubWPT.com qualifier Andy Whetstone, Season IX WPT Player of the Year Andy Frankenberger and Season IX WPT Champions Antonio Esfandiari and Dwyte Pilgrim.

Check out the clip above to get a taste for the WPT Season X Preview Show and make sure to join us or set your DVRs for Sunday night at 8:00pm and 11:00pm local time*.

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood, WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown, Season X
01:11 PM, 02/10/12

"This Must Be The Late Reg Table"

Level 2: 75-150, ante

2726 Tough Table - Matt Waxman Noah Schwartz Christian Harder Matt Stout
Matt Stout is one of the latest players to take his seat at the Seminole Hard Rock, and it certainly isn't an ideal chair for him.

Stout is at what is arguably the toughest table in the room, with six of the nine seats occupied by young, tough pros.  Here is a look at the line-up:

Seat 1: unknown player
Seat 2: Corey Burbick 
Seat 3: empty
Seat 4: Matt Waxman
Seat 5: Jesse Cohen
Seat 6: Noah Schwartz 
Seat 7: Christian Harder
Seat 8: unknown player
Seat 9: unknown player
Seat 10: Matt Stout

Stout is trying to keep on the bright side about the tough table draw.  "We've got to be one of the first tables to break," he explains.  "Cause this is obviously the late reg table."

Sorted In: Matt Stout, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood, WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown, Season X, Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open
01:03 PM, 02/10/12

 

CHIPCOUNT

NameChips
1
Mikal Blomlie 780,000 
2
Sonny Jennens 735,000 
3
Yuichi Sumida 570,000 
4
Kevin Ang 500,000 
5
Andrew Gaw 488,000 
6
Bernie Angeles 485,000 

Average Chip Count: 427,777
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Summary

Current Level:

21

Blinds:

6,000-12,000

Ante:

2,000

Players Remaining:

18 of 385

Time Remaining:

Payout Structure

Place Prize
1 $156,849
2 $109,794
3 $70,582
4 $52,283
5 $39,212
6 $31,370
7 $26,142
8 $20,913
9 $15,685
10 - 12 $11,428
13 - 15 $9,336
16 - 18 $7,992
19 - 21 $7,021
22 - 24 $6,274
25 - 27 $5,527
28 - 36 $4,855
37 - 45 $4,183

Blind Structure

Level Blinds Ante
1 25-50 0
2 50-100 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 1,000
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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