PARTYPOKER PRESENTS: WPT500 AT ARIA RESORT & CASINO

July 04-9 | ARIA Resort & Casino | Las Vegas, Nevada
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Hand #149: Sean Yu Wins! ($260,000)

05:27 AM, 07/10/14

Hands #134: Kareem Marshall Doubles Thru Sean Yu

05:09 AM, 07/10/14

Hands #126-128: Scott Clements Out in 3rd Place ($120,500)

04:54 AM, 07/10/14

Hand #113: Christian Harder Out in 4th Place ($90,000)

04:30 AM, 07/10/14

Hand #72: Jeffrey Ray Out in 5th Place ($70,000)

03:15 AM, 07/10/14

Hand #50: Luis Nargentino Out in 6th Place ($55,000)

02:29 AM, 07/10/14

The Nine Final Tablists

01:56 AM, 07/10/14

Hand #25: Brian Benhamou Out in 7th Place ($45,000)

01:20 AM, 07/10/14

Hand #24: Terry Fleischer Out in 8th Place ($35,000)

01:15 AM, 07/10/14

Hand #18: Messadek Soufiane Out in 9th Place ($26,000)

01:08 AM, 07/10/14

Kazu Oshima Out in 10th Place ($20,000)

12:04 AM, 07/10/14

Zarah Whimper Out in 13th Place ($16,000)

11:39 PM, 07/09/14

Kareem Marshall Doubles Thru Scott Clements

10:56 PM, 07/09/14

The Winner's Bounty

10:30 PM, 07/09/14

Scott Montgomery Eliminated by Christian Harder

09:27 PM, 07/09/14

Chipleader Jonas Ten Cate Crosses 5 Million in Chips

06:52 PM, 07/09/14

Chipleaders From the Break

06:23 PM, 07/09/14

Official Prizepool: $1,799,500

02:34 PM, 07/09/14

Bonus Prizes for Final Table

02:04 PM, 07/09/14

WPT by Number

02:00 PM, 07/09/14

Ken Daneyko Talks WPT500

01:56 PM, 07/09/14

Day 2 Seat Draw (Partial)

01:10 PM, 07/09/14

Interview with Adam Pliska

12:58 PM, 07/09/14

Remembering Chad Brown

11:43 AM, 07/09/14

Turbo Tidbits

08:56 AM, 07/09/14

"Turbo Time!"

08:35 AM, 07/09/14

Members of the WPT Champions Club in the Field

10:34 PM, 07/08/14

Breakdown of the First Five Starting Fields

09:08 PM, 07/08/14

Official Prizepool for Day 1E

06:16 PM, 07/08/14

All of the Alternates Have Been Seated

05:31 PM, 07/08/14

Shaun the Dealer Dealt a Bad Beat on Hand #1

05:06 PM, 07/08/14

PokerNews Podcast: R-E-S-P-E-C-T

03:25 PM, 07/08/14

Day 1F Already Filling Up

02:03 PM, 07/08/14

Catching Up With the partypoker Qualifiers

12:53 PM, 07/08/14

Day 1E at ARIA

11:45 AM, 07/08/14

Day 1D Summary: Field Sizes Nearly Double

08:09 AM, 07/08/14

Bonus Prizes for the Nine Final Tablists and the Winner

01:10 AM, 07/08/14

Updated Chip Counts From the Break

12:18 AM, 07/08/14

Money Bubble Lasts For 1 Hand of Hand-for-Hand Play

10:50 PM, 07/07/14

Chipleaders at the Break

10:10 PM, 07/07/14

WPT Champions Club: Keven Stammen and Eric Afriat

08:41 PM, 07/07/14

Packed Field with 12 WPT Champions Club Members

06:22 PM, 07/07/14

Quick Video Look at Today's Line for Registration

06:10 PM, 07/07/14

Official Prizepool for Day 1D (780 Entrants)

06:03 PM, 07/07/14

At Least 8 WPT Champions Club Members in the Field

05:43 PM, 07/07/14

Tomorrow's Day 1E Is Already Into Alternates

04:10 PM, 07/07/14

$1 Million Guarantee Reached -- Two Days Early

03:54 PM, 07/07/14

Video: partypoker Qualifiers VIP Party at Haze

03:25 PM, 07/07/14

A Misstep For "PearlJammer"

02:50 PM, 07/07/14

Mike Sexton's First WSOP

02:02 PM, 07/07/14

Shuffle Up and Deal

12:02 PM, 07/07/14

Day 1D Dawns at ARIA

11:48 AM, 07/07/14

Day 1C Summary: Field Size at 1,256 and Counting

09:39 AM, 07/07/14

Day 1C Ends With 22 Players

01:20 AM, 07/07/14

New Royal Flush Girl: Kat Kelley

11:32 PM, 07/06/14

First Double-Casher in a WPT Event? Jackie Saltzman

11:10 PM, 07/06/14

Bubble Bursts Before It Begins -- 3rd Day In a Row

10:17 PM, 07/06/14

Accidental Flirt Lynn Gilmartin

06:12 PM, 07/06/14

Making Sense of a Unique Tourney: WPT500 at ARIA

04:57 PM, 07/06/14

Meet the Newest Royal Flush Girl!

04:45 PM, 07/06/14

Mike Sexton Finds Value at the #WPT500

02:52 PM, 07/06/14

Lots of "Talent" in the Room

01:44 PM, 07/06/14

Phil Hellmuth Stops by the WPT500

12:33 PM, 07/06/14

Third Verse, Same as the First

11:59 AM, 07/06/14

Day 1B Summary: Soufiane Dominates with 1.1M

11:28 AM, 07/06/14

Day 1B Chipleader: Messadek Soufiane

01:42 AM, 07/06/14

Player Party Tonight at Haze for partypoker Qualifiers

08:01 PM, 07/05/14

Phil Hellmuth Eliminated. No, Really This Time.

06:22 PM, 07/05/14

Phil Hellmuth Still Alive (Cue the Mark Twain Quote)

05:56 PM, 07/05/14

Official Prizepool for Day 1B

05:22 PM, 07/05/14

Making Sense of a Unique Tourney: WPT500 at ARIA

03:41 PM, 07/05/14

GG, LG

03:26 PM, 07/05/14

Lynn Wants You to Come Play the WPT500!

02:51 PM, 07/05/14

Join the RankingHero Last Longer

02:25 PM, 07/05/14

Day 1A Summary: 433 Enter, 22 Survive to Day 2

01:33 PM, 07/05/14

partypoker Qualifiers VIP Party Tonight

12:47 PM, 07/05/14

Day 1B Begins at ARIA

11:36 AM, 07/05/14

Scott Montgomery Busts the Final Player of Day 1A

01:36 AM, 07/05/14

Last Hand Before Dinner: David Tuthill vs. Keven Stammen

08:40 PM, 07/04/14

Strong Turnout for Women at the WPT500 at ARIA

05:41 PM, 07/04/14

Watching the World Cup: Germany vs. France

04:54 PM, 07/04/14

Welcome to the WPT500, Instagram Style

04:20 PM, 07/04/14

Making Sense of a Unique Tourney: WPT500 at ARIA

01:28 PM, 07/04/14

WPT500 Strategy Tips from Scott Baumstein

01:28 PM, 07/04/14

Shuffle Up and Deal!

12:07 PM, 07/04/14

A New Season, A New Venue, A New Event

11:46 AM, 07/04/14

Live Tournament Updates

WPT Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open, Day 2 Recap

Level 16: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

By BJ Nemeth


3438 RFGs Jeannie Duffy and Brittany Bell
Royal Flush Girls Jeannie Duffy (left) and Brittany Bell record an intro to Day 2 outside the poker room here at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino.


3478 Mike Sexton Watches Kathy Liebert All In
Mike Sexton was on hand to mingle with the players before Day 2, and hung around to watch the early action. Here, he watched as Kathy Liebert moved her short stack all in after a flop of KspadeQclub2club. Liebert would win the pot, but unfortunately not survive the day.


3535 Jason Mercier vs Angelo Miele
After four-betting preflop, Jason Mercier (left) and Angelo "J.R." Miele (far right) saw a flop of Qclub7heart2spade. They reraised each other all in, and Miele turned over AdiamondQspade for top pair, top kicker. But Mercier showed KclubKdiamond for an overpaid. It was a huge pot, and Mercier was on the verge of becoming tournament chipleader.

But the turn was the Aheart, the river was the Jdiamond, and Miele turned two pair to crack Mercier's kings and win the pot. Mercier lost most of his stack, but he wasn't critical, and still had enough chips to mount a comeback.


3500 RFGs Brittany Bell Jeannie Duffy Matt ODonnell Christian Harder
Royal Flush Girls Brittany Bell (left) and Jeannie Duffy check out the action at this table, with Matt O'Donnell (seated, center) and Christian Harder (seated, right).


3559 Allen Kessler
Allen Kessler appears to be sleeping as a hand plays out between two other players. Kessler was short-stacked with less than 20,000 in chips, and was eliminated a short while later when he got it all in with pocket jacks, but they couldn't hold up against K-Q offsuit.


3551 Jason Mercier and RFG Jeannie Duffy
Angelo "J.R." Miele (far right) takes a cellphone photo of Jason Mercier with Royal Flush Girl Jeannie Duffy. It was actually Miele who requested a photo of Mercier and Duffy together.

Miele and Mercier played a few big pots against each other on Day 2. Late in the day, they battled over a board of 10spade10diamond9diamondQdiamond, and Mercier three-bet all in with Jheart10heart (trip tens, open-ended straight draw). But Miele flipped over 8diamond2diamond for a diamond flush.

The river was the 3spade, and that was the end of Jason Mercier's tournament as Miele became a contender for the chip lead.


3686 Noah Schwartz
Noah Schwartz found himself in an interesting situation on Day 2. He had a summons to appear for jury duty on Monday, which would be Day 3. He began playing more aggressively than usual, figuring he'd win big or go home. That strategy served him well on Sunday; even though he had an up-and-down stack, he survived the day with an average chip stack, and the field is only seven spots away from the money.

We'll have to wait and see until play begins on Day 3 to see whether Schwartz was able to get out of his jury duty. (Or if he decided to play hooky.)


3670 Vitor Coelho w RFGs Brittany Bell Jeannie Duffy
Royal Flush Girls Brittany Bell (left) and Jeannie Duffy highlight the "WPT" shoes that Vitor Coelho was wearing on Day 2. Coelho custom ordered the shoes, choosing the color "Victory Green" and having the back monogrammed with the letters "WPT."

Coelho final tabled WPT Jacksonville earlier this season, finishing fourth to earn more than $75,000.


4089 Harrison Gimbel vs Angelo Miele
In the final level of the day, Angelo "J.R." Miele (foreground right) found himself in another big pot, this time against Harrison Gimbel (center left). Gimbel had three-bet the flop of Qheart10diamond4spade, and then moved all in when the 4heart paired the turn. Miele tanked for several minutes, trying to get coax a reaction, but Gimbel stayed silent and motionless.

Eventually, Miele asked, "If I fold, will you show?" Gimbel ignored him, and he repeated the question several times. Miele eventually folded, and Gimbel took the pot worth nearly 300,000 in chips.


4120 Matt Juttelstad and Gigi Gagne
Day 1 chipleader Matt Juttelstad (left) kept his momentum going, becoming the Day 2 chipleader as well with 805,000. Gigi Gagne (right) went on a run after the dinner break, busting several players as she built her stack up to 725,000, good enough for second place on the leaderboard.



With 34 players remaining (but only 27 finishing in the money), here's a look at the top of the leaderboard:

1.  Matt Juttelstad  -  805,000
2.  Gigi Gagne  -  725,000
3.  Uri Kadosh  -  685,000
4.  Angelo Miele  -  570,000
5.  Harrison Gimbel  - 456,000

Day 3 begins Monday at 12:00 noon ET, when the final 34 players will burst the money bubble (27 get paid) and play down to the six seats at Tuesday's WPT Final Table. Stay tuned to WPT.com for continuing live coverage, and hand-for-hand action beginning once they reach the final ten players.

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Royal Flush Girls, Brittany Bell, Jeannie Duffy, Mike Sexton, Kathy Liebert, Jason Mercier, Angelo Miele, Matt ODonnell, Christian Harder, Allen Kessler, Noah Schwartz, Vitor Coelho, Harrison Gimbel, Matt Juttelstad, Gigi Gagne, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood, Season X, Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open
10:32 AM, 02/13/12

Queen of Hearts

Level 16: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

On this episode of the Jess and BJ Show, Jessica Welman and BJ Nemeth talk last women standing, bet the Bookie's Over/Under on Gigi Gagne's finishing position, recap Day 2 of the Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open, and answer the question, "What is your favorite Queen song?"

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Jessica Welman, BJ Nemeth, Jess and BJ Show, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood, Season X, Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open
08:47 AM, 02/13/12

ClubWPT Player of the Day - Raj Vohra

Level 16: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

Sorted In: Featured Blog, ClubWPT Player of the Day, Raj Vohra, Jessica Welman, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood, Season X, Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open
08:46 AM, 02/13/12

Day 2 Ends with 34 Players and Juttelstad Still Out Front

Level 16: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

The 34 players still alive in the Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open have bagged up their chips and headed home for the day.

It was another productive day at the tables for Matt Juttelstad, who began the day as chip leader and ended the day in the same spot. Juttelstad ended the day with 805,000 chips, which is more than three times the size of the average stack.

Gigi Gagne, the last woman remaining in the field, is not too far behind Juttelstad.  After being down near the felt earlier today, she rallied up the counts to finish with 725,000.  Uri Kadosh busted Narendra Banwari in the final minutes of play to end the day third in chips with 685,000.

The field will be back in action at 12pm ET tomorrow and will keep playing until the six-handed live streaming final table is set.  All of the official chip counts are posted on the chip count page.  Check back in a little while for seat assignments, the latest episode of "Jess & BJ", and the photo recap of all the Day 2 action.

Here are the top five chip counts headed into Day 3:

1. Matt Juttelstad - 805,000
2. Gigi Gagne - 725,000
3. Uri Kadosh - 685,000
4. Angelo Miele - 570,000
5. Harrison Gimbel - 456,000

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Matt Juttelstad, Gigi Gagne, Uri Kadosh, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood, Season X, Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open
11:18 PM, 02/12/12

Todd Jacobson Doubles Thru Lazaro Hernandez

Level 16: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

Roger Goindoo opens to 8,000 from early position and Todd Jacobson moves all-in for 71,000 behind him.  Action folds around to Lazaro Hernandez in the big blind and he calls.  Goindoo folds.

Jacobson shows 10diamond10heart and Lazaro turns over 3spade4spade .  The Jclub6club4heart flop gives Hernandez a pair of fours and some extra outs. The Adiamond on the turn keeps Jacobson out front and the 5diamond on the river gives Jacobson a double up on the last hand of the night.

Todd Jacobson - 159,000 (40 BBs)
Lazaro Hernandez - 98,500 (25 BBs)

Sorted In: Todd Jacobson, Lazaro Hernandez, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood, Season X, Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open
11:07 PM, 02/12/12

Narendra Banwari Eliminated by Uri Kadosh

Level 16: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

Narendra Banwari moves all in from early position for 109,000, and Uri Kadosh calls from late position with JdiamondJspade. Banwari turns over AheartQclub, and he'll need to improve to stay alive.

The board comes 10diamond9club7diamond6diamondQdiamond, and Banwari celebrates his pair of queens with a loud "Yes!" But the dealer points to Kadosh and says, "Flush. He's got a flush with the jack of diamonds."

Banwari looks at the board and grimaces as he is eliminated from the tournament.

Uri Kadosh  -  690,000  (172 BBs)
Narendra Banwari  -  Eliminated

Sorted In: Uri Kadosh, Narendra Banwari, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood, Season X, Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open
10:56 PM, 02/12/12

Final Three Hands of the Day

Level 16: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

The 35 players left in the field are going to play three more hands before bagging it up and calling it a night.  The two chip leaders, Matt Juttelstad and Gigi Gagne, are seated side by side and neck and neck in the race to end the day on top. 

Sorted In: Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood, Season X, Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open
10:49 PM, 02/12/12

Martha Dajer Eliminated By Raj Vohra

Level 16: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

Martha Dajer raises to 9,000, leaving just around 25,000 behind and Raj Vohra calls in the big blind.

The flop comes 5-4-3 with two clubs and Vohra puts Dajer all-in.  Dajer calls with A-K and Vohra holds 7-8.  The turn puts a third club on board and gives Vohra a seven-high flush draw.  Dajer does not have a club in her hand.

The river is the 8club and Vohra both pairs up and makes a flush to take the pot and eliminated Dajer in 36th place.

Raj Vohra - 495,000 (124 BBs)
Martha Dajer - eliminated

Sorted In: Raj Vohra, Martha Dajer, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood, Season X, Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open
10:47 PM, 02/12/12

Harrison Gimbel Takes a Big Pot Against Angelo Miele

Level 16: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

4089 Harrison Gimbel vs Angelo Miele
Photo: Angelo "J.R." Miele (foreground right) tanks for several minutes after Harrison Gimbel (top center left) moves all in on the turn.

After a flop of Qheart10diamond4spade with about 75,000 in the pot from preflop action, Harrison Gimbel bets 36,000 from the small blind, Angelo "J.R." Miele raises from middle position to 72,000, and Gimbel reraises to 108,000. Miele calls.

The turn card pairs the board with the 4heart, and Gimbel moves all in. Miele asks for an exact count, and it's 186,000. Miele studies Gimbel for several minutes, but Gimbel remains quiet and motionless, avoiding eye contact by looking down at his stack.

Miele tries to engage Gimbel with a few questions, but Gimbel remains silent. Eventually, Miele asks, "If I fold, will you show?" He repeats the question a few times, but Gimbel says nothing.

Miele folds soon after that, and Gimbel takes the pot without showing his cards.

Harrison Gimbel  -  480,000  (120 BBs)
Angelo Miele  -  645,000  (161 BBs)

Sorted In: Harrison Gimbel, Angelo Miele, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood, Season X, Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open, Featured Blog
10:36 PM, 02/12/12

Christian Harder Doubles a Short Stack

Level 16: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

Christian Harder and a short-stacked player get it all-in for the player's last 57,500.  Harder holds JheartJclub and the other player has him dominated with KclubKheart.

The all-in player stays out front as the board runs out Qspade9spade7club8heart4club and he doubles up.

Christian Harder - 157,000 

Sorted In: Christian Harder, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood, Season X, Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open
10:33 PM, 02/12/12

 

RANKING

1
Sean Yu
$260,000
2
Kareem Marshall
$180,000
3
Scott Clements
$120,500
4
Christian Harder
$90,000
5
Jeffrey Ray
$70,000
6
Luis Nargentino
$55,000

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Payout Structure

Place Prize
1 $260,000
2 $180,000
3 $120,500
4 $90,000
5 $70,000
6 $55,000
7 $45,000
8 $35,000
9 $26,000
10 - 12 $20,000
13 - 15 $16,000
16 - 18 $13,000
19 - 27 $10,000
28 - 36 $8,000
37 - 45 $6,000
46 - 54 $5,000
55 - 63 $4,000
64 - 72 $3,500
73 - 90 $3,000
91 - 108 $2,500
109 - 126 $2,000
127 - 153 $1,500
154 - 176 $1,250

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
31 60,000-120,000 20,000
32 75,000-150,000 25,000
33 100,000-200,000 25,000
34 150,000-300,000 50,000
35 200,000-400,000 50,000
36 250,000-500,000 75,000
37 300,000-600,000 75,000
38 400,000-800,000 100,000
39 500,000-1,000,000 100,000
40 600,000-1,200,000 200,000
41 25-50 0
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