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 1A Recap

Level 10: 500-1,000, 100 ante

By BJ Nemeth


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. There were 125 players who started on Day 1A. =


2558 Tony Dunst RFGs Brittany Bell Jeannie Duffy
WPT Raw Deal analyst Tony Dunst is flanked by Royal Flush Girls Brittany Bell and Jeannie Duffy, along with TD Jessica Hudson, as he welcomes the players to the event.


2726 Tough Table - Matt Waxman Noah Schwartz Christian Harder Matt Stout
Matt Stout (seat 10, far right) arrived near the end of the first level, and found himself seated at the toughest table in the room with players like Corey Burbick (seat 2, not pictured), Matt Waxman (seat 4, far left), Jesse Cohen (seat 5), Noah Schwartz (seat 6), and Christian Harder (seat 7). They called it the late-reg table, filled with the types of top players who don't show up early for WPT events.


2661 Rhynie Campbell
WPT Champions Club member Rhynie Campbell played his first WPT tournament since last season's event here at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino, probably because the south Florida location is a short flight away from his home country of Turks & Caicos, in the Caribbean.


2583 Tony Dunst and Jonathan Little
WPT Raw Deal analyst Tony Dunst (left) also provides live commentary on the WPT Final Table Live Stream. On Day 1A, he was seated next to Season VI WPT Player of the Year, Jonathan Little. In addition to two WPT titles and more than $4.7 million in career earnings, Little won the Seminole Hard Rock's $1,100 prelim event the night before.


2707 Will Failla
Will Failla, the current points leader in the WPT Player of the Year race, took his seat during Level 3. His arrival prompted Matt Stout to say, "Will Failla walks in and the room instantly becomes 100 decibels louder. Not just his voice, but everyone else talking louder to compensate."


2838 Matt ODonnell
Matt O'Donnell was the early chipleader on Day 1A, tripling his starting chip stack in the first four levels to 91,000.


2910 Shaun Deeb Grandmother Ellen Deeb
Last summer, Shaun Deeb (center left) backed his grandmother Ellen Deeb (center) into the WSOP Main Event. She was 91 years old, and had been playing poker since she was a child. Ellen came down to the Seminole Hard Rock Casino to sweat her poker-playing grandson on Day 1A.

When Shaun introduced his grandmother to the players at his table, he told them he backed her into the WSOP Main Event. Somebody asked her how well she did, and she just soured her face and shook her head to indicate she didn't do too well.

Shaun smiled and said, "She plays like I do in live tournaments."


2760 Jeff Forrest and Lucky Hearts Logo
WPT Champions Club member Jeff Forrest can be seen above the logo for the Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open.


2968 Vitor Coelho and Jason Mercier
Vitor Coelho (left) lives in Tampa, and final tabled the most recent WPT event here in Florida when he finished second at WPT Jacksonville in November. Jason Mercier (right) is frequently named as one of the best poker players in the world, and is from this part of south Florida.

Mercier finished the day third in chips, with 176,400, while Coelho survived with 50,100.


2875 Will Failla RFGs Jeannie Duffy Brittany Bell
Will Failla (seated, left) is more interested in Royal Flush Girls Jeannie Duffy (center) and Brittany Bell (right) than the action at his table.


2957 Chipleaders Eli Levy and Uri Kadosh
At the end of the day, there were only two players with more than 200,000 in chips, and they were seated right next to each other. Ely Levy (left) finished with 218,500, while Uri Kadosh eliminated a player on the second-to-last hand to finish with 275,500.



Day 1A came to an end after 10 levels with 48 players. Here's a look at the top of the leaderboard:

1.  Uri Kadosh  -   275,500
2.  Ely Levy  -   218,550
3.  Jason Mercier   -   176,400
4.  Omar Sider  -   170,600
5.  Nick Avera  -   133,200

Day 1B begins Saturday at 12:00 noon ET, when some players take their first shot (and others their second) at making Tuesday's WPT Final Table. Return to WPT.com for continuing live coverage throughout the day.

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Tony Dunst, Royal Flush Girls, Jeannie Duffy, Brittany Bell, Jessica Hudson, Matt Stout, Matt Waxman, Jesse Cohen, Noah Schwartz, Christian Harder, Rhynie Campbell, Jonathan Little, Will Failla, Matt ODonnell, Shaun Deeb, Ellen Deeb, Jeff Forrest, Vitor Coelho, Jason Mercier, Ely Levy, Uri Kadosh, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood, Season X, Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open
09:08 AM, 02/11/12

Lucky Hearts with Jess and BJ

Level 10: 500-1,000, 100 ante

On this episode of the Jess and BJ Show, Jessica Welman and BJ Nemeth bet the Bookie's Over/Under on total players in the field, recap Day 1A of the Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open, check out the new WPT Magazine iPad app, and answer the question, "What is your favorite Heart song?"

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Jess and BJ Show, Jessica Welman, BJ Nemeth, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood, Season X, Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open
03:59 AM, 02/11/12

ClubWPT Player of the Day - Jason Mercier

Level 10: 500-1,000, 100 ante

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Jason Mercier, Jessica Welman, ClubWPT Player of the Day, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood, Season X, Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open
02:27 AM, 02/11/12

Day 1A Ends With About 50 Players

Level 10: 500-1,000, 100 ante

It's an unofficial count, but Day 1A comes to an end with 50 players remaining, and an average chip stack of 75,000. These players will return to action on Sunday for Day 2.

Any players who busted today have the option of re-entering tomorrow on Day 1B. 

In addition, any players who survived today but are unhappy with their chip stack can forfeit their remaining chips and try again tomorrow. However, if they bust out tomorrow, they can't reclaim their forfeited Day 1A stack.

Return to WPT.com tomorrow morning for official chip counts and a new episode of The Jess & BJ Show.

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood, Season X, Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open
12:24 AM, 02/11/12

Chipleader Uri Kadosh Busts a Player on 2nd-to-Last Hand

Level 10: 500-1,000, 100 ante

On the second-to-last hand of the night, a short-stacked player (a little less than 10,000) is all in preflop with 4spade2spade against chipleader Uri Kadosh, who has AclubKdiamond.

The board comes Kclub6spade4heart9heartAheart, and Kadosh wins the pot with two pair, aces and kings, to eliminate the last player of the night.

Uri Kadosh  -  275,500

Sorted In: Uri Kadosh, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood, Season X, Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open
12:16 AM, 02/11/12

Shannon Shorr vs. Fred Goldberg

Level 10: 500-1,000, 100 ante

Shannon Shorr raises to 2,300 from under the gun and Fred Goldberg reraises to 6,300 from the hijack.  Shorr calls and they go heads-up to a flop of KclubQheartJspade.  Shorr checks, Goldberg bets 6,500, and Shorr calls.

The turn brings the 5heart and both players check.  The river is the 6heart and Shorr checks again.  Goldberg bets 10,000 ad Shorr gives it quite a bit of thought before folding.

Fred Goldberg - 65,000
Shannon Shorr - 55,500

Sorted In: Fres Goldberg, Shannon Shorr, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood, Season X, Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open
11:37 PM, 02/10/12

Shaun Deeb Busts a Player

Level 10: 500-1,000, 100 ante

Shaun Deeb raises to 2,200 from under the gun and gets two callers.  A player in middle position reraises to 6,700 and the player behind him moves all-in for his last 1,700.  

Action folds back around to Deeb, who makes it 16,700 to go. Everyone else folds and Deeb picks up the side pot.

Deeb turns over 9heart10heart and he is up against Adiamond5spade.  Deeb flops two pair on the 10spade9diamond3heart board and stays out front as the turn comes Qclub and the river the 2diamond.  The other player is eliminated and Deeb takes the main pot.

Shaun Deeb - 135,000

Sorted In: Shaun Deeb, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood, Season X, Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open
11:21 PM, 02/10/12

Shannon Shorr Takes a Hit By Doubling a Short Stack

Level 10: 500-1,000, 100 ante

A player moves all in from early position for 7,300, and Shannon Shorr calls from middle position with AheartJclub. His opponent turns over AspadeQclub, and he's a favorite to double up.

The board comes 10spade9heart5spade7club5diamond, and the A-Q holds up to double thru Shannon Shorr.

Shannon Shorr  -  64,000

Sorted In: Shannon Shorr, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood, Season X, Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open
11:13 PM, 02/10/12

Giannetti Staying Aggressive

Level 10: 500-1,000, 100 ante

Matt Giannetti raises to 2,100 in late position and Mohsin Charania reraises to 4,800 out of the small blind. Giannetti fires back, reraising to 10,100 total. Charania folds and Giannetti takes the pot.

Matt Giannetti - 49,000
Mohsin Charania - 77,000

Sorted In: Matt Giannetti, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood, Season X, Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open
11:03 PM, 02/10/12

Level 10 Begins

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. 

This is the last level of the night. Any players who bust out today have the option of re-entering tomorrow for Day 1B.

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

 

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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