Live Tournament Updates
Day 1 Ends With Around 210 Players and David Nicholson Leading
Level 5: 150-300, 25 ante
The players have bagged up their chips and Day 1 of the Seminole Hard Rock Showdown is in the books. There are approximately 210 players remaining from the starting field of 280, but expect that number to go up before play resumes on Thursday, as registration closes at the start of Day 2 action.
The man leading the field appears to be David Nicholson, who finished the day with 132,300 from the 30,000-chip starting stack. Florida native and poker pro John Dolan is not too far behind him, finishing up with 120,200.
Reigning Seminole Hard Rock Showdown Champ Taylor von Kriegenbergh is still in the hunt to repeat his title and reigning WPT Player of the Year Andy Frankenberger is going strong too.
Tomorrow the players will be back in action at 12pm for another five levels of play. We'll have complete chip counts as well as a photo recap and new episode of Jess and BJ up before then, so be sure to check back in.
Here are the unofficial top five from the end of Day 1:
1. David Nicholson - 132,300
2. John Dolan - 120,200
3. Eric Afriat - 115,000
4. Chino Rheem - 106,100
5. Kyle Bowker - 97,000
08:45 PM, 04/18/12