Day 3: Skrill Last-Longer Update

Apr 20, 2015

Champion Aaron Mermelstein
WPT sponsor Skrill, a digital wallet payment processor, is hosting a free last-longer bonus prize for players in the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown.

In order to participate, players needed to stop by the Skrill table outside the tournament area on Day 1 to sign up for a Skrill account (or verify their existing account) and pick up a patch to wear during the tournament.

The last remaining player in the tournament who has worn their Skrill patch the entire time will receive their buy-in back — $3,500.

There were 39 Skrill-patched players who survived to Day 2, but only nine of them made it here to Day 3. Here are their official chip counts to start the day:

Scott Efron  –  997,000  (83 bb)
Shawn Nguyen  –  452,000  (37 bb)
Mike Eskandari  –  329,000  (27 bb)
Cornel Cimpan  –  249,000  (20 bb)
Maury Barrett  –  202,000  (16 bb)
Nancy Birnbaum  –  193,000  (16 bb)
Travis Northrope  –  189,000  (15 bb)
Hank Sitton  –  153,000  (12 bb)
Damien Simon  –  91,000  (7 bb)

Two Skrill-patched players have gone on to win the entire WPT event this season — Aaron Mermelstein (pictured), and Ryan Van Sanford. Who will be next?

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