Seminole Arduous Rock Poker Showdown Largest WPT Predominant Occasion in Historical past


The Seminole Arduous Rock Poker Showdown has drawn large fields for his or her preliminary occasions, so all indicators pointed to this weekend’s $3,500 buy-in World Poker Tour (WPT) Predominant Occasion being an enormous one.

Expectations had been excessive, however even essentially the most optimistic appeared shocked by the ultimate variety of 2,482 entries from simply two beginning flights. That blew away the prior 1,795-entry file from the Season XII WPT Seminole Arduous Rock Poker Showdown (2014), which had 2,384 entries.

Not solely that, it set a brand new venue file beating out the history-making 2013 Seminole Arduous Rock Poker Open (SHRPO) $10 million GTD occasion.

The $2 million assure was hit on Day 1a even earlier than playing cards had been within the air, so the two-day turnout obliterated it by making a $7,942,400 prize pool. The match, which is taking part in out now and slated to conclude on Tuesday, pays out the highest 311 finishers a minimal of $6,195 with the eventual winner taking dwelling a $1,261,095 first-place prize.

Prime 5 WPT Predominant Occasions

Match Entries
2021 Poker Showdown 2,482 entries
2014 Poker Showdown 1,795 entries
2021 Fortunate Hearts Poker Open 1,573 entries
2015 Poker Showdown 1,476 entries
2019 Borgata Winter Poker Open 1,415 entries

The WPT Predominant Occasion was so large that Occasion 19 of the 2021 Seminole Arduous Rock Poker Showdown, the $1,100 Deep Stack Turbo NLH (Freeze-Out), needed to be canceled to be able to make method for the plenty.

Bubble Bursts in Predominant Occasion

Brian Altman
Brian Altman (Picture c/o WPT)

On Sunday, the WPT Seminole Arduous Rock Poker Showdown Predominant Occasion cash bubble burst with little fanfare. That’s as a result of, within the moments main as much as the beginning of hand-for-hand play, two unknown gamers busted, which means the bubble burst with out a lot as a pause within the motion.

In line with updates from the occasion, one participant who did not money was WPT Participant of the Yr frontrunner Brian Altman, who fell in Stage 16 (4,000/8,000/8,000) to gold bracelet winner Ron McMillen.

It occurred when Altman acquired his stack all in preflop holding ace-king and was flipping towards the pocket tens of McMillen, who had a poker viral second within the 2020 World Sequence of Poker (WSOP) on-line bracelet occasions final July. The pocket pair held robust and Altman left emptyhanded.

Others to fall in need of the cash on Day 2 had been Kristen Bicknell, Vanessa Kade, Jeff Gross, Aaron Mermelstein, Shankar Pillai, Kathy Liebert, Matt Glantz, Jack Hardcastle, and Frank Stepuchin.

Seminole Arduous Rock Poker Showdown Winners Thus Far

Occasion Entries Winner Prize
$400 Restrict Omaha 8 (Freeze-Out) 159+ Donald Maloney $9,236*
$400 H.O.R.S.E. (Freeze-Out) 153+ Barak Zaken $12,545
$400 Deep Stack Pot Restrict Omaha (Single Re-Entry) 311+ Greg Fishberg $22,060
$400 Deep Stack No-Restrict Maintain’em (Single Re-Entry) 409 Yaymel Bodes $23,838*
$1,100 Deep Stack NLH (Single Re-Entry) 446 Ryan Hogan $72,065*
$400 Seniors 50+ NLH (Single Re-Entry) 386+ James Diaz $15,975*
$600 Double Black Chip Bounty NLH (Single Re-Entry) 582 James Anderson $35,540
$400 Black Chip Bounty PLO (Single Re-Entry) 251 Chris Kondrat $13,070
$150 Huge Stack NLH (Double Re-Entry) 585 Carlos Dorca $7,698*
$400 Omaha 8/Stud 8 (Freeze-Out) 105+ Chris Tryba $9,620
$600 Huge Stack Six-Max NLH (Single Re-Entry) 570+ Joseph Di Rosa Rojas $50,920
$400 Six-Max Pot Restrict Omaha 8 (Single Re-Entry) 183+ Jesse Mull $14,245
$600 Deep Stack Turbo NLH (Freeze-Out) 228 Dorian Rios $17,984*
$1,100 Deep Stack NLH (Single Re-Entry) 744 Brian Corridor $128,230
$50,000 Tremendous Excessive Curler 42 Arthur Conan $733,320
$2,200 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry) 531 Andrew Ostapchenko $200,850

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PokerNews will convey you a full recap of the WPT Seminole Arduous Rock Poker Showdown Predominant Occasion upon its completion.

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