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WPT Hard Rock Seminole

by , Apr 27, 2011 | 6:58 pm

The first major live poker tournament since Black Friday in the United States kicked off today with the World Poker Tour at the Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood Florida. One of the unknowns coming into the tournament was wether or not sponsored pros would show up wearing their patches.

With 406 players in the field today only 13 players were found wearing either a Full Tilt Poker or a Ultimate Bet patch. The one “big three” site that did not have a single patched up player was PokerStars, even though WPT regular and PokerStar Pro Jason Mercier was in the field.

Also in the field today not wearing their normal patch were Maria Ho (UB) and Antonio Esfandiari (Victory). The fact that these two are not wearing a patch for their respected site while Adam “roothlus” Levy (UB) and Jonathan Little (Victory) are patched up definitely creates more questions.

Here is a rundown of the players found in todays field that were wearing patches:

  • Gavin Smith (FTP)
  • John Dolan (FTP)
  • Anette Obstread (FTP)
  • Scott Montgomery (FTP)
  • Allen Kessler (FTP)
  • Josh Arieh (FTP)
  • Steve Brecher (FTP)
  • Stuart Paterson (FTP)
  • Jeff Madsen (FTP)
  • Andrew Lichtenberger (FTP)
  • Erik Cajelais (FTP)
  • Paul Wolfe (FTP)
  • Adam Levy (UB)
  • Matt Stout (Lock Poker)
  • Jonathan Little (Victory)
  • Amit Makhija (Doyles Room)
  • Steve Gross (Doyles Room)
  • Mike Sexton (Party Poker)
  • 4 Other Party Poker Players
  • Since we are on the discussion of who is wearing what Tony Dunst, who is known for always being well dressed was not wearing his normal suit today due to a delay in dry cleaning. Instead he was wearing a V-Neck shirt and a pair of jeans. Dunst will be returning tomorrow, hopefully in his freshly cleaned suit, to grind out his short stack.

    After 5 levels of play only 290 players remain with registration open until the start of play with Randy Dorfman at the top of the leaderboard with 160,000. Other players returning for day two are Vivek Rajkumar, Shannon Shorr, Annette Obstread, Mike Sexton, Kathy, Leibert, and Lauren Kling.

    The players will return at 12 noon local time tomorrow for the start of day two of this six-day event to play another 5 levels.