Posts Tagged ‘Seminole Hard Rock’

Instapoker

by , Aug 24, 2012 | 12:00 pm

Ivaylo Damyanov Peevski
Photo: PokerStarsBlog.com


Ivaylo Peevski €141,800 – EPT Barcelona €2,150 NLH
Peter Dragar €44,800 – EPT Barcelona €2,100 NLH Turbo
Lars Garp €31,700 – EPT Barcelona €1,100 NLH Turbo
Liya Gerasimova €10,700 – €550 Women’s event NLH


Pretty slow week as far as results are concerned with the EPT Barcelona Main Event still playing down at the time of publishing and the WPT Legends Main Event just about to get underway. But that doesn’t mean things have been completely quiet around the tournament poker world and the forums are all abuzz.

There’s a little festival down in Hollywood, FL causing a disturbance in the normally sound and sane world of 2+2. A little tropical storm, most likely a hurricane in the future, named Isaac has Florida squarely in it’s cross hairs for this weekend right in the middle of the WPT Summer Splash Main Event. The decision-makers at the Seminole Hard Rock casino, already having big overlays in prelim events, removed the $500,000 guarantee just hours before the Main Event was to kick off.

Dear Seminole Hard Rock Guests,

We are very sorry to announce that, due to the uncertainty regarding the path and impact of Tropical Storm Isaac, the guaranteed prize pool has been removed from the Seminole Hard Rock & Casino WPT® Summer Splash Regional Championship Main Event running from Friday, August 24 – Monday, August 27.

The forums took this news with all the grace and dignity for which they are known.

Link Dump

Tweet of the Day – I love the Dutchies, and anything that goofs on Negreanu is a bonus. So I present this beauty created by Frank Op de Woerd (@webjoker).

Poker is game of skill, not chance, New York judge rules – Just one in the long stream of articles written about the NY ruling on poker but this one gets my link. Plus there’s a nifty, non-scientific, poll halfway through about online poker legalization.

Revel’s rocky launch – I made my first trek to the new Revel Casino in Atlantic City last weekend and was only impressed by the immensity of the place and nice poker room staff, the rest was a fine example of casino planners trying to get you lost. And now they are damn near broke. Suzette Parmley at Philly.com documents the casinos troubles from the start.

Casino Fails To Shuffle Cards, Sues Gamblers Who Won $1.5 Million – While I’m bagging a bit on AC, how about the Golden Nugget suing mini baccarat players who correctly figured out they were playing with an unshuffled deck and took the casino for a cool milly (and change)?

Introducing Hungarian Model Krisztina Polgar – So the PokerNews crew had a little video help from Hungarian model Krisztina Polgár (Google image search, you are welcome). So here’s a little introduction with a bonus of having Kristy Arnett doing the interview.


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WPT Seminole Hard Rock

by , May 3, 2011 | 11:45 am

If you count a Club WPT patch as a part of our patch watch then patch watch was once again revived today at the World Poker Tour Seminole Hard Rock Showdown Final table today. Allen Bari and Abbey Daniels showed up to battle for the $1,122,340 first place money wearing Club WPT patches, a company that offers subscriptions based play where you can play satellites to win a seat into future WPT events.

Once again wearing a patch would not bring the players good luck with Allen Bari being eliminated fifth place for $211,997. He was followed shortly by Abbey Daniels who took home $286,819.

The final three players would battle it out into the early hours of the morning before Justin Zaki, the last player from Florida, was eliminated. From there it only took Taylor Von Kriegenbergh 8 hands to finish off Curt Kohlberg for his first live win since hitting the circuit earlier this year.

Here is a look at how the final six finished with payouts:

1st: Taylor Von Kriegenbergh – $1,122,340
2nd: Curt Kohlberg – $586,109
3rd: Justin Zaki – $415,680
4th: Abbey Daniels – $286,819
5th: Allen Bari – $211,997
6th: Tommy Vedes – $166,272


WPT Seminole Hard Rock

by , May 2, 2011 | 7:47 am

Stop me if you have heard this before; Patch watch is over. After the elimination of Mike Sexton in Day Four it was assumed that the rest of the tournament would play out without a single player with a patch.

That was until James Mackey showed up with his fifth place stack wearing a Hero Poker Pro patch. It seems that wearing a patch may not be a good thing for these players as Mackey became the TV bubble boy when he was eliminated in 7th place by Taylor Von Kriegenbergh.

Von Kriegenbergh goes into Day Six with a 2.187 Million chip lead over Justin Zaki in second place. Von Kriegenbergh and Zaki will be joined by the four other final table members on Monday to battle it out for the $1,122,340 first place money. Here is a look at the remaining six with chip counts according to seat position.

Seat 1: Abbey Daniels – 2,192,000
Seat 2: Tommy Vedes – 1,570,000
Seat 3: Allen Bari – 1,984,000
Seat 4: Taylor Von Kriegenbergh – 4,384,000
Seat 5: Curt Kohlberg – 655,000
Seat 6: Justin Zaki – 2,197,000

With only six players left in the field and no Full Tilt representative on site to patch up players this possibly could be a final table without a patch. Check back with us for the final table report to see if the the plug was indeed pulled on patch watch after Day Five.


WPT Seminole Hard Rock

by , May 1, 2011 | 6:45 am

Coming into Day Four the patch watch almost dead, after Day Four it IS dead. With only two patches to keep track of Day Four’s patch watch was made even easier with Mike Sexton (Party Poker) and Zach Clark (Doyles Room) sitting on the same table.

Although both players started out the day in the lower half of the leader board they only needed to outlast 6 players to make it to the money which they both managed. Clark would eventually be eliminated in 33rd place while his table mate Sexton managed a 27th place finish.

The last patch wearing player was Mike Sexton who was eliminated in 27th place.We caught up with Clark before he was eliminated to discuss Black Friday and how it is affecting his sponsorship deal. He declined to comment on anything exactly what he is being told but did tell us that he inquired about wearing his patch for the tournament and they told him to operate as normal when it came to that.

Coming back for Day Five is Blair Hinkle, who became the first player to win seven figures in a single tournament on Full Tilt back in March in the FTOPS Main event when he chopped three handed to receive $1,162,949.74, sits atop the leader board with 1,783,000. Catching up with Hinkle during a break he discussed his FTOPs score and told us that he had not moved the majority of his funds off Full Tilt before Black Friday. He did not seem overly concerned that he would have trouble getting the funds off site, but did state that it would be nice to just win this event for his second 7 figure score of 2011.

Day Six will start at noon today with 18 players playing down to the final 6 in the High Roller room of the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Room. With no patches left and no one left to patch up players when the final six are determined this will be the first WPT final table in some time without a single player wearing a patch. Maybe that is a sign to come for future events in this post Black Friday era.


WPT Seminole Hard Rock

by , Apr 30, 2011 | 9:34 am

With only 51 players left after three days of play here at the Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood Florida only two players are left wearing patches.

Mike Sexton and Zachary Clark will be the only two players returning for Day Four wearing Party Poker and Doyle’s Room patches. Sexton returns with 192,000 while Clark is close to the bottom of the standings with 119,000.

It appears that if one of these two players do not reach the final table that the final six will be completely patchless since the representative for Full Tilt that usually ensures the two of the final six are patched is leaving on a flight on Saturday.

At the top of the leader board is Taylor VonKriegenbergh with 1,080,500. He is closely followed by the only female left in the field Abbey Daniels who has 1,016,500.

The players return to play down to the final 18 or for six levels on Saturday at noon.