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Sean Shah Leads After Day 1b of 2019 Seminole Hard Rock May Deep Stack

Sean Shah

The 2019 Seminole Hard Rock May Deep Stack Poker Series continued on Friday with the second of three starting flights in Event #1: $350 DeepStack NLH. Day 1b attracted 200 runners, which along with Day 1a’s 225 brought the current field size up to 425 entries.

After 14 levels of play, approximately 33 remained with Sean Shah and his stack of 418,000 leading the way. That is just a bit behind Day 1a chip leader Aaron Klausman, who advanced with 480,000.

Shah got a good chunk of his stack midway through the day when he hit a heater, which included winning a big flip against Matt Yorra with Big Slick against pocket queens.

Top 10 Day 1b Chip Counts

PlacePlayerPrize
1Sean Shah418,000
2Jaime Tran338,000
3Paul Balzano290,000
4Zachary Hammons288,000
5Alfredo Fernandez287,000
6David Ward286,000
7Eitan Aloush280,000
8Jorge Cuesta270,000
9Josh Wasserman259,000
10Artur Tishchenko250,000

Others to bag big stacks were Jaime Tran (338,000), Paul Balzano (290,000), Zachary Hammons (288,000), and Alfredo Fernandez (287,000). They were joined by players like David Ward (286,000), Josh Wasserman (259,000), Aleksandr Shevelev (213,000), Mike Newman (145,000), and Dejan Petkovic (61,000).

Among those to fire Day 1b but fail to advance were 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event runner-up Josh Beckley, Perry Shiao, Randy Larkin, Nick Yunis, Donny Rubenstein, and Ariel Quintana.

Day 1c, the third and final starting flight, will commence at 11 a.m. EDT on Saturday.

The PokerNews Live Reporting Team will be on hand for the entire 2019 Seminole Hard Rock May Deep Stack Poker Series, so be sure to join us daily for all the action straight from the tournament floor.

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