Day 1b Completed
Day 1b Completed
The 2019 Seminole Hard Rock May Deep Stack Poker Series continued on Tuesday with the $560 Deeper Stack NLH.
On Monday’s Day 1a, 124 runners took to the felt and only 25 survived the flight. Leading the pack with a stack of 778,000 was Pierrot Massenat, followed by Johann Tiemann (510,000) and Ricardo Eyzaguirre (433,000). Others to bag and tag were Erik Christensen (257,000), Ofer Peleg (219,000), Elliott Zaydman (123,000), Derrick Rose (91,000), and Ariel Quintana (47,000).
On Tuesday, another 179 entrants took to the felt to bring the number up to 303 entries, though that could go up as late registration is open until the start of play on Day 2. After 14 levels of play 39 bagged and tagged with Rick Kalgstein and his stack of 502,000 out in front.
Top 10 Day 1a/1b Chip Counts
|4||Timothy “TK” Miles||482,000|
Kalgstein won a monster 300k+ pot in the last level of the night when Steven Bennett got his stack all in holding ace-king only to have Kalgstein roll over pocket aces. Bennett turned a king but failed to catch another on the river.
Others to advance to Day 2 were Irwin Cohen (196,000), Jose Reyes (185,000), Willie Wiggins (165,000), Jake Schwartz (163,000), Nick Yunis (152,000), and Philip Consolo (137,000).
Among those to fire the opening flights but fail to survive were 2015 World Series of Poker Ladies Event champ Jaquelyn Scott, 2015 Seminole Hard Rock Player of the Year Ory Hen, Alfredo Fernandez, Hany Ayoub, Jason Young, Vivo Loubaton, Claire Chiang, and Terry Siele.
PokerNews coverage of the 2019 Seminole Hard Rock May Deep Stack Poker Series will continue Wednesday with updates from the Day 2 of the $560 buy-in The Deeper Stack.
The remaining players are preparing to bag and tag on Day 1b. Stay tuned for a list of chip counts along with a recap of the Day 1b action.
A preflop raising war resulted in Steven Bennett getting his stack of roughly 150,000 all in preflop and way behind Rick Kalgstein.
Bennett was in a world of hurt and the flop didn't do him any favors. The turn kept him drawing live but he missed when the bricked the river.
That is what Ian O'Hara said when we came across him at risk for that amount against Henry Billete.
It was a flip and O'Hara was just looking to hold. The flop kept him in the lead but then disaster struck when the spiked on the turn to pair Billete. The river made it trips and O'Hara headed for the registration desk to fire again.
The 2019 May Deep Stack Poker Series is comprised of three premier events and a slew of side event.
In regards to the latter, last night Event #4: $130 Deep Stack (Re-Entry) attracted 216 runners and surpassed its $20k guaratee by creating a $21,600 prize pool.
Among those to cash but fall short of the final table were Marcia Costa-Savidge (11th - $454), Howard Talesnick (14th - $389), Leon Toledo (17th - $324), and Jose Ardila (22nd - $200).
The tournament ended in a seven-way deal that saw Rollin Hernandez claim the title and $2,926 in prize money.
David Shmuel moved all in for 37,500 under the gun and Manny Perez made the call next to act. The rest of the field cleared out and it was off to the races.
Shmuel was at risk and looking to improve to stay alive. The flop didn't do him any favors and the turn was anticlimactic as the gave Perez a set to leave Shmuel drawing dead. The meaningless was run out on the river and Shmuel headed for the exit.
Timothy Miles, who tried to pass off as Corey Burbick, opened with a raise from the hijack only to have the player in the small blind three-bet jam for approximately 25,000. Miles opted to call and discovered he was way behind.
The flop maintained the status quo, but the dealer shook it up by burning and turning the to pair Miles.
The river changed nothing and Miles scored the knockout.