Day 2 of the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open has just come to a close after the 499 players that first took their seats at the start of play were cut down in size to just the 62 that will come back later today to contest Day 3.
Day 2 finished with John Dolan topping the chip counts with 3,005,000 whilst the likes of Martin Hanowski, Joe Kuether and Dan Colman are chasing him down in the top ten.
Each of those left in the event are now sure of a decent payout after the bubble period was passed on Day 2. The top 300 were guaranteed a payout in this event that actually has an overlay of $2.5 million as not enough players entered to cover the $10 million guarantee. This is of course good news for the players as they far more value in the event.
The bubble boy was Joe Weissman who pushed all-in with the Qs-Qh and was called by the Kh-10d of Bao Nguyen. He looked in great shape but got extremely unlucky when the flop fell as the 7d-5d-2d meaning that one more diamond would see him eliminated. The turn card fell as the 9d and was sent home in 301st place with no money.
Ryan Riess, Joe Cada, Vinny Pahuja and Brian Hastings were some of the biggest casualties on Day 2, though they will now consider playing the Super High Roller at the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open.
The action continues at 12pm local time and will see those lucky enough to have survived thus far battling it out to get to the final table. Join us tomorrow for the latest report on this ever popular event to discover just which players look set to take home sizeable chunks of money.
The Current Top Ten
1st) John Dolan – 3,005,000
2nd) Farhan Madhani – 2,191,000
3rd) Martin Hanowski – 1,848,000
4th) Sergei Rybachenko – 1,739,000
5th) Robert Park – 1,390,000
6th) Joseph Kuether – 1,373,000
7th) David Tiffenberg – 1,239,000
8th) Daniel Colman – 1,237,000
9th) Eugene Curzio – 1,228,000
10th) Hans Winzeler – 1,225,000
The Prize Pool Information