Day 3 of the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open was finished up not so long ago and it has delivered us our final two tables of players. Each table holds 9 players so we have 18 left from the 62 that begun Day3. Martin Hanowski is the man that sees himself at the top of the chip counts going into Day 4 with 5,880,000 but has John Dolan, Mike Leah and Dan Colman hot on his heels for the title.
Hanowski was actually the player to bring the day to an end after eliminating Michael Stembera straight after the dinner break. He was holding the Ah-10h and made a quick call when his opponent pushed all in for the second hand running. Stembera was holding the As-3s and was already behind his opponent but almost got lucky when the board fell as the Kd-5c-3h-Kh but the 10c river put paid to that.
That elimination pushed Hanowski into the chip lead, a chip lead that had changed all throughout Day 3 with himself, Shaun Cunix and John Dolan holding the lead at different times throughout the day.
— Mike Leah (@GoLeafsGoEh) September 2, 2014
Out of the event on Day 3 went big names such as Amir Lehavot, Jared Jaffee, Dan Smith, Joe Serock and Doug Polk, though a number of those would have certainly have jumped into the Super High Roller event that also kicked off last night.
Pretty sick … Get it in with qj on a qj2 vs kk. River king for over 2 million chips.. Out in 24th. That hurts — Jared Jaffee (@jaredjaffee21) September 1, 2014
There have been more than 20 events at this year’s Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open, with this Main Event obviously being the one to attract the most attention due to its success last year. This year however has seen a smaller field mean that there is actually a $2.5 million overlay that the casino has to cover for the $10 million guaranteed prize pool.
The 18 survivors will now return for Day 4 at 12pm local time in order to battle it out for a place on the final table of six and the bigger payouts left in the event.
The Current Top Ten
1st) Martin Hanowski – 5,880,000
2nd) John Dolan – 5,290,000
3rd) Brian Hawkins – 4,290,000
4th) Shawn Cunix – 3,940,000
5th) Blake Bohn – 3,495,000
6th) Mike Leah – 3,290,000
7th) Roman Valerstein – 2,960,000
8th) Dan Colman – 2,665,000
9th) Joe Kuether – 2,195,000
10th) Lenny Duvdivani – 1,888,000
Join us tomorrow for the penultimate report on this popular event where you will find out just who has made the illustrious final table.