With the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open now getting right down to the business end of the proceedings, there was another event at the casino that attracted some of the world’s biggest players. The World Poker Tour Alpha8 $100k Super High Roller brought in 21 players who were more than comfortable with gambling with $100k of their money.
— Jason Mercier (@JasonMercier) August 26, 2013
After ten solid levels there were just nine players remaining with Matt Glantz just out in front with 410,500, though he has some huge names in Jason Mercier, Isaac Haxton, Joseph Cheong and JC Tran still left in the event and hot on his tail.
Made day 2 of the alpha8. Unfortunately lost a flip for half my chips at the very end and have starting stack left. 20bbs tomorrow
— Joseph Cheong (@subiime) August 27, 2013
Chris Klodnicki, Brandon Steven, Tom Hall, Erik Seidel, Jason Koon and Andrew Lichtenberger were amongst the players that couldn’t quite do enough to make Day 2 of the event and are now unfortunately $100k poorer.
My ROI in 100K events just went down drastically #buriedpeak
— Chris Klodnicki (@SLOPPYKLOD) August 27, 2013
I had a rough day, today in @WPT_Alpha8 with 12 left I got it all 3 ways with AA vs JJ & 10 10, 200k pot Jack flopped oh well ready to leave
— Brandon Steven (@ICTMoxie) August 27, 2013
The Final Nine
1st) Matt Glantz – 410,500
2nd) Jason Mercier – 375,500
3rd) Steve Silverman – 372,500
4th) Daniel Alaei – 293,500
5th) Isaac Haxton – 218,500
6th) Jeff Gross – 140,500
7th) Joseph Cheong – 106,000
8th) JC Tran – 94,000
9th) Bill Perkins – 89,000
Prize Pool Information
The registration for the Alpha8 finished up during level 7 of the event, meaning we were able to learn the prize pool information for the event. With there being a total of 21 registrations for the event, it meant that four players only would be walking away with a share of the $2,026,500 prize pool.
1st – $891,660
2nd – $526,890
3rd – $364,770
4th – $243,180
Day 2 will play out later tonight until a winner from the nine survivors is reached. There will be the money bubble to navigate through first though, which is where the final four players can recoup their outgoings in the event and even some more on top.