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2018 WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Day 1A: Massive First Day Crowd Promises for Huge Field

On Friday in the cavernous tournament arena at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, FL, Day 1A of the World Poker Tour’s Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown took place. The massive outpouring of players for the first day of action promises that there will be a huge field for the tournament and that the guaranteed prize pool of $ 3 million will be shattered. With the $ 3 million guaranteed prize pool, that meant that the $ 3500 buy in tournament had to rack up roughly 895 players (taking out the juice) for the Seminole Indians not to be on the hook for the difference. To help reach that mark, there were two Day Ones scheduled and players could re-enter the tournament as many times as they liked up until the start of Level 9. From the start, however, it seemed the players were amped for the

2016 WPT Maryland Live! Main Event Day 1A: Numbers Indicate Large Turnout after Huge Day 1A

The latest stop on the World Poker Tour schedule, at Maryland Live! in Hanover, is a recent addition to the roster of events. In a short time, however, the action at the East Coast casino has brought out a throng of players, which was proven by the Day 1A outpouring of players for the Main Event. The $ 3500 buy-in event featured a format that has become de rigueur on the WPT circuit. If a player was knocked out on Day 1A, they had the option of using one re-entry to get back in the game. Day 1B, set to begin on Sunday, features the same option available to all players (including the ones who played on Day 1A) and, should a player have two stacks from both Day Ones, the larger stack would move over. Finally, there would be one more entry available to players – before the start

2016 EPT Barcelona Main Event Day 1B: Huge Turnout Breaks Records

Yesterday, I made the understatement of the week when predicting the Day 1B turnout at the European Poker Tour (EPT) Barcelona Main Event: “The total field should climb well over 1,000 runners; the first starting flight is almost always the smallest.” AS IT TURNED OUT…Day 1B eclipsed the 1,000 player mark all by itself, drawing 1,291 entrants. Day 1A’s total was 468, thus before late registrations are calculated today, the EPT Barcelona field is 1,759, easily beating last year’s record of 1,694. The official numbers have not been finalized yet as the late registration was until the start of Day 2, but it looks like somewhere around another 30 players were added on Wednesday. If we estimate the field to be about 1,790 players, the prize pool will be around €8,681,500, as the buy-in is €5,000 and three percent is taken out for floor staff and dealers. As you might

2015 WPT Legends of Poker Day 1C: David McCaw Takes Huge Lead into Day 2

All three starting flights are in the books at the 2015 World Poker Tour (WPT) Legends of Poker Main Event and now it is on to Tuesday’s Day 2. David McCaw dominated Day 1C on Monday, opening up a nearly 100,000 chip lead on his nearest competitor. He is also the overall Day 1 chip leader with 272,100 chips, easily outpacing Day 1B leader Leonid Markin (203,000) and Day 1A top man JC Tran (201,700). Day 1C saw 336 players pay the $ 3,700 to participate, bringing the three-day total to 721 entrants Registration is still open until the start of Day 2, upon which the prize pool and payout schedule will be finalized. 284 players made it through the three starting flights, so with late entrants, we’re probably looking at 290-300 people sitting down on Tuesday. Should the field stay exactly the same, the prize pool will be $