$600 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry) $15,000 Guaranteed | Payouts Returning to Level 19: 4,000/8,000 Players Remaining: 6 of 59
More than ten hours after the Pot Limit Omaha game began, the tournament reached the money bubble and burst as they were preparing to come back for Day 2.
Only six players remain and they are all in the money when the return on Thursday at 2pm. Three-time SHR Hollywood champ Cory Blum bagged the biggest stack and will return as the favorite to pick up his third SHR Omaha trophy.
Seat 1: Richard Gaylor – 93,000 Seat 2: Abraham Araya – 47,000 Seat 3: Cory Blum – 455,000 Seat 4: Benjamin Friesen – 164,000 Seat 5: Jordan Dhanani – 248,000 Seat 6: Craig Morande – 174,000
$600 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry) $15,000 Guaranteed | Payouts Level 15: 1,500/3,000 Players Remaining: 10 of 59
Playing like the fast game that it is, the Pot Limit Omaha tournament made its way down to the final table in a hurry. The ten remaining players redrew seats and Benjamin Friesen came to the table with the chip lead.
The stacks are deep and only six of these ten will make the money later this evening. They are scheduled to play through Level 18 and survivors will bag their chips for tomorrow.
Seat 1: Charles Simon – 124,200 Seat 2: Richard Gaylor – 155,300 Seat 3: Abraham Araya – 60,000 Seat 4: Cory Blum – 210,000 Seat 5: Aaron Johnson – 64,000 Seat 6: Benjamin Friesen – 221,400 Seat 7: Rob Kristich – 69,000 Seat 8: Jordan Dhanani – 92,700 Seat 9: Craig Morande – 153,400 Seat 10: Adib Hashem – 38,000
$600 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Entry) $15,000 Guaranteed |Structure Level 14: 1,200/2,400 Players Remaining: 13 of 59
While the Monster Stack was playing down on one side of The Pavilion, the Pot Limit Omaha ring event closed registration and doubled its $15,000 guaranteed prize pool.
The tournament drew 59 entries created a prize pool worth $30,385 and the last six players will share that money. A min-cash will take home $1,793 and the PLO champ will earn $11,394 plus the WSOP Circuit ring.
September WSOP Circuit Seminole Casino Coconut Creek Coconut Creek, FL Event 7 $600 Pot Limit Omaha $15,000 Guaranteed Entries: 59 Prize Pool: $30,385 September 19-20, 2018
$400 Monster Stack NLH (Re-Entry) $100,000 Guaranteed | Payouts Level 20: 4,000/8,000 with a 1,000 Ante Flight B Players Remaining: 41 of 345
It was a quick end to Flight B of the Monster Stack. They dropped to five tables and then dropped two more players before Tom Gity three-bet shoved his short stack. It was a three-way all in so we had the chance at a double knockout but his baby ace could not come back.
Zack Milchman stormed ahead late in the day and put a massive 842,000 in his bag, nearly double second place stack of Michael Perrone.
We will post the full chips and seat assignments as soon as they are available.
$400 Monster Stack NLH (Re-Entry) $100,000 Guaranteed | Payouts Level 19: 3,000/6,000 with a 1,000 Ante Flight B Players Remaining: 63 of 345
Monster Stack Flight B players are taking their final break of the day with 63 players showing on the clock but it is closer to 54 once they get settled. It looks like they will hit the hard stop at 42 players for a return tomorrow for Day 2.
Jeff Blenkarn continues to lead the pack with 463,000 but Mitchell Lekarczyk is closing with 420,000.
$400 Monster Stack NLH (Re-Entry) $100,000 Guaranteed | Structure Level 17: 2,000/4,000 with a 500 Ante Flight B Players Remaining: 81 of 345
Flight B of the Monster Stack is back down into double digits with 81 players remaining at nine tables. They’ll cruise through another handful of levels but will likely hit the 12% cutoff before getting through Level 21.
Jeff Blenkarn continues to lead the field but Jackie Stone is trying to catch him. She is up to 345,000 and having a good time with her tablemates, even as tough as they are with David Moreno and Ian O’Hara trying to get the best of them.
$400 Monster Stack NLH (Re-Entry) $100,000 Guaranteed | Structure Level 16: 1,200/2,400 with a 400 Ante Flight B Players Remaining: 108 of 345
Monster Stack Flight B players are heading on their next break with 12 tables still in action. The magic number tonight is 41; the number of players remaining when they stop for the evening.
We have two bigger stacks in the room and Jeff Blenkarn is leading the way with 255,000 while Ian O’Hara is making another big run with 215,000.
Blenkarn is a Michigan grinder in town for the WSOP Circuit Coco series and his Monster Stack is starting off well. He has over $800,000 in career earnings with a nice chunk of that coming from a near WSOP win. Blenkarn finished second out of 2,575 players in a $1,000 buy-in event for more than $250,000 to just miss out on the WSOP bracelet.