Jason Young Picks Up POY Trophy at Players Party

Tony Burns (left) and Jason Young (right)

While Event 1 was making its way down toward the final table, we hosted a Players Party to award the 2018/2019 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Player of the Year award to Jason Young.

The SHRP regular earned the honor with two big scores; a win in the 2019 WPTDeepStacks Hollywood Main Event and he followed that up with a third-place finish in the February 2019 Coco WSOP Circuit Main Event.

Seminole Hard Rock Director of Poker Marketing Tony Burns introduced our Player of the Year and presented him with the trophy.

Young earned a package which includes buy-ins to all Seminole Hard Rock Poker Championship and Main Events in Hollywood, Tampa, and right here in Coconut Creek.

Event 1: 18 Players Remaining

$400 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 18: 3,000/6,000 with a 6,000 ante
Players Remaining: 18 of 199

Nick Yunis, February’s runner-up in this tournament, finished in 26th place.

Two more levels are down and Event 1 is down to the last two tables. That leaves 18 players still in contention for the first ring of the series.

18th: Trent Smith – $788
19th: Tim Shane – $696
20th: Dell Taylor – $696
21st: Eric Brewster – $696
22nd: Joseph Frezza – $631
23rd: Chad Summers – $631
24th: Jay Klitzner – $631
25th: Gerard Sukhram – $587
26th: Nick Yunis – $587
27th: Robert Poolos – $587

Event 1: Down to Three Tables

$400 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 16: 2,000/4,000 with a 4,000 ante
Players Remaining: 26 of 199

Scott Zakheim made the money in Event 1 but went out in 28th place

The pace did not slow after the money bubble and Event 1 broke down to the last three tables in a hurry. Everyone is now guaranteed at least $587 with the biggest money coming later this evening

27th: Robert Poolos – $587
28th: Scott Zakheim – $561
29th: Mark Amaral – $561
30th: Alejandro Funes – $561

Event 1: No Bubble Play Needed; Reid Bleecher Eliminates Francis Margaglione

$400 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 15: 1,500/3,000 with a 3,000 ante
Players Remaining: 30 of 199

Reid Bleecher

Event 1 was quick to the money and hand-for-hand was not needed. With 33 players remaining and 30 getting paid, Table 11 lost two players in one hand and tournament staff told dealers to stop after their current hand.

At the same time on Table 10, Francis Margaglione moved all in for his last 14,000 and Reid Bleecher called to put him at risk.

Margaglione: AsQd
Bleecher: AhJd

Margaglione was in a great spot to double on the bubble but Bleecher nailed the AcJhJs flop. The Kc turn left Margaglione with a single ace for a saving chop but the 2c river sent him out on the money bubble.

Event 1: Martin Ryan Leads After Dinner

$400 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 13: 1,000/2,000 with a 2,000 ante
Players Remaining: 54 of 199

Martin Ryan

The dinner break is complete and it should be no surprise at this point that Martin Ryan is leading the way. The nine-time WSOP Circuit winner is up to 150,500 after 12 levels of play, ten times his starting stack, and he is the front runner with the money bubble on the near horizon.

Event 1: Evening Plans

$400 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 11: 600/1,200 with a 1,200 ante
Players Remaining: 72 of 199

Tournament staff announced plans for the rest of the evening. The remaining Event 1 players will work through the next two levels of the tournament and will take a 30-minute dinner break at the conclusion of Level 12. They will return after that to play towards the money, final table, and Event 1 champion.

If you are still in the tournament and want to make your dinner plans, there are plenty of options throughout the property. Check the link below and find what you like.

Seminole Casino Coconut Creek Dining

Event 1: Prize Pool and Payout with $16K Up Top

$400 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 10: 500/1,000 with a 1,000 ante
Players Remaining: 90 of 199

The numbers were crunched and we have the official payout information for Event 1. The tournament drew 199 entries to create a prize pool worth $65,670 for a good jump over the $50,000 Guarantee.

The last 30 spots will be paid with a min-cash earning $561 and the Event 1 champ walking away with $16,189 along with the WSOP Circuit ring.

2019 September WSOP Circuit
Seminole Casino Coconut  Creek
Event 1
$400 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 199
Prize Pool: $65,670
September 19, 2019

1st: $16,189 + WSOP Circuit ring
2nd: $10,008
3rd: $7,036
4th: $5,049
5th: $3,700
6th: $2,771
7th: $2,121
8th: $1,660
9th: $1,329
10th-12th: $1,090
13th-15th: $916
16th-18th: $788
19th-21st: $696
22nd-24th: $631
25th-27th: $587
28th-30th: $561

Tournament Series