Event 1: Luqman, Hard Play Nominee

$350 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

Level 8: Blinds 400/800/75 ante
75 Players Remaining (Flight B)

SHRT-Summer-Poker-OpenHard Rock, Hard Play of the Day – Nominee

To help spice things up here at the Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Summer Poker Open, we’re handing out the Hard Rock, Hard Play of the Day.

As the action heats up we’ll look for those hard luck rivers, hard folds and hard hands to beat.

Luqman Alghanim (Tampa, FL) is a Flight B Hard Play nominee after sending a player to the rail and grabbing the chip lead.

With the board showing Q-x-x-J, Alghanim snap calls his opponent’s all-in bet of 15k.

“Ace-Queen?” asks the player, who tables KQ and sees it’s just as bad with Alghanim showing QJ for two pairs.

“Terrible turn,” laments the player, who doesn’t get any help on the river and is done for the day.

It’s a “Hard Play” to deal with for our anonymous player and puts Alghanim into the chip lead with 110k. It also puts him into the running for our POD.

Our Flight A Hard Rock, Hard Play of the Day went to Adam Agosto who made a hard, but correct lay down.