Event 1 Flight E: Registration Closes on Big Field

$570 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 9: 500/1,000 with a 100 ante
Flight E Entries: 209 (Total Entries: 634)

Registration closed on the fifth of six Event 1 starting flights with 209 entries. That pushes the combined total up to 634 and a $317,000 prize pool. But it won’t stay there with a full flight to come later this evening at 6pm.

Day/TimeFlightEntriesAdvanced
Thursday at 11amA11322
Thursday at 6pmB9318
Friday at 11amC9517
Friday at 6pmD12424
Saturday at 11amE209TBD
Saturday at 6pmF
Total63481

Chip counts through Flight D

Event 1 Flight E: Closing Registration

$570 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 8: 400/800 with a 100 ante
Flight E Entries: 202 (Total Entries: 627)

Level 8 is winding down and players are getting ready for their second break. After they return, registration will close on the second-to-last flight of Event 1.

We topped 200 in the last few minutes and we expect to put a few more in before the shut it down.

Event 1 Flight E: Joseph Acquavella Knocks Two Out

$570 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 7: 300/600 with a 75 ante
Flight E Entries: 197 (Total Entries: 622)

Joseph Acquavella

We found Table 3 in a big hand with the chips already in the middle. It was a three-way pot with three all-ins and Joseph Acquavella holding the biggest stack. But he needed to catch up to win the hand.

Acquavella held AsKh and was up against QhQd and 4s4c. Not quite a race but he moved out front on the AdTc2h flop. The players with the pairs called for a set but neither materialized on the 2s turn or Ac river to send Acquavella up to 60,000.

Event 1 Flight E: Over $300K Up for Grabs

$570 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 6: 200/400 with a 50 ante
Flight E Entries: 188 (Total Entries: 613)

Andra Zachow

The entry count zoomed right on past 175 and that means they are now playing for more than $300,000 in the prize pool. The next milestone is 313 entries away to match Event 1’s numbers from last year. It won’t happen in this flight but we should get their easily this evening.

We have a lot of locals showing up for the weekend grind including Andra Zachow. She’s back in town looking to build on her success last month. Zachow was in Vegas in May and won the Venetian Nightly for a nice $3,500 payout. And that was one day after she final tabled and finished fourth in the Aria Nightly. A nice little heater heading into the summer.

Event 1 Flight E: Andrew Pacifico Up Big

$570 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 5: 150/300 with a 25 ante
Flight E Entries: 168 (Total Entries: 593)

Andrew Pacifico

We had no problem finding the big stack in the room today. Unlike yesterday when they were slow to build an early castle, Andrew Pacifico ran his up in a big way over the first four levels. His 84,500 was the biggest first break lead we’ve had so far and no one was close this afternoon.

But there’s still a long way to go and he’ll have to keep moving forward if he wants to stay ahead.

Event 1: Chip Counts Through Flight D

$570 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Returning to Level 15: 2,000/4,000 with a 500 ante
Flight A Players Remaining: 81 of 425

Flight A: 113 Entries, 22 Advanced
Flight B: 93 Entries, 18 Advanced
Flight C: 95 Entries, 17 Advanced
Flight D: 124 Entries, 24 Advanced
Flight E: Saturday at 11am
Flight F: Saturday at 6pm
Day 2: Sunday at 12pm

RANKFIRST NAMELAST NAMECITYSTCHIP COUNT
1ERIKMORIANLADSONSC265,500
2COREYMAJORJACKSONVILLEFL254,500
3THOMASHUNNICUTTSEBRINGFL250,000
4DAVIDSMITHAVON PARKFL242,000
5SETHTEMPLETONSARASOTAFL237,500
6SUSANMACPHERSONRIVERVIEWFL222,000
7DANIEL LCASTILLOTAMPAFL210,000
8PARMMEHMIVANCOUVERBC205,500
9LEIFOSKARSSONCLEARWATERFL197,500
10RAYMONDSYKES JRORLANDOFL193,000
11BRIANARBAUGHRIVERVIEWFL188,000
12DENAVOLWILSONJACKSONVILLEFL181,500
13WILLIAMBURDICKPALMETTOFL177,500
14ANTHONYBEROUTYCLEARWATERFL172,000
15STEVIETRIZISLARGOFL161,500
16OSCARLINDO ZELEDONSPRING HILLFL157,500
17SALVADORRAMOSOCALAFL150,000
18MARKKATZTAMPAFL143,000
19WILLIAMMUNIZTAMPAFL143,000
20AHMADHAMOUSHKISSIMMEEFL141,000
21JEFFREYMORZELLATAMPAFL139,500
22JOHNEPISCOPIOPORT RICHEYFL139,000
23YAHIRCARDONAKISSIMMEEFL133,000
24YONGLIUPORT RICHEYFL128,500
25SANJIBACHARYATAMPAFL127,000
26BRADLEYSMITHST PETERSBURGFL125,000
27MICHAELBRIERBRADENTONFL125,000
28JEREMYPARKERDUNEDINFL121,000
29CURTISSTROMANBRANDONFL119,000
30CHARLESCASELAKELANDFL118,500
31JAYAMALAPATIFLOWOODMS116,500
32ERICWILKINSONPALMETTOFL116,000
33DOUGLASERWINPALM HARBORFL108,000
34MARIODE LA PUENTETALLAHASSEEFL105,000
35DANIELDEDOMENICOODESSAFL103,500
36MAROUNAKIKIKISSIMMEEFL101,000
37JASONDURANTCHARLOTTENC100,500
38JASONGOLDMANPORT CHARLOTTEFL99,500
39CODYHERNANDEZTAMPAFL96,500
40DARRELLRODGERSLAKELANDFL96,000
41JULIOMARRERO-SOSAWESLEY CHAPELFL94,500
42GENEVAPINNEYINDIAN HARBOUR BEACHFL93,000
43MARKWISERLAND O LAKESFL92,000
44RICHARDCALLEDAREWINTER SPRINGSFL86,500
45CHARLESJOHNSONNORCROSSGA85,500
46JOHNNOVAKTHE VILLAGESFL82,000
47EDMUNDOBRIENTAMPAFL80,000
48RICHARDSAMONSKYNORTH AUGUSTASC79,500
49ROBERTLASETERPALM HARBORFL79,000
50GREGORYMASTERSONCHICAGOIL76,500
51MACKENZIERAMSAYFORT MYERSFL75,000
52DAVIDCOCHRANSANFORDFL72,000
53RYANLUKERMAITLANDFL68,000
54WESLEYSCARBROUGHBAREFOOT BEACHFL66,000
55BARBARACARDINAPOLLO BEACHFL66,000
56MOHAMEDMAGHRAOUITAMPAFL63,500
57DAVIDNADEAUTAMPAFL63,500
58JAMESKILARJIANBUFFALO GROVEIL59,500
59WILLIAMMEDINADIAZTAMPAFL57,500
60WILLIAMMC PHILLIPSTAMPAFL53,500
61MICHAELTURTONTAMPAFL53,000
62DANIELBRPWNTAMPAFL52,500
63JUANMATOCLEARWATERFL52,500
64MICHAELTURCOLLAKE WALESFL49,000
65ALLAUDDINKHANWESLEY CHAPELFL49,000
66PADARATHLUTCHMANWINDERMEREFL47,500
67DEREKBOWERSALLIANCEOH47,000
68WILLIAMMCKOWNDUNEDINFL46,000
69DEBORAHFARMERLUTZFL45,500
70SHADRACH SAMUELTERCYJONESBOROGA44,500
71JEREMIAHWILLIAMSLOVES PARKIL38,500
72FUANCHORODRIGUEZCARMELIN38,500
73RICHARDCOOLEYVENICEFL36,500
74OKHASELTONLAND O LAKESFL33,000
75ALANFINKSAINT CLOUDFL32,500
76RAMIMIKHAILTAMPAFL31,500
77TODDBACKUSNEW CARLISLEOH30,000
78STANLEYTAVANESEOLDSMARFL28,500
79ANTHONYASTARITARIVERVIEWFL27,000
80BRIANMCKANEHOLMDELNJ24,500
81RALPHSOWDERTRINITYFL22,000

Event 1 Flight E: Ticking Clock

$570 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 3: 75/150
Flight E Entries: 141 (Total Entries: 565)

David Tuthill

The last level turned out to be a good one for the entry count. It averaged one new entry (or re-entry) every minute over that level to put another 30 in the game. The pace is not sustainable but we are in the middle of a nice rush.

David Tuthill is one of our new players this afternoon, opting to enter the tournament on the biggest day. He can add to an already impressive list of accomplishments with a deep run. Tuthill made his first WSOP final table in 2010, won a WSOP Circuit Main Event in 2013, and added two more WSOP final tables in 2015 only ten days apart.

Event 1 Flight E: Michael Laake Returns

$570 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 3: 75/150
Flight E Entries: 111 (Total Entries: 535)

Michael Laake

They keep coming in. There’s a steady parade of players to buy-in but no line with the streamlined registration process. Flight E crossed over 100 entries before the clock hit noon and we’ll book the biggest flight of the tournament before too long.

Tampa poker legend Michael Laake made his return to the poker room after an unsuccessful shot in last evening’s flight. He has a few milestones in his near future and can cross one off sometime tomorrow. Laake has nine reported career tournament wins and he can hit double digits if he hoists the Event 1 trophy. He can also get a little closer to hitting the $1,000,000 mark in career earnings with less than $80,000 left to go.

Event 1 Flight E: Past Champ

$570 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 2: 50/100
Flight E Entries: 83 (Total Entries: 507)

Claudemir Osorio

We had another large group of players jump into the tournament after the start to push the combined total of entries past 500. That puts the prize pool over $250,000 and it will grow much larger as the day moves along.

One of those entries belongs to Claudemir Osorio. The SHRP regular was the last player standing in this event during the 2016 series, topping a field of 698 to walk away with $36,620 after a six-way deal at the final table. Osorio also won the $560 Deep Stack Spring Poker Series the year before so he’s probably pretty confident coming in.