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World Poker Tour -- Seminole Hard Rock Showdown Day 1

First WPT Florida Main Event in Florida Draws over 400 Players

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Seminole Hard RockDay 1 at the World Poker Tour Seminole Hard Rock Showdown no-limit hold’em main event attracted a field of 406 players and by the end of the night just 290 remained. The overnight chip leader is Randy Dorfman with 160,000. Registration will remain open until the start of play tomorrow so the field size could grow even more before the official prize pool is announced.

James Carroll is also near the top with 130,925. Notables joining them in the top 10 are Todd Terry (124,975) and Joe Serock (113,150). Other notable survivors above the chip average of 42,000 include Thayer Rasmussen, Matthew Waxman, Steven Levy, Lauren Kling, Chris Klodnicki, Noah Schwartz, Steve Brecher, Rhynie Campbell, Matt Brady, Ali Eslami, Blair Hinkle, Tommy Vedes, Michael Benvenuti, Joe Tehan, Jordan Morgan, James Mackey, Blair andd Tyler Kenney, Harrison Gimbel, David Baker, William Reynolds, Vivek Rajkumar, and Mike Sexton.

You can see the chip counts for all of the survivors below. Check back in tomorrow evening for another summary of the day here on Card Player. Here is a look at the tournament statistics from day 1:

Day 1 Notable Eliminations: Josh Arieh, Lee Markholt, Jason Mercier, Jeff Madsen, Jonathan Little, Scott Seiver, Scott Montgomery, Shaun Deeb, Ted Lawson, Mohsin Charania, Matt Stout, Nenad Medic, Robert Mizrachi, Dan Smith, Andy Frankenberger, Antonio Esfandiari, Frank Kassela, Gavin Smith, Hoyt Corkins, Dwyte Pilgrim, Darryll Fish, Faraz Jaka, and Erik Cajelais.

Hand of the Day:

The blinds were 150-300 with a 25 ante when Bobby Suer raised to 550 preflop. Allen Kessler made the call and Aaron Schaff made the call as well, although he originally tried to raise by putting a 1,000-chip and a 25-chip into the pot, but a floor person ruled that he just called.

Ted Lawson then reraised to 2,550 and Suer mucked pocket jacks. Kessler mucked as well and then Schaff reraised to 10,000. Lawson reraised to 25,000 and Schaff then reraised all in. Lawson made the call with pocket aces and he was up against the pocket queens of Schaff.

The board was safe for Lawson until a third queen hit on the river. Schaff had a slight edge in chips over Lawson, who was eliminated on the hand. Schaff grew his chip stack to 100,000 after the hand.

Official Day 1 Chip Counts:

PLACE FIRST LAST CHIP COUNT TABLE SEAT

1 Randy Dorfman 160,000 22 9
2 Nicholas Grippo 149,375 8 6
3 James Caroll 130,925 15 3
4 Todd Terry 124,975 32 3
5 Seth Davies 115,225 32 9
6 Joe Serock 113,150 23 3
7 Marsha Wolak 106,350 34 7
8 Elio Cubrera 105,025 31 9
9 Jorge Chavez 104,525 32 6
10 Aaron Schaff 104,225 10 5
11 Mark Shoichet 104,100 30 3
12 Thayer Rasmussen 103,850 5 3
13 Joshua Patel 103,575 33 3
14 Matthew Waxman 96,425 6 7
15 Alan Vroonman 95,500 6 6
16 Steven Levy 94,875 8 1
17 Bryan Colin 94,025 2 3
18 Lauren Kling 93,150 33 5
19 Chris Klodnicki 90,225 20 6
20 Rolgues Rodriguez 87,250 26 5
21 Jack Schanbacher 87,025 24 4
22 Peter Walsworth 86,900 24 5
23 Tom Koral 83,475 21 8
24 Noah Schwartz 83,250 15 4
25 Steve Brecher 78,350 25 8
26 Rhynie Campbell 77,950 27 7
27 Ben Sagan 76,875 11 3
28 Farhan Madhan 74,625 10 6
29 Greg Dyer 74,500 21 3
30 Grayson Ramage 73,950 30 9
31 Matt Brady 73,625 33 6
32 John Krpan 73,575 24 1
33 Reed Zhao 73,425 19 9
34 Hans Winzeler 73,125 8 4
35 Chris Dombroulski 72,300 8 8
36 Leonardo Enperator 71,000 35 7
37 Alex Findley 70,750 26 6
38 Jacob Naquin 70,725 35 3
39 Jeffery Trudeall 70,300 5 5
40 Vincent Willie 70,175 6 1
41 Matthew Mendez 70,025 2 6
42 Curlos Munera 70,025 6 2
43 Ali Eslami 69,775 28 7
44 Dallen Elias 69,150 6 8
45 Keith Cummings 69,125 8 5
46 Timothy Miles 69,000 9 6
47 Tyler Smith 67,000 20 1
48 David Peters 65,900 3 9
49 Jacob Bazeley 65,775 10 2
50 Brandon Meyers 65,050 24 7
51 Mario Gonzalez 65,025 4 8
52 David Randal 64,000 14 2
53 Blair Hinkle 63,900 13 2
54 David Farber 63,300 15 8
55 Michael Glasser 63,100 8 7
56 Jim Carroll 62,725 18 9
57 Justin Zaki 62,525 34 9
58 Mike Bealsey 62,500 16 6
59 Greg Cohen 62,150 26 7
60 D.J. Blanchard 61,700 27 8
61 Jeffery Albright 60,500 16 5
62 Jason Strochale 60,050 17 1
63 Lawerence Lipman 59,350 16 7
64 Steven Tabb 59,100 7 9
65 Eliyahn Levy 59,025 13 9
66 Ebony Kenny 58,700 30 8
67 David Diaz 58,425 14 1
68 Tyler Kenney 58,425 4 3
69 John Dobson 58,200 7 4
70 Alex Barlow 57,175 34 2
71 Bradley Craig 56,350 13 7
72 Filipp Khavin 56,225 4 7
73 Corey Hochman 55,950 30 4
74 Mike Shulover 55,750 4 2
75 Ryan Fair 55,575 17 2
76 Tommy Vedes 55,500 10 3
77 Mark Levy 54,450 17 4
78 Nick Avena 53,300 35 8
79 Steven Senter 53,250 12 2
80 Michael Benvenuty 53,175 3 3
81 Zuhdi Mansour 53,000 15 6
82 June Amer 52,800 19 2
83 Bryan Hyden 52,675 12 6
84 Joe Tehan 52,225 29 9
85 William Alexander 52,175 3 4
86 Curl Pipitone 52,000 19 6
87 William McBride 51,625 28 4
88 Gil Morgensztern 51,125 26 2
89 Joe Gotlieb 50,875 25 4
90 Jordon Morgan 50,425 27 2
91 Shlomo Maman 50,400 4 1
92 James Mackey 49,975 21 5
93 Paulus Ingo 49,975 17 5
94 Bryn Kenney 49,350 25 2
95 Jacob Fernandez 49,250 1 4
96 Ernest Hogan 48,950 31 1
97 Philip Consolo 48,400 2 7
98 Jason Sackler 48,100 17 8
99 Evan Teitelbaum 48,000 19 8
100 Joseph Parrish 48,000 35 6
101 Harrison Gimbel 47,850 9 5
102 Micah Ruskin 47,550 27 3
103 David Baker 47,425 14 6
104 Debbie Hinton 46,775 28 5
105 Kai Mohajeri 46,050 14 5
106 Mike Sexton 45,000 13 6
107 Brandon Steven 44,500 11 1
108 William Reynolds 44,350 9 4
109 Viver Rajkumar 43,925 35 5
110 John McCaffrey 42,275 23 8
111 Harry Thomas 41,450 10 7
112 Elon Diamond 41,175 6 5
113 Raj Vohra 41,000 7 5
114 Tyler Netter 40,575 7 6
115 Srimvasa Yarlagadda 40,525 15 2
116 Austin Buchanan 40,325 4 6
117 Shane Bocda 40,150 13 8
118 Elliot Merlin 40,075 1 7
119 Johnathan Aguir 39,450 28 6
120 Kenny Hicks 39,350 2 2
121 James Hughes 39,125 35 9
122 David Paredes 39,100 23 9
123 Randall Yasny 39,050 24 6
124 Sharon Zevin 39,000 4 9
125 Richard Rice 38,875 27 6
126 Brent Hanks 38,800 13 4
127 Nick Rampone 38,000 34 3
128 Jason Koom 38,000 5 9
129 Diana Bernal 37,825 12 9
130 Mike Degilio 37,000 12 3
131 Curt Kohlberg 36,975 22 7
132 Jeremy Ausmus 36,900 29 1
133 Amnon Filipa 36,700 20 3
134 Paul Stanechewski 36,275 32 4
135 Billy Pilossoph 36,075 8 2
136 Joseph Ressler 35,575 16 9
137 Vinny Pahvc 35,350 31 6
138 Michael Frazin 34,675 32 1
139 Alan Gould 34,625 25 5
140 Jon Brody 34,600 32 2
141 Eric Utter 34,475 29 8
142 Mike Brocunct 34,300 34 6
143 Matthew Ehrlich 34,200 17 3
144 James Kerr 33,975 34 5
145 Varlashin Vladislav 33,825 32 5
146 Yoandi Almaguermulet 33,800 20 2
147 Gaston Nievluski 33,775 21 4
148 Phillip Gurian 33,750 9 8
149 Alicia Riley 33,700 24 9
150 Ryan D’Angelo 33,625 28 9
151 David Lawrence 33,375 22 6
152 Ronny Beda 33,125 29 3
153 Luis Santoni 33,100 14 8
154 Hung Le 33,000 12 1
155 Nathan Deadney 33,000 11 9
156 Richard Zipes 32,800 25 9
157 John Dolan 32,625 5 1
158 Zach Clark 32,575 30 6
159 David Inselberg 32,550 1 6
160 James Campbell 32,525 33 4
161 Rob Scheverer 32,500 28 2
162 Hayden Fortini 32,200 15 7
163 Josh Kay 32,075 29 2
164 Timothy Nguyen 32,075 20 5
165 Adam Katz 32,050 26 9
166 Doron Malinasky 32,025 2 8
167 Theodore McCollom 31,975 10 9
168 Paul Wolfe 31,900 18 3
169 Craig Bergeron 31,800 9 3
170 Anthony Spinells 31,725 23 5
171 Sam Stein 31,625 35 4
172 Bobby Suer 31,575 33 9
173 Shawn Cunix 31,500 27 1
174 Chris O’Rourke 31,475 29 4
175 Derek Buonono 31,450 22 2
176 Talal Shazerichi 31,400 2 9
177 Joseph Gibbons 31,400 6 3
178 Patrick Eskandor 31,200 19 5
179 Abbey Daniels 31,125 27 9
180 David Fox 31,100 7 1
181 Woodrow Pass 31,075 8 9
182 Chris Hunichen 31,025 5 2
183 Albert Kim 30,875 23 7
184 Dash Dudley 30,875 2 5
185 Patrick Mahoney 30,825 16 4
186 Adam Shuman 30,525 14 9
187 Kathy Liebert 30,000 24 8
188 Micheal Wh 29,828 21 2
189 Joshua Hillock 29,650 25 1
190 Anthony Balletta 29,425 32 8
191 Dana Kellstrom 29,075 4 5
192 Russell Simpson 29,075 18 2
193 Ryan Goindoo 28,400 33 1
194 Ben Hawnett 28,375 9 9
195 Ryan Lewinter 28,350 13 1
196 Martha Dajen 28,350 1 8
197 Brian Hawkins 28,075 11 4
198 Juan Mubarak 28,075 22 1
199 Shannon Shorr 27,975 12 8
200 Tim Finne 27,925 22 3
201 Jeff Rine 27,625 21 9
202 Thomas Marchese 27,475 17 9
203 Paul Oken 27,400 1 5
204 Francois Binette 26,850 25 7
205 Ory Hen 26,425 21 7
206 Nader Bahur 26,400 24 3
207 Sean Winter 26,250 14 7
208 Raul Raghauan 26,025 30 2
209 Mark Randal Flowers 25,800 25 3
210 Barry Pevner 25,725 1 3
211 Steve Karp 25,700 23 1
212 Matt Affleck 25,625 18 4
213 Andrew Crhtonberger 25,250 21 6
214 Ken Demirjian 24,900 18 1
215 Nick Harvalis 24,825 17 6
216 Mohanmas Masood 24,475 13 3
217 Mike Morton 24,450 3 5
218 David Chino Rheem 24,300 34 8
219 Stuart Patterson 24,275 1 2
220 Craig O’Neill 23,700 30 5
221 Adam Levy 23,650 31 7
222 Bruce Freedman 23,650 16 3
223 Saturanino Rodizues 23,150 19 4
224 Steven Barshak 23,075 35 2
225 Heather Mercer 22,500 5 8
226 Brian Grey 22,225 33 7
227 Sardor Caziev 21,925 7 3
228 Martin Fournier 21,300 20 4
229 Ayaz Mahmood 21,200 22 4
230 John Biu 20,900 28 8
231 Allie Presoy 20,600 23 6
232 Kevin Schaffel 20,575 15 9
233 Brent Roberts 20,550 29 5
234 Amir Leharot 20,450 7 7
235 Steve Gross 20,075 27 4
236 Trevor Pope 20,000 16 1
237 Matas Pacevicius 19,625 12 4
238 Rene Angelil 19,425 17 7
239 Bert Boutie 19,400 3 1
240 Dan Heimiller 19,225 5 4
241 James Girdan 18,425 10 4
242 Amit Machija 18,350 22 8
243 Gregory Brooks 18,275 12 5
244 Annette Obrestad 18,200 20 8
245 Ariel Mantel 18,075 25 6
246 Alan Sternberg 17,900 8 3
247 Jack Rosenthal 17,700 11 5
248 Meshsin Charanja 17,650 2 1
249 Chris Bell 17,300 20 9
250 James Joyner 16,900 31 2
251 Allen Burd 16,700 4 4
252 Daren Stabinski 16,600 19 3
253 Jessie Martin 16,550 18 8
254 Fred Goldberg 16,525 16 2
255 Alexander Harber 16,325 18 6
256 Joey Weissman 16,300 3 8
257 Joseph Chaplin 16,100 2 4
258 Ben Palmer 16,050 18 5
259 Ron Barak 15,850 33 2
260 Phillip Weast 15,650 11 8
261 Johnathan Lito 14,925 20 7
262 Allen Kessler 14,625 3 2
263 Andy Seth 13,925 26 3
264 Daniel Obrien 13,700 1 9
265 Ryan Franklin 13,600 13 5
266 Maria Hoi 13,200 26 4
267 Grayson Nichols 12,975 28 1
268 Thong Jimmy Tran 12,600 10 8
269 Russell Dohan 12,025 11 2
270 Tony Doast 12,025 15 5
271 Sam Sovemel 11,750 31 4
272 Jonathan Kamhazi 11,100 29 7
273 Brandon Barnes 10,875 30 7
274 Will Faill 10,500 19 1
275 Martin Raus 10,400 9 7
276 Kyle Bowker 10,025 22 5
277 John Riordan 9,950 7 8
278 Charles Wiper 9,525 31 5
279 Tony Cousinean 9,000 34 4
280 John Spadavecchia 9,000 15 1
281 Alex Gordon 8,625 18 7
282 David Ryan McCaigue 8,300 12 7
283 Pat West 7,950 23 2
284 James Holland 7,225 14 3
285 Danny Schbcher 7,150 31 3
286 Matt Berkey 6,600 26 1
287 Orlando Morre 6,400 6 4
288 Tommy Sokuntheavoir 3,275 11 6
289 Scott Fround 3,250 5 7
290 Gene Bauerlein 2,900 3 6