Nick Schulman Leads Final Five at 2017 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open’s $50,000 Super High Roller

Yesterday was an important day for the $50,000 Super High Roller event of the 2017 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Series, with the event scheduled to see the second stage of the Super High Roller start today. The US poker pro Nick Schulman is the one who currently leads the final five players who remain in the game.

The $50,000 Super High Roller, which is the event featuring the largest buy-in in the Seminole Hard Rock Open this year. The event, which costs $50,000 and offers a guaranteed prize pool of $1,000,000, kicked off yesterday, gathering a total players field of 19 entries by the time registration process closed.

It took entrants 14 levels of action in order for only five of them remain. As mentioned above, it is Nick Schulman who is the current chip leader, with 924,000 in chips. He is followed by Ivan Luca, who holds 567,000 in chips. The third position for now is occupied by Jake Schindler on Seat 2, who has 358,000 in chips, while Bryn Kenney is right behind him with 351,000 in chips. Last, on Seat 5 is Rainer Kempe, who currently has a total of 180,000 in chips.

The initial entry list of the $50,000 Super High Roller event saw some familiar faces, with a large number of the most famous high-rollers in the world taking part. 2017 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open’s Super High Roller saw 19 players join the action. There were 16 unique entries and 3 re-entries, as Jason Koon, David Cohen and Guiseppe Iadisernia taking an advantage of the re-entry option and entered twice, bringing the players field to an overall of 19 entries. Unfortunately for them, none of them managed to remain among the last five players standing.

At the time when the last nine players remained at the game, Nick Schulman had a big chip stack in his possession, and was going towards the leading position of the ranking. The first one who got eliminated from the event’s final table was Kathy Lehne, who remained on the ninth position of the ranking. The eight position was occupied by Tom Marchese, with him departing soon after Lehne.

Then, with only seven rivals remaining, it was Jake Schindler who got a brief chip lead after he managed to eliminate Marchese. However, it was too early for him to celebrate, as Nick Schulman succeeded in regaining the chip lead by taking control of a big stack. Schulman had no intention of losing the control and managed to keep his chip lead over the rest of the night.

Chance Kornuth got eliminated in seventh place, followed by David Peters on the sixth position, with the latter’s departure marking the final hand of the night.

Now, every one of the five remaining players is to try to finish in the money, as only four monetary prizes are to be granted. The winner of the Super High Roller Event is to get the lion’s share of the guaranteed prize pool, estimated to $440,000. The runner-up is to take home a cash portion of $260,000, while the player who ranks third is to be granted with a monetary prize of $180,000. The consolation prize of $120,000 will be granted to the one who is eliminated at the fourth place.

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Harry Evans

Harry Evans

Harry Evans is a long-year journalist with a passion for poker. Apart from a good game of poker, he loves to write which is why he spent several years as an editor of a local news magazine.
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