Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Day 1b – Mercier’s Case

Jason Mercier

Day 1b at the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open was concluded not too long ago and it brought about another intense day at the felt. There were 690 that took part in this flight bringing the total for the $10 million guaranteed event up to 1,324 so far, with 417 still alive in the tournament. This means that if they can attract a similar amount for the final opening day flight a little later on today, they will manage to cover that guarantee and possibly have some money left over.

The player that topped the chip counts on the second opening day flight was Marc Davis. He built up a stack of 211,600 which puts him around 80k clear of Dan Shak who is ran well and finished up in second place. Other notables in the top ten include Matt Stout, Griffin Benger and Bryan Leskowitz.

There were plenty that didn’t join the approximate amount of 220 survivors though as Phil Ivey, Jason Mercier and the usually consistent David Sands. With regards to Mercier, it isn’t looking too promising a start at adding a new trophy for his new trophy case just yet.



The Top Ten From Day 1b

Marc Davis – 211,600

Dan Shak – 132,600

Dany Georges – 120,000

Matt Stout – 107,300

Darryl Ronconi – 105,000

Jeff Charlton – 96,400

Griffin Benger – 92,000

Bryan Leskowitz – 90,650

Scott Vener – 80,000

Dylan Linde – 79,500

The final opening day flight in Day 1c will start at the same time as the other two today and will bring us our final attendance for the event. It will also mean that the final prize pool will be revealed, which we will bring you in our report tomorrow.