Barry Hutter Dominates Day 1A at WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown

Barry Hutter was the only player to bag up over 300,000 on Day 1A of the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown.

Barry Hutter was the only player to bag up over 300,000 on Day 1A of the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown.

Tournament poker can be a difficult grind sometimes. Long hours combined with lots of variance can make for roller coaster days. Don’t ask Barry Hutter about that though. He didn’t experience much of that on Day 1A of the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown and finished with 305,700 and the chiplead.

“Lots of sets and lots of people calling me, easy day. Didn’t really do anything special, made some good hands,” said Hutter about how he bagged up the biggest stack. “A bunch of medium-to-big pots, nothing really significant that changed everything. It was just lots of flopping sets and stacking people.”

The $3,500 buy-in unlimited re-entry had 502 entries on Thursday, up nearly 5% over last year when the event ended up with a 1,765 player field. Just over 200 players survived the ten levels of play.

The group of players right behind Hutter includes Danny Shiff (213,300), Eliyahu Levy (210,300), Michael Wang (207,900) and Luis Santoni (184,500). Vladimir Dobrovolskiy, who bubbled the TV final table of the L.A. Poker Classic last month, sits sixth with 182,900.

Other notables who bagged up better than average stacks include Chance Kornuth (159,500), Darren Elias (150,000), Faraz Jaka (149,900) and Anthony Zinno (93,600).

There were a number of notable players who busted at least one bullet on Thursday. WPT Champions Club member Ravee Mathi Sundar, Keven Stammen and Vanessa Selbst were among the casualties as were BLUFF.com WPT Ones to Watch Kristy Arnett and Candace Collins.

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