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.
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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Lance BradleyEditor in Chief at BLUFF.comEditor in Chief: Lance Bradley began working with BLUFF in March 2008 and was named Editor in Chief in August 2009. Prior to joining BLUFF Bradley launched an independent poker blog, ThePokerBiz.com in 2006. Before entering the world of poker media he was the Poker Room Manager for Bodog from January 2004 until June 2006. He graduated from the Applied Journalism program Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Vancouver, Canada.
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