Chinne Leads Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open
The third and final starting day of the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open $10 Million Guarantee Championship Event is over and leading the field is Jesse Chinni with 377,500 chips. This year Chinni has only cashed twice including a $1,500 pot-limit Omaha event at the 2013 World Series of Poker.
Ben Berg ended the day in second place with 331,100 chips. Berg has eight career live scores and his largest win of $14,710 happened last December when he won a $234 buy-in event during the 2012 Christmas Classic at the Palm Beach Kennel Club.
Just behind them is professional player Justin Bonomo who has 326,900 chips.
The tournament had a total of 2,384 entrants and the prize pool was set at $11,920,000, almost 20% more than the guarantee promised by the venue.
The top 228 players will earn a minimum of $7,500 and the players that reach the final table will take home at least $174,525. The winner will bag a massive $1,745,245.
Other big names taking part include Jeremy Ausmus, Phil Laak, Danny Masterson, Lee Childs and Dwyte Pilgrim.