Peters, Charania Chase Levy, $1m at Seminole Hard Rock Showdown

David Peters
David Peters

Just 18 players are left in the quest for the $1m prize at the top of the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown after Day 3 yesterday and Ely Levy leads them all.

The unheralded Levy, who won the $250 Big Stack Semi-Turbo at the Hard Rock this week, piled up 6,285,000 in chips before the day ended to take a commanding lead into Day 4.

The only other player to top the 6m-chip mark was Griffin Paul with 6,055,000. The next closest is Shawn Nguyen with 4.2m.

Several notable pros are still circling around the top, however, including David Peters who bagged up 3.1m for a Top 5 stack.

Charania, Ebanks, Heimiller Remain

Also bagging up a substantial stack for the night was WPT regular and esteemed pro Joe Ebanks with 2.69m.

EPT and WPT winner Mohsin Charania is just under the average stack at 1.4m while Dan Heimilller is the second shortest stack at 500,000.

Mohsin Charania
Charania eys WPT title #2

Former WPT champ Cornel Cimpan is also still alive with 1.1m.

A tidy $1m sits atop the prize pool for the eventual champion. They'll play down to a final table of six today in Florida. Follow along with the WPT Live Updates right here.

The top 10 and chip counts:


  • 1. Ely Levy 6,285,000
  • 2. Griffin Paul 6,055,000
  • 3. Shawn Nguyen 4,190,000
  • 4. Ryan Rivers 3,175,000
  • 5. David Peters 3,110,000
  • 6. Sean Syed Shah 3,065,000
  • 7. Joe Ebanks 2,690,000
  • 8. Vladimir Dobrovolskiy 2,650,000
  • 9. Andre Crooks, 2,105,000
  • 10. Brian Green 1,750,000
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