2021 World Series of Poker Europe
Main Event
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Ruben Costa Leads after Day 1a of the PokerStars Festival New Jersey Main Event

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Ruben Costa
Ruben Costa

The Main Event of the inaugural PokerStars Festival New Jersey kicked off today and drew 81 players. After 10 one-hour levels, just 25 players survived and reserved a seat for Day 2. Bagging up the Day 1a chip lead was Ruben Costa with 222,500, followed by John Gulino with 196,700 and Ryan Hohner with 158,300.

Team PokerStars was well represented today with eight players, and those surviving the Day 1a flight were Victor Ramdin and Barry Greenstein with 69,200 and 34,200, respectively. The day was not as kind to a few others, though.

Jason Mercier grinded a short stack for much of the day, but busted with about 30 minutes left in the final level. His {K-Spades}{Q-Diamonds} looked primed for a double against the {A-Diamonds}{J-Clubs} of Bovic Gabriel when Mercier paired his king on the flop, but Gabriel found Broadway on the river to send Mercier to the rail. Felipe Ramos was down to a few big blinds early in the day and managed to double up three times, but also fell when his flush draw failed to hit against an opponent's overpair. Vanessa Selbst committed her chips after the turn with a check-shove on a board that read {A-Clubs}{J-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{3-Spades}, but was insta-called by Gulino, who held {5-Clubs}{5-Hearts} for a set. Selbst just mucked her hand and Gulino rode that pot to bagging the second biggest stack of the day.

Andre Akkai, Chris Moneymaker, and Fatima Moreira de Melo were the other Team PokerStars Pros that failed to advance. Others who busted today include Natasha Barbour, Jonathan Little, Aaron Mermelstein, Je Wook Oh, Bruce Yamron, Albert Daher and Norman Michalek.

Play resumes Wednesday at 11 a.m. with Day 1b, and we'll be here to provide live updates on all of the action.

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Complete Day 1a Chip Counts (Completo)

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Ruben Costa US
Ruben Costa
US 222,500 82,500
John Gulino us
John Gulino
us 196,700 -3,300
Ryan Hohner us
Ryan Hohner
us 157,300 99,300
Sridhar Sangannagari us
Sridhar Sangannagari
us 120,600 -4,400
Jack Duong us
Jack Duong
us 111,300 57,300
Rocco Dicondina us
Rocco Dicondina
us 106,000 74,000
Joseph Drory us
Joseph Drory
us 105,300
David Vamplew gb
David Vamplew
gb 95,400 7,400
David Johnston US
David Johnston
US 91,500 12,500
Wayne Gerichten US
Wayne Gerichten
US 85,300
Bovic Gabriel US
Bovic Gabriel
US 79,800 -200
Peter Smyth GB
Peter Smyth
GB 79,200 48,300
Victor Ramdin us
Victor Ramdin
us 69,200 -33,800
Daniel Dizenzo us
Daniel Dizenzo
us 68,400 400
Javier Negron US
Javier Negron
US 58,200 -46,800
Angel Lopez us
Angel Lopez
us 52,600 22,600
Matt Affleck us
Matt Affleck
us 51,700 -30,300
Carlos Chadha us
Carlos Chadha
us 40,800 15,800
Shawn Daniels us
Shawn Daniels
us 34,800 -30,200
Barry Greenstein us
Barry Greenstein
us 34,200 -15,800
Dylan Smith us
Dylan Smith
us 27,900
Renata Colache us
Renata Colache
us 26,200
Miguel Borrero US
Miguel Borrero
US 15,400 -29,600
Tom Revello us
Tom Revello
us 14,500
John Kim us
John Kim
us 8,200

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Bag 'Em

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Players have bagged for the night.

Johnston Busts Crombie

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We found David Johnston in the cutoff and calling the all-in shove of Kevin Crombie, who was on the button with {a-}{j-}. Johnston had him dominated with {a-Hearts}{q-Hearts}, and the two watched a board roll out that improved neither. Crombie said he enjoyed playing and took his leave.

David Johnston US
David Johnston
US 79,000 7,000
Kevin Crombie US
Kevin Crombie
US Eliminado

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Mercier Eliminated

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Team PokerStars Pro Jason Mercier
Team PokerStars Pro Jason Mercier

After folding plenty while nursing a short stack over the past few hours, PokerStars Team Pro Jason Mercier finally shoved all in for 9,600 in the small blind after Bovic Gabriel opened cutoff for 3,000. Gabriel called.

Gabriel: {a-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}
Mercier: {k-Spades}{q-Diamonds}

The flop came {k-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}, giving Mercier the edge but he still had cards to fade. The {5-Clubs} turn wasn't one of them but Gabriel hit a straight on the {q-Spades} river.

"Do I have to get up now?" Mercier asked with a smile.

Bovic Gabriel US
Bovic Gabriel
US 80,000
Jason Mercier us
Jason Mercier
us Eliminado

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Norman Michalek Eliminated by Javier Negron

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David Vamplew raised from the button, Norman Michalek called from the small blind, and Javier Negron called from the big blind.

The flop came down {Q-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{7-Spades} and Michalek checked to Negron who led out for 1,300. Both Vamplew and Michalek called.

The turn was the {2-Spades} and Michalek checked to Negron who led again, this time for 2,500. Both Vamplew and Michalek called.

The river was the {4-Spades} and Michalek checked to Negron who bet for a third time, this one being 6,000. Vamplew folded, Michalek check-raised all in for about 24,000, and Negron called.

Michalek showed {Q-Spades}{J-Spades} for a queen-high flush, but Negron turned over {K-Spades}{8-Spades} for a king-high flush to win the pot and eliminate Michalek.

Javier Negron US
Javier Negron
US 105,000 35,000
Norman Michalek us
Norman Michalek
us Eliminado

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Two for Johnston

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David Johnston got his last 27,200 in preflop from the small blind against Ricky Guan in the big blind. Johnston was in great shape with nines against against fours, and a board of {8-Spades}{k-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}{2-Spades}{3-Spades} kept him best.

The next hand, Carlos Chadha opened for 3,400 and Johnston made it 7,000 on the button. Chadha called, and the two checked a {10-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{j-Clubs} flop. Chadha bet 4,200 on the {2-Spades} turn, and Johnston called. Both checked the {k-Clubs}, and Chadha tabled sevens. Johnston got there on the river with {a-Diamonds}{k-Spades}, though.

David Johnston US
David Johnston
US 72,000
Carlos Chadha us
Carlos Chadha
us 25,000 -16,000
Ricky Guan us
Ricky Guan
us 4,400 -19,600

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Smyth Folds to Vamplew's Shove

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Peter Smyth bet 11,000 from middle position on a board of {2-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}. David Vamplew asked for a count of his remaining chips and then called from the button after getting a quote of 30,900. Smyth checked the {4-Hearts} river and Vamplew wasted no time before shoving all in. Smyth sighed and leaned back in his chair, thinking about 30 seconds before mucking.

David Vamplew gb
David Vamplew
gb 88,000 6,000
Peter Smyth GB
Peter Smyth
GB 30,900 -34,100

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Albert Daher Eliminated by Shawn Daniels

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Matt Affleck raised to 2,600 from the hijack, Shawn Daniels called from the small blind, Albert Daher three-bet shoved for about 24,000 from the big blind, Affleck folded, and Daniels called.

Daniels: {J-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}
Daher: {9-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}

The flop came down {Q-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{8-Hearts}, giving Daher the lead with a set of nines. The {4-Diamonds} turn kept Daher in the lead, but the river was the {10-Spades} to give Daniels a queen-high straight to eliminate Daher.

Shawn Daniels us
Shawn Daniels
us 65,000 27,000
Albert Daher lb
Albert Daher
lb Eliminado

Tags: Albert DaherShawn Daniels