Dia 1a Terminado
Dia 1a Terminado
It has been an exciting day here the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino where the inaugural Event #34: $1,000 Double Stack No-Limit Hold'em took place. A total of 2,387 players entered Day 1a and 537 bagged up chips to take through to Day 2. The heaviest of those bags belonged to Brian Yoon, who picked off his opponents throughout the day, accumulating an enormous chip lead with 233,600.
Other notable players with big stacks include Anthony Spinella (145,000) Kathy Liebert (135,000), Terry Schumacher (125,300), and Sergio Castelluccio (106,100). Meanwhile, former Main Event Champion Ryan Riess and bracelet winners Andrey Zaichenko, Calvin Anderson, Asi Moshe, and Michael Gagliano have all made it through.
Unfortunately, not everyone was lucky enough to find a bag tonight. Players like 2015 Main Event Champion Joe McKeehen, 888poker ambassador Natalie Hof, Bill Klein, the 2018 Little One for One Drop champion Adrian Moreno, 2018 Ladies Event champion Heidi May, Joseph Cheong, Maria Konnikova, Sorel Mizzi, Dan O'Brien, Bart Lybaert, Maria Lampropulos, Jamie Kerstetter, Nacho Barbero, Valentin Vornicu, Jackie Glazier, Matt Affleck, Georgios Sotiropoulos, and Maurice Hawkins are some that failed win their final all-ins today.
But they have another shot at making Day 2 as the second and final flight for the tournament, Day 1b, begins tomorrow at 11am local time. It will have exactly the same structure as today: ten 60-minute levels, with late registration and the unlimited reentry period lasting until the end of the break after Level 8 (9:15pm). Once Day 1b has concluded, the remaining players will merge with the Day 1a survivors for Day 2, which takes place at noon local time on Monday, June 18.
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|Mike Del Vecchio||161,700||161,700|
|Charles Alex Barton||139,100||139,100|
|Tomas Teran Paredes||129,700||129,700|
Play has ended for today. A full chip count and recap of today's action is to follow.
Play will end shortly today but there's still room to play a few hands. Just now William Kassouf took a small pot after defending from the big blind.
The flop was . The draw-heavy board was checked back by the initial raiser and the dealer put a out on the turn. Kassouf took the opportunity to bet 3,500 and got a snap-fold.
The tournament clock has been stopped and the players need to play six more hands before they can bag and tag for Day 2 on Monday, June 18, which starts at noon local time.
With half an hour to go before Day 1a concludes, here are some more chips counts for you.
It has been a good hour or so for both Kelly Minkin and Kathy Liebert.
|Bas de Laat||31,600||15,600|
Kenny Hallaert raised to 1,600 from early position and the player in the big blind called.
The flop came . The player in the big blind check-folded to the 3,000 bet of Hallaert.
One table further, the flop read and there was about 5,000 in the middle already. The player in the hijack had bet 1,500 and Heidi May called on the button.
The turn brought them the on which May called the 3,500 bet of her opponent.
The on the river completed the board. Her opponent checked. May shoved for around 27,000 and he snap-folded.