Dia 1b Terminado
Dia 1b Terminado
Out of the 947 entries to try their luck on Day 1b of Event #75: $1,500 The Closer No-Limit Hold'em, just 96 bagged chips at the conclusion of play.
With two starting flights now in the books, no player has accumulated a stack larger than that of Jeffrey Tanouye, who advanced to Day 2 with a stack of 601,000. Tanouye vaulted into the chip lead about an hour after the dinner break when he stacked two players who both held pocket kings when he held pocket queens by flopping a set and turning a boat. Jerry Robinson bagged the next largest stack with 533,000. But with Day 1c still to be played, there's room for a new leader to emerge before Day 2.
Several familiar faces advanced alongside the chip leaders, including Aaron Mermelstein (327,000), Tristan Wade (264,000), David "ODB" Baker (206,000), Scott Bohlman (134,000), Benny Glaser (94,000), Kelly Minkin (71,000), and 2014 Main Event champion Martin Jacobson (62,000).
Unfortunately, not all the fan favorites were fortunate enough to survive the day. Most notably, Phil Hellmuth, who won his fifteenth career bracelet yesterday, busted on the final hand of the night. Jesse Sylvia also left with a consolation prize, while Barry Greenstein, Maria Konnikova, Matt Stout, Andrew Barber, and Chris Ferguson all left empty-handed.
Day 1c will begin Saturday, July 14, at 11am PST and will follow the same structure as the previous two starting flights. All players will combine for Day 2 action Sunday, July 15, at noon. Keep it here for continuing coverage of this tournament, and of course, the final table of the Main Event brought to you by the PokerNews Live Reporting team.
Play for Day 1b has concluded. A recap of the day's action will be posted in due course.
Four more hands will be played at each table before the remaining players bag and tag for the night.
Scott Davies relayed that Jesse Sylvia was just eliminated in the following manner:
Sylvia shoved from middle position for about four big blinds, action folded to Frank Stepuchin in the small blind, and, chicken wing still in hand, he called in the dark to put Sylvia at risk. The big blind folded and the two players tabled their hands.
Sylvia was ahead and Stepuchin needed to improve in order to stack him. The board missed Sylvia entirely but Stepuchin paired his four to win the pot and send Sylvia to the payout desk.
|David "ODB" Baker||151,000||-19,000|
Keith Donovan opened to 12,000 from middle position. The player on the button three-bet shoved for 55,000. Donovan made the call.
The runout was and Donovan took down the pot, eliminating his opponent.
Bracelet winner Scott Davies was in middle position and got his stack in preflop against a player in early position who had him covered.
Davies had a commanding lead with his kings and his opponent needed to improve in order to stack him. After the board ran out Davies was still best and he took the pot to double up.