Day 1a of Event #43: $1,000 Double Stack No-Limit Hold'em has come to an end. All of the entries started with a total of 40,000 chips and this event attracted 1,937 entries on Day 1a with 506 players progressing to Day 2.
The day ended with a trio of Alexanders on top of the Day 1a leaderboard.
Alexander Farahi bagged the chip leading stack of 742,500 followed by Alexander Greenblatt (617,500) and Alexander Tafesh (601,000).
Meanwhile, Eduardo Silva (596,000), Yuhei Sanada (508,000), and Landen Lucas (457,000) also are among the players to end the day near the top of the chip counts.
|RANK||PLAYER||Country||CHIP COUNT||Big Blinds|
|1||Alexander Farahi||United States||742,500||248|
|2||Alex Greenblatt||United States||617,500||206|
|3||Alexander Tafesh||United States||601,000||200|
|6||Ting Cheng||United States||530,000||177|
|9||Landen Lucas||United States||457,500||153|
|10||Robert Lenhart||United States||456,000||152|
As expected, a number of notables took their seats today, with many deciding to take full advantage of late registration. Some, such as Adrian Mateos, Greg Raymer, and Maurice Hawkins failed to find a bag by the end of play.
But others notables that bagged, including Kazuki Ikeuchi (310,000), Jerry Wong (260,000), Jeremy Wien (225,000), Maria Ho (103,000), and Barry Greenstein (68,000) and will all be returning on Day 2.
Day 2 is set to resume play on Sunday, Oct. 24 at 10 a.m. local time, with blinds at 1,500/3,000 and a big blind ante of 3,000 too. There are 10 levels scheduled to be played, with a 15-minute break after every two levels and a 60-minute dinner break after level 19 of play at approximately 7 p.m.
The Pokernews team will be there from when the first card is dealt until the last card hits the felt.
The action has concluded for Day 1a of Event #43: $1,000 Double Stack No-Limit Hold'em. Stay tuned for the final chip counts and recap of Day 1a.
A 600,000 chip pot brewed up between Courtney Webb and Alexander Greenblatt and the parts of the action were recapped by the table.
On a board reading the two biggest stacks on Table 54 got all-in. Webb had a set of nines but it was no good against Greenblatt's straight to the king.
Webb was eliminated and Greenblatt shot up the ranks to become the current tournament chip leader.
The remaining players have been sent on a 20-minute break. The tournament clock currently reads 680 players left.
They will play one more level before they bag for the night