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Jovan Sudar Leads 22 Players as RGPS Council Bluffs Day 1a Concludes

Jovan Sudar

Jovan Sudar ended Day 1a of the $575 buy-in $100,000 GTD Run Good Poker Series Council Bluffs Main Event with a massive chip lead. Sudar leads a field of 21 other players, including brothers Mason Hinkle (43,000) and Grant Hinkle (54,000). The 22 players survived from a field of 117 entrants. It was the first of three flights and Day 1b starts Saturday at Noon local time.

Sudar took the chip lead when he opened with aces and two players shoved behind him, one holding deuces and the other queens. Sudar flopped top set and held to take down a huge pot and eliminate Chris "Pug" Juul.

Day 1a Top 10 Chip Counts

PositionPlayerCount
1Jovan Sudar348,500
2Eric Kyle214,000
3Cody Collins203,000
4Matthew Stein186,500
5Mike Vanier179,000
6Dave Queen160,500
7Patrick Watkins154,500
8Dan Grossman116,500
9Daniel Thomas108,500
10Kevin Berthelsen90,500

Blair Hinkle, Julie Cornelius, and Emily Larson all hit the rail on Day 1a but are expected to be in the field again on Saturday's 1B light. Meanwhile, Mike Vanier (179,000), Dave Queen (160,500), and Patrick Watkins (154,500) all bagged.

Vanier jumped out to an early lead and Queen bagged a big stack thanks to a three-way all in where he eliminated two players with ace-king. That hand took place in Level 11 (1,000/2,000/2,000) when Sarah Zeluf shoved from middle position for 20,500 and Queen was in the small blind and called.

The player in the big blind took a moment then shoved all in for roughly about 90,000 and Queen snap called with {a-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}. The big blind showed {8-Spades}{8-Diamonds} and Zeluf showed {k-Clubs}{q-Spades}. The board ran out {10-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{3-Spades}{a-Spades}, and Queen clapped his hands as the river fell giving him the pot. Zeluf and the big blind were both eliminated.

The 22 remaining players will join the survivors or the Day 1b and Day 1c flights on Sunday at noon.

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