2021 World Series of Poker
$1,100 Main Event
Days:
1a1b2
$1,100 Main Event
Day 1b Completed

Nethery, Klein Bag Big on Day 1b of the Ante Up Poker Tour Atlantis Main Event

GeoffFisk • Level 16: 2,500-5,000, 5,000 ante
John Nethery
John Nethery

Day 1b has been completed, and the field is set for the final day of the Ante Up Poker Tour Atlantis $1,100 Main Event. A total of 112 entries came through the Atlantis Casino in Reno, Nevada, for the second of two Day 1 flights.

At the end of the night it was 14 players making it through to Day 2, and all 14 of those players are in the money. John Nethery bagged the biggest stack at the end of Day 1b, and goes into Day 2 with 637,500. Closely following on the leaderboard are Loren Klein (459,500) and Marshall Barnes (374,500).

The 14 players that made it through Day 1b will join the 10 survivors of Day 1a, and those 24 players will come back Sunday for Day 2. Play begins at noon Sunday, and will play down to a winner in this $200,000 guaranteed prize pool event.

The championship and the first place prize of $47,902 will be on the line. That prize money includes a $1,650 entry into the 2020 Ante Up World Championship Main Event

Nethery, Klein Build Massive Stacks

Nethery will come back to Day 2 as the overall chip leader, after rising to a solid stack in the early levels of the day, and adding to that total by winning a massive pot with three tables remaining.

Already sitting on a 330,000 stack, Nethery found himself on the winning end of a kings versus queens hand against John Miner, which resulted in a half million chips going into the middle between the two players. The hand put Nethery up to nearly 600,000, and he added even more to that total before night’s end.

Klein, no stranger to tournament success in Reno, fired multiple bullets throughout the day, and his final shot proved to be a success. Once Klien eclipsed the 200,000 mark, the two-time Run It Up Reno Main Event winner began using his stack to relentlessly raise against the shorter stacks at his table, forcing opponents into making a decision for all of their chips.

That approach paid off big time for Klein, who comes into Day 2 second overall in chips.

Final Three Table Redraw

SeatTable 1Table 2Table 3
1David BadolatoCraig DisalvoRian Mullins
2Marshall BarnesJed HoffmanLoren Klein
3Joe ElpayaaValerie HaneyTom Cage
4Josh MorrowTed LawrenceMary Swafford
5Ryan AwwadRudy WusstigDaoud Majid
6Scott DaviesJarod MinghiniSean Barker
7Dick HanleyShawn DanielsMadison Austria
8John NetheryNathan TrembleScotty Yarnell

Multiple Entries

Ryan Awwad finished Friday’s Day 1a flight in painful fashion, going out in 11th place, on the money bubble.
Awwad took another shot at the Main Event Saturday and came away with a better result, bagging 177,500 at the end of Day 1b. Rudy Wusstig (168,000) and Dick Hanley (47,000) also finished in the money on Day 1b, after falling short on Day 1a.

Several other players that didn’t make it through Day 1a came back to take another shot at Day 1b in this unlimited re-entry event. Some of the players in that category that were eliminated from the Main Event on Day 1b included Eric Baldwin, Kevin O’Donnell, Jason Daniele, Nabil Zumout and Arash Raoofi and Joseph Crowley.

The Day 2 restart will commence with 36:00 remaining in Level 16, and players will play through 40 minute levels, with a 15-minute break after every three levels. Play will continue until a winner is crowned.

Follow along with the PokerNews live reporting team as the Ante Up Atlantis Main Event continues.

Tags: Ante Up Poker Tour AtlantisArash RaoofiEric BaldwinJohn NetheryJoseph CrowleyMarshall BarnesNabil ZumoutRudy WusstigRyan Awwad

Combined Day 1a and Day 1b Chip Counts

GeoffFisk • Level 16: 2,500-5,000, 5,000 ante
John Nethery us
John Nethery
us 637,500
Loren Klein us
Loren Klein
us 459,500
Marshal Barnes US
Marshal Barnes
US 374,500
Shawn Daniels us
Shawn Daniels
us 360,500
Valerie Hanley us
Valerie Hanley
us 353,000
Madison Austria US
Madison Austria
US 249,000
Scotty Yarnell US
Scotty Yarnell
US 206,000
Daoud Majid us
Daoud Majid
us 200,500
Ryan Awwad us
Ryan Awwad
us 177,500
Rian Mullins us
Rian Mullins
us 177,500
Rudy Wusstig US
Rudy Wusstig
US 168,000
Jarod Minghini us
Jarod Minghini
us 158,000
Sean Barker us
Sean Barker
us 156,000
Jed Hoffman us
Jed Hoffman
us 146,500
Tom Cage us
Tom Cage
us 128,500
Nathan Trimble us
Nathan Trimble
us 120,000
David Badolato us
David Badolato
us 118,000
Scott Davies us
Scott Davies
us 107,500
Joe Elpayaa us
Joe Elpayaa
us 99,000
Craig Disalvo us
Craig Disalvo
us 88,500
Ted Lawrence US
Ted Lawrence
US 83,500
Mary Swafford us
Mary Swafford
us 61,000
Josh Morrow us
Josh Morrow
us 49,500
Dick Hanley us
Dick Hanley
us 47,000

End of Day 2 Chip Counts (full)

GeoffFisk • Level 16: 2,500-5,000, 5,000 ante
John Nethery us
John Nethery
us 637,500 50,000
Loren Klein us
Loren Klein
us 459,500 44,000
Marshal Barnes US
Marshal Barnes
US 374,500 283,500
Scotty Yarnell US
Scotty Yarnell
US 206,000 6,000
Daoud Majid us
Daoud Majid
us 200,500 76,500
Ryan Awwad us
Ryan Awwad
us 177,500 62,000
Rudy Wusstig US
Rudy Wusstig
US 168,000 83,000
Tom Cage us
Tom Cage
us 128,500 34,500
Nathan Trimble us
Nathan Trimble
us 120,000 -21,000
Craig Disalvo us
Craig Disalvo
us 88,500 33,500
Ted Lawrence US
Ted Lawrence
US 83,500 -2,500
Mary Swafford us
Mary Swafford
us 61,000 -29,000
Josh Morrow us
Josh Morrow
us 49,500 -5,500
Dick Hanley us
Dick Hanley
us 47,000 19,000

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Klein Eliminates Nelson; Money Bubble Bursts

GeoffFisk • Level 16: 2,500-5,000, 5,000 ante

Four rapid eliminations happened on either side of the 15-minute break, trimming the field from 19 to 15. With just one elimination remaining before the money bubble burst, Punkie Nelson went all in with a short stack, and Loren Klein called.

Punkie Nelson: {a-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}
Loren Klein: {k-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}

Board: {5-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{k-Spades}{9-}

Klein's pair of kings sent Nelson to the rail just outside of the money. Play is over for the night; the 14 suriviors of Day 1b will come back for Day 2 Sunday.

Level:
16
Blinds:
2,500/5,000
Ante:
5,000

Break Time

GeoffFisk • Level 15: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante

Players are now on a 15-minute break.

Cage Doubles Through Morrow

GeoffFisk • Level 15: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante

Tom Cage went all in preflop from the cutoff, and Josh Morrow called from the big blind. Morrow had Cage covered.

Tom Cage: {k-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}
Josh Morrow: {a-Spades}{3-Clubs}

Board: {7-Clubs}{q-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}{5-Spades}

The {q-Hearts} came in on the flop for Cage, and his top pair held through the river, doubling him up.

Tom Cage us
Tom Cage
us 94,000 -2,700
Josh Morrow us
Josh Morrow
us 55,000 -20,000

Big Stacks

GeoffFisk • Level 15: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante

John Nethery and Loren Klein are running away from the rest of the field, with Nethery nearing the 600k chip mark. The biggest stack making it to the end of Day 1a was Shawn Daniels with 360,500.

Klein and especially Nethery all well ahead of that pace with five eliminations left before Day 1b wraps up.

John Nethery us
John Nethery
us 587,500 452,500
Loren Klein us
Loren Klein
us 415,500 61,500

Klein Keeps Climbing

GeoffFisk • Level 15: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante

Loren Klein has moved into one of the biggest stacks in the room, adding to the pile after taking down a pot against Tom Cage.

With the board reading {k-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{j-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}, Klein moved all in and got the fold from Cage. With five eliminations left before the money bubble bursts, Klein is looking like a threat to make a deep run.

Loren Klein us
Loren Klein
us 354,000 222,000
Tom Cage us
Tom Cage
us 96,700 -145,300