Day 1a Completed
Day 1a Completed
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After just shy of 10 hours of play, only 26 players of the 531 remain in Day 1a. The 531 players created a prize pool of $98,235 to be added with the following flights.
All 26 have made the money and are allowed to try for another bag tomorrow. If they bag again they will surrender the shortest stack and receive $1,500.
Josh Mordenti found himself at the top of the board, with a total of 1,665,000. Followed by Carlous Collins with 1,180,000 and Ruben Vancelette with 1,055,000 to round the top three.
Flight 1b is underway with 216 entries thus far.
On a flop of , all the chips went into the middle and Lester Cates was at risk against Adam Iaccarino.
Cates had flopped a pair of fives and an open-ended straight draw but ran into the flopped straight of Iaccarino, showing .
Cates was unable to catch up as the board completed with the on the turn and the on the river. With his elimination, only 27 players remain and are currently bagging for Day 2.
Carlous Collins raised under the gun to 75,000, Glen Brink called from a couple of spots to his left before Nancy Peterman jammed for her whole stack of 195,000. Collins tossed in one chip to signal a call and after a few moments Brink announced he was all-in for 505,000. Collins asked for a count and eventually tossed his hand into the muck.
It was a coinflip situation and the board ran out for Peterman's tens to hold and triple up.
With 37 players remaining, they are on a 15-minute break.
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Three players had got their chips in the middle before the flop and John Hinney was the shortest stack with a little over 100,000. Gary Rosenthal had the second-highest stack with 165,000.
The dealer fanned a flop of , giving Rosenthal the lead with a pair of kings. The fell on the turn and the completed the board, sending Hiney to the payout desk and Rosenthal doubled through the third player.
"Yes!" Rosenthal celebrated as he collected the chips.