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BPO World Championship



BPO World Championship
Day 1b Completed

Mike Schnitzer Bags Chip Lead at the End of Day 1b

Tboss • Level 17: 15,000-30,000, 30,000 ante
Mike Schnitzer
Mike Schnitzer

After 10 hours of play Day 1b has officially come to an end. The final flight of three attracted a total of 490 entries, adding an $90,050 to the prize pool. Between the three flights, there were a total of 1,240 entries.

54 players reached the money on Day 1b, earning the minimum cash of $500 but just 25 were remaining at the end of 16 and a half levels.Mike Schnitzer found himself at the top of the leaderboard in Day 1b, with 1,305,000 in chips.

Mike Reesman bagged the second highest stack with 1,200,040, followed by Matthew Jones with 1,040,000 to round the top three.

Bar Poker Open World Championships Day 1b Top Ten Chip Counts

RankNameChip Count
1Mike Schnitzer1,305,000
2Mike Reesman1,200,040
3Matthew Jones1,040,000
4Roy Carson1,000,000
5Martin Bender855,000
6Billy Hayes700,000
7Roger Pettit635,000
8Kourtney Sims565,000
9Amanda Antonino550,000
10Hasani Budd480,000

The 26 players who bagged Flight A, will be joined with the 11 from Flight B and the 25 from Flight C on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. Play will continue until they reach the final table which will be played out on Thursday at 2:00 p.m. and will be live-streamed.

Be sure to keep it with the PokerNews team for live updates from the floor of the Bar Poker Open World Championships at Golden Nugget in Las Vegas.

Tags: Matthew JonesMike ReesmanMike Schnitzer

Day 2 Seat Draw

MattHansen • Level 17: 15,000-30,000, 30,000 ante
TableSeatNameChip CountDay 2 Big Blinds
311Matthew Jones1,040,00026
312Varun Mehrotra150,0004
313Ryan Plump265,0007
314Gerry Gulick300,0008
315Steven Morey145,0004
316Ronald Smith270,0007
317Edward Lockwood265,0007
318Jennifer Strecker150,0004
319Robert Womack280,0007
321Richard Stepanian125,0003
322Andrea Willbur295,0007
323Wayne White180,0005
324Nancy Petermann510,00013
325Stephen Rose275,0007
326Matijames Eaton460,00012
327James Schnitzer1,305,00033
328Ruben Vancelette1,055,00026
329Carlous Collins1,180,00030
331Ronny Perrin895,00022
332Philip Hovey480,00012
333Johnny Driggans100,0003
334Kourtney Sims565,00014
335Patrick Aguiar365,0009
336Adam Iaccarino575,00014
338Joshua Mordenti1,565,00039
339Carlin Soto340,0009
341Zachary Preta150,0004
342Shannon Bryant855,00021
343Brian Lundy145,0004
344Aaron Groover810,00020
345Sonia Dasilva540,00014
346Martin Bender855,00021
347John Kelly425,00011
349Wendy Murphy810,00020
351Gary Rosenthal385,00010
352Charles Moses325,0008
353Michael Reesman1,240,00031
354Patrick Terek790,00020
355William Miranda490,00012
356Billy Hayes700,00018
357Robert Oswald135,0003
358Yette Siverman240,0006
359David Shepherd370,0009
361Sandy McConnel75,0002
362Rafael Jimenez100,0003
363Nicholas Sims560,00014
364Roger Pettit635,00016
366Donnie Covington960,00024
367Hasani Budd480,00012
368Amanda Antonio550,00014
369Wasim Soomro315,0008
371Matthew Bubelnik540,00014
372Jeffrey Bowden180,0005
373Ellen Schirmer155,0004
374Lakishia Jefferson470,00012
375Daniel Scotto375,0009
376Roy Carson1,000,00025
377Stefano Berio445,00011
378Charles McCaughey180,0005
379Nathaniel Helms1,280,00032

End of Day 1b Chip Counts (full)

Tboss • Level 17: 15,000-30,000, 30,000 ante
Mike Schnitzer US
Mike Schnitzer
US 1,305,000 65,000
Mike Reesman US
Mike Reesman
US 1,200,040 874,040
Matthew Jones us
Matthew Jones
us 1,040,000 -65,000
Roy Carson US
Roy Carson
US 1,000,000 712,000
Martin Bender US
Martin Bender
US 855,000 245,000
Billy Hayes US
Billy Hayes
US 700,000 -350,000
Roger Pettit US
Roger Pettit
US 635,000 635,000
Kourtney Sims US
Kourtney Sims
US 565,000 565,000
Amanda Antonino US
Amanda Antonino
US 550,000 107,000
Hasani Budd US
Hasani Budd
US 480,000 480,000
Kishia Jefferson US
Kishia Jefferson
US 470,000 85,000
Mati Eaton US
Mati Eaton
US 460,000 460,000
Jan Scotto US
Jan Scotto
US 375,000 120,000
Rock Shepherd US
Rock Shepherd
US 370,000 370,000
Carlin Soto US
Carlin Soto
US 340,000 340,000
Andrea Willbur US
Andrea Willbur
US 295,000 -75,000
Ryan Plump US
Ryan Plump
US 265,000 265,000
Lynn Silverman US
Lynn Silverman
US 240,000 -95,000
Charles McCaughey US
Charles McCaughey
US 180,000 180,000
Jeff Bowden US
Jeff Bowden
US 180,000 180,000
Wayne White US
Wayne White
US 180,000 180,000
Brian Lundy US
Brian Lundy
US 145,000 145,000
Ed Lockwood US
Ed Lockwood
US 135,000 54,000
Robert Oswald US
Robert Oswald
US 135,000
Richard Stepanian US
Richard Stepanian
US 125,000 125,000

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Dunner Eliminated in 26th to Bubble Day 2

Tboss • Level 17: 15,000-30,000, 30,000 ante
Elliott Dunner
Elliott Dunner

Elliott Dunner had been grinding a short stack for quite some time and finally put his last 25,000 in the pot under the gun. Martin Bender called in the small blind and Rock Shephard checked his option.

Both Bender and Shephard checked it down on the {j-Hearts}{8-Spades}{2-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{7-Clubs} board and Bender opened {10-Clubs}{7-Hearts}, making a pair of sevens. Shephard tabled {7-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds} for two pair and Dunner had missed the board with {q-Spades}{10-Diamonds}.

Play has come to an end in Day 1b as they have started to bag their chips for Day 2 tomorrow at 11:00 a.m.

Rock Shephard US
Rock Shephard
US 420,000 420,000
Elliott Dunner US
Elliott Dunner
US Busted

Tags: Elliott DunnerMartin BenderRock Shephard


15-Minute Break

Tboss • Level 16: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante

The 27 remaining players are on a 15-minute break.

Queens Hold for Scotto

Tboss • Level 16: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante
Jan Scotto
Jan Scotto

Jan Scotto was at risk for her tournament life with about 120,000 in chips.

She had pocket queens and was called by ace-three. She managed to fade the ace as she secured the double up as they go down to three tables in Day 1b.

Jan Scotto US
Jan Scotto
US 255,000

Tags: Jan Scotto

Jones has the Bigger Pair

Tboss • Level 16: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante
Matthew Jones
Matthew Jones

Matthew Jones limped under the gun before the small blind called and the big blind jammed for about 170,000. Jones took some time and made the call while the small blind got out of the way.

Big blind: {6-Clubs}{6-Hearts}
Matthew Jones: {7-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}

Jones had him out pipped and was able to hold as the board ran out {a-Hearts}{k-Spades}{2-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}.

Matthew Jones us
Matthew Jones
us 1,150,000 364,000

Tags: Matthew Jones

Thompson Hits a Five to Survive

Tboss • Level 16: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante
Michael Thompson
Michael Thompson

The action folded around to the hijack who raised to 75,000. Michael Thompson was in the big blind and called off his stack of 24,000.

Michael Thompson: {5-Diamonds}{4-Spades}
Hijack: {a-Clubs}{j-Clubs}

"Good luck," said the all-in Thompson as he stood up to shake his opponent's hand.

The flop of {q-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{9-Hearts} wasn't looking promising for Thompson as his opponent flopped an open-ended straight draw. The {5-Clubs} hit the turn thought giving him the lead and the river was the {10-Clubs} for Thompson to survive.

Michael Thompson us
Michael Thompson
us 80,000 -3,000

Tags: Michael Thompson