$1,450 Main Event
Days:
1a1b1c23
$1,450 Main Event
Day 1c Completed

Vanstrom Captures Day 1c Chip Lead of the 2021 Colorado Poker Championship $1,450 Main Event

HillKerby • Level 14: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante
Jason Vanstrom
Jason Vanstrom

The Bally's Black Hawk 2021 Colorado Poker Championship $1,450 Main Event drew 116 entries on Day 1c, the third and final flight of the tournament to bring the total number of entries up to 307. When play concluded at the end of the night, 21 players remained and added their names to Sunday's Day 2 roster alongside the 26 who advanced from the event's first two flights.

Jason Vanstrom (305,000) finished the day atop the counts, chipping up to just shy of that amount with four levels of play still remaining on the night. Nobody else caught him as the field largely remained bunched together through the final two-plus hours of the night. Tracy Allgeier (289,500) came the closest to doing so, exhibiting an impressive showing of his own after dipping well below starting stack during the opening levels of play.

Other notables to advance included Ryan Dodson (201,000), Phil Gioia (157,500), Matt Livingston (151,000), Vincent Moscati (138,500), and Ben Keeline (92,000).

The top two players on the CPC points leader board in Bobby Sanoubane and Jason Welch both failed to make it through the day, leaving the potential for those further down to overtake them. Corey Zedo, Danny Gonzales, Matt Johnston also were among those to fall short of a bag.

A total of 47 players will return to Sunday's Day 2, which will begin at 11 a.m. local time, one hour earlier than Day 1's noon start. The top 31 places will make it into the money, with plenty of room for play all day long as levels increase to one hour in length. There is no scheduled end time for Day 2, as play will conclude when the final table of nine is reached before playing down to a winner on Monday.

PokerNews will be back at it when cards go in the air. See you in the morning.

Tags: Ben KeelineBobby SanoubaneCorey ZedoDanny GonzalesJason VanstromJason WelchMatt JohnstonMatt LivingstonPhil GioiaRyan DodsonTracy AllgeierVincent Moscati

End of Day 1c Chip Counts

HillKerby • Level 14: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante

After several players appeared to contend for the end-of-day chip lead with nobody pulling away, the dust has settled with Jason Vanstrom leading the pack as the only player to finish above 300K.

Complete chip counts from all 21 to advance have been posted below. Stay tuned for a recap of the day's action.

Jason Vanstrom us
Jason Vanstrom
us 305,000 45,000
Tracy Allgeier us
Tracy Allgeier
us 289,500 69,000
Jay Teel us
Jay Teel
us 244,000 -14,000
Sean Maher us
Sean Maher
us 223,500 -3,500
Tyler Potts us
Tyler Potts
us 213,500 61,500
Steven Rule us
Steven Rule
us 207,000 27,000
Ryan Dodson us
Ryan Dodson
us 201,000 41,000
Peter Everett us
Peter Everett
us 183,000 49,000
Sergio Ruiz us
Sergio Ruiz
us 170,000 22,000
Von Muse US
Von Muse
US 162,000 -14,000
Phil Gioia us
Phil Gioia
us 157,500 14,500
Matt Livingston us
Matt Livingston
us 151,000 -31,000
Sammy Aweida us
Sammy Aweida
us 145,000 37,500
Vincent Moscati us
Vincent Moscati
us 138,500 80,500
Kevin Kurtz us
Kevin Kurtz
us 114,000 38,000
Dwane Collard us
Dwane Collard
us 103,500 -19,000
Tony Clapes US
Tony Clapes
US 103,000 -42,500
Stephen Driggers us
Stephen Driggers
us 99,000 -66,000
Jason Dennis us
Jason Dennis
us 96,000 -1,000
Ben Keeline us
Ben Keeline
us 92,000 -6,000
Hassan Tahsildar us
Hassan Tahsildar
us 82,000 31,000

Play Concludes

HillKerby • Level 14: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante

The final two hands were played in the blink of an eye on all three remaining tables and the 21 to advance are all in the process of bagging and tagging. Full counts and an end-of-day recap will be posted shortly.

Two More Hands

HillKerby • Level 14: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante

The tournament clock has been stopped with 17:35 remaining in the level and two more hand will be played on the remaining three tables.

Just before the clock was stopped, Svetlana Martie was eliminated. Twenty-one players now remain across three tables.

Svetlana Martie us
Svetlana Martie
us Busted

Maher Gets the Best of Holland

HillKerby • Level 14: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante
Sean Maher
Sean Maher

Hand #1: Sean Maher open-jammed for 92,500 under the gun and Maxx Holland gave him action one seat over. All remaining players folded.

Sean Maher: {9-Clubs}{9-Hearts}
Maxx Holland: {a-Spades}{q-Spades}

Holland picked up four more outs on {7-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}{j-Hearts} but running {7-Diamonds}{2-Spades} left Maher on top to secure the double.

Hand #2: On the very next hand, Holland open-jammed for his last 29,500 under the gun and action folded around to Maher in the big blind, who looked at his two cards and then dropped a chip onto the felt to signify a call.

Maxx Holland: {10-Spades}{10-Diamonds}
Sean Maher: {a-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}

Holland's night came to an end as the board ran out [a6dac7hjcad], giving Maher trips to take the rest of Holland's stack.

Nick Marchitti was also eliminated from another table shortly thereafter, with the pair of knockouts bringing the field down to 22.

Sean Maher us
Sean Maher
us 227,000 97,000
Maxx Holland us
Maxx Holland
us Busted
Nick Marchitti us
Nick Marchitti
us Busted

Tags: Maxx HollandNick MarchittiSean Maher

Dennis Survives

HillKerby • Level 14: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante
Jason Dennis
Jason Dennis

Jason Dennis open-jammed for 45,500 under the gun and action folded around to Tracy Allgeier in the big blind, who thought for a bit and then made the call.

Jason Dennis: {9-Hearts}{9-Spades}
Tracy Allgeier: {k-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}

Dennis was in a coin-flip situation for his tournament life and needed to hold avoid being sent home early. The flop {q-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{8-Hearts} gave him a set, but he still had four outs to fade. The turn {4-Diamonds} and river {q-Spades} came cleanly in his favor and he scored the dub with nines full.

Tracy Allgeier us
Tracy Allgeier
us 220,500
Jason Dennis us
Jason Dennis
us 97,000

Tags: Jason DennisTracy Allgeier

Sanoubane Leads CPC Points Leader Board Entering Main Event

HillKerby • Level 14: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante
Bobby Sanoubane
Bobby Sanoubane

The Bally's Black Hawk Colorado Poker Championship has been running since Wednesday, September 8 with 20 events having played to their completion prior to the $1,450 Main Event running all weekend. A series-long leader board is in effect and will award the top five finishers seats to the $3,000 High Roller Event on Wednesday, September 29, also set to be covered by PokerNews.

In addition to the High Roller seats, the outright winner of the points leader board will also earn $10,000 for a World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event entry this upcoming November.

As of September 22, Bobby Sanoubane finds himself in pole position, barely ahead of Jason Welch. Stay tuned as the Main Event continues, as it will be sure to have implications when all is said and done.

PlacePlayerTotal Points
1Bobby Sanoubane353
2Jason Welch350
3Sammy Aweida273
4Aaron Frei223
5Salim Wahdan168
6Dwane Collard160
7Mansour Alipourfard150
8Andrew Stevens148
9Josh Saltz148
10Christopher Brand140
11Dimitriose Andrianakos135
12Phil Gioia125
13Ross Lantzy125
14Al Hart123
15Andrew Miller123
16Jonathan McCray123
17Francesco Campanile120
Level:
14
Blinds:
2,000/4,000
Ante:
4,000

Keeline Doubles Through Aweida

HillKerby • Level 13: 2,000-3,000, 3,000 ante
Ben Keeline
Ben Keeline

Ben Keeline raised to 6,000 under the gun and was three-bet to 18,000 by Sammy Aweida in the hijack. Action made its way back to Keeline and he four-bet jammed for 46,500 with Aweida immediately calling.

Ben Keeline: {a-Diamonds}{a-Clubs}
Sammy Aweida: {q-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}

Keeline saw no ladies come on a runout of {3-Spades}{9-Spades}{6-Clubs}{5-Spades}{k-Clubs} and scored the dub at Aweida's expense. Immediately after Keeline doubled, Mike Kester was eliminated from an adjacent table and Keeline was moved in order to balance with 24 remaining.

"You're gonna hit and run like that?" said Matt Livingston with a smile as Keeline headed to his new seat.

Jason Vanstrom us
Jason Vanstrom
us 260,000 -30,000
Matt Livingston us
Matt Livingston
us 182,000 67,000
Maxx Holland us
Maxx Holland
us 175,000 39,000
Ryan Dodson us
Ryan Dodson
us 160,000 88,000
Sergio Ruiz us
Sergio Ruiz
us 148,000 -6,000
Sean Maher us
Sean Maher
us 130,000 -70,000
Sammy Aweida us
Sammy Aweida
us 107,500 -31,500
Ben Keeline us
Ben Keeline
us 98,000 50,000
Svetlana Martie us
Svetlana Martie
us 54,500 -12,000
Mike Kester US
Mike Kester
US Busted

Tags: Ben KeelineSammy Aweida