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Spasov Elimination Brings Day 1a to a Close

will_shill • Level 16: 2,500-5,000, 5,000 ante
Simeon Spasov (in the blue) Watches On

With hand-for-hand play just one hand old, there were two all-ins at separate tables on the bubble with 102 players left and 101 advancing. Tournament rules stipulate that in order to cash, you must make Day 2. Therefore there was to be no chopping of a min-cash should both players be eliminated.

At the first hand Simeon Spasov held {q-Spades}{q-Hearts} and was in bad shape against the {k-Diamonds}{k-Hearts} of Nikita Staroverov. There was no help for Spasov on the {4-Spades}{6-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{3-Clubs} runout and he was eliminated.

However, Ignacio Romera was also all-in and would have to stay alive to come back on Monday in the money. He was ahead with {a-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds} against Atanas Kavrakov's {a-Spades}{10-Clubs}

There were no dramas on the {7-Hearts}{2-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds} runout and Romera doubled up.

The remaining 101 players are now bagging up their chips.

Player Chips Progress
Nikita Staroverov LT
Nikita Staroverov
LT 285,000 285,000
Simeon Spasov bg
Simeon Spasov
bg Busted

Tags: Simeon SpasovIgnacio RomeraAtanas KavrakovNikita Staroverov