WSOP Super Circuit Online Series MSPT Showdown Series
$1,300 Texas State $1M GTD Main Event
$1,300 Texas State $1M GTD Main Event
Day 1b Completed

Nobles Bags Slim Lead Over Hinton

jeffmcmillan • Level 18: 6,000-12,000, 12,000 ante
Dmitri Nobles
Dmitri Nobles

Day 1b of the Lone Star 1 Million GTD Main Event has come to an end after nearly 14 hours of play with 26 players surviving to advance to Day 2 out of an original starting field of 206.

The largest baggers at the end of the day were Dmitri Nobles and Deborah Hinton, who both finished the night with with gargantuan stacks of over a million.

Both caught fire in the last levels of the night, taking out several opponents on the way the big stacks. Nobles brought the field to the end of the day as he eliminated the final three players on the bubble, including the bubble boy after just one hand of hand for hand play.

Also bagging big was Anthony "Stretch" Reynolds who finished with 719,000 who made a name for himself early in the day when he spiked a king on the turn to crack aces to launch himself to the chip lead.

WSOP Bracelet winner Michael Wang (645,000) and Braxton Dunaway who played several interesting hands on the feature table stream, (627,000), rounded out the top 5 chip stacks at the end of the night.

PokerNews will return to cover Day 1c tomorrow at 11 a.m which is bound to be the largest yet as the field just continues to grow and grow in this massive event.

Tags: Braxton DunawayDeborah HintonDmitri NoblesMichael Wang

Day 1b Final Chip Counts (full)

jeffmcmillan • Level 18: 6,000-12,000, 12,000 ante
Dmitri Nobles US 1,153,000 128,000
Deborah Hinton US 1,145,000 65,000
Anthony Reynolds US 719,000 -56,000
Michael Wang us 645,000 210,000
Braxton Dunaway us 627,000 -153,000
Stephen Bartlett us 505,000 25,000
Hoan Nguyen us 496,000 91,000
Aaron Gillespie US 468,000 468,000
Russell Koch US 445,000 100,000
Tho Nguyen us 405,000 100,000
David Mzareulov us 374,000 -1,000
Nelly Shteyn US 361,000 146,000
Kevin Kaylor us 340,000 340,000
Aaron Kweskin us 328,000 8,000
Daniel Schmiech us 321,000 51,000
Spencer Champlin us 310,000 215,000
Christopher Gonzales us 259,000 4,000
Philip Nguyen us 259,000 34,000
Loc Nguyen us 248,000 248,000
Edgar Rodas us 238,000 238,000
Boris Kasabov us 220,000 5,000
Tom LaPlante US 157,000 -53,000
Genc Govori US 146,000 -49,000
Gary Friedlander us 138,000 -162,000
Chan Pelton us 120,000 -130,000

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Dunaway Takes Out Rios

jeffmcmillan • Level 18: 6,000-12,000, 12,000 ante

Pedro Rios was all in holding the {j-Diamonds}{j-} against the {k-Hearts}{k-Spades} of Braxton Dunaway.

The board ran out {8-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{8-Spades} and Rios was gone bringing the field down to 26, one away from bagging for the night as play enters hand for hand

Braxton Dunaway us 780,000 469,000
Pedro Rios us Busted

Nobles Slays Two

jeffmcmillan • Level 18: 6,000-12,000, 12,000 ante
Dmitri Nobles
Dmitri Nobles

There was a three-way preflop all-in in progress as Dmitri Nobles had the {6-Diamonds}{6-Hearts} with a chance to take out Shawn Rice who had the {a-Clubs}{8-Diamonds} and Eloy Rios who held the {q-Clubs}{6-Clubs}.

The flop came {10-Hearts}{k-Hearts}{7-Spades}. The turn was the {4-Diamonds} and the river was the {k-Spades} to hold the board for Nobles and bring the field within two of the bubble as Nobles edged past a million.

Dmitri Nobles US 1,025,000 315,000
Shawn Rice us Busted
Eloy Rios US Busted

Tags: Dmitri NoblesShawn Rice


Hinton First Player Above a Million

jeffmcmillan • Level 17: 5,000-10,000, 10,000 ante
Deborah Hinton
Deborah Hinton

Deborah Hinton became the first player to surpass a million in chips in any flights so far as she took out another opponent and was seen stacking all of her new winnings to add to her already gargantuan stack.

Deborah Hinton US 1,080,000 300,000

Tags: Deborah Hinton

Level 17 Chip Counts; Tables 4 and 9

jeffmcmillan • Level 17: 5,000-10,000, 10,000 ante
Dmitri Nobles US 710,000 250,000
Stephen Bartlett us 480,000 480,000
Michael Wang us 435,000 120,000
Russell Koch US 345,000 345,000
Aaron Kweskin us 320,000 -60,000
Chan Pelton us 250,000 5,000
Eloy Rios US 220,000 90,000
Tom LaPlante US 210,000 210,000
Shawn Rice us 145,000 -10,000
Williams White US 100,000 -120,000
Charles Dawson us 100,000 100,000
Spencer Champlin us 95,000 95,000
Eric Crews us 80,000 -150,000

Friedlander Shows

jeffmcmillan • Level 17: 5,000-10,000, 10,000 ante

The board showed {a-Spades}{8-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{10-Hearts}. Gary Friedlander moved all for about 130,000 into a pot of about the same size. Gabriel Abusada was taking a while to make a decision and the floor came over and started a count.

Abusada folded after more consternation and showed an {a-}. Friedlander showed the {k-Hearts}{3-Hearts} for nothing.

"I had your hand read perfect" said Abusada in frustration.

"Then you would've called!" said Friedlander as he stacked his chips.

Gary Friedlander us 300,000 55,000
Gabriel Abusada us 190,000 70,000

Tags: Gabriel AbusadaGary Friedlander