Day 1b Completed
Day 1b Completed
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.
Pedro Rios was all in holding the against the of Braxton Dunaway.
The board ran out and Rios was gone bringing the field down to 26, one away from bagging for the night as play enters hand for hand
There was a three-way preflop all-in in progress as Dmitri Nobles had the with a chance to take out Shawn Rice who had the and Eloy Rios who held the .
The flop came . The turn was the and the river was the to hold the board for Nobles and bring the field within two of the bubble as Nobles edged past a million.
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.
The board showed . 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 . Friedlander showed the for nothing.
"I had your hand read perfect" said Abusada in frustration.
"Then you would've called!" said Friedlander as he stacked his chips.