2019 Oklahoma State Poker Championship

Main Event
Day: 1a
Event Info

2019 Oklahoma State Poker Championship

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Level Info
50,000 / 100,000

Main Event

Day 1a Completed

Mike Marn Bags Top Stack of Day 1a of Hard Rock Tulsa's Oklahoma State Poker Championship Main Event

Level 15 : 2,000/4,000, 4,000 ante
Mike Marn
Mike Marn

Day 1a of the $675 Oklahoma State Poker Championship Main Event at Hard Rock Casino Resort is officially in the books. The first starting day saw 118 entries and at the end of play only 15 players bagged to advance to Sunday's Day 2. Mike Marn leads the way with 632,000, nearly double his closest finisher.

Second in chips, Shane Mullens, opened up a big chip lead early. After the first few levels, he had climbed to 154,000, which was 70,000 more than his closest competitor. His stack steadily grew until he lost some momentum and cruised into Day 2 with 336,000.

Lauren Bunch (216,000), Steve Seffense (196,000), and Lawrence Layton (166,000) round out the top five stacks.

Pamela Belote, a two-time WSOP Circuit ring winner at Oklahoma series stops in 2019, punched her ticket to Day 2 after an unlikely comeback. After running into quads in Level 4, Belote was down to just 900 chips but regrouped and finished the day with a stack of 139,000.

Notable players who did not advance from the first day include Daniel Hughes, Will Berry, Reginald Roberts, and Cory Smith.

The second and final starting day begins Saturday, August 17 at noon local time. Action is planned for 15 levels or until 12% of the field remains. Stay tuned to PokerNews for live reporting of all action that unfolds.

Tags: Cory SmithDaniel HughesLauren BunchLawrence LaytonMike MarnPamela BeloteReginald RobertsSteve SeffenseWill Berry

Official End of Flight Chip Counts (full)

Level 15 : 2,000/4,000, 4,000 ante
Player Chips Progress
Mike Marn us
Mike Marn
Shane Mullens us
Shane Mullens
336,000 131,000
Lauren Bunch us
Lauren Bunch
216,000 -1,000
Steve Seffense us
Steve Seffense
196,000 173,600
Lawrence Layton us
Lawrence Layton
166,000 166,000
Pamela Belote us
Pamela Belote
139,000 8,000
John Reynolds us
John Reynolds
126,000 1,200
Stelen Covel us
Stelen Covel
109,000 71,700
Tyler Robbins us
Tyler Robbins
83,000 83,000
David Wilkens us
David Wilkens
74,000 -26,700
John Moore us
John Moore
65,000 20,500
Mashir Khan us
Mashir Khan
60,000 -45,000
Andrew Watson us
Andrew Watson
52,000 24,000
Daniel Aldridge us
Daniel Aldridge
52,000 -58,700
John Martin us
John Martin
42,000 -27,200

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Punch Those Tickets

Level 15 : 2,000/4,000, 4,000 ante

With 15 players left, the tournament director has halted play with 17:14 to go in Level 15. The remaining players are bagging up their chips and will return at noon on Sunday for Day 2.

Unofficially, Mike Marn bagged up the chip lead with just over 600,000 at the end. Full chip counts and an end of day recap to follow shortly.

Tags: Mike Marne

Three Bet Bunch Gets Marn to Fold

Level 15 : 2,000/4,000, 4,000 ante
Lauren Bunch
Lauren Bunch

First to act Lauren Bunch opened to 9,000. Mike Marn, in middle position, grabbed a small stack of blue chips. He neatly stacked them in two piles in the middle of the board for a raise to 30,000.

Remaining players, including both blinds, folded to Bunch. After a few moments she slid out her entire stack of blue chips as she announced all-in.

Bunch and Marn bantered a bit with Marn stating he guessed they were flipping. He asked how much she was in for. She answered that it was about 180k. After a minute or so he folded, enabling Bunch to collect the pot.

Bunch told him he could pick a card for her to turn over. He picked one and Bunch flipped over {a-Hearts}.

Player Chips Progress
Mike Marn us
Mike Marn
648,000 648,000
Lauren Bunch us
Lauren Bunch
217,000 157,000

Tags: Lauren BunchMike Marne

Level: 15

Blinds: 2,000/4,000

Ante: 4,000

Level: 14

Blinds: 1,500/3,000

Ante: 3,000

Berry Busts to Teel with Kings

Level 13 : 1,000/2,000, 2,000 ante
Phillip Teel
Phillip Teel

We arrived at a table to find Will Berry leading out for 11,000 on a {6-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{2-Clubs} flop. Behind him the remaining opponent in the hand, Phillip Teel, made the call.

When the {9-Diamonds} turn hit, Berry thought for a couple moments before checking. Teel announced the he was all in. Berry quickly called.

Phillip Teel {a-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}
Will Berry {k-}{k-}

Berry found he was drawing dead. While a meaningless river was laid out Berry quickly stood up and left.

Player Chips Progress
Phillip Teal
Phillip Teal
215,000 215,000
Will Berry us
Will Berry

Tags: Phillip TeelWill Berry

Level: 13

Blinds: 1,000/2,000

Ante: 2,000