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iNinja World Championship Draws 1,140; Jeff Sluzinski Leads Day 1c/d With 346,000

mnuwwarah • Level 15: 1,500-3,000, 400 ante
Jeffrey Sluzinski
Jeffrey Sluzinski

After Day 1a/b drew a turnout of 420, Day 1c/d of iNinja World Championship got 720 more to push the two-day total to 1,140, smashing the guarantee of $250,000 with a prize pool that should approach $400,000 when official numbers are released.

At the end of a grueling day that saw 139 players book seats to Wednesday's Day 2, it was Jeff Sluzinski coming out with the best stack, bagging 346,000. Praveen Lokam (315,000), Jewook Oh (300,000), Bob Dixon (284,500), and Gary Bertram (262,000) also bagged hefty stacks.

Others making it through included Matt Reed (161,000), Aaron Johnson (137,000), Vlad Revniaga (132,000), Chris Tryba (78,500), Kou Vang (72,000), Leif Force (66,500), and DJ Mackinnon (60,500).

Reed, who made a deep run in the World Series of Poker Main Event in 2013, finishing 11th for $573,204, won a big pot late when he opened to 7,000 at 1,500/3,000/500. The small blind shoved for about 47,000 with {j-Spades}{10-Spades} and Reed snapped it off with {q-Spades}{q-Diamonds}. A board of {7-Clubs}{9-Spades}{7-Hearts}{8-Hearts} looked bad for Reed on the fourth street as his opponent made a straight, but a {7-Diamonds} river gave him a boat.

Some players firing and failing to bag stacks included Josh Reichard, Anna Khait, Michael Rocco, Lance Harris, Ralph Massey, and Colossus II winner Ben Keeline.

Day 2 play gets underway at 2 p.m. local time back at Planet Hollywood, and PokerNews will be on hand to watch as the tournament plays down to a winner.

Tags: Jeff SluzinskiMatt Reed

End of Day 1c/d Counts (full)

mnuwwarah • Level 15: 1,500-3,000, 400 ante
Jeffrey Sluzinski us
Jeffrey Sluzinski
us 346,000
Praveen Lokam
Praveen Lokam
315,000 85,000
Jewook Oh us
Jewook Oh
us 300,000 300,000
Bob Dixon
Bob Dixon
284,500
Gary Bertram
Gary Bertram
262,000 262,000
Stephen Dees
Stephen Dees
243,000 -41,400
Kai Yang us
Kai Yang
us 232,500
Patrick Roy us
Patrick Roy
us 228,500 163,500
Ricky Lim au
Ricky Lim
au 228,000 228,000
Mason Rosenberg us
Mason Rosenberg
us 228,000 228,000
Ahmed Karrim za
Ahmed Karrim
za 222,500 222,500
Dhanesh Chainani sg
Dhanesh Chainani
sg 222,500
Fred Jones
Fred Jones
221,000 221,000
Arlen Yun
Arlen Yun
214,500 214,500
Ryan Olson us
Ryan Olson
us 204,500 204,500
Anna Antimony us
Anna Antimony
us 194,500 194,500
Ryan Belz us
Ryan Belz
us 192,500
Leo Zamarripe
Leo Zamarripe
190,500 190,500
JP Abadia
JP Abadia
189,500
Dennis Jeffrey
Dennis Jeffrey
188,500
David Aker
David Aker
187,500 187,500
TJ Thondup
TJ Thondup
179,500
Brad Rhodes us
Brad Rhodes
us 172,500 172,500
Matt Reed
Matt Reed
161,000 -29,000
Jeremiah Moore
Jeremiah Moore
160,500 160,500

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Roller Coast for Reed

mnuwwarah • Level 15: 1,500-3,000, 400 ante

Matt Reed opened to 7,000 in middle position and snap-called when the small blind shipped 47,000 or so.

Reed: {q-Spades}{q-Diamonds}
Small blind: {j-Spades}{10-Spades}

The flop came {7-Clubs}{9-Spades}{7-Hearts}, but the {8-Hearts} turn gave Reed's opponent a straight. Reed now needed to improve and that's exactly what happened when he filled up on the {7-Diamonds} river.

Matt Reed
Matt Reed
190,000 128,000

Tags: Matthew Reed

Woodson, Capps Eliminated

mnuwwarah • Level 15: 1,500-3,000, 400 ante

Tim Woodson put in his last 35,000 or so from middle position, and the big blind snap-called after everyone else folded, showing {a-Spades}{a-Clubs}. Woodson turned over {q-Hearts}{j-Spades}. The flop came {4-}{4-}{3-} and Woodson was dead after a {3-} turn.

Jesse Capps busted at another table.

Tim Woodson us
Tim Woodson
us Busted
Jesse Capps us
Jesse Capps
us Busted

Tags: Tim WoodsonJesse Capps

Level:
15
Blinds:
1,500/3,000
Ante:
400

Karn Eliminated

mnuwwarah • Level 14: 1,200-2,400, 400 ante

Terry Karn got his last 40,000 in on a {k-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{3-Hearts} flop with {a-}{k-}. His opponent was drawing with {a-Hearts}{8-Hearts} and needed help, which the {j-Hearts} provided on the river to make him a winning flush after the {a-Clubs} turn bricked off.

Terry Karn us
Terry Karn
us Busted

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Keeline Loses a Race

mnuwwarah • Level 14: 1,200-2,400, 400 ante

Ben Keeline shoved all in for 22,900 in middle position, and the small blind called.

Keeline: {a-Hearts}{q-Spades}
Small blind: {7-Clubs}{7-Hearts}

The board ran out {4-Clubs}{j-Clubs}{6-Spades}{5-Spades}{7-Spades}, and Keeline didn't improve while his opponent rivered a set.

Ben Keeline us
Ben Keeline
us Busted

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396 More to the Pool

mnuwwarah • Level 14: 1,200-2,400, 400 ante
iNinja World Championship Day 1a
iNinja World Championship Day 1a

The 396 players for Day 1d has pushed the four-flight total to 1,140. Payout information will be provided when we receive it.