Live Events 4
$1,675 No-Limit Hold'em
Days:
1a1b1c23

Highlights

Highlights

$1,675 No-Limit Hold'em
Day 1b Completed

Eight More Move on With Comisso Bagging Piles

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

Mike Comisso lapped the field on Day 1b of Poker Night in America $1,675 Main Event at Golden Nugget, putting nearly 20 starting stacks in the bag as eight players survived the day to join the six survivors from Day 1a.

Vinicius Lima (218,500), two-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner Brandon Cantu (179,500), Paul Balzano (128,000), Justin Kindred (92,000), Nacho Barbero (84,500), Frank Bonacci (75,000), and Todd Tooley (64,000) were the other players finding bags after more than 14 levels of play — the tournament had a hard stop with 24:40 left in Level 15 (1,500/3,000/500) because that's when Day 1a players bagged.

A total of 47 players turned out, with some notable runners going home empty-handed. Jack Schanbacher, Nick Yunis, Scott Ball, and Mark "P0ker H0" Kroon were some of the players hitting the exits during the course of play. Kroon ran up a huge stack but was unable to maintain it and ultimately sent the last of his stack to Cantu after the dinner break.

As for Comisso, he registered late but worked his way up to a sizable count over 200,000 when he played the pot of the tournament thus far at Level 14 (1,200/2,400/400). It began with Comisso opening early to 5,200 and getting called in two spots. He checked the {7-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}{q-Hearts} flop and Tooley bet 10,300. Comisso was the only taker, and they both checked the {10-Spades} to see an {a-Diamonds} river. Comisso bet 28,000 and snap-called when Tooley shoved for 257,900 effective.

Tooley held {k-Clubs}{q-Clubs} but his trips were crushed by the {a-Diamonds}{a-Hearts} of Comisso, who raked in an enormous pot and left Tooley shell-shocked. It wasn't long after that when the flight came to an end.

Sunday will see one final Day 1 flight play out, and look for coverage of that right here on PokerNews.

Tags: Mike Comisso

Cantu Busts Nofal Before Bagging

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

Christian Nofal got his last 30,000 or so in preflop from late position, and Brandon Cantu put him at risk with {a-}{8-}. Nofal had command with {9-}{9-} but Cantu flopped two pair to bust him.

Players are bagging their chips.

Brandon Cantu us
Brandon Cantu
us 155,000 -90,000
Christian Nofal
Christian Nofal
Busted
Level:
15
Blinds:
1,500/3,000
Ante:
500

Comisso Takes Monster Pot, Chip Lead from Tooley

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

Mike Comisso opened from an early position to 5,200 and Todd Tooley called in the hijack, as did the player on the button. On the {7-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}{q-Hearts} flop, Comisso checked and called 10,300 from Tooley after the third player folded. Check-check on the {10-Spades}, and Comisso bet 28,000 on the {a-Clubs} river. Tooley announced he was all in and Comisso snap-called.

Tooley tossed {k-Clubs}{q-Clubs} in but trips were no good as Comisso had {a-Hearts}{a-Diamonds} for a full house on the river. The dealer counted down Comisso's stack and Tooley sent him 257,900.

Mike Comisso us
Mike Comisso
us 560,000 287,000
Todd Tooley
Todd Tooley
81,500 -213,200

Tags: Todd TooleyMike Comisso

Level:
14
Blinds:
1,200/2,400
Ante:
400

Final 10 Combine (full)

mnuwwarah • Level 13: 1,000-2,000, 300 ante

Players are on break for 15 minutes.

SeatPlayer
1Vinicius Lima
2Nacho Barbero
3Mike Comisso
4Frank Bonacci
5Christian Nofal
6Todd Tooley
7Brandon Cantu
8Ezequiel Lebed
9Paul Balzano
10Justin Kindred
Todd Tooley
Todd Tooley
294,700
Mike Comisso us
Mike Comisso
us 273,000
Brandon Cantu us
Brandon Cantu
us 245,000
Vinicius Lima us
Vinicius Lima
us 175,300
Paul Balzano us
Paul Balzano
us 137,000
Nacho Barbero ar
Nacho Barbero
ar 88,600
Justin Kindred us
Justin Kindred
us 78,800
Frank Bonacci us
Frank Bonacci
us 70,000
Christian Nofal
Christian Nofal
60,000
Ezequiel Lebed ar
Ezequiel Lebed
ar 35,400

Barbero Doubles Through Cantu; Kroon and Eveslage Gone

mnuwwarah • Level 13: 1,000-2,000, 300 ante
Nacho Barbero
Nacho Barbero

Brandon Cantu checked a {k-Spades}{3-Spades}{4-Spades} flop from the small blind, and Nacho Barbero bet 5,000. Cantu raised to 14,000 and Barbero called. Cantu put Barbero all in for 26,500 on the {k-Diamonds} turn, and Barbero snapped with {a-Spades}{10-Spades} for a flush. Cantu was dead with a stone cold bluff, {a-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}.

However, the players at the table did say that Cantu busted Mark Kroon, and he's well above his last recorded chip count.

Brandon Cantu us
Brandon Cantu
us 120,000 79,000
Nacho Barbero ar
Nacho Barbero
ar 90,000 44,000
Chad Eveslage us
Chad Eveslage
us Busted
Mark Kroon us
Mark Kroon
us Busted

Tags: Brandon CantuMark KroonNacho Barbero