Main Event



Main Event
Day 1a Completed

Lask and Gregg Among Leders After Day 1a of the Main Event

jeffmcmillan • Level 13: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante
Dylan Lask
Dylan Lask

Day 1a of Event 11: $3,300 Main Event is complete after 13 hours of play. The first flight of three drew 114 entries and ended with 27 players remaining.

Dylan Lask was the player who emerged as chip leader at the end of the day with 495,500. Lask was involved in several big hands throughout the day, including on two occasions in which he was behind but got a fortuitous card to go in his favor. In one hand he hit a river queen with ace-queen to bust ace-king and another time he got an ace on the flop to crack pocket kings in a huge pre-flop all in.

Another player to end the day with a lot of chips was the well-known Tony Gregg who finished with 402,500 in chips. He registered late in the day and hit the ground running as he quickly eliminated multiple opponents at his table to run his stack up to four times the starting 50,000 stack in under a level of play. He maintained that hot start as the day went on to end 3rd in chips.

Rounding out the top few chip stacks to end the day were Benjamin Morgan (453,500), Jeffrey Chan (356,000), Ian O’Hara (322,500) and Kevin Kwak (280,000)

It was only a select few who made it to conclusion of play however as over 75% of the field was eliminated including notable WSOP Bracelet winners Ari Engel and Stephen Song were both felted. Engel never got much going on the day and was busted after a few levels of play while Song ran up his stack to a pretty large number at one point but had a few ill-timed bluffs late that stopped his momentum and eventually ended his day. Both players are likely to re-enter On Day 1bc and once again attempt to move on to Day 2.

The remaining 27 players will join those who survive from Flights B and C for Day 2 on Sunday August 4th for Day 2. PokerNews will provide all the coverage tomorrow to see who joins these players for Day 2.

Tags: Ari EngelDylan LaskJeffrey ChanKevin KwakStephen SongTony Gregg

End of Day 1a Chip Counts (full)

jeffmcmillan • Level 13: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante
Dylan Lask us
Dylan Lask
us 495,500 155,500
Benjamin Morgan US
Benjamin Morgan
US 453,500 377,500
Tony Gregg us
Tony Gregg
us 402,500 27,500
Jeffrey Chan us
Jeffrey Chan
us 356,000
Ian O'Hara us
Ian O'Hara
us 322,500 322,500
Kevin Kwak us
Kevin Kwak
us 280,000 35,000
Jeremy Moore us
Jeremy Moore
us 276,500 276,500
Zhongyuan Xue US
Zhongyuan Xue
US 267,000 192,000
Jeffrey Chang us
Jeffrey Chang
us 262,000 -58,000
Benjamin McCabe US
Benjamin McCabe
US 234,500 234,500
Dong Jun Ji us
Dong Jun Ji
us 230,500 -44,500
MacLaren Chatham US
MacLaren Chatham
US 193,000 193,000
Skender Alicka us
Skender Alicka
us 188,500 188,500
Jimmy Chen us
Jimmy Chen
us 185,000 -5,000
Michael Stonehill us
Michael Stonehill
us 177,000 177,000
Ryan Tamanini us
Ryan Tamanini
us 160,000 160,000
Eric Persian us
Eric Persian
us 156,500 71,500
Michael Lang us
Michael Lang
us 154,500 154,500
Jay Zeman US
Jay Zeman
US 128,500 128,500
Aaron Rubolov US
Aaron Rubolov
US 128,500 128,500
Robert Simmons US
Robert Simmons
US 115,000 115,000
Michael Rossitto us
Michael Rossitto
us 112,500 112,500
Ben Kaufman US
Ben Kaufman
US 106,000 106,000
Amir Dukic US
Amir Dukic
US 91,500 91,500
Daniel Wellborn us
Daniel Wellborn
us 89,500 89,500

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Three More Hands

jeffmcmillan • Level 13: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante

The floor has announced three more hands before the end of play for the night.

Chen Busts Moore as Night Draws to a Close

jeffmcmillan • Level 13: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante
Jimmy Chen and Laura Moore
Jimmy Chen and Laura Moore

Action retold by Laura Moore.

Moore shoved her remaining 48,000 from middle position, she was called by Jimmy Chen on her immediate left in the hijack. Everyone else folded and the cards were turned on their backs.

Moore had ace-king off and Chen had pocket jacks. The board ran out all undercards to the jacks and the Opening Event Winner was busted before she could reach the end of the night.

Jimmy Chen us
Jimmy Chen
us 190,000 190,000
Laura Moore us
Laura Moore
us Busted

Tags: Jimmy ChenLaura Moore

Ji Gets Two Pair Value

jeffmcmillan • Level 13: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante

Dong Jun Ji bet 21,000 on the river on a board that read {9-Spades}{k-Diamonds}{a-Spades}{j-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}. His opponent thought about it for a few moments and made the call. Ji tabled the {j-Hearts}{8-Spades} which was good enough as his opponent mucked and Ji took in a nice pot with value added on the end.

Dong Jun Ji us
Dong Jun Ji
us 275,000 35,000

Tags: Dong Jun Ji

Chan Snaps Off Opponent's Life

jeffmcmillan • Level 13: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante

On the river the board read {k-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{3-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}. Jeffrey Chan checked and his opponent moved all in for 64,000. Chan called after a few seconds and turned over the {7-Clubs}{7-Hearts} which was the best hand as his opponent showed {a-}{j-} and Chan gathered in the remained of his stack.

Jeffrey Chan us
Jeffrey Chan
us 290,000 48,000

Tags: Jeffrey Chan

Lask Collects Some

jeffmcmillan • Level 13: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante

Dyland Lask bet what looked like 40,000 on the turn which folded out Jeffrey Chang, to add some chips to his stack.

Dylan Lask us
Dylan Lask
us 340,000 117,000

Tags: Dylan Lask


Final Break of the Night

jeffmcmillan • Level 12: 1,500-3,000, 3,000 ante

Players are on a short 10 minute break, the last of the night. The 100 chips will be raced off during the break.