Day 1a Completed
Day 1a Completed
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.
The floor has announced three more hands before the end of play for the night.
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.
Dong Jun Ji bet 21,000 on the river on a board that read . His opponent thought about it for a few moments and made the call. Ji tabled the which was good enough as his opponent mucked and Ji took in a nice pot with value added on the end.
On the river the board read . Jeffrey Chan checked and his opponent moved all in for 64,000. Chan called after a few seconds and turned over the which was the best hand as his opponent showed and Chan gathered in the remained of his stack.
Dyland Lask bet what looked like 40,000 on the turn which folded out Jeffrey Chang, to add some chips to his stack.
Players are on a short 10 minute break, the last of the night. The 100 chips will be raced off during the break.